1951 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

In the 1951 Wimbledon Championships – Gentlemen's Singles tennis competition, Dick Savitt defeated Ken McGregor in the final, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4 to win the title.[1] He was the second ever American to win the Wimbledon and Australian tournaments in the same year.[2] Number 4 seed Budge Patty was the defending champion, but lost in the second round to another American, the unseeded 17-year-old Ham Richardson.

Men's Singles
1951 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Dick Savitt
Runner-upAustralia Ken McGregor
Final score6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (10Q)
Seeds10
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1950 · Wimbledon Championships · 1952 →

Progress of the competitionEdit

After defeating Patty, Richardson went out in the fourth round, losing to another unseeded player, the Brazilian Armando Vieira; this was Vieira's most successful Wimbledon, but he lost in the quarterfinals to South Africa's Eric Sturgess, a former world number one,[3] in straight sets.[4] McGregor reached the final by defeating Sturgess in the semifinals.

SeedsEdit

01.     Frank Sedgman (Quarterfinals)
02.     Jaroslav Drobný (Third round)
03.     Art Larsen (Quarterfinals)
04.     Budge Patty (Second round)
05.     Herbie Flam (Semifinals)
06.     Dick Savitt (Champion)
07.     Ken McGregor (Final)
08.     Eric Sturgess (Semifinals)
09.     Gardnar Mulloy (Third round)
10.     Lennart Bergelin (Quarterfinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Frank Sedgman 6 6 3 4 5
5   Herbie Flam 2 1 6 6 7
5   Herbie Flam 6 13 3 2
6   Dick Savitt 1 15 6 6
3   Art Larsen 1 4 4
6   Dick Savitt 6 6 6
6   Dick Savitt 6 6 6
7   Ken McGregor 4 4 4
8   Eric Sturgess 6 6 6
  Armando Vieira 2 0 3
8   Eric Sturgess 4 6 3 5
7   Ken McGregor 6 3 6 7
7   Ken McGregor 6 4 5 6 6
10   Lennart Bergelin 0 6 7 2 4

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Frank Sedgman 6 6 6
  Raymundo Deyro 4 3 4 1   F Sedgman 6 7 6 7
Q   Sven Davidson 6 6 3 6 Q   S Davidson 4 9 4 2
Q   Clive Bernstein 2 0 6 3 1   F Sedgman 8 11 6
  Sverre Lie 6 3 7 6 6   S Clark 6 9 3
  Guy Jackson 8 6 5 3 1   S Lie 4 4 5
  Robert Sibert 0 0 2   S Clark 6 6 7
  Straight Clark 6 6 6 1   F Sedgman 6 6 6
9   Gardnar Mulloy 13 4 6 6 6   F Gardini 0 2 1
  Philippe Washer 15 6 3 4 1 9   G Mulloy 6 6 6
  John Horn 6 6 3 7   J Horn 4 0 4
  Doug Scharenguivel 2 1 6 5 9   G Mulloy 5 6 4 4
  Heraldo Weiss 6 2 9 6   F Gardini 7 3 6 6
  Murray Deloford 4 6 7 2   H Weiss 2 6 6 4
  Fausto Gardini 4 6 6 6   F Gardini 6 3 8 6
  Headley Baxter 6 2 1 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Herbie Flam 6 6 6
  Naresh Kumar 1 2 2 5   H Flam 6 6 6
  Geoff Ward 2 3 3   C Spychała 0 1 2
  Czesław Spychała 6 6 6 5   H Flam 6 6 6
  Peter Hare 4 2 1   H Billington 3 4 4
  Henry Billington 6 6 6   H Billington 6 6 4 8
  Sydney Levy 6 4 6 0 4   J-C Molinari 2 3 6 6
  Jean-Claude Molinari 3 6 4 6 6 5   H Flam 6 6 6
  Jaime Bartrolí 6 6 6 3   A van Swol 2 2 3
  Philippe Chatrier 8 8 4 6   P Chatrier 6 6 2 1 8
  Petko Milojković 2 1 6 6 3   A Huber 4 2 6 6 6
  Freddie Huber 6 6 3 2 6   P Chatrier 4 3 4
  Douglas Snart 0 1 8   A van Swol 6 6 6
  Hans van Swol 6 6 10   A van Swol 7 6 6
  Adli El Shafei 6 6 6   A El Shafei 5 3 1
Q   András Kálmán 4 4 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Art Larsen 6 6 0 6
  Mervyn Rose 1 2 6 1 3   A Larsen 6 6 12
  Hal Burrows 3 3 2   G Paish 3 1 10
  Geoffrey Paish 6 6 6 3   A Larsen 6 6 3 6
  Gene Garrett 6 6 7   E Garrett 3 3 6 3
  Marcello del Bello 4 0 5   E Garrett 6 6 6
Q   Bill Hough 1 0 1   J Palada 3 3 2
  Josip Palada 6 6 6 3   A Larsen 6 7 6
  Milan Matouš 1 2 6 6 6   T Johansson 3 5 4
  Robert Haillet 6 6 2 1 0   M Matouš 6 6 6
  Ron Reeve 3 9 4   H Walton 1 3 2
  Howard Walton 6 11 6   M Matouš 3 7 4
  Torsten Johansson 6 6 6   T Johansson 6 9 6
  Erwin Balestra 0 0 1   T Johansson 6 5 6 6
  Derek Bull 4 2 9 6 6   D Bull 1 7 4 4
  Matthew Mohtadi 6 6 7 3 3

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Dick Savitt 6 6 6
  Nigel Cockburn 2 2 2 6   R Savitt 6 6 6
  Edmund David 6 6 6   E David 1 1 1
  Lawrence Dundas 0 4 4 6   R Savitt 6 1 6 8 6
  Kurt Nielsen 6 7 6 6   K Nielsen 4 6 3 10 4
  Brendan Macken 3 9 3 2   K Nielsen 6 6 7
  Charles Fawcus 2 6 2 3   J Peten 4 1 5
  Jacques Peten 6 4 6 6 6   R Savitt 6 6 6
  Władysław Skonecki 7 6 6   J Asbóth 4 2 3
Q   Roy Mansell 5 1 1   W Skonecki 6 6 6
  Ignacy Tłoczyński   I Tłoczyński 3 4 4
  José Roquette w/o   W Skonecki 5 6 8 6 2
  József Asbóth 4 10 6 6   J Asbóth 7 3 10 4 6
  Ernst Buchholz 6 8 3 2   J Asbóth 6 9 1 11 6
  Ip Koon-Hong 4 6 6 5 2   V Černík 1 11 6 9 3
  Vladimír Černík 6 4 4 7 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Ivan Devroe 2 3 2
  Bernard Destremau 6 6 6   B Destremau 2 6 6 9
  Cesar Carmona 6 3 8 4 2   R del Bello 6 4 2 7
  Rolando del Bello 1 6 6 6 6   B Destremau 6 6 6
  Darrell Shaw 3 6 6 5 6   G Oakley 4 1 4
Q   Jack Morison 6 4 2 7 1   D Shaw 1 4 3
  Gerry Oakley 6 6 8   G Oakley 6 6 6
  Ong Chew-Bee 3 4 6   B Destremau 2 3 2
  Bengt Axelsson 6 6 6 8   E Sturgess 6 6 6
Q   Bernard Crouch 1 2 4   B Axelsson 6 6 6
  Frank Mott-Trille 4 4 4   S Davidson 3 3 2
  Stanley Davidson 6 6 6   B Axelsson 6 0 4 2
  Paddy Roberts 6 2 3 8   E Sturgess 4 6 6 6
  Don Candy 8 6 6   D Candy 3 6 6 2
  Roland Carter 1 0 3 8   E Sturgess 6 4 8 6
8   Eric Sturgess 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Joe Hackett 4 4 5
  Staffan Stockenberg 6 6 7   S Stockenberg 6 7 4 6
  Jost Spitzer 4 3 4   A Segal 1 5 6 4
  Abe Segal 6 6 6   S Stockenberg 6 3 6
  Marcel Coen 0 1 4   A Vieira 8 6 8
  Claude Lister 6 6 6   C Lister 4 4 6 3
  Armando Vieira 7 6 8   A Vieira 6 6 1 6
  Don Tregonning 5 4 6   A Vieira 6 1 6 6
  Tony Clark 6 2 1 2   H Richardson 3 6 3 0
  Tommy Anderson 4 6 6 6   T Anderson 6 6 4 6 1
  Robert Connor 5 6 1 7 4   V Petrović 2 8 6 0 6
  Vladimir Petrović 7 2 6 5 6   V Petrović 6 0 2 5
Q   Fred Dehnert 2 3 2   H Richardson 2 6 6 7
  Ham Richardson 6 6 6   H Richardson 4 6 4 10 6
  David Lurie 1 1 4 4   J Patty 6 3 6 8 4
4   Budge Patty 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Bohuslav Hykš 2 0 0
  Ivo Rinkel 6 6 6   I Rinkel 4 10 4
Q   Johann Kupferburger 5 3 0   L Norgarb 6 12 6
  Leon Norgarb 7 6 6   L Norgarb 6 4 3 6 2
  Paul Rémy 6 7 6   P Rémy 3 6 6 3 6
  Milan Branović 3 5 2   P Rémy 6 6 6
  Bruce Haughton 2 6 5   P Cawthorn 3 3 3
  Peter Cawthorn 6 8 7   P Rémy 4 6 3 4
  Hans Redl 6 6 4 6 7   K McGregor 6 3 6 6
  Jean Becker 1 1 6 0   H Redl 6 5 5 3
  David Samaai 6 4 6 2 6   D Samaai 3 7 7 6
Q   Michel Lemasson 4 6 3 6 4   D Samaai 1 4 1
  Lorne Main 6 6 6 7   K McGregor 6 6 6
  John Barrett 0 2 1   L Main 3 5 5
  Narendra Nath 6 1 6 2 7   K McGregor 6 7 7
7   Ken McGregor 8 6 3 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Giovanni Cucelli 6 6 6
  Norman Kitovitz 2 2 3   G Cucelli 6 6 6
  Athol Tills 6 6 1 6   A Tills 3 1 4
  George Godsell 1 4 6 4   G Cucelli 7 2 4 3
  Felicisimo Ampon 6 6 6 10   L Bergelin 5 6 6 6
  Dick Guise 1 0 0   F Ampon 6 6 2 7 3
  Tony Starte 2 1 0 10   L Bergelin 2 2 6 9 6
10   Lennart Bergelin 6 6 6 10   L Bergelin 6 6 6
  Finn Søhol 2 2 4   A Mottram 1 0 2
  Tony Mottram 6 6 6   A Mottram 6 6 7
  Tadeusz Slawek 0 2 0   H Rochon 0 3 5
  Henri Rochon 6 6 6   A Mottram 5 6 2 7 8
  Jacques Brichant 5 4 3 2   J Drobný 7 4 6 5 6
  Torben Ulrich 7 6 6   T Ulrich 9 6 3 4
  Gottfried von Cramm 7 4 4 2   J Drobný 11 1 6 6
2   Jaroslav Drobný 9 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Bud Collins; Zander Hollander (May 1997). Bud Collins' tennis encyclopedia. Visible Ink Press. p. 495.
  3. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 426.
  4. ^ "Armando Vieira". Tennis Archives. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com