Sportime Tennis Programs
  | By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans.
Photo Credit: Lee Seidner

 

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic announced a series of two-day events beginning next month that will be played in four different countries in the Balkans.

The first event will begin in Djokovic’s hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, before moving to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

“I am delighted that Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov and Alexander Zverev will be my guests,” Djokovic told the press in Belgrade. “The three big names, they will all play in the opening leg in Belgrade. Zverev might play in Croatia too, while Dimitrov could appear in Croatia and in Montenegro.”

All of the details for these exhibition events are still being finalized, and the proceeds will go to humanitarian projects in the area including Djokovic’s foundation.

Djokovic is the latest top player to organize events in his or her respective country, with Petra Kvitova and Barbora Strycova hosting an event in the Czech Republic and Donna Vekic in Croatia, while the tennis federations in Germany and Austria also plan to have events in the coming weeks.