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Djokovic saga highlights Australia's border obsession

Unsympathetic sporting himbo is an unlikely exposer of injustice

| Australia
Novak Djokovic waits at an Australian Border Force desk on his arrival at Melbourne Airport on Jan. 5: it is not just Djokovic who will pay the price.   © AP

Lizzie O'Shea is a lawyer. She is author of "Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology."

The detention of Novak Djokovic, the world's No. 1-ranked men's tennis player, in a Melbourne hotel room after he was denied entry to Australia, has created a political controversy in more ways than one.

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