Indianapolis Tennis Championships

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Indianapolis Tennis Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Founded 1988
Abolished 2009
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
 United States
Venue Indianapolis Tennis Center
Category ATP Championship Series
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series
ATP World Tour 250 series
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 32S/32Q/16D

The Indianapolis Tennis Championships was an annual men's tennis tournament played in Indianapolis as part of the ATP Tour. It was held for one week in July up until 2009. The tournament was held for the first time in 1988 as the U.S. Men's Claycourt Championships. It was created after the Indianapolis Sports Center decided to resurface its 18 clay courts with Deco-Turf II, the same surface as the US Open. As a consequence, the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships was moved from Indianapolis to Charleston, South Carolina. From 1996–2006 it was known as the RCA Championships.

The tournament's change in surface and name came with a change of date to be closer to the start of the US Open. The event gained the attention of the world's best players and became a premier warm-up stop for the US Open.

The tournament ended in 2009 and a new tournament in Atlanta replaced it in 2010.

Past finals[edit]


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988 Germany Boris Becker United States John McEnroe 6–4, 6–2
1989 United States John McEnroe United States Jay Berger 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
1990 Germany Boris Becker Sweden Peter Lundgren 6–3, 6–4
1991 United States Pete Sampras Germany Boris Becker 7–6, 3–6, 6–3
1992 United States Pete Sampras United States Jim Courier 6–4, 6–4
1993 United States Jim Courier Germany Boris Becker 7–5, 6–3
1994 South Africa Wayne Ferreira France Olivier Delaître 6–2, 6–1
1995 Sweden Thomas Enqvist Germany Bernd Karbacher 6–4, 6–3
1996 United States Pete Sampras Croatia Goran Ivanišević 7–6, 7–5
1997 Sweden Jonas Björkman Spain Carlos Moyà 6–3, 7–6
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja United States Andre Agassi 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
1999 Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti United States Vincent Spadea 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
2000 Brazil Gustavo Kuerten Russia Marat Safin 3–6, 7–62, 7–62
2001 Australia Patrick Rafter Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 4–2 (retired)
2002 United Kingdom Greg Rusedski Spain Félix Mantilla 6–7, 6–4, 6–4
2003 United States Andy Roddick Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan 7–62, 6–4
2004 United States Andy Roddick Germany Nicolas Kiefer 6–2, 6–3
2005 United States Robby Ginepri United States Taylor Dent 4–6, 6–0, 3–0 (retired)
2006 United States James Blake United States Andy Roddick 4–6, 6–4, 7–65
2007 Russia Dmitry Tursunov Canada Frank Dancevic 6–4, 7–5
2008 France Gilles Simon Russia Dmitry Tursunov 6–4, 6–4
2009 United States Robby Ginepri United States Sam Querrey 6–2, 6–4


Year Champions Runners-up Score
1988 United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1989 South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7–5, 7–6
1990 United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–2, 6–2
1991 United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
United States Kent Kinnear
United States Sven Salumaa
6–4, 6–3
1992 United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
Canada Grant Connell
United States Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–2, 7–6
1993 United States Scott Davis
United States Todd Martin
United States Ken Flach
United States Rick Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1994 Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6–4, 6–2
1995 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
United States Scott Davis
United States Todd Martin
6–3, 7–5
1996 United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–0, 7–5
1997 Australia Michael Tebbutt
Sweden Mikael Tillström
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Sweden Nicklas Kulti
7–6, 7–5
1998 Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
1999 Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer
France Olivier Delaître
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
2000 Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Australia Sandon Stolle
Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
2001 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Brian MacPhie
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Canada Sébastien Lareau
7–6, 6–3
2002 The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
2003 Croatia Mario Ančić
Israel Andy Ram
United States Diego Ayala
United States Robby Ginepri
2–6, 7–63, 7–5
2004 Australia Jordan Kerr
United States Jim Thomas
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
65–7, 7–63, 6–3
2005 Australia Paul Hanley
United States Graydon Oliver
Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–2, 3–1 (retired)
2006 United States Bobby Reynolds
United States Andy Roddick
United States Paul Goldstein
United States Jim Thomas
6–4, 6–4
2007 Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
United States Travis Parrott
Russia Teimuraz Gabashvili
Croatia Ivo Karlović
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
2008 Australia Ashley Fisher
United States Tripp Phillips
United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
3–6, 6–3, [10–5]
2009 Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Australia Ashley Fisher
Australia Jordan Kerr
6–4, 3–6, [11–9]

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