Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were placed in different draw positions during the draw for the

Australian Open 2023

on Thursday. According to a report by the Associated Press, the two giants of world tennis could play in the final at Melbourne Park.

According to the AP, Djokovic, a nine-time champion in Australia, returns to the hard court tournament after missing last year’s tournament when his visa was revoked and he was deported from the country because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19. He was also unable to compete in the 2022 U.S. Open.

After the scandal that kept him away from the most important competitions of the ATP circuit, «Djokovic, 4th seed of the tournament, will begin his campaign for a tenth Australian title against Spain’s Roberto Carballes in the tournament that begins on Monday,» said the note of the aforementioned media.

Novak Djokovic deportado y se perderá el Abierto de Australia

Meanwhile, Spaniard Rafa Nadal could suffer on his way to a hypothetical final against Djokovic. Rafa could find a challenge against Britain’s Jack Draper. Draper, 21, was a semifinalist at the Next Gen Championships in November and will also play in the semifinals of the Adelaide International on Friday.

According to the rankings, the possible quarterfinals would be Nadal against 7th seed Daniil Medvedev in a repeat of last year’s final won by Nadal, and number three seed Stefanos Tsitsipas against 6th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.

In the other half of the draw, Djokovic could face 5th seed Andrey Rublev, and number two seed Casper Ruud could play 8th seed Taylor Fritz.

With information from Associated Press.

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