1946 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1946 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   France Yvon Petra[1]
Runner-up   Australia Geoffrey Brown[1]
Final score   6–2, 6–4, 7–9, 5–7, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1939 1947 > 

Yvon Petra (FRA) defeated Geoffrey Brown (AUS) 6–2, 6–4, 7–9, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1946 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Dinny Pails (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Jack Kramer (Fourth round)
  3. Australia Geoffrey Brown (Finalist)
  4. Ecuador Pancho Segura (Third round)
  5. France Yvon Petra (Champion)
  6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić (Fourth round)
  7. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Sweden Lennart Bergelin (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Dinny Pails 5 5 8 4    
5  France Yvon Petra 7 7 6 6    
  5  France Yvon Petra 4 4 6 7 8  
   United States Tom Brown 6 6 3 5 6  
 United States Tom Brown 6 8 6    
  7  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 2 6 4      
    5  France Yvon Petra 6 6 7 5 6
  3  Australia Geoffrey Brown 2 4 9 7 4
  8  Sweden Lennart Bergelin 11 9 4      
3  Australia Geoffrey Brown 13 11 6      
3  Australia Geoffrey Brown 6 7 6    
   Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 4 5 2      
 France Pierre Pellizza 4 4 4    
   Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Australia Pails 6 6 6      
 Chile Hammersley 2 2 0         1  Australia Pails 6 6 6      
 Netherlands Wilton 6 6 7          Netherlands Wilton 0 4 1      
 United Kingdom Billington 4 4 5           1  Australia Pails 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Butler 6 6 6            United Kingdom Butler 1 4 2      
 Dominion of Ceylon Scharenguivel 2 1 2          United Kingdom Butler 6 4 6 4 6
 United States Mehner 6 6 7          United States Mehner 4 6 4 6 4  
 United Kingdom Morton 3 1 5           1  Australia Pails 6 6 7    
 United Kingdom Moore 6 6 6            United States Patty 2 1 5    
 United Kingdom Anderson 2 4 3          United Kingdom Moore 1 2 6      
 Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 6 6 6          Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 6 6 8      
 New Zealand Andrews 4 3 4            Belgium Geelhand De Merxem 8 1 3 4  
 France Bolelli 6 6 6            United States Patty 6 6 6 6    
 Norway Karlsen 3 3 1          France Bolelli 3 6 7    
 United States Patty 4 6 6 6        United States Patty 6 8 9      
 France Thomas 6 3 2 2    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  France Petra 6 8 7      
 Czechoslovakia Vodicka 2 6 5         5  France Petra 9 6 6      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 7 4 0      
 Republic of Ireland Egan 0 3 4           5  France Petra 6 6 6      
 Egypt El Shafei 3 5 6 6 6        Egypt El Shafei 2 2 2      
 United Kingdom Godsell 6 7 3 4 3      Egypt El Shafei 6 6 6    
 Australia Baker 6 9 6 5 6      Australia Baker 3 2 2      
 Australia Clynton-Reed 8 7 2 7 4       5  France Petra 6 4 6 6  
 Sweden Johansson                  Switzerland Buser 4 6 0 1  
 Republic of China (1912–49) Lo w/o              Sweden Johansson 6 6 3 6    
 United Kingdom Fitt 6 3 10 6        United Kingdom Fitt 3 4 6 3    
 United Kingdom Hare 1 6 8 2          Sweden Johansson 6 6 8 5 4
 Switzerland Buser 6 6 3 4 6        Switzerland Buser 3 8 10 7 6  
 United Kingdom Meredith 3 4 6 6 2      Switzerland Buser 6 6 6    
 France Gremillet 7 2 7 6        France Gremillet 3 3 4      
 United Kingdom Paish 5 6 5 0    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Ecuador Segura 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Clark 1 1 1         4  Ecuador Segura 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Comery 1 7 6 6 7      United Kingdom Comery 1 1 1      
 United States Webster 6 9 3 1 5       4  Ecuador Segura 6 3 3 3    
 United States Brown 6 10 6            United States Brown 4 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Deloford 4 8 2          United States Brown 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Carter 6 6 11          United Kingdom Carter 1 4 1      
 United Kingdom Lister 4 4 9            United States Brown 6 6 6    
 Czechoslovakia Siba 2 4 6 6 6        United Kingdom Mottram 1 1 3    
 Switzerland Huonder 6 6 1 4 3      Czechoslovakia Siba 6 1 8 4    
 United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6          United Kingdom Mottram 3 6 10 6    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Laslo 2 1 1            United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6    
 Belgium Van Den Eynde 6 6 4 4 6        Belgium Van Den Eynde 3 1 2      
 France Abdesselam 4 1 6 6 1      Belgium Van Den Eynde 6 7 7 6  
 United Kingdom Wilde 3 6 0 6 6      United Kingdom Wilde 2 5 9 3    
 United Kingdom Slack 6 2 6 3 3  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Tuckett 2 2 3         7  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6      
 Denmark Ipsen 7 6 6          Denmark Ipsen 1 3 0      
 Republic of Ireland McVeagh 5 4 3           7  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 5 6    
 Peru Buse 2 7 6 4 6        Czechoslovakia Vrba 3 0 7 3    
 United Kingdom Wallis 6 5 4 6 2      Peru Buse 6 3 4 3  
 Czechoslovakia Vrba 6 2 6 6        Czechoslovakia Vrba 4 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Cooper 3 6 0 3         7  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 6 6 6    
 Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 6 6            Netherlands Van Swol 1 2 2    
 France Feret 4 1 4          Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 4 6 7    
 Australia Coldham 6 6 6          Australia Coldham 1 6 4 5    
 United Kingdom Bocquet 1 1 2            Republic of China (1912–49) Kho 6 4 2 5  
 Australia Harper 6 6 6            Netherlands Van Swol 1 6 6 7    
 Belgium De Borman 2 2 2          Australia Harper 6 6 4 6 0
 Netherlands Van Swol 6 6 6          Netherlands Van Swol 4 8 6 4 6  
 United Kingdom Tinkler 1 3 4      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom Leyland 6 6 6      
 United States Slater 3 4 3          United Kingdom Leyland 1 1 10      
 France Sanglier 6 6 6          France Sanglier 6 6 12      
 Norway Haanes 2 4 4            France Sanglier 7 6 4 1 7  
 United States Robertson 6 5 6 6          United States Robertson 5 2 6 6 5  
 Netherlands Van Meegeren 4 7 2 2        United States Robertson 4 8 6 4 6
 Republic of Ireland Kemp 6 6 0 11 6      Republic of Ireland Kemp 6 6 4 6 0  
 Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 4 4 6 13 2        France Sanglier 2 4 1    
 United Kingdom Barton 6 6 6           8  Sweden Bergelin 6 6 6    
 France Grandet 2 4 3          United Kingdom Barton 6 8 6      
 United Kingdom England 6 6 7          United Kingdom England 3 6 2      
 United Kingdom Drinkall 4 1 5            United Kingdom Barton 8 3 4    
 United Kingdom Lucking 6 6 3 6 8       8  Sweden Bergelin 10 6 6      
 New Zealand Coombe 8 4 6 2 6      United Kingdom Lucking 0 0 0    
8  Sweden Bergelin 6 3 6 2 7     8  Sweden Bergelin 6 6 6      
 Belgium Washer 4 6 1 6 5  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 France Destremau 7 8 4 6    
 Czechoslovakia Caska 5 6 6 0        France Destremau 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Darkins 4 6 6 7        United Kingdom Darkins 1 0 3      
 Egypt Talaat 6 3 2 5          France Destremau 6 0 2 8    
 Argentina Morea 6 6 8            Argentina Morea 2 6 6 10    
 United Kingdom Marsland 3 3 6          Argentina Morea 6 6 6    
 Switzerland Spitzer 6 6 6          Switzerland Spitzer 2 1 2      
 United Kingdom Nicoll 2 1 3            Argentina Morea 2 1 3    
 United States Drobac 5 2 7 6 7       3  Australia Brown 6 6 6    
 Colombia Davidson 7 6 5 4 5      United States Drobac 2 1 3      
 Poland Wittmann 6 6 6          Poland Wittmann 6 6 6      
 United States Beeman 1 2 2            Poland Wittmann 0 0 2    
 United Kingdom Marriner 4 6 6 6         3  Australia Brown 6 6 6      
 Australia Clayton 6 0 2 0        United Kingdom Marriner 0 0 1    
3  Australia Brown 6 6 6         3  Australia Brown 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Burnett 0 3 0      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United Kingdom David 8 9 6      
 United Kingdom Hardwick 6 7 2          United Kingdom David 4 11 3 6 3  
 Netherlands Rinkel 7 6 6          Netherlands Rinkel 6 9 6 4 6  
 United Kingdom Lewis 5 4 4            Netherlands Rinkel 2 2 2      
 France Pellizza 6 6 6            France Pellizza 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Smith 2 1 0          France Pellizza 4 4 6 6 6
 Australia Hopman 6 6 6          Australia Hopman 6 6 3 4 1  
 Egypt Najar 4 0 2            France Pellizza 7 3 7 6 6
 France Dubuc                 6  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 9 6 5 4 2
 Poland Stolarow w/o              France Dubuc 6 7 6      
 United Kingdom Betts 6 6 6          United Kingdom Betts 2 5 0      
 New Zealand Cope 3 1 2            France Dubuc 2 4 3    
 United Kingdom Macphail 6 6 6           6  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 6      
 France Pellizza 2 3 2          United Kingdom Macphail 6 3 0 2  
6  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 6 6         6  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 2 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Wilkinson 1 2 0      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
   Spychala 6 6 9      
 United Kingdom Jones 1 4 7            Spychala 4 4 2      
 Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6          Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Filby 4 2 3            Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Baxter 6 6 6            Belgium Peten 2 2 3      
 Monaco Medecin 1 0 3          United Kingdom Baxter 5 6 2    
 Belgium Peten 6 8 7          Belgium Peten 7 8 6      
 Switzerland Pfaff 3 6 5            Czechoslovakia Drobný 2 17 6 3 6
   Tloczynski 6 4 6 6         2  United States Kramer 6 15 3 6 3
 France Le Sueur 2 6 3 4          Tloczynski 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Hovell 6 6 6          United Kingdom Hovell 3 2 1      
 United Kingdom Walton 3 4 4              Tloczynski 1 0 0    
 United Kingdom Avory 6 6 6           2  United States Kramer 6 6 6      
 Denmark Johansen 3 2 1          United Kingdom Avory 1 1 0    
2  United States Kramer 6 6 6         2  United States Kramer 6 6 6      
 Republic of Ireland Sandys 0 2 0      

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 324. ISBN 0007117078. 

External links[edit]