Last Updated on July 24, 2023
The Croatia Open, also sponsored by Plava Laguna, is a professional tennis tournament of the ATP 250 category. It’s set to be held on the clay courts at the International Tennis Center in Umag, Croatia.
The ITC Stella Maris, a tennis facility in Umag, serves as the annual host for the Croatia Open Umag, a 250 series event. The main stadium in this complex can hold up to 3,500 spectators.
In 2023, the Croatia Open will celebrate its 33rd edition. The tournament is scheduled to run from the 24th to the 30th of July.
Croatia Open Prize Money 2023
The prize pool for the ATP Plava Laguna Croatia Open has increased for the 2023 tennis season. The total prize money came to – €562,815, up 5.29% from the 2022 season. The champion in Umag will receive just over 15% of that amount, €85,605 if he wins the trophy. The runner-up will also receive a handsome reward of €49,940 for his efforts. After the semifinals, the prize pool decreases significantly: the two losers in this round will each receive €17,010. Those eliminated in the quarterfinals will receive €17,010 for their efforts. Losers in the first round will receive €6,035.
The below tables give you a full breakdown of prize money for the ATP 250 event in Umag this year.
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Plava Laguna Croatia Open Prize Money History
In the table below you can see how the prize money has changed in the last 10 draws of this tournament.
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The Plava Laguna Croatia Open Entry List Will Be Headed By Jiri Lehecka
The event will feature the participation of notable figures of Croatian tennis such as Duje Ajdukovic, Dino Prizmic
In singles, the trophy will be contested by 28 athletes, while 16 will take part in the doubles event. The top seeds are the Czech Jiri Lehecka and Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
The last event in 2022 was won by Jannik Sinner, beating Carlos Alcaraz in the final. An Italian tennis player, Jannik Sinner, will not defend his title this year.
|ESP||Roberto Carballés Baena||60||4|
|ESP||Albert Ramos Viñolas||79||8|
Croatia Open History
The Croatia Open, known today as the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, has been a prominent fixture in the ATP tour since 1990. Initially, it was organized in late spring as a lead-up to the French Open. However, since 1992, it has been a part of the summer clay-court series. The matches are held at the ITC Stella Maris, which houses a central court that can seat 3,500 spectators.
Over the years, the tournament has seen various names, each reflecting its sponsor. For a time, it was called the Vegeta Croatia Open after Vegeta, a popular seasoning made by the Podravka company. Nowadays, it’s known as the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag, named after the Plava Laguna hotel chain in Croatia. In fact, the players officially stay at one of these hotels during the tournament.
The tournament is of significant importance to the city of Umag. It not only boosts the local tourism sector but has also won the Franjo Buchar Award, Croatia’s top sports award. Umag, with a population of around 13,000 people, is an ancient city with a rich history dating back to the 7th-8th centuries. It has seen numerous changes in its territorial governance over the years and is now a part of modern Croatia. The city’s Old Town, with its medieval buildings and old churches, is particularly popular among tourists.
Over its three-decade history, only two players have won the tournament more than once. Spanish tennis player Carlos Moya is a five-time champion, with victories spanning over 11 years from 1996 to 2007. Austrian player Thomas Muster has won the title three times. Notable winners also include Magnus Norman from Sweden, Argentinean Guillermo Coria, Swiss Stan Wawrinka, Spaniards Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Alcaras, and Austrian Dominic Thiem. Croatian players Goran Prpic and Marin Cilic have also claimed victory, with Prpic winning in the debut tournament and Cilic in 2012.
Croatia Open Ranking Points
The below tables give you a full breakdown of ranking points across the ATP 250 event in Umag.
How much does the winner earn at the Croatia Open?
The champion of the Croatia Open in 2023 will receive a prize of €85,605, which is equivalent to $95,264.
How much does the runner-up earn at the Croatia Open?
In 2023, the player finishing second at the Croatia Open will be awarded €49,940, converting to about $55,575.
Where is the Croatia Open?
The Croatia Open is held at ITC Stella Maris tennis complex at ATP Stadion, Savudrijska cesta bb, 52470 Umag, Croatia.
Is the Croatia Open an ATP 250 tournament?
Yes, the Croatia Open is classified as an ATP 250 tournament, which is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.
What is the surface of the Croatia Open?
The surface of the Croatia Open is clay. This tournament is played outdoors at the ITC Stella Maris tennis complex in Umag, Croatia.