1937 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1937 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Don Budge[1]
Runner-up   Germany Gottfried von Cramm[1]
Final score   6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends      
WC Singles      
WC Doubles      
U.S. National Championships
 < 1936 1938 > 

Don Budge defeated Gottfried von Cramm 6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1937 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Germany Gottfried von Cramm (Finalist)
  2. n/a
  3. United States Bobby Riggs (Semifinalist)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Frank Parker (Semifinalist)
  6. n/a
  7. United States Bryan Grant (Quarterfinalist)
  8. n/a
  9. United States Joseph Hunt (Quarterfinalist)
  1. n/a
  2. Japan Fumiteru Nakano (Fourth round)
  3. n/a
  4. Japan Hideo Nishimura (Second round)
  5. n/a
  6. United States John Van Ryn (Quarterfinalist)
  7. n/a
  8. United Kingdom Jimmy Jones (Second round)
  9. Canada Ross Wilson (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6      
9  United States Joseph Hunt 1 2 4      
  1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6      
  5  United States Frank Parker 2 1 3      
5  United States Frank Parker 6 12 6    
  15  United States John Van Ryn 2 10 2      
    1  United States Don Budge 6 7 6 3 6
  1  Germany Gottfried von Cramm 1 9 1 6 1
  3  United States Bobby Riggs 4 1 6 6 7  
7  United Kingdom Charles Hare 6 6 3 0 5  
3  United States Bobby Riggs 6 8 3 3 2
  1  Germany Gottfried von Cramm 0 6 6 6 6  
7  United States Bryan Grant 7 6 6 3 3
  1  Germany Gottfried von Cramm 9 2 2 6 6  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Budge 6 6 6      
     United States Winslow 3 3 3      
      1  United States Budge 6 6 6      
       United States Abrams 0 1 1      
     United States Anderson 2 6 1 0  
     United States Abrams 6 3 6 6    
      1  United States Budge 6 6 6    
      9  France Petra 0 3 1    
     United States Mulloy            
     United States Bickel w/o          
       United States Mulloy 5 6 4 6 0
      9  France Petra 7 3 6 3 6  
     United States Bowman 2 2 3    
    9  France Petra 6 6 6      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    9  United States Hunt 7 6 6      
     United States Morrison 5 3 2      
      9  United States Hunt 1 5 6 7 6  
       United States Anderson 6 7 1 5 0  
     United States Low 4 4 7    
     United States Anderson 6 6 9      
      9  United States Hunt 3 6 6 6  
      5  Japan Yamagishi 6 1 1 1  
     United States Alloo 1 2 0      
     United States Cameron 6 6 6      
       United States Cameron 2 3 6    
 Canada Watt 6 2 6 6         5  Japan Yamagishi 6 6 8      
 United Kingdom Earle 2 6 3 1        Canada Watt 2 1 3    
5  Japan Yamagishi 6 6 6         5  Japan Yamagishi 6 6 6      
 United States Carr 1 2 3      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States Parker 6 6 6      
 United States Gillespie 2 1 0         5  United States Parker 3 6 6 6    
 United States Bowden                United States Bowden 6 2 3 1    
 United States Peterson w/o               5  United States Parker 6 8 6      
 United States Hunt 6 6 6            United States Hunt 1 6 1      
 United States Harman 2 1 4          United States Hunt 6 6 6    
17  United Kingdom Jones 6 6 3 6       17  United Kingdom Jones 0 3 3      
 Italy Cuccioli 3 4 6 3         5  United States Parker 3 4 6 6 6
 United States Cooke 6 6 6            United States Wood 6 6 1 3 0
 United States Lauck 4 1 3          United States Cooke 6 6 7      
 United States Kantrowitz 6 12 6          United States Kantrowitz 1 4 5      
 United States Burt 3 10 3            United States Cooke 2 2 2    
 United States Wood 6 6 6            United States Wood 6 6 6      
 United States Kynaston 1 2 2          United States Wood 4 6 6 6  
13  Japan Nishimura 6 9 6         13  Japan Nishimura 6 2 2 0    
 United States Kelleher 4 7 3      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  United States Van Ryn 5 8 8 6    
 United States Dunn 7 6 6 4       15  United States Van Ryn 6 9 10 6 6  
 United States Heldman 7 12 3 6        United States Heldman 8 7 12 3 2  
 United States Hendrix 5 10 6 3         15  United States Van Ryn 6 8 6      
 United States Hartman 6 6 6            United States Coghlan 4 6 1      
 United States Lavine 2 3 1          United States Hartman 6 3 8 6 4
 United States Coghlan                United States Coghlan 3 6 6 8 6  
 United States Dorson w/o               15  United States Van Ryn 6 6 6    
 United States Harris 6 6 1 2 6        United States Harris 3 1 1    
 United States Mangin 0 1 6 6 0      United States Harris 6 2 7 5 6  
 United States Lurie                United States Lurie 2 6 5 7 4  
 United States Potts w/o                United States Harris 6 7 12 6  
 United States Buxby 4 7 6 6          United States Buxby 8 5 10 1    
 United States Podesta 6 5 3 1        United States Buxby 5 6 6 6  
3  Germany Henkel 6 7 6         3  Germany Henkel 7 1 4 4    
 United States Bobbitt 1 5 0      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Riggs 7 6 9      
 United States McGehee 5 1 7         3  United States Riggs 2 6 6 7    
 United States Mako 6 6 6          United States Mako 6 3 4 5    
 United States Lucia 3 1 4           3  United States Riggs 6 6 6      
 United States Davenport 1 6 8 6          United States Robertson 4 4 4      
 United States Marcum 6 1 6 4        United States Davenport 1 6 17 5  
 United States Robertson                United States Robertson 6 3 19 7    
 United States Sutter w/o               3  United States Riggs 3 7 6 8  
 United States Swanson 5 4 6 6 6       11  Japan Nakano 6 5 3 6  
 United States Washburn 7 6 3 1 3      United States Swanson 7 7 4 6    
 United States Lubin 8 10 6          United States Lubin 5 5 6 4    
 United States Tilden 6 8 4            United States Swanson 8 6 1 6 3
 United States Welsh 1 9 6 6         11  Japan Nakano 10 4 6 3 6  
 United States Fishbach 6 7 0 1        United States Welsh 1 6 1 4  
11  Japan Nakano 7 6 6         11  Japan Nakano 6 4 6 6    
 United States Gilpin 5 2 1      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States McDiarmid 6 3 6 6    
 United States Wetherell 1 6 1 0       13  United States McDiarmid 6 6 6      
 United States Mitchell                United States Mitchell 4 3 4      
 United States Fischer w/o               13  United States McDiarmid 3 6 3 6 5  
 United States Coggeshall 6 6 6            United States Cuninggim 6 3 6 4 1  
 United States Curtiss 2 1 2          United States Coggeshall 3 1 5    
 United States Cuninggim 4 6 6 6        United States Cuninggim 6 6 7      
18  Canada Wilson 6 3 4 3          United States Cuninggim 6 6 3 4 2
 United States Culley 6 6 6           7  United Kingdom Hare 4 4 6 6 6
 United States Lynch 4 3 4          United States Culley 6 6 6      
 United States Adelsberg                United States Adelsberg 0 1 4      
 United States McCauliff w/o                United States Culley 6 6 4 1 0
 United States Mattmann 6 6 8           7  United Kingdom Hare 4 2 6 6 6  
 United States Rider 4 4 6          United States Mattmann 3 1 2    
7  United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6         7  United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6      
 United States Mercur 3 2 4      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United States Grant 6 9 6      
 United Kingdom Deloford 4 7 3         7  United States Grant 6 6 6      
 United States Hall 2 6 6 6        United States Hall 2 2 1      
 United States Hawley 6 3 4 2         7  United States Grant 6 6 6      
       United States Steele, Jr. 4 2 2      
     United States Steele, Jr.          
     United States Burgess w/o          
      7  United States Grant 6 4 5 6 6
       United States Sabin 2 6 7 1 1
     United States Guernsey 5 2 6 5    
     United States Sabin 7 6 1 7    
       United States Sabin 6 6 1 6  
       United States Toley 3 3 6 4    
     United States Toley 8 6 6    
    15  France Brugnon 6 4 1      
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    11  United States Surface            
     United States Moreno w/o          
      11  United States Surface 6 3 6      
       United States Kamrath 3 6 3      
     United States Mahoney 4 3 3    
     United States Kamrath 6 6 6      
      11  United States Surface 6 5 6 5  
      1  Germany von Cramm 8 7 3 7  
     United States McNeill 6 6 6      
     United States Umstaedter 0 3 2      
       United States McNeill 2 3 6 4  
      1  Germany von Cramm 6 6 2 6    
     United States Jarvis 1 4 2    
    1  Germany von Cramm 6 6 6      
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 459. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 115. OCLC 172306. 

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