1956 French Championships – Men's Singles

First-seeded Lew Hoad defeated Sven Davidson 6–4, 8–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 French Championships.

Men's Singles
1956 French Championships
ChampionAustralia Lew Hoad[1]
Runner-upSweden Sven Davidson[1]
Final score6–4, 8–6, 6–3
Details
Draw114
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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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.   Budge Patty (Fourth round)
  3.   Sven Davidson (Finalist)
  4.   Arthur D. Larsen (Fourth round)
  5.   Giuseppe Merlo (Semifinals)
  6.   Jaroslav Drobný (Fourth round)
  7.   Ashley Cooper (Semifinals)
  8.   Tut B. Bartzen (First round)
  9.   Luis Ayala (Fourth round)
  10.   Kurt Nielsen (Fourth round)
  11.   Herbert Flam (Quarterfinals)
  12.   Bob Perry (Fourth round)
  13.   Paul Rémy (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Don Candy (Fourth round)
  15.   Jacques Brichant (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Roger Becker (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Lew Hoad 6 6 6
  Nicola Pietrangeli 1 3 0
1   Lew Hoad 6 7 6
5   Giuseppe Merlo 4 5 4
13   Paul Rémy 6 2 6 4 8
5   Giuseppe Merlo 4 6 2 6 10
1   Lew Hoad 6 8 6
3   Sven Davidson 4 6 3
11   Herbert Flam 2 4 5
3   Sven Davidson 6 6 7
3   Sven Davidson 6 9 5 6
7   Ashley Cooper 2 7 7 3
7   Ashley Cooper 6 8 2 6
15   Jacques Brichant 4 6 6 3

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Hoad 6 6 7
  Gulyás 4 2 5
1   Hoad 1 7 6 4 6
  Abdesselam 6 5 0 6 0
  Abdesselam 6 6 6
  Chabance 1 1 2
1   Hoad 6 7 6 6
16   Becker 8 5 1 3
16   Becker 9 6 6
  Ulrich 7 1 1
16   Becker 8 6 6
  Bernard 6 1 2
  Bernard 10 7 6
  Lemyze 4 7 6 6   Lemyze 8 5 4
  Najar 6 5 2 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Bartzen
  Scholl   Scholl 2 3 6 6 3
  Lemasson 4 4 0   Forbes 6 6 3 4 6
  Forbes 6 6 6   Forbes 6 9 3
  Pietrangeli 6 6 6   Pietrangeli 8 11 6
  Devroe 1 1 2   Pietrangeli 6 6 6
  Deniau 1 3 6 6 6   Deniau 2 0 1
  Becker 6 6 4 4 4   Pietrangeli 6 6 0 5 6
9   Ayala 8 6 6 9   Ayala 4 1 6 7 4
  Perreau-Saussine 6 3 0 9   Ayala 6 6 6
  Popovic   Popovic 1 0 2
  Slobin 9   Ayala 6 6 6
  Schmidt 6 6 6   Schmidt 4 4 3
  Martínez 2 1 2   Schmidt 6 6 6
  Grandet 6 6 6   Grandet 3 2 4
  Stern 2 3 1

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Larsen 6 10 6
  Dubuc 1 8 2 4   Larsen 6 6 7
  Lerque 4 6 3 6 3   Black 4 3 5
  Black 6 3 6 4 6 4   Larsen 6 6 6
  Schaff 2 4 2   Deniau 0 2 2
  Saeed Hai 6 6 6   Saeed Hai 6 2 4 6 1
  Deniau 6 6 6   Deniau 4 6 6 2 6
  Hawton 3 3 2 4   Larsen 7 3 6 5 3
13   Rémy 7 6 6 13   Rémy 5 6 1 7 6
  Knight 5 0 3 13   Rémy 6 6 5 6
  Bergamo 1 2 0   Fox 2 1 7 1
  Fox 6 6 6 13   Rémy 6 6 6
  Barclay   Ádám-Stolpa 4 1 2
  Borghini   Borghini 2 2 2
  Malosse 4 3 4   Ádám-Stolpa 6 6 6
  Ádám-Stolpa 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Merlo
  Sturdza 5   Merlo 6 6 6
  Dorfman 7 6 6 7   Dorfman 0 3 2
  De La Prade 9 4 1 5 5   Merlo 6 6 6
  Haillet   Haillet 4 2 4
  Pinart   Haillet 8 5 6 7
  Ahmad 2 0 2   Vermaak 6 7 4 5
  Vermaak 6 6 6 5   Merlo 6 6 6
12   Perry 6 6 6 12   Perry 2 3 3
  Bergerat 2 0 1 12   Perry 6 6 8
  Argon 6 4 4 6 6   Argon 3 4 6
  Lesage 3 6 6 3 2 12   Perry 3 6 6 6
  Brinkman 5 6 6 6 6   Mezzi 6 1 1 2
  Chatrier 7 8 4 1 1   Brinkman 0 2 6
  Mezzi 6 6 6   Mezzi 6 6 8
  Panajotovic 2 3 4

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Gimeno 2 2 6 2
  Fancutt 6 6 3 6   Fancutt 13 4 6 6
  Willey   Pellizza 11 6 1 2
  Pellizza   Fancutt 2 1 0
  Pasquier 0 3 1 11   Flam 6 6 6
  Vincent 6 6 6   Vincent 2 2 1
  Keretic 3 4 4 11   Flam 6 6 6
11   Flam 6 6 6 11   Flam 7 6 8
  O'Brien 4 1 10 1 6   Drobný 5 3 6
  Wilson 6 6 8 6   Wilson 6 6 6 6
  Pimentel 7 6 2 0 6   Jalabert 2 2 3 1
  Jalabert 5 4 6 6 8   Wilson 0 6 6
  Mark 6 6 13 6   Drobný 6 8 8
  Rinderknech 2 3 11   Mark 0 2 1
  Howe 2 3 2 6   Drobný 6 6 6
6   Drobný 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Lartigue 1 2 1
  Feldbausch 6 6 6   Feldbausch 3 6 6 1 6
  Lasry 6 6 6   Lasry 6 3 0 6 2
  Smith 2 1 0   Feldbausch 2 0 3
  De Kermadec 5 6 6 2 6 14   Candy 6 6 6
  Mey 7 3 4 6 2   De Kermadec 4 0 2
  Favieres 4 6 4 2 14   Candy 6 6 6
14   Candy 6 3 6 6 14   Candy 3 7 6 4
  Laval 2 0 4 3   Davidson 6 5 8 6
  Nys 6 6 6   Nys 6 2 2 6
  Darmon 6 6 6   Darmon 4 6 6 8
  Rueda 1 1 1   Darmon 8 5 2 6
  Reyes 7 2 9 2 3   Davidson 6 7 6 8
  Sirola 9 6 7 6   Sirola 3 4 5
  Powers 0 0 0 3   Davidson 6 6 7
3   Davidson 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Asbóth 6 6 6
  Fachini 4 3 1   Asbóth 6 6 6
  Weiss 7 1 6 4 2   Hajjar 1 1 0
  Hajjar 5 6 2 6 6   Asbóth 7 1 4 6 4
  Molinari 8 6 6 10   Nielsen 5 6 6 0 6
  Johansson 6 4 2   Molinari 5 4 5
  Laver 1 2 4 10   Nielsen 7 6 7
10   Nielsen 6 6 6 10   Nielsen 3 3 4
  Macy 1 8 2 7   Cooper 6 6 6
  Hammersley 6 10 6   Hammersley 6 9 2 0 0
  Davies   Davies 3 7 6 6 6
  Garrido   Davies 2 4 1
  El Khoury 8 2 4 4 7   Cooper 6 6 6
  Desq 6 6 6 6   Desq 5 7 2
  Van Voorhees 2 4 1 7   Cooper 7 9 6
7   Cooper 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Morales 2 0 0
  Olozaga 6 6 6   Olozaga 6 4 3 4
  Plecevic 3 6 6 6
  Plecevic 2 0 4
15   Brichant 6 6 6
  Follveider 2 1 1
15   Brichant 6 6 6
15   Brichant 3 4 7 7 6
2   Patty 6 6 5 5 2
  Javorský 6 6 6
  Belkhodja 2 2 2
  Javorský 3 2 3
2   Patty 6 6 6
  Huber
2   Patty

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0942257700.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1956 Australian Championships – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1956 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles