In Croatia, a small country with many excellent tennis players
such as the Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic
or the US Open winner Marin Cilic
, the ATP Croatia Open in Umag is the oldest and most popular
The tournament began in 1990 as the Yugoslavia Open
and has been held every year since then. The matches take place on clay courts in the Stella Maris tennis complex in Umag
, directly by the sea. The main court named “ATP Goran Ivanisevic
” can accommodate up to 3.500 spectators.
The tournament takes place in July during the tourist season and attracts a growing number of people every year due to the matches and the accompanying wine, gourmet and party programs
. For example, the 2017 edition was broadcast in more than 100 countries around the world and visited by around 100.000 people
. Some of the best international tennis players
have played on the Umag clay courts: Marin Cilic, Rafael Nadal and Novak Dokovic, as well as Juan Carlos Ferrero, Ivan Ljubicic, Nikolay Davydenko and Ivo Karlovic.
Another big tennis name associated with ATP Croatia Open in Umag is Carlos Moya
. The Spanish tennis player has won this tournament five times
, more than anyone else. That is why the title "King of Umag
” that he received is well deserved. The former number one tennis player in the world was always looking forward to joining the tournament and said it was one of his favourites. After winning the ATP Umag once, Moya said: “This is Umag. I can’t lose here.
In addition to the standard program, there is also an exhibition game
with big tennis names such as Goran Ivanisevic, Magnus Norman and Andre Agassi
, who played there in some of the tournament’s previous exhibition games.
All of the above is more than reason enough to visit the ATP Umag
, which takes places every summer
during the tourist high season. This is a great opportunity to enjoy world class tennis! Click here for a list of villas in the Umag
area that offer the best accommodation for the next ATP Croatia Open