In 2006 we proved the impossible: the first edition of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors was organized in only 90 days! In the following years the PBZ Zagreb Indoors established itself as an ideal first European station in the ATP calendar. Since the very beginning, the intention was to gather as many home players as possible, both those among the tennis elite and those at the beginning of their careers. Ivan Ljubičić, Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig, carried on the wings of home spectators, left an indelible mark in the history of the tournament. Goran Ivanišević also played in the doubles with Čilić, but he is first and foremost an irreplaceable collaborator and friend of Branimir Horvat. The PBZ Zagreb Indoors has always promoted the humanitarian values of the tournament, which was recognized in 2012 by the ATP. As part of the "Aces for Charity" programme, the ATP donated 10,000 Euros to further foster humanitarian work. The means were forwarded to the Children's Home in Zagreb and contributed at least in part to the care of needy children.
The principles guiding the PBZ Zagreb Indoors organisational team include raising the level of the organisation of sporting events, securing the space for home tennis players, and engaging in humanitarian work. These core principles will never be abandoned: on the contrary, the organisational team will do their utmost to retain the enviable position of the Croatian capital in the world of tennis, a position very few European cities can boast.
|2006.||The first edition of the PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS was organized in only 90 days.|
|2008.||2008 - Sergiy Stakhovsky was the first "Lucky loser" to win an ATP tournament after 17 years.|
|2009.||For the first time after18 years Croatian tennis players were the finalists of an ATP tournament (Čilić and Ančić).|
|2011.||After winning Wimbledon, Goran Ivanišević again played at an ATP tournament.|
|2011.||Ivan Dodig won his first ATP title in Zagreb.|
|2012.||Mikhail Youzhny was the first player to win the title in both the singles and doubles events in the same year in Zagreb.|
|2012.||The PBZ ZAGREB INDOORS was the first tournament in the region to be selected by the ATP as an ATP ACES FOR CHARITY ambassador, which donated 10,000 EUROS to the Children's Home on Nazorova Street.|
|2012.||Branimir Horvat became the first director of the Croatian tournament to be elected in one of the highest ATP governing bodies.|