Overwhelming Australian Open favourite Novak Djokovic’s return to Melbourne Park didn’t got to plan after the nine-time champion ended a practice match early after appearing to suffer a leg injury.
Djokovic, who has been installed as $1.80 TAB favourite to win the event after storming to victory in the Adelaide International last weekend, was playing a scheduled match against Daniil Medvedev on centre court.
But the match was ended after just one set, which Djokovic lost, after he hurt his left leg. Djokovic battled a hamstring issue on the way to his victory in Adelaide.
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Djokovic, who is playing in the Australian Open a year after being deported because of his vaccination status, received medical treatment at least three…