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Richmond WCT
Richmond WCT
Defunct tennis tournament
Event nameFidelity Bankers Invitational
United Virginia Bank Tennis Classic
TourInvitational (1966-1971)
WCT Tour (1972-1984)
Grand Prix (1978-1981)
LocationRichmond, Virginia
VenueRichmond Arena
Richmond Coliseum
SurfaceCarpet / indoor

The Richmond WCT, also known by its sponsored names Fidelity Bankers Invitational and United Virginia Bank Tennis Classic, was a men's tennis tournament played in Richmond, Virginia in the United States from 1966 through 1984. The first six editions, from 1966 through 1971, were invitational tournaments and were held at the Richmond Arena. In 1972 the event became part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) Tour[a] and moved to the Richmond Coliseum. All editions were held on indoor carpet courts.



Year Champion Runner-up Score
1966 United States Chuck McKinley United States Frank Froehling 6-1, 6-2
1967 United States Charlie Pasarell United States Arthur Ashe 6-3, 8-6
1968 United States Arthur Ashe United States Chuck McKinley 6-2, 6-1
1969 United States Clark Graebner Brazil Thomaz Koch 6-3, 10-12, 9-7
1970 United States Arthur Ashe United States Stan Smith 6-2, 13-11
1971 Romania Ilie N?stase United States Arthur Ashe 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
1972 Australia Rod Laver South Africa Cliff Drysdale 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-3
1973 Australia Rod Laver Australia Roy Emerson 6-4, 6-3
1974 Romania Ilie N?stase United States Tom Gorman 6-2, 6-3
1975 Sweden Björn Borg United States Arthur Ashe 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
1976 United States Arthur Ashe United States Brian Gottfried 6-2, 6-4
1977 Netherlands Tom Okker United States Vitas Gerulaitis 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
1978 United States Vitas Gerulaitis Australia John Newcombe 6-3, 6-4
1979 Sweden Björn Borg Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6-3, 6-1
1980 United States John McEnroe United States Roscoe Tanner 6-1, 6-2
1981 France Yannick Noah Czech Republic Ivan Lendl 6-1, 3-1, RET.
1982 Argentina José Luis Clerc United States Fritz Buehning 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
1983 Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Steve Denton 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
1984 United States John McEnroe United States Steve Denton 6-3, 7-6(9-7)


See also


  1. ^ From 1978 until 1981 the WCT circuit was incorporated into the Grand Prix circuit.


  1. ^ "Nastase Takes Upset Victory Against Ashe". The Daily Times. Salisbury, MD. Associated Press. 1971-02-08. Retrieved .

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