Djokovic, who returned to Australia after two years, won his first singles victory in the new year.
Novak Djokovic (5th, Serbia) won the New Year’s game on Australian court again in about two years.
Djokovic beat Konstant Lestien (65th, France) 2-0 (6-3 6-2) in the first round of the singles at the Adelaide International Tour’s 2023 season opening game in Adelaide, Australia, on the 3rd.
Djokovic lost the first round of doubles he played the day before, but it was different in singles, which is his “main job.”
They took a 62-41 lead in overall points and won the perfect victory.
Djokovic has won 30 consecutive singles on Australian courts.
He has never lost a tournament in Australia, starting with winning the 2019 Australian Open.
He also won the Australian Open in 2020 and 2021 and won three consecutive championships.
He also holds the highest record in this category with nine Australian Open titles.
Djokovic is playing for the first time in nearly two years in Australia, where he has been strong.
Last year, he was denied entry to Australia because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19 and was unable to participate in the Australian Open.
This year’s Australian Open will start on the 16th.
Daniil Medvedev (7th, Russia), the winner of the 2021 US Open, also beat Lorenzo Sonego (45th, Italy) in the first round and won his first victory in the new year.
Medvedev won the second set with a 1-0 lead (7-6<7-6>) due to an arm injury.