Djordje Djokovic opens on his relationship with Novak Djokovic



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Djordje Djokovic opens on his relationship with Novak Djokovic

Djordje Djokovic admits he draws inspiration from his brother Novak and reveals the world No. 1 is helping him with the organization of the Serbia Open in Belgrade. Last year, Belgrade returned on the ATP Tour scene with two clay ATP 250 events.

Last month, Belgrade staged an ATP 250 clay event. Djokovic played at the Serbia Open as he reached the final before losing to Andrey Rublev in three sets. Dominic Thiem, the 2020 US Open champion, also competed in Belgrade.

Djordje Djokovic serves as the tournament director in Belgrade and the tournament has been receiving positive reviews so far.

Djordje Djokovic: Novak is an inspiration and a great help

“Novak is such an inspiration to me," Djordje Djokovic told Last Word On Sports.

"He has achieved so much in tennis and still continues to keep going on. Yet we maintain our relationship like any other siblings. All three of us brothers moved away from home at a very young age. We kept pushing each other to do better.

Novak is not involved in the organization of the event. But he often guides me as a brother and provides valuable feedback as a top player. I definitely appreciate having that,” said Djordje about his elder brother and World No.1 Novak Djokovic."

After winning Belgrade, Rublev had only positive words about the Belgrade tournament. The Belgrade organizers have revealed they have ambitions of upgrading and potentially staging a larger event in the future. “We are trying to put our best foot forward to represent Serbia in the international stage," Djordje Djokovic added.

"Serbian people are very welcoming and host oriented. We welcomed over 2000 international tourists who came to our city just for this tournament. We would like to take that number much higher in the coming years. I want everyone to experience what my city and my country has to offer.

As Novak mentioned in the press earlier, we truly have a lot to offer. Having an event like this really helps us do that”.