Djokovic Returns to ATP Play This Week In Tel Aviv; Sinner In Sofia, Ruud In Seoul

by Staff | September 25th, 2022, 9:28 pm
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Novak Djokovic will make his first appearance in a tour-level event since Wimbledon this week in Tel Aviv.

The former No. 1 will be part of Israel’s first pro ATP event since 1996. Djokovic is joined by Diego Schwartzman, Marin Cilic, Sebastian Korda and Botic Van De Zandschulp.

Djokovic has a bye and then would face either Thiago Monteiro or Pablo Andujar. Djokovic could face Schwartzman in the semifinals.

Former US Open champion Dominic Thiem is also in the field.

Seeking a third straight title, Jannik Sinner headlines the ATP stop in Sofia.

Pablo Carreno Busta, Lorenzo Musetti, Holger Rune, Grigor Dimitrov and Jack Draper are also in the draw.

And in Seoul, US Open finalist Casper Ruud heads the field. He’ll be challenged by Cameron Norrie, Taylor Fritz, Jenson Brooksby and Borna Coric.

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One Comment for Djokovic Returns to ATP Play This Week In Tel Aviv; Sinner In Sofia, Ruud In Seoul

chrisford1 Says:

I hear if Djokovic wins it, they offer him a free circumcision along with the trophy and appearance and prize money.

Should be a good time had by all. Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year celebration, starts 9/26 and goes until 9/28. The faithful blow horns, the less faithful blow horns and party in Tel Aviv.
May be a big deal trip for Diego Schwartzman. Grandson of Holocaust survivors. Never been to Israel before this. Korda is half Jewish. And Cilic and Djokovic are strong Christians – Catholic and Eastern Orthodox.
A destination I would definitely like to go to with family if I was magically on tour and was looking at at least one or two minor events in my schedule that were really interesting places – like Lima, Israel, Cheng Mai.

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