Volvo International

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The Volvo International – also known as the Pilot Pen International – is a defunct professional tennis tournament played on clay courts from 1973 to 1984 and on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1998. It was first held at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in the United States in 1973 after Rod Laver had run a successful summer camp there.[1] The International was originally part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit until the formation of the ATP Tour in 1990, when it became part of the Championship Series until its dissolution.

The event moved to several American locations during its run, including Mount Cranmore in North Conway, New Hampshire from 1975 to 1984,[2] Stratton Mountain, Vermont from 1985 to 1989, and eventually to New Haven, Connecticut[3] from 1990 until 1998, before it was discontinued.

In 2005, the ATP event at Long Island – known as the TD Waterhouse Cup – was moved to New Haven, where it merged with the WTA Tour's Pilot Pen Tennis. The current ATP Pilot Pen event is considered to be a continuation of the Long Island event rather than of the International.[4]

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
New Haven 1998 Slovakia Karol Kučera Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1997 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov Australia Patrick Rafter 7–6(7-4), 6–4
1996 United States Alex O'Brien Netherlands Jan Siemerink 7–6(8-6), 6–4
1995 United States Andre Agassi Netherlands Richard Krajicek 3–6, 7–6(7-2), 6–3
1994 Germany Boris Becker Switzerland Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–5
1993 Ukraine Andrei Medvedev Czech Republic Petr Korda 7–5, 6–4
1992 Sweden Stefan Edberg United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(4), 6–1
1991 Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 6–2
1990 United States Derrick Rostagno Australia Todd Woodbridge 6–3, 6–3
Stratton Mountain 1989 United States Brad Gilbert United States Jim Pugh 7–5, 6–0
1988 United States Andre Agassi United States Paul Annacone 6–2, 6–4
1987 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl vs.
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 4–1
unfinished (rain)
1986 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl West Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 7–6
1985 United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–6, 6–2
North Conway 1984 Sweden Joakim Nyström United States Tim Wilkison 6–2, 7–5
1983 Argentina José Luis Clerc Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–3, 6–1
1982 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Spain José Higueras 6–3, 6–2
1981 Argentina José Luis Clerc Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–2
1980 United States Jimmy Connors United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
1979 United States Harold Solomon Spain José Higueras 5–7, 6–4, 7–6
1978 United States Eddie Dibbs Australia John Alexander 6–4, 6–4
1977 Australia John Alexander Spain Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1976 United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
1975 United States Jimmy Connors Australia Ken Rosewall 6–2, 6–2
Bretton Woods 1974 Australia Rod Laver United States Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3
1973 India Vijay Amritraj United States Jimmy Connors 7–5, 2–6, 7–5

Doubles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
New Haven 1998 Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Peter Tramacchi
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
7–6, 1–6, 6–3
1997 India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
1996 Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
6–4, 6–4
1995 United States Rick Leach
United States Scott Melville
India Leander Paes
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
7–6, 6–4
1994 Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 7–6
1993 Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
1992 United States Kelly Jones
United States Rick Leach
United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
1991 Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Australia Wally Masur
United States Jeff Brown
United States Scott Melville
7–5, 6–3
1990 United States Jeff Brown
United States Scott Melville
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Stratton Mountain 1989 Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
1988 Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 7–6
1987 United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg vs.
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
not played (rain)
1986 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1985 United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
North Conway 1984 United States Brian Gottfried
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Brazil Cassio Motta
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 6–2
1983 Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Eric Fromm
United States Drew Gitlin
7–6, 6–1
1982 United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
Peru Pablo Arraya
United States Eric Fromm
6–2, 7–6
1981 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
1980 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2
1979 Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States John Sadri
United States Tim Wilkison
6–4, 7–6
1978 United Kingdom Robin Drysdale
United States Van Winitsky
United States Mike Fishbach
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
1977 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
1976 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
1975 Pakistan Haroon Rahim
United States Erik Van Dillen
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6
Bretton Woods 1974 Australia Rod Laver
United States Jeff Borowiak
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
1973 Australia Rod Laver
Australia Fred Stolle
Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 4–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ mountwashingtonresort.com. "Mount Washington Resort overview". Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ tennisresortsonline.com. "The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods". Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  3. ^ Jack Cavanaugh (1993-08-13). "Volvo Tennis Tournament Returns". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  4. ^ 2009 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, page 50, compiled by the ATP World Tour.