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1971 Grand Prix (tennis)

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Duration  1 April – 26 December
Tournaments  31
Edition  2nd
Most tournament finals  Ilie Năstase (6)
1971 Grand Prix (tennis)
Categories  Group A (3) Group B (11) Group C (11) Group D (5)
Most tournament titles  Ilie Năstase (4) Stan Smith (4)

The 1971 Pepsi Cola Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated three of the four grand slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments. It was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and was run by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ITLF). In addition to regular tournament prize money a bonus prize money pool of £60,000 ($150,000) was available to be divided among the 20 highest ranking players after the last tournament. To be eligible for a share of the bonus pool a player had to compete in a minimum of nine tournaments. The circuit culminated in a Masters event in Paris, France for the seven highest point scoring players. Stan Smith was the winner of the circuit with 187 ranking points and four tournament victories.




List of tournament winners

The list of winners and number of singles titles won, listed alphabetically by last name:

  • Arthur Ashe (2) Charlotte, Stockholm Open
  • Gerald Battrick (2) Bournemouth, Hilversum
  • Bob Carmichael (1) Auckland
  • Phil Dent (1) Sydney Outdoor
  • Cliff Drysdale (2) Miami WCT, Brussels
  • Jaime Fillol (1) Tanglewood
  • Željko Franulović (4) New York, Macon, Indianapolis, Buenos Aires
  • Andrés Gimeno (1) Hamburg
  • Pancho Gonzalez (1) Los Angeles
  • Tom Gorman (1) Columbus
  • Clark Graebner (3) Salisbury, Merion, South Orange
  • Thomaz Koch (1) Caracas
  • Jan Kodeš (2) Catania, French Open
  • Rod Laver (5) London, Rome, Fort Worth WCT, Berkeley, Bologna WCT
  • Robert Lutz (1) Sacramento
  • Alex Metreveli (1) Hobart
  • Ilie Năstase (6) Richmond, Hampton, Nice, Monte Carlo, Båstad, Masters
  • John Newcombe (6) Philadelphia, Chicago WCT, Dallas WCT, Wimbledon, Gstaad, Montreal
  • Tom Okker (2) Louisville WCT, Quebec WCT
  • Manuel Orantes (1) Barcelona WCT
  • Cliff Richey (1) Houston
  • Marty Riessen (1) Tehran WCT
  • Ken Rosewall (7) Australian Open, Newport, Washington WCT, Boston WCT, Vancouver WCT, Dallas, Australian Open
  • Stan Smith (4) Paris, Queen's Club, Cincinnati, US Open
  • Roger Taylor (1) Palermo
  • The following players won their first title in 1971:

  • Gerald Battrick Bournemouth
  • Bob Carmichael Auckland
  • Phil Dent Sydney Outdoor
  • Jaime Fillol Tanglewood
  • Andrés Gimeno Hamburg
  • Tom Gorman Columbus
  • Clark Graebner Salisbury
  • Robert Lutz Sacramento
  • Alex Metreveli Hobart
  • Marty Riessen Tehran
  • Roger Taylor Palermo
  • References

    1971 Grand Prix (tennis) Wikipedia

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