The images from the Adria Tour, the exhibition organized by Novak Djokovic in various cities in the Balkans to allow some top players to resume playing after the long stop, made a lot of discussion. The first stage in Belgrade went to the archive with the success of Dominic Thiem, able to exploit the unexpected knockout of the World number 1 by his compatriot Krajinovic.
Stands full of fans without a mask caused a sensation, not to mention the disco party in which all the participants of the event took part. The Serbian phenomenon, which was undefeated when the season was interrupted due to Coronavirus, released a long interview with Nova TV before the second stage on stage in Zadar.
Djokovic on becoming the GOAT
“I do not hide that I want to become the greatest tennis player in history. My ambition, desire, and goal is to break records for the longest time as number 1 in the world, and also, the number of Grand Slam tournaments won.
These are like Mount Everest for tennis players in terms of success and achievement. But we’ll see if it happens" - Novak Djokovic said. “I am no longer in my third decade, I have entered my fourth. By some sporting standards, I am no longer young and am slowly entering the last third of my career.
I’m not thinking about the end, I’m not thinking when it could be, I feel good and above all, I love this sport" - he added. Speaking on Eurosport's Tennis Legends vodcast, world number one Novak Djokovic has declared he is "very glad" the US Open is going ahead, and also expressed his excitement for Roland-Garros.
"I think it is fantastic news that the tour is coming back. I am sure that I am speaking on behalf of all the players and all the tennis fans and everyone involved in the tennis ecosystem. This is what we have been waiting for, for all these months!
We’ve been hoping and praying that the tour will continue very soon. It is great that we have a roof, obviously, on Philippe Chatrier this year, so those are the positive things and I look forward to it. I mean it’s one of the most important and one of the nicest tournaments in the world. I always enjoy playing there and I can’t wait to go back" - the 17 time Grand Slam champion stated.