In recent weeks, Novak Djokovic has stayed in Marbella, Spain, despite the country having been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic since last March. This month, the Spanish government began training the restrictions allowing athletes to resume training in their respective sports.
It was also discovered that the World's number 1 had inadvertently broken the rules after posting a video that portrayed him during a training session in the resort where he stayed with his family. However, the Spanish Federation had not yet loosened the restrictive measures, which is why the hotel had to apologize to the 17-time Slam champion.
Nole recently returned to Serbia, where he launched the Adria Tour, an exhibition to be held in the Balkans and which will see the participation of Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, in addition to Djokovic himself.
Djokovic on his training during lockdown
He said: "Unlike many other players, I was able to train almost every day because we resided in a house with a tennis court. I refrained from posting clips on social networks because I didn't want to infuriate other players.
I am fit and in good shape, so I am looking forward to the Adria Tour, which I am organising. I am delighted that Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev will be my guests here in my hometown. This is the first time any of them will be playing here and I will do everything in my power to be a good host.
We would dearly love for fans to be able to attend but that's still not certain because we have to abide by the Serbian governments coronavirus regulations." Reigning world number one Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game and the Serb’s Grand Slam haul of 17 is just three behind the 20 that Roger Federer has amassed.
The Swiss player will be 39 in August. While Federer is nearing the end of a glittering career, Spanish left-hander Rafa Nadal is just one behind with 19 majors and will be 34 next month.