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Novak Djokovic is on his way to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Open

Djokovic heading to Australia

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Originally published on 03/01/18 00:00

The former world No.1, who was unable to take part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship or the Qatar Open due to an on-going elbow complaint, will test his fitness in two exhibition events before making a decision about the first Grand Slam of the year.

The Serbian will make his eagerly-anticipated return after a six-month absence at the Kooyong Classic [January 10-12]. David Goffin, Dominic Thiem and Marin Cilic will join him at the warm-up event.

Djokovic is also scheduled to make an appearance at a Tie Break Tens tournament – which will be held next Wednesday evening at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park.

Rafael Nadal is also on his way to Melbourne. The world No.1 is a major fitness concern for the Australian Open due to a knee problem, but he appears to be winning his battle. He will also be involved in Tie Break Tens – as will Nick Kyrgios, Stan Wawrinka and Lleyton Hewitt.

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Novak Djokovic is on his way to Melbourne to prepare for the Australian Open
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