He may be a 17-time grand slam champion, world number 1 and on-course to become the most successful men's tennis player of all time. The best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, brought together top tennis aces who will present themselves to the audience at the regional Adria Tour event from 13 June to 5 July. Djokovic hits a return during the Adria Tour in Zadar, Croatia. Dan Evans says Novak Djokovic should "feel some responsibility" after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki tested positive for Covid-19 at his Adria Tour event. The younger Djokovic seemed to … The World No. Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour, an exhibition tennis tournament held across the Balkans, started with a "pure heart" but ended with a number of COVID-19 infections and widespread condemnation. [16] Viktor Troicki and his pregnant wife Aleksandra announced they had tested positive hours later. “The moment we arrived in Belgrade we went to be tested. The two groups of the Adria Tour have been drawn today during an opening ceremony. Players played in front of packed stands, mingled with the crowd, and took part in recreational activities: kids’ tennis clinics, pick-up games of basketball and football, and a visit to an indoor cabaret club in Belgrade where they were captured dancing shirtless. Immediately upon his arrival in Belgrade Novak was tested along with all members of the family and the team with whom he was in Belgrade and Zadar. While the international tennis circuit is suspended at least until July 31 due to ongoing the coronavirus pandemic, Novak Djokovic will set up a series of tournaments in the Balkan region. STARNBERG, May 22, 2020. Continue Reading Show full … BELGRADE: World number one Novak Djokovic, Austrian Dominic Thiem and Germany's Alexander Zverev won their opening Adria Tour matches in … Each stop on the tour followed a round-robin system between players in two pools, with the pool winners playing in a final. World number three Dominic Thiem has acknowledged tennis players at the ill-fated Adria Tour made "a mistake" after Novak Djokovic and three other participants contracted coronavirus. The Djokovic brothers waited the two tennis stars at the airport. Novak Djokovic tested positive for a virus COVID-19. The world no.1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, host of the Adria Tour along with his brother Djordje, who is also the tournament director, made a warm welcome for the Austrian Dominic Thiem and German Alexander Zverev in Belgrade. The post After organizing Adria Tour without social distancing, top men’s player Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on The Comeback. When the news of Grigor Dimitrov testing positive for the virus emerged, the spectators were still at the Adria Tennis Tour … The website and contents are © by Novak Djokovic, see. Novak Djokovic left isolated as Adria Tour blame game intensifies This article is more than 3 months old. Ivanisevic's news comes just after three days the Word No. Novak Djokovic has attacked the media, saying there is a witch hunt against him and insisting he felt no remorse over his ill-fated Adria Tour.. The matches proposed were a shorter version of tennis called Fast4 Tennis where the first player to win 4 games wins the set, with 2 sets winning the match. [6] The schedule and locations proposed were: Unusually for events during the pandemic, fans were allowed to attend, but organizers said that a one-meter distance between each spectator would be enforced. It was revealed on 21 June that Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for COVID-19 after participating in the Zadar event and then returning to his home in Monaco. 16.5k Followers, 30 Following, 104 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Adria Tour (@adriatourofficial) Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem to win this year's Australian Open — now they will meet again on the Adria Tour. It was organized by the world No. Earlier, Djokovic defended organizing the four-stage charity event hosted in the Balkans in a statement on his website. But Novak Djokovic's stock has taken a real pounding during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1 tested positive himself. The first leg of the tournament organized by this year’s Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will be held from 13 to 14 June in Belgrade. The tournament will be played in a … [5], On 23 June, Djokovic announced that both he and his wife Jelena had also tested positive for COVID-19. The … After Dimitrov's announcement, the final was cancelled. Novak Djokovic, pictured with opponent Viktor Troicki, is hosting the first Adria Tour event at his own Novak Tennis Centre in Belgrade. [18], Tennis court in Banja Luka made for Adria tour, Exhibition tennis tournament held in June 2020, "Grigor Dimitrov tests positive for coronavirus after feeling unwell at Adria Tour", "Borna Coric also tests positive for coronavirus after Grigor Dimitrov case", "Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus", "Viktor Troicki becomes fifth Adria Tour participant to test positive for coronavirus - report", "Exhibition events fill void during tennis shutdown - but will any stick around when normality returns? 1 Novak Djokovic ended in chaos after four players, including the 17-time major winner, tested positive for Covid-19. World number one Novak Djokovic secured two wins on the opening day of his second Adria Tour event. Novak Djokovic issued an apology on Tuesday night for the conduct of his Adria Tour fiasco after becoming a victim himself by testing positive for coronavirus. I hope that we will be able to organize the return of the professional tournament," Djokovic said. 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The event fell under heavy criticism due to its lack of social distancing procedures, and allowing a full crowd, unlike the simultaneous Ultimate Tennis Showdown. The best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, brought together top tennis aces who will present themselves to the audience at the regional Adria Tour event from … Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour was criticised as photos and videos revealed minimum social distancing measures. In the Belgrade tournament, Dominic Thiem defeated surprise finalist Filip Krajinović in three sets in the first leg. 1 ranked player Novak Djokovic during the ATP Tour's shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [1] During the Croatian leg, Grigor Dimitrov, one of the marquee players, announced that he had tested positive for the virus, leading the event being abandoned. The main tournament within TSS Tour will be played at Novak center from June 8th to June 12th, … [2] Borna Ćorić, Dimitrov's last opponent, tested positive the next day. Adria Tour 2020 je regionalni teniski turnir humanitarnog karaktera, koji će se od 13. juna do 5. jula održati u organizaciji najboljeg tenisera sveta, Novaka Đokovića. In addition, part of it will be held in Sarajevo, on Sunday, 5 July, where Novak and Damir Dzumhur will play an exhibition match. Djokovic will take part in the Adria Tour, along with Australian Open finalist Dominic Thiem (first week), Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov and Croatian duo Borna Coric and Marin Cilic. A planned Montenegrin leg was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. It was organized by the world No. Novak Djokovic has created the Adria Tour (Image: GETTY) Djokovic has been in frequent contact with Federer and Nadal as they look to solve the issue of … Adria Tour donated 50,000 euros to the Serbian Tennis Federation, in order to help the tennis players who participate in the TSS Tour series get the higher the prize money. [3] Viktor Troicki and Djokovic himself tested positive over the next two days.[4][5]. The cancelled final of the second leg was to be between Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev. Dominic Thiem issued an apology on Thursday after taking part in the Adria Tour — Novak Djokovic’s charity event that was canceled early after several players tested positive for COVID-19. Novak Djokovic and Grigor Dimitrov at the Adria Tennis Tour. Adria Tour: Everything you need to know about the exhibition featuring Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev Djokovic's coach and former Wimbledon champion, Goran Ivanisevic, was the latest from the Djokovic Adria Tour to test positive for the virus. ... Jokic spent time with Djokovic during the Belgrade leg of the Adria Tour. [15], Borna Ćorić, who played against Dimitrov at the Zadar event and was seen to hug Dimitrov before the game, also revealed on 22 June that he tested positive for COVID-19. Andy Murray says Novak Djokovic's Adria Tour should be deemed as "a lesson for all of us to take" after Grigor Dimitrov and Borna Coric tested positive for coronavirus. The Adria Tour was an exhibition tennis tour held in June 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar, Croatia. Organised by our champion, Adria Tour will be held in cities across the Balkans, with the kick-off tournament to be organised in Belgrade, on the TC Novak courts (13/14 June), followed by Zadar (20/21 June) and Banja Luka (3/4 July). Djokovic installed his inexperienced 24-year-old younger brother, Djordje Djokovic, as the Adria Tour tournament director. 1 ranked player Novak Djokovic during the ATP Tour's shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [7] This was not the case during the Serbian leg, however, which was tightly packed.[8]. [11], Social media posts and photographs of the players showed them hugging, shaking hands, playing basketball, and dancing together during the event, as well as during the previous event a week and a half earlier in Belgrade. [17], On 26 June, Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanišević confirmed that he tested positive for the virus as well. A number of commentators called out Djokovic’s hypocrisy while also condemning the ‘reckless’ lack of restrictions at the Adria Tour. He is not showing any symptoms. World no.1 Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev had to face each other on Sunday evening in the final of the second round of the Adria Tour, scheduled in Zadar. After the ATP announced on 12 March that all tennis events would be suspended for at least six weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Novak Djokovic proposed an exhibition tournament in his home region of the Balkans from 13 June to 5 July. Djokovic installed his inexperienced 24-year-old younger brother, Djordje Djokovic, as the Adria Tour tournament director. [14] The announcement by Dimitrov on Instagram took place shortly before the final was to be played in Zadar, with the crowd awaiting the players to enter the court. The Adria Tour was an exhibition tennis tour held in June 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia and Zadar, Croatia. Novak Djokovic is a 17-time Grand Slam winner. The following is a list of players for the tournament:[9], The singles competitors secured for the event were top players, compared to other unofficial tournaments around the same time.[10].