Novak marked his return to competitive play on Tuesday afternoon with an impressive display of power tennis and excellent movement. Competing for the first time since Wimbledon 2017, Djokovic moved past Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 52 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.
Viktor Troicki will open the first round for Serbia against Karen Kachanov before Novak faces Daniil Medvedev on Day 1.
The defending champion passed a tough first-round assignment with a 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 victory over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco (ATP #40).
The defending champion overcame a slow opening to beat German Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6 (1), 6-3 in one hour and 27 minutes.