Pepsi Grand Slam

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Pepsi Grand Slam
Defunct tennis tournament
TourGrand Prix circuit
Founded1976
Abolished1981
Editions6
LocationMyrtle Beach, SC, USA (1976)
Boca Raton, FL, USA (1977–81)
SurfaceClay / outdoor

The Pepsi Grand Slam was a men's tennis tournament played as part of the Grand Prix circuit from 1976–1981. The tournament was played in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 1976 and Boca Raton, Florida from 1977–1981. It was held on outdoor clay courts and featured a field of four players, winners of semi-finals played in the final, losers a consolation match.

The tournament's official name was the "Pepsi-Cola Grand Slam of Tennis," and was sponsored by Pepsi-Cola who also sponsored a "mobile tennis program" (youth instruction) and a worldwide junior tournament circuit. CBS Sports broadcast the matches as part of its tennis coverage.[1]

Results[edit]

Singles champions[edit]

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Myrtle Beach 1976 Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–3
Boca Raton 1977 Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1978 Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 7–6(7–1), 3–6, 6–1
1979 Sweden Björn Borg United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–3
1980 Sweden Björn Borg United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–1, 5–7, 6–1
1981 United States John McEnroe Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirkpatrick, Curry (19 February 1979). "ANOTHER GRAND SLAM IS BID AND MADE". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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