Serbia Open draw revealed

Wild card Dusan Lajovic and tournament director Goran Djokovic (Photo: Srdjan Stevanovic)

World no.2 Novak Djokovic is the number one seed at the “Serbia Open 2011 Powered by Telekom Srbija” event.

The 2009 champion has been given a BYE in the first round and will start his campaign against either world no.97 Spaniard Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo or a qualifier.

No.5 seed and last year’s finalist, American John Isner, is in Novak’s quarter and the two players could meet in the quarter-finals.

Nole’s potential semi-final opponents are Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP,3) and Janko Tipsarevic (SRB,7).

Viktor Troicki (SRB,2), Albert Montanes (ESP,4) Ernests Gulbis (LAT,WC,6), Juan Monaco (ARG,8), Feliciano Lopez (ESP), Fernando Gonzalez (CHI,WC) are in the bottom half of the draw and Djokovic can’t meet them before the finals.

Serbia Open is an ATP World Tour 250 tournament. The prize fund is € 373,200. The winner will get € 66,500 and 250 ATP points.


[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) – BYE
Qualifier vs. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Tobias Kamke (GER) vs. Blaz Kavcic (SLO)
Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs. [5] John Isner (USA)

[3] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) – BYE
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) vs. Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Mischa Zverev (GER) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. [7] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)

[8] Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[WC] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Michael Berrer (GER)
[4] Albert Montanes (ESP) – BYE

[WC, 6] Ernests Gulbis (LAT) vs. Iliya Marchenko (UKR)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs. [WC] Dusan Lajovic (SRB)
Marcel Granollers (ESP) vs. Qualifier
[2] Viktor Troicki (SRB) – BYE

Novak has won every tournament he’s entered in 2011: the Australian Open, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami. He is currently on a 24-0 winning streak for the season, and increased his overall winning streak to 26 wins in a row, dating back to last December’s Davis Cup final when Serbia lifted the trophy for the first time in it’s history.

Good luck Nole!

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