“Thank you so much, feel a bit emotional right now to be honest,” the former World No.1 from Serbia told the crowd after his entrance on court was met by cheers and applause
Novak Djokovic was “a bit emotional” after receiving a warm welcome Friday on his return to Melbourne Park, before facing Nick Kyrgios in a sell-out Australian Open exhibition match.
All 15,000 seats at Rod Laver Arena sold out in 58 minutes, with proceeds going to charity, ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year on Monday. Djokovic, who was deported a year ago, was given a good reception when he went on to win an Adelaide warm-up tournament last week and it was a similar story at Rod Laver Arena, where he is a nine-time champion. “Thank you so much, feel a bit emotional right now to be honest,” the former World No.1 from Serbia told the crowd after his entrance on court was met by cheers and applause.
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