Los Angeles Open (tennis)

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Los Angeles Open
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Tournament information
Founded 1927
Abolished 2012
Location Los Angeles, California
 United States
Venue Los Angeles Tennis Center
Category Grand Prix Tennis
(1970–1990)
GP Championship Series (1970–73)
ATP World Series
(1990–1997)
ATP International Series
(1998–2008)
ATP World Tour 250 series
(2009–2012)
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 28S/32Q/16D
Prize money $700,000

The Los Angeles Open was a former ATP event that was known as the Farmers Classic, Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles Tennis Open, Pacific South West Open, Jack Kramer Open, and other sponsored names. It was an ATP World Tour 250 series tennis tournament on the ATP Tour held in Los Angeles, California, United States. The tournament was held in July or August, and had hosted the top men (and until 1975, women) in the world since 1927.[1] Colombian investors who purchased the tournament's license for $1.5 million at the end of 2012 decided to move the tournament to Bogota.[2][3] The new tournament is called the Claro Open Colombia.[4]

The one-week tournament was held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA, which was built to host the 1984 Summer Olympics. The latest format had a 28-player singles draw and 16-team doubles draw. Notable champions included Roy Emerson, Barry MacKay, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, and Andre Agassi. In doubles, Bob and Mike Bryan won a record six titles. [5]

This tournament, with prize money of $700,000, was one of the tournaments included in the US Open Series. The matches were played on the Straus Stadium court with a capacity of 6,500 and the 1,500-seat capacity Grandstand court. Special events during the tournament's run included Kids Day, Fashion Day, Valspar Performance Challenge, and a Legends Invitational Singles competition. This tournament began in 1927 at the Los Angeles Tennis Club (LATC) and Bill Tilden was the first singles champion.

Main Entrance to the Countrywide Classic at UCLA's L.A. Tennis Center.
Straus Stadium at the L.A. Tennis Center, on the UCLA campus.
Grandstand court at the LA Tennis Open.

Past winners[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2012 United States Sam Querrey (3) Lithuania Ričardas Berankis 6–0, 6–2
2011 Latvia Ernests Gulbis United States Mardy Fish 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
2010 United States Sam Querrey (2) United Kingdom Andy Murray 5–7, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
2009 United States Sam Querrey Australia Carsten Ball 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
2008 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro United States Andy Roddick 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
2007 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States James Blake 7–6(9–7), 5–7, 6–2
2006 Germany Tommy Haas (2) Russia Dmitry Tursunov 4–6, 7–5, 6–3
2005 United States Andre Agassi (4) Luxembourg Gilles Müller 6–4, 7–5
2004 Germany Tommy Haas Germany Nicolas Kiefer 7–6(8–6), 6–4
2003 South Africa Wayne Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
2002 United States Andre Agassi (3) United States Jan-Michael Gambill 6–2, 6–4
2001 United States Andre Agassi (2) United States Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–2
2000 United States Michael Chang (2) United States Jan-Michael Gambill 6–7(2–7), 6–3, retired
1999 United States Pete Sampras (2) United States Andre Agassi 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–1)
1998 United States Andre Agassi United Kingdom Tim Henman 6–4, 6–4
1997 United States Jim Courier Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–4, 6–4
1996 United States Michael Chang Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–4, 6–3
1995 Germany Michael Stich Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–4), 6–2
1994 Germany Boris Becker Australia Mark Woodforde 6–2, 6–2
1993 Netherlands Richard Krajicek (2) United States Michael Chang 0–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
1992 Netherlands Richard Krajicek Australia Mark Woodforde 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
1991 United States Pete Sampras United States Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
1990 Sweden Stefan Edberg United States Michael Chang 7–6, 2–6, 7–6
1989 United States Aaron Krickstein United States Michael Chang 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
1988 Sweden Mikael Pernfors United States Andre Agassi 6–2, 7–5
1987 United States David Pate Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–4
1986 United States John McEnroe (2) Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–3
1985 United States Paul Annacone Sweden Stefan Edberg 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1984 United States Jimmy Connors (4) United States Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1983 United States Gene Mayer (2) United States Johan Kriek 7–6, 6–1
1982 United States Jimmy Connors United States Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–1
1981 United States John McEnroe United States Sandy Mayer 6–7, 6–3, 6–3
1980 United States Gene Mayer United States Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–2
1979 United States Peter Fleming United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4
1978 United States Arthur Ashe (3) United States Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4
1977 United States Stan Smith (2) United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 3–6 6–4
1976 United States Brian Gottfried United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
1975 United States Arthur Ashe (2) United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
1974 United States Jimmy Connors United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
1973 United States Jimmy Connors Netherlands Tom Okker 7–5, 7–6
1972 United States Stan Smith United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
1971 United States Pancho Gonzalez (3) United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1970 Australia Rod Laver (2) Australia John Newcombe 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
1969 United States Pancho Gonzalez (2) United States Cliff Richey 6–0, 7–5
1968 Australia Rod Laver Australia Ken Rosewall 4–6, 6–0, 6–0
1967 Australia Roy Emerson (4) United States Marty Riessen 12–14, 6–3, 6–4
1966 United States Allen Fox Australia Roy Emerson 6–3, 6–3
1965 United States Dennis Ralston United States Arthur Ashe 6–4, 6–3
1964 Australia Roy Emerson (3) United States Dennis Ralston 6–3, 6–3
1963 United States Arthur Ashe United States Whitney Reed 2–6, 9–7, 6–2
1962 Australia Roy Emerson (2) Australia Rod Laver 16–14, 6–3
1961 United States Jon Douglas Australia Roy Emerson 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
1960 United States Barry MacKay United States Earl Buchholz 5–7, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1959 Australia Roy Emerson India Ramanathan Krishnan 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
1958 United States Ham Richardson Peru Alex Olmedo 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 9–7
1957 United States Vic Seixas (3) United States Gilbert Shea 9–7, 6–3, 6–4
1956 United States Herbert Flam Australia Ken Rosewall 4–6, 6–1, 5–7, 6–3, 7–5
1955 United States Tony Trabert United States Herbert Flam 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
1954 United States Vic Seixas (2) United States Tony Trabert 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
1953 Australia Ken Rosewall United States Vic Seixas 6–4, 1–6, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
1952 United States Vic Seixas Australia Frank Sedgman 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1951 Australia Frank Sedgman (2) United States Tony Trabert 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
1950 Australia Frank Sedgman United States Ted Schroeder 9–7, 6–3, 6–2
1949 United States Pancho Gonzalez United States Ted Schroeder 6–3, 9–11, 8–6, 6–4
1948 United States Ted Schroeder United States Frank Parker 4–6, 7–9, 7–5, retired
1947 United States Jack Kramer (3) United States Ted Schroeder 10–8, 6–4, 6–4
1946 United States Jack Kramer (2) United States Ted Schroeder 6–2, 6–8, 6–2, 8–6
1945 United States Frank Parker (4) United States Herbert Flam 6–2, 6–4
1944 United States Frank Parker (3) United States William Talbert

6–4, 6–8, 8–6

1943 United States Jack Kramer Ecuador Pancho Segura 0–6, 6–1, 6–2
1942 United States Frank Parker (2) Ecuador Pancho Segura 6–4, 6–1, 6–3
1941 United States Frank Parker United States Frank Kovacs 7–5, 6–0, 6–1
1940 United States Robert Riggs United States Donald McNeill 5–7, 2–6, 6–0, 12–10, 6–3
1939 Australia John Bromwich Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 4–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–4
1938 Australia Adrian Quist Australia John Bromwich 6–3, 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
1937 United States Donald Budge (3) Nazi Germany Gottfried von Cramm 2–6, 7–5, 6–4, 7–5
1936 United States Donald Budge (2) United Kingdom Fred Perry 6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1935 United States Donald Budge Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel 1–6, 11–9, 6–3, retired
1934 United Kingdom Fred Perry (3) United States Lester Stoefen 10–8, 6–4, 6–3
1933 United Kingdom Fred Perry (2) Japan Jiro Satoh 6–4, 1–6, 6–0, 7–5
1932 United Kingdom Fred Perry Japan Jiro Satoh 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
1931 United States Ellsworth Vines (2) United Kingdom Fred Perry 8–10, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2
1930 United States Ellsworth Vines United States Gregory Mangin 14–12, 6–3, 6–4
1929 United States John Doeg United States John Van Ryn 8–10, 7–5, 9–7, 8–6
1928 France Henri Cochet France Christian Boussus 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1927 United States William Tilden United States Francis Hunter 6–2, 6–4, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
2012 Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Xavier Malisse (2)
United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Ken Skupski
7–6(7–5), 4–6, [10–7]
2011 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Belgium Xavier Malisse
India Somdev Devvarman
Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
7–6(7–3), 7–6(12–10)
2010 United States Bob Bryan (6)
United States Mike Bryan (6)
United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–7]
2009 United States Bob Bryan (5)
United States Mike Bryan (5)
Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Frank Moser
6–4, 7–6(2)
2008 India Rohan Bopanna
United States Eric Butorac
United States Travis Parrott
Serbia Dušan Vemić
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
2007 United States Bob Bryan (4)
United States Mike Bryan (4)
United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(7–5), 6–2
2006 United States Bob Bryan (3)
United States Mike Bryan (3)
United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 6–4
2005 United States Rick Leach
United States Brian MacPhie
Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–4
2004 United States Bob Bryan (2)
United States Mike Bryan (2)
Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
2003 United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Travis Parrott
Australia Joshua Eagle
Netherlands Sjeng Schalken
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
2002 France Sébastien Grosjean
Germany Nicolas Kiefer
United States Justin Gimelstob
France Michaël Llodra
6–4, 6–4
2001 United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Andy Roddick
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
2000 Australia Paul Kilderry
Australia Sandon Stolle
United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
walkover
1999 Zimbabwe Byron Black
South Africa Wayne Ferreira (2)
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Brian MacPhie
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
1998 Australia Patrick Rafter
Australia Sandon Stolle
United States Jeff Tarango
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–4, 6–4
1997 Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
India Mahesh Bhupathi
United States Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
1996 South Africa Marius Barnard
South Africa Piet Norval
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
7–5, 6–2
1995 South Africa Brent Haygarth
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Scott Davis
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
6–4, 7–6
1994 Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Mark Woodforde (2)
United States Scott Davis
United States Brian MacPhie
4–6, 6–2, 6–0
1993 South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Germany Michael Stich
Canada Grant Connell
United States Scott Davis
7–6, 7–6
1992 United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Jim Pugh (2)
United States Francisco Montana
United States David Wheaton
7–6, 7–6
1991 Argentina Javier Frana
United States Jim Pugh
Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Brad Pearce
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
1990 United States Scott Davis (2)
United States David Pate (2)
Sweden Peter Lundgren
Kenya Paul Wekesa
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1989 United States Martin Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6
1988 United States John McEnroe (2)
Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Peter Doohan
United States Jim Grabb
6–4, 6–4
1987 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
United States Brad Gilbert
United States Tim Wilkison
6–3, 6–4
1986 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 7–5, 7–6
1985 United States Scott Davis
United States Robert Van't Hof
United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
1984 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
1983 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–1, 6–2
1982 United States Sherwood Stewart (2)
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
1981 United States Tom Gullikson
United States Butch Walts (2)
United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–4, 6–4
1980 United States Brian Teacher
United States Butch Walts
India Anand Amritraj
United States John Austin
6–2, 6–4
1979 United States Marty Riessen (2)
United States Sherwood Stewart
Poland Wojciech Fibak
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
1978 Australia John Alexander (2)
Australia Phil Dent (2)
United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–3
1977 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Robert Lutz
United States
Stan Smith
6-3, 6-4
1976 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1975 India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
1974 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
1973 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník
United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Nastase
6-2, 6-4
1972 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Pancho Gonzales (2)
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–3, 7–6
1971 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Frank Froehling
United States Clark Graebner
7–6, 6–4
1970 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
United States Stan Smith
United States Bob Lutz
7–6, 6–2
1969 United States Pancho Gonzales
United States Ron Holmberg
1968 Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–5, 6–1

Most titles[edit]

# of titles Name Years
Singles
4
United States Andre Agassi
United States Jimmy Connors
Australia Roy Emerson
United States Frank Parker
2005, 2002, 2001, 1998
1984, 1982, 1974, 1973
1967, 1964, 1962, 1959
1945, 1944, 1942, 1941
3
United States Sam Querrey
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Pancho Gonzalez
United States Vic Seixas
United States Jack Kramer
United States Donald Budge
United Kingdom Fred Perry
2012, 2010, 2009
1978, 1975, 1963
1971, 1969, 1949
1957, 1954, 1952
1947, 1946, 1943
1937, 1936, 1935
1934, 1933, 1932
2
Germany Tommy Haas
United States Michael Chang
United States Pete Sampras
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
United States John McEnroe
United States Gene Mayer
United States Stan Smith
Australia Rod Laver
Australia Frank Sedgman
United States Ellsworth Vines
2006, 2004
2000, 1996
1999, 1991
1993, 1992
1986, 1981
1983, 1980
1977, 1972
1970, 1968
1951, 1950
1931, 1930
Doubles
6
United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001
2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2001

Previous names[edit]

Years Name Sponsor
2010 Farmers Classic Farmers Insurance Group
2009 LA Tennis Open None
2006-2008 Countrywide Classic Countrywide Bank
1998-2005 Mercedes-Benz Cup Mercedes-Benz
1995-1997 Infiniti Open Infiniti
1979-1981 Jack Kramer Open None
Los Angeles Open Volvo
1927- Pacific Southwest Championships

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°04′12″N 118°26′53″W / 34.070°N 118.448°W / 34.070; -118.448