1973 Wimbledon Championships – Men's singles

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.[1] The final included a tie-break played at 8–8 in the second set; it was the first ever Wimbledon singles final to include a tie-break.

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 (32 Q )
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
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81 of the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) players, including defending champion Stan Smith, boycotted Wimbledon in 1973 in protest against the suspension of Nikola Pilić by the Yugoslav Tennis Association, supported by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF).[2] This resulted in numerous qualifiers and lucky losers.

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:

QualifyingEdit

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   Ilie Năstase 6 7 6
Q   Hans-Joachim Plötz 3 5 2 1   I Năstase 6 7 7 6
  Iván Molina 6 9 8 6   I Molina 2 9 5 1
LL   Bill Brown 4 7 9 3 1   I Năstase 7 6 6
LL   Phil Siviter 4 9 1 2 Q   T Sakai 5 2 4
  Hanz Kary 6 7 6 6   H Kary 1 3 6 3
Q   Toshiro Sakai 6 3 9 6 Q   T Sakai 6 6 3 6
LL   Ken McMillan 1 6 8 4 1   I Năstase 4 6 8 4
Q   Ionel Sânteiu 7 6 4 5 5   A Mayer 6 8 6 6
LL   Roberto Chávez 5 4 6 7 7 LL   R Chávez 9 1 7 2
  Sandy Mayer 7 6 6   A Mayer 7 6 9 6
LL   Richard Lewis 5 4 3   A Mayer 8 7 6
Q   Steve Messmer 5 2 4 LL   V Zedník 6 5 0
LL   Clay Iles 7 6 6 LL   C Iles 3 3 6 2
Q   Gaurav Misra 4 4 1 LL   V Zedník 6 6 4 6
LL   Vladimír Zedník 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Jürgen Fassbender 8 6 6 6
  István Gulyás 6 8 3 3 8   J Fassbender 6 6 6
LL   José Moreno 6 6 6 LL   J Moreno 3 4 4
LL   Michael Collins 4 3 3 8   J Fassbender 6 5 4 7 15
  Ray Keldie 7 6 4 6   R Keldie 2 7 6 5 13
LL   Dick Bohrnstedt 5 3 6 3   R Keldie 6 8 6 6
Q   Frank Gebert 8 8 5 7 Q   T Svensson 4 9 0 4
Q   Tenny Svensson 6 9 7 9 8   J Fassbender 6 7 6
  Nicola Pietrangeli 6 6 5 2   H-J Pohmann 2 5 3
LL   Jeff Simpson 8 2 7 6 LL   J Simpson 8 6 8 6
  Neale Fraser 4 5 6 LL   J Hagey 6 4 9 3
LL   James "Chico" Hagey 6 7 8 LL   J Simpson 6 5 3 4
  John Paish 7 4 5 2   H-J Pohmann 4 7 6 6
Q   Marcello Lara 5 6 7 6 Q   M Lara 6 5 6 1 5
LL   Colin McHugo 3 4 4   H-J Pohmann 2 7 2 6 7
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Alex Metreveli 6 6 9
LL   Stanley Matthews 3 4 8 4   A Metreveli 6 6 7
Q   Bob Giltinan 6 6 6 Q   R Giltinan 4 2 5
LL   Róbert Machán 3 4 3 4   A Metreveli 6 6 6
LL   Greg Braun 4 4 2   J Cooper 2 3 1
Q   Allan McDonald 6 6 6 Q   A McDonald 4 6 6 5 7
  John Cooper 6 8 6 9   J Cooper 6 4 4 7 9
  Herb Fitzgibbon 3 9 3 7 4   A Metreveli 8 6 6
LL   Pancho Walthall 6 3 6 6 6   J Feaver 6 4 1
  Tadeusz Nowicki 4 6 8 3 2 LL   F Walthall 3 6 6 9
LL   Chiradip Mukerjea 6 7 8 6 LL   C Mukerjea 6 1 1 8
Q   Hans Engert 4 5 9 4 LL   F Walthall 5 1 8
Q   Gene Scott 9 3 8 4 4   J Feaver 7 6 9
  John Feaver 8 6 6 6 6   J Feaver 9 6 9
LL   Cliff Letcher 5 6 6 6 LL   C Letcher 8 4 8
LL   Robert Stock 7 4 3 1

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
LL   Mark Farrell 4 3 4 5   J Connors 6 6 5 6
  David Lloyd 6 0 6 6   D Lloyd 4 3 7 2
  Corrado Barazzutti 2 6 1 1 5   J Connors 6 6 6
  Sergei Likhachev 3 4 6 4 LL   R Simpson 2 1 2
Q   Bill Durham 6 6 3 6 Q   W Durham 8 9 5 6 2
LL   Thomas Karp 4 6 3 LL   R Simpson 9 7 7 3 6
LL   Russell Simpson 6 8 6 5   J Connors 6 6 6
Q   John Clifton 4 6 6 4 3 LL   B Mitton 3 3 2
  Jaime Pinto Bravo 6 3 2 6 6   J Pinto Bravo 6 2 2 6 3
Q   Colin Dowdeswell 3 6 4 5 LL   D Joubert 4 6 6 2 6
LL   Deon Joubert 6 4 6 7 LL   D Joubert 6 9 4 1 7
LL   Thierry Bernasconi 6 1 3 LL   B Mitton 4 8 6 6 9
LL   Bernard Mitton 8 6 6 LL   B Mitton 7 2 4 7 7
Q   Jan Hordijk 7 2 2   A Guerry 5 6 6 5 5
  Zan Guerry 9 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Boro Jovanović 5 6 3
Q   Syd Ball 7 8 6 Q   S Ball 0r
  Jean-Loup Rouyer 0 2 2   S Baranyi 1
  Szabolcs Baranyi 6 6 6   S Baranyi 2 5 6 6 6
LL   Kiyoshi Tanabe 4 3 4   J Austin 6 7 3 4 4
LL   Petr Kanderal 6 6 6 LL   P Kanderal 8 3 3
  Teimuraz Kakulia 6 6 3 0 4   J Austin 9 6 6
  Jeff Austin 3 4 6 6 6   S Baranyi 3 2 8 7 1
LL   Greg Peebles 7 4 2 6   B Borg 6 6 6 5 6
  Karl Meiler 9 6 6   K Meiler 6 6 9
LL   Jasjit Singh 3 7 6 3 Q   W Martin 1 4 8
Q   Billy Martin 6 9 2 6   K Meiler 4 4 6 6 3
  Patrick Hombergen 6 6 6 6   B Borg 6 6 3 2 6
  Stephen Myers 3 3 1   P Hombergen 4 2 4
Q   Premjit Lall 3 4 818 6   B Borg 6 6 6
6   Björn Borg 6 6 920

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  František Pála 6 1 6 7
LL   Dan Bleckinger 3 6 3 5   F Pála 6 6 0 6 5
LL   Doug Crawford 4 2 4 LL   N Holmes 8 2 6 1 7
LL   Norman Holmes 6 6 6 LL   N Holmes 2 6 5 5
  Robert McKinley 6 6 6   R McKinley 6 3 7 7
LL   Paul McNamee 4 1 0   R McKinley 6 3 6 6
Q   Eugene Russo 6 2 9 4 7 LL   J Kuki 4 6 2 2
LL   Jun Kuki 1 6 8 6 9   R McKinley 1 5 8 5
  Jiří Hřebec 6 6 7 3   R Taylor 6 7 6 7
  Frank Sedgman 0 4 5   J Hřebec 7 1 4 7 6
  Antonio Zugarelli 6 6 6   A Zugarelli 5 6 6 5 2
LL   Dragan Stojović 3 2 4   J Hřebec 1 7 4 2
LL   John James 7 2 6 6 2 3   R Taylor 6 5 6 6
  Harald Elschenbroich 5 6 3 8 6   H Elschenbroich 3 2 2
Q   Jean-Louis Haillet 2 3 3 3   R Taylor 6 6 6
3   Roger Taylor 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  John Lloyd 8 4 6 6 6
LL   Jean-François Caujolle 9 6 3 4 3   J Lloyd 7 6 6
LL   Paul Kronk 7 5 4 6 4 Q   K Hancock 5 4 4
Q   Keith Hancock 5 7 6 3 6   J Lloyd 5 4 6 6 5
  Bernard Mignot 6 6 6   V Amritraj 7 6 3 2 7
Q   Peter Pokorny 1 1 3   B Mignot 1 1 2
  Vijay Amritraj 6 6 6   V Amritraj 6 6 6
LL   Harold Turnbull 4 2 4   V Amritraj 7 8 6 6
LL   Konstantin Pugaev 6 1 5 8 7   O Davidson 5 9 3 4
LL   Ernie Ewert 3 6 7 9 LL   E Ewert 7 6 6
  Mike Machette 3 6 6 6   M Machette 5 2 3
Q   Tony Parun 6 4 3 1 LL   E Ewert 1 4 6 3
  Barry Phillips-Moore 6 9 7 7   O Davidson 6 6 3 6
Q   Robin Drysdale 3 7 5   B Phillips-Moore 3 4 3
LL   Pierre Joly 4 4 4 7   O Davidson 6 6 6
7   Owen Davidson 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Anand Amritraj 6 6 9
LL   Saeed Meer 4 4 8   A Amritraj 6 3 2 4
LL   Jaidip Mukerjea 7 6 6 LL   J Mukerjea 3 6 6 6
LL   Eduardo Zuleta 5 1 3 LL   J Mukerjea 9 6 6
Q   Richard Buwalda 5 6 6 6 LL   G Perkins 8 4 3
Q   Munawar Iqbal 7 3 2 4 Q   R Buwalda 6 3 6 1 8
LL   Greg Perkins 6 6 3 9 LL   G Perkins 4 6 3 6 10
  Jun Kamiwazumi 4 4 6 7 LL   J Mukerjea 4 6 4 3
  Stephen Warboys 2 6 7 6 4 2   J Kodeš 6 3 6 6
Q   John Yuill 6 4 9 4 6 Q   J Yuill 4 6 1 6 6
LL   Peter Curtis 6 6 6 LL   P Curtis 6 3 6 2 3
Q   Graeme Thomson 4 4 2 Q   J Yuill 1 5 2
LL   Pietro Marzano 6 6 2 6 2   J Kodeš 6 7 6
  Raúl Ramírez 3 4 6 2 LL   P Marzano 0 4 3
LL   Kenichi Hirai 6 4 1 3 2   J Kodeš 6 6 6
2   Jan Kodeš 4 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

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

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