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.
Novak returned to the court in style on Saturday afternoon at the Adria Tour, beating his friend and compatriot Viktor Troicki in straight sets 4-1, 4-1 in just 37 minutes. In the evening session match, Novak lost to Filip Krajinovic 4-2, 2-4, 1-4.
Charity tennis event, Adria Tour, has started on Friday in Belgrade. The program included Kid's Day, mixed and men's doubles, music performance by famous pianist Lola Astanova and virtuosic Serbian violinist Nemanja Radulovic, and the draw for the main competition.
The world no.1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, host of the Adria Tour along with his brother Djordje, who is also the tournament director, made a warm welcome for the Austrian Dominic Thiem and German Alexander Zverev in Belgrade. The Djokovic brothers waited the two tennis stars at the airport.
The best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, held practice session at the stadium centre court in preparation for the Adria Tour first weekend, taking place from June 12-14 in Belgrade.
Team Serbia are the first ever ATP Cup champions! Lajovic suffered a 5-7, 1-6 defeat by Agut, then Novak beat Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (4) to even the tie. The world no.2 backed up his big singles win, teaming with Viktor Troicki in a deciding doubles match to beat Pablo Carreno Busta/Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Lajovic and Djokovic clinched the team's fifth consecutive victory at the ATP Cup and booked them a place in the inaugural title match. Serbia will face Spain in Sunday's final.
Novak was dominant on Monday evening against Gael Monfils ( 6-3, 6-2 ) and then recorded a win in the deciding doubles match with Troicki against Mahut/Roger-Vasselin (6-3, 6-7, 10-3).