1952 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

In the 1952 Wimbledon Championships – Gentlemen's Singles tennis competition, number one seed Frank Sedgman defeated number two seed Jaroslav Drobný in the final, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 to win the title.[1] Dick Savitt was the defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Mervyn Rose.

Men's Singles
1952 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Frank Sedgman
Runner-upEgypt Jaroslav Drobný
Final score4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Details
Draw128 (10 Q )
Seeds12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1951 · Wimbledon Championships · 1953 →

Progress of the tournamentEdit

Drobný was representing Egypt, having defected from Czechoslovakia in 1949 and been offered Egyptian citizenship in 1950. It was his second Wimbledon men's singles final, and he defected the number 5 and 6 seeds (Australia's Ken McGregor and the US's Herbie Flam) to get there.[2] Another Australian, number 8 seed Mervyn Rose, having defeated Savitt, was beaten by the eventual champion, Sedgman, in the semifinals.

SeedsEdit

01.     Frank Sedgman (Champion)
02.     Jaroslav Drobný (Final)
03.     Vic Seixas (Quarterfinals)
04.     Dick Savitt (Quarterfinals)
05.     Ken McGregor (Quarterfinals)
06.     Herbie Flam (Semifinals)
07.     Eric Sturgess (Quarterfinals)
08.     Mervyn Rose (Semifinals)
09.     Art Larsen (First round)
10.     Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
11.     Ham Richardson (First round)
12.     Budge Patty (Fourth round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Frank Sedgman 7 6 6
7   Eric Sturgess 5 1 0
1   Frank Sedgman 6 6 7
8   Mervyn Rose 4 4 5
4   Dick Savitt 4 6 4 6 2
8   Mervyn Rose 6 3 6 4 6
1   Frank Sedgman 4 6 6 6
2   Jaroslav Drobný 6 2 3 2
6   Herbie Flam 6 3 6 7
3   Vic Seixas 4 6 3 5
6   Herbie Flam 2 4 6 10 4
2   Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 0 8 6
5   Ken McGregor 0 6 6 5 5
2   Jaroslav Drobný 6 3 2 7 7

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Frank Sedgman 6 6 6
  Jaime Bartrolí 1 0 2 1   F Sedgman 6 6 6
  Heraldo Weiss w/o Q   B Katz 1 1 2
Q   Basil Katz 1   F Sedgman 6 4 6 6
  Philippe Washer 6 6 6   P Washer 3 6 3 3
  Ip Koon-Hong 1 4 4   P Washer 6 6 6
  Alastair Martin w/o   H Billington 2 4 2
  Henry Billington 1   F Sedgman 6 6 6
11   Ham Richardson 6 7 2 3 0   D Candy 2 1 0
  Felicisimo Ampon 1 5 6 6 6   F Ampon 4 6 5 5
  Don Candy 6 6 6   D Candy 6 4 7 7
Q   Bob Lee 1 1 0   D Candy 6 6 6
  Ricardo Balbiers 6 6 6   R Balbiers 0 1 4
  Sakari Salo 4 1 4   R Balbiers 8 6 6
  Milan Branović 3 4 3   C Lister 6 1 2
  Claude Lister 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Eric Sturgess 8 6 6
  Hans Redl 6 2 2 7   E Sturgess 6 6 6
  Vladimir Petrović 1 4 6 6 1 Q   R Mayers 1 0 1
Q   Rusty Mayers 6 6 3 1 6 7   E Sturgess 6 6 6
  Malcolm Gracie 1 3 1   A Mottram 4 3 4
  Giovanni Cucelli 6 6 6   G Cucelli 2 4 7
  Tony Mottram 6 6 6   A Mottram 6 6 9
  Headley Baxter 2 4 1 7   E Sturgess 4 6 6 7 6
9   Art Larsen 8 6 4 2   G Golden 6 3 1 9 4
  Torsten Johansson 10 2 6 6   T Johansson 6 6 6
  Joe Hackett 6 3 3 4   P Brophy 4 0 3
  Phil Brophy 4 6 6 6   T Johansson 3 6 1 6 1
  Fred Dehnert 6 3 3 4   G Golden 6 4 6 4 6
  Howard Walton 4 6 6 6   H Walton 5 1 0
  Pedro Guimarães 2 1 0   G Golden 7 6 6
  Grant Golden 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Dick Savitt 6 6 6
  Naresh Kumar 1 2 0 4   R Savitt 6 6 8
  Cecil Irvine 3 9 3 2   G Oakley 1 4 6
  Gerry Oakley 6 7 6 6 4   R Savitt 6 6 3 6
  Luis Ayala 8 7 6 6   H Likas 1 3 6 3
  Milan Matouš 6 9 2 0   L Ayala 4 5 4
  Harry Likas 6 0 6 6   H Likas 6 7 6
  Peter Cawthorn 2 6 0 2 4   R Savitt 6 6 6
  Don Butler 1 3 3   J Brichant 3 3 3
  Jacques Brichant 6 6 6   J Brichant 6 6 3 7
  Ignacy Tłoczyński 4 4 6 6 6   I Tłoczyński 3 3 6 5
  Philippe Chatrier 6 6 2 0 4   J Brichant 6 3 6 6 6
  Derek Capell 6 6 4 6   D Capell 3 6 8 2 4
Q   John Ager 0 0 6 1   D Capell 6 6 2 3 6
  Matthew Mohtadi 4 3 7 2   B Woodroffe 3 2 6 6 2
  Bryan Woodroffe 6 6 5 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Mervyn Rose 7 7 8
  Ian Ayre 5 5 6 8   M Rose 6 6 7 6
Q   Pablo Eisenberg 2 6 6 3 4   H Hermann 8 1 5 0
  Horst Hermann 6 3 4 6 6 8   M Rose 8 6 6
  Kurt Nielsen 6 6 6   K Nielsen 6 4 3
  Bernard Destremau 0 1 4   K Nielsen 6 6 6
  Josip Palada 6 6 6   J Palada 3 4 4
Q   Martin Hime 4 2 4 8   M Rose 6 6 6
  Clive Bernstein 6 3 6 6   S Clark 2 2 4
  Erwin Balestra 1 6 1 3   C Bernstein 3 3 0
  Fausto Gardini 7 7 6   F Gardini 6 6 6
  Eugenio Saller 5 5 3   F Gardini 1 1 2
  Ivo Rinkel 6 6 6   S Clark 6 6 6
  Gustav Specht 2 1 4   I Rinkel 1 0 1
  Straight Clark 6 6 7   S Clark 6 6 6
  Dragutin Mitić 1 2 5

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Marcello del Bello 6 4 6 6
  Ismail Adel 3 6 1 0   M del Bello 5 4 6
  Salvador Soriano 6 3 3 3   S Stockenberg 7 6 8
  Staffan Stockenberg 4 6 6 6   S Stockenberg 5 6 6 2 2r
  John Barrett 2 2 0 10   G Mulloy 7 4 3 6 4
  Ken Rosewall 6 6 6   K Rosewall 7 3 6
  Władysław Skonecki 1 3 6 10   G Mulloy 9 6 8
10   Gardnar Mulloy 6 6 8 10   G Mulloy 4 5 1
  Cyril Kemp 1 0 2 6   H Flam 6 7 6
  Gene Garrett 6 6 6   E Garrett 4 3 0
  José Agüero 0 2 3   T Ulrich 6 6 6
  Torben Ulrich 6 6 6   T Ulrich 5 2 6
  Derek Bull 3 2 1 6   H Flam 7 6 8
  Geoffrey Paish 6 6 6   G Paish 2 6 5
  Owen Williams 3 6 4 6   H Flam 6 8 7
6   Herbie Flam 6 8 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Jacques Peten 5 6 5 1
  Trevor Fancutt 7 2 7 6   T Fancutt 4 3 9 3
  Petko Milojković 0 2 4   J Horn 6 6 7 6
  John Horn 6 6 6   J Horn 1 1 1
  Leon Norgarb 6 3 8 6 12   J Patty 6 6 6
  Carlos Sanhueza 2 6 6 3   L Norgarb 4 3 4
  Athol Tills 1 2 1 12   J Patty 6 6 6
12   Budge Patty 6 6 6 12   J Patty 5 6 3 5
Q   Edwin Tsai 6 4 8 6 1 3   V Seixas 7 4 6 7
  Robert Haillet 2 6 10 4 6   R Haillet 7 4 4 6 3
  Alejo Russell 6 6 6   A Russell 5 6 6 3 6
Q   Steve Potts 1 2 0   A Russell 3 2 4
  Douglas Snart 2 6 4 1 3   V Seixas 6 6 6
  Ernst Buchholz 6 3 6 6   E Buchholz 2 1 4
  Narendra Nath 5 2 2 3   V Seixas 6 6 6
3   Vic Seixas 7 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Peter Hare 2 1 3
  Jean-Claude Molinari 6 6 6   J-C Molinari 4 4 3
  Armando Vieira 6 6 6   A Vieira 6 6 6
  Nils Rohlsson 3 4 4   A Vieira 11 6 7
  Don Tregonning 2 3 4   I Dorfman 9 1 5
  Doug Scharenguivel 6 6 6   D Scharenguivel 1 1 6
  Irvin Dorfman 6 6 6   I Dorfman 6 6 8
  Stan Clark 2 4 4   A Vieira 7 3 1 3
  Edmund David 6 7 8 6 5   K McGregor 5 6 6 6
  Darrell Shaw 0 5 10 2   E David 2 3 3
  Roger Becker 1 1 2   N Cockburn 6 6 6
  Nigel Cockburn 6 6 6   N Cockburn 0 6 4 3
  George Godsell 2 4 4 5   K McGregor 6 4 6 6
  Enrique Morea 6 6 6   E Morea 5 4 4
  Tony Starte 0 2 2 5   K McGregor 7 6 6
5   Ken McGregor 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Guy Jackson 5 7 7 6
  Jost Spitzer 7 5 5 2   G Jackson 6 3 1 8
  Freddie Huber 6 6 1 6   A Huber 4 6 6 10
  Marcelo Taverne 2 4 6 4   A Huber 6 2 3 1
  Rolando del Bello 6 6 6   L Hoad 4 6 6 6
  Tommy Anderson 3 4 0   R del Bello 3 6 4
  Giuseppe Merlo 6 5 6 2 2   L Hoad 6 8 6
  Lew Hoad 4 7 2 6 6   L Hoad 3 6 6 3
  Harry Hopman 1 5 3 2   J Drobný 6 3 8 6
  Hans van Swol 6 7 6   A van Swol 10 6 6 6
  Czesław Spychała 6 3 6 6   C Spychała 12 0 2 2
Q   Eric Bulmer 3 6 1 3   A van Swol 0 1 4
  Bobby Wilson 6 6 7 2   J Drobný 6 6 6
  Jean Moreau 2 4 5   R Wilson 0 1 3
Q   Billy Knight 0 1 3 2   J Drobný 6 6 6
2   Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Michael Gray (15 September 2001). "Jaroslav Drobny". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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