The Serbian maestro Novak Djokovic remembers his victory at the first-ever held Belgrade Open in 2009.
The ATP 250 circuit on a clay court this year will take place in Djokovic’s Tennis Center in Serbia, which his younger brother, Djordje Djokovic manages.
Both the Djokovic brothers were taking a tour of their center, which is about to host an upcoming 250 level tournament. As the event has been absent from the ATP calendar for eight-year, will make a comeback this year and replacing Hungarian Open.
While on the court tour, Djokovic recalls his past, when he won the maiden title of the Serbian tournament and even shared they developed this center for the Serbia Open.
Djokovic commented, “This is a beautiful looking center court, definitely one of the nicest center courts on the tour and especially at this category of events. Personally, I’m so glad that the Serbia Open is back.”
“I remember this center was born because of the Serbia Open and that was organized for the first time in 2009. And I had the honor of winning the tournament and sharing the moment with a packed stadium.” Nole further added to his statement.
World No.1 recently took part in the Italian Open, where he lost to Rafael Nadal with a score of 5-7, 6-1, 3-6. The only trophy he lifted this year was his ninth Australian Open title.
The Serb is looking forward to making a mark at his home stadium in Belgrade. As the 34-years old won the event twice in 2009 and 2011. However, Djokovic did took part in another event on the same court this year in April but lost Aslan Karatsev in the semi-finals.
Aside from the Belgrade Open, Novak Djokovic is looking forward to the upcoming Roland Garros, where he can bag his second Grand Slam title this season. However, he needs to be cautious and gear up because he will face Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Further young generation players like Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be a constant threat.
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