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21st SMRIKVA BOWL 2016 Presentation (pdf ~1.47 MB)

TOP PLAYERS FROM OVER 40 COUNTRIES PRESENTED THEIR CANDIDACIES FOR THE 21st ANNUAL. ALL THE PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THE 21ST ANNUAL WERE FULL BEFORE 30TH OF MARCH and THERE IS NO POSSIBILITY TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ANY LATE CANDIDACY FOR THE 21st SMRIKVA BOWL 2016.


3rd Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2017 Presentation and Program (pdf ~0.43 MB)

3rd Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2017 with Luca Appino – 22nd till 29th of April 2017 – a unique long term DEVELOPMENT and LEARNING OPPORTUNITY event for the Smrikva Bowl players and families. Luca scouted at very young age Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki and helped several ATP/WTA players to express their potential. With two different players won junior Grand Slam titles.


FOR YOUR STAY IN SMRIKVE: SMRIKVE LOUNGE VILLA and VILLA SMRIKVE (CHARME, ULIKA, TRS)

To learn more about ISTRIA – the region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit…

Istria from SmrikveCULTURAL E-BOOK Istria from Smrikve aims to provide Smrikva Bowl players and their families with useful information about the places that should be visited in the Istria region. Here you will find information about: architecture, history, people, music, museums, major cultural events, cuisine, top restaurants and the best olive oil and wine producers.


20 Smrikva Bowl 2015 Photo Gallery, Draws and Results, Press Release... and Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results, and Photo Gallery

20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 Photo Gallery

20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 Draws and Results

20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 Press Release


Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2015)

Historical Smrikva Bowl Photo Gallery (1996-2015)

News

26/05/16

12 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws of ROLAND GARROS 2016: Dominic THIEM and Borna CORIC are in the third round

Over the last five years there were traditionally about 10 former Smrikva Bowl players at the beginning of the Junior Grand Slam Draws…

In 2013… out of eight possible first places former Smrikva Bowl players collected six first places: Ana Konjuh (Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open), Belinda Bencic (Junior Roland Garros and Junior Wimbledon), Gianluigi Quinzi (Junior Wimbledon) and Borna Coric (Junior US Open)…

… and since 2009 there are 14 Smrikva Bowl players holding 18 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

… and this time… there were 12 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws and Consolation Draws of this second Grand Slam in the season… ROLAND GARROS 2016: Dominic THIEM, Borna CORIC, Marin DRAGANJA, Laslo DJERE, Nikola MILOJEVIC, Tommy PAUL, Matteo DONATI, Federico GAIO, Donna VEKIC, Ana KONJUH, Ivana JOROVIC and Petra MARTIC

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #15 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) 3:6,6:2,7:5,6:1
2nd round: D. Thiem – G. Garcia-Lopez (Esp) 7:5,6:4,7:6
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Alexander Zverev (Ger)

Players ranking:
Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – #69 ATP
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Esp) – #51 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #41 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #47 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Taylor Fritz (USA) 6:3,6:1,6:3
2nd round: Borna Coric – Bernard Tomic (Aus) 3:6,6:2,7:6,7:6
3rd round: Borna Coric – R.Bautista Agut (Esp) 2:6,1:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Taylor Fritz (USA) – #67 ATP
Bernard Tomic (Aus) – #22 ATP
Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – #16 ATP

Marin DRAGANJA, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #117 ATP doubles, played the first round Main Draws doubles at ROLAND GARROS 2016

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #215 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Main Draw:

1st round: Laslo Djere – Jordan Thompson (Aus) 3:6,4:6,5:7

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Laslo Djere – Marco Chiudinelli (Ita) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Laslo Djere – Nicolas Kicker (Arg) 7:6,7:6
3rd round: Laslo Djere – Adam Pavlasek (Cze) 6:2,3:6,6:2

Players ranking:
Marco Chiudinelli (Ita) – #131 ATP
Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – #153 ATP
Adam Pavlasek (Cze) – #132 ATP
Jordan Thompson (Aus) – #94 ATP

Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, currently ranked #215 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Matteo Donati – James Ward (UK) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Matteo Donati – Elias Ymer (Swe) 6:2,2:6,7:5
3rd round: Matteo Donati – Gerald Melzer (Aut) 4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
James Ward (UK) – #173 ATP
Elias Ymer (Swe) – #118 ATP
Adam Pavlasek (Cze) – #129 ATP

Tommy PAUL, “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #206 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – A. Menendez-Maceiras (Esp) 7:6,7:6
2nd round: Tommy Paul – Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) 6:7, 3:6

Players ranking:
Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (Esp) – #131 ATP
Peter Gojowczyk (Ger) – #185 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #215 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Steve Darcis (Bel) 6:3,1:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Steve Darcis (Bel) – #161 ATP

Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, currently ranked #238 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Federico Gaio – Uladzimir Ignatik (Blr) 7:6,6:7,9:7
2nd round: Federico Gaio – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) 6:7, 5:7

Players ranking:
Uladzimir Ignatik (Blr)- #222 ATP
Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – #191 ATP


Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #76 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Arina Rodionova (Aus) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 4:6,6:3,0:6

Players ranking:
Arina Rodionova (Aus) – #237 WTA
Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – #25 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #96 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Madison Keys (Usa) 3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Madison Keys (Usa) – #17 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #159 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Lesley Kerkhove (NDL) 6:4,4:6,6:3
2nd round: Ivana Jorovic – Mathilde Johansson (Fra) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Ivana Jorovic – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) 7:5,6:1

Players ranking:
Lesley Kerkhove (Jpn) – # 165 WTA
Mathilde Johansson (Fra) – #218 WTA
Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) – #190 WTA

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #145 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) 6:7,7:5,6:4
2nd round: Petra Martic – Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) 3:6,7:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) – # 187 WTA
Cagla Buyukakcay (Tur) – #83 WTA

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


23/05/16

Very nice afternoon in Smrikve... Miro and his student Zhuoma NI MA visited us :)

Miro and one of his four talented Chinese students Zhuoma NI MA, currently ranked #135 ITF, made us a surprise visit today :) …

NI MA is one of the most talented players in China in her age group… and Stefo had a great pleasure and was honored to hit for couple of minutes with her before her afternoon training :D

… an amazing and inspiring experience for eight years old Stefo…

Thank you NI MA and best wishes for your further tennis development and your tennis career!!!

Please visit www.smrikve.com to learn more about Smrikve, Istria from Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl, one of the most important under 10 tennis tournaments in the World, and Villa Smrikve, SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Villa TASTE, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


21/05/16

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, win Nice 2016 played in France - ATP 250 Tournament... 6th ATP title in his career

In 2015, NICEUMAGGSTAAD… and this year BUENOS ARIES, ACAPULCO and NICE again… the 6th ATP title… Bravo DOMINATOR! ;D

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #15 ATP, is the winner of Acapulco Open 2016 – ATP 500 Tournament and the results were the following:

1st round: Dominic Thiem – bye
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6:3,6:0
Quarterfinals: D. Thiem – Andreas Seppi (Ita) 6:3, 6:3
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6:1,6:3
Finals: Dominic Thiem – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 6:4,3:6,6:0

Players ranking:
Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – #51 ATP
Andreas Seppi (Ita) – #41 ATP
Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – #63 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #48 ATP

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11/05/16

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update May 2016)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list are mentioned below and the top Smrikva Bowl players ranking…

TOP 200 WTA Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #55 WTA (Jun 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #148 on WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)

TOP 200 ATP Smrikva Bowl Players Club with their best historical ranking:

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #13 ATP (Mar 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #173 ATP (Aug 2015)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #102 ATP doubles (Aug 2015)

As of 11th of May 2016 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 50 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #8 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #78 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #96 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #119 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #145 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #160 on WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #165 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #238 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #265 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #274 WTA

Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #288 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #298 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #301 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #337 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #352 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #379 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #387 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #395 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #446 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #483 WTA

Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #487 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #489 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – 490 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – 523 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #535 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #539 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION – 2005 player – #562 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #574 WTA
Ema MIKULCIC – 2002 quarterfinalist – #583 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #586 WTA

Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #607 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #609 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #610 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – 640 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #642 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #711 WTA
Giada CLERICI – 2004 player – #731 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – # 743 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #748 WTA
Manisha FOSTER – 2003 player – #758 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #810 WTA
Iva MEKOVEC – 2005 player – #835 WTA
Ena KAJEVIC – 2006 player – #851 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #862 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #892 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #916 WTA
Inci OGUT – 2009 player – #918 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 player – #921 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #941 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #946 WTA

• 24 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #15 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #41 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #201 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #212 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #233 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #235 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #242 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #287 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #321 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #426 ATP

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 432 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #536 ATP
Luka ILIC – 2005 player – #646 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #658 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #668 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #689 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #731 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #748 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #760 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 player – #877 ATP

Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #904 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #905 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #929 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #988 ATP

• 9 boys and 13 girls… in total 22 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #4 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles)
- #8 Miomir KECMANOVIC
- #14 Youssef HOSSAM
- #24 Nicola KUHN
- #29 Alexei POPYRIN
- #30 William BLUMBERG – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2015 runner up (doubles)
- #41 Patrik RIKL
- #62 Yshai OLIEL
- #70 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA

GIRLS:
- #9 Tereza MIHALIKOVA – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner and Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 runner up
- #12 Katie SWAN – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 runner up
- #30 Lucie KANKOVA
- #35 Olga DANILOVIC
- #42 Michaela GORDON
- #48 Tatiana PIERI
- #55 Viktoria KUZMOVA – Junior US OPEN 2015 doubles winner
- #72 Clair LIU
- #74 Wiktoria KULIK
- #80 Paula ARIAS MANJON
- #82 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS
- #89 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #93 Berfu CENGIZ

2 boys and 1girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Nicola KUHN #4, Yshai OLIEL #6, Paula ARIAS MANJON #9)

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Borna DEVALD #6, Viktor JOVIC #9, Helene PELLICANO #5, Kristyna LAVICKOVA #8)

IN 1996 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP PLAYERS FROM ISTRIA AND KVARNER (1st Smrikva Bowl)IN 1997 TOP PLAYERS FROM CROATIA gathered on the 2nd Smrikva BowlIN 1998 3rd SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO GATHER FIRST FOREIGN PLAYERS

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, Vilim’s best ranking was #612 ATP in March 2006.
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, Ivana’s best ranking was #95 WTA in June 2006.
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, Atrid’s best ranking was #356 WTA in March 2009.
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #288 WTA.
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, is currently ranked #731 ATP.


2001 – 6th Smrikva Bowl was the last year with dominance of the top national players…

BOYS
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #125 ATP double.
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, is ranked #113 ATP doubles.

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, is ranked #145 WTA.


IN 2002 SMRIKVA BOWL STARTED TO BE A EUROPEAN TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #233 ATP.
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, is currently ranked #426 ATP, best ranking #170 ATP (Apr 2002).
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #218 ATP double.
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is currently ranked #218 ATP double.
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #748 ATP.
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, is currently ranked #905 ATP.
Giacomo MICCINI (ITA), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is currently ranked #1152 ATP.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, is ranked #119 WTA.
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, is ranked #274 WTA.
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 semifinalist, is ranked #640 WTA.


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, is ranked #15 ATP.
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #689 ATP.

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), ranked 3rd on 8th SB 2003, is ranked #119 WTA.
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #379 WTA.
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, is ranked #483 WTA.
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, is ranked #758 WTA.


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, is ranked #287 ATP.
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #536 ATP.
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semifinalist, is ranked #668 ATP.

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #487 WTA.
Giada CLERICI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #731 WTA.
Anita HUSARIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004, is ranked #941 WTA.
Francesca PALMIGIANO (ITA), 9th SB 2004 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1057 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #41 ATP.
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #212 ATP.
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Consolation tournament winner, is ranked #235 ATP.
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, is ranked #242 ATP.
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 10th SB 2005, is ranked #432 ATP.
Luka ILIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #646 ATP.
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #658 ATP.

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #96 WTA.
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #165 WTA.
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, is ranked #301 WTA.
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #337 WTA.
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, is ranked #562 WTA.
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, is ranked #642 WTA.
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #711 WTA.
Iva MEKOVEC (CRO), 10th SB 2005 player, is ranked #835 WTA.


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, is ranked #432 ATP.
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semifinalist, is ranked #1226 ATP.

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #8 WTA.
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #298 WTA.
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterfinalists, is ranked #352 WTA.
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #523 WTA.
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #743 WTA
Ena KAJEVIC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #851 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, is ranked #946 WTA.


2007 – 12th Smrikva Bowl and 6th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #1143 ATP.
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, is ranked #1188 ATP.
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), ranked 4th on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #1466 ATP.

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, is ranked #78 WTA.
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007 player, is ranked #160 WTA.
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 12th SB 2007, is ranked #609 WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #201 on ATP ranking list.
Eduardo NAVA, played 6th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #1466 on ATP ranking list.


IN 2008 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 5 CONTINENTS AND TURNED INTO A WORLD TENNIS TALENTS GATHERING

2008 – 13th Smrikva Bowl and 7th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked # 988 ATP.
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked # 1040 on ATP ranking list.
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, is ranked # 1063 ATP.
Luka PANIC (SUI), 13th SB 2008 winner, is not ranked on ATP.
Grega KOKALJ (SLO), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is not ranked ATP.
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, is ranked #112 ITF.

GIRLS
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #238 WTA.
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), ranked 3rd on 13th SB 2008, is ranked #395 WTA.
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #539 WTA.
Nina ALIBALIC (CRO), 13th SB 2008 player, is ranked #607 WTA.
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, is ranked #809 WTA.
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is not ranked WTA.
Nikolina JOVIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 player, is not ranked WTA.
Marija CURNIC (CRO), 13th SB 2008 player, is not ranked WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
William BLUMBERG (USA), played 7th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #30 ITF.

Ingrid NEEL (USA), played 7th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #748 WTA.


IN 2009 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND 1 NEW CONTINENT THEREFORE REACHED THE TOTAL OF 40 COUNTRIES AND 6 CONTINENTS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2009 – 14th Smrikva Bowl and 8th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #760 ATP.
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #929 ATP.
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #1317 ATP.
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #1347 ATP.
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Consolation Draw winner, is ranked #29 ITF.
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #142 ITF.
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #210 ITF.
Karlo DIVKOVIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #378 ITF.
Anthony POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #681 ITF.
Karlo SUEVICH (CRO), ranked 3rd on 14th SB 2009, is ranked #1453 ITF.
Alvaro REGALADO PEDROL (ESP), 14th SB 2009 winner, is not ranked on ATP.

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, is ranked #446 WTA.
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, is ranked #574 WTA.
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterfinalist, is ranked #916 WTA.
Inci OGUT (TUR), ranked 3rd on 14th SB 2009, is ranked #918 WTA.
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #1010 WTA.
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #30 ITF.
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #101 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 runner up, is ranked #297 ITF.
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, is ranked #423 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #768 ITF.

Michaela GORDON, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #610 WTA.
Ashley LAHEY, played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, from the USA, is ranked #358 ITF.


IN 2010 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 49 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2010 – 15th Smrikva Bowl and 9th“Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #24 ITF.
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #62 ITF.
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, #351 ITF.
Karlo SUEVICH (CRO), 15th SB 2010 runner up, from Croatia, #1453 ITF.
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #208 ETA U16.

GIRLS
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, is ranked #80 ITF.
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterfinalist, is ranked #82 ITF.
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #169 ITF.
Daria SOLOVYEVA (RUS), La Bottega di Smrikve, is ranked #184 ITF.
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #232 ITF.
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, is ranked #297 ITF.
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #306 ITF.
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), ranked 3rd on 15th SB 2010, is ranked #377 ITF.
Marija ELENOVA (MKD), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #804 ITF.
Andja KARANUSIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, is ranked #1232 ITF.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), played 9th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #535 WTA.
Alexa BUTERA (USA), played 8th “Little Mo”/SB, is ranked #803 ITF.


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 53 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #12 ETA U16.
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #18 ETA U16.
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, is ranked #36 ETA U16.
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #99 ETA U16.
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #102 ETA U16.
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #111 ETA U16.
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #131 ETA U16.
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #136 ETA U16.
Luka ĐURĐEVIĆ (BiH), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #165 ETA U16.
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #222 ETA U16.
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #225 ETA U16.
Peetu POHJOLA (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #327 ETA U16.
Sergiu MANCIOC (ROU), 16th SB 2011 quarterfinalist, is ranked #966 ETA U16.

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, is ranked #35 ITF.
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #567 ITF.
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterfinalist, is ranked #653 ITF.
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, is ranked #770 ITF.
Betina TOKAC (TUR), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #843 ITF.
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, is ranked #1098 ITF.
Ksenija TMUSIC (SRB), 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 runner up, is ranked #391 ETA U16.
Emilija KOJCIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 16th SB 2011, is ranked #402 ETA U16.


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 57 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION… and for the first time in the quarterfinals there were still five continents represented: AFRICA, ASIA, AMERICA, OCENIA and EUROPE

2012 – 17th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #6 ETA U14.
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #9 ETA U14.
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012 player, is ranked #19 ETA U14.
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #23 ETA U14.
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #25 ETA U14.
Angel GUERRERO MELGAR (ESP), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #48 ETA U14.
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #55 ETA U14.
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #71 ETA U14.
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #90 ETA U14.
Ajdin MUHAREMOVIC (BiH), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #248 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, is ranked #205 ITF.
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #473 ITF.
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #631 ITF.
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #1155 ITF.
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, is ranked #1597 ITF.
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #12 ETA U14.
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #20 ETA U14.
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #24 ETA U14.
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #41 ETA U14.
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), ranked 3rd on 17th SB 2012, is ranked #55 ETA U14.
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist, is ranked #60 ETA U14.
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #69 ETA U14.
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, is ranked #86 ETA U14.
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterfinalist.

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 62 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013 player, is ranked #21 ETA U14.
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #47 ETA U14.
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #63 ETA U14.
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #64 ETA U14.
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #78 ETA U14.
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #87 ETA U14.
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, is ranked #93 ETA U14.
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #109 ETA U14.
Daniel RINCON (ESP), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #229 ETA U14.

GIRLS
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #17 ETA U14.
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, is ranked #52 ETA U14.
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, is ranked #59 ETA U14.
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), ranked 3rd on 18th SB 2013, is ranked #276 ETA U14.

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 64 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 19th SB 2014, is too young for ETA U14.

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 72 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, is too young for ETA U14.
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, is too young for ETA U14.
Mara GAE (ROU), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), ranked 3rd on 20th SB 2015, is too young for ETA U14.

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04/05/16

Smrikve c Code... May the 4th be with You... STAR WARS DAY :)

Smrikve, October 2010

The Star Wars “Return of the Jedi” is the first film I remember seeing with my dad at the cinema… it was 1983 and I was 10… the cinema was named “Istra”… I was the same age as the Smrikva Bowl players we host every year in Smrikve :)…

In the introduction of this article I would just underline that I like the way Jedi use the lightsabers and I like the way Smrikva Bowl kids use their rackets :)… Smrikve c Code is a story about virtue created by training and wish to learn…

My dad was pilot and for me watching The Star Wars with him at the cinema was a particular experience … I had many questions and he, as usual, with smile and pleasure answered to each of my questions…

Dad used to take me with him on the airport when I was little… and I remember him entering the cockpit of the plane with pilot helmet watching towards me and giving me the sign that he was ready to fly… than he turned on the engine of the plane and watched towards me again with smile in his eyes…

I stayed about 100 meters from the airplane with his colleagues and watched him taking his plane towards runway…

From the place where I stayed only part of the runway was visible because of the wood and he took the plane in the area that was invisible to me to prepare for the takeoff… I was able to hear the force of the engine… and when the sound of the force started to increase I knew that my dad will be visible soon… his colleagues were telling me “be ready soon your dad will come”… and when he started to be visible on the back of the plane there was the fire… almost half length of the airplane had the fire extension formed by his engine and I just noticed his helmet in the cockpit and followed by my kids eyes his airplane reaching the sky…

The Jedi are characters in the Star Wars universe bound to a code of morality and justice and are trained in the use of the light side of the force. They learn to use the Force, and weapons, known as lightsabers, which emits a controlled energy flow in the shape of a sword, to serve and protect their Republic and the galaxy from conflicts or government instability…

Since long time ago I started to note the ability of Smrikva Bowl kids using the racket and thinking at the same time on Jedi’s ability to use the lightsaber :)…

Some of my students use Wilson’s ying & young damper… known as Tao sign… they like the symbol but are still too young to have an idea about it ;)… I will try to use this symbol to help me explain how little the difference could be in forming a balance in anything we do… every action has a reaction in our World… in the first classes of physics we learn Newton’s third law…

Tao is an abstract concept found in Taoism, Confucianism, and more generally in ancient Chinese philosophy and East Asian cultures.

While the word itself translates as “way”, “path”, or “route”… it is often used philosophically to signify the fundamental nature of the World we are used to living on Earth… it is often referred to as “the nameless”, because neither it nor its principles can ever be adequately expressed in words.

While the Tao cannot be expressed, Taoism holds that it can be known, and its principles can be followed. Much of Taoist writing focuses on the value of following the Tao – called Te (virtue) – and of the ultimate uselessness of trying to understand or control Tao outright. This is often expressed through yin and yang arguments, where every action creates a counter-action as a natural, unavoidable movement within manifestations of the Tao.

I used the above short explanation to introduce the Codes used in the Star Wars universe…

As in the Tao symbol there were knights trained to use the dark side of the force and the light side… this is the way how mankind functioned since the human written memory goes back…

For new ideas people have to go beyond… out of the known patterns by using their imagination… the kids are many times Master in this…

“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”… :)

DARK SIDE (The Sith Code)

• Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
• Through passion, I gain strength.
• Through strength, I gain power.
• Through power, I gain victory.
• Through victory, my chains are broken.
• The Force shall free me.

LIGHT SIDE (The Jedi Code)

• There is no emotion, there is peace.
• There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
• There is no passion, there is serenity.
• There is no death, there is the Force.

The Jedi Code was rewritten by Grand Master Luke Skywalker upon reestablishing the Jedi Order:

• Jedi are the guardians of peace in the galaxy.
• Jedi use their powers to defend and to protect.
• Jedi respect all life, in any form.
• Jedi serve others rather than ruling over them, for the good of the galaxy.
• Jedi seek to improve themselves through knowledge and training.

Smrikve c code is the code…

…and… just one more thing…

… “La guerra no le hace a uno grandioso.”… ;)

I am pleased to close this article with Dire Straits and their Brothers in Arms song… starting with the sound of the thunder… The concert was made in 1988 to honor Nelson Mandela…

*BROTHERS IN ARMS *

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be
Some day you’ll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you’ll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptism of fire
I’ve whittnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher
And though they did hurt me so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There’s so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun’s gone to hell
And the moon’s riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die
But it’s written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We’re fools to make war
On our brothers in arms

Miodrag Bozovic

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