Australian Open Title Defence Excites Rafael Nadal
Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal ended his season on a high after a difficult few months and said he was excited about the prospect of defending his Australian Open title in January 2023.
Nadal will have to get past nine-time champion Novak Djokovic if he is to win again in Melbourne, after the Serb confirmed he has a visa and will be at the Australian Open to compete.
“That’s the best news possible, especially knowing that now the virus (COVID-19) is more under control, around the world,” Nadal added.
“Happy for him. Happy for the tournament. Happy for the fans. That’s it.”
Djokovic was deported before this year’s Australian Open after failing to have a COVID-19 vaccination.