Novak Djokovic has got a message out from inside the hotel where he is being held, posting on Instagram as his grand slam hopes remain in limbo.
Novak Djokovic has thanked fans for their continued support as he awaits the result of his appeal after being blocked from entering Australia in a row over Covid rules.
In a message to supporters on Instagram, the tennis world number one wrote: “Thank you to people around the world for your continuous support. I can feel it and it is greatly appreciated.”
And in a message written in Serbian, he said: “Thank you to my family, Serbia and all good people across the world who are sending me support. Thanks to dear God for health.”
He also posted a Christmas message to fans on his Instagram story.
It comes after his wife also thanked his fans for “using your voice to send love to my husband” while he remains in a quarantine hotel.
“Thank you dear people, all around the world for using your voice to send love to my husband,” Jelena Djokovic wrote on Instagram and Twitter.
In messages marking Christmas in Serbia, she wrote: “I am taking a deep breath to calm down and find gratitude (and understanding) in this moment for all that is happening.
“The only law that we should all respect across every single border is Love and respect for another human being.
“Love and forgiveness is never a mistake but a powerful force. Wishing you all well!”
Originally published as Novak Djokovic breaks silence with Instagram post from Melbourne hotel