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)

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.

Past finals

Singles

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

Doubles

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

References

  1. ^ Jim Sarni (February 8, 1987). "Follow Bouncing Ball With This Tour Guide". Sun-Sentinel.
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