Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — On paper, a second-round Grand Slam match featuring the highest-ranked player in the tournament and a man languishing outside the top 100 wouldn’t be one to stir even the slightest amount of interest or excitement in the average tennis fan. But when that lowly ranked player is the flamboyant Nick Kyrgios, that
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Ash Barty was front and center as the Australian Open celebrated its inaugural First Nations Day. Albeit not for very long. The top-ranked Barty has Indigenous heritage, and her second-round match at Melbourne Park’s main stadium on Wednesday was among the features of a program dedicated to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
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The Australian Open is the first tennis major of the 2022 calendar year, and it won’t have some of the game’s biggest names participating. Many stars have withdrawn from the event because of injuries. Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Bianca Andreescu and Jennifer Brady are just a few noteworthy players who won’t compete. However, the biggest
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open for Novak Djokovic to compete at next year’s Australian Open despite the tennis superstar facing an automatic three-year ban from entering the country. The world number one player left Australia late on Sunday after the Federal Court upheld a government decision to cancel his visa,
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic‘s hopes of playing at the Australian Open were dashed Sunday after a court dismissed the top-ranked tennis star’s appeal against a deportation order. Three Federal Court judges unanimously upheld a decision made on Friday by Immigration Minister Alex Hawke to cancel the 34-year-old Serb’s visa on public interest grounds. The
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic was back in immigration detention Saturday after his legal challenge to avoid being deported from Australia for being unvaccinated for COVID-19 was moved to a higher court. A Federal Court hearing has been scheduled for Sunday, a day before the men’s No. 1-ranked tennis player and nine-time Australian Open champion
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