WCT Tournament of Champions

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WCT Tournament of Champions
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour WCT Tour
Founded 1977
Abolished 1990
Location Lakeway, Texas (1977)
Las Vegas, NV (1978)
Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico (1979)
Forest Hills (1980–1990)
Surface Carpet (1977, 1978)
Hard (1979)
Clay (1977, 1980–1990)

The WCT Tournament of Champions (also Shakeys Tournament of Champions for sponsorship purposes in 1977 and 1978) is a defunct men's tennis tournament that was held on the WCT Tour from 1977–1990. It was held in Lakeway, Texas in 1977, Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978, Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico in 1979, and Forest Hills, New York City from 1980–1990.

The tournament commenced in early May each year. Ivan Lendl won the event a record four times. The US achieved a consistent level of success at the event, with seven of the thirteen tournaments won by Americans. Between 1982 and 1985 it was a major ranking tournament of the Grand Prix Tennis Tour as part of the Grand Prix Championship Series.

The 1990 edition was the final tournament played in the 23-year history of World Championship Tennis as the organization announced its dissolution the day after the final.[1]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Lakeway 1977 United States Harold Solomon Australia Ken Rosewall 7–6, 6–2, 2–6, 0–6, 6–3
Las Vegas 1978 Sweden Björn Borg United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5, 5–6, 6–4, 6–5
Dorado Beach 1979 United States Jimmy Connors United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5, 6–0, 6–4
Forest Hills 1980 United States Vitas Gerulaitis United States John McEnroe 2–6, 6–2, 6–0
1981 United States Eddie Dibbs Brazil Carlos Kirmayr 6–3, 6–2
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 6–1
1983 United States John McEnroe United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 7–5
1984 United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2
1985 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
1986 France Yannick Noah Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–0
1987 Ecuador Andrés Gómez France Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
1988 United States Andre Agassi Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović 7–5, 7–6, 7–5
1989 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Peru Jaime Yzaga 6–2, 6–1
1990 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Aaron Krickstein 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Forest Hills 1980 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–2, 5–7, 6–2
1981 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Andy Kohlberg
6–4, 6–4
1982 United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1983 United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–7, 7–5, 6–3
1984 United States David Dowlen
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
United States Ernie Fernandez
United States David Pate
7–6, 7–5
1985 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil Ivan Kley
7–5, 6–2
1986 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Germany Boris Becker
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–5
1987 France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
United States Gary Donnelly
United States Peter Fleming
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
1988 Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 7–6
1989 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nancy Gay (August 28, 1990). "Wct Announces Its Dissolution". Orlando Sentinel. 

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