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Stefanos Tsitsipas: Novak Djokovic ‘making us look like fools’ with Australian Open drama

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Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas believes Novak Djokovic “played by his own rules” when it came to preparing to enter Australia for the Australian Open.

“For sure he has been playing by his own rules and has been doing something that not many players had the guts to go and do, especially after the ATP announced certain criteria for players to enter the country,” Tsitsipas told India’s WIO News, per Fox Sports Australia.

On Monday, Djokovic won his appeal to have his visa reinstated after he was detained during a COVID-19 vaccine saga with the Australia Border Force [ABF] when he touched down in Melbourne last week.

A judge ordered for Djokovic to be released from a temporary hotel detention and threw out the cancellation of his visa. However, Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke could still deport Djokovic.

The world No. 4, Tsitsipas, accused the Djokovic of making the “majority” of players preparing for the tournament “look like they’re all fools or something.”

Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
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Tsitsipas said, “The stats say 98 percent of players have been vaccinated and did what they had to do in order to come and perform and play in Australia. One side of it is, yeah we’ve all followed the protocols in order to compete in Australia, we’ve been very disciplined in that part.

“The other side, I’d say that it kind of seems like not everyone is playing by the rules of how Tennis Australia and the government have been putting things. A very small group chose to follow their own way and it kind of makes the majority look like they’re all fools or something.”

Tsitsipas said Djokovic’s actions took “a lot of daring to do,” and admitted he doesn’t think other players would put a Grand Slam at risk.

Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic after Djokovic's win at the 2021 French Open.
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic after Djokovic’s win at the 2021 French Open.
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“I chose to go and be 100 percent ready for whatever was to come and not having to think about anything else,” said Tsitsipas, who lost to Djokovic at the 2021 French Open final. “For me, it worked one way, for Novak, it worked another way. That doesn’t really mean that my way is the right one and his way is the wrong one, it’s just each person’s perception about it.”

Tsitsipas was unvaccinated in August ahead of the US Open, though said he would “at some point I will have to, I’m pretty sure about it.”

The world. No. 1, Djokovic said he obtained a medical exemption to participate in the Australian Open, which has a vaccination requirement in place for players staff and fans.

Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
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On Tuesday, the Australian Border Force said it was investigating whether Djokovic submitted a false travel declaration ahead of his trip to Australia. The next day, Djokovic said his team provided additional information to the Australian Government to clarify the “mistake” of his travel declaration.

Djokovic came under fire after photos of him surfaced on social media in the days after he tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-December. The Serbian star later acknowledged that he did break isolation laws and called his actions “an error of judgment.”

He added that “human error” by a member of his team was why he failed to state he had travelled outside of Serbia in the 14-day period prior to entering Australia.

Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
Novak Djokovic working out at Melbourne Park on Jan. 13, 2022.
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Djokovic had checked “No” on a travel declaration that asked if he had traveled in the 14 days prior to his arrival into Australia, according to court documents obtained by CNN.

The Serbian prime minister also said Djokovic’s actions appear to be “a clear breach” of COVID-19 rules.

The Australian Open draw was briefly delayed on Thursday, but it eventually was held. Djokovic will face fellow Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round of his title defense, unless he withdraws, or is forced to withdraw via deportation.

The tournament begins Monday.

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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