Serbian tennis stars Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic have been added to the Adria Tour player field as Novak Djokovic's project is set to feature more big names. Upon returning to Serbia from Spain, Djokovic launched the Adria Tour -- an event that will take place across four Balkan countries from June 12 --July 5.
The first players confirmed for the Adria Tour were world No. 3 Dominic Thiem and former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov. A couple of days later, world No. 1 Djokovic announced that 2018 Nitto ATP Finals champion Alexander Zverev also accepted to play the Adria Tour.
One of the four Balkan countries in which the Adria Tour will make a stop is Croatia as the Tour will take place in Zadar on July 21-22. Djokovic announced that 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic and 2018 Shanghai Masters runner-up Borna Coric would play in Zadar.
Viktor Troicki, a former world No. 12, will also participate at the Adria Tour.
Players confirmed for @AdriaTennisTour
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Lajovic and Krajinovic are valuable additions to the Adria Tour
Lajovic, 29, has been playing the best tennis of his career over the last year and now he is enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
23 in the world. Last year, the Serb made his maiden Masters final in Monte Carlo but fell just short of winning it all as he couldn't find a way to beat Italian clay-court specialist Fabio Fognini. Lajovic was one of the keys behind Serbia's win at the inaugural ATP Cup earlier this year as he won four of his six singles matches played at the event.
On the other side, Krajinovic is ranked just a few places below Lajovic as he sits at No. 32 in the world. Krajinovic, 28, has also experienced success on the biggest stage as in 2017 he ended runner-up at the Paris Masters after losing to American Jack Sock.
Krajinovic, a former world No. 26, was having a good season before the Tour was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Serb, who has yet to win an ATP title, made back-to-back semifinals in Montpellier and Rotterdam.
Krajinovic returned to competitive action two weeks ago at the SK Soccer Cup in Belgrade, where he was beaten in the final by Damir Dzumhur. It remains to be seen in which Balkan countries will Lajovic and Krajinovic play when the Adria Tour kicks off.