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24/06/20

25th SMRIKVA BOWL 2020 Ambassador's Nomination Ceremony (Olive Tree planting)

Tuesday, 23rd of June 2020, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Nomination Ceremony was held in Smrikve…

Planting of the olive tree ceremony for the 25th Smrikva generation… 104 names… 104 dreams spread on 6 continents that did not gather due to world wide crises created by covid 19…

Dreams of this generation are big and may they come true one day…

Back up music by: Ennio Morricone; Andrea Morricone from the movie “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” directed by Giuseppe Tornatore… we are pleased to dedicate this music and movie to the children of the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation


22/06/20

25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 "seeds of the Legends of tomorrow" list...

Although 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 will not be played due to Covid 19 world emergency this year generation will have their honorary olive tree dedicated to them planted in Smrikve… at 8:30 AM this morning was scheduled their opening and presentation ceremony and we miss them all and hope with hope that all are safe and healthy…

List of the accepted players that would have played 25th Smrikva Bowl edition is listed in the following (in brackets you will find the countries that would have been called during their Ambassadors Nomination Ceremony that was scheduled for tomorrow at 6 PM… before getting the title for the whole World the countries mentioned in brackets would have been called first).

World in Smrikve … Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors network will be spread in 95 countries after our virtual Ambassador Nomination Ceremony of tomorrow… Namibia is the new country that is joining the Smrikva Bowl family…

The level of the players was expected to be very high again among 104 tennis talents from six continents who passed our selection process…

List of the players that honored us during the selection process this year are:

Girls

Sophia Santos (CRO,SAD,ECU)
Vesna Marinkov (AUS,SRB)
Andrea Bujakovic (BiH,NDL,ROM,+)
Raya Kotseva (BLG)
Rea Godinić (CRO)
Alicia Quelin (FR,GBR,BLG,USA)
Marta Džanić (CRO)
Laura Chlumska (CZE)
Sarah Walter (GER)
Lajla Topčić (BiH)
Ida Wobker (GER)
Dragica Stevanović (SRB)
Helena Stojanov (GER,SRB)
Silvia Dalle Molle (ITA)
Danica Marjanović (SRB)
Francesca Montorsi (ITA)
Tara Lawal (GBR,NGR)
Alessandra Grotti (ITA)
Sofia Ferraris (ITA,RUS)
Japanese Player 1 (JPN)
Zana Kunosić (BiH)
Japanese Player 2 (JPN)
Helena Vlajić (SRB)
Zeynep Eylul Bagdatli (TUR)
Sara Mitevska (MKD)
Tina Manescu (ROM,GER)
Lana Agbaba (SRB)
Una Grubesic (BiH,SVN)
Iraja Nigam (GBR,IND)
Sara Kovačević (SVN)
Ceren Can (TUR)
Vita Kantoci (SVN,CRO)
Marina Gerova Gocheva (ESP,BLG)
Nika Kožuh (SVN)
Lisa Bolton (GBR)
Beren Peker (TUR)
Lucija Cerović (CRO)
Hana Chouman (GBR,+)
Elizaveta Bryakina (RUS) Ayris Tokac (TUR)
Camilla Castracani (ITA,CAN,USA,VEN)
Yu-Tsen Ko (TW)
Tea Kovačević (BiH)

Boys

Rene Bertos (CRO)
Nikola Markulin (AUS,JPN,+)
Luca Lingfeld (AUT)
Liam Francis Lazarevic (BEL,SVN)
Dimitar Topchiysy (BLG)
Antoine Tardif (CAN)
Marko Novaković (CRO)
Edin Islamagic (BiH)
Patrick Voljavec (CRO)
Vladimir Tzonkov (BLG)
Vito Potočnjak (CRO)
Eduard Khaikov (BLR)
Timothy Putinja (CRO)
Aran Selvaraagan (GBR,IND)
Juraj Kodrić (CRO)
Tomas Techlovsky (CZE)
Šime Kaštelančić (CRO)
Aatu Niemela (FIN)
Dario Gavranović (CRO)
Paul Wallmeier (GER,ESP)
Stefano Palanza (ITA)
Kaius Ketola (FIN)
Diego Masera (ITA)
Japanese Player 1 (JPN)
Eliott Langstrom (FIN)
Japanese Player 2 (JPN)
Marco Antonio Tranciuc (ROM,ITA)
Japanese Player 3 (JPN)
Evan Galea (MLT,RUS)
Ivan van Ruiten (NLD)
Misha Botelho (POR,RUS)
Jan Paradowski (POL)
Artur Skotnicki (POL)
Nikola Stefanovic (SRB)
Ignacy Pankowski (POL)
Peter Škundrić (SVN)
Hugo Suarez Castellano (ESP)
Olivier Krupa (POL)
Kris Blechschmidt (SUI)
Eric Ten (SWE,RUS,KOR)
Andrin Schnyder (SUI)
Adam Lipovski (GBR,UKR)
Leo Zahner (SUI)
Egor Tsvetkov (UKR, MDA)
Aksel Turabik (TUR)
Xander Reese (GBR,IND)
Nino Vižintin (CRO)
Gregory Gorskiy (RUS)
Jayden Oladimeji (GBR,NGR)
Maximo Garrone (URU)
Alexander Nenashev (RUS)
Neo Armus (GBR+)
Bartu Arslan (TUR)
Pavle Stoiljković (SRB)
Tikhon Koran (BLR)
Israel Dowie (NMB,RSA)
Takuto Matsuo (JPN,HKG)
Elliott Awomoyi (USA,NGR)
Timur Gordeev (RUS,UAE)
Mahir Butkovic (BiH)
Roman Filipovic (AUS+)

The opening ceremony was scheduled for 8:00 AM while, tomorrow at 6:00 PM 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 players will be virtually nominated Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors including the Olive Tree planting ceremony…


08/05/20

Something new and nice Villa Smrikve Charme website

New website dedicated to Villa Smrikve Charme can be visited by making a click on the following link:

Villa Smrikve Charme

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28/04/20

Deep emotions... <3 ... tears ... hope... joy


08/04/20

Unfortunately, the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 will not be held due to the worldwide pandemic

… as of today, the pandemic caused by coronavirus spread to 209 countries and territories … a large number of countries are severely affected by the pandemic … countries are isolated … people are forced to be at home … schools are closed … planes are not flying … hospitals are full of people who need help, but we are all unprepared and do not have effective cure to help … it is one of the biggest challenges of today’s generation and unfortunately children’s global events like Smrikva Bowl that depend on the connection and stability of the world can not take place …

Below, I am sharing the hardest confirmation letter written in 25 years of Smrikva Bowl that this year generation received on 2nd of April…

Dear 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation,

I am pleased to confirm you that your child successfully completed the selection process and would have been invited to play the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020…

At the same time I am deeply sorry to inform you that after careful considerations of the pandemic evolution and its rapid world wide degeneration over the last days, including the tracking I did of the slow recovery paths of the few cases that we have at the moment out of 203 countries and territories involved in today’s world challenge, we come to a conclusion that there will be no minimum safety conditions to celebrate and gather the 2010 born talents at the end of June in Croatia for their Smrikva Bowl festival…

We can not foresee when the normality for the international travel and minimal safety conditions will be established therefore we are sorry that the 2010 generation will be remembered in my heart for the „war“ kind of situation that hit the humanity at the end of 2019 and during 2020…

It is a difficult letter to put down without knowing in person the majority of you…

The only connection and bond that we do have are emails exchanged over the past months with those who started their candidacy process months ago… and we have in common friends that connected and linked us, the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors who supported your children candidacies… and with some of the children I am pleased to know their coaches because their ability to help talents to develop is known to me for years… and with very few we know each other personally…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to talk to your children and meet them in person on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of June when we usually have the final registration and orientation Smrikva Bowl moment…

When I have the opportunity to see your books that you planned to donate to the Smrikva Bowl library and to exchange few words and smiles with each of you… explain to you the Smrikva Bowl week you’ve been looking for to live for so long thanks to your friends or brothers and sisters who introduced to you the Smrikva Bowl story… and I feel sorry that I will not be able to ask you to circle in the final registration form what would you like to play for… and to nurture your dreams in person…

That is the moment when I have the opportunity to give you some initial Smrikva Bowl gifts… and each gift has its own symbolic story that may help you and may have importance in building your development path…

I feel sorry that I will not be in position to present each of the Smrikva Bowl 2010 born seeds on Monday morning, 22nd of June, at 8:30 AM during the opening ceremony… when I usually ask you to bring your passports, your tennis rackets, and when I like to share in just few words the dreams of each of you with all the generation and recall the Ambassadors who supported your candidacies…

Using the music that it takes me months and months to select that may inspire you further to go for your dreams… and to never give up…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to gather all the generation during the most important Smrikva Bowl moment… that was envisaged for 23rd of June at 6:00 PM… when I have the pleasure to present each book donated to the Smrikva Bowl library… and nominate each player in person Smrikva Bowl Ambassador for several countries they happen to be linked with and for the whole world…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to share with them the always amazing Ambassador’s package… and let each of you make in person the Grand Slam wish that generations keep sharing with their olive tree… when they donate their names to the tree…

There are 25 Smrikva Bowl players holding 32 junior Grand Slam titles so far… and there are many more who competed on Grand Slams… and I am sure many of you will also do it because that was listed among your dreams…

I am sorry that we will not be in position to celebrate that moment with ice cream that we have on Smrikva Bowl thanks to Donna Vekic’s family since 2004… as we always do after the Ambassador’s nomination ceremony…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to let you bring home the magic bottle of one of the most special olive oils in the world… and to let your family bring home a very prestige bottle of wine we do in Smrikve…

I feel sorry that I will not be in position to share with families the answers to the question that we usually share during Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Forum on 24th of June at 6:00 PM… and share how much this generation trains and how much the past Smrikva Bowl generations trained in order to develop their talent and increase chances for reaching their dreams one day…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to teach each of you and let you bring home „IGRA“ game, the funny doubles game, that generations of Smrikva Bowl players started to love… the fun to play it with music and with a new friend… that we always start on Wednesday night after the Tennis Talent development path Forum…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to share with each of the children the „Lucky Draw“ gift… moment that is already traditional on our schedule on Thursday at 4:00 PM… and I will not be able to share in person the many inspiring stories of past Smrikva Bowl players… and let the children live this tennis circle of life story… the moment when each Smrikva Bowl player receive a memory item signed by past Smrikva Bowl players…

I feel sorry that I will not be able to bring you to visit Brioni islands on Friday… and let you see the natural paradise… where Dinosaurs lived millions years ago… the magic place with long and impressive historical heritage… place that Robert Koch healed from malaria more than a century ago…

I feel sorry that you will not have the opportunity to eat every day our sandwiches that your players’ tag allows you to have during the whole event… that birthday party feeling that last for a week… and the special pizza party on Friday night with the semifinals and finals of the „IGRA“ funny doubles… and chilling music in our garden…

I feel sorry that we will not live the finals with the ball kids… and I feel sorry that we will not be able to let you live the awarding ceremony moment… the bike ride of the Champions… the moment of the cake… and the moment of our pool party where we celebrate together many new friendships that have been made during the week…

I feel very sorry at the moment for all the above… but I also do hope that each of us may learn something after this virus crisis is finished…

Tennis players are, with very few others professionals, the first global citizens of today… and might be the last one to restart with their „normal“ life… the tour cannot re start till the minimum safety conditions are created… and the vaccine is my hope…

We are all learning very fast during these days… and I do hope some long term lessons we will get… and that all your dreams you shared with me to help children… to help people in need… to help research in finding cures… to help the environment and animals… will not be forgotten after the crisis but you may dedicate your living to it not to happen again or to be better prepared when it happen again…

In tennis without mistakes we cannot get better… and what is happening to all of us is a challenging experience and I do hope we will all learn from it… and be a little bit better prepared, as I write above, if we will find ourselves in a similar situation in the future…

Although I might never have pleasure to meet most of the 25th generation players in person I kept thinking over the last days that my wish would be to welcome each child that passed the selection process to become part of the Smrikva Bowl family…

By receiving this acceptance letter I am pleased to nominate each 25th Smrikva Bowl generation child the Smrikva Bowl Ambassador of this very special year that will not be celebrated due to „war“ kind of conditions that the virus situation created for the whole humanity…

I wish to share with all of you that 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation is another amazing Smrikva Bowl generation…

I was pleased to read about your dreams… and about what you would like to do once you achieve your dreams… and I was happy to read your letters… especially those that were caring about others… the future will be more about giving than taking… and you are the future… and I have to say that I do believe most of your dreams will come true… many of you will achieve what you have shared with me… and I am saying that having seen over the years what Smrikva Bowl children are capable of…

Over the last days… the videos were made in the living rooms… in the woods… on the isolated tennis walls… I’ve noticed each smile of your child on their faces and I had tears dropping on my face watching last day’s videos…

There are around 100 candidates selected representing over 40 countries and six continents…

I wish to share with you all that over 50% of the children of this generation are speaking 3 or more languages… about 30% play a music instrument… around 50% are ranked #1 in their area of origin… and we get to over 80% of the players being among the top 3 players…

All the children are great at school… and most of them practice another or more sports…

Over the years… in the tennis world… among the world greatest coaches… Smrikva Bowl children built the Smrikva Bowl reputation… it took 24 generations to build it… and I wish to rely on 25th generation that it will continue… and although I will not be able to see you compete on Smrikva Bowl I am pleased to let you know that I will be pleased if you use among your achievements that you were selected for this year Smrikva Bowl edition…

Your child name will be listed among 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation players… and I will publish the list of the accepted candidates as we do per tradition on the day when we scheduled the opening ceremony of the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020… on 22nd of June…

… and I do promise you that I will follow your development… and after we overcome this restriction period the peace and prosperity will return and the children will be allowed to return to practice and I can assure each of you that from what you shared with me if you keep nurturing your dreams you all have great chances to realize them in years to come…

Now the most important is to stay safe… and you will have time to build the talent to the level of your dreams… and tomorrow to help the new generations to do the same…

There will be an old olive tree in Smrikve dedicated to the 25th generation in memory of this big challenge that humanity is living today… and I am sorry that nobody will be present during the planting ceremony… but I do hope that during your lifetime you may have the opportunity to visit your olive tree… and visit the place where you would have played Smrikva Bowl…

Smrikve will be open to you and your family either for your visit or to spend your holidays or some time with me or to attend in the future Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week… as previous generation players have been doing for years…

It was a very difficult decision to take… and till the last I had hope that scientific community… kind of Dominic Thiem, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams in the research field will find the way to neutralize the harm that this virus is brining to the grandfathers and grandmothers of this year Smrikva Bowl generation… and that the scientist that find the cure will get the Nobel Prize for that but so far it did not happen…

At the age your kids are now there are over 30% of the kids of that age that still have divergent thinking… it means that their thinking is close to what we human like to call being genius… and they can find solutions to the problems adults most of the time fail to… Yoda from the Star Wars reminds us that „truly wonderful, the mind of a child is“…

Few days ago one Smrikva candidate wrote in his letter, among others, that he would like to go to the moon and bring his family with him… and he made my day… he reminded me dreaming about exploring the space and I am so happy children are like that…

This is one of the reasons why I asked your children to write their dream letters in their own language and on their own because they can always surprise… and many kids surprised me this year…

I am sure children can find better solutions to pension funds that adults can… and they can find better solutions to many problems that is affecting current society than adults can… we all need to learn more from the children…

As I wrote… I do not know most of you in person… and many of you might be directly and hardly affected by what is happening… as well as is affecting Smrikve, Smrikva Bowl family and some of our Staff families…

Nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, truck drivers and many others are in the front line in this life threatening virus game… and we are in this fight all together… and I am sure humanity will win this battle… and make the world a better place…

I feel sorry that 2010 generation will not have the opportunity to experience the Smrikva Bowl MORE THAN TENNIS element… that I never tried to explain… I always let it be lived by each Smrikva Bowl child… and I wish to thanks the past Smrikva Bowl players who shared the story with you and passed a part of the Smrikva message…

We had a wonderful 24th edition… as 24 editions before… and on 21.9.2019 the selection process started for this year edition… during the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors day…

The preparation of each of our editions starts immediately after the closing of the previous edition… and so far we completed 9months of preparations…

10.12.2019… I brought my wife to Milan… this city is my second home… and I owe a lot to this town and to Italy… I’ve got big part of my higher education in this city… and in my last visit to Milan I brought my wife to take the plane to Singapore… we agreed I would stay home to continue to prepare Smrikva Bowl and take care of Smrikve… and she would take care of her family for some months due to some family health problems…

… and very slowly the world started to fall apart…

Having part of my family in South east Asia and having so many wonderful memories linked to that part of the World… I felt this emergency since the beginning… at first I sent a lot of protection masks when they were still available in Croatia…

… and things at first seemed to be under control…

I kept reading your dreams… looking at your videos… learning about how great this generation is… and at the same time I kept putting numbers in a spreadsheet day after day trying to analyze Corona virus and doing my best to spot signs of recovery…

As some of you may know we had traditional Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks scheduled for the end of April and selected alumni were from various continents and many different countries…

Everything was looking well… after China’s strong containment strategy… south east Asia was fine and stable for long time… and the new situation emerged after the first case was recorded in a small town south of Milan on 19th of February…

On 8th of March quarantine was proclaimed in Italy and I thought things will be fine… Italy is doing as serious as China… but few unlucky events that I learned later on happened that made virus spread into the hospitals…

During the second week of March a friend of mine told me not to let my wife come back… that Milan is becoming a hell and totally unsafe… and few days after Singapore airline stopped all the flights to Milan…

I still thought that measures in Italy might work… but everything started to change quite fast…

Barcelona… New York… are two other towns that I owe a lot in my living… important part of education I owe to this two wonderful cities… and I started to see Spain and now New York getting hurt badly…

Over the last week the situation is so rapidly changing world wide… and the challenge in foreseeing the future is now very hard…

18th of March ATP/WTA/ITF cancelled all the competitions till 7th of June… till 18th of March the tennis tour was supposed to re start on 20th of April…

Immediately after the ATP/WTA/ITF cancelled all the competitions I informed the alumni of the 6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks 2020 that was scheduled for the 25/4-2/5 and 3/5-10/5/2020 that the collapse of the minimal security conditions for the citizens worldwide is forcing us to move our special classes to the spring 2021…

24th of March was announced that Olympic games will not be played this year…

1st of April ATP/WTA/ITF announced that the tour will not re start before 13th of July… and this announcement was made immediately after Wimbledon got cancelled…

Wimbledon is a dream that I read in many of your children letters…

It was founded back in 1877… and in its history it was not played for 10 times… 4 times during the first world war (1915-1918) and 6 times during the second world war (1940-1945)… and this year will be the 11th time that is not going to be held …

As you know our selection process was closed on 30th of March… and till the last I kept analyzing possible scenarios and if there are any possibilities that we may gather at the end of June…

… and I am sorry to share that these days it is more and more clear that it will be a very long recovery and as of today is very hard to foresee when the world physical communication will be restored if the scientists do not find the vaccine…

Smrikva Bowl is kind of Olympic games… gathering for years six continents and over 40 countries per editions… and looking at this year generation we are again with another extraordinary generation developing their talents physically very far away from each other…

I wish to share… that… in looking at possible evolution…

The only experience we have for now is China… and since the quarantine was introduced in Wuhan it took them 37 days to equalize the number of infected and the number of healed people with superhuman efforts and military discipline…

Today Wuhan area is in their 71st day of their battle and they have 97,5% of healed people and 2,5% of still infected (since they equalized the number of active and closed cases… for 34 days the % is going down but over the last days it is very slowly going down and it took 4 days to reduce the percentage by 1%… an estimate could be that after 80 days since quarantine started China might be the first virus free area in the world)… for a week the number of newly infected local cases is 0 and life is slowly returning to normality but the concern is that imported cases can spread the virus again and the alert is still very high in China too…

The first corona virus cases occurred in late November and early December… the virus was isolated on January 7th… and on January 23rd, a quarantine and rigorous epidemic control measures were put in place in Wuhan… this is all that we can use at the moment in thinking of potential scenarios…

The second element we can use is Diamond Princess cruise ship which is kind of quarantine comparable situation… and the epidemic was recorded on the ship 56 days ago… and currently they still have 14% of active cases and 86% of closed cases… when China was in 54th day of the quarantine they still had 14% of active cases…

China and Diomond Princess cruise ship teach us that with strict quarantine might be required about 80 days to defeat the virus…

What will happen in the rest of the world? It is very difficult to foresee…

There are different strategies… and some countries are difficult to compare… but what is common agreement is that the virus spread fast… it is invisible for almost 14 days… and can create sever complications in 5%-20% of the cases…

With fast increase in cases there are no sanitary systems in the world that can take care of patients in need… and without care those patients cannot survive…

Italy is in their 25th day since quarantine was introduced… so to compare it with Wuhan we should expect at least another two weeks to equal the number of healed and infected people if the Chinese model will be applicable to Italy although two countries are not completely comparable because of the different discipline applied to quarantine areas…

At the moment Italy has 26% of closed cases and 74% of active cases… in 2-3 weeks we may hopefully start to have more people healed than infected in Italy… and if this will be the case we will have another case of a quarantine strategy that will lead us as an example to try to foresee the future…

Croatia’s first lock down measure was to close schools back on 13th of March… so if we take that as initial day of our containment strategy which is far away from quarantine like measures that were lately applied we are in our 20th day of the struggle and we have 91% of active cases and 9% of closed cases…

There are several European countries in similar situation and we have yet to see what the evolution will be…

Being very close to Italy our crisis council in Istria urged the central government to adopt extreme measures very fast… and we were acting fast in Istria… and the central government was following but we are not sure we’ve been fast enough… many people at the beginning not seeing the virus were not able to understand what was going on… and experience proved that it takes always some time to adopt to restrictive measures…

Two weeks ago we closed all the activities except pharmacies and food stores… people are invited to stay at their homes… from a week ago people are not allowed to move from one town to another town and need to stay at home… we still do not have full quarantine formally proclaimed but we are very closed to it…

Croatian officials stated that by mid June or July Croatia might lift containment measures… so we might be 2-3 months away from returning to circulate inside Croatia… and in summer period the national events might have minimal security conditions to re start again…

How and when will communication between countries will be restored? It is very difficult to foresee today…

Being this year generation split between six continents and being many countries at different stages…

I calculated the percentage of active cases as of 30th of March on total tasted cases… which is also the metric I used above to estimate after how many days of total quarantine a country could bring close to 0 its cases… and the situation in the countries of our players and their families is the following:

China (3%), S.Korea (43%), Venezuela (69%), Spain (72%), Italy (74%), France (75%), Japan (75%), Germany (79%), Belarus (79%), Hong Kong (82%), Belgium (83%), Canada (84%), Australia (84%), Switzerland (86%), Romania (87%), India (89%), UAE (89%), Netherlands (91%), Croatia (91%), Austria (92%), Uruguay (92%), Nigeria (92%), UK (93%), Serbia (93%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (93%), Bulgaria (93%), North Macedonia (93%), Ecuador (94%), Moldova (94%), USA (95%), Russia (96%), Sweden (96%), Ukraine (96%), Turkey (97%), South Africa (97%), Portugal (97%), Slovenia (97%), Czech (98%), Poland (98%), Finland (98%), Malta (99%)…

Looking at the above metrics we can see that for the most of the countries it is the beginning of the battle… and it is more and more clear that world tennis will take time to gain minimum safety security to travel again…

By taking into consideration all the above I am sorry that the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation will not be able to measure their talents level on their Smrikva Bowl gathering but I am sure they will have a lot of opportunities to measure it in years to come with those other Smrikva Bowl children who were selected for the 25th edition…

I will keep following the progress of each of the Smrikva Bowl children from distance although we might never meet in person with most of you…

… I am also pleased to share with you all again that as Smrikva Bowl accepted players you will be always welcome to our particular talent development class named Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week…

As some of you may know because have been selected already for the class…. this program is reserved to the accepted Smrikva Bowl players and past Smrikva Bowl players. The program is run by me and Coach Luca Appino credited for scouting 5 players who reached #1 ATP/WTA ranking (Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijster, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki)…

During a week time there are almost 50 hours of different type of classes shared with the player and the family… and more about the Family Week program you can find in the attached file.

This emergency will pass… and I wish each of you may find the way to continue to develop your tennis talent no matter how difficult it may look like… imagination is a very powerful tool.. and imagery and mindfulness are those tools that can be trained today in our containment world…

Embrace the challenge and I am sure most of you will show next year how strong you are and I am also sure most of you will be already next year part of your under 12 national teams…

A big hug to all of you!

Stay safe and take care,

Miodrag Bozovic


08/04/20

Na žalost 25.-ti Smrikva Bowl 2020 se neće moći održati zbog svjetske pandemije

… na današnji dan pandemija izazvana korona virusom se proširila do 209 zemalja i teritorija svijeta… veliki broj zemalja je teško pogođen epidemijom… zemlje su izolirane… ljudi su primorani biti u kućama… škole su zatvorene… avioni ne lete… bolnice su pune ljudima kojima je teško pomoći… radi se o jednom od najvećih izazova današnje generacije i na žalost događaji dječije radosti poput Smrikva Bowl-a koji ovise o povezanosti i stabilnosti svijeta se neće moći održati…

U nastavku dijelim najteže potvrdno pismo zapisano u 25 godina postojanja Smrikva Bowl-a koju su grači i njihove obitelji ovogodišnje generacije primili 2.travnja…

Draga 25.-ta Smrikva Bowl 2020 generacija,

Drago mi je potvrditi vam da je vaše dijete uspješno završilo process selekcije za ovogodišnju Smrikvu te da je odabrano da bude dio 25.-e Smrikva Bowl 2020. generacije…

U isto vrijeme jako mi je žao što vas moram obavjestiti da nakon pažljivih studija evolucije pandemije i njezinog naglog pogoršanja diljem svijeta tijekom posljednjih dana, uključujući praćenje sporog puta oporavka u borbi protiv pandemije koje trenutno imamo u nekoliko rijetkih slučajeva među 203 zemlje i teritorija uključenih u ovaj današnji izazov koji je stavljen pred svijet, došli smo do zaključka da neće biti stvoreni minimalni sigurnosni uvjeti koji su nam potrebni da bi se krajem lipnja u Hrvatskoj mogli okupiti i zajedno proslaviti talente rođene 2010. godine za njihov Smrikva Bowl …

Danas je teško predviđati kada će se uspostaviti međunarodni avionski promet i minimalni sigurnosni uvjeti za igrače i obitelji, tako da će se ova hrabra 2010. generacija u srcu Smrikvi pamtiti po „ratnoj“ pošasti novog doba koja je pogodila čovječanstvo krajem 2019. godine i tijekom 2020.te godine…

Bilo mi je teško slagati riječi ovoga pisma ne poznajući osobno veliku većinu vas…

Jedina poveznica i veza koju imamo su mailovi razmjenjeni proteklih mjeseci s onima koji su započeli proces kandidiranja prije nekoliko mjeseci… i zajednički prijatelji koji su nas povezali i koji nas vežu, naši Ambasadori Smrikva Bowl-a koji su podržali kandidature vaše djece…drago mi je da od neke djece ove generacije poznajem trenere jer mi je njihova vještina da pomognu u razvoju teniskog talenta poznata već godinama… a sa vrlo malo ljudi sam imao i osobno čast se upoznati…

Tužan je osjećaj znati da neću biti u mogućnosti razgovarati s vašom djecom i osobno ih upoznati u subotu 20. i nedjelju 21. lipnja kada obično živimo trenutak završne registraciju i orijentacije sa djecom Smrikva Bowl-a …

To je trenutak kada imam prilike vidjeti vaše knjige koje ste donijeli na poklon knjižnici Smrikva Bowl–a i razmijeniti nekoliko riječi i osmijeha sa svakim od vas… objasniti vam tjedan Smrikva Bowl-a o kojem su brojni od vas sanjali i pripremali se godinama zahvaljujući pričama onih koji su vam Smrikva Bowl predstavili… i žao mi je što vas neću moći zamoliti da zaokružite u završnom prijavnom obrascu snove za koje bi željeli igrati u životu… i osobno poduprijeti vaše snove …

To je i trenutak kada imam priliku da vam poklonim neke od prvih poklona Smrikva Bowl-a … i svaki taj dar ima svoju simboličku priču za koju znam da vam može pomoći i koja može nadahnuti gradnju vašeg razvojnog puta …

Tužan je osjećaj što neću biti u mogućnosti predstaviti svako dijete Smrikve u ponedjeljak, 22. lipnja, u 8:30 tijekom naše ceremonije otvaranja… kada vas obično zamolim da donesete svoje putovnice, vaše teniske rekete, i kada volim podijeliti u samo nekoliko riječi snove svakog od vas sa cijelom generacijom i prisjetiti se Ambasadora koji su podržali vaše kandidature …

Otvaranje je uvijek nadahnuto glazbom za koju su potrebni mjeseci i mjeseci za njen odabir… svaka odabrana glazba nosi neku poruku s idejom da vas dodatno nadahne za ostvarenje vaših snova … i da ne odustajete od njih…

Tužan je osjećaj što neću uspjeti okupiti čitavu generaciju tijekom najvažnijeg trenutka Smrikva Bowl-a … koji je bio predviđen za 23. lipnja u 18:00 sati… kad mi je zadovoljstvo predstaviti svaku knjigu doniranu knjižnici Smrikva Bowl-a… i nominirati svakog igrača Ambasadorom Smrikve u nekoliko zemalja za koje je slučaj da ste obiteljski ili svojim življenjem povezani dajući vam mandat koji vrijedi za cijeli svijet …

Žao mi je što neću moći podijeliti s djecom uvijek čaroban Ambasadorski poklon paket… u kojem uvijek ima puno divnih poklona… a i jedan poseban koji svakome omogućuje da napravi svoju osobnu Grand Slam želju dok polaže grudu zemlje kraj masline… generacije godinama dijele svoju želju sa svojim maslinama kad daruju svoja imena svojoj maslini generacije…

25 igrača Smrikva Bowl-a osvojilo 32 juniorska Grand Slam naslova… a ima ih puno više koji su se natjecali na Grand Slamovima … i iskreno vjerujem da će i mnogi od vas zaigrati Grand Slam turnire jer ste brojni mi baš i to naveli među vašim snovima u pismima…

Žao mi je što nećemo biti u mogućnosti da proslavimo taj trenutak imenovanja Ambasadorom Smrikve sa tradicionalnim sladoledom koji imamo na Smrikvi od 2004.godine zahvaljujući obitelji Donne Vekić… uvijek je sladoled taj koji zapečati dječijim osmijehom naš svečani trenutak postajanja Ambasadorom…

Žao mi je što vam neću moći pokloniti da ponesete kući čarobnu bocu jednog od najposebnijih maslinovih ulja na svijetu sa stabala koje su sadile generacije prije vas… i da poklonim vašoj obitelji kolekcijsku bocu vina kakvu radimo u Smrikvama i koja je dotakla 93 zemlje svijeta…

Žao mi je što neću biti u mogućnosti s obitelji podijeliti odgovore na pitanje koje obično podijelimo tijekom Smrikva Bowl Foruma o razvoju talenta koji je bio na programu za 24. lipnja u 18:00 sati… tada obično podijelim koliko ova generacija trenira i odgovorim na brojna zanimljiva pitanja koje roditelji obično imaju u ovoj dobi za svoju talentiranu djecu… kako bi povećali šanse za postizanje svojih snova kroz vrijeme…

Tužan je osjećaj što neću biti u stanju naučiti svakog od vas i pokloniti da ponesete sa sobom kući „IGRA“ igru, veselu igru ​​parova, koju su generacije Smrikva Bowl igrača počele voljeti i širiti po svijetu… zabavno je igrati uz glazbu i uz novog prijatelja… “IGRA” uvijek započinjemo u srijedu navečer nakon našeg Foruma o razvoju teniskog talenta …

Žao mi je što neću moći podijeliti svakom djetetu poklon „Sretnog Ždrijeba“… trenutak koji je već tradicionalno u našem rasporedu u četvrtak u 16:00 sati… i neću moći osobno ispričati brojne nadahnjujuće priče prošlih igrača Smrikva Bowl-a… i zavrtiti još jedan teniski krug života… trenutak kada svaki igrač Smrikve osvoji za ponijeti kući potpisani predmet od strane bivših igrača Smrikva Bowl-a …

Tužan je osjećaj što vas neću moći povesti u posjet Brijonskim otocima… pokazati vam da vidite taj prirodni raj… u kojem su dinosaurusi živjeli prije milijuna godina… jedno čarobno mjesto s dugom i impresivnom povijesnom baštinom. .. mjesto koje je Robert Koch izliječio od malarije prije više od jednog stoljeća …

Žao mi je što nećete imati priliku svakoga dana uživati u besplatnim sendvičima koje vam kartica igrača Smrikve omogućuje tijekom cijelog trajanja Smrikve… onaj osjećaj rođendana koji traje tjedan dana… i poseban pizza party u petak navečer uz polufinale i finale “IGRE” veselih parova … uz laganu glazbu koja se obično širi iz parka Smrikvi…

Žao mi je što nećemo živijeti zajedno još jedno finale sa sakupljačima loptica… što nećemo živijeti zajedno trenutak ceremonije dodjele nagrada… zapljeskati pobjedničkom krugu bicikle po terenu… proživiti trenutak torte… i zajedničkog slavlja u bazenu gdje proslavljamo mnoga nova prijateljstva stečena tijekom tjedna …

Trenutno mi je jako žao zbog svega navedenoga što nećemo proživijeti zajedno … ali nadam se da će svaki od nas nešto i naučiti kada završi ova krize virusa …

Teniseri su, uz još samo par drugih profesija, prvi građani svijeta današnjice… a mogli bi biti i posljednji koji će započeti svoj “normalan” život… veliki tenis ne može započeti sve dok se ne stvore minimalni sigurnosni uvjeti… i cjepivo je moja velika nada …

Svi danas učimo vrlo brzo … i nadam se da će svako od nas na neki način izvući iz svega što nam se dešavai neke dugoročne i korisne lekcije … i da će svi vaši snovi koje ste podijelili sa mnom da želite pomagati djeci… pomagati ljudima kojima je pomoć potrebna… da podržite istraživanja koja mogu liječiti bolesti za koje lijeka nema… pomagati okoliš i zalagati se za bolji život životinja… da sve to neće biti zaboravljeno kada ova kriza prođe… i da će netko od vas možda posvetiti svoj život da se to više ne ponovi ili da budemo bolje pripremljeni kada se opet ponove …

U tenisu bez grešaka ne možemo biti bolji … a ono što nas je zadesilo je izazovno iskustvo i nadam se da ćemo svi naučiti iz toga … i biti malo bolje pripremljeni, kao što pišem gore, ako u budućnosti se nađemo u sličnoj situaciji …

Iako možda nikada neću imati zadovoljstvo osobno upoznati većinu igrača 25. generacije Smrikve, posljednjih sam dana razmišljao o tome da bih želio da svako djete koje je prošlo proces selekcije ovogodišnje Smrikve postane i dio velike obitelji Smrikva Bowl-a …

Primanjem ovog potvrdnog pisma o primitku na Smrikvu koja se ne može odigrati zbog više sile… želja mi je imenovati svako dijete ovogodišnje generacije Smrikva Bowl-a Ambasadorom Smrikve… ova godina će ostati urezana u naša sjećanja i biti će jedan spomen na „ratne“ uvijete novog doba koje je borba protiv virusa stvorila za cijelo čovječanstvo …

Drago mi je podijeliti sa svima vama da je 25. Smrikva Bowl 2020 generacija još jedna nevjerojatno jaka i perspektivna Smrikva Bowl generacija …

Bilo mi je zadovoljstvo čitati o onome o čemu sanjate… i o onome što bi željeli činiti kada ostvarite svoje snove… i svako me vaše pismo veselilo… posebno ona koja su doticala brige o drugima… budućnost će više pripadati onima koji su spremni dati nego onima koji žele samo uzimati… i vi ste ta svjetla budućnost… i moram reći da vjerujem da će se većina vaših snova ostvariti… mnogi od vas će postići ono što ste podijelili sa mnom… i to kažem kroz iskustvo prijašnjih generacije Smrikve koje godinama pratim…

Zadnjih dana… video su snimani u dnevnim sobama… u šumama… na izoliranim teniskim zidovima… primijećivao sam svaki osmijeh vašeg djeteta na njihovim licima… taj duh nade… i često je suza znala kliznuti na mome licu gledajući videzapise zadnjih dana…

Odabrano je skoro 100 kandidata koji bi bili imenovani Ambasadorima u više od 40 zemalja i šest kontinenata…

Rado dijelim sa vama da su djeca Smrikve uvijek bila posebno marljiva… pa tako i ova generacija… više od 50% djece generacije govori 3 ili više jezika… oko 30% djece svira muzički instrument… oko 50% je najbolje u mjestu u kojem razvija svoj talenat… i dolazimo do više od 80% igrača koji su među prva 3 igrača u svojoj zemlji…

Sva djeca su sjajna u školi … i većina ih se bavi još nekim ili sa više sportova …

Kroz godine… u svijetu tenisa… čak i među najvećim svjetskim trenerima prevladava mišljenje da su djeca Smrikve posebna djeca… i istina je da su djeca Smrikve kroz svoje rezultate izgradila takvu reputaciju… trebalo je 24 generacije da sa polako izgradi to povjerenje… i želim dati moje povjerenje 25.-oj generaciji da će se to nastaviti… i iako vas neću moći vidjeti kako se natječete na Smrikva Bowl-u… moja je želja da budete ponosni i koristite među svojim dostignućima da ste bili izabrani za ovogodišnji Smrikva Bowl koji se zbog bolesti svijeta nije mogao održati…

Ime vašeg djeteta biti će upisano među igračima koji su bili odabrani za 25.ti Smrikva Bowl 2020… a ja ću objaviti listu primljenih kandidata kao što to radimo po tradiciji na dan kada je bilo zakazano svečano otvaranje 25. Smrikva Bowl 2020 … 22. lipnja 2020 godine…

… i obećajem vam da ću slijediti vaš razvoj… i nakon što pređe ova karantena svijeta, mir i blagostanje će se vratiti i djeci će se omogućiti da se vrate na terene… i mogu svakome reći da snove koje ste podijelili samnom, ukoliko ih nastavite njegovati i posvećivati im se, velike su šanse da će se oni i ostvariti u godinama koje dolaze …

Sada je najvažnije da se čuvate… i imati ćete vremena izgraditi talent do razine svojih snova… i jednog sutra pomoći novim generacijama da učine isto …

U Smrikvama će rasti jedna stara maslina posvećena 25.-oj generaciji u spomen i na ovaj veliki izazov koji danas živi čovječanstvo… i žao mi je što nitko neće biti prisutan tijekom ceremonije sadnje… ali se nadam da će više vas tijekom života imati priliku posjetiti maslinu i posjetiti mjesto na kojem ste trebali igrati vašu Smrikvu…

Smrikve će biti otvorena za vas i vašu obitelj, bilo da provedete kod nas praznike s obitelji ili da prisustvujete nekom budućem obiteljskom tjednu Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents… kao što to rade igrači prethodnih generacija već godinama…

Bila je ovo jedna vrlo teška odluka … i do posljednjeg trena sam se nadao da će znanstvena zajednica… neki Dominik Thiem, Novak Đoković, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams iz znanstvene istraživačke zajednice pronaći lijek da se neutralizira šteta koju ovaj virus donosi djedovima i bakama ovogodišnje Smrikva Bowl generacije… i da će taj znanstvenik koji pronađe lijek biti nagrađen Nobelovom nagradom za to, ali se na žalost do danas to još nije dogodilo …

U dobi u kojoj su sada vaša djeca, postoji preko 30% djece koja i dalje imaju divergentno razmišljanje… to znači da je njihovo razmišljanje blizu onoga što mi ljudi volimo nazvati genijalnim… i mogu pronaći rješenja za probleme koja većina odrasli ne uspijevaja vidijeti jer su odrasli umovi značajno ograničeniji… kao što Yoda iz Ratova zvijezda nas uči “uistinu divan, djetetov um je …”

Prije nekoliko dana jedan kandidat za Smrikvu je napisao u svome pismu, između ostalog, da bi želio otići na Mjesec i povesti svoju obitelj sa sobom… i moram reći da mi je razveselio dan … podsjetio me na moje sanjarenje o istraživanju svemira, i raduje me da su djeca takva …

To je jedan od razloga zašto sam zamolio vašu djecu da mi pišu pisma o čemu sanjaju na svom jeziku i da ih samostalno napišu, jer uvijek mogu iznenaditi, u njima se krije genijalnost… i mogu reći da su me mnoga djeca iznenadila ove godine …

Siguran sam da djeca mogu pronaći bolja rješenja problemu mirovinskih fondova i zdravstvu od onih koja odrasli mogu… i mogu naći bolja rješenja za mnoge probleme koji pogađaju trenutno društvo nego što odrasli mogu … svi možemo i trebali bi više učiti od djece …

Kao što sam napisao… ne poznajem većinu vas osobno… i mnogi od vas su možda izravno i teško pogođeni onime što se događa … kao što ovaj virus pogađa Smrikve, široku obitelj Smrikva Bowl-a… i pogodio je dio našeg osoblja Smrikve …

Medicinske sestre, liječnici, zaposlenici trgovina prehrambenim proizvodima, vozači kamiona i mnogi drugi su na prvoj liniji u ovoj novonastaloj situaciji … i mi smo svi zajedno u istoj borbi… i siguran sam da će čovječanstvo pobijediti u ovoj bitci… i nadam se da će svijet biti malo bolje mjesto za život ako iz svega ovoga nešto naučimo…

Žao mi je što ova generacija neće imati priliku doživjeti ono više od tenisa što krasi Smrikvu… što ja nikada nisam ni pokušavao objasniti… već uvijek prepuštao svakom djetetu Smrikve da to doživi pa prepriča sljedećoj generaciji… i želim se zahvaliti bivšim igračima Smrikva Bowl-a koji su podijelili priču s vama i prenijeli dio poruke Smrikve…

Proživijeli smo divno 24.to izdanje… kao i 24 izdanja prije toga… i 21. rujna 2019.te je započela selekcija kandidata za ovogodišnje izdanje… započela je na dan Ambasadora Smrikva Bowl-a kao što je i tradicija…

Priprema za Smrikvu započinje odmah po zatvaranju prethodnog izdanja… i do sada smo obavili 9 mjeseci pripreme… i sve je rađeno kao da će Smrikve biti…

10.12.2019… poveo sam svoju suprugu u Milano… ovaj grad je moj drugi dom… i dugujem puno ovome gradu kao i zemlji Italiji… veći dio svog visokog obrazovanja stekao sam u ovome gradu… a u posljednjem posjetu Milanu odveo sam suprugu na avion za Singapur… i dogovorili smo se da ću ovoga puta ja ostati kod kuće da nastavim pripremati Smrikva i brinuti se o radovima u Smrikvama… a ona će se na nekoliko mjeseci pobrinuti za obitelj zbog obiteljskih zdravstvenih problema roditelja…

… neprimjetno se svijet koji smo poznavali ubrzo nakon toga počeo raspadati …

Imajući dio moje obitelji u jugoistočnoj Aziji i imajući divnih uspomena koje me vežu za taj dio svijeta i te ljude… osjetio sam ovu opasnost od samoga početka… u početku sam poslao puno zaštitnih maski za Singapur kad su još bile dostupne u Hrvatskoj…

… i stvari su u početku izgledale pod kontrolom …

Nastavio sam upoznavati ovogodišnju generaciju… čitati vaše snove… gledati vaše videozapise… učeći o tome zbog čega je i ovo još jedna posebna generacija Smrikvara… a istovremeno sam dan za danom upisivao brojeve novo zaraženih i ozdravljenih u moj excel file pokušavajući matematički i statistički spoznati borbu sa Korona virusom… tražeći tračak nade u svakom pokazatelju eventualnog oporavka …

Kao što neki od vas znaju jer su bili potvrđeni učenici razreda… imali smo za kraj travnja zakazane već tradicionalne obiteljske razrede, Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week,… i odabrani učenici su bili sa više kontinenata i iz različitih zemalja svijeta… i za svaku tu zemlju sam promatrao i zapisivao šta se dešava…

Sve je izgledalo dosta dobro… nakon snažnog odgovora Kine da zaustavi virus… jugoistočna Azija je već bila u redu i stabilna duže vremena… i jedna posve nova situacija se pojavila nakon što je 19. veljače zabilježen prvi slučaj u malom gradiću južno od Milana …

8. ožujka u Italiji je proglašena karantena i mislio sam da će stvari biti u redu… pomislih Italija pokazuje hrabrost i odlučnost Kine u borbi sa virusom… ali dogodilo se više manjih nesretnih događaja za koje sam kasnije saznao koje su dale prednost virusu naspram epidemioloških službi i omogućili da se virus proširi u bolnice …

Moja je supruga trebala letjeti iz Singapura za Milano i moji prijatelji iz Milana su me upozorili da je ne pustim da se vrati… da Milano postaje pakao i skroz nesigurno područje… i nakon par dana Singapur airline je obustavila letove do kraja svibnja za Milano…

Ja sam i dalje se nadao da bi mjere u Italiji trebale djelovati… ali sve se počelo mijenjati prilično brzo…

Barcelona… New York… su još dva grada kojima puno dugujem u životu… i počeo sam viđati Španjolsku na koljenima, a danas i New York…

Tijekom posljednjeg tjedna situacija se tako brzo mijenja u cijelom svijetu… i izazov predviđanja budućnosti je danas vrlo težak …

18. ožujka ATP/WTA/ITF/ otkazali su sva natjecanja do 7. lipnja… do 18. ožujka teniski svijet je trebao započeti 20. travnja …

Odmah nakon što je ATP/WTA/ITF otkazao sva natjecanja, obavijestio sam sve polaznike razreda 6. Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week 2020, koji su bili na programu za 25/ 4 -2/​​5 i 3/5-10/5/2020 da nas nepostojanje sigurnosnih uvjeta da se okupimo prisiljava da razred preselimo za proljeće 2021. godine …

24. ožujka je objavljeno da se Olimpijske igre neće igrati ove godine…

1.travnja su ATP/WTA/ITF priopćili da se odgađaju svi turniri na kalendaru do 13.srpnja nakon što je objavljeno da je i Wimbledon otkazan …

Wimbledon je san koji sam pročitao u pismima vaše djece… hram tenisa…

Osnovan je davne 1877. godine… i u svojoj se povijesti nije igrao 10 puta… 4 puta tijekom prvog svjetskog rata (1915-1918) i 6 puta tijekom drugog svjetskog rata (1940-1945)… ove godine je 11.ti put da se neće moći održati…

Kao što svi znate process kandidiranja se zatvorio 30.-og ožujka… i do zadnjega trena sam nastavio analizirati moguće scenarije i postojanje ikakve minimalne mogućnosti da bi se mogli sastati krajem lipnja…

… i žao mi je da je ovih dana jasno da će biti to vrlo dug oporavak i da je vrlo teško predvidjeti kada će se obnoviti svjetska fizička komunikacija ako znanstvenici ne pronađu cjepivo…

Smrikva Bowl je u svojoj duši od svog začetka neka vrsta olimpijskih igara… okuplja djecu sa šest kontinenata i više od 40 zemalja po susretu generacije… i gledajući ovogodišnju generaciju, opet imamo izvrdnu generaciju koja fizički živi i razvija svoj talenat daleko jedni od drugih …

Želim podijeliti… ono malo što sam naučio u sagledavanju moguće evolucije…

Jedino iskustvo koje imamo za sada je Kina… i otkad je karantena uvedena u Wuhanu, trebalo im je 37 dana da izjednače broj zaraženih i broj izliječenih ljudi s nadljudskim naporima i vojnom disciplinom …

Dok sam pisao ovo pismo područje Wuhana je bilo u 71. danu njihove bitke imali su 97,5% ozdravljenih ljudi i 2,5% još uvijek zaraženih (budući da su izjednačili broj aktivnih i zatvorenih slučajeva nakon 37 dana… u sljedećih za 34 dana su postoci nastavili u svojoj silaznoj putanji, ali posljednjih dana se vrlo sporo smanjuje i trebalo je 4 dana da se smanji postotak za 1%… procjena bi mogla biti da bi nakon 80 dana od kada je započela karantena Kina mogla biti prvo područje bez virusa na svijetu)… već tjedan dana broj novoinficiranih lokalnih slučajeva nema, i život se polako vraća u normalu, ali zabrinutost je da novi slučajevi koji bi mogli se vratiti iz inozemstva mogu ponovno proširiti virus, tako da je oprez i dalje vrlo velik i u Kini …

Prvi slučajevi virusa zabilježeni su krajem studenog i početkom prosinca … virus je izoliran 7. siječnja… a 23. siječnja u Wuhanu je uvedena karantena i vrlo stroge mjere za kontrolu epidemije… i to je skoro sve što možemo upotrijebiti u razmišljanju o potencijalnim scenarijima …

Drugi element koji možemo upotrijebiti je kruizer Diamond Princess, što je poput Kine jedna vrsta karantinske usporedive situacije… epidemija je zabilježena na brodu prije 56 dana … i trenutno još uvijek imaju 14% aktivnih slučajeva i 86% zatvorenih slučajeva … kada je Kina bila u 54. danu karantene, još uvijek je bilo 14% aktivnih slučajeva …

Kina i kruizer Diomond Princess podučavaju nas da je uz strogu karantenu potrebno oko 80 dana da se virus suzbije…

Što će se dogoditi u ostatku svijeta? Vrlo je teško predvidjeti …

Postoje različite nacionalne strategije… neke su zemlje teško usporedive… ali ono što je zajedničko svima je to da se virus brzo širi… da je nevidljiv gotovo 14 dana … i da može stvoriti ozbiljne komplikacije u 5% – 20% slučajeva …

Uz slučaju naglog rasta slučajeva zaraze u cijelom svijetu ne postoji nacionalni sanitarni sustav koji bi mogli zbrinuti broj bolesnika koji bi imalu potrebu liječenja… a bez intenzivne skrbi ti teže oboljeli pacijenti ne mogu preživjeti…

Italija je u svom 25.-om danu od uvođenja karantene… tako da bismo u usporedbi s Wuhanom trebali očekivati ​​barem još dva tjedna da izjednačimo broj izliječenih i zaraženih ljudi ako će kineski model biti primjenjiv na Italiju, iako dvije zemlje nisu potpuno usporedive zbog različite discipline koja se primjenjuje na karantenska područja …

Trenutno Italija ima 26% zatvorenih slučajeva i 74% aktivnih slučajeva… za 2-3 tjedna možemo se nadati da će u Italiji biti više izliječenih nego zaraženo… a ako će to biti slučaj, mi ćemo imati još jedan slučaj strategije karantene koja će nam pomoći da pokušamo razmišljati o budućem razvoju u drugim zemljama…

U Hrvatskoj prva mjera borbe protiv virus bila je zatvaranje škola 13. ožujka… pa ako uzmemo da je to prvi dan naše strategije suzbijanja koja je daleko od karantene poput mjera koje su se nedavno počele primjenjivati, mi bi se nalazili u našem 20.tom danu borbe i imamo 91% aktivnih slučajeva i 9% zatvorenih slučajeva … i ti brojevi pokazuju da smo još uvijek u ranijoj fazi…

Više je europskih zemalja u sličnoj situaciji i tek treba vidjeti koji će biti razvoj epidemije u tim zemljama…

Budući da je Istra vrlo blizu Italije, naš krizni stožer je među prvima krenuo sa prihvatanjem ekstremnih mjera za suzbijanje epidemije… brzo se djelovalo… i vrlo brzo je i središnja vlada slijedila, ali nismo sigurni da li smo bili dovoljno brzi… jer mnogi ljudi u početku nisu razumijeli prijetnju ni razumijeli što se događa… iskustvo je pokazalo da je uvijek potrebno malo vremena za usvajanje restriktivnih mjera …

Prije dva tjedna zatvorili smo sve aktivnosti osim ljekarni i trgovina žiovotnih namirnica … ljudi su pozvani da ostanu kod svojih kuća… od prije tjedan dana ljudima nije dopušteno kretanje iz jednog grada u drugi grad… mi još uvijek nemamo proglašenu potpunu karantenu, ali smo vrlo blizu nje…

Hrvatski dužnosnici izjavili su da bi Hrvatska do sredine lipnja ili srpnja mogla ukinuti mjere zaštite unutar zemlje… tako da smo možda na 2-3 mjeseca od povratka slobodnog kretanja unutar Hrvatske… tako da bi u ljetnom razdoblju nacionalni događaji mogli imati minimalne sigurnosne uvjete za ponovno pokretanje…

Kako i kada će se uspostaviti komunikacija između zemalja? Danas je to vrlo teško predvidjeti …

Budući da je ove godine generacija raširena na šest kontinenata… brojne zemlje su u različitim fazama epidemijskog ciklusa…

Izračunao sam postotak aktivnih slučajeva na broj ukupno testiranih pozitivnih slučajeva na dan 30. ožujak… što je ujedno i metrika koju sam koristio u procijenama nakon koliko dana karantene jedna zemlja se može približiti 0 novo registriranih slučaja … i situacija u zemljama naših igrača i njihovih obitelji je sljedeća:

Kina (3%), S.Korea (43%), Venezuela (69%), Španjolska (72%), Italija (74%), Francuska (75%), Japan (75%), Njemačka (79%), Bjelorusija (79%), Hong Kong (82%), Belgija (83%), Kanada (84%), Australija (84%), Švicarska (86%), Rumunjska (87%), Indija (89%), UAE (89%), Nizozemska (91%), Hrvatska (91%), Austrija (92%), Urugvaj (92%), Nigerija (92%), Velika Britanija (93%), Srbija (93%), Bosna i Hercegovina (93%), Bugarska (93%), Sjeverna Makedonija (93%), Ekvador (94%), Moldavija (94%), SAD (95%), Rusija (96%), Švedska (96%), Ukrajina ( 96%), Turska (97%), Južna Afrika (97%), Portugal (97%), Slovenija (97%), Češka (98%), Poljska (98%), Finska (98%), Malta (99%) …

Gledajući gore navedene brojke možemo vidjeti da je za većinu zemalja epidemija u uzlaznoj putanji i da se radi još uvijek o početku bitke … i sve je jasnije da će svjetskom tenisu trebati i puno više vremena od jučer objavljenog 13.srpnja da se steknu minimalnu sigurnost za ponovo putovanje po svijetu…

Uzimajući u obzir sve iznijeto još jednom mi je žao što 25. generacija Smrikva Bowl 2020. neće moći izmjeriti razinu svog talenta na njihovom Smrikva Bowl susretu, ali siguran sam da će imati puno prilika za mjerenje u godinama koje dolaze sa ostalom djecom Smrikva Bowl-a koja su prošla selekciju za 25. izdanje …

Nastaviti ću pratiti vaš napredak iz daljine kao što to činim sa djecom Smrikve, iako se možda nikad neću imati prilike osobno susreti sa većinom vas …

Također rado dijelim sa svima vama, da kao igrači koji su prošli selekciju za Smrikva Bowl, ćete uvijek biti dobrodošli u Smrikvama i moće ćete se kandidirati za posebne razvojne razrede Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week…

Kao što neki od vas to već i znaju jer su odabrani za razrede koji će se održati u proljeće 2021.godine…. program je rezerviran za prihvaćene igrače Smrikva Bowl-a i starije igrače Smrikve. Program vodimo ja i trener Luca Appino zaslužan za prepoznavanje velikog broja talenata u vašoj dobi od kojih je čak 5 dostiglo poziciju # 1 ATP / WTA ljestvice (Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijster, Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniacki) …

Tijekom našeg tjedna druženja podijeli se gotovo 50 sati različitih vrsta nastave s igračem i obitelji… više o programu Family Week možete pronaći u priloženom privitku ovog pisma… te ukoliko već niste, a željeli bi, možete se pribilježiti da budete dio razreda u budućnosti…

Sve će ovo proći… i želim da svaki od vas pronađe načina da nastavi razvijati svoj teniski talent bez obzira koliko teško to danas izgledalo… mašta je jedan od najmoćnijih alat… maštanje i mirnoća uma su ti alati koji se danas mogu vježbati u ovom izazovnom okruženju u kojem smo skučeni…

Prihvatite izazov i siguran sam da će većina vas već sljedeće godine pokazati koliko ste snažni, i da će većina vas već sljedeće godine biti dio vaših nacionalnih timova do 12 godina…

Lijep pozdrav i veliki zagrljaj svima!

Čuvajte se,

Miodrag Božović


30/03/20

The possibility to candidate players for the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition is Closed. The candidates who presented their candidacy are pleased to read the following...

The world wide situation is rapidly changing due to global Coronavirus crisis, affecting, as of today, 200 countries and territories, isolating and hurting people and families around the world.

As per tradition, we were honored to receive and learn more about extraordinary candidates born in 2010 representing six continents and over 40 different countries…

All the candidates who presented their candidacies by the deadline date will receive the confirmation e-mail in relation to the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition before April 8th, 2020.

The players that do not receive any information e-mail by the 8th of April please inform via e-mail: [email protected] yahoo.it

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


24/03/20

Ambassador's Day 21.09

The world situation is rapidly changing due to global Coronavirus crisis, affecting, as of today, 196 countries and territories.

The 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 application process will be closed in few days, 30th of March… and before 8th of April the final decision about the possibility to play the 25th edition will be taken and communicated to the candidates that were all supported by past Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors and friends… who are spreading the Smrikva Bowl mission and Smrikva Bowl dream world wide with their living… and they helped me again to get to know through the selection process the extraordinary generation born in 2010…

The following text was written back in 2010 in relation with choosing the 21st of September date as Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day… this is the day when traditionally the Smrikva Bowl selection process start every year…

There is a dream behind Smrikva Bowl foundation and that dream is today facing a big challenge with hope that humanity may find the way to overcome this challenge and learn from it as we learn from all the mistakes we do while learning to play tennis…

I believe there is a way and hopefully we will find it and will learn from it…

Smrikve, September 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shimon Peres used in his note the statement: “Do it!” thus reminded me Yoda’s wisdom words when he shares his knowledge with young Jedi: “Try no. Do or do not “ :)

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

Miodrag Bozovic


13/03/20

Smrikve c Code - brothers in arms

Smrikve, October 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DARK SIDE (The Sith Code)

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

LIGHT SIDE (The Jedi Code)

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

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

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

Smrikve c code is the code…

…and… just one more thing…

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

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

*BROTHERS IN ARMS *

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

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

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

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

Miodrag Bozovic

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


02/03/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update March 2020)

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

As of March 2nd, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 32 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 25 players
- 42 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking

- 210 + SB players (1996-2012) 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

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

26 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)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA (Mar 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 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)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #50 WTA doubles (Feb 2018)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
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)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP (Mar 2020)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP (Oct 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #57 ATP (Mar 2020)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #72 ATP (Jan 2020)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #82 ATP (Oct 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)

As of 2nd of March 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 58 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #8 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #24 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #55 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #81 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #85 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #150 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #168 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #179 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #222 WTA

Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #224 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #227 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #231 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #258 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #260 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #262 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #270 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #289 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #301 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #305 WTA

Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #344 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #360 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #364 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #384 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #385 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #387 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #389 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #390 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #396 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #429 WTA

Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #438 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #449 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #458 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #479 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #507 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #532 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #541 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #557 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #578 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #584 WTA

Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #639 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #650 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #660 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #667 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #673 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #690 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #698 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #739 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #786 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #808 WTA

Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #818 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #851 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #855 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #892 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #904 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #952 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #961 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #981 WTA

• 40 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #26 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #33 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #47 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #57 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #80 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #96 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #98 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #102 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #130 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #145 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #228 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #242 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #253 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #286 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #297 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #315 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #370 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #396 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #434 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #479 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #594 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #663 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #680 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #700 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #725 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #756 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #766 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #767 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #777 ATP

Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #804 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #814 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #861 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #875 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #876 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #920 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #934 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #948 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #952 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #999 ATP

• 10 player TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #3 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #9 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #10 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #11 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #13 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 player – #14 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #17 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #23 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 player – #68 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #79 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)

• 9 boys and 12 girls… in total 21 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #8 Luciano DARDERI
- #20 Flavio COBOLLI
- #33 Mikolaj LORENS
- #39 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #47 Jerome KYM
- #50 Sebastian GIMA
- #53 Luca NARDI
- #54 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #66 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA

GIRLS:
- #4 Alexandra EALA
- #11 Weronika BASZAK
- #13 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #17 Alexandra VECIC
- #29 Aliona FALEI
- #35 Matilde PAOLETTI
- #50 Ziva FALKNER
- #70 Julie BELGRAVER
- #71 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #74 Pia LOVRIC
- #76 Helen PELLICANO
- #98 Kristyna LAVICKOVA

1 boy and 3 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Vilius GAUBAS #8; Alexandra EALA #2, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #4, Aliona FALEI #6)

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Pavel MARINOV #10; Jovana GRUJIC #9)

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)
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)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #227 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #14 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #130 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #131 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #153 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #153 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #55 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #289 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #3 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #700 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #55 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #150 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #344 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #578 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #370 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #479 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #541 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #808 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #33 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #80 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #145 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #297 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #434 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #766 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #999 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #24 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #168 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #222 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #262 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #438 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #458 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #507 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #673 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #981 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #434 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #8 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #81 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #260 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #387 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #390 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #396 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #660 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #667 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #98 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1212 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #224 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #305 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #389 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #449 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #557 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1099 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, not ranked

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #57 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, #242 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #479 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #725 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #804 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #85 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #360 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #429 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #532 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #904 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #690 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #26 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #47 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #96 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #102 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #663 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1092 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1406 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #258 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #270 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #364 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #385 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #650 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #698 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #228 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #253 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #396 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #777 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #952 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1102 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1551 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #786 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #892 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #288 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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #594 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #680 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #814 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1249 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1477 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1532 ATP doubles
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1155 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #179 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1150 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #1257 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., #286 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #876 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1333 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1579 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1590 ATP
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #148 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #164 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #201 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #225 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #279 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #927 ITF

GIRLS
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #639 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #739 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #851 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #11 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #35 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #50 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #70 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #74 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #76 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #98 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #265 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #359 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #418 ITF

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

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #315 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #861 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1464 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1579 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #47 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #137 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #181 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #419 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #567 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #751 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #758 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #759 ITF
Alen BILL (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #765ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #809 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1027 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1088 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #116 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #117 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #248 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #355 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #973 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1407 ITF

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

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #144 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #357 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #474 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #624 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #666 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #830 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #821 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #835 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #938 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1280 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1513 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1685 ITF
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #1799 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2128 ITF
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #2128 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2302 ITF
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #2302 ITF
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #383 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #737 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #754 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #867 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #13 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #29 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #217 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #303 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #313 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #391 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #399 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #441 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #467 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #636 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #652 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #772 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #847 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #964 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1216 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1485 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #1912 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2094 ITF

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

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #764 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #1133 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #1314 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #1227 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #1394 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #1633 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1799 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #1958 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #2427 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #42 ETA U16
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #95 ETA U16
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #149 ETA U16
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #247 ETA U16
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #287 ETA U16
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #463 ETA U16
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #581 ETA U16
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #699 ETA U16
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #978 ETA U16

GIRLS
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #4 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner, Junior AO 2020 doubles winner
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #13 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #127 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #166 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #573 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #638 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #819 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #861 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #919 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #1010 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1168 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1207 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #1517 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1712 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #1725 ITF
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2828 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #272 ETA U16
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #379 ETA U16
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #402 ETA U16
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #715 ETA U16
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #809 ETA U16

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, #2 ETA U14
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #4 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #10 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #13 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #22 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #26 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #32 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #57 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #46 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #50 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #51 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #51 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #89 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #120 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, #205 ETA U14
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #250 ETA U14

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #9 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #16 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #20 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #26 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #27 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 winner, #42 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #90 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #97 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 winner, #101 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 winner, #106 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

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
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #21 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #36 ETA U14
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #45 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #67 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #93 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, junior Orange Bowl 2019 winner, #95 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #154 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #330 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #378 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #12 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #101 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #274 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #630 ETA U14
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

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
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

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


29/02/20

Smrikva Bowl Library story... "books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind..." ;)

25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation will be selected in less than 40 days… and today I will be pleased to recall a story that is linked to the books and the title of today… linked to the books but also to our players who bring them to their Smrikva Bowl… :)

…it is the story of heritage… but as written in the title… it is again a story related to the spring via pollen … but this time is a kind of mind pollen… ;)…

James Russell Lowell compared books to the bees and I like it… “books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind…”


In 2009 we started the building of the Smrikva Bowl library. Each Smrikva Bowl player is requested to bring with him a cultural book that will remember his stay in Smrikve and will represent his culture of origin that one day guests of Smrikve will be able to consult, enjoy and discover.

Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors are today spread in 93 countries and all the continents. Historically their task was to search the talented kids in their countries of origin and invite them to play the Smrikva Bowl but from this year they are also our Cultural Ambassadors.

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

I used to write in my first book on European Union and Cosmopolitan Democracy that we are those who represent the current civilization.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance to all the 25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 generation players who will help this year with their visit to Smrikve to build another piece of the Smrikva Bowl World library :)

Miodrag Bozovic


23/02/20

20 Smrikva Bowl players out of 128 were in the Main Draws of the Open Super 12 - AURAY 2020 start...

OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY is played since 1985 and many top world players played this tournament considered one of the most important under 12 International Tournaments.

Some of the known names are: Les Français Richard GASQUET, Gaël MONFILS, Paul-Henri MATHIEU, Julien BENNETEAU, Tommy ROBREDO, Raphaël NADAL, Mickaël YOUZNY, Féliciano LOPEZ, Amélie MAURESMO, Justine HENIN, Kim CLIJSTERS and Dinara SAFINA.

Over the last years several Smrikva Bowl players won OPEN SUPER 12 AURAY: Maia LUMSDEN, Anastasia MIKHEEVA, Paula ARIAS MANON, Mihailo POPOVIC, Victor JOVIC, Dino PRIZMIC, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA, Kaylan BIGUN, Benjamin GUSIC WAN & Shanice ROIGNOT

Out of 128 players in both girls and boys Main Draws I recognized 20 former Smrikva Bowl players…

Detailed results of Smrikva boys and girls on this year OPEN Super 12 – AURAY 2020 are the following:


BOYS:

Luka NIKOLIC (Fra) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Luka Nikolic – Rodrigo LEAL (Por) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Luka Nikolic – Viggo WAGENKNECHT (Ger) 6:7,6:2,6:0
3rd round: Luka Nikolic – Thomas LEFRANC (Gbr) 7:6,4:6,6:3
Quarterfinals: Luka Nikolic – Carel Aubriel NGOUNOUE (USA) 6:4,6:4
Semifinals: Luka Nikolic – Y.T.ALEXANDRESCOU (Rou) 6:2,7:5
Finals: Luka Nikolic – Antonin WITZ (Fra)

Niels MCDONALD (Ger) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 runner up
1st round: Niels McDonald – F.LIVET NOVKIRICHKA (Fra) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Niels McDonald – Salvador MONTEIRO (Por) 6:2,6:0
3rd round: Niels McDonald – Sergiu URZICA (Rou) 1:6,6:4,7:6
Quarterfinals: Niels McDonald – Thijs BOOGAARD (Ned) 0:6,2:6

Vito Antonio DARDERI (Ita) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 winner
1st round: Vito Darderi – Clement HAEHNEL (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Vito Darderi – Oliver PAGE (Gbr) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Vito Darderi – Antonin WITZ (Fra) 0:6,1:6

Viggo WAGENKNECHT (Ger) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Viggo Wagenknecht – Tim SPEELEVELD (Bel) 6:1,6:4
2nd round: Viggo Wagenknecht – Luka NIKOLIC (Fra) 7:6,2:6,0:6

Lenny PETIT (Fra) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Lenny Petit – Nikita BILOZERTSEV (Ukr) 6:3,7:6
2nd round: Lenny Petit – Thijs BOOGAARD (Ned) 1:6,0:6

Marko DRAGOVIC (Mne) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Marko Dragovic – Gabriel JACQUEMIN (Fra) 4:6,6:2,6:3
2nd round: Marko Dragovic – Carel Aubriel NGOUNOUE (USA) 0:6,2:6

Ziga SESKO (Svn) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 SF
1st round: Ziga Sesko – Timothee ANDRIVEAU (Fra) 7:5,6:4
2nd round: Ziga Sesko – Simon QUELARD (Fra) 6:7,6:4,2:6

Volodymyr DOMBROVSKYI (Ukr) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Volodymyr Dombrovskyi – Anton KARTSEV (Rus) 1:6,2:6

Svit SULJIC (Svn) – 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 winner
1st round: Svit Suljic – Cyprien CHEVALIER (Fra) 4:6,6:7

Victor MAZERIE (Fra) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Victor Mazerie – Thomas LEFRANC (Gbr) 0:6,0:6

Thom GABELIC (Swe) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Thom Gabelic – Moise KOUAME (Fra) 1:6,0:6

Mihailo TOPIC (Srb) – 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 QF
1st round: Mihailo Topic – Lenny COUTURIER (Fra) 1:6,3:6


GIRLS:

Ksenia EFREMOVA (Rus) – 24th Smrikva Bowl 2019 winner
1st round: Ksenia Efremova – Fleur MAYORAL (Fra) 6:1,6:0
2nd round: Ksenia Efremova – Leticia ROMANOVA (Gbr) 6:0,6:0
3rd round: Ksenia Efremova – Milena CIOCAN (Fra) 6:3,6:1
Quarterfinals: Ksenia Efremova – T.C.GRANT (USA) 5:7,6:3,4:6

Amalia WIDDOWSON (Gbr) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 QF
1st round: Amalia Widdowson – Leane BEN AMMAR (Fra) 6:0,6:1
2nd round: Amalia Widdowson – Julia STUSEK (Ger) 6:7,2:6

Shamiso NDORO (Gbr) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 QF
1st round: Shamiso Ndoro – Sara Maria DRAGNEA (Rou) 6:1,0:6,6:2
2nd round: Shamiso Ndoro – Tyra Caterina GRANT (Usa) 3:6,0:6

Marzia Paola PIERAGOSTINI (Ita) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Paola Pieragostini – Lilou SOUPLET GUERNE (Fra) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: Paola Pieragostini – Sophie BEKKER (Gbr) 3:6,1:6

Andrea IVANOVA (Blg) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Andrea Ivanova – Luka VAN COTTHEM (Bel) 4:6,6:3,6:3
2nd round: Andrea Ivanova – Hannah KLUGMAN (Gbr) 3:6,1:6

Daria KORESHKOVA (Rus) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018 runner up
1st round: Daria Koreshkova – Thi Lien MOURET (Fra) 6:3,6:1
2nd round: D. Koreshkova – D.MPETSHI PERRICARD (Fra) 0:6,6:2,5:7

Marta DOBRIC (Cro) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Marta Dobric – Manon FAVIER (Fra) 6:1,2:6,2:6

Petra SKOKIC (Cro) – 23rd Smrikva Bowl 2018
1st round: Petra Skokic – Polina KUHARENKO (Blr) 1:6,4:6

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


14/02/20

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction

Today… in many countries around the World the LOVe Day is celebrated… and I like to dedicate every year few words to this particular FORCE :)…

Smrikva Bowl mission has always been dedicated towards spreading the cosmopolitan values… and LOVe, friendship and empathy are among those values per excellence…

… today is still hard to imagine what kind of beauty the Smrikva Bowl seeds around the World will be able to create…

… they are growing… like growing seeds of the tennis of tomorrow.. spread in 64 countries and all the continents…

The title of today article… “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”… is borrowed from a quote of Antonine de Saint- Exupéry… the author of the Little Prince book… and is dedicated to THE FORCE… we like to name “LOVe”… and I like to think of it as… the ”eVOLve”… :)

… very powerful force…

THE LITTLE PRINCE…by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry… is a very special book that every person at different age read differently.

It is a book that last over time and was likely the last love gift Antoine de Saint-Exupéry made to his wife Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry.

Over time this book was translated into many different languages thus become a love gift for many generations around the world.

It is a children’s book written for the older… and I like many parts of it… especially the description that Antoine make of the adult people… the description of the moment when the rose was born… the importance of the right orders on the King’s planet… “you never know” statement… the meeting with the wise fox… the smiling stars and many other parts…

… and just one more thing… Only best friends, when they trust each other, do share their deep knowledge… and once The Little Prince and the fox created such a special relationship the fox shared a secret with him…

… “One only understands the things that one tames,” said the fox…

… “What must I do, to tame you?” asked the little prince.

“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little distance from me – like that – in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day…”

… and when Little Prince come back to say goodbye the fox shared a little secret with him…

… “Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

“What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”

… “… You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…”

“I am responsible for my rose,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry believed in the title of today’s article that: “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction”…

…whatever he thought with that say… I like it… ;)

p.s. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

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07/02/20

Smrikva Bowl Mission like a Dream...

Not many years from now there will be much more Smrikva Bowl players among professional players… as of February 7th 2020: 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking… 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking… 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA… 2 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking… and 97 players are this week holding TOP 1000 ATP/WTA ranking…

Their track record includes: 32 junior GRAND SLAM titles and 41 professional ATP/WTA titles…

There will be much more Smrikva Bowl players that thanks to their racket skills will got the scholarship to play in the prestige Universities all around the World… so far 210+ players got scholarship to study play tennis in the US…

… and there will be much more who will graduate all around the World…

Smrikva Bowl dream is that may they all stand together for something “MORE THAN TENNIS”…

“If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.”

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

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

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

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” (A.E.)…

Usually in tennis game it does not matter what goes wrong but your reaction to it…

Fear and anger are for the brain the same as cramps for the muscles… and as Yoda noted “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”… like in tennis, so similar seems to be life…


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

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

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


03/02/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update February 2020)

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

As of February 3rd, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 32 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 25 players
- 41 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 5 ATP/WTA ranking

- 210 + SB players (1996-2012) 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

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #5 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)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #82 WTA (Feb 2020)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 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)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #50 WTA doubles (Feb 2018)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #56 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
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)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP (Oct 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #70 ATP (Feb 2020)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #72 ATP (Jan 2020)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #82 ATP (Oct 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #161 ATP doubles (Feb 2020)

As of 3rd of February 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 57 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #5 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #15 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #23 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #57 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #65 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #82 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #151 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #160 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #168 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #174 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #234 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #247 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #249 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #257 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #268 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #277 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #288 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #290 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #300 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #304 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #319 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #353 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #366 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #392 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #400 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #413 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #417 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #441 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #442 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #450 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #453 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #467 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #478 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #519 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #537 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #543 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #549 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #565 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #578 WTA

Pia CUK – 2006 player – #623 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #655 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #671 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #689 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #708 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #713 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #725 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #745 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #759 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #809 WTA

Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #837 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #842 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #886 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #886 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #900 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #958 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #980 WTA

• 40 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #25 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #30 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #39 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #57 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #70 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #84 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #85 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #99 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #148 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #227 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #229 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #290 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #310 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #346 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #360 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #398 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #407 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #423 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #480 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #581 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #589 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #642 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #684 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #699 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #755 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #762 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #763 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #769 ATP

Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #798 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #827 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #852 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #887 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #893 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #913 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #943 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #954 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #964 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 2000 winner – #895 ATP

• 10 player TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #3 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #5 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #6 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #8 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 player – #12 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #14 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 player – #34 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #45 ATP
Abedallah SHELBAYH – 2013 player – #45 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO – 2011 player – #59 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)

• 9 boys and 12 girls… in total 21 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #11 Flavio COBOLLI
- #20 Luciano DARDERI
- #27 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA
- #28 Mikolaj LORENS
- #36 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #41 Jerome KYM
- #42 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #44 Sebastian GIMA
- #48 Luca NARDI

GIRLS:
- #4 Alexandra EALA
- #11 Weronika BASZAK
- #14 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #20 Alexandra VECIC
- #30 Aliona FALEI
- #42 Ziva FALKNER
- #50 Julie BELGRAVER
- #55 Pia LOVRIC
- #57 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #71 Helen PELLICANO
- #89 Kristyna LAVICKOVA
- #98 Matilde PAOLETTI

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #4, Vilius GAUBAS #5; Alexandra EALA #2, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #3, Aliona FALEI #5)

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Timofei DEREPSASKO #8; Jovana GRUJIC #6)

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)
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)

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #249 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #15 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #124 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #135 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #161 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #161 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #57 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #290 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #4 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #581 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #57 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #151 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #400 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #578 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #360 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #478 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #543 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #886 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #30 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #39 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #148 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #290 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #407 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #762 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #964 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #23 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #160 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #234 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #268 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #467 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #537 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #671 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #980 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #407 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #5 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #82 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #247 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #392 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #413 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #441 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #623 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #655 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #85 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1295 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #1662 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #168 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #304 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #417 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #453 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #565 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1092 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, not ranked

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #70 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, #229 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #480 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #684 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #755 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #65 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #319 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #442 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #519 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #900 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #689 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #25 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #57 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #84 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #99 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #642 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1085 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1408 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #257 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #277 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #353 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #450 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #708 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #713 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #227 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #346 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #398 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #769 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #954 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1095 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1551 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #759 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #886 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1236 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #288 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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #589 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #699 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #798 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1469 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1469 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1497 ATP doubles
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1154 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #174 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1169 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #1256 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., #310 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #893 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1342 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1579 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1581 ATP
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #138 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #147 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #186 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #285 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #226 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #886 ITF

GIRLS
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #725 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #745 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #837 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #11 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #42 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #50 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #55 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #71 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #89 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #98 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #114 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #955 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #1612 ITF

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

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #423 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #852 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1442 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1581 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #41 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #181 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #NA ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #441 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #532 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #721 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #732 ITF
Alen BILL (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #740 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #773 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #915 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #938 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1090 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #102 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #136 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #347 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1740 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #948 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1397 ITF

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

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #128 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #417 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #443 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #609 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #636 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #790 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #795 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #819 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #898 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1245 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1454 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1640 ITF
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #1747 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2072 ITF
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #2072 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2254 ITF
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #81 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #312 ETA U16
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #370 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #798 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #816 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #14 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #30 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #199 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #202 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #292 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #379 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #461 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #479 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #515 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #579 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #755 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #833 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #893 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1038 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1193 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1476 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #1880 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2074 ITF

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

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #739 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #1282 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #1350 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #1353 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #1476 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #1590 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1747 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #2096 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #2374 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #29 ETA U16
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #75 ETA U16
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #131 ETA U16
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #229 ETA U16
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #265 ETA U16
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #388 ETA U16
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #550 ETA U16
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #608 ETA U16
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #941 ETA U16

GIRLS
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #4 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner, Junior AO 2020 doubles winner
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #14 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #115 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #157 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #615 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #687 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #839 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #851 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #907 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #992 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1139 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1461 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #1508 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1690 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #1704 ITF
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2807 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #252 ETA U16
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #297 ETA U16
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #302 ETA U16
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #691 ETA U16
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #781 ETA U16

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, #2 ETA U14
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #4 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #11 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #11 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #32 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #33 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #36 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #42 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #43 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #50 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #55 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #83 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #95 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #121 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, #169 ETA U14
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #224 ETA U14

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #6 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #12 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #15 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #22 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #25 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #35 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 winner, #58 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #73 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #77 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 winner, #77 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 winner, #84 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

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
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #8 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #21 ETA U14
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #40 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #64 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #59 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, junior Orange Bowl 2019 winner, #66 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #179 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #191 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #269 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #15 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #88 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #235 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #598 ETA U14
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

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
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

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28/01/20

27 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the 38th Les Petits As 2020 edition

Les Petits As is unofficial under 14 World Championship traditionally played in Tarbes in France.

Several SB players did well historically in Tarbes… those listed below reached at least the finals…

Nikola Milojević (2009 winner), Borna Ćorić (2009 runner up), Bogdan Borza (2011 runner up), William Blumberg (2012 runner up), Samuele Ramazzotti (2013 winner), Miomir Kecmanović (2013 runner up), Nicola Kuhn (2014 runner up), Borna Devald (2016 runner up), Luca Nardi (2017 winner), Hamad Međedović (2017 runner up)

Andreea Amalia Roșca (2013 runner up), Claire Liu (2014 runner up), Olga Danilović (2015 runner up), Maria Timofeeva (2017 winner), Alexandra Eala (2018 winner), Linda Fruhvirtová (2019 winner)

Out of 128 players there are 27 SB players belonging to 2016 and 2017 generation… 37 including the players who played qualifications.

BOYS
(15 players) Main Draw
Georgi GEORGIEV [LL], Chris SPYROU, Fran RAKONIC, Federico CINA, LUIS GARCIA PAEZ [Q], Andreas TIMINI [Q], Kaylan BIGUN, Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE, Pavel MARINOV, Tomasz BERKIETA, Petr BRUNCLIK, Antonio VOLJAVEC, Yannick Thierry NGANTCHA LLISO [WC], Nikolai BARSUKOV [Q], Martin LANDALUCE

(11 players) Qualification Draw
Grzegorz ZEMLA, Andreas TIMINI (qualified), Benjamin GUSIC WAN, Bora CANKAYA, Nikolai BARSUKOV (qualified), Daniele RAPAGNETTA, LUIS GARCIA PAEZ (qualified), Max STENZER, William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA, Georgi GEORGIEV, Samy KHEDIRI

GIRLS
(12 players) Main Draw
Ela Nala MILIC, Shanice ROIGNOT, Aleksandra GABROVSKA, Chiara JEROLIMOV [Q], Ena KOIKE, Dunja MARIC, Yufei REN, Hephzibah OLUWADARE [Q], Ann Akasha CEUCA, Sapir COHEN [WC], Camilia SAMEL DRUZ, Rose Marie NIJKAMP

(5 players) Qualification Draw
Hephzibah OLUWADARE (qualified), Ece GENCER, Ema KOVACEVIC, Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ, Chiara JEROLIMOV (qulified)


BOYS

Federico CINA (Ita) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Federico Cina – Dawid LEWANDOWSKI (Pol) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Federico Cina – Leo COHEN BACRIE (Fra) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Federico Cina – Theo PAPAMALAMIS (Fra) 6:3,6:2
Quarterfinals: Federico Cina – Oleksandr PONOMAR (Ukr) 2:6,0:6

Martin LANDALUCE (Esp) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Martin Landaluce – Mathis HENG (Fra) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Martin Landaluce – Viktor FRYDRYCH (Gbr) 6:4,6:4
3rd round: Martin Landaluce – Nikolai BARSUKOV (Ger) 6:1,3:6,6:2
Quarterfinals: Martin Landaluce – Alexander RAZEGHI (USA) 6:3,3:6,2:6

Fran RAKONIC (Cro) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Fran Rakonic – Dmitry BESSONOV (Rus) 6:2,6:4
2nd round: Fran Rakonic – Axel FRECHET (Fra) 6:2,6:3
3rd round: Fran Rakonic – Henry SEARLE (Gbr) 6:4,6:4
Quarterfinals: Fran Rakonic – Atakan KARAHAN (Tur) 1:6,2:6

Petr BRUNCLIK (Cze) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Petr Brunclik – Enzo PIERROT (Fra) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Petr Brunclik – Thanaphat BOOSARAWONGSE (Tha) 7:6,6:4
3rd round: Petr Brunclik – Daniil SARKSIAN (Rus) 6:3,6:3
Quarterfinals: Petr Brunclik – Janis Raffael SIMMEN (Sui) 0:6,2:6

Nikolai BARSUKOV (Ger) [Q] – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Nikolai Barsukov – Roman VENGER (UKR) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Nikolai Barsukov – Bastien DANICHER (Fra) 6:3,6:1
3rd round: Nikolai Barsukov – Martin LANDALUCE (Esp) 1:6,6:3,2:6

Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (Esp) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Rafael Segado Esteve – M.BALCIUNAS (Ned) 0:6,6:2,6:2
2nd round: Rafael Segado Esteve – Kaylan BIGUN (USA) 3:6,6:2,6:4
3rd round: Rafael Segado Esteve – Janis Raffael SIMMEN (Sui) 5:7,2:6

Luis GARCIA PAEZ [Q] (Esp) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Luis Garcia Paez – Alaa TRIFI (Tun) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Luis Garcia Paez – Theo PAPAMALAMIS (Fra) 2:6,6:4,5:7

Kaylan BIGUN (USA) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016 winner
1st round: Kaylan Bigun – Karim BENNANI (Fra) 6:4,6:0
2nd round: Kaylan Bigun – R.SEGADO ESTEVE (Esp) 6:3,2:6,4:6

Georgi GEORGIEV [LL] (Blg) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Georgi Georgiev – Gregory VREL NAGEL (Fra) 6:3,6:2
2nd round: Georgi Georgiev – Atakan KARAHAN (Tur) 1:6,3:6

Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Antonio Voljavec – Thomas MEMISOGLU (Fra) 6:0,4:6,6:4
2nd round: Antonio Voljavec – Alexander RAZEGHI (USA) 0:6,1:6

Tomasz BERKIETA (Pol) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Tomasz Berkieta – Hugo DE GRANDE (Fra) 7:6,6:2
2nd round: Tomasz Berkieta – Daniil SARKSIAN (Rus) 5:7,5:7

Chris SPYROU (Gre) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Chris Spyrou – Mitchell LEE (USA) 2:6,1:6

Andreas TIMINI [Q] (Cyp) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Andreas Timini – Theo PAPAMALAMIS (Fra) 1:6,6:7

Pavel MARINOV (Blg) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Pavel Marinov – Daniil SARKSIAN (Rus) 2:6,2:6

Yannick Thierry NGANTCHA LLISO (Ita) [WC] – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Yannick Ngantcha Lliso – Ilya MALTSEV (Rus) 4:6,2:6


GIRLS

Hephzibah OLUWADARE [Q] (GBR) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: H.Oluwadare – A.I.MARGINEAN (Rou) 4:6,7:5,7:6
2nd round: Hephzibah Oluwadare – Shruti AHLAWAT (Ind) 6:4,6:0
3rd round: Hephzibah Oluwadare – Brenda FRUHVIRTOVA (Cze) 3:6,0:6

Aleksandra GABROVSKA (Bul) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Aleksandra Gabrovska – Karin ALTORI (Isr) 6:2,3:6,7:6
2nd round: Aleksandra Gabrovska – Lena THOMAS IGLESIAS (Fra) 6:1,7:6
3rd round: Aleksandra Gabrovska – Clervie NGOUNOUE (USA) 2:6,1:6

Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (Fra) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Camilia Samel Druz – Lexington REED (USA) 6:3, 6:2
2nd round: Camilia Samel Druz – Hannah READ (Gbr) 2:6,4:6

Rose Marie NIJKAMP (Ned) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Rose Marie Nijkamp – Ines BOLLECKER (Fra) 6:2,6:1
2nd round: Rose Marie Nijkamp – Sara BEJLEK (Cze) 1:6,0:6

Dunja MARIC (Srb) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Dunja Maric – Camille GRIMOUX (Fra) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Dunja Maric – Eva Maria IONESCU (Rou) 4:6,6:1,3:6

Shanice ROIGNOT (Fra) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Shanice Roignot – Ivanna YASTREMSKA (Ukr) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Shanice Roignot – Nikola BARTUNKOVA (Cze) 4:6,6:7

Ela Nala MILIC (Svn) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Ela Nala Milic – Nikola BARTUNKOVA (Cze) 4:6,2:6

Chiara JEROLIMOV [Q] (Cro) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Chiara Jerolimov – Gloriana Goreti NAHUM (Ben) 6:1,7:5

Ena KOIKE (JPN) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Ena Koike – Eva Maria IONESCU (Rom) 4:6,6:1,5:7

Yufei REN (Chn) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Yufei Ren – Maya JOINT (USA) 4:6,0:6

Ann Akasha CEUCA (Ger) – 21st Smrikva Bowl 2016
1st round: Ann Akasha Ceuca – Sophya DEVAS (Gbr) 6:2,4:6,4:6

Sapir COHEN [WC] (ISR) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017
1st round: Sapir Cohen – Tamara KOSTIC (Aut) 1:6,1:6

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23/01/20

17 Smrikva Bowl players are in the Main Draws of the Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020 - Alexa Eala won doubles title, Mikolaj Lorens and Ziva Falkner are doubles runner ups and Weronika Baszak is in the single finals

Happy to recognize 17 Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws of the Junior AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020

In the qualification draws there were: Antonia Ruzic (Cro), Michael Francis Eala (Phi), Frank Jonker (Ned)… and Antonia Ruzic qualified.

In the Main Draws: Alexandra Vecic (Ger), Ziva Falkner (Svn), Alexandra Eala (Phi), Julie Belgraver (Fra), Charlotte Kempenaers-pocz (Aus), Weronika Baszak (Pol), Linda Fruhvirtova (Cze), Erika Matsuda (Jpn), Kristyna Lavickova (Cze), Pia Lovric (Svn), Antonia Ruzic (Cro).

Luca Nardi (Ita), Mikolaj Lorens (Pol), Sebastian Gima (Rou), Flavio Cobolli (Ita), Jerome Kym (Sui), Hamad Medjedovic (Srb).

GIRLS:

Weronika BASZAK (Pol) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Weronika Baszak – Linda Fruhvirtova (Cze) 7:6,6:3
2nd round: Weronika Baszak – E. Coleman (USA) 6:4,6:7,6:3
3rd round: Weronika Baszak – E.Avanesyan (Rus) 6:7,6:2,6:2
Quarterfinals: Weronika Baszak – H.Wong (HKG) 6:4,6:2
Semifinals: Weronika Baszak – Alexandra Vecic (Ger) 7:5,2:6,6:2
Finals: Weronika Baszak – V. J.Kasintseva (And) 7:5,2:6,2:6

Alexandra VECIC (GER) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Alexandra Vecic – Jada Bui (Can) 7:6,6:4
2nd round: Alexandra Vecic – E. Jacquemot (Fra) 7:5,4:6,6:3
3rd round: Alexandra Vecic – P.Nugroho (Id) 6:2,6:2
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Vecic – A.Mintegi Del Olmo (Esp) 6:4,1:1r.
Semifinals: Alexandra Vecic – Weronika Baszak (Pol) 5:7,6:2,2:6

Alexa EALA (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 SF
1st round: Alexa Eala – Shavit Kimchi (Isr) 0:6,6:4,6:2
2nd round: Alexa Eala – Julie Belgraver (Ned) 6:0,3:6,6:1
3rd round: Alexa Eala – H.Wong (HKG) 1:6,3:6

Pia LOVRIC (Svn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Pia Lovric – Natasha Russell (Aus) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Pia Lovric – R. Montgomery (USA) 3:6, 5:7

Erika MATSUDA (Jpn) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Erika Matsuda – Amy Stevens (Aus) 3:6,6:7
2nd round: Erika Matsuda – P. Kudermetova (Rus) 1:6,3:6

Julie BELGRAVER (Fra) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Julie Belgraver – Mia Repac (Aus) 1:6,6:4,6:3
2nd round: Julie Belgraver – Alexa Eala (Phi) 0:6,6:3,1:6

Kristyina LAVICKOVA (Cze) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Kristyna Lavickova – Sohyun Park (Kor) 2:6,6:1,7:5
2nd round: Kristyna Lavickova – V. J.Kasintseva (And) 6:7,0:6

Antonia RUZIC (Cro) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Antonia Ruzic – Talia Gibson (Aus) 4:6,4:6

Ziva FALKNER (Svn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Dayeon Back (Kor) 7:6,2:6,1:4

Charlotte KAMPENAERSPOCZ (Aus) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014
1st round: Charlotte Kempenaers-pocz – Elizabeth Coleman (USA) 3:6,5:7

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 SF
1st round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Weronika Baszak (Pol) 6:7,3:6


BOYS:

Luca NARDI (ITA) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Luca Nardi – Dev Javia (Ind) 6:2,6:3
2nd round: Luca Nardi – K.Ozolins (Lat) 3:6,4:6

Flavio COBOLLI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Flavio Cobolli – Chen Dong (Aus) 5:7,6:2,6:2
2nd round: Flavio Cobolli – P.Fajta (Hun) 3:6,2:6

Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 SF
1st round: Hamad Medjedovic – Nikita Kashirin (Rus) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Hamad Medjedovic – M.Damm (USA) 7:6,4:6,4:6

Jerome KYM (Sui) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Jerome Kym – James Mccabe (Aus) 4:6,4:6

Mikolaj LORENS (Pol) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Mikolaj Lorens – Arthur Cazaux (Fra) 6:2,6:7,2:6

Sebastian GIMA (Rou) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Peter Fajta (Hun) 3:6,3:6

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13/01/20

22 Smrikva Bowl players in the singles Draws at AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020; 16 in the Main Draw, Dominic THIEM in the finals

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

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

… and since 2009 there are 24 Smrikva Bowl players holding 31 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

… and this time… there were 16 former Smrikva Bowl players in the Main Draws and Qualification Draws of this third Grand Slam in the season… AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2020:

In the singles Qualification Draws there were 7 players:

Lorenzo Musetti (WC), Federico Gaio, Nikola Milojevic, Nicola Kuhn, Olga Danilovic, Irina Bara, Martina Trevisan.

and 1 of them qualified: Martina Trevisan

in the singles Main Draws there were 16 players in total:

Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric, Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic, Lloyd Harris, Tommy Paul, Alex Davidovich Fokina, Alexei Popyrin

Belinda Bencic, Petra Martic, Donna Vekic, Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Martina Trevisan, Katie Boulter, Nina Stojanovic

In the junior Draws there 17 players are expected: Flavio Cobolli, Hamad Medjedovic, Mikolaj Lorens, Sebastian Gima, Jerome Kym, Luca Nardi , Michael Francis Eala, Alexa Eala, Linda Fruhvirtova, Alexandra Vecic, Kristyna Lavickova, Pia Lovric, Weronika Baszak, Julie Belgraver, Ziva Falkner, Antonia Ruzic, Erika Matsuda (ALT).

The following are the results obtained in the singles Main Draws:

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #5 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) 6:3,7:5,6:2
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Alex Bolt (Aus) 2:6,7:5,7:6,1:6,2:6
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Taylor Fritz (USA) 6:2,6:4,6:7,6:4
4th round: Dominic Thiem – Gael Monfils (Fra) 6:2,6:4,6:4
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – Rafael Nadal (Esp) 7:6,7:6,4:6,7:6
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 3:6,6:4,7:6,7:6
Finals: Dominic Thiem – Novak Djokovic (Srb) 4:6,6:4,6:2,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – #43 ATP
Alex Bolt (Aus) – #140 ATP
Taylor Fritz (USA) – #34 ATP
Gael Monfils (Fra) – #10 ATP
Rafael Nadal (Esp) – #1 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #7 ATP
Novak Djokovic (Srb) – #2 ATP

Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 CD winner, currently ranked #95 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) 6:7,6:2,6:1
2nd round: Alexei Popyrin – Jaume Munar (Esp) 6:2,7:6,6:2
3rd round: Alexei Popyrin – Daniil Medvedev (Rus) 4:6,3:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – #30 ATP
Jaume Munar (Esp) – #90 ATP
Daniil Medvedev (Rus) – #4 ATP

Tommy PAUL, “LM”/SB 2007, currently ranked #90 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 4:6,6:4,6:4,6:4
2nd round: Tommy Paul – Grigor Dimitrov (Bgr) 6:4,7:6,3:6,6:7,7:6
3rd round: Tommy Paul – Marton Fucsovics (Hun) 1:6,1:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – #88 ATP
Grigor Dimitrov (Bgr) – #19 ATP
Marton Fucsovics (Hun) – #67 ATP

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 SF, currently ranked #85 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alejandro Davidovich – Norbert Gombos (Svk) 4:6,6:4,2:6,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Alejandro Davidovich – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 6:1,6:4,6:2

Players ranking:
Norbert Gombos (Svk) – #111 ATP
Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – #13 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #28 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: B.Coric – Sam Querrey (USA) 3:6,4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Sam Querrey (USA) – #44 ATP

Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #53 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Andreas Seppi (Ita) 4:6,4:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Andreas Seppi (Ita) – #71 ATP

Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #40 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Laslo Djere – Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) 4:6,6:3,2:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Yoshihito Nishioka (Jpn) – #72 ATP

Lloyd HARRIS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #91 ATP, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 4:6,2:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – #13 ATP


Belinda BENCIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #7 WTA, at AO 2020:

1st round: Belinda Bencic – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) 6:3,7:5
2nd round: Belinda Bencic – Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) 7:5,7:5
3rd round: Belinda Bencic – Anett Kontaveit (Est)

Players ranking:
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – #202 WTA
Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) – #45 WTA
Anett Kontaveit (Est) – #31 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #20 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Maria Sharapova (RUS) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Alizé Cornet (Fra) 6:4,6:2
3rd round: Donna Vekic – Iga Swiatek (Pol)

Players ranking:
Maria Sharapova (RUS) – #145 WTA
Alizé Cornet (Fra) – #61 WTA
Iga Swiatek (Pol) – #56 WTA

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #14 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Christina McHale (USA) 6:3,6:0
2nd round: Petra Martic – Julia Goerges (Ger) 6:4,3:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Christina McHale (USA) – #81 WTA
Julia Goerges (Ger) – #38 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #52 WTA, at AO 2020:

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Garbiñe Muguruza (Esp)

Players ranking:
Anastasija Sevastova (Lat) – #33 WTA
Garbiñe Muguruza (Esp) – #32 WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #84 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) 1:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Rus) – #30 WTA

Katie BOULTER, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #317 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Katie Boulter – Elina Svitolina (Ukr) 4:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – #5 WTA

Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #154 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Sofia Kenin (USA) 2:6,4:6

Qualification draw:
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Jaqueline Cristian (Rou)
2nd round: Martina Trevisan – Ysaline Bonaventure (Bel) 6:0,6:2
3rd round: Martina Trevisan – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 6:4,6:3

Players ranking:
Sofia Kenin (USA) – #14 WTA

Jaqueline Cristian (Rou) – #201 WTA
Ysaline Bonaventure (Bel) – #115 WTA
Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – #211 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #61 WTA, at AO 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Julia Goerges (Ger) 1:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Julia Goerges (Ger) – #38 WTA

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13/01/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update January 2020)

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

As of January 13th, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 31 junior GRAND SLAM titles conquered by 24 players
- 41 professional ATP/WTA titles
- 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking

- 210 + SB players (1996-2012) 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

- 330+ SB players (1996-2013) collected ATP/WTA points on the following link ATP/WTA SB Club

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

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA (Feb 2016)
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)
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- # 39 WTA (Apr 2019)
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #43 WTA (Mar 2019)
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #83 WTA (Feb 2019)
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #84 WTA (Jan 2020)
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)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #139 WTA (Aug 2018)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #144 WTA (Aug 2017)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #170 WTA (Jun 2017)

Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #187 WTA (Jul 2018)

Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #55 WTA doubles (Nov 2017)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #61 WTA doubles (Feb 2019)
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 “LM”/SB player -#132 WTA doubles (Apr 2019)
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)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

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

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #4 ATP (Nov 2017)
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #12 ATP (Nov 2018)
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #18 ATP (Oct 2019)
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #27 ATP (Jun 2019)
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 quarterf.- #47 ATP (Sep 2019)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #79 ATP (Oct 2019)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #82 ATP (Oct 2019)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #82 ATP (Jul 2019)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #137 ATP (May 2019)

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #146 ATP (Mar 2017)
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #159 ATP (Jul 2015)
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #170 ATP (Apr 2012)
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #174 ATP (Oct 2019)
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #192 ATP (Aug 2018)

Marin DRAGANJA – 2001 winner – #20 ATP doubles (Apr 2015)
Dino MARCAN – 2001 runner up – #87 ATP doubles (May 2017)
Luca MARGAROLI – 2002 – #128 ATP doubles (May 2019)
Ivan SABANOV – 2002 semi – #171 ATP doubles (Jan 2020)
Matej SABANOV – 2002 semi – #171 ATP doubles (Jan 2020)

As of 13th of January 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 57 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #7 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #14 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #20 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #52 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #61 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #84 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #148 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #154 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #160 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #185 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #242 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #255 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #267 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #272 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #278 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #285 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #293 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #310 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #314 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #317 WTA

Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #325 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #328 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #358 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #376 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #402 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #404 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #425 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #433 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #445 WTA

Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #452 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #453 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #466 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #470 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #486 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #515 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #526 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #547 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #565 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #608 WTA

Pia CUK – 2006 player – #627 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #660 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #672 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #676 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #709 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #713 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #751 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #767 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #782 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #814 WTA

Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #837 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #841 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #885 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #885 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #898 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #955 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #977 WTA

• 39 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #5 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #21 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #28 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #40 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #53 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #85 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #90 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #91 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #95 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #150 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #155 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #209 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #257 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #288 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #358 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #361 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #365 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #380 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #402 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #479 ATP

Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #488 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #582 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #590 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #645 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM – 2008 player – #694 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #702 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #755 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #763 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #772 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #800 ATP

Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #802 ATP
Adelchi VIRGILI – 2000 winner – #808 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #883 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #887 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #904 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #934 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #947 ATP
Adrian BODMER – 2005 player – #959 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #964 ATP

• 1 player TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #2 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)

• 10 boys and 13 girls… in total 23 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #1 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #7 Lorenzo MUSETTI Junior USOPEN 2018 runner up & junior AO2019 winner
- #13 Flavio COBOLLI
- #23 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA
- #24 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #32 Mikolaj LORENS
- #34 Alibek KACHMAZOV
- #39 Sebastian GIMA
- #44 Jerome KYM
- #46 Luca NARDI

GIRLS:
- #9 Alexandra EALA
- #11 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #34 Alexandra VECIC
- #39 Weronika BASZAK
- #41 Kristyna LAVICKOVA
- #47 Maria TIMOFEEVA
- #49 Pia LOVRIC
- #51 Julie BELGRAVER
- #54 Helen PELLICANO
- #60 Aliona FALEI
- #62 Ziva FALKNER
- #78 Charlotte OWENSBY
- #100 Antonio RUZIC

2 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Vilius GAUBAS #5, Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA #7; Alexandra EALA #2, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #3)

3 boys and 2 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Timofei DEREPSASKO #8; Jovana GRUJIC #6, Mia RISTIC #10)

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

Tereza MRDEZA (CRO), 5th SB 2000 winner, #267 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #14 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #150 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #139 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #171 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #171 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #52 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #293 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #5 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #582 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #52 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #154 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #404 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #608 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #365 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #466 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #486 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #885 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, #40 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #155 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #288 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #380 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #763 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #959 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #20 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #160 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #242 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #272 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #470 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #515 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #672 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #977 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #380 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #7 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #84 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #278 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #317 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #402 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #425 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #627 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #660 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #91 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1290 ATP
Miguel SEMMLER (ESP), 12th SB 2007, #1318 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #148 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #328 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #445 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #453 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #565 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1093 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1281 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #90 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, #288 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #479 ATP
Youssef HOSSAM (EGY), 13th SB 2008, #694 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #755 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #61 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #325 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #433 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #526 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #898 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #676 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Alex DE MINAUR (AUS), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #21 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #53 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #85 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #95 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #645 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1086 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1409 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #255 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #285 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #358 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #452 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #709 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #713 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #209 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #358 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #402 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #772 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #947 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1087 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1547 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #767 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #885 WTA
Irina CANTOS SIEMERS (BEL), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #1238 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #314 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
Duje AJDUKOVIC (CRO), 16th SB 2011 winner, #590 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #702 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #802 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1151 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1465 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1465 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1908 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #185 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1170 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #1256 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., #361 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #887 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1344 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1579 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1579 ATP
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #115 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #243 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #244 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #254 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #266 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #811 ITF

GIRLS
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #751 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #782 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #837 WTA
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #39 ITF
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #41 ITF
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #49 ITF
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #51 ITF
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #54 ITF
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #62 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #78 ITF
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #961 ITF
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1110 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #1607 ITF

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

2013 – 18th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA (ESP), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #488 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #1019 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #1437 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1579 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #44 ITF
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #171 ITF
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #NA ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #513 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #544 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #623 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #779 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #800 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #851 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1043 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1084 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #100 ITF
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #130 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #276 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #546 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1091 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1471 ITF

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

2014 – 19th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Mili POLJICAK (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #216 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #645 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #686 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #818 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #1122 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1355 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #1641 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #1988 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #2025 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2040 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #2107 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #2870 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #7 ETA U16
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #27 ETA U16
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #49 ETA U16
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #83 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #306 ETA U16
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #361 ETA U16
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #536 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #807 ETA U16
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #1320 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #11 ITF
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #60 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #146 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #268 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #284 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #405 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #437 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #511 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #518 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #772 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #906 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #912 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #919 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #1148 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1435 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1493 ITF
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #783 ETA U16
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #1838 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2017 ITF

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

2015 – 20th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #752 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #1287 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #26 ETA U16
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #45 ETA U16
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #67 ETA U16
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #70 ETA U16
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #108 ETA U16
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #114 ETA U16
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #116 ETA U16
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #148 ETA U16
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #227 ETA U16
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #261 ETA U16
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #267 ETA U16
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #323 ETA U16
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #345 ETA U16
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #542 ETA U16
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #600 ETA U16
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #924 ETA U16

GIRLS
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #9 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #11 ITF – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #173 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #223 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #658 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #672 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #811 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #820 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #903 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #969 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #1197 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1417 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #1461 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1644 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #2193 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #186 ETA U16
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #260 ETA U16
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #298 ETA U16
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #377 ETA U16
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #682 ETA U16
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #783 ETA U16

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, #2 ETA U14
Petr BRUNCLIK (CZE), 21st SB 2016 semif., #4 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #12 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #12 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #17 ETA U14
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #23 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #27 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #36 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEC (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #39 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #51 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #53 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #59 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #75 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #93 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #110 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, not ranked
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., not ranked

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #6 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #10 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #14 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #19 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #22 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #64 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 winner, #67 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #70 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 winner, #74 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 winner, #79 ETA U14
Yufei REN (CHN), 21st SB 2016 semif. , not ranked

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
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #8 ETA U14
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #29 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #37 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #57 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, #68 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #79 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #151 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #210 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #226 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #26 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #93 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #214 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #580 ETA U14
Chu LI-YA (TWN), 22nd SB 2017 semif.

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
Vito DARDERI (ARG), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Niels McDONALD (GER), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Žiga ŠEŠKO (SLO), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Riki IMAI (JPN), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

GIRLS
Alisa OKTIABREVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 winner
Iva LAKIC (MNE), 23rd SB 2018 runner up
Daria KORESHKOVA (RUS), 23rd SB 2018 semif.
Zlatina ANGELOVA (BUL), 23rd SB 2018 semif.

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
Tadevos MIRIJANYAN (USA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Juliusz STANCZYK (POL), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Filip LADMAN (CZE), 24th SB 2019 semif.

GIRLS
Ksenia EFREMOVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 winner
Lia BELIBOVA (MDA), 24th SB 2019 runner up
Daria BARSUKOV (GER), 24th SB 2019 semif.
Veronika GUBASHEVA (RUS), 24th SB 2019 semif.

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21/12/19

Greetings from Smrikve... Sve najljepše... Auguri 2020

Dear Smrikve friends,

It is greetings time… time to stay with loved ones… make wishes and time to dream about new destinations to reach that may bring you and your family joy and energy…

To have a dream is always beautiful… and to have people, family, friends who dream with you and who share your dream is even more beautiful…

I wish you all to make your dreams true in the long run… and I can promise that we will also do our best to keep improving in different directions… remembering that each of your visit was and is for us a source of inspiration… and the inspiration is always that invisible force creating another good year in Smrikve…

25th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition is already envisaged as an impressive year of talents the same as the Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks for 2020 (scheduled for 2 weeks: 25/4/-2/5/ and 3/5 – 10/5/). SBTTFW is always a very special learning experience for me… together with my friend Luca Appino we keep looking at the tennis fronteers of tomorrow and next year weeks will be another long term development gift to our alumni.

As of today combined Smrikva Bowl children track record includes:

• 31 junior GRAND SLAM titles (conquered by 24 players)
• 41 professional ATP/WTA titles (conquered by 11 players)
• 47 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 24 players reached TOP 100 ATP/WTA ranking => 8 players reached TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 players reached TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking
• 200+ players received scholarships to study in the US & play tennis.

If you could look only a year or two years back you would be impressed how big is the increase in numbers above and I am glad to foresee how impressive our human life tree is going to be in just five years from now.

People who walked for a little by my side knows that I appreciate cartoons. They always help me in comunicating with children. Understanding their language is a treasure for me… and treasure is always greater when shared… therefore for the end of this year greeting letter I wish to introduce Master Oogway from Kung Fu Panda cartoon, being myself a big fun of it, since I was blessed to get in a closer contact with Asian culture thanks to my wife.

To those not familiar with Kung Fu Panda… Master Oogway is an elderly tortoise, highly venerated for his wisdom, knowledge, and experience. Oogway was considered by many to be a sage, a kind of Star Wars’ Yoda. He was greatly respected by Shifu, the Furious Five, Po, the entire Valley of Peace, and all of China.

He was known as the greatest kung fu master in history, with no other reputation surpassing his. I have to say that recently I discovered Ip Man, Bruce Lee’s kung fu master, and Master Oogway is that kind of a leader who lead by example. He dedicated his life to preserving the art of kung fu as a force for good and passed on this and many of his other teachings to his students. In the small remainder of his life, he had the chance to finally locate the Dragon Warrior before he ascended into the Spirit Realm.

May the following Master Oogway quotes on success inspire you and be a gift to you to make real your next year wishes ;)

• “If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now.”
• “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
• “Your mind is like this water, my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.”

I hope you enjoyed the gift :)

Happy holidays and Happy New Year!

Mio


Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikvi,

Prosinac je vrijeme čestitanja, vrijeme želja… vrijeme koje se provodi uz svoje najmilije… a i vrijeme za sanjanje i osmišljavanje novih destinacija prema kojima krenuti, i koje bi mogle donijeti nama i obitelji neku novu radost i novu energiju…

Sanjati je lijepo … ali imati uz to i ljude, obitelj, prijatelje koji sanjaju s tobom i koji dijele tvoj san je još mrvicu ljepše …

Želim da se vaši snovi ostvare … a isto tako obećajem da ćemo se i mi nastaviti usavršavati i truditi u najrazličitim smjerovima … pamteći da je svaki vaš posjet bio i jest za nas izvor inspiracije … inspiracija je uvijek bila taj nevidljivi kotač-sila koja nam pomaže u stvaranju i osmišljavanju još jedne dobre godine u Smrikvama …

25. izdanje Smrikva Bowl 2020 se već može razaznati kao još jedna impresivna godina talenata a isto se nazire za nadolazeće Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks 2020 (predviđena su ukupno 2 obiteljska tjedna: 25/4/ – 2/5/ i 3/5 – 10/5/). SBTTFW je jedno posebno iskustvo… zajedno sa prijateljem Luca Appinom nastavljamo promatrati i zamišljati teniske granice sutrašnjice… tako će i nadolazeći susreti biti još jedan dugoročni dar za razvoj naših polaznika i obitelji.

Već danas djeca Smrikve posjeduju impresivan životopis:

• 31 juniorskih GRAND SLAM titule (koje su osvojili 24 igrača)
• 41 profesionalnih ATP/WTA titula (koje je osvojilo 11 igrača)
• 47 igrača je dostigla nivo TOP 200 ATP/WTA => 24 igrača je dostiglo TOP 100 ATP/WTA => 8 igrača je dostiglo TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 su ušla u TOP 10 ATP/WTA
• 200+ igrača je dobilo stipendiju za studiranje u SAD-u zahvaljujući tenisu

Ako bi mogli pogledati ove iste brojeve samo godinu ili dvije godine unazad bili bi impresionirani koliko brzo se povećavaju… i drago mi je što se već danas nazire koliko impresivno će biti to ljudsko stablo života za samo pet godina.

Ljudi koji su malo hodali uz mene znaju da sam ljubitelj crtanih filmova. Oduvijek mi pomažu u komunikaciji s djecom. Razumijevanje njihovog jezika je za mene blago… a blago je uvijek veće kada se dijeli… tako da za kraj ovogodišnje čestitke želim predstaviti meni dragog učitelja Oogwaya iz crtića Kung Fu Panda… postao sam njegov ljubitelj, a za to se moram posebno zahvaliti supruzi i danas malo većem poznavanju azijske kulture.

Onima koji nisu baš upoznati s crtićem Kung Fu Panda… učitelj Oogway je jedna starija kornjača visoko cijenjena u svome društvu zbog svoje mudrosti, znanja i iskustva. Mnogi Oogwayja smatraju mudracem, vrstom Jode iz Ratova Zvijezda. Izuzetno su ga poštovali Shifu, ljuta petorka, Po, cijela dolina mira pa i cijela Kina.

Bio je poznat kao najveći majstor kung fu-a u povijesti, ničiji ugled nije nadmašivao njegov. Moram podijeliti da sam nedavno otkrio još jednu legendu, Ip Mana, učitelja od slavnog Bruce Lee-a, i mogu napisati da je učitelj Oogway vrlo sličan vođa koji vodi svojim primjerom. Oogway je svoj život posvetio očuvanju kung fu-a kao sile koja širi i štiti dobro, a to i mnoga druga učenja prenosio je na svoje učenike. U njegovom životopisu se može pronaći da je imao uspjeha i u pronalaženju zmajskog ratnika prije nego što se pridružio duhovnom svijetu.

Rado dijelim nekoliko mudrih izreka učitelja Oogwaya o uspjehu da vam budu moj poklon i inspiracija na putu ostvarenja vaših i obiteljskih želja za sljedeću godinu.

• “Ako činite samo ono što već znate, nikada nećete biti bolji nego što ste sada.”
• “Nije važno što je netko po svom rođenju, već je važno ono što postaje odrastanjem.”
• “Tvoj um je poput ove vode moj prijatelju. Kada je uznemiren, teško je vidjeti. Ali ako dopustiš mu da se umiri, odgovor postaje jasno vidljiv. “

Nadam se da ste uživali u poklonu :)

Sretni blagdani i sretna Nova godina!

Mio


Cari amici di Smrikve,

E’ il tempo degli auguri… il tempo per stare insieme con i propri cari… il momento per sognare, fare dei desideri sulle destinazioni da raggiungere che possano portare a voi ed alle vostre famiglie gioia ed energia…

Avere il sogno e’ bellissimo… ma avere gente, la famiglia, amici che sognano insieme a te e condividono il tuo sogno e’ ancora piu’ bello…

Desidero che realizziate i vostri sogni… e posso promettere che anche noi continueremo a migliorare in ogni dirizione… ricordando che ogni vostra visita era ed e’ per noi una fonte d’inspirazione… e l’inspirazione e’ sempre quella forza invisibile che crea un’altro buon anno a Smrikve…

25.-esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl del 2020 si puo’ gia’ scorgere come un’altra annata di talenti… cosi’ anche posso gia’ dire per il Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Weeks 2020 (ci saranno due settimane: 25/4-2/5 e 3/5-10/5). SBTTFW e’ sempre un’esperienza di crescita per me… insieme all’amico Luca Appino cerchiamo di osservare la frontiera tennistica del domani ed anche le settimane dell’anno che viene saranno nuovamente un regalo per la crescita ai nostri alumni…

Ad oggi i risultati conguinti dei ragazzi Smrikva si possono descrivere come:

• 31 titole juniores dei GRANDI SLAM (conquistati da 24 ragazzi)
• 41 titoli professional ATP/WTA (conquistati da 11 ragazzi)
• 47 giocatori hanno raggiunto la classifica TOP 200 ATP/WTA => 24 giocatori hanno raggiunto TOP 100 ATP/WTA => 8 giocatori TOP 20 ATP/WTA => 2 giocatori TOP 10 ATP/WTA ranking
• oltre 200 ragazzi hanno ricevuto le borse di studio grazie al tennis per studiare e giocare negli Stati Uniti

Se poteste vedere qusti stessi numeri di soli uno o due anni inditro sareste impressionati di quanto siano cresciti… e mi fa piacere poter gia’ d’ora scorgere quanto impressionante il nostro albero della vita nei prossimi soli cinque anni diventerra’…

La gente che mi conosce un po’ sa che apprezzo molto i cartoni animati. Mi aiutano sempre nel trovare il linguagio per parlare ai bambini. Capire loro linguagio e’ per me un tesoro… ed e’ un tesoro ancor piu’ grande quando condiviso… cosi’ per la parte finale della lettera di auguri di quest’anno vorrei presentare il Maestro Oogway del cartone animato Kung Fu Panda, essendo un loro grande fun da quando ho avuto fortuna ad avvicinarmi un po’ di piu’ alla cultura orientale grazie soprattutto a mia moglie…

Per coloro che sono meno familiari con Kung Fu Panda… spiego che Master Oogway e’ un anziana tartaruga… venerate e rispettata per la propria saggezza, conoscenza, ed esperienza. Oogway era considerato da molti un saggio, una specie di Yoda delle Guerre Stellari. Era molto rispetato da Shifu, dai Furiosi Cinque, Po, da tutta la Valle della Pace, e da tutta Cina.

Era conosciuto come il piu’ grande maestro di kung fu nella storia, nessuno superava la sua reputazione. Devo dire che di recente ho scoperto Ip Man, il maestro che insegno’ kung fu a Bruce Lee, e Maestro Oogway era quel tipo di leader che guida con il proprio esempio. Oogway ha dedicato la propria vita nel preservare l’arte di kung fu come una forza per il bene e la tramando’ ai propri alievi insieme a molti altri insegnamenti. Nel ricordare la sua vita, ebbe finalmente la possibilita’ d’identifacare il Guerriero Dragone prima di salire nel regno degli spiriti.

Spero le seguenti citazioni in merito al successo di Maestro Oogway possano ispirare anche voi e che siano un dono, una guida, verso la realizzazione dei vostri desideri per l’anno che viene

• “Se fai solo quello che puoi e sai fare, non sarai mai piu’ di quello che sei ora.”
• “Non importa cio’ che qualcuno nasce, ma cio’ che diventa.”
• “La tua mente e’ come quest’acqua, amico mio. Quando e’ agitata, diventa difficile vedere. Ma se gli permetti di diventare calma, la risposta diventa chiara.”

Spero vi sia piaciuto il regalo :)

Buone vacanze e felice anno nuovo!

Mio

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