After a short break from the action, Grand Slam tennis will return to our screens in January as the best players in the world gear up for the 2023 Australian Open, and the first shot at major silverware this year.
Rafael Nadal will hope to retain his Australian Open men's singles title after winning in the absence of Novak Djokovic in 2022, but there will be no such retention in the women's singles with reigning champion Ashleigh Barty retiring last year.
RealSport101's Harry Smith is on hand to run you through all the key information you need for the start of the 2023 Australian Open men's singles and women's singles competitions.
When does the 2023 Australian Open start?
The first Grand Slam competition of 2023 is not far away with the opening rounds of the men's and women's singles competitions scheduled to get underway on Monday, January 16th.
The 2023 Australian Open will run for just under two weeks with the final match of the event currently scheduled to be played on Sunday, December 19th.
Will Novak Djokovic play at the 2023 Australian Open?
Novak Djokovic sparked one of the biggest stories in the world of tennis when he was denied entry into the 2022 Australian Open following his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Serbian was denied the chance to defend his three consecutive Australian Open titles in 2022 but will be looking to reclaim the men's singles trophy in a few weeks' time as he has been allowed entry into the country.
Djokovic has already claimed a staggering nine Australian Open men's singles titles, but with Nadal in form and Carlos Alcaraz continuing his meteoric rise, there will be challenges in 2023.