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The Dutch Open Tennis Amersfoort (or Dutch Open) originally known as the Netherlands International Championships and Netherland Championships was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay court and held in three different locations in The Netherlands between 1898 and 2008 [1]. From 1957 to 1973 the tournament consisted of both men's and women's events (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) but from 1975 onward only men's singles and doubles events were held.[2]

Dutch Open
Defunct tennis tournament
TourGrand Prix circuit (1970-1989)
ATP Tour (1990-2008)
Founded1898
Abolished2008
Editions110
LocationHilversum, Netherlands (1957-1994)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (1995-2001)
Amersfoort, Netherlands (2002-2008)
SurfaceClay / outdoor

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HistoryEdit

The inaugural edition began on 23 August 1898 in the Hague the first champion of the event was Irish player Joshua Pim awarded the title as a result of a walkover against American player William Howard[3]until 1994 the tournament was played in multiple cities . It was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit in the 1970s and an ATP Tour event from its inception in 1990. Amsterdam became the event host in 1995 and in 2002 the tournament moved to Amersfoort where it was held until its final edition in 2008.

In 2008 the organizers sold the right of organization to the family of Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, and the tournament was moved to Belgrade, where it became known as the Serbia Open.[4]

Balázs Taróczy won six editions and is the record title holder.

Past finalsEdit

 
Balázs Taróczy, record winner with six singles titles
 
Miloslav Mecir, after winning the 1987 tournament

Men's singlesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Amersfoort 2008   Albert Montañés   Steve Darcis 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
2007   Steve Darcis   Werner Eschauer 6–1, 7–6(7-1)
2006   Novak Djokovic   Nicolás Massú 7–6(7-5), 6–4
2005   Fernando González   Agustín Calleri 7–5 6–3
2004   Martin Verkerk   Fernando González 7–6(7-5), 4–6, 6–4
2003   Nicolás Massú   Raemon Sluiter 6–4, 7–6(7-3), 6–2
2002   Juan Ignacio Chela   Albert Costa 6–1, 7–6(7-4)
Amsterdam
2001   Àlex Corretja   Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7-0), 3–6, 6–4
2000   Magnus Gustafsson   Raemon Sluiter 6–7(4-7), 6–3, 7–6(7-5), 6–1
1999   Younes El Aynaoui   Mariano Zabaleta 6–0, 6–3
1998   Magnus Norman   Richard Fromberg 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6-4
1997   Ctislav Doseděl   Carlos Moyà 7–6(7-4), 7–6(7-5), 6–7(4-7), 6–2
1996   Francisco Clavet   Younes El Aynaoui 7–5, 6–1, 6–1
1995   Marcelo Ríos   Jan Siemerink 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Hilversum
1994   Karel Nováček   Richard Fromberg 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(9-7)
1993   Carlos Costa   Magnus Gustafsson 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1992   Karel Nováček   Jordi Arrese 6–2, 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
1991   Magnus Gustafsson   Jordi Arrese 5–7, 7–6(7-2), 2–6, 6–1, 6–0
1990   Francisco Clavet   Eduardo Masso 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–0
1989   Karel Nováček   Emilio Sánchez 6–2, 6–4
1988   Emilio Sánchez   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
1987   Miloslav Mečíř   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 6–2
1986   Thomas Muster   Jakob Hlasek 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
1985   Ricki Osterthun   Kent Carlsson 4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1984   Anders Järryd   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
1983   Tomáš Šmíd   Balázs Taróczy 6–4, 6–4
1982   Balázs Taróczy   Buster Mottram 7–6, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1981   Balázs Taróczy   Heinz Günthardt 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
1980   Balázs Taróczy   Haroon Ismail 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
1979   Balázs Taróczy   Tomáš Šmíd 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
1978   Balázs Taróczy   Tom Okker 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
1977   Patrick Proisy   Lito Álvarez 6–0, 6–2, 6–0
1976   Balázs Taróczy   Ricardo Cano 6–4, 6–0, 6–1
1975   Guillermo Vilas   Željko Franulović 6–4, 6–7, 6–2, 6–3
1974   Guillermo Vilas   Barry Phillips-Moore 6–4, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
1973   Tom Okker   Andrés Gimeno 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
1972   John Cooper   Hans Kary 6–1, 3–6, 12–10, 3–6, 6–2
1971   Gerald Battrick   Ross Case 6–3, 6–4, 9–7
1970   Tom Okker   Roger Taylor 4–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–3
1969   Tom Okker   Roger Taylor 10–8, 7–9, 6–4, 6–4
1968   Bob Maud   István Gulyás 7–9, 7–5, 6–0, 1–6, 13–11
1967 Not held
1966   Tom Okker   Bob Hewitt 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
1965   John Newcombe   Tom Okker 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
1964   Cliff Drysdale   Thomaz Koch 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
1963   Cliff Drysdale   Roy Emerson 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1962   Rod Laver   Ramanathan Krishnan 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
1961   Ramanathan Krishnan   Martin Mulligan 6–2, 6–3
1960   Mike Davies   Vladimir Petrović 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
1959   Jacques Brichant   Ladislav Legenstein 6–2, 2–6, 6–2
1958   Vladimir Petrović   Piet van Eijsden 6–4, 6–4
1957   Ladislav Legenstein   Fred Dehnert 6–1, 6–1

Women's singlesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Hilversum 1957   Beatrice de Chambure R. Topel 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1958   Jettie Wienese   Zus Peters 6–4, 6–2
1959   Norma Marsh   Zus Peters 6–4, 6–1
1960   Bernice Vukovic-Carr   Renée Schuurman 6–0, 6–1
1961   Jan Lehane   Christiane Mercelis 6–4, 6–0
1962   Maria Bueno   Sandra Price 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
1963   Lesley Turner   Renée Schuurman 6–2, 6–1
1964   Margaret Smith   Maria Bueno 6–0, 1–6, 6–3
1965   Françoise Durr   Edda Buding 9–11, 6–4, 6–4
1966   Annette Van Zyl   Trudy Groenman 6–3, 6–1
1967 Not held
1968   Margaret Court   Judy Tegart 8–6, 6–0
1969   Kerry Melville   Karen Krantzcke 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1970   Margaret Court   Kerry Melville 6–1, 6–1
1971   Evonne Goolagong   Christina Sandberg 8–6, 6–3
1972   Betty Stöve   Marijke Schaar 7–5, 6–3
1973   Betty Stöve   Helga Masthoff 7–5, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NETHERLANDS CH. Tournament Roll of honour". thetennisbase.com. The Tennis Base 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ 50 jaar Dutch Open Tennis. Hilversum: Jubileum Commissie Dutch Open Tennis. 2007. pp. 118–124.
  3. ^ "NETHERLANDS CH. Tournament Draw 1898". thetennisbase.com. The Tennis Base. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ Harman, Neil (2009-05-04). "The Net Post: Novak Djokovic is glowing with pride at hosting his own tournament". The Times. London. Retrieved 2009-05-08.

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