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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to kickstart bid for 2023 supremacy Down Under this week

Updated on: 28 December,2022 08:15 AM IST  |  Sydney
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Djokovic returns Down Under for the first time since being sensationally detained and then deported ahead of the 2022 Australian Open because of his refusal to get vaccinated for Covid-19

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to kickstart bid for 2023 supremacy Down Under this week

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Pics/AFP

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal kickstart their 2023 campaigns this week in Adelaide and Sydney respectively, with the superstar veterans and great rivals eyeing up yet more Australian Open glory. 


With the pair sharing 43 Grand Slam titles between them—Djokovic has 21 and Nadal 22—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 Down Under for the first time since being sensationally detained and then deported ahead of the 2022 Australian Open because of his refusal to get vaccinated for Covid-19. He starts his bid for an incredible 10th Australian Open title at the Adelaide International from Sunday.

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