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1976 World Championship Tennis circuit

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Edition  9th
Most tournament titles  Arthur Ashe (5)
Prize money leader  Arthur Ashe ($253,013)
Tournaments  26
Most tournament finals  Arthur Ashe (6)
1976 World Championship Tennis circuit
Duration  5 January 1975 – 4 May 1975

The 1976 World Championship Tennis circuit was one of the two rival professional male tennis circuits of 1976. It was organized by World Championship Tennis (WCT) and consisted of a schedule of 25 tournaments leading up to a singles WCT Finals play-off in Dallas and a doubles play-off in Kansas City in May. A total of 54 players participated, 30 players less than in the previous three years, and the group system used in the previous editions was replaced by a single pool. The U.S. Pro Indoor was the only tournament in which all players participated, all other tournaments had a 16 men draw. The season final was played by the eight best performers and was won by the Swede Björn Borg who defeated Guillermo Vilas from Argentina in four sets. The total prize money for the 1976 WCT circuit was $2,400,000, including a $320,000 Avis Challenge Cup round–robin special event played in Hawaii in January and May.


The Aetna World Cup between teams of the US and Australia was played in March in Hartford and was won by the US 6–1.


The schedule of events on the 1976 WCT circuit, with player progression documented until the quarterfinals stage.


* Qualified for the WCT Finals.


1976 World Championship Tennis circuit Wikipedia

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