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Djokovic to be deported, to miss Australian Open

Melbourne, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Novak Djokovic is expected to leave Australia on an Emirates flight today after Judges in Australia dismissed his appeal to overturn the cancellation of his visa, revoked because he did not adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. **** FULL DJOKOVIC STATEMENT “I would like to make a …

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Federer tops list of world’s highest-paid athletes

New York, United States | AFP | Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, becomes the …

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Nadal v Federer tickets: 48,000 gone in under 10 minutes!

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South African tennis fans bought 48,000 tickets in under 10 minutes Wednesday for a Cape Town exhibition match next February between world superstars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. The game at the Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is set …

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Record chase can motivate Federer but wins matter most

New York, United States | AFP | Roger Federer takes motivation from shattering records, but winning matters most for the 38-year-old Swiss star as he chases his 21st Grand Slam title at the US Open. Five-time US Open champion Federer stretched his record for Grand Slam Open era quarter-finals appearances …

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Top seeds Djokovic, Barty toppled in Cincy semi-finals

Cincinnati, United States | AFP | World number one Novak Djokovic wilted under pressure from Daniil Medvedev Saturday, falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 to the ninth-seeded Russian in the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. Medvedev’s upset win sent him into a title showdown with another unexpected finalist, 16th-seeded Belgian David Goffin, who defeated France’s …

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