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1973 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

81 of the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) players, including defending champion Stan Smith, boycotted the Wimbledon Championships in 1973 in protest against the suspension of Nikola Pilić by the Yugoslav Tennis Association, supported by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF).[1] This resulted in a large number of qualifiers and lucky losers.

Men's Singles
1973 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionCzechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Runner-upSoviet Union Alex Metreveli
Final score6–1, 9–8(7–5), 6–3
Details
Draw128 (32Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1972 · Wimbledon Championships · 1974 →

Jan Kodeš defeated Alex Metreveli in the final, 6–1, 9–8(7–5), 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships.[2] The final match included a tie-breaker played at 8–8 in the second set; the first ever Wimbledon singles final to include a tie-break.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Ilie Năstase (Fourth round)
02.     Jan Kodeš (Champion)
03.     Roger Taylor (Semifinals)
04.     Alex Metreveli (Final)
05.     Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinals)
06.     Björn Borg (Quarterfinals)
07.     Owen Davidson (Fourth round)
08.     Jürgen Fassbender (Quarterfinals)

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

The original seeding list before the boycott was:

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
  Sandy Mayer 3 4 6 6 6
8   Jürgen Fassbender 6 6 3 4 4
  Sandy Mayer 3 6 3 4
4   Alex Metreveli 6 3 6 6
4   Alex Metreveli 8 6 5 6
5   Jimmy Connors 6 2 7 4
4   Alex Metreveli 1 853
2   Jan Kodeš 6 97 6
6   Björn Borg 1 8 6 3 5
3   Roger Taylor 6 6 3 6 7
3   Roger Taylor 9 7 7 4 5
2   Jan Kodeš 8 9 5 6 7
  Vijay Amritraj 4 6 6 3 5
2   Jan Kodeš 6 3 4 6 7

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   I Năstase 6 7 6
Q   H-J Plötz 3 5 2 1   I Năstase 6 7 7 6
  I Molina 6 9 8 6   I Molina 2 9 5 1
LL   W Brown 4 7 9 3 1   I Năstase 7 6 6
LL   P Siviter 4 9 1 2 Q   T Sakai 5 2 4
  H Kary 6 7 6 6   H Kary 1 3 6 3
Q   T Sakai 6 3 9 6 Q   T Sakai 6 6 3 6
LL   K McMillan 1 6 8 4 1   I Năstase 4 6 8 4
Q   I Sânteiu 7 6 4 5 5   A Mayer 6 8 6 6
LL   R Chavez 5 4 6 7 7 LL   R Chavez 9 1 7 2
  A Mayer 7 6 6   A Mayer 7 6 9 6
LL   R Lewis 5 4 3   A Mayer 8 7 6
Q   S Messmer 5 2 4 LL   V Zedník 6 5 0
LL   C Iles 7 6 6 LL   C Iles 3 3 6 2
Q   G Misra 4 4 1 LL   V Zedník 6 6 4 6
LL   V Zedník 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   J Fassbender 8 6 6 6
  I Gulyás 6 8 3 3 8   J Fassbender 6 6 6
LL   J Moreno 6 6 6 LL   J Moreno 3 4 4
LL   M Collins 4 3 3 8   J Fassbender 6 5 4 7 15
  R Keldie 7 6 4 6   R Keldie 2 7 6 5 13
LL   R Bohrnstedt 5 3 6 3   R Keldie 6 8 6 6
Q   F Gebert 8 8 5 7 Q   T Svensson 4 9 0 4
Q   T Svensson 6 9 7 9 8   J Fassbender 6 7 6
  N Pietrangeli 6 6 5 2   H-J Pohmann 2 5 3
LL   J Simpson 8 2 7 6 LL   J Simpson 8 6 8 6
  N Fraser 4 5 6 LL   J Hagey 6 4 9 3
LL   J Hagey 6 7 8 LL   J Simpson 6 5 3 4
  J Paish 7 4 5 2   H-J Pohmann 4 7 6 6
Q   M Lara 5 6 7 6 Q   M Lara 6 5 6 1 5
LL   C McHugo 3 4 4   H-J Pohmann 2 7 2 6 7
  H-J Pohmann 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   A Metreveli 6 6 9
LL   S Matthews 3 4 8 4   A Metreveli 6 6 7
Q   R Giltinan 6 6 6 Q   R Giltinan 4 2 5
LL   R Machán 3 4 3 4   A Metreveli 6 6 6
LL   G Braun 4 4 2   J Cooper 2 3 1
Q   A McDonald 6 6 6 Q   A McDonald 4 6 6 5 7
  J Cooper 6 8 6 9   J Cooper 6 4 4 7 9
  H Fitzgibbon 3 9 3 7 4   A Metreveli 8 6 6
LL   F Walthall 6 3 6 6 6   J Feaver 6 4 1
  T Nowicki 4 6 8 3 2 LL   F Walthall 3 6 6 9
LL   C Mukerjea 6 7 8 6 LL   C Mukerjea 6 1 1 8
Q   H Engert 4 5 9 4 LL   F Walthall 5 1 8
Q   E Scott 9 3 8 4 4   J Feaver 7 6 9
  J Feaver 8 6 6 6 6   J Feaver 9 6 9
LL   C Letcher 5 6 6 6 LL   C Letcher 8 4 8
LL   R Stock 7 4 3 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   J Connors 6 6 6
LL   M Farrell 4 3 4 5   J Connors 6 6 5 6
  D Lloyd 6 0 6 6   D Lloyd 4 3 7 2
  C Barazzutti 2 6 1 1 5   J Connors 6 6 6
  S Likhachev 3 4 6 4 LL   R Simpson 2 1 2
Q   W Durham 6 6 3 6 Q   W Durham 8 9 5 6 2
LL   T Karp 4 6 3 LL   R Simpson 9 7 7 3 6
LL   R Simpson 6 8 6 5   J Connors 6 6 6
Q   J Clifton 4 6 6 4 3 LL   B Mitton 3 3 2
  J Pinto Bravo 6 3 2 6 6   J Pinto Bravo 6 2 2 6 3
Q   C Dowdeswell 3 6 4 5 LL   D Joubert 4 6 6 2 6
LL   D Joubert 6 4 6 7 LL   D Joubert 6 9 4 1 7
LL   T Bernasconi 6 1 3 LL   B Mitton 4 8 6 6 9
LL   B Mitton 8 6 6 LL   B Mitton 7 2 4 7 7
Q   J Hordijk 7 2 2   A Guerry 5 6 6 5 5
  A Guerry 9 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  B Jovanović 5 6 3
Q   S Ball 7 8 6 Q   S Ball 0r
  J-L Rouyer 0 2 2   S Baranyi 1
  S Baranyi 6 6 6   S Baranyi 2 5 6 6 6
LL   K Tanabe 4 3 4   J Austin 6 7 3 4 4
LL   P Kanderal 6 6 6 LL   P Kanderal 8 3 3
  T Kakulia 6 6 3 0 4   J Austin 9 6 6
  J Austin 3 4 6 6 6   S Baranyi 3 2 8 7 1
LL   G Peebles 7 4 2 6   B Borg 6 6 6 5 6
  K Meiler 9 6 6   K Meiler 6 6 9
LL   J Singh 3 7 6 3 Q   W Martin 1 4 8
Q   W Martin 6 9 2 6   K Meiler 4 4 6 6 3
  P Hombergen 6 6 6 6   B Borg 6 6 3 2 6
  S Myers 3 3 1   P Hombergen 4 2 4
Q   P Lall 3 4 8 6   B Borg 6 6 6
6   B Borg 6 6 9

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  F Pála 6 1 6 7
LL   D Bleckinger 3 6 3 5   F Pála 6 6 0 6 5
LL   D Crawford 4 2 4 LL   N Holmes 8 2 6 1 7
LL   N Holmes 6 6 6 LL   N Holmes 2 6 5 5
  R McKinley 6 6 6   R McKinley 6 3 7 7
LL   P McNamee 4 1 0   R McKinley 6 3 6 6
Q   E Russo 6 2 9 4 7 LL   J Kuki 4 6 2 2
LL   J Kuki 1 6 8 6 9   R McKinley 1 5 8 5
  J Hřebec 6 6 7 3   R Taylor 6 7 6 7
  F Sedgman 0 4 5   J Hřebec 7 1 4 7 6
  A Zugarelli 6 6 6   A Zugarelli 5 6 6 5 2
LL   D Stojović 3 2 4   J Hřebec 1 7 4 2
LL   J James 7 2 6 6 2 3   R Taylor 6 5 6 6
  H Elschenbroich 5 6 3 8 6   H Elschenbroich 3 2 2
Q   J-L Haillet 2 3 3 3   R Taylor 6 6 6
3   R Taylor 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  J Lloyd 8 4 6 6 6
LL   J-F Caujolle 9 6 3 4 3   J Lloyd 7 6 6
LL   P Kronk 7 5 4 6 4 Q   K Hancock 5 4 4
Q   K Hancock 5 7 6 3 6   J Lloyd 5 4 6 6 5
  B Mignot 6 6 6   V Amritraj 7 6 3 2 7
Q   P Pokorny 1 1 3   B Mignot 1 1 2
  V Amritraj 6 6 6   V Amritraj 6 6 6
LL   H Turnbull 4 2 4   V Amritraj 7 8 6 6
LL   K Pugaev 6 1 5 8 7   O Davidson 5 9 3 4
LL   E Ewert 3 6 7 9 LL   E Ewert 7 6 6
  M Machette 3 6 6 6   M Machette 5 2 3
Q   A Parun 6 4 3 1 LL   E Ewert 1 4 6 3
  B Phillips-Moore 6 9 7 7   O Davidson 6 6 3 6
Q   R Drysdale 3 7 5   B Phillips-Moore 3 4 3
LL   P Joly 4 4 4 7   O Davidson 6 6 6
7   O Davidson 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
  A Amritraj 6 6 9
LL   S Meer 4 4 8   A Amritraj 6 3 2 4
LL   J Mukerjea 7 6 6 LL   J Mukerjea 3 6 6 6
LL   E Zuleta 5 1 3 LL   J Mukerjea 9 6 6
Q   R Buwalda 5 6 6 6 LL   G Perkins 8 4 3
Q   M Iqbal 7 3 2 4 Q   R Buwalda 6 3 6 1 8
LL   G Perkins 6 6 3 9 LL   G Perkins 4 6 3 6 10
  J Kamiwazumi 4 4 6 7 LL   J Mukerjea 4 6 4 3
  S Warboys 2 6 7 6 4 2   J Kodeš 6 3 6 6
Q   J Yuill 6 4 9 4 6 Q   J Yuill 4 6 1 6 6
LL   P Curtis 6 6 6 LL   P Curtis 6 3 6 2 3
Q   G Thomson 4 4 2 Q   J Yuill 1 5 2
LL   P Marzano 6 6 2 6 2   J Kodeš 6 7 6
  R Ramírez 3 4 6 2 LL   P Marzano 0 4 3
LL   K Hirai 6 4 1 3 2   J Kodeš 6 6 6
2   J Kodeš 4 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74. London: Queen Anne. pp. 15–17, 45–47. ISBN 978-0362001686.
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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