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The Guarujá Open was a men's tennis tournament held in Guarujá, Brazil.

Guaruja Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameGuaruja (1981–83/1987–1992)
TourATP Tour (1990–92)
Grand Prix circuit (1981–83/1987–89)
Founded1981
Abolished1992
Editions8
SurfaceCarpet (1981)
Clay (1982–1992)

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HistoryEdit

The tournament was originally part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit, it was played on a carpet surface in its introductory year of 1981 before switching to clay courts in 1982 until its last year in 1992. The tournament was suspended from the tour from 1984 to 1986.

In 1982 the event was downgraded to an ATP Challenger Series tournament for one year and a separate Challenger tournament was played in 1992. Two separate tournaments were played in 1991, one in February and one in November.

Brazilian tennis players enjoyed great success at the tournament, with all but two of the nine finals featuring a Brazilian and the home representatives winning four times (and Luiz Mattar three times consecutively).

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1981   Carlos Kirmayr   Ricardo Cano 6–4, 6–2
1982 Held as a Challenger event
1983   José Luis Clerc   Mats Wilander 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
1984-86 Not held
1987   Luiz Mattar   Cassio Motta 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
1988   Luiz Mattar   Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–3
1989   Luiz Mattar   Jimmy Brown 7–6, 6–4
1990   Martín Jaite   Luiz Mattar 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
1991   Patrick Baur   Fernando Roese 6–2, 6–3
1992   Carsten Arriens   Àlex Corretja 7–6, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1981   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
  Ángel Giménez
  Jairo Velasco
6–1, 7–6
1982   Kim Warwick
  Phil Dent
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–7, 6–2, 6–4
1983   Tim Gullikson
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Shlomo Glickstein
  Van Winitsky
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1984-86 Not held
1987   Luiz Mattar
  Cássio Motta
  Martin Hipp
  Tore Meinecke
7–6, 6–1
1988   Ricardo Acuña
  Luke Jensen
  Javier Frana
  Diego Pérez
6–1, 6–4
1989   Ricardo Acioly
  Dácio Campos
  César Kist
  Mauro Menezes
7–6, 7–6
1990   Javier Frana
  Gustavo Luza
  Luiz Mattar
  Cássio Motta
7–6, 7–6
1991   Olivier Delaitre
  Rodolphe Gilbert
  Shelby Cannon
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–2, 6–4
1992   Christer Allgårdh
  Carl Limberger
  Diego Pérez
  Francisco Roig
6–4, 6–3

During 1991, two tournaments were played at Guarujá, both part of the ATP World Series. The second event, held in November, was played for the first and only time and referred to as the Philips Open. There is some confusion about the exact location of the tournament, with the ATP and ITF stating it was in Guarujá but other sources saying São Paulo.

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1991   Javier Frana   Markus Zoecke 2–6, 7–6, 6–3
1991   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Bret Garnett
  Todd Nelson
6–3, 7–5

Challenger tournamentsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1982   Van Winitsky   Carlos Kirmayr 6–3, 6–3
1992   Nicolás Pereira   Roberto Jabali 6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit