1982 World Championship Tennis circuit

The 1982 World Championship Tennis circuit was one of the two rival professional male tennis circuits of 1982. It was organized by World Championship Tennis (WCT). On 30 April 1981 WCT announced its withdrawal from the Grand Prix circuit, which it had been incorporated into since 1978, and the establishment of its own full calendar season for 1982. According to WCT owner Lamar Hunt the reasons for the withdrawal were the restrictions placed on them by the Men's Professional Council, the administrators of the Grand Prix circuit.[1][2] The 1982 WCT circuit consisted of a Spring Tour, with nine tournaments, a Summer/Fall Tour, with five tournaments, and a Winter Tour with six tournaments. Each tour segment had its own finals tournament (Dallas, Naples and Detroit respectively).[3] Total prize money, including bonuses, for the circuit was $7,933,000 which represented an increase of approximately $5 million compared to 1981.[3]

1982 World Championship Tennis circuit
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Lendl won 11 titles
Details
Duration19 January 1982 – 24 January 1983
Edition11th
Tournaments23
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (11)
Most tournament finalsCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (11)
Prize money leaderCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl ($1,349,000)
Points leaderCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (481) Spring
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (920) Summer/Fall
Poland Wojciech Fibak (1,420) Winter
1977
1983

CalendarEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
19 Jan Mexico City WCT
Mexico City, Mexico
Carpet – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
  John Sadri   Bruce Manson
  Paul McNamee
  José Luis Clerc
  Balázs Taróczy
  Terry Moor
  Tony Giammalva
  Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 7–5
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
25 Jan Delray Beach WCT
Delray Beach, Florida
Clay – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Peter McNamara   Eliot Teltscher
  José Luis Clerc
  Paul McNamee
  David Carter
  Balázs Taróczy
  José Higueras
  Eliot Teltscher
  Mel Purcell
6–4, 7–6
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
8 Feb Richmond WCT
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – 16S/8D
  José Luis Clerc
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
  Fritz Buehning   Wojtek Fibak
  Mark Edmondson
  Tom Cain
  John Sadri
  Peter McNamara
  Kim Warwick
  Mark Edmondson
6–4, 6–2
  Syd Ball
  Rolf Gehring
22 Feb Genova WCT
Genova, Italy
Grass – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
  Vitas Gerulaitis   Vijay Amritraj
  Buster Mottram
  Wojtek Fibak
  Bill Scanlon
  Balázs Taróczy
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Pavel Složil
6–7, 7–5, 7–3
  Mike Cahill
  Buster Mottram
8 Mar Munich-2 WCT
Munich, Germany
Carpet – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
3–6, 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
  Tomáš Šmíd   Johan Kriek
  Heinz Günthardt
  Terry Moor
  Vijay Amritraj
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Wojtek Fibak
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Edmondson
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
15 Mar Strasbourg WCT
Strasbourg, France
Carpet – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
6–0, 7–5, 6–1
  Tim Mayotte   Terry Moor
  Sandy Mayer
  John Fitzgerald
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
  Wojtek Fibak
  John Fitzgerald
  Wojtek Fibak
6–4, 6–3
  Sandy Mayer
  Frew McMillan
12 Apr Houston WCT
Houston, Texas, USA
Clay – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
3–6, 7–6, 6–0, 1–4, ret.
  José Luis Clerc   Andrés Gómez
  Peter McNamara
  Eddie Dibbs
  Eliot Teltscher
  Mario Martínez
  Victor Pecci
  Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
7–5, 6–4
  Mark Edmondson
  Peter McNamara
20 April Dallas WCT Finals
Dallas, Texas, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S8
  Ivan Lendl
6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  John McEnroe   Eddie Dibbs
  Vijay Amritraj
  Bill Scanlon
  Tomáš Šmíd
  José Luis Clerc
  Wojtek Fibak
27 Apr Hilton Head WCT
Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Clay – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Van Winitsky
6–4, 6–4
  Chris Lewis   Mark Edmondson
  Eddie Edwards
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Nduka Odizor
  Tom Cain
  Andrés Gómez
  Mark Edmondson
  Rod Frawley
  Van Winitsky
  Alan Waldman
2 May WCT Tournament of Champions
Forest Hills, New York, USA
Clay – $300,000 – S64/D32
  Ivan Lendl
6–1, 6–1
  Eddie Dibbs   John McEnroe
  José Luis Clerc
  John Sadri
  Brian Teacher
  Pablo Arraya
  Mel Purcell
  Johan Kriek
  Tracy Delatte
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
  Dick Stockton
  Erik van Dillen
12 Jul Zell am See WCT
Austria
Clay – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  José Luis Clerc
6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Heinz Günthardt   José Higueras
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Bruce Manson
  Wojtek Fibak
  Pavel Složil
  Cássio Motta
  Bruce Manson
  Wojtek Fibak
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Tony Giammalva
  Sammy Giammalva
26 Jul Cap d'Agde WCT
France
Clay – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Lloyd Bourne   Drew Gitlin
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Peter Elter
  Pavel Složil
  Wojtek Fibak
  Drew Gitlin
  Andy Andrews
6–2, 6–4
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
10 Aug La Costa WCT
La Costa, California, USA
Hard – $300,000 – 16S/8D
  Johan Kriek
6–0, 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
  Roscoe Tanner   Balázs Taróczy
  John Sadri
  Guillermo Vilas
  Brian Teacher
  José Higueras
  Kim Warwick
  Johan Kriek
  Fritz Buehning
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Robert Lutz
  Raúl Ramírez
20 Sep Los Angeles WCT
Los Angeles, California, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Ivan Lendl
7–6(7–5), 7–5, 6–1
  Kevin Curren   Wojtek Fibak
  Van Winitsky
  Bill Scanlon
  Bruce Manson
  Terry Moor
  Butch Walts
  Hank Pfister
  Kevin Curren
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
  Andy Andrews
  Drew Gitlin
14 Oct Naples WCT Fall Finals
Naples, Italy
Carpet – $250,000 – S8
  Ivan Lendl
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
  Wojtek Fibak   Johan Kriek
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Heinz Günthardt
  José Higueras
  José Luis Clerc
  Guillermo Vilas
18 Oct Amsterdam WCT
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Carpet – $300,000 – 16S/8D
  Wojtek Fibak
7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Kevin Curren   Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
  Heinz Günthardt
  Carlos Kirmayr
  José Higueras
  José Luis Damiani
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Fritz Buehning
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
  Kevin Curren
  Buster Mottram
1 Nov Baltimore WCT
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D18
  Paul McNamee
4–6, 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 6–3
  Guillermo Vilas   Jimmy Arias
  Kevin Curren
  Bill Scanlon
  Vijay Amritraj
  Mario Martínez
  John Sadri
  Tony Giammalva
  Anand Amritraj
7–5, 6–2
  Vijay Amritraj
  Fred Stolle
15 Dec Dortmund WCT
Dortmund, Germany
Carpet – $300,000 – 32S/16D
  Brian Teacher
6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
  Wojtek Fibak   Tom Gullikson
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Dickson
  Freddie Sauer
  Chip Hooper
  Francisco González
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Pavel Složil
6–2, 6–7, 6–1
  Mike Cahill
  Francisco González
30 Nov Chicago-2 WCT
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – S16/D18
  Wojtek Fibak
6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Bill Scanlon   Guillermo Vilas
  Tom Gullikson
  Terry Moor
  Harold Solomon
  Balázs Taróczy
  José Luis Clerc
  Vijay Amritraj
  Anand Amritraj
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Mike Cahill
  Bruce Manson
14 Dec Hartford WCT
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Carpet – $300,000 – 16S/8D
  Ivan Lendl
6–2, 6–4, 7–5
  Bill Scanlon   Balázs Taróczy
  Robert Lutz
  José Luis Damiani
  Mark Dickson
  Hans Gildemeister
  Jay Lapidus
  Dick Stockton
  Robert Lutz
7–6, 6–3
  Mike Cahill
  Tracy Delatte
24 Jan
1983*
Detroit WCT Winter Finals
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Carpet – $250,000 – 8S
  Ivan Lendl
7–5, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
  Guillermo Vilas   Kevin Curren
  Bill Scanlon
  Balázs Taróczy
  Brian Teacher
  Wojtek Fibak
  Paul McNamee

* The Detroit World Championship Tennis Winter Finals was played in January 1983 but was part of the 1982 WCT season.

Prize money leadersEdit

Prize money earned at WCT events during the calendar year 1982, excluding the Winter Finals played in Detroit in January 1983.[3]

Rk Name Prize Money
1   Ivan Lendl $1,349,000
2   Wojtek Fibak $487,780
3   José Luis Clerc $454,750
4   Tomáš Šmíd $440,370
5   Bill Scanlon $276,600
6   Balázs Taróczy $171,910
7   Vijay Amritraj $171,425
8   Johan Kriek $162,000
9   Kevin Curren $160,610
10   John McEnroe $153,750
11   Eddie Dibbs $149,750
12   Paul McNamee $145,925
13   Heinz Günthardt $136,355
14   Brian Teacher $116,750
15   Peter McNamara $105,820
16   Guillermo Vilas $100,425
17   John Sadri $97,500
18   Fritz Buehning $83,160
19   Bruce Manson $73,220
20   Vitas Gerulaitis $72,925

StandingsEdit

The 1982 WCT season was divided into three segments, the Spring Tour, the Summer/Fall Tour and the Winter Tour. These are the standings of the top twenty singles players on the WCT circuit for each of these segments.[3]

1982 Spring Tour standings
# Player Points
1   Ivan Lendl 481
2   José Luis Clerc 320
3   Wojtek Fibak 281
4   Vijay Amritraj 235
5   Tomáš Šmíd 226
6   Peter McNamara 215
7   John McEnroe 200
8   Vitas Gerulaitis 196
9   Balázs Taróczy 190
10   Eddie Dibbs 170
11   Bill Scanlon 151
12   Victor Pecci 141
13   Terry Moor 136
14   Eliot Teltscher 136
15   John Sadri 121
16   Carlos Kirmayr 120
17   Fritz Buehning 115
18   Johan Kriek 115
19   John Fitzgerald 112
20   Heinz Günthardt 108
1982 Summer/Fall Tour standings
# Player Points
1   Ivan Lendl 920
2   Tomáš Šmíd 780
3   José Luis Clerc 750
4   Guillermo Vilas 690
5   Johan Kriek 640
6   José Higueras 500
7   Heinz Günthardt 480
=   Wojtek Fibak 480
9   Roscoe Tanner 440
10   Lloyd Bourne 420
11   Kevin Curren 390
12   Victor Pecci 310
13   Balázs Taróczy 290
14   Carlos Kirmayr 250
=   Pavel Slozil 250
16   Drew Gitlin 240
17   John Sadri 220
=   Brian Teacher 220
=   Van Winitsky 220
20   Eliot Teltscher 210
=   Nick Saviano 210
=   Kim Warwick 210
1982 Winter Tour standings
# Player Points
1   Wojciech Fibak 1,420
2   Bill Scanlon 840
3   Kevin Curren 620
=   Guillermo Vilas 620
5   Balázs Taróczy 610
6   Peter McNamee 570
7   Ivan Lendl 500
=   Brian Teacher 500
9   Tom Gullikson 400
=   Tomáš Šmíd 400
11   Jose Luis Damiani 270
=   Mark Dickson 270
=   Robert Lutz 270
14   José Luis Clerc 240
=   Heinz Günthardt 240
16   Vijay Amritraj 210
=   Harold Solomon 210
18   Jimmy Arias 200
19   Hans Gildemeister 170
20   Terry Moor 170

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1982). World of Tennis 1982. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 167–177. ISBN 0356085961.
  2. ^ "Tennis World War Declared". The Evening Independent. May 11, 1981.
  3. ^ a b c d John Barrett, ed. (1983). World of Tennis 1983. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 161, 162. ISBN 0356093832.

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