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Ken Rosewall was the defending champion but did not compete at the 1971 US Open – Men's Singles event.

Men's Singles
1971 US Open
ChampionUnited States Stan Smith
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Final score3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Details
Draw128
Seeds8
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
← 1970 · US Open · 1972 →

Stan Smith defeated Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3) in the final to win the men's singles title at the 1971 US Open.

Rosewall and Tony Roche, both finalists from the previous year, did not compete in the tournament that year. This would not happen again at the US Open until the 2017 edition of the tournament, 46 years later.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   John Newcombe (First round)
  2.   Stan Smith (Champion)
  3.   Arthur Ashe (Semifinalist)
  4.   Tom Okker (Semifinalist)
  5.   Marty Riessen (Quarterfinalist)
  6.   Cliff Richey (Third round)
  7.   Clark Graebner (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Ilie Năstase (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
    Jan Kodeš 6 7 6
    Frank Froehling 0 6 3
    Jan Kodeš 7 3 4 6 6
3   Arthur Ashe 6 6 6 3 4
3   Arthur Ashe 6 6 7
    Manuel Orantes 1 2 6
    Jan Kodeš 6 3 2 6
2   Stan Smith 3 6 6 7
7   Clark Graebner 2 3 4
4   Tom Okker 6 6 6
4   Tom Okker 6 3 6 6 3
2   Stan Smith 7 6 3 2 6
5   Marty Riessen 6 2 6
2   Stan Smith 7 6 7

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Newcombe 6 6 6 3
  Kodeš 2 7 7 6 Kodeš 2 5 6 6 6
  Howard 4 2 5 Barthes 6 7 4 4 3
  Barthes 6 6 7 Kodeš 6 6 6
  Seewagen 6 2 6 6 Seewagen 4 2 3
  Proisy 1 6 4 4 Seewagen 6 3 6 6 6
  Austin 6 6 6 Austin 2 6 7 4 2
  Burrman 3 1 1 Kodeš 6 6 6
  Lutz 6 6 6 Lutz 4 2 4
  Stilwell 0 4 4 Lutz 6 7 6
  El Shafei 4 6 4 2 Battrick 3 5 4
  Battrick 6 2 6 6 Lutz 6 6 6 3 6
  McNair 4 6 6 6 Parun 4 7 3 6 2
  Pala 6 4 4 4 McNair 4 6 6 2 4
  Parun 6 3 6 6 Parun 6 4 4 6 6
  Stewart 3 6 2 3

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Năstase 6 7 6
  Loyo-Mayo 2 5 4 8 Năstase 6 6 6
  Borowiak 6 3 6 7 Borowiak 2 4 4
  Guerry 3 6 1 5 8 Năstase 3 3 6
  Carmichael 6 6 7 6 Carmichael 6 6 7
  Muñoz 3 7 6 4 Carmichael 5 7 6 1 7
  Ryan 5 6 2 Stockton 7 6 4 6 5
  Stockton 7 7 6 Carmichael 6 4 4
  Froehling 6 6 6 Froehling 7 6 6
  Fassbender 3 3 3 Froehling 7 4 6 6 6
  Pattison 6 7 6 Pattison 5 6 7 3 4
  Brien 3 5 1 Froehling 7 5 6 7
  Cooper 6 3 6 4 6 Tanner 6 7 3 6
  Masters 4 6 2 6 3 Cooper 7 6 7 5 3
  Tanner 6 6 6 Tanner 5 7 6 7 6
  Paish 4 3 0

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   Ashe 6 6 6
  Knight 3 4 1 3 Ashe 6 6 6
  Krulevitz 7 6 3 6 6 Krulevitz 2 1 1
  Estep 5 2 6 7 4 3 Ashe 7 6 6
  Cox 7 6 7 Cox 5 2 2
  Keldie 5 0 6 Cox 7 6 6
  Davidson 6 7 2 6 Davidson 6 4 0
  Maud 3 5 6 0 3 Ashe 6 6 6 6
  Alexander 6 6 3 6 Alexander 4 7 4 3
  McManus 3 4 6 4 Alexander 6 4
  Clifton 2 2 0 Stone 4 1 r
  Stone 6 6 6 Alexander 6 4 6 6
  Pohmann 1 4 6 Rahim 7 6 0 4
  Rahim 6 6 7 Rahim 2 3 6 6 6
  Gerken 6 6 3 2 6 Gerken 6 6 2 4 2
  Ruffels 4 1 6 6 3

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Richey 6 6 7
  Pasarell 4 4 5 6 Richey 7 6 6
  Mukherjea 6 7 7 7 Mukherjea 5 2 3
  Irvine 7 6 6 6 6 Richey 7 4 4 4
  Osborne 4 7 6 6 Osborne 6 6 6 6
  Giammalva Sr. 6 6 3 3 Osborne 6 1 6 6
  Koch 6 7 6 7 Koch 3 6 4 3
  Cornejo 3 6 2 6 Osborne 6 2 2 3
  Gonzales 6 6 6 6 Orantes 2 6 6 6
  R. Kreiss 7 4 4 4 Gonzales 7 7 6
  Matthews 6 6 7 7 6 Matthews 6 6 3
  Russell 7 7 6 6 3 Gonzales 6 4 4 1
  Orantes 6 7 6 Orantes 3 6 6 6
  Zednik 4 5 4 Orantes 6 6 4 6
  Álvarez 3 4 7 4 Holmberg 4 3 6 2
  Holmberg 6 6 6 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Fitzgibbon 3 7 7 6
  Dell 6 5 6 4 Fitzgibbon 6 6 6
  Kuki 6 7 3 6 Kuki 2 2 4
  Zuleta 0 5 6 4 Fitzgibbon 2 6 2
  Barth 3 3 0 Moore 6 7 6
  Moore 6 6 6 Moore 6 6 6
  Ţiriac 7 4 5 Ţiriac 3 2 4
  Gorman 5 6 5 r Moore 2 4 3
  Mayer 0 7 1 0 7 Graebner 6 6 6
  Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 6 Fillol Sr. 6 6 6
  Gardner 6 3 7 1 6 Gardner 3 2 1
  Špear 4 6 6 6 2 Fillol Sr. 3 2 4
  Baer 3 3 2 7 Graebner 6 6 6
  Curtis 6 6 6 Curtis 1 4 1
  McMillan 7 4 1 3 7 Graebner 6 6 6
7   Graebner 6 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Olmedo 6 7 4 5 5
  Connors 2 5 6 7 7 Connors 4 3 4
  Dibley 6 6 6 Dibley 6 6 6
  M. Kreiss 1 1 1 Dibley 4 6 1 4
  Scott 4 4 6 3 Taylor 6 3 6 6
  Vázquez 6 6 1 6 Vázquez 2 1 1
  Addison 6 1 4 2 Taylor 6 6 6
  Taylor 2 6 6 6 Taylor 4 4 6 3
  Gerulaitis 4 6 6 4 1 4 Okker 6 6 4 6
  Sakai 6 2 1 6 6 Sakai 6 7 6
  Lall 6 7 6 4 Case 3 6 3
  Case 7 6 7 6 Sakai 1 1 1
  Chanfreau 6 1 3 4 Okker 6 6 6
  Dent 7 6 6 Dent 4 3 3
  Bengtson 2 4 6 7 1 4 Okker 6 6 6
4   Okker 6 6 3 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Brent 6 6 3 3 7
  Turner 3 2 6 6 5 Brent 5 4 1
  Bowrey 3 6 7 6 6 Bowrey 7 6 6
  Faulk 6 7 5 3 4 Bowrey 2 4 3
  Parker 6 3 4 4 Pilić 6 6 6
  Neely 2 6 6 6 Neely 6 6 3
  Goven 3 1 5 Pilić 7 7 6
  Pilić 6 6 7 Pilić 5 6 6
  McKinley 6 4 2 5 Riessen 7 7 7
  Van Dillen 7 6 6 Van Dillen 3 6 3 4
  Leschly 6 6 6 Leschly 6 3 6 6
  Cramer 1 1 3 Leschly 2 6 5 3
  Hirai 6 3 4 5 Riessen 6 4 7 6
  Hewitt 7 6 6 Hewitt 6 7 2 2
  Gottfried 7 2 4 6 3 5 Riessen 7 6 6 6
5   Riessen 6 6 6 2 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Edlefsen 4 2 6 5
  Holmes 6 6 2 7 Holmes 6 6 6
  Pasarell 6 4 2 2 Sharpe 0 4 3
  Sharpe 3 6 6 6 Holmes 6 3 1 0
  Burwash 1 0 7 4 Holeček 2 6 6 6
  Holeček 6 6 5 6 Holeček 6 7 3 6
  Walthall 2 1 2 Ralston 3 6 6 4
  Ralston 6 6 6 Holeček 6 2 r
  Franulović 6 6 6 2 Smith 7 3
  Menon 4 0 3 Franulović 6 7 3 5 6
  Leonard 6 6 6 Leonard 4 6 6 7 7
  Higgins 2 3 4 Leonard 2 3 6 3
  Fairlie 6 7 6 2 Smith 6 6 4 6
  Lara 4 5 7 r Fairlie 2 5 2
  Ramírez 0 2 6 2 Smith 6 7 6
2   Smith 6 6 7

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