Verizon Tennis Challenge

The Verizon Tennis Challenge (ex Paine Webber Classic from 1983 in Dallas to 1987 in Orlando) is a defunct Grand Prix tennis circuit and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour affiliated men's tennis tournament played from 1983 to 2001. It was held in the United States,in Dallas, Texas in 1983, in Boca Raton, Florida in 1984, in Fort Myers, Florida in 1985 and 1986, in Orlando, Florida from 1987 to 1991, and at the Atlanta Athletic Club in what is now Johns Creek, Georgia from 1992 to 2001.[1] The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1991 and on outdoor clay courts from 1992 to 2001.

Verizon Tennis Challenge
Defunct tennis tournament
TourGrand Prix circuit (1983–1989)
ATP World Series (1990–1997)
ATP International Series (1998–2001)
Founded1983
Abolished2001
Editions19
LocationFort Myers, FL, U.S. (1985–1986)
Orlando, FL, U.S. (1987–1991)
Atlanta, GA, U.S. (1992–2001)
SurfaceHard (1985–1991)
Clay (1992–2001)

Past finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Fort Myers, United States 1985[2]   Ivan Lendl   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
1986[3]   Ivan Lendl   Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–0
Orlando, United States 1987[4]   Christo van Rensburg   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1988[5]   Andrei Chesnokov   Miloslav Mečíř 7–6(8–6), 6–1
1989[6]   Andre Agassi   Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–1
1990[7]   Brad Gilbert   Christo van Rensburg 6–2, 6–1
1991[8]   Andre Agassi   Derrick Rostagno 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Atlanta, United States 1992[9]   Andre Agassi   Pete Sampras 7–5, 6–4
1993[10]   Jacco Eltingh   Bryan Shelton 7–6(7–1), 6–2
1994[11]   Michael Chang   Todd Martin 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–0
1995[12]   Michael Chang   Andre Agassi 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
1996[13]   Karim Alami   Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–4
1997[14]   Marcelo Filippini   Jason Stoltenberg 7–6(7–2), 6–4
1998[15]   Pete Sampras   Jason Stoltenberg 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
1999[16]   Stefan Koubek   Sébastien Grosjean 6–1, 6–2
2000[17]   Andrew Ilie   Jason Stoltenberg 6–3, 7–5
2001[18]   Andy Roddick   Xavier Malisse 6–2, 6–4

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Fort Myers, United States 1985[2]   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  David Pate
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1986[3]   Ivan Lendl
  Andrés Gómez
  Peter Doohan
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Orlando, United States 1987[4]   Kim Warwick
  Sherwood Stewart
  Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
1988[5]   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
  Sherwood Stewart
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
1989[6]   Scott Davis
  Tim Pawsat
  Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
1990[7]   Scott Davis
  David Pate
  Alfonso Mora
  Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
1991[8]   Luke Jensen
  Scott Melville
  Nicolas Pereira
  Pete Sampras
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Atlanta, United States 1992[9]   Steve DeVries
  David Macpherson
  Dave Randall
  Mark Keil
6–3, 6–3
1993[10]   Paul Annacone
  Richey Reneberg
  Todd Martin
  Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
1994[11]   Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
  Francisco Montana
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1995[12]   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
  Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1996[13]   Christo van Rensburg
  David Wheaton
  Bill Behrens
  Matt Lucena
7–6, 6–2
1997[14]   Jonas Björkman
  Nicklas Kulti
  Scott Davis
  Kelly Jones
6–4, 6–4
1998[15]   Ellis Ferreira
  Brent Haygarth
  Alex O'Brien
  Richey Reneberg
6–3, 0–6, 6–2
1999[16]   Patrick Galbraith
  Justin Gimelstob
  Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2000[17]   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
  Mark Knowles
  Justin Gimelstob
6–3, 6–4
2001[18]   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
  Rick Leach
  David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6(9–7)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jim Sarni (February 8, 1987). "Follow Bouncing Ball With This Tour Guide". Sun-Sentinel.
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  13. ^ a b "1996 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  14. ^ a b "1997 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  15. ^ a b "1998 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
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  17. ^ a b "2000 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  18. ^ a b "2001 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.