The PBZ Zagreb Indoors is the first European stop on the ATP World Tour calendar. Although the first tournament was organized in only three months, it received enthusiastic compliments from both ATP players and management. The tournament offers "the best of Croatian tennis" with the appearances of all Croatian tennis players.
The triumph of Ivan Ljubičić at the 2006 tournament initiated the winning streak of other Croatian tennis players. Marin Čilić continued in 2009 and 2010 by signing his name on the winning cup. So far, the tournament has featured Andy Murray, Novak Đoković, Marcos Baghdatis, Tim Henman, Jürgen Melzer, Robin Soderling, Fernando Verdasco, David Ferrer, Mikhail Youzhny and many others. The tournament is one of the rare sporting events in Croatia in which Goran Ivanišević actively participates and is on the team that heads up its organisation.
First of all: my heartfelt congratulations. Also on behalf of the whole ATP Team in Monaco, we commend you and your wonderful team for organizing a successful event and doing an excellent job!!!
Horst Klosterkemper - ATP CEO Europe
In the organisational sense, the "Friendly tournament"– the ATP Challenger Zagreb Open, has risen beyond other tournaments in this category. Born 15 years ago, it has become a coveted venue for the players, who keep coming back to it.
Dear Branco and Mirna,
Another absolutely excellent edition of the "ZAGREB OPEN"! As always, the event was run with the greatest professionalism and attention to detail. It is a pleasure to receive such enthusiastic comments from the players. All aspects of the event were first class and the friendly attitude of the tournament staff ensures that the week in Zagreb is great for everybody involved.
Thank you both very much for your continued co-operation. The Zagreb Challenger is a very important and valued event on the Challenger Tour.
Joanna Langhorne, Challenger Director ATP Europe
With a tradition of 44 years, the Istarska Rivijera tournament is the oldest international tennis event in Croatia. The ITF Futures tournament offers everyone a somewhat different atmosphere than classical tennis tournaments, especially those big ones where the focus is almost exclusively on the competition and much less on friendly socialising. The beauty of the Croatian coast and superb tournament organisation has attracted to Istria a number of tennis players just starting their careers: Boris Becker, Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanišević, Richard Krajicek, Petr Korda, Cédric Pioline, Ivan Ljubičić, Magnus Gustafsson, Dominik Hrbatý, to name but a few.
It all began in Zagreb and continued in Novi Vinodolski. Croatia welcomed the best former world tennis greats, including the players the likes of John McEnroe, Björn Borg, Mats Wilander, Henry Leconte, Yannich Noah, Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanišević, and Monsour Bahrami. The ''All Stars'' programme turned the tennis court into a football field, and the packed stadium cheered on Diego Maradona, Davor Šuker, Boris Becker, Zvonimir Boban and other participants in a humanitarian football match. The nights were filled with a concert by Vanessa Mae & Maksim Mrvica, a Robert Cavalli fashion show and parties with DJ Eric Morillo & Tommy Lee.
The Vip Snow Queen Trophy is a skiing spectacle in Zagreb that includes ladies and men FIS World Ski Cup races. Janica Kostelić, the race ambassador, always has a great time at the humanitarian "SKI LEGENDS" race together with Alberto Tomba, Ingemar Stenmark, Marc Girardelli, Hilde Gerg, and many others.
The race is organised by the Croatian Ski Federation. Organisational services are provided by Top Spin and include an accreditation system, Corporate Hospitality, VIP transportation, winners ceremony, protocol, QuickSeat services, official race catalogue design and hostess services.