1975 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Second-seeded John Newcombe defeated defending champion Jimmy Connors 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(9–7) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1975 Australian Open. Newcombe became the first man in the Open Era to win the Australian Open saving match points en route against Tony Roche in the Semi-final.

Men's Singles
1975 Australian Open
ChampionAustralia John Newcombe
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
Details
Draw64
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
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Jimmy Connors (Finalist)
  2.   John Newcombe (Champion)
  3.   Tony Roche (Semifinalist)
  4.   John Alexander (Quarterfinalist)
  5.   Ross Case (First round)
  6.   Alexander Metreveli (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Geoff Masters (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Phil Dent (First round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
  Kim Warwick 3 2 2
1   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
  Dick Crealy 4 3 4
4   John Alexander 3 6 3 6
  Dick Crealy 6 4 6 7
1   Jimmy Connors 5 6 4 6
2   John Newcombe 7 3 6 7
6   Alexander Metreveli 6 6 4 3
3   Tony Roche 7 3 6 6
3   Tony Roche 4 6 4 6 9
2   John Newcombe 6 4 6 2 11
7   Geoff Masters 6 3 7 3 8
2   John Newcombe 1 6 6 6 10

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   J Connors 7 6 6
  C Kachel 5 2 3 1   J Connors 6 6 6
  U Pinner 6 7 6   U Pinner 3 3 2
  K Tanabe 1 6 3 1   J Connors 6 6 5 6
  GR Reid 6 6 6 6   GR Reid 2 3 7 0
  G Braun 1 7 2 1   GR Reid 7 4 6 6
  J Singh 6 7 6   J Singh 6 6 3 3
  A Dawson 2 6 0 1   J Connors 6 6 6
  G Thomson 6 6 6   K Warwick 3 2 2
  M Prineas 4 3 3   G Thomson 3 4 6
  K Warwick 6 6 6   K Warwick 6 6 7
  K Hiskins 1 3 2   K Warwick 4 4 7 6 6
  H Elschenbroich 7 6 6   H Elschenbroich 6 6 6 4 2
  N Spear 6 3 3   H Elschenbroich 4 6 6 6
  H Gauvain 4 2 3 8   P Dent 6 4 4 3
8   P Dent 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4   J Alexander 3 7 6 6
  P Doerner 6 5 2 4 4   J Alexander 6 6 4 6
  M Edmondson 6 6 1 6 6   M Edmondson 3 4 6 1
  T Sakai 1 2 6 7 4 4   J Alexander 6 6 7
  J James 6 7 6   A Stone 2 4 5
  S Segura 2 6 3   J James 4 6 7 6
  A Stone 6 6 6   A Stone 6 7 6 8
  S Myers 4 4 3 4   J Alexander 3 6 3 6
  W Bowrey 6 6 6   D Crealy 6 4 6 7
  S Kato 3 0 3   W Bowrey 2 3 1
  J Andrews 6 7 6   J Andrews 6 6 6
  G Perkins 3 6 3   J Andrews 2 4 6 6
  D Crealy 7 2 7 6   D Crealy 6 6 4 7
  J Kuki 5 6 5 3   D Crealy 6 6 7
  R Ruffels 4 6 6 6   R Ruffels 3 4 6
5   R Case 6 3 4 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6   A Metreveli 6 5 7 4 9
  S Ball 4 7 5 6 7 6   A Metreveli 6 6 6
  M Robinson 6 5 7 7   M Robinson 3 1 0
  K Hirai 1 7 5 6 6   A Metreveli 6 6 7 6
  E Ewert 2 6 6 6   C Letcher 4 7 6 4
  D Carter 6 2 3 3   E Ewert 2 2 3
  C Letcher 3 7 7 6   C Letcher 6 6 6
  J Eastburn 6 6 5 0 6   A Metreveli 6 6 4 3
  J Loyo-Mayo 7 6 6 3   T Roche 7 3 6 6
  N Fraser 6 4 4   J Loyo-Mayo 6 3 2 1
  P McNamara 6 6 7   P McNamara 3 6 6 6
  D Stojović 1 2 5   P McNamara 6 5 2 3
  C Dibley 6 6 6 3   T Roche 4 7 6 6
  W Durham 3 4 2   C Dibley 1 3 3
  M Machette 5 4 3 3   T Roche 6 6 6
3   T Roche 7 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7   G Masters 6 6 6 7
  R Keldie 3 4 7 5 7   G Masters 6 6 6
  F Sedgman 6 5 6 6   F Sedgman 1 4 3
  R Lewis 3 7 4 3 7   G Masters 6 6 4
  P Beust w/o   B Giltinan 0 7 3r
  K Johansson   P Beust 0 3 2
  B Giltinan 7 6 7   B Giltinan 6 6 6
  J Trickey 5 4 6 7   G Masters 6 3 7 3 8
  B Carmichael 6 6 6 6 2   J Newcombe 1 6 6 6 10
  U Marten 7 2 3 3   B Carmichael 6 6 6
  S Menon 7 4 7 6   S Menon 4 2 2
  W Coghlan 6 6 6 1   B Carmichael 6 3 2
  R Gehring 6 6 6 2   J Newcombe 7 6 6
  C Stubs 3 2 4   R Gehring 7 4 6 2 4
  T Fancutt 2 1 2 2   J Newcombe 6 6 3 6 6
2   J Newcombe 6 6 6

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1974 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1975 French Open