ATP Konzum Croatia Open in Umag gets together some of the world’s best tennis players, all of whom gladly return to northwest Istria every year for not just tennis but also fun times and many side events for both them and their numerous fans. Events that interest me personally and that I’d recommend to you as well include:
1. Exhibition match: Goran Ivanišević and Andre Agassi
Goran Ivanišević is a darling of tennis fans both in Croatia and all over the world and also a dear guest of Umag; this year he will be joined for the first time by the one-time world champion and old rival, Andre Agassi. On Saturday, July 16th at 21:30 they will play an exhibition match which will surely both thrill and amuse all tennis fans.
2. All-night parties
Concerts and parties are a must-have for every ATP tournament in Umag and this year will be no different. Of special note are the concerts of Jelena Rozga and Halid Bešlić, Australian DJ Duo Nervo, DJ Borgeous, popular Croatian bands Vatra and Elemental and what is definitely this year’s special treat – Martin Solveig. Knowing Umag’s parties, we can surely expect to have a great time every day until early morning hours.
3. Istria Gourmet Festival
For seven years in a row now Istria Gourmet Festival will provide local Istrian fine cuisine and great wine to all visitors of the tournament. This year you will be able to taste the finest Istrian delicacies such as prosciutto, Istrian truffles, Istrian ox meat but also many fine Istrian wines. The restaurant Zigante and the LF restaurant’s superb catering service will also present their specialties.
These are my three favorite additions to this year’s Konzum Croatia Open but there will also be many events for children and also hostess beauty pageants, fireworks and many more reasons to come to Umag even if you’re not a fan of tennis.