1955 French Championships – Men's Singles

First-seeded Tony Trabert defeated Sven Davidson 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1955 French Championships.

Men's Singles
1955 French Championships
ChampionUnited States Tony Trabert
Runner-upSweden Sven Davidson
Final score2–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
Details
Draw116
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Tony Trabert (Champion)
  2.   Vic Seixas (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Budge Patty (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Ham Richardson (Semifinals)
  5.   Art Larsen (Fourth round)
  6.   Enrique Morea (Fourth round)
  7.   Giuseppe Merlo (Semifinals)
  8.   Mervyn Rose (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Wladyslaw Skonecki (Fourth round)
  10.   Philippe Washer (Fourth round)
  11.   Sven Davidson (Final)
  12.   Herbert Flam (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Paul Remy (Fourth round)
  14.   Jacques Brichant (Fourth round)
  15.   Kurt Nielsen (Fourth round)
  16.   Luis Ayala (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Tony Trabert 6 3 6 6
8   Mervyn Rose 2 6 3 0
1   Tony Trabert 6 2
4   Hamilton Richardson 1 2r
4   Hamilton Richardson 6 4 6 6
12   Herbert Flam 3 6 1 3
1   Tony Trabert 2 6 6 6
11   Sven Davidson 6 1 4 2
11   Sven Davidson 7 10 6
3   Budge Patty 5 8 0
11   Sven Davidson 6 6 6
7   Giuseppe Merlo 3 3 2
7   Giuseppe Merlo 12 6 6
2   Vic Seixas 10 3 3

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Trabert 6 6 6
  Stockenberg 2 1 3
1   Trabert 2 6 6 6
  Vermaak 6 4 3 4
  Vermaak 12 6 6
  Hoejberg 10 1 2
1   Trabert 6 6 6
16   Ayala 2 4 1
16   Ayala 6 8 6
  Brose 1 6 1
16   Ayala 7 6 6
  Huber 0 1 4   Grinda 5 0 0
  Grinda 6 6 6   Grinda 6 6 3 5 6
  Russell 6 3 6 6   Russell 2 4 6 7 2
  Pellizza 4 6 2 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Rose 6 6 6
  Borghini 4 3 4 8   Rose 6 6 7
  Fontana 6 6 7   Fontana 3 3 5
  Van Voorhees 2 4 5 8   Rose 6 6 2 6
  Lasry   Jacobini 3 4 6 2
  Licis   Lasry 6 6 3 4
  Jacobini 0 2 6 6 6   Jacobini 3 2 6 6
  Devroe 6 6 4 4 4 8   Rose 6 7 9
9   Skonecki 9   Skonecki 2 5 7
  Gulyás 9   Skonecki 6 6 6
  Haillet 6 6 6   Haillet 2 4 2
  Breese 1 2 0 9   Skonecki 6 6 6
  Bergamo 3 6 6 6   Wilson 4 4 2
  Desq 6 2 3 4   Bergamo 1 8 5 1
  Jauffret   Wilson 6 6 7 6
  Wilson

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Richardson 6 6 6
  Bergerat 2 3 4 4   Richardson 6 6 6
  Van Meegeren 3 3 6   Perreau-Saussine 2 0 2
  Perreau-Saussine 6 6 8 4   Richardson 4 2 6 9 6
  Jagec   Forbes 6 6 2 7 2
  De Kermadec   De Kermadec 1 2 3
  Rinderknech 2 1 6 2   Forbes 6 6 6
  Forbes 6 6 3 6 4   Richardson 6 8 6
13   Remy 13   Remy 0 6 2
  Christ 13   Remy 10 6 6
  Berthet 2 1 0   Feldbausch 8 2 3
  Feldbausch 6 6 6 13   Remy 4 6 4 6 9
  Fachini 6 6 6   Fachini 6 3 6 4 7
  Loyau 2 1 1   Fachini 6 6 6
  Mey   Mey 2 0 1
  Vincent

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Larsen
  Platt 5   Larsen 4 11 7 7
  Destremau 9 6 6   Destremau 6 9 5 5
  Della Paolera 7 3 4 5   Larsen 2 6 6 6
  Grandet 6 0 3 7 2   Sirola 6 1 3 4
  Abdesselam 3 6 6 5 6   Abdesselam 6 2 5 7
  Sirola 6 6 10   Sirola 4 6 7 9
  Weiss 4 0 8 5   Larsen 6 6 7
12   Flam 12   Flam 8 8 9
  Arkinstall 12   Flam 6 6 6
  Knight   Knight 3 0 3
  Fox 12   Flam 6 6 6
  Favieres   Schwartz 4 4 2
  Ádám-Stolpa   Favieres 4 3 0
  Schwartz 6 6 6   Schwartz 6 6 6
  Panajotovic 2 4 0

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Asbóth
  Guilbert   Guilbert
  Nys 6 6 6   Nys
  Gourovitch 2 3 3   Nys 5 1 2
  Laval 5 2 2r 11   Davidson 7 6 6
  Molinari 7 6 4   Molinari 8 0 6 4
  Fleitz 2 3 3 11   Davidson 10 6 4 6
11   Davidson 6 6 6 11   Davidson 6 6 6
  Wright 1 6 6 6 6   Morea 2 3 3
  Beale JR. 6 8 3 8   Beale JR. 2 2 0
  Thomas 0 2 4   Worthington 6 6 6
  Worthington 6 6 6   Worthington 4 7 4 2
  Schaff 6 6 2 5 3 6   Morea 6 5 6 6
  Pottinger 2 4 6 7 6   Pottinger 2 1 4
  Macy 7 1 3 6   Morea 6 6 6
6   Morea 9 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Sturdza 3 1 6 6 3
  Plecevic 6 6 2 0 6   Plecevic 0 3 2
  Lemasson 9 5 3   Barrett 6 6 6
  Barrett 11 7 6   Barrett 3 6 1 2
  Piatek 14   Brichant 6 2 6 6
  Lartigue   Lartigue 0 3 2
  Dubuc 3 3 7 14   Brichant 6 6 6
14   Brichant 6 6 9 14   Brichant 3 2 6 2
  Hode 11 1 0r 3   Patty 6 6 3 6
  Pinart 13 6 0   Pinart 2 2 1
  Manset 6 3 3 4   Deniau 6 6 6
  Deniau 4 6 6 6   Deniau 1 4 0
  Sikorszki 3   Patty 6 6 6
  Delwitt   Delwitt
  Sanglier 3   Patty
3   Patty

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Segal 6 6 6 6
  Lemyze 3 8 3 3   Segal 6 6 6
  Maggi 6 6 6   Maggi 2 4 2
  Chatrier 3 2 3   Segal 4 2 4
  Bedard 5 4 9 10   Washer 6 6 6
  Seymour 7 6 11   Seymour 0 4 0
  Brent 0 1 1 10   Washer 6 6 6
10   Washer 6 6 6 10   Washer 2 2 1
  Deniau 2 6 4 4 7   Merlo 6 6 6
  Pilet 6 3 6 6   Pilet 3 1 9 6 6
  Biederlack 3 2 3   Martínez 6 6 7 4 4
  Martínez 6 6 6   Pilet 5 4 6
  Stewart 7   Merlo 7 6 8
  Motolko   Motolko 2 1 1
  Hammersley 0 0 3 7   Merlo 6 6 6
7   Merlo 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Pietrangeli
  Baco   Pietrangeli 7 6 7
  Pimentel 6 6 6   Pimentel 5 0 5
  Powers 2 4 1   Pietrangeli 6 2 9 1
15   Nielsen 1 6 11 6
  Mezzi 11 6 5 5 4
15   Nielsen 9 4 7 7 6
15   Nielsen 6 6 4 2 6
2   Seixas 3 3 6 6 8
  Becker 3 3 7 6 6
  Jalabert 6 6 5 4 2
  Becker 9 4 2 3
2   Seixas 7 6 6 6
  Malosse 2 2 0
2   Seixas 6 6 6

External linksEdit

  • "Official 1955 Men's Draw" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-04-29. (110 KiB) on the French Open website
Preceded by
1955 Australian Championships – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1955 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles