OSIJEK, 4 JUNE 2020 – Croatia’s best current and former tennis players return to the court today as the Croatian Premier Tennis event gets underway in Osijek.
The humanitarian tournament sees stars split into four teams.
Team A: Marin Čilić, Jana Fett, Nikola Mektić, Ana Konjuh, Goran Ivanišević, Saša Hiršzon, Lucija Faj.
Team B: Borna Ćorić, Donna Vekić, Ivan Dodig, Tena Lukas, Iva Majoli, Matej Dodig.
Team C: Borna Gojo, Lea Bošković, Franko Škugor, Iva Primorac, Goran Prpić, Nera Tešankić.
Team D: Duje Ajduković, Tereza Mrdeža, Mate Pavić, Antonia Ružić, Jelena Kostanić-Tošić, Fran Kuna.
The first match will be played at 3 p.m. when Team B meets Team C. Team A and Team D will take to the court at 6 p.m. Each match, decided over one set, will see a men’s and women’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles, and a junior/legend doubles match played.
All matches will be broadcast live on the Hrvatski Premier Tenis page and on Sunday the finals will be broadcast live in HTV.
The event, which is held under the slogan ‘Croatia against COVID-19’, is being played without fans due and is also a chance for players to find their form before the season resumes.
“I am very excited that we will all play together again, but also start to raise our competitive form for, I hope, the start soon of the WTA and ATP Tour. I believe that the ratings of this special event will be great, and I am most proud that as the ambassador of continental tourism of Osijek-Baranja County, in a way, I will be the host of this unique tournament,” said Donna Vekić, who initiated the event.
Money raised through the event will be donated to the project of Croatian scientists on virus research and finding vaccines and drugs against COVID-19.