The COVID pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine combined to make 2022 one of the most controversial years in tennis.
The numbers don’t show he was the greatest, but his excellence, aesthetics and integrity most certainly do.
An ethicist argues that choices made by celebrities could impose unjustified risk of harm on others.
The tennis star’s short stay in the Park hotel is a far cry from the years many refugees spend waiting for action.
Having exhausted policy tools to convince vaccination holdouts to change their minds, it seems little can be gained from additional vaccine mandates than further weakening social cohesion.
The ruling could justify the future visa cancellation of any individual who is seen as a ‘role model’ and who may be perceived as causing social unrest.
The tennis star’s deportation will be politically popular in Australia, but it is likely to further infuriate Serbia.
Australia’s decision to revoke Novak Djokovic’s visa is likely to have implications for worldwide sports teams.
With his Australian visa now cancelled for a second time, the tennis star will likely not be able to chase history at his most successful Grand Slam tournament.
The government has been anxious to ensure a second visa cancellation could withstand a fresh challenge from Djokovic’s lawyers.
The personal powers of the immigration minister to grant or cancel visas are extremely broad and powerful. And this isn’t the first time they’ve courted controversy.
From tennis players to government officials, double standards in law have big-picture consequences.
Asked whether he had travelled, or would travel, in the 14 days prior to his flight to Australia, Djokovic’s form said no.
Turning Serbia’s national hero into Australia’s national villain has been harder than the government thought. It’s an own goal for the latest “operation sovereign borders” chapter.
The tennis star was granted a reprieve on procedural grounds, but it left the larger question of his entitlement to a medical exemption from vaccination unanswered.
One of the world’s fittest athletes has been granted a medical exemption to play in the Australian Open - but we cannot know why.
Throughout the pandemic, sporting organisations have proven they can organise large-scale events in a safe and responsible way, without mandated vaccines for athletes.
The establishment of a professional tennis players’ association that advocates on behalf of professional athletes brings to the foreground the conflict between athletes’ needs and corporate interests.
Baseliners are too dominant. A true golden era would see more clashes between different playing styles.
Since 2003, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have combined to win 55 of the 68 Grand Slams that have been played. Is this the year for a new player to break through?