1961 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Men's Singles
1961 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Roy Emerson[1]
Runner-upAustralia Rod Laver[1]
Final score7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1960 · U.S. National 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.   Chuck McKinley (Third round)
  3.   Roy Emerson (Champion)
  4.   Mike Sangster (Semifinalist)
  5.   Bob Mark (Fourth round)
  6.   Frank Froehling (Third round)
  7.   Jon Douglas (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Ron Holmberg (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Rod Laver 6 7 6 6
    Donald Dell 4 9 3 4
1   Rod Laver 13 7 6
4   Mike Sangster 11 5 4
4   Mike Sangster 6 7 6
7   Jon Douglas 4 5 1
1   Rod Laver 5 3 2
3   Roy Emerson 7 6 6
    Whitney Reed 8 3 3 2
    Rafael Osuna 6 6 6 6
    Rafael Osuna 3 2 6 7 7
3   Roy Emerson 6 6 3 5 9
3   Roy Emerson 6 6 7
8   Ron Holmberg 4 2 5

Earlier RoundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Laver 6 6 6
  Steele III 3 1 0
1   Laver 6 6 6
  Lloyd 1 2 2
  Tong 1 3 7 2
  Lloyd 6 6 5 6
1   Laver 6 6 6
  Zuleta 6 7 6   Crawford 3 4 3
  Schunck 1 5 1   Zuleta 5 6 1 1
  Bey 6 6 6   Bey 7 3 6 6
  Morgan 3 1 4   Bey 1 2 3
  Barker 3 6 3 6 6   Crawford 6 6 6
  Wright 6 2 6 0 3   Barker 6 2 4
  Crawford 6 6 6   Crawford 8 6 6
  Mangan 2 1 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Froehling 6 6 6
  Hobbs 2 2 4 6   Froehling 6 6 6
  Pasarell 6 6 3 6   Pasarell 3 4 4
  Susman 2 2 6 4 6   Froehling 9 8 1
  Dell 7 6 6   Dell 11 10 6
  Carpenter 5 0 4   Dell 6 6 6
  Dailey 6 6 6   Dailey 3 2 3
  Harrison 4 2 4   Dell 7 6 6 8
  Ashe 6 6 9   Sharpe 9 3 2 6
  Karabasz 2 2 7   Ashe 3 5 5
  Godbout 6 7 1 8   Godbout 6 7 7
  Sherman 4 5 6 6   Godbout 6 4 6 2
  Sharpe 3 6 6 6   Sharpe 8 6 3 6
  Kamakana 6 3 4 4   Sharpe 4 4 9 6 7
  Potthast 6 6 6   Potthast 6 6 7 1 5
  Thompson 2 1 3

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Sangster 6 3 6 6
  Perry 2 6 3 4 4   Sangster 6 6 6
  Higgins 6 6 6   Higgins 3 1 3
  Hedrick 2 1 3 4   Sangster 6 7 6 6
  Lambert 6 6 6 6   Lambert 3 9 2 4
  Quinn 2 8 2 2   Lambert 6 3 4 6 6
  McManus 6 6 6   McManus 3 6 6 4 3
  Davis 1 0 0 4   Sangster 21 8 6 6
  Bond 6 6 6   Palafox 19 10 3 4
  Powless 0 0 2   Bond 6 6 6
  White 6 6 7   White 3 3 3
  Fauquier 3 2 5   Bond 3 6 3 4
  Palafox 6 6 6   Palafox 6 4 6 6
  Werksman 2 2 2   Palafox 15 6 6
  Nagler 6 6 6   Nagler 13 1 4
  Vanderbilt 2 3 3

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   Douglas 3 6 10 6
  Richardson 6 2 8 1 7   Douglas 6 7 6 6
  Senkowski 6 6 6   Senkowski 3 9 3 3
  Musalem 3 0 2 7   Douglas 6 2 2 9 6
  Seixas 7 6 6   Seixas 4 6 6 7 4
  Lynch 5 4 0   Seixas 6 10 6
  Siska 6 6 6   Siska 4 8 3
  Lynch 0 2 4 7   Douglas 3 6 7 8
  Henry 9 6 6   Henry 6 3 5 6
  Moss 7 4 4   Henry 6 6 6
  Sullivan 6 6 6   Sullivan 4 3 4
  San Hueza 1 2 1   Henry 5 11 6 6 6
  Biggs 6 6 3 6   Bedard 7 13 1 4 2
  Botts 3 4 6 2   Biggs 7 2 2
  Bedard 6 6 6   Bedard 9 6 6
  Ralph 3 1 3

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   McKinley 7 6 6
  Stoesser 5 2 2 2   McKinley 7 6 6
  Beck 6 6 6   Beck 5 1 1
  Johnson 2 0 4 2   McKinley 3 7 6 3
  Reed 6 8 7   Reed 6 9 3 6
  Howe 4 6 5   Reed 7 7 7
  Hernandez 4 4 6 8 6   Hernandez 5 5 5
  Reed 6 6 2 6 4   Reed 8 6 4 6
  Olvera 6 6 6   Fox 6 3 6 3
  Herceg 0 0 0   Olvera 2 8 11 3
  Fox 6 6 6   Fox 6 10 9 6
  Harris 2 1 1   Fox 6 6 8 3 6
  Lane 6 9 6   Lane 2 0 10 6 1
  Clark 2 7 3   Lane 6 6 6
  Hill 5 6 2 6 6   Hill 2 1 4
  Spengler 7 4 6 0 2

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Mark 6 6 6
  Fitzgibbon 2 1 0 5   Mark 6 6 6
  Palafox 6 6 6   Palafox 2 2 2
  Buck 4 1 2 5   Mark 6 6 6
  Taylor 6 6 6   Fisher 4 4 2
  Belkin 4 2 2   Taylor 6 3 6 6 5
  Fisher 3 6 6 6   Fisher 4 6 8 3 7
  Richardson 6 2 3 2 5   Mark 3 4 6
  Shaffer 6 6 6   Osuna 6 6 8
  Gasman 1 2 2   Shaffer 10 2 7
  Osuna 6 6 6   Osuna 12 6 9
  Barizon 2 3 3   Osuna 11 6 6 17 6
  Scott 11 6 3 6   Scott 13 4 8 15 0
  Driscole 9 3 6 3   Scott 4 6 6 5
  Sokol 7 3 6 6 8   Sokol 6 3 2 2 r.
  Rubell 9 6 3 2 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   Emerson 6 6 6
  Rubinoff 2 1 0 3   Emerson 6 6 6
  Brown 6 7 6   Brown 1 0 1
  Goldman 3 5 1 3   Emerson 6 6 6
  Lenoir 6 6 6   Buchholz 3 3 1
  Carpenter 0 3 1   Lenoir 6 2 3 3
  Buchholz 16 5 6 11   Buchholz 1 6 6 6
  Hoehn 14 7 1 9 3   Emerson 6 6 6
  Hoffman 6 6 6   Hoffman 1 2 2
  Greer 0 2 3   Hoffman 10 4 6 7
  Fontana 3 7 8 6   Fontana 8 6 3 5
  Sorlein 6 5 6 4   Hoffman 6 6 6
  Earnhart 6 6 6   Davis 3 2 1
  Dickenson 3 2 0   Earnhart 6 2 0 r.
  Davis 8 6 9   Davis 4 6 1
  Sylvia 6 4 7

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Holmberg 6 6 7
  Green 4 4 5 8   Holmberg 7 6 6
  Farrin 8 7 4 6   Farrin 5 1 2
  Hammill 6 5 6 1 8   Holmberg 7 6 6
  Riessen 6 8 6   Riessen 5 4 2
  Newman 4 6 0   Riessen 6 8 6
  Snyder 6 6 6   Snyder 0 6 2
  Sweeney 4 2 3 8   Holmberg 6 7 6 6
  Frost 2 9 4 1
  Graebner 5 6 3 4
  Hoogs 7 1 6 6
  Hoogs 1 4 2
  Frost 6 6 6
  Frost 6 6 6
  Hetherington 1 2 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 461. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 136. OCLC 172306.

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