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1956 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

First-seeded Lew Hoad defeated Ken Rosewall 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 Australian Championships.

Men's Singles
1956 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia Lew Hoad
Runner-upAustralia Ken Rosewall
Final score6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Details
Draw32
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Lew Hoad (Champion)
  2.   Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  3.   Herbie Flam (Semifinalist)
  4.   Gilbert Shea (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Ashley Cooper (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Neale Fraser (Semifinalist)
  7.   Mervyn Rose (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Mal Anderson (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Lew Hoad 3 6 6 6 9
7   Mervyn Rose 6 1 8 2 7
1   Lew Hoad 6 6 6
6   Neale Fraser 3 2 0
6   Neale Fraser 6 6 6
4   Gilbert Shea 2 4 3
1   Lew Hoad 6 3 6 7
2   Ken Rosewall 4 6 4 5
3   Herbie Flam 6 6 6 6
5   Ashley Cooper 8 3 2 3
3   Herbie Flam 4 0 2
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
8   Mal Anderson 4 3 7 6
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 5 8

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   Hoad 6 6 6
  Sheil 2 1 1 1   Hoad 6 6 6
  Gilmour 6 6 6   Gilmour 2 3 2
  Stewart 4 2 4 1   Hoad 3 6 6 6 9
7   Rose 6 6 6 7   Rose 6 1 8 2 7
  Collins 2 0 2 7   Rose 6 6 4 6
  Mark 9 6 5 3 7   Mark 1 2 6 4
  Reyes 7 2 7 6 5 1   Hoad 6 6 6
6   Fraser 8 6 3 6 6   Fraser 3 2 0
  Jacques 6 4 6 1 6   Fraser 2 6 6 6
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 6   Phillips-Moore 6 0 2 3
  Green 2 0 3 6   Fraser 6 6 6
  Emerson 6 6 6 4   Shea 2 4 3
  Dobbs 1 2 4   Emerson 3 8 6 1 2
4   Shea 6 3 3 6 6 4   Shea 6 6 3 6 6
  Gibson 4 6 6 2 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
3   Flam 6 6 6
  Moss 0 1 0 3   Flam 1 8 6 6
  Candy 6 6 8   Candy 6 6 4 3
  Lovett 2 2 6 3   Flam 6 6 6 6
  Newman 4 6 6 6 5   Cooper 8 3 2 3
  Flanders 6 4 4 4   Newman 4 7 0
5   Cooper 6 6 6 5   Cooper 6 9 6
  Young 1 1 1 3   Flam 4 0 2
  Bowman 6 3 5 13 6 2   Rosewall 6 6 6
  Laver 4 6 7 11 3   Bowman 2 6 3 2
8   Anderson 6 6 6 8   Anderson 6 4 6 6
  Hearnden 3 1 4 8   Anderson 4 3 7 6
  Reid 6 6 6 2   Rosewall 6 6 5 8
  Shepherd 3 1 1   Reid 1 4 1
2   Rosewall 6 6 6 2   Rosewall 6 6 6
  Brant 1 2 1

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
Preceded by
1955 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1956 French Championships