1968 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

First-seeded William Bowrey won in the final 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4 against Juan Gisbert, Sr. to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1968 Australian Championships. Roy Emerson was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Men's Singles
1968 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia William Bowrey
Runner-upSpain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Final score7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4
Details
Draw62
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1967 · Australian Championships · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The joint first seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1.   William Bowrey (Champion) /   Juan Gisbert, Sr. (Final)
  2. n/a
  3.   Ray Ruffels (Semifinals) /   Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  4. n/a
  5.   Graham Stilwell (Second Round) /   Barry Phillips-Moore (Semifinals)
  6. n/a
  7.   Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals) /   Mike Belkin (Quarterfinals)
  8. n/a
  9.   Peter Curtis (First Round) /   Allan Stone (Third Round)
  10. n/a
  11.   Sutarjo Sugiarto (Second Round) / n/a
  12. n/a
  13.   Phil Dent (Quarterfinals) /   Gondo Widjojo (First Round)
  14. n/a
  15.   Ray Keldie (Third Round) /   Jun Kamiwazumi (Second Round)
  16. n/a

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   William Bowrey 16 6 6    
7   Mike Belkin 14 3 3    
1   William Bowrey 10 6 7    
5   Barry Phillips-Moore 8 4 5    
3   Manuel Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
5   Barry Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6
1   William Bowrey 7 2 9 6  
1   Juan Gisbert, Sr. 5 6 7 4  
13   Phil Dent 6 2 1 6 0
3   Ray Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6
3   Ray Ruffels 8 6 2 2  
1   Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  
7   Dick Crealy 8 6 2 3  
1   Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  

Main drawEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   W Bowrey 6 6 8    
    R Coulthard 12 7 4 7       R Coulthard 4 0 6    
    M Senior 10 5 6 5   1   W Bowrey w/o        
    E McCabe 3 2 4         R Case          
    J Brown 6 6 6         J Brown 6 8 3 5 0r
    R Case 6 3 6 7       R Case 4 6 6 7 1
13   G Widjojo 4 6 3 5   1   W Bowrey 16 6 6    
9   A Stone 6 6 6     7   M Belkin 14 3 3    
    R Layton 4 2 1     9   A Stone 8 4 6 6  
    B Kearney 4 1 5         W Jacques 6 6 2 3  
    W Jacques 6 6 7     9   A Stone 8 6 3 4  
    M Pettman 4 1 2     7   M Belkin 10 1 6 6  
    T Tsujimoto 6 6 6         M Pettman 1 3 2    
    M Marchment 2 6 4 7   7   M Belkin 6 6 6    
7   M Belkin 6 3 6 9  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   M Orantes 6 6 6    
    L Weatherhog 4 0 2     3   M Orantes 6 7 6    
    M Guse 6 6 6         M Guse 2 5 4    
    J May 1 2 2     3   M Orantes 4 4 6 6 6
    N Fraser 6 6 6         N Fraser 6 6 3 4 4
    R Harvey 1 1 0         N Fraser 6 3 8 4 6
    H Nielson 2 5 4     LL   B Lloyd 4 6 6 6 3
LL   B Lloyd 6 7 6     3   M Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
15   J Kamiwazumi 8 6 6     5   B Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6
    B Connor 6 4 2     15   J Kamiwazumi 2 2 1    
    G Pollard 6 6 6         G Pollard 6 6 6    
    C Janssens 4 2 4         G Pollard 4 4 6 3  
    W Coghlan 6 6 9 6   5   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 6  
    P Oatey 0 2 11 3       W Coghlan 2 4 6 7 2r
    T Dawson 3 0 3     5   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 5 4
5   B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6    

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   G Stilwell 6 6 6    
    G Hogben 2 3 1     5   G Stilwell 3 6 7 6 2
    J Fraser 11 6 6         J Fraser 6 8 5 4 6
    N Higgins 9 4 4         J Fraser 15 6 1 4  
    B Giltinan 6 6 4 6 2 13   P Dent 17 3 6 6  
    C Stubs 8 2 6 4 6     C Stubs 10 6 6 4 4
    H Ladyman 1 1 3     13   P Dent 12 4 2 6 6
13   P Dent 6 6 6     13   P Dent 6 2 1 6 0
11   S Sugiarto 6 1 6 6   3   R Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6
    R Campbell 1 6 3 2   11   S Sugiarto 1 8 2    
    R Wilson 6 6 8         R Wilson 6 10 6    
    G Teagle 0 1 6         R Wilson 2 2 1    
    J James 7 5 6 3 4 3   R Ruffels 6 6 6    
    D Smith 5 7 4 6 6     D Smith 3 3 0 r  
    R Sellick 1 1 0     3   R Ruffels 6 6 3    
3   R Ruffels 6 6 6    

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   D Crealy 6 6 6    
    O Worley 4 1 2     7   D Crealy 6 6 6    
    I Fletcher 6 6 6         I Fletcher 4 4 4    
    S Ball 3 4 2     7   D Crealy 9 6 5 6  
    T Addison 6 6 6         T Addison 7 4 7 1  
    P Mockler 1 1 0         T Addison 6 6 6    
    T Sakai 2 4 6 7 6     T Sakai 0 4 3    
9   P Curtis 6 6 4 5 1 7   D Crealy 8 6 2 3  
15   R Keldie 6 6 6     1   J Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  
    J Blizzard 3 3 3     15   R Keldie 4 5 6 9 6
    B Geraghty 6 6 6         B Geraghty 6 7 3 7 0
    A Hammond 2 3 3     15   R Keldie 6 5 2 3  
    R Brent 6 6 6     1   J Gisbert, Sr. 3 7 6 6  
    G Dunn 1 0 0         R Brent 4 7 4 6 4
1   J Gisbert, Sr. 6 5 6 4 6

External linksEdit


Preceded by
1967 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1968 French Open