1937 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1937 French Championships
Champion   Germany Henner Henkel [1]
Runner-up   United Kingdom Bunny Austin [1]
Final score   6–1, 6–4, 6–3
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Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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 < 1936 1938 > 

Henner Henkel defeated Bunny Austin 6–1, 6–4, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1937 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United Kingdom Bunny Austin (Finalist)
  2. France Bernard Destremau (Semifinalist)
  3. Germany Henner Henkel (Champion)
  4. Austria Georg Von Metaxa (Third round)
  5. Italy Giorgio de Stefani (Third round)
  6. France Paul Feret (Fourth round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Josef Caska (Third round)
  8. United States Charles R. Harris (Third round)
  1. France André Merlin (Fourth round)
  2. Republic of China (1912–49) Kho Sin-Kie (Third round)
  3. United Kingdom Patrick Hughes (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Czechoslovakia Frantisek Cejnar (Quarterfinalist)
  5. South Africa Vernon Kirby (Third round)
  6. France Marcel Bernard (Third round)
  7. Poland Adam Baworowski (Fourth round)
  8. Poland Jozef Hebda (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 6 6 6      
 France Yvon Petra 4 2 1      
  1  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 7 6 1 6    
   France Christian Boussus 5 2 6 3    
 France Christian Boussus 6 6 6    
  12  Czechoslovakia Frantisek Cejnar 2 2 1      
    1  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 1 4 3    
  3  Germany Henner Henkel 6 6 6    
  11  United Kingdom Patrick Hughes 3 4 2      
3  Germany Henner Henkel 6 6 6      
3  Germany Henner Henkel 6 6 6    
  2  France Bernard Destremau 1 4 3      
 United Kingdom Charles Edgar Hare 9 6 9 5 5
  2  France Bernard Destremau 11 4 7 7 7  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United Kingdom Austin 5 6 6 6    
     France Rodel 7 0 3 4    
      1  United Kingdom Austin 7 6 6      
       Switzerland Maneff 5 1 2      
     Switzerland Maneff 6 6 8    
     France Troncin 3 1 6      
      1  United Kingdom Austin          
       France Lesueur          
    16  Poland Hebda 6 6 6      
     France Papillon 4 4 3      
      16  Poland Hebda 8 3 5 5  
       France Lesueur 6 6 7 7    
     France Lesueur          
     United States Harman            
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  United States Harris            
     Netherlands Karsten            
      8  United States Harris 5 6 6 2    
       France Petra 7 8 3 6    
     France Petra 6 6 6    
     Republic of China (1912–49) Tsui Wai Pui[2] 2 3 1      
       France Petra 10 7 6 6  
      9  France Merlin 12 5 1 4  
    9  France Merlin 7 7 10      
     Belgium Naeyaert 5 5 8      
      9  France Merlin 6 5 6 6  
      4  Austria Von Metaxa 4 7 2 3    
    4  Austria Von Metaxa          
     France Bolelli            
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Boussus 6 6 6      
     France Vieillard 1 1 4      
       France Boussus 7 6 6      
       Netherlands Van Swol 5 3 3      
     Poland Tarlowski 1 8 4 6 5
 Netherlands Van Swol                Netherlands Van Swol 6 6 6 2 7  
 Denmark Sperling                  France Boussus 6 7 4 6  
13  South Africa Kirby 6 6 6            France Gentien 3 5 6 1  
 France Rimet 3 4 4         13  South Africa Kirby 5 6 8 2 6  
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević                Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 7 2 6 6 3  
 France Glasser                 13  South Africa Kirby 6 2 2 1  
 France Gentien 6 5 6 7          France Gentien 1 6 6 6    
 Italy Quintavalle 2 7 4 5        France Gentien 6 3 6 6  
 United Kingdom Wilde 6 6 6          United Kingdom Wilde 2 6 1 2    
 France Gourovitch 4 4 3      

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Italy de Stefani 6 6 6
France Goldryn 2 0 1 5 Italy de Stefani 6 9 6
Monaco Galeppe 6 2 6 6 Monaco Galeppe 2 7 1
France Dessair 3 6 3 4 5 Italy de Stefani 5 2 1
France Journu 6 6 4 6 France Journu 7 6 6
South Africa Eedes 2 2 6 1 France Journu 6 3 6 6
Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 6 3 6 2 3 Monaco Landau 4 6 2 4
Monaco Landau 3 6 1 6 6 France Journu 0 4 1
12 Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6 12 Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6
France Sanglier 4 0 3 12 Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 5 6
Switzerland Billeter[3] 6 4 8 1 1 France Combemale 1 4 7 4
France Combemale 3 6 6 6 6 12 Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 4 6
France Brugnon 6 6 2 3 6 France Brugnon 3 3 6 2
Italy Cavriani 2 4 6 6 1 France Brugnon 2 8 6 6
Republic of China (1912–49) Choy Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 6 6 4 3
France Chevalier

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Hadingham 0 2 1
New Zealand Coombe 6 6 6 New Zealand Coombe 2 6 6 4 2
Greece Stalios 4 2 2 France Jamain 6 3 3 6 6
France Jamain 6 6 6 France Jamain 5 1 3
France Du Plaix 6 6 6 6 11 United Kingdom Hughes 7 6 6
=Switzerland Billeter[4] 2 8 4 3 France Du Plaix 2 3 1
Italy Taroni 6 4 2 0 11 United Kingdom Hughes 6 6 6
11 United Kingdom Hughes 3 6 6 6 11 United Kingdom Hughes 6 7 4 7
France Weiss 4 4 2 6 France Feret 2 5 6 5
United Kingdom Shayes 6 6 6 United Kingdom Shayes 0 1 3
France Terrier 3 7 5 South Africa Farquharson 6 6 6
South Africa Farquharson 6 9 7 South Africa Farquharson 4 4 6 3
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 France Feret 6 6 4 6
France Goldschmidt Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 0 3 8 3
United States Frame 4 5 5 6 France Feret 6 6 6 6
6 France Feret 6 7 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Lecointre 3 7 7 4    
 Poland Tloczynski 6 5 9 6        Poland Tloczynski 3 2 6 2    
 France Barrelet De Ricou                United Kingdom Tuckey 6 6 3 6    
 United Kingdom Tuckey                  United Kingdom Tuckey 6 6 6      
 South Africa Robertson 7 1 6 3 12       14  France Bernard 1 3 3      
 South Africa Fannin 5 6 3 6 10      South Africa Robertson 6 1 4    
 India Maharaja Of Kutch               14  France Bernard 8 6 6      
14  France Bernard                  United Kingdom Tuckey 3 6 1 3  
      3  Germany Henkel 6 2 6 6  
     Netherlands Teschmacher 6 4 7 1    
     France Pellizza 4 6 9 6    
       France Pellizza 2 2 1    
      3  Germany Henkel 6 6 6      
     France Langanay 1 3 2    
    3  Germany Henkel 6 6 6      
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Berthet 3 3 4      
     United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6      
       United Kingdom Hare 6 4 6 4 6  
      10  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 4 6 3 6 2  
     Switzerland Mercier-Odier 3 2 3    
    10  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 6 6      
       United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6    
       United States Surface 4 1 2    
     France Abdesselam 3 5 5      
     United States Surface 6 7 7      
       United States Surface 8 6 6    
      7  Czechoslovakia Caska 6 4 1      
     France Geraud 6 3 2 1  
    7  Czechoslovakia Caska 3 6 6 6    
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     Italy Scotti[2]            
     France Martin-Legeay            
       France Martin-Legeay 1 6 2 r    
      15  Poland Baworowski 6 3 6      
     France Poles 1 0 2    
    15  Poland Baworowski 6 6 6      
      15  Poland Baworowski 4 5 3    
      2  France Destremau 6 7 6    
     Dry 1 3 1      
     Italy Canepele 6 6 6      
       Italy Canepele 5 1 1    
      2  France Destremau 7 6 6      
     Belgium Moreau 2 5 3    
    2  France Destremau 6 7 6      
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 386. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ a b "French Titles: German Victory in Doubles - Hughes and Tuckey Beaten - Start of the Singles". The Observer. 23 May 1937. Retrieved 8 July 2013 (source for nationalities). 
  3. ^ "E Billeter". Tennis Archives. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "A Billeter". Tennis Archives. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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