Tennis

Adria Tour: Novak Djokovic’s Tennis Endeavor Across the Balkans

Novak Djokovic gives a pleasant surprise to his fans as he announces his Adria tour. Although COVID’19 shows no signs of leaving, the restlessness and anxiety of sports fans definitely is! One by one, almost all the sports are returning to action. Now that one of the most played and watched sport comes back, tennis fans are celebrating around the world. Novak Djokovic will be starting the tour in mid-June, along with renowned players joining in with him. 

Tennis Fans Enthusiastic As The Sports Returns After 2 Months 

After Wimbledon and Indian Wells got canceled due to the pandemic, fans were left distraught. The pandemic has been a major mood off for sports fans. Football fans had to deal with the suspension of top leagues. While for tennis fans, Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time after World War 2!

The Adria Tour will bring in fans around the world together after two months! The energy will be high, and all will root for the single most favorite Novak Djokovic. Although the tour comes with a message. The money collected throughout the journey will be donated to charity. Novak’s spokesperson stated that it would be given for regional humanitarian projects. This will include Djokovic’s foundation programs that aim at early childhood development and education.

Who Will Be On This Tour?

A total of 8 players will be a part of the Adria tour, scheduled to start on June 13th. The confirmed participants of the tour are Victor Troicki, Novak’s old friend and teammate as well as Dominic Thiem, the world’s no.3. Joining them for the tour will be Grigor Dimitrov, former ATP champion. The tour will end on July 5th, with Novak Djokovic and Damir Dzumhur on a special exhibition.

 “I’m proud to officially share the news that the #AdriaTour will be held across the Balkans June 13th – July 5th 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 the court soon,” Djokovic tweeted on Saturday. Guess he gave a birthday wishes return gift to all his tennis fans after all! 

Adria Tour Itinerary

Traveling through the Balkans, the eight players will cover Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia. The tour will commence in Djokovic’s home country Belgrade. After a six day break, the next set of matches will take place in Zadar and Croatia on 20th and 21st June. Montenegro will host games on the 27th and 28th of June. The journey will end in Bosnia, Banja Luka, and Herzegovina. The players are all geared up and have started practicing for the exciting Adria Tour.

“So happy to play on clay … well, just for a bit with my phone in the hands. I don’t recommend this to any 18-year-old.” Djokovic had posted a while ago while playing on the clay court. This also led to Djokovic being hosted by a club in Spain, as he apologized for breaking restriction rules.

The Balkan countries have impressed the world by the way they managed the pandemic. With fewer than twenty thousand people infected, these countries have remained safe and cautious. However, precautions and measures will be taken throughout the door. Arrangements are being made for proper sanitation facilities and social distancing.

Whether the games will be open to an audience or broadcasted online is still not confirmed. Talks are that two tickets sessions will be offered per day. Given the current situation in Balkans, it should be safe for fans to spectate and root for the best man. While the rest of the world can cheer from home and enjoy the spirit.