Spectacle at Dorcol - Serbia Open: Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Andrey Rublev & co.

This 250 series tournament is played from April 18 to 24, at the same time as the ATP 500 Tournament in Barcelona, however, it does not lag far behind in terms of quality. Belgrade has managed to attract some respectable names, so in addition to the world no.1, Novak Djokovic, Andrej Rublev, the eighth in the world, and Dominic Thiem, the winner of the US Open from 2020, will also perform.
Duo from Russia, Karen Khachanov and Aslan Karatsev, last year's finalist, then Chilean Cristian Garin, and experienced tennis players such as Richard Gasquet, David Goffan, Fabio Fognini will also play in Serbia. We should not forget our representatives, led by Miomir Kecmanovi.
There are also Filip Krajinovi, Duan Lajovi, Laslo Djere and Hamad Medjedovi. A total of 28 tennis players will fight to succeed Matteo Berrettini on the throne, three of whom received a special invitation, while we will find out the names of the last four participants after the qualifications.
Novak is facing similar circumstances as last year, when he started the season on clay infamously in Monte Carlo, and then finally reached the trophy at Roland Garros.
It is well known what the Serbian ace encountered during these introductory four months, performing only in Dubai and Monaco.

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Despite the fact that Novak worked hard this year, the fact that the number of official matches can be counted on the fingers of one hand, certainly affects him.
The poor result from Monaco should not be worrying, since several factors simply coincided. That such results do not mean much, Novak showed last year, when after the defeat in Monaco by Daniel Evans, he lost in his hometown to Aslan Karatsev in the semifinals.
He played the finals in Rome, then...

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