Johannesburg – Novak Djokovic marked his return to Serbia, after being stranded in the Spanish resort of Marbella for two month due to the coronavirus lockdown, by announcing that he has organised an event which will be contested across the Balkans
“Unlike many other players, I was able to train almost every day because we resided in a house with a tennis court,” a tanned Djokovic told a news conference at his private tennis complex in downtown Belgrade by the Danube river.
“I refrained from posting clips on social networks because I didn’t want to infuriate other players. I am fit and in good shape, so I am looking forward to the Adria Tour, which I am organising.”
It’s been confirmed that there would be three big names apart from himself at the 13 June – 5 July tournament.
“I am delighted that Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev will be my guests here in my hometown,” said the 17-times major champion.
“This is the first time any of them will be playing here and I will do everything in my power to be a good host.
“We would dearly love for fans to be able to attend but that’s still not certain because we have to abide by the Serbian government’s coronavirus regulations.”