Basically it's very clear he's no top 300 player, but he's adequate enough to make a doubles match competitive if they win the important points and if Novak wins the few extra sick points by doing Novak things..
As a huge cycling buff, we all know Sanremo as the finish of Milano-Sanremo, the longest one day race in the sport. Then I found out that the Giro d'Italia of 1987 started in Sanremo like 3 days before Fabio was born there.
I took a look at their H2H and although Djoko leads the series comfortably 8-2, the scorelines suggest that he never really had an easy match againt the German. This is gonna be a very tough 1st round for Djoko.