Thiem takes the Adria Tour in Belgrade; Djokovic, with tears

Dominic Thiem, third in the ATP ranking, prevailed today against Filip Krajinovic (32) 4-3, 2-4, 2-4 as the winner of the charity tournament that the number one in world tennis, Novak Djokovic, organized this weekend of week in Belgrade. The match was matched both in the first set and in the second, with almost every point uncertain, and was played at an intense pace.

At one point in the second set, Krajinovic had a sore right arm and asked for medical help, but he soon returned to the court. In addition to Djokovic, Thiem and Krajinovic, other tennis stars such as Alexander Zverev (7) and Grigor Dimitrov (19) participated in the tournament. The Serbian ended with tears in his eyes of emotion after addressing his audience at the end of his match against Zverev.

This first leg of the regional Adria Tour tournament has been played according to the “Round Robin” system, against each other, in two groups of four players each, to two sets of only four games each. The final was played between the two players with the most points added.

The tournament in Belgrade, which started on Friday, It has been possible to play with the public in the stands, since the Serbian authorities already allow events with attendees, provided that the safety distance is kept, something that was little respected.

The funds raised in the tournament will go to different humanitarian organizations. The tournament organized by Djokovic also seeks to help players regain form and competitive rhythm. Adria Tour will continue through the Croatian city of Zadar (on the 20th and 21st), and it is expected that it will then continue on to Banja Luka (Bosnia) on the 3rd and 4th of July, until concluding on the 5th of July in Sarajevo. A stopover in Montenegro, on June 27 and 28, has finally been canceled since the authorities of that country still restrict entry to those traveling from Serbia


Group A

Filip Krajinovic 2-1

Novak Djokovic 2-1

Alexander Zverev 2-1

Viktor Troicki 0-3

Group B (unfinished)

Dominic Thiem 3-0

Nikola Milojevic 2-0

Grigor Dimitrov 1-2

Damir Dzumhur 0-1

Dusan Lajovic 0-3

Sunday matches

From 14:00

Dusan Lajovic (SER) vs Nikola Milojevic (SER): 4-3 and withdrawal

Filip Krajinovic (SER) vs Viktor Troicki (SER): 4-0 and 4-3

Novak Djokovic (SER) vs Alexander Zverev (ALE): 4-0, 1-4 and 4.2

Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Grigor Dimitrov (BUL): 4-3 and 4-3

At 20:00 FINAL

Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs Filip Krajinovic (SER): 4-3, 2-4 and 4-2