Djokovic will start the 2023 campaign in Adelaide, Australia

Novak Djokovic begins his 2023 campaign in Adelaide as he prepares to win his 10th Australian Open title a year after his visa was canceled on the eve of a championship defence.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion has been granted a visa by the Australian government and is shortlisted for the Adelaide International, which starts on January 1.

Serbia will miss the inaugural United Cup, allowing Djokovic to take part in preparations ahead of the tournament in Australia on January 16-29.

And in the main draw will be in Adelaide the Russian Daniil Medvedev, in addition to Andrei Rublev, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Andy Murray.

Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka lead the women’s championship.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles confirmed last month that Djokovic had been granted a visa to participate in Australia in January. The 35-year-old Serb faced a possible three-year ban after being deported last January after refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Djokovic has won the Australian Open 9 times, including the last three times he competed. Rafael Nadal won the title last year.

Noll was not vaccinated against COVID-19 when he arrived in Melbourne ahead of the 2022 tournament, but Australia has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travelers.

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