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1968 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Rod Laver defeated Tony Roche in the final, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1968 Wimbledon Championships.[1] John Newcombe was the defending champion, but was defeated in the fourth round by Arthur Ashe.

Men's Singles
1968 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver
Runner-upAustralia Tony Roche
Final score6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Details
Draw128(10Q)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1967 · Wimbledon Championships · 1969 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Rod Laver (Champion)
02.     Ken Rosewall (Fourth round)
03.     Andrés Gimeno (Third round)
04.     John Newcombe (Fourth round)
05.     Roy Emerson (Fourth round)
06.     Manuel Santana (Third round)
07.     Lew Hoad (Third round)
08.     Pancho Gonzales (Third round)
09.     Dennis Ralston (Quarterfinals)
10.     Butch Buchholz (Quarterfinals)
11.     Fred Stolle (Fourth round)
12.     Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)
13.     Arthur Ashe (Semifinals)
14.     Cliff Drysdale (Third round)
15.     Tony Roche (Final)
16.     Nikola Pilić (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

QualifyingEdit

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Rod Laver 4 6 6 4 6
9   Dennis Ralston 6 3 1 6 2
1   Rod Laver 7 6 6
13   Arthur Ashe 5 2 4
13   Arthur Ashe 7 9 9 6
12   Tom Okker 9 7 7 2
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
15   Tony Roche 3 4 2
  Clark Graebner 6 6 9
  Ray Moore 2 0 7
  Clark Graebner 7 10 4 6
15   Tony Roche 9 8 6 8
10   Butch Buchholz 6 5 4 4
15   Tony Roche 3 7 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Laver 6 4 6 6
  E Scott 3 6 3 2 1   R Laver 6 6 6
  G Merlo 4 3 0   S Smith 3 4 4
  S Smith 6 6 6 1   R Laver 6 3 7 6
  J Kodeš 2 3 2   M Riessen 4 6 5 3
  M Riessen 6 6 6   M Riessen
  D Dell 6 3 4 4   B Fairlie w/o
  B Fairlie 3 6 6 6 1   R Laver 9 5 6 6
16   N Pilić 6 5 3 2   M Cox 7 7 2 0
  H Fitzgibbon 3 7 6 6   H Fitzgibbon 6 3 9 7 10
  M Cox 7 8 6 6   M Cox 4 6 7 9 12
  G Forbes 9 6 3 4   M Cox 6 6 6
  R Becker 2 4 5   D Contet 3 4 4
  A Fox 6 6 7   A Fox w/o
  D Contet 3 7 7 7 6   D Contet
Q   H Rahim 6 5 5 9 2

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   R Gonzales 6 6 6
  R Krishnan 2 4 3 8   R Gonzales 6 6 9
  R Maud 6 6 6   R Maud 2 4 7
Q   D Schroder 3 2 2 8   R Gonzales 6 4 3 5
  A Metreveli 6 6 4 10   A Metreveli 4 6 6 7
  M Orantes 2 2 6 8   A Metreveli 6 6 6
  P Beust 4 6 6 7   P Beust 1 1 1
  P Dent 6 3 4 5   A Metreveli 3 5 2
9   D Ralston 6 7 8 9   D Ralston 6 7 6
Q   J Brown 1 5 6 9   D Ralston 6 3 7 6 13
  C Richey 6 8 7   C Richey 3 6 9 3 11
  B Phillips-Moore 2 6 5 9   D Ralston 6 6 6
  J Leschly 6 3 8 6   JE Mandarino 2 4 2
  C Stubs 2 6 6 1   J Leschly 9 8 3
  JE Mandarino 6 7 2 6   JE Mandarino 11 10 6
  A Palafox 3 5 6 4

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   J Newcombe 4 6 6 6
  O Davidson 6 3 4 3 4   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  F McMillan 7 7 3 7   J Alexander 1 4 3
  J Alexander 5 9 6 9 4   J Newcombe 7 6 6
Q   D Lloyd 6 6 10 6 Q   D Lloyd 5 0 1
  P Darmon 4 4 12 1 Q   D Lloyd 6 3 0 6 7
  K Wooldridge 4 4 6 6 6 Q   T Ryan 4 6 6 3 5
Q   T Ryan 6 6 4 2 8 4   J Newcombe 4 4 6 6 3
13   A Ashe 6 6 6 13   A Ashe 6 6 4 1 6
Q   E Zuleta 1 2 3 13   A Ashe 6 6 9
  P Lall 4 4 6 2   I El Shafei 1 2 7
  I El Shafei 6 6 3 6 13   A Ashe 11 6 6
  W Jacques 1 4 2   O Bengtson 9 4 1
  O Bengtson 6 6 6   O Bengtson 6 5 6 3 12
  K Carpenter 4 4 13 3   JL Arilla 0 7 4 6 10
  JL Arilla 6 6 11 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   R Emerson 6 6 6
  R Holmberg 2 2 4 5   R Emerson 5 6 6 6
  R Russell 5 2 6   I Țiriac 7 1 2 0
  I Țiriac 7 6 8 5   R Emerson 7 6 6
  J McManus 4 6 1 3   A Olmedo 5 1 1
  K Fletcher 6 2 6 6   K Fletcher 4 7 4 3
  P Rodríguez 10 5 3   A Olmedo 6 5 6 6
  A Olmedo 12 7 6 5   R Emerson 3 11 5 5
12   T Okker 7 3 6 6 12   T Okker 6 9 7 7
  P Curtis 5 6 2 2 12   T Okker 6 6 7
  M Sangster 6 6 6   M Sangster 3 0 5
  C Fernandes 0 4 4 12   T Okker 8 6 6 6
Q   S Matthews 4 9 4 4   V Korotkov 10 2 1 2
  V Korotkov 6 7 6 6   V Korotkov 2 7 4 7 7
  L Ayala 11 2 4 6   P Barthès 6 5 6 5 5
  P Barthès 9 6 6 8

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  R Haillet 9 3 2
  T Addison 11 6 6   T Addison 4 6 3 6 6
LL   R Peralta 1 4 3   N Kalogeropoulos 6 1 6 4 3
  N Kalogeropoulos 6 6 6   T Addison 3 6 2
  G Battrick 4 6 5 11   F Stolle 6 8 6
  R Howe 6 8 7   R Howe 1 1 1
  J-C Barclay 1 2 2 11   F Stolle 6 6 6
11   F Stolle 6 6 6 11   F Stolle 1 5 5
  C Graebner 6 6 6 6 11   C Graebner 6 7 7
  R Barth 4 3 8 8 9   C Graebner 6 6 6
  K Watanabe 2 4 5   J Ulrich 2 0 4
  J Ulrich 6 6 7   C Graebner 9 6 6
  S Likhachev 6 7 2 1 2 6   M Santana 7 2 1
  G Stilwell 3 5 6 6 6   G Stilwell 7 8 0 4
  H-J Plötz 0 4 2 6   M Santana 5 10 6 6
6   M Santana 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  T Edlefsen 6 7 7
Q   J Fassbender 2 5 5   T Edlefsen 7 4 6 6
  N Pietrangeli 4 2 6 6 4 Q   G Bluett 5 6 1 2
Q   G Bluett 6 6 2 2 6   T Edlefsen 9 4 1 6 6
  G Garner 2 6 6 7 14   C Drysdale 7 6 6 4 4
LL   L Lumsden 6 2 4 5   G Garner 2 5 6
  R Wilson 7 3 2 14   C Drysdale 6 7 8
14   C Drysdale 9 6 6   T Edlefsen 4 6 1 6 4
  J Kukal 3 4 2   R Moore 6 2 6 3 6
  R Crealy 6 6 6   R Crealy 6 5 3 4
  R Moore 6 6 9   R Moore 3 7 6 6
  N Špear 1 2 7   R Moore 4 6 7 2 6
  W Gąsiorek 3 1 5 3   A Gimeno 6 3 5 6 2
  W Bowrey 6 6 7   W Bowrey 2 6 7 3
  I Gulyás 3 5 4 3   A Gimeno 6 4 9 6
3   A Gimeno 6 7 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   F Castillo 7 4 2
  G Goven 9 6 6   G Goven 3 3 6
  T Leius 6 1 8 2   T Ulrich 6 6 8
  T Ulrich 4 6 10 6   T Ulrich 7 2 3 1
  M Holeček 8 6 4 2 5 10   E Buchholz 5 6 6 6
  R Carmichael 6 4 6 6 7   R Carmichael 13 4 4 6 2
  A Stone 4 2 12 4 10   E Buchholz 11 6 6 1 6
10   E Buchholz 6 6 10 6 10   E Buchholz 6 3 6 6
  R Hewitt 6 8 6   R Hewitt 4 6 2 2
  J Barrett 3 6 4   R Hewitt 3 6 3 6 12
  T Koch 6 6 11 6   T Koch 6 4 6 3 10
  G di Maso 3 2 13 0   R Hewitt 6 9 1 6 6
  F Guzmán 11 1 8 6 6 7   L Hoad 3 11 6 3 3
  R Lutz 13 6 6 3 4   F Guzmán 6 1 4
  J Mukerjea 3 4 2 7   L Hoad 8 6 6
7   L Hoad 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   C Iles 7 3 6 7
  J-P Courcol 5 6 3 5 LL   C Iles 4 2 3
  P Cornejo 2 1 2   R Ruffels 6 6 6
  R Ruffels 6 6 6   R Ruffels 4 1 3
  J Osborne 4 7 10 6 6 15   A Roche 6 6 6
  M Davies 6 9 8 1 3   J Osborne 4 0 2
  R Keldie 3 1 5 15   A Roche 6 6 6
15   A Roche 6 6 6 15   A Roche 9 6 6
  P Hutchins 3 7 10 2   K Rosewall 7 3 2
  O Parun 6 9 12   O Parun 2 3 14 6 6
  A Mills 4 2 3   R Taylor 6 6 12 4 4
  R Taylor 6 6 6   O Parun 4 6 3 2
  C Pasarell 6 7 3 6 2   K Rosewall 6 3 6 6
Q   P Hombergen 3 5 6 3   C Pasarell 9 1 8 2 3
  A Segal 3 4 4 2   K Rosewall 7 6 6 6 6
2   K Rosewall 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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