„I would like to thank Plava Laguna for their years of cooperation and am looking forward to continuing working on the tournament in an advisory capacity. Tomislav has been part of the team for years and I believe he will meticulously handle the tasks before him, especially now that he has moved to Umag. Everything we have done so far was achieved through working together and I am looking forward to continuing doing so in the years ahead”, Lawrence Frankopan stated.
"We hope that the epidemiological situation will be safe enough by July 2021 to allow for the tournament to take place according to all necessary measures and that we will be able to enjoy the sport and entertainment, as has been the case for the last 30 years. I thank Plava Laguna and the entire organizing team for their trust and I believe that they will support me in the realization of many other successful tennis years ahead of us in Umag. We know that this tournament is one of the symbols of Umag, so our main task will be to bring in both quality players and top musicians, but also to organize the entire program at the highest possible level", said Tomislav Poljak.
"The Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament is much more than a tennis tournament for us. It is an event that has its own long tradition, which is being improved with new content every year, in all segments. In the future, we want to further internationalize the tournament and raise its attractiveness for audiences and other sponsors, because besides being a powerful tool for the international promotion of tourism, it is also a lever for further development of tennis business in Umag. Considering the tradition of Croatia Open Umag and the existing tennis infrastructure, in which Plava Laguna has invested more than 1 million Kuna this year, Umag is the most important tennis center in Istria, Croatia and the region, so we will continue to work on improving tennis related content in order to further strengthen this position. We know Tomislav Poljak very well, and he knows us. He has our full confidence and we wish him the best of luck in his work as tournament director," said Plava Laguna CEO Dragan Pujas.