Djokovic & Sabalenka vs. Sakkari & Tsitsipas: Titans Clash in Australian Open Mixed Doubles Extravaganza (Tickets on sale 12pm)

Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Australian Open 2023 Melbourne Park Photo Greek City Times

On Thursday, 11 January, Rod Laver Arena will host ‘A Night with Novak and Friends’ with 10-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic. Novak will present a tennis celebration alongside world No. 6 and AO 2023 finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas, fellow AO 2023 champion, world No.2 Aryna Sabalenka, and world No. 8 Maria Sakkari. A number of other special surprise guests will join in the fun for the charity match.

Tickets for all charity matches are now on sale and priced from just $20. Proceeds from the matches will support a range of children’s charities through the Australian Tennis Foundation, which has provided more than 49,000 opportunities for disadvantaged kids to play and belong.

This mouthwatering clash will be far more than just a game – it's a battle under the Southern Cross, with Melbourne's passionate Greek fans adding their electrifying layer to the already explosive atmosphere.

Djokovic, the undisputed king of Melbourne Park with nine titles to his name, will seek to extend his dominance alongside Sabalenka, whose punishing groundstrokes and fierce determination powered her to her first Australian Open crown. But their path to victory won't be easy. Standing in their way are homegrown heroes Sakkari and Tsitsipas, fueled by the fervent support of the vibrant Greek community in Melbourne. Sakkari, known for her aggressive baseline game and unwavering grit, will partner with the explosive Tsitsipas, whose all-court prowess and powerful serve can turn any match on its head.

This clash of champions transcends individual rivalries. It's a battle of styles, with the contrasting approaches of the Serbian-Belarusian duo facing off against the Greek team's fiery passion and tactical acumen. Djokovic and Sabalenka's lethal combination of court control and power might clash with Sakkari and Tsitsipas' dynamic net play and unpredictable shotmaking.

Beyond the technical and tactical intrigue, this match carries an extra layer of excitement for the Greek fans in Melbourne. It's a chance to see their own national heroes take on the tennis world on a grand stage, their voices a unified roar resonating throughout Rod Laver Arena. Expect thunderous chants of "Hellas!" to mingle with the cheers for each winning shot, adding a unique cultural flavor to the already electric atmosphere.

So mark your calendars, grab your Greek flags, and tune in for this unmissable mixed doubles encounter. It promises to be a nail-biting spectacle, a display of athleticism and skill, and a fitting continuation of the captivating storylines unfolding at the Australian Open. Who will reign supreme in this battle of champions under the Southern Cross? Only time will tell, but one thing's for sure – it's an event no Greek fan or dedicated tennis enthusiast will want to miss!

Buy your tickets below.

Australian Open 2024 - A Night with Novak & Friends - Rod Laver Arena

Thu, 11 Jan 2024, 6:30 pm Thu, 11 Jan 2024, 6:30 pm | 

Melbourne Park, Melbourne, VIC

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