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1974 Grand Prix (tennis)

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Edition  5th
Most tournament finals  Jimmy Connors (8)
Tournaments  49
1974 Grand Prix (tennis)
Duration  26 December 1973 – 10 December 1974
Categories  TC events (3) GPM events (1) AA events (12) A events (6) B events (17) C events (10)
Most tournament titles  Jimmy Connors (7) Guillermo Vilas (7)

The 1974 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The season-ending Commercial Union Assurance Masters and Davis Cup Final are included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix ranking.



The Grand Prix circuit was scheduled from May until December so that it would not to conflict with the competing World Championship Tennis circuit which ran from January until early May.


Points system

The tournaments listed above were divided into five groups. Group TC consisted of the Triple Crown events—the French Open, the Wimbledon Championships, and the US Open—while the other tournaments were divided into four other groups—AA, A, B, and C—by prize money and draw size. Group AA tournaments had a minimum prize money of $100,000 while the minimum for Group A and Group B tournaments was $75,000 and $50,000 respectively. Points were allocated based on these groups and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. No points were awarded to first-round losers, and ties were settled by the number of tournaments played. Grand Prix points were also allocated to doubles results for the first time this year and are listed in brackets in the points allocation below:

In addition a player could earn ranking points for participating in the Davis Cup team competition if the matches coincided with a Grand Prix tournament.

ATP Rankings

These are the ATP Rankings of the top twenty singles players at the end of the 1973 season and at the end of the 1974 season, with numbers of ranking points, points averages, numbers of tournaments played, year-end rankings in 1974, highest and lowest positions during the season and number of spots gained or lost from the first rankings to the year-end rankings.

List of tournament winners

The list of winners and number of Grand Prix singles titles won, sorted by number of titles (Grand Slam titles in bold):

  • Jimmy Connors (7) Melbourne, Wimbledon, Indianapolis, US Open, Los Angeles, London, Johannesburg
  • Guillermo Vilas (7) Gstaad, Hilversum, Louisville, Toronto, Tehran, Buenos Aires, Masters
  • Björn Borg (4) Rome, French Open, Båstad, Boston
  • Ilie Năstase (4) Bournemouth, Cedar Grove, Madrid, Barcelona
  • John Newcombe (3) Maui, Tokyo, Sydney Indoor
  • Jeff Borowiak (2) Charlotte, Oslo
  • Onny Parun (2) Jakarta, Bombay
  • Stan Smith (2) Nottingham, Chicago
  • Arthur Ashe (1) Stockholm
  • Ross Case (1) San Francisco
  • Eddie Dibbs (1) Hamburg
  • Jürgen Fassbender (1) Munich
  • Vitas Gerulaitis (1) Vienna
  • Brian Gottfried (1) Paris Bercy
  • Rod Laver (1) Bretton Woods
  • John Lloyd (1) Merion
  • Alex Metreveli (1) South Orange
  • Adriano Panatta (1) Florence
  • Raúl Ramírez (1) Columbus
  • Marty Riessen (1) Cincinnati
  • Ismail El Shafei (1) Manila
  • Harold Solomon (1) Washington, D.C.
  • Sherwood Stewart (1) Dublin
  • Roscoe Tanner (1) Christchurch
  • Balázs Taróczy (1) Kitzbühel
  • The following players won their first Grand Prix title in 1974:

  • Björn Borg Auckland
  • Jeff Borowiak Charlotte
  • Jürgen Fassbender Munich
  • Vitas Gerulaitis Vienna
  • John Lloyd Merion
  • Onny Parun Jakarta
  • Ismail El Shafei Manila
  • Harold Solomon Washington, D.C.
  • Sherwood Stewart Dublin
  • Balázs Taróczy Kitzbühel
  • References

    1974 Grand Prix (tennis) Wikipedia

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