Of particular interest will be the meeting of former top 10 player Lucas Pouille, and Carlos Alcaraz, a young rising star. Former winner Marco Cecchinato will play with Slovenian star Aljež Bedene, while Croatian tennis player Nino Serdarušić will play with Carlos Taberner, the 114th player in the world. In the doubles tournament, it is worth mentioning the Croatian tennis players, brothers Matej and Ivan Sabanov, who will meet Lucas Martinez from Venezuela and Artem Sitak from New Zealand.
The tournament starts on Sunday, July 18, with the qualifications in which Matija Pecotić, the winner of the Road to Umag Masters, will also play. In today's final, Matija was better than Božo Barun and thus won the Wild card for the ATP tournament qualifiers.
“We are very proud of all the players who played in the first series of the Road To Umag tournament. Their reactions are the best evidence that this concept is a great success and that next year, with some modifications, we will further upgrade this story. Congratulations to Matija Pecotić who justified the role of a favorite and I wish him good luck in the qualifications for the main tournament.” - said the tournament director Tomislav Poljak.
Qualifications for the main tournament will be played tomorrow (Sunday) at 16.00 at the Goran Ivanišević Stadium at Stella Maris.
Road to Umag series of three tournaments was launched to give Croatian tennis players opportunity to play as many matches as possible on the home field, and the winner of each tournament qualified for the Road to Umag Masters, thus approaching the only Croatian ATP tournament. Frane Ninčević, the winner of the tournament in Karlovac, Alen Rogić-Hadžalić, who won in Požega, and Božo Barun, who was the best in Split, played at the Masters. They were be joined by Admir Kalender, Matija Pecotić and Domagoj Bilješko who received invitations.
As part of the tournament, on Saturday morning, the now traditional fourth Hepi Tennis Couples Tournament was held, in which customers of HEP Opskrbe and their partners played on the courts of the Umag Tennis Academy
Plava Laguna Croatia Open id open to the public, who can able to attend matches in limited numbers. During the tournament, visitors can enter the ATP zone only with a digital green COVID certificate, which they can also get by testing at a test site in the ATP zone, as the tests are performed by a laboratory authorized to issue EU digital COVID certificates. Tickets for the Plava Laguna Croatia Open tournament are on sale at www.croatiaopen.hr.