1986 Nabisco Masters

The 1986 Masters (also known as the 1986 Nabisco Masters for sponsorship reasons) was a men's tennis tournament. The singles event was held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States between December 3 and December 8, 1986 while the doubles competition was held at the Royal Albert Hall from December 9 through December 14.[1][2] It was the year-end championship of the 1986 Nabisco Grand Prix tour. It was the first edition where the round robin format, which is now associated with the event, was reintroduced. As a result the singles field was halved from 16 down to 8 competitors. It was also the first time since the inaugural edition in 1970 that no player from the United States qualified for the singles event.[3] Ivan Lendl retained the Masters title as he won it for a fourth time. Lendl defeated Becker in straight sets in a repeat of the 1985 Masters final which took place earlier in the year, in January. In the doubles competition Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd successfully defended the title.[2]

1986 Nabisco Masters
Date3–8 December (singles)
9–14 December (doubles)
Edition17th (singles) / 13th (doubles)
Draw8S / 8D
Prize money$500,000
SurfaceCarpet / Indoor
LocationNew York (singles)
London (doubles)
VenueMadison Square Garden
Royal Albert Hall
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Sweden Stefan Edberg / Sweden Anders Järryd
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  Ivan Lendl defeated   Boris Becker, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4.


  Stefan Edberg /   Anders Järryd defeated   Guy Forget /   Yannick Noah 6–3, 7–6, 6–3.


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (October 2010). "Year-End Championships". The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. p. 746. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0.
  2. ^ a b John Barrett, ed. (1987). The International Tennis Federation : World of Tennis 1987. London: Willow Books. pp. 161–164. ISBN 9780002182522.
  3. ^ Peter Alfano (November 25, 1986). "Tennis Notebook; Foreign Accent Could Harm Masters". The New York Times.