1975 WCT World Doubles

The 1975 WCT World Doubles was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts in Mexico City, Mexico that was part of the 1975 World Championship Tennis circuit. It was the tour finals for the doubles season of the WCT Tour. The tournament was held from April 30 through May 4, 1975. Title holders Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan had qualified for the tournament but were not allowed to compete by the Mexican authorities in an apparent protest against South Africa's apartheid policy. They were replaced by Vijay and Anand Amritraj.[1][2]

1975 WCT World Doubles
DateApril 30 – May 4 (May 12)
Edition3rd
CategoryWorld Championship Tennis
Draw8
Prize money$100,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Champions
Doubles
United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez
← 1974 · WCT World Doubles · 1976 →

FinalEdit

  Brian Gottfried /   Raúl Ramírez defeated   Mark Cox /   Cliff Drysdale 7–6(8–6), 6–7(7–5), 6–2, 7–6(8–6)

Special matchEdit

As Hewitt and McMillan were unable to compete in Mexico a special match for the title was played on May 12 in Dallas, U.S.[1]:
  Brian Gottfried /   Raúl Ramírez defeated   Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan 7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1976). World of Tennis '76 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 152. ISBN 9780362002768. OCLC 650229036.
  2. ^ "Mexicans bar Hewitt and McMillan". The New York Times. April 30, 1975.

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