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Novak Djokovic thanks fans on Twitter

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Djokovic has been 'relaxing' after Wimbledon (©GettyImages)
Djokovic has been 'relaxing' after Wimbledon (©GettyImages).

Novak Djokovic must still be on cloud nine as the dust continues to settle from his wedding to Jelena Ristic and his Wimbledon glory, but the world No.1 has found time to thank fans for their support in recent weeks.

Joyous weeks

The Serbian star clinched just his second Wimbledon crown earlier this month when he beat seven-time champion Roger Federer in a five set thriller on Centre Court.

That joy on-court then transferred off-court when he finally tied the knot with his long-term partner Ristic - now Mrs Djokovic - at a stunning setting in Montenegro. An island-turned-hotel resort provided a perfect backdrop for an event which Djokovic described as the "perfect moment."

Thanks

Djokovic and his new wife went off the radar for a while, but the seven-time major champion has now returned to Twitter, and he had a message of thanks to his fans.

The message, accompanied with a 'selfie' of him and his new wife, read: "Good morning from Mrs Djokovic and myself :) Thank you for all the wonderful wishes #NoleFam #Happy #Belgrade."

The picture, retweeted other 1000 times in over four hours, didn't reveal a baby bump for Mrs Djokovic, but another exciting phase for the couple approaches. They announced before the French Open, in which the Serbian star lost in the final, that they were expecting their first child.

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Return to tennis

It could be a blessing that the child isn't expected for another few months yet, as Djokovic must focus on preparing for the hard court season in North America - as his rivals already are.

Rafael Nadal, for one, has posted on the social networks concerning his training as the Spaniard looks to atone for a third Wimbledon failure in a row. He triumphed for a record ninth time at Roland Garros at the expense of Djokovic, but he was outdone at SW19.

Nadal rivalry resumes

While Nadal was shocked in four sets by wildcard Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios, the new world no.1 beat up-and-comer Grigor Dimitrov and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on his way to glory over Federer in the final. 

The pair will look to continue their fierce rivalry at the US Open and warm-up events in the build up.  They are both down to play at the Toronto Masters and are also likely to be on the card at Cincinatti at the start of August.

Between them they have only won three titles at Flushing Meadows despite an overall combined haul of 21, though Nadal is the defending champion.

Tennis' most successful-ever star, Roger Federer, won five in a row between 2004 and 2008 but hasn't triumphed since that time.

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