1956 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

In the 1956 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles, Lew Hoad defeated Ken Rosewall in the final, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title.[1] It was the first of three years in which Australian players dominated the Wimbledon Men's Singles final.[2] Tony Trabert was the defending champion, but was ineligible to compete after turning professional. The competition lasted from Monday 25 June to Saturday 7 July 1956.[3]

Men's Singles
1956 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Lew Hoad
Runner-upAustralia Ken Rosewall
Final score6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1955 · Wimbledon Championships · 1957 →

Ulf Schmidt, from Sweden, was the only player from outside Australia and the United States to reach the quarterfinal stage.[4]

It was the first Wimbledon tournament in which Australian Rod Laver competed in senior competition; 17-year-old Laver, a qualifier, was defeated in the first round by Orlando Sirola.[5]

SeedsEdit

01.     Lew Hoad (Champion)
02.     Ken Rosewall (Final)
03.     Sven Davidson (Second round)
04.     Budge Patty (Second round)
05.     Jaroslav Drobný (First round)
06.     Ham Richardson (Semifinals)
07.     Kurt Nielsen (Third round)
08.     Vic Seixas (Semifinals)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Lew Hoad 4 6 6 13
  Mal Anderson 6 1 1 11
1   Lew Hoad 3 6 6 6
6   Ham Richardson 6 4 2 4
  Neale Fraser 3 11 5 4
6   Ham Richardson 6 9 7 6
1   Lew Hoad 6 4 7 6
2   Ken Rosewall 2 6 5 4
8   Vic Seixas 13 6 6
  Allen Morris 11 0 3
8   Vic Seixas 3 6 8 3 5
2   Ken Rosewall 6 3 6 6 7
  Ulf Schmidt 1 3 2
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Lew Hoad 9 6 6
  Don Fontana 7 2 0 1   L Hoad 9 6 7
Q   Peter Wooller 3 3 2   T Fancutt 7 3 5
  Trevor Fancutt 6 6 6 1   L Hoad 6 6 6
  Dean Brinkman 3 6 9 3   J Fleitz 3 2 0
Q   Dennis Hughes 6 4 11 6 Q   D Hughes 2 4 4
  Emilio Martínez 3 6 6 4 3   J Fleitz 6 6 6
  John Fleitz 6 1 2 6 6 1   L Hoad 6 6 6
  Gilbert Shea 6 6 8   J O'Brien 4 1 4
  Orlando Garrido 4 4 6   G Shea 4 5 4
  Søren Højberg 3 4 4   R Perry 6 7 6
  Bob Perry 6 6 6   R Perry 2 8 6 6 4
  Pablo Eisenberg 6 6 6   J O'Brien 6 6 8 2 6
  Josip Palada 2 4 2   P Eisenberg 0 1 4
  John O'Brien 6 6 6   J O'Brien 6 6 6
  Billy Knight 4 2 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Jaroslav Drobný 1 6 1 4
  Ramanathan Krishnan 6 4 6 6   R Krishnan 1 7 2 6 6
  Don Candy 12 6 6   D Candy 6 5 6 3 3
  Pierre Darmon 10 2 2   R Krishnan 4 4 1
  Mal Anderson 6 6 6   M Anderson 6 6 6
  Gino Mezzi 1 2 4   M Anderson 6 6 7
  Gunnar Sjøwall 7 6 6   G Sjøwall 1 1 5
  Khwaja Saeed 5 3 1   M Anderson 9 3 6 4 6
  Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 7   N Pietrangeli 7 6 3 6 2
  Brian Bowman 2 4 5   N Pietrangeli 7 6 6
  Geoffrey Paish 4 3 6 6 1   I Pimentel 5 3 3
  Isaías Pimentel 6 6 3 4 6   N Pietrangeli 9 6 6
  Dick Potter 4 1 4   S Stockenberg 7 4 4
  Buster Farrer 6 6 6   W Farrer 4 2 10
  Fred Dehnert 6 4 2 6 4   S Stockenberg 6 6 12
  Staffan Stockenberg 1 6 6 4 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Budge Patty 6 6 9
  Freddie Huber 2 4 7 4   J Patty 10 6 3 4
  Bobby Wilson 6 6 6   R Wilson 12 2 6 6
  Paul Willey 4 1 1   R Wilson 6 5 3
  Gardnar Mulloy 11 4 1   N Fraser 8 7 6
  Neale Fraser 13 6 6   N Fraser 6 6 6
  Andrés Hammersley 6 3 4 6 5 Q   J Blatchford 1 1 4
Q   Joe Blatchford 2 6 6 3 7   N Fraser 6 6 7
  Roy Emerson 6 6 6   R Howe 2 4 5
Q   Brian Page 1 1 2   R Emerson 6 6 3 6
  Tony Pickard 6 6 6   A Pickard 1 4 6 3
LL   Derek Collins 3 2 2   R Emerson 2 6 1 4
  Bob Howe 6 6 6   R Howe 6 2 6 6
  Robert Abdesselam 1 4 4   R Howe 6 6 6
LL   Eddie Ford 5 7 0 8 2   F Feldbausch 4 2 3
  Franz Feldbausch 7 5 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Ham Richardson 6 9 11 8
  Jack Arkinstall 4 7 13 6 6   H Richardson 6 6 6
LL   Derrick Lester 1 3 1 Q   G Mudge 1 1 0
Q   Gordon Mudge 6 6 6 6   H Richardson 6 10 6
  Barry MacKay 6 6 6   T Ulrich 4 8 3
  Geoff Cass 1 2 4   B MacKay 5 4 2
  Vladimir Petrović 1 2 2   T Ulrich 7 6 6
  Torben Ulrich 6 6 6 6   H Richardson 7 0
  Jiří Parma 4 5 2   A Segal 5 0r
  Alan Mills 6 7 6   A Mills 3 2 3
  Bernard Destremau 3 1 0   A Segal 6 6 6
  Abe Segal 6 6 6   A Segal 6 6 22
  Arthur Marshall 6 6 6   A Marshall 0 2 20
  Kamel Moubarek 0 1 1   A Marshall 6 6 6
LL   Munir Pirzada 6 6 8 LL   M Pirzada 0 2 3
Q   Ralph White 3 1 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Ilija Panajotović 4 2 6 1
  Ivor Warwick 6 6 4 6   I Warwick 10 6 6
  Hans Redl 2 3 1   J Horn 8 2 1
  John Horn 6 6 6   I Warwick 0 2 1
  Eduardo Argon 3 3 2   G Forbes 6 6 6
  Sam Giammalva 6 6 6   S Giammalva 1 7 4
  Gordon Forbes 6 6 6   G Forbes 6 9 6
  Wayne Van Voorhees 1 1 4   G Forbes 2 1 6
  Tony Vincent 6 6 1 4 6 8   V Seixas 6 6 8
  Peter Scholl 3 3 6 6 3   A Vincent 3 7 3 1
  Irvin Dorfman 4 4 3   H Flam 6 5 6 6
  Herbie Flam 6 6 6   H Flam 6 1 1 8
  Jean-Claude Molinari 6 6 6 8   V Seixas 4 6 6 10
  Howard Walton 4 4 1   J-C Molinari 5 3 2
  Malcolm Fox 1 2 3 8   V Seixas 7 6 6
8   Vic Seixas 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Michael Hann 3 6 6 6
LL   Roche Goosen 6 3 4 2   M Hann 5 5 4
  Robin Kipping 4 1 8 6 6   R Kipping 7 7 6
Q   Kamilo Keretić 6 6 6 4 4   R Kipping 4 5 7
  Bruce Gulley 6 1 6 7   A Morris 6 7 9
  Reg Bennett 4 6 0 5   B Gulley 2 3 3
  Allen Morris 7 6 5 6   A Morris 6 6 6
  Eric Bulmer 5 3 7 4   A Morris 1 12 8 3 6
  Peter Moys 5 6 7 2   A Cooper 6 10 6 6 3
  Oliver Prenn 7 8 5 6   O Prenn 6 4 0 9 1
  Don Black 6 3 6 10   D Black 4 6 6 7 6
  Gerry Oakley 2 6 4 8   D Black 2 6 1 6 7
  Ashley Cooper 4 6 2 6 6   A Cooper 6 4 6 4 9
  Mike Davies 6 4 6 4 3   A Cooper 6 2 6 1 6
  Geoffrey Owen 5 1 3 3   S Davidson 3 6 3 6 4
3   Sven Davidson 7 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Finn Søhol 0 4 1
  Andrés Gimeno 6 6 6   A Gimeno 6 6 6
  Graham Regan 6 6 1 8   G Regan 2 2 1
  Hans van Dalsum 3 3 6 6   A Gimeno 6 3 1 4
  Julian Mayers 1 2 5   U Schmidt 4 6 6 6
  Ian Vermaak 6 6 7   I Vermaak 6 4 6 7 3
  Hugh Sweeney 0 3 3   U Schmidt 8 6 1 5 6
  Ulf Schmidt 6 6 6   U Schmidt 7 5 6 6
  Ibrahim Badreldin-Sayed 1 3 4   L Ayala 5 7 4 2
  Luis Ayala 6 6 6   L Ayala 1 4 12 6 6
  Joe Hackett 4 1 3   R Becker 6 6 10 2 3
  Roger Becker 6 6 6   L Ayala 5 6 6 5 6
  Tony Clayton 4 3 10 7   K Nielsen 7 4 4 7 4
Q   Akhtar Ali 6 6 12 Q   A Ali 1 10 2 1
Q   Bob Mark 0 2 3 7   K Nielsen 6 8 6 6
7   Kurt Nielsen 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Kevin Meyer 3 3 4
  Hugh Stewart 6 6 6   H Stewart 3 2 0
  Ronnie Holmberg 7 3 4 3   A Larsen 6 6 6
  Art Larsen 5 6 6 6   A Larsen 6 6 6
  Lawrence Barclay 6 7 1 6   J Brichant 3 3 1
  Mustapha Belkhodja 1 5 6 3   L Barclay 4 7 5
  Jacques Brichant 6 6 6   J Brichant 6 9 7
  John Ward 4 2 2   A Larsen 5 5 3
  Orlando Sirola 7 6 6 2   K Rosewall 7 7 6
Q   Rod Laver 5 4 2   O Sirola 2 7 6 4 8
  Armando Vieira w/o   N Kumar 6 5 2 6 6
  Naresh Kumar   O Sirola 5 4 7
  Clive Bernstein 3 6 3 2 2   K Rosewall 7 6 9
  Geoff Ward 6 2 6 6   G Ward 2 1 3
  John Barrett 2 1 6 1 2   K Rosewall 6 6 6
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 2 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Barbara A. West; Frances T. Murphy (2010). A Brief History of Australia. Infobase Publishing. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-8160-7885-1.
  3. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 128. ISBN 978-1899039401.
  4. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – Ulf Schmid". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  5. ^ Rod Laver (1 January 2017). Rod Laver: An autobiography. Atlantic Books. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-74343-775-9.

External linksEdit

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