ATP roundup: Novak Djokovic rallies in Banja Luka

Mike Frey-USA TODAY Sports

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic rallied past French teenager Luca Van Assche 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Srpska Open on Wednesday in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The top-seeded Serbian was also down an early break in the deciding set before finishing off the two-hour, 38-minute clash. Djokovic will face either countryman Dusan Lajovic or No. 8 Gregoire Barrere of France in the quarterfinals.

Serbia’s Laslo Djere knocked off No. 3 seed Borna Coric of Croatia 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-4 and Slovakia’s Alex Molcan beat Australia’s Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5 in other second-round action.

Finishing up the first round, No. 6 Jiri Lehecka of the Czech Republic defeated French wild card Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-3, wild card Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina beat Britain lucky loser Liam Broady 6-3, 6-0 and Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas took down Hugo Gaston of France 7-5, 6-3.

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 win against Argentina’s Pedro Cachin in second-round action in Spain.

Tsitsipas converted all three break chances and never faced a break point during the 79-minute match. His next opponent is No. 14 seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada, a 6-4, 6-3 winner against Slovakia qualifier Jozef Kovalik.

Seeded players were a perfect 11-0 on the day, with all of them winning in straight sets.

Also advancing were No. 4 Jannik Sinner of Italy, No. 6 Karen Khachanov of Russia, No. 7 Cameron Norrie of Great Britain, No. 8 Alex de Minaur of Australia, No. 9 Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, No. 12 Daniel Evans of Great Britain, No. 15 Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina and No. 16 Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.

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Rain washed out most of the day’s play in Munich, Germany.

Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev was leading German wild card Daniel Altmaier 4-6, 7-6 (2), 3-0 when play was suspended.

–Field Level Media

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