In June, Djokovic won 2-1 over Zverev, but not enough to secure a ticket to play the final Adria Tour.
In the first set, Novak Djokovic played overwhelmingly and quickly won 4-0. However, he let Alexander Zverev equalize with a 4-1 win. In the decisive set, the world’s number one player had a break in game 5 and went to victory 4-2.
Djokovic’s 2-1 victory was not enough to help him reach the final, because on the previous match day, the Serbian player lost to his compatriot Filip Krajinovic after 3 sets of matches. It was Krajinovic who won the right to play the Adria Tour final against Dominic Thiem. On the forte clay field, Thiem was crowned champion with a 4-3, 2-4 and 4-2 victory.
The Adria Tour is a performance tournament. Novak Djokovic had organized to give players a chance to play. While ATP Tour tournaments are canceled at least until July 31 due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic. The first stage takes place in the home town of “Nole” in Belgrade, Serbia.
The stands with a capacity of 4,000 seats were always filled with the audience during the two days of the show. After the tournament, Djokovic shed tears and thanked his fans.
“I was overwhelmed by emotion, because it reminded me of my childhood. These are emotional days and I want to thank everyone for making this possible,” share by Djokovic.
The 8 players participating in the tournament were divided into 2 groups, competing in a circle format and selecting the top two from each group to reach the final. The next stage of the Adria Tour will take place in Zadar, Croatia on June 20