1953 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Tony Trabert defeated Vic Seixas 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1953 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Men's Singles
1953 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Tony Trabert[1]
Runner-upUnited States Vic Seixas[1]
Final score6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1952 · U.S. National Championships · 1954 →

SeedsEdit

The tournament used two lists of eight players for seeding the men's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Tony Trabert is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.[3][2]

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
4   Lew Hoad 6 6 11
5   Gardnar Mulloy 4 2 9
4   Lew Hoad 5 4 4
1   Vic Seixas 7 6 6
8   Kurt Nielsen 3 9 6 4
1   Vic Seixas 6 7 8 6
1   Vic Seixas 3 2 3
3   Tony Trabert 6 6 6
2   Ken Rosewall 6 8 2 6 11
14   Sven Davidson 0 10 6 0 9
2   Ken Rosewall 5 3 3
3   Tony Trabert 7 6 6
13   Budge Patty 4 4 2
3   Tony Trabert 6 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Hoad 6 6 9
  Hagist 3 1 7
4   Hoad 6 6 6
  Davis 3 2 3
  Johnson 8 9 3 4 4
  Davis 6 7 6 6 6
4   Hoad 6 6 6
9   Richardson 3 4 4
  Dorfman 11 6 6
  Been 7 3 10 4   Doss 9 3 3
  Doss 9 6 8 6   Dorfman 4 1 1
  Tully 4 1 1 9   Richardson 6 6 6
  Stewart 6 6 6   Stewart 1 7 6 1
  Becker 5 3 4 9   Richardson 6 9 3 6
9   Richardson 7 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Kimura 1 5 7
12   Morea 6 7 9 12   Morea 5 2 4
  Burrows 6 4 5 0   Ulrich 7 6 6
  Ulrich 4 6 7 6   Ulrich 6 6 6
  Boys 6 4 3 10 5   Dailey 4 4 2
  Stewart 4 6 6 8 7   Stewart 9 3 4
  Vijande 2 2 3   Dailey 11 6 6
  Dailey 6 6 6   Ulrich 6 3 5 2
  Bentley 3 3 3 5   Mulloy 3 6 7 6
  Drobac 6 6 6   Drobac 6 7 1 4
  Anderson 2 1 6 6 5   Barrett 2 9 6 6
  Barrett 6 6 3 4 7   Barrett 4 3 1
  Alleyne 2 3 1 5   Mulloy 6 6 6
  Squires 6 6 6   Squires 2 3 1
  Sweeney 4 5 4 5   Mulloy 6 6 6
5   Mulloy 6 7 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Ball 5 2 2
8   Nielsen 7 6 6 8   Nielsen 6 6 10
  Steiner 3 4 5   Flam 4 4 8
  Flam 6 6 7 8   Nielsen 2 6 6 2 6
  Osburn 7 2 2 5   Paton 6 3 4 6 4
  Paton 5 6 6 7   Paton 3 7 12 6 6
  Stern 4 6 4 5   Bedard 6 9 10 2 3
  Bedard 6 3 6 7 8   Nielsen 6 5 4 6 6
  Pasarell 3 2 2   Kovaleski 3 7 6 4 4
  Cranston 6 6 6   Cranston 4 0 3
  Bradford 5 5 7   Kovaleski 6 6 6
  Kovaleski 7 7 9   Kovaleski 6 9 7 7
  Likas 4 5 4 11   Clark 3 11 5 5
  Perry 6 7 6   Perry 4 3 6 5
  Potts 6 1 1 3 11   Clark 6 6 1 7
11   Clark 4 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Willner 9 3 4
10   Hartwig 11 6 6 10   Hartwig 7 2 4 4
  Thompson 2 1 1   Talbert 5 6 6 6
  Talbert 6 6 6   Talbert 6 6 6
  Ortega 2 6 7 4 2   Quillian 2 3 3
  Quillian 6 3 5 6 6   Quillian 6 6 10 6
  Raskind 4 6 3 2   Balbiers 1 2 12 3
  Balbiers 6 2 6 6   Talbert 2 0 0
  Kaiser 1 4 2 1   Seixas 6 6 6
  Golden 6 6 6   Golden 6 6 6
  Gerhardt 2 1 0   Willey 4 3 2
  Willey 6 6 6   Golden 2 4 6 3
  Eisenberg 3 4 4 1   Seixas 6 6 3 6
  Grigry 6 6 6   Grigry 2 7 1
  Stern 2 2 1 1   Seixas 6 9 6
1   Seixas 6 6 6

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Bartzen 0 4 2
2   Rosewall 6 6 6 2   Rosewall 8 6 6
  Hawley 3 6 3   Rochon 6 3 2
  Rochon 6 8 6 2   Rosewall 6 4 6 6
  Shields 5 10 6 6 5   Reyes 4 6 1 2
  Sorlein 7 12 1 4 7   Sorlein 3 5 6 3
  McDonald 4 4 1   Reyes 6 7 4 6
  Reyes 6 6 6 2   Rosewall 9 7 6
  Maccracken 7 3 2 3 15   Brown 7 5 2
  Kamo 5 6 6 6   Kamo 2 8 6 2
  Mackay 2 4 3   Garrett 6 10 1 6
  Garrett 6 6 6   Garrett 6 3 2
  Arnold 1 2 1 15   Brown 8 6 6
  Ayala 6 6 6   Ayala 4 0 3
  Flye 4 4 4 15   Brown 6 6 6
15   Brown 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Macken 2 2 2
14   Davidson 6 6 6 14   Davidson 6 3 2 6 6
  Warden 0 6 3   Moss 3 6 6 4 3
  Moss 6 8 6 14   Davidson 6 6 6
  Englander 4 4 3   Kauder 1 3 3
  Gaines 6 6 6   Gaines 3 4 2
  Land 2 2 1   Kauder 6 6 6
  Kauder 6 6 6 14   Davidson 1 3 6 6 6
  Hecht 4 2 8 2 7   Larsen 6 6 1 4 4
  Schnaars 6 6 6 6   Schnaars 3 1 1
  Seymour 1 5 3   Shea 6 6 6
  Shea 6 7 6   Shea 7 9 4
  Miyagi 4 8 6 4 7   Larsen 9 11 6
  Wilderspin 6 10 3 6   Wilderspin 2 6 2 6
  Llamas 1 1 8 7   Larsen 6 1 6 8
7   Larsen 6 6 10

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Morris 10 9 3 2 2
6   Rose 8 7 6 6 6 6   Rose 6 6 6
  Contreras 3 6 9 6   Schwartz 3 4 1
  Schwartz 6 4 11 8 6   Rose 6 9 6
  Steele, Jr. 6 7 3 2 4   Main 2 7 2
  Browne 2 5 6 6 6   Browne 0 3 4
  Martin 5 1 5   Main 6 6 6
  Main 7 6 7 6   Rose 9 4 2 3
  Rogers 6 2 4 7 13   Patty 7 6 6 6
  Wood 3 6 6 9   Wood 6 1 4 5
  Longshore 8 5 3 5   Masterson 4 6 6 7
  Masterson 6 7 6 7   Masterson 2 3 3
  Schulze 2 3 4 13   Patty 6 6 6
 Mayne 6 6 6   Mayne 9 6 4 3 1
  Clothier 1 2 1 13   Patty 7 2 6 6 6
13   Patty 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Vincent 3 3 4
16   Ayre 6 6 6 16   Ayre 6 6 6
  Cohen w/o   Warden 1 0 0
  Warden 16   Ayre 6 14 6
  Hettleman 2 8 6 3 4   Frost 4 12 0
  Pierce 6 6 2 6 6   Pierce 3 7 6 2
  Frost 6 9 3 6
16   Ayre 2 5 2
3   Trabert 6 7 6
  Peterson 6 6 8
  Fontana 4 3 6
  Peterson 3 2 0
3   Trabert 6 6 6
  Sullivan 2 2 1
3   Trabert 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 128. OCLC 172306.
  3. ^ "Seeding Made for National Tennis Meet". Sarasota Journal. AP. August 27, 1953. p. 9 – via Google News Archive.

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