1976 Benson & Hedges Championships

The 1976 Benson & Hedges Championships, also known as the Wembley Championships, was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Wembley Arena in London in England that was part of the 1976 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix circuit and categorized as a Four Star event. The tournament was held from 15 November through 21 November 1976. On request of first-seeded Jimmy Connors, citing doctor's advise on his back and ankle injuries, the final was rescheduled from a best-of-five to a best-of-three set format. At 4-all in the second set Connors survived 0-40 and five breakpoints in total to claim the singles title and the accompanying £12,500 first-prize money[3][4]

1976 Benson & Hedges Championships
Date15–21 November
Edition1st
CategoryGrand Prix (Four star)
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$125,000
SurfaceCarpet / indoor
LocationLondon, England
VenueWembley Arena
Champions
Singles
United States Jimmy Connors[1]
Doubles
United States Roscoe Tanner / United States Stan Smith[2]
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FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Jimmy Connors defeated   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4

  • It was Connors' 12th singles title of the year and the 53rd of his career.

DoublesEdit

  Roscoe Tanner /   Stan Smith defeated   Wojtek Fibak /   Brian Gottfried 7–6, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1976 Wembley – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "1976 Wembley – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis 1977 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. pp. 103–105. ISBN 9780354090117.
  4. ^ "Wembley Tennis – Ailing Connor defeats Tanner". The Morning Record. AP. 22 November 1976. p. 15.

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