1982 World Championship Tennis circuit

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1982 World Championship Tennis circuit
Lendl won 11 titles
Lendl won 11 titles
Details
Duration 19 January 1982 – 24 January 1983
Edition 9th
Tournaments 23
Achievements
Most tournament titles Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (11)
Most tournament finals Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (11)
Prize money leader Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl ($1,349,000)
Points leader Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (481) Spring
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (920) Summer/Fall
Poland Wojciech Fibak (1,420) Winter
1977
1983

The 1982 World Championship Tennis circuit was one of the two rival professional male tennis circuits of 1982. It was organized by World Championship Tennis (WCT). On 30 April 1981 WCT announced its withdrawal from the Grand Prix circuit, which it had been incorporated into since 1978, and the establishment of its own full calendar season for 1982. According to WCT owner Lamar Hunt the reasons for the withdrawal were the restrictions placed on them by the Men's Professional Council, the administrators of the Grand Prix circuit.[1][2] The 1982 WCT circuit consisted of a Spring Tour, with nine tournaments, a Summer/Fall Tour, with five tournaments, and a Winter Tour with six tournaments. Each tour segment had its own finals tournament (Dallas, Naples and Detroit respectively).[3] Total prize money, including bonuses, for the circuit was $7,933,000 which represented an increase of approximately $5 million compared to 1981.[3]

Calendar[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
19 January Mexico City WCT
Mexico City, Mexico
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
United States John Sadri United States Bruce Manson
Australia Paul McNamee
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Terry Moor
United States Tony Giammalva
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Sherwood Stewart

6–4, 7–5
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
25 January Delray Beach WCT
Delray Beach, Florida
Clay – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Australia Peter McNamara United States Eliot Teltscher
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Australia Paul McNamee
Australia David Carter
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Spain José Higueras
United States Eliot Teltscher
United States Mel Purcell

6–4, 7–6
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
8 February Richmond WCT
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D8
Argentina José Luis Clerc
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
United States Fritz Buehning Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Tom Cain
United States John Sadri
Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Mark Edmondson

6–4, 6–2
Australia Syd Ball
West Germany Rolf Gehring
22 February Genova WCT
Genova, Italy
Grass – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
United States Vitas Gerulaitis India Vijay Amritraj
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Bill Scanlon
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil

6–7, 7–5, 7–3
United States Mike Cahill
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
8 March Munich-2 WCT
Munich, Germany
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
3–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd South Africa Johan Kriek
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Terry Moor
India Vijay Amritraj
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Australia Mark Edmondson

4–6, 7–5, 6–2
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
15 March Strasbourg WCT
Strasbourg, France
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–0, 7–5, 6–1
United States Tim Mayotte United States Terry Moor
United States Sandy Mayer
Australia John Fitzgerald
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia John Fitzgerald
Poland Wojtek Fibak

6–4, 6–3
United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
12 April Houston WCT
Houston, Texas, USA
Clay – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
3–6, 7–6, 6–0, 1–4, ret.
Argentina José Luis Clerc Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Australia Peter McNamara
United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Eliot Teltscher
Bolivia Mario Martínez
Paraguay Victor Pecci
United States Steve Denton
South Africa Kevin Curren

7–5, 6–4
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Peter McNamara
20 April Dallas WCT Finals
Dallas, Texas, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S8
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
United States John McEnroe United States Eddie Dibbs
India Vijay Amritraj
United States Bill Scanlon
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Poland Wojtek Fibak
27 April Hilton Head WCT
Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Clay – $300,000 – S32/D16
United States Van Winitsky
6–4, 6–4
New Zealand Chris Lewis Australia Mark Edmondson
South Africa Eddie Edwards
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
United States Tom Cain
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Rod Frawley
United States Van Winitsky
United States Alan Waldman
2 May WCT Tournament of Champions
Forest Hills, New York, USA
Clay – $300,000 – S64/D32
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–1, 6–1
United States Eddie Dibbs United States John McEnroe
Argentina José Luis Clerc
United States John Sadri
United States Brian Teacher
Peru Pablo Arraya
United States Mel Purcell
United States Johan Kriek
United States Tracy Delatte

6–4, 3–6, 6–3
United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
12 July Zell am See WCT
Austria
Clay – $300,000 – S32/D16
Argentina José Luis Clerc
6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt Spain José Higueras
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Bruce Manson
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Brazil Cassio Motta
United States Bruce Manson
Poland Wojtek Fibak

6–7, 6–4, 6–4
United States Tony Giammalva
United States Sammy Giammalva
26 July Cap d'Agde WCT
France
Clay – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
United States Lloyd Bourne United States Drew Gitlin
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
West Germany Peter Elter
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Drew Gitlin
United States Andy Andrews

6–2, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
10 August La Costa WCT
La Costa, California, USA
Hard – $300,000 – S16/D8
South Africa Johan Kriek
6–0, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
United States Roscoe Tanner Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States John Sadri
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States Brian Teacher
Spain José Higueras
Australia Kim Warwick
South Africa Johan Kriek
United States Fritz Buehning

3–6, 7–6, 6–3
United States Robert Lutz
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
20 September Los Angeles WCT
Los Angeles, California, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–1
South Africa Kevin Curren Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Van Winitsky
United States Bill Scanlon
United States Bruce Manson
United States Terry Moor
United States Butch Walts
United States Hank Pfister
South Africa Kevin Curren

4–6, 6–2, 7–5
United States Andy Andrews
United States Drew Gitlin
14 October Naples WCT Fall Finals
Naples, Italy
Carpet – $250,000 – S8
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Poland Wojtek Fibak South Africa Johan Kriek
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Spain José Higueras
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
18 October Amsterdam WCT
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D8
Poland Wojtek Fibak
7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
South Africa Kevin Curren Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Spain José Higueras
Uruguay José Luis Damiani
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Fritz Buehning

4–6, 6–3, 6–0
South Africa Kevin Curren
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
1 November Baltimore WCT
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D18
Australia Paul McNamee
4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Jimmy Arias
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Bill Scanlon
India Vijay Amritraj
Bolivia Mario Martínez
United States John Sadri
United States Tony Giammalva
India Anand Amritraj

7–5, 6–2
India Vijay Amritraj
Australia Fred Stolle
15 December Dortmund WCT
Dortmund, Germany
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
United States Brian Teacher
6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Tom Gullikson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Mark Dickson
South Africa Freddie Sauer
United States Chip Hooper
Paraguay Francisco González
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil

6–2, 6–7, 6–1
United States Mike Cahill
Paraguay Francisco González
30 November Chicago-2 WCT
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D18
Poland Wojtek Fibak
6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
United States Bill Scanlon Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States Tom Gullikson
United States Terry Moor
United States Harold Solomon
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Argentina José Luis Clerc
India Vijay Amritraj
India Anand Amritraj

3–6, 6–2, 6–3
United States Mike Cahill
United States Bruce Manson
14 December Hartford WCT
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D8
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–2, 6–4, 7–5
United States Bill Scanlon Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Robert Lutz
Uruguay José Luis Damiani
United States Mark Dickson
Chile Hans Gildemeister
United States Jay Lapidus
United States Dick Stockton
United States Robert Lutz

7–6, 6–3
United States Mike Cahill
United States Tracy Delatte
24 January
1983*
Detroit WCT Winter Finals
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Carpet – $250,000 – S8
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
7-5, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Argentina Guillermo Vilas South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Bill Scanlon
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Brian Teacher
Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia Paul McNamee

* The Detroit World Championship Tennis Winter Finals was played in January 1983 but was part of the 1982 WCT season.

Prize money leaders[edit]

Prize money earned at WCT events during the calendar year 1982, excluding the Winter Finals played in Detroit in January 1983.[3]

Rk Name Prize Money
1 United States Ivan Lendl $1,349,000
2 Poland Wojtek Fibak $487,780
3 Argentina José Luis Clerc $454,750
4 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd $440,370
5 United States Bill Scanlon $276,600
6 Hungary Balázs Taróczy $171,910
7 India Vijay Amritraj $171,425
8 United States Johan Kriek $162,000
9 South Africa Kevin Curren $160,610
10 United States John McEnroe $153,750
11 United States Eddie Dibbs $149,750
12 Australia Paul McNamee $145,925
13 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt $136,355
14 United States Brian Teacher $116,750
15 Australia Peter McNamara $105,820
16 Argentina Guillermo Vilas $100,425
17 United States John Sadri $97,500
18 United States Fritz Buehning $83,160
19 United States Bruce Manson $73,220
20 United States Vitas Gerulaitis $72,925

Standings[edit]

The 1982 WCT season was divided into three segments, the Spring Tour, the Summer/Fall Tour and the Winter Tour. These are the standings of the top twenty singles players on the WCT circuit for each of these segments.[3]

1982 Spring Tour standings
# Player Points
1 United States Ivan Lendl 481
2 Argentina José Luis Clerc 320
3 Poland Wojtek Fibak 281
4 India Vijay Amritraj 235
5 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 226
6 Australia Peter McNamara 215
7 United States John McEnroe 200
8 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 196
9 Hungary Balázs Taróczy 190
10 United States Eddie Dibbs 170
11 United States Bill Scanlon 151
12 Paraguay Victor Pecci 141
13 United States Terry Moor 136
14 United States Eliot Teltscher 136
15 United States John Sadri 121
16 Brazil Carlos Kirmayr 120
17 United States Fritz Buehning 115
18 United States Johan Kriek 115
19 Australia John Fitzgerald 112
20 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 108
1982 Summer/Fall Tour standings
# Player Points
1 United States Ivan Lendl 920
2 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 780
3 Argentina José Luis Clerc 750
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 690
5 United States Johan Kriek 640
6 Spain José Higueras 500
7 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 480
= Poland Wojtek Fibak 480
9 United States Roscoe Tanner 440
10 United States Lloyd Bourne 420
11 United States Kevin Curren 390
12 Paraguay Victor Pecci 310
13 Hungary Balázs Taróczy 290
14 Brazil Carlos Kirmayr 250
= Czechoslovakia Pavel Slozil 250
16 United States Drew Gitlin 240
17 United States John Sadri 220
= United States Brian Teacher 220
= United States Van Winitsky 220
20 United States Eliot Teltscher 210
= United States Nick Saviano 210
= Australia Kim Warwick 210
1982 Winter Tour standings
# Player Points
1 Poland Wojciech Fibak 1,420
2 United States Bill Scanlon 840
3 United States Kevin Curren 620
= Argentina Guillermo Vilas 620
5 Hungary Balázs Taróczy 610
6 Australia Peter McNamee 570
7 United States Ivan Lendl 500
= United States Brian Teacher 500
9 United States Tom Gullikson 400
= Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 400
11 Uruguay Jose Luis Damiani 270
= United States Mark Dickson 270
= United States Robert Lutz 270
14 Argentina José Luis Clerc 240
= Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 240
16 India Vijay Amritraj 210
= United States Harold Solomon 210
18 United States Jimmy Arias 200
19 Chile Hans Gildemeister 170
20 United States Terry Moor 170

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1982). World of Tennis 1982. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 167–177. ISBN 0356085961. 
  2. ^ "Tennis World War Declared". The Evening Independent. May 11, 1981. 
  3. ^ a b c d John Barrett, ed. (1983). World of Tennis 1983. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 161, 162. ISBN 0356093832. 

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