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The WCT Tournament of Champions (also Shakeys Tournament of Champions for sponsorship purposes in 1977 and 1978) is a defunct men's tennis tournament that was held on the WCT Tour from 1977–1990. It was held in Lakeway, Texas in 1977, Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978, Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico in 1979, and Forest Hills, New York City from 1980–1990.

WCT Tournament of Champions
Defunct tennis tournament
TourWCT Tour
Founded1977
Abolished1990
Editions14
LocationLakeway, Texas (1977)
Las Vegas, NV (1978)
Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico (1979)
Forest Hills (1980–1990)
SurfaceCarpet (1977, 1978)
Hard (1979)
Clay (1977, 1980–1990)

The tournament commenced in early May each year. Ivan Lendl won the event a record four times. The US achieved a consistent level of success at the event, with seven of the thirteen tournaments won by Americans. Between 1982 and 1985 it was a major ranking tournament as part of the Championship Series Tournaments.

The 1990 edition was the final tournament played in the 23-year history of World Championship Tennis as the organization announced its dissolution the day after the final.[1]

Contents

ResultsEdit

SinglesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Lakeway 1977   Harold Solomon   Ken Rosewall 7–6, 6–2, 2–6, 0–6, 6–3
Las Vegas 1978   Björn Borg   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5, 5–6, 6–4, 6–5
Dorado Beach 1979   Jimmy Connors   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–5, 6–0, 6–4
Forest Hills 1980   Vitas Gerulaitis   John McEnroe 2–6, 6–2, 6–0
1981   Eddie Dibbs   Carlos Kirmayr 6–3, 6–2
1982   Ivan Lendl   Eddie Dibbs 6–1, 6–1
1983   John McEnroe   Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 7–5
1984   John McEnroe   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 6–2
1985   Ivan Lendl   John McEnroe 6–3, 6–3
1986   Yannick Noah   Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–0
1987   Andrés Gómez   Yannick Noah 6–4, 7–6, 7–6
1988   Andre Agassi   Slobodan Živojinović 7–5, 7–6, 7–5
1989   Ivan Lendl   Jaime Yzaga 6–2, 6–1
1990   Ivan Lendl   Aaron Krickstein 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

DoublesEdit

Location Year Champions Runners-up Score
Forest Hills 1980   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–2, 5–7, 6–2
1981   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
  John Fitzgerald
  Andy Kohlberg
6–4, 6–4
1982   Tracy Delatte
  Johan Kriek
  Dick Stockton
  Erik van Dillen
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1983   Tracy Delatte
  Johan Kriek
  Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
6–7, 7–5, 6–3
1984   David Dowlen
  Nduka Odizor
  Ernie Fernandez
  David Pate
7–6, 7–5
1985   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
  Givaldo Barbosa
  Ivan Kley
7–5, 6–2
1986   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
  Boris Becker
  Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–5
1987   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
  Gary Donnelly
  Peter Fleming
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
1988   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
  Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–3, 7–6
1989   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
  Jim Courier
  Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nancy Gay (August 28, 1990). "WCT Announces Its Dissolution". Orlando Sentinel.

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