1962 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

Rod Laver defeated Roy Emerson 6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1962 U.S. National Championships, and in turn complete a Grand Slam by winning all four majors in the same year.[2] Laver would not appear in a Grand Slam tournament again until the start of the open era in 1968, due to turning professional in 1963.

Men's Singles
1962 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver[1]
Runner-upAustralia Roy Emerson[1]
Final score6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Details
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1961 · U.S. National Championships · 1963 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Rod Laver (Champion)
  2.   Roy Emerson (Finalist)
  3.   Chuck McKinley (Semifinalist)
  4.   Rafael Osuna (Semifinalist)
  5.   Fred Stolle (Second round)
  6.   Jan-Erik Lundqvist (Third round)
  7.   Nicola Pietrangeli (First round)
  8.   Frank Froehling (Quarterfinalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Rod Laver 6 13 4 6
8   Frank Froehling 3 11 6 3
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
4   Rafael Osuna 1 3 4
4   Rafael Osuna 6 6 7
  Gordon Forbes 4 4 5
1   Rod Laver 6 6 5 6
2   Roy Emerson 2 4 7 4
2   Roy Emerson 6 6 6
  Andrew Lloyd 1 1 3
2   Roy Emerson 4 6 6 6
3   Chuck McKinley 6 4 3 2
3   Chuck McKinley 6 6 6 6
  Ham Richardson 2 2 8 4

Earlier roundsEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Laver 6 6 6
  Davidman 3 2 3 1   Laver 6 6 6
  Zuleta 6 6 6   Zuleta 3 3 1
  Cooper 2 0 2 1   Laver 9 6 6
  Newman 6 6 6   Nitsche 7 1 1
  Hallberg 0 4 4   Newman 6 3 3 1
  Nitsche 6 6 6   Nitsche 2 6 6 6
  Carpenter 3 1 1 1   Laver 6 6 6
  Dell 6 6 6   Palafox 1 2 2
  Parker 1 2 2   Dell 5 7 6 6
  Scott 6 7 6 8   Scott 7 5 3 2
  Schwartz 2 9 1 6   Dell 4 7 7
  Leius 6 6 7   Palafox 6 9 9
  Schneider 1 4 5   Leius 3 3 6 3
  Palafox 7 4 6 6   Palafox 6 6 3 6
  Bond 5 6 4 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   Froehling 6 5 6 3 6
  Nagler 1 7 2 6 2 8   Froehling 8 6 17
  Wright 6 5 2 10 11   Wright 6 2 15
  Donnadieu 3 7 6 8 9 8   Froehling 6 6 6
  Drysdale 6 3 7 6   Drysdale 0 4 3
  Steele III 1 6 5 3   Drysdale 6 6 7
  Fontana 3 6 6 6   Fontana 4 2 5
  Fawaz 6 4 2 2 8   Froehling 8 7 6 6
  Cromwell 8 16 6   Holmberg 10 5 4 3
  Fentress 6 14 1   Cromwell 5 1 8 6 4
  Perry 2 6 6 6   Perry 7 6 6 4 6
  Asz 6 1 2 2   Perry 1 5 2
  Olvera 6 6 4 6   Holmberg 6 7 6
  Fox 4 3 6 3   Olvera 1 6 2 0
  Holmberg 6 6 6   Holmberg 6 3 6 6
  Hajer 1 4 2

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Osuna 6 6 10
  Werksman 2 4 8 4   Osuna 8 6 4 6 6
  Schmidt 6 6 6   Schmidt 10 3 6 3 2
  Hackett 2 2 0 4   Osuna 11 6 3 3 10
  Reed 4 6 10 2 6   Reed 9 4 6 6 8
  Ralston 6 2 8 6 3   Reed 6 6 7
  Buchholz 8 6 6   Buchholz 3 0 5
  Cullen 6 4 2 4   Osuna 6 6 5 6
  Mukerjea 6 6 1 6   Mukerjea 2 2 7 4
  Rubinoff 1 0 6 4   Mukerjea 6 3 6 8
  Hernando 2 7 6 6   Hernando 0 6 3 6
  Como 6 5 3 3   Mukerjea 3 7 5 6 6
  Gasiorek 6 3 7 7 6   Pasarell 6 5 7 3 1
  Drilling 2 6 5 9 3   Gasiorek 1 1 6
  Pasarell 10 6 4 6 8   Pasarell 6 6 8
  Fisher 12 4 6 2 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Stolle 6 6 6
  Jagge 4 2 0 5   Stolle 1 6 9
  Forbes 9 3 7 6 6   Forbes 6 8 11
  Pilić 7 6 9 3 3   Forbes 3 10 6 7
  Ulrich 4 6 6 6   Metreveli 6 8 4 5
  Beste 6 3 3 3   Ulrich 6 6 4 7 6
  Metreveli 6 6 5 7 6   Metreveli 4 2 6 9 8
  Brown 3 3 7 5 0   Forbes 4 5 6 11 6
  Knight 6 6 6   Knight 6 7 4 9 4
  Hainka 2 4 1   Knight 6 6 6
  Belkhodjia 8 6 6   Belkhodjia 0 2 1
  Graebner 6 1 4   Knight 4 6 6 10
  Fitzgibbon 6 6 6   Fitzgibbon 6 1 4 8
  Kileff 3 0 3   Fitzgibbon 6 7 7
  Ecklebe 6 6 8   Ecklebe 1 5 5
  Goldman 3 0 6

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2   Emerson 6 6 7
  Contreras 1 3 5 2   Emerson 6 6 6
  Ashe 6 6 6   Ashe 2 3 0
  Newman 4 4 2 2   Emerson 6 11 6
  Neely 3 7 6 10 6   Riessen 2 9 3
  Clark 6 9 4 8 4   Neely 6 4 5 2 1
  Riessen 6 8 6   Riessen 4 6 7 6 6
  Drossart 2 6 3 2   Emerson 4 6 6 9 6
  Sangster 6 7 6   Sangster 6 3 4 11 1
  Karabasz 1 5 3   Sangster 6 6 6
  Lenoir 6 4 6 6   Lenoir 4 3 4
  Jovanović 1 6 3 0   Sangster 6 7 8
  Javorský 6 6 6   Mandelstam 3 5 6
  Fauquier 3 3 1   Javorský 3 1 6 3
  Mandelstam 6 6 5 7   Mandelstam 6 6 4 6
  Hoogs 1 3 7 5

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  Hoffman
7   Pietrangeli w/o   Hoffman 6 6 3 6 3
  Lloyd 3 4 6 6 7   Lloyd 4 1 6 8 6
  Higgins 6 6 3 2 5   Lloyd 6 6 6
  Edlefsen 8 6 6   Edlefsen 4 1 0
  Presecki 6 2 1   Edlefsen 6 6 6 6
  Farrin 6 6 9 5 6   Farrin 8 2 2 2
  Belkin 3 2 11 7 4   Lloyd 9 6 6
  Renavand 8 6 6   Nyyssonen 7 3 4
  Gottlieb 6 2 0   Renavand 6 6 5 6
  Roberts 6 4 6 6   Roberts 3 2 7 1
  Reese 4 6 2 1   Renavand 2 4 1
  Earnhart 6 6 6   Nyyssonen 6 6 6
  Sokol 4 4 2   Earnhart 1 4 3
  Nyyssonen 8 7 6   Nyyssonen 6 6 6
  Welles 6 5 4

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   McKinley 6 6 6
  Bowditch 2 1 1 3   McKinley 6 6 6
  Licis 6 6 6   Licis 4 3 1
  Schnaars 3 2 4 3   McKinley 6 6 6
  Snyder 6 6 6   Skonecki 4 4 1
  Botts 1 1 1   Snyder 5 6 4 2
  Skonecki 6 6 5 6   Skonecki 7 4 6 6
  Driscole 3 4 7 4 3   McKinley 6 6 7
  Leschly 2 6 9 7   Leschly 0 3 5
  Mandarino 6 3 7 5   Leschly 6 6 6
  Watson 6 6 3 6   Watson 2 1 4
  McDonald 2 2 6 1   Leschly 6 6 6
  Reed 6 6 6   Henry 4 4 0
  Maloney 3 1 4   Reed 5 12 9 4
  Henry 10 6 6   Henry 7 10 11 6
  Siska 8 3 4

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Lundqvist 6 6 6
  Jackson 1 3 3 6   Lundqvist 9 5 0 7 6
  Sharpe 3 7 6 8   Sharpe 7 7 6 5 2
  Senkowski 6 5 3 6 6   Lundqvist 4 3 3
  Shaffer 2 4 6 6 10   Seixas 6 6 6
  Sorlein 6 6 1 3 8   Shaffer 7 4 2
  Seixas 6 2 6 6   Seixas 9 6 6
  Greer 1 6 0 4   Seixas 10 5 6 1
  Bungert 6 0 6 7   Richardson 12 7 4 6
  Powless 4 6 3 5   Bungert 6 6 6
  McManus 4 16 12 6 6   McManus 4 2 2
  Likhachev 6 18 10 1 4   Bungert 3 7 2
  Richardson 6 6 4 3 6   Richardson 6 9 6
  Godbout 3 3 6 6 3   Richardson 6 6 6
  Pilet 6 6 6   Pilet 4 3 1
  Tully 4 4 3

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. 137. OCLC 172306.

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