1969 Wimbledon Championships – Men's singles

Defending champion Rod Laver successfully defended his title, defeating John Newcombe in the final, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 to win the gentlemen's singles tennis title at the 1969 Wimbledon Championships.[1] It was the third leg of an eventual second Grand Slam for Laver, which remains the only Grand Slam achieved in men's singles tennis in the Open Era.

Men's singles
1969 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Rod Laver
Runner-upAustralia John Newcombe
Final score6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (10 Q )
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
← 1968 · Wimbledon Championships · 1970 →

SeedsEdit

01.     Rod Laver (champion)
02.     Tony Roche (semifinals)
03.     Tom Okker (quarterfinals)
04.     Ken Rosewall (third round)
05.     Arthur Ashe (semifinals)
06.     John Newcombe (final)
07.     Clark Graebner (quarterfinals)
08.     Cliff Drysdale (quarterfinals)
09.     Roy Emerson (fourth round)
10.     Andrés Gimeno (fourth round)
11.     Fred Stolle (fourth round)
12.     Pancho Gonzales (fourth round)
13.     Raymond Moore (first round)
14.     Bob Hewitt (first round)
15.     Dennis Ralston (fourth round)
16.     Stan Smith (fourth round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
8   Cliff Drysdale 4 2 3
1   Rod Laver 2 6 9 6
5   Arthur Ashe 6 2 7 0
  Robert Lutz 4 2 6 5
5   Arthur Ashe 6 6 4 7
1   Rod Laver 6 5 6 6
6   John Newcombe 4 7 4 4
6   John Newcombe 8 3 6 7
3   Tom Okker 6 6 1 5
6   John Newcombe 3 6 14 6
2   Tony Roche 6 1 12 4
7   Clark Graebner 6 6 3 4 9
2   Tony Roche 4 4 6 6 11

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Rod Laver 6 6 6
  Nicola Pietrangeli 1 2 2 1   R Laver 3 4 6 6 6
Q   Chauncey Steele 4 12 8 6   P Lall 6 6 3 0 0
  Premjit Lall 6 10 10 8 1   R Laver 6 6 6
  Jan Leschly 6 7 6   J Leschly 3 3 3
  Ken Fletcher 4 5 2   J Leschly 6 22 6
  Jean-Loup Rouyer 6 5 6 5 6   J-L Rouyer 4 20 4
LL   Barry Geraghty 2 7 4 7 3 1   R Laver 6 6 7 3 6
16   Stan Smith 20 6 9 4 6 16   S Smith 4 2 9 6 3
  Allan Stone 22 4 7 6 3 16   S Smith 6 7 6
  David Lloyd 8 6 7   D Lloyd 3 5 1
  István Gulyás 6 4 5 16   S Smith 3 9 6 6
  Donald Dell 3 6 2 1   W Bowrey 6 7 3 4
  Bill Bowrey 6 3 6 6   W Bowrey 8 6 6
  Thomaz Koch 8 3 7 3 4   G Goven 6 4 3
  Georges Goven 6 6 5 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Cliff Drysdale 7 7 9
  Patrick Hombergen 5 5 7 8   C Drysdale 6 6 11 6
  Owen Davidson 6 6 6   O Davidson 4 4 13 2
Q   John Paish 1 2 3 8   C Drysdale 6 11 6
  Barry Phillips-Moore 5 4 6 1   M Cox 2 9 4
  Ion Țiriac 7 6 4 6   I Țiriac 6 8 7 10
  Mark Cox 7 6 6   M Cox 2 10 9 12
  Manuel Orantes 5 4 3 8   C Drysdale 6 6 0 6 9
9   Roy Emerson 6 6 6 9   R Emerson 4 8 6 3 7
LL   Peter Pokorny 1 1 1 9   R Emerson 6 6 6
Q   John Clifton 4 6 4 6 5   S Matthews 3 1 2
  Stanley Matthews 6 3 6 2 7 9   R Emerson 7 6 6
  Vladimir Korotkov 6 6 8   N Kalogeropoulos 5 3 2
  Mike Sangster 4 3 6   V Korotkov 6 4 3 6 3
  Nicholas Kalogeropoulos 6 6 6   N Kalogeropoulos 2 6 6 3 6
  Jaime Fillol 2 2 4

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
  Wiesław Gąsiorek 1 1 2 4   K Rosewall 6 6 8
  Roger Taylor 6 13 6   R Taylor 1 4 6
  Vic Seixas 4 11 2 4   K Rosewall 6 9 3 2
  Bob Lutz 6 6 6   R Lutz 8 7 6 6
Q   Štěpán Koudelka 1 1 0   R Lutz 2 4 6 6 7
  Jan Kodeš 6 3 5 6 6   J Kodeš 6 6 1 2 5
  Patricio Cornejo 3 6 7 3 1   R Lutz 9 4 3 6 6
13   Ray Moore 3 2 11 4   J Alexander 7 6 6 4 4
  John Alexander 6 6 9 6   J Alexander 7 6 6
  Gordon Forbes 4 6 3   O Parun 5 4 3
  Onny Parun 6 8 6   J Alexander 6 8 13 3 6
Q   Allan McDonald 5 5 6   T Addison 3 10 11 6 3
  Jean-Pierre Courcol 7 7 8   J-P Courcol 3 2 6 5
  Terry Addison 9 6 6   T Addison 6 6 3 7
LL   Eduardo Zuleta 7 3 3

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Arthur Ashe 1 11 6 7
  Marty Riessen 6 9 3 5 5   A Ashe 3 4 6 6 6
  Torben Ulrich 6 4 4 7   T Ryan 6 6 3 2 2
  Terry Ryan 4 6 6 9 5   A Ashe 6 1 6 13 12
  Graham Stilwell 6 3 8 4 6   G Stilwell 2 6 2 15 10
  Keith Wooldridge 2 6 6 6 1   G Stilwell 6 6 6
  Alan Mills 6 2 6 5 12   I Buding 3 2 4
  Ingo Buding 2 6 4 7 14 5   A Ashe 7 4 6 6
12   Pancho Gonzales 22 1 16 6 11 12   R Gonzales 5 6 3 3
  Charlie Pasarell 24 6 14 3 9 12   R Gonzales 6 6 6
  John Barrett 4 4 2   O Bengtson 4 3 3
  Ove Bengtson 6 6 6 12   R Gonzales 6 6 6
  Tom Edlefsen 6 3 9 6   T Edlefsen 4 3 2
  Roy Barth 3 6 7 3   T Edlefsen 8 6 4 5 6
  Ray Keldie 12 4 6 6   R Keldie 6 3 6 7 4
  Sergei Likhachev 10 6 4 4

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Gerald Battrick 6 3 4 6 6
LL   Tadeusz Nowicki 4 6 6 4 4   G Battrick 3 7 1 6 3
  Milan Holeček 6 5 11 6   M Holeček 6 5 6 4 6
Q   Erik van Dillen 3 7 9 4   M Holeček 2 4 2
  Bob Maud 6 6 6 11   F Stolle 6 6 6
LL   Keishiro Yanagi 4 1 2   R Maud 17 6 0 5
  Paul Hutchins 4 8 4 11   F Stolle 19 2 6 7
11   Fred Stolle 6 10 6 11   F Stolle 4 5 6 3
  Daniel Contet 4 9 8 4 6   J Newcombe 6 7 3 6
  Mal Anderson 6 11 6 6   M Anderson 13 8 6
  Jørgen Ulrich 1 4 6 4   J Cooper 11 6 4
  John Cooper 6 6 1 6   M Anderson 2 3 1
  Brian Fairlie 6 8 6 6   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  Patricio Rodríguez 2 6 3   B Fairlie 5 4 4
  Nikola Pilić 10 4 6 5 6   J Newcombe 7 6 6
6   John Newcombe 12 6 4 7

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q   Billy Higgins 4 2 4
  Bobby Wilson 6 6 6   R Wilson 6 3 7 5 6
  Željko Franulović 7 6 6 7 10   Z Franulović 4 6 5 7 0
  Toomas Leius 5 8 3 9 8   R Wilson 6 6 15
  Bob Carmichael 5 6 7 6   B Carmichael 1 4 13
  José Edison Mandarino 7 1 5 4   B Carmichael 2 6 7 6
  Cliff Richey 0 6 6 6 9   C Richey 6 4 5 4
14   Bob Hewitt 6 4 8 2 7   R Wilson 9 4 2
Q   Rayno Seegers 5 3 1 3   T Okker 11 6 6
  Dick Crealy 7 6 6   D Crealy 9 6 6
  Richard Russell 4 14 5 6 6   R Russell 7 4 4
  Dimitri Sturdza 6 12 7 3 4   D Crealy 6 3 2 4
  Ronnie Holmberg 8 4 6 2 7 3   T Okker 4 6 6 6
  Alex Olmedo 6 6 4 6 5   R Holmberg 6 6 1 4 2
  Ismail El Shafei 3 8 4 3   T Okker 3 2 6 6 6
3   Tom Okker 6 10 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Phil Dent 6 6 6
  Pancho Guzmán 4 2 3   P Dent 6 6 6 2 6
  Bob Giltinan 9 6 11 6 2   F Jauffret 4 8 4 6 4
  François Jauffret 11 2 13 2 6   P Dent 6 8 3 4 4
  Nikola Špear 4 1 1 10   A Gimeno 2 6 6 6 6
  Alex Metreveli 6 6 6   A Metreveli 3 6 1 6 3
  Frew McMillan 3 4 6 1 10   A Gimeno 6 3 6 3 6
10   Andrés Gimeno 6 6 3 6 10   A Gimeno 9 5r
  Gene Scott 16 4 4 7   C Graebner 7 6
  Pierre Barthès 18 6 6   P Barthès 2 4 6 3
  Tom Gorman 3 6 3 8 4   I Năstase 6 6 3 6
  Ilie Năstase 6 4 6 6 6   I Năstase 5 6 4
  John Brown 9 6 7 7   C Graebner 7 8 6
Q   John Bartlett 7 2 5   J Brown 2 0r
  Ray Ruffels 4 6 3 7   C Graebner 6 3
7   Clark Graebner 6 8 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Jim McManus 2 6 6 4 6
  Butch Buchholz 6 4 1 6 8   E Buchholz 8 6 6
  Luis Ayala 6 6 12   L Ayala 6 2 4
  Bob Howe 4 2 10   E Buchholz 4 2 5
  Jan Kukal 16 6 8 15   D Ralston 6 6 7
Q   Julian Krinsky 14 3 6   J Kukal 5 2 4
  Jaidip Mukerjea 2 6 5 15   D Ralston 7 6 6
15   Dennis Ralston 6 8 7 15   D Ralston 3 6 5 10 2
  Hans-Joachim Plötz 6 3 6 6 2   A Roche 6 4 7 8 6
  Peter Curtis 2 6 4 1   H-J Plötz 9 3 9 9
  Koji Watanabe 6 7 6   K Watanabe 7 6 7 7
  Patrice Beust 3 5 3   H-J Plötz 1 7 4
  Abe Segal 6 6 6 2   A Roche 6 9 6
  Eugenio Castigliano 2 1 3   A Segal 1 2 0
  Jean-Claude Barclay 5 6 3 2 2   A Roche 6 6 6
2   Tony Roche 7 4 6 6

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

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