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The Tel Aviv Open is an ATP World Tour affiliated tennis tournament. It was played from 1978 through 1981 and 1983 through 1996 and was to be resumed in 2014, marking the end of the tournament in St. Petersburg,[1] however, the 2014 edition was cancelled due to security concerns arising from Operation Protective Edge.

Tel Aviv
Tournament information
Founded1978
LocationRamat HaSharon
Israel
VenueCanada Stadium
(1978-1996) (2015-present)
CategoryATP Tour (1990–96)
Grand Prix circuit (1979-81, 1983-89)
SurfaceHard / Outdoors
Draw32S/32Q/16D
Prize money$1,065,725
Websiteatpworldtour.com

The tournament is held at the Israel Tennis Center at Ramat HaSharon, near Tel Aviv, Israel and is played on outdoor hard courts. The tournament was played as an ATP Challenger Series event in 1978, 1998 and 1999. Israeli tennis player Amos Mansdorf appeared in the final five times, winning in 1987, making him the only Israeli to win the event. Jimmy Connors won his final career singles title at the event in 1989.

In 1990 and 1991 the tournament was known as the Riklis Classic before reverting to the Tel Aviv Open for the remainder of its existence.

The tournament still holds the ATP record for the youngest winner of an ATP event (Aaron Krickstein in 1983, at the age of 16 and 2 months).

The event was rescheduled to appear in the 2014 ATP World Tour, but with the war along Gaza line and the instability in the country, the event was postponed in 2015.

Contents

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1978   Tom Okker   Peter Feigl 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
1979   Tom Okker   Per Hjertquist 6–4, 6–3
1980   Harold Solomon   Shlomo Glickstein 6–2, 6–3
1981   Mel Purcell   Per Hjertquist 6–1, 6–1
1982 Not held
1983   Aaron Krickstein   Christoph Zipf 7–6, 6–3
1984   Aaron Krickstein   Shahar Perkiss 6–4, 6–1
1985   Brad Gilbert   Amos Mansdorf 6–3, 6–2
1986   Brad Gilbert   Aaron Krickstein 7–5, 6–2
1987   Amos Mansdorf   Brad Gilbert 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1988   Brad Gilbert   Aaron Krickstein 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1989   Jimmy Connors   Gilad Bloom 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
1990   Andrei Chesnokov   Amos Mansdorf 6–4, 6–3
1991   Leonardo Lavalle   Christo van Rensburg 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1992   Jeff Tarango   Stephane Simian 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1993   Stefano Pescosolido   Amos Mansdorf 7–6, 7–5
1994   Wayne Ferreira   Amos Mansdorf 7–6, 6–3
1995   Ján Krošlák   Javier Sánchez 6–3, 6–4
1996   Javier Sánchez   Marcos Ondruska 6–4, 7–5
1997 Not held
1998   Gianluca Pozzi   Lior Mor 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
1999   Slava Dosedel   Noam Okun 7-6, 6-3
2000-2014 Not held

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1979   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
  Mike Cahill
  Colin Dibley
7–5, 6–4
1980   Per Hjertquist
  Steve Krulevitz
  Eric Fromm
  Cary Leeds
7–6, 6–3
1981   Steve Meister
  Van Winitsky
  John Feaver
  Steve Krulevitz
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1982 Not held
1983   Colin Dowdeswell
  Zoltán Kuhárszky
  Peter Elter
  Peter Feigl
6–3, 7–5
1984   Peter Doohan
  Brian Levine
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Jakob Hlasek
6–3, 6–4
1985   Brad Gilbert
  Ilie Năstase
  Michael Robertson
  Florin Segărceanu
6–3, 6–2
1986   John Letts
  Peter Lundgren
  Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1987   Gilad Bloom
  Shahar Perkiss
  Wolfgang Popp
  Huub van Boeckel
6–2, 6–4
1988   Roger Smith
  Paul Wekesa
  Patrick Baur
  Alexander Mronz
6–3, 6–3
1989   Jeremy Bates
  Patrick Baur
  Rikard Bergh
  Per Henricsson
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1990   Nduka Odizor
  Christo van Rensburg
  Ronnie Båthman
  Rikard Bergh
6–3, 6–4
1991   David Rikl
  Michiel Schapers
  Javier Frana
  Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
1992   Mike Bauer
  João Cunha Silva
  Mark Koevermans
  Tobias Svantesson
6–3, 6–4
1993   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Mike Bauer
  David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
1994   Lan Bale
  John-Laffnie de Jager
  Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
1995   Jim Grabb
  Jared Palmer
  Kent Kinnear
  David Wheaton
6–4, 7–5
1996   Marcos Ondruska
  Grant Stafford
  Noam Behr
  Eyal Erlich
6–3, 6–2
1997-2014 Not Held

Challenger SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1998   Gianluca Pozzi   Lior Mor 6–1, 6–7, 6–3
1999   Ctislav Doseděl   Noam Okun 7–6, 6–3

Challenger DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1998   Radek Štěpánek
  Michal Tabara
  Noam Okun
  Nir Welgreen
7–6, 6–3
1999   Noam Behr
  Eyal Ran
  Amir Hadad
  Andrew Ilie
6–3, 6–2

ReferencesEdit