Denver Open (tennis)

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Denver Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Denver WCT (1972–76)
Denver Open (1977–82)
Tour WCT circuit (1972–76)
Grand Prix circuit (1977–82)
Founded 1972
Abolished 1982
Location Denver, Colorado, USA
Surface Carpet (1972–1982)

The Denver Open is a defunct WCT and Grand Prix affiliated tennis tournament played from 1972 to 1982. It was held in Denver, Colorado in the United States and played on indoor carpet courts.

Jimmy Connors was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972 Australia Rod Laver United States Marty Riessen 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1973 United Kingdom Mark Cox United States Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–1
1974 United States Roscoe Tanner United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–4
1975 United States Jimmy Connors United States Brian Gottfried 6–3, 6–4
1976 United States Jimmy Connors Australia Ross Case 7–6, 6–2
1977 Sweden Björn Borg United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 6–2
1978 United States Jimmy Connors United States Stan Smith 6–2, 7–6
1979 Poland Wojciech Fibak United States Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–1
1980 United States Gene Mayer United States Victor Amaya 6–2, 6–2
1981 United States Gene Mayer United States John Sadri 6–4, 6–4
1982 United States John Sadri Ecuador Andrés Gómez 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972 Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–2, 5–7, 7–6
1973 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
1974 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
United Kingdom Mark Cox
Japan Jun Kamiwazumi
6–3, 7–6
1975 Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Allan Stone
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
1976 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Billy Martin
6–7, 6–2, 7–5
1977 Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Geoff Masters
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–3
1978 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–2
1979 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
1980 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
7–5, 6–2
1981 Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
United States Mel Purcell
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 6–4
1982 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
  • 1972 doubles results not included on ATP website

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