The Australian Open Had a Chance to Take a Stand on Novak Djokovic and Failed

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By Tanner Garrity Yesterday, Australia tallied record daily case numbers in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania. And yet, in two weeks, the country will host its only Grand Slam tennis tournament and arguably the biggest sporting event it hosts each year, the Australian Open. It’s a premier example of the uneasy calculus the continent is currently negotiating: Australia is eager to reopen its economy and return to some semblance of normalcy, but in doing so, might puncture the bubble that has protected its citizens from the worst of the last two…

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