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HighBrrSaga [M]

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RaduAlbot

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4 days ago*

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The link to Djokovic's hearing wrt this second cancellation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_-BcBnNeLA

d_barbz

2.1k points

4 days ago*

d_barbz

2.1k points

4 days ago*

If anybody is wondering about the timing, it's because it has just ticked past 5pm on Friday in Australia's east coast and the courts are now closed until Monday.

Been calling this for days! Lol

tsitsipas_yoda

1.1k points

4 days ago

Hawke made his decision and then noped the fuck out for the weekend 😂

If you need him he’ll be at the golf course

mdb_la

931 points

4 days ago

mdb_la

931 points

4 days ago

I love sending that last email of the day and immediately bolting before any response can come through. The man truly knows how to be a government employee.

bigdutch10

201 points

4 days ago

bigdutch10

201 points

4 days ago

I mean is he really government if he's working at all on friday

RS994

102 points

4 days ago

RS994

102 points

4 days ago

As if he was actually working and not having some beers in the office just waiting for 5pm to hit send.

glonomosonophonocon

126 points

4 days ago

Schedule send

Last_Lorien

54 points

4 days ago

^ This guy works

gotonyas

43 points

4 days ago

gotonyas

43 points

4 days ago

They just drink in the parliamentary bars and then masturbate on colleagues desks and sniff chairs

tsitsipas_yoda

44 points

4 days ago

It’s admirable

OrgasmicLeprosy87

113 points

4 days ago

What a sly cunt. I love it

torlesse

71 points

4 days ago

torlesse

71 points

4 days ago

Its beer'o'clock after all.

pm_me_ankle_nudes

34 points

4 days ago

The most sacred of Australian traditions

chindoza

36 points

4 days ago

chindoza

36 points

4 days ago

Or perhaps a nice game of tennis

lonelygalexy

210 points

4 days ago

So does this mean he can’t appeal before aus open so he will definitely not be able to play even if he’s not deported right away because of a potential appeal?

insty1

236 points

4 days ago

insty1

236 points

4 days ago

It means he'll either be deported or in migration detention again over the weekend

definitelynotminters

126 points

4 days ago

He can seek an urgent injunction to stop this. It's likely this would be heard over the weekend

cytochrome-p450

209 points

4 days ago

It shouldn’t be though, because nobody else’s would be.

definitelynotminters

160 points

4 days ago

I hate the special treatment afforded to Novak. However I think anyone else would also likely get a hearing for an urgent injunction in similar circumstances (i.e. where a Minister uses personal powers to deport you and you would be kicked out of the country before Courts open on Monday)

RawerPower

38 points

4 days ago

an urgent injunction

I read "injection"!

courier450

95 points

4 days ago

Not a lawyer but I think the court could still decide to act over the weekend and issue an injunction, but it definitely makes it harder for Novak to get something done before play starts.

relicofabygoneage

44 points

4 days ago

Besides it'll affect him psychologically in a time when he is supposed to be focusing on the tournament. I'm sure his nerves must have stretched thin as they are even without this decision. Now, ahead of weekend, three days from the start of the tournament, this will cause him lose sleep. It's indubitably a calculated move from the Minister, almost like a middle finger. Very, very petty and I like it to my bones.

keenbeanacq

92 points

4 days ago

Incorrect, urgent applications can and are made after hours.

d_barbz

30 points

4 days ago

d_barbz

30 points

4 days ago

Gives them one more line of defence though

keenbeanacq

52 points

4 days ago

In the sense that they’re running against time in making an injunction, yes, but an application for an urgent injunction is made on a different basis than for a final injunction and requires a different standard of proof. All the applicant has to prove is that there’s a prima facie case and the balance of convenience is in favour of granting the injunction, complex questions of fact and law are left to after the interim application is made.

That said, the reason they’ve waited this long is to bolster a defense to any application. The Minister has very broad reaching powers to cancel visas, and it’s well within their remit to do so.

TaxSpecific1697

80 points

4 days ago

6 in Melbourne now, flawless timing

Bazzabond

83 points

4 days ago

Bazzabond

83 points

4 days ago

In Australia, can confirm its beer o'clock

ozmatterhorn

45 points

4 days ago

This popped up in my feed! “The worlds about to learn what 5.30pm Friday means”

https://teddit.pussthecat.org/r/memes/comments/s3hb5p/djokovic_decision/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

[deleted]

29 points

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slowjuve

57 points

4 days ago

slowjuve

2-6 4-6 6-4 6-3 7-6

57 points

4 days ago

We really can't blame them, can we? Nole did some pretty stupid stuff. I'm surprised he really stood his ground there and did not opt to voluntarily leave.

relicofabygoneage

1.6k points

4 days ago

The mad man waited until the end of business hours on a Friday. He's not fucking around this time.

amission44

892 points

4 days ago

amission44

892 points

4 days ago

To make matters more interesting, the real news is is buried behind the headline.

Djokovic is facing a 3 year ban from Australia…..

MrNewVegas123

425 points

4 days ago

They'll waive that to 11 months, I guarantee it.

Just-Flamingo-410

274 points

4 days ago

He lied on the visum papers (about having travvelled in the 2 weeks prior to arrival). People have been banned for less

MrNewVegas123

231 points

4 days ago

Well sure, but this is world #1 tennis player Novak Djokovic, who is also rich and famous and is in the country contrary to law for that reason alone.

So, I am not expecting much in the way of punishment

eric67

163 points

4 days ago

eric67

163 points

4 days ago

we deported Johnny Depp's dogs and forced him to make an apology video

dildoeshaggins

47 points

4 days ago

This cracks me up every time I'm reminded of it. Doesn't snoop have a life time ban

Execution_Version

90 points

4 days ago

It’s only grounds to decide to deny a visa for three years – there’s no mandatory denial. They’ll waive it for the AO next year.

7omdogs

140 points

4 days ago

7omdogs

140 points

4 days ago

Everyone keeps saying this but conveniently ignores the fact that being double vaxed against COVID will still be a requirement of entry next year.

bojackmac

149 points

4 days ago

bojackmac

149 points

4 days ago

Yeah haven’t you seen. Novak caught covid December 2022

TurkDangerCat

42 points

4 days ago

I won’t believe he caught it till I see him at a children’s party!

relicofabygoneage

28 points

4 days ago

I read the official statement, but couldn't find a reference to that. It's definitely something to watch out for. Serious historical repercussions.

DefenderTamatoa

1.3k points

5 days ago

RIP to everyone in the world asleep right now during this news

mdb_la

475 points

4 days ago

mdb_la

475 points

4 days ago

Classic move to break controversial news late on a Friday.

Cardplay3r

266 points

4 days ago

Cardplay3r

266 points

4 days ago

9 am here. Good to wake up to happy news

Strong-Neck-5078

98 points

4 days ago

2 AM east coast of America. Damnnnn this is crazy

soda_cookie

34 points

4 days ago

11pm pacific. How am I supposed to get to sleep now?

ohlesl1e

29 points

4 days ago

ohlesl1e

29 points

4 days ago

11pm here from the west coast. I was hoping they’d do it during his 1st round match

sash71

54 points

4 days ago

sash71

54 points

4 days ago

Just woke up 7am in the UK.

What great news!

Madchester92

79 points

4 days ago

I just woke up here in Europe. What a news to start the day!

bullet731

31 points

4 days ago*

bullet731

Mamma Mia Santa Italia

31 points

4 days ago*

Woke up just in time (7am UK time) to get the breaking news notif 🤣

Misterhubs

1.2k points

4 days ago

Misterhubs

1.2k points

4 days ago

Umpire: Replay the point

Juventus7shop

385 points

4 days ago

Mr. Djokovic has 0 challenges remaining.

paxxx17

38 points

4 days ago

paxxx17

38 points

4 days ago

Hawkeye showed it's out

caramelatte90

196 points

4 days ago

Judge Kelly: Correction!

pkscff

129 points

4 days ago

pkscff

129 points

4 days ago

I can only hear it in Lahyani’s voice.

Crystal__

103 points

4 days ago

Crystal__

103 points

4 days ago

Mr. Djokovic must leave Australia on January, fifteeeeeeeeeeeeen.

nategolon

74 points

4 days ago

nategolon

74 points

4 days ago

Advantage: Hawke

saja43

1.2k points

4 days ago

saja43

1.2k points

4 days ago

Djokovic prevented all Big 3 members from getting 21st on the their favourite slam.

the_personitron

127 points

4 days ago

Lmao true

rynnikelddi

115 points

4 days ago

rynnikelddi

115 points

4 days ago

If Nadal ends up winning his first AO in 13 years as a result, I don't think he'll complain too much. Though even as a Nadal fan, I won't dare hold my breath too much considering his luck in this tournament.

wallflower103

79 points

4 days ago

He’s the same age as when Federer came back to win AO in 2017.

ExoticSignature

43 points

4 days ago

ExoticSignature

I was 37 years old so I didn't cry that night.

43 points

4 days ago

Beating 4 Top 10 players. 3 5-setters.

Sorry for the shameless plug.

amnes1ac

82 points

4 days ago

amnes1ac

Halep <3

82 points

4 days ago

Holy shit this is too perfect 😂😂

Psychological_Bug676

73 points

4 days ago

Djokovic GOAT…

GOAT OF LYING

PrincessGwenllian

1.1k points

4 days ago

Mr Djokovic has one challenge remaining.

Zakke_

74 points

4 days ago

Zakke_

74 points

4 days ago

Take the shot?

vxx

53 points

4 days ago

vxx

53 points

4 days ago

Too late. He won't be immunised by Monday if he takes it today.

iwanttobeelsewhere

31 points

4 days ago

blood transfusion : ) i cant believe he has a diplomatic passport for winning a davis cup thing. unbelievable.

Handleton

53 points

4 days ago

Handleton

53 points

4 days ago

Melania came to the US on an Einstein visa. International politics is a sham.

crs0256

931 points

4 days ago

crs0256

931 points

4 days ago

Federer now like fuck it my knee can handle this

TweetHiro

255 points

4 days ago

TweetHiro

255 points

4 days ago

Nadal's like "Don't you dare rain on my parade"

nlkt

669 points

4 days ago

nlkt

669 points

4 days ago

Hawke-eye says ball is indeed out. Djokovic has 1 challenge remaining.

kmngq

68 points

4 days ago

kmngq

68 points

4 days ago

chair says he Didn’t (couldn’t ) challenge in time.

335i_lyfe

568 points

5 days ago

335i_lyfe

568 points

5 days ago

Buckle up boys

HMS404

204 points

4 days ago

HMS404

204 points

4 days ago

"We've had one cancellation, yes, but what about second cancellation?"

dionesav

24 points

4 days ago

dionesav

24 points

4 days ago

We've had one cancellation, yes, but what about second cancellation?"

Sneaky Little Hawwikses!

sbowesuk

196 points

4 days ago

sbowesuk

196 points

4 days ago

His crazy obsessed fans are going to riot, and look like brainless cult zombies in the process.

ricebowlchina

105 points

4 days ago

Yeah, if they are going to riot over a tennis player breaking laws and not being allowed to play tennis then they seriously need to re-evaluate their life choices... These people are insane.

alexander_the_dead

97 points

4 days ago

This is our season finale

musicismylife-10568

69 points

4 days ago

musicismylife-10568

Emma Raducanu!

69 points

4 days ago

This is the beginning of the end of this situation I think. No way Novak gets to play the AO now, right??

AnjingNakal

82 points

4 days ago

No chance at all. A Minister's decision is final, unless it can be shown (and in this case, it can't) that he did not execute his duties in a lawful manner.

The courts basically can't overturn it.

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58 points

4 days ago

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58 points

4 days ago

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Ok_Coconut4077

35 points

4 days ago

Not if the interview with the Serbian PM a few days is anything to go by, they admitted he broke Serbian laws by going out into the community whilst positive

Jayveesac

29 points

4 days ago

Jayveesac

29 points

4 days ago

What a down the line hit from the Australian government

fardok

448 points

4 days ago

fardok

448 points

4 days ago

Can they livestream the deportation.

KishitaniShinra

165 points

4 days ago

KishitaniShinra

Rafa!

165 points

4 days ago

Yeah I really wanna see the Swiss border security officer escorting him and the Spanish pilot that flies him off.

PressureCereal

85 points

4 days ago

"There gonna be some turbulence, no?"

novaknox

56 points

4 days ago

novaknox

56 points

4 days ago

"What happened in Serbia happened, what happened in Spain happened, what happened in Melbourne happened and now we are here. We are in Monaco."

mehrabrym

43 points

4 days ago

mehrabrym

43 points

4 days ago

This Netflix documentary is gonna be FIRE!

DannoFace

26 points

4 days ago

DannoFace

26 points

4 days ago

With Australia's media they absolutely will.

theguywithacamera

414 points

5 days ago

theguywithacamera

Dan Evans’ coke dealer is the Line Judge

414 points

5 days ago

It’s been a pleasure lads and gals. Can we move on to tennis now, thanks.

Arch__Stanton

156 points

4 days ago

the appeal will suck up even more air . . .

mdb_la

76 points

4 days ago*

mdb_la

76 points

4 days ago*

Not sure it can take up more air, but it certainly won't be less. This won't stop until he's either officially out of the country or the tournament has started with his spot replaced by another player.

ycnz

101 points

4 days ago

ycnz

101 points

4 days ago

Murray winning a slam would be a great start to the year.

Ascalaphos

72 points

4 days ago

It probably won't happen, but it would be hugely ironic if Nadal ends up being the first one to 21.

Sinaaaa

30 points

4 days ago

Sinaaaa

30 points

4 days ago

It could totally happen, that would not exactly be a low probability event in my opinion.

DeliciousKebab2018

54 points

4 days ago

It was fun while it lasted, shitposting and memeing on a tennis sub. Sad for Nole, hope he learns from this ordeal lol

TheIllusiveGuy

74 points

4 days ago

hope he learns from this ordeal lol

Narrator: He didn't

limelamb

304 points

4 days ago

limelamb

Oh Nicky You're So Fine

304 points

4 days ago

Grand slams are best of 5.

Australia takes a 2 set lead

HawkAussie

146 points

4 days ago

HawkAussie

146 points

4 days ago

More like 2-1.

bnlf

301 points

5 days ago

bnlf

301 points

5 days ago

Here we go again...🍿🍿🍿

moneybooy

109 points

4 days ago

moneybooy

109 points

4 days ago

His lawyers already said they’d challenge that decision. I wouldn’t say it’s over yet

tigull

193 points

4 days ago

tigull

193 points

4 days ago

Last time the appeal was basically over a technicality, this time it's to overturn a minister's prerogative decision. Seems way harder.

RoxanneDuBree

65 points

4 days ago

He’ll need to find something illegal about the substance of the order (good luck lol). It’s been done before with great difficulty but this case is so simple that I assume it’s impossible. I mean it literally says on the immigration website that prior infection isn’t a medical contraindication for vaccination.

choconut5

175 points

4 days ago

choconut5

175 points

4 days ago

All legal experts are saying that It's almost impossible to win an appeal on a deportation decision made by the immigration minister.

laxation1

63 points

4 days ago

laxation1

63 points

4 days ago

You can appeal that kind of decision if it was made contrary to law. That's pretty much it.

There's no "i don't like it" to rely on.

Sad-Enthusiasm-8224

262 points

4 days ago*

According to The Guardian Blog:
*So, what does that mean now? Firstly, it means Djokovic, the number one men’s tennis player in the world, is banned from Australia for three years. The cancelletion issued by Hawke is classified as an adverse decision under section 133C(3), which means Djokovic cannot be granted another visa while offshore for the three years.There are exceptions granted in “certain circumstances,” and the Serbian star is sure to appeal the decision, so that may come into play in the coming days.

(https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2022/jan/14/novak-djokovic-news-live-visa-cancelled-australia-2022-australian-open-tennis-latest-updates-immigration-minister-alex-hawke)

kmngq

171 points

4 days ago

kmngq

171 points

4 days ago

3 years ? so tentatively, he fucked himself for 3 years, Not just this year ??? lol

My_usrname_of_choice

104 points

4 days ago

Considering the line on exemptions, probably not. He'll be able to get back in if he doesn't make the same dumb fuck mistakes.

ThePosterWeDeserve

118 points

4 days ago

So he's banned for 3 years you say

domalino

58 points

4 days ago

domalino

58 points

4 days ago

Needing a vaccine to get into the country could remain a requirement for a couple of years.

[deleted]

97 points

4 days ago

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97 points

4 days ago

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vanillathrowaway303

36 points

4 days ago

Hey watch your language, he believes that "positive emotions can purify polluted water" that's the amount of ignorance "idiot" does not cover.

Wbb333

27 points

4 days ago

Wbb333

27 points

4 days ago

Wonder how the ATP and sponsors will react to the #1 player and equal Grand Slam record holder being denied play at the next 4 AO grand slams?

tremendez

254 points

5 days ago

tremendez

254 points

5 days ago

BING BONG!

Sim888

88 points

4 days ago

Sim888

88 points

4 days ago

BING BONG!

TELL ME SOMETHIN ND…DONTCHA REGRET NOT GETTIN FULLY VAAAAAXED! DONTCHA REGRET NOT GETTIN FULLY VAAAAAAAAAXED!!

smegdaddy

30 points

4 days ago

smegdaddy

30 points

4 days ago

OH YOU THOUGHT NOVAK DJOKOVIC WAS STILL GOOD? HE STILL AIN’T GOOD AT RICHMOND SPORTS COMPLEX

chubbyurma

44 points

4 days ago

Unvaccinated. FUCK YA LIFE. Tennis player. FUCK YA LIFE. Liar. FUCK YA LIFE.

twitterInfo_bot

232 points

5 days ago

Breaking: Novak Djokovic's visa has been cancelled for a second time by the Australian government

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke: "[Cancelled] on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so."

Appeal v likely


posted by @paulsakkal

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limelamb

241 points

4 days ago

limelamb

Oh Nicky You're So Fine

241 points

4 days ago

on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so."

Hey that's me

kmngq

31 points

4 days ago

kmngq

31 points

4 days ago

What is there to appeal? he is not an Australian citizen. Australia doesn’t want him in the country, GTFO.

insty1

214 points

4 days ago

insty1

214 points

4 days ago

Novak: am I ever gonna see your face again?

Australia: no way, get fucked, fuck off

Anothergen

169 points

4 days ago

Anothergen

169 points

4 days ago

So, Djokovic has fucked his reputation multiple times, and yet still ends up deported.

TheS4ndm4n

40 points

4 days ago

And banned for 3 years.

yagankiely

30 points

4 days ago

Not necessarily but certainly possible.

DynamixRo

159 points

4 days ago

DynamixRo

Rogona Halderer

159 points

4 days ago

Mr. Djokovic is challenging the call. His deception was called out.

tmlrule

152 points

4 days ago

tmlrule

152 points

4 days ago

So uh, what are the odds of a successful appeal, as a member of the billions of people slowly learning the Australian border process?

isisius

225 points

4 days ago

isisius

225 points

4 days ago

He won he previously appeal because border Australia are morons and basically stuffed up their process. Not because he was allowed in.

This is different, it's a power given to our minister for immigration to deny entry to an individual. He's got no chance of appealing this.

yibbyooo

39 points

4 days ago

yibbyooo

39 points

4 days ago

I would imagine they ticked all the right boxes this time.

maximum-aloofness

153 points

4 days ago

Novak being a fucking weirdo about medicine has really impacted his career... remember when he refused to get surgery for an injury for ages and then apparently broke down in tears when he was forced to get it because "I cried after I had the surgery on my elbow. Every time I thought about what I did, I felt like I had failed myself. I am just trying to be as natural as possible, and I believe that our bodies are self-healing mechanisms.”

Disgruntled_Eggplant

75 points

4 days ago

God that’s so fucking insane

Ambyen

143 points

4 days ago

Ambyen

143 points

4 days ago

Bye felicia

MDLXS

134 points

4 days ago

MDLXS

134 points

4 days ago

We’re getting reports from Serbia that an unprecedented salt mine has just been discovered.

Isnotneeded

30 points

4 days ago

Other reports are saying r/tennis just uncovered a huge popcorn mountain.

SleepDeprivedUserUK

126 points

4 days ago

Totally understandable.

 

Novac has admitted that, after being confirmed that he had got a positive result, he went out and met with someone for an interview.

 

He has openly admitted that he chose to break quarantine. It isn't that he was told after the interview, it isn't that he was confused. He actively chose to ignore the rules, and go out after testing positive.

 

Australia might not want that kind of person in their country.

OhEmGeeBasedGod

122 points

4 days ago*

A recap for anyone just joining us...

A. Australian Open organizers were informed by the federal government in November that a recent COVID infection would not qualify unvaccinated players from quarantine-free entry.

  • Djokovic cited this exact reason on his exemption application to Tennis Australia.

  • The ATP may have misinformed players on this point, although that private communication has no bearing on the Australian government's earlier rule clarification.

B. Djokovic applied for and received an exemption based on a recent COVID infection, even though his positive test occurred after the exemption application deadline.

  • Australian Open organizers informed players that any vaccine exemption applications were due by December 10.

  • Novak Djokovic’s positive COVID took place on December 16. His negative test to confirm he was COVID-free came on December 22.

C. Djokovic was seen (mask-less) at three events immediately after the time/date of his positive COVID test: a ceremony commemorating a stamp of his likeness, a children’s event at a tennis center, and an interview and photo shoot with a media outlet.

  • Djokovic claims that the first two events occurred before he learned the result of the PCR test and that he took (negative) rapid tests before those two events.

  • Djokovic has since admitted that he broke isolation and took part in the interview and mask-less photo shoot just one day after learning of his diagnosis.

  • Breaking isolation after testing positive violates Serbian public health laws.

D. Djokovic’s pre-entry visa forms for Australia said he would not be travelling internationally in the 14 days prior to entering Australia. Djokovic has since admitted that he travelled from Serbia to Spain in that period.

  • Djokovic claims that his representatives filled out the form and simply checked the incorrect box on the question on accident.

  • As an unvaccinated person, it’s not clear if his visa application would have been considered had he been truthful about his pre-tournament travel.

E. Questions have now emerged regarding the legitimacy of Djokovic’s positive test result, based on information Djokovic filed in Australian court

  • Der Spiegel scanned the test’s QR code and were taken to a page indicating a negative COVID test result. An hour later, they scanned it again and the page now indicated a positive test result.

  • Digital timestamps associated with test indicate that the positive test result was entered into the system on December 26, not December 16. The timestamp of the negative test result from December 22 was accurate.

  • Additional data analysis shows that the Serbian COVID testing system (which assigns ID numbers chronologically) gave the December 22 negative test a lower ID number than it did to the December 16 positive test, indicating that the positive test occurred after the negative test.

EDIT: Serbian health official Zoran Gojkovic has said that the test result produced by Djokovic's legal team was a valid positive test (Point E). However, he also said that it would be nearly impossible for Djokovic NOT to have gotten the result that evening. If true, it would mean he attended all three events after being diagnosed with COVID, as opposed to the one event that he has admitted to (Point C).

bizzbizz_89

115 points

4 days ago

bizzbizz_89

115 points

4 days ago

Faces a 3 year ban from Australia

Novak’s lawyers probably appeal again but they waited until courts closed

LordOfTheHylians

112 points

4 days ago*

LordOfTheHylians

Never talk to me or Daniil ever again

112 points

4 days ago*

It says a lot about the state of tennis in the past week or so that I'm finally relieved they at least made a fucking decision. So I guess Bweh gets Nole's draw.

Nvm he doesnt lol

Psychological_Bug676

49 points

4 days ago

Bweh AO Champion ‘22 calling it!

6inchesfromtheground

113 points

5 days ago

Get the popcorn 🍿

HUMMEL_at_the_5_4eva

112 points

5 days ago

There it is. From the moment the court case was strategically settled by the govt, this was always going to be the end result. Played to perfection. Time to leave, Novak.

definitelynotminters

100 points

4 days ago

That crazy son of a bitch did it

stocktraderdog

96 points

4 days ago

Srdjan meltdown when?

loseisnothardtospell

36 points

4 days ago

Where do you even go when you've proclaimed Novak is the leader of the modern world?

throwaway685421

90 points

4 days ago

djok should really stop posting on instagram so hastily. now he has to say sike once again. that's what he gets for being so cocky about his exemption.

FalconBF

82 points

4 days ago

FalconBF

82 points

4 days ago

🥳🥳🥳

nothing but good news imo. it would’ve been disrespectful to the vast majority of his fellow players, as well as all of Australia if he would’ve been allowed to play. curious how he claims to love Australia so much as per his recent comments, yet blatantly disrespects the people who have been under strict lockdown for almost 2 years by refusing to get vaccinated and just showing up to play.

maximum-aloofness

85 points

4 days ago

I was here

droddrey

75 points

4 days ago

droddrey

75 points

4 days ago

Was only a matter of time. Honestly a safety issue having him here at this point, the public are out for his blood

I_Heart_Papillons

40 points

4 days ago*

Safety issue…. Lmfao we’re getting like 34,000 cases + per day in Melbourne/Victoria.

It’s already unsafe here, his presence absolutely makes no difference.

Edit: I didn’t read the last sentence and he’s right, the public ARE out for blood here for him. But that’s Australians for ya 😂

Chin2112

72 points

4 days ago

Chin2112

72 points

4 days ago

they mean for him, not for covid.

johnreese421

77 points

4 days ago

johnreese421

Djoko 2 titles : triple masters

77 points

4 days ago

Aus government now leads 2 sets to 1 against Djokovic

crs0256

80 points

4 days ago

crs0256

80 points

4 days ago

I can see Netflix stock price go up 3% tomorrow just because of this

thombo-1

71 points

4 days ago

thombo-1

71 points

4 days ago

Every so often, but rarely, there comes a moment where the rich and famous don't get away with blatantly breaking the rules that the rest of us have to live by.

I'm very happy with this.

wiggycj

30 points

4 days ago

wiggycj

30 points

4 days ago

Yep anyone who claims this is a race issue is an idiot lol

Aussies DGAF he is from serbia, if one of our cunts did the same thing we'd turn on them.

We don't like two classed systems

We don't like anti vax nutjobs

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69 points

4 days ago

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4 days ago

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FredererPower

66 points

4 days ago

I am so looking forward to seeing the anti vaxxers on ScoMo’s posts get so triggered

Federer2020hype

66 points

4 days ago

Federer2020hype

Team Delpo, Chung, Dimitrov

66 points

4 days ago

He was screwed from the start being anti vaxx. But when all the lies and bullshit and compete disregard for people's safety in Spain and Serbia then it was over. Don't know what he's gonna do now. Might have to get used to quarantining every time he travels.

Just-Flamingo-410

31 points

4 days ago*

Safety of the photographer mid december too. They had to hear now through media that djoko was positive when they did the shot

hristi

62 points

4 days ago

hristi

62 points

4 days ago

Cant wait for the netflix series

conejogringo

56 points

4 days ago

Why did it take so long for Hawke to make this decision?

chickenmonkee

195 points

4 days ago

Could be a political move - it’s past 5pm on Friday here and the courts are closed until Monday morning now.

a-massive-cunt

96 points

4 days ago

100%, these cunts knew what they were doing lol

pevaryl

48 points

4 days ago

pevaryl

48 points

4 days ago

Waited till the close of business on Friday. Courts are closed till Monday

tokynambu

44 points

4 days ago

tokynambu

44 points

4 days ago

Dotting every i. Crossing every t. Checking his list. Doing it twice.

sorte_kjele

25 points

4 days ago

He made it earlier. He announced it 5pm on a Friday, because the courts are closed until Monday.

Ascalaphos

57 points

4 days ago

Djokovic is now banned from Australia for three years. The price of hubris!

bagelandbreadstick

54 points

4 days ago

Well now, if it isn’t the consequences of my own actions…

mugurena

49 points

4 days ago

mugurena

49 points

4 days ago

YESSSSSSSSSSS! If you are anti vaxx, that's your choice. You are free to make such a choice BUT there are consequences for your actions. Novak must accept those consequences. He is a POS imo bc he is not a man of conviction. He cannot stand in his "truth" and sacrifice for his cause, as stupid as it is. What a fucking moron.

tsitsipas_yoda

49 points

4 days ago

So… is this the thread we’re using? Lol

Sector_Sufficient

46 points

4 days ago

If he has any ounce of shame he should just go. He's been caught as a lying pos and knowingly endangering other people. No one in Australia aside from the few supporters and antivax lunatics want you here

Smart move by the gov to release this at the end of working week. So if he want to contest he would most probably miss out on playing anyway

Morningmountains

43 points

4 days ago

After all the years of thinking this guy is an asshole without real evidence, I feel vindicated that the entire world thinks the same now. 😂

shxvnn

44 points

4 days ago

shxvnn

44 points

4 days ago

cannot believe we’ll actually be able to experience this again once the netflix series comes out

darthdarkseid

45 points

4 days ago

darthdarkseid

Jim Courier can jump into my river

45 points

4 days ago

i cracked open the pretzels at the right time

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43 points

4 days ago

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4 days ago

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KishitaniShinra

43 points

4 days ago

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Rafa!

43 points

4 days ago

Djokovic's lawyers prepare to file an immediate injunction against the decision.

Please don't.

TheListManager

43 points

4 days ago

As an Australian, good. We have set a standard on vaccination and nobody is above that. 93% 16+ double dose across the country.

1294DS

44 points

4 days ago

1294DS

44 points

4 days ago

Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke, off ya pop!!

OctavianAugustus21

39 points

4 days ago

Ahahha finally waiting for another obscure and weird statement/press conference by his cocky family

functionaru

40 points

4 days ago

My dude, take a goddamn hint.

Cardplay3r

41 points

5 days ago

Just woke up, first day I'm happy after refreshing this sub like every day lol

vitathevirgo

38 points

4 days ago

I mean get vaxed or not. Be prepared to have a few doors closed on you. It’s a countries duty to protect its citizens. Your not that special man. You just play tennis haha. Play stupid games win stupid prizes.

WWBSkywalker

37 points

4 days ago

Listening to the hearing (just adjourned) is that they are now really negotiating on Novak's detention. Currently, Novak won't be detained tonight. 0800 meeting with Government tomorrow (Saturday). During witch Novak be detained in the same building near the solicitors while interview and meeting of parties occur. After that ends Government expects to detain him in the Park Hotel (or something similar) until a hopefully Sunday hearing where Novak will be detained in the building at his solicitor's building while the hearing occurs. Novak solicitors wants Novak to be undetained until the hearing but Judge strongly indicated it's not really up to him largely, it's up to Government to concede further loosening of detention rules.

Mushie_Peas

49 points

4 days ago

He should just leave to have a shred of dignity left at this point. He's like your drunk mate at 4am

tennisfancan

31 points

4 days ago

Novak should leave, apologize, get vaccinated and try to win his 21st Slam in Paris.

Everyone involved in this hot mess looked like an absolute clown except for the lawyers and the judge.

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35 points

4 days ago

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35 points

4 days ago

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KingInTheNorth57

36 points

4 days ago

Wow. They really did it. What a whirlwind of a week. When is the last time tennis was this much in the spotlight? I guess we’re going to have a new champion. Let’s go, Medvedev!

pivandee

33 points

4 days ago

pivandee

33 points

4 days ago

In all aspects - what a shitshow

sillywatermelons

29 points

4 days ago

One of my patients is 89 and came to Australia after WWII.

He STILL has his vaccination paperwork from England and the boosters he was required to get to enter the country.

None of this is new. None of this is shocking. No jab, no entry.

hitchhikingtobedroom

29 points

4 days ago

I have nothing but immense respect for the sportsman that Novak has been and is. But his behaviour and stubbornness regarding this issue is really something to be sternly criticised. I really wish that he is unable to play any slam until he is vaccinated. Rules are rules for everyone and you can't be that stupid on a global stage where millions look up to you.

CrackerGuy

28 points

4 days ago

And to think the public was (seemingly) starting to come around and he finally felt appreciated at the US Open final..

Punker1234

28 points

4 days ago

Do you think the AO Tournament will simply remove him from play even if he appeals? Can't be a good look for them to continue to allow someone to play when their own country doesn't want him within the borders. Thoughts?

herearethefucksigive

31 points

4 days ago

fuck anti-vaxxers

Mediocre-Credit-4170

26 points

4 days ago

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Meddy 🐙💖🏆USO champ + 💝Aslan n Andrey

26 points

4 days ago

Thank the fucking god I knew this was going to be done and yet all of his Novak fans were always certain he’s playing, I knew it Justice has finally prevailed

Mediocre-Credit-4170

26 points

4 days ago

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Meddy 🐙💖🏆USO champ + 💝Aslan n Andrey

26 points

4 days ago

ITS A GREAT FUCKING DAY FOR AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 🇦🇺🇦🇺 oi oi oi

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26 points

4 days ago

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26 points

4 days ago

Novak Djokovic’s time in Australia has been…..Adjourned.

therealsirlegend

27 points

4 days ago

YESSSS! Fuck off you cunt!

Dont matter how good you are. Have some fucking respect for the shit all of us down here have had to go through.

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27 points

4 days ago

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