Everything is ready for the new edition of the Split Open, an ATP Challenger tournament with a prize fund of 45,730 euros, which will be played from next Monday to Sunday (April 18-24) on the grounds of Tennis Club Firule. A press conference was held on Friday in Split to announce the next edition of the tournament, reports HTS.
“We are all happy that the tournament starts in a few days. This is a great opportunity for our players. Borna Gojo and Duje Ajduković are in the main tournament, and several more of our tennis players will play in the qualifications. So I hope that time will serve us as well. I started my tennis career here,” said the tournament director and famous Croatian tennis player Jelena Kostanić.
“We are delighted that the Challenger will be played in Split. I think we have the best location in the world for tennis courts. Therefore, this is the best invitation, not only to the players and guests but also to our citizens,” said the president of the Split Tourist Board, Alijana Vukšić.
“From the beginning, the city of Split has supported this tournament. This is a great opportunity for young players to gain valuable experience. I would like us to enjoy great matches and have as many spectators as possible. It is also important that the tournament is held during the pre-season,” said the representative of the City of Split, Igor Maretic.
“In addition to the Challenger, we have added two Futures where players pay for accommodation themselves. I want to thank the City for recognizing the project in these dark times. Many of our citizens and recreational players are satisfied with this event,” said the president of TK Split 1950, Ivica Kekez.
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