The first edition of Split Open 2020, was scheduled for April. However due to global pandemic, the tennis world much like the rest of the life was put on halt. After several delays, ATP decided to resume the season in August and after weeks of negotiations our tournament was given a new date for September making it the only professional tennis tournament to be held in Croatia this year.

 

The city of Split, rich in history and cultural heritage, with its unique mediteranean charm, is also a city with an unique sports fact – the city with the most olympic medals per capita. Earning a nick name "the sports capital of the world" ! When it comes down to tennis, it is justified even more so. Namely, since ATP was founded – 5 players from the same club were among the top 10 in the ATP rankings! From Pilić and Franulović, to Ivanišević and Ančić, ending the list with the current US Open doubles champion – Mate Pavić. Despite all those great tennis achievements, this is the first time in 22 years that a professional tennis tournament will be held in Split – and it is here to stay.

 

Thanks to our tournament, the club will be gradually taken to another level, making the standards higher for the stars of tomorrow in the years to come.

 

Organizers

 

Play.hr is a sports and music agency that was established in 2007. As such, it promoted some of the biggest names in domestic and foreign music across Croatia and the neighboring countries.
Throughout the years, we worked on many tennis exhibitions that involved endless list of tennis legends including the names such as Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Martina Navratilova, Iva Majoli, Thomas Muster, Pat Cash, Michael Stich, Mark Philippoussis, Goran Ivanisevic…

 

Our main partners in this project are the city of Split, Split tennis club, croatian ministry of tourism and sports, Split county, Split tourist bord and the Institution of sports facilities in the city of Split, among many others…

Split, Croatia