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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.[1] 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.[2]

1974 Grand Prix tour
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Connors playing in 1978
Details
Duration26 December 1973 – 10 December 1974
Edition5th
Tournaments49
CategoriesTC events (3)
GPM events (1)
AA events (12)
A events (6)
B events (17)
C events (10)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Jimmy Connors (7)
Argentina Guillermo Vilas (7)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Jimmy Connors (8)
Prize money leaderArgentina Guillermo Vilas ($219,844)
Points leaderArgentina Guillermo Vilas (746)
1973
1975

ScheduleEdit

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.

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

December 1973Edit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
26 December Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam, Group B
$33,400 – Grass – 64S/35D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Jimmy Connors
7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
  Phil Dent   Ross Case
  John Alexander
  John Newcombe
  Colin Dibley
  Bob Giltinan
  Vladimir Zednik
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Syd Ball
  Bob Giltinan

MayEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 May Trofeo Vat 69
Florence, Italy
Group C
Clay – 32S/16D
  Adriano Panatta
6–3, 6–1
  Paolo Bertolucci   Onny Parun
  Julián Ganzábal
  Jeff Simpson
  Leif Johansson
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Vincenzo Franchitti
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
  Róbert Machán
  Balázs Taróczy
13 May Bavarian Championships
Munich, West Germany
Group C
Clay – 32S/16D
  Jürgen Fassbender
6–2, 5–7, 6–1, 6–4
  François Jauffret   Corrado Barazzutti
  Adriano Panatta
  Ilie Năstase
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Karl Meiler
  Manuel Orantes
  Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
20 May Rothmans British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, Great Britain
Group B
Clay – 50S/24D/32XD
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 6–3, 6–0
  Paolo Bertolucci   Corrado Barazzutti
  Hans Kary
  Jairo Velasco
  Dick Crealy
  Patrice Dominguez
  Julián Ganzábal
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2, 6–0
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Lesley Charles
  Mark Farrell
6–1, 6–3
  Sharon Walsh
  Stephen Warboys
German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
Group B
Clay – 36S/16D/16XD
  Eddie Dibbs
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
  Hans-Joachim Plötz   Guillermo Vilas
  Jaime Fillol
  François Jauffret
  Patrick Proisy
  Eugenio Munoz
  Jiří Hřebec
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Heide Orth
  Jürgen Fassbender
7–6, 6–3
  Katja Ebbinghaus
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
27 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Group AA
$90,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Björn Borg
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
  Ilie Năstase   Stan Smith
  Guillermo Vilas
  Alex Metreveli
  Brian Gottfried
  Manuel Orantes
  Steve Krulevitz
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase

JuneEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 June French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam, Group TC
$150,000 – Clay – 128S/196Q/64D/32XD
Singles DrawDoubles DrawMixed Doubles Draw
  Björn Borg
2–6, 6–7, 6–0, 6–1, 6–1
  Manuel Orantes   Harold Solomon
  François Jauffret
  Ilie Năstase
  Raúl Ramírez
  Patricio Cornejo
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Dick Crealy
  Onny Parun
6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 5–7, 6–1
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Martina Navratilova
  Iván Molina
6–3, 6–3
  Rosie Darmon
  Marcello Lara
17 June John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
Group AA
Grass – 62S/30D
  Stan Smith
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
  Alex Metreveli   Roscoe Tanner
  Marty Riessen
  Jan Kodeš
  Jimmy Connors
  Onny Parun
  Tom Gorman
  Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
9–7, 6–3
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
24 June Wimbledon Championships
London, Great Britain
Grand Slam, Group TC
$167,125 – Grass – 128S/128Q/64D/32Q/56XD/12Q
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Mixed Doubles Draw
  Jimmy Connors
6–1, 6–1, 6–4
  Ken Rosewall   Stan Smith
  Dick Stockton
  John Newcombe
  Ismail El Shafei
  Jan Kodeš
  Alex Metreveli
  John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
8–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
  Billie Jean King
  Owen Davidson
6–3, 9–7
  Lesley Charles
  Mark Farrell

JulyEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
8 July Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Group B
Clay – 32S/16D
  Björn Borg
6–3, 6–0, 6–7, 6–3
  Adriano Panatta   Onny Parun
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Antonio Zugarelli
  Leif Johansson
  Jan-Erik Lundqvist
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Ove Bengtson
  Björn Borg
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
Group B
Clay – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 6–2
  Manuel Orantes   Roy Emerson
  Vijay Amritraj
  Marcello Lara
  Ismail El Shafei
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  François Jauffret
  José Higueras
  Manuel Orantes
7–5, 0–6, 6–1, 9–8
  Roy Emerson
  Thomaz Koch
Carrolls Irish Open
Dublin, Ireland
Group C
Grass – 29S/22D
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 9–8
  Colin Dowdeswell   John Yuill
  Bob Maud
  Colin Dibley
  Robert Kreiss
  Dick Dell
  Jorge Andrew
  Colin Dowdeswell
  John Yuill
6–3, 6–2
  Lito Álvarez
  Jorge Andrew
15 July Chicago International
Chicago, United States
Group B
Carpet – 32S/16D
  Stan Smith
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Marty Riessen   Eddie Dibbs
  Dick Dell
  Brian Gottfried
  Fred McNair
  Roscoe Tanner
  Raúl Ramírez
  Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Head Cup
Kitzbühel, Austria
Group C
Clay – 32S/16D
  Balázs Taróczy
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
  Onny Parun   Manuel Orantes
  Jairo Velasco
  Tadeusz Nowicki
  Frank Gebert
  Hans Kary
  Milan Holeček
  Iván Molina
  Jairo Velasco
2–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
  František Pala
  Balázs Taróczy
Dutch Open
Hilversum, the Netherlands
Group C
Clay – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
  Barry Phillips-Moore   Marcello Lara
  Paul Kronk
  Julián Ganzábal
  John Lloyd
  Louk Sanders
  Jun Kamiwazumi
  Tito Vázquez
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Lito Álvarez
  Julián Ganzábal
22 July Washington Star International
Washington, United States
Group AA
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Harold Solomon
1–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Guillermo Vilas   Billy Martin
  Marty Riessen
  Stan Smith
  Onny Parun
  John Alexander
  Arthur Ashe
  Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
7–5, 6–1
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
29 July First National Bank Classic
Louisville, United States
Group AA
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 7–5
  Jaime Fillol   Eddie Dibbs
  Manuel Orantes
  Stan Smith
  Harold Solomon
  John Alexander
  Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
6–2, 6–3
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
Group C
$30,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
  Marty Riessen
7–6, 7–6
  Bob Lutz   Colin Dibley
  Sherwood Stewart
  Steve Krulevitz
  Brian Teacher
  Jun Kamiwazumi
  Henry Bunis
  Dick Dell
  Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
  Jim Delaney
  John Whitlinger

AugustEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 August U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
Group AA
$130,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Björn Borg   Manuel Orantes
  Raúl Ramírez
  Onny Parun
  Guillermo Vilas
  Brian Gottfried
  Ilie Năstase
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Volvo International
Bretton Woods, United States
Group B
Clay – 32S/16D
  Rod Laver
6–4, 6–3
  Harold Solomon   John Alexander
  Vijay Amritraj
  Anand Amritraj
  Eddie Dibbs
  Jeff Borowiak
  François Jauffret
  Jeff Borowiak
  Rod Laver
6–3, 6–2
  Georges Goven
  François Jauffret
12 August Rothmans Canadian Open
Group AA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$130,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–2, 6–3
  Manuel Orantes   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Tom Okker
  Marcello Lara
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Björn Borg
  Harold Solomon
  Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 2–6, 6–2
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
City National Championships
Columbus, United States
Group B
Clay – 32S/16D
  Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
  Roscoe Tanner   Humphrey Hose
  Tom Gorman
  Sherwood Stewart
  Vijay Amritraj
  John Whitlinger
  Rick Fisher
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
Walkover
  Tom Gorman
  Bob Lutz
19 August U.S. Professional Tennis Championships
Boston, United States
Group AA
Clay – 64S/32D
  Björn Borg
7–6, 6–1, 6–1
  Tom Okker   Guillermo Vilas
  Jan Kodeš
  Ismail El Shafei
  Ilie Năstase
  Marty Riessen
  Arthur Ashe
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Marty Riessen
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Medi-Quik Open
South Orange, United States
Group B
Grass – 32S/16D
  Alex Metreveli
Walkover
  Jimmy Connors   Kim Warwick
  Anand Amritraj
  Billy Martin
  Sherwood Stewart
  Brian Gottfried
  Vijay Amritraj
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
Pennsylvanian Championships
Merion, United States
Group C
Grass – 64S/30D
  John Lloyd
6–0, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  John Whitlinger   Ray Keldie
  Ferdi Taygan
  Mike Estep
  Fred McNair
  Jim Delaney
  Brian Teacher
  Roy Barth
  Humphrey Hose
7–6, 6–2
  Mike Machette
  Fred McNair
27 August US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam, Group TC
$150,000 – Grass – 128S/51D/32XD
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
Mixed Doubles Draw
  Jimmy Connors
6–1, 6–0, 6–1
  Ken Rosewall   Roscoe Tanner
  John Newcombe
  Alex Metreveli
  Stan Smith
  Vijay Amritraj
  Arthur Ashe
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–3, 6–3
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
  Pam Teeguarden
  Geoff Masters
6–1, 7–6
  Chris Evert
  Jimmy Connors

SeptemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 September Perspectus Classic
Cedar Grove, United States
Group B
Hard (i)– 32S/16D
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.   Thomaz Koch
  Charles Owens
  Ray Ruffels
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Barry Phillips-Moore
  Roger Taylor
  Steve Siegel
  Kim Warwick
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Dick Crealy
  Bob Tanis
16 September Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, United States
Group AA
$175,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–1
  Harold Solomon   Andrew Pattison
  Tom Gorman
  Jeff Borowiak
  Roscoe Tanner
  Arthur Ashe
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–3, 6–2
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
23 September Fireman's Fund International
San Francisco, United States
Group AA
$175,000 – Carpet (i) – 64S/32D
  Ross Case
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
  Arthur Ashe   Onny Parun
  Charlie Pasarell
  Jimmy Connors
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Dick Stockton
  Sandy Mayer
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
  John Alexander
  Syd Ball
30 September Hawaii Open
Maui, United States
Group B
Hard – 32S/16D
  John Newcombe
7–6, 7–6
  Roscoe Tanner   Dick Stockton
  Sherwood Stewart
  Colin Dibley
  Ray Ruffels
  Tom Gorman
  Onny Parun
  Dick Stockton
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–6
  Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe

OctoberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 October Trofeo Melia
Madrid, Spain
Group A
Clay – 64S/32D
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
  Björn Borg   Guillermo Vilas
  Manuel Orantes
  Jan Kodeš
  Harold Solomon
  Raúl Ramírez
  Tom Okker
  Patrice Dominguez
  Antonio Muñoz
6–1, 6–3
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
Group A
48S/24D
  John Newcombe
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Ken Rosewall   Kim Warwick
  Dick Stockton
  Onny Parun
  Roscoe Tanner
  Cliff Richey
  Ross Case
Not completed. (4 pairs remaining)
14 October Trofeo Conde de Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Group A
Clay – 64S/32D
  Ilie Năstase
8–6, 9–7, 6–3
  Manuel Orantes   François Jauffret
  Björn Borg
  Wojciech Fibak
  Harold Solomon
  Jaime Fillol
  Jan Kodeš
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–0, 6–2
  Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
Australian Indoor Championships
Sydney, Australia
Group A
Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  John Newcombe
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
  Cliff Richey   Tony Roche
  Ken Rosewall
  Onny Parun
  Allan Stone
  Phil Dent
  Roscoe Tanner
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–4
  John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
21 October Aryamehr Cup
Tehran, Iran
Group AA
Clay – 48S/21D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–0, 6–3, 6–1
  Raúl Ramírez   Thomaz Koch
  Björn Borg
  Brian Gottfried
  Tom Okker
  Roger Taylor
  Eddie Dibbs
  Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Benson & Hedges Classic
Christchurch, New Zealand
Group C
Carpet (i) – 32S/15D
  Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–2
  Ray Ruffels   Sandy Mayer
  Onny Parun
  Fred Stolle
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Dick Crealy
  Cliff Richey
  Ismail El Shafei
  Roscoe Tanner
Walkover
  Syd Ball
  Ray Ruffels
South Pacific Championships
Melbourne, Australia
Group C
Grass – 32S/16D
  Dick Stockton
6–2, 6–3, 6–2
  Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Sherwood Stewart
  Cliff Letcher
  Allan Stone
  Paul Kronk
  Ernie Ewert
  Raz Reid
  Allan Stone
7–6, 6–4
  Mike Estep
  Paul Kronk
28 October Jean Becker Open
Paris, France
Group B
Hard (i) – 32S/16D
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 5–7, 8–6, 6–0
  Eddie Dibbs   Jaime Fillol
  Arthur Ashe
  Guillermo Vilas
  Charlie Pasarell
  Harold Solomon
  Thomaz Koch
  Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
7–5, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Indonesia Open
Jakarta, Indonesia
Group B
Hard – 32S/16D
  Onny Parun
6–3, 6–3, 6–4
  Kim Warwick   Jürgen Fassbender
  Dick Crealy
  Roscoe Tanner
  Ross Case
  Sherwood Stewart
  Jun Kuki
  Ismail El Shafei
  Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 6–3
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
Stadthalle Open
Group C
Vienna, Austria
Hard – 32S/16D
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Andrew Pattison   Tom Gorman
  Balázs Taróczy
  Karl Meiler
  Raymond Moore
  Hans Kary
  Ingo Wimmer
  Raymond Moore
  Andrew Pattison
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan

NovemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 November Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Group AA
Hard (i) – 64S/32D
  Arthur Ashe
6–2, 6–2
  Tom Okker   Guillermo Vilas
  Björn Borg
  Manuel Orantes
  Marty Riessen
  Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Raúl Ramírez
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
Viceroy Classic
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Group B
Hard – 32S/16D
No Final due to rain.   John Newcombe
  Onny Parun
  Roscoe Tanner
  Ken Rosewall
Not completed. (4 pairs remaining)
11 November Dewar Cup
London, Great Britain
Group A
Carpet – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
6–2, 7–6
  Brian Gottfried   Tom Okker
  Guillermo Vilas
  Harold Solomon
  Arthur Ashe
  Manuel Orantes
  Raúl Ramírez
  Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Indian Open
Bombay, India
Group B
Clay – 32S/16D
  Onny Parun
6–3, 6–3, 7–6
  Tony Roche   John Andrews
  Dick Crealy
  Anand Amritraj
  Manuel Santana
  Vijay Amritraj
  Dick Dell
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 7–6
  Dick Crealy
  Onny Parun
Philippine Open
Manila, the Philippines
Group B
Hard – 32S/14D
  Ismail El Shafei
7–6, 6–1
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   John Newcombe
  Jun Kuki
  Roger Taylor
  John Austin
  Fred McNair
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Syd Ball
  Ross Case
6–3, 6–7, 9–7
  Mike Estep
  Marcello Lara
Oslo Open
Oslo, Norway
Group C
(i) – 32S/16D
  Jeff Borowiak
6–3, 6–2
  Karl Meiler   Bob Hewitt
  Jan-Erik Lundqvist
  Hans Kary
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Paul Gerken
  Haroon Rahim
  Karl Meiler
  Haroon Rahim
6–3, 6–2
  Jeff Borowiak
  Vitas Gerulaitis
18 November South African Breweries Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Group AA
Hard – 32S/32D/16XD
  Jimmy Connors
7–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Arthur Ashe   Harold Solomon
  Raúl Ramírez
  Andrew Pattison
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Ken Rosewall
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–4, 6–3
  Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
  Margaret Court
  Marty Riessen
6–0, 6–2
  Ilana Kloss
  Jürgen Fassbender
South American Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Group A
Clay – 32S/23D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 0–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Manuel Orantes   José Edison Mandarino
  Iván Molina
  Ramiro Benavides
  Željko Franulović
  Ricardo Cano
  Víctor Pecci
  Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–3
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
25 November Davis Cup Final   South Africa
Walkover[note 1]
  India   Soviet Union
  Italy

DecemberEdit

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 December Commercial Union Assurance Masters
Melbourne, Australia
$100,000 – Grass – 8S
Singles Draw
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
  Ilie Năstase   Raúl Ramírez
  John Newcombe

Points systemEdit

The tournaments of the Grand Prix circuit 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:

Group TC
  • Champion: 120 (24)
  • Runner-up: 90 (18)
  • Semifinalist: 60 (12)
  • Quarterfinalist: 30 (6)
  • Fourth Round: 15 (3)
  • Third Round: 7 (1)
  • Second Round: 3
Group AA
  • Champion: 80 (16)
  • Runner-up: 60 (12)
  • Semifinalist: 40 (8)
  • Quarterfinalist: 20 (4)
  • 9th – 16th: 10 (2)
  • 17th – 32nd: 5
Group A
  • Champion: 60 (12)
  • Runner-up: 45 (9)
  • Semifinalist: 30 (6)
  • Quarterfinalist: 15 (3)
  • 9th – 16th: 7 (1)
  • 17th – 32nd: 3
Group B
  • Champion: 40 (8)
  • Runner-up: 30 (6)
  • Semifinalist: 20 (4)
  • 5th – 8th: 10 (2)
  • 9th – 16th: 5
Group C
  • Champion: 20 (4)
  • Runner-up: 15 (3)
  • Semifinalist: 10 (2)
  • 5th – 8th: 5 (1)
  • 9th – 16th: 3

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.

StandingsEdit

Rk Name TC AA A B C Played Titles Prize Money Bonus Pool Points
Played Titles Played Titles Played Titles Played Titles Played Titles
1   Guillermo Vilas 3 0 9 3 4 1 3 1 1 1 20 6 $119,844 $100,000 797
2   Jimmy Connors 2 2 6 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 11 7 $130,760 $55,000 714
3   Manuel Orantes 3 0 9 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 20 0 $86,872 $37,500 622
4   Björn Borg 3 1 7 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 14 4 $97,616 $27,500 607
5   Raúl Ramírez 3 0 10 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 21 1 $60,775 $22,500 488
6   Ilie Năstase 3 0 5 0 3 2 2 2 1 0 14 4 $73,198 $19,750 482
7   Onny Parun 3 0 9 0 2 0 9 2 2 0 25 2 $61,552 $17,750 452.5
8   Harold Solomon 2 0 11 1 3 0 5 0 0 0 21 1 $58,705 $16,000 429
9   Arthur Ashe 3 0 9 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 16 1 $53,119 $15,000 422
10   Stan Smith 3 0 7 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 2 $56,700 $14,000 416
11   Roscoe Tanner 3 0 7 0 2 0 6 0 1 1 19 1 $51,077 $13,000 397.5
12   John Newcombe 2 0 1 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 10 3 $62,475 397.25
13   Brian Gottfried 3 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 20 0 $50,915 $12,000 370
14   Tom Okker 2 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 $42,539 $11,500 333
15   Marty Riessen 3 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 13 1 $42,316 $11,000 331

ATP RankingsEdit

These are the ATP Rankings of the top twenty singles players at the end of the 1973 season [3] and at the end of the 1974 season,[4] 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 winnersEdit

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

The following players won their first Grand Prix title in 1974:

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ South Africa won by default after the Indian Government refused to let their Davis Cup team play; this was in protest against the racial policies of the South African Government.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "How it All Began". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1975). World of Tennis '75: a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 27–32. ISBN 9780362002171.
  3. ^ a b "ATP Rankings (singles) as of December 14, 1973". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. 14 December 1973.
  4. ^ a b "ATP Rankings (singles) as of December 20, 1974". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc.

External linksEdit

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.