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Kokkinakis and Kyrgios – Bring the Fun and the Fans to the Doubles Courts!

It is great to see Kokkinakis and Kyrgios playing more and more doubles events on the tour. They bring the fun to the doubles court – when then in turn brings a lot more spectators compared to numbers they would normally get on the outside courts for a first round doubles match.

I hope this continues and drives more singles players onto the doubles court.

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Unruly Fan Ejected from Australian Open Mens Doubles Final

Players at the Australian Open Mens Doubles Final ask for an unruly fan to be ejected from the stadium and on the third time of asking he finally is!

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Novak Djokovic Visa Cancelled Again! Please Just Leave Before it Gets Really Ugly

Today Australia has cancelled the visa of Novak Djokovic again.

“Today I exercised my power… to cancel the visa held by Mr Novak Djokovic on health and good order grounds, on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so,” Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said in a statement.

Novak now has the right to appeal, but it isn’t clear if he will do so and if he will be able to play the Australian Open in the meantime.

Deportation means that Novak won’t be able to return to Australia for 3 years (thus missing even more Grand Slams for a while to come).

My Thoughts:

I must admit that at Grand Slams its always good to have the best players in the world there. However, he has lied on entering the country on several occasions and then thrown his own agent under the bus and blamed it on him. He must leave!

It will be interesting to see if he faces any repercussions in Serbia – as he admitted to breaking isolation laws.

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Novak Djokovic Wins His Appeal in Court, but Should Get his Visa and Exemption Accepted

Novak Djokovic has won his appeal with the Australian Government over his visa refusal.

I think this whole situation stinks!

If any other tennis player in the world asked for this exemption then they wouldn’t have received it!

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Highlights – Fabio Fognini vs Vasek Pospisil Highlights | 2021 US Open Round 1

Amazing first round match between Fabio Fognini vs Vasek Pospisil

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Naomi Osaka – Withdraws from the French Open 2021 – Mental Health is Important for All

Naomi Osaka has officially withdrawn from the French Open 2021.

Naomi stated at the beginning of the tournament that she wasn’t going to do after match press conferences because they affected her mental health.

Since that time she has faced a lot of questions (outside of the press conferences).

The vast majority of comments have been negative and focused around the fact that those press conferences are required and part of the job. The French Open then came out and gave Naomi a fine of $15,000 USD after her first round win because she didn’t attend the press conference. Later they also stated that if she continued in this way she would be forfeited out of the tournament and then potentially banned from future tournaments. Naomi also receive no support from any of her fellow players.

Now I think Naomi has taken the steps she probably should have done at the beginning of the tournament and withdraw. This will now give her time to see the correct help and then come back to tennis even stronger!

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Tennis Deep Fake Interviews with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (Video)

Rafael Nadal will most likely still be winning Roland Garros in 2050!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=9ce_z9rW_EU

This videos really shows how technology has moved on and the ability to make even the small details (like hair) move in the right direction when he moves his head in this interview.

Amazing Deep Fake technology.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhn0kzS1SeI