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Djokovic Leaves Australia But Debate Goes on in Vaccine Saga

Serbia's Novak Djokovic arrives at the Lawyer's office ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 16, 2022.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic arrives at the Lawyer's office ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 16, 2022.

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(AP) -- Australia sent Novak Djokovic home, but opinion remains divided worldwide on the No. 1 men's tennis player and whether he should have been allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19.

At a tennis center in Phoenix on Sunday, employee Stan Taylor said the lobby was abuzz with just one question as players arrived: “What do you think about Novak Djokovic?"