Alan King Tennis Classic

The Alan King Tennis Classic [1] was a men's tennis tournament held in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1972-1985. It was an event of the WCT Tour in 1972 before joining the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1978 until 1985, and was one of the major ranking tournaments of both tours. It was part of the Grand Prix Super Series between 1972 and 1981. The event was hosted by American comedian Alan King and was played on outdoor hard courts of the Caesars Palace hotel.

Alan King Tennis Classic
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWCT Tour (1972)
Grand Prix circuit (1978–1985)
Founded1972
Abolished1985
Editions13
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
VenueCaesars Palace
SurfaceHard / outdoor

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972   John Newcombe   Cliff Drysdale 6–3, 6–4
1973   Brian Gottfried   Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–3
1974   Rod Laver   Marty Riessen 6–2, 6–2
1975   Roscoe Tanner   Ross Case 5–7, 7–5, 7–6
1976   Jimmy Connors   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3
1977   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
1978   Harold Solomon   Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 3–0, RET.
1979   Björn Borg   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
1980   Björn Borg   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1
1981   Ivan Lendl   Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–2
1982   Jimmy Connors   Gene Mayer 5–2, RET.
1983   Jimmy Connors   Mark Edmondson 7–6, 6–1
1984 Not Held
1985   Johan Kriek   Jimmy Arias 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2

DoublesEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1972   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
DEF
1973   Brian Gottfried
  Dick Stockton
  Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1974   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
  Frew McMillan
  John Newcombe
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
1975   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Bob Carmichael
  Cliff Drysdale
6–1, 6–4
1976   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–4, 6–2
1977   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
1978   Álvaro Fillol
  Jaime Fillol
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
1979   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Adriano Panatta
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
1980   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Wojtek Fibak
  Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
1981   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Tracy Delatte
  Trey Waltke
6–3, 7–6
1982   Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
1983   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
  Tracy Delatte
  Johan Kriek
6–3, 7–5
1984 Not Held
1985   Pat Cash
  John Fitzgerald
  Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 6–7, 7–6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Navratilova wins 36th straight". The Dispatch Newspaper. April 25, 1983. p. 12 – via Google News Archive.

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