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There’s a new Grand Slam King 👑

Relive @RafaelNadal’s quest for a 21st Major title 🧵
The Spaniard made his Grand Slam debut in 2003 at Wimbledon and quickly rose up the ranks…

In 2005 at the age of 19, Nadal defeated Mariano Puerta to become just the second male player to win Roland-Garros on their first attempt 🏆
In 2008, Nadal claimed his first title at Wimbledon, defeating Federer 9-7 in the fifth

That match has been lauded as one of the greatest in tennis history…
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There has been some outstanding tennis played at this year’s #AusOpen and the finals were exceptional. Congratulations to @ashbarty for an amazing performance in front of her home crowd and to Danielle Collins for an incredible tournament.
Congratulations to @RafaelNadal for 21st GS. Amazing achievement. Always impressive fighting spirit that prevailed another time. Enhorabuena 👏🏆👍 @Medwed33 gave it his all out there and played with the passion and determination we have come to expect from him.
Now with the right @DaniilMedwed tagged! You put up one hell of a fight today and I know you will have many more Grand Slam wins in your future 👏💪
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Tennis world number one Ashleigh Barty will look to become the first Australian woman for 44 years to win her home Grand Slam Saturday, but to do it she needs to get past a rejuvenated Danielle Collins in the form of her life #AFPSports #AusOpen Tennis world number one Ashleigh Barty
Ashleigh Barty vs Danielle Collins head-to-head profile ahead of their 2022 #AusOpen women's singles final
The final stages of the #AusOpen men's singles competition
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#BREAKING Top seed Barty crushes Keys 6-1, 6-3 to make Australian Open final #AFPSports #AusOpen ImageImage
#UPDATE A ruthless Ashleigh Barty swept into her first Australian Open final on Thursday, the top seed and home favourite outgunning a resurgent Madison Keys in a straight-sets demolition #AFPSports #AusOpen ImageImage
#BREAKING Collins overpowers Swiatek 6-4, 6-1 to set up Australian Open final with Barty #AFPSports #AusOpen ImageImage
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Danielle Collins sweeps into the last four of #AusOpen to match her feat from 2019 and shatter Alize Cornet's dream of making a first Grand Slam semi-final, after an intense 7-5, 6-1 clash in sweltering temperatures
Iga Swiatek comes from a set down to make her maiden #AusOpen semi-final, battling past gutsy veteran Kaia Kanepi 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3 to set a last-four clash with Danielle Collins
Danielle Collins and Iga Swiatek will meet in #AusOpen semi-finals after vastly contrasting wins

Collins sweeps past Alize Cornet in just 88 minutes, but Swiatek has to fight back from a set down and a break down against Kaia Kanepi
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Ashleigh Barty and Barbora Krejcikova can stay on course for a high-class semi-final collision, while Rafael Nadal looks to continue his march to a record 21st Slam title as #AusOpen hits the quarter-final stage ImageImageImage
Fans at #AusOpen can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig Tiley says, after backlash when video emerged of security staff ordering spectators to remove shirts and banner in support of the Chinese player Image
A resurgent Madison Keys reaches her first #AusOpen semi-final since 2015 with another big upset to down French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova, who struggled in the searing Melbourne heat, 6-3, 6-2 ImageImage
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Title favourite Daniil Medvedev gets the chance to deepen his new-found love affair with #AusOpen crowd as he targets a quarter-final berth while Aryna Sabalenka will stay on course for a first major if she can get past Kaia Kanepi ImageImage
Fired-up American Danielle Collins stays on track to match her 2019 Melbourne Park heroics as she battles through an epic against Elise Mertens 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in 2hr 51min to make the #AusOpen quarter-finals Image
Nick Kyrgios claims tennis has embraced Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the expense of other personalities in the game, and the sport is now paying for it Image
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Novak Djokovic has purchased 80% of Danish biotech firm QuantBioRes, aiming to develop a medical treatment against COVID-19, the company's chief executive told Reuters
QuantBioRes CEO Ivan Loncarevic, who describes himself as an entrepreneur, says the investment was made in June 2020 but declined to reveal the amount
QuantBioRes has around 11 researchers working in Denmark, Australia and Slovenia, according to Loncarevic, who stresses they were working on a treatment, not a vaccine
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Rafael Nadal steps up his march towards a record 21st Grand Slam title at the # AusOpen, with Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka also taking centre stage
Andy Murray calls it "irritating," Nick Kyrgios says it is "stupid" as confused players at #AusOpen have to deal with spectators giving them Cristiano Ronaldo's "siuu" celebration treatment, which sounds like "boo" to uninitiated
Women's top seed Ashleigh Barty stays on course for a potential fourth-round showdown with Naomi Osaka with a second flawless display at #AusOpen, as in-form eighth seed Paula Badosa also powers through
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Daniil Medvedev underlines status as man to beat in absence of Novak Djokovic with convincing win, while Garbine Muguruza, Iga Swiatek and Anett Kontaveit make comfortable starts and Simona Halep wins despite struggling
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#BREAKING Australian Open organisers 'deeply regret' impact of Djokovic saga Image
#UPDATE Organisers of #AusOpen say they "deeply regret" the impact the Novak Djokovic deportation saga had on other players and admit there were "lessons to learn" Image
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has left the door open for Novak Djokovic to compete at next year's #AusOpen despite the tennis superstar facing an automatic three-year ban from entering the country ImageImage
On the first day of the #AusOpen, the world's best men's tennis player was taking selfies with fans at a Dubai airport arrivals gate instead of warming up for his first scheduled match on center court at Melbourne Park in front of thousands Image
Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in the French Open as things stand now after the Sports Ministry said there would be no exemption from France's new vaccine pass law Image
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Novak Djokovic accepts the verdict and won’t appeal. He is out of Australian & #AusOpen.
3 years ban thing is a reality as well.
Djokovic will be replaced by Italian LL Salvatore Caruso, who will face Kecmanovic tomorrow. Surely not on Laver’s night session.

Should be Kokkinakis’ match to take that place.
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Doing some digging into precedents, it seems clear that the Djokovic deportation is delaying the #AusOpen scheduling release considerably.

In both 2017 + 2018, the Day 1 OOP was released on Saturday evening; it's now Sunday afternoon.

This is holding the other players in limbo.
(Periodic and important reminder that Djokovic could have avoided all this rigamarole by simply getting vaccinated like 97%+ of his tennis player peers have.)
Hasn't really been discussed during this whole fiasco, but I have to think this entire debacle would severely undermine Djokovic's ability to be seen as a selfless, uniting leader for players under the PTPA movement. There's considerable resentment for him hijacking the event.
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Court is in session, with Novak Djokovic's case coming in front of a panel of three judges.

Watch here:

Whether or not you're on Novak Djokovic's side here, one thing is clear:

His arrival in Australia accelerated this country's courtroom streaming technology capabilities by *decades*.
Judge in his opening remarks says that this case easily reaches the relevance for this higher court because of framing:

"not the least of which the minister himself [said]...matters involved in the controversy go to the very preservation of life and health in the community."
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🎥 Live Feed for Federal Court of Australia hearing:

Novak Djokovic v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Cultural Affairs


Djokovic's appeal will be heard by a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia comprised of:

• Chief Justice James Allsop
• Justice Anthony Besanko
• Justice David O’Callaghan

After arguments are presented, judges will retire to consider their ruling.
Novak Djokovic's legal team are citing the below @BBCNews article as a defence.

BBC News - What has Novak Djokovic actually said about vaccines?…
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#BREAKING Djokovic again detained in Australia: lawyers
#BREAKING Australia says Djokovic presence 'may foster anti-vaccination sentiment'
#UPDATE Novak Djokovic is again detained in Australia, after authorities rip up his visa for a second time and declare the unvaccinated tennis superstar a threat to the public
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Novak Djokovic's legal team are arguing that he should be allowed remain out of custody pending appeal.

I'm sure those in detention would like the same.
Djokovic's legal team are keen to prevent the case being transferred to the Federal Superior Court as it would take too long and affect him playing in the #AusOpen.
Djokovic's legal team plan to challenge his deportation on:

• He isn't a medical risk to the public health wise & he is in good standing.
• Removing him could harm public order more than allowing him to stay.
• There's no evidence of antivax supporters citing him in the media
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The #AusOpen draw has been postponed until further notice, organizers said, amid uncertainty over Novak Djokovic's participation in the tournament
Explainer: What could Novak Djokovic face next in Australia visa fight
BREAKING: Novak Djokovic included in #AusOpen draw
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#AusOpen draw ceremony is in an hour.

Here's a brief rulebook thread on how it will work with seedings re: Djokovic, as his fate remains unknown.

If Djokovic pulls out of #AusOpen in short time left before the draw (very unlikely), #2 Daniil Medvedev would become #1 seed.
If Djokovic pulls out after #AusOpen draw but before Day 1 order of play is released, #5 Andrey Rublev would be moved to Line 1 of draw to take Djokovic's slot. #17 Gael Monfils would move onto Rublev's line, and Alexander Bublik would become #33 seed and move onto Monfils' line.
If Djokovic pulls out after the #AusOpen Day 1 order of play is released, he would be replaced on Line 1 of the draw by a lucky loser who loses in the final round of qualifying.
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Tennis star Novak Djokovic released a statement with details on why he was not in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in December and saying his agent made a mistake in filling out his Australian travel declaration
Novak Djokovic confirmed an incorrect answer was made on his Australian entry documents, breaching the country's strict laws on reporting recent travel, as the government said it was still considering whether to deport the player
UPDATE: Novak Djokovic said 'human error' behind a mistake made on his Australian entry documents that breached the country's strict laws on reporting recent travel
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Visit from the trainer on the first changeover of Bernard Tomic's match. He's taking his pulse before serving down break point. #AusOpen
^Tomic was taking his own pulse before serving, to be clear. He got broken.

Tomic was hyping up his return to #AusOpen competition quite a bit on social media, but this is rough going for him against in-form Roman Safiullin.
Not sure if Tomic is blaming his physical difficulties on potential Covid, but he just complained to the umpire during the changeover that #AusOpen is relying on rapid antigen tests rather than PCR tests.

Tomic trails Safiullin 1-6, 1-2.
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Interesting that so many fascists and nationalist populists across the world seem to think Novax Djokovic is a 'hero' for enduring exactly the same detention conditions that they applaud when refugees and asylum seekers are subjected to them - in some cases for years. #AusOpen
I wonder if this partly explains it:…
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Imagine if the 5-year incarceration of #nanazinzaghariratcliffe got the sort of global attention afforded to #Djokovic because his paperwork wasn’t in order.

A good example of humanity’s priorities gone mad.

When asked why he attended a big event the day after testing positive, the #Djokovic family abruptly ends the press conference. They are well at home in the company of Laurence Fox, Farage et al. Evasive and entitled. And dangerous. #AusOpen #covidiots
Game Set & Match, Ms Navratilova. 🎾 🏆
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Djokovic hat den Prozess gewonnen, muss innerhalb 30 Minuten freigelassen werden. War von Verhandlungsbeginn an greifbar, dass der Richter sehr viel Verständnis für den Spieler hatte, sagte das auch so. Staatsanwalt kündigte jedoch an, dass Minister f Immigration das 1/2
Visum von Djokovic aus anderen Gründen stornieren kann. Wenn das passiert, darf Djokovic bis zu drei Jahre nicht mehr einreisen in Australien. #Djokovic #AusOpen
Soll heißen: Es bleibt weiterhin völlig offen, ob Djokovic in Australien bleiben darf, zumal aus Regierungskreisen schon vor Verhandlungsbeginn lanciert wurde, dass man Djokovic auch bei einer Niederlage ausweist.
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