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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    https://www.afr.com/companies/sport/...box=1641882860

    Is it only me who feels that ATP is not doing enough to highlight importance of rules being same for everyone. The person in question has been out of isolation and meeting many people while tested positive - and what is being done?

    At the same time - WTA tour events are moved from China because they are ''concerned'' about someone's well-being. Well- there are no concerns in Novak's case. He tested positive on 16th, his presence is recorded in public functions over next 3 days on multiple occasions. Any real response to follow? Instead - suggestions that ''Aus open is in danger'' come up!
    Tennis Australia should have had a proper "no vax = no play" policy from the beginning and it would have avoid all this mess. If they lose the grand slam status over it, which I think is incredibly unlikely, then they can blame themselves. The greatest shame is that if Djoko is allowed to play, it hands anti-vaxxers a very high profile win.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    Tennis Australia should have had a proper "no vax = no play" policy from the beginning and it would have avoid all this mess. If they lose the grand slam status over it, which I think is incredibly unlikely, then they can blame themselves. The greatest shame is that if Djoko is allowed to play, it hands anti-vaxxers a very high profile win.
    I agree that Djoko should not be allowed to play but having no vax=no play policy got to be subject to medical exemptions (proper ones).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    I agree that Djoko should not be allowed to play but having no vax=no play policy got to be subject to medical exemptions (proper ones).
    I do NOT believe that Djoko has a real medical reason to not get vaccinated. I am happy to stand corrected if he releases what any such reason may be, but until then I don't believe it. He's an elite sportsperson and one of the fittest people out there. I agree that a policy has to have provision for exceptions, but for elite sportspeople they should be incredibly rare.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    After Aus Open. Next ''stop'' is US. I believe to visit US one also has to be vaccinated. Lets see what his excuse is going to be that time around...
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    Aren't next stop The French Open and Wimbledon??

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    Aren't next stop The French Open and Wimbledon??
    Not for Grand slams.
    Next set of big events is coming up in the US
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    The Australian Open draw is now out, and Djokovic is drawn to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanović.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    The Australian Open draw is now out, and Djokovic is drawn to play fellow Serb Miomir Kecmanović.
    How hilarious would it be if we wait until he eliminates his countryman, and then cancel his visa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desmond View Post
    How hilarious would it be if we wait until he eliminates his countryman, and then cancel his visa

    Serbia will declare war on Australia.
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    And all the Aussie-Serbians will travel back to Serbia in protest ...

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    Aaannnd .. cancelled.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by machomortensen View Post
    And all the Aussie-Serbians will travel back to Serbia in protest ...
    They might try to sabotage the Sydney water supply giant pipes as the Croats attempted over Whitlam I am guessing???
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    Well done Alex Hawke, it had to be done and he has done it.

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    So is it the end of the Saga...or there is more to come?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    So is it the end of the Saga...or there is more to come?
    Is there going to be an attempt to overturn the visa cancellation again?

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