Serbia Open 2021 Tournament Preview
The Serbia Open is being rejuvenated after a nine-year hiatus. With Novak Djokovic vying for a title on home soil, what can you look forward to at the Belgrade tournament?
After falling early in Monte Carlo, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will hope to secure a home title in the Serbian capital.
Here, Tennishead looks ahead to the ATP 250 event. When is it, who is in the lineup, and what meetings might you expect in the competition?
The 2021 Serbia Open runs from 19-25 April – for UK fans matches will be presented on Amazon Prime Video.
28 players will compete in Belgrade at this year’s event. There are 8 seeds in total, with the top-4 advancing to the second round automatically with a bye in the first round.
Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berretini, world No. 1 and No. 10 respectively, are the only top-10 representative taking part in the Serbia Open. Seven other Serbs besides Djokovic are participating this year.
Here is the list of players competing in this year’s competition. Numbers are mentioned alongside players corresponding to their seeds.
Where is the event held?
The tournament is being held at the Novak Tennis Center in Belgrade, on outdoor clay courts.
Ranking points breakdown, Singles
Winner – 250 points
Runner-up – 150 points
Semi-finals – 90 points
Quarter-finals – 45 points
Round of 16 – 20 points
Round of 32 – 0 points
Prize money breakdown, Singles
Winner – € 100,225 ($120,089)
Runner-up – € 58,885 ($70,555)
Semi-finals – € 34,710 ($41,589)
Quarter-finals – € 19,840 ($23,772)
Round of 16 – € 11,480 ($13,755)
Round of 32 – € 6,710 ($8,040)
Can I buy tickets for the tournament?
While this year’s tournament will host limited fans, tickets for the event are now sold out.
How can I follow the tournament?
The Serbia Open is the first tournament for American youngster Sebastian Korda since his impressive run to the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters. If Korda can power through to the semi-finals, he will face world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
However, based on seeding, the semi-final match-up to expect in the top half would be Novak Djokovic against Aslan Karatsev, a repeat of the Australian Open semi-final and what would be the second ever tour level meeting between the two.
There is the chance of an all-Serbian final. Provided that Novak Djokovic makes the final in the top half of the draw, or if Laslo Djere or Miomir Kecmanovic pull off some upsets, Dusan Lajovic, Danilo Petrovic, Filip Krajinovic, Nikola Milojevic or Viktor Troicki could make up the final.
(Photo credit Ray Giubilo)
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