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1959 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Alex Olmedo defeated Rod Laver in the final, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4, to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1959 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Ashley Cooper was the defending champion, but was ineligible to compete after turning professional.

Men's Singles
1959 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionPeru Alex Olmedo
Runner-upAustralia Rod Laver
Final score6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1958 · Wimbledon Championships · 1960 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Alex Olmedo (Champion)
02.     Neale Fraser (Quarterfinals)
03.     Nicola Pietrangeli (First round)
04.     Bobby Wilson (Quarterfinals)
05.     Barry MacKay (Semifinals)
06.     Luis Ayala (Quarterfinals)
07.     Kurt Nielsen (Second round)
08.     Roy Emerson (Semifinals)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
2   Neale Fraser 7 8 6 3 1
5   Barry MacKay 5 10 0 6 6
5   Barry MacKay 13 9 8 9 3
  Rod Laver 11 11 10 7 6
  Jean-Claude Molinari 3 3 0
  Rod Laver 6 6 6
  Rod Laver 4 3 4
1   Alex Olmedo 6 6 6
8   Roy Emerson 6 6 6
4   Bobby Wilson 3 4 2
8   Roy Emerson 4 0 4
1   Alex Olmedo 6 6 6
6   Luis Ayala 5 6 3 3
1   Alex Olmedo 7 3 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   Neale Fraser 6 6 6
  Pierre Darmon 4 4 2 2   N Fraser 6 6 6
  Franz Saiko 8 3 6 2   C Fernandes 3 1 2
  Carlos Fernandes 10 6 4 6 2   N Fraser 7 6 6
  Bob Sherman 6 4 5 9 6   A Bailey 5 4 2
  Alan Bailey 4 6 7 7 8   A Bailey 6 4 6 6
  Gunnar Sjøwall 1 8 3   M Hann 2 6 1 3
  Michael Hann 6 10 6 2   N Fraser 3 6 14 8 6
  Allan Kendall 6 6 2 7 8   O Sirola 6 3 12 10 3
  Eduardo Argon 4 8 6 5 6   A Kendall 7 1 6 8
  John Maloney 4 2 4   O Sirola 9 6 1 10
  Orlando Sirola 6 6 6   O Sirola 6 9 3 6
  Manuel Santana 6 6 6   M Santana 4 7 6 3
  Alain Bresson 0 0 1   M Santana 6 4 4 9 6
Q   Roy Dixon 6 13 4 7 4 Q   J Grigry 2 6 6 7 1
Q   Jacques Grigry 3 11 6 9 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Barry MacKay 6 6 3 6
  Ian Vermaak 2 2 6 3 5   B MacKay 6 6 3 6
  Władysław Skonecki 6 7 6 7   W Skonecki 4 3 6 1
Q   Jaidip Mukerjea 3 9 4 5 5   B MacKay 6 6 6
  Ilija Panajotović 6 4 6 6   J Leschly 3 2 4
  Jimmy Tattersall 4 6 3 1   I Panajotović 6 5 6 4 5
  Geoff Ward 3 2 6 7   J Leschly 4 7 3 6 7
  Jan Leschly 6 6 3 9 5   B MacKay 6 8 10
  Billy Knight 6 6 6   W Knight 2 6 8
  John Barrett 2 0 3   W Knight 6 3 6 6
  Roger Becker 3 7 4   J-E Lundqvist 3 6 1 4
  Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6 9 6   W Knight 6 7 6
  Mark Otway 4 4 0   R Hewitt 3 5 3
  Bob Hewitt 6 6 6   R Hewitt 6 8 6
  Jon Douglas 4 6 6 6   J Douglas 1 6 4
  Budge Patty 6 1 1 0

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Nicola Pietrangeli 4 6 5 5
  Butch Buchholz 6 3 7 7   E Buchholz 3 7 11 10
  Gordon Forbes 6 6 6   G Forbes 6 5 9 8
  Paul Blondel 3 0 1   E Buchholz 4 5 4
  Gardnar Mulloy 6 6 6   G Mulloy 6 7 6
  Antal Jancsó 3 3 2   G Mulloy 6 7 6
  Neville Nette 11 3 8 4   L Gerrard 3 5 4
  Lew Gerrard 9 6 10 6   G Mulloy 1 2 9 2
  Juan Manuel Couder 4 6 6 2 6   J-C Molinari 6 6 7 6
  Warren Jacques 6 3 4 6 3   JM Couder 1 6 1 2
Q   Alan Lane 5 2 6 0   S Davidson 6 4 6 6
  Sven Davidson 7 6 1 6   S Davidson 7 1 13 6 4
  Malcolm Fox 6 6 11 6   J-C Molinari 9 6 11 4 6
  Sima Nikolić 4 2 13 1   M Fox 3 6 3 2
  Jean-Claude Molinari 4 6 7 6   J-C Molinari 6 3 6 6
  Chu Chen Hua 6 3 5 4

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Kurt Nielsen 6 1 6 7
  Martin Mulligan 4 6 3 5 7   K Nielsen 8 4 5
  Wilhelm Bungert 4 2 6 3   R Laver 10 6 7
  Rod Laver 6 6 4 6   R Laver 6 6 7
  José Edison Mandarino 2 6 6 6 Q   J Ward 2 3 5
Q   Stan Hicks 6 4 2 4   JE Mandarino 4 4 6 0
  Geoffrey Owen 3 5 7 2 Q   J Ward 6 6 3 6
Q   John Ward 6 7 5 6   R Laver 6 3 6 6
  Jaroslav Drobný 12 6 8 6   A Mills 3 6 3 4
  Alan Mills 14 3 10 8   A Mills 6 6 6
  Oliver Prenn 6 6 6 6   O Prenn 4 1 1
  Patricio Rodríguez 3 8 2 3   A Mills 9 6 7 6
  Willem Maris 6 6 6   R Howe 11 4 5 2
Q   Dickie Dillon 1 3 2   W Maris 5 4 1
  Bob Howe 10 6 9   R Howe 7 6 6
  Premjit Lall 8 3 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Giuseppe Merlo 6 2 6 6
  Dieter Ecklebe 4 6 3 1   G Merlo 0 0 3
LL   Trevor Adamson 1 1 1   J Frost 6 6 6
  Jack Frost 6 6 6   J Frost 7 5 1
  Ray Weedon 3 4 4   J Ulrich 9 7 6
  Jørgen Ulrich 6 6 6   J Ulrich 6 6 6
  Milan Branović 4 1 1   R Sanders 2 3 2
  Robin Sanders 6 6 6   J Ulrich 9 3 8 1
  Pieter van Eijsden 3 6 4 3 8   R Emerson 7 6 10 6
  Ian McDonald 6 4 6 6   I McDonald 3 2 1
  Andrés Gimeno 7 11 8   A Gimeno 6 6 6
  Ulf Schmidt 5 9 6   A Gimeno 2 6 4 1
  Kamilo Keretić 3 4 1 8   R Emerson 6 3 6 6
  Frank Gorman 6 6 6   F Gorman 1 6 6 3
  William Alvarez 4 3 3 8   R Emerson 6 4 8 6
8   Roy Emerson 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Franz Hainka 4 6 2 2
  Mike Franks 6 2 6 6   M Franks 6 6 5 4 5
  Jean-Noël Grinda 6 6 6   J-N Grinda 3 3 7 6 7
  Andrei Potanin 1 3 1   J-N Grinda 6 7 6
  Malcolm Gracie 6 6 6   K Fletcher 2 5 4
  Dennis Reilly 4 3 2   M Gracie 2 1 0
  Ken Fletcher 6 6 6   K Fletcher 6 6 6
  Wiesław Gąsiorek 2 1 3   J-N Grinda 3 15 1
  Joe Hackett 6 6 3 4 4   R Wilson 6 17 6
  Colin Baxter 3 8 6 6   C Baxter 3 2 2
  Don Candy 6 6 6   D Candy 6 6 6
  Glenn Bassett 4 1 2   D Candy 4 3 6 4
Q   Colin Hannam 2 4 5 4   R Wilson 6 6 1 6
  Tony Pickard 6 6 7   A Pickard 3 6 4
  Ivor Warwick 3 0 4 4   R Wilson 6 8 6
4   Bobby Wilson 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Gerry Oakley 6 7 6
  Paul Willey 3 5 3   G Oakley 6 6 9
  John Hammill 6 2 4 10 3   S Stockenberg 2 2 7
  Staffan Stockenberg 4 6 6 8 6   G Oakley 4 7 6 4
  Orlando Garrido 6 5 5 2   A Bey 6 9 4 6
  Adrian Bey 1 7 7 6   A Bey 7 6 6
  Finn-Dag Jagge 2 4 8 6 6   F-D Jagge 5 2 2
  Ralph Oliver 6 6 6 2 2   A Bey 2 1 0
Q   Toomas Leius 3 4 5 6   L Ayala 6 6 6
  Abe Segal 6 6 7   A Segal 6 4 8 6
Q   Tony Clayton 2 1 3   J Brichant 4 6 6 2
  Jacques Brichant 6 6 6   A Segal 3 10 4 2
  Ladislav Legenstein 1 10 6 6 2 6   L Ayala 6 8 6 6
  Geoffrey Paish 6 12 2 2 6   G Paish 3 1 4
  Jiří Javorský 3 0 3 6   L Ayala 6 6 6
6   Luis Ayala 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Mike Davies 6 6 6 6
  Brian Woolf 1 8 4 2   M Davies 6 3 6 6
  Boro Jovanović 6 6 6   B Jovanović 1 6 3 2
  István Gulyás 3 4 3   M Davies 6 4 6 6 1
  Ronnie Barnes 6 11 9 1 1   T Ulrich 3 6 8 1 6
  Mei Fu Chi 3 9 11 6 6   FC Mei 1 1 1
  Torben Ulrich 6 6 6 6   T Ulrich 6 6 6
  Bob Mark 4 8 4 4   T Ulrich 3 3 2
  Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6 1   A Olmedo 6 6 6
  Tim Heckler 3 1 0   R Krishnan 6 6 6
  Barry Phillips-Moore 4 6 6 7   B Phillips-Moore 2 2 3
  José Luis Arilla 6 4 3 5   R Krishnan 4 6 4 5
  Rod Mandelstam 6 6 6 1   A Olmedo 6 3 6 7
  Antonio Maggi 4 1 2   R Mandelstam 1 1 3
  Warren Woodcock 2 4 3 1   A Olmedo 6 6 6
1   Alex Olmedo 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External linksEdit

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