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The Grand Prix Super Series[1] of men's tennis tournaments, formed part of the Grand Prix and World Championship Tennis tours between 1970 and 1989, and were held annually throughout the year in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. After the Majors and Season ending Championships these tournaments were the most prestigious and highest level events of the Grand Prix Tour,[2][3] they had six name changes from 1970 through to 1977, Group One, Group B, Group A, Group AA, 5 Star and 6 Star[4] before settling on a consistent naming format called "Super Series" from 1978 until 1989.[5]

When the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) became the sole governing body of men's tennis in 1990 all of the surviving tournaments of the Grand Prix were absorbed into the new ATP Tour. The nine top events existing at that time first become known as the ATP Championship Series Single Week and are currently branded as ATP Tour Masters 1000.

  • Note: Some players who competed in these tournaments may have represented another country other than those stated by official sources the Association of Tennis Professionals and the International Tennis Federation.
  • Note: two professional tours co-existed during this period; players competed on both.

Contents

HistoryEdit

The Grand Prix tennis circuit was conceived from idea put forward by former World No. 1 player Jack Kramer, turned promoter in 1968. He proposed "a series of tournaments with a money bonus pool that would be split up on the basis of a cumulative point system." and to "encourage players to compete regularly in the series and qualify for a special championship tournament at the end of the tour season".[6] This system formed the basis of the men's professional game. The WCT founded by Lamar Hunt and David Dixon (1968) was merged into the Grand Prix Tour in 1978. The WCT withdrew from 1982 to 1984, and at this time sued the Men's Tennis Council who organized the men's tennis tour.[7] A settlement resulted in WCT's reincorporation into the Grand Prix in 1985. After the Majors and Season Ending Championships these events were the highest in-terms of status and were the equivalent[2] to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000.[8] Throughout the 20-year period from 1970 to 1989 a number of these tournaments ceased to be top-tier tennis events.

  • Note: Although there were fewer WCT tournaments to the rival Grand Prix Circuit the prize money was generally larger.

TournamentsEdit

These tournaments were not always exclusivelly a part of Grand Prix Circuit during its existence. Some of these tournaments were (occasionally) a part of WCT Circuit or didn't take a part of non of both circuits as Rome has done in 1970, Sidney in 1971 or Johannesburg in early seventies.

Also these tournaments were not necessary a Part of Group One, Group B, Group A, Group AA, 5 Star and 6 Star level of Grand Prix Tournaments from 1970 through to 1977. They were though a part of Grand Prix Super Series Tournaments from 1978 until 1989.

  • Note: Not all Group One, Group B, Group A, Group AA, 5 Star and 6 Star Tournaments of Grand Prix Circuit from 1970 through to 1977 and Super Series Tournaments of Grand Prix Circuit from 1978 until 1989 are counted or can be considered as Championship Series Tournaments.
Tournament Country Location Venue Began Part of Super Series Surface
Dunlop Sydney Open* ** Australia Sydney White City Stadium
1926
(1970–1971) Grass (outdoors)
South African Open** South Africa Johannesburg Ellis Park Doornfontein
1891
(1970–1974) Hard (outdoors)
Pacific South West Championships United States Los Angeles UCLA
1927
(1970–1975) Hard (outdoors)
US Pro Tennis Championships* United States Boston, Massachusetts Longwood Cricket Club
1927
(1970–1978) Hard (outdoors)
Wembley Championship United Kingdom London Wembley Arena
1934
(1970–1971, 1976–1984) Hard (indoors)
US Pro Indoor* United States Philadelphia The Spectrum
1968
(1970–1986) Carpet (indoors)
Stockholm Open* Sweden Stockholm Kungliga tennishallen
1945
(1970–1980, 1984–1989) Hard (indoors)
Monte Carlo Open* ** Monaco Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Monte Carlo Country Club
1897
(1970–1989) Clay (outdoors)
Italian Open* ** Italy Rome Foro Italico
1930
(1970–1989) Clay (outdoors)
Alan King Tennis Classic* United States Las Vegas Caesars Palace
1972
(1972–1981) Hard (outdoors)
Canadian Open Canada Montreal / Toronto Stade Uniprix/Rexall Centre
1881
(1972–1975, 1978–1989) Clay (outdoors) To 1979

From 1980 Hard (outdoors)

US Clay Court Championships United States Indianapolis Various
1910
(1974–1977) Clay (outdoors)
Legg Mason Tennis Classic United States Washington, D.C. William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center
1969
(1974–1977) Clay (outdoors)
Tokyo Seiko Super Tennis Indoor Japan Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
1978
(1978–1988) Carpet (indoors)
German Open Tennis Championships (West) Germany Hamburg Am Rothenbaum
1892
(1978–1989) Clay (outdoors)
Cincinnati Open United States Mason, Ohio Lindner Family Tennis Center
1899
(1981–1989) Hard (outdoors)
Tournament of Champions* United States Forest Hills, New York West Side Tennis Club
1977
(1982–1985) Clay (outdoors)
Lipton Players Championships United States Miami Tennis Center Crandon Park
1985
(1985–1989) Hard (outdoors)
Indian Wells Champions Cup United States Indian Wells Indian Wells Tennis Garden
1974
(1987–1989) Hard (outdoors)
Paris Open France Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
1968
(1989) Hard (indoors)

(*): tournaments from the WCT circuit:

  • Sydney: 1970
  • Philadelphia: 1970–1977
  • Rome: 1971
  • Stockholm: 1971
  • Boston: 1971-1972
  • Las Vegas: 1972-1977
  • Monte Carlo: 1974–1977
  • Forest Hills: 1982–1985

(**): tournaments from the ITF Independent tour:

  • Rome: 1970
  • Johannesburg: 1970-1971
  • Sydney: 1971
  • Monte Carlo: 1970,1973

Points allocationEdit

The points awarded for the Super Series tournaments and its predecessors were as follows:

Tour Points
1970 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977–79 1980–89
Winner
11
75
60
80
120
120
120
220
Final
7
52
40
60
90
90
80
180
Semi-finals
5
37
30
40
60
60
40
100
Quarter-finals
3
19
15
20
30
30
20
60
Round of 16
1
9
7
10
15
15
10
30
Round of 32
5
5
7
7
5
15
Round of 64
1
1
1

ResultsEdit

  • def =(default)
  • nh = (not held)
  • r = (retired)
  • ts = (tournament stopped)
  • wo = (walkover)
  • doubles results missing are not listed in the ATP & ITF archives for there respective years.
  • not all tournament articles by year are listed, see the main tournament article for reference.
  • Notes: The Australian Open was not a triple crown event from 1970 to 1976 considered a higher grand slam tournament in terms of ranking points allocated by the GP tour.

Grand Prix Super Series tournamentsEdit

Legend
Championship Series Tournaments of Grand Prix Super Series Tournaments
Non Championship Series Tournaments of Grand Prix Super Series Tournaments

1970 Grand Prix – Group 1Edit

The 1970 Grand Prix circuit was the inaugural edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 20 tournaments which were held from April through December. The tournaments were graded in one of three categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group A, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group 1, comprising six tournaments and Group 2.[9]
These are Group 1 tournaments:

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Båstad   Dick Crealy   Georges Goven 6–3, 6–1, 6–1   Dick Crealy
  Allan Stone
  Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–12 Ret.
Indianapolis   Cliff Richey   Stan Smith 6–2, 10–8, 3–6, 6–1   Arthur Ashe
  Clark Graebner
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Boston   Tony Roche   Rod Laver 3–6, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
  Ismail El Shafei
  Torben Ulrich
6–1, 7–6
Los Angeles   Rod Laver   John Newcombe 4–6, 6–4, 7–6   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Buenos Aires   Željko Franulović   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 6–0   Bob Carmichael
  Ray Ruffels
  Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–7, 6–3
London   Rod Laver   Cliff Richey 6–3, 6–4, 7–5   Ken Rosewall
  Stan Smith
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
6–4, 6–3, 6–2

1971 Grand Prix – Group BEdit

The 1971 Grand Prix circuit was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 31 tournaments which were held from April through December. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group A, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group B, comprising eleven tournaments, Group C and Group D.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Hamburg   Andrés Gimeno   Péter Szőke 6–3, 6–2, 6–2   Andrés Gimeno
  John Alexander
  Dick Crealy
  Allan Stone
6–4, 7–5, 7–9, 6–4
Bournemouth   Gerald Battrick   Željko Franulović 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–0   Owen Davidson
  Bill Bowrey
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
8–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3
Brussels   Cliff Drysdale   Ilie Năstase 6–0, 6–1, 7–5   Marty Riessen
  Tom Okker
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
Divided
Båstad   Ilie Năstase   Jan Leschly 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Jaime Pinto-Bravo
  Butch Seewagen
7–6, 6–1
Gstaad   John Newcombe   Tom Okker 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3   Phil Dent
  John Alexander
  John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Washington   Ken Rosewall   Marty Riessen 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1), 6–4   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Bob Carmichael
  Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Indianapolis   Željko Franulović   Cliff Richey 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 6–3   Jan Kodeš
  Željko Franulović
  Clark Graebner
  Erik van Dillen
7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Los Angeles   Pancho Gonzales   Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–3, 6–3   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Frank Froehling
  Clark Graebner
7–6, 6–4
Berkeley   Rod Laver   Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–4, 7–6   Rod Laver
  Roy Emerson
  Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
London   Ilie Năstase   Rod Laver 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Bill Bowrey
  Owen Davidson
7–5, 9–7, 6–2
Buenos Aires   Željko Franulović   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–4   Ilie Năstase
  Željko Franulović
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
6–4, 6–4

1972 Grand Prix – Group AEdit

The 1972 Grand Prix circuit was the third edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 33 tournaments which were held from February through November. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group AA, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group A. Group B, Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Monte Carlo   Ilie Năstase   František Pala 6–1, 6–0, 6–3   Patrice Beust
  Daniel Contet
  Jiří Hřebec
  František Pala
3–6, 6–1, 12-10, 6–2
Johannesburg   Cliff Richey   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–4   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Georges Goven
  Ray Moore
6–2, 6–2, 6–4
Rome   Manuel Orantes   Jan Kodeš 4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 6–2   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Lew Hoad
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 5–3, (ret)
Indianapolis   Bob Hewitt   Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 6–2   Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–3
Toronto   Ilie Năstase   Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–3   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Jan Kodeš
  Jan Kukal
7-6, 6-3
Los Angeles WCT   Stan Smith   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4   Jimmy Connors
  Pancho Gonzales
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 7–6
Barcelona   Jan Kodeš   Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6–3   Manuel Orantes
  Juan Gisbert
  Frew McMillan
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Stockholm   Stan Smith   Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Roy Emerson
  Colin Dibley
6–3, 6–2

1973 Grand Prix – Group AEdit

The 1973 Grand Prix circuit was the fourth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 72 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group AA, comprising three Grand Slam tournaments,Grand Prix Masters, Group A. Group B, Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rome   Ilie Năstase   Manuel Orantes 6–1, 6–1, 6–1   John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Washington   Arthur Ashe   Tom Okker 6–4, 6–2   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  Dick Crealy
  Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Louisville   Manuel Orantes   John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4   Manuel Orantes
  Ion Țiriac
  Clark Graebner
  John Newcombe
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
Toronto   Tom Okker   Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6-1   Rod Laver
  Ken Rosewall
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
7–5, 7–6
Los Angeles   Jimmy Connors   Tom Okker 7–5, 7–6(11–9)   Jan Kodeš
  Vladimír Zedník
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–2, 6–4
Barcelona   Ilie Năstase   Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–1, 8–6, 6–4   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
  Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Madrid   Tom Okker   Jaime Fillol 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–0
Tehran   Raúl Ramírez   John Newcombe 6–7, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3   Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–2
Stockholm   Tom Gorman   Björn Borg 6–3, 4–6, 7–6   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 7–5
Johannesburg   Jimmy Connors   Arthur Ashe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3   Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
  Lew Hoad
  Bob Maud
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4

1974 Grand Prix – Group AAEdit

The 1974 Grand Prix circuit was the fifth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 49 tournaments which were held from December 73 through December 74. The tournaments were graded in one of six categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments,Grand Prix Masters, Group AA. Group A, Group B and Group C.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Rome   Björn Borg   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 6–2   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Juan Gisbert
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Nottingham   Stan Smith   Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3   Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
9–7, 6–3
Washington   Harold Solomon   Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 6–3, 6–4   Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
7–5, 6–1
Louisville   Guillermo Vilas   Jaime Fillol 6–4, 7–5   Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–3
Indianapolis   Jimmy Connors   Björn Borg 5–7, 6–3, 6–4   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Toronto   Guillermo Vilas   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6-2, 6-3   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
Boston   Björn Borg   Tom Okker 7–6, 6–1, 6–1   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Los Angeles   Jimmy Connors   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
San Francisco   Ross Case   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 5–7, 6–4   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  John Alexander
  Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Tehran   Guillermo Vilas   Raúl Ramírez 6–0, 6–3, 6–1   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
Stockholm   Arthur Ashe   Tom Okker 6–2, 6–2   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Johannesburg   Jimmy Connors   Arthur Ashe 7–6, 6–3, 6–1   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
7–6, 6–4, 6–3

1975 Grand Prix – Group AAEdit

The 1975 Grand Prix circuit was the sixth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 42 tournaments which were held from December 74 through December 75. The tournaments were graded in one of five categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Group AA. Group A, and Group B.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Hamburg   Manuel Orantes   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–2, 6–2, 4–6, 6–1   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
  Wojciech Fibak
  Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
Rome   Raúl Ramírez   Manuel Orantes 7–6, 7–5, 7–5   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Nottingham   Tom Okker   Tony Roche 6–1, 3–6, 6–3   Charlie Pasarell
  Roscoe Tanner
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–2, 6–3
Washington   Guillermo Vilas   Harold Solomon 6–1, 6–3   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Louisville   Guillermo Vilas   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3 Not played
Indianapolis   Manuel Orantes   Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
  Wojciech Fibak
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
7–5, 6–0
Toronto   Manuel Orantes   Ilie Năstase 7–6, 6–0, 6–1   Cliff Drysdale
  Raymond Moore
  Jan Kodeš
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 5-7, 7-6
Boston   Björn Borg   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–4, 6–2   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  John Andrews
  Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Los Angeles   Arthur Ashe   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–5, 6–3   Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
  Cliff Drysdale
  Marty Riessen
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
San Francisco   Arthur Ashe   Guillermo Vilas 6–0, 7–6(7–4)   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
  Allan Stone
  Kim Warwick
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Sydney   Stan Smith   Bob Lutz 7–6, 6–2   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
Tehran   Eddie Dibbs   Iván Molina 1–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–7, 6–1, 6–4
Stockholm   Adriano Panatta   Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–3   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Charlie Pasarell
  Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Tokyo   Raúl Ramírez   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 6–3   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
Johannesburg   Harold Solomon   Brian Gottfried 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Karl Meiler
  Charlie Pasarell
7–5, 6–4

1976 Grand Prix – 5 StarEdit

The 1976 Grand Prix circuit was the seventh edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 48 tournaments which were held from December 75 through December 76. The tournaments were graded in one of seven categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Group TC (Triple Crown), comprising three Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Five Star, Four Star, Three Star, Two Star and One Star.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Las Vegas   Jimmy Connors   Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–3   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–4, 6–2
Washington   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 6–4   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Arthur Ashe
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
Indianapolis   Jimmy Connors   Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 6–4   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Rome   Adriano Panatta   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 7–6, 6–2, 7–6   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Geoff Masters
  John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
London   Jimmy Connors   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6, 6–4   Roscoe Tanner
  Stan Smith
  Wojciech Fibak
  Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Boston   Björn Borg   Harold Solomon 6–7, 6–4, 6–1, 6–2   Ray Ruffels
  Allan Stone
  Mike Cahill
  John Whitlinger
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Stockholm   Mark Cox   Manuel Orantes 4–6, 7–5, 7–6   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4

1977 Grand Prix – 6 StarEdit

The 1977 Grand Prix circuit was the eighth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 76 tournaments which were held from December 76 through December 77. The tournaments were graded in one of eight categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Six Star. Five Star, Four Star, Three Star, Two Star and One Star.[5]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Las Vegas   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 5–7, 6–2   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Washington   Guillermo Vilas   Brian Gottfried 6–4, 7–5   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 7–5
Indianapolis   Manuel Orantes   Jimmy Connors 6–1, 6–3   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
  Dick Crealy
  Cliff Letcher
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Rome   Vitas Gerulaitis   Antonio Zugarelli 6–2, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
London   Björn Borg   John Lloyd 6–4, 6–4, 6–3   Frew McMillan
  Sandy Mayer
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Boston   Manuel Orantes   Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 7–5, 6–4   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Brian Gottfried
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
Stockholm   Sandy Mayer   Raymond Moore 6–2, 6–4   Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3

1978 Grand Prix – Super SeriesEdit

The 1978 Grand Prix circuit was the ninth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 84 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in three main categories: 1) Grand Slam events 2) Super Series tournaments with prize money of at least $175,000 and 3) tournaments with prize money between $50,000 and $175,000. Both latter categories were subdivided in four prize money categories which determined the number of ranking points available. In addition the season-ending Masters tournament carried prize money of $400,000. There were 32 Super Series tournaments, including 8 WCT tournaments.[10][11]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Birmingham WCT   Björn Borg   Dick Stockton 7–6, 7–5   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
  Frew McMillan
  Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Philadelphia WCT   Jimmy Connors   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 6–4, 6–3   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
Richmond WCT   Vitas Gerulaitis   John Newcombe 7–5, 6–3   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–5
St. Louis WCT   Sandy Mayer   Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–4   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2
Palm Springs   Roscoe Tanner   Raúl Ramírez 6–1, 7–6   Raymond Moore
  Roscoe Tanner
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Memphis   Jimmy Connors   Tim Gullikson 7–6, 6–3   Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
  Phil Dent
  John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Milan WCT   Björn Borg   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 6–3   Víctor Pecci
  Wojciech Fibak
  José Higueras
  Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Rotterdam WCT   Jimmy Connors   Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–5   Raúl Ramírez
  Fred McNair
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–2, 6–3
Monte Carlo WCT   Raúl Ramírez   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–3, 6–4   Tomáš Šmíd
  Peter Fleming
  Jaime Fillol
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–5
Houston WCT   Brian Gottfried   Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–2, 6–1   Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Leonard
  Mike Machette
7–5, 7–5
Las Vegas   Harold Solomon   Corrado Barazzutti 6–1, 3–0 ret.   Álvaro Fillol
  Jaime Fillol
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Hamburg   Guillermo Vilas   Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 6–4, 6–2   Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
  Antonio Muñoz
  Víctor Pecci
6–2, 6–4
Rome   Björn Borg   Adriano Panatta 1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3   Víctor Pecci
  Belus Prajoux
  Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Washington   Jimmy Connors   Eddie Dibbs 7–5, 7–5   Arthur Ashe
  Bob Hewitt
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3
Louisville   Harold Solomon   John Alexander 6–2, 6–2   Víctor Pecci
  Wojciech Fibak
  Victor Amaya
  John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
North Conway   Eddie Dibbs   John Alexander 6–4, 6–4   Van Winitsky
  Robin Drysdale
  Mike Fishbach
  Bernard Mitton
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Indianapolis   Jimmy Connors   José Higueras 7–5, 6–1   Hank Pfister
  Gene Mayer
  Jeff Borowiak
  Chris Lewis
6–3, 6–1
Toronto   Eddie Dibbs   José Luis Clerc 6–7, 6–4, 6–1   Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6
Boston   Manuel Orantes   Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–3   Balázs Taróczy
  Víctor Pecci
  Heinz Günthardt
  Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Los Angeles   Arthur Ashe   Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4   Phil Dent
  John Alexander
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
San Francisco   John McEnroe   Dick Stockton 2–6, 7–6, 6–2   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Barcelona   Balázs Taróczy   Ilie Năstase 1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3   Hans Gildemeister
  Željko Franulović
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  Gilles Moretton
6–1, 6–4
Sydney   Jimmy Connors   Geoff Masters 6–0, 6–0, 6–4   Tony Roche
  John Newcombe
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–4, 6–3
Tokyo   Björn Borg   Brian Teacher 6–3, 6–4   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  Pat DuPré
  Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Stockholm   John McEnroe   Tim Gullikson 6–2, 6–2   Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
  Stan Smith
  Bob Lutz
6–3, 6–2
London   John McEnroe   Tim Gullikson 6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Buenos Aires   José Luis Clerc   Victor Pecci 6–4, 6–4   Chris Lewis
  Van Winitsky
  José Luis Clerc
  Belus Prajoux
6–4, 3–6, 6–0
Johannesburg   Tim Gullikson   Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4   Raymond Moore
  Peter Fleming
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6

1979 Grand Prix – Super SeriesEdit

The 1979 Grand Prix circuit was the tenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 91 tournaments which were held from January through December. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia   Jimmy Connors   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–4, 6–1   Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–4, 6–3
Monte Carlo   Björn Borg   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–1, 6–3   Ilie Năstase
  Raúl Ramírez
  Víctor Pecci
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
Las Vegas   Björn Borg   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Adriano Panatta
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Hamburg  José Higueras   Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–1   Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–3, 6–1, 7–6
Rome   Vitas Gerulaitis   Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–2   Peter Fleming
  Tomáš Šmíd
  José Luis Clerc
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–1, 7–5
Toronto   Björn Borg   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Heinz Günthardt
  Bob Hewitt
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Tokyo   Björn Borg   Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Mike Cahill
  Terry Moor
6–4, 7–6
Stockholm   John McEnroe   Gene Mayer 6–7, 6–3, 6–3   John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–4, 6–4
London   John McEnroe   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–4, 7–5   John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2

1980 Grand Prix – Super SeriesEdit

The 1980 Grand Prix circuit was the eleventh edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 83 tournaments which were held from January 80 through January 81. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series.

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia   Jimmy Connors   John McEnroe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Monte Carlo   Björn Borg   Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–0, 6–2   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  John McEnroe
6–2, 5–7, 6–4
Las Vegas   Björn Borg   Harold Solomon 6–3, 6–1   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Wojciech Fibak
  Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Hamburg   Harold Solomon   Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3   Heinz Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
  Reinhart Probst
  Max Wünschig
6–3, 6–4
Rome   Guillermo Vilas   Yannick Noah 6–0, 6–4, 6–4   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
  Balázs Taróczy
  Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Toronto   Ivan Lendl   Björn Borg 4–6, 5–4, r   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
  Heinz Günthardt
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Tokyo   Jimmy Connors   Tim Gullikson 6–1, 6–2   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
  Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Stockholm[12]   Björn Borg   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–4   Heinz Günthardt
  Paul McNamee
  Stan Smith
  Bob Lutz (tennis)
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
London   John McEnroe   Gene Mayer 6–4, 6–4, 6–3   John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
  Bill Scanlon
  Eliot Teltscher
7–5, 6–3

1981 Grand Prix – Super SeriesEdit

The 1981 Grand Prix circuit was the twelfth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 89 tournaments which were held from January 1981 through January 1982. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series. The Super Series consisted of 28 tournaments with prize money of at least $175,000 (excluding Grand Slams).

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Monterrey WCT   Johan Kriek   Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 3–6, 7–6   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
  Johan Kriek
  Russell Simpson
7–6, 6–3
Philadelphia   Roscoe Tanner   Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 7–6, 7–5   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–4
Richmond WCT   Yannick Noah   Ivan Lendl 6–1, 3–1, ret.   Tim Gullikson
  Bernard Mitton
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
La Quinta   Jimmy Connors   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 7–6   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
  Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 6–2
Memphis   Gene Mayer   Roscoe Tanner 6–2, 6–4   Sandy Mayer
  Gene Mayer
  Mike Cahill
  Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Brussels WCT   Jimmy Connors   Brian Gottfried 6–2, 6–4, 6–3   Frew McMillan
  Sandy Mayer
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Rotterdam WCT   Jimmy Connors   Gene Mayer 6–1, 2–6, 6–2   Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
  Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Milan WCT   John McEnroe   Björn Borg 7–6(7–2), 6–4   Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
  John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
Monte Carlo
no champion
  Jimmy Connors
  Guillermo Vilas
5–5 (unfinished – rain)   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Las Vegas   Ivan Lendl   Harold Solomon 6–4, 6–2   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Tracy Delatte
  Trey Waltke
6–3, 7–6
Hamburg   Peter McNamara   Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–4   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Rome   José Luis Clerc   Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–4, 6–0   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
  Bruce Manson
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–2
North Conway   José Luis Clerc   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–2   Peter McNamara
  Heinz Günthardt
  Pavel Složil
  Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Indianapolis   José Luis Clerc   Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–4, 6–2   Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
  Raúl Ramírez
  Van Winitsky
6–3, 5–7, 7–5
Montreal   Ivan Lendl   Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 6–2   Raúl Ramírez
  Ferdi Taygan
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Cincinnati   John McEnroe   Chris Lewis 6–3, 6–4   John McEnroe
  Ferdi Taygan
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
Sydney   John McEnroe   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 7–5, 6–2   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Tokyo   Vincent Van Patten   Mark Edmondson 6–2, 3–6, 6–3   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
  Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Stockholm   Gene Mayer   Sandy Mayer 6–4, 6–2   Steve Denton
  Kevin Curren
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 6–4, 6–0
London   Jimmy Connors   John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2   Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
Buenos Aires   Ivan Lendl   Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 6–2   João Soares
  Marcos Hocevar
  Jaime Fillol
  Álvaro Fillol
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Johannesburg   Vitas Gerulaitis   Jeff Borowiak 6–4, 7–6, 6–1   John Yuill
  Terry Moor
  Fritz Buehning
  Russell Simpson
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–7, 12–10

1982 Grand Prix – Super SeriesEdit

The 1982 Grand Prix circuit was the thirteenth edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of 70 tournaments which were held from January 82 through January 83. The tournaments were graded in one of twelve categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Grand Slam events, comprising four Grand Slam tournaments, Grand Prix Masters, Super Series, Regular Series. The Super Series consisted of 29 tournaments.[13]

Tournament Singles Doubles
Winner Runner-up Score Winner Runner-up Score
Philadelphia   John McEnroe   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–3, 6–1   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 6–4
Denver   John Sadri   Andrés Gómez 4–6, 6–1, 6–4   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
  Phil Dent
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
Memphis   Johan Kriek   John McEnroe 6–3, 3–6, 6–4   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 4–6, 6–2
La Quinta   Yannick Noah   Ivan Lendl 6–3, 2–6, 7–5   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  John Lloyd
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Monterrey   Jimmy Connors   Johan Kriek 6–2, 3–6, 6–3   Hank Pfister
  Victor Amaya
  Tracy Delatte
  Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Brussels   Vitas Gerulaitis   Mats Wilander 4–6, 7–6, 6–2   Sherwood Stewart
  Pavel Složil
  Tracy Delatte
  Chris Dunk
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
Rotterdam   Guillermo Vilas   Jimmy Connors 0–6, 6–2, 6–4   Sherwood Stewart
  Mark Edmondson
  Fritz Buehning
  Kevin Curren
7–5, 6-2
Milan   Guillermo Vilas   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–3   Peter McNamara
  Heinz Günthardt
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Frankfurt   Ivan Lendl   Peter McNamara 6–2, 6–2   Mark Edmondson
  Steve Denton
  Tony Giammalva
  Tim Mayotte
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
Monte Carlo   Guillermo Vilas   Ivan Lendl 6–1, 7–6, 6–3   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
  Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Los Angeles   Jimmy Connors   Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–1   Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
  Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
Las Vegas   Jimmy Connors   Gene Mayer 5-2, ret.   Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
Madrid   Guillermo Vilas   Ivan Lendl 6–7, 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 6–3   Tomáš Šmíd
  Pavel Složil
  Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–1, 3–6, 9–7
Hamburg   José Higueras   Peter McNamara 4–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–6  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
6–4, 6–3
Rome   Andrés Gómez   Eliot Teltscher 6–2, 6–3, 6–2   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
  Wojciech Fibak
  John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Boston   Guillermo Vilas   Mel Purcell 6–4, 6–0   Craig Wittus
  Steve Meister
  Freddie Sauer
  Schalk van der Merwe
6–2, 6–3
Washington   Ivan Lendl   Jimmy Arias 6–3, 6–3   Van Winitsky
  Raúl Ramírez
  Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
7–5, 7–6
North Conway   Ivan Lendl   José Higueras 6–3, 6–2   Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
  Pablo Arraya
  Eric Fromm
6–2, 7–6
Indianapolis   José Higueras   Jimmy Arias 7–5, 5–7, 6–3   Ferdi Taygan
  Sherwood Stewart
  Robbie Venter