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09/10/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update October 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 October 12th, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 34 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 27 players
- 45 professional ATP/WTA titles (1 Grand Slam title)
- 50 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA ranking => 25 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

27 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)
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #83 WTA (Oct 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)
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #116 WTA (Oct 2020)
Clair LIU – 2010 “LM”/SB player -#137 WTA (Jan 2019)
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #143 WTA (Jun 2018)
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #150 WTA (Oct 2015)
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #162 WTA (Dec 2018)
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #163 WTA (Oct 2018)
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 -#126 WTA doubles (Sep 2020)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #164 WTA (Nov 2019)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

23 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.- #39 ATP (Sep 2020)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #57 ATP (Mar 2020)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #69 ATP (Sep 2020)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #72 ATP (Jan 2020)
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 CD winner – #87 ATP (Jul 2019)
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #124 ATP (Feb 2020)

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #133 ATP (Oct 2020)
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 QF – #138 ATP (Sep 2020)
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – # 142 ATP (Apr 2019)
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #158 ATP (Oct 2020)
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 12th of October 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 62 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #11 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #18 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #31 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #67 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #83 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #97 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #98 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #116 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #182 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #193 WTA

Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #230 WTA
Jana FETT – 2005 player – #237 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #245 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #260 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #262 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #268 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #275 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #292 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #303 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #310 WTA

Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #347 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #348 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #374 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #381 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #383 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #394 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #400 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #408 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #409 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #412 WTA

Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #435 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #438 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #471 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #472 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #523 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #528 WTA
Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #546 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #554 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #563 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #565 WTA

Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #588 WTA
Ana KONJUH – 2007 runner up – #634 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #665 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #677 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #691 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #699 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #701 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #706 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #758 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #787 WTA

Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #810 WTA
Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #843 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #854 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #868 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #877 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #888 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #902 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #923 WTA
Aleksandra VECIC – 2011 player – #941 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC – 2009 player – #947 WTA

Matilde PAOLETTI – 2012 player – #994 WTA
Ziva FALKNER – 2012 player – #997 WTA

• 42 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #27 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #29 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #41 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #58 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #71 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #74 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #92 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #108 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #133 ATP

Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #136 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #143 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #158 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #218 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #224 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #246 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #308 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #380 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #387 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #402 ATP

Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #409 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #483 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #551 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #566 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #650 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #713 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #740 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #741 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #743 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #782 ATP

Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #793 ATP
Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #794 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #804 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #878 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #880 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #894 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #917 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #940 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #966 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #972 ATP

Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #991 ATP
Filip KOLASINSKI – 2010 player – #996 ATP

• 16 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #4 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #5 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #7 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #9 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 player – #10 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #16 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #17 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #22 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 player – #29 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #40 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #47 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #68 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #70 ATP
Cezar CRETU – 2011 player – #73 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #79 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #99 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)

• 8 boys and 10 girls… in total 18 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #10 Luciano DARDERI
- #18 Flavio COBOLLI
- #32 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #33 Jerome KYM
- #42 Mikolaj LORENS
- #45 Luca NARDI
- #57 Sebastian GIMA
- #77 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA

GIRLS:
- #2 Alexandra EALA
- #8 Alexandra VECIC
- #12 Weronika BASZAK
- #18 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #28 Matilde PAOLETTI
- #35 Aliona FALEI
- #42 Ziva FALKNER
- #63 Julie BELGRAVER
- #83 Pia LOVRIC
- #84 Erika MATSUDA

1 boy and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Vilius GAUBAS #10; Alexandra EALA #3, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #5, Aliona FALEI #7, Petra MARCINKO #10)

3 boys a are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Tomas BERKIETA #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, #230 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #18 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #136 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #133 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #160 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #160 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #67 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #303 WTA


2003 – 8th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Dominic THIEM (AUT), 8th SB 2003 winner, #3 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK (SLO), 8th SB 2003, #713 ATP

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO),8th SB 2003 semif., #67 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #83 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #347 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #588 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #380 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #471 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #565 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #843 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #27 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #74 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #133 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #308 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #409 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #793 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #1018 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #31 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #116 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #237 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #260 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #408 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #438 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #523 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #699 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #1001 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #409 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #11 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #98 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #262 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #383 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #400 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #409 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #677 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #691 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #92 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1188 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #193 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #292 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #394 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #472 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player #528 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #634 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1123 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #58 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, #224 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #483 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #740 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #97 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #348 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #435 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #554 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #923 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #701 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., #29 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #41 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #71 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #108 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #650 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1104 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1437 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #268 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #275 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #381 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #400 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #546 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #706 WTA


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

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

BOYS
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #218 ATP
Nicola KUHN (ESP), 15th SB 2010 winner, #246 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #402 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #804 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #972 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1113 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1584 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #810 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #888 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #245 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, #387 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #566 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #743 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #878 ATP
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1271 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1503 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1560 ATP

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #182 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #941 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1181 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., #143 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #880 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1391 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1625 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1326 ATP doubles
Alberto ORSO (ITA), 17th SB 2012, #140 ITF
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #147 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #161 ITF
Thymen LOOF (NED), 17th SB 2012, #200 ITF
Fans VAN SAMBEEK (NED) , 17th SB 2012, #213 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #225 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #250 ITF
Aly Ehab SHOKEIR (EGY), 17th SB 2012, #273 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #306 ITF
Frank JONKER (NED), 17th SB 2012, #402 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #687 ITF

GIRLS
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #665 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #758 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #877 WTA
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #902 WTA
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #994 WTA
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #997 WTA
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #1026 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1055 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #1129 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1018 WTA doubles
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #1334 WTA doubles
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #12 ITF
Fiona ARRESE (ESP), 17th SB 2012, #201 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #270 ITF
Julie SAPPL (SUI) , 17th SB 2012, #466 ITF
Serina REINERTSEN (NOR) , 17th SB 2012, #750 ITF
Maja DODIK (BiH) , 17th SB 2012, #757 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, #158 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #551 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #917 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1340 ATP
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1625 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #1786 ATP
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #129 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #356 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #462 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #554 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #610 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #755 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #783 ITF
Alen BILL (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #841 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #901 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #944 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1156 WTA
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #120 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #231 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #381 ITF
Milena JEVTOVIC (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #417 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1038 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1499 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, #148 ITF
Kalin IVANOVSKI (MKD), 19th SB 2014, #232 ITF
Daniel MERIDA AGUILAR (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #272 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #295 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #301 ITF
Maj PREMZL (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #302 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #449 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #579 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #592 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #607 ITF
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #675 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #728 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #774 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #825 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #967 ITF
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #1088 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1178 ITF
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1482 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2109 ITF
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #2110 ITF
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, not ranked on ITF
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, not ranked on ITF
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., not ranked on ITF

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #787 WTA
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #27 ITF
Charlotte KEMPENAERS POCZ (AUS), 19th SB 2014, #133 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #150 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #268 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #331 ITF
Elena MICIC (AUS) , 19th SB 2014, #332 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #346 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #392 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #423 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #427 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #440 ITF
Carolina GOMEZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #473 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #529 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #609 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #681 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #692 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #904 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1174 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #2044 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2251 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, #580 ITF
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #730 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #984 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1102 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #1123 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #1211 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #1243 ITF
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #1399 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #1763 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #1805 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #1820 ITF
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #2355 ITF
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., not ranked on ITF
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , not ranked on ITF

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #787 WTA – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #2 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner, Junior AO 2020 doubles winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #110 ITF
Mao MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #181 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #182 ITF
Mio MUSHIKA (JPN), 20th SB 2015, #191 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #323 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #626 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #626 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #683 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #694 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #810 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #822 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #913 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1080 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1212 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #1359 ITF
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1683 ITF
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1777 ITF
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #3055 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, not ranked on ITF
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, not ranked on ITF
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #664 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
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #6 ETA U14
Marko MAKSIMOVIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #11 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #20 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #20 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #24 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #26 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #32 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #33 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #40 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #47 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #50 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #56 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #69 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #74 ETA U14
Nico HIPFL (AUS), 21st SB 2016, #91 ETA U14
Bora CANKAYA (TUR), 21st SB 2016, #96 ETA U14
Fatih SISIC (BIH), 21st SB 2016, #109 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #135 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #187 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, #294 ETA U14
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #359 ETA U14

GIRLS
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #401 ITF
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #11 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #26 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #36 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #38 ETA U14
Anastasija IGNJATIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 , #54 ETA U14
Tara MIHALJEVIC (SRB) , 21st SB 2016, #61 ETA U14
Barbora MICHALKOVA (CZE) , 21st SB 2016, #82 ETA U14
Chiara JEROLIMOV (CRO) , 21st SB 2016, #96 ETA U14
Ema KOVACEVIC (BEL), 21st SB 2016, #117 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #118 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #137 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 , #148 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 , #157 ETA U14
Ana Tara PRACEK, 21st SB 2016 , #184 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
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #31 ETA U14
Timofei DEREPASKO (RUS), 22nd SB 2017, #42 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #45 ETA U14
Tim VAISMAN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017,#66 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #73 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #75 ETA U14
Alexander VASILEV (BGR) , 22nd SB 2017, #97 ETA U14
Oliver BONDING (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #99 ETA U14
Mees ROTTGERING (NDL), 22nd SB 2017, #125 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, junior Orange Bowl 2019 winner, #126 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #139 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #353 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #306 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #11 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #16 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #48 ETA U14
Dora MISKOVIC (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, #63 ETA U14
Aleksandra STEVANOVIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #95 ETA U14
Sapir COHEN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017, #116 ETA U14
Elizara YANEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017, #196 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #797 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.

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

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.


03/10/20

17 Smrikva Bowl players are in the singles Main Draws of the Junior ROLAND GARROS 2020: Alexa Eala reached the semifinals and Alexandra Vecic the quarterfinals

Happy to recognize 17 Smrikva Bowl players in the singles Main Draws of the Junior ROLAND GARROS 2020 and Erika Matsuda in doubles.

BOYS DRAW: Flavio Cobolli, Luciano Darderi, Sebastian Gima, Jerome Kym, Mikolaj Lorens, Hamad Medjedovic, Luca Nardi.

GIRLS DRAW: Shanice Roignot, Weronika Baszak, Alexandra Eala, Aliona Falei, Ziva Falkner, Linda Fruhvirtova, Matilde Paoletti, Alexandra Vecic, Julie Belgraver, Pia Lovric.

GIRLS:

Alexa EALA (PHI) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 SF
1st round: Alexa Eala – Natalia SZABANIN (Hun) 6:4,6:1
2nd round: Alexa Eala – Mara GUTH (Ger) 6:1,5:7,6:4
3rd round: Alexa Eala – Leyre ROMERO GORMAZ (Esp) 6:1,4:6,6:1
Quarterfinals: Alexa Eala – Linda NOSKOVA (Cze) 4:6,6:3,6:2
Semifinals: Alexa Eala – Elsa JACQUEMOT (Fra) 3:6, 2:6

Alexandra VECIC (GER) – 16th Smrikva Bowl 2011
1st round: Alexandra Vecic – A.MINTEGI DEL OLMO (Esp) 6:4,6:3
2nd round: Alexandra Vecic – Elizabeth COLEMAN (USA) 2:6,7:6,6:2
3rd round: Alexandra Vecic – Oksana SELEKHMETEVA (Rus) 2:6,6:1,6:4
Quarterfinals: Alexandra Vecic – Alina CHARAEVA (Rus) 3:6,2:6

Matilde PAOLETTI (Ita) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Matilde Paoletti – Celia Belle MOHR (Fra) 2:6,6:2,7:5
2nd round: Matilde Paoletti – Alina SHCHERBININA (Rus) 7:6,6:7,6:1
3rd round: Matilde Paoletti – Alina CHARAEVA (Rus) 3:6,1:6

Julie BELGRAVER (Fra) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Julie Belgraver – Elvina KALIEVA (USA) 6:3,6:3
2nd round: Julie Belgraver – Amarissa Kiara TOTH (Hun) 6:2,5:7,2:6

Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE) – 20th Smrikva Bowl 2015 SF
1st round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Julia GARCIA (Mex) 6:1,6:1
2nd round: Linda Fruhvirtova – Julia AVDEEVA (Rus) 4:6,6:1,3:6

Ziva FALKNER (Svn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Ziva Falkner – Laia PETRETIC (Fra) 6:4,7:5
2nd round: Ziva Falkner – Polina KUDERMETOVA (Rus) 2:6,0:6

Pia LOVRIC (Svn) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Pia Lovric – Elsa JACQUEMOT (Fra) 5:7,4:6

Weronika BASZAK (Pol) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Weronika Baszak – D.VIDMANOVA (Cze) 7:5,2:6,3:6

Shanice ROIGNOT (Fra) – 22nd Smrikva Bowl 2017 runner up
1st round: Shanice Roignot – Victoria JIMENEZ KASINTSEVA (And) 2:6,4:6

Aliona FALEI (Blr) – 19th Smrikva Bowl 2014 runner up
1st round: Aliona Falei – Alina SHCHERBININA (Rus) 1:6,2:6


BOYS:

Luca NARDI (ITA) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Luca Nardi – Max WISKANDT (Ger) 6:4,7:6
2nd round: Luca Nardi – J.VON DER SCHULENBURG (Sui) 6:3,6:2
3rd round: Luca Nardi – Lilian MARMOUSEZ (Fra) 6:2,2:6,3:6

Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013 SF
1st round: Hamad Medjedovic – Kokoro ISOMURA (Jpn) 7:5,6:3
2nd round: Hamad Medjedovic – Harold MAYOT (Fra) 7:5,4:6,6:3
3rd round: Hamad Medjedovic – Lukas NEUMAYER (Aut) 1:6,3:6

Luciano DARDERI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Luciano Darderi – Shunsuke MITSUI (Jpn) 6:1,6:4
2nd round: Luciano Darderi – Arthur FILS (Fra) 6:1,2:6,3:6

Mikolaj LORENS (Pol) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Mikolaj Lorens – P.BOSCARDIN DIAS (Bra) 4:6,7:6,2:6

Jerome KYM (Sui) – 18th Smrikva Bowl 2013
1st round: Jerome Kym – Arthur CAZAUX (Fra) 6:7,3:6

Flavio COBOLLI (ITA) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Flavio Cobolli – Lukas NEUMAYER (Aut) 6:3,6:7,6:7

Sebastian GIMA (Rou) – 17th Smrikva Bowl 2012
1st round: Sebastian Gima – Gustavo HEIDE (Bra) 3:6,5:7

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.


21/09/20

21st of September - Smrikva Bowl Ambassador Day - 26th annual Smrikva Bowl 2021 "seeds of the Legends" research begins

Dear Smrikva Bowl and Smrikve friends!

It is 21st of September 2020, Smrikva Bowl Ambassador’s Day (“SBA” Day), and time to start thinking about 26th annual candidacy process…

Usually is the day when we celebrate the opening of the new selection process but as most of you already know we were not able to hold the 25th edition and gather the generation of talents born in 2010 and as of today we can not foresee if there will be conditions to gather the generation of talents born in 2011 for the 26th edition that is scheduled for the end of June 2021.

World map

It is a very challenging year for some Smrikva Bowl families around the world… some friends have passed away due to coronavirus… and as of today the progress of scientists can not guarantee us that 2021 will be the year of Smrikva Bowl normality we are used to… we have to stick with the hope and for this reason it was decided to stick with our tradition and present the traditional requirements for the next edition on the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ Day…

Although there were limited tennis activity this year… our over 2150 SB players spread in 95 countries continue writing the “seeds of the Legends”story…

US OPEN 2020 had 3 Smrikva Bowl players in the quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem, Alex De Minaur and Borna Coric… and Dominic conquered his first Grand Slam title which is also the first senior Grand Slam title conquered by a Smrikva Bowl player…

6282 days after his stay in Smrikve, Domi was lifting the Grand Slam trophy… and it happened to be in New York… 6282 days is just 17 years, 2 months and 10 days… it does not take 5 minutes to turn a childhood dream into reality… but Domi is a proving that dreaming with hard work and staying humble pays off in the long run…

… 1120 signed books arriving from 74 countries continue to be part of the Smrikva Bowl Heritage Library…

… over 1650 names were given by 16 SB generations to old Smrikva Bowl olive trees…

… 33 Grand Slam titles (including junior titles) are conquered by 26 former Smrikva Bowl players…

… 45 professional ATP/WTA titles (1 Grand Slam title)…

… 50 players reached TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

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

There are many players who already graduated from Universities and I am pleased to track how many Smrikva Bowl children had the opportunity to get scholarship in the United States thanks to their academic and tennis skills and over 210 children were able to do it…

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

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

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

I was pleased to notice thanks to Facebook also that some Smrikva Bowl seeds started to form families and they keep loving the game… I do hope in 8-10 years to see some children of Smrikva Bowl seed playing Smrikva Bowl too…

I am also pleased to share that the 6th Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2021 with Luca Appino will be held during the following weeks: 24th of April – 1st of May 2021 and 2nd of May – 9th of May 2021. The Family Week was born with vision to share with families and players some precious hints that may be of help to their long term development and is probably one of the greatest learning experiences for players and families that can be given at this young age.

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

21st of September is the International Day of Peace, also known as the World Peace Day… and years ago this date was selected to be the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors Day (“SBA”)…

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

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

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

We are living today the moment of almost impossibility to travel… but we need to believe that all this will come to an end… and those who love exploring will for sure get the opportunity to do it in the future…

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

This year me and my family did the ceremony for all the children who passed the selection process but were not able to gather on their Smrikva Bowl…

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

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

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

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

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

A Nobal Prize for Peace, guest of the group I was member years ago, once observed: “The future is always in a minority. Yet the history of the future is more important than the history of the past. It is for the old to remember the past. It is for the young to build the world of tomorrow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Peace Day although celebrated on the same day as SBA day is the day to start thinking of the new research of the Smrikva talents… and with this e-mail, as per tradition, some basic ideas about the selection process for the 26th annual will be shared.

26th Smrikva Bowl, in case pandemic is finished, will be held in Pula-Istria, Croatia, from (19th) 21stnd till 26th of June 2021. Smrikva Bowl gathers young tennis talents from all over the World and next year edition will be dedicated to players born in 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

Year after year seems more likely that Grand Slam Tournaments will be conquered by Smrikva seeds… they already won 32 junior Grand Slam Titles in singles and doubles… and my dream for the “seeds of the Legends” was always beyond Grand Slam dream…

I know that according to the statistics only few Smrikva Bowl kids will become top professional tennis players, but I want to believe that they will benefit from their tennis and sport experience and find their way in other fields too… because humans need inspiration… we need inspiration not only in sport but in most different fields… there are many challanges today… and even after corona virus is defeated there will be always many new one in the future… and we need divergent thinking to find solutions to challenges that today appear more complicated than what they are… and children are the little genius that could show us the path… being adults those who borrow the future from the children…

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

Some people come to Smrikve thinking that Smrikva Bowl is a very “important” competition… without understanding that the result is not the hidden key of the Smrikva Bowl event… and I always need Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors’ help to explain to new candidates and their families that Smrikva Bowl is something more than a competition…

On our website you can already find PDF file 26th Smrikva Bowl 2021 edition presentation with application form and other relevant information:

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

Thanks to the Smrikva Bowl families our special Olive Oil and Wine are spread in 95 countries… Our quantities are always limited… the same as limited is the number of players we can invite every year… but I do believe the same I believed for the Smrikva Bowl players that one day the olive oil made from the “seeds of the Legends” trees will be very unique in the whole World…

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

The number of the invited players in 2021 will be for the moment reduced to 64 players (32 girls and 32 boys) and your help will be precious.

If you know a good tennis player born in 2011 that deserves to play Smrikva Bowl or you wish to present your or support a candidacy for the 6th SBTTFW 2021 family gatherings please let me know…

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

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

Mio


Dragi prijatelji i poznanici Smrikva Bowl-a,

21. je rujna 2020., Dan Ambasadora Smrikva Bowla i vrijeme je da se počne razmišljati o 26.-om procesu kandidature …

Obično je to dan kada slavimo otvaranje nove selekcije Smrikvara, ali kao što većina vas već zna ove godine nismo uspjeli održati 25. izdanje i okupiti generaciju talenata rođenih 2010. godine, a i na današnji dan ne možemo predvidjeti hoće li iduće godine biti sigurnosnih uvjeta za okupljanje generacije talenata rođenih 2011… za 26.-to izdanje Smrikve koje je zakazano za kraj lipnja 2021. godine.

Ovo je vrlo izazovna godina za neke obitelji Smrikva Bowl širom svijeta… neki prijatelji su nas i napustili radi ove nove bolesti… a do danas napredak znansti u pronalasku lijeka nam ne može garantirati da će 2021. biti godina na kakve smo navikli… ostaje nam nada i zbog toga je odlučeno držati se tradicije i predstaviti tradicionalno na Dan Ambasadora Smrikva Bowl-a početak selekcije za sljedeću Smrikvu…

Iako je ove godine bilo ograničenih teniskih aktivnosti … naših preko 2150 SB igrača raširenih u 95 zemalja i dalje nastavljaju pisati legendarnu priču…

US OPEN 2020 imao je u četvrtfinalu 3 igrača Smrikva Bowl-a: Dominic Thiem, Alex De Minaur i Borna Coric … i Dominic je osvojio svoj prvi Grand Slam naslov koji je ujedno i prvi seniorski Grand Slam naslov koji je osvojio bivši igrač Smrikva Bowla …

6282 dana nakon boravka u Smrikvama, Domi je podigao svom prvi Grand Slam trofej … i dogodilo se da je bio u New Yorku … 6282 dana su samo 17 godina, 2 mjeseca i 10 dana … potrebno je više od 5 minuta za pretvoriti san iz djetinjstva u stvarnost … ali Domi je dokaz da se sanjarenje uz marljivi rad i skromnošću dugoročno isplati …

…preko 1120 potpisanih knjiga iz 74 zemlje je i dalje pohranjeno u biblioteci koju stvaraju naši mali posjetitelji od 2009.godine i koja čini nasljeđe Smrikva Bowl-a…

…preko 1650 imena nose posvećene stare masline Smrikva Bowl-a… stvarajući nešto posebno što se još uvijek teško može jasno razaznati…

… 33 Grand Slam titule (uključujući juniorske) su do danas prikupila 26 djeteta Smrikve…

… 45 profesionalnih ATP/WTA titula (1 Grand Slam titula)…

… 48 igrača su dostigla nivo TOP 200 ATP/WTA…

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

Brojna djeca Smrikve su danas fakultetski obrazovana… i već neko vrijeme mi je bila želja saznati koliko je djece Smrikve uspjelo dobiti stipendiju u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama zahvaljujući svojim akademskim i teniskim sposobnostima… i ažurirani broj koji rado djelim je da preko 210 djece Smrikve je do danas to postiglo…

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

Postoji puno načina da se iskaže međugeneracijska solidarnost… i želim se zahvaliti djeci Smrikve i njihovim obiteljima koji su se i ove godine odazvali mom pozivu i poslali potpisane predmete kako bi ih mogli pokloniti sudionicima ovogodišnje Smrikve… za mene je taj trenutak prilika da podijelim dio njihovih priča sa djecom koja sanjaju poći njihovim stopama… i tako je svako dijete koje je bilo prisutno u tom trenutku međugeneracijskog slavlja ponijelo sa sobom predmet uspomene i nadam se otkrio jednog novog teniskog prijatelja čijim se uspjesima veseliti …

S osmjehom na licu pratim zahvaljujući Facebooku da su neka djeca Smrikve već počela stvarati obitelji i da svoju ljubav ka tenisu prenose na svoju djecu… tako da se iskreno nadam kroz 8-10 godina vidjeti da neko dijete sjemena Smrikvi zaigra na Smrikvi…

Rado dijelim i vijest da će se 6. Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talent Family Week (SBTTFW) 2021. sa Luca Appinom, održati tijekom 2 tjedna: 24/4-1/5/2021 i 2/5-9/5/2021. Obiteljski tjedan je rođen sa vizijom da se dijeli sa obiteljima i igračima znanje koje im može biti od koristi u dugoročnom razvoju i vjerojatno je jedno od najkvalitetnijih iskustava učenja za igrače i obitelji koje se mogu pružiti u ovoj mladoj dobi talentiranoj djeci.

Sa zadovoljstvom dijelim u nastavku kao svake godine nekoliko priča koje u sebi nosi DNK Smrikva Bowl-a…

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

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

Ja vjerujem u ljepotu učenja i neiskustvo je vrlo moćno i dobro ako se prihvati kao izazov. Moj savjet tijekom orijentacijskog dana djeci Smrikve je da uvijek koriste svoje sposobnosti i putovnicu – „teniski reket“ za putovanja, stavaranje životnih iskusatva… i čvrsto vjerujem da će svako od njih jednog dana postati vrlo bogat. Bogatstvo koje će stvoriti svojim životom bit će dragocjeno bogatstvo za svoje blagostanje koje im nitko neće moći oduzeti.

Danas živimo trenutak u kojem je gotovo nemoguće putovati … ali moramo vjerovati da će svemu tome doći kraj … a oni koji vole istraživanje sigurno će imati priliku to učiniti u budućnosti …

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

Ove godine smo moja obitelj i ja obavili ceremoniju za svu djecu koja su prošla postupak selekcije, ali se nisu uspjela okupiti na svojoj Smrikvi…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Međunarodni dan mira, slavljen na isti dan Ambasadora Smrikve, je svakako dobar dan da se krene sa potragom talenata… i sa ovim pismom će kao po tradiciji biti otvoren proces okupljanja kandidata za 26. Smrikva Bowl 2021.

26. Smrikva Bowl 2021., u slučaju pobjede nad pandemijom, će se održati u Puli (Istri – Hrvatskoj) od (19.) 21. – 26. lipnja 2021. godine… a sljedeća godina će biti posvećena talentiranim igračima rođenim 2011.godine…

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

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

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

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

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

Kako godine prolaze čini se sve više i više vjerojatno da će više od jednog djeteta Smrikve osvajati velike Grand Slam turnire… već su osvojili 32 juniorskih Grand Slam titula… a da budem iskren moja želja već duže vrijeme nadilazi snove Grand Slam-ova …

Znam da po statistikama samo nekoliko djece Smrikve ima šansu dostići vrh profesionalnog tenisa, ali volim vjerovati da će brojni biti uspješni u drugim profesijama u koje ih život nanese… jer ljudi trebaju inspiraciju … trebamo inspiraciju ne samo u sportu već u najrazličitijim poljima … danas ima mnogo izazova … pa čak i nakon poraza virusa korone u budućnosti će uvijek biti mnogo novih izazova … i trebamo divergentno razmišljanje kako bismo pronašli rješenja za izazove koji se danas čine kompliciranijima od onoga što jesu … a djeca su ti mali geniji koji bi nam mogli pokazati put … jer u biti vrijedi ne zaboraviti da uvijek su odrasli oni koji budućnost posuđuju od djece …

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

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

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

Detaljnu prezentaciju s obrascem za prijavu i ostalim uputama glede 26.-og Smrikva Bowl-a 2021.te se od danas nalaze na internet stranici Smrikva Bowl-a.

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

Danas je ulje i vino Smrikva Bowl-a dotaklo 95 zemlje svijeta zahvaljujući obiteljima Smrikve… naše su količine ograničene… kao što je ograničen broj igrača koje možemo pozvati svake godine… i ja vjerujem da će jednoga dana maslinovo ulje napravljeno sa stabala koja su sadila djeca Smrikve postati jedno od najposebnijih na svijetu…

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

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

Ako poznajete neko talentirano dijete rođeno 2011. godine koje bi zavrijedilo zaigrati na Smrikvi ili se želite i sami kandidirati za 6. SBTTFW 2021. mi pišite…

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

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

Mio


Cari amici dello Smrikva Bowl e di Smrikve!

È il 21 settembre 2020, la Giornata dell’Ambasciatore Smrikva Bowl, ed è tempo di iniziare a pensare al processo della selezione per i candidati della 26.esima edizione dello Smrikva…

Di solito è il giorno in cui si festeggia l’apertura del nuovo processo di selezione ma come molti di voi già sanno non siamo riusciti a tenere la 25-esima edizione e riunire la generazione di talenti nati nel 2010 e ad oggi non possiamo prevedere se ci saranno le condizioni per accogliere la generazione di talenti nati nel 2011 per la 26-esima edizione che è prevista per la fine di giugno 2021.

Anche se quest’anno l’attività di tennis è stata limitata… i nostri oltre 2150 giocatori dello Smrikva sparsi in 95 paesi continuano a scrivere la storia dei “semi delle leggende” …

US OPEN 2020 ha avuto 3 giocatori Smrikva nei quarti di finale: Dominic Thiem, Alex De Minaur e Borna Coric… e Dominic ha conquistato il suo primo titolo del Grande Slam che è anche il primo titolo del Grande Slam tra i senior conquistato da un ex-giocatore dello Smrikva Bowl …

6282 giorni dopo la sua permanenza a Smrikve, Domi stava alzando il trofeo del Grande Slam … ed è successo a New York … 6282 giorni sono solo 17 anni, 2 mesi e 10 giorni … ci vogliono piu’ di 5 mintui per trasformare un sogno d’infanzia in realtà … ma Domi è una dimostrazione che sognare unito al duro lavoro e rimanendo umili paga a lungo termine …

… oltre 1120 libri firmati provenienti da 74 paesi rimangono custoditi nella libreria dello Smrikva Bowl…

… oltre 1650 nomi sono stati regalati da 16 generazioni dello Smrikva agli alberi d’ulivo dello Smrikva… creando qualcosa di speciale ed ancora difficile da scorgere…

… 33 titoli Grande Slam (inclusi titoli juniores) sono gia’ conquistati da 26 ragazzi che giocarono lo Smrikva Bowl…

… 45 titoli professionali ATP/WTA (1 titolo Grande Slam)…

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

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

Sono in molti che si sono gia’ laureati… ed avevo il desiderio di capire quanti bambini dello Smrikva Bowl hanno ottenuto la borsa di studio per gli Stati Uniti grazie alle loro capacita’ academiche e quelle tennistiche. Il numero che ho il piacere di condividere e’ che sono oltre 210 bambini…

… ma la storia dello Smrikva Bowl e’ molto di piu’ dei numeri e va oltre il tennis… e sono riconoscente ai ragazzi Smrikva che ci inspirano anno dopo anno di andare oltre la nostra imaginazione…

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

Sono stato contento di notare grazie a Facebook anche che alcuni semi di Smrikva Bowl hanno iniziato a formare le famiglie proprie e continuano ad amare il gioco … Spero in 8-10 anni di vedere anche alcuni bambini figli dei giocatori Smrikva allo Smrikva Bowl …

Ho anche il piacere di condividere che per il 6. Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week (SBTTFW) 2021 con Luca Appino faremo due settimane di raduno dal 24. aprile -1. e dal 2. – 9. maggio. La Family Week è nata con la visione di condividere con le famiglie e i giocatori alcuni preziosi suggerimenti che possono essere di aiuto al loro sviluppo a lungo termine ed è probabilmente una delle più grandi esperienze di apprendimento per giocatori e famiglie che possono essere fornite a questa giovane età.

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

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

Abbiamo visto nell’ultimo anno quanto facilmente le difficoltà e le sfide poste di fronte alle persone possano cambiare la vita a cui siamo abituati …

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

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

Stiamo vivendo oggi il momento di quasi impossibilità di viaggiare … ma dobbiamo credere che tutto questo finirà … e chi ama esplorare avrà sicuramente l’opportunità di farlo in futuro …

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

Quest’anno io e la mia famiglia abbiamo fatto la cerimonia per tutti i bambini che hanno superato il processo di selezione ma non sono stati in grado di riunirsi nella loro Smrikva Bowl …

L’ulivo e’ il simbolo di pace in varie culture… ma la sua eta’ e’ il simbolo del collegamento tra le generazioni.

Molte volte ho trovato inspirazione nei cartoni animati… ed Il Re Leone e’ molto bello per la storia dei vecchi ulivi… che riassume in se la storia del cerchio della vita…

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

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

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

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

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

Una pallina da tennis firmata dal nostro amico Premio Nobel per la pace con il messaggio sopra è un prezioso ricordo conservato a Smrikve che amo condividere con i bambini Smrikva …

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

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

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

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

La gente vive circa 80 anni… e cio’ che chiamiamo la civilta’ e’ fatto dalla conoscenza cummulata ad oggi, che le instituzioni passano alle future generazioni…

La giornata mondiale della pace, celebrata lo stesso giorno degli Ambasciatori Smrikva, e’ sempre buon giorno per iniziare la raccolta dei talenti dello nuova generazione dello Smrikva Bowl… e con la presente lettera, come per tradizione, partira’ la selezione dei giovani talenti per la 26-esima edizione dello Smrikva Bowl che, nel caso la pandemia venga sconfitta, si terrà a Pola (Croazia-Istria) dal (19) 21 giugno fino al 26 giugno 2021. Smrikva Bowl raccoglie talenti a livello mondiale e la prossima edizione sarra’ dedicata ai giocatori nati nel 2011.

Quando penso al patrimonio e ad eredita del nostro torneo me lo imagino sempre fisicamente come un teatro dove ogni anno lavoriamo duramente per preparare il palcoscenico… Ogni anno raduniamo bambini, che arrivano da differenti culture, avendo sogni diversi,…

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

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

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

Anno dopo anno diventa sempre piu’ evidente che piu’ di uno conquisterra’ tornei dello Grande Slam… hanno gia’ totalizzato 32 titoli in singolare e doppio negli eventi junior Grand Slam… e mio sogno per loro va oltre il sogno dei Grande Slam…

So che secondo le statistiche solo pochi ragazzi dello Smrikva Bowl diventeranno i migliori giocatori di tennis professionisti, ma voglio credere che trarranno beneficio dalla loro esperienza nel tennis e nello sport e troveranno la loro strada anche in altri campi … perché gli umani hanno bisogno di ispirazione. .. abbiamo bisogno di ispirazione non solo nello sport ma in campi più diversi … ci sono molte sfide oggi … e anche dopo la sconfitta del corona virus ce ne saranno sempre molte nuove in futuro da affrontare … e abbiamo bisogno di un pensiero divergente per trovare soluzioni a sfide che oggi appaiono più complicate di quello che sono … e bambini sono i piccoli geni che potrebbe indicarci la strada … dobbiamo tenere in mente che sono gli adulti coloro che prendono in prestito il futuro dai bambini …

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

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

Da oggi sul sito dello Smrikva Bowl potete aprire presentazione PDF dell’edizione di quest’anno 26. Smrikva Bowl 2021 con il formulario d’iscrizione ed altre informazioni rilevanti relative alla prossima edizione.

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

L’olio ed il vino legato ai ragazzi Smrikva e’ oggi sparso in 95 paesi del mondo… le nostre quantita’ sono molto limitate… come sono limitati i posti dei ragazzi che possiamo invitare ogni anno… ma credo lo stesso che credevo per i giocatori di Smrikva Bowl che un giorno l’olio d’oliva prodotto dagli alberi “semi delle leggende” sarà davvero unico al mondo …

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

Il numero dei candidati accettati nel 2021 sarra’ al momento ridotta a 64 ragazzi (32 ragazzi e 32 ragazze) ed il vostro aiuto sarra’ come sempre molto apprezzato.

Se conoscete ragazzi di talento del 2011 che meriterebbe di partecipare o volete candidarvi per la quinta edizione di SBTTFW 2021 scrivetemi…

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

Grazie per il tuo tempo, per averci visitato e per la condivisione con gli amici dalla storia di Smrikve.

Mio


20/09/20

18 Smrikva Bowl players in Paris at Roland Garros 2020 Main Draws: Dominic Thiem and Martina Trevisan reached the quarterfinals

Over the last 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 26 Smrikva Bowl players holding 32 junior Grand Slam titles and 1 Grand Slam title in total… recently Dominic Thiem crowned himself US OPEN Champion and collected the first senior Grand Slam for Smrikva Bowl…

Smrikva Bowl Grand Slam Club members is formed by 26 players: Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric, Alex De Minaur, Tommy Paul, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Alexei Popyrin, Gianluigi Quinzi, Nicola Kuhn, Lorenzo Musetti, Holger Rune, Marin Draganja, Dino Marcan, Yshai Oliel, Daniel Berta, Patrik Rikl, George Morgan, Robin Kern, Belinda Bencic, Ana Konjuh, Olga Danilovic, Claire Liu, Alexandra Eala, Tereza Mihalikova, Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Paula Arias Manjon.

This year is a very particular year due to world pandemics and also this year ROLAND GARROS is very different but over 40 former Smrikva Bowl players are in Paris for the ROLAND GARROS 2020:

MAIN DRAWS (18):
Dominic Thiem, Borna Coric, Alex De Minaur, Miomir Kecmanovic, Tommy Paul, Alejandro Davidovich Fokkina, Laslo Djere, Lloyd Harris, Alexei Popyrin, Nikola Milojevic (qualified), Tomas Machac (qualified)…
Petra Martic, Donna Vekic, Ajla Tomljanovic, Viktoria Kuzmova, Nina Stojanovic, Martina Trevisan (qualified), Irina Bara (qualified)…

QUALIFICATIONS (12):
Federico Gaio, Nikola Milojevic (qualified), Carlos Alcaraz, Gian Marco Moroni, Nicola Kuhn, Tomas Machac (qualified), Carlos Alcaraz
Martina Trevisan (qualified), Irina Bara (qualified), Olga Danilovic, Ivana Jorovic, Jana Fett

BOYS DRAW (7)
Flavio Cobolli, Luciano Darderi, Sebastian Gima, Jerome Kym, Mikolaj Lorens, Hamad Medjedovic, Luca Nardi…

GIRLS DRAW (9)
Weronika Baszak, Alexandra Eala, Aliona Falei, Ziva Falkner, Linda Fruhvirtova, Matilde Paoletti, Alexandra Vecic, Julie Belgraver, Pia Lovric…

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

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #3 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Marin Cilic (Cro) 6:4,6:3,6:3
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Jack SOCK (USA) 6:1,6:3,7:6
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Casper Ruud (Nor) 6:4,6:3,6:1
4th round: Dominic Thiem – Hugo GASTON (Fra) 6:4,6:4,5:7,3:6,6:3
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – D.SCHWARTZMAN (Arg) 6:7,7:5,7:6,6:7,2:6

Players ranking:
Marin Cilic (Cro) – #39 ATP
Jack SOCK (USA) – #310 ATP
Casper Ruud (Nor) – #25 ATP
Hugo GASTON (Fra) – #239 ATP
Diego SCHWARTZMAN (Arg) – #14 ATP

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 SF, currently ranked #69 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: A.Davidovich – Harold Mayot (FRA) 7:6,6:3,7:5
2nd round: A.Davidovich – Andrey RUBLEV (Rus) 5:7,1:6,6:3,1:6

Players ranking:
Harold Mayot (FRA) – #409 ATP
Andrey RUBLEV (Rus) – #12 ATP

Lloyd HARRIS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #96 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Alexei Popyrin (Aus) 6:4,6:4,7:6
2nd round: Lloyd Harris – Matteo Berrettini (Ita) 4:6,6:4,2:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Alexei Popyrin (Aus) – #108 ATP
Matteo Berrettini (Ita) – #8 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 CD winner, currently ranked #26 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Filip Krajinovic (Srb) 6:4,3:6,6:3,6:1
2nd round: Nikola Milojevic – Aljaz BEDENE (Svn) 5:7,6:2,1:6,6:7

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Nikola Milojevic – Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) 4:6,6:0,6:1
2nd round: Nikola Milojevic – Yannick Maden (Ger) 4:6,6:0,6:1
3rd round: Nikola Milojevic – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6:7,6:2,6:3

Players ranking:
Filip Krajinovic (Srb) – #28 ATP
Aljaz BEDENE (Svn) – #56 ATP

Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) – #166 ATP
Yannick Maden (Ger) – #153 ATP
Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – #123 ATP

Tommy PAUL, “LM”/SB 2007, currently ranked #59 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – James Duckworth (Aus) 6:2,6:3,6:2
2nd round: Tommy Paul – Casper Ruud (Nor) 1:6,6:1,3:6,6:1,3:6

Players ranking:
James Duckworth (Aus) – #90 ATP
Casper Ruud (Nor) – #25 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #27 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Marco CECCHINATO (Ita) 6:7,4:6,0:6

Players ranking:
Marco CECCHINATO (Ita) – #110 ATP

Tomas MACHAC , 15th Smrikva Bowl 2010 QF, currently ranked #252 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tomas Machac – Taylor Fritz (USA) 5:7,6:7,6:1,6:2,3:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Tomas Machac – Julian Lenz (Ger) 6:2,7:5
2nd round: Tomas Machac – Go Soeda (Jpn) 6:3,6:3
3rd round: Tomas Machac – F.Ferreira Silva (Por) 7:6,6:4

Players ranking:
Taylor Fritz (USA) – #29 ATP

Julian Lenz (Ger) – #258 ATP
Go Soeda (Jpn) – #121 ATP
Federico Ferreira Silva (Por) – #193 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #26 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Norbert Gombos (Svk) 4:6,6:3,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Norbert Gombos (Svk) – #106 ATP

Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #40 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) 0:6,1:6,3:6

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

Alexei POPYRIN, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #108 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alexei Popyrin – Lloyd Harris (RSA) 4:6,4:6,6:7

Players ranking:
Lloyd Harris (RSA) – #96 ATP

Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #72 ATP, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Laslo Djere – Kevin Anderson (RSA) 2:6,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Kevin Anderson (RSA) – #118 ATP


Martina TREVISAN, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #158 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Camilla Giorgi (Ita) 7:5,3:0 ret.
2nd round: Martina Trevisan – Cori GAUFF (USA) 4:6,6:2,7:5
3rd round: Martina Trevisan – Maria Sakkari (Gre) 1:6,7:6,6:3
4th round: Martina Trevisan – Kiki BERTENS (Ned) 6:4,6:4
Quarterfinals: Martina Trevisan – Iga SWIATEK (Pol) 3:6,1:6

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Martina Trevisan – Sachia Vickery (USA) 4:6,6:2,6:3
2nd round: Martina Trevisan – Asia Muhammad (USA) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Martina Trevisan – Astra Sharma (Aus) 6:1,6:1

Players ranking:
Camilla Giorgi (Ita) – #69 WTA
Cori GAUFF (USA) – #63 WTA
Maria Sakkari (Gre) – #24 WTA
Kiki BERTENS (Ned) – #8 WTA
Iga SWIATEK (Pol) – #54 WTA

Sachia Vickery (USA) – #146 WTA
Asia Muhammad (USA) – #204 WTA
Astra Sharma (Aus) – #132 WTA

Irina BARA, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #163 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Irina Bara – Donna Vekic (Cro) 6:3,6:4
2nd round: Irina Bara – Alison VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) 6:1,4:0 ret.
3rd round: Irina Bara – Sofia KENIN (USA)

Qualification Draw:
1st round: Irina Bara – Tereza MRDEZA (Cro) 6:2,6:2
2nd round: Irina Bara – Harriet DART (Gbr) 7:5,6:2
3rd round: Irina Bara – Richel HOGENKAMP (Ned) 6:2,7:6

Players ranking:
Donna Vekic (Cro) – #28 WTA
Alison VAN UYTVANCK (Bel) – #65 WTA
Sofia KENIN (USA) – #6 WTA

Tereza MRDEZA (Cro) – #242 WTA
Harriet DART (Gbr) – #150 WTA
Richel HOGENKAMP (Ned) – #220 WTA

Petra MARTIC, 6th Smrikva Bowl 2001 winner, currently ranked #16 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Misaki Doi (Jpn) 7:6,7:5
2nd round: Petra Martic – Veronika KUDERMETOVA (Rus) 6:7,7:5,6:3
3rd round: Petra Martic – Laura SIEGEMUND (Ger)

Players ranking:
Misaki Doi (Jpn) – #80 WTA
Veronika KUDERMETOVA (Rus) – #42 WTA
Laura SIEGEMUND (Ger) – #66 WTA

Ajla TOMLJANOVIC, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003, currently ranked #63 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Maria Sakkari (Gre) 0:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Maria Sakkari (Gre) – #24 WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #90 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Barbora Krejickova (Cze) 3:6,5:7

Players ranking:
Barbora Krejickova (Cze) – #118 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #89 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 1:6,2:6

Players ranking:
Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) – #68 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #28 WTA, at ROLAND GARROS 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Irina BARA (Rou) 3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Irina BARA (Rou) – #163 WTA

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14/09/20

A big day for Dominic Thiem... time to celebrate the first senior Smrikva Bowl Grand Slam signed by Domi... also a big day for the Smrikva Bowl story...

On the picture below it was 6th July 2003… it was the day of Dominic Thiem & George Morgan Smrikva Bowl boys finals…

Today is 14th of September 2020… 6282 days after his stay in Smrikve, Domi is lifting the Grand Slam trophy… and it happen to be in New York… the Wilson ball on the ground come from New York… I bought it back in 1998 during the US OPEN and since 1999 till 2009 all the winners kept signing this ball… and today is framed in the US OPEN room at our heritage SMRIKVE LOUNGE Villa …

6282 days is just 17 years, 2 months and 10 days… it does not take 5 mintues to turn a childhood dream into reality… but Domi is a proving that dreaming with hard work and staying humble pays off in the long run…

Since 2005, when we bottled the first Smrikve Malmsey and gave it to the families visiting us for Smrikva Bowl, I keep repeating that one day that bottles will be very prestige… but it takes time..

Although at the time Domi played there were still no bottles for the families to bring them home but what I like is that after Domi took this Grand Slam he opened the Smrikva Bowl road on senior Grand Slams I am sure there will be other Smrikva seeds to follow Domi and will continue to be inspired by his example…

Yesterday the finals was an amazing seesaw… Zverev played amazing two sets at the beginning… but Domi never thought to give up… and find the way to swing the momentum… till the last point was played made the heartbeat high… and he crowned himeself the Champion!

I still have vivid memories of George Morgan and Dominic Thiem finals… I remember kindness of Domi’s grandfather Mr Josef Karl Müllner and his wife… and I do remember well Domi’s two hands backhand…
It is true… at the time Domi played two hands backhand…

George was taller and was attacking more in that match like Zverev in first two sets in New York yesterday… but Domi had patience and had the tactic that helped him to earn more points that day… he was using more high balls and defending but soon Domi will start to change and evolve his game… and will also change his backhand…

Mr. Bresnik will change his two hands backhand into one hand and will make his game very aggressive… this story over the years is turning into a legend already…

Domi’s road to the Smrikva Bowl title was the following: 1st round he had bye, 2nd round he played with Laslo Djere (Srb), 3rd round with Guglielmo Bonapace (Ita), quarterfinals with Luka Duh (Slo), semifinals with Dino Mesin (Cro) and the finals with George Morgan (UK)…

I do remember some years ago sitting with Djere Laslo’s father at ATP UMAG and recalling Djere’s Smrikva Bowl time… we were having a nice talk… Djere’s father was a wonderful person… and I remember when he told me with whom the first year Djere played his second match on Smrikva Bowl and he said that smiling… with certain „Dominic Thiem“… I love the way he smiled when he told me that… we both smiled… few years after playing with Domi, Djere will play the Smrikva Bowl finals in 2005…

Several years later, when, brothers Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov , met Domi at Futures events played in Istria (famous „Istarska Rivijera“), we often talk about past SB players because Ivan and Matej come in Smrikve are like at their second home… and they told me already many years ago „you know Mimi how powerful Domi’s strokes are“… they were amazed with his forehand at the time… and that was the first time I learned Domi’s nickname „Dominator“… I loved the way brothers Ivan and Matej were talking about Domi because all that was new to me because I did not see Dominic playing after Smrikva Bowl untill he started to play on TV…

Another link from the Domi’s junior time and voice about his development were given to me almost each summer by Dario Bitorajac , father of Romy Bitorajac , another Smrikva Bowl seed, who was helping in developing Gunter Bresnik Academy in Vienna and had possibilities to spend some time with Domi… and I enjoyed listening to Dario’s respect for Domi and his greatnes, working ethic… the way he was evolving and I was never tired to hear some new hints from Dario…

Traditional Smrikva Bowl winners prize was also at the time the mountain bike as you can see on the picture… and I was so happy when Domi’s grandfather, after he won Mercedes car in Stuttgart, missing to win that BMW on Karin’s birthay in Munich, told me that Domi still keeps his bike in the garage… I was happy to hear that :)

Another prize at the time we had on Smrikva Bowl were the flight tickets for the USA for the players… it is the story about Smrikva Bowl and „Little Mo“ friendship…

Back in 2002 me and Carol Weyman founded „Little Mo“/Smrikva Bowl… and we created this event with aim to unite the finalist of Smrikva Bowl with finalist of „Little Mo“ Nationals… and we created this very inspiring experience for children… this was 18 years ago and at the time the junior tennis world was different compared to the one we have today… and to cross the ocean at age of 9 years it was almost like going to the Moon :)…

… and I was donating airplane tickets for the children who made it to go in the USA… and a friend from Milan, Montanelli Claudio , father of Smrikva Bowl player Sara Montanelli , wished to sponsor somehow that year Smrikva Bowl… he fall in love with Smrikva Bowl idea… and immediately I did not know what Claudio could do for us… Claudio has many talents and he is the author of Smrikva Bowl anthem „I COLORI DEL MONDO“… he was also the producer of the famous Smrikva Bowl brochures, many generations might still have them at home… and at the time he kept asking me that he would like to help me somehow with Smrikva… and I said… ok Claudio… your support will go for two tickets and this will be amazing help to me… so Claudio supported making real this dream at the time and helped me to allow in October 2003 Dominic to go with his father Wolfgang Thiem and the rest of the European team to Texas…

The 2nd “Little Mo”/ Smrikva Bowl was played at the Austin Tennis Academy (Texas) on Friday, October 24th 2003… there were no Facebook at the time… and the news were not in real time like today… but I remember being in Florence that week and attending the news… it was the father of Silvia Njiric who informed me first that the Europeans won by defeating the United States 6-2.

The players representing the United States were: Emmett Eggert , Robert Stineman, Karen Forman and Katie Klyczek while the players representing Europe were the finalists of the 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003: Jennifer Jenny Ren, Silvia Njiric, Dominic Thiem and George Morgan.

I smiled when years after that experience I saw Dominic Thiem playing for the European team against the rest of the World in Laver’s Cup… this totally reminded me his „Little Mo“/Smrikva Bowl experience… and I wrote to Karin Thiem … how Domi in the Laver Cup remind me his first time playing for Europe and she said in the family they also thought the same :)…

I had pleasure to see Domi’s grandfather, Mr Josef K. Muellner again, back in 2009, when Domi’s brother Moritz Thiem come to play Smrikva Bowl … his grandfather brought us at the time 3 bottles of wine (Seher 2006, 2007 & Heinzl Gettinger 2008) that are still in Smrikva Bowl library… I remember he mentioned at the time that this wine was appreciated also by the Austrian President… it is a precious gifts that should be open in occasions like this but I wish to open it once the whole family Thiem Muellner return to Smrikve…

I enjoyed exchanged thoughts with Domi’s grandfather during his growth… and I like to remember when Mr. Josef wrote to me saying many years ago who knows how far these kids will develop… George, Domi… in the juniors they kept playing well… Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr, Junior Grand Slams…

There is also one moment that I like to recall… especially recently in our Smrikva Bowl Tennis Talents Family Week classes with my friend & coach Luca Appino … for many years I’ve been teaching my students the invisible part in tennis… several of those children are following Domi’s footprints and several got scholarship in the USA… and I remember sharing with Mr Josef a part of the content after I saw one performance of Domi in TV because I noticed that one particular book might be of interest and help to Domi… Miomir Kecmanovic ‘s auntie Tanja Pavlov for sure remember my class with Miso years ago and she likes to call that teaching „klackalica“ – seesaw… we’ve seen it in this morning Domi’s match…

It might be months or two after sharing that hint with Domi’s grandfather that Domi won his first career ATP World Tour title in Nice (France) defeating Nick Kyrgios, Ernests Gulbis and John Isner on his path to the finals, and winning a close three-setter against Leonardo Mayer. I still remember watching this match in our TRS Apartment with John Brady , Patrick Brady and Connor Brady… they were friends with Leonardo Mayer’s coach and were in Smrikve for visit… they also loved Dominic being both of them Smrikva seeds… and we enjoyed together that magic moment…

I was happy for Domi’s first ATP title because it was the first ATP Smrikva child to get a professional ATP 250 title…

… and after sending my greetings to Mr Josef… I was very pleased and surprised that Domi’s grandfather wrote to me „Perhaps the book you proposed was the initiator“…

Very soon he won 2015 Croatia Open Umag and made happy my Tara by signing her a cap :)… and week after he won also Swiss Open Gstaad…

I would like to recall another special moment which made me very happy… the moment when Domi inspired more than once another Smrikva Bowl seed…

A bit more than two years ago Miomir Kecmanovic was for long time #1 ITF ranked player and honored to be invited to sparing at ATP London Finals… this honor goes by tradition to the #1 ranked junior…

When I heard from Miro Hrvatin that Miso will go to London… I felt I need to share this news with Karin and Chris…

I knew about Miso’s childhood desire to meet Roger Federer because since Miso was 8 years old he kept returning every summer to Smrikve to nurture his talent with us until IMG Nick Bollettieri invited him to live and develop in Florida…

… and at the time before going to London I knew Roger will be there but I knew also Domi will be there… and I sent couple of messages… one to team8 Smrikva Bowl friend Chris Jackman… and another to Domi’s mom Karin Thiem…

ATP London Finals was to start and I was so pleased when I got the message from Chris that right now Miso is on the court with Roger… my message to Karin was sent to let her know that Miso will be in London although Karin is not involved in Domi’s schedule but I wished to let her know about this talented kid… as Little Prince likes to say „you never know“… and this is the statement I also believe in…

Since Miso returned the first summer to train in Smrikve I introduced him to my friend and coach Miro Hrvatin and he is nurturing Miso’s talent and this fairy tale story continues till today… and that day when Miro sent me the pictures of Miso and Thiem together on the court again the smile stamped on my face :)…

Soon after that meeting Miomir Kecmanovic will do with Dominic Thiem, Moritz Thiem and his team the pre-season and will be strongly inspired by Domi’s working ethic… that moment for sure impacted that young boy…

And yesterday… this younger Smrikva Bowl seed, in Domi’s native country Austria, won his first ATP title… last year Kitzbuhel title went to Domi and this year to Miso…

For many years Domi and his brother Moritz thanks to their family keep sending gifts to Smrikva Bowl seeds for our „Lucky Draw“… and I believe today each kid who brought home a gift from Smrikva Bowl „Lucky Draw“ might feel something special…

Today… is a bit more than five years from Domi’s first ATP title & his #3 ranking in the World it is time for Domi to celebrate his first GRAND SLAM title in NEW YORK… and as a song say… if you can make it there Domi you can make it anywhere!!! In Paris will be no difference…

Super happy for Domi and the whole family Thiem-Muellner… and for all Smrikva seeds for the opening of the new path of the Senior Grand Slam titles for Smrikva Bowl players!!!

Grande Domi!


14/09/20

Top Smrikva Bowl and "LM"/SB players on ATP, WTA, ITF and European under 14 and 16 ranking lists (update September 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 September 14th, 2020 their track record includes the following:
- 33 GRAND SLAM titles (including junior titles) conquered by 26 players
- 45 professional ATP/WTA titles (1 Grand Slam title)
- 49 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

27 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 -#126 WTA doubles (Sep 2020)
Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #134 WTA doubles (Jan 2018)
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #143 WTA doubles (May 2019)
Ema BURGIC – 2002 semifinalist – #145 WTA doubles (Oct 2016)
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #164 WTA (Nov 2019)
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #189 WTA doubles (May 2017)

22 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.- #39 ATP (Sep 2020)
Tommy PAUL – 2007 “LM”/SB player – #57 ATP (Mar 2020)
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 SF- #70 ATP (Sep 2020)
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #72 ATP (Jan 2020)
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)
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 runner up – #186 ATP (Sep 2020)
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 14th of September 2020 the ranking summary of the TOP 1000 ATP/WTA former Smrikva Bowl players is the following:

• 59 WTA players

Belinda BENCIC – 2006 player – #10 WTA
Petra MARTIC – 2001 winner – #16 WTA
Donna VEKIC – 2003-2005 player – #28 WTA
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC – 2003 semif.- #63 WTA
Viktoria KUZMOVA – 2008 semifinalist – #89 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC – 2006 player – #90 WTA
Martina TREVISAN – 2003 player – #158 WTA
Irina Maria BARA – 2005 player – #163 WTA
Olga DANILOVIC – 2011 winner – #174 WTA
Ivana JOROVIC – 2007 player – #200 WTA

Jana FETT – 2005 player – #231 WTA
Claire LIU – 2010 player – #241 WTA
Tereza MRDEZA – 2000 winner – #242 WTA
Tena LUKAS – 2005 player – #254 WTA
Katie SWAN – 2009 winner – #258 WTA
Dejana RADANOVIC – 2006 player – #259 WTA
Seone MENDEZ – 2009 player – #264 WTA
Jessica PIERI – 2007 player – #287 WTA
Martina CAREGARO – 2002 winner – #300 WTA
Lea BOSKOVIC – 2009 player – #313 WTA

Lina GJORCHESKA – 2003 player – #344 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN – 2009 player – #354 WTA
Miriam BULGARU – 2008 player – #367 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA – 2008 player – #374 WTA
Katie BOULTER – 2006 player – #376 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ – 2009 player – #390 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS – 2006 QF- #400 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK – 2007 player – #401 WTA
Deborah CHIESA – 2006 player – #404 WTA
Gabriela TAYLOR – 2008 player – #430 WTA

Camilla ROSATELLO – 2005 player – #434 WTA
Oana Georgeta SIMION – 2005 player – #440 WTA
Angelica MORATELLI – 2004 player – #465 WTA
Tatiana PIERI – 2007 player – #466 WTA
Karin KENNEL – 2005 player – #513 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO – 2007 player – #520 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA – 2008 player – #546 WTA
Joanne ZUGER – 2010 player – #555 WTA
Vladica BABIC – 2005 player – #556 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC – 2003 runner up – #591 WTA

Andreea ROSCA – 2009 player – #634 WTA
Maria TIMOFEEVA – 2012 player – #659 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC – 2006 player – #676 WTA
Pia CUK – 2006 player – #684 WTA
Olga IANCHUK – 2005 runner up – #691 WTA
Ingrid NEEL – 2008 player – #693 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA – 2009 player – #703 WTA
Himari SATO – 2012 winner – #752 WTA
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA – 2015 SF – #750 WTA
Ania HERTEL – 2010 player – #802 WTA

Anita HUSARIC – 2004 player – #834 WTA
Ashley LAHEY – 2009 LM/SB – #846 WTA
Zoe KRUGER – 2012 semif. – #869 WTA
Estela PEREZ SOMARRIBA – 2008 SB player – #874 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON – 2010 runner up – #882 WTA
Katarina JOKIC – 2008 winner – #918 WTA
Tina CVETKOVIC – 2009 player – #942 WTA
Pia LOVRIC – 2012 player – #978 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI – 2005 player – #995 WTA

• 41 ATP players

Dominic THIEM – 2003 winner – #3 ATP
Borna CORIC – 2005 player – #26 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #27 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #39 ATP
Tommy PAUL – 2007 player – #59 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 semi – #70 ATP
Laslo DJERE – 2005 runner up – #71 ATP
Lloyd HARRIS – 2007 player – #95 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 cd winner – #107 ATP
Federico GAIO – 2002 player – #131 ATP

Nikola MILOJEVIC – 2005 CD winner – #143 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA – 2013 runner up – #186 ATP
Gian Marco MORONI – 2008 player – #219 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #240 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 quarterfinalist – #249 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 quarterfinalist – #251 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC – 2005 player – #301 ATP
Nerman FATIC – 2004 player – #374 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #406 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI – 2006 winner – #436 ATP

Jacopo BERRETTINI, 2008 player, #470
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #513 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #631 ATP
Patrik RIKL – 2009 player – #668 ATP
Nik RAZBORSEK – 2003 player – #707 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 QF – #725 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI – 2008 SF – #735 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM – 2011 player – #765 ATP
Aziz KIJAMETOVIC – 2006 player – #773 ATP
Matteo DONATI – 2005 winner – #786 ATP

Javier MARTI – 2002 winner – #787 ATP
Damian WENGER – 2010 player – #796 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV – 2012 player – #876 ATP
Matej SABANOV – 2002 SF – #887 ATP
Remy BERTOLA – 2008 player – #895 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #911 ATP
Flavio COBOLLI – 2012 player – #932 ATP
Samuele RAMAZZOTTI – 2009 runner up – #955 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI – 2010 player – #960 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #981 ATP

Filip KOLASINSKI – 2010 player – #986 ATP

• 14 players TOP 100 ATP RACE TO MILAN NEXT GEN

Miomir KECMANOVIC – 2009 player – #3 ATP
Alex DE MINAUR – 2009 player – #4 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA – 2009 player – #8 ATP
Carlos ALCARAZ – 2013 player – #9 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN – 2009 player – #13 ATP
Lorenzo MUSETTI – 2012 player – #14 ATP
Tomas MACHAC – 2010 player – #15 ATP
Nicola KUHN – 2010 winner – #32 ATP
Duje AJDUKOVIC – 2011 winner – #37 ATP
Holger RUNE – 2013 player – #48 ATP
Luca NARDI – 2013 player – #61 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA – 2011 QF – #67 ATP
Luciano DARDERI – 2012 player – #74 ATP
Yshai OLIEL – 2010 runner up – #77 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)

• 8 boys and 11 girls… in total 19 players are in TOP 100 ITF

BOYS:
- #2 Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE Junior RG 2019 winner
- #9 Luciano DARDERI
- #16 Flavio COBOLLI
- #24 Jerome KYM
- #35 Mikolaj LORENS
- #46 Hamad MEDJEDOVIC
- #53 Sebastian GIMA
- #56 Luca NARDI
- #75 Carlos ALCARAZ GARFIA

GIRLS:
- #4 Alexandra EALA
- #9 Weronika BASZAK
- #15 Alexandra VECIC
- #20 Linda FRUHVIRTOVA
- #27 Aliona FALEI
- #35 Matilde PAOLETTI
- #44 Ziva FALKNER
- #71 Julie BELGRAVER
- #77 Pia LOVRIC
- #90 Erika MATSUDA
- #98 Maria TIMOFEEVA

2 boys and 4 girls are in TOP 10 ETA under 16 – (Carlos GUERRERO #8, Vilius GAUBAS #9; Alexandra EALA #3, Linda FRUHVIRTOVA #5, Aliona FALEI #6, Petra MARCINKO #10)

3 boys and 1 girl are in TOP 10 ETA under 14 – (Martin LANDALUCE #2, Petr BRUNCLIK #4, Tomas BERKIETA #10; Jovana GRUJIC #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, #242 WTA

Petra MARTIC (CRO), 6th SB 2001 winner, #16 WTA


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

2002 – 7th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Federico GAIO (ITA), 7th SB 2002, #131 ATP
Luca MARGAROLI (SUI), 7th SB 2002, #133 ATP doubles
Ivan SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #159 ATP doubles
Matej SABANOV (CRO), 7th SB 2002 semif., #159 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ajla TOMLJANOVIC (CRO), 7th SB 2002 runner up, #63 WTA
Martina CAREGARO (ITA), 7th SB 2002 winner, #300 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., #63 WTA
Martina TREVISAN (ITA), 8th SB 2003, #158 WTA
Lina GJORCHESKA (MKD), 8th SB 2003, #344 WTA
Silvia NJIRIC (CRO) – 8th SB 2003 runner up – #591 WTA


2004 – 9th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Nerman FATIC (BiH), 9th SB 2004 semif, #374 ATP

GIRLS
Angelica MORATELLI (ITA), 9th SB 2004, #465 WTA
Vladica BABIC (MNE), 9th SB 2004, #556 WTA
Anita HUSARIC (AUS), 9th SB 2004, #834 WTA


IN 2005 SMRIKVA BOWL GATHERED TOP TENNIS TALENTS FROM 3 CONTINENTS

2005 – 10th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Borna CORIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #26 ATP
Laslo DJERE (SRB), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #71 ATP
Nikola MILOJEVIC (SRB), 10th SB 2005 Cons.winner, #143 ATP
Nino SERDARUSIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #301 ATP
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 semif., #436 ATP
Matteo DONATI (ITA), 10th SB 2005 winner, #786 ATP
Adrian BODMER (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #1011 ATP

GIRLS
Donna VEKIC (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #28 WTA
Irina Maria BARA (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #163 WTA
Jana FETT (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #231 WTA
Tena LUKAS (CRO), 10th SB 2005, #254 WTA
Camilla ROSATELLO (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #434 WTA
Oana Georgetta SIMION (ROM), 10th SB 2005, #436 WTA
Karin KENNEL (SUI), 10th SB 2005, #513 WTA
Olga IANCHUK (UKR), 10th SB 2005 runner up, #691 WTA
Giorgia MARCHETTI (ITA), 10th SB 2005, #995 WTA


2006 – 11th Smrikva Bowl

BOYS
Gianluigi QUINZI (ITA), 11th SB 2006 winner, #436 ATP

GIRLS
Belinda BENCIC (SUI), 11th SB 2006, #10 WTA
Nina STOJANOVIC (SRB), 11th SB 2006, #90 WTA
Dejana *RADANOVIC*(SRB), 11th SB 2006, #259 WTA
Katie BOULTER (UK), 11th SB 2006, #376 WTA
Dea HERDZELAS (BiH), 11th SB 2006 quarterf., #400 WTA
Deborah CHIESA (ITA), 11th SB 2006, #404 WTA
Iva PRIMORAC (CRO), 11th SB 2006, #676 WTA
Pia CUK (SVN), 11th SB 2006, #684 WTA


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

BOYS
Lloyd HARRIS (RSA), ,12th SB 2007, #95 ATP
Bogdan BORZA (ROU), 12th SB 2007 runner up, #1179 ATP

GIRLS
Ivana JOROVIC (SRB), 12th SB 2007, #200 WTA
Jessica PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #287 WTA
Nina POTOCNIK (SLO), 12th SB 2007 semif., #401 WTA
Tatiana PIERI (ITA), 12th SB 2007, #466 WTA
Maria GUTIERREZ CARRASCO (ESP), 12th SB 2007 player – #520 WTA
Chiara GRIMM (SUI), 12th SB 2007 quarterf., #1116 WTA
Ana KONJUH (CRO), 12th SB 2007 runner up, not ranked

“Little Mo” TEAM
Tommy PAUL (USA), 6th “Little Mo”/SB, #59 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, #219 ATP
Jacopo BERRETTINI (ITA), 13th SB 2008, #470 ATP
Andrea GUERRIERI (ITA), 13th SB 2008 semif., #735 ATP

GIRLS
Viktoria KUZMOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008 semif., #89 WTA
Maia LUMSDEN (UK), 13th SB 2008 runner up, #354 WTA
Gabriela *TAYLOR*(UK), 13th SB 2008, #430 WTA
Tereza MIHALIKOVA (SVK), 13th SB 2008, #546 WTA
Katarina JOKIC (SRB), 13th SB 2008 winner, #918 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Ingrid NEEL (USA), 7th “Little Mo”/SB, #693 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., #27 ATP
Miomir KECMANOVIC (SRB), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #39 ATP
Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA (ESP), 14th SB 2009 semif., #70 ATP
Alexei POPYRIN (AUS), 14th SB 2009 Cons.winner, #107 ATP
Patrik RIKL (CZE), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #668 ATP
Karlo KRANIC (CRO), 14th SB 2009, #1099 ATP
Moritz THIEM (AUT), 14th SB 2009,#1430 ATP

GIRLS
Katie SWAN (UK), 14th SB 2009 winner, #258 WTA
Seone MENDEZ (AUS), 14th SB 2009, #264 WTA
Haruna ARAKAWA (JPN), 14th SB 2009, #374 WTA
Berfu CENGIZ (TUR), 14th SB 2009 player, #390 WTA
Andrea Amalia ROSCA (ROU), 14th SB 2009 quarterf., #634 WTA
Angela FITA BOLUDA (ESP), 14th SB 2009, #703 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, #240 ATP
Tomas MACHAC (CZE), 15th SB 2010 quarterf., #251 ATP
Yshai OLIEL (ISR), 15th SB 2010 semif., #406 ATP
Damien WENGER (SUI), 15th SB 2010, #796 ATP
Rimpei KAWAKAMI (JPN), 15th SB 2010, #960 ATP
Filippo MORONI (ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1111 ATP
Tommaso *CARNEVALE*(ITA), 15th SB 2010, #1574 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Ania HERTEL (POL), 15th SB 2010, #802 WTA
Paula ARIAS MANJON (ESP), 15th SB 2010 runner up, #882 WTA

“Little Mo” TEAM
Claire LIU (USA), 9th “Little Mo”/SB, #241 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, #513 ATP
Nicolas ALVAREZ VARONA (ESP), 16th SB 2011 quarterf., #631 ATP
Eric VANSHELBOIM (UKR), 16th SB 2011, #765 ATP
Cezar CRETU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1105 ATP doubles
Filip MISOLIC (AUT), 16th SB 2011, #1267 ATP
Mihailo POPOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 runner up, #1496 ATP
Marco FURLANETTO (ITA), 16th SB 2011, #1553 ATP doubles

GIRLS
Olga DANILOVIC (SRB), 16th SB 2011 winner, #174 WTA
Alexandra VECIC (GER), 16th SB 2011, #1087 WTA
Oana Smaranda CORNEANU (ROU), 16th SB 2011, #1168 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., #249 ATP
Alibek KACHMAZOV (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #876 ATP
Mikolaj LORENS (POL), 17th SB 2012, #1317 ATP
Sebastian GIMA (ROU), 17th SB 2012 runner up, #1357 ATP
Goran ZIVOTIC (SRB), 17th SB 2012 winner, #1615 ATP
Michael Francis EALA (PHI), 17th SB 2012, #149 ITF
Borna DEVALD (CRO), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #161 ITF
Piotr PAWLAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #213 ITF
Peter ALAM (UK), 17th SB 2012, #240 ITF
Felix NORDBY (NOR), 17th SB 2012, #279 ITF
Drazen PETROVIC (BiH), 17th SB 2012, #293 ITF

GIRLS
Maria TIMOFEEVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #659 WTA
Himari SATO (JPN), 17th SB 2012 winner, #752 WTA
Zoe KRUGER (RSA), 17th SB 2012 semif., #869 WTA
Pia LOVRIC (SLO), 17th SB 2012 semif., #978 WTA
Živa FALKNER (SLO), 17th SB 2012, #1021 WTA
Helene PELLICANO (MLT), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1048 WTA
Matilde PAOLETTI (ITA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #1130 WTA
Julie BELGRAVER (FRA), 17th SB 2012, #1168 WTA
Avelina SAYFETDINOVA (RUS), 17th SB 2012, #1005 WTA doubles
Kristyna LAVICKOVA (CZE), 17th SB 2012, #1052 WTA doubles
Weronika BASZAK (POL), 17th SB 2012, #9 ITF
Charlotte OWENSBY (USA), 17th SB 2012 quarterf., #310 ITF
Francesca CURMI (MLT), 17th SB 2012, #372 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, #186 ATP
Holger Vitus Nodskov RUNE (DEN), 18th SB 2013, #725 ATP
Luca NARDI (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #911 ATP
Hamad MEDJEDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1335 ATP
Stefan POPOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1615 ATP
Jerome KYM (SUI), 18th SB 2013, #1704 ATP
Daniel RINCON (ESP), 18th SB 2013 semif., #150 ITF
Piotr KUSIEWICZ (POL), 18th SB 2013, #436 ITF
Gal EMERSIC POTOCNIK (SVN), 18th SB 2013, #572 ITF
Adi DAGAN (ISR), 18th SB 2013, #601 ITF
Danilo RAICEVIC (MNE), 18th SB 2013, #643 ITF
Fran MITROVIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #795 ITF
Alen BILL (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #804 ITF
Filip MANDOVIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #843 ITF
Alejandro TURRIZIANI ALVAREZ (ESP), 18th SB 2013 winner, #1381 ITF
Lovre ERCEG (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1023 ITF

GIRLS
Antonia RUZIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013, #1143 WTA
Noa KRZNARIC (CRO), 18th SB 2013 winner, #119 ITF
Kyle BILCHEV (UK), 18th SB 2013 runner up, #230 ITF
Selin Lidya SEPKEN (TUR), 18th SB 2013 semif., #367 ITF
Milena JEVTOVIC (ITA), 18th SB 2013, #684 ITF
Andjela LOPICIC (SRB), 18th SB 2013, #1002 ITF
Kornelia HUNCAK (CRO), 18th SB 2013 semif., #1444 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, #279 ITF
Bor ARTNAK (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #408 ITF
Luka MIKRUT (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #505 ITF
Vilius GAUBAS (LIT), 19th SB 2014, #564 ITF
Patrick BRADY (THI), 19th SB 2014 winner, #646 ITF
Carlos GUERRERO ALVAREZ (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #680 ITF
Noa VUKADIN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #783 ITF
Dragomir DRAGANOV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #860 ITF
Pedro RODENAS (ESP), 19th SB 2014, #901 ITF
Lun OBRUL (SVN), 19th SB 2014, #912 ITF
Ivan SODAN (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #938 ITF
Nikola ZEKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014, #1078 ITF
William JANSEN (GBR), 19th SB 2014, #1125 ITF
Enrico BALDISSERRI (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1406 ITF
Matija SAMARDZIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #2227 ITF
Raffaele MARIANI (SUI), 19th SB 2014, #2419 ITF
Dan Vasile DUTA (ROU), 19th SB 2014, #2561 ITF
Ante CIKOJEVIC (GER), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #423 ETA U16
Svetlin KEREMEDCHIEV (BLG), 19th SB 2014, #823 ETA U16
Danil SOBOLIEV (UKR), 19th SB 2014 semif., #923 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014 semif., #750 WTA
Aliona FALEI (BLR), 19th SB 2014 runner up, #27 ITF
Denislava GLUSHKOVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #222 ITF
Sarah MUELLER (GER), 19th SB 2014, #332 ITF
Joelle STEUR (GER), 19th SB 2014, #335 ITF
Lucija CIRIC BAGARIC (CRO), 19th SB 2014, #347 ITF
Kyoka KUBO (JPN), 19th SB 2014, #404 ITF
Patricie KUBIKOVA (CZE), 19th SB 2014, #420 ITF
Patricija PAUKSTYTE (LTU), 19th SB 2014, #429 ITF
Petja DRAME (SLO), 19th SB 2014, #655 ITF
Emma VALLETTA (ITA), 19th SB 2014 semif., #675 ITF
Divna RATKOVIC (MNE), 19th SB 2014, #691 ITF
Tea LUKIC (SRB), 19th SB 2014 winner, #755 ITF
Stela PEEVA (BGR), 19th SB 2014, #991 ITF
Suana TUCAKOVIC (BIH), 19th SB 2014 semif., #1128 ITF
Anna KANTOR (HUN), 19th SB 2014, #1282 ITF
Emma RIZZETTO (ITA), 19th SB 2014, #1973 ITF
Neriya YONA (ISR), 19th SB 2014, #2155 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
Dino PRIZMIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015 quarterf., #704 ITF
Branko DJURIC (MNE), 20th SB 2015 winner, #728 ITF
Filippo ROMANO (ITA) , 20th SB 2015, #930 ITF
Ofek SHIMANOV (ISR), 20th SB 2015, #1178 ITF
Mikalai BANKOU (BLR), 20th SB 2015, #1369 ITF
Federico BONDIOLI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #1150 ITF
Matic KRIZNIK (SVN), 20th SB 2015, #1712 ITF
Aleksa PISARIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #1613 ITF
Matej DODIG (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #1923 ITF
Andrea MEDURI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #2561 ITF
Walker ALLEN (USA), 20th SB 2015, #2561 ITF
Marc MAJDANDZIC (GER), 20th SB 2015 semif., #47 ETA U16
Giacomo NOSEI (ITA), 20th SB 2015, #197 ETA U16
Daniel ZIMMERMANN (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #291 ETA U16
Moritz LESJAK (AUT), 20th SB 2015, #466 ETA U16
Jose Aless HERNANDEZ (ESP), 20th SB 2015 semif., #635 ETA U16
Dimitar PENCHEV (BGR), 20th SB 2015, #766 ETA U16
Iker SEVILLA (ESP), 20th SB 2015 runner up , #1041 ETA U16

GIRLS
Linda FRUHVIRTOVA (CZE), 20th SB 2015 semif., #750 WTA – Les Petits As 2019 winner
Alexandra EALA (PHI), 20th SB 2015 , #4 ITF – Les Petits As 2018 winner, Junior AO 2020 doubles winner
Petra MARCINKO (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #107 ITF
Lola RADIVOJEVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #177 ITF
Ariana GEERLINGS (ESP), 20th SB 2015, #395 ITF
Jaquelyn OGUNWALE (UK), 20th SB 2015 winner, #657 ITF
Klio Maria IOANNOU (CYP), 20th SB 2015, #774 ITF
June BJORK (SWE), 20th SB 2015, #788 ITF
Malwina ROWINSKA (POL), 20th SB 2015, #842 ITF
Tea ZIVIC (FRA), 20th SB 2015, #877 ITF
Vanesa DANKO (HUN), 20th SB 2015, #897 ITF
Anastasia GRECHKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #984 ITF
Alena KASATKINA (RUS), 20th SB 2015 winner, #1236 ITF
Mara GAE (ROU), 20th SB 2015 semif. ,#1536 ITF
Anja PETKOVIC (SRB), 20th SB 2015 runner up, #1778 ITF
Tena RAJKI (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #2927 ITF
Anastasia NIKOLOVA (BGR), 20th SB 2015 winner, #292 ETA U16
Leticia TAROCCO (CRO), 20th SB 2015 winner, #403 ETA U16
Adel PILOSYAN (RUS), 20th SB 2015, #427 ETA U16
Lara STOJANOVSKI (SRB), 20th SB 2015, #755 ETA U16
Tara SLADAKOVIC (CRO), 20th SB 2015, #857 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
Tomasz BERKIETA (POL), 21st SB 2016, #5 ETA U14
Marko MAKSIMOVIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #19 ETA U14
Pavel MARINOV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #20 ETA U14
Chris SPYROU (GRE), 21st SB 2016, #25 ETA U14
Nikolai BARSUKOV (GER), 21st SB 2016, #26 ETA U14
Antonio VOLJAVEC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #37 ETA U14
Luis Garcia PAEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #38 ETA U14
Andreas TIMINI (CYP), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Georgi GEORGIEV (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Fran RAKONIC (CRO), 21st SB 2016, #45 ETA U14
Max STENZER (GER), 21st SB 2016, #50 ETA U14
Rafael SEGADO ESTEVE (ESP) , 21st SB 2016, #55 ETA U14
Ziga SVEC (PVN), 21st SB 2016, #59 ETA U14
Daniele RAPAGNETTA (ITA), 21st SB 2016, #61 ETA U14
Fatih SISIC (BIH), 21st SB 2016, #88 ETA U14
Dilhan WASANTHA (GRB), 21st SB 2016, #113 ETA U14
Kaylan BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 winner – Auray 2018 winner, #251 ETA U14
Meecah BIGUN (USA), 21st SB 2016 semif., #302 ETA U14
Anas MAZDRASHKI (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #339 ETA U14

GIRLS
Jovana GRUJIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 CD winner, #10 ETA U14
Mia RISTIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016 semif., #17 ETA U14
Aleksandra GABROVSKA (BGR), 21st SB 2016, #23 ETA U14
Camilia SAMEL DRUZ (FRA), 21st SB 2016 runner up, #28 ETA U14
Rose Marie NIJKAMP (NLD), 21st SB 2016, #30 ETA U14
Dunja MARIC (SRB), 21st SB 2016, #35 ETA U14
Monika STANKIEWICZ (POL), 21st SB 2016 winner, #47 ETA U14
Anastasija IGNJATIC (BiH), 21st SB 2016, #74 ETA U14
Ema KOVACEVIC (BEL), 21st SB 2016, #87 ETA U14
Ela Nala MILIC (SVN), 21st SB 2016 winner, #109 ETA U14
Ece GENCER (TUR), 21st SB 2016 winner, #116 ETA U14
Luna DINOTO FERNANDEZ (ESP), 21st SB 2016 winner, #121 ETA U14
Valeriia TROITCKAIA (RUS), 21st SB 2016 winner, #128 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, #32 ETA U14
Federico CINA (ITA), 22nd SB 2017, #35 ETA U14
Ognjen MILIC (SRB), 22nd SB 2017, #42 ETA U14
Tim VAISMAN (ISR), 22nd SB 2017,#70 ETA U14
William REJCHTMAN VINCIGUERRA (SWE), 22nd SB 2017 runner up, #89 ETA U14
Oliver BONDING (UK), 22nd SB 2017, #91 ETA U14
Mees ROTTGERING (NDL), 22nd SB 2017, #100 ETA U14
Benjamin GUSIC WAN (UK), 22nd SB 2017 – Auray 2019 winner, junior Orange Bowl 2019 winner, #101 ETA U14
Grzegorz ZEMLA (POL), 22nd SB 2017, #116 ETA U14
Duje MARKOVINA (CRO), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #201 ETA U14
Roben GAVANI (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #403 ETA U14
Štepan SKLENIČKA (CZE), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #450 ETA U14

GIRLS
Hephzibah OLUWADARE, 22nd SB 2017, #14 ETA U14
Shanice ROIGNOT (FRA), 22nd SB 2017 runner up – Auray 2019 winner, #41 ETA U14
Rositsa DENCHEVA (BGR), 22nd SB 2017 winner, #54 ETA U14
Dora MISKOVIC (CRO), 22nd SB 2017, #93 ETA U14
Mai GOTO (JPN), 22nd SB 2017 semif., #723 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.


12/09/20

Today we collected grapes and started the 26th Smrikva Bowl 2021 - Smrikve Malvazija wine production

We just collected grapes and started 2021 Smrikve wine production… the wine collection of limited 130 bottles will be made as per tradition… and around 100 bottles will be donated to the families participating the 26th Smrikva Bowl 2021 edition…

As per tradition we will do our best to make good wine…

Smrikve Malvazija is thanks to the Smrikva Bowl Ambassadors spread in 95 countries and all the continents. Last year we created a limited collection of 130 bottles and never above 200 bottles… it is always a gift of our family to the Smrikva Bowl families and to our friends.

Wine and gastronomy are part of a culture and wine bottle that we give to every Smrikva Bowl family is part of our cultural gift that every year we are pleased to make to our guests coming from all around the World.

The wine making is the tradition in Smrikve since 1957…

The wine production is a passion for many Istrian families and my grandfather Mate was a great lower of wine and wine making. The first thing he made in 1957 when he settled in Smrikve was planting the vineyard.

Probably not many Smrikva Bowl readers do know the story how my grandfather agreed to take out a row of vineyard to create the space for the court where today the Smrikva Bowl finals are played.

My father, me and my Uncle continue the wine making tradition in Smrikve…

Several years ago I bought a vineyard close to the vineyard planted by my grandfather and today my father and me are doing our best to get the best from what Malvasia grapes can give.

The first phase of the processing the grapes started yesterday…

We collected the grapes but also separated the juice of the rest to obtain the golden color that usually our Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) wine has. Now for two days the fermentation will be blocked to allow the wine to start its transformation process cleaner than it is today after the collection.

In Smrikve we produce Istrian Malvazija (Malmsey) and during the Smrikva Bowl we use to give a bottle of wine to every family as a memory to their Smrikva Bowl. Probably one day this bottles might be something special if our kids continue to love tennis game and continue to write the Smrikva Bowl story with their results.

Wine as part of the culture…

In the regions where the wine is produced the wine was always part of the culture of the particular site. Also the wine we produce is part of the Smrikve tradition and this is the reason why we are pleased to give a bottle to every family that come to visit us for the Smrikva Bowl.

There is an old Istrian saying: ”Vino od loze i mliko od koze” and “Kruh je za tilo a vino je za dušu”. The translation from Croatian is difficult because you loose the feel of the language. Goat is the symbol of Istria and the meaning of the first saying would be: ”Wine from the grapevine and milk from the goat” and the meaning of the second would be: “Bread is for the body, wine is for the soul”.

With yesterday collection as I said we started the process of transforming the grapes into wine for the 24th Smrikva Bowl 2020 edition of Malvazija.

The main Istrian wines are: Malvazija, Terran, Refosc and Muscatel.

The glory of the Istrian wine dates back to over 2000 years ago…

For those who are not familiar with Istrian wine I am pleased to remined the reader that Istrian wine was considered one of the best in the Roman Empire, around 20 centuries ago, and was preferred by Livia Drusilla, also known as Iulia Augusta, the wife of the first Roman Emperor Augustus.

Livia Drusilla’s preferred wine was the Istrian wine Pucinum. Livia is considered one of the most influent women in the beginning of the Roman Empire era. It is not know what wine it was because todays wines were brought in Istria mostly by Venetians.

Todays Istrian Malvazija’s story is related with Serenissima… the Venetian Republic

The story of Istrian Malvazija, cultivated in Istria since the end of the 16th century, is fascinating and it relates to the Venetians.

At the beginning of the 15th century the Venetians occupied Peloponnesus in Greece. In the Peloponnesus region there is a town Monemvassia, also named Malvasia. From this town the Venetians started to import the wine into Venice and the other areas controlled by the Venetian Republic.

This wine was so successful and became so famous all over Europe that Venetians decided to plant huge vineyards on the biggest Greek island, Crete.

Between the 16th and 18th century Malvasia become the most important wine in Europe. In 1570 the Turks conquered Crete and Venetians decided to plant Malvasia vineyards in other areas that had friendly relations with Venice which, at that time, also included Istria.

In end Malvasia is in Istria since the above mentioned period while it is not known the sort of the wine that was preferred by the wife of the Emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla – Julia Augusta.

Giacomo Casanova in his diary talks about another Istrian sort and another great wine…

Giacomo Casanova visited Vrsar several times and in his diary he describes a good wine Refosc and nice women… That Refosc could be Terran too because if you look at the grapes you will hardly note the difference and today Refosc is mostly cultivated in the Slovenian part of Istria while in other areas the dominant sort is Malvasia.

Another excellent wine can be found around Momjan area made of Muscatel sort.

On Istria from Smrikve you can learn much more…

To learn more about Istrian gastronomy and wine please visit the E-book about Istrian cultural heritage on www.smrikve.com/istria/ named “Istria from Smrikve” or join Discover Istria from Smrikve group on Linked In.

The grapes are very nice this year… and the wine should be extraordinary again…

From today… the most important part of wine transformation process starts ;)… and at the beginning of November we will make the first quality level tasting check :)…

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


27/08/20

15 Smrikva Bowl players in the singles Main Draws at US OPEN 2020: Dominic Thiem is in the US OPEN CHAMPION and Borna Coric & Alex De Minaur reached quarterfinals

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 25 Smrikva Bowl players holding 32 junior Grand Slam titles in total…

This year is a very particular year due to world pandemics and also this year US OPEN is very different and 15 former Smrikva Bowl players are in the Main Draws of US OPEN 2020:

Federico Gaio, Lloyd Harris, Borna Coric, Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Tommy Paul, Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic, Alex De Minaur, Dominic Thiem

Ajla Tomljanovic, Petra Martic, Donna Vekic, Nina Stojanovic, Clair Liu, Viktoria Kuzmova

There are no qualification draws and there are no junior draws this year…

… 6282 days after his stay in Smrikve, Dominic Thiem was lifting his first Grand Slam trophy… and it happen to be in New York…

6282 days is just 17 years, 2 months and 10 days… it does not take 5 mintues to turn a childhood dream into reality… but Domi is a proving that dreaming with hard work and staying humble pays off in the long run…

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

Dominic THIEM, 8th Smrikva Bowl 2003 winner, currently ranked #3 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Dominic Thiem – Jaume Munar (Esp) 7:6,6:3, ret.
2nd round: Dominic Thiem – Sumit Nagal (Ind) 6:3,6:3,6:2
3rd round: Dominic Thiem – Marin Cilic (Cro) 6:2,6:2,3:6,6:3
4th round: Dominic Thiem – Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can) 7:6,6:1,6:1
Quarterfinals: Dominic Thiem – Alex De Minaur (Aus) 6:1,6:2,6:4
Semifinals: Dominic Thiem – Daniil Medvedev (Rus) 6:2,7:6,7:6
Finals: Dominic Thiem – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 2:6,4:6,6:4,6:3,7:6

Players ranking:
Jaume Munar (Esp) – #104 ATP
Sumit Nagal (Ind) – #124 ATP
Marin Cilic (Cro) – #38 ATP
Felix Auger-Aliassime (Can) – #21 ATP
Alex De Minaur (Aus) – #28 ATP
Daniil Medvedev (Rus) – #5 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #7 ATP

Alex DE MINAUR, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #28 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Alex De Minaur – Andrej Martin (Svk) 6:4,6:3,7:5
2nd round: Alex De Minaur – Richard Gasquet (Fra) 6:4,6:3,6:7,7:5
3rd round: Alex De Minaur – K.Khachanov (Rus) 6:4,0:6,4:6,6:3,6:1
4th round: Alex De Minaur – Vasek Pospisil (Can) 7:6,6:3,6:2
Quarterfinals: Alex De Minaur – Dominic Thiem (Aut) 1:6,2:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Andrej Martin (Svk) – #98 ATP
Richard Gasquet (Fra) – #51 ATP
Karen Khachanov (Rus) – #16 ATP
Vasek Pospisil (Can) – #94 ATP
Dominic Thiem (Aut) – #3 ATP

Borna CORIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #33 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Borna Coric – Pablo Andujar (Esp) 7:5,6:3,6:1
2nd round: Borna Coric – J.I.Londero (Arg) 7:5,4:6,6:7,6:2,6:3
3rd round: Borna Coric – Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) 6:7,6:4,4:6,7:5,7:6
4th round: Borna Coric – Jordan Thompson (Aus) 7:5,6:1,6:3
Quarterfinals: Borna Coric – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 6:1,6:7,6:7,3:6

Players ranking:
Pablo Andujar (Esp) – #53 ATP
Juan Ignacio Londero (Arg) – #62 ATP
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Gre) – #6 ATP
Jordan Thompson (Aus) – #63 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #7 ATP

Alejandro DAVIDOVICH FOKINA, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009 SF, currently ranked #96 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: A.Davidovich – D.Novak (Aut) 3:6,6:4,6:3,1:6,6:0
2nd round: A.Davidovich – Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) 6:4,1:6,6:2,6:2
3rd round: Alejandro Davidovich – Cameron Norrie (UK) 7:6,4:6,6:2,6:1
4th round: Alejandro Davidovich – Alexander Zverev (Ger) 2:6,2:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Dennis Novak (Aut) – #85 ATP
Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) – #33 ATP
Cameron Norrie (UK) – #76 ATP
Alexander Zverev (Ger) – #7 ATP

Miomir KECMANOVIC, 14th Smrikva Bowl 2009, currently ranked #47 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Miomir Kecmanovic – G.Mager (Ita) 6:4,6:4,6:7,3:6,6:2
2nd round: Miomir Kecmanovic – R.Bautista Agut (Esp) 3:6,6:3,3:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Gianluca Mager (Ita) – #79 ATP
Roberto Bautista Agut (Esp) – #11 ATP

Lloyd HARRIS, 12th Smrikva Bowl 2007, currently ranked #97 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Lloyd Harris – Marco Cecchinato (Ita) 6:4,7:5,6:2
2nd round: Lloyd Harris – David Goffin (Bel) 6:7,6:4,1:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Marco Cecchinato (Ita) – #106 ATP
David Goffin (Bel) – #10 ATP

Laslo DJERE, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 runner up, currently ranked #80 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Laslo Djere – C.O’Connell (Aus) 6:4,4:6,7:6,6:4

Players ranking:
Christopher O’Connell (Aus) – #115 ATP

Tommy PAUL, “LM”/SB 2007, currently ranked #57 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Tommy Paul – Grigor Dimitrov (Blg) 4:6,3:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Grigor Dimitrov (Blg) – #19 ATP

Federico GAIO, 7th Smrikva Bowl 2002 player, currently ranked #131 ATP, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Federico Gaio – Ricardas Berankis (LIT) 6:7,6:4,4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Ricardas Berankis (LIT) – #72 ATP


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

Main Draw:
1st round: Petra Martic – Tereza Martincova (Cze) 5:7,6:2,6:4
2nd round: Petra Martic – Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) 6:3,6:4
3rd round: Petra Martic – Varvara Gracheva (Rus) 6:3,6:3
4th round: Petra Martic – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) 3:6,6:2,4:6

Players ranking:
Tereza Martincova (Cze) – #135 WTA
Kateryna Bondarenko (Ukr) – #349 WTA
Varvara Gracheva (Rus) – #102 WTA
Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – #35 WTA

Donna VEKIC, 10th Smrikva Bowl 2005 player, currently ranked #24 WTA, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw:
1st round: Donna Vekic – Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) 3:6,7:6,6:4
2nd round: Donna Vekic – Patricia Maria Tig (Rou) 6:2,6:1
3rd round: Donna Vekic – Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) 4:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Kristyna Pliskova (Cze) – #64 WTA
Patricia Maria Tig (Rou) – #88 WTA
Tsvetana Pironkova (Bul) – #n.r. WTA

Nina STOJANOVIC, 11th Smrikva Bowl 2006, currently ranked #88 WTA, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Nina Stojanovic – Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) 4:6,3:6

Players ranking:
Anna Kalinskaya (Rus) – #97 WTA

Viktoria KUZMOVA, 13th Smrikva Bowl 2008, currently ranked #84 WTA, at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Viktoria Kuzmova – Catherine Mcnally (USA) 4:6,1:6

Players ranking:
Catherine Mcnally (USA) – #40 WTA

Claire LIU, “LM”/SB 2010, currently ranked #236 WTA , at US OPEN 2020:

Main Draw
1st round: Claire Liu – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) 2:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) – #80 WTA

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

1st round: Ajla Tomljanovic – Angelique Kerber (Ger) 4:6,4:6

Players ranking:
Angelique Kerber (Ger) – #23 WTA

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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

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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.

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