There have been several petitions protesting for Djokovic to be able to play, and he thanked those supporters in a recent Instagram post, writing: “I just wanted to take a moment and say to all of you how grateful I am to see so many messages of support and love from all around the world these days.
“I wasn’t expecting it, and that’s why it feels so mind blowing. Just wanted to say THANK YOU. It feels special that people connect with my tennis career in such a loving and supportive way and wish for me to continue to compete. I am preparing as if I will be allowed to compete, while I await to hear if there is any room for me to travel to the US. Fingers crossed!”