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Novak Djokovic thanks Belgrade after success of first leg of Adria Tour

As many as four players including World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who took part in the Adria Tour recently confirmed they have tested positive for the coronavirus.
As many as four players including World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who took part in the Adria Tour recently confirmed they have tested positive for the coronavirus. (Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic acknowledged the fans for the successful completion of the first leg of the Adria Tour

Novak Djokovic expressed his gratitude after the successful completion of the Adria Tourโ€™s first leg in Belgrade.

The Adria Tour kick-started in the Serbian capital of Belgrade on June 13 and is organised by Djokovic. The tournament will have multiple legs all across the Balkans.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic gives a speach after the final of the Adria Tour charity tennis tournament in Belgrade on June 14, 2020.
Novak Djokovic gives a speech after the final of the Adria Tour charity tennis tournament (Getty Images)

The first leg in Belgrade ended on Sunday. The Serbian star did not forget to acknowledge the fans for making it a success. Djokovic shared a clip of Adria Tour thanking everyone in Belgrade with a post on his Instagram.

The 33-year-oldโ€™s post read:

โ€œ3 days, 9 tennis players, 13 matches, 10 thousand visitors and millions of viewers worldwide. ๐ŸŒ What an amazing finale to a great weekend! ๐ŸŽ‰ We have shown that the love for tennis lives in us and connects us all! ๐ŸŽพ Thank you Belgrade! Next stop – Zadar! ๐Ÿ“ #AdriaTourโ€.

Dominic Thiem emerged the ultimate winner of the first leg. The Austrian overcame local lad Filip Krajinovic 4-3 (7-2), 2-4, 4-2 in the final to clinch the title.

Djokovic breaks down in tears

An emotional Djokovic broke down in tears while hosting the charity Adria Tour event on Sunday.

The event brought back a flood of memories for the 17-time Grand Slam champion. He couldnโ€™t help but let out his emotions completely.

Dominic Thiem (right) of Austria and runner-up Filip Krajinovic (left) of Serbia pose with their trophies after the final match at the Adria Tour charity exhibition hosted by Novak Djokovic on June 14, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Dominic Thiem (right) of Austria and runner-up Filip Krajinovic (left) of Serbia pose with their trophies after the final match at the Adria Tour charity exhibition hosted by Novak Djokovic on June 14, 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Getty Images)

“I was very emotional on the court today. Childhood memories started flooding back, including those of growing up on these courts and playing here as a young boy,” the 33-year-old said after being cheered on by a 4000-strong capacity crowd.

The second leg of the tour will be held in Croatia’s coastal resort Zadar next weekend. However, the third leg in Montenegro, which was supposed to be held on June 27 and 28, was scrapped on Saturday over coronavirus concerns.

The final leg of the Adria Tour is set to be played in Bosnia’s Banja Luka on July 3 and 4.

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