Novak Djokovic’s 2023 tennis schedule: Where and when will he compete after Wimbledon heartbreak?

Shahida Jacobs
Novak Djokovic with 23rd Grand Slam
Novak Djokovic with 23rd Grand Slam

A look at Novak Djokovic’s 2023 tennis schedule and his results so far…

Djokovic started the 2023 season where had left off in 2022 as he won his first 15 matches of the season – including the Adelaide International and Australian Open – before losing his way at the start of the clay-court season.

However, it all came together at Roland Garros where he won his 23rd Grand Slam title. Next was Wimbledon, but he was thwarted by Carlos Alcaraz.

What’s to follow…

After his Wimbledon heartbreak, Djokovic has set his sights on the North American hard-court swing while he has made it clear in the past that he will only focus on the big events like the Grand Slams and ATP Masters 1000 events.

However, he played in one or two “smaller” events while is also expected to make his Davis Cup return.

Confirmed and unconfirmed tournaments…

Cincinnati Open – August 14-20

Novak Djokovic has been given the green light to return to North America in August following the Covid-19 related problems over the past few years.

The Serbian, though, has not competed at the Canadian Open since 2018 and he once again opted to skip the tournament again this year as he confirmed that he will only play in the Western & Southern Open (or Cincinnati Masters or Cincinnati Open) ahead of the US Open.

Djokovic is a two-time winner in Ohio with his last title coming in 2020 while he has finished runner-up five times.

US Open – August 28-September 10

With United States President Joe Biden confirming that Covid-19 emergency regulations will be dropped in May, Djokovic’s way has been cleared for a return to the US Open following his absence last year.

His last appearance at Flushing Meadows was in the 2021 final when he finished runner-up to Daniil Medvedev while his last title win was in 2018.

Davis Cup Group Stage – September 12-17

Novak Djokovic has not played Davis Cup since 2021 and many thought he would skip the event during the latter stages of his career, but the Serbian great revealed after Wimbledon that the Davis Cup is one of the tournaments he would focus on during the remainder of the 2023 season.

Serbia are in the pot for the group stage with the venus and groups still to be confirmed.

Astana Open – September 25-October 1

Last year he competed at the Tel Aviv Open and Astana Opens, but the former event has fallen away with the Astana Open now taking place a week earlier.

It remains to be seen if he will make a trip to Kazakhstan this year as the Asian swing has also returned and Djokovic played in the China Open and Japan Open in the past.

Shanghai Masters – October 2-9

The ATP Masters 1000 tournament has not been held in the past three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is scheduled to return this year and the event has been a key part of Djokovic’s end-of-season calendar in the past.

He is a four-time champion in Shanghai with his last title coming in 2018.

Paris Masters – October 30-November 5

Djokovic won his fifth Paris Masters title in 2021 and finished runner-up to surprise winner Holger Rune last year and it is usually an important warm-up event for the ATP Finals.

ATP Finals – November 12-9

He still has to qualify, but the way he has started 2023 it will take a collapse of epic proportions for him not to make it to the season-ending tournament in Turin.

Last year he won the title undefeated.

Davis Cup Finals – November 21-26

If Serbia qualify for the Davis Cup Knockout Stage, then Novak Djokovic will spearhead their campaign in Malaga, Spain.

Serbia won the title in 2010 defeating France in the final with Djokovic unbeaten in his seven singles rubbers and one doubles clash. They finished runners-up three years later against the Czech Republic and Djokovic was once again undefeated during the tournament.

Novak Djokovic’s 2023 season so far…

Adelaide International

Following the drama of the 2022 season that saw him deported and miss the Australian hard-court swing, it was a smooth start to the year for Novak Djokovic as he opened his campaign with a title.

Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev in the semi-final before seeing off youngster Sebastian Korda 6–7 (8–10), 7–6 (7–3), 6–4 in the final for the 92nd title of his career.

Australian Open

It wasn’t long before 92 titles became 93 while 21 Grand Slams became 22 to draw level with Rafael Nadal for most majors won by a man in the Open Era as he won a record-extending 10th Australian Open title.

In a one-sided final, he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6–3, 7–6 (7–4), 7–6 (7–5) to take his unbeaten start to the season to 12-0.

Dubai Tennis Championships

Having struggled with a hamstring injury in Australia, Djokovic took time out before returning to action at the end of February and he reached the semi-finals before losing 6-4, 6-4 against Medvedev.

Indian Wells Open / Miami Open

Djokovic had high hopes of returning to the United States for the Sunshine Double, but he was forced to withdraw from both the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open due to the United States Covid-19 vaccine regulations.

Monte Carlo Masters

The start of the clay-court season was also not a happy one for Djokovic as he struggled with an elbow problem and also looked a bit lacklustre. He was stunned by Lorenzo Musetti in the round of 16 in Monte Carlo as the Italian won 4–6, 7–5, 6–4.

Srpska Open

His woes continued in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as he was upset in the quarter-final by fellow Serbian Dusan Lajovic, who on 4–6, 6–7 (6–8).

Italian Open

After missing the Madrid Open in order to recover from his elbow injury, Djokovic returned to Rome to defend his Italian Open crown.

However, he suffered his earliest defeat at the tournament since 2013 as he was beaten 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 by Holger Rune in the quarter-final.

French Open

With Rafael Nadal absent, Djokovic headed to Roland Garros as joint-favourite with world No 1 Carlos Alcaraz to win the clay-court Grand Slam.

However, he proved that he was still very much the boss as the pressure told on Alcaraz during their semi-final clash as the Serbian won in four sets before he brushed aside Casper Ruud 7–6 (7–1), 6–3, 7–5 in the final.

The win saw him collect a 23rd Grand Slam title and return to No 1 in the ATP Rankings.


Having won the last four titles at Wimbledon, Djokovic was looking to make it five in a row while another trophy would have seen him draw level with Roger Federer’s record of eight.

He was the heavy favourite, although Alcaraz was seeded top on the back of his victory at Queen’s Club.

Djokovic lost only two sets en route to the final and was the favourite against Alcaraz in the final as he hadn’t lost on Centre Court in over 10 years.

But it was the 20-year-old Spaniard who emerged on top with 1–6, 7–6 (8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4 to end Djokovic’s dominant run at Wimbledon.

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