Eugenie Bouchard sent a beautiful message to Novak Djokovic

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Eugenie Bouchard sent a beautiful message to Novak Djokovic

2023 is almost upon us and the last exhibition tournaments are being played before the official start of the new season, which, as usual, will start from Australia. 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic opted for the World Tennis League team event which took place from 19 to 24 December in Dubai.

After suffering a humiliating straight-set defeat to Alexander Zverev in his opening match, the Serbian managed to redeem himself by beating, albeit narrowly, Austria's Ofner. The former number one, down in the first set, overturned the match in his own way and overcame his opponent in the tie-break.

The nine-time champion's victory at the Australian Open could not help her team win their match against the Kites who lost the women's singles and mixed doubles. With no team wins in the tournament, Nole's team remained bottom of the league.

Meanwhile, the Kites won all their league matches and qualified for the finals. In the last act they will face the Hawks.

Eugenie Bouchard sent a beautiful message to Novak Djokovic

The work of the 9-time Australian Open champion has not gone unnoticed.

Eugenie Bouchard, also a participant in the tournament, was present in the pits and was able to witness his performance up close and, through one of her social channels, expressed all her admiration for him: "The master at work" she commented, with a video uploaded as an Instagram story.

"Watching Novak up close was amazing," the Canadian added, posting another story. The Canadian player missed the court Friday, as her teammate Sania Mirza took over for her and partnered Holger Rune for mixed doubles, while Iga Swiatek represented the team for women's singles.

Thanks to a wild card, Eugenie also played her first singles match against Arianne Hartono. In this 2022 Bouchard thus broke the ice after a very long period in which she remained stationary in the pits. Now the 28-year-old girl, at the end of the holiday and rest period, will resume training intensely to be ready for the start of the upcoming 2023 vintage.

The goal will certainly be to return to the top ranks and try to gain further satisfaction in the world ranking. To date, the Canadian has won a WTA title, achieving a total of 286 singles victories. In 2014 she also reached fifth position in the standings, then finding herself in 323rd place after returning from injury.

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