Not allowing Djokovic to enter US and compete ‘disrespectful’, Haas says CNN

Reuters – Indian Wells tournament director Tommy Haas said Novak Djokovic could finish the year as the world’s top player but it would be a “disgrace” if his lack of vaccinations affected his chances of competing in the US. Djokovic missed last year’s Australian Open and was deported for not being vaccinated against COVID. His … Read more

Ben Shelton has emerged as the latest US tennis star on a dream Australian Open run CNN

CNN – Rising stars from the United States dominated the Australian Open men’s draw with three of the eight players reaching the quarter-finals in Melbourne. According to the ATP, this is the first time since 2000 – when Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Chris Woodruff reached the last eight – that three US players have reached … Read more

Novak Djokovic said his father had ‘no desire to support any kind of war initiative’ CNN

CNN – Novak Djokovic said he had “no intention” of supporting his father Shrodzhan’s “war initiative” after he was filmed with a group of Russian fans at the Australian Open. Djokovic defeated American Tommy Paul in straight sets on Friday to reach his 10th Australian Open final. Ahead of the match, tournament organizers said they … Read more

Former tennis star Patrick McEnroe says Novak Djokovic can win ‘four or five’ more Grand Slam titles. CNN

CNN – Former tennis player and US Davis Cup team captain Patrick McEnroe says Novak Djokovic can win another “four or five” Grand Slams before he retires. The Serbian equaled Rafael Nadal’s record for most men’s Grand Slams after winning his 22nd title at the Australian Open on Sunday and has looked almost unstoppable for … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s father poses with a fan wearing a pro-Russian ‘Z’ symbol CNN

CNN – The Australian Open told CNN it had “briefed and reminded players and their supporters” about the tournament’s “flags and symbols policy” on Thursday following the release on Wednesday of video of Novak Djokovic’s father, Shrodjan, showing a protest with Russian flag-carrying fans, showing his support for Russia. expressed support. In a video posted … Read more

Azerbaijan calls for ban on tennis player for pro-Armenian message at Australian Open | CNN

CNN – Azerbaijan’s tennis federation has called for Karen Khachanov to be sanctioned after the Russian player expressed support for the Armenian-majority population living in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region at the Australian Open. Khachanov, who has Armenian heritage, wrote “Artsakh strong state” to the TV cameras after the match in Melbourne. Artsakh is the Armenian … Read more

Why did the Masters champion win a green jacket? | CNN

CNN – Golfers fell asleep dreaming of securing them, Bubba Watson broke down in tears just to remember his, and one fan was willing to spend over $680,000 just to own one. Augusta National’s green jacket — an exclusive prize for Masters champions — is golf’s most coveted fashion statement and one of the sport’s … Read more

The haunting Masters meltdown that changed Rory McIlroy’s career CNN

CNN – Slammed into his club, head buried in his arms, Rory McIlroy looked on the verge of tears. The then 21-year-old watched his ball sink into the waters of Rye’s Creek at Augusta National, and with it his dream of winning the Masters, a dream that had been met with so much excitement just … Read more

Jack Johnson is not discounting Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup CNN

CNN – Tiger Woods could be part of the US Ryder Cup team – or at least, Jack Johnson isn’t ruling it out. Before the Sony Open in Hawaii, US captain Johnson said he would not rule out selecting Woods to compete in the tournament if the 47-year-old did not automatically qualify for the team. … Read more

Australia pulled out of Afghanistan cricket series due to Taliban ban on women CNN

sydney CNN – Australia’s men’s cricket team has pulled out of an upcoming series of matches against Afghanistan to protest the ruling Taliban’s ban on education and employment for women and girls, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement on Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play three one-day internationals (ODIs) in the United Arab … Read more