1981 Fischer-Grand Prix – Singles

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Singles
1981 Fischer-Grand Prix
Champion Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Runner-up United States Brian Gottfried
Final score 1–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–2
Events
Singles Doubles
← 1980 · Fischer-Grand Prix · 1982 →

Brian Gottfried was the defending champion but lost in the final 1–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–2 to Ivan Lendl.

Seeds[edit]

The draw allocated unseeded players at random; as a result seven seeds received a bye into the second round.

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Champion)
  2. United States Brian Gottfried (Final)
  3. United States Stan Smith (Semifinals)
  4. Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd (Semifinals)
  5. United States Sandy Mayer (Quarterfinals)
  6. West Germany Rolf Gehring (Quarterfinals)
  7. Brazil Carlos Kirmayr (Quarterfinals)
  8. Israel Shlomo Glickstein (Second Round)
  9. United States John Austin (Third Round)
  10. United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr. (Second Round)
  11. Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner (Third Round)
  12. Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil (Third Round)
  13. West Germany Ulrich Pinner (First Round)
  14. United States Trey Waltke (First Round)
  15. Spain Ángel Giménez (First Round)
  16. United States Nick Saviano (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
                       
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6  
4 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 2 2  
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 1 6 6 6  
2 United States Brian Gottfried 6 0 1 2  
3 United States Stan Smith 3 4  
2 United States Brian Gottfried 6 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6  
  United States E Fromm 6 6     United States E Fromm 2 1  
  Austria I Wimmer 2 2   1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6  
  Switzerland R Stadler 1 3  
  Switzerland R Stadler 6 7  
Q West Germany K Meiler 6 4 6 Q West Germany K Meiler 4 6  
14 United States T Waltke 4 6 2 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 7 6  
5 United States S Mayer 5 4  
10 United States S Giammalva, Jr. 2 6  
  United States M Doyle 6 6     United States M Doyle 6 7  
  Austria B Pils 4 1     United States M Doyle 7 5 4
5 United States S Mayer 6 7 6
  United States T Wilkison 2 6 0
  Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 4 1   5 United States S Mayer 6 2 6
5 United States S Mayer 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 7 6  
  South Africa B Mitton 7 6     South Africa B Mitton 6 3  
  West Germany K Eberhard 6 4   4 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 6 6  
  United Kingdom J Smith 1 4  
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia M Ostoja 2 6 3
  United Kingdom J Smith 6 2 6   United Kingdom J Smith 6 2 6
15 Spain Á Giménez 1 6 4 4 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 6 6  
13 West Germany U Pinner 4 5     France J Potier 1 1  
Q United Kingdom R Lewis 6 7   Q United Kingdom R Lewis 6 4  
Q West Germany C Zipf 7 6  
Q West Germany C Zipf 6 5 5
  France J Potier 2 7 7
  France J Potier w/o    
  United States S Denton 5 6   8 Israel S Glickstein      
8 Israel S Glickstein 7 7  

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 West Germany R Gehring 6 4 7
  Austria H Kary 6 6     Austria H Kary 3 6 6
  Czechoslovakia P Hutka 4 1   6 West Germany R Gehring 6 6  
11 Czechoslovakia S Birner 2 3  
  Austria H-P Kandler 1 3  
Q Czechoslovakia M Lacek 1 2   11 Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 6  
11 Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 6   6 West Germany R Gehring 3 3  
9 United States J Austin 6 6   3 United States S Smith 6 6  
Q United States S Meister 2 4   9 United States J Austin 6 2 7
  United States D Siegler 2 6 6
9 United States J Austin 2 4  
  Austria P Feigl 6 6   3 United States S Smith 6 6  
  United States C Mayotte 3 3     Austria P Feigl 3 1  
3 United States S Smith 6 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 Brazil C Kirmayr 6 7  
  United States J Lapidus 2 5   7 Brazil C Kirmayr 7 7  
  Netherlands L Sanders 6 6  
7 Brazil C Kirmayr 2 6 6
  Czechoslovakia J Granát 6 7   12 Czechoslovakia P Složil 6 4 3
  Brazil J Soares 2 5     Czechoslovakia J Granát 6 6 4
12 Czechoslovakia P Složil 4 7 6
7 Brazil C Kirmayr 2 6 4
2 United States B Gottfried 6 4 6
16 United States N Saviano 7 6  
  Zimbabwe A Pattison 7 6     Zimbabwe A Pattison 6 1  
  United States J Hayes 6 2   16 United States N Saviano 5 2  
2 United States B Gottfried 7 6  
  United States M Vines 2 2  
  United States B Martin 2 1   2 United States B Gottfried 6 6  
2 United States B Gottfried 6 6  

References[edit]