World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will return to action next month, with the Serbian organising a series of matches to…
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will return to action next month, with the Serbian organising a series of matches to be played across the Baltic region.
Djokovic has launched a mini-tour that will be staged in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina from June 13 to July 5.
Among those joining Djokovic in the eight-player Adria Tour field are World No. 3 Dominic Thiem and former top five player Grigor Dimitrov.
“I’m proud to officially share the news that the #AdriaTour will be held across the #Balkans 13 June – 5 July kicking off with a tournament in Belgrade,” Djokovic said.
“Very grateful we could make this happen to play and support humanitarian projects across the region.”
The Adria Tour will start in Belgrade on June 13 and move to Zadar, Montenegro and Banja Luka before culminating with an exhibition match between Djokovic and Bosnian star Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo on July 5.
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I’m proud to officially share the news that the #AdriaTour will be held across the Balkans 13 June – 5 July kicking off with a tournament in Belgrade. Very grateful and excited we could make this happen to play and support humanitarian projects across the region. See you guys on court soon 🙏🏼🙌🏼💪🏼👏🏼🎾 Follow @adriatourofficial for more announcements. Idemo!! 😃
Players around the world have started returning to the practice courts as restrictions start to slowly lift.
However, all forms of professional tennis have been suspended until the beginning of August at the earliest. Roland Garros and the U.S. Open are still hoping to hold their respective slams in September and October, but logistically it looks unlikely.
Meanwhile, some of the world’s best WTA players will return to action in Charleston next month.
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and reigning U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu will headline a 16-player field in the biggest event since the COVID-19 pandemic postponed tennis in March.
The tournament – called the Credit One Bank Invitational – will begin on June 23 and feature 16 singles matches and eight doubles contests.