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#Tennis

# tennis - January January 2022

Justice has spoken so Djokovic should play in Australian Open: Nadal
# Melbourne
From The42
# Melbourne

Justice has spoken so Djokovic should play in Australian Open: Nadal

Jan 10th 2022, 11:18 AM 2,587 Views 0 Comments

The Australian government has warned it could still force the Serb to leave by cancelling his visa for a second time.

Australian government fails in bid to delay Novak Djokovic visa hearing
# Latest
From The42
# Latest

Australian government fails in bid to delay Novak Djokovic visa hearing

Jan 9th 2022, 10:47 AM 43,655 Views 47 Comments

The world number one has been detained at an immigration facility in Melbourne since Thursday morning.

'Do better' - Nick Kyrgios issues surprise defence of Novak Djokovic
# Show Of Support
From The42
# Show Of Support

'Do better' - Nick Kyrgios issues surprise defence of Novak Djokovic

Jan 7th 2022, 10:54 AM 6,647 Views 31 Comments

A year after he called Djokovic a ‘tool’, Kyrgios has said his nation’s handling of the situation has been ‘really bad.’

Novak Djokovic has been ‘crucified’ and is ‘prisoner’ in Australia, says father
# Tennis
From The42
# Tennis

Novak Djokovic has been ‘crucified’ and is ‘prisoner’ in Australia, says father

Jan 6th 2022, 9:41 PM 36,277 Views 71 Comments

The Serbian is awaiting the outcome of an appeal against the decision by the Australian Border Force (ABF) to cancel his entry visa and deport him.

Melbourne 'maggot-fame hotel' at centre of Djokovic vaccine saga
# Uncomfortable
From The42
# Uncomfortable

Melbourne 'maggot-fame hotel' at centre of Djokovic vaccine saga

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 3:09 PM 63,750 Views 36 Comments

The nine-time Australian Open champion has been stripped of his entry visa by border control agents.

Osaka in cruise control to reach Melbourne quarters
# Summer Set
From The42
# Summer Set

Osaka in cruise control to reach Melbourne quarters

Updated Jan 6th 2022, 11:29 AM 2,282 Views 0 Comments

Second seed Simona Halep was also untroubled in her second-round match, beating fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse 6-2-6-1.

Nadal says Djokovic knew the risks: 'He made his own decisions'
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

Nadal says Djokovic knew the risks: 'He made his own decisions'

Jan 6th 2022, 9:15 AM 44,229 Views 36 Comments

The Serb has launched a court challenge to stay in the country and play at this month’s Australian Open where both he and Nadal would be chasing a record 21st Grand Slam title.

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa for failing to meet strict entry requirements
# Novak Djokovic
# Novak Djokovic

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic visa for failing to meet strict entry requirements

Jan 5th 2022, 10:02 PM 59,335 Views 104 Comments

Djokovic landed in Melbourne this evening.

Novak Djokovic's entry to Australia now in doubt due to visa mix-up
# Double Fault
From The42
# Double Fault

Novak Djokovic's entry to Australia now in doubt due to visa mix-up

Updated Jan 5th 2022, 3:24 PM 28,955 Views 15 Comments

Australian media reports said the nine-time Australian Open champion may have submitted a request for the wrong type of visa.

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Djokovic got 'no special favour' for jab exemption, says Australian Open boss

Jan 5th 2022, 7:49 AM 24,731 Views 29 Comments

Craig Tiley has defended the integrity of the process that reviewed Djokovic’s exemption application.

Naomi Osaka makes winning return in Melbourne in first match in four months
# Summer Set
From The42
# Summer Set

Naomi Osaka makes winning return in Melbourne in first match in four months

Jan 4th 2022, 8:42 AM 2,717 Views 1 Comment

Andy Murray was beaten by Facundo Bagnis after error-strewn display in Melbourne

'Quite a bit to play out' in Djokovic saga: Australian Open chief
# Game Set And Vax
From The42
# Game Set And Vax

'Quite a bit to play out' in Djokovic saga: Australian Open chief

Jan 2nd 2022, 11:14 AM 3,747 Views 0 Comments

Djokovic has refused to say if he’s vaccinated against Covid-19.

# tennis - Last year 2021

Djokovic mystery deepens as stars arrive ahead of Australian Open
# Melbourne Rebel
From The42
# Melbourne Rebel

Djokovic mystery deepens as stars arrive ahead of Australian Open

Dec 28th 2021, 12:00 PM 51,917 Views 3 Comments

To enter Australia, the nine-time champion and members of his entourage have to be vaccinated.

Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open plans in doubt after positive Covid test
# Covid-19
From The42
# Covid-19

Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open plans in doubt after positive Covid test

Dec 20th 2021, 1:32 PM 2,046 Views 0 Comments

The former world number one is working his way back from a left foot problem.

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies saying she was sexually assaulted
# China
# China

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai denies saying she was sexually assaulted

Dec 20th 2021, 8:12 AM 41,695 Views 31 Comments

A Chinese-language newspaper posted a video of Peng following international concern for her wellbeing.

Nadal and Osaka to return to action in Melbourne
# Melbourne Summer Set
From The42
# Melbourne Summer Set

Nadal and Osaka to return to action in Melbourne

Dec 10th 2021, 9:09 AM 1,335 Views 0 Comments

Nadal, competing with Djokovic to be the first man to reach 21 Grand Slam titles, has hardly played since losing in the semi-finals of the French Open.

ATP expresses concern for Peng Shuai but does not suspend tournaments in China
# Stopping Short
From The42
# Stopping Short

ATP expresses concern for Peng Shuai but does not suspend tournaments in China

Dec 2nd 2021, 7:38 PM 2,953 Views 17 Comments

Concerns for the welfare of Peng have prompted a rare show of unity in tennis, but so far that does not look set to extend to a sport-wide boycott of China.

Djokovic 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng
# Backing
From The42
# Backing

Djokovic 'fully' supports WTA's China decision over Peng

Dec 2nd 2021, 11:32 AM 2,056 Views 1 Comment

Calls have grown for other sports organisations to take action.

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Women's Tennis Association suspends all tournaments in China over Peng Shuai concerns

Dec 1st 2021, 8:14 PM 18,936 Views 7 Comments

The WTA is concerned about Peng following her accusations of sexual assault against a powerful politician.

British former Wimbledon semi-finalist and world number four retires aged 30
# Hanging Up The Racket
From The42
# Hanging Up The Racket

British former Wimbledon semi-finalist and world number four retires aged 30

Dec 1st 2021, 11:31 AM 6,889 Views 0 Comments

‘I got to live my dreams,’ says Sydney-born Johanna Konta.

Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is ‘safe and well’
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Chinese tennis star tells Olympic officials she is ‘safe and well’

Nov 21st 2021, 6:54 PM 51,702 Views 53 Comments

Concern had been mounting for Peng Shuai’s welfare following her high-profile allegation of sexual assault.

WTA still concerned about Peng Shuai as Chinese state media release videos of tennis star
# Where Is Peng Shuai
From The42
# Where Is Peng Shuai

WTA still concerned about Peng Shuai as Chinese state media release videos of tennis star

Nov 21st 2021, 9:38 AM 15,257 Views 23 Comments

Peng, the former Wimbledon doubles champion, is seen smiling in the apparently new footage released by China state media.

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being
# Me Too
From The42
# Me Too

White House ‘deeply concerned’ over Peng Shuai situation. UN demands proof of star's well-being

Updated Nov 19th 2021, 9:19 PM 3,682 Views 4 Comments

‘We are calling for an investigation with full transparency into her allegation of sexual assault.’

WTA boss threatens to pull out of China as concern for missing Peng Shuai grows
# Missing
From The42
# Missing

WTA boss threatens to pull out of China as concern for missing Peng Shuai grows

Nov 19th 2021, 8:38 AM 28,382 Views 18 Comments

Serena Williams joined Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic in drawing attention to the case.

Explainer: Who is missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai and what allegations did she make?
# Peng Shuai
# Peng Shuai

Explainer: Who is missing Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai and what allegations did she make?

Nov 18th 2021, 1:04 PM 21,649 Views 23 Comments

Peng, a former Wimbledon and French Open doubles champion, has not been heard from for two weeks.

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published
# Worry
From The42
# Worry

Concern grows for missing Chinese tennis star after letter allegedly from player is published

Nov 17th 2021, 10:37 PM 7,081 Views 0 Comments

Peng Shuai has not been heard from since alleging that a Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

Naomi Osaka expresses 'shock' as concerns grow for missing Chinese star Peng Shuai
# Where Is Peng Shuai
From The42
# Where Is Peng Shuai

Naomi Osaka expresses 'shock' as concerns grow for missing Chinese star Peng Shuai

Nov 17th 2021, 12:00 PM 44,053 Views 25 Comments

Peng has not been heard from since alleging that a powerful Chinese politician sexually assaulted her.

Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon 2022
# Injury Timeout
From The42
# Injury Timeout

Roger Federer out of Australian Open and unlikely to be fit for Wimbledon 2022

Nov 17th 2021, 9:13 AM 2,603 Views 0 Comments

The 20-time major winner is recovering from a series of knee operations.

Jones contacts Raducanu to clarify remarks that were 'taken out of context'
# Mr Writer
From The42
# Mr Writer

Jones contacts Raducanu to clarify remarks that were 'taken out of context'

Nov 11th 2021, 5:27 PM 9,856 Views 7 Comments

The England rugby head coach suggested the tennis star has struggled for form since her US Open win.

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open: leaked email
# Change Of Heart
From The42
# Change Of Heart

Unvaccinated players can compete at Australian Open: leaked email

Oct 25th 2021, 10:19 AM 2,649 Views 1 Comment

The email contradicts officials’ earlier statements implying unvaccinated players would not be granted visas.

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Djokovic expresses doubts about playing in Australian Open over vaccine status

Updated Oct 19th 2021, 12:00 PM 25,268 Views 33 Comments

Tournament officials have said unvaccinated players are unlikely to be allowed to enter the country for the event.

Murray's wedding ring was 'misplaced' after it turns up in hotel lost and found
# Crisis Over
From The42
# Crisis Over

Murray's wedding ring was 'misplaced' after it turns up in hotel lost and found

Oct 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 6,058 Views 2 Comments

The former world number one says a member of the hotel staff located his wedding ring.

Andy Murray 'in the bad books at home' after wedding ring stolen along with tennis shoes
# Unlucky
From The42
# Unlucky

Andy Murray 'in the bad books at home' after wedding ring stolen along with tennis shoes

Oct 7th 2021, 9:14 AM 3,780 Views 3 Comments

The British star explained he left his tennis shoes outside and were nowhere to be seen when he returned in the morning.

Andy Murray welcomes ATP investigation into allegations against Alexander Zverev
# Speaking Up
From The42
# Speaking Up

Andy Murray welcomes ATP investigation into allegations against Alexander Zverev

Oct 6th 2021, 10:15 PM 7,091 Views 0 Comments

Zverev denies the claims made by his former girlfriend Olga Sharypova, which first surfaced nearly a year ago.

Osaka feeling 'itch' to make tennis return in near future
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

Osaka feeling 'itch' to make tennis return in near future

Sep 27th 2021, 9:56 PM 2,749 Views 0 Comments

‘It wouldn’t really matter to me if I won or lost, I’d just have the joy of being back on the court.’

Nick Kyrgios unsure how long he will keep playing tennis
# Nick Of Time
From The42
# Nick Of Time

Nick Kyrgios unsure how long he will keep playing tennis

Sep 26th 2021, 1:53 PM 4,449 Views 4 Comments

Nick Kyrgios has dropped a hint that his career may come to a premature end.

Emma Raducanu can ‘rule the world’ after shock US Open success
# Net Gains
From The42
# Net Gains

Emma Raducanu can ‘rule the world’ after shock US Open success

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 5:00 PM 36,836 Views 25 Comments

Former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade says the 18-year-old needs advice on how to cope with her increased fame

US Open triumph 'an absolute dream' for teen sensation Raducanu
# A Star Is Born
From The42
# A Star Is Born

US Open triumph 'an absolute dream' for teen sensation Raducanu

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 12:00 PM 31,701 Views 35 Comments

The 18-year-old beat Leylah Fernandez to become the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam.

18-year-old Emma Raducanu completes New York fairytale with US Open final victory
# A Star Is Born
From The42
# A Star Is Born

18-year-old Emma Raducanu completes New York fairytale with US Open final victory

Sep 11th 2021, 11:25 PM 54,025 Views 61 Comments

Raducanu triumphed 6-4 6-3 to become the first British woman to win a grand slam singles title for 44 years.

Superstitions keep Fernandez's dad/coach from US Open
# Distance
From The42
# Distance

Superstitions keep Fernandez's dad/coach from US Open

Sep 11th 2021, 12:52 PM 4,061 Views 2 Comments

The teenager ousted three of the world’s top five to reach the final.