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In an Open rich with stories, what will Novak's finally be?

A supporter of Novak Djokovic at a rally outside the Park Hotel, where the tennis star is believed to be held, in Melbourne on Jan 9, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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In 1976, a tennis player with a bandit's moustache was washing windows in a hospital in Australia. His sister was a nurse and he was making a little money. This wasn't quite the entourage and private-jet age of tennis yet.

Anyway he got called to the Tasmanian Open, won it, was ranked No.212, found a place in the Australian Open and then won the whole damn thing. His name is Mark Edmondson and no Aussie man has won their Open since.

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