Djokovic returns to the tracks against Tunisian Malek Jaziri

Novak Djokovic, model new champion of the final Australian Open, will return subsequent week to the competitors at the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis, an ATP 500 that’s performed on exhausting courtroom. The Serbian defends the primary he regained thanks to his victory in Melbourne, to the detriment of a Rafa Nadal who might take it off once more if he wins the title in Acapulco. Djokovic could have a predictably candy return to Tunisian Malek Jaziri (36 years and 259th of the world), which performs with a event invitation.

The Balkan, who a number of days in the past acquired right into a river of icy water as coaching, might have as rivals if he advances by his facet of the image to the German Kolschreiber in the spherical of 16, the Russian Khachanov in the quarterfinals and the French in the semifinals earlier than crossing the second seeded sequence, Stefanos Tsitsipas, in a hypothetical ultimate. Plainly success or failure will rely nearly solely on Djokovic himself.

In Dubai, two Spaniards compete, Roberto Bautista, who will meet the German Struff on the Tsitsipas facet, and Pablo Carreño, who additionally goes for the decrease a part of the desk and could have to face the first trade with the Greek, who fell final yr in the ultimate against Federer, absent this course for his current knee operation.