Eurocard Open

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Eurocard Open
Tournament information
Founded1988
Abolished2001
LocationStuttgart (1990–2001)
Essen (1995)
CategoryATP Championship Series
(1990–1995)
ATP Super 9 (1995–1999)
Tennis Masters Series (2000–2001)
SurfaceCarpet / indoor (1990–1997)
Hard / indoor (1998–2001)
Draw48S / 24Q / 16D
Prize moneyUS$2,950,000

The Eurocard Open was an annual tennis tournament for male professional players. The event was held annually in Stuttgart, Germany, and was played on indoor carpet from 1988 to 1997. Before 1990, during years 1988–1989 the tournament was organized as an invitational round-robin exhibition for 8 players. From 1990 to 1995, the Eurocard Open was an ATP Championship Series tournament, and was held every February on the ATP Tour.

Starting in October 1995, the Eurocard Open was upgraded to ATP Super 9 status. In 1995–1996, the ATP calendar underwent some interesting tournament swaps among indoor events. In October 1995, the Stockholm Super 9 event was downgraded to ATP World Series status and moved to November, getting replaced in its old Super 9 slot by the Eurocard Open in Essen. The Antwerp event was dropped from the calendar in 1995 to make room for Stockholm's new slot in November. In 1996, the Eurocard Open retained its Super 9 status but moved from Essen and back to Stuttgart, while Antwerp was again returned to the calendar to replace the Eurocard Open's old slot in February.

In 1998, the Eurocard Open changed surface from indoor carpet to indoor hardcourt. After the last Eurocard Open was held in 2001, the tournament was discontinued, and the eighth ATP Masters Series event of the calendar year was moved to Madrid in 2002.

Past results[edit]

Key[edit]

ATP Super 9
Tennis Masters Series
ATP Championship Series, Double-Week
ATP Championship Series
Exhibition

Singles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Stuttgart 1988 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř Ecuador Andrés Gómez 6–3, 6–2
1989 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
1990 Germany Boris Becker Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–2, 6–2
1991 Sweden Stefan Edberg Sweden Jonas Svensson 6–2, 3–6, 7–5, 6–2
1992 Croatia Goran Ivanišević Sweden Stefan Edberg 6-7(5-7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1993 Germany Michael Stich Netherlands Richard Krajicek 4–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 3–6, 7–5
1994 Sweden Stefan Edberg Croatia Goran Ivanišević 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
1995(Feb) Netherlands Richard Krajicek Germany Michael Stich 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(6–8), 1–6, 6–3
Essen 1995(Oct) Austria Thomas Muster United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Stuttgart 1996 Germany Boris Becker United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1997 Czech Republic Petr Korda Netherlands Richard Krajicek 7–6(8–6), 6–2, 6–4
1998 Netherlands Richard Krajicek Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1999 Sweden Thomas Enqvist Netherlands Richard Krajicek 6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–5
2000 South Africa Wayne Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–2), 6–2
2001 Germany Tommy Haas Belarus Max Mirnyi 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
2002 succeeded by Madrid Open

Doubles[edit]

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Stuttgart 2001 Belarus Max Mirnyi
Australia Sandon Stolle
South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Jeff Tarango
7–6(7–0), 7–6(7–4)
2000 Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1999 Zimbabwe Byron Black
Sweden Jonas Björkman
South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–2), 6–0
1998 Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
1997 Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
6–3, 6–3
1996 Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Essen 1995 (Oct) Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
6–2, 6–2
Stuttgart 1995 (Feb) Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–4
1994 South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
1993 Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
United States Steve DeVries
Australia David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
1992 Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
1991 Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United Kingdom Nick Brown
6–3, 7–5
1990 France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Denmark Michael Mortensen
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–3, 6–2

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