1938 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1938 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Don Budge[1]
Runner-up   United States Gene Mako[1]
Final score   6–3, 6–8, 6–2, 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
 < 1937 1939 > 

Don Budge defeated Gene Mako 6–3, 6–8, 6–2, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1938 U.S. National Championships to become the first player in history to complete the Grand Slam.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Don Budge (Champion)
  2. n/a
  3. United States Bobby Riggs (Fourth round)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Joseph Hunt (Quarterfinalist)
  6. n/a
  7. United States Sidney Wood (Semifinalist)
  8. n/a
  1. United States Elwood Cooke (Third round)
  2. n/a
  3. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Kukuljević (Fourth round)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Frank Parker (Fourth round)
  6. n/a
  7. United States Bryan Grant (Quarterfinalist)

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      
 Australia Harry Hopman 3 1 3      
  1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6      
  7  United States Sidney Wood 3 3 3      
7  United States Sidney Wood 6 6 6    
  15  United States Bryan Grant 2 3 2      
    1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6 6  
   United States Gene Mako 3 8 2 1  
   United States Gilbert Hunt 5 6 6 0    
 United States Gene Mako 7 1 8 6    
 United States Gene Mako 6 7 6    
  1  Australia John Bromwich 3 5 4      
5  United States Joseph Hunt 1 11 3 4  
  1  Australia John Bromwich 6 9 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 Van Horn 0 0 1      
      1  United States Budge 6 7 9      
       United States Kamrath 3 5 7      
     United States Kamrath 6 6 6    
     United States Kramer 1 0 1      
      1  United States Budge 6 6 6    
      15  United Kingdom Hare 3 4 0    
     United Kingdom Finnigan 7 0 4 4    
     United States Farrell 5 6 6 6    
       United States Farrell 3 2 1    
      15  United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6      
     Australia Schwartz 4 5 12 7 8
    15  United Kingdom Hare 6 7 10 5 10  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    9  United States Cooke 6 7 6      
     United Kingdom Godsell 2 5 0      
      9  United States Cooke 2 6 4 8    
       Australia Hopman 6 4 6 10    
     Australia Hopman 6 7 6    
     United States Buxby 3 5 4      
       Australia Hopman 6 6 7    
       United States McNeill 4 3 5    
     United States McCauliff 2 r.        
     United States Toley 4          
       United States Toley 1 4 1    
 United States Hartman 7 4 6 6          United States McNeill 6 6 6      
 United States Lowman 5 6 2 3        United States Hartman 5 3 1    
 United States McNeill 6 4 6 6        United States McNeill 7 6 6      
7  France Destremau 2 6 1 3    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United States Wood 6 6 6      
 United States McGehee 4 1 4         7  United States Wood 9 4 1 6 6  
 United States Hall 6 8 6          United States Hall 7 6 6 4 4  
 United States Davenport 1 6 4           7  United States Wood 6 6 4 6 6  
 United States Mulloy 7 6 6            United States Mulloy 4 1 6 8 2  
 United States Lewis 5 1 4          United States Mulloy 7 6 6    
 United States Low 6 6 6          United States Low 5 3 1      
 United States Lay 2 0 0           7  United States Wood 8 6 6    
 United States Gillespie 6 4 2 6 6       11  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 4 3    
 United States Bushman 4 6 6 4 4      United States Gillespie 6 2 6 2 6  
 United States Robertson 6 4 7 6        United States Robertson 3 6 0 6 3  
 United States Lavine 4 6 5 3          United States Gillespie 2 2 1    
 United States Surface 6 6 6           11  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 6 6      
 France Brugnon 1 1 2          United States Surface 1 3 1    
11  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 7 6 6         11  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 6 6      
 United States Prochaska 5 1 0      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  United States Grant 6 9 6      
 United States Everett 4 7 4         15  United States Grant 6 6 6      
 United States Mattmann                United States Mattmann 2 2 2      
 United States Harman w/o               15  United States Grant 6 6 4 6    
 United States Henderson 6 6 5 9          United States Anderson 3 1 6 1    
 United States Bowden 3 4 7 7        United States Henderson 1 3 6    
 United States Anderson 6 6 4 6        United States Anderson 6 6 8      
 United States Rood 4 4 6 2         15  United States Grant 6 4 6 7  
 United States Bellis 3 4 6 6 7       3  Australia Quist 1 6 1 5  
 United States Anderson 6 6 4 0 5      United States Bellis 6 11 2      
 United States Ballagh 6 7 6          United States Ballagh 8 13 6      
 United States Burt 2 5 2            United States Ballagh 6 2 4 4  
 United States Umstaedter 6 6 5 6         3  Australia Quist 3 6 6 6    
 United States Johnson 4 4 7 2        United States Umstaedter 3 1 0    
3  Australia Quist 6 6 6         3  Australia Quist 6 6 6      
 United States Broida 2 1 1      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Riggs 5 6 6 6    
 United States Lauck 7 3 4 4       3  United States Riggs 5 6 6 6    
 United States Guernsey 6 6 6          United States Guernsey 7 2 3 4    
 United States Lubin 2 1 3           3  United States Riggs 6 6 4 1 6  
 United Kingdom Shayes 6 6 6            United Kingdom Shayes 3 3 6 6 4  
 Belgium Mouvet 4 1 2          United Kingdom Shayes 6 4 6 6  
 United States Bobbitt 6 6 6          United States Bobbitt 3 6 4 4    
 United States De Gray 2 4 4           3  United States Riggs 2 6 7 6 4
 United States Jarvis 6 4 6 6          United States Hunt 6 0 9 0 6
 United States Abrams 1 6 3 1        United States Jarvis 4 3 6 6 6  
 United States Talbert 6 6 6          United States Talbert 6 6 4 2 2  
 Canada Baldwin 1 3 3            United States Jarvis 3 2 2    
 United States Hunt 6 4 6 5 6        United States Hunt 6 6 6      
 United States Murphy 4 6 4 7 4      United States Hunt 6 1 6 6 6
13  Japan Nakano 3 6 3 6 6     13  Japan Nakano 8 6 3 3 3  
 United States Wetherell 6 3 6 2 2  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Kovacs 6 6 9      
 United Kingdom Filby 1 3 7         11  United States Kovacs 6 4 3 6 7  
 Japan Kuramitsu 7 3 6 6        Japan Kuramitsu 3 6 6 4 5  
 United States Hughes 5 6 2 2         11  United States Kovacs 0 2 6      
 United States Mako 6 6 6            United States Mako 6 6 8      
 United States Podesta 1 2 2          United States Mako 6 6 18    
 United States Foreman                United States Foreman 2 1 16      
 United States Stephens w/o                United States Mako 6 6 9    
 Australia Weston 6 6 7 5 8       5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 2 4 7    
 United States Mangin 1 4 9 7 6      Australia Weston 6 6 4 7    
 United States Lynch 6 6 6          United States Lynch 4 3 6 5    
 The Bahamas Freisenbruch 0 1 3            Australia Weston 0 2 2    
 United States Kerdasha 6 6 6           5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6      
 United States Lanas 0 2 1          United States Kerdasha 2 0 2    
5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 4 6 6       5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6      
 Canada Du Rivage 1 6 1 4    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States Hunt 6 4 6 6    
 Japan Abe 1 6 1 3       5  United States Hunt 6 8 6      
     United States Sabin 1 6 3      
      5  United States Hunt 6 6 6      
       United States Dunn 2 3 4      
     United States Steele, Jr. 2 3 4    
     United States Dunn 6 6 6      
      5  United States Hunt 6 4 6 9  
      9  France Petra 4 6 4 7  
     United States Murphy 3 6 6 5 4  
     United States Fishbach 6 4 4 7 6  
       United States Fishbach 2 4 3    
      9  France Petra 6 6 6      
     United States Swanson 4 5 1    
    9  France Petra 6 7 6      
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    13  United States Parker 6 6 6      
     United States Lurie 2 1 3      
      13  United States Parker 6 6 7      
       United States Rood 2 4 5      
     United States Hawley 4 2 8    
     United States Rood 6 6 10      
      13  United States Parker 2 3 2    
      1  Australia Bromwich 6 6 6    
     United States Shields 6 6 8      
     United States Sutter 3 3 6      
       United States Shields 6 12 8 2 2
      1  Australia Bromwich 1 10 10 6 6  
     United States Ganzenmuller 1 0 1    
    1  Australia Bromwich 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. 116. OCLC 172306. 

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