To reduce stress on the elbow which has caused him issues since the start of 2016, Djokovic's take-back of the racket is now shorter.
Instead, it will settle for being a tour de force loaded with high-level curiosities.
Federer will open his title defence against Slovenia's 51st-ranked Aljaz Bedene and has a potential quarter-final with David Goffin.
"It was a great start, it feels really good to be back on the court", a beaming Djokovic said in an on-court interview after his first competitive set since Wimbledon past year.
But he admitted he can not give himself a clear bill of health until he plays in the Australian Open next week.
Seeded down in 14th after not playing competitively since Wimbledon, six-time Australian OpenchampionNovak Djokovic is up against Donald Young.
His hopes for a triumphant return at Melbourne Park were dealt a blow at the Australian Open draw on Thursday night with the Serbian set to face former top-10 player Gael Monfils in the second round before running into fourth seed Aleander Zverev and 2014 championStan Wawrinka. Yet nobody knows how any of this year's rusty sorts might function, or how those who have grabbed their formerly unattainable rankings will function with fresh pressure.
Britain's Andy Murray and Japan's Kei Nishikori have already withdrawn from the championships and women's world number three Garbine Muguruza has twice pulled out of tournaments over the last two weeks due to leg cramps and a thigh problem.
Federer arrives for AO18 The defending champion has his first hit on RLA
He also ran across a player of intrigue in the run-up tournaments. Kyrgios won their most recent match in the Brisbane International semi-finals.
"Roger has an ability to be mature and be very objective and also expansive in his thinking so that he is able to make sure that this messaging is similar, simple and unified", adds the American.
By Richard MartinNadal begins new era without mentor Toni in Australia as Carlos Moya takes charge in his team. Lleyton Hewitt reached the final in 2005, falling to Marat Safin.
With Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic among the walking wounded and Serena Williams already deciding not to defend her title, injuries and absentees have been the focus of attention ahead of the Australian Open.
She said: "I have pain in my right adductor".
The Swiss legend, who starts as favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, has been handed a tough draw as he could face either 22nd seed Milos Raonic or 13th seed Sam Querrey as early as in the fourth round. No. 1 seed Simona Halep, 26, has reached two Grand Slam finals and two semifinals. He's been out injured since Wimbledon but the fact that's he's won here six times, including his first Slam back in 2008, means he can not be ignored.
Sock or in-form 11th-seeded Kevin Anderson could face Dimitrov in the quarters.
Critics' Choice Awards: 10 must-see red carpet looks
But on Thursday, January 11, the stars were out, as the 23rd annual Critics Choice awards kicked off in Santa Monica. Wonder Woman (aka Gal Gadot ) does Prada proud, looking gorgeous in this glam silver gown. " The Marvelous Mrs .
The move, announced in October 2008 , was set in motion by Obama's predecessor George W Bush in response to security concerns. The Canadian High Commission, a much smaller building also on Grosvenor Square, was sold in 2013 for nearly $500 million.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in LOW. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LOW in report on Wednesday, August 23 with "Buy" rating.
It turned negative, as 61 investors sold WLL shares while 64 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 368 raised stakes. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.24.
Its down 0.09, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. 202.31 million shares or 0.64% more from 201.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Ingersoll-Rand PLC (Ireland) by 100.0% in the third quarter.
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Standing alongside her fellow presenter, director Ron Howard , Portman made it a point to call out the category's major faux pas. We have some wonderful women that have come forward, you know Mudbound and Lady Bird . "Folks! Time's up .
Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year's EPS that would be 15.29%. Skylands Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Monster Beverage in the third quarter valued at about $276,000.
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Mathews had initially told authorities he made Sherin stand outside because she wouldn't drink her milk, and she disappeared. If convicted on the capital murder charge, Wesley Mathews faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Manny Machado avoids arbitration with $16M deal
In addition to being an excellent defensive player, Machado has averaged 35 homers and 92 RBI over the last three years. Machado made just $11.5 million in base salary last season, and was projected to receive a $5.8 million raise.
Karni Sena protests outside CBFC office
Earlier the CBFC on Tuesday refuted reports that it had asked for cuts and declared that the movie was given a U/A certificate. The panel comprised four historians from Rajasthan, who Karni Sena claims, advised the CBFC against clearing the film.
George Clooney's TV comeback lands at Hulu
Grant Heslov, who co-founded Smokehouse Pictures with Clooney in 2016, is also set to direct and exectuive produce the series. This will be Clooney's first major foray back into television since leaving the NBC drama ER when that series ended in 2009.
Crown made Queen fear for neck
Edward's Sapphire (which goes back to Edward the Confessor, an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon king) from their clasps, and hid them in a tin box previously containing Bath Oliver biscuits.
Deontay Wilder to defend title against Luis Ortiz in March
It remains the only bout in which Wilder has gone the distance as a broken right hand kept him from recording a knockout. Bermane Stiverne, the man Wilder took the title from, stepped in but was stopped inside an explosive first round.
Trump threatens that his upcoming physical exam 'better go well'
Ronny Jackson, second from right, after visiting with troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on November 29, 2016. The president loves fast food, well-done steaks with ketchup, chocolate cake, ice cream and is said to drink 12 Diet Cokes a day.
Will Ferrell to host 'SNL' on January 27
Seven days after that, Chris Stapleton will accompany Ferrell on the former " SNL " standout's fourth turn as host . The " Daddy's Home 2 " star was a member of the " Saturday Night Live " cast from 1995-2002.