1972 Bristol Open

The 1972 Bristol Open, also known by its sponsored name W.D. & H.O. Wills Open Tournament, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts. The event was part of the 1972 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix circuit and classified as C category. It was played in Bristol, Great Britain and was held from 12 to 17 June 1972. Bob Hewitt won the singles title and earned $7,800 first-prize money.[3][4]

1972 Bristol Open
Date12–17 June
CategoryGrand Prix (C category)
Draw32S / 17D
Prize money$17,000
SurfaceGrass / outdoor
LocationBristol, England
South Africa Bob Hewitt[1]
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan[2]
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  Bob Hewitt defeated   Alejandro Olmedo 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Hewitt's 5th title of the year and the 7th of his career.


  Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan defeated   Clark Graebner /   Lew Hoad

  • It was Hewitt's 4th title of the year and the 6th of his career. It was McMillan's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of his career.


  1. ^ "1972 Bristol – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1972 Bristol – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 121. ISBN 0671216236.
  4. ^ "Olmedo is Beaten by Hewitt in Final". The New York Times. 17 June 1972.

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