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Novak Djokovic thanks fans for their support as he spends second night in detention while legal teams prepare for court fight ahead of Australian Open

  Novak Djokovic thanks fans for their support as he spends second night in detention while legal teams prepare for court fight ahead of Australian Open The world number one tennis player would normally spend Orthodox Christmas at a Serbian church in Melbourne. Instead he's in immigration detention waiting to see whether he will be deported from Australia."Thank you to people around the world for your continuous support. I can feel it and it is greatly appreciated," the Serbian wrote on Instagram.

Daniil Medvedev et Alexander Zverev (ici à l’entraînement, la semaine dernière à Melbourne) sont respectivement deuxième et troisième au classement ATP, derrière le numéro 1 mondial, Novak Djokovic. © MIKE MARTIN FREY and KEEP / AFP Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev (here in training last week in Melbourne) are second and third respectively in the ATP rankings, behind world number 1, Novak Djokovic.

Asked about a possible absence of Novak Djokovic , Daniil Medvedev declared with wry humor that characterizes it at the beginning of the case, there are ten days: ' If he does not play, it will be a winner of twenty Grand Slams and less, which is a lot! It is sure that if a guy who won nine times the tournament is not there, it will open the picture somewhat. " And not a little ...

The Russian, beaten in Melbourne last year's final by Djokovic and took revenge on the Serbian few months later in the final in New York, takes on the role of natural favorite hard on his favorite surface. "This win against Djokovic in New York gave me a lot of confidence in my life and in my career playing tennis too, slid world number 2 in conference press. I feel much more reinforced in terms of knowledge of my game. Now I know what I'm capable of, how can I play and what I need to do to play like that. Before, I could be a little annoyed, a little nervous when I was not playing well. "

Tennis - Open d'Australia: Djokovic announces to the coronavirus last December

 Tennis - Open d'Australia: Djokovic announces to the coronavirus last December © Panoramic Djokovic 171121 While he is still in retention in Melbourne, Novak Djokovic informed via his lawyers that his medical exemption has been justified by coronavirus infection last December. Novak Djokovic decided to give some additional elements. beneficiary of a medical exemption from the State of Victoria to participate in the Australian Open by subtracting the immunization obligation decided last October, the world number 1 is at the heart of a controversy.

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If title in Melbourne, the protégé of French Gilles Cervara would be the first to win two Grand Slams in a row out" Big 3 "(Federer Nadal, Djokovic) ... since 1997. Pete Sampras was awarded the US Open 1996 and, following the Australian Open 1997. and it logically dominates Tuesday Henri Laaksonen (92nd worldwide) 1st round, Daniil Medvedev maybe will cross the iron in the second round with the unpredictable nick kyrgios. But the state of form of the Australian remains unclear showman, who has contracted Covid earlier this week.

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The most French of Russians aged 25, could then see his path number 2 tricolor, Ugo Humbert. In the second week, the Muscovite has the potential adversary Argentine Diego Schwartzman and his compatriot Andrey Rublev in the quarter, before a possible semi-final against Stefanos Tsitsipas, serious outsider, but maybe not 100% at the beginning of season. And in the final, logical rankings and form states that Medvedev would find Alexander Zverev, now firmly installed on the podium. The German remains on a final success of the last Masters against the Russian. The two men are 6-6 in their face-to-face, but Medvedev won five of their last six games.

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One certainty: the native of Hamburg, which enters the fray on Monday (9:00 in France, Eurosport) against compatriot Daniel Altmaier, addresses this Australian Open with full confidence. He signed in 2021 the best season of his career with six titles, including the Olympic champion in Tokyo, dominating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals. In Turin, in November, the 24-year-old, clinching his second Masters after 2018. It hopes to do even better in 2022, by releasing the counter Grand Slam.

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" Sascha "stumbled three times in the semifinals last season (Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open) and was the losing finalist in New York in 2020. elected sportsman of the year in Germany, he has now turned a corner, with fewer weaknesses in his game and more and more certainty in his head. It thus seems not disturbed unduly by a case extra-sporty compact. He had been accused of domestic violence by a former girlfriend: "I am calmer . I'm getting old, too. Maybe I better understand certain things in life and it helps me to be more quiet in certain situations, he said recently in a podcast on Eurosport. But the biggest changes in my game, it's my progress at the second ball. In the last six months I do not think I had meetings where I would have committed a dozen double faults . "

Zverev, who could regain the returning Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, can hit strong season entry in the absence of Novak Djokovic. And even dream of world leadership, if coronation. Like its rival Daniil Medvedev. Indeed, if Russian were to offer a second consecutive Maggiore in Melbourne, it would become the de facto world number 1. But if the Australian Open coronation a third player (Nadal? Tsitsipas?), Djokovic will retain global leadership at the end of this January.

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© Panoramic Nadal 210122 Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and Denis Shapovalov have dropped their ticket for Australian Open Finals, with more or less difficulties. Cadats hold their rank in the top of the Australian Open painting! Alexander Zverev, head of Series No. 3, did not have any difficulty to get rid of the qualified Moldovan Radu Albot and rally the rounds of finals.

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