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MU82

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #775 on: January 10, 2022, 03:32:10 PM »
Hell of a tennis player.
“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

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« Reply #776 on: January 10, 2022, 07:57:00 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-59939507

Interesting. He won the case on procedural grounds, basically. That it was unfair for the interview to take place when it did, as he has asked for time to consult to talk to his lawyers and figure out what was going on. Not on the basis that he didn’t breach the rules.
Of course someone without his resources would already be out of the country.  Nobody would have cared about their due process rights. The rich and famous win again.

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« Reply #777 on: January 12, 2022, 09:02:34 AM »
Good guy ...

Djokovic Admits False Statement on Australia Travel Document

The tennis star also said he had participated in an interview and a photo shoot even after testing positive for the coronavirus, in an apparent violation of rules in his native Serbia.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/world/asia/novak-djokovic-covid-statement.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20220112&instance_id=50066&nl=the-morning&regi_id=108420427&segment_id=79432&te=1&user_id=d36dcf821462fdd16ec3636710a855fa

“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

-- Shaka Smart, in The Athletic, 10/13/21

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #778 on: January 12, 2022, 09:22:11 AM »
Blaming his agent for false statements on his travel declaration. Violating Serbia’s isolation protocol. Questions about his test result.
What a guy!

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #779 on: January 12, 2022, 06:40:13 PM »
Djokovic could have gotten vaccinated, that’s on him. Craig Tiley (Tennis Australia) said he could play with a recent positive COVID-19 test as a medical exemption. Tiley has a history of overpromising. That’s on him. Tiley is otherwise well liked by players as a very good long time AO Tennis Director, one of the most popular places to play.

The sport, any sport, will always be bigger than any one player. I’m more interested in the actual tennis thus far, the 5 title winners etc…Anisimova, Barty, Monfils, Nadal, Halep.

20 year old American Amanda Anisimova wins her first title in a few years, since her father and coach u expectedly passed away. Has top 10 talent. Now working with Darren Cahill.

17 year old Coco Gauff taking World Number 1 the distance before falling in 3 sets. She was the only player to break Barty’s serve. Barty won both singles and doubles. She’s won 11 of the last 32 tourneys she has entered. At almost 35%, the next best is 17%.

Career high rankings for Americans Shelby Rogers 35, and Ann Li 44.

Canada wins the ATP Cup. Felix Auger Aliassime back in the top 10.

Despite annual tourney entry age restrictions, (for being under 18) 17 year old American Coco Gauff has reached her 10th WTA Quarterfinal at Adelaide 2. No WTA World Top 10 player did this before age 20. And, only two, did it at age 20. (Muguruza and Sabalenka).


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Re: Tennis
« Reply #780 on: January 14, 2022, 01:14:56 AM »
Djokovic’s visa cancelled again.

MuggsyB

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« Reply #781 on: January 14, 2022, 09:19:03 AM »
Djokovic’s visa cancelled again.

It's going to be interesting to see how this impacts his legacy.  I think all the other GS tournaments require vaccinations?  I dunno for sure.  It seems like he misled the authorities in Australia.  The best result of course would be he no longer plays and Rafa picks up 2 or 3 more GS titles.  😀

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« Reply #782 on: January 14, 2022, 09:50:10 AM »
His flouting of basic Covid- positive regulations and submitting false information on his immigration form highlight his ‘I get to do what I want with no repercussion’ attitude. Plus if this stands up in court he could be barred for three years from Australia. Plus many countries ask if you’ve ever been denied a visa or had one cancelled on their visa applications.
There is no right to be allowed into any country other than your own.  I have zero sympathy.

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« Reply #783 on: January 14, 2022, 11:14:43 AM »
It's going to be interesting to see how this impacts his legacy.  I think all the other GS tournaments require vaccinations?  I dunno for sure.  It seems like he misled the authorities in Australia.  The best result of course would be he no longer plays and Rafa picks up 2 or 3 more GS titles.  😀

His legacy will be fine. Plenty of the best athletes in countless sports had public bouts of douchebaggery or worse. 10-20 years from now all that will be remembered is that he is the all time leader in majors, which I think he does comfortably even if he never enters Australia again.

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #784 on: January 14, 2022, 12:35:20 PM »
It's going to be interesting to see how this impacts his legacy.  I think all the other GS tournaments require vaccinations?  I dunno for sure.  It seems like he misled the authorities in Australia.  The best result of course would be he no longer plays and Rafa picks up 2 or 3 more GS titles.  😀

It will be fine - just as Rodgers' legacy will be fine. Time passes. people forget.

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #785 on: January 16, 2022, 06:12:19 AM »
Djoker loses appeal.  Who gets to 21 first?


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Re: Tennis
« Reply #787 on: Today at 12:17:58 PM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2022/01/17/french-open-in-doubt-for-unvaccinated-novak-djokovic-as-france-passes-strict-covid-fighting-law/?sh=64ae846851a0

"WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Rule changes, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. It’s possible France’s vaccine pass requirements will have been lifted by the time the tournament comes around in late May. At the moment, the Serbian national can play Wimbledon in June as English rules permit unvaccinated people to travel if they test negative after arrival and quarantine for ten days. Djokovic may find entry for the U.S. Open in August tougher owing to the country’s vaccine requirements, for which there are only very limited exemptions."


Uh...or he could just get vaccinated.
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MU82

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Re: Tennis
« Reply #788 on: Today at 03:33:09 PM »
Didn't miss him. I enjoyed watching Rafa and the rest of the players who don't try to skirt the rules.
“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

-- Shaka Smart, in The Athletic, 10/13/21

 

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