1968 US Open – Men's Singles

Arthur Ashe defeated Tom Okker 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1968 U.S. Open. [1] The 1968 U.S. Open events were conducted from August 29 to September 8, 1968. John Newcombe was the 1967 defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Clark Graebner.

Men's Singles
1968 US Open
ChampionUnited States Arthur Ashe
Runner-upNetherlands Tom Okker
Final score14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1967 · US Open · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Rod Laver (Fourth Round)
  2.   Tony Roche (Fourth Round)
  3.   Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)
  4.   John Newcombe (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Arthur Ashe (Champion)
  6.   Dennis Ralston (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Clark Graebner (Semifinals)
  8.   Tom Okker (Finals)
  9. n/a
  10.   Andrés Gimeno (First Round)
  11.   Fred Stolle (Second Round)
  12.   Charlie Pasarell (Third Round)
  13.   Richard Pancho Gonzales (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Roy Emerson (Fourth Round)
  15.   Marty Riessen (Second Round)
  16.   Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final EightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
16   Cliff Drysdale 10 3 7 4
5   Arthur Ashe 8 6 9 6
5   Arthur Ashe 4 8 7 6
7   Clark Graebner 6 6 5 2
4   John Newcombe 7 9 1 4
7   Clark Graebner 5 11 6 6
5   Arthur Ashe 14 5 6 3 6
8   Tom Okker 12 7 3 6 3
6   Dennis Ralston 2 2 3
3   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
3   Ken Rosewall 6 4 8 1
8   Tom Okker 8 6 6 6
8   Tom Okker 14 6 10 6
13   Pancho Gonzales 16 3 8 3

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
1   R Laver
bye 1   R Laver 6 4 6 6 6
  T Koch   T Koch 8 6 4 4 4
bye 1   R Laver 6 6 6
  I Crookenden   P Segura 2 1 1
bye   I Crookenden 3 4 1
  P Segura   P Segura 6 6 6
bye 1   R Laver 6 4 6 1 1
16   C Drysdale 16   C Drysdale 4 6 3 6 6
bye 16   C Drysdale 6 8 6 6
  L Ayala   L Ayala 4 10 0 3
bye 16   C Drysdale 6 6 6
  L Gerrard   A Stone 3 2 1
bye   L Gerrard 4 7 2
  A Stone   A Stone 6 9 6
bye

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
5   A Ashe
bye 5   A Ashe 6 6 6
  F Parker   F Parker 3 2 2
bye 5   A Ashe 6 6 6
  P Hutchins   P Hutchins 3 4 1
bye   P Hutchins 6 6 4 2 6
  H Rahim   H Rahim 3 4 6 6 2
bye 5   A Ashe 6 9 6
14   R Emerson 14   R Emerson 4 7 2
bye 14   R Emerson 10 6 6
  S Giammalva Sr.   S Giammalva Sr. 8 0 3
bye 14   R Emerson 6 6 6
  N Weld   J Borowiak 3 4 0
bye   N Weld 6 4 4 2
  J Borowiak   J Borowiak 3 6 6 6
bye

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
4   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  A Quay 1 3 3 4   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  W Jacques 12 6 0 4   R Krishnan 4 4 2
  R Krishnan 14 2 6 6 4   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  EV Seixas 8 6 6   C McKinley 3 2 2
  T Gorman 6 4 3   EV Seixas 4 3 3
  W Tym 3 6 6 6 1   C McKinley 6 6 6
  C McKinley 6 8 2 3 6 4   J Newcombe 5 4 6 10 6
15   M Riessen 11 4 6 6   T Ulrich 7 6 4 8 4
  Z Franulović 9 6 3 4 15   M Riessen 6 2 3 2
  C Montgomery 4 3 3   T Ulrich 3 6 6 6
  T Ulrich 6 6 6   T Ulrich 6 6 6
  R Goldman 12 7 2   R McKinley 4 4 2
  R McKinley 14 9 6   R McKinley 3 6 6 6
  J Fillol Sr. 6 6 6   J Fillol Sr. 6 3 4 2
  C Bovett 4 1 0

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
7   C Graebner 6 1 7 6
  P Lall 3 6 5 4 7   C Graebner 6 6 14
  J McManus 6 6 8   J McManus 1 4 12
  S Stewart 3 4 6 7   C Graebner 6 6 6
  E Zuleta 1 1 3   R Taylor 3 4 4
  T Mozur 6 6 6   T Mozur 5 3 4
  F Tutvin 3 1 1   R Taylor 7 6 6
  R Taylor 6 6 6 7   C Graebner 7 6 6
LL   P Cranis 2 2 4   E Scott 5 0 3
  D O'Bryant 6 6 6   D O'Bryant 18 2 6 6 0
  P Gerken 6 3 6 6   P Gerken 16 6 4 8 6
  W Harris 2 6 3 0   P Gerken 2 6 4
  P Cornejo 6 6 12   E Scott 6 8 6
  T Leonard 4 4 10   P Cornejo 3 3 2
  G Taylor 9 10 4   E Scott 6 6 6
  E Scott 11 12 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  N Pilić 6 6 3 6
  B Seewagen 3 4 6 4   N Pilić 6 6 6
  T Carrero 4 3 6 6 7   D Dell 1 4 2
  D Dell 6 6 2 2 9   N Pilić 6 9 4 6
  BR Knight 1 4 7 12   C Pasarell 4 7 6 4
  T Edlefsen 6 6 9   T Edlefsen 1 7 2
  K Coombes 9 5 1 12   C Pasarell 6 9 6
12   C Pasarell 11 7 6   N Pilić 6 2 7 11 3
  J Robbins 6 14 19 6   D Ralston 2 6 5 13 6
  J Loyo-Mayo 8 16 21   J Loyo-Mayo 5 3 6 6 6
  A Neely 6 3 3 7 3   J Sharpe 7 6 4 3 1
  J Sharpe 3 6 6 5 6   J Loyo-Mayo 11 2 6 5 1
  S Pasarell 1 3 8 5 6   D Ralston 9 6 3 7 6
  R Russell 6 6 6 7   R Russell 1 4 1
  C Steele III 3 0 4 6   D Ralston 6 6 6
6   D Ralston 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
  B MacKay 6 6 5 3
  J Osborne 8 4 7 6   J Osborne 9 5 9
  R Holmberg 6 6 6   R Holmberg 11 7 11
  H Hose 2 3 4   R Holmberg 6 11 7
  R Lutz 6 6 6   R Lutz 4 9 5
  P Burwash 1 1 3   R Lutz 6 8 2 6 7
  R Moore 4 6 6 6   R Moore 8 6 6 4 5
10   A Gimeno 6 1 2 1   R Holmberg 3 3 6 6
  M Lara 9 6 4 8 3   K Rosewall 6 6 2 8
  P Sullivan 7 1 6 6   M Lara 2 7 7 6
  R Perry 6 0 5 5   D Stockton 6 5 5 2
  D Stockton 4 6 7 7   M Lara 1 3 1
  A Palafox 6 4 6 6 3   K Rosewall 6 6 6
  E van Dillen 4 6 2 4   A Palafox 0 1 0
  J Parker 3 3 4 3   K Rosewall 6 6 6
3   K Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
bye
  J Brown   J Brown 6 2 7 6 11
bye   I Buding 3 6 5 8 9
  I Buding   J Brown 4 6 6 6 1
bye   P Curtis 6 3 4 8 6
  P Curtis   P Curtis 6 6 4 6 8
bye 11   F Stolle 8 2 6 3 6
11   F Stolle   P Curtis 6 6 3 2
bye 8   T Okker 8 2 6 6
  P Barthes   P Barthes 14 6 9
bye   P Fishbach 12 2 7
  P Fishbach   P Barthes 2 11 5
bye 8   T Okker 6 13 7
  L Schloss   L Schloss 1 0 4
bye 8   T Okker 6 6 6
8   T Okker

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Round four
bye
  P Guzmán   P Guzmán 1 1 2
bye   M Anderson 6 6 6
  M Anderson   M Anderson 4 4 4
bye 13   RP Gonzales 6 6 6
  C Stubs   C Stubs 2 2 2
bye 13   RP Gonzales 6 6 6
13   RP Gonzales 13   RP Gonzales 8 6 6
bye 2   T Roche 6 4 2
  D Bleckinger   D Bleckinger w/o
bye   A Olmedo
  A Olmedo   A Olmedo 2 6 4
bye 2   T Roche 6 8 6
  S Smith   S Smith 6 8 6 4 4
bye 2   T Roche 3 10 3 6 6
2   T Roche

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ashe Wins U.S. Open Singles Title", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 10, 1968, p27

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