1956 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Ken Rosewall defeated Lew Hoad 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Men's Singles
1956 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Ken Rosewall[1]
Runner-upAustralia Lew Hoad[1]
Final score4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1955 · U.S. National Championships · 1957 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Lew Hoad (Finalist)
  2.   Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  3.   Ham Richardson (Quarterfinalist)
  4.   Vic Seixas (Semifinalist)
  5.   Neale Fraser (Semifinalist)
  6.   Ashley Cooper (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Ulf Schmidt (Third round)
  8.   Dick Savitt (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
5   Neale Fraser 3 6 6 6
3   Ham Richardson 6 3 2 4
5   Neale Fraser 13 2 4
1   Lew Hoad 15 6 6
  Roy Emerson 6 3 5
1   Lew Hoad 8 6 7
1   Lew Hoad 6 2 3 3
2   Ken Rosewall 4 6 6 6
6   Ashley Cooper 7 6 7 12 4
4   Vic Seixas 9 3 9 10 6
4   Vic Seixas 8 0 3
2   Ken Rosewall 10 6 6
8   Dick Savitt 4 5 6 10 1
2   Ken Rosewall 6 7 4 8 6

Earlier RoundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Daniels 2 5 4
  Mendel 6 7 6   Mendel 2 3 1
  Sledge 3 3 1   Shea 6 6 6
  Shea 6 6 6   Shea 6 10 6
  Morgan 3 1 6 9 4   Frost 3 8 3
  Meyer 6 6 3 7 6   Meyer 2 2 1
  Rochon 2 1 2   Frost 6 6 6
  Frost 6 6 6   Shea 7 3 3 8
  Furlong 2 6 4 5   Fraser 5 6 6 10
  Gaines 6 8 6   Gaines 4 5 0
  Vincent 0 0 3   Dorfman 6 7 6
  Dorfman 6 6 6   Dorfman 4 4 4
  Wood 4 3 0 5   Fraser 6 6 6
  Kupferburger 6 6 6   Kupferburger 3 5 8 5
  Maccracken 2 4 2 5   Fraser 6 7 6 7
5   Fraser 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Anderson 3 4 2
  Green 6 6 6   Green 6 6 6
  Powless 5 2 1   Llamas 3 4 1
  Llamas 7 6 6   Green 3 4 4
  Gori 6 1 0   Olmedo 6 6 6
  Olmedo 8 6 6   Olmedo 8 6 6
  Ball 8 6 2 1 3   Quay 6 1 2
  Quay 6 3 6 6 6   Olmedo 5 2 0
  Leslie 1 2 1 3   Richardson 7 6 6
  Mackay 6 6 6   Mackay 6 4 3 2
  Garcia 7 3 3   Quillian 4 6 6 6
  Quillian 9 6 6   Quillian 6 2 2 2
  Main 0 3 1 3   Richardson 4 6 6 6
  Becker 6 6 6   Becker 2 0 4
  Laver 1 2 3 3   Richardson 6 6 6
3   Richardson 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Haillet 4 2 4
  Flam 6 6 6   Flam 6 6 6
  Fox 6 3 4 3   Fontana 1 2 1
  Fontana 3 6 6 6   Flam 1 1 6 5
  Thompson 2 1 4   Emerson 6 6 3 7
  Emerson 6 6 6   Emerson 3 6 6 8
  Dell 7 6 8 3 11   Knight 6 4 3 6
  Knight 5 3 10 6 13   Emerson 9 7 6 6
  Farrin 4 1 10 1   Segal 11 5 2 1
  Perry 6 6 8 6   Perry 2 1 5
  Buchholz 3 1 4   Segal 6 6 7
  Segal 6 6 6   Segal 8 9 5 7
  Platt 1 3 3 7   Schmidt 6 7 7 5
  Cranston 6 6 6   Cranston 2 3 1
  Morris 3 2 4 7   Schmidt 6 6 6
7   Schmidt 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Cranis 4 4 1
  Clark 6 6 6   Clark 1 11 2 4
  Harit 0 1 1   Golden 6 9 6 6
  Golden 6 6 6   Golden 7 6 1 6
  Neely 1 4 5   Moss 5 3 6 2
  Schmidt 6 6 7   Schmidt 5 6 9 7 2
  Krais 0 2 6 3   Moss 7 2 7 9 6
  Moss 6 6 4 6   Golden 3 2 5
  Crawford 2 2 3 1   Hoad 6 6 7
  Mulloy 6 6 6   Mulloy 3 3 4
  Grant 0 1 7 3   Moylan 6 6 6
  Moylan 6 6 5 6   Moylan 9 3 4
  Gan 2 0 2 1   Hoad 11 6 6
  Dodson 6 6 6   Dodson 6 0 3 1
  Walraven 0 2 0 1   Hoad 3 6 6 6
1   Hoad 6 6 6

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Walraven 2 4 3
  Henry 6 6 6   Henry 4 2 11 5
  Holmberg 4 4 2   Giammalva 6 6 9 7
  Giammalva 6 6 6   Giammalva 7 6 6
  Freeman 0 2 4   Schwartz 5 1 4
  Geller 6 6 6   Geller 1 2 6 1
  Jordan 2 7 3   Schwartz 6 6 2 6
  Schwartz 6 9 6   Giammalva 6 6 4 3 5
  Schoonmaker 6 3 7 1 6   Cooper 3 3 6 6 7
  Davis 3 6 9 6   Davis 6 2 1 1
  Noble 6 8 0 3   Franks 3 6 6 6
  Franks 4 10 6 6   Franks 6 3 4 7 4
  Paton 3 2 3 6   Cooper 4 6 6 5 6
  Bartzen 6 6 6   Bartzen 7 3 10 4
  Dailey 3 3 2 6   Cooper 9 6 8 6
6   Cooper 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Brown 5 8 6 4 2
  Perry 7 6 3 6 6   Perry 1 1 1
  Eltzholtz 2 7 2   Ulrich 6 6 6
  Ulrich 6 9 6   Ulrich 6 6 6
  Van Rensselaer 6 5 3 8   Garrido 4 3 1
  Garrido 4 7 6 10   Garrido 14 6 4 6
  Freeman 2 3 4   Harum 12 3 6 4
  Harum 6 6 6   Ulrich 6 3 4 3
  Raskind 6 3 2 2 4   Seixas 3 6 6 6
  Vieira 3 6 6 6   Vieira 2 4 1
  Boys 0 3 3   Ayala 6 6 6
  Ayala 6 6 6   Ayala 6 6 6 10 6
  Lerque 1 1 2 4   Seixas 8 4 3 12 8
  Darmon 6 6 6   Darmon 3 3 6 5
  Davies 3 6 10 3 5 4   Seixas 6 6 3 7
4   Seixas 6 3 8 6 7

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Clayton 6 3 3 6 2
  Reed 4 6 6 4 6   Reed 6 6 6 6
  Bueno-Nete 1 2 6   Steele, Jr. 8 0 3 2
  Steele, Jr. 6 6 8   Reed 4 6 5 3
  Wood 6 2 6 3   Contreras 6 3 7 6
  Barker 8 6 0 6   Barker 2 1 2
  Tully 6 3 8 5   Contreras 6 6 6
  Contreras 4 6 10 7   Contreras 3 2 2
  Ter Borg 4 1 4 8   Savitt 6 6 6
  Sorlein 6 6 6   Sorlein 6 4 6 3 7
  Ogden 1 2 6 2   Coss 2 6 4 6 9
  Coss 6 6 4 6   Coss 1 2 3
  Longshore 3 3 5 8   Savitt 6 6 6
  Harum 6 6 7   Harum 0 1 0
  Snyder 6 1 1 0 8   Savitt 6 6 6
8   Savitt 1 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Andrews 3 4 5
  Mayne 6 6 7   Mayne 6 4 7 3
  Freedman 0 1 5   Bédard 4 6 9 6
  Bédard 6 6 7   Bédard 11 2 4 4
  Stern 2 4 5   Stewart 9 6 6 6
  Stewart 6 6 7   Stewart 6 6 6
  Owen 4 5 4   Cullen 3 3 1
  Cullen 6 7 6   Stewart 6 7 1 2
  Lesch 2 2 1 2   Rosewall 2 9 6 6
  Kuross 6 6 6   Kuross 2 4 12
  Mark 6 2 1 5   Larsen 6 6 14
  Larsen 3 6 6 7   Larsen 3 2 2
  Land 0 2 2 2   Rosewall 6 6 6
  Remy 6 6 6   Remy 1 4 2
  Robinson 1 0 1 2   Rosewall 6 6 6
2   Rosewall 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. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 131. OCLC 172306.

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