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1979 Grand Prix (tennis)

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Edition  10th
Most tournament titles  Björn Borg (12)
Tournaments  91
Most tournament finals  Björn Borg (13)
1979 Grand Prix (tennis)
Duration  1 January – 24 December
Categories  Grand Slam (4) Grand Prix (71) World Championship Tennis (8) Team Events (1)

The 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and the Nations Cup, a team event.

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Schedule

The table below shows the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix schedule (a precursor of the ATP Tour).

Points system

The tournaments listed above were divided into twelve point categories. The highest points were allocated to the Grand Slam tournaments; French Open, the Wimbledon Championships, the US Open and the Australian Open. Points were allocated based on these categories and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. The points table is based on a 32 player draw. No points were awarded to first-round losers and advancements by default were equal to winning a round. The points allocation, with doubles points listed in brackets, is as follows:

List of tournament winners

The list of winners and number of singles titles won, alphabetically by last name:

  • John Alexander (1) Louisville
  • Victor Amaya (1) Surbiton
  • Vijay Amritraj (1) Bombay
  • Björn Borg (12) Richmond WCT, Boca Raton, Rotterdam, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, French Open, Wimbledon, Båstad, Toronto, Palermo, Tokyo Indoor, WCT Challenge Cup
  • José Luis Clerc (1) Johannesburg
  • Jimmy Connors (7) Birmingham, Philadelphia, Memphis, Tulsa, Indianapolis, Stowe, Hong Kong
  • Phil Dent (2) Brisbane, Sydney Outdoor
  • Eddie Dibbs (1) Forest Hills WCT
  • Peter Feigl (2) Linz, Cairo
  • Wojciech Fibak (2) Denver, Stuttgart Indoor
  • Peter Fleming (2) Cincinnati, Los Angeles
  • Vitas Gerulaitis (3) Rome, Kitzbühel, Sydney Indoor
  • Hans Gildemeister (2) Barcelona, Santiago
  • Brian Gottfried (2) Columbus, Basel
  • José Higueras (3) Houston, Hamburg, Boston
  • Hans Kary (1) Lagos
  • Johan Kriek (1) Sarasota
  • Robert Lutz (1) Taiwan
  • Gene Mayer (1) Cologne
  • John McEnroe (10) New Orleans, Milan, San Jose, Dallas WCT, Queen's Club, South Orange, US Open, San Francisco, Stockholm, Wembley
  • Peter McNamara (1) Berlin
  • Bernard Mitton (1) Costa Rica
  • Terry Moor (1) Tokyo Outdoor
  • Yannick Noah (3) Nancy, Madrid, Bordeaux
  • Tom Okker (1) Tel Aviv
  • Manuel Orantes (1) Munich
  • Andrew Pattison (1) Johannesburg
  • Victor Pecci (3) Nice, Quito, Bogotá
  • Ulrich Pinner (1) Gstaad
  • Raúl Ramírez (1) Florence
  • Marty Riessen (1) Lafayette
  • Bill Scanlon (1) Maui
  • Tomáš Šmíd (1) Stuttgart Outdoor
  • Stan Smith (2) Cleveland, Vienna
  • Harold Solomon (3) Baltimore WCT, North Conway, Bercy
  • Roscoe Tanner (2) Rancho Mirage, Washington Indoor
  • Balázs Taróczy (2) Brussels, Hilversum
  • Brian Teacher (1) Newport
  • Guillermo Vilas (4) Hobart, Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires, Australian Open
  • Butch Walts (2) Dayton, Bologna
  • Kim Warwick (1) Adelaide
  • Tim Wilkison (1) Auckland
  • The following players won their first title in 1979:

  • Hans Gildemeister Barcelona
  • Hans Kary Lagos
  • Johan Kriek Sarasota
  • Peter McNamara Berlin
  • References

    1979 Grand Prix (tennis) Wikipedia


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