Djokovic and Co. Kick Off Adria Tour in Zadar

By 19 June 2020

June 19, 2020 - Russian tennis player Andrej Rubljov, the fourteenth best player in the world, landed in Zadar on Friday morning, where he will join the tennis stars on the Adria Tour, which will be played until Sunday at the Višnjik Sports Center in Zadar.

HRT reports:

"The Adria Tour, which is being held in Zadar currently, is a big event for Croatia that we are extremely proud of. We are grateful to Goran Ivanisevic, who is the coach of Novak Djokovic and the director of the tournament in Zadar, as well as to Goran Djokovic, who is our great friend. The cooperation between him and us as the Croatian Tennis Federation, vice presidents Neven Nakic and Franc Regina together with other federations through the ITF, created good relations and offered us the Adria Tour in Zadar," said the president of the Croatian Tennis Federation Nikolina Babic who welcomed the Russian tennis star at the Zadar Airport.

"We gladly accepted this great challenge, and everything is ready for today's start of the tournament. The players have arrived and are in the final preparations. Everyone really likes Zadar; some are in Croatia for the first time and are delighted with the coast, accommodation, courts and the city," she added.

The spectacle begins today at 5 pm with a grand opening and an exhibition match that will be played by Novak Djokovic and Olga Danilovic against Borna Coric and Ana Konjuh, followed by Goran Ivanisevic and other stars.

At 6:30 pm, the group draw is scheduled, and at 7:15 pm, for the music part of the program, Gibonni will perform in the area of the northern parking lot of the Višnjik Sports Center. Famous pianist Lola Astanova will perform as a special surprise guest before Gibonni.

Yesterday, the world tennis elite competed at the Kresimir Cosic Hall in Visnjik with members of KK Zadar.

Novak Djokovic, Borna Coric, Marin Cilic, Alexander Zverev and Grigor Dimitrov faced Zadar basketball players Dominic Gilbert, Juri Planinic, Karel Uljarevic, Jan Palokaj and Duja Brala.

The tennis players showed solid basketball skills, and Djokovic, Cilic and Zverev stood out, who, according to those present, could replace tennis courts with basketball courts without any major problems and a little training.

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