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The Volvo International, also known as the Pilot Pen International, was a professional tennis tournament played on clay courts from 1973 to 1984 and on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1998. It was first held at the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in the United States in 1973 after Rod Laver had run a successful summer camp there.[1] The International was originally part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit until the formation of the ATP Tour in 1990, when it became part of the Championship Series until its dissolution.

Volvo International
Defunct tennis tournament
TourGrand Prix circuit (1985–1989)
ATP World Series (1990–1997)
ATP International Series (1998–2001)
Founded1973
Abolished1998
Editions26
LocationBretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States (1973–1975)
North Conway, New Hampshire, United States (1975–1984)
Stratton Mountain, Vermont, United States (1985–1989)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States (1990–1998)
SurfaceClay (1973–1984)
Hard (1985–1998)

The event moved to several American locations during its run, including Mount Cranmore in North Conway, New Hampshire from 1975 to 1984,[2] Stratton Mountain, Vermont from 1985 to 1989, and eventually to New Haven, Connecticut[3] from 1990 until 1998, before it was discontinued.

In 2005, the ATP event at Long Island (known as the TD Waterhouse Cup) was moved to New Haven, where it merged with the WTA Tour's Pilot Pen Tennis. The current ATP Pilot Pen event is considered to be a continuation of the Long Island event rather than of the International.[4]

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
New Haven 1998   Karol Kučera   Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1997   Yevgeny Kafelnikov   Patrick Rafter 7–6(7-4), 6–4
1996   Alex O'Brien   Jan Siemerink 7–6(8-6), 6–4
1995   Andre Agassi   Richard Krajicek 3–6, 7–6(7-2), 6–3
1994   Boris Becker   Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–5
1993   Andrei Medvedev   Petr Korda 7–5, 6–4
1992   Stefan Edberg   MaliVai Washington 7–6(7–4), 6–1
1991   Petr Korda   Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 6–2
1990   Derrick Rostagno   Todd Woodbridge 6–3, 6–3
Stratton Mountain 1989   Brad Gilbert   Jim Pugh 7–5, 6–0
1988   Andre Agassi   Paul Annacone 6–2, 6–4
1987 No winner   Ivan Lendl &
  John McEnroe
6–7, 4–1
unfinished (rain)
1986   Ivan Lendl   Boris Becker 6–4, 7–6
1985   John McEnroe   Ivan Lendl 7–6, 6–2
North Conway 1984   Joakim Nyström   Tim Wilkison 6–2, 7–5
1983   José Luis Clerc   Andrés Gómez 6–3, 6–1
1982   Ivan Lendl   José Higueras 6–3, 6–2
1981   José Luis Clerc   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–2
1980   Jimmy Connors   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
1979   Harold Solomon   José Higueras 5–7, 6–4, 7–6
1978   Eddie Dibbs   John Alexander 6–4, 6–4
1977   John Alexander   Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
1976   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
1975   Jimmy Connors   Ken Rosewall 6–2, 6–2
Bretton Woods 1974   Rod Laver   Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3
1973   Vijay Amritraj   Jimmy Connors 7–5, 2–6, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
New Haven 1998   Wayne Arthurs
  Peter Tramacchi
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
7–6, 1–6, 6–3
1997   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
  Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
1996   Byron Black
  Grant Connell
  Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
6–4, 6–4
1995   Rick Leach
  Scott Melville
  Leander Paes
  Nicolás Pereira
7–6, 6–4
1994   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
  Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 7–6
1993   Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
  Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
1992   Kelly Jones
  Rick Leach
  Patrick McEnroe
  Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
1991   Petr Korda
  Wally Masur
  Jeff Brown
  Scott Melville
7–5, 6–3
1990   Jeff Brown
  Scott Melville
  Goran Ivanišević
  Petr Korda
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Stratton Mountain 1989   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
  Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
1988   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
  Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–3, 7–6
1987 No winner   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg vs.
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
not played (rain)
1986   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1985   Scott Davis
  David Pate
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
North Conway 1984   Brian Gottfried
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Cássio Motta
  Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 6–2
1983   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
  Eric Fromm
  Drew Gitlin
7–6, 6–1
1982   Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
  Pablo Arraya
  Eric Fromm
6–2, 7–6
1981   Heinz Günthardt
  Peter McNamara
  Pavel Složil
  Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
1980   Jimmy Connors
  Brian Gottfried
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2
1979   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
  John Sadri
  Tim Wilkison
6–4, 7–6
1978   Robin Drysdale
  Van Winitsky
  Mike Fishbach
  Bernard Mitton
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
1977   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
1976   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ricardo Cano
  Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
1975   Haroon Rahim
  Erik van Dillen
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6
Bretton Woods 1974   Rod Laver
  Jeff Borowiak
  Ricardo Cano
  Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
1973   Rod Laver
  Fred Stolle
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 4–6, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mountwashingtonresort.com. "Mount Washington Resort overview". Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  2. ^ tennisresortsonline.com. "The Mount Washington Resort at Bretton Woods". Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  3. ^ Jack Cavanaugh (1993-08-13). "Volvo Tennis Tournament Returns". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  4. ^ 2009 Official Guide to Professional Tennis, page 50, compiled by the ATP World Tour.