1971 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Second-seeded Ken Rosewall defeated defending champion Arthur Ashe 6–1, 7–5, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1971 Australian Open. He was the first man to win a Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set in the open era.

Men's Singles
1971 Australian Open
ChampionAustralia Ken Rosewall
Runner-upUnited States Arthur Ashe
Final score6–1, 7–5, 6–3
Details
Draw48
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
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SeedsEdit

All seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1.   Rod Laver (Third round)
  2.   Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  3.   Arthur Ashe (Finals)
  4.   Tom Okker (Semifinals)
  5.   Tony Roche (Third round)
  6.   Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  7.   John Newcombe (Third round)
  8.   Roger Taylor (Third round)
  9.   Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  10.   Marty Riessen (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Dennis Ralston (Third round)
  12.   Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Nikola Pilić (Second round)
  14.   Fred Stolle (Third round)
  15.   Mark Cox (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Ismail El Shafei (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
15   Mark Cox 2 1 2
  Robert Lutz 6 6 6
  Robert Lutz 4 4 6
3   Arthur Ashe 6 6 7
3   Arthur Ashe 7 7 2 6
12   Cliff Drysdale 6 6 6 2
3   Arthur Ashe 1 5 3
2   Ken Rosewall 6 7 6
10   Marty Riessen 3 3 3
4   Tom Okker 6 6 6
4   Tom Okker 2 6 4
2   Ken Rosewall 6 7 6
6   Roy Emerson 4 4 3
2   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   R Laver 7 6 6
  A Gardiner 6 4 2   C Dibley 5 3 1
  C Dibley 7 6 6 1   R Laver 3 6 3 6
  R Maud 6 4 6 4 6 15   M Cox 6 4 6 7
  J Cooper 3 6 2 6 7   J Cooper 3 6 4
15   M Cox 6 7 6
15   M Cox 2 1 2
  R Lutz 6 6 6
8   R Taylor 6 7 6
  G Forbes 2 4 4   P Dent 3 6 4
  P Dent 6 6 6 8   R Taylor 7 1 6 3 2
  R Lutz 6 6 7   R Lutz 6 6 3 6 6
  M Rose 3 4 5   R Lutz 6 7 7
9   A Gimeno 4 5 5

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3   A Ashe 6 6 6 0 7
  J Feaver 6 2 4   R Ruffels 4 1 7 6 5
  R Ruffels 7 6 6 3   A Ashe 5 6 6 6
  F Sedgman 6 6 6 14   F Stolle 7 1 3 4
  R Barth 3 1 1   F Sedgman 5 6 6
14   F Stolle 7 7 7
3   A Ashe 7 7 2 6
12   C Drysdale 6 6 6 2
12   C Drysdale 6 6 7 7
  T Ulrich 6 1 1   B Fairlie 1 7 6 6
  B Fairlie 7 6 6 12   C Drysdale 4 6 6 7 6
  R Wilson 4 4 6 5   T Roche 6 4 7 6 1
  R Moore 6 6 7   R Moore 3 6 1
5   T Roche 6 7 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7   J Newcombe 7 3 6 7
  G Masters 7 3 4 1   C Pasarell 6 6 4 5
  C Pasarell 5 6 6 6 7   J Newcombe 7 1 6 6
  M Anderson 7 6 6 10   M Riessen 6 6 7 7
  W Bowrey 6 2 4   M Anderson 6 4 3 r.
10   M Riessen 7 6 2
10   M Riessen 3 3 3
4   T Okker 6 6 6
13   N Pilić w/o
  B Giltinan 6 6 6   B Giltinan
  O Ishiguro 4 4 1   B Giltinan 3 2 4
  B Phillips-Moore 6 3 1 6 6 4   T Okker 6 6 6
  J Alexander 3 6 6 3 3   B Phillips-Moore 4 2 3
4   T Okker 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6   R Emerson 7 6 6
  G Stilwell 4 4 7 4   O Davidson 5 3 2
  O Davidson 6 6 6 6 6   R Emerson 6 2 6 6
  S Ball 4 7 6 7 11   D Ralston 3 6 3 4
  R Case 6 5 4 6   S Ball 4 4 3
11   D Ralston 6 6 6
6   R Emerson 4 4 3
2   K Rosewall 6 6 6
16   I El Shafei 6 7 6
  F McMillan 7 6 1 2   D Crealy 4 5 1
  D Crealy 5 7 6 6 16   I El Shafei 0 2 6
  A Stone 6 4 2 2   K Rosewall 6 6 7
  B Carmichael 7 6 6   B Carmichael 5 5 5
2   K Rosewall 7 7 7

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1970 U.S. Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1971 French Open