1955 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

In the 1955 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles event, Tony Trabert defeated Kurt Nielsen in the final, 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title.[1] Jaroslav Drobný was the defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Tony Trabert.

Men's Singles
1955 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Tony Trabert
Runner-upDenmark Kurt Nielsen
Final score6–3, 7–5, 6–1
Details
Draw128 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1954 · Wimbledon Championships · 1956 →

It was the second of two Men's Singles competitions at Wimbledon in which an unseeded Nielsen had progressed to the final, and he remains the only unseeded player to achieve this twice.[2]

SeedsEdit

01.     Tony Trabert (Champion)
02.     Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)
03.     Vic Seixas (Second round)
04.     Lew Hoad (Quarterfinals)
05.     Rex Hartwig (Third round)
06.     Jaroslav Drobný (Quarterfinals)
07.     Budge Patty (Semifinals)
08.     Sven Davidson (Quarterfinals)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
8   Sven Davidson 4 1 2
2   Ken Rosewall 9 2 6 4
  Kurt Nielsen 11 6 2 6
  Nicola Pietrangeli 6 3 7 2 5
  Kurt Nielsen 1 6 5 6 7
  Kurt Nielsen 3 5 1
1   Tony Trabert 6 7 6
7   Budge Patty 6 6 6
4   Lew Hoad 4 4 4
7   Budge Patty 6 2 2
1   Tony Trabert 8 6 6
6   Jaroslav Drobný 6 1 4
1   Tony Trabert 8 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
  Geoff Owen 4 4 1 2   K Rosewall 6 5 6 6
  George Worthington 6 6 6   G Worthington 0 7 1 2
  Tony Vincent 1 2 1 2   K Rosewall 6 6 6
  John Barrett 6 4 8 9   J Barrett 3 2 2
  Geoff Cass 3 6 6 7   J Barrett 6 6 6
  Josip Palada 4 6 6 6   J Palada 4 3 3
  José María Draper 6 2 3 1 2   K Rosewall 6 6 2
Q   Clive Bernstein 1 1 4   G Merlo 4 1 1r
  Mike Davies 6 6 6   M Davies 6 6 10
  Carlos Figueira 0 1 1   W Van Voorhees 4 2 8
  Wayne Van Voorhees 6 6 6   M Davies 6 6 4 6 6
  Jaime Bartrolí 3 1 3   G Merlo 8 1 6 3 8
Q   Cyril Botha 6 6 6 Q   C Botha 1 4 6 1
  Giuseppe Merlo 6 6 6   G Merlo 6 6 3 6
  Ian McDonald 0 2 4

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Sven Davidson 4 6 6 4 8
  Ham Richardson 6 3 4 6 6 8   S Davidson 6 6 6
  Arthur Gubb 2 6 1   E Morea 4 4 2
  Enrique Morea 6 8 6 8   S Davidson 6 6 2 4 6
  Tony Pickard 6 5 4 6 3   W Knight 3 3 6 6 3
  Franz Saiko 4 7 6 4 6   F Saiko 3 2 2
  Gino Mezzi w/o   W Knight 6 6 6
  Billy Knight 8   S Davidson 4 6 7 6
  Eric Bulmer 1 3 3   L Ayala 6 1 5 4
  Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6   R Krishnan 6 6 5 7
  Russell Seymour 8 6 7   R Seymour 2 1 7 5
Q   Hugh Sweeney 6 1 5   R Krishnan 2 6 6 12 2
  Rupert Huber 9 8 4 7   L Ayala 6 8 4 10 6
  István Gulyás 7 10 6 9   I Gulyás 2 1 3
  Luis Ayala 6 6 7   L Ayala 6 6 6
  Cedric Mason 2 3 5

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Vic Seixas 6 6 6
  Tony Clayton 3 0 0 3   V Seixas 6 4 4 6 4
  Torsten Johansson 6 1 6 3 4   G Shea 3 6 6 4 6
  Gilbert Shea 4 6 4 6 6   G Shea 6 5 7 6
LL   Laurie Proctor 6 3 6 6   A Quist 2 7 5 3
  Ivan Devroe 4 6 2 2 LL   L Proctor 2 0 2
  Adrian Quist 6 7 6   A Quist 6 6 6
  Don Fontana 0 5 2   G Shea 6 4 4 4
  Nicola Pietrangeli 6 4 8 6   N Pietrangeli 2 6 6 6
  Jean-Noël Grinda 2 6 6 3   N Pietrangeli 7 5 11 5 6
  Tony Mottram 6 6 6   A Mottram 5 7 9 7 2
  Gardnar Mulloy 1 4 1   N Pietrangeli 1 6 7 6
  Colin Hannam 6 6 6   J Ager 6 4 5 4
Q   Jeffrey Robinson 4 3 1   C Hannam 1 3 8 1
  John Ward 6 0 2 4   J Ager 6 6 6 6
  John Ager 4 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Rex Hartwig 6 6 6
  Bob Lee 2 1 2 5   R Hartwig 6 6 6
  Gerry Oakley 6 6 6   G Oakley 0 4 3
  Ralph Oliver 4 2 4 5   R Hartwig 6 4 4
  Abe Segal 6 6 6   A Segal 8 6 6
  Gil de Kermadec 0 0 3   A Segal 6 6 6
  Ivor Warwick 6 1 4 5   A Russell 3 2 0
  Alejo Russell 3 6 6 7   A Segal 6 1 4 3
Q   Howard Walton 2 4 5   K Nielsen 4 6 6 6
Q   Dick Potter 6 6 7 Q   R Potter 6 2 2 7
  Arthur Marshall 2 4 6   K Nielsen 4 6 6 9
  Kurt Nielsen 6 6 8   K Nielsen 6 6 6
Q   Khwaja Saeed 2 1 4 Q   I Froman 3 1 2
  Hans van Dalsum 6 6 6   J van Dalsum 6 6 2 1 4
  Stefán László 11 5 4 0r Q   I Froman 3 3 6 6 6
Q   Ian Froman 9 7 6 2

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Geoff Ward 3 6 2 13 5
  Freddie Huber 6 3 6 11 7   A Huber 6 6 3 6
  Ilija Panajotović 6 6 6   I Panajotović 4 4 6 3
  Rafiq Ahmad 2 3 4   A Huber 6 2 4 2
  Gordon Forbes 4 2 6 12 9   H Flam 4 6 6 6
  Lennart Bergelin 6 6 2 10 7   G Forbes w/o
  Herbie Flam 6 6 6   H Flam
  Robert Bédard 3 2 2   H Flam 1 3 6 6 4
  Ernesto della Paolera 3 5 6 3 7   J Patty 6 6 4 1 6
  Sidney Schwartz 6 7 3 6   S Schwartz 1 4 2
  Bobby Wilson 6 6 6   R Wilson 6 6 6
  Søren Højberg 4 1 3   R Wilson 4 9 4 1
Q   Peter Scholl 6 6 6 7   J Patty 6 7 6 6
  Robin Kipping 1 2 4 Q   P Scholl 0 4 3
Q   George Druliner 4 3 1 7   J Patty 6 6 6
7   Budge Patty 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Orlando Sirola 4 5 3
  Art Larsen 6 7 6   A Larsen 6 7 7
  István Sikorszki 9 3 6   M Fox 2 5 5
  Malcolm Fox 11 6 8   A Larsen 6 10 6
  Owen Williams 6 6 7   O Williams 2 8 2
  Arsenio Motolko 2 1 5   O Williams 6 7 6
  Donald Flye 6 5 1 6 4   M Hime 4 5 2
  Martin Hime 2 7 6 2 6   A Larsen 4 4 8 3
  Władysław Skonecki 6 6 6 4   L Hoad 6 6 6 6
  Fred Dehnert 3 2 2   W Skonecki 6 6 6
  Jean-Claude Molinari 6 4 1 7 3   G Paish 4 4 3
  Geoffrey Paish 3 6 6 5 6   W Skonecki 3 3 4
  Eric Filby 3 10 0 3 4   L Hoad 6 6 6
  Philippe Washer 6 8 6 6   P Washer 1 3 2
  Bob Howe 5 5 2 4   L Hoad 6 6 6
4   Lew Hoad 7 7 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Matthew Mohtadi 4 2 7 2
  Bob Perry 6 6 5 6   R Perry 3 6 6 6
  Hans Redl 6 7 4 6   H Redl 6 3 2 2
  Liep-Tjiauw Tan 2 5 6 2   R Perry 2 6 6 4 6
  Staffan Stockenberg 6 6 1 6   S Stockenberg 6 2 4 6 4
  Pablo Eisenberg 3 2 6 4   S Stockenberg 6 4
LL   Jack Forbes 3 4 2   J Horn 3 0r
  John Horn 6 6 6   R Perry 6 3 4
  Gordon Mudge 3 4 0 6   J Drobný 8 6 6
  Robert Haillet 6 6 6   R Haillet 3 9 5 6 4
  Jack Arkinstall 6 6 6   J Arkinstall 6 7 7 4 6
  Alan Mills 2 3 2   J Arkinstall 4 6 2 9
  Ashley Cooper 4 5 2 6   J Drobný 6 2 6 11
  Mervyn Rose 6 7 6   M Rose 4 6 9 4
  René Buser 3 1 2 6   J Drobný 6 3 11 6
6   Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Emilio Martínez 6 3 6 3 3
  Philippe Chatrier 4 6 2 6 6   P Chatrier 1 1 1
  Ian Vermaak 4 6 6 6   I Vermaak 6 6 6
  Andrés Hammersley 6 3 4 3   I Vermaak 3 2 6 7
  Naresh Kumar 6 6 8   N Kumar 6 6 3 9
  Isaías Pimentel 3 1 6   N Kumar 3 6 8 6
  Bill Gilmour 6 6 6   W Gilmour 6 4 6 2
  Joe Hackett 0 4 1   N Kumar 4 2 2
  Hugh Stewart 6 8 6 1   T Trabert 6 6 6
  Neale Fraser 2 6 4   H Stewart 6 3 6 8
  Tony Starte 3 1 3   J Brichant 2 6 3 6
  Jacques Brichant 6 6 6   H Stewart 4 3 1
  Trevor Fancutt 3 6 6 6 1   T Trabert 6 6 6
  Roger Becker 6 3 4 2   T Fancutt 1 2 2
  Mal Anderson 3 4 2 1   T Trabert 6 6 6
1   Tony Trabert 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ John Barrett (2001). Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. CollinsWillow. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-00-711707-9.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com