UMAG, 14 July 2019 – A rerun of the first Croatia Open final between Goran Ivanisevic and Goran Prpic and a concert from Tony Cetinski has opened the he 30th anniversary edition of the tournament in Umag last night
Prpic won the battle of the Gorans in the entertaining exhibition match 6:4 on the same court the pair played in the 1990 final.
Ivanisevic will also be involved in another exhibition match during the week when he takes on Patrick Rafter in a rematch of the legendary Wimbledon 2001 final on July 17.
This will be a chance for everyone to relive the memories of Goran’s fourth final of the world’s most prestigious tournament and the People’s Monday when Goran and Patrick captured the hearts of millions around the globe.
This year the field for the Plava Laguna Croatia Open will be one of its strongest yet. Fabio Fogninim who cracked the Top Ten singles rankings a few weeks ago, will arrive in Umag ranked as the world number 9.
Borna Coric will compete at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag as number 14 in the world and Croatia’s top-ranked tennis player. It will be the first time since 2014, when Marin Cilic reached the semifinal, that the fans in Umag will be able to root for the best-ranked homegrown player.
Apart from the already announced players’ list, which includes two Top 35 players, Guido Pella (ranked 26th in the ATP world rankings) and Laslo Dere (world number 35), and the last three tournament champions, Fabio Fognini (2016), Andrey Rublev (2017) and Marco Cecchinato (2018), the wild-card entries are Viktor Galovic, Nino Serdarusic and Jannik Sinner.
Tony Cetiniski entertained thousands at the opening party.
16th July : Queen Real Tribute band
17th July : W&W
18th July : Salvatore Ganacci
19th July : Gianluca Vacchi
20th July : Mike Candys