Serbian Novak Djokovic, No. 1 in the world ranking and winner of 82 career titles, will face his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic (47th) for the Belgrade ATP 250 quarter-finals, tournament that takes place in Serbia and on brick dust.
Djokovic, a two-time winner of this contest (2009 and 2011), arrived at this stage after defeating South Korean Soon Woo Koon (85) by a resounding 6-1, 6-3 in his debut. For his part, Kecmanovic, a pupil of Argentine David Nalbandian, comes from achieving a victory worked in the previous round against Frenchman Arthur Rinderknech (129 °) by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3.
This clash will start the history between the two tennis players, since they have no previous antecedents. The winner of this match will face the winner of the series in the semifinals between the Italian Gianluca Mager (98 °) and the Russian Aslan Karatsev (28 °).
In the meantime, the Argentine Federico Delbonis (84 °) will also seek to get into the semifinals by facing to the Japanese Taro Daniel (126 °), in a duel that only took place in Viña 2014, with the Asian triumph.