“Hopefully they can stay all the way,” said Novak Djokovic.

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The Australian Open in 2023 is still clearly favored to be won by Novak Djokovic. After his exile from the nation last year due to an unpleasant soap opera, the former world number one made a triumphant comeback to Melbourne. Tuesday at the Rod Laver Arena, the Serbian superstar made his debut and easily defeated the Spanish Roberto Carballes Baena.

The latter could only defeat Nole in the first two sets, and he barely added four points in the third. Remember that the 35-year-old from Belgrade is attempting to tie Rafael Nadal‘s record of 22 Grand Slam victories by winning his tenth title in Australia.

However, the Serb had missed out on two championships in 2022 because to his immunization status, and his eighth Wimbledon victory helped to mitigate the harm. Given that host Nick Kyrgios was soundly defeated, Novak’s draw does not pose insurmountable challenges.

The Australian will need surgery in the coming days since his knee injury has not healed. Vasek Pospisil said in tennis interview with “Stadium Astro” that he had supported Djokovic in the AO. Without holding back, Pospisil said, “I hope Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open.

“He’s by far my favorite, in my opinion. It’s difficult to avoid mentioning his name if you have to choose a favorite. In spite of this, Melbourne has a lot of outstanding players that can win the championship. Rafael Nadal, the champion from the previous year, should be added as well.

He is a legend in the game even if he hasn’t played much lately. He was placed behind Novak by me “Vasek added. Martina Navratilova provided an in-depth analysis of Nadal and Djokovic‘s potential on the Tennis Channel microphones: “Novak Djokovic is the one with the highest possibility of winning more Slams in 2023.”

Djokovic enjoys having his parents support him.

Novak Djokovic is confident that he will do well at the 2023 Australian Open.

When it comes down to it, the results are just numbers, according to Novak Djokovic. “I mean, I’ve been in situations before where I’ve played for some really big historic things, and I’ve been blessed to have more success than failures in those particular situations, so they’re just numbers,” he added.

I know how to act and how to handle the situation. Let’s see how far I can push myself. The support of his parents makes Novak Djokovic happy: “I’m really thrilled to have them here. As I stated on the court, they last visited this location in 2008 and actually only did so once “said the Serb.

“He continued, “Yeah, maybe they can stay all the way, I can stay all the way, and we can have another beautiful celebration. We have some wonderful memories and considerations about the time that they spent here together 15 years ago.