Australian Open 2021 day one: Djokovic, Kyrgios and Halep win in first round – as it happened – The Guardian

It was special. Obviously very strange here last year. It was amazing to have you guys here, it felt normal to be honest. You guys were going nuts and it was good to see, so hopefully we can continue it. Honestly it was pretty average. I haven’t played a Grand Slam match in over a year and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to produce anywhere near my best tennis. I’m just happy I got through it, honestly.

I think Canberra was actually the best place in the world. I was very fortunate that Covid didn’t effect me or my family. I was able to just spend some time with my family. I used it as a massive reset and I’m just glad to be out here.