The brilliant night was the brainchild of Aussie star Nick Kyrgios who tweeted out to the Australian Open to put the night on and in the end saw a staggering sum of AU$4,826,014 (NZ$5,044,979) being raised for the Australian Bushfire relief.
For Djokovic, Melbourne Park is more than just a tennis centre parked on the banks of a murky river.
'This was definitely an incredible kick off.
"So he's definitely in that small group of players that are getting closer and narrowing the gap to the grand slam title". The reigning Australian Open and Wimbledon champion and world number two joins an exceptional peloton that includes eight-time champion Roger Federer, who won previous year and won his 100th career title.
The Australian Open has been pretty predictable over recent years with Djokovic and Federer often reigning supreme.
Yet even at 38, six-times champion Federer may have a say on that.
'What I wanted to do was raise awareness, raise money and tell people to still come and travel to Australia because people probably think around the world that you can't right now, ' Federer said. You always have three or four of the top 10 players in the world here, so we're still at the top of our game here.
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CREATING OFFENSE: Aamir Simms has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Clemson field goals over the last three games. The Tigers, though, turned it on and finished the night on a 20-10 run to keep Duke at bay for the seven-point win.
"It's been an emotional couple of weeks. I would have taken one more Slam, and I was able to get three more - and three wonderful ones".
"I just feel like I'm experiencing so many things in my life and. and I'm trying to take it all into perspective that these are things that I've never thought I was going to be able to do", Osaka said before this month's Brisbane International.
A noticeably more relaxed Nadal also made a firefighters dream come true, when he invited Deb Boirg, from Victoria's Country Fire Authority, on centre court to be his doubles partner for a few points against Wozniacki and Zverev. "I just want to have a little fun out here tonight and hopefully we can overcome this".
Smoke from bushfires blanketed Melbourne in a thick, grey haze on Wednesday before a clearing rain-storm, disrupting the Australian Open's qualifying matches for a second successive day.
Nick Kyrgios of Australia plays a shot in his match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rally For Relief at Rod Laver Arena.
The ATP on Sunday pledged $500,000 to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts.
Seeded eight, she heads into the tournament on the back of ending a three-year title drought by winning the Auckland Classic.