The ATP tournament in Antwerp ( officially the European Champions ' Championship or European Community Championship ) is a former men's tennis tournament, which was played from 1982 to 1998 in Antwerp, Belgium. Until 1992 the tournament was organized as an invitation tournament in the fall or winter of the year, so you got no world ranking points. As Exhibtion tournament especially invitations to players were issued, which have gained in the course of a tournament in Europe. As of 1992, the tournament was part of the ATP Tour from 1996 part of the ATP Championship Series and its successor series ATP International Series Gold. It was played on indoor carpet courts.
In addition to the prize money could be obtained in Antwerp another prize: if a player wins the tournament is at least three times within five years, you got a life-sized tennis racket made of gold, which was decorated with 1420 diamonds and its value is estimated at $ 1,000,000. In 1985, Ivan Lendl won his third title in four years and was in addition to $ 200,000 in prize money so far the only player to take the gold Raquet. Lendl 's record with five titles and winner of the tournament; during the time when ATP tournament Pete Sampras was the most successful with two titles.
List of winners
Rotterdam | Rio de Janeiro | Acapulco | Dubai | Barcelona | Hamburg | Washington | Beijing | Tokyo | Basel | Valencia
Former tournaments of the ATP World Tour 500 series: Memphis
Former tournaments in the ATP International Series Gold: Antwerp | London | Philadelphia | Sheffield | Kitzbühel | Indianapolis | New Haven | Singapore | Vienna
1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998
- ATP World Tour
- Sporting event in Antwerp
- Tennis Tournament in Belgium