Novak Djokovic

Adria Tour: With Folly Comes Consequences

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The players who participated during this month’s ill-fated Adria Tour hugged and high-fived on the tennis court, both in Serbia and Croatia. They also partied together off it. Some, including tour organizer Novak […]

Djokovic Tests Positive For COVID-19

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has tested positive for COVID-19. His team announced the news Tuesday afternoon in a press release. Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, passed their tests Monday in Belgrade, Serbia, […]

What Else Could Possibly Go Wrong With Adria Tour?

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The fall out from Novak Djokovic’s Adria Tour event in the Balkans took a turn for the worse on Monday. A day after Grigor Dimitrov revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 after competing […]

Tennis At Any Cost?

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) An up-close and personal weekend of camaraderie – filled with handshakes and hugs and a lack of any semblance of social distancing – that included a basketball game with friends and Adria Tour […]

Djokovic Not Fazed By Father’s Comments About Federer

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) The second weekend of the Adria Tour in Zadar, Croatia, got off to a contentious start on Friday when Srdjan Djokovic, father of the charity tournament’s founder, Novak Djokovic, suggested that Roger Federer […]

Adria Tour: Djokovic Dominates Opening Day In Zadar

ZADAR, June 20, 2020 The Adria Tour has arrived in Croatia’s coastal city of Zadar for the second weekend of the tennis exhibition tournament. Like last weekend in Belgrade, the eight-man draw has been broken into two groups of four players […]

Special Weekend In Belgrade For Djokovic, Serbians

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 3 Dominic Thiem won the opening stage of the Adria Tour in Belgrade Sunday night. The Austrian bested Filip Krajinovic of Serbia, 4-3 (2), 2-4, 4-2, in the final before an […]

Adria Tour Welcomes Tennis Back To Serbia

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic established the Adria Tour charity exhibition tournament in the Balkans as a means to help players return to match fitness following nearly three months of no competition due […]

Djokovic Headlines Opening Day At Adria Tour

BELGRADE, June 13, 2020 Novak Djokovic headlined the opening day of the Adria Tour by winning his first match. In front of 4,000 fans at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, the World No. 1 defeated fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki […]

US Open Without ‘Big Three’ Becoming More Likely

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Imagine a 2020 US Open men’s draw with none of the “Big Three” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It could happen. First, Federer pulled the plug on the remainder of […]