There’s Novak Djokovic, Luca Nardi is ready for “mission impossible”

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Luca Nardi faces Novak Djokovic in the Italian night between Monday and Tuesday;


Rescued as a lucky loser after losing in the final round of the Indian Wells qualifiers, Luca Nardi è found himself in the main draw directly in the second round, and beating China’s Zhang in three sets he è earned the chance to play for access to the round of 16 against the world’s number one ranked player, Serbian champion Novak Djokovic.

It is an impossible mission for Nardi, who occupies box 123 in the ATP rankings, but one that the Pesaro-born player wants to enjoy to the end: "It will be a special match – said the 2003-born tennis player to reporters present in the California resort -. Playing against the world number one, on the center court of a Masters 1000, will be" exciting".

The oddsmakers see him as a large underdog, but anything can always happen in sports: "I want to enjoy this experience to the fullest, then we will see how it will go,” said Nardi. “I have been good at taking advantage of the opportunity that good fortune has granted me, I am happy to have made it this far".

"In any case, I am aware that I have to improve a lot at the level of continuity" of performance: only in this way I can" be able to always express myself at my best and be less erratic on the court" further explained the young tennis player, who in his career has won five titles at the Challenger level plus" three others in the ITF circuit. The challenge against Djokovic will be played on the Italian night between Monday and Tuesday, with a start time no earlier than 2 a.m.

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