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Novak Djokovic wants to set up his own tournament series in the Balkans. The "Adriatic Tour" is to take place from June 13 to July 15 in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as the Serbian PR department reported. Accordingly, Dominic Thiem from Lower Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov have already assured their participation.

The income should be used for charitable purposes. It is still unclear whether it can even be played in front of spectators. No tournaments will take place on the ATP tour until at least the end of July due to the corona pandemic.
 

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Novak Djokovic wants to set up his own tournament series in the Balkans. The "Adriatic Tour" is to take place from June 13 to July 15 in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, as the Serbian PR department reported. Accordingly, Dominic Thiem from Lower Austria and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov have already assured their participation.

The income should be used for charitable purposes. It is still unclear whether it can even be played in front of spectators. No tournaments will take place on the ATP tour until at least the end of July due to the corona pandemic.
Imagine being from the Balkans and being able to watch Djokovic vs. Thiem in Balkan Territories???

I would pay good $$$ for that opportunity. The reality is probably no crowds, but still being able to watch this on Youtube live or Facebook, Twitter or something would be amazing for tennis fans.
 

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there's more of these popping up. kind of surprised though that tsitsipas and aliassime are not participating in that mouratoglou event in june.

also kind oif surprised that more top players havent tried to participate in these. djokovic, goffin and thiem are, so far the only top 10 guys to sign up to participate in one of these events
 

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Djokovic is really a kind human being though a little misguided about his anti-vax views. Hope, he realizes the mistake soon.
 

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there's more of these popping up. kind of surprised though that tsitsipas and aliassime are not participating in that mouratoglou event in june.
4 more players to be announced for Mouratoglou exho. One or both of them should be there, imo. They are just waiting for the event schedule to be finalized and approved by local authorities before revealing the full line-up -- who knows what restrictions could be (re)introduced in a few weeks?
Of course the whole project collapsing because no sponsor/investor could be found is an entirely plausible scenario as well.
 

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Zverev is confirmed!!! Both of my favourites - Zverev and Thiem - are there, including the GOAT of tennis. What a privilege and honour it will be to watch 😍
 

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Thank you so much, Dear Novak, for this wonderful gift you have given to the tennis world. You are truly one of a kind, a legend, and the greatest of all time.
 

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Tournament organisers aren't supposed to compete themselves, but I can understand why Djokovic is part of it ;)

Eastern Europe doesn't really have big events although lots of (former) top players (m/f) are from this region. The Serbia Open, owned and organised by the Djokovic family, failed big time so maybe this initiative can become a regular exho event to promote this beautiful region. Europe is the dominating continent in tennis for years now.
 

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Does this mean that Serbia is open for travellers again? The big problem for tennis is not so much the lack of crowds but the fact that players can't get anywhere because of the extremely strict travel restrictions around the world.
 

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Finally good news to overcome this unprecedented break from normality.
 

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Good, finally some sensible action from the Serb after all this crap regarding vaccines and holy water.
Does anyone know what surfaces they will play on?
 
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