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24/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Main Draw winners are: Roben GAVANI and Rositsa DENCHEVA - Consolation Draw winners are: Jovan TOMOVIĆ and Lucija RASTOČIĆ

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Results

Main Draw:
Boys:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – winner
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) – runner up

Girls:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – winner
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – runner up

Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Jovan Tomović (MNE) – winner
Marko Retelj (SVN) – runner up

Girls:
Lucija Rastočić (CRO) – winner
Alana Subašić (AUS) – runner up


23/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors :)... taken during the Fifth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when "IGRA" game winners were known... :))... and the day when the finalists of this year edition were known... the BRIONI day :)

The fifth day was the day when the semifinalist of the Main and Consolation Draw were known… but was also the day of Brioni Islands visit and the day of the “IGRA” Game finals :)

I am pleased to present the list of the actors of the Day who make it to the finals in their singles and towards the victory in special “IGRA” doubles…

MAIN DRAW FINALIST:

BOYS
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

GIRLS
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

CONSOLATION DRAWS FINALIST

BOYS
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

GIRLS
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

BOYS “IGRA” GAME WINNERS and RUNNER UPS:

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Elizara Yaneva (BGR)

Milan Matović (SRB)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

After the presentation of the actors of the Day… I am pleased to share a little piece of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day celebrated on 21st of September… because today we spent on Brioni Islands… once upon a time named the Islands of Peace…

Smrikve, September 2010

The International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day, occurs annually on September 21st and this day has been elected to be also the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ Day.

It is dedicated to peace, or specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone. It is observed by many people. For the first time this holiday was celebrated in 1981.

The Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day, although celebrated on the same day as the World Peace Day, is dedicated to civilisation, intergenerational responsibility and tennis. Without civil society in a modern world there is no guarantee for peace.

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the third Tuesday of September (the opening day of regular sessions of the General Assembly) as the International Day of Peace devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace and civilisation values.

In 2001, the day was changed from the third Tuesday to specifically the twenty-first day of September. A new resolution was passed by the General Assembly, sponsored by the United Kingdom (giving credit to Peace One Day) and Costa Rica (the sponsors of the original day) to give the Day of Peace a fixed date and declare it as a global ceasefire day.

In 1991, on September 21st, I left Smrikve for Milan, it was the war time in my country, 5 years before, on the same day, in 1986, I sailed with a boat to Dubrovnik with school friends living a nice life time memory experience.

Having our calendar year 365 days if we live for some time and create our own experience we learn that the same day can remind us something nice and something not nice… it is a circle…

Not nice could be compared to a mistake in tennis… we learn from the mistakes. They help us understand what is not good or what we do not do properly…

To end this comment I am pleased to repeat words of a Nobal Prize for Peace who was guest speaker to one of Ambrosetti’s Young Leader Group meetings. It is a tradition that every guest dedicate few words to the Group and he wrote down the following:

“The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow.

Do it! You can build a world without wars. You can build a new humanity.”

Everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. The knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important. They are all parts of the civilisation path.

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try not. Do or do not “ :)

If people believe in the future there is future. If people do not believe in the future there is no future.

Miodrag Bozovic

… and tomorrow is the FINALS Day… the day of the Cake…

Awarding Ceremony Day… and the Day of the Swimming Pool :D

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D


23/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 5th DAY results and ORDER OF PLAY for the 6th day 24th of June

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 24th of June, 6th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 5th DAY Results

Today, at 1:40 PM we depart from SMRIKVE for BRIONI ISLAND trip

At approximately 7:00 PM we return from the Island trip and will play the IGRA GAME.

FINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)

FINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)


22/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the fourth day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when the children participated lucky draw :)... and pictures with few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story...

During the long Fourth Smrikva Bowl Day the semifinalist of all the single draws and IGRA game were known :)…

… and I am pleased to take the opportunity to share few words related to Smrikva Bowl Mission story with our new Ambassadors generation ;)…

SEMIFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Mai Goto (JPN)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)

Just few promised words behind Smrikva ;)…

Smrikva Bowl mission is to inspire, develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people and humanity…

What does that mean?…

CULTURE, CHILDREN, SPORT and MUSIC are part of the Smrikva Bowl idea of the cosmopolitan world. It is a matter of civilization …

…a truly wise windy, product of imagination, once whispered… “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” (M.Y.)… and fairy tales seems to help that beauty…

… but I am sure you will cross in the future with the following opinion… “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” (A.E.)…

I noted that all of you are very calm during hard points… and usually in tennis game, as well as in many other fields, it does not matter what goes wrong but your reaction to it…

… we received special gifts for the Lucky Draw from… Dominic Thiem, Katie Swan, Borna Coric, Nicola Kuhn, Tereza Mihalikova, Donna Vekic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Matteo Donati, Alex De Minaur, Gianluigi Quinzi, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Nick Bollettieri, Judy Murray, Patrick Mouratoglou, Luca Appino, Vjeran Friscic…

… and their success could teach us how fear and anger are for the brain the same as cramps for the muscles…

and… what Master Yoda noted “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”…

… in tennis seems to be the same… if you want to win more… you master your skills and believe in your game ;)

There are different ways to look at sport. There are different ways to look at music, culture, love and also to children.

The vision of sport preferred in Smrikve can be described and extended to: culture, music and children using the following Nelson Mandela – Madiba’s words…

… “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.”

… a wise men living in China 2500 years ago once observed… “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.” … hmmm… sounds very interesting… hm hm :)

an interesting opinion…

… and to set your heart right you need good characters… those who wish to contribute to the greater public good had to begin by working on themselves…

… only then they will see progress radiate out from their personal circles to society at large…

Today is the semifinals day… the BRIONI Islands Day… and IGRA GAME Day :D… a lot to do and a lot to see ;)….

GO SMRIKVA GO!!! :D


22/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 ORDER OF PLAY for the 5th day 23rd of June and 4th DAY results

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 23rd of June, 5th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 4th DAY Results

Today, at 4 PM, SMRIKVA BOWL LUCKY DRAW will be held in Smrikve followed by IGRA GAME.

SEMIFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Mai Goto (JPN)

SEMIFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)


22/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the third day of their Smrikva Bowl... the day when they start super IGRA game... pictures to share Smrikva Bowl Library story...

Third Smrikva Bowl day is the day when the IGRA game start… and is also the day when the quarterfinalist of the edition start to be known…

Third day is also the FORUM day… knowledge sharing day…

I am pleased to take the opportunity to share a bit of the story of our Library with the actors of the third day…

It was 2009 when we started to build the Smrikva Bowl library… and each Smrikva Bowl player was requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover…

With this year edition Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are spread in 83 countries and all the continents… and the library reached over 900 books from around 70 countries…

Historically their task was to search the talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from this year they are also our Cultural Ambassadors…

Cultural Ambassadors is both spreading the Smrikva idea and spreading the ISTRIA from SMRIKVE E-book… the cultural e-book for travelers…

It was shared yesterday with kids that the old olive tree Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors plant every year is a symbol of friendship and intergenerational responsibility and Smrikva Bowl’s idea of children, sport, music and culture that are able to pass all frontiers are incorporated in the creation of this Smrikva Bowl Library.

…in some languages… the word generations means also history… and in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy I come to a simple conclusion that we are those who represent the current civilization.

O yes ;)… this is an important concept…

Today people live an average of about 80 years. What we call civilization is mostly made up of the human knowledge we have accumulated until today, which our institutions pass onto future generations.

there is a big importance of a quality book… o yes ;)

They represent a great human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with cumulated personal experience of our daily lives. But given the fragility of the circle of life it is very easy for people to ignore these facts and lose sight of our human knowledge. It takes just a few generations to lose this great heritage ;)

I’d like to observe that we have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social and civil progress is slower and more complex. Humans learn throughout their whole lifetime, from books and schools, but we also mostly learn from our personal experiences.

I just wish to say that Smrikva Bowl’s more then tennis is something you find above… hm… not only tennis… music… culture… children… sport… four interesting pillars…

Smrikva Bowl mission is to develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence for people…

Friendship… is long term trust… and long term bridge… always takes time to get built… and always require maintenance ;)…

… and IGRA game is spreading… it is reaching different places… different continents…

… with music… run… play… and say “IGRA” :)

Quarterfinalist of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2016

MAIN DRAW:

BOYS:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR)

William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR)

Timofej Derepasko (RUS)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

GIRLS:

Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Tara Kurepa (USA)

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Antonina Czajka (SWE)

Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR)
Mai Goto (JPN)

CONSOLATION DRAW:

BOYS:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jacob Kailiang Shen (CHN)

Carlos Jiménez Serrano (ESP)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Preston Taylor (GBR)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Ho Chen Hui (TWN)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

GIRSL:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Mišković (CRO)

Toffee Haytham Ghorab (EGY)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Sapir Cohen (ISR)

Lucija Rastočić (CRO)
Mia Stoilkovska (MKD)

… and the LOTTERY!!! is on schedule for 4:00 PM… o yes… many possibilities…

… we will see who win what ;)….

… the Tennis Talents FORUM is worth recalling… always a nice moment to share just few elements that could be useful to the families and coaches on their path in helping their children to reach their potential…

Today is the day of QUARTERFINALS… and the day of IGRA… it is also the LOTTERY DAY!!!! “LUCKY DRAW” :D

GO SMRIKVA GO :D


21/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 ORDER OF PLAY for the 4th day 22nd of June and 3rd DAY results

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 22nd of June, 4th DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 3rd DAY Results

On 22nd of June, at 4 PM, SMRIKVA BOWL LUCKY DRAW will be held in Smrikve followed by IGRA GAME.

QUARTERFINALIST Main Draw:
Boys:
Duje Markovina (CRO)
Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR)

William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)

Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR)

Timofej Derepasko (RUS)
Roben Gavani (BGR)

Girls:
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Tara Kurepa (USA)

Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB)

Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Antonina Czajka (SWE)

Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR)
Mai Goto (JPN)

QUARTERFINALIST Consolation Draw:
Boys:
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Jacob Kailiang Shen (CHN)

Carlos Jiménez Serrano (ESP)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)

Preston Taylor (GBR)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)

Ho Chen Hui (TWN)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)

Girls:
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Dora Mišković (CRO)

Toffee Haytham Ghorab (EGY)
Dora Biondić (CRO)

Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Sapir Cohen (ISR)

Lucija Rastočić (CRO)
Mia Stoilkovska (MKD)


20/06/17

The day when I become SMRIKVA BOWL Ambassador - 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation

Today a bit after 8:00 PM the Smrikva Bowl players of this year edition became Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors… the ceremony started at 6:00 PM…

I am pleased to repeat the story of the Smrikva Bowl Olive Trees traditionally planted in Smrikve… being this moment one of the most important parts of the Smrikva Bowl story…

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree… The Olive tree selected was at the beginning older than the oldest man living on the earth today. The tree that we planted for the 10th Smrikva Bowl was over 150 years old…

…during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a tiny piece of land close to the root of the Olive tree and say his or her name. This way the tree gets their names… This year again was the name and a Grand Slam ;)… the children know the story…

During the ceremony of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl Olive Tree Generation… the tree received new names…

… Olive tree is a symbol of peace… but the age of the tree means intergenerational responsibility… every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to understand and to learn to preserve all that each of us is born with… :)

… The Lion King cartoon is an artwork and most of the life messages one can find in it are in line with the Smrikva Bowl founding ideas… ;) Life messages you find in Lion King are in line with the message of the Ambassadors’ Olive Tree; they are in line with the values of friendship and love; they are in line with empathy…

… Love, friendship and empathy are all Cosmopolitan values per excellence, as far as people and humanity are concerned… it is true that the relationship between Mufasa, Sarabi and Simba reminds me of both: parents and family love, but also about the intergenerational responsability.

Timon, Pumbaa and Simba relationship reminds me about love between friends. Pumbaa also make me think abuout empathy, intuition and loyalty and the relationship between Simba and Nola reminds me again about the importance of love… :)

Rafiki, the wise old baboo, with his many centuries old tree reminds me about the importance of knowledge and experience of the older… that there are many other particular moments that every person on its own, based on his or her own life experience, discover by watching these artworks.

You might be interested to know that most of the characters’s names in this cartoon have a particular meaning in Swahili language

Simba means “lion”… Nala means “gift”, and love is for me one of the greatest gifts that people can receive and give during their life

Sarabi means “mirage”… Pumbaa means “dull-witted” or “stunned”… and Rafiki means “friend” :)… These names with their meanings make me think of the American Indians and the way they used to give the names to their people.

As I wrote at the beginning of today’s article every person is born without knowing anything about life on this earth and it is the responsibility of every generation to understand and to learn, to preserve all that each of us is born with.

When Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be the King… he tried to explain that a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it…

is true that every generation face new challenges but there are many examples in the past how the old generations managed and solved particular problems… ;) and this is why… knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important

It was another long Smrikva day… ended with a Grand Slam dream victory and good LEDO ice cream at the end :)… everybody wished to make true their dream ;)

Tomorrow is the new day… IGRA game day… it is the day to choose IGRA partners…

and the FORUM day… the 22nd Smrikva Bowl generation will discover the IGRA game…

GO SMRIKVA GO :D… with LEDO ice cream award GO :D


20/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 ORDER OF PLAY for the 3rd day 21st of June and 2nd DAY RESULTS

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for SMRIKVE, 21st of June, 3rd DAY

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 2nd DAY Results


19/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 1st DAY results and ORDER OF PLAY for the 2nd day 20th of June

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for Main Draw and part of Boys Consolation Draw, SMRIKVE, 20th of June, 2nd day

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for Girls and part of Boys Consolation Draw, SURIDA, 20th of June, 2nd day

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and 1st DAY Results

20th of June, at 6 PM, SMRIKVA BOWL Ambassador Nomination Ceremony will be held in Smrikve


19/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 started today at 8:10 AM with presentation of 111 tennis talents from six continents...

With new countries Smrikva Bowl will reach 82 countries represented on the tournament since Smrikva Bowl foundation in 1996…

… the story of the BOWL was with us this morning too…

… it was a pleasure to meet and present each one personally… representing all the continents of our Planet…

and it is always a pleasure to wish to the players a good game… :)

Tomorrow at 6:00 PM 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 players will be nominated Ambassadors and will plant as per tradition an Olive Tree.

The creation of the Smrikva Bowl Library started in 2009 and with this year donations we will be over 900 cultural books from nearby 70 countries… tomorrow at 6:00 PM each book will be presented… and the old olive tree of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 generation will be planted…

WELCOME TO THE … 21st SMRIKVA BOWL GENERATION!


18/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws and Order of Play

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Draws

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for Girls, SMRIKVE, 19th of June, 1st day

22nd SB 2017 Order of Play for Boys, SURIDA, 19th of June, 1st day


18/06/17

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" list... :D

World in Smrikve … Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors network will be spread in 82 countries after Tuesday’s Ambassador Nomination Ceremony… for three new countries the Ambassadors should be nominated…

The level of the players is expected to be very high again this year among 111 registered participants from six continents…

The list of the names of the players that honored us with their arrival to Smrikve this year:

Girls
Lucija Rastočić (CRO)
Lana Petković (BIH)
Aurora Nosei (ITA)
Jody Neveling (GBR)
Lilah Havel (AUT)
Farah Tamer (EGY)
Li-Ya Chu (TWN)
Tara Kurepa (USA)
Sofija Ćorić (CRO)
Isabel Marković (AUT)
Nejla Selimanović (BIH)
Teodora Kostović (SRB)
Milana Dejanović (AUS)
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR)
Sapir Cohen (ISR)
Mia Milisavljević (SRB)
Tamara Balent (CRO)
Eva Cikajlo (SVN)
Tereza Valentova (CZE)
Lola Giza (GER)
Zeynep Esmenler (TUR)
Sofia Segui Edmundson (ESP)
Katarina Sindičić (CRO)
Dina Lipovski (GBR)
Sosanna Beshay (EGY)
Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB)
Laura Tapia Gonzales (ESP)
Gloria Jović (AUS)
Kurara Kume (JPN)
Greta Rizzetto (ITA)
Elizara Yaneva (BGR)
Michelle Pernat (SVN)
Shanice Roignot (FRA)
Antonina Czajka (SWE)
Ayse Yagmur Baylan (TUR)
Flora Johnson (GBR)
Elena Sofia Minelli (ITA)
Ana Marčinko (CRO)
Toffee Haytham Ghorab (EGY)
Anna Shkutova (RUS)
Lea Lugmayr (AUT)
Dora Biondić (CRO)
Africa Burillo Berezak (ESP)
Alana Subašić (AUS)
Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR)
Mai Goto (JPN)
Petra Konjikušić (SRB)
Julija Bogatin (SVN)
Aranai Martinez Quintana (ESP)
Dora Mišković (CRO)
Mia Stoilkovska (MKD)
Francesca De Matteo (ITA)

Boys

Duje Markovina (CRO)
Mees Rottgering (NED)
Volodymyr Gurenko (UKR)
Jovan Jevtić (SRB)
Ivan Monov (BGR)
Nikita Bersenev (RUS)
Tim Vaisman (ISR)
Conor Brady (THA)
Jacob Kailiang Shen (CHN)
Theo Dobrila (CRO)
Oliver Bonding (DEN)
Louis Richard (GER)
Andrea Cadeddu (ITA)
Aleksa Oparnica (SRB)
Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR)
Dominick Mosejczuk (USA)
Marko Retelj (SVN)
Taiyo Ozeki (JPN)
Dominik Banović (CRO)
Juan Dodero Fernandez (ESP)
Pavle Čopić (SRB)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)
Grzegorz Zemla (POL)
Matej Božičević (CRO)
Alexander Vasilev Vasilev (BGR)
Karlo Brkić (CRO)
Michele Mecarelli (ITA)
Maximilian Carrier (GBR)
Vuk Kruščić (SRB)
Carlos Jiménez Serrano (ESP)
Samy Khediri (GBR)
Matias Peñaranda Escobari (BOL)
Jan Novacki (POL)
Marco Angelini (CRO)
Milan Matović (SRB)
Štepan Sklenička (CZE)
Oleh Chernat (UKR)
Vuk Vukadinović (SRB)
Federico Cina (ITA)
Filip Kosinski (POL)
August Allen (USA)
Hartmut Fiedler (AUT)
Jovan Tomović (MNE)
Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR)
Timofej Derepasko (RUS)
Erik Šagovac (CRO)
Ho Chen Hui (TWN)
Ilija Palavestra (USA)
Andrej Petrović (SRB)
Alessio Marcantognini (ITA)
Xavier Kirchberger (AUT)
David Daraban (ROM)
Jannik Stockmann (GER)
Noa Levak (CRO)
Roben Gavani (BGR)
Ognjen Milić (SRB)
Preston Taylor (GBR)
Yassin Radwan (EGY)
Yannick Ngantcha Lliso (ITA)

The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8:10 AM while, tomorrow at 6:00 PM 22st Smrikva Bowl 2017 players will be nominated Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors that will be followed by the Olive Tree planting ceremony…


18/06/17

Orientation and registration days for the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 players <3

Wonderful to meet the seeds…

their coaches and families of this year edition…

during Smrikva Bowl orientation and registration moment…

love it :D

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.


13/06/17

"Smrikve theatre stage" for the "seeds of the Legends" is entering final phase of the preparations...22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 edition...

21st of September, on Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day, we traditionally start to receive candidacies from all around the World… and after 9 months… at the end of June the talents of the year gather together… it is the 22nd annual… and so many of the kids who honored us with their visit are writing beautiful tennis pages with their rackets around the World…

I am please to recall parts of an article written at the beginning of 2010… when I compared for the first time Smrikva Bowl to a theater stage…

… When I think of Smrikva Bowl I try to imagine it as a theatre where every year we work hard to set the stage where the world’s talents can gather… Every year we gather all this different actors, great talents, very special kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams,…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their will, dreams and hard work… they are the ones who write the most different stories…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young tournament but I would like to think that some of these kids will write… inspiring stories in most different professional fields.

I also know that according to the statistics only few of the kids participating Smrikva Bowl will make it to become top professional tennis players, but I like to think that they will make it in other professional fields they choose in their lives.

I read Andre Agassi’s book and through the whole book he was repeating to friends and people meeting… that he doesn’t like tennis thus it seems to me that he never had the option to choose, but in end he ended up being the Champion and according to Luke Jensen a person with big heart and very good friend.

I will never know how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing it because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they enjoy the game.

What I do know is that any kind of sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field require total dedication and a lot of sacrifice to reach the excellence.

When I think of Andre’s words of not loving what he was doing for most of the time of his life I start thinking of other 90% of people around the World that make for living doing jobs they do not like, but “La vita e’ bella” Roberto Benigni would say and tennis helped Andre to grow up.

There is one part in the book that I liked a lot… it is about inspiration, faith and what does it mean to be a good coach… to have the right word in the right moment… this part is related with Gil… and is about people that do believe in other people and help them to write their life stories and to write their own one…

Here are Gil’s words reported by Andre in his book when he accepted to coach him:

“I’m not one of those people who expresses or articulates feelings very well, but from now on, just know this: It’s on, man. It is on.

You know what I’m saying? We are in a fight, and you can count on me until the last man is standing. Somewhere up there is a star with your name on it. I might not be able to help you find it, but I’ve got pretty strong shoulders, and you can stand on my shoulders while you’re looking for that star. You hear? For as long as you want. Stand on my shoulders and reach, man. Reach.”

In every life there are people that influence what we do and how we do it.

The Smrikva Bowl festival dream to inspire its players and Ambassadors to believe in their dreams and work hard to reach them.

Sport and music are in general good educators and the vision of sport preferred in Smrikve is the one Nelson Mandela once said:

“Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can – it is an instrument of peace.”

There are over thousands of stories written every week by Smrikva seeds in over 80 countries and all the continents… :) and very soon I will have the pleasure to meet over 100 new seeds of the 22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 edition from all the continents again…

The BOWL story… SMRIKVA BOWL story…


12/06/17

Top Smrikva Bowl and "Little Mo"/Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update June 2017)

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

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #29 WTA (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #62 WTA (Jul 2013)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #123 WTA (Jan 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #142 WTA (Apr 2016)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #158 WTA (Jun 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #73 WTA doubles (May 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP (Jun 2016)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP (Jul 2015)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #124 ATP (Jun 2017)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #158 ATP (Aug 2016)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #187 ATP (May 2017)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #191 ATP (Apr 2016)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #130 ATP doubles (May 2017)

As of 12th of June 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 51 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #33 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #70 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #129 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #144 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #156 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #158 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #167 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #178 on WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #205 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #208 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #252 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #253 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #275 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #286 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #287 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #289 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #291 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #313 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #307 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #360 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #386 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #416 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #443 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #446 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #467 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #513 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #521 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #540 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #546 WTA

Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #564 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #579 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #592 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #595 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #616 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #633 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #660 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #671 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #673 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #706 WTA

Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #712 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #713 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #721 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #722 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #725 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #769 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #800 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #838 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #850 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #874 WTA

Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #933 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #46 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #124 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #161 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #188 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #243 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #250 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 263 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #288 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #391 ATP

Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #399 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #479 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #484 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #493 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #521 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #534 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #558 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #579 ATP
Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #692 ATP

Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #706 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #733 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #750 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #776 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #788 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #801 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #825 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #889 ATP

• 9 boys and 8 girls… in total 17 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #9 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA
- #12 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #15 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 finals and doubles winner
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #65 Alex DE MINAUR – Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 winner (doubles), Junior Wimbledon 2016 runner up
- #92 Max STEWART
- #94 Lorenzo MUSETTI

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #14 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #56 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #59 Tatiana PIERI
- #69 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #84 Ania HERTEL
- #97 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #5, Eric VANSHELBOIM #9, Duje AJDUKOVIC #10, Olga DANILOVIC #4)

5 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #2, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #4, Luca NARDI #6, Jerome KYM #6, Maria TIMOFEEVA #2, Aliona FALEI #10)

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, best ranking #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, best ranking #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, best ranking #356 WTA (Mar 2009)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #253 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #484 ATP


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

BOYS
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #102 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #141 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #129 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #161 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #479 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #534 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #133 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #285 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #285 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #291 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #386 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #801 ATP
Ciprian PORUMB (ROU), 8th SB 2003, #2044 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #205 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #291 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #671 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1079 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #691 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #706 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #733 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #633 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #46 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #124 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #188 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #263 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #288 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #493 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #70 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #167 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #208 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #286 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #289 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #443 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #595 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #850 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #263 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1113 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #144 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #156 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #252 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #416 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #446 WTA


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #750 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1151 ATP
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, not ranked

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #33 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #178 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #287 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #579 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #592 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #769 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #399 ATP.
Eduardo NAVA (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, is not ranked on ATP 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
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #558 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #889 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1239 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1844 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #158 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #616 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #513 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #521 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #706 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 874 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #712 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 quarterf., #243 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #491 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #788 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1039 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1451 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1489 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #92 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #156 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #360 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #467 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #540 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #673 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #721 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1170 WTA
Inci OGUT (TUR), 14th SB 2009 semif., not ranked WTA
Georgina AXON (UK), 14th SB 2009, not ranked WTA
Sina ZUGER (SUI), 14th SB 2009, #112 ITF
Lucie KANKOVA (CZE), 14th SB 2009, #482 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #240 ITF

Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #660 WTA
Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, not ranked WTA


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, #521 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #825 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #403 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1079 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #56 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #69 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #84 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #97 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #198 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #489 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #275 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1404 ITF


IN 2011 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 54 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2011 – 16th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #117 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #226 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #285 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #443 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #466 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #696 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #711 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #1144 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1160 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2065 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #725 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #222 ITF
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #262 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #285 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #407 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #524 ITF


IN 2012 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 4 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 58 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
Lorenzo MUSETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #94 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #614 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #633 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #641 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #809 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1013 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1123 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1535 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #153 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #168 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #174 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #232 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #268 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #350 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #518 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #580 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #621 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #623 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #734 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1119 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1281 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., not yet ranked ITF

IN 2013 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 5 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 63 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #2 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #4 ETA U14
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #23 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #25 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #37 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #48 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #51 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #76 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #94 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #107 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #140 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #195 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1038 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #48 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #62 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #95 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #139 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #146 ETA U14

IN 2014 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 2 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 65 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #30 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #56 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #85 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #89 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #87 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #107 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #129 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #135 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #153 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #225 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #237 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #10 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #67 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #72 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #168 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #673 ETA U14
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., is too young for ETA U14

IN 2015 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 9 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 73 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf.

GIRLS
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif.
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif.

IN 2016 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD 6 NEW COUNTRIES AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 79 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2016 – 21st Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif.

GIRLS
Ela Nala MILIČ (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif.
Mia RISTIĆ (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif.

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12/06/17

Miomir KECMANOVIC, Tanja PAVLOV and Miro HRVATIN back home to SMRIKVE :)

Wonderful surprise to see Mišo, aunt Tanja and coach Miro back home in Smrikve…

Mišo started to visit Smrikve as 8 years old boy… and after he played his Smrikva Bowl he kept returning every summer to fine tune his skills and further develop… his wish and determination to improve and be better every day made him reach #1 ITF position and start the ATP process already, #391 ATP

Very proud of this little boy, his aunt, Nick, our Miro and his family.

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06/06/17

Why I Failed as a Tennis Player - by Dave Mullins

January, 2003: I’m sitting on a Cliffside, overlooking the east coast of Australia, contemplating my future as a tennis player. I just battled through four rounds of qualifying to make it to the first round of a futures event. Today, I was up a set, 5-4 40-0 and lost in three sets against the 4th seed. My elbow is throbbing, my back is bothering me and my first round losers paycheck will only cover two nights of hotel bills. Is this really worth it??

We love to read the success stories of the greatest players in the world. We learn about the ups and downs they endured along the way, but eventually made it to the top. However, we rarely look at those who did not achieve the same level of success in their chosen area of excellence and try to dissect why. I think we could learn a lot from these stories, too. What if we could avoid the mistakes these “average” people made while still aspiring for that top tier of excellence? If we aspire to be “great,” of course we need to understand how the elite reached that level of excellence, but we must also understand why so many others fail along the way.

Admittedly, I had a very below average professional tennis career and I don’t feel bad about it one bit. In fact, I don’t think you can call it a professional career as I was very much in the red throughout it! I don’t have any regrets or think that I could have raised the Wimbledon Trophy one day, if only I had just worked that bit harder, and ate more spinach! I believe if all the stars aligned, and I committed to a professional career for about 5-7 years, perhaps I could have reached about 300 in the ATP singles rankings and top 150 in the ATP doubles rankings. Instead, I played for about 6 months and reached a career high of 943! During that time, I spent about $25,000 and made roughly $11,000 (thanks mostly to money tournaments without ranking points).

The reality is, even if I had reached a ranking of 300 in the world, I would not have fared much better financially. Whether I was 300 or 1200, I would still be struggling to play in the events I dreamed of when I first started competing in the sport. There is absolutely nothing wrong with staying out on the tour for years if you love the lifestyle, and are still very passionate about training and competition. It’s an expensive passion, but if it is financially feasible for you, then why not? I am all about doing what you love! However, I made a lot of mistakes along the way and these are a few of the lessons I want to share with young players who have the same dreams I had as a young teen.

1.) MENTAL: “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu.

People don’t care about your results and performances as much as you think they do. Playing an individual sport, we tend to be somewhat narcissistic and think that everyone is watching us. In truth, they are watching two people and where the ball is going, then they look at their smartphones between points. They cheer, they clap, they judge, but at the end of the day, they go home to their own lives, their own problems, their own passions. They don’t really care all that much about who won or lost, or who is playing well or not improving. I know as a young tennis player, I would get so consumed and worried about what other people thought of my performances for all sorts of reasons. Instead, I should have been spending that time and energy critically evaluating my own performance, and what I could learn from it in order to apply it to my next match. Instead, I was overly concerned about pleasing others.

But, Coach Mullins, what about my parents, my coach and my best friend, Mike, don’t they care? Yes, they care, but not as much as you probably believe.

If you have overbearing parents, an intense coach or a buddy named Mike that appear to care a little too much, it is probably more of a reflection of their own issues in life and far less about yours. Again, proving that they are more consumed with their own image and how your tennis is impacting their precious place in this world than you! Your tennis performances have nothing to do with who you are as person. Learn to separate the two.

2.) GOAL SETTING: “Life favors the specific ask and punishes the vague wish”- Tim Ferriss.

I had many vague wishes and no specific asks. I was very guilty of selling myself short, and a lot of that comes from my background and culture. When I decided to play full-time after college, I took the approach of, “Ahh, sure we will see how it goes,” and, “Hopefully I can pick up a few points here and there.” There was no plan, there were no concrete goals, there was no vision of how to accomplish anything. I was just reacting and going with the flow. Hopefully you have a coach, mentor, or parent in your life that can help guide you on occasion in these areas. If not, there are plenty of books out there that can get you on track. One of my favorites is “The Slight Edge,” by Jeff Olson. It discusses the power of taking deliberate, consistent actions every day towards your goals.

3.) PROCESS vs. WINNING: “If you’re looking for a formula for greatness, the closest we’ll ever get, I think, is this: Consistency driven by a deep love of work.” – Maria Popova

Winning is great, and when you go out to compete, you should strive to win with every part of your body and mind. However, it has taken me a very long time to understand that it is not about the final goal, it is truly about the process. Yes, we hear it all the time, but it is incredibly difficult to put into action. What matters far more than winning is what you put into preparing to compete and staying present throughout that process. I rarely walked on the court believing that I had done all I could to put myself in a position to perform at my best. Don’t get me wrong, I worked hard, but there was so much more I could have been doing to take care of my body and my mind. If you can fall in love with the process, and put all your energies into your preparation, you will be far better off in tennis and in life, and winning will most likely take care of itself. Ultimately, I never learned to love the process. The majority of the best tennis players I have been around absolutely love that process, and approach their tennis practices with childlike enthusiasm.

4.) NUTRITION: “We are what we eat” – anonymous.

I failed miserably at understanding how to fuel my body. I always felt sluggish in practices and workouts. I had a hard time finishing long matches in warm temperatures without my body breaking down. I had a lot of injuries from age 17 onwards. I attribute much of this to my cluelessness about how to fuel my body. Here was my typical daily intake of food during my college years:

Breakfast: Two Oreo Pop Tarts and a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal

Lunch: Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl and liter of Mountain Dew

Practice: All the Gatorade I could drink and a banana

Dinner: Five 49 cent McDonalds Cheeseburgers and French Fries with a liter of Coke

Desert: Chocolate Milkshake

Supper: Another bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or some toast with Nutella

I look at this menu now and I want to puke! I was operating at 60% capacity most days with a game-style that required peak physical fitness. Athletes in general are far better educated nowadays on how they should be fueling their bodies, but I still see players making detrimental nutritional choices. You may be getting by just fine on your crappy diet, just like I thought I was, but understand you are not even scratching the surface of your true capabilities. “Getting by” is not the same as maximizing your body’s potential. The cleaner you eat, the more in tune you become with your body, which in turn allows you to sleep better, recover faster, and reduce the risk of injury, just to name a few benefits.

5.) MONEY: “Never spend your money before you have earned it” – Thomas Jefferson. Well Mr. Jefferson, when it comes to starting out as a professional tennis player I am going to have to disagree with you.

I graduated college in December of 2001. I returned home for Christmas, then hit the road in January and did not return for 6 months. I stayed on the road, sleeping on floors, sharing hotel rooms with three other dudes, eating cheap processed food, stringing my own rackets with my drop weight travelling stringing machine. I received no coaching or did any training blocks during this period. I just travelled and tried to save money in every area possible. I was rarely prepared mentally or physically to give even close to my best effort. Looking back now, I see that in my attempt to save money I was costing myself a great deal. If I had spent more I would have won more. If I had won more, I would have received more money. If I had more money, I would have played longer.

If I could do it differently, I would have gone on the road for 2 to 4 weeks at a time. I would have played fewer tournaments and spent more money at each event in order to put my mind and body in a place where it could perform its best. I would have let my body rest, ate nourishing food and received some feedback and help with my game and body. Instead, after 6 months, I was out of money, injured and had lost most of my desire to continue playing. Resources are often tight for those starting out in the professional ranks, so you need to get clear on where best to spend those limited resources. As a junior player, you probably should stay in crappy hotels, take 17-hour bus journeys, string your own rackets and wash your socks and underwear in the sink. I think there is a lot of value in dealing with adversity on the road as a junior. However, if you are serious about trying to maximize your time as a professional in a small window of opportunity, then don’t skimp in areas that will potentially be the difference between winning and losing.

If you are serious about your tennis, do not make the same mistakes I did. You can apply these lessons to many different phases of your tennis career. Some of the mistakes I made were out of ignorance, some denial and others laziness. Once you have established a reliable technique and game-style you must start respecting all the other areas that impact your performances and training. These things will set you apart and give you a realistic shot at reaching your potential. Good luck and learn to love the process!


04/06/17

10 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Main Draws of the Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017: Alexei POPYRIN - winner & Nicola KUHN - runner up&winner doubles, Claire LIU - runner up

So nice to recognize 10 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Junior Roland Garros 2017

BOYS:

Alexei POPYRIN (AUS) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 CD winner
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Matias SOTO (CHI) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Alexei Popyrin – Ondrej STYLER (CZE) 5:7,7:5,6:2
3rd round: Alexei Popyrin – Matteo MARTINEAU (FRA) 6:4,4:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: Alexei Popyrin – Gianni ROSS (USA) 4:6,6:1,7:5
Semifinals: Alexei Popyrin – A.DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA (ESP) 6:4,6:2
Finals: Alexei Popyrin – Nicola KUHN (ESP) 7:6,6:3

Nicola KUHN (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 winner
1st round: Nicola Kuhn – Marvin MOELLER (GER) 7:5,6:1
2nd round: Nicola Kuhn – Naoki TAJIMA (JPN) 6:7,6:2,6:4
3rd round: Nicola Kuhn – Chun HSIN TSENG (TPI) 6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: Nicola Kuhn – Blake ELLIS (AUS) 6:0,6:3
Semifinals: Nicola Kuhn – Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) 7:6,2:6,7:6
Finals: Nicola Kuhn – Alexei POPYRIN (AUS) 6:7,3:6

Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 Qfinalist
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Jaimee Floyd ANGELE (FRA) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – M.Ali BELLALOUNA (TUN) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Duarte VALE (POR) 6:1,6:4
Quarterfinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – T.SEYBOTH WILD (BRA) 4:6,6:3,6:4
Semifinals: Miomir Kecmanovic – Nicola KUHN (ESP) 6:7,6:2,6:7

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA (Esp) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Rudolf MOLLEKER (GER) 6:4,7:6
2nd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – A.ROTSAERT (USA) 6:2,4:6,6:1
3rd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Alexey ZAKHAROV (RUS) 6:3,6:0
Quarterfinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Clement TABUR (FRA) 6:1,6:0
Semifinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Alexei POPYRIN (AUS) 4:6,2:6

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Tibo COLSON (BEL) 7:6,6:1
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – T.SEYBOTH WILD (BRA) 6:3,3:6,5:7

Tomas Machac (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – C.BITTOUN KOUZMINE (FRA) 3:6,6:1,4:6


GIRLS:

Claire LIU (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Kamilla RAKHIMOVA (RUS) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Claire Liu – Yasmine MANSOURI (FRA) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Claire Liu – Olesya PERVUSHINA (RUS) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – Bianca ANDREESCU (CAN) 6:3,6:3
Semifinals: Claire Liu – M.PAIGINA (RUS) 6:2,6:0
Finals: Claire Liu – W.Osuigwe (USA) 4:6,7:6,3:6

Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – C.BRANSTINE (CAN) 3:6,6:3,6:1
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – Hailey BAPTISTE (USA) 6:4,6:7,4:6

Tatiana PIERI (ITA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – Taylor JOHNSON (USA) 2:6,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Tatiana Pieri – Ylena IN-ALBON (SUI) 0:6,1:6

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Xin Yu WANG (CHN) 3:6,2:6

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29/05/17

14 Smrikva Bowl players in the Draws of ROLAND GARROS 2017: Dominic THIEM reached semifinals...

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 19 Smrikva Bowl players holding 23 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

… and this time… there were 14 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws and Consolation Draws of this second Grand Slam in the season… ROLAND GARROS 2017: Dominic Thiem, Ana Konjuh, Borna Coric, Donna Vekic, Alex De Minaur, Ajla Tomljanovic, Matteo Donati, Jana Fett, Petra Martic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Laslo Djere, Ivana Jorovic, Federico Gaio, Nina Stojanovic.

The following are the results obtained:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #7 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6:4,6:0,6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Simone Bolelli (ITA) 7:5,6:1,6:3
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Steve Johnson (USA) 6:1,7:6,6:3
4th round: Dominic Thiem – Horacio Zeballs (ARG) 6:1,6:3,6:2
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7:6,6:3,6:0
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3:6,4:6,0:6

Players ranking:
Bernard Tomic (AUS) – #39 ATP
Simone Bolelli (ITA) – #470 ATP
Steve Johnson (USA) – #26 ATP
Horacio Zeballs (ARG) – #65 ATP
Novak Djokovic (SRB) – #2 ATP
Rafael Nadal (ESP) – #4 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #40 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Mathias Bourgue (Fra) 7:6,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Borna Coric – Steve Johnson (USA) 2:6,6:7,6:3,6:7

Players ranking:
Mathias Bourgue (Fra) – #156 ATP
Steve Johnson (USA) – #26 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #240 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Robin Haase (Ned) 2:6,3:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Robin Haase (Ned) – #46 ATP

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Matteo DONATI, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 winner, currently ranked #231 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2016:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Matteo Donati – Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Matteo Donati – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) 6:3,3:6,7:6
3rd round: Matteo Donati – Marco Trungelliti (Arg) 5:7,6:7

Players ranking:
Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – #276 ATP
Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – #109 ATP
Marco Trungelliti (Arg) – #162 ATP

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

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Laslo Djere – Benjamin Becker (Ger) 6:2,2:6, 6:3
2nd round: Laslo Djere – Oscar Otte (Ger) 5:7, 6:2, 6:7

Players ranking:
Benjamin Becker (Ger) – #170 ATP
Oscar Otte (Ger) – #223 ATP

Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002, currently ranked #158 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Federico Gaio – Gleb Sakharov (Fra) 4:6,7:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Gleb Sakharov (Fra)- #218 ATP


Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #290 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 6:2,7:5
2nd round: Petra Martic – Madison Keys (USA) 3:6,6:3,6:1
3rd round: Petra Martic – Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) 6:1,6:1
4th round: Petra Martic – Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6:4,3:6,5:7

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Irina Falconi (Ita) 6:1,6:3
2nd round: Petra Martic – Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) 6:0,6:4
3rd round: Petra Martic – Maryna Zanevska (Ger) 7:6,6:7,7:6

Players ranking:
Irina Falconi (Ita) – # 198 WTA
Tamara Korpatsch (Ger) – #131 WTA
Maryna Zanevska (Ger) – #112 WTA
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) – #92 WTA
Madison Keys (USA) – #13 WTA
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) – #19 WTA
Elina Svitolina (UKR) – #6 WTA

Ana KONJUH, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007 runner up, currently ranked #30 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Ana Konjuh – Danka Kovinic (Mne) 7:5,7:6
2nd round: Ana Konjuh – Magda Linette (Pol) 0:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Danka Kovinic (Mne) – #107 WTA
Magda Linette (Pol) – #94 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #311 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Kiki Bertens (Ned) 6:4,1:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Kiki Bertens (Ned) – #18 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #75 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Shai Zhang (Chn) 5:7,4:6

Players ranking: Shai Zhang (Chn) – #34 WTA

QUALIFICATION DRAW

Jana FETT, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005, currently ranked #191 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Jana Fett – Fanny Stollar (Hun) 7:6, 6:3
2nd round: Jana Fett – Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) 0:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Fanny Stollar (Hun) – # 211 WTA
Beatriz Haddad Maia (Bra) – # 101 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #167 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) 6:2, 6:3
2nd round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) 6:7,4:6

Players ranking:
Alla Kudryavtseva (Rus) – # 212 WTA
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) – # 117 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #159 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Ivana Jorovic – Anna Blinkova (Rus) 6:7, 0:6

Players ranking:
Anna Blinkova (Rus) – # 122 WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #125 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2017:

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Lucie Hradecka (Cze) 1:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Lucie Hradecka (Cze) – # 151 WTA

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