Dusan Lajovic He starts as second seed in a tournament that brings him great memories. The ATP Umag 2021 saw how the Serbian prevailed in a great match against Bernabé Zapata, and Puntodebreak had the opportunity to ask Dusan what he thought of his rival’s level. The Serbian tactically analyzed how he got the victory and praised Zapata’s potential: “It was difficult to face him, I only saw him two games in the match against Cuevas. Bernabé is a great player from both sides of the court, very explosive and a great counter-puncher. It took time to find my game plan. When I knew what to do, I felt like I could control the points.
At times I suffered, because he is a great fighter and I think he has a great future ahead of him. When I attacked him to the right I knew that he loves to throw the right cross, a great blow, But when I understood that I did this 99% of the time, I ran immediately to that side of the track and in the important points I was able to intercept that blow, not go to a defensive position and dislodge him. He didn’t change his forehand much and that’s where I was able to find the key to beat him, but he has all the keys to change that in the future and I’m sure he will succeed and it will be even more dangerous. Today’s game was like a chess game: I love to play these types of games, in which you have the challenge of find the weak spots of the rival “.