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1970 Rothmans International Vancouver
Date29 September – 3 October
Edition1st
CategoryWorld Championship Tennis (WCT)
Draw16S / 8D
Prize money$40,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
VenuePNE Agrodome
Champions
Singles
Australia Rod Laver[1]
Doubles
Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver[2]
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The 1970 Rothmans International Vancouver, also known as the Vancouver WCT, was a men's professional tennis tournament that was part of the 1970 World Championship Tennis circuit. It was held on indoor carpet courts at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. It was the inaugural edition of the tournament and was held from 29 September through 3 October 1970. First-seeded Rod Laver won the singles title and earned $10,000 first-prize money.[3][4]

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Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is a racket sport that is played either individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to manoeuvre the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball validly will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

Carpet court

Carpet court

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PNE Agrodome

PNE Agrodome

PNE Agrodome is a sports arena located in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was built in 1963 and holds 5,000 people or 3,260 when configured to use the hockey or lacrosse surface.

Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver is a major city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2021 census recorded 662,248 people in the city, up from 631,486 in 2016. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Greater Vancouver, along with the Fraser Valley, comprises the Lower Mainland with a regional population of over 3 million. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada, with over 5,700 people per square kilometre, and fourth highest in North America.

Vancouver WCT

Vancouver WCT

The Vancouver WCT, also known by its sponsored name Rothmans International, was a men's tennis tournament held at the PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 1970 to 1973. The event was part of the WCT Tour and was played in indoor carpet courts. The tournament was cancelled in July 1973 due to diminishing interest and decreasing attendance.

Rod Laver

Rod Laver

Rodney George Laver is an Australian former tennis player. Laver was the world number 1 ranked professional in some sources in 1964, in all sources from 1965 to 1969 and in some sources in 1970, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era in 1968. He was also ranked the world number 1 amateur in 1961 by Lance Tingay and 1962 by Tingay and Ned Potter.

Finals

Singles

Australia Rod Laver defeated Australia Roy Emerson 6–2, 6–1, 6–2

  • It was Laver's 13th singles title of the year and the 41st of his career in the Open Era.

Doubles

Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver defeated France Pierre Barthès / Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić 6–1, 6–4, 6–3

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Australia

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Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

Rod Laver

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Rodney George Laver is an Australian former tennis player. Laver was the world number 1 ranked professional in some sources in 1964, in all sources from 1965 to 1969 and in some sources in 1970, spanning four years before and three years after the start of the Open Era in 1968. He was also ranked the world number 1 amateur in 1961 by Lance Tingay and 1962 by Tingay and Ned Potter.

Roy Emerson

Roy Emerson

Roy Stanley Emerson is an Australian former tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 16 Grand Slam doubles titles, for a total of 28 Grand Slam titles. He is the only male player to have completed a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles, and the first of four male players to complete a double career Grand Slam in singles. His 28 major titles are the all-time record for a male player. He was ranked world No. 1 amateur in 1961 by Ned Potter, 1964 by Potter, Lance Tingay and an Ulrich Kaiser panel of 14 experts and 1965 by Tingay, Joseph McCauley, Sport za Rubezhom and an Ulrich Kaiser panel of 16 experts.

Rod Laver career statistics

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France

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Pierre Barthès

Pierre Barthès

Pierre Barthès is a retired French tennis player.

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, commonly referred to as SFR Yugoslavia or simply as Yugoslavia, was a country in Central and Southeast Europe. It emerged in 1945, following World War II, and lasted until 1992, with the breakup of Yugoslavia occurring as a consequence of the Yugoslav Wars. Spanning an area of 255,804 square kilometres (98,766 sq mi) in the Balkans, Yugoslavia was bordered by the Adriatic Sea and Italy to the west, by Austria and Hungary to the north, by Bulgaria and Romania to the east, and by Albania and Greece to the south. It was a one-party socialist state and federation governed by the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, and had six constituent republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Within Serbia was the Yugoslav capital city of Belgrade as well as two autonomous Yugoslav provinces: Kosovo and Vojvodina.

Nikola Pilić

Nikola Pilić

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References
  1. ^ "1970 Vancouver WCT – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1970 Vancouver WCT – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ "Tennis pros chase $10,000". The Vancouver Sun. 29 September 1970. p. 24 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Dave Watters (5 October 1970). "Tennis machine churns out another $10,000". The Vancouver Sun. p. 22 – via Newspapers.com.

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