1981 Benson and Hedges Open

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1981 Benson and Hedges Open
Date 5 – 11 January
Edition 14th
Category Grand Prix
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $50,000
Surface Hard / Outdoor
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Champions
Singles
United States Bill Scanlon [1]
Doubles
United States Ferdi Taygan / United States Tim Wilkison [2]
← 1980 · ATP Auckland Open · 1982 →

The 1981 Benson and Hedges Open was a men's professional tennis tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand. It was part of the 1981 Grand Prix circuit and was held from 5 January through 11 January 1981. First-seeded Bill Scanlon won the singles title.[3]

Winners[edit]

Men's Singles[edit]

United States Bill Scanlon defeated United States Tim Wilkison 6–7, 6–3, 3–6, 7–6, 6–0

  • It was Scanlon's 1st title of the year and the 4th of his career.

Men's Doubles[edit]

United States Ferdi Taygan / United States Tim Wilkison defeated United States Tony Graham / United States Bill Scanlon 7–5, 6–1

  • It was Taygan's 1st title of the year and the 5th of his career. It was Wilkison's 1st title of the year and the 4th of his career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Auckland Men's Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 
  2. ^ "1981 Auckland Men's Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1982). Slazengers World of Tennis 1982 (14th ed.). London: Queen Anne Press. p. 118. ISBN 9780356085968. 

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