Tennis star Novak Djokovic is already in top form a week before the start of the Australian Open (from January 16).

    In a duel between former world number ones, the 35-year-old Serb defeated the Russian Daniil Medvedev 6: 3, 6: 4 in the semifinals of the ATP tournament in Adelaide.

    Djokovic had his thigh treated when the score was 5: 2 in the first set, but he was not impressed and ended the match without losing his own serve.

    Between the nine-time Australian Open winner and his 92nd title on the tour, only the 22-year-old American Sebastian Korda is left in the final on Sunday.

    Return to the Australian Open

    Djokovic spectacularly missed the Australian Open last year after trying to enter Melbourne without a corona vaccination.

    However, his visa was declared invalid. After days of forced quarantine in a deportation hotel and several court hearings, he had to leave the country one day before the start of the Grand Slam tournament.

    Djokovic was also hit with a three-year travel ban, but this was lifted following a change of government in Australia. No proof of vaccination is currently required to enter Australia.