1961 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

Second-seeded Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver 1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 Australian Championships.

Men's Singles
1961 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia Roy Emerson
Runner-upAustralia Rod Laver
Final score1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Details
Draw44
Seeds12
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1960 · Australian Championships · 1962 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Rod Laver (Finalist)
  2.   Roy Emerson (Champion)
  3.   Bob Mark (Third round)
  4.   Bob Hewitt (Third round)
  5.   Mike Sangster (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Christian Kuhnke (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Bob Howe (Third round)
  8.   Fred Stolle (Semifinalist)
  9.   Wayne Reid (Third round)
  10.   Ken Fletcher (Quarterfinalist)
  11.   Sergio Tacchini (Second round)
  12.   Barry Phillips-Moore (Semifinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Rod Laver 6 2
10   Ken Fletcher 2 4 r.
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
12   Barry Phillips-Moore 2 2 4
12   Barry Phillips-Moore 5 6 6 6
6   Christian Kuhnke 7 3 2 3
1   Rod Laver 6 3 5 4
2   Roy Emerson 1 6 7 6
5   Mike Sangster 3 4 3
8   Fred Stolle 6 6 6
8   Fred Stolle 6 2 5
2   Roy Emerson 8 6 7
  John Pearce 1 2 3
2   Roy Emerson 6 6 6

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   Laver 6 6 6
  O'Kane 2 3 0
1   Laver 6 6 9
  Coghlan 4 1 7
  Tan 1 2 1
  Coghlan 6 6 6
1   Laver 6 2
10   Fletcher 2 4 r.
10   Fletcher 6 6 3 6
  Ryan 3 2 6 1
10   Fletcher 6 6 6
  Shapter 3 2 3
  Shapter 6 8 8 4 6
  Hearnden 3 10 6 6 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   Howe 6 6 7
  Potter 1 4 5
7   Howe 2 9 6 6
  Nette 6 6 6 12   Phillips-Moore 6 11 3 8
  Pearson 3 0 1   Nette 5 2 2
12   Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 6 12   Phillips-Moore 7 6 6
  French 2 6 2 3 12   Phillips-Moore 5 6 6 6
4   Hewitt 6 7 6 6   Kuhnke 7 3 2 3
  Fraser 1 5 1 4   Hewitt 6 6 0 7
  Hann 6 2 6 7   Hann 4 4 6 5
  Pares 1 6 2 5 4   Hewitt 1 4 6 3
  Hughes 6 6 8 6 6   Kuhnke 6 6 1 6
  Johnson 2 3 10 1   Hughes 6 6 4
6   Kuhnke 6 1 6 6 6   Kuhnke 8 8 6
  McPherson 4 6 3 0

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   Sangster 6 6 6
  McKenzie 2 2 2 5   Sangster 3 10 6 2 6
  Stubs 6 6 8   Stubs 6 8 4 6 2
  Azman 0 1 6 5   Sangster
  Mulligan 6 6 6 3   Mark w/o
  Graham-Jones 3 2 2   Mulligan 3 3 4
3   Mark 6 6 6 3   Mark 6 6 6
  Hillebrand 1 4 0 5   Sangster 3 4 3
11   Tacchini 6 6 6 8   Stolle 6 6 6
  Millen 1 1 0 11   Tacchini 5 2 5
  Tobin 6 6 6   Tobin 7 6 7
  Shepherd 3 3 2   Tobin 3 3 3
8   Stolle 6 6 6
  Reid 13 4 3
8   Stolle 15 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  Pearce 6 6 6
  Gibson 4 3 4
  Pearce 6 6 6
9   Reid 2 2 0
  Holland 7 1 3
9   Reid 9 6 6
  Pearce 1 2 3
2   Emerson 6 6 6
  Kearney 4 6 6 6
  Stephens 6 4 2 0
  Kearney 1 2 7
2   Emerson 6 6 9
  Hicks 1 1 2
2   Emerson 6 6 6

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1960 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1961 French Championships