1971 World Championship Tennis Finals

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1971 World Championship Tennis Finals
Date November 18 – November 26
Edition 1st
Category World Championship Tennis
Draw 8S
Prize money $100,000
Surface Carpet / Indoor
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Dallas, Texas, United States (final)
Venue Hofheinz Pavilion
Memorial Auditorium (final)
Australia Ken Rosewall [1]
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The 1971 World Championship Tennis Finals was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor Sportface carpet courts. It was the first edition of the WCT Finals and the concluding event of the 1971 World Championship Tennis circuit. The eight top players in points qualified for the event. The quarterfinals and semifinals were played at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas from November 19 through November 21 while the final, watched by 8,200 spectators, was played at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas, United States on November 26.[2] Ken Rosewall win the event and the accompanying $50,000 first-prize money.[3] Neil Armstrong presented the prizes.[4]


Men's Singles[edit]

Australia Ken Rosewall defeated Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Rosewall's 8th title of the year and the 16th of his open professional career.

See also[edit]

1971 Pepsi-Cola Masters


  1. ^ "1971 Dallas Men's Singles Draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ Evans, Richard (1993). Open Tennis : 25 Years of Seriously Defiant Success on and off the Court (Updated ed.). London: Bloomsbury. pp. 58–64. ISBN 0747515204. 
  3. ^ 1972 USLTA Yearbook. Lynn, MA, USA: H.O. Zimman. p. 69. OCLC 28486319. 
  4. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 147–148, 152. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663. 

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