ATP Challenger Zagreb Open Brings Tennis Back to Capital

ATP Challenger Zagreb Open Brings Tennis Back to Capital
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May 8, 2022 - The upcoming edition of the ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is held from May 8 to 14 on the grounds of TC Maksimir.

The ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is the only and largest men's international professional tennis tournament held in the city of Zagreb, and 64 tennis players from more than 40 countries will compete for a prize fund of $52,080. Croatian tennis players will also take part in the tournament, including Borna Gojo, Nino Serdarušić, Mili Poljičak, and Dino Prižmić.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the new edition of the ATP Challenger Zagreb Open. From the sound names, we can single out the best Bosnian tennis player Damir Džumhur. In addition, we are extremely pleased with the large number of Croatian players who will play in the tournament," said the tournament director Goran Belošević. This year's tournament is back in full glory, and not only will it be open to spectators, but admission to tennis matches will be completely free.

"This tournament is a great opportunity for the development of us players, and I hope to play my best tennis. Furthermore, this is a great opportunity to win new points. I hope for a good week because participating in the Zagreb Open means a lot to us tennis players, and I am looking forward to the start of the tournament," said Borna Gojo. The ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is part of the Croatian Tennis Pro Tournaments series. This series is part of the initiative of the Croatian Tennis Federation, which seeks to enable Croatia's young tennis players to collect points and experience on home courts, all before the start of Roland Garros.

“The Croatian Tennis Federation has launched a series of Croatian Tennis Pro Tournaments, which is how we tried to bring as many professional tournaments as possible to Croatia. The ATP Challenger Zagreb Open is a great springboard for our young players who have the opportunity to play in a tournament like this at home. We are thrilled that we can help young players who are just climbing the ladder, and it is a great advantage because they will play in front of the home crowd," said the Executive Director of the Croatian Tennis Federation, Vladimir Jovanoski.

"Congratulations to the organizer, and thank you very much for the opportunity to enjoy top tennis. I invite all sports and tennis fans to come to TC Maksimir, and I wish our players a lot of success in the tournament," said the assistant head of the City Office for Education, Sports, and Youth, Milan Pavelic.

The Zagreb Ladies Open was held the week before, and the return of the men's ATP Challenger will confirm Zagreb's place on the world tennis map this spring. The tournament is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Croatian Tennis Federation, and the City of Zagreb, which are partners in this tournament.

Source: HTS

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