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By Courtney Walsh (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 tennis star in the world, was denied entry into Australia on Thursday after initially being granted a medical exemption for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements so that he could play in the Australian Open. The tennis star, left stranded at Melbourne’s Tullamanrien airport overnight, was issued a letter by the Australian government saying his visa had been denied and he would be deported, a source close to the tournament told Reuters. The tennis star was filing an injunction to prevent his deportation, the source said. (Editing…

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