(January 4, 2013) The Serbia Open in Belgrade is now off the ATP tennis calendar. The tournament which was to take place April 29 – May 5, 2013 was owned by Novak Djokovic and operated by his family, chose to cease operation of the event.
“The Serbia Open tennis tournament in Belgrade will no longer feature on the ATP World Tour calendar following the decision by the organisers to cease the tournament’s operations,” the ATP men’s tour said on its official website (www.atpworldtour.com) on Friday.
“We are grateful for everyone’s contribution and help in running this event that brought a lot of international stars and attention to Serbia,” it said.
“We have made the most rational decision considering the circumstances. We are grateful for everyone’s contribution and help in running this event that brought a lot of international stars and attention to Serbia. Unfortunately, we will not be able to run the Belgrade tournament and we have decided to cease the tournament’s operations from 2013.”