Vytautas Kevin Gerulaitis (July 26, 1954 – September 17, 1994) was a Lithuanian American professional tennis player. In 1975, Gerulaitis won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon, partnering with Sandy Mayer. He won the men's singles title at one of the two Australian Open tournaments held in 1977 (Gerulaitis won the tournament that was held in December, while Roscoe Tanner won the earlier January tournament). Gerulaitis also won two Italian Open titles, in 1977 and 1979, and the WCT Finals in Dallas, in 1978.
Vitas Gerulaitis at the 1978 ABN World Tennis Tournament
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||July 26, 1954|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 17, 1994 (aged 40)|
Southampton, New York, U.S.
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||528–225 (70.12%) in Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup|
|Highest ranking||No. 3 (February 27, 1978)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1977Dec)|
|French Open||F (1980)|
|Wimbledon||SF (1977, 1978)|
|US Open||F (1979)|
|Tour Finals||F (1979, 1981)|
|WCT Finals||W (1978)|
|Career record||164–123 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (May 20, 1985)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1983)|
|French Open||QF (1980)|
|US Open||3R (1972)|
Gerulaitis, a Lithuanian American, was born on July 26, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, to Lithuanian immigrant parents, and grew up in Howard Beach, Queens. He attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, graduating in 1971. He attended Columbia College of Columbia University for one year before dropping out to pursue tennis full-time. Gerulaitis was nicknamed "The Lithuanian Lion". His younger sister Ruta was also a professional tennis player.
Gerulaitis led the Pittsburgh Triangles to the World TeamTennis championship title at Pittsburgh's Civic Arena in 1975. Gerulaitis played for the Triangles from 1974 until 1976. He also played for the league's Indiana Loves franchise in 1977.
Gerulaitis was coached by Fred Stolle from 1977 until 1983.
He also won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon in 1975. He was a singles semi-finalist at Wimbledon in both 1977 and 1978. In 1977 he lost a Wimbledon semifinal to his close friend and practice partner, Björn Borg, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 8–6, a match later considered one of the greatest of the decade.
In 1978 Gerulaitis won the year-end championship WCT Finals for the World Championship Tennis tour, beating Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–2, 6–1. By 1978 he was the third-ranked men's singles player in the world.
In 1979 Gerulaitis lost in the men's singles finals at the US Open to fellow New Yorker, John McEnroe, in straight sets. He was a member of the United States team which won the Davis Cup in 1979. He won two singles "rubbers" in the final, as the US beat Italy 5–0.
During his career Gerulaitis won 25 top-level singles titles and 8 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 3 which he reached on February 27, 1978.
Gerulaitis was known for his exceptionally quick hands at the net and his outstanding court coverage. In 1985 Gerulaitis teamed with Bobby Riggs to launch a challenge to female players after the famous Battle of the Sexes. The stunt, however, was short-lived when Gerulaitis and Riggs lost a doubles match against Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver.
He retired from the professional tour in 1986. He was a regular tennis commentator on the USA network between 1988 and 1994.
Gerulaitis coached Pete Sampras during the 1994 Italian Open in Rome, when Sampras' coach, Tim Gullikson, was on a family vacation. Sampras won the title by defeating Boris Becker in the final in straight sets.
Gerulaitis died on September 17, 1994, at the age of 40. While he was visiting a friend's home in Southampton, New York, an improperly installed pool heater caused carbon monoxide gas to seep into the guesthouse where Gerulaitis was sleeping, causing his death by carbon monoxide poisoning. Gerulaitis failed to show up for a dinner at 7 p.m. that evening and his body was found the following day by a maid who went to the guesthouse. Gerulaitis' remains were interred in Saint Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York.
Criminal charges of negligent homicide were later brought against the pool mechanic and the company he worked for. Both he and the company were acquitted at a trial approximately two years later in October 1996. Jurors heard testimony that a technician from the heater manufacturer had made adjustments several days before Gerulaitis' death and that even if an exhaust pipe had been longer, carbon monoxide (colorless and odorless) would have still been drawn into the air-conditioning vent because it is heavier than air. Arthur M. Luxenberg, a lawyer for the Gerulaitis family, stated that Gerulaitis' mother and sister believed the verdict to be fair, and he went on to state that the testimony at the trial "confirmed to us what we always knew: that there were a lot of other people involved in this matter."
|Winner||1977||Australian Open||Grass||John Lloyd||6–3, 7–6(7–1), 5–7, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1979||US Open||Hard||John McEnroe||5–7, 3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||1980||French Open||Clay||Björn Borg||4–6, 1–6, 2–6|
|Tournament||1971||1972||1973||1974||1975||1976||1977||1978||1979||1980||1981||1982||1983||1984||1985||1986||SR||W – L|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open (Jan)||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||Not Held||0 / 0||0–0|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||F||1R||QF||1R||2R||1R||A||0 / 7||16–7|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||1R||QF||SF||SF||1R||4R||4R||QF||2R||4R||3R||A||0 / 12||30–12|
|US Open||1R||2R||1R||2R||2R||4R||4R||SF||F||2R||SF||1R||3R||4R||3R||A||0 / 15||33–15|
|Australian Open (Dec)||Not Held||W||A||A||1R||A||A||2R||2R||A||NH||1 / 4||6–3|
|Win – Loss||0–1||1–1||0–1||1–2||1–2||7–2||14–2||10–2||11–3||10–4||8–3||8–3||3–4||7–4||4–3||0–0||1/38||85–37|
|Year End Championships|
|Masters Grand Prix||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||F||A||F||R16||A||R16||A||A||0 / 4||6–6|
|WCT Finals||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||W||SF||A||A||A||SF||QF||A||A||1 / 5||7–4|
|Win – Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||2–0||4–3||0–0||3–2||0–1||2–1||1–2||0–0||0–0||1 / 9||13–10|
|Titles – Finals||0–0||1–2||2–7||0–3||5–9||3–5||3–6||3–6||1–4||5–7||1–2||1–3||0–0||0–0||25–54|
|Overall Win – Loss||7–9||33–19||38–13||31–19||60–16||46–15||64–20||52–19||43–19||61–15||32–20||34–20||12–15||0–2||510–221|
|Year End Ranking||131||47||15||18||4||5||4||9||9||5||20||17||81||799|
|Runner-up||1.||1974||Salt Lake City, US||Hard (i)||Jimmy Connors||6–4, 6–7, 3–6|
|Winner||1.||1974||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Andrew Pattison||6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||1975||Philadelphia WCT, US||Carpet||Marty Riessen||6–7(1–7), 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–0), 3–6|
|Runner-up||3.||1975||Roanoke, US||Hard (i)||Roger Taylor||6–7, 6–7|
|Runner-up||4.||1975||Salisbury, US||Carpet||Jimmy Connors||7–5, 5–7, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6|
|Winner||2.||1975||New York City, US||Carpet||Jimmy Connors||walkover|
|Runner-up||5.||1975||Orlando WCT, US||Hard||Rod Laver||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||1975||St. Louis, US||Clay||Roscoe Tanner||2–6, 6–2, 6–3|
|Runner-up||6.||1975||Bermuda||Clay||Jimmy Connors||1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||1976||Indianapolis WCT, US||Carpet||Arthur Ashe||2–6, 7–6(8–6), 4–6|
|Runner-up||8.||1976||Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada||Carpet||Björn Borg||6–2, 3–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||9.||1976||Charlotte WCT, US||Carpet||Tony Roche||3–6, 6–3, 1–6|
|Runner-up||10.||1977||Richmond WCT, US||Carpet||Tom Okker||6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||4.||1977||Ocean City, US||Hard||Robert Lutz||3–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|Runner-up||11.||1977||Monterrey WCT, Mexico||Carpet||Wojtek Fibak||4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||12.||1977||London WCT, UK||Hard (i)||Eddie Dibbs||6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–5), 4–6|
|Runner-up||13.||1977||Houston WCT, US||Hard||Adriano Panatta||6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 1–6|
|Winner||5.||1977||Rome, Italy||Clay||Antonio Zugarelli||6–2, 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 7–6(7–5)|
|Winner||6.||1977||Brisbane, Australia||Grass||Tony Roche||6–7, 6–1, 6–1, 7–5|
|Winner||7.||1977||Perth, Australia||Hard||Geoff Masters||6–3, 6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||1977||Australian Open, Melbourne||Grass||John Lloyd||6–3, 7–6(7–1), 5–7, 3–6, 6–2|
|Winner||9.||1978||Richmond WCT, US||Carpet||John Newcombe||6–3, 6–4|
|Runner-up||14.||1978||Las Vegas, US||Hard||Björn Borg||5–6, 6–5, 4–6, 5–6|
|Runner-up||15.||1978||Milan WCT, Italy||Carpet||Björn Borg||3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||10.||1978||WCT Finals, US||Carpet||Eddie Dibbs||6–3, 6–2, 6–1|
|Winner||11.||1978||Forest Hills, US - WCT Invitational||Clay||Ilie Năstase||6–2, 6–0|
|Runner-up||16.||1979||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Björn Borg||2–6, 1–6, 3–6|
|Winner||12.||1979||Rome, Italy||Clay||Guillermo Vilas||6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–0), 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||13.||1979||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Pavel Složil||6–2, 6–2, 6–4|
|Runner-up||17.||1979||US Open, New York||Hard||John McEnroe||5–7, 3–6, 3–6|
|Winner||14.||1979||Sydney Indoor, Australia||Hard (i)||Guillermo Vilas||4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6|
|Runner-up||18.||1979||Masters, New York||Carpet||Björn Borg||2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||15.||1979||Arkansas International Tennis Tournament, Little Rock US||Carpet (i)||Butch Walts||6–2, 6–2|
|Runner-up||19.||1979||Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico||Hard||Jimmy Connors||5–6, 0–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||20.||1980||Pepsi Grand Slam, Boca Raton||Clay||Björn Borg||1–6, 7–5, 1–6|
|Winner||16.||1980||WCT Tournament of Champions, US||Clay||John McEnroe||2–6, 6–2, 6–0|
|Runner-up||21.||1980||French Open, Paris||Clay||Björn Borg||4–6, 1–6, 2–6|
|Winner||17.||1980||Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany||Clay||Wojtek Fibak||6–2, 7–5, 6–2|
|Runner-up||22.||1980||Sydney Indoor, Australia||Hard (i)||John McEnroe||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||18.||1980||Melbourne Indoor, Australia||Carpet||Peter McNamara||7–5, 6–3|
|Runner-up||23.||1981||Monterrey WCT, Mexico||Carpet||Johan Kriek||6–7, 6–3, 6–7|
|Runner-up||24.||1981||Melbourne Indoor, Australia||Carpet||Peter McNamara||6–4, 1–6, 5–5 retired|
|Winner||19.||1981||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Jeff Borowiak||6–4, 7–6, 6–1|
|Runner-up||25.||1981||Masters, New York||Carpet||Ivan Lendl||7–6(7–5), 6–2, 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||26.||1982||Genova WCT, Italy||Carpet||Ivan Lendl||7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||20.||1982||Brussels, Belgium||Hard (i)||Mats Wilander||4–6, 7–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||27.||1982||Zürich WCT, Switzerland||Carpet||Bill Scanlon||5–7, 6–7, 6–1, 6–0, 4–6|
|Winner||21.||1982||Florence, Italy||Clay||Stefan Simonsson||4–6, 6–3, 6–1|
|Winner||22.||1982||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Ivan Lendl||4–6, 6–1, 6–3|
|Winner||23.||1982||Melbourne Indoor, Australia||Carpet||Eliot Teltscher||2–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||24.||1982||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Guillermo Vilas||7–6, 6–2, 4–6, 7–6|
|Runner-up||28.||1983||Forest Hills WCT, US||Clay||John McEnroe||3–6, 5–7|
|Winner||25.||1983||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Wojtek Fibak||4–6, 6–1, 7–5, 5–5, retired|
|Runner-up||29.||1984||Toronto, Canada||Hard||John McEnroe||0–6, 3–6|
|Winner||26.||1984||Treviso, Italy||Carpet||Tarik Benhabiles||6–1, 6–1|
|Runner-up||30.||1984||Johannesburg, South Africa||Hard||Eliot Teltscher||3–6, 1–6, 6–7|
|Winner||1.||1974||Roanoke, US||Indoors||Sandy Mayer|| Ian Crookenden
|Runner-up||1.||1974||Little Rock, US||Carpet||Bob Hewitt|| Jürgen Fassbender
|Winner||2.||1974||Salt Lake City, US||Indoors||Jimmy Connors|| Iván Molina
Jairo Velasco Sr.
|2–6, 7–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2.||1974||Oslo, Norway||Indoor||Jeff Borowiak|| Karl Meiler
|Winner||3.||1975||Roanoke, US||Indoors||Sandy Mayer|| Juan Gisbert
|7–6, 1–6, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||1975||Wimbledon, London||Grass||Sandy Mayer|| Colin Dowdeswell
|7–5, 8–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||1976||Indianapolis WCT, US||Carpet||Tom Gorman|| Robert Lutz
|Winner||5.||1976||Boca Raton, US||Hard||Clark Graebner|| Bruce Manson
|Winner||6.||1976||Fort Worth WCT, US||Hard||Sandy Mayer|| Eddie Dibbs
|Runner-up||4.||1976||Charlotte WCT, US||Carpet||Gene Mayer|| John Newcombe
|Runner-up||5.||1976||South Orange, US||Clay||Ilie Năstase|| Fred McNair
|5–7, 6–4, 2–6|
|Runner-up||6.||1977||Masters Doubles WCT, New York||Carpet||Adriano Panatta|| Vijay Amritraj
|6–7, 6–7, 6–4, 3–6|
|Winner||7.||1977||Brisbane, Australia||Grass||Bill Scanlon|| Mal Anderson
|Winner||8.||1978||Birmingham WCT, US||Carpet||Sandy Mayer|| Frew McMillan
|3–6, 6–1, 7–6|
|Runner-up||7.||1978||Philadelphia WCT, US||Carpet||Sandy Mayer|| Bob Hewitt
|Runner-up||8.||1978||Richmond WCT, US||Carpet||Sandy Mayer|| Bob Hewitt
|Runner-up||9.||1980||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||John McEnroe|| Paolo Bertolucci
|2–6, 7–5, 3–6|
|Runner-up||10.||1980||Sydney Outdoor, Australia||Grass||Brian Gottfried|| Peter McNamara
|Runner-up||11.||1981||Frankfurt, Germany||Carpet||John McEnroe|| Brian Teacher
|5–7, 7–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||12.||1985||Rotterdam, Netherlands||Carpet||Paul McNamee|| Pavel Složil
"And let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row."
| ATP Most Improved Player
The 1977 Australian Open (December) was a tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was the 66th edition of the tournament and was held from 19 December to 31 December 1977. Due to a scheduling change two Australian Opens took place in 1977 with the first taking place in January. Vitas Gerulaitis and Evonne Goolagong Cawley won the singles titles.1977 Australian Open (December) – Men's Singles
Roscoe Tanner was the defending champion, but was upset in the first round by Chris Lewis.
Vitas Gerulaitis defeated John Lloyd 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the December, 1977 Australian Open.1977 Italian Open (tennis)
The 1977 Italian Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played by men on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. The men's tournament was part of the Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix circuit while the women's tournament was part of the Colgate Series. The tournament was held from 16 May through 22 May 1977. The singles titles were won by eight-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis and fifth-seeded Janet Newberry who earned $21,000 and $6,000 first-prize money respectively. Gerulaitis competed despite being contracted to play for the Indiana Loves World Team Tennis (WTT) franchise and was fined $19,000 for failing to play Björn Borg in the weekend of the final.1977 US Open – Mixed Doubles
Phil Dent and Billie Jean King were the defending champions but only Billie Jean King competed that year with Vitas Gerulaitis.
Vitas Gerulaitis and Billie Jean King lost in the final 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 against Frew McMillan and Betty Stöve.1977 World Championship Tennis circuit
The 1977 season of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit was one of the two rival professional male tennis circuits of 1977. It was organized by World Championship Tennis (WCT) and consisted of a preliminary series of twelve tournaments leading up to a singles play-off in Dallas and doubles play-off in Kansas City in May. 23 players participated and the season final was played by the eight best performers. It was won by American Jimmy Connors who defeated compatriot Dick Stockton in four sets. The total prize money for the 1977 WCT circuit was $2,400,000.Additionally there were three special events that did not count towards the standings; the Aetna World Cup held in Hartford between America and Australia (10–13 March), the $320,000 Challenge Cup in Las Vegas (14–20 November) and the Tournament of Champions held in Lakeway, Texas (10–13 March, 10–13 July) and Madison Square Garden, New York (17 September).1978 Grand Prix (tennis)
The 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and the Nations Cup, a team event. In addition eight World Championship Tennis (WCT) tournaments, a separate professional tennis circuit held from 1971 through 1977, were incorporated into the Grand Prix circuit. Jimmy Connors won 10 of the 84 tournaments which secured him the first place in the Grand Prix points ranking. However he did not play enough tournaments (13) to qualify for largest share ($300,000) of the bonus pool, which instead went to third–ranked Eddie Dibbs.1978 Richmond WCT
The 1978 Richmond WCT, also known by its sponsored name United Virginia Bank Classic, was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts in Richmond, Virginia, United States. The event was part WCT Tour which was incorporated into the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix circuit. It was the eighth edition of the tournament and was held from January 30 through February 5, 1978. Second-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.1978 World Championship Tennis Finals
The 1978 World Championship Tennis Finals was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was the 8th edition of the WCT Finals and was part of the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix, as the World Championship Tennis and the Grand Prix circuits were now combined. It was played at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas in the United States and was held from May 9 through May 14, 1978. Third-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the title and $100,000 first-prize money.1979 Grand Prix (tennis)
The 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and the Nations Cup, a team event.1979 Italian Open (tennis)
The 1979 Italian Open was a combined men's and women's tennis tournament that was played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy. It was the 36th edition of the tournament. The men's tournament was part of the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix while the women's tournament, held separately for the first time, was part of the Colgate Series (Category AAA). The women's event was played from 7 May through 13 May 1979 while the men's event was organized from 21 May through 27 May 1979. After a final that lasted five hours and nine minutes second-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the men's singles title, his second Italian Open title after 1977, and the accompanying $28,000 first-prize money. The women's singles title was won by third-seeded Tracy Austin. In the semifinal Austin defeated compatriot Chris Evert-Lloyd which ended Evert-Lloyd's record 125-match winning streak on clay that had started in August 1973.1980 French Open – Men's Singles
First-seeded Björn Borg was the two-time defending champion of the Men's Singles event at the French Open tennis tournament. Seeded first he successfully defended his title at the 1980 French Open, defeating Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 in the final to win his fifth French title after 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979. Borg went through the entire tournament, which featured 17 of the top 20 players, without dropping a set; this would not be achieved by a man again until Roger Federer at the 2007 Australian Open.1980 Mercedes Cup
The 1980 Mercedes Cup, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts and held at the Tennis Club Weissenhof in Stuttgart, West Germany that was part of the 1980 Grand Prix circuit. It was the third edition of the tournament and was held from 14 July until 20 July 1980. First-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.1980 WCT Tournament of Champions
The 1980 WCT Tournament of Champions was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York City in the United States and part of the 1980 Grand Prix circuit. It was the fourth edition of the tournament and was held from May 5 through May 11, 1980. Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.1981 Grand Prix (tennis)
The 1981 Volvo Grand Prix was the only men's professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of the four Grand Slam tournaments and the Grand Prix tournaments. The World Championship Tennis (WCT) Tour was incorporated into the Grand Prix circuit. The WCT tour consisted of eight regular tournaments, a season's final, three tournaments categorized as special events and a doubles championship. In total 89 tournaments were held divided over 29 countries. The circuit was administered by the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC).1981 South African Open (tennis)
The 1981 South African Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Johannesburg, South Africa that was part of the 1981 Volvo Grand Prix. It was the 78th edition of the tournament and was held from 21 November through 28 November 1981. Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.1981 Volvo Masters – Singles
Björn Borg was the defending champion, but did not participate. Ivan Lendl won in the final 6–7(5), 2–6, 7–6(6), 6–2, 6–4 against Vitas Gerulaitis.1982 Donnay Indoor Championships
The 1982 Donnay Indoor Championships was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts in Brussels in Belgium the event was part of the 1982 Volvo Grand Prix. It was the second edition of the tournament and was held from 8 March through 14 March 1982. Third-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis won the singles title.1982 South African Open (tennis)
The 1982 South African Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts in Johannesburg, South Africa that was part of the 1982 Volvo Grand Prix. It was the 79th edition of the tournament and was held from 23 November through 28 November 1982. Vitas Gerulaitis won his second consecutive singles title at the event.McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt
McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt was released in 1991 by UK rock band Half Man Half Biscuit as their third original album (their preceding album having been a compilation). It was the first album released after the band had reformed in 1990.
The title and album sleeve picture are both taken from a Ripping Yarns episode entitled "Golden Gordon".