As we enter the 18th edition of the tournament...we proved the world that Umag's tournament is not only about tennis. A new look of the main square, an entertainment program just like those in the main world capitals. A Croatian Institution Studena Croatia Open Umag. Croatia Open Director, Slavko Rasberger (photo).
As we enter the 18th edition of the tournament...
Mr. Klosterkemper's visit, CEO of ATP for Europe, during last year's 2006 final and his congratulations to the tournament organization, represent a remarkable entrance in the maturity stage... One more award ceremony that will be remembered!
In this year's 18th edition, for the pleasure of the host crowd we announce the comeback of today's best Croatian tennis player. Captain of the Davis Cup winning team, the great Ivan Ljubičić is returning to Umag. Even though Ivan will face a difficult week, playing against the toughest group of players even seen in Croatia, we wish him the best of luck, supporting him with a faithful and loud cheering crowd from the stands.
In the next couple of pages, you will notice the list of players for this year's tournament. Then you will understand why we assure you that this is the best group of players ever seen in Umag. It is almost as the quarterfinals of this year's clay championship, the unreachable Roland Garros, have moved to Umag.
Moya, Canas, Djoković, Ferrer, Davydenko,Ljubicic and this is not the end.
What if this year we reach the stars and Rafa plays on Umag's clay?
What a sensation!
We proved the world that Umag's tournament is not only about tennis. A new look of the main square, an entertainment program just like those in the main world capitals, and many more surprises for those eager of fun&We truly thank all our supporters who again trusted us and remained part our sponsor's family. Next to a respectable organization like this one, only the greatest brands can stay by. If last year at this time you were thinking about purchasing tickets, today you are already late& maybe there are few left, but we can't promise anything.
Even though we approach maturity, we promise you, we will not lose our freshness and youngness, we will still be your caring hosts and entertainers, on and off the court.
See you in Umag!
Croatia Open Director, Slavko Rasberger