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  1. llgc8080

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    Guys, I saw in other threads that you know much about the WCT events. Have you a list of the tornaments with the winners (and dates of course)? I know just a little: like a posted in another thread, the ATP don't "count" the WCT Challenge Cup played along the 70's. Thank you!
     
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    Have a look at the following page:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Championship_Tennis
     
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    Thank you micce!!!
     
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    I found this in a pdf file from ATP; for 1976:

    LAST DAY TOURNAMENT SINGLES WINNER SINGLES FINALIST
    Jan. 11 Dispatch Charities (Columbus) Arthur Ashe Andrew Pattison
    Jan. 11 Copa Serfin (Monterrey) Eddie Dibbs Harold Solomon B.
    Jan. 18 Merchants Bank (Indianapolis) Arthur Ashe Vitas Gerulaitis
    Jan. 18 Phoenix Cup (Atlanta) Ilie Nastase Jeff Borowiak
    Feb. 1 U.S. Pro Indoor (Philadelphia) Jimmy Connors Bjorn Borg
    Feb. 8 United Virginia Bank (Richmond) Arthur Ashe Brian Gottfried
    Feb. 8 Banca Catalana (Barcelona) Eddie Dibbs Cliff Drysdale
    Feb. 15 Rothmans (Toronto) Bjorn Borg Vitas Gerulaitis
    Feb. 15 Lagos, Nigeria Dick Stockton Arthur Ashe
    Feb. 22 Copa Puma (Rome) Arthur Ashe Bob Lutz
    Feb. 22 St. Louis Classic Guillermo Vilas Vijay Amritraj
    Feb. 29 ABN (Rotterdam) Arthur Ashe Bob Lutz
    Feb. 29 Robintech (Fort Worth) Guillermo Vilas Phil Dent
    Mar. 14 Racquet Club (Memphis) Vijay Amritraj Stan Smith
    Mar. 14 Old Spice (Mexico City) Raul Ramirez Eddie Dibbs
    Mar. 21 Tennis South Invitational (Jackson) Ken Rosewall Raul Ramirez
    Mar. 21 Washington, D.C. Harold Solomon Onny Parun
    Apr. 4 Altamira (Caracas) Raul Ramirez Ilie Nastase
    Apr. 4 Copersucar (Sao Paulo) Bjorn Borg Guillermo Vilas
    Apr. 11 Clows Classic (Johannesburg) Onny Parun Cliff Drysdale
    Apr. 11 River Oaks (Houston) Harold Solomon Ken Rosewall
    Apr. 18 Marlboro Classic (Monte Carlo) Guillermo Vilas Wojtek Fibak
    Apr. 18 NCNB (Charlotte) Tony Roche Vitas Gerulaitis
    Apr. 24 Opel (Stockholm) Wojtek Fibak Ilie Nastase
    Apr. 25 United Bank Classic (Denver) Jimmy Connors Ross Case
    May 9 WCT Finals (Dallas) Bjorn Borg Guillermo Vilas
    May 3 WCT Challenge Cup (Honolulu) Ilie Nastase Arthur Ashe
    Dec. 19 WCT Challenge Cup (Las Vegas) Ilie Nastase Jimmy Connors
     
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    And for 1975:

    LAST DAY TOURNAMENT SINGLES WINNER SINGLES FINALIST
    Jan. 26 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships (Philadelphia) Marty Riessen Vitas Gerulaitis
    Feb. 2 Richmond Tennis Classic Bjorn Borg Arthur Ashe
    Feb. 9 Havatampa-Raymond James Tennis Classic Raul Ramirez Roscoe Tanner
    (St. Petersburg)
    Feb. 12 WCT International (Bologna) Bjorn Borg Arthur Ashe
    Feb. 16 Rothmans International (Toronto) Harold Solomon Stan Smith
    Feb. 23 Michelob Pro-Celebrity (LaCosta) Rod Laver Allan Stone
    Feb. 23 Banca Catalana (Barcelona) Arthur Ashe Bjorn Borg
    Feb. 23 Robintech Classic (Fort Worth) John Alexander Dick Stockton
    Mar. 2 San Antonio Tennis Classic Dick Stockton Stan Smith
    Mar. 2 Algemene Bank Nederland (Rotterdam) Arthur Ashe Tom Okker
    Mar. 8 Rothmans International Trophy (London) Mark Cox Brian Fairlie
    Mar. 16 Xerox Tennis Classic (Washington, D.C.) Mark Cox Dick Stockton
    Mar. 16 Munich International (Munich) Arthur Ashe Bjorn Borg
    Mar. 16 Cospersucar (Sao Paulo) Rod Laver Charlie Pasarell
    Mar. 23 Memphis Classic Harold Solomon Jiri Hrebec D
    Mar. 23 Altamira International (Caracas) Rod Laver Raul Ramirez
    Mar. 30 Marlboro Classic (Monte Carlo) Manuel Orantes Bob Hewitt
    Mar. 30 First National Bank Classic (Atlanta) Mark Cox John Alexander
    Mar. 30 WCT Classic (Orlando) Rod Laver Vitas Gerulaitis
    Apr. 13 St. Louis Classic Vitas Gerulaitis Roscoe Tanner
    Apr. 19 Clows Classic (Johannesburg) Buster Mottram Tom Okker
    Apr. 20 United Bank Tennis Classic (Denver) Jimmy Connors Brian Gottfried
    Apr. 20 Kawasaki Classic (Tokyo) Bob Lutz Stan Smith
    Apr. 27 River Oaks-American General Invitational (Houston) Ken Rosewall Cliff Drysdale
    Apr. 27 Open International Tennis Cup (Stockholm) Arthur Ashe Tom Okker
    Apr. 27 NCNB Tennis Classic (Charlotte) Raul Ramirez Roscoe Tanner
    May 11 WCT Finals (Dallas) Arthur Ashe Bjorn Borg

    For 1974:

    LAST DAY TOURNAMENT SINGLES WINNER SINGLES FINALIST
    Jan. 27 U.S. Pro Indoor (Philadelphia) Rod Laver Arthur Ashe
    Feb. 3 Fidelity Tournament (Richmond) Ilie Nastase Tom Gorman
    Feb. 10 St. Petersburg, Russia John Newcombe Alex Metreveli
    Feb. 17 Rothmans (Toronto) Tom Okker Ilie Nastase
    Feb. 17 Astor Cup (Bologna) Arthur Ashe Mark Cox
    Feb. 24 Hempstead, N.Y. Stan Smith John Newcombe
    Feb. 24 Rothmans (London) Bjorn Borg Mark Cox
    Mar. 3 Saga Bay Classic (Miami) Cliff Drysdale Tom Gorman
    Mar. 3 La Costa John Newcombe Stan Smith
    Mar. 3 Barcelona Arthur Ashe Bjorn Borg
    Mar. 17 Washington, D.C. Ilie Nastase Tom Okker
    Mar. 17 Sao Paulo Bjorn Borg Arthur Ashe
    Mar. 31 Rotterdam Tom Okker Tom Gorman
    Mar. 31 Atlanta Dick Stockton Jiri Hrebec
    Mar. 31 Palm Desert Rod Laver Roscoe Tanner
    Apr. 7 Munich Frew McMillan Niki Pilic
    Apr. 7 New Orleans John Newcombe Jeff Borowiak
    Apr. 14 Monte Carlo Andrew Pattison Ilie Nastase
    Apr. 14 Orlando John Newcombe Jaime Fillol
    Apr. 14 Tokyo Rod Laver Juan Gisbert
    Apr. 21 Johannesburg Andrew Pattison John Alexander
    Apr. 21 Charlotte Jeff Borowiak Dick Stockton
    Apr. 21 Houston Rod Laver Bjorn Borg
    Apr. 28 St. Louis Stan Smith Alex Metreveli I.
    Apr. 28 Denver Roscoe Tanner Arthur Ashe
    May 12 WCT Finals (Dallas) John Newcombe Bjorn Borg
     
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    For 1977:

    LAST DAY TOURNAMENT SINGLES WINNER SINGLES FINALIST
    Jan. 16 Birmingham International Indoor Championships Jimmy Connors Bill Scanlon
    Jan. 30 U.S. Pro Indoor Championships (Philadelphia) Dick Stockton Jimmy Connors
    Feb. 6 United Virginia Bank Classic (Richmond) Tom Okker Vitas Gerulaitis
    Feb. 13 Copa Old Spice (Mexico City) Ilie Nastase Wojtek Fibak
    Feb. 20 Rothmans International (Toronto) Dick Stockton Jimmy Connors
    Mar. 8 Copa Serfin (Monterrey) Wojtek Fibak Vitas Gerulaitis
    Mar. 20 St. Louis Classic Jimmy Connors John Alexander
    Apr. 3 ABN World Tennis (Rotterdam) Dick Stockton Ilie Nastase
    Apr. 3 World Series of Tennis (London) Eddie Dibbs Vitas Gerulaitis
    Apr. 10 International Classic (Monte Carlo) Bjorn Borg Corrado Barazzutti
    Apr. 18 River Oaks/Alexander & Alexander (Houston) Adriano Panatta Vitas Gerulaitis
    Apr. 24 Big Boy Classic (Charlotte) Corrado Barazzutti Eddie Dibbs
    May 15 WCT Finals (Dallas) Jimmy Connors Dick Stockton
    Sept. 17 Shakey’s Tournament of Champions (New York) Harold Solomon Ken Rosewall
    Nov. 20 WCT Challenge Cup (Las Vegas) Jimmy Connors Roscoe Tanner
     
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    Dec. 9 WCT Challenge Cup (Montreal) $320,000 Bjorn Borg Jimmy Connors

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    Dec. 14 WCT Challenge Cup (Montreal) $320,000 John McEnroe Vijay Amritraj
     
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    Dec. 17 WCT Challenge Cup (Montego Bay) $320,000 Ilie Nastase d. Peter Fleming
     
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  9. llgc8080

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    I'd made a mistake, tournaments won by Borg and McEnroe were in 79 and 80, not in 78 and 79.
     
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    The regular WCT events, which lead to the WCT finals at Dallas (they should originally be played at MSG New York) were 20 in 1971, with Laver, Rosewall, Newcombe each winning 4. Laver finished first in the points table with Okker second and Rosewall third, Ashe, Drysdale, Newcombe, Rissen and Lutz behind them. Newcombe was injured for the later part of the season. In 1972, the last 10 of 1971 and new 10 events counted for the WCT finals, now played in May. Laver (with 5 new wins) again finished first with Rosewall second. Then they played an autumn circuit with finals at Rome. Newcombe was the point leader, and Ashe the finals winner. In 1973, two groups were operating from January to May with 11 events for each group. Smith won one group (over Laver), Rosewall and Ashe the second. In 1974 three groups played. One was won by Newcombe over Smith, one by Ashe over Laver, Borg, Kodes. In 1975, three groups were operating, one won by Ashe over Borg, one by Laver, one by Riessen (i think). While they were reduced to play from January to May by an agreement with the ITF, WCT overexpanded with its separate groups.Both factors contributed to its ultimate downfall.
     
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    To add context. I believe a major part of the allure of the WCT events was big prize money. That may, if I recall correctly, also had something to do with the downfall as I believe TV and ticket revenues could not keep up. Lamar Hunt was the big backer and likey used much of his own money to finance the WCT. I also vaguely remember certain players did not like to play those events. Did some players boycott or refuse to play WCT?
     
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    Lamar Hunt got into tennis in 1967, when he founded the pro group WCT, the 'handsome eight', with Newcombe, Roche, Drysdale, Pilic and others. The fisrt years 68 and 69 were financial failures, but since 1970, when he attracted other pros like Laver, Rosewall, Ashe and Okker, his WCT became a big success. It was the first well organized pro series over the whole world, with a real points race (20 events with 32 draws minimum), real good prize money and big TV coverage. His impact was great, but conflicted with the interests of the ITF and ATP. Both rivalling organizations (not the least Jack Kramer himself) tried all they could to shut Hunt and WCT out of the game. They reduced the WCT series to a spring series from January to May, and tried to keep leading players away from the WCT. In the early 80s, the WCT series faded away with only 16 men draws (but still big money).
     
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    Does anyone have more complete results for the first event listed here? I can't find anything about Borg winning in Montreal in 1978. It says he won there in 1979 in numerous places, including ITF and Wikipedia.
     
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  14. llgc8080

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    Look this Cyborg, my mistake.
     
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    double post.
     
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    Ah, thanks. You should be able to edit your posts, btw.
     
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    Yeah, maybe.
     
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    Thanks for the info! What is btw CyBorg?
     
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    By the way.
     
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    Borg didn't win in Montreal in 1978. He won the WCT Challenge Cup in Montreal on 4-9 December 1979.

    Results
    SF Borg d. Tim Gullikson 63 62
    SF Connors d. Gildemeister 46 60 63

    Final
    Borg d. Connors 64 62 26 64
     
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  21. CyBorg

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    I know this, which is why I said that he won in 1979 and not in 1978.
     
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    btw CyBorg, being a internet surfer don't make you a tennis master.
    Keep with wiki, itf and atp web pages, maybe you learn a little bit! At least I go to all events played in my country, and see ALIVE all the matches. Come to Paris and I'll kick your a.. in my tennis club, cuase I'm pretty sure that you never pick up a raquet in your life. :evil:

    And you can edit your posts with at least 60 published. I can't do that before.
     
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  23. llgc8080

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    It's true that WCT events don't count with points to ATP?
    The WCT had a winner by year like the Grand Prix? Can anyone help me with the info?
    Thank you urban & andfor!
     
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    I vaguely remember something to that effect. Urban most likely will know.

    Are you writing a paper or something?
     
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    Yes! I write in a local newspaper, only about tennis -I live 10km from Paris, in a very small town (900 people!)-. I wish that people don't think only in Roger, Rafa or Nole. Thank you anyway &4!
     
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  26. Moose Malloy

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    Yes, its true the WCT events(& the Masters) did not count for atp ranking. And the WCT did have their own rankings as well.

    And then the Grand Prix had their own ranking as well.

    It really was chaos back then.
     
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    Very cool. Send me a link when you can so I can read some of your published material. Post it here or send it to me e-mail from my profile if you can.
     
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    Very soon we'll be on the net! The first thing I do it's let you know, I promise!
     
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    Thank you Moose too.
     
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    urban, can you give the winners in points in the next years? Thanks.
     
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  31. andfor

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Championship_Tennis

    Scroll to the bottom of the page. It that what you're looking for? As with all information on the web, double check it with another source.
     
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    The WCT had point system independent of the ATP and Grand Prix rankings. In the first two years there were three finals and three final standings and the 8 finalists for the finals were taken from the rankings. All the players played in the same tournaments for the first two years.

    1971 World Championship of Tennis final standings
    No. 1 Rod Laver
    No. 2 Tom Okker
    No. 3 Ken Rosewall
    No. 4 Cliff Drysdale
    No. 5 Arthur Ashe
    No. 6 John Newcombe
    No. 7 Marty Riessen
    No. 8 Bob Lutz
    No. 9 Roy Emerson
    No. 10 Andres Gimeno
    No. 11 Charlie Pasarell
    No. 12 John Alexander
    No. 13 Dennis Ralston
    =No. 14 Ray Ruffels
    =No. 14 El Shafei
    =No. 14 Niki Pilic
    No. 17 Maud
    No. 18 Mark Cox
    No. 19 Roger Taylor
    No. 20 Fred Stolle

    1972 First Part final standings
    No. 1 Rod Laver
    No. 2 Ken Rosewall
    No. 3 Tom Okker
    No. 4 Cliff Drysdale
    No. 5 Marty Riessen
    No. 6 Arthur Ashe
    No. 7 Bob Lutz
    No. 8 John Newcombe
    =No. 9 Roy Emerson
    =No. 9 Charlie Pasarell
    No. 11 John Alexander
    No. 12 Roger Taylor
    No. 13 Andres Gimeno
    No. 14 Mark Cox
    No. 15 Borowiak
    =No. 16 Fred Stolle
    =No. 16 Niki Pilic
    No. 18 El Shafei
    =No.19 Bob Carmichael
    =No.19 Ray Ruffels

    1972 Second Part final standings
    No. 1 John Newcombe
    No. 2 Arthur Ashe
    No. 3 Tom Okker
    No. 4 Mark Cox
    =No. 5 Cliff Drysdale
    =No. 5 Marty Riessen
    =No. 7 Bob Lutz
    =No. 7 Niki Pilic
    =No. 9 Roy Emerson
    =No. 9 Anthony Roche
    =No. 9 El Shafei
    No. 12 Cliff Richey
    No. 13 Charlie Pasarell
    No. 14 Ray Ruffels
    =No. 15 Ken Rosewall
    =No. 15 Roger Taylor
    No. 17 John Alexander
    =No.18 Bob Carmichael
    =No.18 Allan Stone
    =No.18 Rahim
    =No.18 Borowiak

    Then in 1973 the WCT players were seperated into two groups, A & B, with each group playing certain tournaments. The Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season had all the players together. The top 4 from each group qualified for the final at the end of the season.

    Group A
    No. 1 Stan Smith
    No. 2 Rod Laver
    =No. 3 Roy Emerson
    =No. 3 John Alexander
    No. 5 Cliff Richey
    No. 6 Dick Stockton
    No. 7 Bob Lutz
    No. 8 Brian Gottfried
    No. 9 Colin Dibley
    No. 10 J Fillol

    Group B
    No. 1 Ken Rosewall
    No. 2 Arthur Ashe
    No. 3 Marty Riessen
    =No. 4 Roger Taylor
    =No. 4 Mark Cox
    No. 6 Brian Fairlie
    No. 7 Jan Kodes
    No. 8 Tom Okker
    No. 9 Roscoe Tanner
    No. 10 Tom Gorman

    In 1974 the group was divided into three groups, Red, Blue and Green and the top 8 points winners qualified for the final (marked with *). Each group played seperate tournaments except the Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season.

    Red Group
    No. 1 Nastase*
    No. 2 Okker*
    No. 3 Gorman
    No. 4 Drysdale
    No. 5 Pilic
    No. 6 Pattison
    No. 7 John Alexander
    No. 8 Riessen
    No. 9 Anthony Roche
    No. 10 McMillan

    Blue Group
    No. 1 John Newcombe*
    No. 2 Smith*
    No. 3 Metreveli
    No. 4 Stockton
    No. 5 Hrebec
    No. 6 Borowiak
    No. 7 Ross Case
    No. 8 Ramirez
    No. 9 Fillol
    No. 10 Richey

    Green Group
    No. 1 Ashe*
    No. 2 Rod Laver*
    No. 3 Borg*
    No. 4 Kodes*
    No. 5 Cox
    No. 6 Tanner
    No. 7 Dibbs
    No. 8 Taylor
    No. 9 Panatta
    No. 10 Parun
     
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    Thanks, Andrew. I had put the stats out of my head. For 1975 i must look at the 1976 edition of World of Tennis. I remember, that Ashe lead one group over Borg(and got a golden ball for overall most points) and Laver another (he won 4 events and 23 matches in a row). In 1976 i still think, that Ashe won the most points. But he lost to Solomon at the Dallas finals, which Borg won over Vilas.I know, that they reduced the regular events to 16 men draws. The Philadelphia opener with a big draw was won by Connors.
     
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    One remark on the lists posted by Andrew. If you look at the 1971 points standing of the WCT, you may notice, that the field at that time was pretty deep, reaching into the top twenties. You have pretty good players like Roger Taylor and Fred Stolle on 19 and 20. Taylor was in the sf of Wimbledon in 1967, 1970 and 72, and Stolle was a hall of famer. By 1971 he was a bit over the hill, but still able to beat the leading player Newcombe at USO in 1972.
     
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    What a weird post. Do we have some kind of rivalry I don't know about? I have said before that I'm a terrible poster and am of overrated intelligence. wink.
     
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    Not rivalry! You got passion and got your points and beliefs. That's all. And what i say about playing tennis is true, if you come to Paris we can play (I'm a fat and very poor player, I admit!).
    And people enjoy your posts (like me).
    Greetings (you see, i'm not bad at all):)
     
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    btw CyBorg (I learned from you) if you got info about this thread, help me please. Thanxs!
     
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    You should have extended the invitation last Spring. I was in Paris in May/June.

    The part about you being fat sounds like a trap. You're clearly trying to get me to relax and underestimate you. All things considered, we would have to incorporate a table tennis match. For the record, I am 'terrible' at table tennis. wink.
     
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    Damn!

    And I'm fat, that's true, ha ha!:)
     
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    Thank you &4!
    I saw it from micce.
    I just want the top positions of every year of WCT, not easy to find!
    But we have AndreTas here!!!
     
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    And 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 info?
     
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    llgc8080, because you're from France, I recommend you to obtain this tennis book for more info about the old tournaments:

    Michel Sutter, Vainqueurs 1946-2003, Paris, 2003. Sutter a, dans un premier temps, essayé de recenser tous les tournois internationaux de 1946 à l'automne 1991. Pour chaque tournoi il a indiqué la ville, la date de la finale, le vainqueur, le finaliste et le score de la finale. Un tournoi est inclus dans sa liste si : (1) le tableau comprend au moins huit joueurs (à quelques exceptions près comme les tournois Pepsi Grand Slam de la seconde moitié des années 1970; et (2) le niveau du tournoi fut au moins égal à celui des tournois challenger de maintenant. Le livre de Sutter est probablement la source la plus exhaustive de tournois depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale, même si quelques tournois professionnels de la période précédent l'ère open ne sont pas enregistrés. Par la suite Sutter a publié une deuxième édition, avec pour seules indications les joueurs, leurs victoires et les années correspondantes, sur la période 1946 - 27 avril, 2003.
     
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    Yes, I always thought that book was the solution. I hear a lot of it.
    Mercy micce.
     
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    I have wanted to buy this book but dont know where it is available. Any bookstore details in France which I can contact?
     
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    WCT final standings 1976-1983
    All the players were put back together and played the same tournaments.
    1976
    1. Ashe
    2. Ramirez
    3. Vilas
    4. Dibbs
    5. Borg
    6. Stockton
    7. Lutz
    8. Solomon
    9. Gerulaitus
    10. Gottfried
    11. Nastase
    12. Okker
    13. Fibak
    14. Drysdale
    =15. Case
    =15. Rosewall

    1977
    1. Stockton
    2. Dibbs
    3. Connors
    4. Nastase
    =5. Drysdale
    =5. Fibak
    =5. Gerulaitus
    8. Panatta
    9. Barazzutti
    =10. Solomon
    =10. Rosewall
    =13. John Alexander
    =13. V Amritraj
    =13. Roche


    1978
    1. Gerulaitus
    2. Borg
    3. Dibbs
    4. Ramirez
    5. Nastase
    6. S Mayer
    =7. Connors
    =7. Gottfried
    9. Stockton
    10. Barazzutti


    1979
    1. McEnroe
    2. Borg
    3. Gerulaitus
    4. Connors
    5. Tanner
    6. G Mayer
    =7. Ashe
    =7. Vilas
    9. Masters
    =10. Alexander
    =10. Gottfried
    =10. Nastase

    1980
    1. McEnroe
    2. Scanlon
    3. Connors
    =4. Lendl
    =4. Tanner
    =6. Gunthardt
    =6. V Amritraj
    =8. Sadri
    =8. Clerc
    =10. Gottfried
    =10. G Mayer

    1981
    1. Tanner
    2. Connors
    3. Fibak
    4. Noah
    5. McEnroe
    6. V Amritraj
    7. Gottfried
    8. Gerulaitus
    9. S Mayer
    10. G Mayer

    The WCT expanded from the previous year and broke away from the Grand Prix for the year. There were three finals, Spring (Dallas), Fall (Naples) and Winter (Detroit) and therefore three different points tables for each season.

    1982 Spring
    1. Lendl
    2. Clerc
    3. Fibak
    4. V Amritraj
    5. Smid
    6. McNamara
    7. McEnroe
    8. Gerulaitus
    9. Taroczy
    10. Dibbs

    1982 Summer/ Fall
    1. Lendl
    2. Smid
    3. Clerc
    4. Vilas
    5. Kriek
    6. Higueras
    =7. Gunthardt
    =7. Fibak
    9. Tanner
    10. Bourne

    1982 Winter
    1. Fibak
    2. Scanlon
    =3. Curren
    =3. Vilas
    5. Taroczy
    6. McNamee
    =7. Lendl
    =7. Teacher
    =9. Tom Gullikson
    =9. Smid

    In 1983 there were only 9 tournaments and the WCT were back with the Grand Prix circuit.
    1983 (These are the twelve who qualified for the Dallas finals)
    1. Lendl
    2. McEnroe
    3. Vilas
    4. Gerulaitus
    5. Clerc
    6. McNamee
    7. Smid
    8. Fibak
    9. Taroczy
    10. Scanlon
    11. Curren
    12. Teacher

    1984-1989
    Do not have final standings but know that twelve players qualified each year for the finals in Dallas.
     
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    Now I'm seeking the book in Paris, if I get one bookstore wtih it I will tell. It's not easy to find. Thank you for your posts!:)
     
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    Andrew, last one: 75 results?
    Thanxxxxxxxxxxs!
     
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    1975

    dont know how I forgot it.

    1975 WCT Standings
    In 1975 the group was divided into three groups again, Red, Blue and Green and the top 8 points winners qualified for the final (marked with *). Each group played separate tournaments except the Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season.

    Red Group
    No. 1 John Alexander*
    No. 2 Solomon*
    No. 3 Cox*
    No. 4 Smith
    No. 5 Stockton
    No. 6 Lutz
    No. 7 Dent
    No. 8 Drysdale
    =No. 9 Amritraj
    =No. 9 Riessen

    Blue Group
    No. 1 Laver*
    No. 2 Tanner*
    No. 3 Ramirez*
    No. 4 Gottfried
    No. 5 Gerulaitus
    No. 6 Fillol
    No. 7 Stone
    No. 8 Pattison
    =No. 9 Borowiak
    =No. 9 El Shafei

    Green Group
    No. 1 Ashe*
    No. 2 Borg*
    No. 3 Okker
    No. 4 Mottram
    No. 5 Hewitt
    No. 6 Parun
    No. 7 Warwick
    No. 8 Higueras
    No. 9 Dominguez
    No. 10 Giltinan
     
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  49. Q&M son

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    Great thread. Thanks for information.
    In Argentina, the book of Sutter can't be find.

    Lucio.
     
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  50. llgc8080

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    Keep looking!
     
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