AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Nadal defends title, Djokovic returns

The Associated Press takes a look at some of the men to watch at the 2023 Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament. Play begins on the hard courts of Melbourne Park on Monday. The field is led by defending champion Rafael Nadal and nine-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic. This marks Djokovic’s return to Australia after he was kicked out of the country a year ago because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. Nick Kyrgios was the runner-up to Djokovic at Wimbledon last year and will try to become the first Australian man to win the country’s Grand Slam tournament since 1976.

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