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1973 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1973 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix was a 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.[1] The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. This article covers all tournaments that were part of that year's Men's Grand Prix. The Commercial Union Assurance Masters and Davis Cup Final are included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix.[2]

1973 Grand Prix circuit
Ilie Nastase - 1972 Nastase in finala Cupei Davis.jpg
Năstase won 14 titles in the year.
Details
Duration3 January – 26 December
Edition4th
Tournaments72
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesRomania Ilie Năstase (14)
Most tournament finalsRomania Ilie Năstase (17)
Prize money leaderRomania Ilie Năstase
Points leaderRomania Ilie Năstase
1972
1974

ScheduleEdit

Key
AA events
Grand Prix Masters
A events
B events
C events
Team events

December 1972Edit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
26 December Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$27,450 – Grass – 56S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  John Newcombe
6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 6–1
  Onny Parun   Karl Meiler
  Patrick Proisy
  Wanaro N'Godrella
  Alex Metreveli
  John Cooper
  Bob Carmichael
  Mal Anderson
  John Newcombe
6–3, 6–4, 7–6
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 May Rothmans British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, Great Britain
Clay – 64S/32D/32XD
  Adriano Panatta
6–8, 7–5, 6–3, 8–6
  Ilie Năstase   Barry Phillips-Moore
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
  Buster Mottram
  François Jauffret
  Patrice Dominguez
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 8–6
  Adriano Panatta
  Ion Țiriac
  Virginia Wade
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–3
  Ilana Kloss
  Bernard Mitton
21 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
Clay – 128S/64Q/64D/32XD
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3, 6–0
  Nikola Pilić   Adriano Panatta
  Tom Gorman
  Tom Okker
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Jan Kodeš
  Roger Taylor
  John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
  Françoise Dürr
  Jean-Claude Barclay
6–1, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Patrice Dominguez

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 June Italian Open
Rome, Italy
$101,600 – Clay – 96S/48D
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 6–1, 6–1
  Manuel Orantes   Tom Okker
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Stan Smith
  Péter Szőke
  Jiří Hřebec
  Jan Kodeš
  John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2, 6–4
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
Berlin Open
Berlin, West Germany
Clay – 32S/16D
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Karl Meiler   Jürgen Fassbender
  Eddie Dibbs
  Attila Korpas
  Ulrich Pinner
  Harald Elschenbroich
  Bernard Mignot
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Raúl Ramírez
  Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
11 June German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
Clay – 62S/28D
  Eddie Dibbs
6–1, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Karl Meiler   Jaime Fillol
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Paul Gerken
  Harald Elschenbroich
  Jiří Hřebec
  Martin Mulligan
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
  Manuel Orantes
  Ion Țiriac
John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
Grass – 40S/21D
  Erik van Dillen
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Frew McMillan   Tom Gorman
  Jimmy Connors
  Jaidip Mukherjea
  Mark Cox
  Dick Stockton
  Stephen Warboys
  Tom Gorman
  Erik van Dillen
6–4, 6–4
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
18 June Rothmans Championships
London, Great Britain
Grass – 48S/32D
  Ilie Năstase
9–8, 6–3
  Roger Taylor   Alex Metreveli
  Owen Davidson
  Ismail El Shafei
  Jürgen Fassbender
  John Newcombe
  Cliff Drysdale
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–5
  Ray Keldie
  Raymond Moore
Rothmans South of England Championships
Eastbourne, Great Britain
Grass – 32S/16D
  Mark Cox
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
  Patrice Dominguez   Onny Parun
  Allan Stone
  Paul Gerken
  Andrés Gimeno
  Ian Fletcher
  Graham Stilwell
  Ove Bengtson
  Jim McManus
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
  Manuel Orantes
  Ion Țiriac
25 June Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass – 128S/128Q/64D/56XD
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Mixed Doubles Draw
  Jan Kodeš
6–1, 9–8 (7–5), 6–3
  Alex Metreveli   Sandy Mayer
  Roger Taylor
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Jimmy Connors
  Björn Borg
  Vijay Amritraj
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9 (3–7), 6–1
  John Cooper
  Neale Fraser
  Billie Jean King
  Owen Davidson
6–3, 6–2
  Janet Newberry
  Raúl Ramírez

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 July Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Clay – 32S/22D
  Stan Smith
6–4, 6–1, 7–6
  Manuel Orantes   Björn Borg
  Leif Johansson
  Martin Mulligan
  Jaime Pinto-Bravo
  Bob Carmichael
  Antonio Zugarelli
  Nikola Pilić
  Stan Smith
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
Clay – 32S
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–3, 6–3
  Roy Emerson   Patrick Proisy
  Karl Meiler
  Brian Fairlie
  Allan Stone
  Sandy Mayer
  Tom Okker
Green Shield Welsh Open
Newport, Great Britain
Grass – 64S/32D
  Roger Taylor
9–8, 8–6
  Bob Giltinan   John Paish
  Jeff Simpson
  Terry Ryan
  John Bartlett
  Byron Bertram
  Dick Bohrnstedt
Title shared.   Bertram /   Lloyd
  Giltinan /   Keldie
16 July U.S. Professional Tennis Championships
Boston, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Arthur Ashe   Cliff Richey
  Clark Graebner
  Dick Stockton
  Marty Riessen
  John Alexander
  Roscoe Tanner
Austrian Open
Kitzbühel, Austria
Clay – 32S/17D
Title shared.   Raúl Ramírez
  Manuel Orantes
  Marcello Lara
  Ion Țiriac
  Vladimir Zednik
  José Edison Mandarino
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Vladimir Korotkov
  Jim McManus
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
  José Edison Mandarino
  Tito Vázquez
Dutch Open
Hilversum, the Netherlands
Clay – 32S/16D
  Tom Okker
2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
  Andrés Gimeno   Allan Stone
  Geoff Masters
  Wanaro N'Godrella
  Attila Korpas
  Ian Fletcher
  Iván Molina
  Iván Molina
  Allan Stone
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
  Andrés Gimeno
  Antonio Muñoz
23 July Washington Star International
Washington, United States
$75,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Arthur Ashe
6–4, 6–2
  Tom Okker   Jaime Fillol
  Tom Gorman
  Paul Gerken
  Marty Riessen
  Nikola Pilić
  Dick Stockton
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Dick Crealy
  Andrew Pattison
Volvo International
Bretton Woods, United States
Clay – 32S/16D
  Vijay Amritraj
7–5, 2–6, 7–5
  Jimmy Connors   Ian Fletcher
  John Alexander
  Bob Carmichael
  Gerald Battrick
  Tom Edlefsen
  Rod Laver
  Rod Laver
  Fred Stolle
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
30 July First National Bank Classic
Louisville, United States
$75,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  John Newcombe   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Guillermo Vilas
  Dick Crealy
  Ross Case
  Nikola Pilić
  Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
  Ion Țiriac
0–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Clark Graebner
  John Newcombe
Buckeye Championships
Columbus, United States
Clay – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Charlie Pasarell   Paul Gerken
  Haroon Rahim
  Pancho Gonzales
  Andrew Pattison
  Colin Dibley
  Brian Gottfried
  Gerald Battrick
  Graham Stilwell
6–4, 7–6
  Colin Dibley
  Charlie Pasarell

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 August Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Ilie Năstase
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Manuel Orantes   Nikola Pilić
  Jimmy Connors
  John Alexander
  Guillermo Vilas
  Roscoe Tanner
  Patrick Proisy
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Tanglewood Open
Clemmons, United States
Clay – 32S/16D
  Jaime Fillol
6–2, 6–4
  Gerald Battrick   Jeff Borowiak
  Vijay Amritraj
  Ross Case
  Brian Fairlie
  Georges Goven
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
  Brian Fairlie
  Ismail El Shafei
13 August U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
$90,000 – Clay – 50S/22D
  Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–1, 6–4
  Georges Goven   Cliff Richey
  Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
  Roscoe Tanner
  Patrick Proisy
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
  Manuel Orantes
  Ion Țiriac
Pennsylvania Championships
Merion, United States
Grass – 64S/32D
  Mike Estep
7–5, 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 7–5
  Gene Scott   Vijay Amritraj
  Herb Fitzgibbon
  Brian Teacher
  Ian Fletcher
  Anand Amritraj
  Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
  Colin Dibley
  Allan Stone
7–6, 6–3
  Jeff Austin
  Fred McNair
20 August Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$100,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–2, 6–1
  Manuel Orantes   Cliff Drysdale
  Iván Molina
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Björn Borg
  John Newcombe
  Arthur Ashe
  Rod Laver
  Ken Rosewall
7–5, 7–6
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
Eastern Championships
South Orange, United States
Grass – 32S/16D
  Colin Dibley
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
  Vijay Amritraj   Pancho Gonzales
  Clark Graebner
  Paul Gerken
  Dick Stockton
  Ion Țiriac
  Onny Parun
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Pancho Gonzales
  Tom Gorman
27 August US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$118,000 – Grass – 128S/62D/32XD
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Mixed Doubles Draw
  John Newcombe
6–4, 1–6, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Jan Kodeš   Stan Smith
  Ken Rosewall
  Onny Parun
  Nikola Pilić
  Vijay Amritraj
  Jimmy Connors
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
  Rod Laver
  Ken Rosewall
  Billie Jean King
  Owen Davidson
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
  Margaret Court
  Marty Riessen

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 September U.S. Hard Court Championships
Aptos, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
  Jeff Austin
7–6, 6–4
  Onny Parun   Haroon Rahim
  Dick Bohrnstedt
  Tom Edlefsen
  Erik van Dillen
  John Lloyd
  Mike Machette
  Jeff Austin
  Fred McNair
6–2, 6–1
  Raymond Moore
  Onny Parun
Seattle Open
Seattle, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
  Tom Okker
7–5, 6–4
  John Alexander   Tom Gorman
  Cliff Richey
  Torben Ulrich
  Mark Cox
  Brian Gottfried
  Arthur Ashe
  Tom Gorman
  Tom Okker
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
17 September Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, United States
Hard – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
7–5, 7–6(11–9)
  Tom Okker   Raúl Ramírez
  Ilie Năstase
  Stan Smith
  Charlie Pasarell
  Ken Rosewall
  Raymond Moore
  Jan Kodeš
  Vladimir Zednik
6–2, 6–4
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
24 September Pacific Coast Championships
San Francisco, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
  Roy Emerson
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
  Björn Borg   Raymond Moore
  Arthur Ashe
  Stan Smith
  Tom Gorman
  Roscoe Tanner
  John Alexander
  Roy Emerson
  Stan Smith
6–2, 6–1
  Ove Bengtson
  Jim McManus
Tam International
Chicago, United States
Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Tom Okker
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
  John Newcombe   Ilie Năstase
  Marty Riessen
  Graham Stilwell
  Gerald Battrick
  Eddie Dibbs
  Brian Gottfried
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
  Gerald Battrick
  Graham Stilwell

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 October Fort Worth Open
Fort Worth, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
  Eddie Dibbs
7–5, 6–2, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried   Jaime Fillol
  Roscoe Tanner
  Phil Dent
  Harold Solomon
  Andrew Pattison
  John Newcombe
  Brian Gottfried
  Dick Stockton
7–6, 6–4
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
Quebec Open
Quebec, Canada
32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
6–1, 6–1, 6–7, 6–0
  Marty Riessen   Mark Cox
  Kjell Johansson
  Onny Parun
  Raymond Moore
  Clark Graebner
  Tenny Svensson
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 7–6
  Jimmy Connors
  Marty Riessen
Osaka Open
Osaka, Japan
Hard – 32S/16D
  Ken Rosewall
6–2, 6–4
  Toshiro Sakai   Cliff Drysdale
  Željko Franulović
  Jun Kuki
  Milan Holeček
  Paul Kronk
  Sherwood Stewart
  Jeff Borowiak
  Tom Gorman
6–4, 7–6
  Jun Kamiwazumi
  Ken Rosewall
8 October Trofeo Conde de Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Clay – 58S/32D
  Ilie Năstase
2–6, 6–1, 8–6, 6–4
  Manuel Orantes   Jan Kodeš
  Björn Borg
  José Higueras
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Andrew Pattison
  Buster Mottram
  Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
48S/24D
  Ken Rosewall
6–1, 6–4
  John Newcombe   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Cliff Drysdale
  Colin Dibley
  Brian Gottfried
  Jeff Borowiak
  Kim Warwick
  Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
7–5, 7–5
  Colin Dibley
  Allan Stone
15 October Trofeo Melia
Madrid, Spain
Clay – 64S/31D
  Tom Okker
4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
  Jaime Fillol   Ilie Năstase
  Buster Mottram
  Nikola Pilić
  José Higueras
  Rod Laver
  Pierre Barthès
  Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–0
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
Indian Open
New Delhi, India
32S/16D
  Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 5–7, 8–9, 6–3, 11–9
  Mal Anderson   Raúl Ramírez
  Mike Estep
  Ian Fletcher
  Fred Stolle
  Paul Gerken
  Jasjit Singh
  Jim McManus
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–4
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
Philippine Open
Manila, the Philippines
32S/16D
  Ross Case
6–1, 6–0
  Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Colin Dibley
  Milan Holeček
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Allan Stone
  Marcello Lara
  Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 7–5, 7–6
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
22 October Aryamehr Cup
Tehran, Iran
Clay – 48S/21D
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
  John Newcombe   Željko Franulović
  Rod Laver
  Ilie Năstase
  Syd Ball
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Bob Giltinan
  Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
7–6, 6–2
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
Czechoslovakian Championships
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Clay – 32S/16D
  Jiří Hřebec
4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 7–5
  Jan Kodeš   Jan Písecký
  Ove Bengtson
  Vladimir Zednik
  František Pala
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Kjell Johansson
  Jan Kodeš
  Vladimir Zednik
7–6, 7–6
  Róbert Machán
  Balázs Taróczy
29 October Jean Becker Open
Paris, France
Hard (i) – 48S/23D
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
  Stan Smith   Tom Okker
  Karl Meiler
  Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
  Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
  Leif Johansson
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–4
  Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
Indonesia Open
Jakarta, Indonesia
32S/16D
  John Newcombe
7–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Ross Case   Ian Fletcher
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Marcello Lara
  Ray Keldie
  Gondo Widjojo
  Allan Stone
  Mike Estep
  Ian Fletcher
7–5, 6–4
  John Newcombe
  Allan Stone
Viceroy Classic
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hard – 32S/16D
  Rod Laver
6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
  Charlie Pasarell   Anand Amritraj
  Fred Stolle
  Paul Gerken
  Mal Anderson
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Colin Dibley
  Rod Laver
6–3, 5–7, 17–15
  Paul Gerken
  Brian Gottfried

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 November Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Hard (i) – 48S/24D
  Tom Gorman
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
  Björn Borg   Tom Okker
  Jimmy Connors
  Stan Smith
  Arthur Ashe
  Manuel Orantes
  Nikola Pilić
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
  Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
Australian Indoor Championships
Sydney, Australia
Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Rod Laver
3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  John Newcombe   Phil Dent
  Ken Rosewall
  Geoff Masters
  Ross Case
  Sherwood Stewart
  Raúl Ramírez
  Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
7–6, 6–2
  Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
12 November Dewar Cup
London, Great Britain
Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Tom Okker
6–3, 6–4
  Ilie Năstase   Jimmy Connors
  Mark Cox
  Raymond Moore
  Patrick Proisy
  Tom Gorman
  Ion Țiriac
  Mark Cox
  Owen Davidson
6–4, 8–6
  Gerald Battrick
  Graham Stilwell
Benson & Hedges Classic
Christchurch, New Zealand
29S/12D
  Fred Stolle
7–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Brian Gottfried   Sherwood Stewart
  Fred McNair
  Allan Stone
  Dick Dell
  Mike Estep
  Jim McManus
  Anand Amritraj
  Fred McNair
Walkover
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Jeff Simpson
19 November South African Championships[note 1]
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard – 32S/16D/16XD
  Jimmy Connors
6–4, 7–6, 6–3
  Arthur Ashe   Cliff Drysdale
  Tom Okker
  Byron Bertram
  Bob Hewitt
  Jaime Fillol
  Mark Cox
  Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Lew Hoad
  Bob Maud
  Evonne Goolagong
  Jürgen Fassbender
6–3, 6–2
  Ilana Kloss
  Bernard Mitton
South American Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay – 32S/2D
  Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–6 RET.
  Björn Borg   Iván Molina
  Eddie Dibbs
  Ion Țiriac
  Željko Franulović
  Toma Ovici
  Jaime Pinto-Bravo
  Ricardo Cano
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2
  Patricio Cornejo
  Iván Molina
26 November Davis Cup Final
Cleveland, United States – Carpet
  Australia
5–0
  United States   Romania
  Czechoslovakia

DecemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 December Commercial Union Assurance Masters
Boston, United States
$50,000 – Hard (i) – 8S
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Tom Okker   Jimmy Connors
  John Newcombe

Grand Prix points systemEdit

The tournaments listed above were divided into four groups. Group AA consisted of the Triple Crown – the French Open, the Wimbledon Championships and the US Open – while the other tournaments were divided into Groups A, B and C by prize money and draw size. 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. The points allocation is listed below:

Group AA
  • Champion: 100
  • Runner-up: 75
  • Semifinalist: 50
  • Quarterfinalist: 25
  • Fourth Round: 12
  • Third Round: 6
  • Second Round: 3
Group A
  • Champion: 60
  • Runner-up: 40
  • Semifinalist: 30
  • Quarterfinalist: 15
  • 9th – 16th: 7
  • 17th – 32nd: 3
  • 33rd – 64th: 1
Group B
  • Champion: 40
  • Runner-up: 30
  • Semifinalist: 20
  • 5th – 8th: 10
  • 9th – 16th: 5
  • 17th – 32nd: 2
Group C
  • Champion: 20
  • Runner-up: 15
  • Semifinalist: 10
  • 5th – 8th: 5
  • 9th – 16th: 3
  • 17th – 32nd: 1

ATP RankingsEdit

On 23 August 1973 the Association of Tennis Professionals published its first list of computer rankings, using points averages rather than points totals in their calculations. These are the ATP Rankings of the top twenty singles players in the first list [3] and at the end of the 1973 season,[4] with numbers of ranking points, points averages, numbers of tournaments played, year-end rankings in 1973, highest and lowest positions during the season and number of spots gained or lost from the first rankings to the year-end rankings.

Statistical InformationEdit

The following players won their first title in 1973:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The tournament started on 14 November.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How it All Began". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 30–32. ISBN 9780362001686.
  3. ^ "ATP Rankings (singles) as of August 23, 1973". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. 23 August 1973. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  4. ^ "ATP Rankings (singles) as of December 14, 1973". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc.
  5. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=23.08.1973&c=&r=1
  6. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=14.12.1973&c=&r=1

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Further readingEdit

  • Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (2nd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0.