No fans at the Serbia Open this year, says brother of Novak Djokovic
The brother of Novak Djokovic has confirmed that this year’s Serbia Open will be held behind closed doors due to several cases of Covid-19.
The 2020 Serbia Open was filled with controversy after several players including Novak Djokovic contracted Covid-19.
Event organiser and brother of the World No 1 Djordie Djokovic has confirmed that, as with many events this year, fans will not be permitted to attend.
“Unfortunately, there will be no fans this year as we’re in a difficult situation with a lot of people contracting the virus on a daily basis,” the ATP 250 event’s organiser Djordje Djokovic told Serbia’s Nova S television.
“It’s a very difficult year for everyone and the restrictions have resulted in a lot injuries. Regrettably, Borna Coric and Stan Wawrinka have had to pull out but it’s still going to be a very strong field.
“Apart from Novak, Dominic Thiem, Gael Monfis and Aslan Karatsev will enter the tournament, as will Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic, Laslo Djere and Miomir Kecmanovic. A lot of top 30 players will be here.”
The Serbia Open hasn’t been held as a 250 event on the ATP tour since 2013, though Hungary’s announcement that they will be unable to host their 250 tournament allowed Belgrade to step up.
After nine years, Belgrade will once again be the host of the Serbia Open tournament, in which some of the best tennis players in the world will participate.
It will be an opportunity for our capital to become the center of great tennis and true values.#SerbiaOpen #SerbiaOpen2021 pic.twitter.com/4ETQYLpHGV
— Serbia Open Official (@SerbiaOpen2021) April 1, 2021
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