History

Aerial shot of the Kooyong Tennis Club

Aerial shot of the Kooyong Tennis Club

The Kooyong Classic is staged at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Australia’s most prestigious and exclusive tennis club situated in one of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs. The Club, which is ranked in the top five in the world, boasts a rich history in tennis, having hosted the Australian Open Grand Slam and Davis Cup.

The Kooyong Classic was established in 1988 to maintain Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club’s position as Australia’s spiritual home of tennis, following the relocation of the Australian Open to Melbourne Park. Since that time, the world’s greatest players have graced the iconic Kooyong centre court.

Australia’s Pat Cash was the inaugural winner and others who have participated include Peter Sampras, Andre Agassi, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic.

Year Champion Runner-up Score
2016 Belgium David Goffin Spain Feliciano López 6-4, 6-2
2015 Spain Fernando Verdasco Ukraine Aleksandr Dolgopolov 7–6(7–3), retired
2014 Japan Kei Nishikori Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 6–4, 7–5
2013 Australia Lleyton Hewitt Argentina Juan Martín del Potro 6–1, 6–4
2012 Australia Bernard Tomic United States Mardy Fish 6–4, 3–6, 7–5
2011 Australia Lleyton Hewitt France Gaël Monfils 7–5, 6–3
2010 Spain Fernando Verdasco France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7–5, 6–3
2009 Switzerland Roger Federer Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka 6–1, 6–3
2008 United States Andy Roddick Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis 7–5, 6–3
2007 United States Andy Roddick Switzerland Roger Federer 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2006 United States Andy Roddick Germany Tommy Haas 6–3, 7–6(8–6)
2005 Switzerland Roger Federer United States Andy Roddick 6–4, 7–5
2004 Argentina David Nalbandian United States Andre Agassi 6–2, 6–3
2003 United States Andre Agassi France Sébastien Grosjean 6–2, 6–3
2002 United States Pete Sampras United States Andre Agassi 7–6(8–6), 6–7(6–8), 6–3
2001 United States Andre Agassi Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2000 United States Andre Agassi Australia Mark Philippoussis walkover
1999 Sweden Thomas Enqvist Australia Mark Philippoussis 6–4, 6–1
1998 Australia Mark Philippoussis United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
1997 United States Michael Chang United States Pete Sampras 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
1996 United States Michael Chang Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7–5, 6–1
1995 United States Michael Chang United States Pete Sampras 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1994 Not Held
1993 Austria Thomas Muster Russia Alexander Volkov 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(7–1)
1992 Australia Neil Borwick Australia Richard Fromberg 6–7(5–7), 7–6(13–11), 7–6(7–5)
1991 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Prpić Australia Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3
1990 Australia Darren Cahill Australia Todd Woodbridge 6–2, 6–3
1989 Australia Mark Kratzmann Australia Wally Masur 6–4, 1–6, 7–6
1988 Australia Pat Cash Australia Wally Masur 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

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