1968 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships

The 1968 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships was a men's professional tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts courts at the Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. It was the 41st edition of the tournament, the first edition of the Open Era, and was scheduled to be held from June 12 through June 16, 1968. Due to bad weather the final was postponed from July to September 10, 1968. Rod Laver won the singles title, his fourth at the event, and earned $8,000 first-prize money.[1][2]

1968 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships
DateJune 12 – September 10
Edition41st
Draw16S
Prize money$32,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationChestnut Hill, Massachusetts
VenueLongwood Cricket Club
Champions
Singles
Australia Rod Laver
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FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Rod Laver defeated   John Newcombe 7–5, 6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 752–753. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Rod Laver wins 4th title". Kentucky New Era. AP. Sep 9, 1968. p. 21.

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