Winning the Dubai Tennis Championships in his first match was the best experience Novak Djokovic had after his vaccinations and visa saga in preparation for the Australian Open.
When he was deported from Australia on January 16 last, it became the talk of the world news. But now he's back with a win over Lorenzo Musetti
and it becomes a pleasant experience.
Thanking the crowd at his first game of 2022 "I couldn't have chosen a better place to start the season - it was the best experience tonight.
"Overall, it was a straight-sets win so of course I have to be content, especially after not playing for two and a half, almost three months."
Novak Djokovic saved seven break points against world number 58 Musetti
and will face either Russia's Karen Khachanov or Australia's Alex de Minaur in the second round.
Novak Djokovic also said I am very grateful and very happy