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ATP Bermuda

Bermuda Open
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameBermuda Open Tennis Championships (1879-?)
Bermuda Championships (1914-1974)
Bermuda Open (1975).
Bermuda Classic (1976)
TourGrand Prix circuit (1975-76)
Founded1879
Abolished1976
LocationHamilton, Bermuda
Paget, Bermuda
SurfaceHardcourt (1914-1944)
Clay (1975-1976)

The Bermuda Open was originally founded as the Bermuda Open Tennis Championships[1] in 1879 the later called the Bermuda Championships in 1914 and was staged in Hamilton, During the 1950s and 1960s it was called the Bermuda International Championships. and was staged under that name until 1974. In 1976 the tournament was known as the Bermuda Classic. From 1914 until at least 1944 its was played on outdoor hard courts. In later years it was held in Paget in Bermuda and played on outdoor clay courts.

History

The first edition of the Bermuda Open Tennis Championships was staged in 1879 at Hamilton, the mens doubles event was won by Pelham Von Donop and Charles Wood.[2] By 1914 the tournament was known as the Bermuda Championships. In 1950s-1960s the denomination used was the Bermuda International or sometimes the Bermuda Invitation. The tourmament was also staged at Paget the last time occurring in 1968. The original surface was hard courts until 1944 when it switched to clay courts. In 1975 the Bermuda Championships was rebranded as the Bermuda Open. In 1976 at the final edition its name was changed again to the Bermuda Classic.

Finals

Mens Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
Bermuda Championships
1914 England Arthur Berger United States Albert J. Ostendorf 6-2, 6-1 ret.
1914/1919 Not held (due to World War I)
1922 United States Lawrence Bridges Rice United States Vinnie Richards 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
1932 United Kingdom Fred Perry United Kingdom Harry Lee 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
1942/1943 Not held (due to World War II)
Bermuda International Championships
1950 United States Bill Talbert United States Tony Trabert 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
1972 United States Jim Hanlon Austria Ladislav Legenstein 6-3, 6-4
Bermuda Open
1975 United States Jimmy Connors United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6-1, 6-4
Bermuda Classic
1976 United States Cliff Richey United States Gene Mayer 7-6, 6-2

Mens Doubles

Year Champions Runners-up Score
Bermuda Open Tennis Championships
1879[3] England Pelham Von Donop
England Charles Wood
?
 ?
?
Bermuda Open
1975 Not held
Bermuda Classic
1976 United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Ray Ruffels
6-4, 4-6, 7-6

See also

References

  1. ^ Bancroft, James W. (8 December 2021). The Early Years of the FA Cup: How the British Army Helped Establish the World's First Football Tournament. Barnsley, England: Frontline Books. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-3990-9994-3.
  2. ^ Bankcroft
  3. ^ Bankcroft

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