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Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios To Play Australian Open Follow Match | Tennis Information

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Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios will deepen their blooming bromance with a follow match in entrance of paying spectators on Friday at Rod Laver Area, the Australian Open mentioned. The primary Grand Slam of 2023 begins subsequent Monday and sees nine-time Melbourne champion Djokovic return to the match following his ban a yr in the past. The famously fiery Australian Kyrgios as soon as labelled the Serbian “a software” however publicly provided his assist final yr when Djokovic was deported over his Covid vaccination standing.

“Get set for explosive motion as tennis’ most well-known frenemies come collectively on RLA for an thrilling follow match,” the Australian Open tweeted on Monday.

Proceeds from the match will go to charity and is a re-run of final yr’s Wimbledon last, when Djokovic beat Kyrgios in 4 units.

It would give Kyrgios a badly wanted run-out forward of his house Grand Slam, having been sidelined to date this yr with an ankle damage.

Djokovic saved match level on Sunday earlier than defeating Sebastian Korda to win the Adelaide Worldwide and reinforce his standing as a heavy title favorite for Melbourne.

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