Novak Djokovic (5th, Serbia) made a splendid comeback at the Australian Open.
Djokovic defeated Roberto Carballes Baena (75th, Spain) 3-0 (6-3 6-4 6-0) in the first round of men’s singles held in Melbourne, Australia on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time).
Djokovic, who holds the record for most Australian Open men’s singles titles with 9 victories, is aiming for his 10th trophy at this tournament. In the second round, Djokovic faces the winner of Hugo Delien (131st, Bolivia) and Enzo Cuaco (191st, France). 안전놀이터
Djokovic suffered the pain of not being able to participate in the Australian Open last year. He was denied entry due to not being vaccinated against the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) and eventually returned to Serbia. Rafael Nadal (2nd, Spain) won the men’s singles championship at the Australian Open last year.
Djokovic is running on a 22-game winning streak at the Australian Open. He has not missed a single win since losing to Jeong Hyeon in the round of 16 in 2018.
If Djokovic adds another trophy at this event, he will tie his record for most men’s singles wins at a major. Nadal currently holds the record for most wins with 22 wins.
Meanwhile, Djokovic’s longtime rival Nadal defeated Jack Draper (38th, England) 3-1 (7-5 2-6 6-4 6-1) in the first round of men’s singles on the 16th and advanced to the second round.