With skilled tennis shut down by the novel coronavirus pandemic, world primary Novak Djokovic is bringing collectively a number of the world`s prime tennis gamers for a collection of matches to run from June 13-July 5 within the Balkan area.
All professional tennis excursions have been suspended in early March and won’t return earlier than August as nations went into lockdown and closed borders to comprise the unfold of the virus.
Some gamers, together with Djokovic, have returned to the follow courts whereas sustaining strict hygiene and social distancing norms, and a few exhibition occasions with out followers have additionally been held in nations like Germany and the USA.
“I`m proud to formally share the information that the #AdriaTour can be held throughout the #Balkans 13 June – 5 July kicking off with a match in Belgrade,” Djokovic, who turned 33 on Friday, stated in a Twitter put up.
“Very grateful we may make this occur to play and help humanitarian tasks throughout the area.”
World quantity three Dominic Thiem of Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, who’s ranked 19, have confirmed their participation within the eight-man occasion which is able to finish with Djokovic`s exhibition match towards Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Zadar, in Croatia, Montenegro and Banja Luka in Bosnia would be the different venues for the matches, which can be broadcast on tv.
Djokovic, who gained his 17th Grand Slam title on the 2020 Australian Open, has been 18-Zero this 12 months in all matches.
He lifted the ATP Cup with Serbia, gained an eighth Australian Open title after which accomplished a fifth triumph on the Dubai Tennis Championships, extending his unbeaten run to 21 matches relationship again to final season.