February 9, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
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  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
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  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
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  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
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  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
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  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
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  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
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  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
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  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
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  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
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  • 4:00 pm Toros Coming Down To The Wire On 22-23 Season
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  • 4:00 pm The NFL’s top two teams face off in the Super Bowl

Novak Djokovic, affectionately called the “Djoker,” is back on top. Courtesy of Tennis TV.

By Gabriel Gomez, Art Director

Novak Djokovic has won the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season, the Australian Open in Melbourne. Just a year ago, he was barred from playing at the tournament after being deported from the country due to not being vaccinated. On whether or not he plans to become vaccinated, Djokovic stated that he does not want to nor does he plan on getting vaccinated. 

“I was never against vaccination,” he told BBC News. “But I’ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.”

His closest competitor and longtime rival, Rafael Nadal, pulled out of the Aussie Open due to a left hip injury. Djokovic cruised to the final with relative ease as there were initial reports of him having a wrist injury, which he denied. It was revealed just this week that he was suffering from a three-centimeter tear in his hamstring throughout his run in the tournament. This didn’t seem to bother him at all as he ended up beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in straight sets (6-3, 7-6, 7-6). 

The 24-year-old Tsitsipas looked as though he could not keep up with the 35-year-old, who looked to be in the best shape of his life. Now reaching a career-high of 22 Grand Slams, tying with his closest rival Nadal who also has 22 after winning his 14th French Open Tournament last year, Djokovic now levels the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all Time) debate without question. The new question that tennis fans raise is who will end their career with more slams? 

Last year, Djokovic only played one Grand Slam due to him being excluded from the other three (Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows) because of his vaccination status. This put him behind in the slam tally and gave Nadal the edge last year in having 22 over Novak’s 20 before he earned his 7th Wimbledon title in July. 

With Djokovic not being excluded from any more tournaments this year, the tennis community and many analysts theorize that Djokovic could be headed to a career Calendar Slam in 2023. What is a Calendar Grand Slam? This is the almost impossible feat of winning all four slams in the same year. 

This has only been done by Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) for the men and for the women’s side, Maureen Connolly Brinker (1953), Margaret Court (1970) and Steffi Graf (1988). The fact that only five players have achieved this feat in a set of tournaments originating over 100 years ago speaks volumes to the degree of difficulty involved with obtaining this feat.  

In the past. Not even Roger Federer nor Rafa Nadal have achieved this record and both are regarded with Djokovic as the greatest players to ever step on a tennis court. If Djokovic manages to surpass Nadal, it will forever solidify him as the greatest tennis player ever. While I am not Djokovic’s biggest fan by any means, I cannot overlook how wildly talented he is. I have always loved Nadal as I am also a Spaniard. Nadal will always be regarded as the “King of Clay”. He respectfully holds 14 Grand Slam titles on the surface. 

Djokovic has the chance to make his tally of Grand Slams to 25 in total at the end of the year. If Nadal does not defend his Roland Garros (French Open) title, I think that there is no stopping Djokovic from achieving the calendar slam.  Considering how his vaccination status has affected his chances last year at gaining even more titles than he currently has, the conversation on whether or not he could have had more will always linger.



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