Adria Tour, Belgrade Day 1: Match points, hot shot, gallery and quotes

Adria Tour, Belgrade Day 1: Match points, hot shot, gallery and quotes

Fans packed the stands for the launch of the new exhibition series, as the ATP's world No. 1 headlined the opening day in his home country.

While other exhibition events saw their Saturday hindered by rain, fans lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket for the launch of the Adria Tour in Belgrade were in for a treat. Click here for a full report from Day 1.


The Groups

Group Djokovic: Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Filip Krajinovic, Viktor Troicki

Group Thiem: Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Dusan Lajovic, Damir Dzumhur

Day Session Results

Dimitrov d. Lajovic, 4-3 (2), 3-4 (5), 4-1

 

Thiem d. Dzumhur, 2-0 (Dzumhur retired with right leg injury)

 

Djokovic (SRB) d. Troicki, 4-1 4-1

 

Zverev d. Krajinovic, 0-4, 4-3 (5), 4-3 (2)

 

Night Session Results

Nikola Milojevic (alternate) d. Dimitrov, 4-1, 4-3 (4)

 

Thiem d. Lajovic, 1-4, 4-1, 4-3 (6) - saved three match points

 

Krajinovic d. Djokovic, 2-4, 4-2, 4-1

 

Zverev d. Troicki, 4-1, 4-1

 

 

Hot Shot

A future Djokovic 2.0? The world No. 1 had his hands full when ball kid Mihailo Topic fooled him with this net approach and drop shot combination. The 10-year-old is a somewhat of a pupil of Djokovic's. 

 

Gallery

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Final words, courtesy of Zverev

On facing Djokovic Sunday:

"We played a few finals already. It's always very, very nice to play him. It's never easy. You don't win most of the time, but it's still always fun. "

On the event's atmosphere:

"It really means a lot to me, because when we started this tour, we didn't know if we were allowed spectators or not. And now we are. It really means a lot that you all stay out past midnight, watch tennis and really support the players. I hope it continues how it started, because Belgrade has really welcomed us with open arms."