After one for the ages, Australian Open now a fitness test
13 January, 2018, 05:13 | Author: Joan Malone
The former World No. 1, who admittedly is still not at 100% fitness, played his first match after the break on Wednesday at the high-profile exhibition event, the Kooyong Classic.
Djokovic, who pulled out of a warm-up tournament in Abu Dhabi last week, easily overpowered Thiem, who only arrived in Melbourne on Monday night after four days in bed with a virus.
Should Djokovic come through that, he could face France's former world No 6 Gael Monfils, who enters the Australian Open as the recently-crowned Qatar Open champion - a tournament Djokovic has twice won but opted to miss this year to continue his recovery.
Although Djokovic said he was delighted with his performance, especially his serve, he acknowledged that he was still not in ideal shape.
He was far from his best against world No. 31 Gasquet, but it was a big step forward as he targets a second Australian Open title.
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The Spaniard, who hasn't played since the World Tour Finals in London, had a stellar 2017, winning his 10th French Open, a third US Open crown and the year-ending world number one spot.
Federer, seeded second, and will bid for his 20th Grand Slam title in the bottom half of the draw.
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