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Tel Aviv Open


Tel Aviv Open

Tel Aviv
Tournament information
Founded 1978
Location Tel Aviv
Venue Canada Stadium
(1978-1996) (2015-present)
Category ATP Tour (1990–96)
Grand Prix circuit (1979-81, 1983-89)
Surface Hard / Outdoors
Draw 32S/32Q/16D
Prize money $1,065,725

The Tel Aviv Open is an ATP World Tour affiliated tennis tournament. It was played from 1978 through 1981 and 1983 through 1996 and was to be resumed in 2014, marking the end of the tournament in St. Petersburg,[1] however, the 2014 edition was cancelled due to security concerns arising from Operation Protective Edge.

The tournament is held at the Israel Tennis Center at Ramat HaSharon, near Tel Aviv, Israel and is played on outdoor hard courts. The tournament was played as an ATP Challenger Series event in 1978, 1998 and 1999. Israeli tennis player Amos Mansdorf appeared in the final five times, winning in 1987, making him the only Israeli to win the event. Jimmy Connors won his final career singles title at the event in 1989.

In 1990 and 1991 the tournament was known as the Riklis Classic before reverting to the Tel Aviv Open for the remainder of its existence.

The tournament still holds the ATP record for the youngest winner of an ATP event (Aaron Krickstein in 1983, at the age of 16 and 2 months).

The event was rescheduled to appear in the 2014 ATP World Tour, but with the war along Gaza line and the instability in the country, the event was post-poned in 2015.


  • Results 1
    • Singles 1.1
    • Doubles 1.2
    • Challenger Singles 1.3
    • Challenger Doubles 1.4
  • References 2



Year Champion Runner-up Score
1978 Tom Okker Peter Feigl 6-7, 6-4, 6-2
1979 Tom Okker Per Hjertquist 6–4, 6–3
1980 Harold Solomon Shlomo Glickstein 6–2, 6–3
1981 Mel Purcell Per Hjertquist 6–1, 6–1
1982 Not held
1983 Aaron Krickstein Christoph Zipf 7–6, 6–3
1984 Aaron Krickstein Shahar Perkiss 6–4, 6–1
1985 Brad Gilbert Amos Mansdorf 6–3, 6–2
1986 Brad Gilbert Aaron Krickstein 7–5, 6–2
1987 Amos Mansdorf Brad Gilbert 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1988 Brad Gilbert Aaron Krickstein 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
1989 Jimmy Connors Gilad Bloom 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
1990 Andrei Chesnokov Amos Mansdorf 6–4, 6–3
1991 Leonardo Lavalle Christo van Rensburg 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1992 Jeff Tarango Stephane Simian 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
1993 Stefano Pescosolido Amos Mansdorf 7–6, 7–5
1994 Wayne Ferreira Amos Mansdorf 7–6, 6–3
1995 Ján Krošlák Javier Sánchez 6–3, 6–4
1996 Javier Sánchez Marcos Ondruska 6–4, 7–5
1997-2014 Not Held


Year Champion Runner-up Score
1979 Ilie Năstase
Tom Okker
Mike Cahill
Colin Dibley
7–5, 6–4
1980 Per Hjertquist
Steve Krulevitz
Eric Fromm
Cary Leeds
7–6, 6–3
1981 Steve Meister
Van Winitsky
John Feaver
Steve Krulevitz
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
1982 Not held
1983 Colin Dowdeswell
Zoltan Kuharszky
Peter Elter
Peter Feigl
6–3, 7–5
1984 Peter Doohan
Brian Levine
Colin Dowdeswell
Jakob Hlasek
6–3, 6–4
1985 Brad Gilbert
Ilie Năstase
Michael Robertson
Florin Segărceanu
6–3, 6–2
1986 John Letts
Peter Lundgren
Christo Steyn
Danie Visser
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1987 Gilad Bloom
Shahar Perkiss
Wolfgang Popp
Huub van Boeckel
6–2, 6–4
1988 Roger Smith
Paul Wekesa
Patrick Baur
Alexander Mronz
6–3, 6–3
1989 Jeremy Bates
Patrick Baur
Rikard Bergh
Per Henricsson
6–1, 4–6, 6–1
1990 Nduka Odizor
Christo van Rensburg
Ronnie Båthman
Rikard Bergh
6–3, 6–4
1991 David Rikl
Michiel Schapers
Javier Frana
Leonardo Lavalle
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
1992 Mike Bauer
João Cunha Silva
Mark Koevermans
Tobias Svantesson
6–3, 6–4
1993 Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
Mike Bauer
David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
1994 Lan Bale
John-Laffnie de Jager
Jan Apell
Jonas Björkman
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
1995 Jim Grabb
Jared Palmer
Kent Kinnear
David Wheaton
6–4, 7–5
1996 Marcos Ondruska
Grant Stafford
Noam Behr
Eyal Erlich
6–3, 6–2
1997-2014 Not Held

Challenger Singles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1998 Gianluca Pozzi Lior Mor 6–1, 6–7, 6–3
1999 Ctislav Doseděl Noam Okun 7–6, 6–3

Challenger Doubles

Year Champion Runner-up Score
1998 Radek Štěpánek
Michal Tabara
Noam Okun
Nir Welgreen
7–6, 6–3
1999 Noam Behr
Eyal Ran
Amir Hadad
Andrew Ilie
6–3, 6–2


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