Guarujá Open

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Guaruja Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event name Guaruja (1981–83/1987–1992)
Tour ATP Tour (1990–92)
Grand Prix circuit (1981–83/1987–89)
Founded 1981
Abolished 1992
Surface Carpet (1981)
Clay (1982–1992)

The Guarujá Open was a men's tennis tournament held in Guarujá, Brazil.

The tournament was originally part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit, it was played on a carpet surface in its introductory year of 1981 before switching to clay courts in 1982 until its last year in 1992. The tournament was suspended from the tour from 1984 to 1986.

In 1982 the event was downgraded to an ATP Challenger Series tournament for one year and a separate Challenger tournament was played in 1992. Two separate tournaments were played in 1991, one in February and one in November.

Brazilian tennis players enjoyed great success at the tournament, with all but two of the nine finals featuring a Brazilian and the home representatives winning four times (and Luiz Mattar three times consecutively).

Champions[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1981 Brazil Carlos Kirmayr Argentina Ricardo Cano 6–4, 6–2
1982 Held as a Challenger Event
1983 Argentina José Luis Clerc Sweden Mats Wilander 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
1984-86 Not held
1987 Brazil Luiz Mattar Brazil Cassio Motta 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
1988 Brazil Luiz Mattar United States Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–3
1989 Brazil Luiz Mattar United States Jimmy Brown 7–6, 6–4
1990 Argentina Martín Jaite Brazil Luiz Mattar 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
1991 Germany Patrick Baur Brazil Fernando Roese 6–2, 6–3
1992 Germany Carsten Arriens Spain Àlex Corretja 7–6, 6–3

During 1991, two tournaments were played at Guarajá, both part of the ATP World Series. The second event, held in November, was played for the first and only time and referred to as the Philips Open. There is some confusion about the exact location of the tournament, with the ATP and ITF stating it was in Guarajá but other sources saying São Paulo.

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1991 Argentina Javier Frana Germany Markus Zoecke 2–6, 7–6, 6–3

Challenger Tournaments[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1982 United States Van Winitsky Brazil Carlos Kirmayr 6–3, 6–3
1992 Venezuela Nicolás Pereira Brazil Roberto Jabali 6–4, 6–4

References[edit]