Belgian Open Championships

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The Belgian Open Championships and originally known as the Belgian International Championships and Belgian Championships was a men's tennis tournament played in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian Open Championships
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameBrussels Open
TourGrand Prix circuit
Founded1899
Abolished1981
Editions49
LocationBrussels, Belgium
SurfaceClay

HistoryEdit

Originally called the Belgian International Championships established in 1899 continued for 49 editions until 1981. The event was part of the pre-open era men's tour until 1967, then the open era tour until 1970 when it was part of an independent tournament tour. In 1971 as part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit from 1971 to 1972 and then from 1977 to 1981. It was played on outdoor clay.

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1968   Brian Fairlie   Bob Carmichael 6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
1969   Tom Okker   Željko Franulović 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2
1970   Tom Okker   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 4–6, 6–4
1971   Cliff Drysdale   Ilie Năstase 6–0, 6–1, 7–5
1972   Manuel Orantes   Andrés Gimeno 6–4, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
1973 Not held
1974 Not held
1975 Not held
1976 Not held
1977   Harold Solomon   Karl Meiler 7–5, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
1978   Werner Zirngibl   Ricardo Cano 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1979   Balázs Taróczy   Ivan Lendl 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
1980   Peter McNamara   Balázs Taróczy 7–6, 6–3, 6–0
1981   Marko Ostoja   Ricardo Ycaza 4–6, 6–4, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1971 Not finished
1972   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
9–7, 6–3
1977 Not finished
1978   Jean-Louis Haillet
  Antonio Zugarelli
  Onny Parun
  Vladimír Zedník
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1979   Billy Martin
  Peter McNamara
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Balázs Taróczy
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
1980   Steve Krulevitz
  Thierry Stevaux
  Eric Fromm
  Cary Leeds
6–3, 7–5
1981   Ricardo Cano
  Andrés Gómez
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–2, 6–2

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