ATP Birmingham

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ATP Birmingham
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour World Championship Tennis
Founded 1973
Abolished 1980
Editions 8
Location Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Surface Hard / outdoor (1973)
Carpet / indoor (1974–1980)

The ATP Birmingham was a men's tennis tournament played in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, from 1973 until 1980. The inaugural event was held on outdoor hard courts, and all the other editions were played on indoor carpet courts. The tournament was a part of the World Championship Tennis series in 1977 and 1978. Jimmy Connors won the singles title six times out of the eight times the tournament was held.

Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1973 United States Sandy Mayer United States Charles Owens 6–4, 7–6
1974 United States Jimmy Connors United States Sandy Mayer 7–5, 6–3
1975 United States Jimmy Connors United States Billy Martin 6–4, 6–3
1976 United States Jimmy Connors United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1977 United States Jimmy Connors United States Bill Scanlon 6–3, 6–3
1978 Sweden Björn Borg United States Dick Stockton 7–6, 7–5
1979 United States Jimmy Connors United States Eddie Dibbs 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
1980 United States Jimmy Connors United States Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–2

Doubles[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1973 South Africa Pat Cramer
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United States Clark Graebner
Romania Ion Ţiriac
6–4, 7–5
1974 Australia Ian Fletcher
United States Sandy Mayer
Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Colombia Iván Molina
4–6, 7–6, 6–1
1975 West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa John Yuill
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
1976 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Erik van Dillen
United States Hank Pfister
United States Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–2
1977 Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Billy Martin
United States Bill Scanlon
6–3, 6–4
1978 United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
1979 United States Stan Smith
United States Dick Stockton
Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
1980 Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3

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