1954 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Third-seeded Vic Seixas defeated Rex Hartwig 3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1954 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Men's Singles
1954 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Vic Seixas[1]
Runner-upAustralia Rex Hartwig[1]
Final score3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw104
Seeds20
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1953 · U.S. National Championships · 1955 →

SeedsEdit

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Tony Trabert 2 6 6 2
8   Rex Hartwig 6 8 2 6
8   Rex Hartwig 6 6 6
4   Ken Rosewall 4 3 4
7   Arthur Larsen 7 6 6 3 4
4   Ken Rosewall 9 4 4 6 6
8   Rex Hartwig 6 2 4 4
3   Vic Seixas 3 6 6 6
3   Vic Seixas 6 6 6
15   Tom Brown 4 2 2
3   Vic Seixas 6 12 8 6
5   Ham Richardson 3 14 6 2
5   Ham Richardson 6 7 11 4 6
2   Lew Hoad 4 5 13 6 3

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Trabert 6 6 6
  Eaton 0 0 1
1   Trabert 11 8 6
18   Main 9 6 2
  Kilgus 0 0 0
18   Main 6 6 6
1   Trabert 7 6 6
19   Talbert 5 3 0
19   Talbert 2 6 3 6 6
  Eisenberg 6 3 6 3 2
19   Talbert 0 2 6 6 6
  Dell 6 7 2 5 16   Kamo 6 6 4 4 0
  Wood 3 5 6 5 r.   Dell 5 3 2
16   Kamo 7 7 6 16   Kamo 7 6 6
  Andrews 5 5 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   Mulloy 6 6 6
  Kerdasha 3 4 3 13   Mulloy 6 6 6
  Kauder 3 6 0 8 6   Kauder 1 1 4
  Kamo 6 3 6 6 4 13   Mulloy 10 6 11
  Holmberg 6 6 10 3 6   Cranston 8 3 9
  Coss 2 1 12 6 2   Holmberg 3 2 7
  Cranston 12 8 3 6 6   Cranston 6 6 9
  Ball 10 10 6 3 3 13   Mulloy 8 4 3 2
  Hettleman 6 6 6 8   Hartwig 6 6 6 6
  Hildebrand 0 2 1   Hettleman 2 3 2
  Morris 11 6 3 6   Morris 6 6 6
  De Witts 9 4 6 3   Morris 1 4 2
  Harum 3 9 4 6 6 8   Hartwig 6 6 6
  Barker 6 7 6 1 4   Harum 1 1 4
8   Hartwig 6 6 6 8   Hartwig 6 6 6
  Bedard 3 0 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Larsen 6 6 7
  Drobac 4 4 5 7   Larsen 6 7 6
  Cooper 7 6 6   Cooper 4 5 4
  Dickson 5 0 3 7   Larsen 6 6 6
  Green 4 6 7 6   Green 2 0 0
  Schulze 6 3 5 2   Green 6 6 4 6
  Schnaars 7 7 3 6   Schnaars 1 2 6 1
  Stern 5 5 6 4 7   Larsen 6 6 7
  Stewart 6 6 6   Flam 4 3 5
  Wickel 3 4 2   Stewart 2 2 1
  Flam 6 6 6   Flam 6 6 6
  Maccracken 3 3 2   Flam 6 6 6
  Balbiers 6 6 5 6 10   Bergelin 2 3 4
  Freedman 2 3 7 4   Balbiers 5 4 4
10   Bergelin 6 6 6 10   Bergelin 7 6 6
  Stern 1 0 0

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Moylan 7 6 6
  Thompson 5 2 4 9   Moylan 6 7 6
  Rogers 8 8 6   Rogers 1 5 4
  Schaffer 6 6 4 9   Moylan 4 4 10 6 6
  Shea 6 6 5 6   Shea 6 6 8 4 4
  Ayala 3 4 7 2   Shea 6 6 6
  Franks 1 6 0 6 6   Franks 4 0 2
  Fontana 6 3 6 2 2 9   Moylan 4 2 6 3
  Miyagi 6 6 6 4   Rosewall 6 6 1 6
  Forbes 2 4 1   Miyagi 6 1 6 4 8
  Moss 6 6 6   Moss 4 6 2 6 10
  Vijande 1 1 2   Moss 2 2 5
  Henry 2 7 6 6 4   Rosewall 6 6 7
  Harum 6 5 2 4   Henry 1 4 2
4   Rosewall 6 6 6 4   Rosewall 6 6 6
  Lee 1 1 0

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Seixas 6 6 6
  Brent 1 0 1 3   Seixas 6 6 6
  Douglas 3 6 6 3 6   Douglas 3 2 3
  Willey 6 2 1 6 2 3   Seixas 6 6 6
  Hagist 6 6 10 20   Becker 4 4 4
  Davis 2 0 8   Hagist 1 4 4
20   Becker 6 6 4 7 20   Becker 6 6 6
  Dailey 2 2 6 5 3   Seixas 4 7 7 6
17   Bartzen 6 7 6 12   Fraser 6 5 5 2
  Lesch 4 5 2 17   Bartzen 6 6 6
  McNair 6 6 8   McNair 0 1 1
  Krais 1 3 6 17   Bartzen 9 2 7 12
  Quay 6 6 3 6 6 12   Fraser 7 6 9 14
  Gaines 8 3 6 3 2   Quay 1 3 6 3
12   Fraser 6 7 6 12   Fraser 6 6 3 6
  MacKay 1 5 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   Brown 8 6 6
  Perry 6 4 3 15   Brown 4 6 8 4 6
  Kovaleski 7 6 7   Kovaleski 6 1 6 6 4
  Steele, Jr. 5 3 5 15   Brown 6 6 6
  Emerson 6 6 6   Emerson 1 2 4
  Lurie 1 2 3   Emerson 6 6 6
  Sullivan 6 6 2 1 7   Sullivan 0 2 3
  Neer 4 3 6 6 5 15   Brown 6 2 6 8
  Sorlein 6 5 6 6 6   Davidson 3 6 3 6
  Sweeney 2 7 3 3   Sorlein 4 3 3
  Quillian 7 6 7   Quillian 6 6 6
  Pagel 5 2 5   Quillian 2 2 6 1
  Tuero 6 6 5 7 6   Davidson 6 6 3 6
  Paton 3 3 7 5   Tuero 8 3 0 7
6   Davidson 8 6 5 10 6   Davidson 6 6 6 9
  Rubinoff 6 2 7 8

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Richardson 6 9 6
  Reid 1 7 3 5   Richardson 6 6 6
  Masterson 6 6 6   Masterson 4 3 0
  Steiner 2 4 3 5   Richardson 6 6 7
  Flye 7 3 5 8 6   Rochon 3 3 5
  Browne 5 6 7 6 4   Flye 3 2 3
  Rochon 3 6 6 6   Rochon 6 6 6
  Brown 6 2 2 2 5   Richardson 6 6 12
  Shields 9 6 6 14   Williams 1 2 10
  Clothier 7 4 4   Shields 3 4 4
  Slobin 1 6 6 6   Slobin 6 6 6
  Blatchford 6 2 4 4   Slobin 6 4 2
  Longshore 7 3 6 6 14   Williams 8 6 6
  Geller 5 6 3 1   Longshore 5 3 2
14   Williams 5 6 6 6 14   Williams 7 6 6
  Giammalva 7 3 1 1

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   Clark 7 6 6 6
  Barrett 9 2 1 4 11   Clark 6 6 6
  Tully 6 6 6   Tully 2 4 2
  Boys 3 4 1 11   Clark 7 12 7 4 8
  Frost 9 10 5 6 10
  Frost 6 6 6
  Bunis 2 0 3
  Frost 3 0 4
2   Hoad 6 6 6
  Hammersley 2 6 6 6
  Burrows 6 1 2 4
  Hammersley 0 1 6
2   Hoad 6 6 8
  Schwartz 12 0 4 4
2   Hoad 10 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. 129. OCLC 172306.

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