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Old 17.01.2022, 23:01
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

Here is Novak on the same flight, not drinking coffee any more and wearing a mask.
The picture is The Moscow Times.

„Russia Would Welcome Unvaccinated Djokovic, Tennis Exec Says.

Russia would welcome Novak Djokovic at its tournaments in St. Petersburg and Moscow, a senior tennis executive said Sunday after Australia deported the No.1-ranked star over its coronavirus vaccination requirements.

Alexander Medvedev, the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) general tournament director in Russia, blasted what he called a lack of judicial independence after an Australian court threw out Djokovic's bid to defend his Australian Open title and win a record 21st Grand Slam.“

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/...ec-says-a76058
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Old 17.01.2022, 23:05
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Here is Novak on the same flight, not drinking coffee any more and wearing a mask.
The picture is The Moscow Times. Bravo Russia.

„Russia Would Welcome Unvaccinated Djokovic, Tennis Exec Says.

Russia would welcome Novak Djokovic at its tournaments in St. Petersburg and Moscow, a senior tennis executive said Sunday after Australia deported the No.1-ranked star over its coronavirus vaccination requirements.

Alexander Medvedev, the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) general tournament director in Russia, blasted what he called a lack of judicial independence after an Australian court threw out Djokovic's bid to defend his Australian Open title and win a record 21st Grand Slam.“
Hmmm, he is wearing the same clothes as the first photo.
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Old 18.01.2022, 00:57
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

Djokovic will also have to comply with Spain's health rules to compete in the upcoming Madrid Open that kicks off in late April, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday.
Sanchez lauded Australia's decision to deport Djokovic, saying he has "total respect for the decision of the Australian government."
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Djokovic will also have to comply with Spain's health rules to compete in the upcoming Madrid Open that kicks off in late April, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday.
Sanchez lauded Australia's decision to deport Djokovic, saying he has "total respect for the decision of the Australian government."
Maybe instead of making his typical void statements Sanchez could explain how is it that Djokovic was allowed in Spain over Christmas, coming from Serbia. I know he is resident in Monaco, but according to the Spanish entry rules website, that would only allow him entry if in his way to his country of residence, which was not the case. Participating in a high level sport event constitutes an exception, but that again was not the case over Christmas.

https://www.sanidad.gob.es/en/profes.../nCov/spth.htm

Maybe being recovered or even just a negative test in the last 72h is considered equivalent to having a vaccination certificate, I find it unclear from the wording

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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

I think everyone should stop listening to tennis association officials’ advice on government entry requirements.

He may have slipped under the radar previously, but I doubt he can do that again. Ever again.

Despite the comments from Russia, their residents are getting angry lik he Australians. Perhaps, but perhaps not.

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Edited to add, will he be allowed to return to his home in Monaco? Doesn’t France require double vaccination to transit?

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Old 18.01.2022, 08:30
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

So what, if he doesn’t want vaccination he can skip the whole season and wait until the Covid pandemic comes to an end. We are not going to live like that forever, are we? Many tennis players skip a season due to injury, Nadal didn’t play most of 2021 after losing to Djokovic in French Open. I am sure Djokovic will be back too.

I don’t think he ever slipped under any radar. The rules are so new, last year he made the 2 week quarantine for AO as everyone else.

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...poor people are busy to throw bullies on each other because of vaccination status, but fat rich companies which avoid paying taxes are looting in broad light...
See, that's the thing, I wouldn't call throwing bullies on each other if I want anyone else (who is eligible, of course) to get vaccinated. And I don't connect the elimination of Djokovic from AO with those horrible companies and those horrible politicians that allow them to go on. Can you not accept that many people are convinced that vaccination is the only way to get out of this pandemic?
As for AO saga there were so many mistakes from the Australian side that I cannot even say Djokovic is the biggest scandal in tennis this year. One thing is sure: had he got vaccinated, none of these discussions would have taken place. And he would have probably won his next title. It's always about choices. He chose to stick to his convictions...fair enough. Others got vaccinated and none of them had any problems with the Australian authorities. (it is estimated that more than 96% of professional tennis players are fully vaccinated) What else do you need to see the others' point of view? Sometimes it pays off to swim against the current, sometimes not. He should have known that this will be an issue (i.e.vaccination status), not only for AO but for the rest of grand slams or other tournaments too.
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Old 18.01.2022, 11:02
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There is a book in his left hand, not his hands. The coffee cup is in his right hand. I bet you are crap in bluff…
Who knows if this picture is real - but would it be shocking if it was? In comparison to showing up and hugging a bunch of kids maskless while Covid positive?
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Old 18.01.2022, 11:41
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So what, if he doesn’t want vaccination he can skip the whole season and wait until the Covid pandemic comes to an end. We are not going to live like that forever, are we? Many tennis players skip a season due to injury, Nadal didn’t play most of 2021 after losing to Djokovic in French Open. I am sure Djokovic will be back too.
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It is more likely he'll have to skip all major tournaments this year (including ATP Masters) except for Moscow and St. Petersburg tournaments. Probably. Madrid already announced their rules, probably under the pressure of those rumours that he went there before AO. Now everyone will want to make an example of sportsmen and sportswomen (they are in the light spot due to nature of things) and appear tougher to the public, otherwise common folks will accuse them of double standards.
I don't know when things will calm down. Rules change constantly. He is 34, right? You never know for how long you'll be able to play at this level.
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Old 18.01.2022, 12:12
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I think everyone should stop listening to tennis association officials’ advice on government entry requirements.
Certainly, laws and regulations are applied most of times by government officials.

Don't know when tennis association officials became the border police.
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Certainly, laws and regulations are applied most of times by government officials.

Don't know when tennis association officials became the border police.
In fairness, they have their own courts.
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Old 18.01.2022, 12:54
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

And in other news, water is wet and sponsors are reviewing their relationship with Mr. Djokovic. From the Financial Times' article Novak Djokovic’s sponsor Lacoste to ‘review events’ around Australian deportation

https://www.ft.com/content/1e437dd8-...3-a4bc52994b84



So, I was ignorant. I thought all this time Lacoste was owned by a French company. Fail, it's a Swiss one. Another mistake with Hublot, which I though it was a Swiss watchmaker when in reality it's owned by the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton conglomerate.

I need to stock popcorn, just imagine Mr. Djokovic and his family start talking about France, French organizations and the French government with the endearing words they know while Peugeot sponsors him. I guess Peugeot will take some preemptive action, anyway car companies are reducing their marketing expenses around the world.
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

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Is that the same as saying you are sorry for screwing up?

IMHO it doesn’t.
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Is that the same as saying you are sorry for screwing up?

IMHO it doesn’t.
It's the old "We're very sorry IF we offended anyone" non-apology.
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Old 18.01.2022, 13:39
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I need to stock popcorn, just imagine Mr. Djokovic and his family start talking about France, French organizations and the French government with the endearing words they know while Peugeot sponsors him. I guess Peugeot will take some preemptive action, anyway car companies are reducing their marketing expenses around the world.
Well....it's one thing if they comment as private persons and totally another thing if it comes from some politician. If people want to turn everything into some international conflict, I guess nobody can stop them. Anyways, it was expected that sponsors will soon want to renegotiate their contracts after the latest events.
I hope everyone will cool down and review their attitudes and their own mistakes here.
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It's the old "We're very sorry IF we offended anyone" non-apology.
Or, we are sorry IF anyone was offended.
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Old 18.01.2022, 14:00
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Or, we are sorry IF anyone was offended.
OMG, that's a perfect passive-aggressive "excuse". Brilliant. It's useful to get versed in this sort of stuff.
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Re: Novak Djokovic Australian open exemption.

In other news the Australian open has now started.
Is anyone actually talking about the tennis or has it been totally overshadowed by the Djokovic stories?
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Old 18.01.2022, 14:22
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I need to stock popcorn, just imagine Mr. Djokovic and his family start talking about France, French organizations and the French government with the endearing words they know while Peugeot sponsors him. I guess Peugeot will take some preemptive action, anyway car companies are reducing their marketing expenses around the world.
We have seen some big scandals in sport when celebrity athletes were caught in some really bad crimes. I mean, really bad crimes, like systematic cheating, rapes, even murders. But I don’t remember so much hatred as of now when people are so happy to count the person’s losses. With Djokovic people keep recalling all the big tournaments that the guy will have to miss, counting the money he would have earned if he was going there, remembering all his sponsors and hoping that they will all drop him. He is really hated these days!
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In other news the Australian open has now started.
Is anyone actually talking about the tennis or has it been totally overshadowed by the Djokovic stories?
I have watched some highlights… boring without Novak.
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