1939 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1939 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Bobby Riggs[1]
Runner-up   United States Welby Van Horn[1]
Final score   6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends      
WC Singles      
WC Doubles      
U.S. National Championships
 < 1938 1940 > 

Bobby Riggs defeated Welby Van Horn 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1939 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Adrian Quist (Fourth round)
  2. n/a
  3. United States Frank Parker (Fourth round)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Elwood Cooke (Fourth round)
  6. n/a
  7. Australia Harry Hopman (Quarterfinalist)
  8. n/a
  9. Germany Henner Henkel (First round)
  10. n/a
  11. France Bernard Destremau (Second round)
  1. n/a
  2. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  3. n/a
  4. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Third round)
  5. n/a
  6. United States Gene Mako (Second round)
  7. n/a
  8. United States Gilbert Hunt (Quarterfinalist)
  9. n/a
  10. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Bobby Riggs 6 10 6      
7  Australia Harry Hopman 1 8 3      
  1  United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 4 6    
  11  United States Joseph Hunt 1 2 6 1    
7  United States Donald McNeill 4 13 10 6 2
  11  United States Joseph Hunt 6 15 8 4 6  
    1  United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 6    
   United States Welby Van Horn 4 2 4    
  19  United States Gilbert Hunt 3 4 1      
5  Australia John Bromwich 6 6 6      
5  Australia John Bromwich 6 6 2 4 6
   United States Welby Van Horn 2 4 6 6 8  
 United States Welby Van Horn 4 2 6 7 6
  15  United States Wayne Sabin 6 6 4 5 3  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Riggs 2 6 6 10    
     Philippines Ampon 6 4 4 8    
      1  United States Riggs 6 8 6      
       United States Dee 1 6 4      
     United States Dee 5 6 10 4 8
     United States Davenport 7 3 8 6 6  
      1  United States Riggs 6 6 8    
       United States Alloo 4 2 6    
    17  United States Mako 4 4 0      
     United States Alloo 6 6 6      
       United States Alloo 6 9 1 8 6
      15  Czechoslovakia Hecht 4 11 6 6 0  
     United States York 3 3 4    
    15  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    9  United States Grant 6 16 6      
     United States Wood 3 14 4      
      9  United States Grant 6 6 6      
       United States Decker 3 0 2      
     United States Surface w/o        
     United States Decker            
      9  United States Grant 5 5 7 3  
      7  Australia Hopman 7 7 5 6  
     United States Froehling 3 0 6 4    
     United States Lubin 6 6 4 6    
       United States Lubin 4 6 7 3  
      7  Australia Hopman 6 0 9 6    
     United States Boulware 4 2 4    
    7  Australia Hopman 6 6 6      
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    7  United States McNeill 6 5 6 6    
     Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 3 7 4 0    
      7  United States McNeill 6 9 6      
       United States Bobbitt 1 7 1      
     United States Bobbitt 6 6 8    
     United States Umstaedter 4 1 6      
      7  United States McNeill 6 6 6    
 United States Buxby                  United States Talbert 3 2 3    
 Jamaica Nunes w/o              United States Buxby 6 3 6 4    
 United States Talbert 6 6 6          United States Talbert 4 6 8 6    
 Canada Le Clerc 0 2 3            United States Talbert 6 6 2 6  
 United States Freeman 7 6 8            United States Freeman 1 3 6 2    
 United States Jacoby 5 3 6          United States Freeman 7 6 6    
 United States Kerdasha                United States Kerdasha 5 4 4      
9  Germany Henkel w/o          

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Hunt 6 6 6      
 United States Swanson 2 2 1         11  United States Hunt 6 3 5 6 6  
 United States Kramer 6 12 8 10        United States Kramer 2 6 7 4 3  
 United States Bickel 0 14 6 8         11  United States Hunt 6 3 4 6 7  
 United States Heldman 6 6 6           19  Australia Crawford 1 6 6 1 5  
 United States Kamrath 4 4 4          United States Heldman 7 6 4 3 1
19  Australia Crawford 6 6 6         19  Australia Crawford 5 2 6 6 6  
 United States Rood 0 1 4           11  United States Hunt 6 7 4 6  
 United States Schroeder 6 6 4 6          United States Guernsey 4 5 6 4  
 United States Mattmann 2 4 6 4        United States Schroeder 6 6 6      
 United States Bellis 6 6 6          United States Bellis 4 4 0      
 United States Johnson 2 1 4            United States Schroeder 3 3 6    
 United States Toley 6 6 6            United States Guernsey 6 6 8      
 United States Anderson 3 3 4          United States Toley 0 4 0    
 United States Guernsey 6 3 2 6 7      United States Guernsey 6 6 6      
3  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 1 6 6 3 5  

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Parker 6 6 6      
 Philippines Sanchez 0 1 1         3  United States Parker 6 6 6      
 United States Mahoney 0 6 6 1 6      United States Mahoney 2 4 2      
 United States Bushman 6 4 4 6 3       3  United States Parker 6 6 3 7    
 United States Low 6 6 7           17  United Kingdom Hare 4 2 6 5    
 United States Hawley 3 3 5          United States Low 4 1 0    
17  United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6         17  United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6      
 United States Nielsen 2 0 3           3  United States Parker 1 1 1    
19  United States Hunt 6 6 11 6         19  United States Hunt 6 6 6    
 United States Hall 4 3 13 2       19  United States Hunt 3 7 6 6    
 United States Bowden 6 6 8          United States Bowden 6 5 1 4    
 United States Adelsberg 2 4 6           19  United States Hunt 6 1 7 7 6
 United States Prusoff 6 6 6            United States Prusoff 2 6 9 5 1  
 Canada Duff 2 1 4          United States Prusoff 6 6 6    
 United States Sutter 6 2 3 6 6      United States Sutter 4 2 1      
13  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 4 6 6 3 3  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States Mulloy            
 France Brugnon w/o             13  United States Mulloy 4 2 6 6 8  
 United States Podesta 6 1 6 6        United States Podesta 6 6 1 4 6  
 United States Curtiss 2 6 4 3         13  United States Mulloy 6 5 6 6    
 United States Greenberg 6 3 7 3 6        United States McGehee 2 7 4 3    
 United States Hudlow 2 6 5 6 2      United States Greenberg 2 1 3    
 United States McGehee                United States McGehee 6 6 6      
 United States Tidball w/o               13  United States Mulloy 5 1 2    
      5  Australia Bromwich 7 6 6    
     United States Lewis            
     United States Antignat w/o          
       United States Lewis 5 4 1    
      5  Australia Bromwich 7 6 6      
     United States Shields 2 3 2    
    5  Australia Bromwich 6 6 6      
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5  United States Cooke            
     United States Robertson w/o          
      5  United States Cooke 6 6 6      
       United States Walter Anderson 3 3 3      
     United States Anderson          
     United States Giles w/o          
      5  United States Cooke 3 10 4 5  
       United States Van Horn 6 8 6 7  
     United States Ganzenmuller 0 7 3 2    
     United States Steele, Jr. 6 5 6 6    
       United States Steele, Jr. 7 10 6 8  
       United States Van Horn 5 12 8 10    
     United States Van Horn          
    11  France Destremau w/o          
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    15  United States Sabin 6 6 8      
     United States Fishbach 4 4 6      
      15  United States Sabin 6 6 6      
      21  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 1 0 4      
    21  Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 4 7 6 7
     United States Everett 2 6 9 2 5  
      15  United States Sabin 11 4 8 6  
      1  Australia Quist 9 6 6 1  
     United States Everett 6 0 3      
     United States Doeg 8 6 6      
       United States Doeg 9 2 8 3 0
      1  Australia Quist 7 6 6 6 6  
     United States Gillespie 0 2 1    
    1  Australia Quist 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. 117. OCLC 172306. 

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