Novak Djokovic has hit back at people suggesting he has been exaggerating the extent of the hamstring injury he has been afflicted by in Melbourne.
The Serb’s condition was a major worry last week but he is once again looking strong as he bids to win a 22nd Grand Slam.
And he hit back: “I leave the doubting to those people – let them doubt. Only my injuries are questioned.
“When some other players are injured, then they are the victims, but when it is me, I am faking it. It is very interesting. I don’t feel that I need to prove anything to anyone.
“I have got the MRI, ultrasound and everything else, both from two years ago and now. Whether I will publish that in my documentary or on social media depends on how I feel. Maybe I will do it, maybe I won’t.
“I am not really interested at this point what people are thinking and saying. It is fun, it is interesting to see how the narrative surrounding me continues, (a) narrative that is different compared to other players that have been going through similar situations.
“But I am used to it and it just gives me extra strength and motivation. So I thank them for that.”