Captain Lajovic on a charter flight to Madrid

Tue 25 Apr 2023

Tournament organisers thought of every detail in order for players to feel fully comfortable and content, not only within the tennis complex but from the very start – their arrival to Banjaluka, and including their departure from the tournament.

Andrey Rublev has previously told the media that tournament director Djordje Djokovic helped him reach Banjaluka from Nice after the tournament in Monte Carlo. This gesture actually enabled Monte-Carlo Masters tournament winner to have one more day of rest and get ready for the matches at the Srpska Open.

All other players and members of their teams have enjoyed the same hospitality and travelled to Banjaluka on a free-of-charge charter flight from Nice.

Having in mind that the players are taken care of in the same way only at the Australian Open, it is obvious why tennis players underline the first-rate treatment they get at the tournament. Since the very first moment when they started their journey to Banjaluka they could focus on the game and tennis on clay. Everything else was already arranged for them.

The fact that tournament organisers do not leave anything to chance was obvious after the tournament as well.  All players, regardless of their result at the tournament, who wanted to spend more time in Banjaluka had their accommodation costs covered. On the last day of the tournament, transport to the airport was organised for them, as well as direct flight to Madrid, once again a free-of-charge charter flight.

One of the passengers on this flight was Srpska Open tournament winner – Dusan Lajovic. Soon after a fantastic match, he did not have time to celebrate. He had to go the airport and embark on a quest for new trophy, this time at the Madrid Open.