After the draw, Dušan Lajović pointed out that it is good for Serbian players to meet later in the draw. According to him, the best match in the first round will be the match between Laslo Đere and Juan Ignacio Londero. As he pointed out, they have played close matches many times and they both play good tennis on clay. Commenting on the local players, he highlighted the match between Danilo Petrović and John Millman, as well as that for Danilo, who got a wild card, Millman is a challenging opponent because he is one of the seeded players. Viktor Troicki will play against Marco Cecchinato in the tournament.
Dušan Lajović assessed that Novak Đoković has a pretty good draw to start with, and that he can play with some of our local tennis players in the quarterfinals. He emphasised that Serbian tennis is in a good place, that we have a lot of players in the top 50, and that it is normal for two great players to meet in a tournament like this.