Novak Djokovic will celebrate the New Year with his Australian return.
Wimbledon champion Djokovic and 2022 Australian Open finalist Daniil Medvedev head a loaded men’s field for the Adelaide International 1 set for January 1-8, 2023.
The ATP 250-level tournament will be Djokovic’s first appearance in Australia since he was booted from the nation last January over his unvaccinated status.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion’s Australian visa has been approved and Djokovic is eager to return Down Under to launch his quest for a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship.
World No. 6 Felix Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Djokovic at Laver Cup last September, world No.8 Andrey Rublev, Jannik Sinner and three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray are among the top stars in the ATP field.
Four of the world’s top 10 women will begin the new year in Adelaide, with world No.2 Ons Jabeur, world No.5 Aryna Sabalenka, world No.8 Daria Kasatkina and world No.9 Veronika Kudermetova all entered.
“I really enjoyed my time this year in Adelaide,” WTA Finals runner-up Sabalenka told the Adelaide International website. “The tournament is always very strong, and I know I am going to have some tough competition.”
See the complete Adelaide International 1 entry list here.
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