Pepsi Grand Slam
|Pepsi Grand Slam|
|Defunct tennis tournament|
|Tour||Grand Prix circuit|
|Location||Myrtle Beach, SC, USA (1976) |
Boca Raton, FL, USA (1977–81)
|Surface||Clay / outdoor|
The Pepsi Grand Slam of Tennis 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.
|Myrtle Beach||1976||Ilie Năstase||Manuel Orantes||6–4, 6–3|
|Boca Raton||1977||Björn Borg||Jimmy Connors||6–4, 5–7, 6–3|
|1978||Björn Borg||Jimmy Connors||7–6(7–1), 3–6, 6–1|
|1979||Björn Borg||Jimmy Connors||6–2, 6–3|
|1980||Björn Borg||Vitas Gerulaitis||6–1, 5–7, 6–1|
|1981||John McEnroe||Guillermo Vilas||6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–0|
- Kirkpatrick, Curry (19 February 1979). "ANOTHER GRAND SLAM IS BID AND MADE". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
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