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Verizon Tennis Challenge

Verizon Tennis Challenge
Defunct tennis tournament
Tour Grand Prix circuit (1985–1989)
ATP World Series (1990–1997)
ATP International Series (1998–2001)
Founded 1985
Abolished 2001
Location

Fort Myers, United States (1985–1986)

Orlando, United States (1987–1991)
Atlanta, United States (1992–2001)
Surface Hard (1985–1991)
Clay (1992–2001)

The Verizon Tennis Challenge is a defunct Grand Prix tennis circuit and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour affiliated tennis tournament played from 1985 to 2001. It was held in the United States, 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. The tournament was played on outdoor hard courts from 1985 to 1991 and on outdoor clay courts from 1992 to 2001.

Past finals

Singles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Fort Myers, United States
(outdoor hard)
1985[1] 23x15px Ivan Lendl 23x15px Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–2
1986[2] 23x15px Ivan Lendl 23x15px Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–0
Orlando, United States
(outdoor hard)
1987[3] 23x15px Christo van Rensburg 23x15px Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
1988[4] 23x15px Andrei Chesnokov 23x15px Miloslav Mečíř 7–6(8–6), 6–1
1989[5] 23x15px Andre Agassi 23x15px Brad Gilbert 6–2, 6–1
1990[6] 23x15px Brad Gilbert 23x15px Christo van Rensburg 6–2, 6–1
1991[7] 23x15px Andre Agassi 23x15px Derrick Rostagno 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Atlanta, United States
(outdoor clay)
1992[8] 23x15px Andre Agassi 23x15px Pete Sampras 7–5, 6–4
1993[9] 23x15px Jacco Eltingh 23x15px Bryan Shelton 7–6(7–1), 6–2
1994[10] 23x15px Michael Chang 23x15px Todd Martin 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–0
1995[11] 23x15px Michael Chang 23x15px Andre Agassi 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
1996[12] 23x15px Karim Alami 23x15px Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–4
1997[13] 23x15px Marcelo Filippini 23x15px Jason Stoltenberg 7–6(7–2), 6–4
1998[14] 23x15px Pete Sampras 23x15px Jason Stoltenberg 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
1999[15] 23x15px Stefan Koubek 23x15px Sébastien Grosjean 6–1, 6–2
2000[16] 23x15px Andrew Ilie 23x15px Jason Stoltenberg 6–3, 7–5
2001[17] 23x15px Andy Roddick 23x15px Xavier Malisse 6–2, 6–4

Doubles

Location Year Champion Runner-up Score
Fort Myers, United States
(outdoor hard)
1985[1] 23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
23x15px Sammy Giammalva Jr.
23x15px David Pate
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1986[2] 23x15px Ivan Lendl
23x15px Andrés Gómez
23x15px Peter Doohan
23x15px Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Orlando, United States
(outdoor hard)
1987[3] 23x15px Kim Warwick
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
1988[4] 23x15px Guy Forget
23x15px Yannick Noah
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
23x15px Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
1989[5] 23x15px Scott Davis
23x15px Tim Pawsat
23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
1990[6] 23x15px Scott Davis
23x15px David Pate
23x15px Alfonso Mora
23x15px Brian Page
6–3, 7–5
1991[7] 23x15px Luke Jensen
23x15px Scott Melville
23x15px Nicolas Pereira
23x15px Pete Sampras
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Atlanta, United States
(outdoor clay)
1992[8] 23x15px Steve DeVries
23x15px David Macpherson
23x15px Dave Randall
23x15px Mark Keil
6–3, 6–3
1993[9] 23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px Richey Reneberg
23x15px Todd Martin
23x15px Jared Palmer
6–4, 7–6
1994[10] 23x15px Jared Palmer
23x15px Richey Reneberg
23x15px Francisco Montana
23x15px Jim Pugh
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
1995[11] 23x15px Sergio Casal
23x15px Emilio Sánchez
23x15px Jared Palmer
23x15px Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1996[12] 23x15px Christo van Rensburg
23x15px David Wheaton
23x15px Bill Behrens
23x15px Matt Lucena
7–6, 6–2
1997[13] 23x15px Jonas Björkman
23x15px Nicklas Kulti
23x15px Scott Davis
23x15px Kelly Jones
6–4, 6–4
1998[14] 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Brent Haygarth
23x15px Alex O'Brien
23x15px Richey Reneberg
6–3, 0–6, 6–2
1999[15] 23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Justin Gimelstob
23x15px Todd Woodbridge
23x15px Mark Woodforde
5–7, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2000[16] 23x15px Ellis Ferreira
23x15px Rick Leach
23x15px Mark Knowles
23x15px Justin Gimelstob
6–3, 6–4
2001[17] Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
23x15px Rick Leach
23x15px David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6(9–7)

References

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  2. ^ a b "1986 Fort Myers". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "1987 Orlando". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "1988 Orlando". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "1989 Orlando". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "1990 Orlando". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "1991 Orlando". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "1992 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "1993 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "1994 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "1995 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "1996 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "1997 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "1998 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "1999 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "2000 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "2001 Atlanta". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2015.