Novak Djokovic is warned by Luca Van Assche that he intends to surprise him in Banja Luka.

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Prior to their encounter in Banja Luka, rising star Luca Van Assche praised Novak Djokovic a great deal and stated that his objective is to defeat the No. 1 player in the world. In the opening round of the Srpska Open, Van Assche, 18, defeated three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka with a score of 1-6 7-6 (4) 6-4.

The 87th-ranked Van Assche will have the chance to play Djokovic for the first time in his career as a reward for his impressive victory over Wawrinka. The entire stadium in Banja Luka will undoubtedly be in Djokovic‘s favor when he faces Van Assche because he is a local favorite.

“Playing Djokovic is truly a privilege. A tennis legend, he. He’s a beast, but I have no idea if he’s the GOAT. While I may not necessarily consider him to be my favorite player, I have a great deal of respect for him, his career, and everything he contributes to the sport.

I’m confident I can compete. In a stadium where Djokovic is being supported, it will be really challenging, but I won’t make it simple for him. Anyhow, I’m going to give it a shot. It will be a great deal of fun. Van Assche told Quentin Moynet of L’Equipe, “I’ll attempt to win and I’ll do everything to enjoy it.

Van Assche received appreciation from Djokovic.

Van Assche has already claimed two Challenger championships in 2023, and he recently made his first-ever top-100 list.

When asked about Van Assche, Djokovic said he didn’t know much about the Frenchman but yet gave the 18-year-old high compliments. “I don’t know much about this man, but I do know that he entered the Top 100. Wawrinka led the entire match, so I predicted that he would win.

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Nobody should be undervalued because he is a young warrior, fast, and agile in these circumstances, Djokovic remarked. Anything other than a straightforward victory for Djokovic over Van Assche would be a great shock.

Novak Djokovic is warned by Luca Van Assche that he intends to surprise him in Banja Luka.

By Antonio Zaccaro

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