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1985 ATP tournaments
I played a couple of tournaments with UQ Tennis over the past week and really enjoyed it. A bit of nostalgia at work, too--it was one of the first titles I bought from Downey Games, way back in 2006. So here's an attempt at the 1985 ATP season.


First up is the ASB Classic, also known as the Benson & Hedges Open, held at the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, on Jan. 7.

32-player draw, no byes
Outdoor, hard surface
$94,200 prize money

None of the big names made the trip to New Zealand, so it was a wide-open event.

FINALS: Steve Guy (New Zealand) def. John Fitzgerald (Australia), 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

Heading to Philadelphia next for the U.S. Pro Indoor tournament. John McEnroe will be going for his fourth consecutive win at this event.


U.S. Pro Indoor tournament, held at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on Jan. 21-27.

48-player draw, 16 seeds
Indoor, carpet
$300,000 prize money

17-year old Boris Becker upset John McEnroe in five sets to win the tournament. (Becker would win Wimbledon later this year). Before reaching the finals, Becker had only lost one set, and that was to Jimmy Connors in the round of 16.


-Tim Mayotte def. Heinz Gunthardt: 7-6, 6-4 (Gunthardt injured in previous match)
-Boris Becker def. Ben Testerman: 6-3,6-4 ("A" game for Becker)
-Miloslav Mecir, Sr. def. Mats Wilander: 5-7, 6-4, 7-5
-John McEnroe def. Cassio Motta: 6-2, 7-5



-John McEnroe def. Tim Mayotte: 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
-Boris Becker def. Miloslav Mecir, Sr.: 7-6, 6-2



-Boris Becker def. John McEnroe: 6-2, 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4


The tour heads to Memphis next, for the U.S. Indoor Championships.

U.S. Indoor Championships, held at the Racquet Club of Memphis on Jan. 28-Feb. 3.

48-player draw, 16 seeds
Indoor, carpet
$45,000 to the winner

Boris Becker reached the finals again, but this time Jimmy Connors was waiting for him, and Connors won the championship, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Both Stefan Edberg and Yannick Noah (the actual finalists) were upset in the round of 32, Edberg by John Lloyd (6-4, 3-6, 6-7), Noah by Sandy Mayer (6-2, 6-7, 4-6).


-Jimmy Connors def. John Sadri: 6-4, 7-5
-Juan Aguilera def. John Lloyd: 6-1, 7-6
-Boris Becker def. Terry Moor: 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
-Ramesh Krishnan def. Johan Kriek: 7-6, 6-7, 7-6



-Jimmy Connors def. Juan Aguilera: 6-3, 5-7, 7-6
-Boris Becker def. Ramesh Krishnan: 7-5, 7-6



-Jimmy Connors def. Boris Becker: 6-4, 4-6, 6-3


Next up is the Lipton International Players Championship, at Laver's International Tennis Resort in Delay Beach, Florida.
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