1976 Commercial Union Assurance Masters

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1976 Commercial Union Assurance Masters
Date December 5–12
Edition 7th
Category Masters Grand Prix
Draw 8S (round robin) / 4D
Surface Carpet / indoor
Location Houston
Venue The Summit
Spain Manuel Orantes
United States Fred McNair / United States Sherwood Stewart
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The 1976 Commercial Union Assurance Masters[1] was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at The Summit in Houston in the United States. It was the 7th edition of the Masters Grand Prix and was held from December 7 through December 12, 1976. Manuel Orantes won the singles Masters title and $40,000 first-prize money.[2]



Spain Manuel Orantes defeated Poland Wojtek Fibak 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–1


United States Sherwood Stewart / United States Fred McNair defeated United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez, 6–3, 5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4.


  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. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1977). World of Tennis 1977 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. pp. 121–124. ISBN 9780354090117.