1938 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1938 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Don Budge[1]
Runner-up   United Kingdom Bunny Austin[1]
Final score   6–1, 6–0, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1937 1939 > 

Don Budge (USA) defeated Bunny Austin (GBR) 6–1, 6–0, 6–3 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1938 Wimbledon Championships.

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. United Kingdom Bunny Austin (Finalist)
  3. Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel (Fourth round)
  4. Germany Henner Henkel (Semifinalist)
  5. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec (Semifinalist)
  6. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić (Fourth round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Republic of China (1912–49) Kho Sin-Kie (Fourth 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 7      
 Czechoslovakia František Cejnar 3 0 5      
  1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6      
  5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 2 1 4      
 United Kingdom Donald Macphail 2 1 1    
  5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 6 6 6      
    1  United States Don Budge 6 6 6    
  2  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 1 0 3    
  7  Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht 5 1 2      
4  Germany Henner Henkel 7 6 6      
4  Germany Henner Henkel 2 4 0    
  2  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 6 6 6      
 Switzerland Max Ellmer 2 1 2    
  2  United Kingdom Bunny Austin 6 6 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Gandar-Dower 2 3 3      
1  United States Budge 6 6 6         1  United States Budge 7 6 6      
 United Kingdom Harrison 4 3 4          United Kingdom Billington 5 1 1      
 United Kingdom Billington 6 6 6           1  United States Budge 6 7 6      
 Switzerland Fisher 1 6 3 4          Republic of Ireland Rogers 0 5 1      
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 6 3 6 6        Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 5 6 4 3  
 United Kingdom Clark 4 6 1 3        Republic of Ireland Rogers 7 0 6 6    
 Republic of Ireland Rogers 6 2 6 6         1  United States Budge 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Sherwood 0 6 3 5          United Kingdom Shayes 3 4 1    
 United Kingdom Shayes 6 2 6 7        United Kingdom Shayes 6 6 6      
 Hungary Dallos 6 2 1 4        United Kingdom Lysaght 4 4 4      
 United Kingdom Lysaght 1 6 6 6          United Kingdom Shayes 2 6 6 6  
 United Kingdom Eeman 6 4 1 4          United Kingdom Godsell 6 3 4 4    
 United Kingdom England 3 6 6 6        United Kingdom England 2 4 0    
 United Kingdom Wheatcroft 4 3 3          United Kingdom Godsell 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Godsell 6 6 6      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Hare 3 4 4      
8  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 6 6         8  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 3 6 6    
 United Kingdom Wilde 6 3 7 5        Austria Von Metaxa 4 6 4 4    
 Austria Von Metaxa 4 6 9 7         8  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 8 6 8 6    
 United Kingdom Whitney 1 4 1            United Kingdom Collins 10 2 6 2    
 United Kingdom Collins 6 6 6          United Kingdom Collins 8 6 6    
 Belgium Moreau 3 3 2          United Kingdom Higgin 6 2 4      
 United Kingdom Higgin 6 6 6           8  Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 5 6 6 1 3
 India Brooke Edwards 4 2 1            Czechoslovakia Cejnar 7 3 3 6 6
 France Bolelli 6 6 6          France Bolelli 6 2 3 2    
 Netherlands De Brauw 3 1 4          India Mohammed Khan 2 6 6 6    
 India Mohammed Khan 6 6 6            India Mohammed Khan 2 4 9    
 Monaco Landau 2 4 2            Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 11      
 Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 6          Czechoslovakia Cejnar 6 6 3 4 6
Q  United Kingdom Hovell 3 6 3 6 3      New Zealand Coombe 0 4 6 6 3  
 New Zealand Coombe 6 4 6 4 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Fitt 3 5 3      
3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 7 6         3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 7 3 4 6 8  
Q  Romania Hamburger 4 6 2 3        Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 5 6 6 2 6  
 Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 6 2 6 6         3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 6 6 4 8 7  
 Switzerland Steiner 6 4 6 2 2        United Kingdom Jones 3 2 6 10 5  
 United Kingdom Lister 4 6 2 6 6      United Kingdom Lister 2 2 6 1  
 United Kingdom Taylor 1 6 3          United Kingdom Jones 6 6 2 6    
 United Kingdom Jones 6 8 6           3  Czechoslovakia Menzel 8 7 r.    
 United Kingdom Brown 4 4 6 3          United Kingdom Macphail 6 9    
 United Kingdom Lee 6 6 3 6        United Kingdom Lee 3 3 6 1    
 Netherlands Van Swol 3 4 2          United Kingdom Macphail 6 6 2 6    
 United Kingdom Macphail 6 6 6            United Kingdom Macphail 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Piercy 4 4 2            United Kingdom Avory 2 3 1      
 Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 6 6 6          Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 4 8 5    
 United Kingdom Weatherall 1 3 2          United Kingdom Avory 6 10 7      
 United Kingdom Avory 6 6 6      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Brugnon 3 2 4      
5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6         5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Hunt 6 1 3 1       Q  Norway Rinde 1 4 1      
Q  Norway Rinde 4 6 6 6         5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 7 6 4 3 6  
 Australia Coldham 2 4 6 3          United States Anderson 5 3 6 6 4  
 United States Anderson 6 6 4 6        United States Anderson 6 6 6    
 Greece Nikolaides 4 6 6 3 5      Hungary Csikos 2 0 4      
 Hungary Csikos 6 4 3 6 7       5  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Ritchie 1 4 6 2          United Kingdom Olliff 3 3 0    
 United Kingdom Olliff 6 6 4 6        United Kingdom Olliff 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Williams 0 6 3          Japan Abe 4 3 4      
 Japan Abe 6 8 6            United Kingdom Olliff 6 2 6 6  
 India Singh 2 6 3 6 3        Germany Goepfert 2 6 4 3    
 Germany Goepfert 6 3 6 4 6      Germany Goepfert 6 6 6    
 Argentina Etchart 4 6 6 2        United Kingdom Ritchie 2 3 0      
 United Kingdom Ritchie 6 8 2 6    

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 South Africa Musgrove 6 3 4 2    
 United States Nelson 3 6 6 6        United States Nelson 1 1 4      
 United Kingdom Butler 6 6 3 4 2      Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 6 6      
 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 2 2 6 6 6        Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 7 6 6    
 Netherlands Hughan 6 6 6 4 4        Japan Nakano 3 5 8 3    
 United Kingdom Tuckett 1 8 1 6 6      United Kingdom Tuckett 2 4 10    
 Monaco Medecin 1 1 2          Japan Nakano 6 6 12      
 Japan Nakano 6 6 6            Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 4 6 3 4  
 United Kingdom David 3 2 6 5         7  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 3 6 6  
 United Kingdom Tinkler 6 6 2 7        United Kingdom Tinkler 3 3 7      
 United Kingdom David 5 1 2          United Kingdom Sharpe 6 6 9      
 United Kingdom Sharpe 7 6 6            United Kingdom Sharpe 3 4 7 1  
 United Kingdom Collins 2 3 3           7  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 5 6    
 Belgium Van Den Eynde 6 6 6          Belgium Van Den Eynde 2 4 4    
LL  United Kingdom Leyland 4 3 4         7  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6      
7  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Republic of China (1912–49) Ho 1 3 6 5    
 India Singh 6 6 2 7        India Singh 6 4 7 6    
 United Kingdom Mulliken 6 4 3 6 4      United Kingdom Peters 2 6 5 3    
 United Kingdom Peters 3 6 6 1 6        India Singh 3 6 2 1    
 United Kingdom Betts 4 6 7            Switzerland Maneff 6 3 6 6    
Q  United Kingdom Anderson 6 8 9         Q  United Kingdom Anderson 1 7 2 4  
 United States Robertson 3 4 6 3        Switzerland Maneff 6 5 6 6    
 Switzerland Maneff 6 6 1 6          Switzerland Maneff 3 1 1    
 Hungary Szigeti 6 1 2 6 3       4  Germany Henkel 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Meredith 3 6 6 2 6      United Kingdom Meredith 4 3 3      
 United Kingdom Shaffi 3 1 5          France Boussus 6 6 6      
 France Boussus 6 6 7            France Boussus 2 3 2    
 Prenn 6 6 5 1 4       4  Germany Henkel 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Deloford 4 4 7 6 6      United Kingdom Deloford 3 1 3    
 United Kingdom Bull 2 0 2         4  Germany Henkel 6 6 6      
4  Germany Henkel 6 6 6      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Lucking 3 5 3      
 India Sawhney 6 7 6          India Sawhney 3 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Cooper 1 1 3          United Kingdom Sturgeon 6 4 3 2    
 United Kingdom Sturgeon 6 6 6            India Sawhney 2 2 1      
Q  United Kingdom Lavarack 1 2 2            Switzerland Ellmer 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Morton 6 6 6          United Kingdom Morton 5 0 1    
 Japan Kuramitsu 4 5 4          Switzerland Ellmer 7 6 6      
 Switzerland Ellmer 6 7 6            Switzerland Ellmer 3 6 7 1 6
 Republic of Ireland Egan 9 4 7           6  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 2 5 6 2
 Uruguay Harreguy 11 6 9          Uruguay Harreguy 6 5 4 5    
 Belgium De Borman 3 5 0          Brazil Procopio 2 7 6 7    
 Brazil Procopio 6 7 6            Brazil Procopio 6 2 0 0  
 Czechoslovakia Drobný 8 4 9 3         6  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 4 6 6 6    
 Argentina Russell 10 6 7 6        Argentina Russell 8 0 3 6 4
 Australia Weston 6 4 1 4       6  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 6 3 6  
6  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 3 6 6 6    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Italy Del Bono 2 6 3 1    
 Germany Koch 6 2 6 6        Germany Koch 4 6 6 7 0  
 India Rutnam 1 2 5         Q  India Henderson-Brooks 6 1 4 9 6  
Q  India Henderson-Brooks 6 6 7           Q  India Henderson-Brooks 2 3 7 2    
Q  United Kingdom Moore 1 2 2            United States Mako 6 6 5 6    
 New Zealand Malfroy 6 6 6          New Zealand Malfroy 6 3 4 6 2
 United Kingdom Cook 1 2 0          United States Mako 4 6 6 4 6  
 United States Mako 6 6 6            United States Mako 4 6 7 6 4
Q  India Mehta 2 2 4           2  United Kingdom Austin 6 4 9 0 6
 United Kingdom Comery 6 6 6          United Kingdom Comery 6 6 6      
 Australia King 6 1 6 4 2     Q  United Kingdom Bessemer-Clark 0 4 1      
Q  United Kingdom Bessemer-Clark 2 6 1 6 6        United Kingdom Comery 1 1 3    
 United Kingdom Burrows 3 5 3           2  United Kingdom Austin 6 6 6      
Q  United Kingdom Darkins 6 7 6         Q  United Kingdom Darkins 4 4 4    
 United Kingdom Filby 6 1 6 4 3     2  United Kingdom Austin 6 6 6      
2  United Kingdom Austin 4 6 3 6 6  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 320. ISBN 0007117078. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com