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1985 Grand Prix (tennis)

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Edition  16th
Most tournament titles  Ivan Lendl (11)
Tournaments  71
Most tournament finals  Ivan Lendl (14)
1985 Grand Prix (tennis)
Duration  January 1 – December 23
Categories  Grand Slam (4) World Championship Tennis (3) Regular Series (62) Team Events (2)

The 1985 Nabisco Grand Prix was a professional men's tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of 71 tournaments held in 19 different countries. The tour incorporated the four ITF grand slam tournaments, three World Championship Tennis tournaments and the Grand Prix tournaments. Total prize money for the circuit was $23 million. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC). In November 1985 the MIPTC sued player–management agencies ProServ and IMG alleging that these firms were holding the tennis game hostage and were 'exerting extensive power over players'.

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The 1985 circuit marked the last time the Australian Open was held in November before moving to its current slot in January. In January 1986 at an awards ceremony in New York the ATP players elected Ivan Lendl as the 1985 ATP Player of the Year. Lendl won the most tournament titles, played the most finals, was the points leader of the Grand Prix circuit and finished the year as no.1 in the ATP Ranking. The Grand Slam tournaments were won by four different players (Wilander, Edberg, Becker, Lendl) and for the first time since 1934 all winners were European.

Schedule

The table below shows the 1985 Nabisco Grand Prix schedule (a precursor to the ATP Tour).

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Standings

The 1985 Grand Prix tournaments were divided in 18 separate point categories, ranging from the Grand Slam tournaments (700 points for the winner) to the smallest Regular Series tournaments (80 points for the winner). At the end of the year the top 64 players received bonuses from a $4,000,000 bonus pool. To qualify for a bonus a player must have participated in at least 14 tournaments. The best 16 players in the points standing at the end of the season qualified for the Nabisco Masters which was played in January 1986.

List of tournament winners

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

  • Matt Anger (1) Johannesburg
  • Paul Annacone (1) Brisbane
  • Boris Becker (3) Queen's Club, Cincinnati, Wimbledon
  • Jonathan Canter (1) Melbourne
  • Sergio Casal (1) Florence
  • Kevin Curren (1) Toronto Indoor
  • Marty Davis (2) Bristol, Melbourne Indoor
  • Scott Davis (1) Tokyo Outdoor
  • Stefan Edberg (4) Memphis, San Francisco, Basel, Australian Open
  • Eddie Edwards (1) Adelaide
  • Brad Gilbert (3) Livingston, Cleveland, Tel Aviv
  • Andrés Gómez (1) Hong Kong
  • Tom Gullikson (1) Newport
  • Jan Gunnarsson (1) Vienna
  • Martín Jaite (1) Buenos Aires
  • Anders Järryd (1) Brussels
  • Johan Kriek (1) Las Vegas
  • Henri Leconte (2) Nice, Sydney Outdoor
  • Ivan Lendl (11) Fort Myers, Monte Carlo, Dallas, Forest Hills, Indianapolis, US Open, Stuttgart Outdoor, Sydney Indoor, Tokyo Indoor, Wembley, Masters
  • Peter Lundgren (1) Cologne
  • Chris Lewis (1) Auckland
  • Andreas Maurer (1) Madrid
  • Tim Mayotte (1) Delray Beach
  • John McEnroe (9) Masters, Philadelphia, Houston, Milan, Chicago, Atlanta, Stratton Mountain, Montreal, Stockholm
  • Miloslav Mečíř (2) Rotterdam, Hamburg
  • Yannick Noah (3) Rome, Washington, D.C., Toulouse
  • Joakim Nyström (2) Munich, Gstaad
  • Ricki Osterthun (1) Hilversum
  • Claudio Panatta (1) Bari
  • Horacio de la Peña (1) Marbella
  • Diego Pérez (1) Bordeaux
  • Pavel Složil (1) Kitzbühel
  • Tomáš Šmíd (1) Geneva
  • Larry Stefanki (1) La Quinta
  • Thierry Tulasne (2) Bologna, Palermo
  • Mats Wilander (3) Boston, French Open, Båstad
  • Tim Wilkison (1) Nancy
  • The following players won their first title in 1985:

  • Matt Anger Johannesburg
  • Paul Annacone Brisbane
  • Boris Becker Queen's Club
  • Jonathan Canter Melbourne
  • Sergio Casal Florence
  • Eddie Edwards Adelaide
  • Tom Gullikson Newport
  • Jan Gunnarsson Vienna
  • Martín Jaite Buenos Aires
  • Chris Lewis Auckland
  • Peter Lundgren Cologne
  • Andreas Maurer Madrid
  • Tim Mayotte Delray Beach
  • Miloslav Mečíř Rotterdam
  • Ricki Osterthun Hilversum
  • Claudio Panatta Bari
  • Horacio de la Peña Marbella
  • Diego Pérez Bordeaux
  • Larry Stefanki La Quinta
  • Thierry Tulasne Bologna
  • References

    1985 Grand Prix (tennis) Wikipedia


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