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Australian Open: Tennis star Novak Djokovic detained ahead of deportation appeal

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic has been detained in Australia ahead of a court hearing that will determine whether the unvaccinated tennis star can stay in the country.

Djokovic faces deportation after his visa was canceled for a second time, with the government saying the tennis star is a threat to public health.

His lawyers are appealing against what they called an “irrational” judgement, with the hearing set for Sunday.

Djokovic is still scheduled to play the Australian Open on Monday in Melbourne.

But Sunday’s hearing is crucial if Djokovic is to be able to compete just hours later.