ATP Brisbane Open closer to confirming Novak Djokovic's participation

ATP Brisbane Open closer to confirming Novak Djokovic's participation

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The Brisbane Open's 2018 field is set to be stronger as never before. Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov, Nick Kyrgios and Karolina Pliskova have already committed to play the Australian tournament, that may feature also Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams.

The Serbian player's second career appearance in Brisbane after he lost to Ernests Gulbis in 2009 in the first round is very likely to happen, as he said he will kick off the new season during the first week of the year in Australia.

The Hopman Cup's field is already packed, and so the only tournament is Brisbane. About Djokovic's participation, the Brisbane Open tournament director Geoff Quinlan didn't want to comment as final part of negotiations is taking place, but he said: 'We’ll have some more Grand Slam champions to announce in the coming weeks – it will be a great tournament.' On the women's side, the great star would be the 2013 and 2014 champion Serena Williams, who aims to return to tennis after her maternity break at the 2018 Australian Open.

'We’d love to have Serena here and the door is wide open,' Quinlan said. 'We’ll see how she goes in the time ahead.' Story by Courier Mail ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic to open new restaurant for 'those in need' .