Croatian tennis represented by the best team in Umag!

    This year, Croatian tennis will be represented by the best tennis players at the 23rd ATP Vegeta Croatia Open in Umag from July 5 to July 15. Apart from last year's finalist Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic and Ivan Dodig confirmed their participation at the Umag tournament as well.
    Ivo Karlovic is coming back to the strongest Croatian tennis tournament after four years. "The giant from Salata" has not had luck in Umag by now, and he hopes that this year he will make up for everything that he missed.
    "Playing in Umag is always a special pleasure for Croatian tennis players. Domestic audience, domestic atmosphere, top-class tournament. I believe I will live up to the expectations of the spectators, as well as my own. It is time for a great result in Umag," Karlovic said.

    Ivan Dodig played the last few tournaments on the clay courts and he showed that he is getting back in shape, which might enable him to return to the club of the best 50 tennis players in the world. A good result in Umag would be the best step in that direction.
    "I always carry nice memories from Umag, the organizers try to bring the best Croatian players and I appreciate that. Playing in Umag in front of the domestic audience is a great motivation for me, I always give 100 percent and hope that I will make my fans happy this year. With a little sports luck, I believe I could achieve a lot better result in Umag than last year," Dodig said.

    Apart from the three Croatian tennis players, last year's winner Alexandr Dolgopolov from Ukraine, who is the 20st player in the world at the moment, has confirmed his participation in the 23rd ATP Vegeta Croatia Open. In the period between "two Wimbledon tournaments" and in the period that concurs with another three tournaments, Umag managed to attract great names of the world tennis, concerts head of the tournament Vanja Bozickovic.
    "These are players who are at the very top of the world tennis. Their comeback confirms the strength and reputation of Umag in the tennis world. I am sure that this year's tournament will provide top-class experience both to tennis players as well as all visitors of the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open," Bozickovic said.

    A very rich programme intended for all generations awaits visitors of the 23rd ATP Vegeta Croatia Open from July 5 to July 15. The Istria Gourmet Festival will gather the best Istrian restaurants, winemakers and olive growers, and the unique music offer includes as much as 9 hours of programme during all 11 days of the event.