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Djokovic back in court to fight deportation from Australia

By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic has returned to court to fight an attempt to deport him because of what a government minister describes as a perception that the top-ranked tennis player is a “talisman of a community of anti-vaccination sentiment.” Three Federal Court judges hope to hear the entire case in a single day on Sunday so that the men’s No. 1-ranked tennis player and nine-time Australian Open champion might begin on Monday his title defense at the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year. Djokovic spent Saturday night in an immigration detention hotel after he and his lawyers met with immigration officials. He is permitted to leave hotel detention to spend Sunday in his lawyers’ offices while the challenge is heard.

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