Wednesday, September 23

Djokovic is eliminated in the self-organizing tournament

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

8 players attend the 1st leg of the Adria Tour. Dominic Thiem (orange pants) won the first leg.