1978 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships

The 1978 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor green clay courts (Har-Tru) at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in the United States. The event was part of the 1978 Grand Prix circuit. It was the 51st edition of the tournament and was held from August 21 through August 28, 1978. Despite pressure to switch to a hard court surface from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and some leading players, in line with the surface change made that year by the US Open which directly followed the Boston event, the tournament organization elected to remain a clay court tournament in 1978. Several top players including Björn Borg, Guillermo Vilas and Jimmy Connors elected not to play the tournament. Fourth-seeded and defending champion Manuel Orantes won the singles title and the accompanying $32,000 first-prize money.[3] The final was delayed until Tuesday, August 29 due to rain.[4]

1978 US Pro Championships
DateAugust 21–29
CategoryGrand Prix
Draw64S / 32D
Prize money$200,000
SurfaceClay / outdoor
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States
VenueLongwood Cricket Club
Spain Manuel Orantes[1]
Hungary Balázs Taróczy / Paraguay Víctor Pecci[2]
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Finals edit

Singles edit

  Manuel Orantes defeated   Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Orantes' only singles title of the year and the 33rd of his career.

Doubles edit

  Balázs Taróczy /   Víctor Pecci defeated   Heinz Günthardt /   Van Winitsky 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

References edit

  1. ^ "1998 Boston – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1978 Boston – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1979). World of Tennis 1979 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Jane's. pp. 98–99. ISBN 978-0354090681.
  4. ^ "Rain-delay in pro net Solomon-Orantes clash". Lodi News-Sentinel. UPI. August 29, 1978.

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