Novak Djokovic will continue his Adria Tour this weekend. Adria tour has reached its second destination in Zadar, Croatia. The 2014 US Open champ Marin Cilic and his compatriot Borna Coric will join the World No.1 in Croatia.
In a recent interview, the World No.1 revealed that this was his first visit to Zadar. And interestingly Croatian footballer, Luka Modric is also from Zadar and Djokovic was surprised to hear that.
“I didn’t know Zadar was Luke Modric’s hometown, so I’m going to call him to give me a recommendation on where to go, what to do, whom to meet,” said the World No.1.
“Luka Modric is a magician with the ball”- Novak Djokovic
Speaking about his relationship with Luka Modric, Djokovic said that he hasn’t talked to him in a long time and has great respect and admiration for the Croatian captain.
“I haven’t heard from him in a while. We heard each other at the beginning of the year and talked about some of the events we could do together, both in the region and in the world” said Djokovic.
“Of course, I support Luke and follow him. He’s one of the best footballers in the world. A magician with the ball. “ He added.
Luka Modric had a scintillating World cup 2018 in Russia. He was awarded the 2018 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He captained the Croatian side to its first World Cup final. But they eventually lost 4-1 to France in the final. Subsequently, he was awarded the Ballon D’or, FIFA Best Men’s Player award, and the UEFA Men’s Footballer of the year in 2018.
“It’s certainly one of the greatest in history. To win the Golden Ball in competition between Messi and Ronaldo and other players in this era is something so great that we will only understand after he finishes his career,” said Djokovic as he was thrilled and proud of Modric’s achievements.
The Adria Tour’s second leg is set to begin this weekend. The first leg had the likes of Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, and Grigor Dimitrov. Although deemed as a success, the event had huge lapses in safety and precautions. The third leg of the Adria Tour in Montenegro was canceled due to the country’s restrictions on travel in effect due to the pandemic.