Pro Slams Archive

OTHER BIG PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS

Along with the three pro slams and the World Championship Series, there were also a few shortlived tournaments with strong fields and high prize money. In the years 1957-59 there were the Tournament of Champions events. These were held in the US and Australia and these events arguably had better quality draws than the US Pro of those years. There was also a greater level exposure for the US Tournament of Champions events than the US Pro of those years (the US Tournament of Champions attracted national TV coverage on CBS). In 1967 Wimbledon opened its doors to the pros and a tournament broadcast in colour on BBC was held on the hallowed lawns of SW19 (with big prize money also). This was a huge success and paved the way for open tennis. The events listed on this page are not considered amongst the four pro majors (World Championship Series, US Pro, French Pro, Wembley Pro), but they are notable achievements that should be taken into account when assessing these players' careers.



FOREST HILLS, NEW YORK TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

 

 

1957 (Round robin)

T. Trabert d. K. Rosewall 6-4,14-12,6-4

L. Hoad d. F. Sedgman 6-3,6-4,6-4

R. Gonzales T. Trabert 6-3,3-6,11-9,6-3

K. Rosewall d. F. Segura 6-3,6-1,6-8,2-6,13-11

R. Gonzales d. K. Rosewall 6-2,8-6,6-4

F. Segura d. T. Trabert 6-4,7-5,9-11,4-6,7-5

L. Hoad d. F. Segura 6-1,7-5,6-2

F. Sedgman d. T. Trabert 2-6,6-4,8-6,6-3

K. Rosewall d. L. Hoad 6-3,9-7,4-6,6-3

R. Gonzales d. F. Sedgman 5-7,7-5,3-6,6-3,6-3

R. Gonzales d. F. Segura 6-4,6-3,6-4

T. Trabert d. L. Hoad 6-4,10-12,6-2,3-6,6-3

F. Sedgman d. K. Rosewall 4-6,7-5,6-2,6-2

R. Gonzales d. L. Hoad 9-7,6-4,3-6,6-3

F. Sedgman d. F. Segura 7-5,4-6,6-0,6-1

 

Final standings -

1 R. Gonzales 5-0

2 F. Sedgman 3-2

3 L. Hoad 2-3

3 K. Rosewall 2-3

3 T. Trabert 2-3

6 F. Segura 1-4

 

 

1958 (Round robin)

R. Gonzales d. F. Segura 13-11,6-2

L. Hoad d. R. Hartwig 3-6,6-1,6-3

K. Rosewall d. T. Trabert 6-2,6-2

F. Segura d. R. Hartwig 8-6,13-11

R. Gonzales d. T. Trabert 6-4,6-8,8-6

L. Hoad d. F. Sedgman 6-4,3-6,6-4

K. Rosewall d. F. Segura 4-6,6-1,6-1

T. Trabert d. L. Hoad 2-6,6-3,6-2

K. Rosewall d. F. Sedgman 6-4,2-6,6-3

R. Gonzales d. R. Hartwig 6-3,6-3

K. Rosewall d. R. Hartwig 6-3,6-3

L. Hoad d. F. Segura 6-2,9-7

T. Trabert d. F. Sedgman 8-6,8-6

R. Gonzales d. K. Rosewall 19-17,5-7,6-4

F. Sedgman d. R. Hartwig 9-7,6-2

T. Trabert d. F. Segura 2-6,6-4,6-4

T. Trabert d. R. Hartwig 6-2,8-6

K. Rosewall d. L. Hoad 6-2,9-7

R. Gonzales d. F. Sedgman 10-8,6-2

L. Hoad d. R. Gonzales 13-15,6-3,6-4

F. Segura d. F. Sedgman 6-1,6-4

 

Final standings -

1 R. Gonzales 5-1

2 K. Rosewall 5-1

3 T. Trabert 4-2

4 L. Hoad 4-2

5 F. Segura 2-4

6 F. Sedgman 1-5

7 R. Hartwig 0-6

 

 

1959

1st round - L. Hoad bye

M. Anderson d. M. Rose 6-2,6-4

K. Rosewall bye

F. Segura bye

T. Trabert bye

F. Sedgman bye

A. Cooper d. S. Giammalva 6-1,6-3

R. Gonzales bye

 

Quarters - L. Hoad d. M. Anderson 6-8,6-3,6-4

K. Rosewall d. F. Segura 6-1,7-5

T. Trabert d. F. Sedgman 6-8,28-26,6-2

R. Gonzales d. A. Cooper 6-3,6-2

 

Semis - L. Hoad d. K. Rosewall 5-7,6-4,7-5,6-4

R. Gonzales d. T. Trabert 6-2,6-2,6-8,10-8

 

Final - Lew Hoad d. Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales 5-1,5-7,6-2,6-1

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

 

1957 (Held at Sydney)

Quarters (1st round) - F. Sedgman d. D. Pails 6-3,5-7,6-4,6-4

K. Rosewall d. T. Trabert 6-4,6-2,6-4

F. Segura d. R. Hartwig 3-6,4-6,8-6,6-2,6-1

R. Gonzales d. K. McGregor 6-1,6-2,3-6,7-5

 

Semis - F. Sedgman d. K. Rosewall 6-2,6-3,6-1

F. Segura d. R. Gonzales 3-6,4-6,6-3,6-4,13-11

 

Final - Francisco 'Pancho' Segura d. Frank Sedgman 7-5,6-0,6-4

 

 

1958 (Round robin)(Held at Melbourne)

T. Trabert d. F. Segura 6-2,6-2

F. Sedgman d. K. Rosewall 6-2,6-4

L. Hoad d. K. Rosewall 4-6,8-6,6-4

R. Gonzales d. F. Segura 7-5,6-3

K. Rosewall d. T. Trabert 8-6,6-3

F. Sedgman d. P. Gonzales 7-5,4-6,6-4

L. Hoad d. F. Segura 9-7,3-6,6-4

L. Hoad d. T. Trabert 6-3,6-3

R. Gonzales d. K. Rosewall 10-8,6-3

F. Segura d. F. Sedgman 3-6,6-3,6-4

F. Sedgman d. T. Trabert 6-3,7-9,6-4

L. Hoad d. R. Gonzales 7-5,5-7,6-4

R. Gonzales d. T. Trabert 8-10,6-3,6-4

K. Rosewall d. F. Segura

L. Hoad d. F. Sedgman 6-3,5-7,6-3

 

Final standings -

1 L. Hoad 5-0

2 F. Sedgman 3-2

2 R. Gonzales 3-2

4 K. Rosewall 2-3

5 T. Trabert 1-4

5 F. Segura 1-4

 

 

1959 (Held at Sydney)

1st round - L. Hoad bye

M. Anderson d. K. McGregor 3-6,6-3,6-3

R. Gonzales bye

T. Trabert bye

K. Rosewall bye

A. Cooper d. M. Rose 6-1,1-6,6-3

F. Segura d. R. Hartwig 6-3,6-3

F. Sedgman bye

 

Quarters - L. Hoad d. M. Anderson 6-4,6-2

R. Gonzales d. T. Trabert 6-2,6-4

K. Rosewall d. A. Cooper 4-6,6-3,6-3

F. Sedgman d. F. Segura 3-6,6-2,8-6

 

Semis - R. Gonzales d. L. Hoad 15-13,6-4,6-4

F. Sedgman d. K. Rosewall 7-9,7-5,9-7,6-4

 

Final - Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales d. Frank Sedgman 7-5,6-4,0-6,6-4

 

 

 

1967 WIMBLEDON PRO

Quarters (1st round) - R. Laver d. F. Stolle 6-4,6-2

A. Gimeno d. R. D. Ralston 6-1,6-2

L. Hoad d. R. Gonzales 3-6,11-9,8-6

K. Rosewall d. E. Buchholz 5-7,6-2,6-3

 

Semis - R. Laver d. A. Gimeno 6-3,6-4

K. Rosewall d. L. Hoad 6-2,6-2

 

Final - Rod Laver d. Ken Rosewall 6-2,6-2,12-10

 

 

 

TOTAL TOURNAMENTS WON

 

Tournament of Champions 1957-59

Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales 3 (2 US TOC, 1 AUS TOC)

Lew Hoad 2 (1 US TOC, 1 AUS TOC)

Francisco 'Pancho' Segura 1 (1 AUS TOC)

 

Wimbledon Pro 1967

Rod Laver 1


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U. S. PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS 1927-1967

BRITISH PRO CHAMPIONS 1934-1967

BRITISH PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS 1934-1967

FRENCH PRO CHAMPIONS 1930-1967

FRENCH PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS 1930-1967