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Australian Indoor Tennis Championships

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The Australian Indoor Tennis Championship,[2] also known as the Australian Indoor Championship,[3] the Australian Indoor Open[4] and the Sydney Indoor for short, was a professional men's tennis tournament was played in Sydney, Australia. The tournament was an initiative from John Newcombe and was part of an expanding Asian-Australian fall Grand Prix circuit. The event was played under various names as part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1973 through 1989 and as part of the ATP Tour from 1990 through 1994. It was played on indoor hard courts at the Hordern Pavilion on the Sydney Showground[5] through 1982 and at the Sydney Entertainment Centre beginning in 1983.[6] The tournament was cancelled in June 1994 on financial grounds with tournament director and co-founder Graham Lovett citing insufficient television coverage and the difficulty of signing top players as the main reasons.[7][8]

Australian Indoor Tennis Championship
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameVaried
TourGrand Prix circuit (1973–1989)
ATP Tour(1990–94)
Founded1973
Abolished1994
Editions22
LocationSydney, Australia
VenueHordern Pavilion (1973–1982)
Sydney Entertainment Centre [1] (1983–1994)
SurfaceHard / indoor

HistoryEdit

From 1975 to 1989 the event was sponsored by the Custom Credit and Swan Premium.[9]

RecordsEdit

  • Most singles titles: John McEnroe 4
  • Most consecutive singles titles: John McEnroe 4 (1980–1983)
  • Most singles finals: Ivan Lendl 5

ChampionsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Tournament Name[10] Champions Runners-up Score
1973 Australian Indoor Championships   Rod Laver   John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1974 Australian Indoor   John Newcombe   Cliff Richey 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1975 Custom Credit Indoor Tennis Tournament   Stan Smith   Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
1976 Custom Credit Indoors   Geoff Masters   James Delaney 4–6, 6–3, 7–6, 6–3
1977 Custom Credit Australian Indoors   Jimmy Connors   Ken Rosewall 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
1978 Custom Credit Australian Indoor Championships   Jimmy Connors   Geoff Masters 6–0, 6–0, 6–4
1979 Custom Credit Australian Indoor   Vitas Gerulaitis   Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
1980[3] Custom Credit Australian Indoor Championships   John McEnroe   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 6–4
1981[3] Custom Credit Australian Indoor   John McEnroe   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
1982[3] Custom Credit Australian Indoor Championships   John McEnroe   Gene Mayer 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1983[3] Custom Credit Australian Indoor Championships   John McEnroe   Henri Leconte 6–1, 6–4, 7–5
1984 Custom Credit Australian Indoor Championships   Anders Järryd   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
1985[11] Custom Credit Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Ivan Lendl   Henri Leconte 6–4, 6–4, 7–6
1986 Swan Premium Open   Boris Becker   Ivan Lendl 3–6, 7–6, 6–2, 6–0
1987 Swan Premium Sydney Indoor   Ivan Lendl   Pat Cash 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1988 Swan Premium Open   Slobodan Živojinović   Richard Matuszewski 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
1989 Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Ivan Lendl   Lars-Anders Wahlgren 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
1990 Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Boris Becker   Stefan Edberg 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
1991[12] Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Stefan Edberg   Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1992 Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Goran Ivanišević   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1993 Ansett Australian Indoor Tennis Championships   Jaime Yzaga   Petr Korda 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
1994 Australian Indoor Tennis Championship   Richard Krajicek   Boris Becker 7–6(7–5), 7–6(9–7), 2–6, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1973   Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
  Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
7–6, 6–2
1974   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
1975   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
1976   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
  Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1977   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
1978   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–4, 6–3
1979   Rod Frawley
  Francisco González
  Vijay Amritraj
  Pat DuPré
W/O
1980   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Tim Gullikson
  Johan Kriek
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1981   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
1982   John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
  Steve Denton
  Mark Edmondson
6–3, 7–6
1983   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
  John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
6–2, 6–4
1984   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–4
1985   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
  Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–2
1986   Boris Becker
  John Fitzgerald
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–4, 7–6
1987   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
  Boris Becker
  Robert Seguso
6–3, 6–2
1988   Darren Cahill
  John Fitzgerald
  Marty Davis
  Brad Drewett
6–3, 6–2
1989   David Pate
  Scott Warner
  Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
1990   Broderick Dyke
  Peter Lundgren
  Stefan Edberg
  Ivan Lendl
6–2, 6–4
1991   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
  Luke Jensen
  Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–4
1992   Patrick McEnroe
  Jonathan Stark
  Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–3
1993   Patrick McEnroe
  Richey Reneberg
  Alexander Mronz
  Lars Rehmann
6–3, 7–5
1994   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
  Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
6–4, 7–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Americans post wins in Aussie tourney". Gettysburg Times. AP. 15 October 1985. p. 7 – via Google News Archive.
  2. ^ "Connors nips Newcombe to rich Aussie tournament". The Montreal Gazette. Reuters. 20 October 1978. p. 21 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ a b c d e "McEnroe tops Leconte". Ocala Star-Banner. AP. 17 October 1983. p. 8C – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Edberg continues victory roll". Spokane Chronicle. 14 October 1991. p. C5 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ "McEnroe Wins in Sydney". news.google.com. Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Oct 14, 1981. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  6. ^ McManus, Jim (2010). History of Tournaments: Professional Tennis Winners and Runner-ups. Pont Vedra Beach: MAC and Company Publishing. p. 305. ISBN 9781450728331.
  7. ^ "Shock axing of indoor event". The Age. 20 June 1995. p. 42 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Sydney suffers a body blow as Indoor scraped". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 1995. p. 57 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Aussie indoor lacks a sponsor". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 July 1989 – via Google News Archive.
  10. ^ Association of Tennis Professionals 1995 Player Guide, pages D16-D67
  11. ^ "Lendl breaks his drought". The Canberra Times. 60, (18, 283). 21 October 1985. p. 26 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  12. ^ "Edberg continues victory roll". Spokane Chronicle. 14 October 1991. p. C5 – via Google News Archive.

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