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Novak Djokovic receives a warm welcome after winning the singles opener at the Adelaide International 1

Novak Djokovic's effortless victory extended his winning singles streak in Australia to 30 matches.

Novak Djokovic opened the new season with an effortless victory at the Adelaide International, extending his winning singles streak in Australia to 30 matches. At the Adelaide International, Djokovic easily defeated France’s Constant Lestienne 6-3, 6-2 to begin his singles season in 2023.

For the first time since his visa snafu last year, when he was abruptly deported on the eve of the Australian Open, the 21-time Grand Slam champion is back in Australia.

After the Serb arrived for the first Grand Slam of the year in January 2021 without the required immunisations but with a medical exemption, the Djokovic saga made headlines around the globe.

His initial visa was revoked, reinstated by a judge, and then again revoked by Australian Minister of Immigration Alex Hawke. Djokovic had just received a rousing welcome prior to his doubles match against Vasek Pospisil on Monday when he arrived on the court for his match with Lestienne.

Novak Djokovic is back in form

Djokovic had just received a rousing welcome prior to his doubles match against Vasek Pospisil on Monday when he arrived on the court for his match with Lestienne. Read More: Andy Murray loses in the opening round of the Adelaide International 1

The new season was quickly established by Djokovic, who breezed through his first service game with a hold to love before breaking his opponent in the fifth game for the set’s sole break. He maintained his momentum into the second set, breaking twice to easily advance to the next round.

What did Djokovic say after his win?

“For the first match I can’t complain,” Djokovic said.

“I played very well. I thought the first six games were very competitive and I have never faced him before. He is a counter-puncher, he doesn’t make too many mistakes. He has a tricky serve and hits his spots.

“But once I made that break at 3-2 in the first set, I thought I stepped it up and played really good tennis for the rest of the match.” Read More: Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev could face each other in the semi-finals if they both continue to win their respective matches.

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Niladri Biswas
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Niladri is a football enthusiast and die-hard fan of Liverpool FC. He is currently living his passion through writing about his favorite sport at The Sportslite. He sees himself as a renowned football journalist in the future.
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