1972 Bristol Open

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1972 Bristol Open
Date June 12 – June 17
Edition 1st
Category Grand Prix circuit (C category)
Draw 32S/32D
Surface Grass / Outdoor
Location Bristol, England
South Africa Bob Hewitt[1]
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan [2]
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The 1972 Bristol Open, also known by its sponsored name W.D. & H.O. Wills Open Tournament, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor grass courts. The event was part of the 1972 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix circuit and classified as C category. It was played at Bristol in Great Britain and was held from June 12 through June 17, 1972. Bob Hewitt won the singles title.[3][4]


Men's Singles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt defeated United States Alejandro Olmedo 6–4, 6–3

  • It was Hewitt's 5th title of the year and the 7th of his career.

Men's Doubles[edit]

South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan defeated United States Clark Graebner / Australia Lew Hoad

  • It was Hewitt's 4th title of the year and the 6th of his career. It was McMillan's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of his career.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "ATP – 1972 Bristol Men's Singles draw". ATP. 
  2. ^ "ATP – 1972 Bristol Men's Doubles draw". ATP. 
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '73. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 120. ISBN 0671216236. 
  4. ^ "Olmedo is Beaten by Hewitt in Final". The New York Times. June 17, 1972.