Daily Express


- By Neil McLeman

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

Cup and

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.

 ??  ?? IN ACTION AGAIN: Novak Djokovic
IN ACTION AGAIN: Novak Djokovic

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