Australian Open Champion, Novak Djokovic has recorded a heart felt personal message, thanking the town of Kendall for backing him during the championship.

“I felt your love and support all the way through from the first moment the representatives that came a week before the tournament started and now I’m here with this trophy and its yours as much as it is mine.”

The Kendall Tennis Club threw its support behind the world number one, after wining a competition late last year, to have Djokovic represent it at the Open.

The town will now be awarded with memorabilia from Tennis Australia.