The 2023 Australian Open official draw took place on Thursday.

Novak, a record-extending nine-time AO champion, is a fourth seed. He will open campaign against world no.75, Roberto Carballes Baena of Bolivia on Tuesday.

In the second round, Djokovic will play the winner of the match between Hugo Dellien (BOL, ATP #132) and a qualifier.

The earliest seed he could meet is no.27, Grigor Dimitrov (BUL), in round three.

Novak’s potential rivals in the later stages of the tournament:

Fourth round: Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP, 14), Alex de Minaur (AUS, 22)
Quarter-finals: Andrey Rublev (RUS, 5), Holger Rune (DEN, 9), Nick Kyrgios (AUS, 19)
Semi-finals: Casper Ruud (NOR, 2), Taylor Fritz (USA, 8)

Final: Rafael Nadal (ESP, 1), Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 3), Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 6), Daniil Medvedev (RUS, 7)

Novak has won nine of his 21 Grand Slam titles in Melbourne (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020 and 2021).

He missed the 2022 edition due to the COVID-19-related Australian border restrictions.

The year’s first Grand Slam tournament starts on February 16.

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