There was no home win for Novak Djokovic. In the final of the Serbia Open, Andrey Rublev triumphed in three sets: after a first set brought home, he had to surrender to the second set thanks to a tiebreak immediately directed in the direction of the Serbian; in the third and final act, however, no game is granted to the world number one.
The Russian therefore won the third title of the season, after Marseille and Dubai; while the Serbian is still missing the first trophy, having played little at the beginning of the year. In a final decided in two and a half hours, the moment after the award ceremony was exciting for Djokovic.
The host found his former coach, Marian Vajda, alongside him: the tournament in Belgrade was an opportunity for the two to say goodbye after the separation announced in March, as said by the Slovenian coach. The Belgrade final was also an opportunity to announce new changes in Djokovic's staff.
After Vajda's farewell, one of the physiotherapists, Miljan Amanovic, also declared that he will no longer follow the number one in the world of tournaments, as reported by Tennis Majors. "Miliajn has traveled a lot, he has three children," he declared at the end of the match.
At this new announcement, there was no shortage of questions about further staff changes. Above all, he was asked if there would be new entries, ready to replace those who left in these first months of the year. "No, no ... There is Goran (Ivanisevic, tennis coach), Marco (Panichi, fitness coach) and Uli (Badio, physiotherapist)", these are the words of the Serbian champion, who swept away further rumors about further changes, reported by Tennis Majors.
Rune comments on Djokovic
Holger Rune, who is currently playing the Serbia Open in Belgrade, gave his views on a variety of subjects as part of a Q & A session on Twitter. "I think right now, Rafael Nadal because he finds this will to win in every match he is playing even though he is not all young and his body must suffer from many years on tour.
That's impressive," Rune said. Rune described Novak Djokovic as a complete athlete, stating that it was inspiring to have played against the Serb. "For me Djokovic is so complete as an athlete and tennis player so it was very inspiring to share court with him not just for practice but a real match" Rune said.