In 2009, Serbia hosted their first-ever ATP event when the Serbia Open in Belgrade took place.

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic feels his country deserves an ATP tournament and he hopes Serbia will get back on the Tour calendar.

The tournament was owned and run by the Djokovic family but it didn’t survive for too long on the ATP Tour. The Serbia Open — which was an ATP 250 event — staged four tournament editions before it was replaced by the Power Horse Cup in Dusseldorf, in 2013.

Djokovic’s uncle Goran was the tournament director until the resigned month after the last tournament edition of the event. “Of course I remember what happened during the Serbian Open,” Djokovic said, per Sportskeeda.

“I think we deserve such a tournament. We, the players but also the country that loves this sport viscerally. We will do our best to come back.”

Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, made three appearances at the Serbia Open and he enjoyed much success.

source: Brilla Sports

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