Vancouver WCT

The Vancouver WCT, also known by its sponsored name Rothmans International, was a men's tennis tournament held at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1970[1] to 1973.[2][3][4] The event was part of the WCT Tour and was played in indoor carpet courts. The tournament was cancelled in July 1973 due to diminishing interest and decreasing attendance.[5][6]

Vancouver WCT
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameRothman's International WCT
TourWCT circuit
Founded1970 (1970)
Abolished1973
Editions4
LocationVancouver, Canada
VenuePNE Agrodome
SurfaceCarpet / indoor

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   Rod Laver   Roy Emerson 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1971   Ken Rosewall   Tom Okker 6–2, 6–2, 6–4
1972   John Newcombe   Marty Riessen 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–5), 7–6(14–12), 7–5
1973   Tom Gorman   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–2, 7–5

DoublesEdit

Year Champions Runners-up Score
1970   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
  Pierre Barthès
  Nikola Pilić
6–1, 6–4, 6–3
1971   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
5–7, 6–7, 6–0, 7–5, 7–6
1972   John Newcombe
  Fred Stolle
  Cliff Drysdale
  Allan Stone
7–6, 6–0
1973   Pierre Barthès
  Roger Taylor
  Tom Gorman
  Erik van Dillen
5–7, 6–3, 7–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis pros chase $10,000". The Vancouver Sun. 29 September 1970. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 149, 152. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663.
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 141, 147. ISBN 9780671216238.
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 173. ISBN 9780362001686.
  5. ^ Tony Gallagher (14 July 1973). "Championship circuit to bypass Vancouver". The Province. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com. The Rothmans International tournament, an annual event at the PNE Agrodome since 1970, has been discontinued as one of the stops of the Dallas centered WCT group because of the lack of attendance during the eight-day event.
  6. ^ "Vancouver lays tennis egg". The Vancouver Sun. 16 July 1973. p. 19 – via Newspapers.com. After three years of apathetic interest in the Rothman's International tennis championships, the sponsoring company has sacked the event in Vancouver.

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