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WCT Winners

Moose Malloy
11-06-2008, 05:32 PM
The WCT had point system independent of the ATP and Grand Prix rankings. In the first two years there were three finals and three final standings and the 8 finalists for the finals were taken from the rankings. All the players played in the same tournaments for the first two years.

1971 World Championship of Tennis final standings
No. 1 Rod Laver
No. 2 Tom Okker
No. 3 Ken Rosewall
No. 4 Cliff Drysdale
No. 5 Arthur Ashe
No. 6 John Newcombe
No. 7 Marty Riessen
No. 8 Bob Lutz
No. 9 Roy Emerson
No. 10 Andres Gimeno
No. 11 Charlie Pasarell
No. 12 John Alexander
No. 13 Dennis Ralston
=No. 14 Ray Ruffels
=No. 14 El Shafei
=No. 14 Niki Pilic
No. 17 Maud
No. 18 Mark Cox
No. 19 Roger Taylor
No. 20 Fred Stolle

1972 First Part final standings
No. 1 Rod Laver
No. 2 Ken Rosewall
No. 3 Tom Okker
No. 4 Cliff Drysdale
No. 5 Marty Riessen
No. 6 Arthur Ashe
No. 7 Bob Lutz
No. 8 John Newcombe
=No. 9 Roy Emerson
=No. 9 Charlie Pasarell
No. 11 John Alexander
No. 12 Roger Taylor
No. 13 Andres Gimeno
No. 14 Mark Cox
No. 15 Borowiak
=No. 16 Fred Stolle
=No. 16 Niki Pilic
No. 18 El Shafei
=No.19 Bob Carmichael
=No.19 Ray Ruffels

1972 Second Part final standings
No. 1 John Newcombe
No. 2 Arthur Ashe
No. 3 Tom Okker
No. 4 Mark Cox
=No. 5 Cliff Drysdale
=No. 5 Marty Riessen
=No. 7 Bob Lutz
=No. 7 Niki Pilic
=No. 9 Roy Emerson
=No. 9 Anthony Roche
=No. 9 El Shafei
No. 12 Cliff Richey
No. 13 Charlie Pasarell
No. 14 Ray Ruffels
=No. 15 Ken Rosewall
=No. 15 Roger Taylor
No. 17 John Alexander
=No.18 Bob Carmichael
=No.18 Allan Stone
=No.18 Rahim
=No.18 Borowiak

Then in 1973 the WCT players were seperated into two groups, A & B, with each group playing certain tournaments. The Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season had all the players together. The top 4 from each group qualified for the final at the end of the season.

Group A
No. 1 Stan Smith
No. 2 Rod Laver
=No. 3 Roy Emerson
=No. 3 John Alexander
No. 5 Cliff Richey
No. 6 Dick Stockton
No. 7 Bob Lutz
No. 8 Brian Gottfried
No. 9 Colin Dibley
No. 10 J Fillol

Group B
No. 1 Ken Rosewall
No. 2 Arthur Ashe
No. 3 Marty Riessen
=No. 4 Roger Taylor
=No. 4 Mark Cox
No. 6 Brian Fairlie
No. 7 Jan Kodes
No. 8 Tom Okker
No. 9 Roscoe Tanner
No. 10 Tom Gorman

In 1974 the group was divided into three groups, Red, Blue and Green and the top 8 points winners qualified for the final (marked with *). Each group played seperate tournaments except the Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season.

Red Group
No. 1 Nastase*
No. 2 Okker*
No. 3 Gorman
No. 4 Drysdale
No. 5 Pilic
No. 6 Pattison
No. 7 John Alexander
No. 8 Riessen
No. 9 Anthony Roche
No. 10 McMillan

Blue Group
No. 1 John Newcombe*
No. 2 Smith*
No. 3 Metreveli
No. 4 Stockton
No. 5 Hrebec
No. 6 Borowiak
No. 7 Ross Case
No. 8 Ramirez
No. 9 Fillol
No. 10 Richey

Green Group
No. 1 Ashe*
No. 2 Rod Laver*
No. 3 Borg*
No. 4 Kodes*
No. 5 Cox
No. 6 Tanner
No. 7 Dibbs
No. 8 Taylor
No. 9 Panatta
No. 10 Parun

Moose Malloy
11-06-2008, 05:33 PM
WCT final standings 1976-1983
All the players were put back together and played the same tournaments.
1976
1. Ashe
2. Ramirez
3. Vilas
4. Dibbs
5. Borg
6. Stockton
7. Lutz
8. Solomon
9. Gerulaitus
10. Gottfried
11. Nastase
12. Okker
13. Fibak
14. Drysdale
=15. Case
=15. Rosewall

1977
1. Stockton
2. Dibbs
3. Connors
4. Nastase
=5. Drysdale
=5. Fibak
=5. Gerulaitus
8. Panatta
9. Barazzutti
=10. Solomon
=10. Rosewall
=13. John Alexander
=13. V Amritraj
=13. Roche


1978
1. Gerulaitus
2. Borg
3. Dibbs
4. Ramirez
5. Nastase
6. S Mayer
=7. Connors
=7. Gottfried
9. Stockton
10. Barazzutti


1979
1. McEnroe
2. Borg
3. Gerulaitus
4. Connors
5. Tanner
6. G Mayer
=7. Ashe
=7. Vilas
9. Masters
=10. Alexander
=10. Gottfried
=10. Nastase

1980
1. McEnroe
2. Scanlon
3. Connors
=4. Lendl
=4. Tanner
=6. Gunthardt
=6. V Amritraj
=8. Sadri
=8. Clerc
=10. Gottfried
=10. G Mayer

1981
1. Tanner
2. Connors
3. Fibak
4. Noah
5. McEnroe
6. V Amritraj
7. Gottfried
8. Gerulaitus
9. S Mayer
10. G Mayer

The WCT expanded from the previous year and broke away from the Grand Prix for the year. There were three finals, Spring (Dallas), Fall (Naples) and Winter (Detroit) and therefore three different points tables for each season.

1982 Spring
1. Lendl
2. Clerc
3. Fibak
4. V Amritraj
5. Smid
6. McNamara
7. McEnroe
8. Gerulaitus
9. Taroczy
10. Dibbs

1982 Summer/ Fall
1. Lendl
2. Smid
3. Clerc
4. Vilas
5. Kriek
6. Higueras
=7. Gunthardt
=7. Fibak
9. Tanner
10. Bourne

1982 Winter
1. Fibak
2. Scanlon
=3. Curren
=3. Vilas
5. Taroczy
6. McNamee
=7. Lendl
=7. Teacher
=9. Tom Gullikson
=9. Smid

In 1983 there were only 9 tournaments and the WCT were back with the Grand Prix circuit.
1983 (These are the twelve who qualified for the Dallas finals)
1. Lendl
2. McEnroe
3. Vilas
4. Gerulaitus
5. Clerc
6. McNamee
7. Smid
8. Fibak
9. Taroczy
10. Scanlon
11. Curren
12. Teacher

Moose Malloy
11-06-2008, 05:35 PM
1975 WCT Standings
In 1975 the group was divided into three groups again, Red, Blue and Green and the top 8 points winners qualified for the final (marked with *). Each group played separate tournaments except the Philadelphia tournament at the start of the season.

Red Group
No. 1 John Alexander*
No. 2 Solomon*
No. 3 Cox*
No. 4 Smith
No. 5 Stockton
No. 6 Lutz
No. 7 Dent
No. 8 Drysdale
=No. 9 Amritraj
=No. 9 Riessen

Blue Group
No. 1 Laver*
No. 2 Tanner*
No. 3 Ramirez*
No. 4 Gottfried
No. 5 Gerulaitus
No. 6 Fillol
No. 7 Stone
No. 8 Pattison
=No. 9 Borowiak
=No. 9 El Shafei

Green Group
No. 1 Ashe*
No. 2 Borg*
No. 3 Okker
No. 4 Mottram
No. 5 Hewitt
No. 6 Parun
No. 7 Warwick
No. 8 Higueras
No. 9 Dominguez
No. 10 Giltinan

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The regular WCT events, which lead to the WCT finals at Dallas (they should originally be played at MSG New York) were 20 in 1971, with Laver, Rosewall, Newcombe each winning 4. Laver finished first in the points table with Okker second and Rosewall third, Ashe, Drysdale, Newcombe, Rissen and Lutz behind them. Newcombe was injured for the later part of the season. In 1972, the last 10 of 1971 and new 10 events counted for the WCT finals, now played in May. Laver (with 5 new wins) again finished first with Rosewall second. Then they played an autumn circuit with finals at Rome. Newcombe was the point leader, and Ashe the finals winner. In 1973, two groups were operating from January to May with 11 events for each group. Smith won one group (over Laver), Rosewall and Ashe the second. In 1974 two groups played. One was won by Newcombe over Smith, one by Ashe over Laver, Borg, Kodes. In 1975, three groups were operating, one won by Ashe over Borg, one by Laver, one by Riessen (i think). While they were reduced to play from January to May by an agreement with the ITF, WCT overexpanded with its separate groups.Both factors contributed to its ultimate downfall.

Moose Malloy
08-30-2009, 11:45 AM
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