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1972 French Open – Men's Doubles

Arthur Ashe and Marty Riessen were the defending champions but none could compete this year, as both players were banned for the Grand Prix tournaments during the dispute between the ILTF and the WCT.

Men's Doubles
1972 French Open
ChampionsSouth Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Runners-upChile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
Final score6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan won the title by defeating Patricio Cornejo and Jaime Fillol 6–3, 8–6, 3–6, 6–1 in the final.

SeedsEdit

The top seven seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1.   Bob Hewitt /   Frew McMillan (Champions)
  2.   Ilie Năstase /   Ion Țiriac (Second round)
  3.   Sergei Likhachev /   Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Jimmy Connors /   Tom Gorman (Semifinals)
  5.   Lew Hoad /   Manuel Orantes (Third round)
  6.   Patricio Cornejo /   Jaime Fillol (Final)
  7.   Jan Kodeš /   Jan Kukal (Semifinals)
  8.   Jim McManus /   Jim Osborne (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
  Andrés Gimeno
  Antonio Muñoz
4 6 6
7   Jan Kodeš
  Jan Kukal
6 3 8
7   Jan Kodeš
  Jan Kukal
6 3 4
6   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
4 6 6
3   Sergei Likhachev
  Alex Metreveli
6 2 5
6   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
3 6 7
6   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
3 6 6 1
1   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6 8 3 6
  Petre Marmureanu
  Barry Phillips-Moore
7 7 4
4   Jimmy Connors
  Tom Gorman
9 5 6
4   Jimmy Connors
  Tom Gorman
4 6 6
1   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6 3 8
  Thomaz Koch
  José Edison Mandarino
5 3
1   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
2   I Năstase
  I Țiriac
1 6 9
  P Hombergen
  B Mignot
1 2   P Hombergen
  B Mignot
6 3 11
  Eric Derasse
  S Dron
6 6   P Hombergen
  B Mignot
2 8 4
  A Gimeno
  A Muñoz
3 5   A Gimeno
  A Muñoz
6 6 6
  Bernard Montrenaud
  Bernard Paul
6 7   A Gimeno
  A Muñoz
21 6
  R Cano
  G Vilas
5 5   R Cano
  G Vilas
19 2
  Eric Huet
  Philippe Seghers
7 7   A Gimeno
  A Muñoz
4 6 6
7   J Kodeš
  J Kukal
6 3 8
7   J Kodeš
  J Kukal
6 6 6
Alt   R Moore
  T Ulrich
2 11   C Barazzutti
  P Bertolucci
2 8 1
  C Barazzutti
  P Bertolucci
6 13 7   J Kodeš
  J Kukal
6 6
  P Beust
  D Contet
5 1   M Estep
  T Ryan
1 1
  M Estep
  T Ryan
7 6   M Estep
  T Ryan
6
  N Kalogeropoulos
  A Pattison
9 6 6   N Kalogeropoulos
  A Pattison
1 r
  K Hirai
  K Watanabe
11 1 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   S Likhachev
  A Metreveli
6 6
  W Gąsiorek
  T Nowicki
6 2 3   JB Chanfreau
  Pierre Joly
1 3
  JB Chanfreau
  Pierre Joly
2 6 6 3   S Likhachev
  A Metreveli
7 6
  D Crealy
  M Mulligan
w / o   P Dominguez
  P Proisy
5 3
  JF Caujolle
  J Thamin
  D Crealy
  M Mulligan
0 4
  P Dominguez
  P Proisy
6 6   P Dominguez
  P Proisy
6 6
  Eduardo Gorostiaga
  E Zuleta
1 1 3   S Likhachev
  A Metreveli
6 2 5
6   P Cornejo
  J Fillol
3 6 7
6   P Cornejo
  J Fillol
6 6
  R Case
  J Cooper
  Jean-Claude Fauvet
  Eric Loliee
1 2
  Jean-Claude Fauvet
  Eric Loliee
w / o 6   P Cornejo
  J Fillol
3 6 6
  C Graebner
  H Rahim
4 6 6   A Panatta
  N Pietrangeli
6 3 3
  D Lloyd
  K Warwick
6 4 2   C Graebner
  H Rahim
4 3
  A Panatta
  N Pietrangeli
6 6   A Panatta
  N Pietrangeli
6 6
  Bertrand Hugon
  Jean-Pierre Olivier
1 3

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  J Pinto Bravo
  P Rodríguez
6 2 4
  Petre Marmureanu
  B Phillips-Moore
2 6 6   Petre Marmureanu
  B Phillips-Moore
6 6
  Patricio Apey
  B Prajoux
10 6 6   Patricio Apey
  B Prajoux
2 0
  A Olmedo
  H Solomon
8 8 0   Petre Marmureanu
  B Phillips-Moore
6 8
  T Kakulia
  V Korotkov
w / o 5   L Hoad
  M Orantes
3 6
  F Jauffret
  Jean Paul Meyer
  T Kakulia
  V Korotkov
6 1 3
5   L Hoad
  M Orantes
3 6 6
  Petre Marmureanu
  B Phillips-Moore
7 7 4
  S Mureșan
  I Sânteiu
4 5 4   J Connors
  T Gorman
9 5 6
  C Dibley
  G Masters
6 7   C Dibley
  G Masters
6 6
  Alain Bouteleux
  M Leclercq
5 1   J Hřebec
  F Pála
1 2
  J Hřebec
  F Pála
7 6   C Dibley
  G Masters
6 3 5
  Franco Bartoni
  Piero Toci
1 3 4   J Connors
  T Gorman
4 6 7
  P Barthès
  W N'Godrella
6 6   P Barthès
  W N'Godrella
1 4
4   J Connors
  T Gorman
6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  J Kamiwazumi
  T Sakai
4 3
  B Jovanović
  V Zedník
6 6   B Jovanović
  V Zedník
3 1
  J Barrett
  Georges Deniau
1 4   T Koch
  JE Mandarino
6 6
  T Koch
  JE Mandarino
6 6   T Koch
  JE Mandarino
5 6 6
  J Fassbender
  HJ Pohmann
8   J McManus
  J Osborne
7 3 3
  T Leius
  J Paish
w / o   T Leius
  J Paish
4 6
  François Battegay
  Thierry Bernasconi
3 3 8   J McManus
  J Osborne
6 8
8   J McManus
  J Osborne
6 6   T Koch
  JE Mandarino
5 3
  Bernard De Troye
  Patrice Hagelauer
1   B Hewitt
  F McMillan
7 6
  S Baranyi
  P Szőke
w / o   S Baranyi
  P Szőke
3 3
  Bob Rheinberger
  Steven Turner
3 2   JC Barclay
  O Parun
6 6
  JC Barclay
  O Parun
6 6   JC Barclay
  O Parun
5 1
  Maurice Claitte
  Jacques Laurent
3 1 1   B Hewitt
  F McMillan
7 6
  E Di Matteo
  A Zugarelli
6 6   E Di Matteo
  A Zugarelli
2 0
1   B Hewitt
  F McMillan
6 6

ReferencesEdit