1979 World Championship Tennis Finals

The 1979 World Championship Tennis Finals was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was the 9th edition of the WCT Finals and was part of the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix. It was played at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas in the United States and was held from May 1 through May 6, 1979.[1][2][3]

1979 World Championship Tennis Finals
DateMay 1 – May 6
Edition9th
CategoryGrand Prix
Draw8S
Prize money$200,000
SurfaceCarpet / Indoor
LocationDallas, TX, United States
VenueMoody Coliseum
Champions
Singles
United States John McEnroe

Champions

Men's Singles

United States John McEnroe defeated Sweden Björn Borg 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–5)

  • It was McEnroe's 9th title of the year and the 20th of his career.

See also

References

  1. ^ World of Tennis 1980. London: Queen Anne P. 1980. pp. 176–179. ISBN 978-0362020113.
  2. ^ "'Junior' Comes of Age". The Sydney Morning Herald. May 13, 1979. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Pouty McEnroe Upsets Borg". Toledo Blade. AP. May 7, 1979. p. 17.
1979 Colgate-Palmolive Masters

The 1979 Masters (also known as the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Masters for sponsorship reasons) was a men's tennis tournament held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States between 9 January and 13 January 1980. It was the year-end championship of the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix tour.

1979 World Championship Tennis Finals – Singles

Vitas Gerulaitis was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Björn Borg.

John McEnroe won in the final 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6 against Borg.

1980 World Championship Tennis Finals

The 1980 World Championship Tennis Finals was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was the 10th edition of the WCT Finals and was part of the 1980 Volvo Grand Prix. It was played at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas in the United States and was held from April 28 through May 4, 1980.

1980 World Championship Tennis Finals – Singles

John McEnroe was the defending champion but lost in the final 2–6, 7–6, 6–1, 6–2 to Jimmy Connors.

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