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08/08/17

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

14 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 – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #50 WTA (Jul 2017)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 2017)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #134 on WTA (Oct 2016)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #137 WTA (Jul 2017)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #140 WTA (Jul 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #146 WTA (Jul 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #189 WTA (Jul 2017)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #62 WTA doubles (Aug 2017)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)

12 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 – #91 ATP (Jul 2017)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP (Jul 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)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #174 ATP (Jul 2017)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP (Jul 2017)

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 7th of August 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #22 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #51 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #86 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #137 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #138 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #148 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #174 on WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #179 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #184 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #200 WTA

Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #216 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #225 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #226 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #237 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #240 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #250 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #273 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #287 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #303 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #339 WTA

Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #352 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #363 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #397 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #419 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #453 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #455 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #463 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #464 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #465 WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #481 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #496 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #500 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #514 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #539 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #542 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #553 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #582 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #607 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #639 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #651 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #660 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #673 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #735 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #754 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #770 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #785 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #823 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #839 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #848 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #874 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #880 WTA
Helene PELLICANO – 2012 semifi. – #920 WTA

• 29 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #7 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #55 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #104 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #157 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #174 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #184 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #250 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #252 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 264 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #311 ATP

Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #324 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #326 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #341 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #383 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #464 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #481 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #542 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #551 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #558 ATP

William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #657 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 semifinalist- #676 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #738 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #742 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #768 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #792 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #842 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #891 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #904 ATP

• 12 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #5 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #16 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #21 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #27 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #39 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #41 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #49 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #54 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #89 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #93 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #95 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #96 ATP

• 8 boys and 7 girls… in total 15 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Miomir KECMANOVIC – Junior US OPEN 2016 runner up
- #2 Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA – junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
- #3 Alexei POPYRIN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
- #8 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #30 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up and doubles winner
- #40 Tomas MACHAC
- #92 Damien WENGER
- #93 Lorenzo MUSETTI

GIRLS:
- #1 Clair LIU – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (2016 doubles winner), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #13 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner (doubles) Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #29 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #59 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #60 Ania HERTEL
- #69 Tatiana PIERI
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)

1 girl is in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Olga DANILOVIC #7)

5 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Luca NARDI #2, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #3,Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #5, Jerome KYM #6, Maria TIMOFEEVA #5)

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, #240 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #464 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, #137 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #86 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #311 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #341 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #542 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #738 ATP
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #312 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #312 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #226 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #455 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #7 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #842 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #148 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #226 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #880 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1061 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #676 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #792 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #860 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #735 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #55 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #104 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #157 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #264 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #324 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #481 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #51 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #137 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #184 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #216 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #225 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #419 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #553 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #848 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #264 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1432 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #179 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #200 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #237 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #250 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #352 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #397 WTA


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

BOYS
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP) ,12th SB 2007, #551 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #742 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1236 ATP
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, not ranked

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #22 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #174 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #273 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #464 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #582 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #754 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #174 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, #383 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #891 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1102 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1945 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #138 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #465 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #542 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #607 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #660 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, is not ranked on WTA.

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #785 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., #184 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #326 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #558 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #768 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1479 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1514 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #104 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #167 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #363 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #463 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #496 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #500 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #651 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1172 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, #123 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #301 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #453 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #481 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, #250 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #904 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #40 ITF
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #92 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #344 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1091 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #62 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #87 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #99 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #211 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #485 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #281 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1149 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, #125 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #180 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #266 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #483 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #484 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #761 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #844 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #969 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1141 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2218 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #514 WTA
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #201 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #231 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #263 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #341 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #615 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., #93 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #509 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #582 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #631 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #717 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #797 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #876 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1391 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1895 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, not yet ranked ITF
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, not yet ranked ITF

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #148 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #176 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #196 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #298 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #359 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #426 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #495 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #546 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #592 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #628 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #872 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1150 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1500 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
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #2 ETA U14
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #6 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #25 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #30 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #32 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #70 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #78 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #92 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #104 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #104 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #111 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #175 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #233 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1076 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #49 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #64 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #87 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #96 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #158 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
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #60 ETA U14
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #69 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #88 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #104 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #116 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #123 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #132 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #150 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #205 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #183 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #184 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #316 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #348 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #22 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #54 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #55 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #63 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #189 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 85 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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09/07/17

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

13 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 – #28 WTA (May 2017)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #42 WTA (Jun 2012)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 47 WTA (Feb 2015)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #57 WTA (Jun 2017)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #121 WTA (Feb 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 – #157 WTA (Jun 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #167 WTA (Jul 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 – #177 ATP (Jun 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 9th of July 2017 the ranking summary of the very TOP former Smrikva Bowl boys and girls is the following:

• 52 WTA players TOP 1000 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #29 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #58 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #135 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #146 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #155 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #158 WTA
Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #159 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #167 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #183 on WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #211 WTA

Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #238 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #245 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #264 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #269 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #281 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #287 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #294 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #297 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #299 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #326 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #361 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #383 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 quarterfinalist – #429 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #447 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #470 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 player – #482 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #484 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #496 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC – 2008 player – #500 WTA

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #529 WTA
Chiara GRIMM – 2007 quarterfinalist – #539 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #550 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #551 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #561 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #592WTA
Michaela GORDON – 2009 player – #593 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN – 2008 player – #632 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #663 WTA
Ema BURGIC BUCO – 2002 player – #673 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #678 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #682 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #685 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #723 WTA
Bianka BEKEFI – 2007 player – #724 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #758 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #775 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC – 2005 player – #840 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #849 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #850 WTA

Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #881 WTA
Ana BISKIC – 2009 player – #971 WTA

• 27 players TOP 1000 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #8 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #45 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #123 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #162 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #177 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 243 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #244 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #255 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #297 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #355 ATP

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #367 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #472 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #501 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #506 ATP
Robin KERN – 2002 player – #516 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #550 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER – 2007 player – #567 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 1999 winner – #570 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #637 ATP

Nerman FATIC, 2004 semifinalist- #700 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #718 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 player – #730 ATP
Filip VEGER – 2004 semifinalist – #740 ATP
Bogdan BORZA – 2007 runner up – #758 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC – 2004 runner up – #801 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 semifinals – #838 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #907 ATP

• 8 boys and 8 girls… in total 16 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
- #13 Yshai OLIEL – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #20 Nicola KUHN – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 finals and doubles winner
- #39 Tomas MACHAC
- #90 Lorenzo MUSETTI
- #99 Max STEWART

GIRLS:
- #3 Clair LIU – Junior WIMLBEDON 2016 winner (doubles), Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 runner up
- #15 Olga DANILOVIC – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #26 Lea BOSKOVIC
- #62 Mihaela MARCULESCU
- #64 Tatiana PIERI
- #72 Paula ARIAS MANJON – Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 winner (doubles)
- #87 Ania HERTEL
- #99 Irina CANTOS SIEMERS

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Lorenzo MUSETTI #2, Olga DANILOVIC #5)

5 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE #1, Hamad MEDJEDOVIC #2, Luca NARDI #3, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #4, Jerome KYM #5, Maria TIMOFEEVA #4)

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, #245 WTA
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #570 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, #101 ATP doubles
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #159 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #135 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #162 ATP
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #472 ATP
Robin KERN (GER), 7th SB 2002, #514 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #147 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #277 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #277 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #299 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #383 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #8 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #718 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #167 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #299 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO), 8th SB 2003 runner up, #678 WTA
Manisha FOSTER (UK), 8th SB 2003 player, #1069 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #700 ATP
Filip VEGER (CRO), 9th SB 2004 semif, #740 ATP
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #801 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #758 WTA.


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #45 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #123 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #177 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #243 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #297 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #506 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #58 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #146 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROU), 10th SB 2005, #211 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #269 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #294 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION, 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #592 WTA
Kristina OSTOJIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005, #840 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #243 ATP
Andre BIRO (HUN), 11th SB 2006 semif., #1252 ATP

GIRLS
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #155 WTA
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #159 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #238 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #264 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #429 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #447 WTA


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

BOYS
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #758 ATP
Sergiu BUCUR (ROU), 12th SB 2007 semif., #1173 ATP
Sacha MERZETTI (ITA), 12th SB 2007 winner, not ranked

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #29 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #183 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #297 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #539 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #551 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #775 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #355 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, #550 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #907 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #1339 ATP
Sven LAH (SLO), 13th SB 2008, #1878 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #158 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #496 WTA
Nina ALIBALIC (AUS), 13th SB 2008, #500 WTA
Olga FRIDMAN (UKR), 13th SB 2008, semif. #632 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #682 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (BiH), 13th SB 2008 winner, # 850 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #881 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., #244 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #367 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #637 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #1053 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI (ITA), 14th SB 2009 runner up, #1473 ATP doubles
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #1512 ATP doubles
Max STEWART (UK), 14th SB 2009, #99 ITF
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #161 ITF

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #361 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #470 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #484 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #550 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #663 WTA
Wiktoria KULIK (POL), 14th SB 2009, #1174 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

“Little Mo” TEAM
Noah SCHACHTER (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #287 ITF

Ashley LAHEY (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #482 WTA
Michaela GORDON (USA), 8th “Little Mo”/SB, #593 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, #501 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #838 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #39 ITF
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #415 ITF

GIRLS
Dalila SAID (EGY), 15th SB 2010, #1091 WTA
Mihaela Lorena MARCULESCU (ROU), 15th SB 2010, #62 ITF
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #72 ITF
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #87 ITF
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #99 ITF
Kristina NOVAK (SLO), 15th SB 2010 semif., #211 ITF
Jovana VUKOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010 winner, #485 ITF

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #281 WTA
Alexa BUTERA (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #1149 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, #130 ITF
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #176 ITF
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #263 ITF
Makary ADAMEK (POL), 16th SB 2011, #454 ITF
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #518 ITF
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #711 ITF
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #810 ITF
Stipan MADZAR (CRO), 16th SB 2011 semif., #999 ITF
Vanja DOBRNJAC (BiH), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #1186 ITF
Nemanja SUBANOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011, #2102 ITF

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #529 WTA
Iva ZELIC (CRO), 16th SB quarterf., #199 ITF
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #230 ITF
Andjela SKROBONJA (SRB), 16th SB 2011 player, #284 ITF
Betina TOKAC (TUR), 16th SB 2011 semif., #333 ITF
Paula JOUKANEN (FIN), 16th SB 2011, #605 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., #90 ITF
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #475 ITF
Viktor JOVIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 semif., #575 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #644 ITF
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #690 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #1031 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1144 ITF
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1556 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
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #178 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #183 ITF
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #213 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #232 ITF
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE (GER), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #343 ITF
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #421 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #482 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #543 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #580 ITF
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #615 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #840 ITF
Maria PETROVIC (SWE), 17th SB 2012, #1113 ITF
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1279 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
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #3 ETA U14
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #4 ETA U14
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #5 ETA U14
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #26 ETA U14
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #27 ETA U14
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #38 ETA U14
Aleksa KRIVOKAPIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #55 ETA U14
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #60 ETA U14
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #87 ETA U14
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #99 ETA U14
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #100 ETA U14
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #108 ETA U14
Vojtech VEIGERT (CZE), 18th SB 2013, #129 ETA U14
Mateja JANICIJEVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #168 ETA U14

GIRLS
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #208 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1043 ITF
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #35 ETA U14
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #80 ETA U14
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #95 ETA U14
Ana VILCEK (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #120 ETA U14
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #140 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, #34 ETA U14
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #45 ETA U14
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #65 ETA U14
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #86 ETA U14
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #94 ETA U14
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #97 ETA U14
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #107 ETA U14
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #127 ETA U14
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #141 ETA U14
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #156 ETA U14
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #181 ETA U14
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #250 ETA U14
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #250 ETA U14

GIRLS

Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #10 ETA U14
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #46 ETA U14
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #89 ETA U14
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #108 ETA U14
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #177 ETA U14
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, is not ranked on 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.

IN 2017 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 84 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2017 – 22nd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

GIRLS
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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.


08/07/17

11 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Main Draws of the Junior WIMBLEDON 2017: Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Claire Liu are the Champions, Olga Danilovic win doubles title

So nice to recognize 11 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Junior Roland Garros 2017

BOYS:

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKKINA (Esp) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Nicolas Mejia (COL) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Dan Added (FRA) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Oliver Crawford (USA) 6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – Yibing Wu (CHN) 6:2,6:4
Semifinals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – P.Kypson (USA) 6:4,6:4
Finals: A.Davidovich Fokkina – A.Geller (ARG) 7:6,6:3

Yshai OLIEL (ISR) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 semifinalist
1st round: Yshai Oliel – Alexandre Rotsaert (USA) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Yshai Oliel – Matteo Martineau (FRA) 4:6,4:6

Max STEWART (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Max Stewart – Naoki Tajima (JPN) 4:6,4:6

Tomas MACHAC (Cze) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 quarterfinalist
1st round: T. Machac – Hamish Stewart (GBR) 6:4,5:7,1:6


GIRLS:

Claire LIU (USA) – “Little Mo”/Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Claire Liu – Tatiana Pieri (ITA) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Claire Liu – Mahak Jain (IND) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Claire Liu – En Shuo Liang (TPE) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Claire Liu – Carson Branstine (CAN) 4:6,6:1,6:1
Semifinals: Claire Liu – Sofya Lansere (RUS) 6:1,6:3
Finals: Claire Liu – A. LI (USA) 6:2,5:7,6:2

Katie SWAN (GBR) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 winner
1st round: Katie Swan – Lara Schmidt (GER) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Katie Swan – Caty Mcnally (USA) 6:0,6:3
3rd round: Katie Swan – Whitney Osuigwe (USA) 4:6,6:2,1:6

Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 runner up
1st round: Paula Arias Manjon – Emiliana Arango (Col) 6:4,6:4
2nd round: Paula Arias Manjon – Xin Yu Wang (Chn) 1:6,3:6

Olga DANILOVIC (SRB) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011 winner
1st round: Olga Danilovic – Ann Li (USA) 2:6,4:6

Mihalea Loredana MARCULESCU (ROU) – 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010
1st round: Mihaela Marculescu – Sofya Lansere (RUS) 7:6,3:6,4:6

Lea BOSKOVIC (CRO) – 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009
1st round: Lea Boskovic – Mahak Jain (Ind) 6:7,6:4,4:6

Tatiana PIERI (ITA) – 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007
1st round: Tatiana Pieri – Claire Liu (USA) 2:6,1:6

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, for your accommodation with swimming pool in Stinjan (Pula – Pola) if you decide to spent your holiday in Istria, Croatia.


25/06/17

Some pictures of the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 actors... taken during the Sixth and Final day of their Smrikva Bowl... the AWARDING day... the cake and swimming pool day :)

Smrikva Bowl finals are played since 1996 with linesman and ball boys… and at 8:30 AM everything was ready for the final act of this year 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 Opera stage… :)

The Finals and Awarding ceremony day of the 22nd annual started with traditional Staff gathering…

… and this is the view that those who reach Smrikva Bowl finals see before entering the stage… the entrance to the finals…

… over 100 invisible hands that make MORE THEN TENNIS a reality for a week… year after year…

The girls finals are per tradition scheduled at 9:00 AM and it always start with flower pictures of the finalists…

… the Main actors of this year Opera final act were Rositsa Dencheva from Bulgaria and Shanice Roignot from France :)…

… here is the Chair Umpire Damir giving Rositsa and Shanice the final instructions before their opera start… enjoy the game and let’s the public enjoy your tennis talent level…

On the court #2 the girls were at same time ready for the Finals… and their Chair Umpire Dragan was giving them the final instructions for the game… The finals was played between Lucija Rastočić from Croatia and Alana Subasic from Australia…

Lucija was able to collect more points during the finals and was the winner of the day…

and here we return to see Rositsa in action…

… it was a lovely tennis day… for all the people who gathered around the court #1 where all the 22nd annual finals were played… and here is Shanice in action…

… and again Rositsa…

Shanice

… at the same time after girls Consolation finals at the court #2 the boys Consolation finals started… between Jovan Tomović from Montenegro and Marko Retelj from Slovenia… Today Jovan was able to win the Consolation Draw

From the first edition ball kids are part of the stage… and I wish to thanks: Tayio, Kurara, Mai, Sofia, Aranai, Ivan, Mees, Tim, Ivaylo, Susanna, Farah and Dora for making the finals of today special :D

… this year Rositsa Dencheva was able to collect more points then Shanice Roignot and take the bike for the first time to Bulgaria …

Rositsa Dencheva crowned herself the 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 edition winner… and is the first winner from Bulgaria in Smrikva Bowl history… here are the two girls after shaking hands…

I am sure this is only one of the first meetings for the most Smrikva kids and there will be many matches in the future for most of them… and many opportunities to measure their skills development…

… and after the girls exhibition of their skills it was the time of boys…

Two boys to reach the finals were Roben Gavani from Bulgaria and William Rejchtman Vinciguerra from Sweden.

The garden of Smrikve during Smrikva Bowl always remind me a bit of a Central Park… and here are the ball kids again ready to assist the finals…

the final instructions from the Chair Umpire Damir… to Roben and William and the boys were ready for their game show exhibition…

here is Roben in action…

… William …

and Roben again after his last point…

… a very interesting and inspiring experience for the most young children who are starting to love tennis…

Lefty Roben Gavani showed a very high tennis talent level during the whole tournament… and in the finals was able to win today… this is the moment when the boys are ready to shake hands…

soon after the finals we were ready for the awarding ceremony…

there were many awards given today… and here are the winners: Roben and Rositsa…

the traditional signature of the US OPEN ball donated by Justin Lee in 2009… Rositsa…

and here is Roben…

picture together for the memory wall….

and winners’ bike ride :D

started with Roben…

… followed by Rositsa bike ride…

and here is the cake before swimming pool :D

… and before leaving for home the winners and awarded players invited all the friends into the swimming pool :)

It was a super particular edition… and I hope most of the kids will get a little of inspiration to keep developing their tennis talent…

Thanks to all the participants… players… families… coaches… Smrikva Bowl Staff and friends… for making 22nd annual… ANOTHER GOOD YEAR… :)


25/06/17

22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 Press Release

PULA, CROATIA 19 th JUNE – 24 th JUNE 2017

22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 – tennis tournament for boys and girls under 10 – gathered 111 boys and girls representing over 40 Smrikva Bowl countries. It was another successful annual and Smrikva Bowl from this year counts its Ambassadors in 84 countries and six continents.

Smrikva Bowl winners:

• Vilim Višak (CRO) Natali Zuliani (CRO) 1996
• Željko Perić (CRO) Ivana Lisjak (CRO) 1997
• Filip Kovačić (CRO) Mateja Horvat (CRO) 1998
• Borko Mudronja (CRO) Astrid Besser (ITA) 1999
• Adelchi Virgili (ITA) Tereza Mrdeža (CRO) 2000
• Marin Draganja (CRO) Petra Martić (CRO) 2001
• Javier Marti (ESP) Martina Caregaro (ITA) 2002
• Dominic Thiem (AUT) Jennifer Ren (UK) 2003
• Ivan Levar (CRO) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2004
• Matteo Donati (ITA) Saška Gavrilovska (SRB) 2005
• Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) Eleonor Dean (UK) 2006
• Sacha Merzetti (ITA) Virgina Pena (ESP) 2007
• Luka Panic (SUI) Katarina Jokić (BiH) 2008
• Alvaro Regalado (ESP) Katie Swan (UK) 2009
• Nicola Kuhn (ESP) Jovana Vuković (SRB) 2010
• Duje Ajduković (CRO) Olga Danilović (SRB) 2011
• Goran Životić (SRB) Himari Sato (JPN) 2012
• Turriziani Alvarez (ESP) Noa Krznarić (CRO) 2013
• Patrick Brady (UK) Tea Lukić (SRB) 2014
• Branko Đurić (MNE) Alena Kasatkina (RUS) 2015
• Kaylan Bigun (USA) Ela Nala Milič (SVN) 2016
• Roben Gavani (BGR) Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) 2017

Roben Gavani from Bulgaria won the boys finals, while Rositsa Dencheva also from Bulgaria won the girls finals.

The winners won, among other, the mountain bikes – the traditional Smrikva Bowl prize – a week stage at Patrick Mouratoglou Academy, and Wilson International support.

22nd SMRIKVA BOWL 2017 MAIN RESULTS

Boys:

Finals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) (4:2,4:2)

Semifinals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – Štepan Sklenička (CZE) (4:2,4:1)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE)–Duje Markovina (CRO) (3:5,4:0,10:4)

Quarterfinals:
Roben Gavani (BGR) – Timofej Derepasko (RUS) (4:1,0:4,10:4)
William Rejchtman Vinciguerra (SWE) – Vuk Kruščić (SRB) (4:2,4:0)
Štepan Sklenička (CZE) – Ivaylo Simeonov (BGR) (4:2,4:0)
Duje Markovina (CRO) – Benjamin Gusic Wan (GBR) (5:4,4:1)

Girls:

Finals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Shanice Roignot (FRA) (5:3,4:5,10:4)

Semifinals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Li-Ya Chu (TWN) (5:4,4:0)
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – Mai Goto (JPN) (4:1,5:4)

Quarterfinals:
Rositsa Dencheva (BGR) – Aleksandra Stevanović (SRB) (4:1,4:0)
Shanice Roignot (FRA) – Antonina Czajka (SWE) (4:1,4:2)
Li-Ya Chu (TWN) – Tara Kurepa (USA) (5:4, 4:2)
Mai Goto (JPN) – Hephzibah Oluwadare (GBR) (5:4, 4:2)

Thanks to the all Smrikva Bowl supporters and especially to the:
Smrikva Bowl Friends, Staff, Golden and Honorary Members!


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

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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…

Cosmopolite book
Linked in Istria from Smrikve