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John Newcombe was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Ken Rosewall.

Men's Singles
1974 US Open
ChampionUnited States Jimmy Connors
Runner-upAustralia Ken Rosewall
Final score6–1, 6–0, 6–1
Details
Draw128
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
← 1973 · US Open · 1975 →

Jimmy Connors defeated Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–0, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open.[1] It set the record for the shortest ever Grand Slam men's singles final, both in number of games and duration, taking only 1 hour and 18 minutes to complete.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  2.   John Newcombe (Semifinalist)
  3.   Stan Smith (Quarterfinalist)
  4.   Björn Borg (Second round)
  5.   Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  6.   Tom Okker (Fourth round)
  7.   Ilie Năstase (Third round)
  8.   Arthur Ashe (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  10.   Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  11.   Marty Riessen (Fourth round)
  12.   Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  13.   Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinalist)
  14.   Dick Stockton (Third round)
  15.   Tom Gorman (Second round)
  16.   Raúl Ramírez (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Jimmy Connors 3 6 6 6
13   Alex Metreveli 6 3 4 1
1   Jimmy Connors 7 7 6
  Roscoe Tanner 6 6 4
3   Stan Smith 6 2 6 1
  Roscoe Tanner 7 6 3 6
1   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
5   Ken Rosewall 1 0 1
5   Ken Rosewall 2 6 6 6
  Vijay Amritraj 6 3 3 2
5   Ken Rosewall 6 6 7 6
2   John Newcombe 7 4 6 3
8   Arthur Ashe 6 3 6 6 4
2   John Newcombe 4 6 3 7 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   J Connors 6 6 3 7
  J Borowiak 3 4 6 5 1  J Connors 6 6 6
  D Crealy 6 6 6 6  O N Bengtson 1 3 3
  O N Bengtson 7 7 4 7 1  J Connors 6 7 6 6
  J Alexander 6 6 6  J Alexander 1 5 7 4
  J-F Caujolle 1 2 0  J Alexander 6 7 6
  R Case 5 6 3 4  B Carmichael 4 5 3
  B Carmichael 7 2 6 6 1  J Connors 7 6 5 6
12   J Kodeš 6 6 6 12  J Kodeš 5 3 7 2
  P Cramer 4 4 2 12  J Kodeš 6 6 6
  D Dell 6 3 5 6 7  D Dell 4 4 2
  D R Bohrnstedt 4 6 7 4 6 12  J Kodeš 5 4 7 7 6
  G Battrick 6 6 6  B Taróczy 7 6 6 6 3
  B Manson 4 2 1  G Battrick 6 6 3
  K Meiler 7 3 2 2  B Taróczy 7 7 6
  B Taróczy 6 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   T Okker 5 6 7 6
  E Van Dillen 7 1 5 2 6  T Okker 7 7 6
  B Seewagen 3 6 6 6   B Seewagen 6 6 2
  H Bunis 6 3 3 4 6  T Okker 4 6 6 5 6
  O Davidson 6 6 6 6  T Koch 6 2 3 7 4
  P Kronk 7 3 2 2  O Davidson 3 6 5
  T Koch 7 6 6  T Koch 6 7 7
  A Cornejo 5 1 3 6  T Okker 1 3 6
13   A Metreveli 6 6 6 13  A Metreveli 6 6 7
  J-B Chanfreau 3 2 2 13  A Metreveli 6 7 6
  B Martin 3 2 6 3  V Zednik 3 5 4
  V Zednik 6 6 1 6 13  A Metreveli 6 6 6 7 6
  J Hřebec 3 3 6 6 6  M Cox 7 2 7 6 3
  J Whitlinger 6 6 2 3 3  J Hřebec 1 2 6
  M Cox 6 7 3 1 7   M Cox 6 6 7
  J Austin 3 6 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   S Smith 3 6 5 7 7
  J Fillol 6 3 7 5 6 3  S Smith 6 3 7 6
  F McMillan 6 6 6  F McMillan 1 6 6 4
  J McManus 4 2 4 3  S Smith 6 7 6
  H J Pohmann 3 5 2  B Teacher 3 5 4
  B Gottfried 6 7 6  B Gottfried 6 6 3 2 2
  P Cornejo 7 3 3 r  B Teacher 3 2 6 6 6
  B Teacher 6 6 6 3  S Smith 6 6 6 6
10   M Orantes 6 7 6  S Ball 2 3 7 3
  F Pala 4 5 4 10  M Orantes 3 4 2
  A Amritraj 7 6 4 6  A Amritraj 6 6 6
  A Pattison 6 4 6 3  A Amritraj 7 7 3 2 4
  I Molina 1 3 3  S Ball 5 5 6 6 6
  S Ball 6 6 6  S Ball 6 7 6
  J Pinto-Bravo 1 2 1  G Goven 3 5 3
  G Goven 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   I Năstase 6 6
  K Warwick 2 4 r 7  Năstase 6 6 4 6 6
  R Barth 6 6 7  Barth 7 1 6 1 2
  J Bartlett 1 0 5 7  I Năstase 6 7 5 4 4
  R Taylor 7 7 6  R Tanner 4 6 7 6 6
  A Stone 6 6 3  R Taylor 6 7 4 6 3
  M Estep 4 6 3 6  R Tanner 3 6 6 7 6
  R Tanner 6 4 6 7  R Tanner 6 6 7 6 7
14   D Stockton 6 6 6  I El Shafei 3 7 5 7 6
  J Delaney 2 1 1 14  D Stockton 6 6 6 6
  T Edlefsen 7 3 0 0  R Kreiss 7 3 3 2
  R Kreiss 6 6 6 6 14  D Stockton 6 6 3 6 4
  N Špear 3 3 2  I El Shafei 4 7 6 3 6
  I El Shafei 6 6 6  I El Shafei 7 6 6
  S Turner 6 5 3  I Fletcher 6 1 4
  I Fletcher 7 7 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  C Pasarell 6 6 4 6 6
  P Dupre 7 3 6 2 4  C Pasarell 4 6 7 6
  S Stewart 6 5 6 0 3  G Scott 6 4 6 3
  G Scott 2 7 4 6 6  C Pasarell 1 2 6 4
  R Ruffels 7 4 4 1 5  K Rosewall 6 6 4 6
  B Lutz 6 6 6 6  B Lutz 6 3 3
  C Dibley 4 6 1 5  K Rosewall 7 6 6
5   K Rosewall 6 7 6 5  K Rosewall 6 6 7 6
  G R Reid 6 7 6 16  R Ramírez 1 7 5 3
  J Kuki 4 6 3  G R Reid 3 5 7
  B Phillips-Moore 7 2 2 1  S Mayer 6 7 6 r
  S Mayer 5 6 6 6  G R Reid 1 4 6 3
  M Holeček 7 6 5 4 r 16  R Ramírez 6 6 3 6
  W Brown 6 2 7 6  W Brown 6 6 6
  J Andrew 2 4 4 16  R Ramírez 7 7 7
16   R Ramírez 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  R Dowdeswell 6 3 6 6
  M Farrell 2 6 2 4  R Dowdeswell 6 2 6
  C Owens 7 6 6  C Owens 7 6 7
  H Kary 6 4 4  C Owens 4 3 0
  H Rahim 4 4 2 11  M Riessen 6 6 6
  J Lloyd 6 6 6  J Lloyd 3 4 2
  S Krulevitz 7 6 2 2 0 11  M Riessen 6 6 6
11   M Riessen 6 3 6 6 6 11  M Riessen 3 3 4
  T Ryan 1 4 0 r  V Amritraj 6 6 6
  J Yuill 6 6 1  J Yuill 6 6 1 7 6
  D Crawford 5 4 2  J Gisbert 2 7 6 6 3
  J Gisbert 7 6 6  J Yuill 6 6 6 7 1
  V Amritraj 6 6 6 6  V Amritraj 7 0 7 6 3
  S Docherty 7 1 3 2  V Amritraj 6 7 3 1 6
  V Amaya 4 6 3 3 4  B Borg 1 6 6 6 2
4   B Borg 6 4 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  P Gerken 6 6 7 7
  J Simpson 4 7 5 6  P Gerken 6 6 6
  A Neely 6 6 6 4 7  A Neely 4 4 2
  J Kamiwazumi 4 7 2 6 5  P Gerken 4 3 1 r
  M Machette 6 6 6 9  G Vilas 6 6 3
  B Prajoux 4 4 2  M Machette 3 2 1
  F Taygan 3 2 7 6 3 9  G Vilas 6 6 6
9   G Vilas 6 6 6 2 6 9  G Vilas 7 4 4 5
  S Messmer 3 6 3 6 8  A Ashe 6 6 6 7
  F McNair 6 3 6 7  F McNair 3 3 6
  G Masters 2 6 6 6  G Masters 6 6 7
  J Velasco 6 2 1 3  G Masters 6 2 3 3
  J Feaver 6 3 6 1 8  A Ashe 2 6 6 6
  V Gerulaitis 3 6 7 6  V Gerulaitis 6 5 2
  T Waltke 3 6 2 8  A Ashe 7 7 6
8   A Ashe 6 7 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  C Graebner 6 6 7
  T Ulrich 3 1 5  C Graebner 1 6 3 6 6
  A Muñoz 4 6 6 7 7  A Muñoz 6 4 6 2 2
  J Andrews 6 7 2 6 6  C Graebner 1 4 3
  J Singh 1 4 2  R Moore 6 6 6
  R Moore 6 6 6  R Moore 4 6 6 6 7
  G Hardie 6 4 2 15  T Gorman 6 4 7 4 5
15   T Gorman 7 6 6  R Moore 3 2 5
  O Parun 6 6 6 2  J Newcombe 6 6 7
  E Friedler 1 1 1  O Parun 4 4 4
  T Roche 6 6 6  T Roche 6 6 6
  J James 3 3 1  T Roche 6 6 3 5
  T Kakoulia 6 6 6 2  J Newcombe 4 7 6 7
  L F Tavares 2 3 3   T Kakoulia 6 2 2
  R Benavides 2 0 1 2   J Newcombe 7 6 6
2   J Newcombe 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 462. ISBN 978-0942257700.

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