COVID-19 and Tennis

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Looking forward to it! I was getting concerned that Kyrgios would lose his bottle completely towards the end but Kokkinakis seemed to keep him just simmering and under cointrol.
Not sure even Kokkinakis was having any effect on Kyrgios honestly.

Best I could tell Kyrgios just blew up on two let calls and asking umpire (a few times) to monitor crowd noise on service action.

Kyrgios holding on a bit too tight
 

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The Guardian managed to mention the names of the 'other' pair in the men's doubles final but devoted the rest of the article to the Kyrgiot and coughy Knackers. ABC 24 at first seemed to think that the Kyrgiot and coughy Knackers were the only Australians in the final, but has at least now acknowledged it's an all Australian final although I'm yet to see or hear Ebden and Purcell's names mentioned by the ABC. Last night's ABC 24 special tennis wrap up with that breathless Irish person live from Melbourne Park failed to mention them at all 😱😡. Talked about Barty and Alcott of course, but her men's doubles comments were only about that clownish pair and she's supposed to be a sport specialist.

I despair of journalists sometimes 🙄. Correction - a lot of the time.
 
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The Guardian managed to mention the names of the 'other' pair in the men's doubles final but devoted the rest of the article to the Kyrgiot and coughy Knackers. ABC 24 at first seemed to think that the Kyrgiot and coughy Knackers were the only Australians in the final, but has at least now acknowledged it's an all Australian final although I'm yet to see or hear Ebden and Purcell's names mentioned by the ABC. Last night's ABC 24 special tennis wrap up with that breathless Irish person live from Melbourne Park failed to mention them at all 😱😡. Talked about Barty and Alcott of course, but her men's doubles comments were only about that clownish pair and she's supposed to be a sport specialist.

I despair of journalists sometimes 🙄. Correction - a lot of the time.
Well it would be interesting if those who who aren't named came out and thrashed them and there was lots of racquet smashing.
 

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Well it would be interesting if those who who aren't named came out and thrashed them and there was lots of racquet smashing.
I’m off the see the Greek God v Russian chess master tonight….. with the forecasts I’m glad RLA will have roof closed

On a separate topic. I‘m listening to the articulate intelligent Matt Ebden talk about the forthcoming match up in doubles with Carl/Ali on C9. So gracious and generous about the Kx2 - then said his wife about to deliver Bub but he will be in quarantine. Made the point that when he left the 5Feb date gave him certainty. 🤷‍♀️
 
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Following the initial report from the German research group called Zerforschung on Djokovi’s Serbian Covid test results more doubt has been cast on their legitimacy.
The BBC and a Serbian researcher based in the US collated data from Serbian Covid certificates issued by the same authority and found they are numbered sequentially, suggesting the numbered certificates tendered to the Australian court in his application to stay in Australia are incorrect.

 

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Following the initial report from the German research group called Zerforschung on Djokovi’s Serbian Covid test results more doubt has been cast on their legitimacy.
The BBC and a Serbian researcher based in the US collated data from Serbian Covid certificates issued by the same authority and found they are numbered sequentially, suggesting the numbered certificates tendered to the Australian court in his application to stay in Australia are incorrect.

So glad they are still doing a Woodward and Bernstein on this caper. It will be great if they uncover the truth
 

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So glad they are still doing a Woodward and Bernstein on this caper. It will be great if they uncover the truth
There are three main possibilities

1) Fraudulent test result of 16/12 created on 26/12
2) Real test result of 16/12 created on 26/12
3) Test result of 26/12 with a date error

and the real stretch:
4) a real test of 16/12 using a super high test number created on 16/12
 

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