1971 Pepsi-Cola Masters

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1971 Pepsi-Cola Masters
Date December 4 – December 12
Edition 2nd
Category Grand Prix
Draw 7S (round robin)
Prize money $48,000
Surface Carpet / Indoor
Location Paris, France
Venue Coubertin Stadium
Romania Ilie Năstase
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The 1971 Pepsi-Cola Masters[1] was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts of the Coubertin Stadium in Paris, France. It was the 2nd edition of the Masters Grand Prix and was the season-ending event of the 1971 Grand Prix circuit. The tournament consisted of a round robin competition for the seven highest points scorers of the Grand Prix circuit. John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall, players signed to the rival World Championship Circuit but who also took part in several Grand Prix tournaments, had qualified for the event but declined to participate. The tournament was held from 4 December through 12 December 1971 and was won by Ilie Năstase who earned the $15,000 first prize.[2][3]



Romania Ilie Năstase won a round robin competition also featuring France Pierre Barthès, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović, United States Clark Graebner, Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš, United States Cliff Richey and United States Stan Smith.

  • It was Năstase's 10th title of the year and the 16th of his career.

See also[edit]

1971 World Championship Tennis Finals


  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 746. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 141–144. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663. 
  3. ^ "Nastase Tops Smith For Pepsi Master's Title". Ludington Daily News. Dec 13, 1971.