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From ‘Boom Boom’ to bust, Becker must now serve time

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/John Sibley, REUTERS/Kieran Doherty. Boris Becker’s thunderous delivery earned him the nickname ‘Boom Boom’ as a 17-year-old Wimbledon winner in 1985 but on Friday, aged 54 and bust, the German great was told he must serve time in prison. Three times a champion on the grass courts of south-west London, the man who Read More…

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Osaka falls short in Miami but finds comfort in loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo. Naomi Osaka was certainly disappointed on Saturday after falling in straight sets to Iga Swiatek in the Miami Open final, but the four-time Grand Slam champion said she may leave Florida with something more valuable than the winner’s trophy. Osaka only dropped one set en route to the final, where Read More…

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Nadal claims record 21st grand slam title after stunning comeback win

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Photo Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. Hailed by Federer, Djokovic Rafael Nadal achieved the most astonishing feat of his glittering career by fighting back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win the 2022 Australian Open. The feat helped him to win a record 21st grand slam title. Nadal’s 2-6 6-7 (5-7) Read More…

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Nadal and Medvedev both striving for history-making victory as Australian Open ends

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: ATP Tour/Getty Images. Daniil Medvedev finds himself the man in the way of history once again as he takes on Rafael Nadal in the final of the Australian Open on Sunday. Victory for Nadal at Melbourne Park for the first time since 2009 would make him the first man ever to win a Read More…

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Nadal reaches Australian Open quarter-finals, but Zverev suffers loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP/Telegraph. Rafael Nadal survived the longest tie-break of his career to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday and then saw Alexander Zverev taken out of his path. Nadal would have expected to have to get past the third seed to reach the last four. But Zverev’s underachievement at the grand slams went Read More…

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Djokovic flies out of Australia after losing court appeal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Loren Elliott. Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic flew out of Australia on Sunday after a court upheld the government’s decision to cancel his visa, capping days of drama over the country’s COVID-19 entry rules and his unvaccinated status. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge Federal Court bench dealt a final blow to Djokovic’s hopes Read More…

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Djokovic sorry for COVID mistakes, visa for Australian Open still in doubt

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Loren Elliott. World tennis No. 1 and vaccine opponent Novak Djokovic blamed “human error” on Wednesday for a mistake in his Australian immigration paperwork and apologised for breaking isolation for a photoshoot when he had COVID-19 last month. The 34-year-old Serbian superstar is chasing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam victory at the Australian Read More…

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Djokovic wins visa case against Australian govt, visa revocation ‘unreasonable’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: BBC/EPA. The road to Novak Djokovic winning his 21st grand slam at the upcoming Australian Open was made clear on Monday when an Australian judge ordered that he be released from immigration detention immediately. The judge found the government’s decision to revoke the tennis star’s visa to enter the country to be “unreasonable”. Read More…

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Dissenting Djokovic joined by Czech player in Australian deportation hotel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Supporters of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and pro-refugee protestors rally outside the Park Hotel, where the star athlete is believed to be held while he stays in Australia, in Melbourne, Australia, January 7, 2022. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders, Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports. In picture above: Supporters of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and pro-refugee Read More…

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Djokovic criticised for medical exemption to play at Australian Open

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake, Tennis Photo Network. Jan 4 (Reuters) – Seven-times Grand Slam doubles champion Jamie Murray was among those to question the decision to grant world number one Novak Djokovic a medical exemption from getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to compete at the Australian Open. read more Djokovic, gunning for a Read More…