Novak Djokovic breaks silence on Instagram 2022 Australian Open tennis news
Novak Djokovic shared his first public post since his arrest in Melbourne after his visa was revoked to enter Australia.
“Thank you to people around the world for your continued support,” the world No. 1 tennis player posted in an Instagram story in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“I can feel it and it is greatly appreciated.”
He also shared a message to fans marking Christmas Day in Serbia on January 7.
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This is the first time Djokovic has made a public comment since arriving in Melbourne and being taken into custody by Australian border force officials because his medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine did not meet requirements.
He is currently being held at an immigrant detention hotel in Melbourne ahead of a court hearing on Monday to challenge the decision to revoke his visa.
Djokovic’s wife posted on social media earlier on Friday, also thanking people for their support.
“It’s Christmas today for us, my wishes are for everyone to be healthy, happy, safe and with families. We wish we were all together today, but my consolation is that at The less healthy we are. And we will grow from that experience, “Jelena Djokovic said on Instagram with a photo with her husband and a dog on a beach.
“Thank you dear people, all over the world for using your voice to send love to my husband. I take a deep breath to calm myself down and find gratitude (and understanding) right now for everything. is happening.The one law which we should all respect across every border is love and respect for another human being.
“Love and forgiveness are never a mistake but a powerful force. I wish you all good luck!”
The Australian Border Force announced on Friday evening that it had concluded an investigation into two other people linked to the Australian Open whose visas have been revoked.
One is veteran Czech Republic player Renata Voracova, who has since decided to return home instead of challenging the decision. The second person would be an official.