Verizon Tennis Challenge

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Verizon Tennis Challenge
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1985–89)
ATP World Series (1990–97)
ATP International Series (1998–2001)
Founded 1985
Abolished 2001
Location

Fort Myers, Florida (1985–1986)

Orlando, Florida (1987–1991)
Atlanta, Georgia (1992–2001)
Surface Hard (1985–91)
Clay (1992–2001)

The Verizon Tennis Challenge is a defunct Grand Prix tennis circuit and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1985 to 2001. It was held in the United States, in Fort Myers, Florida in 1985 and 1986, in Orlando, Florida from 1987 to 1991, and at the Atlanta Athletic Club in what is now Johns Creek, Georgia from 1992 to 2001. The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1991 and on outdoor clay courts from 1992 to 2001.

Past Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1985 Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
1986 Ivan Lendl Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–0
1987 South Africa Christo van Rensburg Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1988 Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 7–6, 6–1
1989 United States Andre Agassi United States Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–1
1990 Brad Gilbert South Africa Christo van Rensburg 6–2, 6–1
1991 Andre Agassi United States Derrick Rostagno 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
1992 Andre Agassi United States Pete Sampras 7–5, 6–4
1993 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh United States Bryan Shelton 7–6, 6–2
1994 United States Michael Chang United States Todd Martin 6–7, 7–6, 6–0
1995 Michael Chang Andre Agassi 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
1996 Morocco Karim Alami Sweden Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–4
1997 Uruguay Marcelo Filippini Australia Jason Stoltenberg 7–6, 6–4
1998 Pete Sampras Jason Stoltenberg 6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1999 Austria Stefan Koubek France Sébastien Grosjean 6–1, 6–2
2000 Australia Andrew Ilie Jason Stoltenberg 6–3, 7–5
2001 United States Andy Roddick Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–2, 6–4