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    Connors's special events

    I don't think I have seen this match mentioned previously on this thread: September 17, 1981 McEnroe d Connors 63 63 75 Seattle, Washington J C Penney Tennis Challenge Exhibition Match Seattle Coliseum (indoors) Attendance 11,214
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    Connors's special events

    December 11
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    Connors's special events

    1973 exhibition West Palm Beach FL 12/11/1973 West Palm Beach Auditorium Nastase d Connors 98 [Same night Evert d Casals 84] Attendance 2,735
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    Connors's special events

    Per Fort Myers News-Press Saturday Dec 10 Sanibel Island Hilton Inn Site of proposed Sanibel Harbor Resort, Spa and Racquet Club Connors d Nastase 63 63
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    Connors's special events

    Sunday Dec 11 Tampa - Sun Dome Attendance 3,654 Originally scheduled as Connors vs Arias but changed to Connors vs Nastase Opening match Vince Van Patten d Gene Mayer 60 67 64 Connors d Nastase 62 75 Article in Tampa Tribune indicated that Connors and Nastase also played an exhibition match...
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    Connors's special events

    Connors did not participate in the third/final match of this series. Saturday Jan 14 Evansville Indiana - Roberts Stadium Attendance 4,500 Orantes d Ashe 64 62
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    Connors's special events

    Connors filled in for Vilas for two exhibition matches in early 1978. Thursday Jan 12 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Alexander Coliseum Attendance 7,000 Connors d Orantes 63 64 Friday Jan 13 Nashville - Municipal Auditorium Attendance 3,700 Connors d Orantes 46 64 61
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    Virginia Slims Circuit

    Also from WTA Media Guide JANE ‘PEACHES’ BARTKOWICZ was 21 when she signed her $1 contract to play at the Houston Invitational in 1970. After a stellar junior career that saw her win countless national titles as well as the Wimbledon girls’ singles title as a 15-year-old, Bartkowicz went on to...
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    Virginia Slims Circuit

    From the 2018 WTA Media Guide The introduction of Open Tennis in 1968 brought an end to ‘shamateurism’ but it didn’t do much for the women who played the sport. In fact, the gulf in prize money offered to men compared to women only grew. Adding insult to injury, there were no tournaments where...
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    Connors's special events

    Yes Original WTT format - six sets - two men's singles / two women's singles / two mixed doubles Revised WTT format - five sets - one men's singles / one women's singles / one men's doubles / one women's doubles / one mixed doubles
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    Connors's special events

    Here are the results that I have from his 1974 WTT singles matches: 5/8 d Case (Hawaii) 62 and 61 5/11 d Fletcher (Toronto Buffalo) 64 and 64 5/13 d Mottram (Philadelphia) 76 and 63 5/15 d Dent (Detroit) 63 - Connors did not play second half singles 5/17 d Fairlie (Philadelphia) 63; tied with...
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    Connors's special events

    In the original WTT series from 1974-1978, Connors played for part of the initial season with Baltimore. His record was 15-3 in men's singles sets; 105-63 in cumulative games. The league resumed in 1981 and he played several seasons: 1991 and 1992 with Los Angeles 1993 and 1994 with Phoenix...
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    WORLD NO. 1 (by year)

    It is not entirely clear to me how the NTL and WCT chose the participants for this event. The program from this event labeled it as the "Madison Square Garden Invitation Tennis Tournament" and listed the seeds as: 1 Laver (NTL) 2 Rosewall (NTL) 3 Roche (WCT) 4 Newcombe (WCT) The other...
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    1963 World Series

    I found an article with details of one other event to add to the 1963 World Series results: April 5, 1963 Dayton, Ohio University of Dayton Fieldhouse Rosewall d Gimeno 23-21 (two hours sixteen minutes) Laver d MacKay 18-16 (one hour forty minutes) Buchholz d Ayala 8-5 Doubles Rosewall Gimeno...
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    1963 World Series

    Based on various newspaper reports I think the event listed for Feb 24 should read Utica (NY) instead of Toronto. The Toronto date of Feb 25 is correct.
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    The structure of the old pro tour

    I agree with ranking Gimeno as the #3 pro for 1967. Based on match results I could locate, I calculate his 1967 record as 50-32 or about a 61% winning percentage......with only Laver and Rosewall having better winning records. I think that Gimeno finished lower than #3 in prize money for...
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    1970: an Almost Complete Picture

    There were a few special events at the end of 1970 where results have been difficult to locate. I would be interested if any forum members have details on the following events: 1. German pro events One report listed this as a three-city series - Bonn, Berlin, and Saarbrucken in between...
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    Media Guides from the 80's :)

    1985 Row 1 - McEnroe / Connors / Lendl / Wilander / Gomez Row 2 - Jarryd / Sundstrom / Cash / Teltscher / Noah Row 3 - Nystrom / Krickstein / Kriek / Arias / Curren Row 4 - Smid / Gerulaitis / G Mayer / Aguilera / Edberg
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    Media Guides from the 80's :)

    1986 Row 1 - Lendl / McEnroe / Wilander / Connors / Edberg Row 2 - Becker / Noah /Jarryd / Mecir / Curren Row 3 - Nystrom / Mayotte / Annacone / Kriek / Gomez Row 4 - Leconte / Davis / Gilbert / Smid / Jaite
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    Media Guides from the 80's :)

    1988 is not included on the original post with the cover pictures 1987 Row 1 - Lendl / Becker / Wilander / Noah / Edberg Row 2 - Leconte / Nystrom / Connors / Mecir / Gomez Row 3 - Gilbert / Pernfors / Carlsson / McEnroe / Mayotte Row 4 - Sanchez / Jaite / Curren / Jarryd / Tulasne
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    Media Guides from the 80's :)

    1988 Row 1 - Lendl / Edberg / Wilander / Connors / Becker Row 2 - Mecir / Cash / Noah / Mayotte / McEnroe Row 3 - Gomez / Carlsson / Gilbert /Jaite / Jarryd Row 4 - Nystrom / Sanchez / Pate / Perez-Roldan / Teltscher
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    Media Guides from the 80's :)

    1989 Row 1 - Wilander / Lendl / Agassi / Becker /Edberg Row 2 - Carlsson / Connors / Hlasek / Leconte / Mayotte Row 3 - McEnroe / Noah / Mecir / Chesnokov / Krickstein Row 4 - Muster / Sanchez / Perez-Roldan / Pernfors / Cash
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    Connors's special events

    As far as I can tell, 1993 was the final year of the Forum Tennis Challenge Series. There were four one-night events with the following results: 2/25/1993 Chang d Courier 76 64 Attendance 6,296 4/17/1993 Agassi d McEnroe 76 63 9/17/1993 Sampras d Agassi 62 64 12/10/1993 Wilander d McEnroe 64 76
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    Connors's special events

    Palm Coast "Stakes" results: First Day 12/8/89 Connors d Krickstein 63 Agassi d Gilbert 63 Gilbert d Connors 63 Krickstein d Agassi 63 Connors - Agassi and Gilbert-Krickstein rained out and carried over to second day Second day 12/9/89 Connors d Agassi 61 Connors d Agassi 63 Gilbert d...
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    Connors's special events

    For 1992 it appears that four separate one-night events were held at the Forum. Similar to the recent prior years, there was no tournament or playoff format. 2/25/1992 Forum Tennis Challenge Borg d Lloyd 64 63 Attendance 7,865 4/17/1992 Forum Tennis Challenge Connors d McEnroe 64 36...
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    I just sent you an email containing nine separate PDFs with various documents.

    I just sent you an email containing nine separate PDFs with various documents.
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    George MacCall papers. Sources for the advent of open tennis 1968

    I wrote to Penn State a few years ago and was able to obtain copies of certain documents in the MacCall collection. Their research photocopying cost at that time was about $0.50 per page. The entire collection is hundreds of pages, so for cost reasons I selected only certain folders and...
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    Connors's special events

    For 1989, 1990 and 1991 it appears that there were a series of one-night stand events with no playoffs or tournament format 4/12/1989 Michelin Challenge Seguso d Connors 57 62 75 Seguso took place of Lendl, who withdrew due to death in family Attendance 6,078 11/20/1989 Michelin...
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    Connors's special events

    For the rest of 1988 I located results of several matches. It appears that the August and November events were one-night stands and December was a standalone six-man knockout tournament. 8/4/1988 Michelin Challenge Series Lendl d Agassi 76 62 Attendance 10,589 11/27/1988 Evert d...
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