Grand Prix Super Series

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The Grand Prix Super Series[1] of men's tennis tournaments, formed part of the Grand Prix and World Championship Tennis tours between 1970 and 1989, and were held annually throughout the year in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. After the Majors and Season ending Championships these tournaments were the most prestigious and highest level events of the Grand Prix Tour,[2][3] they had a six name changes from 1970 through to 1977, Group One, Group B, Group A, Group AA, 5 Star and 6 Star[4] before settling on a consistent naming format called Super Series" from 1978 until 1989.[5]

When the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) became the sole governing body of men's tennis in 1990 all of the surviving tournaments of the Grand Prix were absorbed into the new ATP Tour. The nine top events existing at that time first become known as the ATP Championship Series Single Week and are currently branded as ATP World Tour Masters 1000.

  • Note: Some players who competed in these tournaments may have represented another country other than those stated by official sources the Association of Tennis Professionals and the International Tennis Federation.
  • Note: two professional tours co-existed during this period; players competed on both.

History[edit]

The Grand Prix tennis circuit was conceived from idea put forward by former World No. 1 player Jack Kramer, turned promoter in 1968. He proposed "a series of tournaments with a money bonus pool that would be split up on the basis of a cumulative point system." and to "encourage players to compete regularly in the series and qualify for a special championship tournament at the end of the tour season".[6] This system formed the basis of the men's professional game. The WCT founded by Lamar Hunt and David Dixon (1968) was merged into the Grand Prix Tour in 1978. The WCT withdrew from 1982 to 1984, and at this time sued the Men's Tennis Council who organized the men's tennis tour.[7] A settlement resulted in WCT's reincorporation into the Grand Prix in 1985. After the Majors and Season Ending Championships these events were the highest in-terms of status and were the equivalent[2] to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.[8] Throughout the 20-year period from 1970 to 1989 a number of these tournaments ceased to be top-tier tennis events.

  • Note: Although there were fewer WCT tournaments to the rival Grand Prix Circuit the prize money was generally larger.

Tournaments[edit]

Tournament Country Location Venue Began Surface
US Pro Indoor* United States Philadelphia The Spectrum
1968
Carpet (indoors)
US Pro Tennis Championships United States Boston, Massachusetts Longwood Cricket Club
1927
Hard (outdoors)
Monte Carlo Open* Monaco Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Monte Carlo Country Club
1897
Clay (outdoors)
Italian Open Italy Rome Foro Italico
1930
Clay (outdoors)
Stockholm Open Sweden Stockholm Kungliga tennishallen
1945
Hard (indoors)
Canadian Open Canada Montreal / Toronto Stade Uniprix/Rexall Centre
1881
Hard (outdoors)
German Open Tennis Championships (West) Germany Hamburg Am Rothenbaum
1892
Clay (outdoors)
Cincinnati Open United States Mason, Ohio Lindner Family Tennis Center
1899
Clay/Hard (outdoors)
US Clay Court Championships United States Indianapolis Various
1910
Clay (outdoors)
Alan King Tennis Classic United States Las Vegas Caesars Palace
1972
Hard (outdoors)
Paris Open France Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
1968
Hard (indoors)
Tournament of Champions* United States Forest Hills, New York
1977
Hard (outdoors)
Lipton Players Championships United States Miami Tennis Center Crandon Park
1985
Hard (outdoors)
Wembley Championship United Kingdom London Wembley Arena
1934
Hard (indoors)
Tokyo Seiko Super Tennis Indoor Japan Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
1978
Carpet (indoors)
Pacific South West Championships United States Los Angeles UCLA
1927
Hard (outdoors)
Indian Wells Champions Cup United States Indian Wells Indian Wells Tennis Garden
1974
Hard (outdoors)
South African Open South Africa Johannesburg Ellis Park Doornfontein
1891
Hard (outdoors)
Legg Mason Tennis Classic United States Washington, D.C. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center
1969
Clay (outdoors)
Dunlop Sydney Open Australia Sydney White City Stadium
1926
Grass (outdoors)

(*): tournaments from the WCT circuit:

  • Philadelphia: 1970–1977
  • Boston: 1971–1972
  • Monte Carlo: 1974–1977
  • Forest Hills: 1982–1985

Points allocation[edit]

The points awarded for the Super Series tournaments and its predecessors were as follows:

Tour Points
1970 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977–79 1980–89
Winner
11
75
60
80
120
120
120
220
Final
7
52
40
60
90
90
80
180
Semi-finals
5
37
30
40
60
60
40
100
Quarter-finals
3
19
15
20
30
30
20
60
Round of 16
1
9
7
10
15
15
10
30
Round of 32
5
5
7
7
5
15
Round of 64
1
1
1

Results[edit]

  • def =(default)
  • nh = (not held)
  • r = (retired)
  • ts = (tournament stopped)
  • wo = (walkover)
  • doubles results missing are not listed in the ATP & ITF archives for there respective years.
  • not all tournament articles by year are listed, see the main tournament article for reference.
  • Notes: The Australian Open was not a triple crown event from 1970 to 1976 considered a higher grand slam tournament in terms of ranking points allocated by the GP tour.

1970 Grand Prix – Group 1[edit]

The 1970 Grand Prix circuit was the inaugural edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 20 tournaments which were held from April through December. The tournaments were graded in one of three categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group A, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group 1 and Group 2.[9]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Båstad Australia Dick Crealy France Georges Goven 6–3, 6–1, 6–1 Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Allan Stone
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–12 Ret.
Indianapolis United States Cliff Richey United States Stan Smith 6–2, 10–8, 3–6, 6–1 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Clark Graebner
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Boston Australia Tony Roche Australia Rod Laver 3–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2 Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Denmark Torben Ulrich
6–1, 7–6
Los Angeles Australia Rod Laver Australia John Newcombe 4–6, 6–4, 7–6 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Buenos Aires Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 6–0 Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ray Ruffels
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–7, 6–3
London Australia Rod Laver United States Cliff Richey 6–3, 6–4, 7–5 Australia Ken Rosewall
United States Stan Smith
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
6–4, 6–3, 6–2

1971 Grand Prix – Group B[edit]

The 1971 Grand Prix circuit was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 31 tournaments which were held from April through December. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group A, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments,Grand Prix Masters, Group B. Group C, Group D.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Hamburg Spain Andrés Gimeno Hungary Péter Szőke 6–3, 6–2, 6–2 Spain Andrés Gimeno
Australia John Alexander
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Allan Stone
6–4, 7–5, 7–9, 6–4
Bournemouth United Kingdom Gerald Battrick Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–0 Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Bill Bowrey
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
8–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3
Brussels South Africa Cliff Drysdale Romania Ilie Năstase 6–0, 6–1, 7–5 United States Marty Riessen
Netherlands Tom Okker
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
Divided
Båstad Romania Ilie Năstase Denmark Jan Leschly 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
Chile Jaime Pinto-Bravo
United States Butch Seewagen
7–6, 6–1
Gstaad Australia John Newcombe Netherlands Tom Okker 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3 Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Alexander
Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Washington Australia Ken Rosewall United States Marty Riessen 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1), 6–4 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Indianapolis Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović United States Cliff Richey 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 6–3 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik Van Dillen
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Los Angeles United States Pancho Gonzales United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–3, 6–3 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Frank Froehling
United States Clark Graebner
7–6, 6–4
Berkeley Australia Rod Laver Australia Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–4, 7–6 Australia Rod Laver
Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
London Romania Ilie Năstase Australia Rod Laver 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Owen Davidson
7–5, 9–7, 6–2
Buenos Aires Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 Romania Ilie Năstase
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–4, 6–4

1972 Grand Prix – Group A[edit]

The 1972 Grand Prix circuit was the third edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 33 tournaments which were held from February through November. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group AA, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group A. Group B, Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Johannesburg United States Cliff Richey Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–4 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
France Georges Goven
South Africa Ray Moore
6–2, 6–2, 6–4
Rome Spain Manuel Orantes Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–2 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
Australia Lew Hoad
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 5–3, (ret)
Indianapolis South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 6–2 South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
Toronto Romania Ilie Năstase Rhodesia Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–3 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Jan Kukal
7-6, 6-3
Los Angeles WCT United States Stan Smith United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4 United States Jimmy Connors
United States Pancho Gonzales
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Australia Brian Fairlie
6–3, 7–6
Barcelona Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Spain Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 Spain Manuel Orantes
Spain Juan Gisbert
South Africa Frew McMillan
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Stockholm United States Stan Smith Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Colin Dibley
6–3, 6–2

1973 Grand Prix – Group A[edit]

The 1973 Grand Prix circuit was the fourth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 72 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group AA, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments,Grand Prix Masters, Group A. Group B, Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rome Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Manuel Orantes 6–1, 6–1, 6–1 Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Washington United States Arthur Ashe Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 6–2 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
Australia Dick Crealy
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Louisville Spain Manuel Orantes Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 Spain Manuel Orantes
Romania Ion Țiriac
United States Clark Graebner
Australia John Newcombe
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
Toronto Netherlands Tom Okker Spain Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6-1 Australia Rod Laver
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
7–5, 7–6
Los Angeles United States Jimmy Connors Netherlands Tom Okker 7–5, 7–6(11–9) Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník
United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–2, 6–4
Barcelona Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–1, 8–6, 6–4 Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
Spain Antonio Muñoz
Spain Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Madrid Netherlands Tom Okker Chile Jaime Fillol 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5 Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–0
Tehran Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Newcombe 6–7, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3 Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–2
Stockholm United States Tom Gorman Sweden Björn Borg 6–3, 4–6, 7–6 United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 7–5
Johannesburg United States Jimmy Connors United States Arthur Ashe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3 United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Lew Hoad
South Africa Bob Maud
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

1974 Grand Prix – Group AA[edit]

The 1974 Grand Prix circuit was the fifth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 49 tournaments which were held from December 73 through December 74. The tournaments were graded in one of six categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments,Grand Prix Masters, Group AA. Group A, Group B and Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rome Sweden Björn Borg Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Spain Juan Gisbert
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Nottingham United States Stan Smith Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3 United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
9–7, 6–3
Washington United States Harold Solomon Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 United States Tom Gorman
United States Marty Riessen
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
7–5, 6–1
Louisville Argentina Guillermo Vilas Chile Jaime Fillol 6–4, 7–5 United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–3
Indianapolis United States Jimmy Connors Sweden Björn Borg 5–7, 6–3, 6–4 United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Toronto Argentina Guillermo Vilas Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6-2, 6-3 Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Boston Sweden Björn Borg Netherlands Tom Okker 7–6, 6–1, 6–1 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Los Angeles United States Jimmy Connors United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
San Francisco Australia Ross Case United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 5–7, 6–4 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Australia John Alexander
Australia Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Tehran Argentina Guillermo Vilas Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–0, 6–3, 6–1 Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
Stockholm United States Arthur Ashe Netherlands Tom Okker 6–2, 6–2 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Johannesburg United States Jimmy Connors United States Arthur Ashe 7–6, 6–3, 6–1 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3

1975 Grand Prix – Group AA[edit]

The 1975 Grand Prix circuit was the sixth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 42 tournaments which were held from December 74 through December 75. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group AA. Group A, and Group B.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Hamburg Spain Manuel Orantes Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1 Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Rome Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Manuel Orantes 7–6, 7–5, 7–5 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Nottingham Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Tony Roche 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 6–3
Washington Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Harold Solomon 6–1, 6–3 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Louisville Argentina Guillermo Vilas Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3 Not played
Indianapolis Spain Manuel Orantes United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2 Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
Poland Wojciech Fibak
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
7–5, 6–0
Toronto Spain Manuel Orantes Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 6–0, 6–1 South Africa Cliff Drysdale
South Africa Raymond Moore
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 5-7, 7-6
Boston Sweden Björn Borg Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States John Andrews
United States Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Los Angeles United States Arthur Ashe United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–5, 6–3 India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Marty Riessen
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
San Francisco United States Arthur Ashe Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–0, 7–6(7–4) United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Allan Stone
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Sydney United States Stan Smith United States Bob Lutz 7–6, 6–2 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
Tehran United States Eddie Dibbs Colombia Iván Molina 1–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4 Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4
Stockholm Italy Adriano Panatta United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Tokyo Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 6–3 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
Johannesburg United States Harold Solomon United States Brian Gottfried 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
West Germany Karl Meiler
United States Charlie Pasarell
7–5, 6–4

1976 Grand Prix – 5 Star[edit]

The 1976 Grand Prix circuit was the seventh edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 48 tournaments which were held from December 75 through December 76. The tournaments were graded in one of seven categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Five Star, Four Star, Three Star, Two Star and One Star.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Las Vegas United States Jimmy Connors Australia Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3 United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–4, 6–2
Washington United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 6–4 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
Indianapolis United States Jimmy Connors Poland Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 6–4 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Rome Italy Adriano Panatta Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 7–6, 6–2, 7–6 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Australia Geoff Masters
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
London United States Jimmy Connors United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6, 6–4 United States Roscoe Tanner
United States Stan Smith
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Boston Sweden Björn Borg United States Harold Solomon 6–7, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Stockholm United Kingdom Mark Cox Spain Manuel Orantes 4–6, 7–5, 7–6 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4

1977 Grand Prix – 6 Star[edit]

The 1977 Grand Prix circuit was the eighth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 76 tournaments which were held from December 76 through December 77. The tournaments were graded in one of eight categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Six Star. Five Star, Four Star, Three Star, Two Star and One Star.[5]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Las Vegas United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Washington Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Brian Gottfried 6–4, 7–5 Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 7–5
Indianapolis Spain Manuel Orantes United States Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–3 Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Rome United States Vitas Gerulaitis Italy Antonio Zugarelli 6–2, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6 United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
London Sweden Björn Borg United Kingdom John Lloyd 6–4, 6–4, 6–3 South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Boston Spain Manuel Orantes United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 7–5, 6–4 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
Stockholm United States Sandy Mayer South Africa Raymond Moore 6–2, 6–4 Netherlands Tom Okker
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3

1978 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1978 Grand Prix circuit was the ninth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 84 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in three main categories: 1) Grand Slam events 2) Super Series tournaments with prize money of at least $175,000 and 3) tournaments with prize money between $50,000 and $175,000. Both latter categories were subdivided in four prize money categories which determined the number of ranking points available. In addition the season-ending Masters tournament carried prize money of $400,000. There were 32 Super Series tournaments, including 8 WCT tournaments.[10][11]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Birmingham WCT Sweden Björn Borg United States Dick Stockton 7–6, 7–5 United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Philadelphia WCT United States Jimmy Connors United States Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 6–4, 6–3 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
Richmond WCT United States Vitas Gerulaitis Australia John Newcombe 7–5, 6–3 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–5
St. Louis WCT United States Sandy Mayer United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–4 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
Palm Springs United States Roscoe Tanner Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–1, 7–6 South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Roscoe Tanner
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Memphis United States Jimmy Connors United States Tim Gullikson 7–6, 6–3 Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Brian Gottfried
Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Milan WCT Sweden Björn Borg United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 6–3 Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Spain José Higueras
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Rotterdam WCT United States Jimmy Connors Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–5 Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Fred McNair
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–2, 6–3
Monte Carlo WCT Mexico Raúl Ramírez Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Peter Fleming
Chile Jaime Fillol
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–5
Houston WCT United States Brian Gottfried Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–2, 6–1 Netherlands Tom Okker
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Tom Leonard
United States Mike Machette
7–5, 7–5
Las Vegas United States Harold Solomon Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 3–0 ret. Chile Álvaro Fillol
Chile Jaime Fillol
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Hamburg Argentina Guillermo Vilas Poland Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 6–4, 6–2 Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
Spain Antonio Muñoz
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
6–2, 6–4
Rome Sweden Björn Borg Italy Adriano Panatta 1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Chile Belus Prajoux
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Washington United States Jimmy Connors United States Eddie Dibbs 7–5, 7–5 United States Arthur Ashe
South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3
Louisville United States Harold Solomon Australia John Alexander 6–2, 6–2 Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Victor Amaya
Australia John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
North Conway United States Eddie Dibbs Australia John Alexander 6–4, 6–4 United States Van Winitsky
United Kingdom Robin Drysdale
United States Mike Fishbach
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Indianapolis United States Jimmy Connors Spain José Higueras 7–5, 6–1 United States Hank Pfister
United States Gene Mayer
United States Jeff Borowiak
New Zealand Chris Lewis
6–3, 6–1
Toronto United States Eddie Dibbs Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–7, 6–4, 6–1 Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6
Boston Spain Manuel Orantes United States Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3 Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Los Angeles United States Arthur Ashe United States Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4 Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Alexander
United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
San Francisco United States John McEnroe United States Dick Stockton 2–6, 7–6, 6–2 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Barcelona Hungary Balázs Taróczy Romania Ilie Năstase 1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
France Jean-Louis Haillet
France Gilles Moretton
6–1, 6–4
Sydney United States Jimmy Connors Australia Geoff Masters 6–0, 6–0, 6–4 Australia Tony Roche
Australia John Newcombe
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–4, 6–3
Tokyo Sweden Björn Borg United States Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–4 Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
United States Pat Du Pré
United States Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Stockholm United States John McEnroe United States Tim Gullikson 6–2, 6–2 Netherlands Tom Okker
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Stan Smith
United States Bob Lutz
6–3, 6–2
London United States John McEnroe United States Tim Gullikson 6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Buenos Aires Argentina José Luis Clerc Paraguay Victor Pecci 6–4, 6–4 New Zealand Chris Lewis
United States Van Winitsky
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Chile Belus Prajoux
6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Johannesburg United States Tim Gullikson United States Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6

1979 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1979 Grand Prix circuit was the tenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 91 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States Jimmy Connors United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–4, 6–1 Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 6–3
Monte Carlo Sweden Björn Borg United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–1, 6–3 Romania Ilie Năstase
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
Las Vegas Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
Italy Adriano Panatta
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Hamburg SpainJosé Higueras United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–1 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–3, 6–1, 7–6
Rome United States Vitas Gerulaitis Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–2 United States Peter Fleming
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Argentina José Luis Clerc
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Toronto Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Tokyo Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Mike Cahill
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 7–6
Stockholm United States John McEnroe United States Gene Mayer 6–7, 6–3, 6–3 United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
Netherlands Tom Okker
Poland Wojciech Fibak
6–4, 6–4
London United States John McEnroe United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–4, 7–5 United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2

1980 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1980 Grand Prix circuit was the eleventh edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 83 tournaments which were held from January 80 through January 81. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States Jimmy Connors United States John McEnroe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Monte Carlo Sweden Björn Borg Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–0, 6–2 Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Las Vegas Sweden Björn Borg United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1 United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Hamburg United States Harold Solomon Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3 Chile Heinz Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
West Germany Reinhart Probst
West Germany Max Wünschig
6–3, 6–4
Rome Argentina Guillermo Vilas France Yannick Noah 6–0, 6–4, 6–4 Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Toronto Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Björn Borg 4–6, 5–4, r United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Tokyo United States Jimmy Connors United States Tim Gullikson 6–1, 6–2 United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Stockholm[12] Sweden Björn Borg United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
United States Stan Smith
United States Bob Lutz (tennis)
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
London United States John McEnroe United States Gene Mayer 6–4, 6–4, 6–3 United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
United States Bill Scanlon
United States Eliot Teltscher
7–5, 6–3

1981 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1981 Grand Prix circuit was the twelfth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 89 tournaments which were held from January 1981 through January 1982. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series. The Super Series consisted of tournaments with prize money of at least $175,000 (excluding Grand Slams).

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Monterrey WCT South Africa Johan Kriek United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 3–6, 7–6 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
South Africa Johan Kriek
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7–6, 6–3
Richmond WCT France Yannick Noah Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 3–1, ret. United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
La Quinta United States Jimmy Connors Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 7–6 United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 6–2
Philadelphia United States Roscoe Tanner Poland Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 7–6, 7–5 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–4
Rotterdam WCT United States Jimmy Connors United States Gene Mayer 6–1, 2–6, 6–2 United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Milan WCT United States John McEnroe Sweden Björn Borg 7–6(7–2), 6–4 Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Brian Gottfried
United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
Monte Carlo
no champion
United States Jimmy Connors
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
5–5 (unfinished – rain) Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Las Vegas Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–2 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Tracy Delatte
United States Trey Waltke
6–3, 7–6
Hamburg Australia Peter McNamara United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Rome Argentina José Luis Clerc Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–4, 6–0 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States Bruce Manson
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–2
North Conway Argentina José Luis Clerc Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–2 Australia Peter McNamara
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Indianapolis Argentina José Luis Clerc Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–4, 6–2 United States Steve Denton
South Africa Kevin Curren
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Van Winitsky
6–3, 5–7, 7–5
Montreal Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–2 Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Cincinnati United States John McEnroe New Zealand Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–4 United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
Sydney United States John McEnroe United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5, 6–2 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Tokyo United States Vincent Van Patten Australia Mark Edmondson 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Stockholm United States Gene Mayer United States Sandy Mayer 6–4, 6–2 United States Steve Denton
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 6–4, 6–0
London United States Jimmy Connors United States John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
Buenos Aires Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 6–2 Brazil João Soares
Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Chile Jaime Fillol
Chile Álvaro Fillol
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Johannesburg United States Vitas Gerulaitis United States Jeff Borowiak 6–4, 7–6, 6–1 South Africa John Yuill
United States Terry Moor
United States Fritz Buehning
Australia Russell Simpson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–7, 12–10

1982 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1982 Grand Prix circuit was the thirteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 70 tournaments which were held from January 82 through January 83. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States John McEnroe United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–3, 6–1 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 6–4
Monte Carlo Argentina Guillermo Vilas Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 7–6, 6–3 Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Forest Hills WCT Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 6–1 United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Hamburg Spain José Higueras Australia Peter McNamara 4–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–6 CzechoslovakiaPavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–4, 6–3
Rome Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Toronto United StatesVitas Gerulaitis Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–1, 6–3 United StatesSteve Denton
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
Cincinnati Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
United States Steve Denton
Australia Mark Edmondson
6–2, 6–3
Tokyo United States John McEnroe Australia Peter McNamara 7–6, 7–5 United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
London United States John McEnroe United States Brian Gottfried 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 6–4

1983 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1983 Grand Prix circuit was the fourteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 70 tournaments which were held from January 83 through January 84. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–3 United States Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Monte Carlo Sweden Mats Wilander United States Mel Purcell 6–1, 6–2, 6–3 Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Forest Hills WCT United States John McEnroe United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 7–5 United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–7, 7–5, 6–3
Hamburg France Yannick Noah Spain José Higueras 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–0 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Brian Gottfried
6–1, 6–0
Rome United States Jimmy Arias Spain José Higueras 6–2, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4 Paraguay Francisco González
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
United States Mike Leach
6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Montreal Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Anders Järryd 6–2, 6–2 United States Sandy Mayer
United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Cincinnati Sweden Mats Wilander United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–4 United States Victor Amaya
United States Tim Gullikson
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–4, 6–3
Tokyo Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States Scott Davis 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Steve Denton
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–1, 6–4
London United States John McEnroe United States Jimmy Connors 7–5, 6–2, 6–1 United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–4

1984 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1984 Grand Prix circuit was the fifteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 68 tournaments which were held from January 84 through January 85. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 7–6 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–3
Monte Carlo Sweden Henrik Sundström Sweden Mats Wilander 6–3, 7–5, 6–2 Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–1
Forest Hills WCT United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2 United States David Dowlen
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
United States Ernie Fernandez
United States David Pate
7–6, 7–5
Hamburg Spain Juan Aguilera Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–4, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–3
Rome Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Aaron Krickstein 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Australia John Alexander
United States Mike Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Toronto United States John McEnroe United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–0, 6–3 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–2
Cincinnati Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Anders Järryd 7–6, 6–3 Paraguay Francisco González
United States Matt Mitchell
United States Sandy Mayer
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Tokyo United States Jimmy Connors Czech Republic Ivan Lendl 6–4, 3–6, 6–0 United States Tony Giammalva
United States Sammy Giammalva
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 6–4
Stockholm United States John McEnroe Sweden Mats Wilander 6–2, 3–6, 6–2 France Henri Leconte
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
India Vijay Amritraj
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 7–5

1985 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1985 Grand Prix circuit was the sixteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 71 tournaments which were held from January 85 through January 86. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series. There were 32 Super Series tournaments.[13]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–3, 7–6, 6–1 Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Sandy Mayer
7–6, 7–6
Monte Carlo Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Israel Shahar Perkiss
6–2, 6–3
Hamburg Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř Sweden Henrik Sundström 6–4, 6–1, 6–4 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–3
Forest Hills WCT Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil Ivan Kley
7–5, 6–2
Rome France Yannick Noah Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 7–6 Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Mats Wilander
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Montreal United States John McEnroe Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–3 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6
Cincinnati West Germany Boris Becker Sweden Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–2 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Tokyo Czech Republic Ivan Lendl Sweden Mats Wilander 6–0, 6–4 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Stockholm United States John McEnroe Sweden Anders Järryd 6–1, 6–2 France Guy Forget
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–3, 6–4

1986 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1986 Grand Prix circuit was the seventeenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 70 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Tim Mayotte wo United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Miami Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Mats Wilander 3–6, 6–1, 7–6, 6–4 United States Brad Gilbert
United States Vince Van Patten
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
wo
Monte Carlo Sweden Joakim Nyström France Yannick Noah 6–3, 6–2 France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Rome Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Spain Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1 France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 6–2
Toronto West Germany Boris Becker Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 United States Chip Hooper
United States Mike Leach
West Germany Boris Becker
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
Cincinnati Sweden Mats Wilander United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–1 Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Kim Warwick
South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4.
Hamburg France Henri Leconte Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–2, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2 Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Sergio Casal
Germany Boris Becker
Germany Eric Jelen
6–1, 7–5
Tokyo Germany Boris Becker Sweden Stefan Edberg 7–6, 6–1 United States Gary Donnelly
United States Mike De Palmer
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
6–3, 7–5
Stockholm Sweden Stefan Edberg Sweden Mats Wilander 6–2, 6–1, 6–1 United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Pat Cash
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
4–6, 6–1, 7–5

1987 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1987 Grand Prix circuit was the eighteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 77 tournaments which were held from December 87 through December 88. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Indian Wells West Germany Boris Becker Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–4, 7–5 France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
5–7, 7–6, 7–5
Miami Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 6–2, 7–5 United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Monte Carlo Sweden Mats Wilander United States Jimmy Arias 4–6, 7–5, 6–1, 6–3 Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Iran Mansour Bahrami
Denmark Michael Mortensen
6–2, 6–4
Hamburg Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–1, 6–3, 6–3 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri
United States Jim Pugh
6–1, 6–2
Rome Sweden Mats Wilander Argentina Martín Jaite 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Montreal Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 7–6 Australia Pat Cash
Sweden Stefan Edberg
Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Cincinnati Sweden Stefan Edberg Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 6–1 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
Australia John Fitzgerald
United States Steve Denton
7–5, 6–3
Tokyo Sweden Stefan Edberg Czech Republic Ivan Lendl 6–7, 6–4, 6–4 Australia Broderick Dyke
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
United States Sammy Giammalva
United States Jim Grabb
6–3, 6–2
Stockholm Sweden Stefan Edberg Sweden Jonas Svensson 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4 Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Jim Grabb
United States Jim Pugh
6–2, 3–6, 6–1

1988 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1988 Grand Prix circuit was the nineteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 77 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of six categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Olympic Games, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rotterdam Sweden Stefan Edberg Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 7–6, 6–2 West Germany Patrik Kühnen
West Germany Tore Meinecke
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Italy Diego Nargiso
7–6, 7–6
Milan France Yannick Noah United States Jimmy Connors 4–4 ret. West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tim Wilkison
6–3, 6–3
Memphis United States Andre Agassi Sweden Mikael Pernfors 6–4, 6–4, 7–5 United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
Sweden Peter Lundgren
Sweden Mikael Pernfors
6–3, 7–5
Philadelphia United States Tim Mayotte United States John Fitzgerald 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Johan Kriek
United States Kevin Curren
South Africa Danie Visser
6–4, 6–3
Indian Wells West Germany Boris Becker Spain Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4 West Germany Boris Becker
France Guy Forget
Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–3
Miami Sweden Mats Wilander United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–1, 7–5
Monte Carlo Czech Republic Ivan Lendl Argentina Martín Jaite 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–3 Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
France Henri Leconte
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–7, 6–4, 7–6
Hamburg Sweden Kent Carlsson France Henri Leconte 6–2, 6–1, 6–4 Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Laurie Warder
United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–0, 5–7, 6–4
Rome Czech Republic Ivan Lendl Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 2–6, 6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4 Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
Sweden Anders Järryd
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Toronto Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Kevin Curren 7–6, 6–2 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United Kingdom Andrew Castle
United States Tim Wilkison
7–6 (7–3), 6–3
Cincinnati Sweden Mats Wilander Sweden Stefan Edberg 3–6, 7–6, 7–6 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Tokyo Germany Boris Becker Australia John Fitzgerald 7–6, 6–4 Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
Germany Boris Becker
Germany Eric Jelen
7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Stockholm West Germany Boris Becker Sweden Peter Lundgren 6–4, 6–1, 6–1 United States Kevin Curren
United States Jim Grabb
United States Paul Annacone
Australia John Fitzgerald
7–5, 7–5

1989 Grand Prix – Super Series[edit]

The 1989 Grand Prix circuit was the nineteenth and final edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 73 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Open Week Series and Regular Series. There were 30 Super Series tournaments.[14]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rotterdam Switzerland Jakob Hlasek Sweden Anders Järryd 6–1, 7–5 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Milan Šrejber
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
7–6, 6–0
Memphis United States Brad Gilbert United States Johan Kriek 6–2, 6–2 ret. United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Wilkison
6–4, 6–2
Milan West Germany Boris Becker Soviet Union Alexander Volkov 6–1, 6–2 Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States John McEnroe
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
Philadelphia West Germany Boris Becker United States Tim Mayotte 7–6, 6–1, 6–3 United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–3, 7–5
Scottsdale Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–2 6–3 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Indian Wells Czech Republic Miloslav Mečíř France Yannick Noah 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–3 Germany Boris Becker
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Miami Czech Republic Ivan Lendl Austria Thomas Muster w/o Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
Sweden Anders Järryd
United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–3, r
Tokyo Sweden Stefan Edberg Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–3, 2–6, 6–4 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Monte Carlo Argentina Alberto Mancini Germany Boris Becker 7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–6 Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
Australia Mark Woodforde
Italy Paolo Canè
Italy Diego Nargiso
1–6, 6–4, 6–2
New York Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Peru Jaime Yzaga 6–2, 6–1 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Hamburg Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 6–1, 6–3 Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Javier Sánchez
West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Rome Argentina Alberto Mancini United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1 United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
Brazil Danilo Marcelino
Brazil Mauro Menezes
6–4, 6–3
Boston Ecuador Andrés Gómez Sweden Mats Wilander 6–1, 6–4 Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Argentina Alberto Mancini
United States Todd Nelson
United States Phillip Williamson
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Washington United States Tim Mayotte United States Brad Gilbert 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 South Africa Neil Broad
South Africa Gary Muller
United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Indianapolis United States John McEnroe United States Jay Berger 6–4, 4–6, 6–4 South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7–5, 7–6
Montreal Czech Republic Ivan Lendl United States John McEnroe 6–1, 6–3 Australia Kelly Evernden
United States Todd Witsken
United States Charles Beckman
United States Shelby Cannon
6–3, 6–3
Cincinnati United States Brad Gilbert Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 2–6, 7–6 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
Barcelona Ecuador Andrés Gómez Austria Horst Skoff 6–4, 2–6, 7–6 Argentina Gustavo Luza
Argentina Christian Miniussi
Spain Sergio Casal
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Los Angeles United States Aaron Krickstein United States Michael Chang 2–6, 6–4, 6–2 United States Marty Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6
San Francisco United States Brad Gilbert Sweden Anders Järryd 7–5, 6–2 South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–3
Orlando United States Andre Agassi United States Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–1 United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Sydney Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl Sweden Lars-Anders Wahlgren 6–2, 6–2, 6–1 United States David Pate
United States Scott Warner
Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
Tokyo United States Aaron Krickstein West Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb 6–2, 6–2 United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Paris Germany Boris Becker Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–3, 6–3 Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Eric Winogradsky
7–6, 6–4
Stockholm Czech Republic Ivan Lendl Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 7–5, 6–0, 6–3 Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
London United States Michael Chang France Guy Forget 6–2, 6–1, 6–1 Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States John McEnroe
United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United States Kevin Curren
6–1, 7–6
Johannesburg South Africa Christo van Rensburg United States Paul Chamberlin 6–4, 7–6, 6–3 United States Luke Jensen
United States Richey Reneberg
United States Kelly Jones
United States Joey Rive
6–0, 6–4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Borg Faces Qualifying". 17 January 1982. The South East Missourian Newspaper. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bonk, Thomas. "A. Tennis Event to Lose Status on New Tour". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Seppy, Tom. "Dells Format Will End Chaos in Pro Tennis Ranks". June 19, 1977. The Yorktown Vindicator News Paper. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Net Circuit Changes". The Lakeland Ledger. AP. January 25, 1976. p. 8C. Retrieved 17 April 2017 – via Google News Archive. 
  5. ^ a b "Men's Circuit Consolidates". The Lakeland Ledger. AP. March 24, 1977. p. 4B. Retrieved 17 April 2017 – via Google News Archive. 
  6. ^ Jack Kramer with Frank Deford (1981). The Game : My 40 Years in Tennis. London: Deutsch. pp. 275–276. ISBN 0233973079. 
  7. ^ "History". www.itftennis.com. International Tennis Federation (ITF). 
  8. ^ Bodo Peter, Article, Paragraph 5, Line 3 and 4, Tennis.com 04/11/2011: accessed 02/06/2011
  9. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1971). World of Tennis '71 : a BP yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 133–136. ISBN 978-0-362-00091-7. 
  10. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 26–29. ISBN 978-0354090681. 
  11. ^ Barry Lorge (April 13, 1978). "Peace Still Eludes Men's Pro Tennis". Washington Post. 
  12. ^ "Gene Mayer beats his Brother". 10 November 1981. The Reading Eagle Newspaper. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Kenneth Reich (January 6, 1985). "Ivan Lendl says tennis would be better off if there were fewer tournaments : a case of less is more popular?". The Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ Thomas Bonk (January 14, 1989). "L. A. tennis event to lose status on new tour". The Los Angeles Times. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bud Collins, History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book, New Chapter Press, US, 2nd Edition, 2010. ISBN 0942257707.