Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic says he has a good relationship with Cristian football star Luka Modric but he didn't know that Zadar was his hometown. The first leg of Djokovic's Adria Tour took place this past weekend in Belgrade and now it's time for this week's Adria Tour event in Zadar.
The Adria Tour event in Zadar will take place this coming weekend and besides Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Marin Cilic are expected to play. "Well we haven't heard from each other for a while.
We spoke at the beginning of the year and talked about some events we could do together, both in the region and in the world. Of course I support and follow Luka. He is one of the best footballers in the world. a family man, a magician with a ball, I didn't know that Zadar was Luka Modrić's hometown, so I'll call him to give me a recommendation on where to go, what to do, who to meet ...
I hope I will have the opportunity to I will stay with him in his city once," Djokovic told Nova TV.
Novak Djokovic speaks highly of Modric's accolades
Modric, who has won multiple Champions League titles with Real Madrid CF, won the Ballon d'Or in 2018.
"Certainly he is one of the greatest in history from this region. Absolutely. Winning the Golden Ball in the competition of Messi and Ronaldo and other players in this era is something so great that we will understand only after the end of his career.
These are results that are eternal. What he did with the Croatian national team (when he led them to the World Cup final in 2018) how he treats the national jersey, a secured position in Real Madrid -- the biggest club in the world.
These are things that... When I look at his and his successes, as someone who is a direct participant and still active, we still can not understand the magnitude of it. Something happens all the time, life goes on and somehow you don't have time to look back and see things objectively and see what you've done.
Probably when we have time we'll sit down for a drink by the shore and reflect on all of that. He has accomplished a phenomenal success and I wish him all the best," Djokovic said. Novak Djokovic will certainly be extremely motivated to win the Adria Tour event in Zadar after failing to win it all in Belgrade.