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1980 Grand Prix (tennis)

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Edition  11th
Most tournament titles  John McEnroe (9)
Tournaments  83
Most tournament finals  John McEnroe (15)
1980 Grand Prix (tennis)
Duration  1 January – 26 December
Categories  Grand Slam (4) Grand Prix (71) World Championship Tennis (8) Team Events (1)

The 1980 Volvo Grand Prix was a men's professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated the four grand slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments. The Grand Prix circuit is a precursor to the ATP Tour.

Contents

Volvo became the new tour sponsor of the Grand Prix circuit after Colgate-Palmolive decided to end its sponsorship.

Schedule

The table below shows the 1980 Volvo Grand Prix schedule.

Standings

The 1980 Grand Prix tournaments were divided in 12 separate point categories, ranging from the Grand Slam tournaments (350 points for the winner) to the smallest Regular Series tournaments (50 points for the winner). At the end of the year the top-ranked players received a bonus from a $750,000 bonus pool. To qualify for a bonus a player must have participated in at least three Grand Prix tournaments with a prize money of $175,000 or more as well as three tournaments with prize money of $50,000–$75,000 during weeks when a $75,000 event is scheduled.

List of tournament winners

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

  • Victor Amaya (1) Washington-2
  • Vijay Amritraj (2) Newport, Bangkok
  • Corrado Barazzutti (1) Cairo
  • Dominique Bedel (1) Bogotá
  • Björn Borg (8) Boca Raton, WCT Invitational, Nice, Monte Carlo, Las Vegas, French Open, Wimbledon, Stockholm
  • Fritz Buehning (1) Sydney Outdoor
  • José Luis Clerc (6) Costa Rica, South Orange, Indianapolis, Madrid, Quito, Buenos Aires
  • Jimmy Connors (6) Birmingham, Philadelphia, Dallas, North Conway, Taiwan, Tokyo Indoor
  • Eddie Dibbs (2) Sarasota, Boston
  • Colin Dibley (1) Perth
  • Peter Feigl (1) Nigeria
  • Wojciech Fibak (3) Dayton, New Orleans, São Paulo
  • Rolf Gehring (1) Munich
  • Vitas Gerulaitis (3) Forest Hills, Stuttgart Outdoor, Melbourne Indoor
  • Ángel Giménez (2) Vienna, Bournemouth
  • Shlomo Glickstein (1) Hobart
  • Brian Gottfried (4) Surbiton, Washington, D.C., Vienna, Paris Indoor
  • Heinz Günthardt (3) Rotterdam, Johannesburg, Gstaad
  • Per Hjertquist (1) Sofia
  • Ivan Lendl (7) Houston, Toronto, Barcelona, Basel, Tokyo Outdoor, Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Robert Lutz (3) Columbus, Stowe, Cologne
  • Mario Martínez (1) Bordeaux
  • Gene Mayer (5) Denver, Metz, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San Francisco
  • John McEnroe (9) Richmond WCT, Memphis, Milan, Queen's Club, US Open, Brisbane, Sydney Indoor, Wembley, WCT Challenge Cup
  • Peter McNamara (1) Brussels
  • Paul McNamee (1) Palm Harbor
  • Adriano Panatta (1) Florence
  • Víctor Pecci (1) Santiago
  • Raúl Ramírez (1) Puerto Rico
  • John Sadri (1) Auckland
  • Howard Schoenfield (1) Tulsa
  • Tomáš Šmíd (2) Stuttgart Indoor, Bologna
  • Stan Smith (1) Frankfurt
  • Harold Solomon (4) Baltimore WCT, Hamburg, Cincinnati, Tel Aviv
  • Roscoe Tanner (1) Manchester
  • Balázs Taróczy (3) Båstad, Hilversum, Geneva
  • Brian Teacher (1) Australian Open
  • Eliot Teltscher (2) Atlanta, Maui
  • Guillermo Vilas (3) Rome, Kitzbühel, Palermo
  • Kim Warwick (1) Johannesburg
  • The following players won their first title in 1980:

  • Dominique Bedel Bogotá
  • Per Hjertquist Sofia
  • Ivan Lendl Houston
  • Paul McNamee Palm Harbor
  • References

    1980 Grand Prix (tennis) Wikipedia


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