1938 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1938 French Championships
Champion   United States Don Budge [1]
Runner-up   Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel [1]
Final score   6–3, 6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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 < 1937 1939 > 

Don Budge defeated Roderich Menzel 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1938 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Donald J. Budge (Champion)
  2. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec (Semifinalist)
  3. Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel (Finalist)
  4. France Christian Boussus (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Fourth round)
  6. France Yvon Petra (First round)
  7. United States Gene Mako (Third round)
  8. France Bernard Destremau (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Poland Adam Baworowski (Fourth round)
  2. Czechoslovakia Frantisek Cejnar (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Josip Palada (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Owen Anderson (Fourth round)
  6. United States William Robertson (First round)
  7. France André Martin-Legeay (Second round)
  8. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Kukuljević (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Donald J. Budge 6 6 6      
8  France Bernard Destremau 4 3 4      
  1  United States Donald J. Budge 6 6 6      
  12  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Josip Palada 2 3 3      
4  France Christian Boussus 1 6 6 1 2
  12  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Josip Palada 6 3 4 6 6  
    1  United States Donald J. Budge 6 6 6    
  3  Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel 3 2 4    
  11  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić 0 0 1      
3  Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel 6 6 6      
3  Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel 6 6 6    
  2  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 4 4 4      
10  Czechoslovakia Frantisek Cejnar 6 3 2 3  
  2  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 3 6 6 6    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Budge 6 6 6      
     France Gentien 1 2 4      
      1  United States Budge 6 6 5 6    
       India Mohammed-Khan 1 1 7 0    
     India Mohammed-Khan 3 4 6 6 6
     France Glasser 6 6 4 3 0  
      1  United States Budge 6 8 2 1 6
      16  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 2 6 6 6 1
     France George            
     United States Nelson            
       United States Nelson 2 0 2    
      16  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 6 6      
     France Du Plaix 2 1 1    
    16  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 6 6      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  France Destremau            
     Italy de Stefani            
      8  France Destremau 7 6 6      
       Japan Kuramitsu 5 1 3      
     United Kingdom Shayes 5 3 6 6  
     Japan Kuramitsu 7 6 4 8    
      8  France Destremau 5 4 7 6 6
      9  Poland Baworowski 7 6 5 2 4
     France Berthet 1 7 1 1    
    9  Poland Baworowski 6 5 6 6    
      9  Poland Baworowski          
       Denmark Panker            
     France Chevallier          
     Denmark Panker            
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  France Boussus 4 6 0 6 7  
     Hungary Szigeti 6 1 6 1 5  
      4  France Boussus 6 6 6      
       France Jamain 2 0 2      
     United Kingdom Avory 4 1 2    
 France Tiberghien                France Jamain 6 6 6      
 France Jamain                 4  France Boussus 6 6 6    
 France Bonte 5 6 6 6         13  United States Anderson 4 0 2    
 Monaco Gallèpe 7 0 2 1        France Bonte 4 1 6 2    
 Egypt Bogdadly 2 3 6 7 3      France Catteau 6 6 1 6    
 France Catteau 6 6 1 5 6        France Catteau 1 8 6 1  
 Germany Dohnal 6 5 2 0         13  United States Anderson 6 10 2 6    
 France Brugnon 3 7 6 6        France Brugnon 5 6 1 4  
 France Pellizza 3 3 5         13  United States Anderson 7 4 6 6    
13  United States Anderson 6 6 7      

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6
Japan Abe 2 2 2 5 Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6
United Kingdom Filby 6 6 3 4 Netherlands Van Swol 4 2 0
Netherlands Van Swol 4 8 6 6 5 Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 1 6 6
Norway Beer 2 3 4 United Kingdom Wilde 4 6 2 1
United Kingdom Wilde 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wilde 6 6 6
Uruguay Harreguy 6 6 6 Uruguay Harreguy 2 4 0
United Kingdom Davidson 2 3 0 5 Czechoslovakia Hecht 3 3 3
12 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6 12 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6
Belgium Moreau 0 1 4 12 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6
France Journu 6 6 6 6 4 Italy Taroni 4 4 2
Italy Taroni 8 1 2 8 6 12 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6
Monaco Landau France Lesueur 3 2 2
France Lesueur France Lesueur 6 6 6
France Langanay 2 6 6 7 France Langanay 3 2 2
France Combemale 6 1 3 5

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Lips 6 2 3 6 3
France Vieillard 3 6 6 2 6 France Vieillard 1 4 3
11 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 6 11 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 6
United States Thompson 0 2 0 11 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 2 6
France Papillon 4 2 1 France Bolelli 2 1 6 1
France Bolelli 6 6 6 France Bolelli 6 3 6 6
France Lecointre Netherlands Hughan 1 6 4 4
Netherlands Hughan 11 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 3 9 6 6
France Depierre 3 2 6 France Abdesselam 6 7 3 3
France Rodel 6 6 8 France Rodel
France Abdesselam 8 6 7 4 6 France Abdesselam
France Dessair 10 3 5 6 1 France Abdesselam 8 10 7
Switzerland Mercier-Odier Poland Spychala 6 8 5
Monaco Medecin Switzerland Mercier-Odier 2 1 1
Poland Spychala 6 9 9 Poland Spychala 6 6 6
6 France Petra 4 7 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Pellizza 7 7 6      
 Schroter 5 5 4          France Pellizza 4 4 2      
 France Dubuc 2 6 6 3 6      France Dubuc 6 6 6      
 France Billaudot 6 3 4 6 3        France Dubuc 1 3 2      
 France Sanglier 6 6 6            United Kingdom Mulliken 6 6 6      
 France Gajan 3 4 1          France Sanglier 6 6 3 2  
 United Kingdom Mulliken 6 2 4 7 6      United Kingdom Mulliken 8 4 6 6    
14  United States Robertson 1 6 6 5 3        United Kingdom Mulliken 6 8 2 1  
 France Favieres                 3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 8 6 6 6  
 France Zarifi                France Favieres 2 4 6 6 4  
     United Kingdom Butler 6 6 4 4 6  
       United Kingdom Butler 2 2 0    
      3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 6 6      
     France Roux 2 2 2    
    3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 6 6      
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Feret 6 6 1 6    
     France Rimet 2 2 6 4    
       France Feret 4 4 4      
      10  Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6      
    10  Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6    
     France Weiss 2 2 2      
      10  Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6    
       Japan Nakano 4 3 3    
     Japan Nakano 7 6 6      
     France Jaquemet 5 4 2      
       Japan Nakano 6 6 4 6  
      7  United States Mako 1 3 6 0    
     France Landry          
    7  United States Mako            
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
     France Goldschmidt 6 5 6 6    
     France Casanova 4 7 3 3    
       France Goldschmidt 8 2 1 0    
       Hungary Gábori 6 6 6 6    
     Hungary Gábori 6 6 7    
    15  France Martin-Legeay 4 2 5      
       Hungary Gábori 4 1 1    
      2  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6    
     France Van Sau 6 2 2 5    
     United Kingdom Doloford 4 6 6 7    
       United Kingdom Doloford 1 5 1    
      2  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 7 6      
     Italy Bossi 6 3 3 0  
    2  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 4 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. 386. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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