A lot has changed since the last time Novak Djokovic had a chance to play on home soil in Serbia.
The ATP Tour is set to return to Belgrade for the first time since 2012 at the Serbia Open, an ATP 250 clay-court event. Djokovic lifted two trophies during the event’s previous four-year run, triumphing in 2009 and 2011. Back then, the home favourite had yet to rise to No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and had only recently added a second Grand Slam title to his name.
Now an 18-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic will return to Belgrade as the all-time record-holder of most weeks at World No.1, entering his 317th week at the top of the game. The top seed will hit the court at his eponymous tennis centre looking to claim his 83th tour-level title.
Djokovic will be joined by two more Top 10 players with reigning US Open champion Dominic Thiem and Italian star Matteo Berrettini set to make their Belgrade debuts. Aslan Karatsev, the breakthrough star of the 2021 season, will also feature.
Note: The 2021 Serbia Open will be held behind closed doors due to COVID-19 precautions.
Tournament Dates: 19 April – 25 April 2021
Tournament Director: Djordje Djokovic
Draw Ceremony: TBA
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* Qualifying: 18-19 April at 11am
* Main draw: Monday 19 – Sunday 25 April
* Start times: Monday-Friday 11:00am and 7:00pm; Saturday 4:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm
* Doubles final: TBA
* Singles final: Sunday 25 April, TBA
How To Watch
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Venue: Novak Tennis Centre
Prize Money: €650,000 (Total Financial Commitment: €711,800)
View Who Is Playing, Past Champions, Seeds, Points & Prize Money Breakdown
Most Titles, Singles: Novak Djokovic (2)
Oldest Champion: Andreas Seppi, 28, in 2012
Youngest Champion: Novak Djokovic, 21, in 2009
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 2 Novak Djokovic in 2011
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 46 Andreas Seppi in 2012
Most Match Wins: Novak Djokovic, Andreas Seppi (9)
Did You Know?
The world-class Novak Tennis Centre complex boasts 14 tennis courts, including 11 clay courts. It also features a ‘trophy room’ that holds on display dozens of trophies and mementos from the World No. 1’s legendary career.