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Anyone like Tennis?

 
 
engineer
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jan, 2022 02:36 pm
@engineer,
Where we sit today, Djokovic is the top seeded player in the draw, his visa has been revoked because it supposedly threatens to inflame “anti-vaccination sentiment” and he is in detention awaiting a court hearing on his appeal. Two clear observations come to me: Djokovic is an idiot and the Australian government is clearly trying to scapegoat him after approving his paperwork before arrival.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jan, 2022 02:59 pm
@engineer,
engineer wrote:
Djokovic is an idiot and the Australian government is clearly trying to scapegoat him after approving his paperwork before arrival.
I agree that Djokovic is an idiot.
His paperwork wasn't approved before arrival, he just got the visa because of it.
engineer
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jan, 2022 03:01 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
My understanding from the Australian press is that he had an approved VISA when he left the airport to fly to Australia, then it was challenged on his arrival.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 15 Jan, 2022 10:52 pm
@engineer,
That's mine as well. But such doesn't guarantee that you pass the immigration checks when entering the country, any country.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 12:46 am
This will sound rude, but if you don't pass the visit test......go home. He's special, but just not that special.
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 01:03 am
@glitterbag,
He's certainly no more special than anyone else who wants to come into Australia.

We can't work if we're not double vaxxed in Victoria. I'm not sure about other states, they all have their own rules, but the Australian Open is held in Melbourne so that doesn't really matter.

We've had some of the harshest restrictions any where and Melbourne has the dubious honour of being the most locked down city in the world.

We've followed the rules for the past 2 years, and then this self entitled, spoilt brat thinks he should be able to do what he wants and that these rules don't apply to him.

I think most Australians are sick to death of this drama and just want him gone.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 01:33 am
@cherrie,
cherrie wrote:
I think most Australians are sick to death of this drama and just want him gone.
Not only Australians Wink
cherrie
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 02:05 am
@Walter Hinteler,
The Federal Court has now dismissed his appeal against his visa cancellation and he will be deported.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 02:23 am
@cherrie,
Well, good. He isn't quite that special except maybe in his own mind.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 16 Jan, 2022 01:26 pm
@roger,
He has to be a massively self-satisfied fan of himself. I'm glad he was sent home......and I hope home is Serbia.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 07:42 am
Novak Djoković also faces exclusion from the next Grand Slam tournament in Paris: In France, professionals will have to present a vaccination certificate in future.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 07:54 am
@Walter Hinteler,
The US will likely do something similar. Djokovic could be limited to playing some limited masters events in Spain, Monaco and China.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 09:47 am
@engineer,
Current US requirements as of December

Quote:
If you are a non-U.S. citizen who is a nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa), you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 09:50 am
@engineer,
I doubt he'll be in China. They've just told people to stop re eating overseas mail because of Covid.
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 11:27 am
@izzythepush,
True, but China is desperate to put the Peng Shuai thing behind them and getting Djokovic to play would go towards that. Honestly I doubt he'd go but if pushed into a corner... At this point, if he gets the vaccine, he is capitulating which will go over poorly at home (and he's rumored to have political aspirations), if he doesn't his career is over. He's put himself in a nasty corner.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 11:48 am
@engineer,
That is a very tricky set of scales there, what vested interest balances which public health measure?

I wonder what odds Ladbrokes are giving.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 11:56 am
@engineer,
Djokovic is back in Belgrade in the meantime. And there, to my great surprise, the political leadership is keeping a relatively low profile. (Only the capital's administration illuminated a widely visible office tower on the bank of the Sava; the Serbian national colours, red, blue and white, ran across the building with the slogan "Nole, you are the pride of Serbia". Nole is a cose form of the first name Novak).

For reasons of state policy and under pressure from Serbian health experts, the Serbian government is pursuing a clear line in favour of vaccination against Corona. Nevertheless, only 47 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. Insofar as Djokovic is regarded as an icon by opponents of vaccination, the Belgrade leadership's enthusiasm for him is limited.
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 17 Jan, 2022 11:51 pm
I'm just glad it's over and we can get on with the tennis. Bloody prat!

The other World #1 player got through the first round.
engineer
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2022 07:01 am
@margo,
Only dropped a game. Barty is looking in form.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jan, 2022 06:14 am
More politics at the open. Navratilova has attacked the ban on T shirts asking where Peng Shuai is.
 

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