1945 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1945 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Frank Parker[1]
Runner-up   United States Bill Talbert[1]
Final score   14–12, 6–1, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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U.S. National Championships
 < 1944 1946 > 

Frank Parker defeated Bill Talbert 14–12, 6–1, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1945 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Frank Parker (Champion)
  2. Chile Andres Hammersley (Second round)
  3. United States Bill Talbert (Finalist)
  4. Argentina Heraldo Weiss (First round)
  5. Ecuador Pancho Segura (Semifinalist)
  6. Argentina Alejo Russell (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Second round)
  8. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Second round)
  1. United States Frank Shields (Third round)
  2. Mexico Francisco Guerrero-Arcocha (Second round)
  3. United States Elwood Cooke (Semifinalist)
  4. Canada Henri Rochon (First round)
  5. United States Seymour Greenberg (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Canada Brendan Macken (Second round)
  7. United States Robert Falkenburg (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Frank Parker 6 6 6      
13  United States Seymour Greenberg 2 3 2      
  1  United States Frank Parker 6 8 7      
  11  United States Elwood Cooke 1 6 5      
 United States Sidney Wood 12 5 4 6 0
  11  United States Elwood Cooke 10 7 6 2 6  
    1  United States Frank Parker 14 6 6    
  3  United States Bill Talbert 12 1 2    
  3  United States Bill Talbert 6 6 9      
6  Argentina Alejo Russell 1 2 7      
3  United States Bill Talbert 7 6 6    
  5  Ecuador Pancho Segura 5 3 4      
5  Ecuador Pancho Segura 6 4 6 6  
  15  United States Robert Falkenburg 2 6 1 1    

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  United States Parker 6 6        
     United States Ball 1 2        
      1  United States Parker 6 6        
       United States Ray 1 0        
     United States Ray 6 6      
    10  Mexico Guerrero-Arcocha 4 2        
      1  United States Parker 6 6 6    
      13  United States Greenberg 2 3 2    
    13  United States Greenberg 6 6        
     United States Chambers 1 3        
      13  United States Greenberg 6 6      
       United States Molloy 1 1        
     United States Molloy          
    8  Czechoslovakia Hecht w/o          
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
7  United States Mulloy 6 6        
 United States Schwartz 4 4           7  United States Mulloy 6 3 4      
 United States Guernsey 8 6            United States Guernsey 4 6 6      
 United States Rowbotham 6 4              United States Guernsey 3 2        
 United States Buzolich 6 6              United States Wood 6 6        
 United States McManus 4 4            United States Buzolich 3 3      
 United States Wood 6 8            United States Wood 6 6        
12  Canada Rochon 3 6              United States Wood 10 7 6 2 6
11  United States Cooke 6 6             11  United States Cooke 12 5 4 6 0
 United States Bartzen 1 4           11  United States Cooke 6 5 6      
 United States Hall 6 6            United States Hall 3 7 2      
 United States Steele, Jr. 4 1             11  United States Cooke 6 6      
 United States Brown 6 6 6            United States Flam 2 2        
 United States Burke 8 4 1          United States Brown 5 2      
 United States Flam 6 6            United States Flam 7 6        
4  Argentina Weiss 1 2        

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
3  United States Talbert 6 6        
 United States Hunt 1 0           3  United States Talbert 6 6        
 United States Dixon 6 4 6          United States Dixon 3 2        
 United States Bender 2 6 4           3  United States Talbert 6 6        
 United States Behrens 6 6              United States Behrens 1 4        
 United States West 0 3            United States Behrens 3 6 6    
14  Canada Macken 6 7           14  Canada Macken 6 3 3      
 United States Van Ryn 3 5             3  United States Talbert 6 6 9    
9  United States Shields 6 6             6  Argentina Russell 1 2 7    
 United States Hamilton 3 2           9  United States Shields 6 6        
 United States Moylan 8 6            United States Moylan 3 2        
 United States Giles 6 2             9  United States Shields 6 4 2    
 United States Peacock 6 6             6  Argentina Russell 4 6 6      
 United States Osten 0 3            United States Peacock 2 3      
6  Argentina Russell 7 6           6  Argentina Russell 6 6        
 United States Tuero 5 2        

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    5  Ecuador Segura 6 6        
     United States Buttimer 2 4        
      5  Ecuador Segura 7 6 6      
       United States Surface 5 8 2      
     United States Surface 6 3 6    
     United States Thomas 4 6 3      
      5  Ecuador Segura 6 4 6 6  
      15  United States Falkenburg 2 6 1 1  
    15  United States Falkenburg 6 6        
     United States Henderson 2 2        
      15  United States Falkenburg 7 6      
       United States Livingstone 5 4        
     United States Livingstone 6 1 6    
    2  Chile Hammersley 3 6 3      
 

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. 121. OCLC 172306. 

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