A few weeks ago, Novak Djokovic predicted that in the following weeks, there will be a series of unofficial tennis competitions at regional level, and this is what it has been happening right now. In the US, some top players as Reilly Opelka, Alison Riske, Danielle Collins and Amanda Anisimova have been taking part to the UTR Pro Match Series, in Europe Dustin Brown was the big star at an event in Germany (the Exo Tennis Series), and in the South of France top players such as David Goffin, Fabio Fognini, and Lucas Pouille will face off in the Ultimate Tennis Showdown in June.
The Adria Tour
Noval Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, and Grigor Dimitrov agreed to play the Adria Tour that is an event that will be held in the Balkans. The Adria Tour will take place in 5 locations as follows:
SERBIA – Belgrade: 13-14 June
CROATIA – Zadar: 20-21 June
MONTENEGRO: 27-28 June
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Banja Luka 3-4 July
The tour will end with an exhibition match between Novak Djokovic and Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo on the 5th of July.
It was Novak Djokovic to announce the tour on social media posting the following message:
“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!”
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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!! 😃
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.1, Novak played his last match on the 29th of February when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final in Dubai to win his 80th career title.
At present, this year Djokovic has a 18-0 win-loss record. Novak conquered 2 titles in 2020 at the Australian Open and in Dubai.
Dominic Thiem’s ranking and performance in 2020
At the moment ranked no.3 (career-high), Thiem played his last match on the 22nd of February when he lost to Gianluca Mager 7-64 7-5 in the quarter in Rio De Janeiro.
Dominic Thiem’s most significant performance of the present season was getting to the final at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem played each other 11 times. The head to head is 7-4 for Djokovic. The last time that they played, Novak Djokovic won 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the final in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 2nd of February 2020.
You can see them in action in the following highlights.
Grigor Dimitrov’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now ranked no.19, Grigor played his last match on the 28th of February when he was overcome by Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 in the semifinal in Acapulco.
Grigor Dimitrov’s best result of the present year was getting to the semi-finals in Acapulco.