Tel Aviv Open
|Category||ATP Tour (1990–96)
Grand Prix circuit (1979-81, 1983-89)
|Surface||Hard / Outdoors|
The Tel Aviv Open is an ATP World Tour affiliated tennis tournament. It was played from 1978 through 1981 and 1983 through 1996 and was to be resumed in 2014, marking the end of the tournament in St. Petersburg, however, the 2014 edition was cancelled due to security concerns arising from Operation Protective Edge.
The tournament is held at the Israel Tennis Center at Ramat HaSharon, near Tel Aviv, Israel and is played on outdoor hard courts. The tournament was played as an ATP Challenger Series event in 1978, 1998 and 1999. Israeli tennis player Amos Mansdorf appeared in the final five times, winning in 1987, making him the only Israeli to win the event. Jimmy Connors won his final career singles title at the event in 1989.
In 1990 and 1991 the tournament was known as the Riklis Classic before reverting to the Tel Aviv Open for the remainder of its existence.
The tournament still holds the ATP record for the youngest winner of an ATP event (Aaron Krickstein in 1983, at the age of 16 and 2 months).
|1978||Tom Okker||Peter Feigl||6-7, 6-4, 6-2|
|1979||Tom Okker||Per Hjertquist||6–4, 6–3|
|1980||Harold Solomon||Shlomo Glickstein||6–2, 6–3|
|1981||Mel Purcell||Per Hjertquist||6–1, 6–1|
|1983||Aaron Krickstein||Christoph Zipf||7–6, 6–3|
|1984||Aaron Krickstein||Shahar Perkiss||6–4, 6–1|
|1985||Brad Gilbert||Amos Mansdorf||6–3, 6–2|
|1986||Brad Gilbert||Aaron Krickstein||7–5, 6–2|
|1987||Amos Mansdorf||Brad Gilbert||3–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|1988||Brad Gilbert||Aaron Krickstein||4–6, 7–6, 6–2|
|1989||Jimmy Connors||Gilad Bloom||2–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|1990||Andrei Chesnokov||Amos Mansdorf||6–4, 6–3|
|1991||Leonardo Lavalle||Christo van Rensburg||6–2, 3–6, 6–3|
|1992||Jeff Tarango||Stephane Simian||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|1993||Stefano Pescosolido||Amos Mansdorf||7–6, 7–5|
|1994||Wayne Ferreira||Amos Mansdorf||7–6, 6–3|
|1995||Ján Krošlák||Javier Sánchez||6–3, 6–4|
|1996||Javier Sánchez||Marcos Ondruska||6–4, 7–5|
|1998||Gianluca Pozzi||Lior Mor||6–1, 6–7, 6–3|
|1999||Ctislav Doseděl||Noam Okun||7–6, 6–3|
|1998|| Radek Štěpánek
| Noam Okun
|1999|| Noam Behr
| Amir Hadad