Photo: Veljko Martinović


After the end of the first week of the ATP Challenger Split Open, its director, Ismar Moralić, did not hide his satisfaction with the work done. Next week, the playing list will be slightly changed, no doubt there is going to be some good tennis.



It was raining, in the background on the Central Field of TC Firule everything was being prepared for the continuation of the program, the qualification of the second Split Challenger, and the director Ismar Moralić shone with happiness. He brought to an end another successful Split Open, although the weather conditions were often unfavorable.


- We had snow, storm, south wind, it was difficult for the players, referees and ball collectors, so I hope that the weather will serve us better in the second week. Otherwise, we are satisfied, we watched top tennis. Kavčič had a match for over three hours, Rola too, and the final was great. I believe that we will watch tense and quality tennis at the new tournament as well.
From the Croatian perspective, better results of our representatives are needed for everything to be perfect.

- Yes, we all hope so. Unfortunately, last year's semifinalist and the guy from this street, Borna Gojo, will not play, but Ajduković and Serdarušić are there as the main trump cards. I’m sure they’ll be better than this week when they were knocked out in the second round.
This Sunday, the third edition of the Split Open has already started with qualifying matches.

- "Cut" for the first tournament was 188th place, now it is 202nd, but very small nuances divide the players on the list. It turns out that the qualifications of the second tournament are more difficult than in the first. A lot of new foreigners are coming, the French team is coming to film one of their players throughout the tournament. This is a great promotion of the city of Split and the Split-Dalmatia County. The picture from Firule goes to the world - concluded Moralić.