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It’s that point of yr of us!

Hello and welcome to protection of the Australian Open, the primary grand slam of the yr from Melbourne.

After a brief low season and construct up, the tennis season is nicely and really underway and defending champion Novak Djokovic will kick off the night time session in opposition to 18-year-old Croatian Dino Prizmic, who gained the junior title finally yr’s French Open.

The world No 1 is on a 28-match profitable streak at Melbourne Park, a 10-time winner of the match and as soon as once more the person to beat.

“It’s no secret that I verbalise my goals and I say clearly that I want to win every slam that I play in,” stated the Serbian.

“It’s no different this year. I’m just hoping I can start the season in a way that I have been starting my seasons, most of my seasons, throughout my career: with a win here in Australia, in Melbourne. My favourite place, no doubt. The court where I’ve done great things and achieved my greatest grand slam results.

“I hope that I’m going to be able to, if not play at the level that I did last year, then be very close to that, because that was one of the best tennis levels that I’ve ever played, here in Australia last year. The season is so long. Grand slams, Olympics, those are the big goals. I have to see how it goes here and think about everything else when it comes around the corner.”

Djokovic arrived in Melbourne with some considerations over his wrist after shedding to Alex De Minaur on the United Cup.

But he has been practising this week at Melbourne Park, and stated forward of a first-round conflict: “My wrist is good. I had time from the last match against De Minaur in the United Cup to my first match here to recover. I’ve been training well. Practice sessions pain-free so far. It’s all looking good. Let’s see how it goes.”