Djokovic returns to the court

Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open preparations appear to be heading in the right direction with the former world No 1 posting a video of himself out on court.

An elbow injury saw the 12-time Grand Slam winner miss the latter part of the 2017 season with his quarter-final loss at Wimbledon his final match of the year.

He had hoped to return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship but was a late withdrawal after his injury flared up again.

Djokovic, though, has finally arrived in Australia in preparation for two exhibition matches ahead of the Australian Open.

The world’s 12th ranked player will take part in the Kooyong Classic, playing Dominic Thiem on the opening day, before heading over to Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park for the Tie Break Tens tournament.

And this time, unlike for the Mubadala tournament, it looks as if he will stay in the game…