Saturday May 14, 2022

Bosnian Pyramids of the Sun co-founder Semir Osmanagic has confirmed world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will attend the tennis courts opening ceremony at the Archeological Park in Visoko. In March, the construction of two tennis courts at the Archeological Park started.

With the help of the people from the Novak Tennis Centre, the plan is to have two courts at the Archeological Park – one will be on hard and the other will be a clay court. The opening of two tennis courts will take place on July 13 and Djokovic will be among atendees.

The Wimbledon final is scheduled for July 10 and Djokovic will likely head straight from London to Visoko. “Two high-quality courts will be opened in the Ravne 2 Park. Construction began on March 21, and will end on July 13, and then we will open.

We are currently in negotiations with several top tennis players who should play an exhibition match, but we have yet to finalize the participants list,” Osmanagic told Bosnia media outlet Klix.

Osmanagic wanted to give Djokovic a place to prepare

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Djokovic has become a regular guest at the Archeological Park in Visoko and one of the reasons why they decided to build two tennis courts was because they wanted to give the Serb a chance to prepare for tournaments.

Last month, Osmanagic revealed those two courts will be suited to the conditions similar to the ones at the French Open and US Open. From 2023 onward, Osmanagic hopes to yearly organize the Pyramids Cup, and to have the best players from the Balkans compete.

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“From 2023, we want to be the organizers of the Pyramids Cup, which would bring together four of the best tennis players from the region. We hope there would play Marin Cilic, who was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, maybe Borna Coric, Damir Dumhur, if his schedule allows him maybe even Djokovic. The tournament would be played immediately after Wimbledon,” Osmanagic revealed.

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