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Old 14-01-22, 10:21 AM   #721
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If he's had his visa cancelled you would think so.

My bet is he's going to go back to the courts on this.
I read somewhere (a random comment on Twitter ) that they're closed until Monday now, hence the timing. They're making themselves look a bit silly now (imo obviously)
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Old 14-01-22, 10:22 AM   #722
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Yeah, Aussies haven't covered themselves in glory here.
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Old 14-01-22, 10:49 AM   #723
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Yeah, Aussies haven't covered themselves in glory here.
Are they also reffing afcon
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Old 14-01-22, 12:11 PM   #724
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Yeah, Aussies haven't covered themselves in glory here.
The LNP Government are a bunch of total fuckwits. Comically out of their depth in Federal politics. They lie, deflect, obfuscate and blame others for their utter ineptitute.

Can't wait to vote this pack of cunts out.
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Old 14-01-22, 12:18 PM   #725
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What a clusterfuck but Djockovic is still a deceitful egotistical prick and I'm thoroughly enjoying hating him.
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Old 14-01-22, 12:19 PM   #726
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False information on his visa form and disregarding his positive test and not self isolating will screw him over. Easy argument that his disregard for health regulation is a danger to other people.
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Old 14-01-22, 12:28 PM   #727
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I like Djokovic the tennis player - he's an awesome sight, a machine, the complete player - but this stuff has been diabolical for him, his reputation and I think his legacy too. He might well end up the most successful player of all-time - I think he will - but this will at the very least taint his legacy if not completely ruin it. What a twat.
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Old 14-01-22, 12:36 PM   #728
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Apparently there is almost zero legal comeback on this for ND. The Immigration minister has basically used 'ultimate power'.

There are mistakes on both sides, but the arrogance of Djokovic on this and everything he has done over the last few weeks is staggering. The lack of compliance to rules during a pandemic is staggering.

The fact is that most likely he didnt have Covid, he used it as a mechanism to gain entry to Australia. His breathtaking arrogance is what will do for his legacy.
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Old 14-01-22, 01:01 PM   #729
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I heard that he will not be allowed to enter Australia for three years if his visa is revoked. So that’s funny.
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Old 14-01-22, 01:18 PM   #730
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What a clusterfuck but Djockovic is still a deceitful egotistical prick and I'm thoroughly enjoying hating him.
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Old 14-01-22, 07:17 PM   #731
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Murray final live on the BBC at 8am tomorrow

Apparently the winner gets 7 grand
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Old 15-01-22, 10:22 AM   #732
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Think this might be over rather quickly
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Old 15-01-22, 10:27 AM   #733
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Never seen Karatsev before. Unreal hitting.
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Old 15-01-22, 10:43 AM   #734
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Never seen Karatsev before. Unreal hitting.
He's dragging Murray wide, probably thinks that Murray's mobility is his best attack
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Old 16-01-22, 08:17 AM   #735
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Djokovic to be deported then after losing his appeal. Been a bit of a mess from all involved
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Old 16-01-22, 09:43 AM   #736
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It's glorious. Kick the wanker out but drag it on for ages. Rile all the Serbs up. Just need Nadal to win it now.
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Old 16-01-22, 11:19 AM   #737
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It's glorious. Kick the wanker out but drag it on for ages. Rile all the Serbs up. Just need Nadal to win it now.
He'll be banned for 3 years as well won't he?
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Old 17-01-22, 10:20 AM   #738
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Karatsev who crushed Murray at the weekend is getting destroyed by someone ranked 70 odd in the first round of the Aus Open....3-6 0-2 down at the moment. Been broken four times.
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Old 17-01-22, 10:46 AM   #739
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He obviously went mental with 7k prize money and blew it all on coke and hookers
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Old 18-01-22, 08:25 AM   #742
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Murray taken to a 5th set by Basilashvilli. 21st seed but lost his last 5 matches ffs.
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Old 18-01-22, 09:05 AM   #743
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Cracking win that. After breaking early in the 5th to be dragged back to on serve you did wonder !

That will have taken a fair amount out of him though I fear
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Old 20-01-22, 09:15 AM   #746
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Embarrassing stuff this. Murray a set and a break down to a qualifier ranked 120.
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Old 20-01-22, 09:36 AM   #747
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Looks fucked after his five setter the other day.

Not moving his legs, timing is off.

One thing I’ve noticed is even when he is winning 3 set matches it is rarely in straight sets. He is going long in every victory. The margins you need to win at elite level are probably negated when you are carrying about a metal hip.

I keep hoping for one last hurrah for Andy, but sport just isn’t like that.
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Old 20-01-22, 10:30 AM   #748
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You'd think Andy was top 10 in the world and in fine health the way some of yous are going on about him.

He's 100+ in the rankings and is playing with a hip made from chewing gum and sticks.

It's a medical miracle that he's playing tennis competitively at any level.

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Old 20-01-22, 10:35 AM   #749
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I just find it hard to watch and I'm not sure what he's getting out of it. All these immense struggles to go out in the 2nd round or whatever. What's the point? Like Buzzo says every win seems to be a monumental effort and it means he just can't string wins together.

Out in straight sets.

First time he's ever lost to a qualifier and the lowest ranked player he's ever lost to in a Slam.
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Old 20-01-22, 10:49 AM   #750
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Agreed. Given the heights he reached it's a tough watch. Akin to watching a punch drunk boxer being wheeled out against bums he'd have wiped the floor with in his prime.

I imagine he wants to go out on his terms i.e. playing tennis and if that entails losing to the 120th ranked player in the world then so be it. He's more than earned the right to dictate how his career should end.
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Old 20-01-22, 10:50 AM   #751
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Absolutely he has yeah. I hope he has one more go at each of the Slams this year and calls it quits. A run to R4 or something at Wimbledon would be nice.
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Old 20-01-22, 11:10 AM   #752
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You'd think Andy was top 10 in the world and in fine health the way some of yous are going on about him.

He's 100+ in the rankings and is playing with a hip made from chewing gum and sticks.

It's a medical miracle that he's playing tennis competitively at any level.


He is in and about the 100's on form, which as you say is an achievement in itself. He just doesn't seem to have access to the levels left to blow away the guys who are on the same level as him. Beating a top seed in 5 sets with a metal hip shows how good he still is, but it is a war, and in Slam tennis you need the fitness to go again 48 hours later. A lot of his success was in his ability to run down pretty much every ball, his ability to mix his game, and tactically find a way past almost every opponent.

He looked burnt out today.

He has spoken quite eloquently about his place in world tennis now, and the thing we all forget is these guys love to compete, once he quits thats it. It will definitely be on his own terms. He

I can see him perhaps hanging around for a couple of years, and he will always be a threat at Queens and Wimbledon. But he needs an almost perfect set of circumstances to progress...

Such a shame that his body gave up when it did as he was on track to pick up a few more Slams and was World Number 1...
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Agreed. Given the heights he reached it's a tough watch. Akin to watching a punch drunk boxer being wheeled out against bums he'd have wiped the floor with in his prime.

I imagine he wants to go out on his terms i.e. playing tennis and if that entails losing to the 120th ranked player in the world then so be it. He's more than earned the right to dictate how his career should end.
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Absolutely he has yeah. I hope he has one more go at each of the Slams this year and calls it quits. A run to R4 or something at Wimbledon would be nice.


We were lucky to witness what he did for sure. It would be amazing to see him impact one more slam. Seeing where he is now makes you realise how much we took his previous success for granted.

He must both love and hate the Aus Open. 5 final defeats FFS.
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Kyrgios gets a break up in the third set (he is 2-0 down) and the crowd go absolutely mental
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Kyrgios is ridiculous.

I’ve watched 5 mins. He has won a point where he was forced to play a tweener and has also played an under arm serve

He won both points.

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Kyrgios wins the third set.

The roof comes off.
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Makes a few chances, but can’t convert but loses the 4th set.

It will never happen, but if NK were ever to get to the Aus open final, it would be the best tennis match ever.

He doesn’t want it badly enough to compromise his life style and a bit of me respects that. He’s got the lot though, every shot… and he makes it look easy at times. He just lacks focus.
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Raducanu out.
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Raducanu out.
I watched that from midway through the second set...that blister really hindered her and may have had a big say in the result, but she got some good practice in for the deep slice forehand.

She needs to develop some proper calluses to stop that happening again.
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