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Emotional Novak Djokovic left in tears after exiting home Adria Tour tournament in Belgrade

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Novak Djokovic was left in tears after bowing out of his Adria Tour tennis tournament in front of 4,000 home fans in Belgrade.

 

The Serbian needed a straight sets victory over Alexander Zverev in his last group game to reach the final against Austrian Dominic Thiem.

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However, the 33-year-old took three sets to get past the German, winning 4-0, 1-4, 4-2, meaning countryman Filip Krajnovic goes into the final instead.

The world number one told the crowd: “I am not crying because I got knocked out of the tournament, I am just overwhelmed by emotion because this reminds me of my childhood.

Novak Djokovic emotional

“It’s been an emotional few days and I want to thank everyone who made this possible. The important thing after this match is that we have one of our own in the final. I love you all and thank you so much for turning up.”

The ATP Tour is suspended until at least July 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the Adria Tour, set up by Djokovic, is one of several events that has been established to help elite players prepare for an eventual restart.

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Further legs of the tournament will take place in Croatia and Bosnia but an event in Montenegro has been postponed because of concerns over coronavirus protocols.

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Nigerians Reacts as Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years amidst #EndSARS Protest

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Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years
Photos and video of Tompolo have surfaced on social media in the last few days.

Some social media users have been speaking on the timing of Tompolo’s reappearance amidst the ongoing unrest in the country.

Ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has made his first public appearance after hiding for six years.

Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), went into hiding in 2015.

At the time, the former militant leader was facing trial in an alleged N45.5billIon fraud case.

Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years.

A picture of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, an Ijaw god.

“Tompolo probably came out as part of their annual festivities. Make una no dey find war for where war no dey abeg.”

“Fear the name Tompolo but he’s not here to fight, do be calm but his appearance is a strong message to federal government.

“He’s the general commander of all Niger Delta militant. They need to fear him because he can cripple government under two days.”

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