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# australian open

Last year
# Firm line
Australian Open defends ban on 'Where is Peng Shuai?' t-shirts
A video posted online appears to show a firm line being taken against people wearing the t-shirts.
# Melbourne Victory
Barty and record-chasing Nadal advance to Australian Open quarter-finals
Rafael Nadal’s victory over Adrian Mannarino featured a gruelling first set that lasted 81 minutes.
# australian open
Medvedev, Tsitsipas march into last 16 as Halep fires warning
After the drama of Friday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka exited Melbourne in the third round, the women’s seeds were also mostly untroubled on day six.
# Mixed Fortunes
Osaka stunned as Nadal sends warning
The 20-year-old American Anisimova saved two match points to win on a deciding tie-break against the defending champion.
# down and out
Medvedev brands Australian Open crowd 'low IQ' for Ronaldo chants during win over Kyrgios
Meanwhile, former world number one Andy Murray lost out to Japanese player Taro Daniel in the second round.
# Exit
US Open champion Raducanu crashes out of Australian Open
Earlier today, top women’s seeds Garbine Muguruza and Anett Kontaveit also left the tournament early.
# line call
‘Plainly open’ to conclude Novak Djokovic was anti-vaccination, judges decided
The Federal Court of Australia published the reasons for the decision not to quash the cancellation of Djokovic’s visa.
# Tennis
Top seed Barty powers through as Nadal eventually quells qualifier in Australian Open
With defending champion Novak Djokovic out of season’s first Grand Slam, the men’s draw has opened up for Spanish veteran Rafa Nadal.
# Off the Mark
Murray wins five-set thriller as he returns to Australian Open for first time in three years
The three-time Grand Slam winner defeated 21st seed Nikoloz Basilashvili.
# Wrap
Medvedev begins Australian Open with big win as women's US Open finalist suffers shock defeat
Top-10 women’s seeds Garbine Muguruza, Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit also all made comfortable starts in Melbourne.
# scrutiny
Naomi Osaka 'more comfortable in my skin' after turbulent year
The Japanese former world number one opened the defence of her Australian Open title with a battling 6-3, 6-3 win against Colombia’s Camila Osorio.
# Belgrade
Novak Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia
His arrival came as France’s sports ministry said a new law requiring vaccination to enter sports venues would have no exceptions.
# Wrap
Nadal makes scorching start, Coco Gauff dumped out at Australian Open
The Spaniard launched his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title in blistering fashion.
# game set and match
'Disappointed' Djokovic deported from Australia after losing last-ditch court appeal
He now faces a three-year ban from entering the country.
# William Hill
Has the time come for a new 'Big Three'? The main questions ahead of the Australian Open
Much of build-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of the year has focused on the Novak Djokovic visa row.
# australian open
Djokovic returned to detention in Australia after having visa cancelled for second time
An court appeal is scheduled for tomorrow, just a day before the tennis player is scheduled to play his first match of the Australian Open.
# Questions and Answers
What next for Novak Djokovic after Australian visa cancelled again?
The world number one faces an appeal hearing on Sunday with his first-round match scheduled for the following day.
# tsitsipas spat
Djokovic makes other players 'look like fools' - Tsitsipas
The threat of deportation still looms over the tournament’s top seed.
# australian open
Djokovic drawn to play in Australian Open as deportation threat looms
“Lengthy submissions” from Djokovic’s legal team have delayed a decision by Australia’s immigration minister.
# unforced errors
Djokovic admits 'errors' as he fights to avoid Australian deportation
He described reports about him attending events in Serbia after testing positive for Covid-19 as “misinformation”.
# word of warning
Novak Djokovic in for ‘difficult’ time from crowd, says ex-coach Boris Becker
The 20-time major winner is still awaiting news on whether Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke will decide to cancel his visa.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Novak Djokovic be allowed to play in the Australian Open?
The country’s immigration minister is still considering cancelling his visa.
# court battle
Novak Djokovic trains for Australian Open as threat of visa cancellation still looms
Television cameras filmed him from helicopters as he trained.
# Nervy Times
Kyrgios tests positive for Covid-19 one week before Australian Open
The 26-year-old could miss his home grand slam event after testing positive for the virus.
# australian open
Djokovic to launch court battle to remain in Australia
The court case is set to open at 10am local time in Melbourne, which is 11pm Irish time.
# latest
Australian government fails in bid to delay Novak Djokovic visa hearing
The world number one has been detained at an immigration facility in Melbourne since Thursday morning.
# Albania
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Novak Djokovic
Djokovic lawyers say positive Covid-19 test cleared way for vaccine exemption
Djokovic has won a legal reprieve from deportation, but it’s unclear whether he will be able to play in the January 17-30 Australian Open.
# Renata Voracova
It's 'like prison', says Czech tennis player detained with Djokovic
Renata Voracova also had her Australian visa revoked.
# show of support
'Do better' - Nick Kyrgios issues surprise defence of Novak Djokovic
A year after he called Djokovic a ‘tool’, Kyrgios has said his nation’s handling of the situation has been ‘really bad.’
# unforced error
Australia agrees to delay Djokovic's deportation until after Monday court hearing
The men’s tennis world No 1 is currently being held at an immigration detention facility in Melbourne.
# double fault
Novak Djokovic's entry to Australia now in doubt due to visa mix-up
Australian media reports said the nine-time Australian Open champion may have submitted a request for the wrong type of visa.
# Land down under
Novak Djokovic reveals he has medical exemption to play in Australian Open
The defending champion has refused to confirm if he has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
# game set and vax
'Quite a bit to play out' in Djokovic saga: Australian Open chief
Djokovic has refused to say if he’s vaccinated against Covid-19.
All time
# Melbourne Rebel
Djokovic mystery deepens as stars arrive ahead of Australian Open
To enter Australia, the nine-time champion and members of his entourage have to be vaccinated.
# Covid-19
Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open plans in doubt after positive Covid test
The former world number one is working his way back from a left foot problem.
# game set and jabs
Djokovic on entry list for Australian Open, no Serena
The defending champion had refused to reveal whether he was inoculated against coronavirus, a requirement to play.
# Change of heart
Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open: leaked email
The email contradicts officials’ earlier statements implying unvaccinated players would not be granted visas.
# decisions decisions
Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status
Tournament officials have said unvaccinated players are unlikely to be allowed to enter the country for the event.
# King of Melbourne Park
Djokovic crushes Medvedev in less than two hours to land ninth Australian Open title
Djokovic’s 7-5 6-2 6-2 victory brought him an 18th grand slam title.