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After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending
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After Djokovic chaos, Nadal, Barty give Australian Open desperately needed happy ending

After the chaos that preceded the tournament, Tennis Australia couldn't have dreamt of a happier ending — and it was one they desperately needed, after a competition riddled with unforced errors on the organisers' parts.

Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy
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Australian Open reverses 'Where is Peng Shuai?' T-shirt ban: All you need to know about the controversy

After mounting pressure from all quarters, Tennis Australia overturned the ban restricting Australian Open spectators from wearing T-shirts highlighting the controversy around Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.

Australian Open 2022: Fans allowed to wear 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash
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Australian Open 2022: Fans allowed to wear 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts after backlash

Fans at the Australian Open can wear "Where is Peng Shuai?" shirts as long as they are peaceful, tournament chief Craig Tiley said Tuesday, after a backlash over the Grand Slam's controversial stance.

Australian tennis boss Craig Tiley praises his team for 'unbelievable' job on Novak Djokovic drama
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Australian tennis boss Craig Tiley praises his team for 'unbelievable' job on Novak Djokovic drama

Australia's top tennis body, organiser of this month's Australian Open, has been accused of misleading players over the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for entering the country.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic appeals against deportation after visa cancelled
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Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic appeals against deportation after visa cancelled

Nine-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic never got past border control.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic vaccine exemption sparks backlash
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Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic vaccine exemption sparks backlash

Tiley insisted the decision was above board and defended the integrity of the process, run by the national and Victorian state governments, that reviewed his application.

Australian Open 2022: 'Quite a bit to play out' in Novak Djokovic saga, says tournament boss Craig Tiley
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Australian Open 2022: 'Quite a bit to play out' in Novak Djokovic saga, says tournament boss Craig Tiley

Craig Tiley said whether Novak Djokovic will defend his Australian Open title or not will become clear "in the coming days".

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley 'confident' Covid-positive Rafael Nadal will play
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Australian Open chief Craig Tiley 'confident' Covid-positive Rafael Nadal will play

Spanish star Nadal said on Monday that he tested positive after returning home from an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi and was experiencing "some unpleasant moments".

Asking Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated for Australian Open not blackmail, says senior official
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Asking Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated for Australian Open not blackmail, says senior official

Martin Pakula, sports minister in Victoria, insisted the vaccine requirement for the 2022 Australian Open was about protecting the local community

Novak Djokovic won't want to risk missing Australian Open, says tournament chief Craig Tiley
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Novak Djokovic won't want to risk missing Australian Open, says tournament chief Craig Tiley

All players heading to Australia for the opening major of the year in January must be vaccinated against Covid, casting doubt on whether the Serbian world number one will play.

Australian Open 2021: Tournament boss Craig Tiley plays down fears of Novak Djokovic pulling out due to injury
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Australian Open 2021: Tournament boss Craig Tiley plays down fears of Novak Djokovic pulling out due to injury

The ailing Serb somehow came though an gruelling five-setter on Friday night against Taylor Fritz, overcoming an abdominal "muscle tear" that cast doubt over whether he will be able to continue.

Australian Open 2021: All players, officials test negative as preparations get back on track
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Australian Open 2021: All players, officials test negative as preparations get back on track

Preparations for the year's opening tennis Grand Slam were thrown into disarray when a worker at one of the designated tournament hotels became infected with the virus.

Australian Open 2021: Kittens and puppies in bizarre tennis quarantine requests
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Australian Open 2021: Kittens and puppies in bizarre tennis quarantine requests

Eight positive Covid-19 cases threw preparations into disarray with 72 players confined to their Melbourne hotel rooms 24 hours a day, sparking complaints about the tough conditions.

Australian Open 2021: Organisers release revised schedule for warmup events ahead of Grand Slam
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Australian Open 2021: Organisers release revised schedule for warmup events ahead of Grand Slam

Tennis Australia said in a statement the tournament build-up had been revamped after "extensive consultation" to help give the 72 affected players "the best possible preparation and training opportunities".

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic clarifies quarantine demands 'misconstrued' in open letter
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Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic clarifies quarantine demands 'misconstrued' in open letter

In Wednesday's tweet, Djokovic said his letter to Australian Open director Craig Tiley had been taken the wrong way.

Australian Open 2021: 3 more COVID-19 cases linked to arrivals, organisers rule out format change
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Australian Open 2021: 3 more COVID-19 cases linked to arrivals, organisers rule out format change

In good news for players in lockdown, there were suggestions that some may be allowed to leave their rooms for practice before the 14-day hard quarantine period.

Australian Open 2021: Forty-seven players barred from practising after 'close contact' with COVID-19 positive individuals
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Australian Open 2021: Forty-seven players barred from practising after 'close contact' with COVID-19 positive individuals

Two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka was reported by local media to be among a group of players set to be under the strictest quarantine for two weeks.

Bob Brett, coach to Grand Slam winners Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic, dies at 67
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Bob Brett, coach to Grand Slam winners Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic, dies at 67

In addition to his work with Becker, Ivanisevic, Cilic and other individual players, Brett coached for national tennis associations in Britain, Japan and Canada.

Australian Open 2021: 39-year-olds Roger Federer, Serena Williams among entries for Melbourne slam
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Australian Open 2021: 39-year-olds Roger Federer, Serena Williams among entries for Melbourne slam

All the world's top players have signed on, led by world number ones Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty.