Novak Djokovic to return to action at Dubai open – After Australian open glitch
Dubai: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, will return to competition on Monday, starting his campaign at the Dubai Open on Monday (February 21) after a controversy at last month’s Australian Open.
The Dubai Open – an ATP 500 event – should be a strong starting point for the upcoming season for Djokovic, as he was not allowed to compete in the opening Grand Slam of the year due to his unrelated COVID-19 condition.
Djokovic, winner of 20 Grand Slam titles and a five-time champion in Dubai – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2020 – was quoted by Tennis.com on Saturday as saying he was “excited” to play . Dubai.
“I’ve always loved Dubai. I love coming here. I’ve had a lot of success in tennis here and I look forward to going on the tennis courts next Monday. I miss tennis, honestly, the last couple of days.” Whatever happened in the months after (Australian Open fiasco),” Djokovic said.
Dubai is one of nine Tour-level events that the Serbian has won five times or more. The list also includes two of the four Grand Slams, the season-ending ATP Finals and four of the nine Masters 1000 events, according to the report.