Novak to heat up for Adelaide and Melbourne at WTL exhibition occasion in Dubai – Novak Djokovic

Novak will play within the exhibition event “World Tennis League” in Dubai from 19 to 24 December, the place he’ll workforce up with Grigor Dimitrov, Aryna Sabalenka and Paula Badosa for The Falcons workforce.

Every session will function a males’s and ladies’s singles match, in addition to a blended doubles showdown.

18 gamers in 4 groups will compete round-robin format for a spot within the closing on December 24.

The 4 groups are: The Kites, The Hawks, The Falcons, The Eagles.

Schedule of Novak’s matches:
December 20 at 15:00 CET: Novak Djokovic vs Alexander Zverev (Germany)
December 21 at 15:00 CET: Novak Djokovic vs Nick Kyrgios (Australia)
December 23 at 15:00 CET: Novak Djokovic vs Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada)

“This new occasion is thrilling, there’s little doubt about it,” stated Djokovic. “I completely love taking part in in Dubai, I’ve had numerous success there through the years and actually benefit from the followers. That is one thing completely different, and it’s going to be nice being part of it.”

Novak will make his return to Australian soil in Adelaide (ATP 250). 4 of the world’s prime 10 gamers will contest the Adelaide Worldwide 1 at The Drive from 1 to eight January, 2023. In 2007, the perfect Serbian tennis participant beat Australian Chris Guccione 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-4 to win the Adelaide Worldwide tennis event.

The primary Grand Slam occasion in 2023 will happen in Melbourne from January 16 to January 29. Novak lifted the Australian Open trophy for an unprecedented ninth time in 2021, following a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Daniil Medvedev within the closing. He missed the 2022 version because of the COVID-19-related Australian border restrictions.