Djokovic Wins First Singles Match In Australia Since Deportation In 2022
Novak Djokovic cruised throug
h his first singles match in Australia
since being deported last year with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Constant Lestienne at the Adelaide
International 1 on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old Serb was deported on the eve of the 2022 Australian Open for not
being vaccinated against COVID-19
received a three-year travel ban for the country, which was waived in
After being well received by fans during a rare doubles appearance on Monday, Djokovic bega
n his preparations for the Jan.
16-29 Australian Open against world number 65 Lestienne by r
acing through the opening set.
The 21-times Grand Slam champion turned up the heat on his French opponent with a double break t
o go 4-0 up