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Rod Laver defeated countryman Tony Roche 7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 US Open, becoming the only man in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam. Arthur Ashe was the defending champion but lost in the semi-finals to Laver.

Men's Singles
1969 US Open
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver
Runner-upAustralia Tony Roche
Final score7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
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
← 1968 · US Open · 1970 →

1969 would be the last year that a player would reach all four Grand Slam finals in a single year, until Roger Federer did it in 2006.

Contents

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.   John Newcombe, (Semifinals)
  3.   Tony Roche, (Finals)
  4.   Arthur Ashe, (Semifinals)
  5.   Tom Okker, (First Round)
  6.   Ken Rosewall, (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Clark Graebner, (Second Round)
  8.   Cliff Drysdale, (First Round)
  9.   Roy Emerson, (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Fred Stolle, (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Andrés Gimeno, (Fourth Round)
  12.   Stan Smith, (Second Round)
  13.   Richard Pancho Gonzales, (Fourth Round)
  14.   Manuel Santana, (Fourth Round)
  15.   Marty Riessen, (Fourth Round)
  16.   Dennis Ralston, (Fourth Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Rod Laver 4 8 13 6
9   Roy Emerson 6 6 11 4
1   Rod Laver 8 6 14
4   Arthur Ashe 6 3 12
4   Arthur Ashe 8 6 6
6   Ken Rosewall 6 3 4
1   Rod Laver 7 6 6 6
3   Tony Roche 9 1 2 2
  Earl Butch Buchholz 1 7 7 0
3   Tony Roche 6 9 5 6
3   Tony Roche 3 6 4 6 8
2   John Newcombe 6 4 6 3 6
10   Fred Stolle 9 6 1 4 11
2   John Newcombe 7 3 6 6 13

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   R Laver 6 6 6
  LA García 2 4 2 1 R Laver 6 7 6
  J Hammill 3 4 2 J Pinto-Bravo 4 5 2
  J Pinto-Bravo 6 6 6 1 R Laver 8 6 6
  E Scott 6 10 6 J Fillol Sr. 6 1 2
  E van Dillen 3 8 1 E Scott 8 6 2 7 7
  B MacKay 6 3 3 3 J Fillol Sr. 10 4 6 5 9
  J Fillol Sr. 2 6 6 6 1 R Laver 6 4 4 6 6
16   D Ralston 7 6 10 16 D Ralston 4 6 6 2 3
  KA Carpenter 5 3 8 16 D Ralston 6 11 6
  G Stilwell 8 6 9 G Stilwell 3 9 4
  G Taylor 6 2 7 16 D Ralston 11 4 6 7
  J Alexander 6 6 6 T Gorman 9 6 4 5
  M Sprenglemeyer 4 1 0 J Alexander 6 3 2 10
  T Gorman 6 6 6 T Gorman 4 6 6 12
  B Brown 2 4 0

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   C Drysdale 2 3 4
  O Davidson 6 6 6 O Davidson 10 1 3 4
  I Buding 1 10 1 ON Bengtson 8 6 6 6
  ON Bengtson 6 12 6 ON Bengtson 5 13 3
  R Holmberg 6 6 6 R Barth 7 15 6
  P Proisy 2 4 3 R Holmberg 5 3 3
  M Olvera 6 6 4 6 0 R Barth 7 6 6
  R Barth 3 1 6 8 6 R Barth 3 0 3
9   R Emerson 6 6 6 9 R Emerson 6 6 6
  Z Franulović 2 4 3 9 R Emerson 6 7 6
  M Orantes 11 7 3 6 9 M Orantes 1 5 3
  P Gerken 9 9 6 4 7 9 R Emerson 6 9 6
  E Zuleta 6 3 4 W Bowrey 3 7 2
  R Leach Sr. 8 6 6 R Leach Sr. 6 2 1 3
  O Parun 4 4 6 2 W Bowrey 3 6 6 6
  W Bowrey 6 6 4 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   A Ashe 6 6 7
  D Stockton 2 2 5 4 A Ashe 6 6 4 6
  C McKinley 5 5 10 D Crealy 4 3 6 3
  D Crealy 7 7 12 4 A Ashe 5 6 6 6
  J Osborne 6 6 6 J Osborne 7 4 4 2
  P Burwash 2 2 2 J Osborne 4 6 6 7
  R Howe 3 0 4 P Lall 6 3 4 5
  P Lall 6 6 6 4 A Ashe 7 6 6 6
14   M Santana 6 7 6 14 M Santana 5 1 8 4
  W Higgins 2 5 1 14 M Santana 6 6 6
  J Courcol 6 6 6 J Courcol 1 1 1
  D Dell 3 4 3 14 M Santana 6 6 7 6
  R McKinley 6 6 6 R McKinley 4 4 9 2
  M Carlstein 1 3 3 R McKinley 6 6 6
  R Hawkes 6 3 5 P Marmureanu 4 4 3
  P Marmureanu 8 6 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   K Rosewall 6 5 6 4 6
  P Cramer 2 7 4 6 4 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
  L Turville 6 2 2 R Moore 3 2 2
  R Moore 8 6 6 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
  J Mukherjea 4 8 4 N Pilić 4 0 2
  N Pilić 6 10 6 N Pilić 6 6 6
  T Ryan 7 5 7 6 I Ţiriac 1 2 0
  I Ţiriac 9 7 5 8 6 K Rosewall 6 7 4 6
12   S Smith 6 6 6 I Năstase 1 5 6 3
  P Rodríguez 0 3 2 12 S Smith 7 10 5 3
  I Năstase 4 6 6 6 I Năstase 5 12 7 6
  I Crookenden 6 4 3 0 I Năstase 6 1
  L Gerrard 3 2 2 I El Shafei 0 0 r.
  G Battrick 6 6 6 G Battrick 3 6 3 14
  I El Shafei 6 6 8 I El Shafei 6 3 6 16
  J Sharpe 4 3 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  JL Rouyer 7 1 6 6
  R Krog 5 6 3 4 JL Rouyer 6 3 7 2 6
  A Stone 6 3 6 6 A Stone 1 6 5 6 3
  T Edlefsen 4 6 3 3 JL Rouyer 1 4 3
  P Dent 6 8 2 3 11 A Gimeno 6 6 6
  J McManus 3 10 6 6 J McManus 6 3 2 2
  M Estep 3 4 9 1 11 A Gimeno 4 6 6 6
11   A Gimeno 6 6 7 6 11 A Gimeno 6 3 1 7 3
  EB Buchholz 6 6 6 EB Buchholz 4 6 6 5 6
  A Palafox 2 4 2 EB Buchholz 6 3 6 4 6
  J Kodeš 6 6 6 J Kodeš 2 6 3 6 2
  S Dron 3 3 4 EB Buchholz 13 6 6
  P Curtis 3 3 6 6 6 M Cox 11 4 4
  J Kukal 6 6 2 4 4 P Curtis 9 3 3 3
  M Cox 7 6 0 6 9 M Cox 7 6 6 6
5   T Okker 9 3 6 4 7

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  A Neely 6 3 6 6
  M Senior 3 6 1 2 A Neely 4 4 3
  M Lara 5 3 8 T Ulrich 6 6 6
  T Ulrich 7 6 10 T Ulrich 6 4 6 6 2
  R Ruffels 7 2 7 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 6 4 8 6
  B Carmichael 5 6 5 4 R Ruffels 2 6 3 6 4
  R Potthast 3 3 4 13 RP Gonzales 6 3 6 3 6
13   RP Gonzales 6 6 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 12 5 0
  H Fitzgibbon 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 10 7 6
  P Fishbach 4 2 4 H Fitzgibbon 4 6 8 3 4
  P Guzmán 4 4 2 L Ayala 6 3 6 6 6
  L Ayala 6 6 6 L Ayala 2 3 1
  T Koch 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 6 6
  A Cornejo 0 4 2 T Koch 3 2 4
  R Lutz 11 4 4 7 3 T Roche 6 6 6
3   T Roche 9 6 6 9

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  C Richey 6 3 6 6
  B Cheney 4 6 1 4 C Richey 6 4 6 6
  F Robbins 22 9 6 8 6 F Robbins 4 6 4 4
  D Dell 20 7 8 10 4 C Richey 5 8 4 5
  W Blocher 6 11 9 10 F Stolle 7 6 6 7
  C Steele III 4 9 7 W Blocher 1 3 1
  H Hose 4 2 2 10 F Stolle 6 6 6
10   F Stolle 6 6 6 10 F Stolle 6 6 2 6
  R Hernando 4 2 2 R Taylor 4 2 6 3
  T Addison 6 6 6 T Addison 6 9 6
  D Lloyd 2 6 1 2 C Pasarell 3 7 4
  C Pasarell 6 4 6 6 T Addison 4 6 2
  R Taylor 7 3 6 6 R Taylor 6 8 6
  G Goven 5 6 2 3 R Taylor 4 6 2
  T Mozur 0 5 2 7 C Graebner 6 1 0 r.
7   C Graebner 6 7 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  J Loyo-Mayo 6 9 6
  JB Chanfreau 2 7 3 J Loyo-Mayo 6 6 6
  B Seewagen 6 6 5 1 1 T Leonard 2 2 3
  T Leonard 3 4 7 6 6 J Loyo-Mayo 3 2 4
  DR Russell 6 3 9 3 15 M Riessen 6 6 6
  M Belkin 4 6 11 6 M Belkin 6 1 3 0
  R Tanner 6 3 1 3 15 M Riessen 4 6 6 6
15   M Riessen 1 6 6 6 15 M Riessen 6 3 4 23
  P Cornejo 8 3 2 4 2 J Newcombe 4 6 6 25
  P Barthes 6 6 6 6 P Barthes 8 7 2 9
  EV Seixas 3 7 5 R Keldie 6 5 6 7
  R Keldie 6 9 7 P Barthes 8 1 2 2
  J Singh 6 4 8 6 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6 6
  T Hoehn 1 6 6 2 J Singh 3 4 4
  P Sullivan 2 3 3 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
2   J Newcombe 6 6 6

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