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The 2021 Serbia Open comes to an end

The winner of 2021 Serbia Open is Matteo Berrettini, who beat Aslan Karatsev 6:1, 3:6, 7:6 in the final. After the final match, during the trophy presentation ceremony, tournament director Đorđe Đoković thanked everyone who participated in the organization of the 2021 Serbia Open: “I am honored and pleased that we managed to bring this…

Karatsev places in finals after incredible fight

The best tennis player in the world, Novak Đoković, failed to qualify for the finals of the Serbia Open, as he was defeated by Russia’s Aslan Karatsev 2-1 in sets (7: 5, 4: 6, 6: 4) in a tennis spectacle that lasted three hours and 25 minutes. “Congratulations to Karatsev, he played bravely. He deserved…

Daniel: I am satisfied despite my defeat

“The feeling is great, even though I lost. This is probably the best tennis I have played. I trained hard, both mentally and physically. My hard work is paying off, I see the potential for improving my game,” said the Japanese player. He also spoke about possible participation in the Olympic Games that are being…

Berrettini: I am sad there was no audience

Italian tennis player Mateo Berrettini has won a place in the Serbian Open finals. He was victorious against Japan’s Tara Daniel in a three-set win, 6:1, 6:7, 6:0. Their match took place after the marathon-like first semi-final match between Đoković and Karatsev. “I have watched most of the match because we were supposed to go…

Karatsev: My goal is to be in the Top 20

Russia’s Aslan Karatsev reached the semi-finals of the Serbia Open. In quarter finals he defeated Italy’s Gianluca Mager in straight sets 6:3, 6:4. To reach the final, he will have to go through world no. 1 Novak Đoković. “This is my second tournament on clay this season, after Monte Carlo. My first match at the…

Serbia Open: Đoković is playing for a spot in the finals

Competition at the 2021 Serbia Open continues on Saturday with the singles semi-finals matches and the doubles final. The doubles final will open the proceedings at the center court at 3 pm. Uruguay’s Ariel Behar and Equadorian Gonzalo Escobar will face Croats Ivan and Matej Sabanov. After their match, not before 5 pm, world’s no….

Kecmanović: It’s hard to play against Đoković

It’s not easy playing the best player in the world, said Kecmanović. “It wasn’t easy at all, I was under a lot of pressure during the whole match. At times I had good points and I played well, especially in the second set. I feel bad for the opportunities I didn’t take, but surely this…

Unique tennis academy concept

Novak also talked about founding his own tennis academy, which is yet to be officially opened. “My plan is to create my own concept for the academy, it has been in the works since December, when some of our and foreign players were there. We are testing the methodology and philosophy of our work and…

On Kecmanović’s play and praise for Nalbandian

When it comes to Miomir Kecmanović’s play, Novak said that there are a lot of factors that could have an impact on him. “In the first set, he could have played better, while in the second he raised the level of his game. He also knows that he has to do better, but there are…

Who could succeed the Big Three?

After the match, Novak Đoković also commented on the talk about the successors to the Big Three: “Expectations that someone will replace Rafa, Federer and me are realistic. It is inevitable that this will happen. As for the Grand Slams, the three or four of us have been dominant, but now we are seeing new…

Novak on the organization of 2021 Serbia Open

Đorđe, the youngest of the Đoković brothers, is the Serbia Open tournament director. “My uncle has been great support to my little brother and I’m glad he took on the challenge of organizing this tournament. I am a player here, and this is my primary role. Of course, they inform me about the organizational side…

Đoković after his win: I feel great

World no. 1 Novak Đoković has clinched the semi-finals spot at the Serbia Open. In their first head to head, he managed to beat his 12-year younger compatriot Miomir Kecmanović in straight sets, 6:1, 6:3. Novak thus qualified for his third semi-finals at the Serbia Open, where he will face the winner of Aslan Karatsev…

Berrettini: I like to play aggressively

After the match, the Italian tennis player did not hide his satisfaction, and his serves were good too – he had 90% successful first serves. “I worked a lot with my coach to improve various aspects of my game. The first serve was very good for me today, and that is a consequence of believing…

Krajinović: My serves did not deliver, he deserved to win

Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinović did not manage to get into the semi-finals of Serbia Open. The Serbian tennis player was defeated by the 10th best player in the world and the second seed of the tournament, Italian player Matteo Berrettini, with 6:4, 6:4. In the finish of the second set, during the serve by…

Karatsev: I want to thank all the Serbs for their support

Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Serbia Open. After a great fight, he defeated Slovenia’s Aljaž Bedene in three sets (6:3, 4:6, 7:6), and, in the fight for the semifinals, he will face Italia’s Gianluca Mager. “I played against him at the Australian Open in the first round, on…

Đoković to play against Kecmanović, Krajinović is stepping on the court, too

Serbia Open is nearing its end and, on Friday, we will watch the singles quarterfinals matchups, as well as the semi-finals in doubles competition. The first singles match is scheduled for 1 pm, and Filip Krajinović and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini will be the first to appear on the central court. Immediately after them, the duel…

Lajović: I can still improve

Serbian tennis player Dušan Lajović did not manage to get into the quarter-finals of Serbia Open. He was bested by Federico Delbonis from Argentina, who triumped with a result of 2-1 (6:3, 2:6, 6:4). In the quarter-final, he will be playing against Japanese player Taro Daniel, who triumphed over John Millman from Australia with 2:1….

Lajović to fight for a place in the quarterfinals

The 2021 Serbia Open continues with matches in the singles and doubles competition, and on Thursday, Dušan Lajović will be the only Serbian player to step on the court. The fourth seed will compete against Federico Delbonis from Argentina at around 2.30 pm on the central court. Before them, John Millman (Australia) and Taro Daniel…

Milojevic: This was a good learning experience

After the match with Krajinović, Nikola Milojević talked about Filip’s ambition to avenge his defeat at Roland Garros. “Filip seems to have had great motivation after my victory in Paris. I lost the service game quite easily here, I made a lot of mistakes, which is unusual for me. I made backhand mistakes even though…

Krajinović happy that he won

Filip Krajinović won against Milojević in round of 16. “The defeat at Roland Garros hurt a lot. He was better than me then, he played really well. I came here totally prepared, we worked on my tactics and match preparation. I felt a lot of pressure because the match took place in Belgrade and I…

Novak the snail

Recently, in a karst spring near Podgorica, Montenegro, a new species of snail was discovered and named after him. Nole spoke about it through laughter. “I am honoured that a new species of snail was named after me because I am a big fan of nature and ecosystems and I appreciate all kinds of animals…

What’s it like to play against tennis players from Serbia

Novak will play against Miomir Kecmanović in the next round and he spoke about his approach when playing against Serbian players. He also reflected on Laslo Đere’s statement that, before his match, he felt fear because the tournament is taking place in Belgrade, with advice on what to do in such situations. “I always prepare…

Breathing exercises are important

Stefanos Tsitsipas recently talked about the importance of breathing exercises, which Novak has been doing for years. “They are very important. They are one of the focal points in my daily life and not just tennis. I managed to incorporate that, the so-called conscious breathing, into my daily routine. Meditation is many things but, as…

Novak likes it best at home

World’s best tennis player, Novak Đoković, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Serbia Open. In the round of 16, Novak defeated Kwon Soon-woo ​from South Korea with 2-0 in sets – 6:1, 6:3. “I played well from the beginning, except for the service game that I lost at 5:2. I continued well, served well when…

Kecmanović after the triumph: It will be exciting if I end up playing against Novak

Miomir Kecmanović earned his participation in the quarter-finals of Serbia Open. In the eight final, the first single on the third day of the tournament, he beat the 129th best player in the world, Arthur Rinderknech from France, with 6:3, 3:6, 6:3. After winning the first set, he lost five gems in a row in…

Home court pressure

Laslo Đere was sad and disappointed after his defeat at the first ATP tournament he played in Belgrade. “I feel very bad, I am disappointed with my performance here. Something happened to me before the match, I felt unnecessary pressure and fear. I opened the match well, but honestly, I think that was more because…

Wednesday schedule revealed, Novak to go on the court

The best tennis player in the world, Novak Đoković, will make his debut at this year’s Serbia Open on Wednesday. His opponent on the central court will be Soon-woo Kwon, a South Korean tennis player, and the match will not start before 2.30 pm. Arthur Rinderknech and Miomir Kecmanović will play before them, and the…

Miomir Kecmanović: It’s hard when you’re in a bubble

Serbian tennis player Miomir Kecmanović managed to qualify for the next round of the Serbia Open after he defeated Facundo Bagnis from Argentina in straight sets 7:6(5), 7:6(4). Afterwards, he stated that the match was difficult, as well as the conditions in which they played, and that he was happy that he won. In the…

Day two of Serbia Open: Kecmanović and Đere to go on the court

The matches at the Serbia Open will continue on Tuesday at noon and there will be eight matches in the singles competition. Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) and Federico Delbonis (Argentina) will be the first to step on the central court, followed by the Argentinian player Facundo Bagnis and the local representative Miomir Kecmanović. In the next…

Club tennis is important

Novak emphasizes the importance of opening Tennis Academies. “When it comes to club tennis, there were no academies until Janko opened one. I am now in the process of creating my own academy, Janko and I are aware that this is something that is very important systemically for the development of tennis in Serbia and…

Only a player in Belgrade

Between the tournaments, Novak announced that he would come to Belgrade more often and he briefly commented on the organization of the tournament in Belgrade: “The organization is entirely up to Đorđe and his team. I am mostly just a player who is part of the tournament, I try not to interfere too much They…

I am clear about my goals

Novak Đoković said that he was not obsessed with anything in his life – including tennis records – which was something Rafael Nadal had stated. “What he wants, the way he thinks and how he sees all this, that is his business. I can’t speak on his behalf, he has every right to express how…

Đoković: It is the best feeling playing in front of a home crowd

World’s best tennis player, Novak Đoković, is happy that he will once again have the opportunity to play in front of the home crowd at the 2021 Serbia Open. Novak touched upon a great number of topics, and at the beginning, he spoke about the developments in 2021 so far. “It is always good to…

Berrettini: Young players inspire me

Italian tennis player Matteo Berrettini said that he is ready for the upcoming 2021 Serbia Open. “I am healthy now, I trained hard to be able to participate in this tournament on clay. I went to Miami, but I wasn’t ready so I decided not to play. The injury wasn’t light, I’ve never suffered such…

Serbia Open Begins

The matches of the main part of the draw of the 2021 Serbia Open will start on Monday at noon. As many as four Serbian tennis players will play on the Central Court. The first match will be between Nikola Milojević and the Argentinian player Federico Coria. Immediately after them, Viktor Troicki and Marco Cecchinato…

Novak Đoković trains in Belgrade

The first player on the ATP list, Novak Đoković, arrived in Belgrade and did his first training within the Tennis Centre at Dorćol. Novak has a few more days until the first match at the Serbia Open, which he will use for training to the best of his abilities before his performance in Belgrade.

Clay isn’t the preferred surface

Miomir Kecmanović still doesn’t like clay. “Clay is not my preferred surface, although I had better results on it. I have adapted more and I am trying to do some other things that I can’t do on concrete courts.” He added that he will not feel much pressure if he meets Novak Đoković in the…

Miomir Kecmanović: I will enjoy my time in Belgrade!

Miomir Kecmanović expects that he will enjoy his time in Belgrade, that he will have time to spend with family and friends, as well as that he will be able to play in an ATP tournament for the first time, which will certainly be good for him when it comes to the continuation of the…

Tournaments like this one are both an advantage and a great experience for the future

Krajinović emphasized that tournaments like this one have meaning for young players. “Having tournaments is a great advantage. At the previous Serbia Open, I got a wild card and this certainly means something to young players such as Hamad Međedović. They will have the Challenger, ATP, they make their presence known, see some guidelines, hear…

Krajinović: I’m happy that I’m playing in Belgrade!

Filip Krajinović pointed out that both this season and the results are is turbulent but that he is happy that he is playing in Belgrade again: “Both the season and the results are turbulent. I am happy that I’m playing in Belgrade. Unfortunately, the audience that has a great advantage won’t be present but I…

When sport and responsibility unite

At the 2021 Serbia Open, in cooperation with Sekopak, the “Win points for the planet Earth – recycle!” campaign – thanks to which citizens are encouraged to take responsibility for environmental protection – was launched. Despite this year’s Serbia Open taking place without an audience, the organizers want to raise awareness about recycling and give…

A role model for younger players

Laslo Đere is aware that he and other Serbian players are role models for the younger players. “I am aware that all Serbian players – and now five of us are among the top 50 – are, in a way, role models for younger players. Not only me but all Serbian players – and now…

A unique opportunity to play in Serbia

Laslo Đere’s first opponent at the beginning of the Serbia Open will be Juan Ignacio Londero. Đere points out that he feels great because he will have the opportunity to play in Belgrade. “I am very excited because this is the only opportunity to participate in an official tournament in Serbia. I can’t wait! I…

2021 Serbia Open qualifications held

The qualification matches draw for 2021 Serbia Open, an ATP 250 event, was held at the Novak Tennis Centre. Sixteen tennis players will participate in the qualifications, while the four best will win a place in the main draw of the tournament. Qualifying matches are to take place on Sunday and Monday and they start…

Serbia Open finals predictions

When asked with whom he would like to play in the finals, Dušan Lajović said: “The most realistic scenario is that Novak will be in the finals, and the best possible outcome for the tournament and Serbian tennis would be for another Serbian player to play against him then.” The new ATP tournament in Belgrade…

Dušan Lajović: Novak Đoković has a good draw to begin with

After the draw, Dušan Lajović pointed out that it is good for Serbian players to meet later in the draw. According to him, the best match in the first round will be the match between Laslo Đere and Juan Ignacio Londero. As he pointed out, they have played close matches many times and they both…

The main draw for the upcoming 2021 Serbia Open held

The main draw for the upcoming Serbia Open, a 250 ATP tournament, was held at the Novak Tennis Centre. The participants in the draw were Đorđe Đoković, director of Serbia Open, Jorge Mandl, the tournament supervisor, and Dušan Lajović, a Serbian tennis player. The first seed in the tournament is Novak Đoković, world’s top tennis…

Đorđe Đoković: New ATP tournament in Belgrade

In the main draw for the upcoming Serbia Open, an ATP event in Belgrade, Đorđe Đoković, the director of Serbia Open, announced that Serbia has received another ATP tournament licence: “As previously announced, our goal is to increase the number of tournaments in Belgrade. With great pride, I would like to announce something that was…

Novak looking forward to matches in Belgrade

Best tennis player in the world Novak Đoković addressed his fans before arriving to Belgrade. The tennis star will, after nine years, participate in the Serbia Open 2021 tournament, which will be played from April 19 to April 25 at the courts of the Novak Tennis Centre. Đoković thanked the government of Serbia for its…

Lajovic brings luck

Serbian tennis player Dusan Lajovic will have the opportunity to be the “lucky hand” during the draw for the final part of the competition. The draw will be carried out on Saturday, April 17, at 14:25, with direct broadcast on RTS. The draw for qualifications will be held at 18:30.

Aslan Karatsev’s message ahead of his arrival in Belgrade

Russian tennis player Aslan Karatsev prepared a short video message for his fans, ahead of his arrival at the upcoming 2021 Serbia Open. The tournament will take place from April 19-25 at the Novak Tennis Centre. “I am looking forward to playing at the Serbia Open, Belgrade is a fantastic city, good players will be…

Qualification matches for Serbia Open starting on Sunday

The qualification matches for Serbia Open 2021 will be played on Sunday and Monday. The main matches will start on Monday, April 19.  The draw for the main part of the tournament will be held on Saturday, April 17, and on the same day, the schedule of qualification matches will also be determined.  

Final preparations for Serbia Open

The final preparations for Serbia Open 2021 are ongoing, and as Challenger matches are being played, in parallel, every additional detail is being taken care of, in order to prepare everything for the new tournament. “We are proud about the interest of players for both tournaments, and we are also happy that a number of…

HUMANENESS IN ACTION: FUNDS RAISED AT THE UPCOMING SERBIA OPEN 2021 TOURNAMENT WILL BE DONATED TO CARRY OUT THE PATH OF A CHAMPION PROJECT

On the International Day of Sport, on April 6, a panel discussion was held to present the “Path of a Champion” program, implemented by the Novak Djokovic Foundation..

PREPARATIONS FOR THE 2021 SERBIA OPEN UNDERWAY

Preparations for the 2021 Serbia Open, which will take place from April 19 to 25 in Belgrade, are well underway..

Humanitarian character

The tournament will also have a humanitarian character, and the funds raised will be invested by…

WTA 250 series tournament after SERBIA OPEN

Đorđe Đoković, director of “SERBIA OPEN”, confirmed that after this tournament, Belgrade would also be hosting…

Matches to be broadcasted on RTS and Arena sport

This year, the tournament will be held without an audience, and the matches will be broadcasted…

World tennis elite at SERBIA OPEN 2021

After 9 years, the ATP 250 tournament returns to the courts of the Novak Tennis Centre…

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