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Djokovic & Nadal on kickstart bid for 2023 Supremacy in Australia

The 2023 Australian Open is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that will take place at Melbourne Park from 16 to 29 January. Djokovic & Nadal are excited to start their campaigns this week in Adelaide and Sydney, respectively, with the superstar’s veteran and great rivals eyeing up yet more Australian Glory.

With the pair sharing 43 Grand Slam titles between them- Nadal has 22 and Djokovic 21- the scene is set for an epic showdown at Melbourne Park in January.

Nadal is the defending Australian Open champion, and Djokovic is a nine-time winner.

Djokovic returns in a game almost after a year. He missed two big events last year because of his vaccination status. Last year the Australian government deported him ahead of the 2022 Australian Open because he refused to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

The Australian government banned Djokovic from entry to their country before 2025. In comparison, the new government in Canberra reversed the ruling. He is now ready to shine at his most successful Grand Slam venue.

“Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to start very strong in Australia, and I love playing there,” said the world number five in Dubai last week. He ended the year 2022 with a record-equalling sixth ATP Tour Finals crown.

“After obviously what happened earlier this year, hopefully, I can have a decent reception there, and hopefully that can help me play some good tennis,” he added.

He will face a top-level field in Adelaide, including Felix Auger-Aliassime, Daniil Medvedev, and Andrey Rublev. All these players are ranked among the top 10 players worldwide.

In Djokovic’s absence in 2022, great Spanish player Nadal beat Medvedev and won the Australian open.
Eighteen countries will compete in the event across 11 days from Thursday, with Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney hosting group games. The finals series will be played in Sydney.

The 2023 Australian Open is a Grand Slam Tennis tournament. It will be the 111th edition of the Australian Open, the 55th in the Open era, and the first Grand Slam of the year.

The tournament will consist of events for professional players in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Junior and wheelchair players will compete in singles and doubles tournaments.

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