Alan King Tennis Classic

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The Alan King Tennis Classic [1] was a men's tennis tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1972-1985 and was part of the WCT Tour from 1972 until 1977 then it became part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1978 until 1985, and one of the major ranking tournaments of both tour's it was part of the Grand Prix Championship Series between 1972-1981. The event was hosted by American comedian Alan King and was played on outdoor hard courts of the Caesars Palace hotel.

Results[edit]

Singles champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972 Australia John Newcombe South Africa Cliff Drysdale 6–3, 6–4
1973 United States Brian Gottfried United States Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–3
1974 Australia Rod Laver United States Marty Riessen 6–2, 6–2
1975 United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Ross Case 5–7, 7–5, 7–6
1976 United States Jimmy Connors Australia Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3
1977 United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1978 United States Harold Solomon Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 3–0, RET.
1979 Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
1980 Sweden Björn Borg United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
1981 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–2
1982 United States Jimmy Connors United States Gene Mayer 5–2, RET.
1983 United States Jimmy Connors Australia Mark Edmondson 7–6, 6–1
1984 Not Held
1985 United States Johan Kriek United States Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1972 Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
DEF
1973 United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1974 Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia John Newcombe
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1975 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
6–1, 6–4
1976 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–4, 6–2
1977 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1978 Chile Álvaro Fillol
Chile Jaime Fillol
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
1979 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
Italy Adriano Panatta
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1980 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
1981 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Tracy Delatte
United States Trey Waltke
6–3, 7–6
1982 United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
United States Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
1983 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
6–3, 7–5
1984 Not Held
1985 Australia Pat Cash
Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 6–7, 7–6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "reference to tournament name in article". The Dispatch Newspaper. 25 April 1983. Retrieved 20 August 2011. 

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