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 seeded players are listed below. Tony Trabert is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.[3]

  1.   Vic Seixas (Finalist)
  2.   Ken Rosewall (Semifinalist)
  3.   Tony Trabert (Champion)
  4.   Lew Hoad (Semifinalist)
  5.   Gardnar Mulloy (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Mervyn Rose (Fourth round)
  7.   Arthur Larsen (Fourth round)
  8.   Kurt Nielsen (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Ham Richardson (Fourth round)
  10.   Rex Hartwig (Second round)
  11.   Straight Clark (Third round)
  12.   Enrique Morea (Second round)
  13.   J.E. Patty (Quarterfinalist)
  14.   Sven Davidson (Quarterfinalist)
  15.   Tom Brown (Fourth round)
  16.   Ian Ayre (Fourth round)

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   J.E. 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. ^ 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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