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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes impressive comeback

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic makes impressive comeback

The viral reports suggested that the former World number one was willing to boycott next year's Australian Open to get his demands met.

Two of them will meet in the third round.

"Twelve-time Grand Slam victor Djokovic has been out of action for six months with an elbow injury, but he too looked the goods in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young".

I feel like I transported myself into the TV this year and I'm finding myself on Rod Laver Arena competing.

Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame an injured left ankle to beat Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1.

"I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally a year ago with - there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first grand slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely".

Djokovic won the first set 6-1 and was in overwhelming form going into the second, taking a 5-0 lead at one point with three breaks of serve.

Wawrinka underwent surgery on his left knee after Wimbledon and didn't play another match in 2017.

It's supposed to be even hotter on Friday, with a forecast high of 42 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit).

"It's been a couple of years since I've been back", she said after advancing to a second-round clash against either No.14 seed Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia or American Varvara Lepchenko. The first two sets went extremely well, considering that I haven't played for six months.

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The former world number one said she had learned to be comfortable with all the attention.

The fourth seed and highly fancied tyro Alexander Zverev looms as a possible fourth round match-up, with three-times grand slam champion Stan Wawrinka a potential quarter-final opponent.

She still managed to squander a pair of match points before getting over the line. She's had success playing out here in these conditions on these courts.

Now, just like Federer in 2016, Djokovic shut down his season after Wimbledon previous year and returned at the Open uncertain about his chances. Pera lost in the final round of qualifying and only got into the tournament Monday when Margarita Gasparyan withdrew with a shoulder injury. There's no better place for me to be playing after six months than here in Australia. "I was checking the tickets to fly back".

"I was really happy with how aggressive I was".

Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Sixth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova had to work a little harder, but also won in straight sets against Paraguay's Veronica Cepede Royg.

Lauren Davis beat Andrea Petkovic and has a third-round match against Halep.

Stanford alum Nicole Gibbs beat Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-1.


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