Louisville Open

The Louisville Open is a defunct Grand Prix and WCT affiliated men's tennis tournament played from 1970 to 1979. It was held in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States and played on outdoor hard courts in 1970 and on outdoor clay courts from 1971 to 1979.

Louisville Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameLouisville Open (1970, 1973–79)
Louisville WCT (1971–72)
TourGrand Prix circuit (1970, 1973–79)
WCT circuit (1971–72)
Founded1970
Abolished1979
Editions10
SurfaceHard (1970)
Clay (1971–79)

Guillermo Vilas was the most successful player at the tournament, winning the singles competition three times and the doubles competition once with Pole Wojciech Fibak.

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   Rod Laver   John Newcombe 6–3, 6–3
1971   Tom Okker   Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
1972   Arthur Ashe   Mark Cox 6–4, 6–4
1973   Manuel Orantes   John Newcombe 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1974   Guillermo Vilas   Jaime Fillol 6–4, 7–5
1975   Guillermo Vilas   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–3
1976   Harold Solomon   Wojciech Fibak 6–2, 7–5
1977   Guillermo Vilas   Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 6–0, 6–1
1978   Harold Solomon   John Alexander 6–2, 6–2
1979   John Alexander   Terry Moor 7–6, 6–7, 3–3 ret.

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
  Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
8–6, 5–7, 6–4 [1]
1971 Not completed
1972   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Arthur Ashe
  Robert Lutz
6–4, 6–3
1973   Manuel Orantes
  Ion Ţiriac
  Clark Graebner
  John Newcombe
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
1974   Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–3
1975   Wojciech Fibak
  Guillermo Vilas
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
Not played (rain)
1976   Byron Bertram
  Pat Cramer
  Stan Smith
  Erik van Dillen
6–3, 6–4
1977   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Chris Kachel
  Cliff Letcher
6–1, 6–4
1978   Wojciech Fibak
  Víctor Pecci
  Victor Amaya
  John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
1979   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Vijay Amritraj
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 1–6, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Laver victor over Newcombe". Los Angeles Times. 3 August 1970. pp. Part 3, page 2.

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