Thursday, February 29

Novak Djokovic speaks for the first time amid the controversy over his participation in the Australian Open

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The world tennis number one thanked his fans.

Novak Djokovic, the world’s number one tennis player, has spoken for the first time since the controversy broke out over his participation in the Australian Open.

In a message published in the “stories” of his Instagram account on Friday, the player thanked people around the world for the support received while waiting for a decision on your possible deportation from Australia.

“Thank you to people around the world for your continued support. I can feel it and appreciate it tremendously.”

Djokovic, 34, landed this week to play at the Australian Open, having received a controversial exemption from vaccination rules from that country.

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