1972 Rotterdam Indoors

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1972 Rotterdam Indoors
Date 12 – 18 November
Edition 1st
Category World Championship Tennis
Surface Carpet / indoor
Location Rotterdam, Netherlands
Venue Ahoy Rotterdam
United States Arthur Ashe [1]
Australia Roy Emerson / Australia John Newcombe [2]
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The 1972 Rotterdam Indoors was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts. It was the inaugural edition of the event known that year as the Rotterdam Indoors, and was part of the 1972 World Championship Tennis circuit. It took place at the Ahoy Rotterdam indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 12 November through 18 November 1972. Second-seeded Arthur Ashe won the singles title.

The singles field included Toronto, Las Vegas, St. Louis, Fort Worth, Alamo, Vancouver and Gothenburg WCT champion John Newcombe, US Open runner-up, Louisville and Montreal WCT titlist Arthur Ashe, and Chicago WCT winner, Boston WCT and Stockholm finalist Tom Okker. Also lined up were Briton Robin Drysdale, Cleveland WCT champion Mark Cox, Robert Lutz, Marty Riessen and Nikola Pilić.



United States Arthur Ashe defeated Netherlands Tom Okker, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1

  • It was Arthur Ashe's 3rd title of the year, and his 11th overall. It was his 3rd WCT title of the year, and overall.


Australia Roy Emerson / Australia John Newcombe defeated United States Arthur Ashe / United States Robert Lutz, 6–2, 6–3


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