Djokovic expected to play Adelaide 250 - first event of 2023

jl809

Hall of Fame
I think playing 250s should be the norm for Djokodal after extended breaks from now on. Instead of risking getting knocked out in early rounds like what happened to them at Monte Carlo or Paris Indoors, it gives them just the right level of opposition to get them match practice over multiple days. I think if Nadal hadn’t played Melbourne 250 he probably wouldn’t have won the AO this year.
 

Fabresque

Hall of Fame
I think playing 250s should be the norm for Djokodal after extended breaks from now on. Instead of risking getting knocked out in early rounds like what happened to them at Monte Carlo or Paris Indoors, it gives them just the right level of opposition to get them match practice over multiple days. I think if Nadal hadn’t played Melbourne 250 he probably wouldn’t have won the AO this year.
You think he has a shot at 100?
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
You think he has a shot at 100?
Maybe 2 more slams, 3-4 masters and depending on how many he plays 4-5 lower level tournaments?
He has a good chance to win adelaide, dubai and belgrade this year. Beijing is unlikely to be held, maybe he goes back to Astahana again.
 

JanMijer

Rookie
Novak said in recent interview that he wants to have positive energy / vibe wherever he plays next year, and United Cup is hardly giving us positive energy at all because it bans players from certain countries.

United Cup has so much negativity that I think it's better for him not to participate in negative atmosphere and play Adelaide Open instead where it's fair and he can earn points at the same time.
 

Milanez82

Hall of Fame
Novak said in recent interview that he wants to have positive energy / vibe wherever he plays next year, and United Cup is hardly giving us positive energy at all because it bans players from certain countries.

United Cup has so much negativity that I think it's better for him not to participate in negative atmosphere and play Adelaide Open instead where it's fair and he can earn points at the same time.
Its great for tennis and tennis fans in those cities whenever a superstar chooses to play a small tournament.
Hope there's isn't a huge fee involved.
 

Bubcay

Legend
There are two Adelaide International tournaments this year (same as last). He might play the second one. I doubt he will be there on New Year's Day for the beginning of the first tournament.


Sunday 1 to Sunday 8 January 2023 – Adelaide International 1

Monday 9 to Saturday 14 January 2023 – Adelaide International 2


The Adelaide International is back for 2023, with not one, but TWO tournaments. That’s right, double the players, double the action, double the finals fever as ome of the world’s best players battle it out under the roof at The Drive.

The first event will be hosted from 1 to 8 January and will feature a WTA 500 and ATP 250 combined tournament, followed by the second Adelaide International event, a WTA 500 and ATP 250 tournament from 9 to 14 January.

Tickets start from just $20 and give you an all-access pass to the family zone, exclusive bars, entertainment, food, drinks, and of course, tennis!

Fresh from a brand-new redevelopment, The Drive is back and ready to serve two epic weeks of tennis.

Session times l 1 – 8 January 2023

  • Sunday 1 January:
    • Day session l 11am start (Gates Open 5:00pm)
  • Monday 2 January – Thursday 5 January:
    • Day session l 11am start (Gates Open 10am)
    • Night session l NB 6:30pm (Gates Open 5:00pm)
  • Friday 6 January – Saturday 7 January:
    • Day session l 12pm start (Gates Open 11am)
    • Night session l NB 6:30pm (Gates Open 5:00pm)
  • Sunday 8 January:
    • Twilight Session l 2pm (Gates Open 1pm)
Session times l 9 – 14 January 2023

  • Monday 9 January – Thursday 12 January:
    • Day session l 11am start (Gates Open 10am)
    • Night session l NB 6:30pm (Gates Open 5:00pm)
  • Friday 13 January:
    • Day session l 12pm start (Gates Open 11am)
    • Night session l NB 6:30pm (Gates Open 5:00pm)
  • Saturday 14 January:
    • Twilight Session l 2pm (Gates Open 1pm)
 

JanMijer

Rookie
Its great for tennis and tennis fans in those cities whenever a superstar chooses to play a small tournament.
Hope there's isn't a huge fee involved.
First few rounds are usually affordable for most people. Quarter final to Final tickets are usually expensive for most people, but if you sit at the back row you can get reasonably cheaper ticket. You can also get a cheap ground pass which lets you walk around the complex and see the players practicing, but it won't let you enter the main stadium.
 

DIMI_D

Hall of Fame
Even more weird Canada not being in the united cup. I believe Shapo put his hand up for this event they are reigning ATP cup champs and potentially Davis cup champs it’s madness so
Much for being united…
Ps NO Russia!!!!
 

thepaint19

Hall of Fame
Is Nadal only playing the United Cup, or something else before the AO?
I know if I check the "Nadal News 2.0" thread it'll probably have the answer, but those people are too depressing, so cannot.
 

thepaint19

Hall of Fame
Considering how much importance Nadal places on match practice, and how he didn't get his game together until the last RR match at ATP Finals, I hope he plays something after the United Cup.
But there isn't much time between the United Cup and AO, so probably won't.
 
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