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As tennis star Novak Djokovic fights deportation from Australia, he has been sent to an immigration hotel where refugees and asylum seekers have long complained of poor conditions.

The Australian Open champion was stripped of his visa by border control agents who said he did not meet Covid-19 entry requirements, before being sent to the Park Hotel in Melbourne. A court will decide on whether he should be deported on Monday.

Djokovic’s fans have converged outside the building with protesting activists, who hope the Serbian player’s stay will highlight the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees inside.