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The 1981 Volvo Grand Prix was the only men's professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of the four Grand Slam tournaments and the Grand Prix tournaments. The World Championship Tennis (WCT) Tour was incorporated into the Grand Prix circuit. The WCT tour consisted of eight regular tournaments, a season's final, three tournaments categorized as special events and a doubles championship. In total 89 tournaments were held divided over 29 countries. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC).

1981 Grand Prix circuit
Ivan Lendl (1984) cropped.jpg
Ivan Lendl at 1984.
Details
DurationJanuary 5, 1981 – January 17, 1982
Edition12th
Tournaments89
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
Grand Prix (74)
World Championship Tennis (9)
Team Events (2)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States John McEnroe (9)
Most tournament finalsUnited States John McEnroe (15)
Prize money leaderUnited States John McEnroe ($991,000)
Points leaderCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (1571)
Awards
Player of the yearUnited States John McEnroe
Most improved
player of the year
Australia Peter McNamara
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Tim Mayotte
Comeback
player of the year
United States Jeff Borowiak
1980
1982

Contents

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1981 Volvo Grand Prix schedule (precursor to the ATP Tour).

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
19 Jan Monterrey WCT
Monterrey, Mexico
Super Series
Carpet – $200,000 – S32/D16
  Johan Kriek
7–6, 3–6, 7–6
  Vitas Gerulaitis   Vijay Amritraj
  Wojciech Fibak
  Bruce Manson
  Pascal Portes
  Raúl Ramírez
  John Sadri
  Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
7–6, 6–3
  Kevin Curren
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
  Tim Gullikson   Sandy Mayer
  Francisco González
  Sashi Menon
  Freddie de Jesus
  Tim Mayotte
  George Hardie
  Chris Mayotte
  Tim Mayotte
6–4, 7–6
  Tim Gullikson
  Eliot Teltscher
26 Jan U.S. Pro Indoor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Super Series
Carpet – $250,000 – S64/D32
  Roscoe Tanner
6–2, 7–6, 7–5
  Wojciech Fibak   Yannick Noah
  Thierry Tulasne
  Jimmy Connors
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  John Sadri
  Pascal Portes
  Sherwood Stewart
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Viña del Mar, Chile
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Víctor Pecci
6–4, 6–0
  José Higueras   Eddie Dibbs
  Kjell Johansson
  Pedro Rebolledo
  Alejandro Cortes
  Jaime Fillol
  Andrés Gómez
  Paul Kronk
  David Carter
6–1, 6–2
  Andrés Gómez
  Belus Prajoux

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Feb Mar del Plata, Argentina
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–3, 2-1, ret.
  Víctor Pecci   José Higueras
  José López-Maeso
  Carlos Castellan
  Kjell Johansson
  Dominique Bedel
  Eddie Dibbs
  Paul Kronk
  David Carter
6–7, 6–4, 6–0
  Andrés Gómez
  Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Richmond WCT
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Super Series
Carpet – $175,000 – S32/D16
  Yannick Noah
6–1, 3-1, ret.
  Ivan Lendl   Roscoe Tanner
  Terry Moor
  Gene Mayer
  Butch Walts
  Raúl Ramírez
  Vijay Amritraj
  Bernard Mitton
  Tim Gullikson
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
9 Feb Pepsi Grand Slam
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Clay – $300,000 – S4
  John McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 6–0
  Guillermo Vilas   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Brian Teacher
16 Feb Grand Marnier Tennis Games
La Quinta, California, U.S.
Super Series
Hard – $175,000 – S64/D32
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 7–6
  Ivan Lendl   Eliot Teltscher
  Harold Solomon
  Pat Du Pré
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Brian Gottfried
  Roscoe Tanner
  Brian Teacher
  Bruce Manson
7–6, 6–2
  Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
23 Feb U.S. National Indoor Championships
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Super Series
Carpet – $200,000 – S64/D32
  Gene Mayer
6–2, 6–4
  Roscoe Tanner   Tom Gullikson
  Yannick Noah
  Terry Moor
  Harold Solomon
  Fritz Buehning
  Peter Fleming
  Sandy Mayer
  Gene Mayer
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
  Mike Cahill
  Tom Gullikson
Mexico City, Mexico
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
  David Carter   Steve Krulevitz
  Adolfo González
  Tom Cain
  John Hayes
  Klaus Eberhard
  Ross Case
  Chris Dunk
  Marty Davis
6–3, 6–4
  John Alexander
  Ross Case

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Mar United Bank Classic
Denver, U.S.
Carpet – $125,000 – S32/D16
  Gene Mayer
6–4, 6–4
  John Sadri   Mel Purcell
  Fritz Buehning
  Bruce Manson
  Terry Moor
  Tony Giammalva
  Ilie Năstase
  Butch Walts
  Andrew Pattison
6–3, 6–4
  Mel Purcell
  Dick Stockton
Salisbury WCT
Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.
Carpet – $200,000 – S32/D16
  Bill Scanlon   Vijay Amritraj
Davis Cup First Round
Munich, West Germany – Carpet (i)
Timişoara, Romania – Hard (i)
Brighton, England – Carpet (i)
Seoul, South Korea – Clay
Yokohama, Japan – Carpet (i)
Lyon, France – Carpet (i)
Zürich, Switzerland – Hard (i)
Carlsbad, CA, United States – Hard
First Round Winners
  Argentina 3–2
  Romania 3–2
  Great Britain 3–2
  New Zealand 5–0
  Sweden 5–0
  Australia 3–2
  Czechoslovakia 3–2
  United States 3–2
First Round Losers
  West Germany
  Brazil
  Italy
  South Korea
  Japan
  France
   Switzerland
  Mexico
9 Mar Belgian Indoor Championships WCT
Brussels, Belgium
Super Series
Carpet – $175,000 – S32/D16
  Jimmy Connors
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
  Brian Gottfried   Rolf Gehring
  Sandy Mayer
  Vijay Amritraj
  Peter Rennert
  Kim Warwick
  Fritz Buehning
  Frew McMillan
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
Cairo, Egypt
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–3
  Peter Elter   Ricardo Cano
  Balázs Taróczy
  Christophe Freyss
  Ismail El Shafei
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Ángel Giménez
  Balázs Taróczy
  Ismail El Shafei
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Gianni Ocleppo
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Mel Purcell
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Jeff Borowiak   Butch Walts
  Tom Gullikson
  Robert Van't Hof
  Sammy Giammalva
  Jaime Fillol
  Chris Mayotte
  Butch Walts
  Bernard Mitton
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  David Carter
  Paul Kronk
16 Mar Lorraine Open
Nancy, France
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Pavel Složil
6–2, 7–5
  Ilie Năstase   Mario Martínez
  José López-Maeso
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Patrice Dominguez
  Thierry Tulasne
  Mark Edmondson
  Adriano Panatta
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
  John Feaver
  Jiří Hřebec
ABN World Tennis Tournament WCT
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Super Series
Hard – $175,000 – S32/D16
  Jimmy Connors
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
  Gene Mayer   Brian Gottfried
  Wojciech Fibak
  Sandy Mayer
  Yannick Noah
  Raúl Ramírez
  Buster Mottram
  Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
  Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
23 Mar Cuore Cup WCT
Milan, Italy
Super Series
Carpet – $175,000 – S32/D16
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–4
  Björn Borg   Gianni Ocleppo
  Sandy Mayer
  Stan Smith
  Gene Mayer
  Butch Walts
  Vijay Amritraj
  Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
  John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
Napa, California, U.S.
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Sammy Giammalva
6–3, 5–7, 6–1
  Scott Davis   Hank Pfister
  Bruce Manson
  Roscoe Tanner
  John Hayes
  Bernard Mitton
  Tim Mayotte
  Chris Mayotte
  Richard Meyer
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
  Tracy Delatte
  John Hayes
Stuttgart Indoor
Stuttgart, Germany
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–3, 6–0, 6–7, 6–3
  Chris Lewis   Wojciech Fibak
  Shlomo Glickstein
  John Fitzgerald
  Paul Torre
  Pat Du Pré
  Nick Saviano
  Buster Mottram
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Eddie Edwards
  Craig Edwards
30 Mar Frankfurt, Germany
Super Series
Carpet – $175,000 – S32/D16
  John McEnroe
6–2, 6–3
  Tomáš Šmíd   Stan Smith
  Heinz Günthardt
  Brian Teacher
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ilie Năstase
  Robert Lutz
  Butch Walts
  Brian Teacher
7–5, 6–7, 7–5
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  John McEnroe
Linz, Austria
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Gianni Ocleppo
7–5, 6–1
  Mark Edmondson   Nick Saviano
  Russell Simpson
  Louk Sanders
  Chris Lewis
  Bernard Boileau
  Robert Reininger
  Hans Simonsson
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 7–6
  Brad Drewett
  Pavel Složil

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Apr Houston, Texas, U.S.
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S32/D16
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–4
  Sammy Giammalva   Víctor Pecci
  Bruce Manson
  José Higueras
  Harold Solomon
  Eddie Dibbs
  Mel Purcell
  Sherwood Stewart
  Mark Edmondson
6–4, 6–3
  Anand Amritraj
  Fred McNair
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Kevin Curren
6–4, 6–4
  Bernard Mitton   Peter Feigl
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Tian Viljoen
  Deon Joubert
  Tony Graham
  Raymond Moore
  Raymond Moore
  Bernard Mitton
7–5, 3–6, 6–1
  Shlomo Glickstein
  David Schneider
Donnay Open
Nice, France
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Yannick Noah
6–4, 6–2
  Mario Martínez   Manuel Orantes
  Balázs Taróczy
  Paul Torre
  Željko Franulović
  Ricardo Cano
  Ángel Giménez
  Pascal Portes
  Yannick Noah
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Chris Lewis
  Pavel Složil
13 Apr Jack Kramer Open
Los Angeles, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  John McEnroe
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
  Sandy Mayer   Bill Scanlon
  Nick Saviano
  Stan Smith
  Walter Redondo
  Brian Teacher
  John Lloyd
  Butch Walts
  Tom Gullikson
6–4, 6–4
  John McEnroe
  Ferdi Taygan
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Super Series
Clay – $250,000 – S32/D16
No Winner   Jimmy Connors
  Guillermo Vilas
5–5 Abandoned
  Adriano Panatta
  Balázs Taróczy
  José Higueras
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Ricardo Cano
  Yannick Noah
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 6–3
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
20 Apr Bournemouth, England
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–4
  Balázs Taróczy   Manuel Orantes
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Buster Mottram
  Guillermo Aubone
  Thierry Tulasne
  Dominique Bedel
  Víctor Pecci
  Ricardo Cano
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Buster Mottram
  Tomáš Šmíd
Alan King Tennis Classic
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Super Series
Hard – $300,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–4, 6–2
  Harold Solomon   Brian Teacher
  Roscoe Tanner
  Stan Smith
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Brian Gottfried
  John Austin
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
6–3, 7–6
  Tracy Delatte
  Trey Waltke
28 Apr Dallas WCT Finals
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Carpet – $250,000 – S8
  John McEnroe
6–1, 6–2, 6–4
  Johan Kriek   Brian Gottfried
  Roscoe Tanner
  Sandy Mayer
  Sammy Giammalva
  Wojciech Fibak
  Vijay Amritraj

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 May WCT Tournament of Champions
Forest Hills, New York, U.S.
Clay – $592,000 – S64/D32
  Eddie Dibbs
6–3, 6–2
  Carlos Kirmayr   Wojciech Fibak
  Víctor Pecci
  Balázs Taróczy
  Eliot Teltscher
  Mel Purcell
  José Luis Clerc
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
6–4, 6–4
  John Fitzgerald
  Andy Kohlberg
Nations Cup Germany
Clay – 430,000 – S16/D8
  Czechoslovakia
2–1
  Australia
11 May Florence, Italy
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  José Luis Clerc
6–1, 6–2
  Raúl Ramírez   Pavel Složil
  Gilles Moretton
  Fernando Dalla-Fontana
  Diego Pérez
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Patrick Proisy
  Pavel Složil
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
Hamburg, Germany
Super Series
Clay – $200,000 – S64/D32
  Peter McNamara
7–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4
  Balázs Taróczy   Tomáš Šmíd
  Tony Giammalva
  Klaus Eberhard
  Rolf Gehring
  Eliot Teltscher
  José Higueras
  Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
18 May Bavarian Tennis Championships
Munich, Germany
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Chris Lewis
4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Christophe Roger-Vasselin   Ulrich Pinner
  Rolf Gehring
  Fernando Luna
  Pavel Složil
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Butch Walts
  Paul Kronk
  David Carter
6–3, 6–4
  Eric Fromm
  Shlomo Glickstein
Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Super Series
Clay – $200,000 – S64/D32
  José Luis Clerc
6–3, 6–4, 6–0
  Víctor Pecci   Guillermo Vilas
  Ivan Lendl
  Balázs Taróczy
  Peter McNamara
  Adriano Panatta
  Eddie Dibbs
  Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
7–5, 6–2
  Bruce Manson
  Tomáš Šmíd
25 May
1 June
French Open
Grand Slam
Paris, France
Clay
  Björn Borg
6–1, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
  Ivan Lendl   Víctor Pecci
  José Luis Clerc
  Balázs Taróczy
  Yannick Noah
  John McEnroe
  Jimmy Connors
  Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
  Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
  Andrea Jaeger
  Jimmy Arias
7–6, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Frederick McNair

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 Jun Brussels, Belgium
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Marko Ostoja
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Ricardo Ycaza   Steve Krulevitz
  Diego Pérez
  Adriano Panatta
  Per Hjertquist
  Mario Martínez
  Andrés Gómez
  Andrés Gómez
  Ricardo Cano
6–2, 6–2
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
Queen's Club London, England
Grass – $125,000 – S64/D32
  John McEnroe
7–6, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried   Brian Teacher
  John Sadri
  Hank Pfister
  Peter Rennert
  Eddie Edwards
  Kevin Curren
  Brian Teacher
  Pat Du Pré
3–6, 7–6, 11–9
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
15 Jun Bristol Open Bristol, England
Grass – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Mark Edmondson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Roscoe Tanner   Paul McNamee
  Johan Kriek
  Phil Dent
  Tim Mayotte
  Russell Simpson
  Tim Gullikson
  Russell Simpson
  Billy Martin
3–6, 6–3, 12–10
  John Austin
  Johan Kriek
Venice, Italy
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Mario Martínez
6–4, 6–4
  Paolo Bertolucci   Pedro Rebolledo
  Marcos Hocevar
  Adriano Panatta
  Diego Pérez
  Ulrich Pinner
  José Higueras
22 Jun
29 Jun
Wimbledon
Grand Slam
London, England
Grass
  John McEnroe
4–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
  Björn Borg   Jimmy Connors
  Rod Frawley
  Peter McNamara
  Vijay Amritraj
  Tim Mayotte
  Johan Kriek
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 7–6(2), 6–3
  Tracy Austin
  John Austin

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jul Suisse Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
Clay – $125,000 – S32/D16
  Wojciech Fibak
6–1, 7–6
  Yannick Noah   Carlos Kirmayr
  Heinz Günthardt
  José Luis Damiani
  Marcos Hocevar
  Fernando Dalla-Fontana
  Víctor Pecci
  Markus Günthardt
  Heinz Günthardt
6–4, 6–1
  David Carter
  Paul Kronk
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
Grass – $100,000 – S32/D16
  Johan Kriek
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Hank Pfister   Craig Wittus
  Erik van Dillen
  Anand Amritraj
  Brad Drewett
  Tim Wilkison
  Jim Delaney
  Erik van Dillen
  Brad Drewett
6–2 6–4
  Kevin Curren
  Billy Martin
Davis Cup Quarterfinals
Timişoara, Romania – Hard
Christchurch, New Zealand – Grass
Båstad, Sweden – Clay
New York City, NY, U.S. – Hard
Quarterfinal Winners
  Argentina 3–2
  Great Britain 4–1
  Australia 3–1
  United States 4–1
Quarterfinal Losers
  Romania
  New Zealand
  Sweden
  Czechoslovakia
13 Jul Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S32/D16
  José Luis Clerc
0–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Hans Gildemeister   Eliot Teltscher
  Bernard Fritz
  Manuel Orantes
  Ricardo Cano
  José Luis Damiani
  Ángel Giménez
  Pavel Složil
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 7–6
  Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
Kitzbühel, Austria
Clay – $75,000 – S64/D32
  John Fitzgerald
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Guillermo Vilas   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Klaus Eberhard
  Per Hjertquist
  Fernando Luna
  Wojciech Fibak
  Víctor Pecci
  Paul Kronk
  David Carter
7–6, 6–1
  Marko Ostoja
  Louk Sanders
Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Björn Borg
1–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Ivan Lendl   Andreas Maurer
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
  Haroon Ismail
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Edmondson
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
2–6, 6–4 7–6
  Mark Edmondson
  Mike Estep
20 Jul Swedish Open Championships
Båstad, Sweden
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Thierry Tulasne
6–2, 6–3
  Anders Järryd   Joakim Nyström
  Fernando Luna
  Peter McNamara
  Mark Edmondson
  John Fitzgerald
  Paul McNamee
  John Fitzgerald
  Mark Edmondson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
  Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
Dutch Open
Hilversum, Netherlands
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
  Heinz Günthardt   Wojciech Fibak
  Roland Stadler
  Erick Iskersky
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Balázs Taróczy
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
6–0, 6–2
  Raymond Moore
  Andrew Pattison
Washington Star International
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S64/D32
  José Luis Clerc
7–5, 6–2
  Guillermo Vilas   Andrés Gómez
  Stanislav Birner
  Ivan Lendl
  Mario Martínez
  Raúl Ramírez
  Mel Purcell
  Van Winitsky
  Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(8–6)
  Pavel Složil
  Ferdi Taygan
27 Jul Volvo International
North Conway, NH, U.S.
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S64/D32
  José Luis Clerc
6–3, 6–2
  Guillermo Vilas   Eliot Teltscher
  Ivan Lendl
  José Higueras
  Pavel Složil
  Eddie Dibbs
  Pedro Rebolledo
  Peter McNamara
  Heinz Günthardt
7–5, 6–4
  Pavel Složil
  Ferdi Taygan
South Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Clay – $75,000 – S64/D32
  Shlomo Glickstein
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Dick Stockton   Manuel Orantes
  Nick Saviano
  Gene Mayer
  Brad Drewett
  Jimmy Arias
  Grégoire Rafaitin
  Andrew Pattison
  Fritz Buehning
6–1, 6–4
  Shlomo Glickstein
  David Schneider

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Aug Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Brian Teacher
6–3, 6–2
  John Austin   Nick Saviano
  Hank Pfister
  Stan Smith
  Peter Fleming
  Tim Gullikson
  Phil Dent
  Brian Teacher
  Bruce Manson
6–1, 6–1
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Super Series
Clay – $200,000 – S64/D32
  José Luis Clerc
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
  Ivan Lendl   Guillermo Vilas
  John Alexander
  José Luis Damiani
  Ricardo Cano
  Gilles Moretton
  Mel Purcell
  Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
6–3, 5–7, 7–5
  Raúl Ramírez
  Van Winitsky
10 Aug Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Gene Mayer
6–1, 6–4
  Dave Siegler   Rodney Harmon
  Hank Pfister
  Ben Testerman
  Ernie Fernandez
  Chris Dunk
  Colin Dibley
  Van Winitsky
  Erik van Dillen
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
  Syd Ball
  Ross Case
Player's International
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Super Series
Hard – $200,000 – S64/D32
  Ivan Lendl
6–3, 6–2
  Eliot Teltscher   Vijay Amritraj
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Steve Denton
  Heinz Günthardt
  Brian Teacher
  Ramesh Krishnan
  Ferdi Taygan
  Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
Stowe, Vermont, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 6–3
  Tony Graham   Jimmy Arias
  Marko Ostoja
  Johan Kriek
  Fritz Buehning
  Larry Stefanki
  Gilles Moretton
  Larry Stefanki
  Johan Kriek
2–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Brian Gottfried
  Robert Lutz
17 Aug Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Mel Purcell
6–4, 6–2
  Gilles Moretton   Eliot Teltscher
  Fritz Buehning
  Terry Moor
  Tim Mayotte
  Phil Dent
  Tony Giammalva
  Peter Fleming
  Fritz Buehning
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Tony Giammalva
  Sammy Giammalva
ATP Championships
Mason, Ohio, U.S.
Super Series
Hard – $200,000 – S64/D32
  John McEnroe
6–3, 6–4
  Chris Lewis   Raúl Ramírez
  Stan Smith
  Robert Lutz
  Thierry Tulasne
  Bill Scanlon
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Ferdi Taygan
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–3
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
31 Au
7 Sep
US Open
Grand Slam
Flushing Meadow, New York, U.S.
Hard
  John McEnroe
4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
  Björn Borg   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Jimmy Connors
  Ramesh Krishnan
  Bruce Manson
  Eliot Teltscher
  Roscoe Tanner
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
Walkover
  Heinz Günthardt
  Peter McNamara
  Anne Smith
  Kevin Curren
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
  JoAnne Russell
  Steve Denton

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 Sep Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–0, 6–0
  Pedro Rebolledo   José Higueras
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Alejandro Pierola
  Mario Martínez
  Jaime Fillol
  Wojciech Fibak
  Diego Pérez
  José Luis Damiani
  Jaime Fillol
  Belus Prajoux
Sawgrass Doubles, Florida, U.S.
Clay – $175,000 – D32
  Peter McNamara
  Heinz Günthardt
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Alexander /   Dent
  Cahill /   Gullikson
  Buehning /   Taygan
  Amritraj /   McNair
  Stewart /   Riessen
  Gómez /   Gildemeister
21 Sep Bordeaux, France
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Andrés Gómez
7–6, 7–6, 6–1
  Thierry Tulasne   Pascal Portes
  Fernando Luna
  Yannick Noah
  Jim Gurfein
  Gabriel Urpí
  Erick Iskersky
  Belus Prajoux
  Andrés Gómez
7–5, 6–3
  Jim Gurfein
  Anders Järryd
Geneva, Switzerland
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Björn Borg
6–4, 6–3
  Tomáš Šmíd   Manuel Orantes
  Joakim Nyström
  Heinz Günthardt
  José Luis Damiani
  Ricardo Ycaza
  Ricardo Cano
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Super Series
Carpet – $175,000 – S64/D32
  Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 7–6
  Brian Teacher   Bill Scanlon
  Vijay Amritraj
  John McEnroe
  Tim Mayotte
  Pat Du Pré
  Jimmy Connors
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
7–6, 6–4
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
28 Sep Madrid, Spain
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
  Pablo Arraya   Andrés Gómez
  José López-Maeso
  Joakim Nyström
  Jaime Fillol
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Pedro Rebolledo
  Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Heinz Günthardt
  Tomáš Šmíd
Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Hank Pfister
6–4, 6–4
  Tim Mayotte   Bill Scanlon
  John Alexander
  Brad Gilbert
  Nick Saviano
  Tom Gullikson
  Tom Leonard
  Matt Mitchell
  Tony Graham
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
  John Alexander
  James Delaney
Davis Cup Semifinals
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Clay
Portland, OR, United States – Carpet (i)
Semifinal Winners
  Argentina 5–0
  United States 5–0
Semifinal Losers
  Great Britain
  Australia

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Oct Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S64/D32
  Ivan Lendl
6–0, 6–3, 6–0
  Guillermo Vilas   Yannick Noah
  Eddie Dibbs
  Adriano Panatta
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Pedro Rebolledo
  Balázs Taróczy
  Hans Simonsson
  Anders Järryd
6–1, 6–4
  Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
Brisbane, Australia
Grass – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Mark Edmondson
7–6, 3–6, 6–4
  Chris Lewis   Phil Dent
  Rod Frawley
  Syd Ball
  John Alexander
  Charlie Fancutt
  Brad Guan
  Chris Lewis
  Rod Frawley
7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
  Mark Edmondson
  Mike Estep
Tel Aviv Open Tel Aviv, Israel
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Mel Purcell
6–1, 6–1
  Per Hjertquist   Steve Krulevitz
  Klaus Eberhard
  Eric Wilborts
  Vince Van Patten
  Dick Stockton
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Van Winitsky
  Steve Meister
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  John Feaver
  Steve Krulevitz
12 Oct Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–2, 6–3, 6–0
  José Luis Clerc   Heinz Günthardt
  Trey Waltke
  Eddie Dibbs
  Andrés Gómez
  Sammy Giammalva
  Steve Krulevitz
  Ilie Năstase
  José Luis Clerc
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
  Markus Günthardt
  Pavel Složil
Sydney Indoor
Sydney, Australia
Super Series
Hard – $175,000 – S32/D16
  John McEnroe
6–4, 7–5, 6–2
  Roscoe Tanner   Eliot Teltscher
  John Fitzgerald
  Tom Gullikson
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Peter McNamara
  Víctor Pecci
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
19 Oct Melbourne Indoor Melbourne, Australia
Carpet – $125,000 – S32/D16
  Peter McNamara
6–4, 1–6, 5–5, ret.
  Vitas Gerulaitis   Chris Johnstone
  Chris Lewis
  Phil Dent
  Víctor Pecci
  John Fitzgerald
  Mark Edmondson
  Peter McNamara
  Paul Kronk
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
Tokyo Outdoor Tokyo, Japan
Clay – $125,000 – S64/D32
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 1–6, 7–6
  Eliot Teltscher   Van Winitsky
  Pat Du Pré
  Terry Moor
  Mel Purcell
  Wojciech Fibak
  Ricardo Cano
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Larry Stefanki
  Robert Van't Hof
Vienna Indoor Vienna, Austria
Hard – $125,000 – S64/D32
  Ivan Lendl
1–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–2
  Brian Gottfried   Tomáš Šmíd
  Stan Smith
  Sandy Mayer
  Jérôme Potier
  Rolf Gehring
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Tim Wilkison
  Steve Denton
7–5, 6–4
  Sammy Giammalva
  Fred McNair
26 Oct Cologne, Germany
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–3, 6–3
  Sandy Mayer   Sammy Giammalva
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Andrew Pattison
  Eddie Edwards
  Tim Wilkison
  Kevin Curren
Bercy Paris, France
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
  Mark Vines
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
  Pascal Portes   Yannick Noah
  Stan Smith
  Ilie Năstase
  Richard Lewis
  Jérôme Potier
  Brian Gottfried
  Yannick Noah
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–4
  Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
Seiko World Super Tennis
Tokyo, Japan
Super Series
Carpet – $300,000 – S32/D16
  Vincent Van Patten
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Mark Edmondson   John McEnroe
  Heinz Günthardt
  Bill Scanlon
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tim Gullikson
  Hank Pfister
  Victor Amaya
6–4, 6–2
  Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Nov Hong Kong
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Van Winitsky
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
  Mark Edmondson   Marty Davis
  Tim Gullikson
  Lloyd Bourne
  Bruce Manson
  Chris Lewis
  John Sadri
  Chris Mayotte
  Chris Dunk
6–4, 7–6
  Marty Davis
  Brad Drewett
Quito, Ecuador
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Eddie Dibbs
3–6, 6–0, 7–5
  David Carter   Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
  José Luis Clerc
  Manuel Orantes
  Ricardo Ycaza
  Víctor Pecci
  Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
7–5, 6–3
  David Carter
  Ricardo Ycaza
Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Super Series
Clay – $200,000 – S64/D32
  Gene Mayer
6–4, 6–2
  Sandy Mayer   Jimmy Connors
  Hank Pfister
  Nick Saviano
  Peter Elter
  Mats Wilander
  Matt Doyle
  Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
6–7, 6–4, 6–0
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
9 Nov Taipei, Taiwan
Carpet – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Robert Van't Hof
7–5, 6–2
  Pat Du Pré   Mark Edmondson
  Paul McNamee
  Ivan Dupasquier
  Tim Gullikson
  Mike Estep
  Rod Frawley
  John Benson
  Mike Bauer
6–4, 6–3
  John Austin
  Mike Cahill
Benson & Hedges Championships
Wembley London, England
Super Series
Carpet – $200,000 – S32/D16
  Jimmy Connors
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
  John McEnroe   Sandy Mayer
  Yannick Noah
  Brian Gottfried
  Roscoe Tanner
  Richard Lewis
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
16 Nov Bangkok, Thailand
Carpet – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Bill Scanlon
6–2, 6–3
  Mats Wilander   Anders Järryd
  Ramesh Krishnan
  Vijay Amritraj
  John Austin
  Chris Dunk
  Van Winitsky
  Mike Cahill
  John Austin
6–3, 7–6
  Lloyd Bourne
  Van Winitsky
South American Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Super Series
Clay – $175,000 – S32/D16
  Ivan Lendl
6–2, 6–2
  Guillermo Vilas   Pedro Rebolledo
  Andreas Maurer
  Diego Pérez
  Andrés Gómez
  Hans Gildemeister
  Rolf Gehring
  João Soares
  Marcos Hocevar
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
  Jaime Fillol
  Álvaro Fillol
23 Nov Bologna, Italy
Carpet – $75,000 – S32/D16
  Sandy Mayer
7–5, 6–3
  Ilie Năstase   Corrado Barazzutti