NOVAK RETURN JUST A WALK IN THE PARK…
fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic win the first set 6-3, Djokovic came on to win the second set by the same score in front of 4,000 fans.
He said: “I’m sorry I didn’t step in from the beginning.
“I had some treatment with my physio and I didn’t know how I would react. Having an ATP
Australian Open around the corner, you don’t want to risk it. But seeing these full stands I had to play.
“We haven’t played in front of this big a crowd in 12 months, so this is special.” British No 2 Heather Watson posted: “FINALLY FREE” on social media as she left 15 days of lockdown in Melbourne for a midnight practice at the Rod Laver Arena. Former champion Stan Wawrinka has revealed he contracted Covid-19 over Christmas.