Australian court to decide if Djokovic plays in the Open or leaves the country

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By Sonali Paul and Sudipto Ganguly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tennis star Novak Djokovic faces an 11th-hour court hearing on Sunday that will decide if he can defend his Australian Open title or must leave the country – the climax to days of drama over COVID-19 entry requirements and his unvaccinated status. The build-up to the tournament, which starts on Monday and which Djokovic has won nine times previously, has been virtually eclipsed by the roller-coaster controversy over Djokovic’s visa, his treatment by immigration officials, and the government’s handling of the case. Justice David O’Callagh…

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