At the warm-up tournament leading up to Wimbledon, the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic, Novak defeated Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 3-6, 10-7. It was the only match on grass for Nole ahead of the third Grand Slam event of the season, to be played from July 3 to July 16 in London.
Djokovic clinched historic seventh year-end no.1 finish as a crown to another exceptional season in which he won five titles.
The second leg of the charity event is taking place in Croatia’s coastal resort on June 20-21. World no.1 Novak Djokovic leads the field, joined by Alexander Zverev, Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Marin Cilic, Andrey Rublev, as well as Pedja Krstin and Danilo Petrovic, finalists of the HTS tournament.
Novak toppled Alexander Zverev 4-0, 1-4, 4-2, but that was not enough for him to reach the final, as he needed to beat the German in straight sets. After impressive Round Robin performances from both Filip Krajinovic and Dominic Thiem, the two met in the Adria Tour final. The Austrian recorded a 4-3 (2), 2-4, 4-2 triumph to become the champion.