Almost three months ahead, we are already looking forward to a star-studded tennis tournament, which will this year be held between 21 and 30 July.

"All three players announced so far have won a handful of titles at the biggest tournaments during their careers, and all of them have in common that at one point in their careers, they even reached third place on the individual ATP list. Also, all three can boast of having won titles at Grand Slam tournaments. Plava Laguna invests a lot in the tournament, which in the last few years has been raised to an extremely high level of sport, at which we certainly want it to remain. There will be more good news about the players at this year's tournament, and an equally high-quality entertainment and sports program is expected outside the tennis courts", says Dragan Pujas, president of the Croatia Open Umag Organizing Committee and president of the Plava Laguna Management Board.

We have waited for over a decade to have a current Grand Slam champion at our tournament, and this year we have three! What’s even more amazing is that all three of them are former Umag champions. We took advantage of the opportunity that opened on the market and arranged for Marin Čilić and Dominic Thiem to join Wawrinka. Marin is making a comeback after his injury and we are delighted that Umag fits into his this year’s tournament schedule. As for Dominic, he has struggled with an injury and is working his way back into form, but the last few tournaments, especially the match against Tsitsipas in Madrid, have shown that he is very close to regaining top form. I believe that all three of them will raise their game even more by the start of the tournament and give the spectators a real taste of top-class tennis,” says Tournament Director Tomislav Poljak.

For Marin, this will be his seventh appearance at Umag, and besides the title he won in 2012, he also reached the finals the year before that and was a semi-finalist in 2014. On the other hand, Thiem has so far played at Stella Maris just once, so his scorecard is perfect, just like his fellow countryman Thomas Muster, who won the Umag trophy three times.

So we can all agree that this year’s Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is set to be a true spectacle of world-class tennis, and anyone who wishes to witness it at Stella Maris can get their tickets at the link of the official webshop. Further info about the tickets can be found here.