1971 Grand Prix (tennis)

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1971 Grand Prix circuit
Nastase playing in 1972 Davis Cup Final
Nastase playing in 1972 Davis Cup Final
Details
Duration 1 April – 26 December
Edition 2nd
Tournaments 31
Categories Group A (3)
Group B (11)
Group C (11)
Group D (5)
Achievements
Most tournament titles Romania Ilie Năstase (4)
United States Stan Smith (4)
Most tournament finals Romania Ilie Năstase (6)
Points leader United States Stan Smith (187)
1970
1972

The 1971 Pepsi Cola Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year.[1] It incorporated three of the four grand slam tournaments[a], the Grand Prix tournaments. It was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and was run by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ITLF).[2] In addition to regular tournament prize money a bonus prize money pool of £60,000 ($150,000) was available to be divided among the 20 highest ranking players after the last tournament. To be eligible for a share of the bonus pool a player had to compete in a minimum of nine tournaments.[1] The circuit culminated in a Masters event in Paris, France for the seven highest point scoring players. Stan Smith was the winner of the circuit with 187 ranking points and four tournament victories.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Key
Group A tournaments
Group B tournaments
Group C tournaments
Group D tournaments
Grand Prix Masters
Team events

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 April Nice, France
Hard – S64/D32
Group D
Romania Ilie Năstase
10–8, 11–9, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Spain Manuel Orantes
Czechoslovakia František Pala
France François Jauffret
Hungary Péter Szőke
Romania Ion Țiriac
France Pierre Barthès
Romania Ion Țiriac
Romania Ilie Năstase

6–3, 6–3
France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
12 April Monte Carlo Open
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Clay – $20,000 – S32/D16
Group C
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
Netherlands Tom Okker United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Romania Ion Țiriac
France Pierre Barthès
Australia Dick Crealy
France Patrick Proisy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Jovanović
Romania Ion Țiriac
Romania Ilie Năstase

1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 8–6
Netherlands Tom Okker
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
18 April USA National Bank Open
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Hard – S32/D16
Group C
United States Arthur Ashe
6–3, 6–3
United States Stan Smith United States Cliff Richey
Australia Tony Roche
United States Marty Riessen
United Kingdom Mark Cox
United States Charlie Pasarell
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Tony Roche

6–2, 6–2
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Dennis Ralston
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Clay – S64/D16
Group C
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6–3, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
France Pierre Barthès Romania Ion Țiriac
Australia Barry Phillips-Moore
Italy Adriano Panatta
France François Jauffret
France Georges Goven
Romania Ilie Năstase
France Georges Goven
France Pierre Barthès

6–2, 6–3
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
25 April Catania, Italy
Clay – S64/D16
Group C
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–3, 6–0, 6–2
France Georges Goven France Pierre Barthès
France Patrick Proisy
Czechoslovakia František Pala
Italy Adriano Panatta
France François Jauffret
France Jean-Loup Rouyer
France Pierre Jauffret
France Pierre Barthès

6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Jan Kukal
River Oaks International Tennis Tournament
Houston, Texas, USA
Hard – S32/D32
Group C
United States Cliff Richey
6–1, 6–2, 6–2
United States Clark Graebner Canada Mike Belkin
Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Frank Froehling
Australia Dick Crealy
United States Tom Gorman
United States Harold Solomon
New Zealand Onny Parun
Czechoslovakia Milan Holeček

1–6, 7–6, 6–4
United States Tom Edlefsen
United States Frank Froehling

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May City of Paris Open Championships
Paris, France
Clay – S32/D16
Group C
United States Stan Smith
6–2, 6–4, 7–5
France François Jauffret France Michel Leclercq
France Pierre Barthès
Australia Barry Phillips-Moore
France Patrice Dominguez
Australia Raymond Moore
France Patrick Proisy
United States Stan Smith
United States Tom Gorman

3–6, 7–5, 6–2
France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
17 May German Open Tennis Championships
Hamburg, Germany
Clay – S32/D16
Group B
Spain Andrés Gimeno
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Hungary Péter Szőke Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
West Germany Christian Kuhnke
Spain Manuel Orantes
Hungary István Gulyás
Australia John Alexander
Spain Andrés Gimeno
Australia John Alexander

6–4, 7–5, 7–9, 6–4
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Allan Stone
22 May British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, England
Clay – S32/D16
Group B
United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 6–0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović Chile Jaime Fillol
United Kingdom Mark Cox
Australia Frank Sedgman
France Pierre Barthès
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
South Africa Robert Maud
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Bill Bowrey

8–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
Brussels, Belgium
Clay – S32/D16
Group B
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
6–0, 6–1, 7–5
Romania Ilie Năstase Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Jovanović
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Cliff Richey
United States Stan Smith
Romania Ion Țiriac
United States Marty Riessen
Netherlands Tom Okker

Divided
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
24 May French Open
Paris, France
Clay

Group A
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Romania Ilie Năstase United States Frank Froehling
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Stan Smith
Hungary István Gulyás
France Patrick Proisy
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen

6–8, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
United States Tom Gorman
United States Stan Smith
France Françoise Dürr
France Jean-Claude Barclay
6–2, 6–4
United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
Soviet Union Tomas Lejus

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
14 June Queen's Club Championship
London, England
Grass – S64/D32
Group D
United States Stan Smith
8–6, 6–3
Australia John Newcombe Australia Owen Davidson
United States Tom Gorman
Australia Ross Case
Australia Roy Emerson
United States Marty Riessen
Australia Rod Laver
United States Marty Riessen
Netherlands Tom Okker

8–6, 4–6, 10–8
United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
21 June Wimbledon
London, England
Grass
Group A
Australia John Newcombe
6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Stan Smith United States Tom Gorman
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Rod Laver
Australia Onny Parun
United States Cliff Richey
Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver

4–6, 9–7, 6–8, 6–4, 6–4
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Dennis Ralston
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Owen Davidson

3–6, 6–2, 15-13
Australia Margaret Court
United States Marty Riessen

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 July Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Clay – S32/D32
Group B
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Denmark Jan Leschly Australia Ray Ruffels
Spain Manuel Santana
France Patrick Proisy
Sweden Per Jemsby
France Pierre Barthès
United States Stan Smith
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Ţiriac

7–6, 6–1
Chile Jaime Pinto-Bravo
United States Butch Seewagen
Gstaad, Switzerland
Clay – S32/D16
Group B
Australia John Newcombe
6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Australia Phil Dent
South Africa Robert Maud
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
United States Jeff Borowiak
Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Alexander

5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
Green Shield Open Welsh Championships
Newport, Wales
Grass – S32/D16
Group C
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–1, 9–8
United Kingdom Roger Taylor United Kingdom Gerald Battrick
France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
Australia Onny Parun
France Wanaro N'Godrella
United Kingdom Stephen Warboys
South Africa Andrew Pattison
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Australia Ken Rosewall

7–5, 3–6, 6–2
United Kingdom John Clifton
United Kingdom John Paish
12 July Washington Star International [b]
Washington D.C., USA
Clay – S64/D16
Group B
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–2, 7–5, 6–1
United States Marty Riessen United States Stan Smith
Australia John Newcombe
United States Dennis Ralston
United Arab Emirates Ismail El Shafei
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
Spain Andrés Gimeno
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen

7–6, 6–2
Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ray Ruffels
24 July Tanglewood Park
Clemmons, North Carolina, USA
Hard – S64/D16
Group C
Chile Jaime Fillol
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović United States Cliff Richey
United States Mike Belkin
France Pierre Barthès
United States Harold Solomon
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne

6–2, 6–4
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Jeff Austin

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 August Buckeye Open
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Hard – S32/D16
Group D
United States Tom Gorman
6–7, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
United States Jimmy Connors United States Erik Van Dillen
South Africa Raymond Moore
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
United States Jim Osborne
France Georges Goven
United States Jim Osborne
United States Jim McManus

4–6, 7–5, 6–2
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Roscoe Tanner
2 August Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Clay – $30,000 – S64/D32
Group C
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
Spain Juan Gisbert United States Erik Van Dillen
France Patrick Proisy
United States Harold Solomon
United States Tom Gorman
Chile Jaime Fillol
France Georges Goven
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Stan Smith

6–4, 6–4
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
Senigallia, Italy
Clay – S64/D32
Group D
Italy Adriano Panatta
6–3, 7–5, 6–1
Australia Martin Mulligan Czechoslovakia Frantisek Pala
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Indonesia Atet Wijono
Italy Sergio Palmieri
Italy Ezio Di Matteo
Italy Giordano Maioli
Indonesia Gondo Widjojo
Indonesia Atet Wijono

6–7, 7–5, 6–3
Italy Ezio Di Matteo
Italy Antonio Zugarelli
16 August U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Clay – S64/D32
Group B
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 6–3
United States Cliff Richey Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Clark Graebner
United States Eddie Dibbs
France Pierre Barthès
United States Roscoe Tanner
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović

7–6, 5–7, 6–3
United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik Van Dillen
22 August Pennsylvania Championships
Merion
Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA
Hard – S64/D32
Group D
United States Clark Graebner
6–2, 6–4, 6–7, 7–5
United States Dick Stockton United States Frank Froehling
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Roscoe Tanner
Denmark Jan Leschly
Czechoslovakia Milan Holeček
United States Herb Fitzgibbon
United States Jim Osborne
United States Clark Graebner

7–6, 6–3
United States Robert McKinley
United States Dick Stockton

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 September US Open
Forest Hills, New York, USA
Group A
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Frank Froehling
Spain Manuel Orantes
United States Clark Graebner
United States Marty Riessen
Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor

6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 7–6
United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Billie Jean King
Australia Owen Davidson

6–3, 7–5
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Robert Maud
Eastern Grass Court Championships
South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Grass – S64/D32
Group C
United States Clark Graebner
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
France Pierre Barthès United States Marty Riessen
Australia Onny Parun
United States Roscoe Tanner
United States Alejandro Olmedo
United States Jimmy Connors
France Patrick Proisy
Australia Tom Leonard
Australia Bob Carmichael

6–4, 4–6, 6–4
United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik Van Dillen
20 September Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, California, USA
Hard – S64/D32
Group B
United States Pancho Gonzales
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
United States Jimmy Connors United States Stan Smith
United States Cliff Richey
United States Robert Lutz
Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia John Alexander
United States Roscoe Tanner
Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Alexander

7–6, 6–4
United States Clark Graebner
United States Frank Froehling
Central California Hardcourt Championships
Sacramento, California, USA
Hard – S64/D32
Group C
United States Robert Lutz
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
United States Alejandro Olmedo France Pierre Barthès
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
France Georges Goven
United States Frank Froehling
United States Cliff Richey
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Jim Osborne
United States Jim McManus

7–6, 6–3
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Robert Maud
27 September Redwood Bank Pacific Coast Open [b]
Berkeley, California, USA
Hard – S64/D32
Group B
Australia Rod Laver
6–4, 6–4, 7–6
Australia Ken Rosewall Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
United States Cliff Richey
United States Marty Riessen
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
Australia Rod Laver
Australia Roy Emerson

6–3, 6–3
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
25 October Embassy British Indoor Championships
London, England
Hard – S32/D16
Group B
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
Australia Rod Laver United States Tom Gorman
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Australia John Newcombe
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
Australia Ray Ruffels
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan

7–5, 9–7, 6–2
Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Owen Davidson

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 December Buenos Aires Grand Prix
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay – S32/D16
Group B
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Romania Ilie Năstase Denmark Jan Leschly
United States Stan Smith
Hungary István Gulyás
United States Cliff Richey
United States Frank Froehling
Argentina Roberto Aubone
Romania Ilie Năstase
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović

6–4, 6–4
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
4 December Pepsi–Cola Masters
Paris, France
Carpet – $48,000 – S7
Romania Ilie Năstase N.A. (round robin) N.A. (round robin) N.A. (round robin)

Standings[edit]

Player Tournaments Points Prize Money
United States Stan Smith 14 187 $25,000
Romania Ilie Năstase 10 172 $17,000
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 16 129 $15,000
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 14 124 $12,000
United States Cliff Richey 15 98 $10,500
Australia John Newcombe 7 94 $0[c]
France Pierre Barthès 22 82 $9,500
Australia Ken Rosewall 6 82 $0[c]
United States Clark Graebner 12 79 $4,200
United States Tom Gorman 16 69 $7,500


Grand Prix rankings[edit]

As of 1 January 1971
Rank Name Nation
1 (3-way tie) Rod Laver Australia
1 (3-way tie) Ken Rosewall Australia
1 (3-way tie) John Newcombe Australia
4 Tony Roche Australia
5 Arthur Ashe United States
6 Cliff Richey United States
7 Tom Okker Netherlands
8 Roy Emerson Australia
9 Ilie Năstase Romania
10 Andrés Gimeno Spain
Year-end rankings (December 1971)
Rank Name Nation Change
1 (tie) Stan Smith United States
1 (tie) John Newcombe Australia Steady =
3 Ken Rosewall Australia Decrease –2
4 Rod Laver Australia Decrease –3
5 Jan Kodeš Czechoslovakia
6 Tom Okker Netherlands Increase +1
7 Arthur Ashe United States Decrease –2
8 Ilie Năstase Romania Increase +1
9 Cliff Drysdale South Africa
10 Marty Riessen United States

Statistical information[edit]

The list of winners and number of singles titles won, listed alphabetically by last name:

The following players won their first title in 1971:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The 1971 Australian Open was part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit.
  2. ^ a b Tournament was also part of the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit.[1]
  3. ^ a b Played too few Grand Prix tournaments to qualify for bonus pool prize money.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 145–153, 254. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663. 
  2. ^ "Distaff Netters In Grand Prix For First Time". Bangor Daily News. AP. Apr 7, 1971. 
  3. ^ "Stan Smith Pepsi pick". Ellensburg Daily Record. UPI. Dec 6, 1971. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.