We don’t have to go far back into the past to see this; it‘s enough to look at the last three “Olympic” tournaments in Umag.
Fabio Fognini went all the way in 2016, finally adding his first crown in Umag to his unofficial title as the tournament ambassador. Four years earlier, after a 22-year hiatus, Croatia finally got its second champion in the history of the tournament with the victory of Marin Cilic. Memories of 2008 will take us back to one of the best finals in history, with a three-hour battle that saw Fernando Verdasco come out victorious against Igor Andreyev.
Stella Maris will once again be the epicenter of tennis events in the third week of July 2020.
We can already announce Jannik Sinner, the spectacular 18-year-old Italian winner of the NextGen ATP Finals in Milan will come to Umag in 2020. He played our 30th event on a wild card and is already firmly holding an ATP Top 100 position at the end of 2019. This fantastic young man, described by his experienced coach Riccardo Piatti as the best material he’s ever had in his hands, could become the Umag tournament’s new unofficial ambassador. Piatti surely chooses his words when discussing tennis, not to mention the fact that he was also Novak Djokovic’s coach, so you can tell what kind of talent we’re talking about.
In over 200 days as we await for Umag to start, we will tell the stories of numerous tennis, musical and gourmet experiences that you will be able to experience at the 31st edition of Umag, which will take place 17-26 July 2020.