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Woollensock2
Djokovic is now planning on suing the Australian Government, for compensation! ! 🙀
UnclePeet
I hope he wins
Woollensock2
I doubt it very much ! 🤷‍♂️
Woollensock2
He broke the Australian Government entry rules, which means he hasn’t got a leg to stand on .
playerafar
Woollensock2 wrote:
Djokovic is now planning on suing the Australian Government, for compensation! ! 🙀

Really ?   Interesting.  And yes - its easy to find on google just by copy/pasting the quoted post into the search box.
Maybe somebody's egging on the lad.  His lawyers maybe.
I hope he loses - there's a flip side of him doing this ...
but its hard to mention without bringing up the forbidden subjects.

AussieRookie

He should just drop it. If he goes ahead with that, it's not doing him any favours of getting back into the country any time soon, considering he could get a 3 year ban anyway.

playerafar

I believe he already is banned for three years ... just checked on google.
but would a lawsuit against the same government help get that reduced ?
happy.png somehow ...  nyet.
Apparently the French Open now not too keen on letting him in either.
Wimbledon?  I hope they wake up too and keep him out.

Woollensock2
He must now suffer the consequences of not being vaccinated . Being the number one tennis player in the world , doesn’t give him the right to think he can just breeze into a tennis tournament, bypassing the required vaccination requirements.
playerafar

Correct.
Plus - I played a youtube of Djokovic's US Open final with Medvedev.
They had many rallies and good points -
but Medvedev rolled right through ... 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
'Med' might actually be the best player in the world right now.
Want to see some high-level tennis?  this is it ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQcNk6lBMsE&ab_channel=USOpenTennisChampionships

Woollensock2
I think Djokovic has had his best days as a tennis player. Theirs a few new younger players that are coming through, that will test him to his limit .
AussieRookie

Medvedev is my pick. He's got a huge serve, and the Aussie coach Darren Cahill was saying that, unlike most players whose shots taper off at the end, Medvedev, who is 6"6", often hits his strokes so hard that they hit the opponent's racquet at the same pace. 

playerafar
Woollensock2 wrote:
I think Djokovic has had his best days as a tennis player. Theirs a few new younger players that are coming through, that will test him to his limit .

But he's been able to play on a world-best level into his mid-thirties because - among other things - he's so well-conditioned.
He might be the most 'conditioned' player ever?
But so many of the top pros are.  Constant heavy training.

Djokovic's control of the #1 spot in tennis began with three major titles of the four in 2011.
Apparently the switch away from foods containing Gluten -at that time - was an enormous breakthrough for him ...
Suddenly he was the #1 player in the world -
and for over ten years now since then !
(while Nadal and Federer some of the time got the spot - maybe Murray had it briefly)

AussieRookie

Nadal has had a congenital foot problem since his teens and he can't fix it. He has found ways to alleviate the pain, but it's got worse the last few years.  He's a step slower and it's restricting some of his shots at the AO. I doubt if he'll ever win another Grand Slam tournament.

playerafar

We'll see.  Nadal has been the best ever at the French Open - a clay tournament with much more shots and court coverage per point than the other Slams.    Yes?

@AussieRookie you could be right.
Nadal hasn't won a Major since the 2020 French Open?
I think I'll check the latest Australian scores to see how he's doing ...

playerafar

Nadal is up two sets to none in his fourth round match in the Australian.
4th of seven matches.  

The #2 and #3 and #4 seeds also seem to be 'rolling' along.  
There is no #1 seed - he was Deported !  
(I'm picking Nadal to win the French if Djokovic is kept out of it - which looks like it will be the case.  And if they met in that final I would still pick Nadal in that case even though he lost to Djokovic last time there)

Nadal has an absolutely Wicked forehand.  Its got to be the best forehand Ever?  Also - his topspin gives players trouble.  The spin has actually been measured !  Something like 3000 revs/minute compared with other pros 2000 revs/minute.  

In other Australian news - Cilic and Monfils still alive and kicking in the fourth round !

TheHarbingerOfDoom
At least Novak Djokovic isn’t the only sporting failure who has somewhat questionable views on health and safety. I see green bay and their quarterback got dumped out last night