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28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 will be played from (17th) 19th till 24th of June 2023… “seeds of the Legends of tomorrow” story…


Accepted 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 players will be eligible to present their candidacy for the 7th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2023.

7th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2023 with Luca & Mio (22/4-29/4, 30/4-7/5/2023) Introduction of the Program and Application (pdf ~1.28 MB)


On 21st of September 2022, the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day, the selection process for the 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 generation was open. The next year Smrikva Bowl will be dedicated to the players born in 2013 and the next “seeds of the Legends” gathering will be held from Saturday 17th of June till Saturday 24th of June 2023.

28th SMRIKVA BOWL 2023 Presentation with Application Instructions (pdf ~1.97 MB)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 28th SMRIKVA BOWL 2023 CANDIDATES:

The application form – included in the above presentation – must be completed in full with Capital Letter’s and be sent by e-mail (in PDF or jpg format) indicated in the presentation. It is important to complete all the information requested in the forms and to provide all the other relevant information requested.

The number of players is limited to 64 in total (32 boys + 32 girls) => there are few places available per country. Top players from each country will be preferred. 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 is reserved for the players born in 2013 ONLY.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2023 (we reserve the right to bring forward this deadline date if the number of applications received from qualifying TOP players exceed the total number of 32+32 players we can invite)

Each player will receive by e – mail confirmation that the application form has been received… Invited players and players from outside Europe ranked #1 in their country, which provide all the required information, may receive confirmation of their acceptance before the deadline date always subject to pandemic development. Other players will receive confirmation as to whether or not their application has been successful no later then 8th April 2023.

Accepted players are eligible to present their candidacy for the 7th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2023.

For any additional questions you may have regarding the Smrikva Bowl or your application, after reading with attention the presentation, please address those to: [email protected] yahoo.it


SBM+FHW 2023 is a holiday opportunity dedicated to past SB players (already high level professionals).

Smrikva Bowl M plus Family Holiday Week (SBM+FHW) 2023 (pdf ~0.46 MB)




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27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and Results, Press Release, Photo Gallery

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Draws and Results

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Press Release

27th Smrikva Bowl 2022 Photo Gallery

Historical Smrikva Bowl Draws and Results (1996-2021)

News

07/11/22

Top Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European U14 and 16 ranking lists (update November 2022)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

As of November 7th, 2022 their track record includes the following:
=> 78 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slams) conquered by 26 players
=> 43 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 33 players
=> 1 Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 Olympic silver medal (doubles)
=> 1 NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
=> 70 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 35 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 10 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 4 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking => 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking
=> 12 players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking

=> 260 + SB players (1996-2014) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 370+ SB players (1996-2015) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #4 WTA (Feb 2020)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA (Jan 2020)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #24 WTA (Jul 2022)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 33 WTA (Oct 2022)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semif.- #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#60 WTA (Oct 2022)
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2005 semif. – #74 (Sep 2022)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA (Mar 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #82 WTA (Feb 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #104 WTA (Apr 2022)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #118 WTA (Oct 2022)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #164 WTA (Jul 2022)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 player – #183 (May 2022)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)
Petra MARCINKO – 2015 player – #196 WTA (Oct 2022)
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #198 WTA (Mar 2022)
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #200 WTA (Sep 2022)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA doubles (Jan 2022)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #48 WTA doubles (Oct 2022)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#77 WTA doubles (Mar 2022)

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Anglela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #168 WTA doubles (Aug 2022)
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – 179 WTA doubles (Sep 2022)
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #191 WTA doubles (Jul 2022)

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

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP (Sep 2022)
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP (Mar 2020)
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #10 ATP (Nov 2022)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #15 ATP (Jun 2021)
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #23 ATP (Oct 2022)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #27 ATP (Apr 2022)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #28 ATP (Oct 2022)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #28 ATP (Sep 2022)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #31 ATP (Sep 2021 )
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #59 ATP (Nov 2021)

Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF – #107 (Sep 2022)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #125 ATP (Feb 2022)
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #126 ATP (Nov 2022)
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #133 ATP (Jul 2022)
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #136 ATP (Aug 2022)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #155 ATP (Oct 2022)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #159 ATP (Jun 2022)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #167 ATP (Jun 2022)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #171 ATP (Aug 2022)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nerman FATIC – 2004 SF – #195 ATP (Oct 2022)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #72 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
William BLUMBERG – 2008 “LM”/SB player – #74 ATP doubles (Aug 2022)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #75 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)

As of November 7th 2022 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 65 WTA players (6,5%)

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #12 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #28 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #33 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #39 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #60 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #69 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #78 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #121 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #124 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #136 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 SF – #146 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #150 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #173 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #186 WTA
Petra MARCINKO – 2015 player – #194 WTA

Alexandra EALA – 2015 SF – #219 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #230 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #233 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #251 WTA
Antonia RUZIC – 2013 player – #268 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #269 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #270 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #271 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #288 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #295 WTA
Matilde PAOLETTI, 2012 quarterf., #298 WTA

Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #320 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #332 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #343 WTA
Lola RADIVOJEVIC – 2015 player – #349 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #356 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #357 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #366 WTA
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE – 2012 runner up – #398 WTA

Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #408 WTA
Mia RISTIC – 2016 SB SF – #410 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #416 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #424 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #445 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #454 WTA
Francesca CURMI – 2012 player – #487 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER – 2012 player – #493 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #494 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #495 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #500 WTA

Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #507 WTA
Aleksandra VECIC – 2011 player – #542 WTA
Ziva FALKNER – 2012 player – #556 WTA

Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #523 WTA
Denislava GLUSHKOVA – 2014 player – #563 WTA
Joelle STEUR – 2014 player – #569 WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #637 WTA

Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #703 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC – 2014 player – #742 WTA
Aliona FALEI – 2014 runner up – #765 WTA
Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ – 2014 SB – #768 WTA
Weronika BASZAK – 2012 player – #794 WTA

Tina CVETKOVIC – 2009 player – #831 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #850 WTA
Carolina GOMEZ – 2014 player – #887 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #911 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #916 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #929 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #964 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #984 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #987 WTA

• 63 ATP players (6,3%)

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #10 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #23 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #24 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #26 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #29 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #31 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #32 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #73 ATP

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #102 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF- #117 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #126 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #131 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #148 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #156 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #161 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #173 ATP

Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #220 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #225 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #233 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #242 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #252 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #254 ATP

Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #334 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #358 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #364 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #366 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #373 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #387 ATP
Charles BROOM – 2008 player – #390 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #393 ATP

Jerome KYM – 2011 player – #421 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #423 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #467 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #481 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #484 ATP
Sebastian GIMA – 2012 runner up – #499 ATP

Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #504 ATP
Mili POLJICAK – 2014 player – #508 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #513 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #524 ATP

Jaime FARIA – 2013 player – #607 ATP
Kalin IVANOVSKI – 2014 CD winner – #635 ATP
Stefan POPOVIC – 2013 player – #637 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #684 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #685 ATP
Dino PRIZMIC – 2015 QF – #686 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #696 ATP

Bor ARTNAK – 2014 player – 715 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #736 ATP
Vilius GAUBAS – 2014 player – #743 ATP
Jiri BARNAT – 2011 player – #753 ATP
Pedro RODENAS – 2014 player – #778 ATP

Viktor JOVIC – 2011 – #815 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #825 ATP
Roko HORVAT – 2011 player – #845 ATP
Eduardo NAVA – 2007 player – #847 ATP
Dusan OBRADOVIC – 2011 player – #858 ATP
Fabrizio ANDALORO – 2011 player – #869 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI – 2008 player – #900 ATP
Vito TONEJC – 2009 player – #927 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #956 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #957 ATP

• 20 players TOP 100 ATP last RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN (20%)

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #3 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #4 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #12 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #14 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #15 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #20 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 – #24 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #33 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #45 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #60 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #61 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #62 ATP
Jerome KYM – 2013 player – #64 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #76 ATP
Mili POLJICAK – 2014 QF – #87 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #90 ATP
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #91 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 – #94 ATP
Sebastian GIMA – 2012 – #95 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)
2019: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up), Miomir KECMANOVIC (semifinals), Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (round robin)
2020: not played for Covid – 19 but would have played: Alex DE MINAUR, Miomir KECMANOVIC, Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, Lorenzo MUSETTI, Carlos ALCARAZ
2021: Carlos ALCARAZ (winner), Lorenzo MUSETTI (round robin), Holger RUNE (round robin), Flavio COBOLLI (alternate)
2022: Lorenzo MUSETTI, Carlos ALCARAZ (qualified but did not play), Holger RUNE (qualified but did not play)

• 16 boys (16%) and 15 girls (15%)… in total 31 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Martin LANDALUCE – junior US OPEN 2022 winner
- #9 Dino PRIZMIC
- #11 Mili POLJICAK – Junior RG 2022 doubles winner, Junior W 2022 winner
- #22 Bor ARTNAK
- #37 Pedro RODENAS
- #57 Kevin EDENGREN
- #64 Matej DODIG
- #71 William JANSEN
- #76 Nikola ZEKIC
- #78 Aleksa PISARIC
- #82 Branko DJURIC
- #86 Kylan BIGUN
- #88 Federico CINA
- #96 Tomasz BERKIETA
- #99 Federico BONDIOLI
- #100 Matic KRIZNIK

- #113 Meecah BIGUN
- #126 Patrick BRADY
- #127 Luka MIKRUT
- #130 Marc MAJDANDZIC
- #135 Ivan SODAN
- #154 Kalin IVANOVSKI
- #166 Nicolas KOBELT
- #171 Petr BRUNCLIK

- #202 Oliver BONDING
- #203 Filippo ROMANO
- #209 Viktor MARKOV
- #211 Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR
- #227 Giacomo NOSEI
- #236 Vilius GAUBAS
- #243 Mees ROTTGERING
- #254 Lorenzo SCIAHBASI
- #257 Luka NOVAKOVIC
- #292 Max STENZER
- #294 Leo MATTHYSEN
- #295 Marko MAKSIMOVIC
- #300 Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE

- #311 Benjamin GUSIC WAN
- #318 Maj PREMZL
- #332 Andrea MEDURI
- #346 Ofek SHIMANOV
- #348 Ziga SVEC
- #351 Zach STEPHENS
- #366 Timofei DEREPASKO
- #385 Iker SEVILLA
- #392 Mikolai BANKOU

- #402 Daniele RAPAGNETTA
- #404 Andreas TIMINI
- #432 Luis GARCIA PAEZ
- #439 Matthias Uwe KASK
- #471 Raffaele MARIANI

- #517 Duje MARKOVINA
- #534 Pavel MARINOV
- #542 Alexander VASILEV
- #557 Georgi GEORGIEV

- #620 Alex DEGABRIELE
- #630 Ognjen MILIC
- #648 Anas MAZDRASHKI
- #673 Tristan FLANDER
- #687 Aljaz KIRBIS
- #688 Federico GARBERO
- #691 Romeo HADZIMEHMEDOVIC

- #709 William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA
- #711 Jacob Kailiang SHEN
- #722 Antonio VOLJAVEC
- #724 Filip KOSINSKI
- #756 Dorian VASUNG
- #786 Nikolai BARSUKOV
- #800 Lazar DIMITRIJEVIC

GIRLS:
- #3 Petra MARCINKO – junior ORANGE BOWL winner, junior AO 2022 winner
- #11 Tereza VALENTOVA
- #18 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #27 Ena KOIKE
- #33 Alexandra EALA Junior AO 2020 doubles winner, Junior RG 2021 doubles winner, Junior US Open 2022 winner
- #39 Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC
- #44 Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ
- #45 Mia RISTIC
- #54 Joelle Lilly Sophie STEUR
- #69 Alisa OKTIABREVA
- #73 Ela Nala MILIC
- #76 Anastasia GRECHKINA
- #86 Malwina ROWINSKA
- #87 Rose NIJKAMP – Junior W 2022 doubles winner
- #88 Hepzibah OLUWADARE

- #107 Mara GAE
- #110 Denislava GLUSHKOVA
- #112 Elizara YANEVA (BGR)
- #133 Barbora MICHALKOVA
- #136 Patricija PAUKSTYTE
- #142 Monica STANKIEWICZ
- #145 Rositsa DENCHEVA
- #165 Teodora KOSTOVIC
- #169 Lola RADIVOJEVIC
- #187 Mao MUSHIKA
- #188 Roisin GILHEANY
- #189 Divna RATKOVIC

- #253 Ariana GEERLINGS
- #287 Ana KANTOR
- #297 Jovana GRUJIC

- #309 Given ROACH
- #315 Emma GHIRARDATO
- #331 Lara STOJANOVSKI
- #335 Aleksandra GABROVSKA
- #349 Iva LAKIC
- #360 Dunja MARIC
- #367 Vanesa DANKO
- #379 Ksenia EFREMOVA
- #381 Chiara JEROLIMOV
- #384 Ann Akasha CEUCA

- #409 Dora MISKOVIC
- #444 Petja DRAME
- #434 Carolina GOMEZ
- #492 Letizia TAROCCO
- #494 June BJORK

- #509 Camilia SAMEL DRUZ
- #510 Alana SUBASIC
- #554 Antonina CZAJKA
- #555 Klio IOANNOU
- #558 Africa BURILLO BEREZAK
- #586 Petra KONJIKUSIC

- #607 Saphir COHEN
- #651 Ece GENCER
- #668 Shanice ROIGNOT
- #696 Tea LUKIC

- #723 Karina JUMAZHANOVA
- #729 Anastasia NIKOLOVA
- #730 Mio MUSHIKA
- #746 Ema KOVACEVIC
- #779 Jaquelin OGUNWALE
- #793 Anastasija IGNJATIC

6 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Martin Landaluce #1, Federico Cina #3, Timofei Derepasko #6, Tomasz Berkieta #7, William Rehchman Vinciguerra #9, Petr Brunclik #9; Tereza Valentova #3, Mia Ristic #4, Rose Maria Nijkamp #9)

1 boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – ( Niels McDonald #5; Ksenia Efremova #2)

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

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #253 WTA (Feb 2016)
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 SF, #145 WTA (Oct 2016)
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #370 WTA (May 2015)
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #409 WTA (Apr 2014)
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #39 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #393 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #94 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #98 ATP doubles
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #171 ATP doubles (May 2019)

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #33 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #102 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #28 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #33 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #295 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #220 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #343 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #26 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #73 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #242 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #254 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #685 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #69 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #173 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #230 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #233 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #271 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #445 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #12 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #121 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #332 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #408 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #637 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #929 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #233 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #136 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #270 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #500 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #507 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #703 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player #850 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #29 ATP


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
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #366 ATP
Charles BROOM (UK) , 13th SB 2008, #390 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #825 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #900 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #146 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #454 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #495 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #984 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #82 WTA doubles


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., #24 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #31 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #32 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #131 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #736 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #121 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #269 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #320 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #356 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #366 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #424 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
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #117 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #156 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, #334 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #387 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #423 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #481 ATP
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #484 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010, #150 WTA
Joanne ZUGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #186 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC (SLO), 15th SB 2010, #831 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #964 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #1140 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #60 WTA


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
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #148 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #225 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #334 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #373 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #524 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #150 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #542 WTA


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., #23 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #161 ATP
Luciano DARDERI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #173 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #358 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #499 ATP

GIRLS
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #298 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #357 WTA
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #487 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #493 WTA
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #523 WTA
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #556 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #794 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #916 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #987 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1137 WTA doubles

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
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1 ATP – US OPEN 2022 winner
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #10 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #126 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #252 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #421 ATP
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #467 ATP – junior US OPEN 2021 winner

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #268 WTA
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1343 WTA doubles

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
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #504 ATP
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #508 ATP
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #635 ATP
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #743 ATP
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #715 ATP
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #778 ATP
Patrick BRADY (GBR), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1042 ATP
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1303 ATP
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1333 ATP
Maj PREMZL (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #1887 ATP
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1618 ATP doubles
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1976 ATP doubles
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #2092 ATP doubles
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on ATP

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #78 WTA
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #563 WTA
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #569 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #742 WTA
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #765 WTA
Charlotte KEMPENAERS POCZ (AUS), 19th SB 2014, #768 WTA
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #1343 WTA
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1461 WTA
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #818 WTA doubles
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #1295 WTA doubles
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Elena MICIC (AUS) , 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., not ranked yet on WTA

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
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #686 ATP
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #64 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #78 ITF
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #82 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #99 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #100 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #130 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #203 ITF
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #227 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #332 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #346 ITF
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #385 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #392 ITF
Matthias UWE KASK (CAN), 20th SB 2015, #439 ITF
Jose Alessandro HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., 1014 ITF

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #78 WTA
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #194 WTA
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #219 WTA
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #349 WTA
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #76 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #86 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#107 ITF
Mao MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #187 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #253 ITF
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #331 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #367 ITF
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #492 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #494 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #555 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #729 ITF
Mio MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #730 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015, #779 ITF
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #3107 ITF

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
Martin LANDALUCE (ESP), 21st SB 2016, #3 ITF
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, #86 ITF
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #96 ITF
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #113 ITF
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #171 ITF
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #292 ITF
Marko MAKSIMOVIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #295 ITF
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #300 ITF
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #348 ITF
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #402 ITF
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #404 ITF
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #432 ITF
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #534 ITF
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #557 ITF
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #722 ITF
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #786 ITF
Nico HIPFL (AUS), 21st SB 2016, #948 ITF
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #1123 ITF
Mika PETKOVIC (GER) , 21st SB 2016, #1181 ITF
Viktor KIROV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #1475 ITF
Rares Andrei GOLESCU (ROU), 21st SB 2016, #2176 ITF
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #2522 ITF
Bora CANKAYA (TUR), 21st SB 2016, #2559 ITF

GIRLS
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #410 WTA
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #73 ITF
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #87 ITF
Barbora MICHALKOVA (CZE) , 21st SB 2016, #133 ITF
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 , #142 ITF
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #297 ITF
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #335 ITF
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #360 ITF
Chiara JEROLIMOV (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #381 ITF
Ann Akasha CEUCA (GER), 21st SB 2016, #384 ITF
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #509 ITF
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #651 ITF
Karina JUMAZHANOVA (KAZ), 21st SB 2016 , #723 ITF
Ema KOVACEVIC (BEL), 21st SB 2016, #746 ITF
Anastasija IGNJATIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #793 ITF
Nera TESANKIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016 , #1686 ITF
Tara MIHALJEVIC (SRB) , 21st SB 2016, #1787 ITF
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 , #753 ITF (Jan 2022)
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , #1140 ITF (Jan 2021)
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 , #1787 ITF (Jan 2022)
Ana Tara PRACEK (SVN), 21st SB 2016 , not ranked on ITF

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
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #88 ITF
Oliver BONDING (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #202 ITF
Mees ROTTGERING (NDL), 22nd SB 2017, #243 ITF
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #311 ITF
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #366 ITF
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #517 ITF
Alexander VASILEV (BGR) , 22nd SB 2017, #542 ITF
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #630 ITF
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #709 ITF
Jacob Kailiang SHEN (HKG), 22nd SB 2017, #711 ITF
Filip KOSINSKI (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #724 ITF
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #1154 ITF
Maximilian CARRIER (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #1193 ITF
Tim VAISMAN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #1467 ITF
Ivaylo SIMEONOV (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #2129 ITF
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #2295 ITF
Jovan TOMOVIC (MNE), 22nd SB 2017, #3523 ITF
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Michele MECARELLI (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Aleksa OPARNICA (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017,not ranked on ITF
David DARABAN (ROU) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Yannick NGANTCHA LLISO (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Oleh CHERNAT (UKR), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Samy KHEDIRI (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Vuk KRUSCIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Milan MATOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Noa LEVAK (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF

GIRLS
Tereza VALENTOVA (CZE) , 22nd SB 2017, #11 ITF
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #88 ITF
Elizara YANEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #112 ITF
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #145 ITF
Teodora KOSTOVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, #165 ITF
Liya CHU (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #294 ITF
Dora MISKOVIC (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, #409 ITF
Antonina CZAJKA (POL) , 22nd SB 2017, #554 ITF
Africa BURILLO BEREZAK (ESP) , 22nd SB 2017, #558 ITF
Petra KONJIKUSIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #586 ITF
Sapir COHEN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #607 ITF
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #668 ITF
Flora JOHNSON (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, #886 ITF
Aurora NOSEI (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #810 ITF
Aleksandra STEVANOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #1159 ITF
Francesca DE MATTEO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #1170 ITF
Greta RIZZETTO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #1985 ITF
Julija BOGATIN (SVN), 22nd SB 2017, #1950 ITF
Lucija RASTOCIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, #2197 ITF
Eva CIKAJLO (SVN) , 22nd SB 2017, #2338 ITF
Mia MILISAVLJEVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, #3645 ITF
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., not ranked on ITF
Lana PETKOVIC (BiH) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Dora BIONDIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #5 ETA U14
Marko DRAGOVIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #11 ETA U14
Lenny PETIT (FRA), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #13 ETA U14
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #16 ETA U14
Dimitar KISIMOV (BLG), 23rd SB 2018, #23 ETA U14
Thilo BEHRMANN (AUT), 23rd SB 2018, #23 ETA U14
Alex BORGOMI (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #38 ETA U14
Skender *KATANA*(MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #39 ETA U14
Victor RYDEN (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #41 ETA U14
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #42 ETA U14
Marcell KOVACS (HUN), 23rd SB 2018, #76 ETA U14
Krystof KOMINEK (CZE), 23rd SB 2018, #77 ETA U14
Pietro VERNO (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, #96 ETA U14
Wiktor JEZ (POL), 23rd SB 2018, #103 ETA U14
Maksim DESPOTOVIC (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #115 ETA U14
Ian BOLOBAN (BiH), 23rd SB 2018, #154 ETA U14
Patrick-Valentin MOISE (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #156 ETA U14
Antoni KASPERSKI (POL), 23rd SB 2018, #161 ETA U14
Viggo WAGENKNECHT (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #169 ETA U14
Ryan ZUBERBUEHLER (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #174 ETA U14
Vitorio STANKOV (BUL), 23rd SB 2018, #184 ETA U14
Thom GABELIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #269 ETA U14
Luka NIKOLIC (FRA), 23rd SB 2018, #375 ETA U14
Oliver MAJDANDZIC (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #615 ETA U14
Samuil CHESTOVALIEV (MKD), 23rd SB 2018, #694 ETA U14
Emil BECOVIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #859 ETA U14
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #69 ITF
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #349 ITF
Amalia WIDDOWSON (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #1187 ITF
Eva ANDREEA MUNTEANU (ROU), 23rd SB 2018, #2557 ITF
Lana VIRC (SRB), 23rd SB 2018, #23 ETA U14
Sarina SCHNYDER (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #37 ETA U14
Tatiana CANTOS SIEMERS (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #54 ETA U14
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #60 ETA U14
Marta DOBRIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #106 ETA U14
Alja SENICA (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #196 ETA U14
Eva KHRUSTALEVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018, #200 ETA U14
Georgiana MITITELU (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #224 ETA U14
Selena ROMERO CALVO (ESP), 23rd SB 2018, #235 ETA U14
Astrid JOHA-BILIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #237 ETA U14
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #358 ETA U14
Paola PIERAGOSTINI (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, not ranked on ETA U14

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner, #21 ETA U14
Mustafa EGE SIK (TUR), 24th SB 2019, #63 ETA U14
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif., #93 U14
Aleksandar TOLEV (BLG), 24th SB 2019, #122 ETA U14
Alexey FROLOV (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #146 ETA U14
Filippo GARBERO (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #203 ETA U14
Murray WATTERS (GBR), 24th SB 2019, #206 ETA U14
Marko ERCEG (CRO), 24th SB 2019, #224 ETA U14
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif., #238 ETA U14
Mihailo TOPIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #247 ETA U14
Filip DJOKIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #306 ETA U14
Carlo PACI (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #338 ETA U14
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner, #673 ITF
Angelica SARA (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #19 ETA U14
Zoja PETERNEL (SVN), 24th SB 2019, #60 ETA U14
Briyana IVANOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #70 ETA U14
Eleonora TONEVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #99 ETA U14
Lora KARDOS (HUN), 24th SB 2019, #114 ETA U14
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up, #130 ETA U14
Evelin BORTSOVA (ISR), 24th SB 2019, #151 ETA U14
Andreya GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #155 ETA U14
Karolina JECMINKOVA (CZE), 24th SB 2019, #155 ETA U14
Eva ZHAROVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #281 ETA U14
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif. , #735 ETA U14
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

IN 2020 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 95 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2021 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE FIVE CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 98 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2022 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD FOUR CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND ITS AMBASSADORS ARE SPREAD IN 98 COUNTRIES

2022 – 27th Smrikva Bowl

Daniel GARDALITY (USA), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Luka MITROVIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Philip DIANATI (DEN), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Daniel STOYANOV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
David SCHWENK (GER), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Pekko PFUNDSTEIN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Kaloyan GAYDADZHIEV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nikola JOTIC (SRB), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

Arina FOMINA (RUS), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Beata MARESOVA (CZE), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nadia POZNICK (USA), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Korana BARISIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nicole SCARPINO (ITA), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nađa KNEZEVIC (MNE), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Ginny CHEN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Giulia LUCHETTI (SVK), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

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31/10/22

We collected 2022 olives and made olive oil that will end up in bottles for the 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 Ambassadors - Istrian Smrikve olive oil - one of the best in the World. Smrikva "seeds of the Legends" are making it more and more special

We had 4 collection days in Smrikve which started on 27th of October, continued on 28th, 29th and 30th… it was a very challenging and special collection with a lot of hearts and people with passion who contributed to make this annual harvest great again…

… over the four collection days over 30 family members and friends helped us and we had each beautiful and sunny olive collection day… it was 23-24 degrees every day…

and this is the story of the 2023 Smrikva Bowl olive oil production :)…

In Smrikve is considered 2023 production because the next year every new Smrikva Bowl Ambassador will receive as per tradition a memory bottle of the olive oil we made this year during the Ambassador’s nomination ceremony.

Collecting olives is always wonderful family and friends time…

…as wrote this time the preparation was unique… and over the four days a lot of hard working hands joined us in Smrikve…

and we were lucky to have each day a great weather…

… and the team we have is always a great team… and this year we had a great team too…

we started our collection nearby our vineyards…

and the second day we continued in front of the LOUNGE where the Istria from Smrikve monument is located…

and we just started the SMRIKVE LOUNGE

on third day we finished the LOUNGE

and started our courtyard…

most of the days we were able to have 6 people using “tresač”…

and each day at around 11:00 we had our brunch time (“marenda”)

here we are again in action… and it is not easy for hours to hold the moving stick…

the last day we dedicated to Fazana

and each day was a nice day :)

and Valbandon was on our plan on the same day as Fazana…

Villa Smrikve courtyard was the last piece to do… and here is our main coordinator of this year edition “ujac Drago”…

and after every collection day there is the important cleaning leaves moment…

… and the fifth day me and Tiki went the wait in line to deliver our last harvest and we started to cue at 8:45 in the morning and we waited for over 8 hours to deliver our harvest…

Back in 2020 we had our record year in terms of quantity of the olives collected… it was over 5000 kg… and this year we hit our record in terms of olive oil we’ve got…

… this year it was extraordinary blossoming period… but also the temperatures were high and during summer there was a lack of rain… but with a lot of care my father did we made a new records… over 110 trees reached important dimensions… and there are still many young trees developing…

There were several olives which had over 150 kg of olives on the tree… couple of them in the LOUNGE and few in front of the Istria from Smrikve monument…

Our Legendary olive trees hold names of over 1800 players coming from 98 countries and all the continents are for another great tennis year more special…

In Smrikve we produce Istrian olive oil that has over 2000 years old tradition in olive oil making and was considered among the best one in the Roman Empire and today is still considered among the best one in the World.

During the Smrikva Bowl we use to give to every Smrikva Bowl Ambasador a bottle of oil as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

We are already able to produce special and limited collections of the Smrikva Bowl olive oil from the Smrikva Bowl centuries old olive trees planted by some tennis Champions of today… and in the following I am pleased to share the story of the Heritage Collection bottles…

… so far 35 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… 70 reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA… holding 77 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slam title)… 33 children holds a total of 43 Grand Slam titles and over 260+ players study or completed their studies in the US thanks to their tennis skills.

The tradition of the olive oil production started to develop in Istria during the time of the Emperor Augustus. Thanks to the olive oil Pula was for few centuries one of the richest towns in the Roman Empire and this is one of the main reasons why Pula got its magnificent Arena.

It is important to say that at the time olive oil was not used only as the salad dressing as we use it today but it was used also for lighting thus it was important as today are important the sources of energy we use. It was the gold of its period. This explain the status and importance Pula had during the Roman Empire time.

Romans had deep knowledge of olive oil making and we do know that they had five different olive oils quality ranking:

1. Oleum ex albis ulivis: first quality olive oil made by green and white olives
(THIS IS WHAT WE DO FROM THE SMRIKVA BOWL OLIVES)
2. Viride: olive oil made by the olives that started to become black
3. Maturum: olive oil made by mature olives
4. Caducum: olive oil made by olives collected from the ground
5. Cibarium: olive oil made by rotten olives

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started the tradition of planting an old Olive tree. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth today.

On Brioni island there is an olive tree from the beginning of the 4th century that is one of the oldest olive trees in Europe… and many Smrikva Bowl kids visit it every year…

Marcus Valerius Martialis, native from Cordoba, who lived in the 1st century AD, during the Roman Empire times, celebrated Istrian olive oil with the following verses: “Uncto Corduba Laetior Venafro Histra Nec Minus Absolute Testa”. The translation in English would be: “Cordoba, you being more fertile than the olive oil region of Venafro and so perfect as the oil (amphora) from Istria”.

To learn more about ISTRIAN OLIVE OIL and the Region where Smrikva Bowl is played please visit:

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



The story of:

Smrikva Bowl Heritage Olive Oil – “seeds of the Legends” Limited edition

… it is the story of one of the most prestige and rare olive oil in the World with very unique story… and the symbolic donation value as of today is set on 36 Euro for 200 ml collection bottle… 36 is determined as the total number of Grand Slam titles conquered by the children who planted the trees and thanks to our talented seeds it is updated almost after every Grand Slam of the season…

Smrikve, 28th of April 2019 – September 2022

In 2005, for the 10th Smrikva Bowl anniversary, we started a tradition of planting an Olive tree during our Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination ceremony…

and that year we started to donate to each player’s family a limited collection bottle 375 ml of our Malmsey wine with hope to be recalled one day some of the seeds from that generation win a Grand Slam event…

In 2006 small olive oil bottles became part of the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s nomination ceremony and we started to donate to each Smrikva Bowl kid this special bottle with indication of their generation year…

Both our wine & olive oil gift bottles are usually limited between 90 and 150 pieces… and it is thanks to our “seeds of the Legends” that our olive oil and wine are getting more and more special day after day… and are currently present in 98 countries and six continents thanks to our Smrikva Bowl seeds…

The Olive tree selected are traditionally older then our players. The age of the tree is a symbol of 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.

In March 2019 we bottled for the first time the super special limited olive oil bottles collection with aim to make it a tradition.

At the time there were 14 generations (over 1440 players) who had their olive trees when the story of limited collections started.

The children who planted our olives makes the collection bottles so special.

As of March 2019, there were over 1930 players from 87 countries and 6 continents who participated Smrikva Bowl and on the first 14 collection bottles representing 14 generations was written the following:

Smrikva Bowl was founded in 1996 and over 1930 players from 87 countries and 6 continents participated so far. As I wrote in 2005 Smrikva Bowl players started to plant olive trees and till 2019 there were 14 generations (over 1440 players) having their dedicated olive tree in Smrikve.

As of 18/03/2019, their track record* is:
• 30 (23) junior Grand Slam titles conquered by 23 (17) players
• 30 (13) professional ATP/WTA titles
• 45 (31) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 21 (15) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 150+ (100+) players received scholarships to study in the US

Note – In brackets: 14 olive trees generations track record

The collection bottle symbolic donation is linked to the number of Grand Slam conquered by Smrikva Bowl players at the time when the bottles are bottled… and on the first collection bottle the donation value was 23… equal to 23 Grand Slam titles conquered by the time by the children who planted our trees… and I knew that year after year this number will increase and the bottles will help us to measure the growth of the living human SB tree around the globe…

Collection bottles are numbered and tracked… and the 1st limited edition bottles homes are the following:

2019 “Seeds of the Legends” Heritage Olive Oil Limited edition

1 of 14 – Smrikve
2 of 14 – Babic family
3 of 14 – Pieragostini family
4 of 14 – Horvat family
5 of 14 – Podlipnik family
6 of 14 – Jug family
7 of 14 – Perko family
8 of 14 – Mucha family
9 of 14 – Genoese family
10 of 14 – Ronzio family
11 of 14 – Matteo Rossetti (Pradhaban family)
12 of 14 – Pradhaban family
13 of 14 – Dejan Vukojčić (Hubert family)
14 of 14 – Hubert family

A big thank to all the who are supporting our dreams.

In spring 2022, when we bottled our second limited collection, there were over 2220 players from 98 countries and 6 continents part of the Smrikva Bowl family… and we bottled 17 collection bottles representing 17 generations…

Smrikva Bowl was founded in 1996 and this particular tradition started in 2005. So far 15 generations (over 1550 players) have their olive tree planted in Smrikve… and two generations 25th and 26th generation have also their tree dedicated in Smrikve (over 170 players) although those two editions were not played due to covid 19 pandemic… but both generations players who passed the Smrikva Bowl selection process were honored and have a dedicated tree living in Smrikve…

In April 2021 we were planning to bottle the 16 bottles “seeds of the Legends” Limited edition… but due to pandemic we decided not to bottle the special collections for the 2020 and 2021… and we were happy to re start the tradition in spring 2022…

The 2nd Heritage Smrikva Bowl collection bottles have inscribed on it the following:

As of 04/04/2022, Smrikva Bowl seeds track record* is:
• 60 (38) professional ATP/WTA titles (1 Grand Slam title) conquered by 21 (16) player
• 37 (30) Grand Slam titles conquered by 29 (22) players
• 1 (1) Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 (1) Olympic silver medal (doubles)
• 1 (1) NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
• 57 (42) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 33 (24) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 12 (11) players reached #1 ITF ranking
• 250+ (200+) players received scholarships to study in the US

*Note – In brackets: 17 olive trees generations track record

2022 “Seeds of the Legends” Heritage Olive Oil Limited edition homes are as follows:

1 of 17 – Smrikve
2 of 17 – Šenjug family
3 of 17 – Aziz Kijametović
4 of 17 – Perko family
5 of 17 – Borna Ćorić & family
6 of 17 – Donna Vekić & family
7 of 17 – Ahić family
8 of 17 – Maretić family
9 of 17 – Holger Rune and family & Lars Christensen
10 of 17 – Carlos Alcaraz & family
11 of 17 – Anđela Skrobonja
12 of 17 – Genoese family
13 of 17 – Mili Poljičak & family
14 of 17 – Appino family
15 of 17 – Lorenzo Musetti and family & Simone Tartarini
16 of 17 –
17 of 17 – Quentin Rayniere

As of the most recent updated results the 3rd collection bottles to be bottled in spring 2023 is expected to have inscribed on it at least the following:

As of 31/10/2022, Smrikva Bowl seeds track record* is:
• 77 (52) professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slam titles) conquered by 26 (20) players
• 43 (36) Grand Slam titles conquered by 33 (22) players
• 1 (1) Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 (1) Olympic silver medal (doubles)
• 1 (1) NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
• 70 (54) players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking & 35 (26) players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking
• 12 (11) players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 (1) ATP ranking
• 260+ (210+) players received scholarships to study in the US

*Note – In brackets: 18 olive trees generations track record


LEGENDARY SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA BOTTLES STORY

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) a white wine related with Venice Republic heritage… and also a very limited collection of Angvšta… a very special story is related to this wine and has roots in the story recorded by Pliny the Elder and is related to the Roman Empire and first Emperor Augustus’ wife Iulia Augusta – Livia Drusila…

During Smrikva Bowl we like to give a bottle of wine to every family on a departure day as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl.

Already today this limited collection donated bottles are something very special thanks to our kids who continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story and the stories of this bottles with their results.

Before I give it to the family I like to share with them that some kids from this generation will win a Grand Slam title one day… and the value will be priceless in the long run and to keep it as a memory with hope the kids makes this dream true one day… and I believe they will…

Limited collections ranged over the years from 90 bottles to 150 bottles per SB generation… and they are spread so far thanks to the SB families in 98 countries and six continents…

I am pleased to share in the following as of 12th of September 2022 the Grand Slam titles related with SB collection bottles which makes them special:

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2005 (2 GS title)

Borna CORIC – 2005 SB player
• Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 14th of November 1996

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2005 SB player
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 1st of February 1996

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2006 (3 GS titles)

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 SB player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2013 winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF year end 2013
Date of birth: 10th of March 1997

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 SB winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 1st of February 1996

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2007 (4 GS titles)

Ana KONJUH – 2007 SB runner up
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 winner
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2013 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2013 winner
• #1 ITF in 2013
Date of birth: 27th of December 1997

Tommy PAUL – 2007 “Little Mo”/SB player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2015 winner
Date of birth: 17th of May 1997

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2008 (5 GS titles)

Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2015 winner
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 2nd of June 1998

Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 SB semifinalist
• Junior US OPEN 2015 doubles winner
Date of birth: 11th of May 1998

Alexei POPYRIN – 2008 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of August 1999

Patrik RIKL – 2008 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of January 1999

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2009 (4 GS titles)

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 SB quarterfinalist
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 17th of February 1999

Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 SB Consolation winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of August 1999

Patrik RIKL – 2009 SB quarterfinalist
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of January 1999

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SB SF
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
Date of birth: 5th of June 1999

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2010 (8 GS titles)

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 SB runner up
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 5th of January 2000

Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 SB runner up
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
Date of birth: 26th of February 2000

Olga DANILOVIC – 2010 player
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 23rd of January 2001

Claire LIU – 2010 “Little Mo”/SB player
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 winner
• #1 ITF in 2017
Date of birth: 25th of May 2000

Nicola KUHN – 2010 SB winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 20th of March 2000

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2011 (3 GS titles)

Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 SB winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2016 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2017 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2017 doubles winner
Date of birth: 23rd of January 2001

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2012 (2 GS titles)

Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 SB QF
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019 winner
• #1 ITF in 2019
Date of birth: 3rd of March 2002

Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 SB
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2020 doubles winner
Date of birth: 6th of May 2002

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2013 (3 GS titles)

Holger Vitus NODSKOV RUNE – 2013 SB QF
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2019 winner
• #1 ITF in 2019
Date of birth: 29th of April 2003

Daniel RINCON – 2013 SB SF
• Junior US OPEN 2021 winner
Date of birth: 7th of January 2003

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 SB runner up
• US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 5th of May 2003

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2014 (2 GS titles)

Mili POLJICAK – 2014 SB
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2022 doubles winner
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2022 winner
Date of birth: 13th of July 2004

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2015 (4 GS titles)

Alexandra EALA – 2015 SB player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020 doubles winner
• Junior ROLAND GARROS 2021 doubles winner
• Junior US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 23rd of May 2005

Petra MARCINKO – 2015 SB player
• Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2022 winner
• #1 ITF year end 2021
Date of birth: 4th of December 2005

SMRIKVE MALVAZIJA 2016 (2 GS titles)

Rose Marie NIJKAMP – 2016 SB
• Junior WIMBLEDON 2022 doubles winner
Date of birth: 3rd of February 2006

Martin LANDALUCE – 2016 SB QF
• Junior US OPEN 2022 winner
Date of birth: 8th of January 2006


SMRIKVE STORY

Smrikve is evolving into tennis heritage place. Home to Smrikva Bowl, Smrikve Tennis Club, Villa Smrikve, Smrikve Lounge Villa, Smrikve Library, limited collections of Smrikve olive oil & wine, and also Istria from Smrikve cultural e-book was born here in Smrikve.

Over 2300 families have been touched directly by Smrikva Bowl experience since its foundation back in 1996.

Smrikva Bowl mission is to inspire, develop and spread cosmopolitan values. Love, friendship and empathy are cosmopolitan values per excellence. 10 things we dream for Smrikva Bowl children to distinguish in are: Common sense, Patience, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Manners, Character, Code of Ethics, Class and Love.

Many famous tennis players left footprints on Smrikve tennis courts and we are proud to present the names of the players who reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA during their career so far… and those who among their titles holds Grand Slam titles.

Smrikva Bowl Top 100 ATP/WTA Club (35 players -> 26 players planted our olive legendary trees): Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric (planted in 2005), Alex De Minaur (planted in 2009), Marin Draganja, Laslo Djere (planted in 2005), Miomir Kecmanovic (planted in 2008 and 2009), Tommy Paul (planted in 2007), Lloyd Harris (planted in 2007), William Blumberg (planted in 2008), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (planted in 2009), Alexei Popyrin (planted in 2008 and 2009), Lorenzo Musetti (planted in 2012), Carlos Alcaraz (planted in 2013), Holger Rune (planted in 2013), Dino Marcan, Ivan Sabanov, Matej Sabanov, Belinda Bencic (planted in 2006), Petra Martic, Donna Vekic (planted in 2005), Ana Konjuh (planted in 2007), Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova (planted in 2008), Olga Danilovic (planted in 2010 and 2011), Nina Stojanovic (planted in 2006), Martina Trevisan, Katie Boulter (planted in 2006), Jana Fett (planted in 2005), Ivana Jorovic (planted in 2007), Ivana Lisjak, Irina Maria Bara (planted in 2005), Ingrid Neel (planted in 2008), Claire Liu (planted in 2010), Tereza Mihalikova (planted in 2008), Linda Fruhvirtova (planted in 2014 & 2015).

Smrikva Bowl Grand Slam Club (33 players -> 26 players planted our olive legendary trees): Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric (planted in 2005), Alex De Minaur (planted in 2009), Tommy Paul (planted in 2007), Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (planted in 2009), Alexei Popyrin (planted in 2008 and 2009), Gianluigi Quinzi (planted in 2005 and 2006), Nicola Kuhn (planted in 2010), Lorenzo Musetti (planted in 2012), Holger Rune (planted in 2013), Daniel Rincon (planted in 2013), Marin Draganja, Dino Marcan, Yshai Oliel (planted in 2010), Daniel Berta, Patrik Rikl (planted in 2008 and 2009), George Morgan, Robin Kern, Flavio Cobolli (planted in 2012), Mili Poljicak (planted in 2014), Belinda Bencic (planted in 2006), Ana Konjuh (planted in 2007), Olga Danilovic (planted in 2010 and 2011), Claire Liu (planted in 2010), Petra Marcinko (planted in 2015), Alexandra Eala (planted in 2015), Tereza Mihalikova (planted in 2008), Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova (planted in 2008), Paula Arias Manjon (planted in 2010), Rose Marie Nijkamp (planted in 2016), Martin Landaluce (planted in 2016), Carlos Alcaraz (planted in 2013).

27th edition was played in June 2022…

SB players are spread today in 98 countries and six continents.

As of October 31st, 2022 their track record includes the following:
=> 77 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slams) conquered by 26 players
=> 43 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 33 players
=> 1 Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 Olympic silver medal (doubles)
=> 1 NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
=> 70 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 35 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 10 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 3 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking => 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking
=> 12 players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking

260+ SB players received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis.

In 2005 Smrikva Bowl players started to plant old olive trees and the olive oil made from those trees represent their heritage and is the highest quality oil you can get… there are 18 Smrikva Bowl Olive Trees with around 1800 dedicated names so far creating a unique and one of the most special olive oil stories in the World ever told…

In 2009 Smrikva Bowl players started to build the Smrikva Bowl library which counts so far over 1200 signed and dedicated books from 76 countries…

Smrikve is a small window to the world of tomorrow … built by the “seeds of the Legends”… one game one nation…


03/10/22

Top Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European U14 and 16 ranking lists (update October 2022)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

As of October 3rd, 2022 their track record includes the following:
=> 75 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slams) conquered by 26 players
=> 43 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 33 players
=> 1 Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 Olympic silver medal (doubles)
=> 1 NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
=> 69 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 35 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 9 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 3 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking => 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking
=> 12 players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking

=> 260 + SB players (1996-2014) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 370+ SB players (1996-2015) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #4 WTA (Feb 2020)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA (Jan 2020)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #24 WTA (Jul 2022)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 33 WTA (Oct 2022)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semif.- #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#73 WTA (Sep 2022)
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2005 semif. – #74 (Sep 2022)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA (Mar 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #82 WTA (Feb 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #104 WTA (Apr 2022)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #129 WTA (Oct 2022)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #164 WTA (Jul 2022)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 player – #183 (May 2022)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #198 WTA (Mar 2022)
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #200 WTA (Sep 2022)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA doubles (Jan 2022)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #49 WTA doubles (Oct 2022)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#77 WTA doubles (Mar 2022)

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Anglela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #168 WTA doubles (Aug 2022)
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – 179 WTA doubles (Sep 2022)
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #191 WTA doubles (Jul 2022)

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

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP (Sep 2022)
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP (Mar 2020)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #15 ATP (Jun 2021)
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #18 ATP (Oct 2022)
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #23 ATP (Oct 2022)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #27 ATP (Apr 2022)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #28 ATP (Oct 2022)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #29 ATP (Sep 2022)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #31 ATP (Sep 2021 )
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #59 ATP (Nov 2021)

Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF – #107 (Sep 2022)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #125 ATP (Feb 2022)
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #133 ATP (Jul 2022)
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #136 ATP (Aug 2022)
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #142 ATP (Sep 2022)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #159 ATP (Jun 2022)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #167 ATP (Jun 2022)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #171 ATP (Aug 2022)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #189 ATP (Oct 2022)
Nerman FATIC – 2004 SF – #195 ATP (Oct 2022)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #72 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
William BLUMBERG – 2008 “LM”/SB player – #74 ATP doubles (Aug 2022)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #75 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)

As of October 3rd 2022 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 65 WTA players (6,5%)

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #14 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #30 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #34 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #41 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #73 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #75 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #77 WTA

Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #129 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #135 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 SF – #145 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #146 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #153 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #157 WTA
Antonia RUZIC – 2013 player – #185 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #186 WTA

Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #206 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #242 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #244 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #256 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #268 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #277 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #279 WTA
Alexandra EALA – 2015 SF – #281 WTA
Petra MARCINKO – 2015 player – #294 WTA

Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #302 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #322 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #325 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #327 WTA
Matilde PAOLETTI, 2012 quarterf., #328 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #344 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #349 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #372 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #393 WTA

Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #402 WTA
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE – 2012 runner up – #408 WTA
Lola RADIVOJEVIC – 2015 player – #415 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #425 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #442 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #447 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #448 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #469 WTA
Mia RISTIC – 2016 SB SF – #486 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #494 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #502 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #505 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #523 WTA
Aleksandra VECIC – 2011 player – #546 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER – 2012 player – #554 WTA
Ziva FALKNER – 2012 player – #557 WTA
Francesca CURMI – 2012 player – #576 WTA

Joelle STEUR – 2014 player – #618 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #684 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #691 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #733 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC – 2014 player – #755 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #762 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #770 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #788 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #791 WTA
Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ – 2014 SB – #794 WTA

Tina CVETKOVIC – 2009 player – #834 WTA
Aliona FALEI – 2014 runner up – #842 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #846 WTA

Weronika BASZAK – 2012 player – #928 WTA
Carolina GOMEZ – 2014 player – #930 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #986 WTA

• 63 ATP players (6,3%)

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #23 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #26 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #27 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #28 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #30 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #31 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #33 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #76 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #93 ATP

Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF- #110 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #138 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #149 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #152 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #159 ATP
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #162 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #187 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #195 ATP

Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #228 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #245 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #252 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #260 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #265 ATP

Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #305 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #324 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #325 ATP
Charles BROOM – 2008 player – #359 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #376 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #378 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #381 ATP

Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #403 ATP
Jerome KYM – 2011 player – #422 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #450 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #352 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #462 ATP
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #465 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #493 ATP

Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #502 ATP
Mili POLJICAK – 2014 player – #516 ATP
Sebastian GIMA – 2012 runner up – #579 ATP

Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #611 ATP
Stefan POPOVIC – 2013 player – #621 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #669 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #675 ATP
Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #687 ATP
Jaime FARIA – 2013 player – #689 ATP

Vilius GAUBAS – 2014 player – #708 ATP
Kalin IVANOVSKI – 2014 CD winner – #737
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #744 ATP
Pedro RODENAS – 2014 player – #760 ATP
Bor ARTNAK – 2014 player – 785 ATP
Viktor JOVIC – 2011 – #792 ATP
Jiri BARNAT – 2011 player – #796 ATP

Eduardo NAVA – 2007 player – #818 ATP
Dino PRIZMIC – 2015 QF – #828 ATP
Dusan OBRADOVIC – 2011 player – #849 ATP
Roko HORVAT – 2011 player – #856 ATP
Fabrizio ANDALORO – 2011 player – #877 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI – 2008 player – #896 ATP

Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #928 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #932 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #935 ATP
Vito TONEJC – 2009 player – #990 ATP

• 19 players TOP 100 ATP last RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN (19%)

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #3 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #4 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #11 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #12 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #15 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 – #27 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #30 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #36 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #51 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #53 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #56 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #57 ATP
Jerome KYM – 2013 player – #58 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #77 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #84 ATP
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #85 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 – #89 ATP
Mili POLJICAK – 2014 QF – #90 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)
2019: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up), Miomir KECMANOVIC (semifinals), Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (round robin)
2020: not played for Covid – 19 but would have played: Alex DE MINAUR, Miomir KECMANOVIC, Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, Lorenzo MUSETTI, Carlos ALCARAZ
2021: Carlos ALCARAZ (winner), Lorenzo MUSETTI (round robin), Holger RUNE (round robin), Flavio COBOLLI (alternate)

• 15 boys (15%) and 14 girls (14%)… in total 29 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Martin LANDALUCE – junior US OPEN 2022 winner
- #9 Mili POLJICAK – Junior RG 2022 doubles winner, Junior W 2022 winner
- #10 Dino PRIZMIC
- #24 Bor ARTNAK
- #37 Pedro RODENAS
- #57 Matej DODIG
- #67 William JANSEN
- #68 Nikola ZEKIC
- #70 Aleksa PISARIC
- #77 Branko DJURIC
- #79 Kylan BIGUN
- #87 Tomasz BERKIETA
- #90 Federico BONDIOLI
- #91 Matic KRIZNIK
- #97 Ivan SODAN

- #101 Patrick BRADY
- #102 Meecah BIGUN
- #115 Kevin EDENGREN
- #116 Luka MIKRUT
- #132 Federico CINA
- #136 Kalin IVANOVSKI
- #141 Nicolas KOBELT
- #150 Marc MAJDANDZIC
- #154 Vilius GAUBAS
- #174 Filippo ROMANO
- #184 Viktor MARKOV
- #185 Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR

- #203 Petr BRUNCLIK
- #208 Giacomo NOSEI
- #234 Lorenzo SCIAHBASI
- #239 Luka NOVAKOVIC
- #277 Maj PREMZL
- #287 Leo MATTHYSEN
- #292 Marko MAKSIMOVIC
- #297 Mikolai BANKOU

- #303 Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE
- #304 Benjamin GUSIC WAN
- #310 Iker SEVILLA
- #312 Ofek SHIMANOV
- #315 Andrea MEDURI
- #320 Oliver BONDING
- #323 Zach STEPHENS
- #338 Max STENZER
- #359 Timofei DEREPASKO
- #373 Daniele RAPAGNETTA
- #398 Luis GARCIA PAEZ

- #405 Raffaele MARIANI
- #413 Andreas TIMINI
- #484 Matthias Uwe KASK
- #485 Mees ROTTGERING
- #497 Pavel MARINOV

- #504 Ziga SVEC
- #508 Duje MARKOVINA
- #512 Georgi GEORGIEV
- #541 Alexander VASILEV
- #568 Romeo HADZIMEHMEDOVIC
- #579 Alex DEGABRIELE
- #595 Ognjen MILIC

- #615 Lun OBRUL
- #623 Aljaz KIRBIS
- #636 William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA
- #643 Romeo HADZIMEHMEDOVIC
- #649 Tristan FLANDER
- #661 Jacob Kailiang SHEN

- #702 Dorian VASUNG
- #713 Federico GARBERO
- #733 Nikolai BARSUKOV
- #739 Antonio VOLJAVEC

GIRLS:
- #3 Petra MARCINKO – junior ORANGE BOWL winner, junior AO 2022 winner
- #11 Tereza VALENTOVA
- #20 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #33 Alexandra EALA Junior AO 2020 doubles winner, Junior RG 2021 doubles winner, Junior US Open 2022 winner
- #38 Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC
- #39 Mia RISTIC
- #42 Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ
- #45 Joelle Lilly Sophie STEUR
- #69 Denislava GLUSHKOVA
- #70 Ela Nala MILIC
- #72 Alisa OKTIABREVA
- #82 Malwina ROWINSKA
- #88 Rose NIJKAMP – Junior W 2022 doubles winner
- #98 Anastasia GRECHKINA

- #109 Hepzibah OLUWADARE
- #114 Patricija PAUKSTYTE
- #123 Barbora MICHALKOVA
- #130 Elizara YANEVA (BGR)
- #131 Rositsa DENCHEVA
- #134 Mao MUSHIKA
- #155 Teodora KOSTOVIC
- #160 Lola RADIVOJEVIC
- #172 Mara GAE
- #173 Divna RATKOVIC
- #178 Ena KOIKE

- #211 Monica STANKIEWICZ
- #234 Ariana GEERLINGS
- #254 Carolina GOMEZ
- #255 Ana KANTOR
- #287 Jovana GRUJIC
- #290 Given ROACH

- #310 Vanesa DANKO
- #311 Roisin GILHEANY
- #314 Aleksandra GABROVSKA
- #326 Emma GHIRARDATO
- #327 Lara STOJANOVSKI
- #340 Dunja MARIC
- #359 Ann Akasha CEUCA
- #373 June BJORK

- #404 Chiara JEROLIMOV
- #407 Dora MISKOVIC
- #420 Petja DRAME
- #463 Letizia TAROCCO
- #479 Camilia SAMEL DRUZ

- #509 Iva LAKIC
- #519 Klio IOANNOU
- #522 Africa BURILLO BEREZAK
- #528 Saphir COHEN
- #533 Flora JOHNSON
- #546 Petra KONJIKUSIC
- #563 Shanice ROIGNOT
- #573 Antonina CZAJKA
- #580 Alana SUBASIC
- #588 Ece GENCER

- #649 Tea LUKIC
- #655 Anastasija IGNJATIC
- #671 Emma VALLETTA
- #673 Ksenia EFREMOVA
- #683 Anastasia NIKOLOVA
- #686 Mio MUSHIKA

- #704 Jaquelin OGUNWALE
- #706 Karina JUMAZHANOVA
- #715 Marina SKEGRO
- #749 Ema KOVACEVIC
- #762 Aurora NOSEI

6 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Martin Landaluce #1, Tomasz Berkieta #3, Federico Cina #4, Timofei Derepasko #6, Petr Brunclik #9, Antonio Voljavec #10; Tereza Valentova #3, Mia Ristic #4, Rose Maria Nijkamp #8)

1 boy and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – ( Niels McDonald #4; Ksenia Efremova #2)

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

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #253 WTA (Feb 2016)
Javier MARTI (ESP), 7th SB 2002 winner, #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 SF, #145 WTA (Oct 2016)
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #370 WTA (May 2015)
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #409 WTA (Apr 2014)
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #41 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #376 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #92 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #96 ATP doubles
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #171 ATP doubles (May 2019)

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #34 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #162 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #30 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #34 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #268 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #195 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #349 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #76 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #245 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #260 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #669 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #75 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #146 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #206 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #244 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #277 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #448 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #14 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #135 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #242 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #344 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #442 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #788 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #149 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #157 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #302 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #447 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #494 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #691 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player #770 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #30 ATP


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
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #325 ATP
Charles BROOM (UK) , 13th SB 2008, #359 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #896 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #928 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #145 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #425 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #684 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #762 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #85 WTA doubles


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., #23 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #31 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #33 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #93 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #744 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #129 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #256 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #322 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #325 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #393 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #402 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
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #110 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #265 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, #305 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #381 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #403 ATP
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #452 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #611 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010, #153 WTA
Joanne ZUGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #186 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC (SLO), 15th SB 2010, #834 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #846 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #1170 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #73 WTA


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
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #138 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #228 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #305 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #378 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #502 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #153 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #546 WTA


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., #27 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #159 ATP
Luciano DARDERI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #187 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #324 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #579 ATP

GIRLS
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #328 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #372 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #505 WTA
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #523 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #554 WTA
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #557 WTA
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #576 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #791 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #928 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1199 WTA doubles

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
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1 ATP – US OPEN 2022 winner
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #26 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #152 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #252 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #422 ATP
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #462 ATP – junior US OPEN 2021 winner

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #185 WTA
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1429 WTA doubles

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
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #465 ATP
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #516 ATP
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #708 ATP
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #737 ATP
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #760 ATP
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #785 ATP
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1540 ATP
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1584 ATP
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #758 ATP doubles
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1211 ATP doubles
Maj PREMZL (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #1244 ATP doubles
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1950 ATP doubles
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #2181 ATP doubles
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on ATP

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #77 WTA
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #618 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #755 WTA
Charlotte KEMPENAERS POCZ (AUS), 19th SB 2014, #794 WTA
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #842 WTA
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #1555 WTA
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #849 WTA doubles
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #930 WTA doubles
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #1160 WTA doubles
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #1400 WTA doubles
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Elena MICIC (AUS) , 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., not ranked yet on WTA

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
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #828 ATP
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #57 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #70 ITF
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #77 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #90 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #91 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #150 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #174 ITF
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #208 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #297 ITF
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #310 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #312 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #315 ITF
Matthias UWE KASK (CAN), 20th SB 2015, #484 ITF
Jose Alessandro HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., 918 ITF

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #77 WTA
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #281 WTA
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #294 WTA
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #415 WTA
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #82 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #98 ITF
Mao MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #134 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#172 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #234 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #310 ITF
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #327 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #373 ITF
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #463 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #519 ITF
Mio MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #686 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #683 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015, #704 ITF
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2989 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF

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
Martin LANDALUCE (ESP), 21st SB 2016, #3 ITF
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, #79 ITF
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #87 ITF
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #102 ITF
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #203 ITF
Marko MAKSIMOVIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #292 ITF
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #303 ITF
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #338 ITF
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #373 ITF
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #398 ITF
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #413 ITF
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #497 ITF
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #504 ITF
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #512 ITF
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #733 ITF
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #739 ITF
Nico HIPFL (AUS), 21st SB 2016, #1075 ITF
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #1120 ITF
Mika PETKOVIC (GER) , 21st SB 2016, #1218 ITF
Viktor KIROV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #1394 ITF
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #2601 ITF
Rares Andrei GOLESCU (ROU), 21st SB 2016, #2643 ITF
Bora CANKAYA (TUR), 21st SB 2016, #2746 ITF

GIRLS
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #486 WTA
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #70 ITF
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #88 ITF
Barbora MICHALKOVA (CZE) , 21st SB 2016, #123 ITF
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 , #211 ITF
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #287 ITF
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #314 ITF
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #340 ITF
Ann Akasha CEUCA (GER), 21st SB 2016, #359 ITF
Chiara JEROLIMOV (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #404 ITF
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #479 ITF
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #588 ITF
Anastasija IGNJATIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #655 ITF
Karina JUMAZHANOVA (KAZ), 21st SB 2016 , #706 ITF
Ema KOVACEVIC (BEL), 21st SB 2016, #749 ITF
Tara MIHALJEVIC (SRB) , 21st SB 2016, #1621 ITF
Nera TESANKIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016 , #1775 ITF
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 , #1787 ITF
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 , #753 ITF (Jan 2022)
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , #1140 ITF (Jan 2021)
Ana Tara PRACEK (SVN), 21st SB 2016 , not ranked on ITF

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
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #132 ITF
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #304 ITF
Oliver BONDING (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #320 ITF
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #359 ITF
Mees ROTTGERING (NDL), 22nd SB 2017, #485 ITF
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #508 ITF
Alexander VASILEV (BGR) , 22nd SB 2017, #541 ITF
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #595 ITF
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #636 ITF
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #1085 ITF
Maximilian CARRIER (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #1137 ITF
Filip KOSINSKI (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #1398 ITF
Tim VAISMAN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #1531 ITF
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #2164 ITF
Ivaylo SIMEONOV (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #2302 ITF
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Michele MECARELLI (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Jovan TOMOVIC (MNE), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Aleksa OPARNICA (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017,not ranked on ITF
David DARABAN (ROU) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Yannick NGANTCHA LLISO (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Oleh CHERNAT (UKR), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Samy KHEDIRI (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Vuk KRUSCIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Milan MATOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Noa LEVAK (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF

GIRLS
Tereza VALENTOVA (CZE) , 22nd SB 2017, #11 ITF
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #109 ITF
Elizara YANEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #130 ITF
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #131 ITF
Teodora KOSTOVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, #155 ITF
Dora MISKOVIC (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, #407 ITF
Africa BURILLO BEREZAK (ESP) , 22nd SB 2017, #522 ITF
Sapir COHEN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #528 ITF
Flora JOHNSON (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, #533 ITF
Petra KONJIKUSIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #546 ITF
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #563 ITF
Antonina CZAJKA (POL) , 22nd SB 2017, #573 ITF
Aurora NOSEI (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #762 ITF
Liya CHU (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #926 ITF
Francesca DE MATTEO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #1347 ITF
Aleksandra STEVANOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #1465 ITF
Julija BOGATIN (SVN), 22nd SB 2017, #1866 ITF
Lucija RASTOCIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, #2113 ITF
Eva CIKAJLO (SVN) , 22nd SB 2017, #2236 ITF
Greta RIZZETTO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #2421 ITF
Mia MILISAVLJEVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, #3556 ITF
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #3556 ITF
Lana PETKOVIC (BiH) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Dora BIONDIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #4 ETA U14
Lenny PETIT (FRA), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #12 ETA U14
Marko DRAGOVIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #13 ETA U14
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #17 ETA U14
Dimitar KISIMOV (BLG), 23rd SB 2018, #21 ETA U14
Thilo BEHRMANN (AUT), 23rd SB 2018, #21 ETA U14
Alex BORGOMI (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #35 ETA U14
Skender *KATANA*(MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #38 ETA U14
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #39 ETA U14
Victor RYDEN (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #45 ETA U14
Marcell KOVACS (HUN), 23rd SB 2018, #78 ETA U14
Krystof KOMINEK (CZE), 23rd SB 2018, #79 ETA U14
Pietro VERNO (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, #95 ETA U14
Wiktor JEZ (POL), 23rd SB 2018, #106 ETA U14
Maksim DESPOTOVIC (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #136 ETA U14
Ian BOLOBAN (BiH), 23rd SB 2018, #141 ETA U14
Viggo WAGENKNECHT (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #156 ETA U14
Vitorio STANKOV (BUL), 23rd SB 2018, #167 ETA U14
Ryan ZUBERBUEHLER (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #179 ETA U14
Luka NIKOLIC (FRA), 23rd SB 2018, #181 ETA U14
Patrick-Valentin MOISE (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #230 ETA U14
Thom GABELIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #290 ETA U14
Oliver MAJDANDZIC (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #426 ETA U14
Samuil CHESTOVALIEV (MKD), 23rd SB 2018, #597 ETA U14
Emil BECOVIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #830 ETA U14
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #72 ITF
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #509 ITF
Sarina SCHNYDER (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #36 ETA U14
Lana VIRC (SRB), 23rd SB 2018, #38 ETA U14
Tatiana CANTOS SIEMERS (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #44 ETA U14
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #56 ETA U14
Marta DOBRIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #113 ETA U14
Georgiana MITITELU (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #125 ETA U14
Eva KHRUSTALEVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018, #173 ETA U14
Alja SENICA (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #191 ETA U14
Astrid JOHA-BILIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #224 ETA U14
Selena ROMERO CALVO (ESP), 23rd SB 2018, #275 ETA U14
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #345 ETA U14
Eva ANDREEA MUNTEANU (ROU), 23rd SB 2018, #441 ETA U14
Amalia WIDDOWSON (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #1107 ETA U14
Paola PIERAGOSTINI (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, not ranked on ETA U14

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner, #26 ETA U14
Mustafa EGE SIK (TUR), 24th SB 2019, #55 ETA U14
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif., #90 U14
Aleksandar TOLEV (BLG), 24th SB 2019, #114 ETA U14
Alexey FROLOV (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #132 ETA U14
Filippo GARBERO (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #183 ETA U14
Murray WATTERS (GBR), 24th SB 2019, #198 ETA U14
Marko ERCEG (CRO), 24th SB 2019, #227 ETA U14
Mihailo TOPIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #231 ETA U14
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif., #243 ETA U14
Filip DJOKIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #297 ETA U14
Carlo PACI (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #323 ETA U14
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner, #673 ITF
Angelica SARA (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #24 ETA U14
Zoja PETERNEL (SVN), 24th SB 2019, #58 ETA U14
Briyana IVANOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #68 ETA U14
Eleonora TONEVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #93 ETA U14
Lora KARDOS (HUN), 24th SB 2019, #111 ETA U14
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up, #124 ETA U14
Evelin BORTSOVA (ISR), 24th SB 2019, #139 ETA U14
Andreya GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #182 ETA U14
Karolina JECMINKOVA (CZE), 24th SB 2019, #224 ETA U14
Eva ZHAROVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #272 ETA U14
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif. , #845 ETA U14
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

IN 2020 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 95 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2021 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE FIVE CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 98 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2022 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD FOUR CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND ITS AMBASSADORS ARE SPREAD IN 98 COUNTRIES

2022 – 27th Smrikva Bowl

Daniel GARDALITY (USA), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Luka MITROVIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Philip DIANATI (DEN), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Daniel STOYANOV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
David SCHWENK (GER), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Pekko PFUNDSTEIN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Kaloyan GAYDADZHIEV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nikola JOTIC (SRB), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

Arina FOMINA (RUS), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Beata MARESOVA (CZE), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nadia POZNICK (USA), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Korana BARISIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nicole SCARPINO (ITA), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nađa KNEZEVIC (MNE), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Ginny CHEN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Giulia LUCHETTI (SVK), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

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21/09/22

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - 28th annual Smrikva Bowl 2023 "seeds of the Legends" research begins

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

It is 21st of September 2022, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to start to build another “seeds of the Legends” edition and open the 28th annual candidacy process…

Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day is the day when we celebrate the opening of the new selection process for talents born in 2013… for the 28th edition that is scheduled for the end of June 2023.

Our over 2300 SB players spread in 98 countries continue to write our “seeds of the Legends”story… and year after year this human Smrikva living tree continue to be an inspiration and hope for the kids nurturing particular passion for the game of tennis…

This year US Open 2022 was a very special moment for Smrikva Bowl players. Carlos Alcaraz – Carlitos wrote not only a wonderful page of our SB history by becoming the first SB player to reach #1 ATP ranking but he also became the youngest player to do it in the history of tennis.

On the same event Alex Eala and Martin Landaluce won junior US Open 2022 singles titles… I met Alex for the first time when she was six years old and those moments spent on the court with her and her brother will continue to be precious part of my memories about attitude and Champions character that was possible to sense at the time already… and probably what I sensed was planted in her heart by her grandfather Bobo I met at the time too…

Some months before, Mili Poljicak won junior Wimbledon 2022 singles title, another special kid with personality that only those knowing Miljenko Smoje and Velo Misto could understand… that magic that Split city and its people have, and Rose Nijkamp junior Wimbledon 2022 doubles title, another special girl… at Roland Garros Mili Poljicak won doubles title and at the beginning of the year Petra Marcinko won junior Australian Open 2022 title… holding for long time #1 ITF junior ranking…

You can plant a seed… you can plant a dream… you need patience and you have to believe…

Thanks to 2300 SB seeds for writing the most different and inspiring stories… and thank you this time Carlitos for starting to write an incredible and inspiring story for the children of tomorrow! Establishing some new records that will inspire others to overcome…

After 26 years of planting seeds around the globe starting with 12th of September 2022 the Smrikva Bowl has the first #1 ATP ranked player…

There must be some true in the saying that: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams…”

… 1200+ signed books arriving from 76 countries continue to be part of the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1800 names were given by 18 SB generations to the old Smrikva Bowl olive trees… and for the second time we bottled already very special Smrikva Bowl Heritage Olive Oil…

… 43 Grand Slam titles (including junior titles) are conquered by 33 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 75 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slam titles)…

… 1 golden Olympic medal and 1 silver Olympic medal…

… 66 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

… 35 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA… and there are always Smrikva Bowl names among the winners of the most prestige under 12, 14, 16, 18 tournaments around the World…

There are many players who already graduated from Universities and I am pleased to track how many Smrikva Bowl children had the opportunity to get scholarship in the United States thanks to their academic and tennis skills and for the moment over 260 children were able to do it…

… I do like to list the numbers but who lived Smrikva Bowl knows that our story is always more than numbers… more than tennis… and I am grateful to the Smrikva Bowl seeds that in different ways keep inspiring us to continue to put our efforts in gathering talents in our family garden…

There are many ways to show intergenerational solidarity… and I would like to thanks players and families who were part of Smrikva Bowl and keep answering my calls to send signed gifts for each Smrikva Bowl participant of our already SB tradition named “Lucky Draw”…

This special moment is an opportunity for me to share the past players stories with children who are dreaming to follow their footprints… every present child at that moment of intergenerational celebration ceremony bring home a memory gift and I am sure they also discovered a new friend to cheer for…

I was pleased to notice thanks to Facebook also that some Smrikva Bowl seeds started to form families and they keep loving the game… I do hope that very soon we might have children of Smrikva Bowl seed playing Smrikva Bowl too…

I am also pleased to share that the 7th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2023 will be held again next spring. The Family Week was born with vision to share with families some precious hints that may be of help to them in their journey. It is a long term development path and is a great holiday experience for players and families that can be lived at this young age.

There is also a new idea coming to my mind that I wish to start sharing with Smrikva Bowl seeds being already many of them eligible for this idea and I do hope to start to make it real soon with past SB players and families and use it as a family reunion opportunity in Smrikve…

Back in summer 1998, about 25 years ago, I was attending Citicorp Associate Development program in New York… this was an opportunity for me to visit the US OPEN

I do remember I had only a vision about the event I was creating… Smrikva Bowl… it was a dream about creating an inspiring event… and among my dreams I was thinking that there might come the day when there will be 25 past Smrikva Bowl players among top 100 ATP/WTA…

I also remember the big Wilson tennis ball I bought in New York and made it a tradition for the Smrikva Bowl winners to sign it… wishing them to lift one day the US OPEN trophy… this wish become a true story when Dominic Thiem, who signed the famous ball back in 2003, lifted the real US Open trophy in 2020…

At the moment I am writing this letter there are 35 Smrikva Bowl players who actually reached top 100 ATP/WTA ranking… and a week ago Carlos Alcaraz lifted US Open trophy being 19 years and four months old and become the youngest #1 ATP ranked player in the history of tennis. Some of my dreams are turning real :)…

There are 66 Smrikva Bowl players who made it into the top 200 ATP/WTA and they made in total over 135M USD in prize money. The total prize money keep increasing by an important double digits rate on yearly basis… and these are big numbers… more than big numbers these are a lot of opportunities that Smrikva Bowl seeds may spread in years to come…

There is also this new idea in my mind that I wish to start sharing with Smrikva Bowl seeds…

I remember that Citicorp Associate Development program I was attending was considered at the time one of the best programs in finance on the Wall Street… I was part of an amazing class and we had amazing mentors… the one who impressed me the most at the time was Barry… he had a unique way to share his knowledge…

Those things I learned from Barry helped me understand the real financial situation of the Fiat Group back in 2001… and that knowledge actually helped this company survive one of its deepest financial crisis in its century long history…

But Barry’s words, that I vividly recall, is the story he shared with us one afternoon, at Citicorp training center building, that he is not teaching finance only to financially educated individuals like we were at the time, but he is also sharing his knowledge with successful professional athletes.

At first I did not understand why…

Why should you teach finance to someone who created so much wealth throughout their sport career that could last for centuries?

… and he explained it with very simple words… he said that many successful professionals were becoming social problems in the US… I was still not getting his point… than he told us that the majority of the professional athletes in the US were broken five years after completing their successful careers. We are talking in certain sports of about 3 out of 4 famous and successful players who spent all their wealth earned during their careers just five years after completing to play at professional level…

I learned about this problem 25 years ago and still today this problem persist… no matter how much monetary resources you earn if you lack basic knowledge in how to manage the wealth you earned it is highly probable that you may end up among the 60-70%+ group of financially broken stars…

I always believed that Smrikva Bowl kids will build their own luck… and there are so many doing great… and they are doing great in most different fields… thanks to their tennis skills over 260+ received the scholarship to study in the US… and at the moment of this letter there are 24 Smrikva Bowl players who made over 1M USD of prize money so far… and there more than 10 Smrikva Bowl players that will cross this financial threshold in less than a year time…

I wish to open this opportunity for the past Smrikva Bowl players to return to Smrikve and get some basics about the elements mentioned above… at what to pay attention to…

I envisage this experience as vacation and opportunity to learn something in an emotionally positive and friendly environment therefore store it into the long term memory… the Smrikva Bowl way… visiting Smrikve with the family was always a battery recharging opportunity and always an opportunity to create good memories…

In 1996 the Smrikva Bowl story started… in 2007 the possibility to return to Smrikve for holidays in order to fine tune some tennis and human skills at „La Bottega“ started… in 2015 we started with friend Luca another family holidays opportunity known as Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week experience. Family Week is envisaged to share with families some important long term elements that can help them to increase the awareness on what to pay attention to in building their family path towards high level tennis… and I believe this new opportunity for the Smrikva Bowl families will further grow our „seeds of the Legends“ story…

I am pleased to share like every year few stories that are important to me and are part of the Smrikva Bowl foundation code…

For those who are not familiar with I am pleased to recall that 21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day (“SBA”)…

The SBA Day is celebrated on the same day as World Peace Day… and to me civil society and peace are pillars for any talent development possibility… we’ve all witnessed over the last years how easy the difficulties and challenges put in front of people can change very fast the life we are used to…

In our lives, like in a tennis match, there will be always something that will go wrong… and the same as in tennis… it is not what goes wrong that matters but our reaction to it…

If we are able to recognize potential turning points they might become a mere blips but if we fail to do it our lives might significantly change… and if things are not easy we all need to arm our selves with a lot of patience because the momentum never change quickly when is not with you…

Years ago for all the Smrikva Bowl candidates was introduced the obligation to observe the Smrikva Bowl Fair Play and Sportsmanship Code of Conduct and I am pleased to share that more you train more become natural to lead by example… only after many mistakes we have the chance to become better by learning from them… always embracing the challenge… especially when we are forced out of our comfort zone…

I do believe in a beauty of learning and inexperience is a very powerful asset. My advice during orientation day to the Smrikva Bowl children was always to use their skills and tennis racket passport to travel, experience… see the world… and I strongly believe that each of them will become very wealthy person not because of the money they might make but because of the experience they will gain. The relationship wealth they will create with their living will be the most precious wealth for their well being that nobody will be able to take them away.

We are still living the moments of limited travel possibilities and uncertainty… but all this should come to an end… and those who love exploring will for sure get the opportunity to do it in the future…

Many years ago we started to plant an old Olive tree during Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony. The Olive tree selected was older than the oldest man living on the earth… and during the ceremony, every Ambassador put a piece of land close to the root and donate the name to the tree…

After 18 generations donating their names and planting our Legendary trees next year we will be ready to bottle our 3rd very special and unique Heritage Smrikva Bowl Olive Oil limited collection… the olive oil made from the trees planted by “seeds of the Legends”… 1800 stories olive oil…

Olive tree is a symbol of peace in different Mediterranean cultures… and the age of our trees is another important symbol… the symbol of intergenerational responsibility.

Cartoons always helped me to share thoughts with kids… and The Lion King is nice one to share our Olive Tree story via Circle of Life story…

We are all born without knowing much about life on this earth…

… and you might recall when Mufasa was explaining to Simba that is not easy to be a King… he told him that a good King should know that everything around us lives in a delicate equilibrium and that with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it.

I wish to share with Smrikva Bowl seeds that is not easy to be a great tennis player… the inspiration for kids and generations to come… to lead by example… it is much more easy to explode from time to time… to get angry and frustrated… and much more difficult to keep your mind still and make the kids desire to be like you one day…

Mufasa was trying to teach Simba the importance of observing the nature and learning from it… of being curious… and he was teaching him to respect the nature and get the understanding of the importance of all different creatures in the Circle of Life…

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “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.”

A signed tennis ball by this Nobel Prize for Peace with the above message is a precious memory held in Smrikve that I love to share with Smrikva kids…

I developed an idea that peace is always an unstable equilibrium and with intelligence we should try to understand it and respect it. Knowledge, human curiosity and will to learn are important… and all together are pillars for the civilization path.

When the Nobel Prize told to the group I belonged: “Do it!” he reminded me Yoda and his teaching to the young Skywalker: “Do. Or do not!…”

Books are human memory that can help us understand what we see combined with our cumulative personal experience and this is one of the reasons why I started the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library story. Given the fragility of the circle of life it is easy to lose personal and general cumulative knowledge in just a generation or two.

We have gotten used to rapid technological progress, but social progress is more complex. Humans learn throughout lifetime and mostly from personal experiences.

Today people live an average of about 80 years… and what we call civilization is mostly made up of human knowledge we have accumulated, which our institutions pass onto future generations… and at the moment we are those who represent the current civilization.

In whichever environment you are born… be prepared that this environment will change through your lifetime… the facts and opinions will continue to mix as you grow but when your mind is still and calm you will be able to see clearly what is good for the society you live in and what is not that good… it is similar to the choice the player make in taking the path of tennis or the path of gamesmenship… my dream for the SB seeds is to take the path which is the more difficult one… and is called tennis…

World Peace Day although celebrated on the same day as SBA day is the day to start thinking of the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail, as per tradition, some basic ideas about the selection process for the 28th annual will be shared.

28th Smrikva Bowl, will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (17th) 19th till 24th of June 2023. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2013.

When I think of Smrikva Bowl Heritage and Legacy I always imagine it physically as a theater where we work hard for a year to set the stage… and every year we gather talented kids, arriving from different cultures, having different dreams…

We set the stage and later on they are in charge with their dedication to write the most different & inspiring stories…

Smrikve is like the place where the seeds of the legends are planted year after year… and Smrikva children stories and families after their departure from Smrikve become like a living fairy tale tree that keeps growing and developing in most different directions year after year…

The intangible part of our theater is „more than tennis“… whatever that means… and I always wished that it could mean something little bit different for each person that happened to get in touch with Smrikva Bowl story…

Smrikva Bowl is still very young event and is too early to observe the Smrikva Bowl Legacy but I always believed that more then one children who left footprints on our courts will write inspiring stories in most different professional fields.. and I am always happy when I get to know a new SB name achieving the possibility to get their higher education at US Universities thanks to their tennis racket…

I am always happy to see when Smrikva Bowl seeds win something, when they graduate, when they fall in love and start to form families, get their children… so happy when they overcome injuries… there are so many that keep leading by example…

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 43 Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” was always beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will benefit from their tennis and sport experience and find their way in other fields too… because humans need inspiration… we need inspiration not only in sport but in most different fields…

There are so many challenges today in the world and every day for each of us… and no matter how many challenges you face there will be always many new one in the future… and we need divergent thinking to find solutions to challenges that today appear more complicated than what they really are… and children are the little genius that could show us the path… being adults those who borrow the future from the children…

I stopped asking myself long time ago of how many kids playing Smrikva Bowl are playing tennis because their parents would like them to become professional tennis players and how much of them play it because they like the game. What I do know is that sport can help kids in their growth and I also know that people that do excel in any field need very long time to reach and master the excellence.

This is important to underline for any field… whoever around you is very good in doing something for the community it is the one who dedicated a lot of his time with passion to master the profession that the community can benefit from… and every time you recognize such a person around you you should treasure it… at the same time if a person with no passion and no skills get in charge of something that is important for the community be prepared that the whole community will suffer the consequences which can be very painful in the long run…

Rarely but still can happen that some people come to Smrikve thinking that Smrikva Bowl is a very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the hidden key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help me to explain before deciding to support a new candidate and their family that Smrikva Bowl is something more than a competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

Smrikva Bowl “more than tennis” idea… will be left to the interpretation of each Ambassador and Smrikva Bowl friend… their feelings will guide them because they are the one who are helping us to write the Smrikva story…

Thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families our special Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 98 countries… Our quantities are always limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed for the Smrikva Bowl players that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be very unique in the whole World…

Over the years Istria kept recording sustainable growth in numbers of travelers visiting us… she did it this year too… and I am grateful to all those who visited us… “Istria from Smrikve” is a cultural e-book gift to all Smrikve friends… Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are helping us in scouting talents but also in spreading the word about Istria as cultural destination for travelers worth visiting…

The number of the invited players in 2023 will be limited to 64 players (32 girls and 32 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2013 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your or support a candidacy for the SBTTFW 2023 family gatherings or for the new holidays initiative SBM+FHW please feel free to let me know …

… for the end of this long presentation… being today World Peace Day… my wish to Smrikva players is to continue to inspire… and may some of them make true Nelson Mandela’s words when he observed the power of Sport saying: “Sport has the power to change the world, the power to inspire and the power to unite people in a way little else can…”

Thank you for your time, for visiting us and for sharing with friends the Smrikve story.

Mio


Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikva Bowl-a,

21. je rujna 2022. godine, dan Ambasadora Smrikva Bowl-a, i vrijeme za početak izgradnje još jednog legendarnog izdanja i vrijeme za otvaranja 28. godišnjeg procesa kandidiranja…

Dan Ambasadora Smrikve je dan kada se slavi otvaranje nove selekcije Smrikvara, generacije talenata rođenih 2013.godine… za 28.-mo izdanje Smrikve koje je zakazano za kraj lipnja 2023. godine.

Preko 2300 SB igrača raširenih u 98 zemalja nastavlja pisati jednu lijepu priču… i iz godine u godinu ovo stablo života nastavlja biti inspiracija za djecu koja gaje osobitu strast prema teniskoj igri…

Ovogodišnji US Open 2022. bio je vrlo poseban trenutak za igrače Smrikva Bowl-a. Carlos Alcaraz – Carlitos je ispisao ne samo prekrasnu stranicu naše povijesti postavši prvi SB igrač koji je dosegao broj 1 na ATP ljestvici, već je također postao najmlađi igrač kojem je to pošlo za rukom u povijesti tenisa.

Na istom događaju Alexa Eala i Martin Landaluce osvojili su juniorske naslove u pojedinačnoj konkurenciji…

Prvi put sam sreo Alexu kad je imala šest godina i trenuci provedeni na terenu s njom i njezinim bratom biti će dragocjeno sjećanje na pristup i karakter šampiona te djevojčice koji se već tada dao naslutiti… a vjerojatno je ono što sam već tada naslutio u njeno srce, uz roditelje, usadio i njen djed Bobo…

Nekoliko mjeseci prije, Mili Poljičak osvojio je juniorski Wimbledon 2022. naslov u singlu, još jedan poseban dečko s osobnošću koju samo oni koji poznaju Miljenka Smoju i Velo misto mogu razumjeti… onu čaroliju koju ima Split i njegovi ljudi, a Rose Nijkamp je osvojila tada juniorski Wimbledon 2022. naslov u parovima , još jedna posebna cura… na Roland Garrosu Mili Poljičak osvojio je i naslov u parovima, a početkom godine Petra Marčinko osvojila je juniorski Australian Open 2022 naslov u singlu… i dugo držala broj 1 na ITF juniorskoj ljestvici…

Možete posaditi sjeme… možete posaditi san… nauružati se strpljenjem i čvrstom vjerom u sebe i u svoje snove…

Hvala svim 2300 sjemenki Smrikve za pisanje najrazličitijih priča… i posebno hvala ovoga puta Carlitosu što je ispisao jednu inspirativnu priču za djecu sutrašnjice! Postavljanje novih rekorda će zasigurno inspirirati druge mlade da ih nadmaše…

Nakon 26 godina sijanja sjemena Smrikve diljem svijeta počevši od 12. rujna 2022. Smrikva Bowl ima po prvi puta igrača #1 na ATP ljestvici…

Sigurno ima neke istine u izreci da “budućnost pripada onima koji vjeruju u ljepotu svojih snova…”

…preko 1200+ potpisanih knjiga iz 76 zemlje je i dalje pohranjeno u biblioteci koju stvaraju naši mali posjetitelji od 2009.godine i koja čini nasljeđe Smrikva Bowl-a…

…preko 1800 imena ponosno nose naše posvećene stare masline Smrikva Bowl-a… stvarajući nešto posebno što se još uvijek teško može jasno razaznati…

… 43 Grand Slam titule (uključujući juniorske) su do danas prikupila 33 dijete Smrikve…

… 75 profesionalnih ATP/WTA titula (2 Grand Slam titule)…

… 1 Olimpijsko zlato i singlu i jedno srebro u dublu…

… 66 igrača su dostigli nivo TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

… 35 igrača su u svojoj karijeri dostigli razinu od TOP 100 igrača svijeta na ATP/WTA ljestvicama… i brojne pobjede su ostvarene tijekom posljednjeg desetljeća na svim najprestižnijim turnirima diljem svijeta u kategorijama do 12,14,16 i 18 godina…

Brojna djeca Smrikve su danas fakultetski obrazovana… i već neko vrijeme mi je želja saznati koliko je djece Smrikve uspjelo dobiti stipendiju u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama zahvaljujući svojim akademskim i teniskim sposobnostima… i ažurirani broj koji rado djelim je da je preko 260 djece Smrikve to do danas postiglo…

… priča Smrikve je oduvijek nešto više od brojeva kao što je i nešto više od tenisa… i zahvalan sam igračima Smrikve, njihovim obiteljima, trenerima koji nas na najrazličitije načine inspiriraju da nastavimo graditi Smrikvu preko naših granica mašte u našem malom obiteljskom dvorištu…

Postoji puno načina da se iskaže međugeneracijska solidarnost… i želim se zahvaliti djeci Smrikve i njihovim obiteljima koji se odazivaju mojim pozivima i šalju nam potpisane predmete kako bi ih mogli pokloniti sudionicima Smrikve… za mene je taj trenutak prilika da podijelim dio njihovih priča sa djecom koja sanjaju poći njihovim stopama… i tako svako dijete koje je prisutno u tom trenutku međugeneracijskog slavlja ponese sa sobom predmet uspomene i nadam se da otkrije ponekad i jednog novog teniskog prijatelja čijim se uspjesima veseliti …

S osmjehom na licu pratim zahvaljujući Facebooku da su neka djeca Smrikve već počela stvarati obitelji i da svoju ljubav ka tenisu prenose na svoju djecu… tako da se iskreno nadam uskoro imati prilike vidjeti da neko dijete sjemena Smrikvi zaigra na Smrikvi…

Rado dijelim i vijest da će se 7.mi Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talent Family Week (SBTTFW) 2023 održati sljedećeg proljećeća. Obiteljski tjedan je rođen sa vizijom da se živi jedan obiteljski godišnji odmor u kojem se mogu podijeliti iskustva koja mogu biti od koristi u razvoju. Jedno posebno obiteljsko iskustvo.

Postoji već neko vrijeme jedna ideja u mojim mislima koju želim podijeliti sa djecom Smrikva Bowl-a u nadi da će i ona jednog dana postati stvarnost…

Još u ljeto 1998., prije otprilike 25 godine, pohađao sam Citicorp Associate Development program u New Yorku … ovo mi je bila i prilika da posjetim US OPEN

Sjećam se da sam tada imao tek viziju o događaju koji sam stvarao … Smrikva Bowl… bio je to san o stvaranju inspirativnog događaja … i među snovima sam razmišljao da bi mogao doći dan kad će među 100 najboljih ATP/WTA biti 25 bivših učesnika Smrikva Bowl-a…

Sjećam se i velike teniske loptice Wilson US OPEN koju sam kupio u New Yorku i učinio tradicijom da je pobjednici Smrikva Bowla potpisuju … poželjevši im da jednog dana podignu trofej US OPEN … ova želja postala je istinita priča kada je Dominic Thiem, koji je slavnu loptu potpisao 2003., podigao pravi trofej US Opena 2020. godine …

U ovom trenutku dok pišem ovo pismo, postoji 35 igrač Smrikva Bowla koji je zapravo dosegao nivo prvih 100 ATP/WTA ljestvice… i prije tjedan dana podizanjem US OPEN trofeja u New York-u je Carlos Alcaraz postao najmlađi #1 ATP igrač u povijesti tenisa… tako da i neki moji snovi već postaju stvarnost :) …

Postoji 66 igrača Smrikva Bowla koji su ušli u prvih 200 ATP/WTA -a, a ukupno su privredili više od 135M USD od turnirskih nagradnih fondova. Taj ukupni nagradni fond se povećava za dvoznamenkastu stopu na godišnjoj razini… a to uistinu jesu velike brojke… ali više od velikih brojeva, ovo su samo mnoge mogućnosti koje bi djeca Smrikva Bowl-a mogla proširiti u godinama koje dolaze …

Postoji i ova nova ideja u mojim mislima koju želim početi dijeliti sa djecom Smrikve…

Sjećam se da se Citicorp Associate Development programa Citicorp-a koji sam pohađao u to vrijeme smatrao jednim od najboljih programa financija na Wall Streetu svog vremena… Bio sam dio nevjerojatnog razreda i imali smo posebno inspirativne mentore… onaj koji me posebno impresionirao u to vrijeme bio je profesor Barry… imao je jedinstven način dijeljenja svog širokog znanja…

Te stvari koje sam naučio od Barryja pomogle su mi da shvatim stvarno financijsko stanje Fiat Grupe još 2001. godine … i to znanje je zapravo pomoglo ovoj tvrtki da preživi jednu od svojih najdubljih financijskih kriza u svojoj stoljetnoj povijesti …

No, Barryjeve riječi, kojih se živo sjećam, priča su koju je podijelio sa nama jednog popodneva, u našoj zgradi Citicorp centra za obuku, da on ne podučava financije samo financijski obrazovane pojedince kao što smo to bili mi u to vrijeme, već prenosi i svoje znanje uspješnim profesionalnim sportašima.

Isprva mi nije bilo jasno zašto …

Zašto biste trebali podučavati financije nekoga tko je stvorio toliko novaca tijekom svoje sportske karijere koja bi mogla trajati stoljećima?

… i objasnio je da su nažalost mnogi uspješni profesionalci postali društveni problemi u SAD -u … Još uvijek nisam shvaćao o čemu točno govori … tada nam je rekao da je većina profesionalnih sportaša u SAD -u pet godina nakon dovršetka uspješne karijere bez i jedne kune. Govorimo u nekim sportovima o otprilike 3 od 4 poznata i uspješna igrača koji su svo svoje bogatstvo stečeno tijekom karijere potrošili u samo pet godina nakon što su završili s igranjem na profesionalnoj razini …

Naučio sam o ovom problemu prije 25 godine, a i dan danas taj problem je jednako postojan … bez obzira na to koliko novčanih sredstava privredili ako vam nedostaje osnovnog ekonomskog znanja, velika je vjerojatnost da ćete završiti među onih 60 -70%+ financijski propalih zvijezdi…

Uvijek sam vjerovao da će djeca Smrikva Bowla sama izgraditi svoje puteve … a ima toliko onih koji se odlično snalaze u različitim područjima … zahvaljujući svojim teniskim vještinama više od 260+ je dobilo stipendiju za studiranje u SAD -u … i u trenutku pisanja ovog pisma 24 igrača Smrikva Bowl-a su prešli granicu od 1M USD osvojenih nagradnih fondova… i ima najmanje 10 igrača Smrikve koji će preći ovaj prag za manje od godinu dana …

Želim otvoriti ovu priliku dijeljenja znanja na svoj način uspostavljanjem mogućnosti da se igrači Smrikva Bowla s obiteljima vrate u Smrikve na odmor i steknu neke osnove o gore spomenutim elementima …

Zamišljam ovo iskustvo kao odmor… i priliku da se na kraju spozna nešto u emocionalno pozitivnom okruženju pa da se to pohrani i u dugoročno pamćenje… posjet Smrikvama je uvijek prilika za punjenje baterija i stvaranja novih uspomena …

1996. godine započelo pisanje priče o Smrikva Bowlu… 2007. godine je otvorena mogućnost povratka u Smrikve na obiteljski odmor kako bi se mogle usavršavati kako teniske tako i opće ljudske vještine u „La Bottegi“… 2015. godine je započeta sa prijateljem Lukom još jednu prilika za obiteljski odmor Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week. Taj poseban obiteljski tjedan je zamišljen kao dijeljenje nekih elemenata od značaja koje mogu pomoći da se poveća svijest o tome na što vrijedi obratiti pozornost u izgradnji svog obiteljskog puta prema velikom tenisu… i vjerujem da je ovo nova prilika još jedna dobra ideja za dodatan razvoj…

Sa zadovoljstvom dijelim u nastavku nekoliko priča koje u sebi nosi DNK Smrikva Bowl-a… i kako Rafiki voli reći… neke priče vrijede ponoviti i više puta…

Danas je 21.rujan, međunarodni dan mira, poznat i kao dan mira u svijetu… mnogi ljudi ga obilježavaju… a godinama unazad je baš taj dan izabran i kao dan Ambasadora Smrikva Bowl-a… bez civilne zajednice u modernom svijetu nema garancija za mir…a bez mira teško je omogućiti potpuni razvoj talenata… tijekom proteklih godina i mjeseci smo ponovno vidjeli kako lako poteškoće i izazovi stavljeni pred ljude mogu brzo promijeniti život na koji smo navikli …

U našim životima, kao i u teniskom meču, uvijek nešto može krenuti u drugačijem smjeru od onoga što bi mi žaljeli… pa isto kao i u tenisu… nije važno što je krenulo krivo, već je samo važna naša reakcija na to što je krenulo krivo…

Ako uspijemo prepoznati potencijalne prekretnice i izazove, one bi mogle postati samo jedno upozorenje, ali ako to ne učinimo, naši životi bi se mogli značajno promijeniti… a ako stvari nisu lake, svi se trebamo opskrbiti sa ogromnim strpljenjem jer stvari se nikad ne mijenjaju previše brzo kada već krenu u smjeru koji nam nije drag…

Prije više godina je za sve kandidate Smrikva Bowl-a uvedena obveza poštivanja Smrikva Bowl kodeksa sportskog ponašanja kako na terenu tako i van njega… i drago mi je podijeliti jednu malu spoznaju sa najmlađima… a to je da što više se vježba to postaje prirodnije biti primjerom… i samo nakon brojnih pogrešaka ako želimo iz njih učiti dobijamo priliku za postati bolji… naučiti prihvaćati izazove… pogotovo kad smo prisiljeni izaći iz komfort zone iz zone već poznatoga…

Ja vjerujem u ljepotu učenja i neiskustvo je vrlo moćno i dobro ako se prihvati kao izazov. Moj savjet tijekom orijentacijskog dana djeci Smrikve je da uvijek koriste svoje sposobnosti i putovnicu – „teniski reket“ za putovanja, stavaranje životnih iskustava… i vjerujem da će svako od njih jednog dana postati vrlo imućan ali ne radi novaca koje će privrediti već bogatstva koje će stvoriti svojim življenjem… to će biti dragocjeno bogatstvo za svoje unutarnje blagostanje koje im nitko neće moći oduzeti.

Danas živimo trenutak u kojem je teško putovati u brojne dijelove svijeta… ali moramo vjerovati da će i svemu tome doći kraj … a oni koji vole istraživati nova mjesta i kulture sigurno će imati priliku to učiniti u budućnosti …

Prije dosta godina započeli smo tradiciju sadnje starije masline tijekom svečanosti imenovanja Ambasadora Smrikva Bowl-a. Prva odabrana maslina je bila starija od najstarijeg čovjeka na zemlji i prenosila je jednu poruku intergeneracijeke odgovornosti… svih ovih godina tijekom ceremonije, svaki Ambasador nastavio je polagati grudu zemlje blizu korijena masline i poklanjati svoje ime stablu …

Maslina je simbol mira u različitim kulturama mediterana… a njene godine na Smrikvi simboliziraju međugeneracijsku odgovornost i povezanost.

Crtići mi duži niz godina pomažu u pronalaženju načina komunikacije sa djecom i da se lakše razumijemo… Kralj Lavova je za današnji dan ponovni lijep izbor da se ponovi priča stare masline… priču koju rado dijelim na svjetski dan mira… i vezana je uz priču kruga života…

Svi se mi rađamo ne znajući puno o životu na zemlji…

… i možda se sjetite dijela kada Mufasa objašnjava Simbi da nije lako biti kralj… kaže mu kako bi dobar kralj trebao znati da sve oko nas živi u delikatnoj ravnoteži i da sa inteligencijom trebamo pokušati razumjeti tu ravnotežu i poštovati je.

Želim podijeliti sa djecom Smrikve da nije lako biti veliki tenisač… nije lako biti nadahnuće drugoj djeci i generacijama koje dolaze… nije lako voditi svojim primjerom… puno je lakše eksplodirati s vremena na vrijeme… ljutiti se i iskazati frustraciju… a puno teže zadržati svoj um mirnim i na taj način učiniti da djeca požele biti poput vas jednoga dana…

Mufasa je pokušavao naučiti svog sina Simbu važnosti promatranja prirode … važnosti znatiželje … i učio ga je poštivanju prirode i razumijevanju važnosti svih različitih stvorenja i njihovog značaja u krugu života…

Jedan od dobitnika Nobelove nagrade za mir, koji je bio gost grupe kojoj sam pripadao, ostavio nam je jedan zapis za uspomenu… jednu poruku u kojoj kaže: “Budućnost je uvijek u manjini. Iako je povijest budućnosti važnija od već proživljene povijesti. Za starije je da se sjećaju prošlosti. Za mlade je da stvaraju svijet budućnosti.

Učinite to! Možete stvoriti svijet bez ratova… Možete stvoriti bolji svijet.”

Potpisana teniska lopta Nobelovca za mir sa zapisanom gornjom porukom dragocjena je uspomena koja se čuva u Smrikvama i koju volim dijeliti sa djecom Smrikve …

U meni se kroz godine razvila ideja kako je mir uvijek u nestabilnoj ravnoteži i kroz inteligenciju bi ga trebali razumijeti i naučiti poštivati. Znanje, ljudska znatiželja i želja za usavršavanjem su važni… i svi su oni temelji jedne civilne zajednice.

Dobitnik Nobelove nagrade je u svoj poruci rekao: “Učinite to!” i tako me podsjetio na Yodinu mudrost kada je dijeli sa mladim Skywalkerom i kada mu kaže: “Čini. Ili nemoj činiti”…

Knjige predstavljaju jednu veliku ljudsku memoriju… koje nam mogu pomoći da razumijemo ono što živimo, to je i jedan od razloga početka stvaranja još jednog nasljeđa kroz biblioteku Smrikva Bowl-a… Isto tako vrijedi spomenuti krtost kruga života i lakoće da ljudski nemar velikom brzinom ostane bez nakupljenog saznanja i iskustva starijih generacija. Dovoljno je par generacija nemara da se zaboravi to veliko ljudsko nasljeđe… a još manje od par generacija je dovoljno da se izgube neke od osnovnih vrijednosti civilizacije…

Naučeni smo na brz tehnološki napredak, ali socijalni i društveni napredak čovjeka je sporiji i puno kompleksniji… Ljudi uče tijekom cijelog života i najviše iz osobnog životnog iskustva… Vrijedi ne zaboraviti da civilizacija ili ono što smatramo civilizacijom smo danas samo mi i nitko drugi…

Ovo je jedna važna misao. Ljudski životni vijek je danas oko 80 godina… i ono što nazivamo civilizacijom je nakupljeno iskustvo ljudskog roda do danas, koje naše institucije prenose na mlade naraštaje…

U kojem god socijalno društvenom okruženju da ste rođeni… budite spremni da će se to okruženje mijenjati tijekom vašeg života… činjenice i mišljenja nastavit će se miješati kako budete rasli, ali kada vam je um miran i smiren, moći ćete jasno razaznati što je dobro za društvo u kojem živite od onoga što nije toliko dobro… to je slično izboru koji igrač radi kada donosi odluku da li da krene putem teniske igre ili putem varanja… moj san za djecu Smrikve je da odabiru onaj teži put… put koji se zove tenis…

Međunarodni dan mira, slavljen na isti dan Ambasadora Smrikve, je svakako dobar dan da se krene sa potragom talenata… i sa ovim pismom će kao po tradiciji biti otvoren proces okupljanja kandidata za 28. Smrikva Bowl 2023.

28. Smrikva Bowl 2023. će se održati u Puli (Istri – Hrvatskoj) od (17.) 19. – 24. lipnja 2023. godine… a godina koja dolazi će biti posvećena talentiranim igračima rođenim 2013.godine…

Kada razmišljam o nasljeđu Smrikva Bowl-u… često ga u prvoj misli fizički zamišljam kao teatar… jedan teatar u koji se svake godine uloži puno truda da se pripremi pozornica na kojoj se djeca mogu sastati… I svake godine gledamo okupiti talente iz različitih kulutura svijeta sa različitim snovima….

Mi pripremimo pozornicu i kasnije oni ostaju na dužnosti da svojom upornošću… budu ti koji pišu najrazličitije životne priče…

Smrikve je poput mjesta na kojem se iz godine u godinu sadi sjeme legendi … a dječje priče i životne priče obitelji Smrikve nakon odlaska iz Smrikvi postaju poput živog stabla bajke koje iz godine u godinu raste i razvija se u najrazličitijim smjerovima. ..

Nematerijalni dio našeg kazališta je to nešto “više od tenisa”… što god to značilo… i uvijek sam želio da to može značiti nešto malo drugačije za svaku osobu koja je došla u kontakt sa pričom Smrikva Bowl…

Smrikva Bowl je još uvijek mlad turnir i previše rano je mjeriti njenu ostavštinu… ali oduvijek vjerujem da će više djece napisati inspirativne priče u najrazličitijim profesijama koje odaberu… i uvijek mi je neizmjerno drago prepoznati novo ime među onima koji su uspjeli nastaviti školovanje u SAD-u zahvaljujući svojoj teniskoj vještini

Kako godine prolaze čini se sve više i više vjerojatno da će više od jednog djeteta Smrikve osvajati velike Grand Slam turnire… već su osvojili 43 Grand Slam titula… a da budem iskren moja želja za “sjeme Legendi” je oduvijek nadilazila snove Grand Slam-ova …

Znam da po statistikama samo nekoliko djece Smrikve ima šansu dostići vrh profesionalnog tenisa, ali volim vjerovati da će brojni biti uspješni u drugim profesijama u koje ih život nanese… jer ljudi trebaju inspiraciju … trebamo inspiraciju ne samo u sportu već u najrazličitijim poljima …

Danas je mnogo izazova pred nama i ima ih novih svakoga dana… i samo jedno je sigurno a to je da će u budućnosti uvijek biti mnogo novih izazova… i trebamo divergentno razmišljanje kako bismo pronašli rješenja za izazove koji se danas čine kompliciranijima od onoga što jesu … a djeca su ti mali geniji koji bi nam mogli pokazati put … jer u biti vrijedi ne zaboraviti da uvijek su odrasli oni koji budućnost posuđuju od djece …

Vjerujem da nikada neću saznati koliko djece igra Smrikva Bowl zato što bi njihovi roditelji željeli da postanu profesionalni igrači a koliko njih igra jer voli i uživa u teniskoj igri…

… ali ono u što vjerujem je da svaki sport može pomoći djeci u svome rastu i isto tako znam da ljudi koji su odlični u bilo čemu su se potpuno posvetili tome i bilo je potrebno puno truda da bi se postigla izvrsnost kojom zadivljuju i inspiriraju druge ljude…

Ovo je važno naglasiti za bilo koje područje… tko god je u vašoj blizini vrlo dobar u činjenju nečega za zajednicu, ta osoba je sigurno posvetila značajan dio svog vremena sa strašću kako bi ovladao profesiju od koje zajednica ima koristi… i svaki put kad prepoznate takvu osobu oko sebe trebali biste je cijeniti… u isto vrijeme ako osoba bez strasti i bez vještina preuzme odgovornost za nešto što je važno za zajednicu budite spremni da će cijela zajednica snositi posljedice koje dugoročno mogu biti vrlo bolne…

Još uvijek poneko u dobroj vjeri zaluta na Smrikvu, misleći da je to neko „jako važno“ natjecanje… ponekad ne razumijevajući da rezultat nije taj glavni skriveni ključ Smrikva Bowl-a… i svake godine trebam pomoć Ambasadora Smrikve u objašnjenju kako je Smrikva Bowl nešto više od „važnog“ natjecanja…

Detaljnu prezentaciju s obrascem za prijavu i ostalim uputama glede 28.-og Smrikva Bowl-a 2023.te se od danas nalaze na internet stranici Smrikva Bowl-a.

Smrikva Bowl je od svog početka nešto „više od tenisa“… jedan mali rođendan… i lijepo je ostaviti interpretaciju onoga nešto „više od tenisa“ svakom Ambasadoru Smrikve osobno… njihovim osjećajima jer oni pomažu i ispisuju tu priču…

Danas je ulje i vino Smrikva Bowl-a dotaklo 98 zemlje svijeta zahvaljujući obiteljima Smrikve… i naše su količine oduvijek ograničene… kao što je ograničen broj igrača koje možemo pozvati svake godine… ali ponovno vjerujem da će jednoga dana i maslinovo ulje sa stabala koja su sadila djeca Smrikve postati jedno od najposebnijih na svijetu…

Zadnjih godina broj posjetitelja Istre uvijek lagano raste i hvala svima koji su nas posjetili i time doprinijeli tom razvoju… a “Istria from Smrikve” ostaje jedna poklon knjiga svim prijateljima… poklon Ambasadorima Smrikva Bowl-a koja je 2009.godine dodala misiji Ambasadora Smrikve zadaću da uz traženje talenata pomognu širiti riječ o Istri kao kulturnoj destinaciji koju vrijedi posjetiti… i nadam se da će ova knjiga jednoga dana biti prepoznata zahvaljujući djeci Smrikva Bowl-a…

Broj primljenih talenata na sljedeću Smrikvu će biti 64 igrača (32 dječaka i 32 djevojčica) … i vaša pomoć pri selekciji i preporuke će biti kao i do sada od iznimne važnosti …

Ako poznajete neko talentirano dijete rođeno 2013. godine koje bi zavrijedilo zaigrati na Smrikvi ili se želite i sami kandidirati za obiteljski tjedan SBTTFW 2023., ili za odmor SBM+HFW mi slobodno pišite…

I za kraj mog uvijek dugačkog pisma… želim djeci Smrikve da nastave inspirirati primjerom drugu djecu… i nadam se da će netko od njih učiniti stvarnim riječi Nelsona Mandele kada kaže da “Sport ima snagu da mijenja svijet, ima snagu da inspirira i da ujedinjuje ljude kako što malo što drugo može.”

Hvala na vremenu… hvala na posjeti i hvala za dijeljenje s prijateljima priče o Smrikvi,

Mio


Cari amici dello Smrikva Bowl e di Smrikve!

È il 21 settembre 2022, la giornata degli Ambasciatori dello Smrikva Bowl, ed è arrivato di nuovo il tempo per iniziare a costruire una nuova edizione dei “semi delle Legende” ed iniziare il processo della selezione per i candidati della 28.esima edizione dello Smrikva…

La giornata degli Ambasciatori dello Smrikve e’ il giorno in cui si festeggia l’apertura del nuovo processo di selezione e quest’anno e’ viene dedicata ai talenti nati nel 2013 per la 28-esima edizione che è prevista per la fine di giugno 2023.

Oltre 2300 giocatori della famiglia Smrikva sparsi in 98 paesi continuano a scrivere la storia dei “semi delle Leggende” … e di anno in anno questo albero vivente continua ad essere l’ispirazione ed una speranza per i bambini che nutrono una passione particolare per il gioco del tennis…

Quest’anno gli US Open 2022 sono stati un momento molto speciale per i giocatori dello Smrikva Bowl. Carlos Alcaraz – Carlitos non solo ha scritto una pagina meravigliosa della nostra storia diventando il primo giocatore SB a raggiungere il numero 1 della classifica ATP, ma è anche diventato il giocatore più giovane a farlo nella storia del tennis.

Nello stesso evento Alexa Eala e Martin Landaluce hanno vinto i titoli nel singolare juniores degli US Open 2022…

Ho conosciuto Alexa per la prima volta quando aveva sei anni e quei momenti trascorsi in campo con lei e suo fratello continueranno ad essere una parte preziosa dei miei ricordi… atteggiamento e carattere dei Campioni era possibile intuire già all’epoca… e probabilmente quello che ho percepito è stato piantato nel suo cuore da suo nonno Bobo…

Alcuni mesi prima Mili Poljicak vinse il titolo di singolare juniores di Wimbledon 2022, un altro ragazzo speciale con una personalità che solo chi conosceva Miljenko Smoje e Velo Misto puo capire… quella magia che la città di Spalato sa trasmettere alla propria gente, e Rose Nijkamp vinse il titolo di doppio juniores del Wimbledon 2022, un’altra ragazza speciale… al Roland Garros Mili Poljicak ha vinto il titolo di doppio e all’inizio dell’anno Petra Marcinko ha vinto il titolo juniores degli Australian Open 2022… detenendo per lungo tempo la classifica n. 1 ITF juniores…

Puoi piantare un seme… puoi piantare un sogno… hai bisogno di pazienza e ci devi credere…

Ringrazio gli attuali 2300 semi dello SB che scrivono di continuo con il proprio vivere le storie più diverse e stimolanti… e speciale grazie questa volta a Carlitos per aver iniziato a scrivere una storia incredibile e stimolante per i bambini di domani! Stabilire i nuovi record ispireranno gli altri ragazzi nel tentare di superarli…

Dopo 26 anni trascorsi a piantare semi in tutto il mondo a partire dal 12 settembre 2022, lo Smrikva Bowl ha il primo giocatore ATP n. 1 in classifica…

Ci deve essere del vero nel detto che: “Il futuro appartiene a coloro che credono nella bellezza dei loro sogni…”

… oltre 1200 libri firmati provenienti da 76 paesi rimangono custoditi nella libreria dello Smrikva Bowl…

… oltre 1800 nomi sono stati regalati da 18 generazioni dello Smrikva agli alberi d’ulivo dello Smrikva… creando qualcosa di speciale ed ancora difficile da scorgere…

… 43 titoli Grande Slam (inclusi titoli juniores) sono gia’ stati collezionati da 33 ragazzi che giocarono lo Smrikva Bowl…

… 75 titoli professionali ATP/WTA (2 titoli Grande Slam)…

… 1 medaglia olimpica d’oro nel singolare ed 1 medaglia olimpica d’argento nel doppio…

… 66 giocatori hanno raggiunto la classifica TOP 200 ATP/WTA

… 35 giocatori hanno raggiunto il livello TOP 100 ATP/WTA… e ci sono sempre i nomi dei ragazzi Smrikva tra vincitori dei piu’ prestigiosi eventi under 12,14,16,18 nel Mondo…

Sono in molti che si sono gia’ laureati… ed avevo il desiderio di capire quanti bambini dello Smrikva Bowl hanno ottenuto la borsa di studio negli Stati Uniti grazie alle loro capacita’ academiche e quelle tennistiche. Il numero che ho il piacere di condividere e’ che sono oltre 260 ragazzi…

… ma la storia dello Smrikva Bowl e’ molto di piu’ dei numeri e va oltre il tennis… e sono riconoscente ai ragazzi che nei modi piu’ diversi ci inspirano anno dopo anno di andare oltre la nostra imaginazione… e di continuare a tenere aperto il giradino di casa nostra per riunire ogni anno i nuovi semi delle Legende supportate dalle generazioni del passato…

Ci sono molti modi per dimostrare solidarietà intergenerazionale… e vorrei cogliere l’occasione per ringraziare i ragazzi e le loro famiglie che ancora si ricordano dello Smrikva ed hanno inviato oggetti firmati perche’ potessimo regalargli ad ogni partecipante negli ultimi anni… e per me questo momento, ormai di tradizione, e’ un’occasione per raccontare la loro storia ai ragazzi che stanno sognando di seguire le orme di chi li ha preceduti… ogni ragazzo presente a quel momento di celebrazione intergenerazionale porta con se un oggetto ricordo e scopre un nuovo amico per il quale fare il tifo… e’ la storia del “Lucky Draw”…

Sono stato contento di notare grazie a Facebook che alcuni semi di Smrikva Bowl hanno iniziato a formare le famiglie proprie e continuano ad amare il gioco del tennis… e per questo spero presto di aver possibilita’ di vedere anche alcuni bambini figli dei giocatori Smrikva allo Smrikva Bowl …

Ho il piacere di condividere che il 7. Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2023 si terra’ in primavera. Family Week è nato con la visione di condividere con le famiglie e i giocatori una vacanza speciale che possa essere loro di aiuto per lo sviluppo a lungo termine ed una grande esperienza di gioco da vivere a questa giovane età.

C’è anche una nuova idea che mi sta venendo da un po di tempo in mente e che desidero iniziare a condividere con la speranza di cominciare a realizzarla essendo già molti bimbi dello Smrikva idonei per questa idea…

Nell’estate del 1998, circa 25 anni fa, frequentavo il programma Citicorp Associate Development a New York… questa è stata un’opportunità per me di visitare gli US OPEN

Ricordo che avevo solo una visione dell’evento che stavo creando… lo Smrikva Bowl… era un sogno di creare un evento che potesse inspirare… e tra i miei sogni pensavo che potesse venire il giorno in cui ci saranno 25 giocatori passati per lo Smrikva Bowl tra i primi 100 ATP/WTA…

Ricordo anche la grande pallina da tennis Wilson US OPEN che ho comprato a New York e che resi tradizione per i vincitori della Smrikva firmarla… augurando loro di sollevare un giorno il trofeo degli US OPEN… questo desiderio è diventato una storia vera quando Dominic Thiem, che ha firmato il famoso pallone nel 2003, ha alzato il vero trofeo degli US Open nel 2020…

Al momento in cui sto scrivendo questa lettera ci sono 35 giocatori della Smrikva Bowl che hanno effettivamente raggiunto la top 100 della classifica ATP/WTA… ed una settimana fa anche Carlos Alcaraz ha vinto US OPEN diventando il piu’ giovane #1 ATP nella storia del tennis… il che potrebbe dire che alcuni dei miei sogni stanno diventando realtà…

Ci sono 66 giocatori della Smrikva Bowl che sono entrati tra i primi 200 ATP/WTA ed hanno totalizzato oltre 135M di dollari in premi. Il montepremi complessivo continua ad aumentare del tasso a doppia cifra su base annua… e questi sono sicuramente i grandi numeri… più che grandi numeri, queste sono grandi opportunità che i semi di Smrikva Bowl potranno diffondere negli anni a venire…

Ricordo che il programma Citicorp Associate Development a cui stavo partecipando era considerato all’epoca uno dei migliori programmi di finanza a Wall Street… Facevo parte di una classe fantastica e avevamo dei professori molto preparati… quello che mi impressiono’ di piu’ all’epoca era professore Barry… aveva un modo unico di condividere il suo sapere…

Quelle cose che ho imparato da Barry mi hanno aiutato a capire la reale situazione finanziaria del Gruppo Fiat nel 2001… e quel sapere ha effettivamente aiutato questa azienda a sopravvivere una delle sue più profonde crisi finanziarie nella sua storia lunga piu’ di un secolo…

Ma le parole di Barry, che ricordo vividamente, sono la storia che ha condiviso con noi un pomeriggio, nell’edificio del centro di formazione Citicorp, che lui non sta insegnando finanza solo a persone istruite finanziariamente come eravamo noi all’epoca, ma sta anche condividendo le sue conoscenze con atleti professionisti di successo.

All’inizio non capivo perché…

Perché dovresti insegnare la finanza a qualcuno che ha creato così tanto benessere economico durante la sua carriera sportiva che potrebbe durare per secoli?

… e ci ha spiegato che sfortunatamente molti professionisti di successo stavano diventando dei problemi sociali negli Stati Uniti… non avevo ancora capito il suo punto… poi ci ha detto che la maggior parte degli atleti professionisti negli Stati Uniti hanno speso i loro patrimoni cinque anni dopo aver completato la loro carriera di successo. Parliamo in alcuni sport di circa 3 giocatori famosi e di successo su 4 che hanno speso tutto in soli cinque anni dal completamento della loro carriera professionistica…

Ho appreso di questo problema 25 anni fa e ancora oggi questo problema persiste… non importa quante risorse guadagni se ti mancano le conoscenze di base su come gestire queste risorse è altamente probabile che tu possa finire tra i 60 -70%+ dei casi della bancarotta personale…

Ho sempre creduto che molti dei ragazzi della Smrikva Bowl costruiranno la propria fortuna… e c’e’ ne sono così tanti che stanno andando bene nei campi più diversi… grazie alle loro abilità nel tennis oltre 260+ hanno ricevuto la borsa di studio per studiare negli Stati Uniti… e al momento della stesura di questa lettera ci sono 24 giocatori di Smrikva Bowl che hanno guadagnato oltre 1M di dollari dei monte premi… e ci sono almeno 10 giocatori dello Smrikva che attraverseranno questa soglia in meno di un anno…

Desidero aprire questa opportunità di condividere un piccola parte delle mie conoscenze a modo mio, stabilendo la possibilità per i giocatori dello Smrikva Bowl di tornare a Smrikve con la loro famiglia per le loro vacanze e ottenere alcune nozioni di base sugli elementi sopra menzionati… su che cosa prestare attenzione…

Immagino questa esperienza come una vacanza… e un’opportunità per imparare qualcosa in un ambiente emotivamente positivo, quindi per conservarlo nella memoria a lungo termine… visitare Smrikve con la famiglia è sempre un’opportunità per ricaricare la batteria e sempre un’opportunità per creare qualche bel ricordo…

Nel 1996 è iniziata la storia di Smrikva Bowl… nel 2007 è iniziata la possibilità di tornare a Smrikve per le vacanze per affinare alcune abilità tennistiche ed umane presso “La Bottega”… nel 2015 abbiamo iniziato con l’amico Luca un’altra opportunità di vacanza in famiglia conosciuta come Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week. Family Week è ideato come condivisione con le famiglie di alcuni importanti elementi a lungo termine che possono aiutarle ad aumentare la consapevolezza su cosa prestare attenzione nel costruire il loro percorso familiare verso il tennis di alto livello… e credo questa nuova opportunità per le famiglie di Smrikva Bowl farà crescere ulteriormente la nostra storia di “semi delle leggende” e ci preparerà tutti per il prossimo importante traguardo di sviluppo…

Sono lieto di condividere alcune storie che sono importanti per me e fanno parte della base sulla quale venne fondato lo Smrikva Bowl…

Per chi non sapesse oggi si celebra la giornata internazionale di pace, nota come la giornata mondiale di pace… e diversi anni indietro questa data venne scelta come la data degli Ambasciatori dello Smrikva Bowl…

La giornata degli Ambasciatori dello Smrikva Bowl, pur essendo celebrata lo stesso giorno come la giornata mondiale della pace, e’ dedicate alla civilta’… Senza la societa’ civile nel mondo moderno non ce garanzia per la pace… e senza la pace diventa ancora piu’ ardua la strada per lo sviluppo dei talenti…

Abbiamo visto negli ultimi anni quanto facilmente le difficoltà e le sfide poste di fronte alle persone possano cambiare la vita a cui siamo abituati …

Nelle nostre vite, come in una partita di tennis, ci sarà sempre qualcosa che andrà storto… e come nel tennis… non è ciò che va storto che conta, ma la nostra reazione…

Se siamo in grado di riconoscere potenziali punti di svolta questi potrebbero diventare dei semplici segnali d’avvertimento ma se non riusciamo a farlo piano piano tutto potrebbe cambiare in modo significativo… e se le cose diventano non facili non vi e’ che armarsi di molta pazienza perché il momentum non cambia mai rapidamente quando non è con te…

Anni fa venne richiesto ai ragazzi e candidati Smrikva l’impegno di osservare il codice di condotta e di Fair Play Smrikva Bowl e vorrei condividere un piccolo segreto con loro… piu’ ti alleni con costanza e passione e piu’ diventa naturale essere l’esempio per gli altri… dopo tanti piccoli errori in campo come anche fuori campo abbiamo la possibilita’ d’imparare e di migliorare… abbracciando la sfida… soprattutto quando siamo costretti a lasciare la nostra zona di comfort …

Io credo nella bellezza dell’apprendimento e l’inesperienza e’ una risorsa preziosa se l’abbracci. Il mio consiglio durante la giornata di orientamento ai bambini dello Smrikva Bowl è sempre quello di usare le loro abilità e il loro passaporto – “la racchetta da tennis” per viaggiare e vedere il mondo, fare l’esperienza e credo fermamente che ognuno di loro diventerà molto ricco un giorno. Non per i soldi che potrebbero guadagnare, ma per le esperienze che vivranno. La ricchezza che creeranno con il proprio vivere e viaggiare sarà una ricchezza preziosa per il loro benessere interiore che nessuno sarrà in grado di portarli via.

Stiamo vivendo oggi il momento di limitate possibilita’ di viaggiare e di tanta incertezza … ma dobbiamo avere fiducia che tutto questo finirà … e chi ama esplorare avrà sicuramente l’opportunità di farlo in futuro …

Tanti anni fa abbiamo iniziato la tradizione di piantare il vecchio ulivo durante la cerimonia di nomina degli Ambasciatori dello Smrikva… Il primo ulivo selezionato era piu’ vecchio del uomo vivente sulla terra al momento… e durante la cerimonia, ogni Ambasciatori metteva un gruzolo di terra vicino alla radice dell’albero e regalava il proprio nome allo stesso…

Dopo 18 generazioni che hanno donato i loro nomi e piantato i nostri alberi leggendari l’anno prossimo, saremo pronti per imbottigliare la nostra terza collezione di olio d’oliva Heritage Smrikva Bowl molto speciale ed unica… l’olio d’oliva ottenuto dagli alberi piantati dai “semi delle leggende” … con 1800 storie di olio d’oliva…

L’ulivo e’ il simbolo di pace in varie culture del Mediterraneo… ma la sua eta’ e’ per noi il simbolo della responsabilita’ tra le generazioni.

Molte volte trovo inspirazione per condividere il mio pensiero con i bambini nei cartoni animati… ed Il Re Leone e’ molto bello per la storia dei vecchi ulivi… che riassume in se la storia del cerchio della vita…

Tutti nasciamo senza sapere molto in merito alla vita sulla terra…

… qualcuno potrebbe ricordarsi la scena quando Mufasa spiegava a Simba che non era facile essere il Re… gli spiega che il Re dovrebbe sapere che tutto intorno a noi vive in un delicato equilibrio e che con l’intelligenza dovremmo cercare di capirlo e di rispettarlo.

Desidero condividere con i semi dello Smrikva Bowl che non è facile essere un grande tennista… essere l’ispirazione per i bambini e le generazioni a venire… essere l’esempio… è molto più facile esplodere di tanto in tanto … arrabbiarsi… ed e’ molto più difficile mantenere la mente calma e far sognare i bambini di essere come te un giorno…

Mufasa stava cercando di insegnare al suo figlio Simba l’importanza di osservare la natura … di essere curioso … e gli stava insegnando il rispetto della natura e la comprensione dell’importanza di tutte le creature nel cerchio della vita…

Il premio nobel per la pace, ospitato da un gruppo di giovani di cui facevo parte, ci lascio’ un messaggio che mi piace condividere… lui ci scrisse: “Il futuro e’ sempre in minoranza. Pur essendo la storia del futuro piu’ importante della storia del passato. E’ riservato ai vecchi il ricordo del passato. Ed e’ riservato ai giovani la costruzione del mondo di domani.

Fatelo! Potete costruire un mondo senza le guerre. Potete costruire una nuova umanita’.”

Una pallina da tennis che porta il messaggio di sopra e’ stata firmata dal Premio Nobel per la pace menzionato sopra ed è un prezioso ricordo conservato a Smrikve che amo condividere con i bambini Smrikva…

Ho sviluppato nella mia mente l’idea che la pace e’ sempre in un equilibrio instabile e con l’intelligenza dovremmo cercare di capirlo e rispettarlo… Il sapere, la curiosita’ umana e la volonta di imparare sono importanti e sono tutti elementi sui quali vennero costruite le societa’ civili nella storia dell’umanita’…

Quando il premio Nobel utilizzo’ la frase “Fatelo!” mi ricordo’ la saggezza di Yoda nel crescere il giovane Luke Skywalker spiegandogli che: “Non esiste provare. Fai o non fare” :)

I libri rappresentano un grande patrimonio e ci aiutano a capire quanto percepiamo con l’esperienca cummulata dal vivere quotidiano. Questo e’ uno dei motivi perche’ iniziai’ a costruisce la libreria dello Smrikva Bowl. Data la fragilita’ del cerchio della vita e’ molto facile perdere la conoscenza accummulata.

Siamo abituati alla rapidita’ del progresso tecnologico, ma il progresso sociale e’ piu’ complesso. Gli uomini imparano durante tutta la vita e soprattutto dalla propria esperienza…

La gente vive circa 80 anni… e cio’ che chiamiamo la civilta’ e’ fatto dalla conoscenza cummulata ad oggi, che le instituzioni passano alle future generazioni… ed al momento siamo noi coloro che rappresentiamo la civilta’ d’oggi…

In qualunque ambiente tu sia nato… devi essere consapevole che questo ambiente cambierà nel corso della tua vita… i fatti e le opinioni continueranno a mescolarsi man mano che cresci, ma quando la tua mente è calma sarai in grado di vedere chiaramente ciò che è buono per la società in cui vivi e cosa non e’ buono… è simile alla scelta che fa il giocatore nel prendere la via del tennis o la via del rubare i punti… il mio sogno per i semi dello SB è quello di prendere la via che è quella più difficile… e si chiama il tennis…

La giornata mondiale della pace, celebrata lo stesso giorno degli Ambasciatori Smrikva, e’ sempre buon giorno per iniziare la raccolta dei talenti dello nuova generazione dello Smrikva Bowl… e con la presente lettera, come per tradizione, partira’ la selezione dei giovani talenti per la 28-esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl.

28th Smrikva Bowl 2023 si terrà a Pola (Croazia-Istria) dal (17) 19 giugno fino al 24 giugno 2023. Smrikva Bowl raccoglie talenti a livello mondiale e la prossima edizione sarra’ dedicata ai giocatori nati nel 2013.

Quando penso al patrimonio ed all’eredita che il nostro torneo possa seminare nei piccoli cuori dei ragazzi me lo imagino sempre fisicamente come un teatro dove ogni anno lavoriamo duramente per preparare il palcoscenico… ogni anno raduniamo bambini, che arrivano da differenti culture, avendo sogni diversi,…

Noi prepariamo il palcoscenico e dopo sono loro che scrivono le storie di vita piu’ diverse…

La parte intangibile del nostro teatro è quel “più del tennis”… qualunque cosa significhi… ho sempre desiderato che potesse significare qualcosa di leggermente diverso per ogni persona che si è messa in contatto con la storia di Smrikva Bowl…

Smrikva Bowl è ancora un evento molto giovane ed è troppo presto poter osservare quale fosse il suo vero significato, ma ho sempre creduto che più di un bambino che ha lasciato le proprie impronte sui nostri campi da tennis scriverà storie stimolanti nei più diversi campi professionali .. e sono sempre felice quando scopro un nuovo nome SB che ha ottenenuto la possibilità di ottenere la propria istruzione superiore presso le università statunitensi grazie alla racchetta da tennis …

Anno dopo anno diventa sempre piu’ evidente che piu’ di uno conquisterra’ tornei dello Grande Slam… hanno gia’ totalizzato 43 titoli in singolare e doppio negli eventi Grand Slam… e mio sogno per loro va oltre il sogno dei Grande Slam…

So che secondo le statistiche solo pochi ragazzi dello Smrikva Bowl diventeranno i migliori giocatori di tennis professionisti, ma voglio credere che trarranno beneficio dalla loro esperienza nel tennis e nello sport e troveranno la loro strada anche in altri campi … perché tutti noi abbiamo bisogno di inspirazione… abbiamo bisogno di inspirazione non solo nello sport ma in campi più diversi …

Ci sono molte sfide oggi ed ogni giorno che dobbiamo affrontare… e c’e’ ne saranno sempre delle sfide nuove in futuro da affrontare … abbiamo bisogno del pensiero divergente per trovare soluzioni a sfide che oggi appaiono più complicate di quello che sono … e bambini sono i piccoli geni che potrebbero indicarci la strada… dobbiamo tenere in mente che sono sempre gli adulti coloro che prendono in prestito il futuro dai bambini …

Ho smesso di chiedermi molto tempo fa quanti bambini dello Smrikva Bowl stanno giocando a tennis perché i loro genitori vorrebbero che diventassero giocatori di tennis professionisti e quanti di loro giocano perché gli piace il gioco. Quello che so è che lo sport può aiutare i bambini nella loro crescita e so anche che le persone che diventano brave in qualsiasi campo hanno bisogno di molto tempo per raggiungere e padroneggiare l’eccellenza.

Questo è importante sottolineare per qualsiasi campo… chi ti circonda ed è molto bravo nel fare qualcosa per la comunità è colui che ha dedicato molto del suo tempo con passione a padroneggiare la professione di cui la comunità può beneficiare… ed ogni volta che riconosci una persona simile intorno a te dovresti farne tesoro… allo stesso tempo se una persona senza passione e senza abilità si fa carico di qualcosa che è importante per la comunità sii preparato che l’intera comunità possa subire le conseguenze che a lungo andare possono essere molto dolorose…

Sempre piu’ raramente ma ancora capita che qualcuno arrivi a Smrikve pensando che Smrikva Bowl sia un „importante“ competizione… senza capire che il mero risultato non e’ la chiave dello Smrikva Bowl… ed ho sempre il constante bisogno degli Ambasciatori Smrikva per aiutarmi a spiegare che lo Smrikva Bowl e’ qualcosa di diverso e non una „importante“ competizione.

Da oggi sul sito dello Smrikva Bowl potete aprire presentazione PDF dell’edizione di quest’anno 28. Smrikva Bowl 2023 con il formulario d’iscrizione ed altre informazioni rilevanti relative alla prossima edizione.

Smrikva Bowl e’ stato sempre qualcosa in “più del tennis”… ma mi piace lasciarlo inspiegato e che siano gli Ambasciatori ed amici ad interpretarlo con le proprie sensazioni perche’ sono loro alla fine quelli che ogni giorno scrivono la storia dello Smrikva Bowl…

Grazie alle famiglie dello Smrikva il nostro olio e vino e’ oggi sparso in 98 paesi del mondo… le nostre quantita’ sono sempre molto limitate… come sono limitati i posti dei ragazzi che possiamo invitare ogni anno… ma credo come credevo nei giocatori di Smrikva Bowl che un giorno l’olio d’oliva prodotto dagli alberi piantati dalle “semi delle leggende” sarà davvero unico al mondo …

Negli anni l’Istria continua a registrare leggera crescita di visitatori viaggiatori e sono grato a tutti quelli che ci hanno visitato ed hanno contribuito a questa crescita… “Istria from Smrikve” e’ un regalo agli amici… e questo regalo agli Ambasciatori dello Smrikva Bowl aggiunge alla loro missione di Ambasciatori, che ci aiutano nella ricerca dei talenti nei loro paesi, il compito di diffondere la voce sull’Istria come destinazione che merita di essere visitata… ed il mio sogno e’ che un giorno l’eredita’ dello “Istria from Smrikve” possa essere riconsciuta anche grazie ai semi dello Smrikva Bowl…

Il numero dei candidati accettati nel 2023 sarra’ limitato ai 64 ragazzi (32 ragazzi e 32 ragazze) ed il vostro aiuto sarra’ come sempre molto apprezzato.

Se conoscete ragazzi di talento del 2013 che meriterebbe di partecipare o volete candidarvi per il settimo raduno familiare SBTTFW 2023 o per la mia nuova iniziativa di SBM+HFW non esitate a farmelo sapere…

… e per chiudere questa lunga presentazione… dato che si celebra nella giornata mondiale della pace auguro ai ragazzi Smrikva di continuare ad inspirare con l’esempio… ed auguro che qualcuno renda reali le parole di Nelson Mandela quando disse: “Lo sport ha la forza di cambiare il mondo, ha la forza di ispirare e la forza di unire la gente come poche altre cose”

Grazie per il tempo dedicato alla lettura, per averci visitato e per la condivisione con gli amici della storia di Smrikve.

Mio




(smrikve.com Villas: SMRIKVE LOUNGE, Smrikve Charme, Smrikve)


12/09/22

Top Smrikva Bowl players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European U14 and 16 ranking lists (update September 2022)

Former top Smrikva Bowl players that reached certain results on the professional ranking list and the top Smrikva Bowl players current ranking.

As of September 12th, 2022 their track record includes the following:
=> 74 professional ATP/WTA titles (2 Grand Slams) conquered by 25 players
=> 43 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 33 players
=> 1 Olympic golden medal (singles) & 1 Olympic silver medal (doubles)
=> 1 NEXT GEN ATP Finals title
=> 66 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 34 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 9 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 3 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking => 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking
=> 12 players reached #1 ITF ranking; 1 player reached #1 ATP ranking

=> 260 + SB players (1996-2014) received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis… and the list of the players can be seen on the following link SB US University Club

- 370+ SB players (1996-2015) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #4 WTA (Feb 2020)
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA (Jan 2020)
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #19 WTA (Nov 2019)
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #20 WTA (Jul 2017)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #24 WTA (Jul 2022)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 34 WTA (Sep 2022)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semif.- #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#74 WTA (Jun 2022)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA (Mar 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #82 WTA (Feb 2019)
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #86 on WTA (Jul 2019)
Ivana LISJAK – 1997 winner – #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #96 WTA (Oct 2018)
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #97 WTA (Oct 2017)

Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #104 WTA (Apr 2022)
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2005 semif. – #130 (Sep 2022)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #164 WTA (Jul 2022)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 player – #183 (May 2022)
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #198 WTA (Mar 2022)
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #200 WTA (Sep 2022)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #37 WTA doubles (Jan 2022)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #56 WTA doubles (Sep 2022)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#77 WTA doubles (Mar 2022)

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #191 WTA doubles (Jul 2022)

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

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP (Sep 2022)
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP (Mar 2020)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #15 ATP (Jun 2021)
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #26 ATP (Aug 2022)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #27 ATP (Apr 2022)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #29 ATP (Sep 2022)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #30 ATP (Jun 2022)
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #30 ATP (Aug 2022)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #31 ATP (Sep 2021 )
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #59 ATP (Nov 2021)

Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF – #109 (Sep 2022)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #125 ATP (Feb 2022)
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #133 ATP (Jul 2022)
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #136 ATP (Aug 2022)
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #142 ATP (Sep 2022)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #159 ATP (Jun 2022)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #167 ATP (Jun 2022)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #171 ATP (Aug 2022)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #72 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
William BLUMBERG – 2008 “LM”/SB player – #74 ATP doubles (Aug 2022)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #75 ATP doubles (Apr 2022)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)

Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)

As of September 12th 2022 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 68 WTA players (6,8%)

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #14 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #27 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #34 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #46 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #81 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #86 WTA

Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #126 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #127 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #130 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #137 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 SF – #140 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #157 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #167 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #174 WTA
Antonia RUZIC – 2013 player – #184 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #200 WTA

Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #240 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #243 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #254 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #255 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #265 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #267 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #278 WTA
Alexandra EALA – 2015 SF – #288 WTA

Petra MARCINKO – 2015 player – #301 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #307 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #348 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #352 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #363 WTA
Matilde PAOLETTI, 2012 quarterf., #367 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #374 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #376 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #398 WTA

Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #402 WTA
Luisa MEYER AUF DER HEIDE – 2012 runner up – #416 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #418 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #433 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #452 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #462 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #468 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #484 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #497 WTA

Lola RADIVOJEVIC – 2015 player – #510 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #534 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #549 WTA
Aleksandra VECIC – 2011 player – #552 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER – 2012 player – #563 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #590 WTA
Francesca CURMI – 2012 player – #592 WTA
Ziva FALKNER – 2012 player – #596 WTA

Mia RISTIC – 2016 SB SF – #621 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #637 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #639 WTA
Joelle STEUR – 2014 player – #658 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #674 WTA

Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #728 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #738 WTA

Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #814 WTA
Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ – 2014 SB – #817 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC – 2009 player – #832 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC – 2014 player – #853 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #856 WTA
Aliona FALEI – 2014 runner up – #864 WTA

Weronika BASZAK – 2012 player – #936 WTA
Carolina GOMEZ – 2014 player – #954 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #956 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #963 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #972 WTA
Estela PEREZ-SOMARRIBA – 2008 player – #987 WTA

• 61 ATP players (6,1%)

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #4 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #22 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #26 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #28 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #29 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #30 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #31 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #33 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #66 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #90 ATP

Tomas MACHAC – 2010 QF- #109 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #140 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #142 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #145 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #152 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #191 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #207 ATP
Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #216 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #234 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #255 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #257 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #278 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #290 ATP

Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #315 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #316 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #319 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #328 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #345 ATP
Charles BROOM – 2008 player – #359 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #379 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #392 ATP

Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #405 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #453 ATP
Jerome KYM – 2011 player – #456 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #457 ATP
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #469 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #488 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #489 ATP

Mili POLJICAK – 2014 player – #524 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #598 ATP

Gabi Adrian BOITAN – 2009 player – #613 ATP
Sebastian GIMA – 2012 runner up – #620 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #660 ATP
William BLUMBERG – 2008 player – #667 ATP
Stefan POPOVIC – 2013 player – #698 ATP

Jaime FARIA – 2013 player – #707 ATP
Vilius GAUBAS – 2014 player – #709 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #731 ATP
Pedro RODENAS – 2014 player – #754
Kalin IVANOVSKI – 2014 CD winner – #758
Bor ARTNAK – 2014 player – 783 ATP
Jiri BARNAT – 2011 player – #790 ATP

Viktor JOVIC – 2011 – #813 ATP
Eduardo NAVA – 2007 player – #816 ATP
Dino PRIZMIC – 2015 QF – #825 ATP
Roko HORVAT – 2011 – #851 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI – 2008 player – #856 ATP
Dusan OBRADOVIC – 2011 player – #879 ATP

Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #906 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 player – #921 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #932 ATP

• 18 players TOP 100 ATP last RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN (18%)

Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #1 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #3 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #4 ATP
Filip MISOLIC – 2011 player – #11 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #12 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #17 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 – #22 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC – 2013 SF – #25 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI – 2010 player – #32 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #51 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #61 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #63 ATP
Jerome KYM – 2013 player – #65 ATP
Daniel RINCON – 2013 SF – #74 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #78 ATP
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR – 2014 player – #81 ATP
Mili POLJICAK – 2014 QF – #83 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 – #87 ATP

NEXT GEN SB PLAYERS:
2017: Borna CORIC and Gianluigi QUINZI (WC)
2018: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up) and Lloyd HARRIS (invited)
2019: Alex DE MINAUR (runner up), Miomir KECMANOVIC (semifinals), Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (round robin)
2020: not played for Covid – 19 but would have played: Alex DE MINAUR, Miomir KECMANOVIC, Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, Lorenzo MUSETTI, Carlos ALCARAZ
2021: Carlos ALCARAZ (winner), Lorenzo MUSETTI (round robin), Holger RUNE (round robin), Flavio COBOLLI (alternate)

• 16 boys (16%) and 14 girls (14%)… in total 30 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #3 Martin LANDALUCE – junior US OPEN 2022 winner
- #9 Mili POLJICAK – Junior RG 2022 doubles winner, Junior W 2022 winner
- #10 Dino PRIZMIC
- #22 Bor ARTNAK
- #33 Pedro RODENAS
- #53 Matej DODIG
- #66 William JANSEN
- #67 Nikola ZEKIC
- #75 Kylan BIGUN
- #78 Branko DJURIC
- #79 Luka MIKRUT
- #85 Matic KRIZNIK
- #91 Ivan SODAN
- #95 Patrick BRADY
- #96 Meecah BIGUN
- #99 Federico BONDIOLI

- #110 Kevin EDENGREN
- #112 Aleksa PISARIC
- #113 Kalin IVANOVSKI
- #116 Vilius GAUBAS
- #133 Federico CINA
- #142 Marc MAJDANDZIC
- #143 Nicolas KOBELT
- #151 Tomasz BERKIETA
- #167 Filippo ROMANO
- #175 Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR
- #185 Viktor MARKOV
- #191 Petr BRUNCLIK

- #226 Giacomo NOSEI
- #229 Lorenzo SCIAHBASI
- #234 Luka NOVAKOVIC
- #263 Maj PREMZL
- #278 Leo MATTHYSEN
- #287 Mikolai BANKOU
- #291 Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE
- #294 Benjamin GUSIC WAN

- #309 Andrea MEDURI
- #314 Oliver BONDING
- #315 Zach STEPHENS
- #330 Max STENZER
- #342 Iker SEVILLA
- #352 Raffaele MARIANI
- #362 Daniele RAPAGNETTA
- #364 Ofek SHIMANOV
- #365 Timofei DEREPASKO
- #388 Marko MAKSIMOVIC

- #431 Nik MIKOVIC
- #458 Mees ROTTGERING
- #467 Luis GARCIA PAEZ
- #479 Pavel MARINOV
- #494 Andreas TIMINI

- #501 Georgi GEORGIEV
- #502 Matthias Uwe KASK
- #534 Alexander VASILEV
- #564 Ziga SVEC
- #568 Romeo HADZIMEHMEDOVIC
- #576 Alex DEGABRIELE
- #579 Nikolai BARSUKOV
- #590 Lun OBRUL

- #618 Aljaz KIRBIS
- #649 Jacob Kailiang SHEN
- #660 Dorian VASUNG
- #675 Federico GARBERO
- #680 Ognjen MILIC
- #688 Tristan FLANDER

- #758 Duje MARKOVINA
- #786 Antonio VOLJAVEC

GIRLS:
- #3 Petra MARCINKO – junior ORANGE BOWL winner, junior AO 2022 winner
- #11 Tereza VALENTOVA
- #20 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #32 Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC
- #35 Alexandra EALA Junior AO 2020 doubles winner, Junior RG 2021 doubles winner, Junior US Open 2022 winner
- #38 Mia RISTIC
- #41 Charlotte KAMPENAERS POCZ
- #46 Joelle Lilly Sophie STEUR
- #62 Denislava GLUSHKOVA
- #65 Ela Nala MILIC
- #67 Alisa OKTIABREVA
- #79 Malwina ROWINSKA
- #90 Rose NIJKAMP – Junior W 2022 doubles winner
- #95 Anastasia GRECHKINA

- #103 Hepzibah OLUWADARE
- #110 Patricija PAUKSTYTE
- #119 Barbora MICHALKOVA
- #124 Elizara YANEVA (BGR)
- #126 Rositsa DENCHEVA
- #127 Mao MUSHIKA
- #151 Teodora KOSTOVIC
- #156 Lola RADIVOJEVIC
- #168 Divna RATKOVIC
- #173 Ena KOIKE

- #212 Mara GAE
- #213 Monica STANKIEWICZ
- #239 Ariana GEERLINGS
- #253 Carolina GOMEZ
- #257 Ana KANTOR
- #285 Jovana GRUJIC
- #290 Given ROACH
- #297 Dunja MARIC

- #306 Vanesa DANKO
- #307 Roisin GILHEANY
- #319 Emma GHIRARDATO
- #321 Aleksandra GABROVSKA
- #350 Ann Akasha CEUCA
- #359 June BJORK
- #387 Lara STOJANOVSKI

- #412 Petja DRAME
- #422 Dora MISKOVIC
- #427 Chiara JEROLIMOV
- #496 Camilia SAMEL DRUZ

- #502 Africa BURILLO BEREZAK
- #508 Klio IOANNOU
- #513 Iva LAKIC
- #518 Saphir COHEN
- #528 Flora JOHNSON
- #554 Shanice ROIGNOT
- #559 Ece GENCER
- #568 Antonina CZAJKA
- #574 Alana SUBASIC
- #598 Petra KONJIKUSIC

- #617 Emma VALLETTA
- #642 Tea LUKIC
- #649 Marina SKEGRO
- #660 Ksenia EFREMOVA
- #671 Jaquelin OGUNWALE
- #673 Anastasia NIKOLOVA
- #676 Mio MUSHIKA
- #696 Karina JUMAZHANOVA

- #744 Anastasija IGNJATIC

6 boys and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Martin Landaluce #1, Timofei Derepasko #3, Federico Cina #5, Tomasz Berkieta #6, Petr Brunclik #9, Antonio Voljavec #10; Tereza Valentova #3, Mia Ristic #5, Rose Maria Nijkamp #8)

2 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – ( Niels McDonald #4; Ksenia Efremova #2)

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

Vilim VISAK (CRO), 1st SB 1996 winner, #612 ATP (Mar 2006)
Ivana LISJAK (CRO), 2nd SB 1997 winner, #95 WTA (Jun 2006)
Mateja HORVAT (CRO), 3rd SB 1998 winner, #830 WTA (Nov 2005)
Astrid BESSER (ITA), 4th SB 1999 winner, #356 WTA (Mar 2009)
Deni ZMAK (CRO), 4th SB 1999 runner up, #961 ATP (May 2010)
Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Adelchi VIRGILI (ITA), 5th SB 2000 winner, #394 ATP doubles (Oct 2017)
Marin DRAGANJA (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN (CRO), 6th SB 2001 runner up, #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #253 WTA (Feb 2016)
Ema BURGIC (BiH), 7th SB 2002 SF, #145 WTA (Oct 2016)
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #370 WTA (May 2015)
Miki JANKOVIC (SRB), 9th SB 2004 runner up, #256 ATP (Aug 2016)
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #164 WTA doubles (Nov 2019)
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #46 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #345 ATP
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #98 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #99 ATP doubles
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #34 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #216 ATP

GIRLS
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #27 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #34 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #240 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #257 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #352 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #26 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #66 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #207 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #278 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #660 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #86 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #127 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #200 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #255 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #278 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #418 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #956 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #14 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #137 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #243 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #348 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #452 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #590 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #140 ATP

GIRLS
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #126 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #363 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #497 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #534 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player #637 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #674 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #29 ATP


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
Gian Marco MORONI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #328 ATP
Charles BROOM (UK) , 13th SB 2008, #359 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #856 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #921 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #140 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #462 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #639 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #738 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #86 WTA doubles


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., #22 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #28 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #33 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #90 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #731 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #174 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #254 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #265 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #307 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #402 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #433 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
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #109 ATP
Mattia BELLUCCI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #290 ATP
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #315 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 15th SB 2010, #319 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #379 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #405 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #598 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 15th SB 2010, #157 WTA
Joanne ZUGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #167 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC (SLO), 15th SB 2010, #832 WTA
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #856 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #1182 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #81 WTA


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
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #145 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #234 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #319 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #392 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #488 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #157 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #552 WTA


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., #30 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #152 ATP
Luciano DARDERI (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #191 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #316 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #620 ATP

GIRLS
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #367 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #374 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #468 WTA
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #549 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #563 WTA
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #592 WTA
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #596 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #814 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #936 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1141 WTA doubles
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #1543 WTA doubles

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
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #1 ATP – US OPEN 2022 winner
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #31 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #142 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #255 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #456 ATP
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #457 ATP – junior US OPEN 2021 winner

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #184 WTA
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1408 WTA doubles

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
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #469 ATP
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #524 ATP
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #709 ATP
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #754 ATP
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #758 ATP
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #783 ATP
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1521 ATP
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1783 ATP
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #753 ATP doubles
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1175 ATP doubles
Maj PREMZL (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #1205 ATP doubles
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1931 ATP doubles
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #2141 ATP doubles
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on ATP

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #130 WTA
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #658 WTA
Charlotte KEMPENAERS POCZ (AUS), 19th SB 2014, #817 WTA
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #853 WTA
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #864 WTA
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #1587 WTA
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #858 WTA doubles
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #954 WTA doubles
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #1185 WTA doubles
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #1387 WTA doubles
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Elena MICIC (AUS) , 19th SB 2014, not ranked yet on WTA
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., not ranked yet on WTA

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
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #825 ATP
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #53 ITF
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #78 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #85 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #99 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #112 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #167 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #142 ITF
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #226 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #287 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #309 ITF
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #342 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #364 ITF
Matthias UWE KASK (CAN), 20th SB 2015, #502 ITF
Jose Alessandro HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., 1028 ITF

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #130 WTA
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #288 WTA
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #301 WTA
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #510 WTA
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #79 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #95 ITF
Mao MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #127 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#212 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #239 ITF
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #387 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #306 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #359 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #508 ITF
Mio MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #676 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015, #671 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #673 ITF
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #912 ITF
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2666 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF

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
Martin LANDALUCE (ESP), 21st SB 2016, #3 ITF
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner, #75 ITF
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #96 ITF
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #151 ITF
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #191 ITF
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #291 ITF
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #330 ITF
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #362 ITF
Marko MAKSIMOVIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #388 ITF
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #467 ITF
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #479 ITF
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #494 ITF
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #501 ITF
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #564 ITF
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #579 ITF
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #786 ITF
Nico HIPFL (AUS), 21st SB 2016, #1049 ITF
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #1097 ITF
Viktor KIROV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #1350 ITF
Mika PETKOVIC (GER) , 21st SB 2016, #1428 ITF
Danijel KRSTEVSKI (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #2092 ITF
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #2556 ITF
Rares Andrei GOLESCU (ROU), 21st SB 2016, #2598 ITF
Bora CANKAYA (TUR), 21st SB 2016, #2902 ITF

GIRLS
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #38 ITF
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #65 ITF
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #90 ITF
Barbora MICHALKOVA (CZE) , 21st SB 2016, #119 ITF
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 , #213 ITF
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #285 ITF
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #297 ITF
Ann Akasha CEUCA (GER), 21st SB 2016, #350 ITF
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #321 ITF
Chiara JEROLIMOV (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #427 ITF
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #496 ITF
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #559 ITF
Karina JUMAZHANOVA (KAZ), 21st SB 2016 , #696 ITF
Anastasija IGNJATIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #744 ITF
Ema KOVACEVIC (BEL), 21st SB 2016, #929 ITF
Tara MIHALJEVIC (SRB) , 21st SB 2016, #1595 ITF
Nera TESANKIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016 , #1741 ITF
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 , #1787 ITF
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 , #2986 ITF
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked on ITF
Ana Tara PRACEK (SVN), 21st SB 2016 , not ranked on ITF

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
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #133 ITF
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #294 ITF
Oliver BONDING (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #314 ITF
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #365 ITF
Mees ROTTGERING (NDL), 22nd SB 2017, #458 ITF
Alexander VASILEV (BGR) , 22nd SB 2017, #534 ITF
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #680 ITF
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #758 ITF
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #1053 ITF
Maximilian CARRIER (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #1340 ITF
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #1361 ITF
Filip KOSINSKI (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #1363 ITF
Tim VAISMAN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #1575 ITF
Ivaylo SIMEONOV (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #2257 ITF
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #2272 ITF
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Michele MECARELLI (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Jovan TOMOVIC (MNE), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Aleksa OPARNICA (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017,not ranked on ITF
David DARABAN (ROU) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Yannick NGANTCHA LLISO (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Oleh CHERNAT (UKR), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Samy KHEDIRI (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Vuk KRUSCIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Milan MATOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Noa LEVAK (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF

GIRLS
Tereza VALENTOVA (CZE) , 22nd SB 2017, #11 ITF
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #103 ITF
Elizara YANEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #124 ITF
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #126 ITF
Teodora KOSTOVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, #151 ITF
Dora MISKOVIC (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, #422 ITF
Africa BURILLO BEREZAK (ESP) , 22nd SB 2017, #502 ITF
Sapir COHEN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #518 ITF
Flora JOHNSON (GBR) , 22nd SB 2017, #528 ITF
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #554 ITF
Antonina CZAJKA (POL) , 22nd SB 2017, #568 ITF
Petra KONJIKUSIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #598 ITF
Aurora NOSEI (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #740 ITF
Aleksandra STEVANOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #1639 ITF
Lucija RASTOCIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, #2078 ITF
Eva CIKAJLO (SVN) , 22nd SB 2017, #2214 ITF
Greta RIZZETTO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, #2386 ITF
Lana PETKOVIC (BiH) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Dora BIONDIC (CRO) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Julija BOGATIN (SVN), 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Francesca DE MATTEO (ITA) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Mia MILISAVLJEVIC (SRB) , 22nd SB 2017, not ranked on ITF
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., not ranked on ITF
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., not ranked on ITF

IN 2018 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 87 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2018 – 23rd Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #4 ETA U14
Lenny PETIT (FRA), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #11 ETA U14
Marko DRAGOVIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #12 ETA U14
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #17 ETA U14
Thilo BEHRMANN (AUT), 23rd SB 2018, #33 ETA U14
Alex BORGOMI (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #33 ETA U14
Skender *KATANA*(MNE), 23rd SB 2018, #38 ETA U14
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #39 ETA U14
Dimitar KISIMOV (BLG), 23rd SB 2018, #43 ETA U14
Victor RYDEN (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #46 ETA U14
Marcell KOVACS (HUN), 23rd SB 2018, #80 ETA U14
Pietro VERNO (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, #91 ETA U14
Wiktor JEZ (POL), 23rd SB 2018, #97 ETA U14
Krystof KOMINEK (CZE), 23rd SB 2018, #101 ETA U14
Maksim DESPOTOVIC (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #128 ETA U14
Ian BOLOBAN (BiH), 23rd SB 2018, #134 ETA U14
Viggo WAGENKNECHT (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #148 ETA U14
Ryan ZUBERBUEHLER (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #173 ETA U14
Luka NIKOLIC (FRA), 23rd SB 2018, #174 ETA U14
Vitorio STANKOV (BUL), 23rd SB 2018, #174 ETA U14
Patrick-Valentin MOISE (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #223 ETA U14
Thom GABELIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #282 ETA U14
Oliver MAJDANDZIC (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #411 ETA U14
Samuil CHESTOVALIEV (MKD), 23rd SB 2018, #570 ETA U14
Emil BECOVIC (SWE), 23rd SB 2018, #803 ETA U14
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner, #67 ITF
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up, #513 ITF
Sarina SCHNYDER (SUI), 23rd SB 2018, #37 ETA U14
Tatiana CANTOS SIEMERS (GER), 23rd SB 2018, #45 ETA U14
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #52 ETA U14
Georgiana MITITELU (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #85 ETA U14
Marta DOBRIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #117 ETA U14
Eva KHRUSTALEVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018, #138 ETA U14
Alja SENICA (SVN), 23rd SB 2018, #157 ETA U14
Astrid JOHA-BILIC (CRO), 23rd SB 2018, #216 ETA U14
Selena ROMERO CALVO (ESP), 23rd SB 2018, #266 ETA U14
Eva ANDREEA MUNTEANU (ROU), 23rd SB 2018, #276 ETA U14
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif., #346 ETA U14
Amalia WIDDOWSON (UK), 23rd SB 2018, #1086 ETA U14
Paola PIERAGOSTINI (ITA), 23rd SB 2018, not ranked on ETA U14

IN 2019 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD AGAIN SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND REACHED THE TOTAL OF 93 COUNTRIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TOURNAMENT SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

2019 – 24th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Svit SULJIC (SVN), 24th SB 2019 winner, #23 ETA U14
Mustafa EGE SIK (TUR), 24th SB 2019, #55 ETA U14
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif., #85 U14
Aleksandar TOLEV (BLG), 24th SB 2019, #102 ETA U14
Alexey FROLOV (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #124 ETA U14
Filippo GARBERO (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #183 ETA U14
Murray WATTERS (GBR), 24th SB 2019, #189 ETA U14
Mihailo TOPIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #224 ETA U14
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif., #237 ETA U14
Marko ERCEG (CRO), 24th SB 2019, #250 ETA U14
Filip DJOKIC (SRB), 24th SB 2019, #285 ETA U14
Carlo PACI (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #314 ETA U14
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner, #660 ITF
Angelica SARA (ITA), 24th SB 2019, #24 ETA U14
Zoja PETERNEL (SVN), 24th SB 2019, #66 ETA U14
Briyana IVANOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #78 ETA U14
Lora KARDOS (HUN), 24th SB 2019, #111 ETA U14
Eleonora TONEVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #117 ETA U14
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up, #125 ETA U14
Evelin BORTSOVA (ISR), 24th SB 2019, #140 ETA U14
Andreya GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 24th SB 2019, #175 ETA U14
Karolina JECMINKOVA (CZE), 24th SB 2019, #216 ETA U14
Eva ZHAROVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019, #373 ETA U14
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif. , #828 ETA U14
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

IN 2020 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 95 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2021 SMRIKVA BOWL WAS NOT HELD DUE TO COVID 19 BUT THE SELECTION PROCESS WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE FIVE CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND SB REACHED THE TOTAL OF 98 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED SINCE ITS FOUNDATION

IN 2022 SMRIKVA BOWL HAD FOUR CONTINENTS REPRESENTED AND ITS AMBASSADORS ARE SPREAD IN 98 COUNTRIES

2022 – 27th Smrikva Bowl

Daniel GARDALITY (USA), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Luka MITROVIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Philip DIANATI (DEN), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Daniel STOYANOV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
David SCHWENK (GER), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Pekko PFUNDSTEIN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Kaloyan GAYDADZHIEV (BGR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nikola JOTIC (SRB), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

Arina FOMINA (RUS), 27th SB 2022 winner, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Beata MARESOVA (CZE), 27th SB 2022 runner up, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nadia POZNICK (USA), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Korana BARISIC (CRO), 27th SB 2022 SF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nicole SCARPINO (ITA), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Nađa KNEZEVIC (MNE), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Ginny CHEN (GBR), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14
Giulia LUCHETTI (SVK), 27th SB 2022 QF, not yet ranked on ETA U14

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