1948 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1948 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Robert Falkenburg[1]
Runner-up   Australia John Bromwich[1]
Final score   7–5, 0–6, 6–2, 3–6, 7–5
Events
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Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Wimbledon Championships
 < 1947 1949 > 

Robert Falkenburg (USA) defeated John Bromwich (AUS) 7–5, 0–6, 6–2, 3–6, 7–5 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Frank Parker (Fourth round)
  2. Australia John Bromwich (Finalist)
  3. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Tom Brown (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný (Second round)
  6. United States Budge Patty (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Robert Falkenburg (Champion)
  8. South Africa Eric Sturgess (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  2  Australia John Bromwich 6 7 6      
6  United States Budge Patty 4 5 1      
  2  Australia John Bromwich 6 14 6      
   Hungary József Asbóth 3 12 2      
4  United States Tom Brown 6 3 6 1 1
   Hungary József Asbóth 4 6 4 6 6  
    2  Australia John Bromwich 5 6 2 6 5
  7  United States Robert Falkenburg 7 0 6 3 7
   United Kingdom Tony Mottram 2 6 5 1    
3  United States Gardnar Mulloy 6 1 7 6    
3  United States Gardnar Mulloy 4 4 6    
  7  United States Robert Falkenburg 6 6 8      
7  United States Robert Falkenburg 6 6 3 6  
   Sweden Lennart Bergelin 4 2 6 4    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
2  Australia Bromwich 6 6 8      
 Belgium Van Den Eynde 2 4 6         2  Australia Bromwich 6 6 6      
 Republic of Ireland Jackson 4 4 6 6 6      Republic of Ireland Jackson 0 0 2      
 Hungary Katona 6 6 2 2 2       2  Australia Bromwich 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Snart 3 6 6 6          Czechoslovakia Cernik 4 1 2      
Q  United Kingdom Bernstein 6 1 1 3        United Kingdom Snart 5 4 2    
 Czechoslovakia Cernik 6 6 6          Czechoslovakia Cernik 7 6 6      
 Italy Quintavalle 2 1 2           2  Australia Bromwich 6 6 6    
 Netherlands Van Swol 9 6 3 2 6        Netherlands Van Swol 4 3 4    
 Poland Spychala 7 3 6 6 2      Netherlands Van Swol 8 6 7      
 Philippines Ampon 6 6 6          Philippines Ampon 6 2 5      
 Spain Bartroli 1 0 1            Netherlands Van Swol 8 1 6 6  
 United Kingdom Carter 8 6 6            India Nath 6 6 3 1    
 United Kingdom Wallis 6 2 3          United Kingdom Carter 1 1 1    
 India Nath 6 6 6          India Nath 6 6 6      
 Egypt Najar 4 2 1      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  United States Patty 6 6 7      
 Denmark Ulrich 4 4 5         6  United States Patty 6 6 6      
 France Abdesselam 4 8 6 6        France Abdesselam 1 1 1      
 United States Donnell 6 6 0 3         6  United States Patty 6          
 Italy Sada 7 6 6            Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 3          
LL  United Kingdom Miles 5 2 3          Italy Sada 6 2 3 2  
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 8 6 6          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Punčec 2 6 6 6    
 United States Robertson 6 3 2           6  United States Patty 6 6 8    
 United Kingdom Baxter 6 6 4 6          United Kingdom Meredith 3 3 6    
 Switzerland Buchi 4 0 6 2        United Kingdom Baxter 6 2 4 3    
Q  United Kingdom Jones 9 6 6         Q  United Kingdom Jones 3 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Moss 7 1 2           Q  United Kingdom Jones 6 3 6 5 5
 United Kingdom Meredith 1 7 3 6 6        United Kingdom Meredith 4 6 3 7 7  
 France Ducos De La Haille 6 5 6 0 4      United Kingdom Meredith 7 6 6    
 United States Jones 7 6 6 6        United States Jones 5 3 1      
Q  United States Morison 9 2 1 1    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United States Brown 5 6 4 6 9  
 United Kingdom Butler 7 1 6 2 7     4  United States Brown 6 6 7      
 United Kingdom Walton 6 7 6          United Kingdom Walton 2 2 5      
 Republic of Ireland MacHale 4 5 1           4  United States Brown 6 3 6 6    
 Sweden Fornstedt 8 6 8            Sweden Fornstedt 4 6 3 2    
 Italy Bossi 6 2 6          Sweden Fornstedt 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Roberts 11 7 4 6 8      United Kingdom Roberts 2 4 2      
 Australia Spence 9 5 6 8 6       4  United States Brown 4 8 6 6  
 India Bose 6 6 6            India Bose 6 6 4 4  
 United Kingdom Lister 0 1 4          India Bose 6 0 3 8 8  
 Australia Hopman 6 5 6 6        Australia Hopman 4 6 6 6 6  
 United States Young 4 7 4 3          India Bose 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Billington 6 6 6            United Kingdom Billington 3 3 1      
 United Kingdom England 0 1 1          United Kingdom Billington 7 6 2 6  
 United Kingdom Moore 6 5 6 6        United Kingdom Moore 5 1 6 3    
 United Kingdom Mansell 4 7 4 3    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6      
 Netherlands Van Meegeren 2 0 3         8  South Africa Sturgess 6 7 6      
 Belgium Peten 6 6 8          Belgium Peten 4 5 2      
 India Madan 3 4 6           8  South Africa Sturgess 7 6 5 6    
 Argentina Morea 6 6 6            Argentina Morea 5 4 7 2    
 Egypt Mandelbaum 3 1 3          Argentina Morea 6 5 6 6  
 France Grandet 6 1 6 6        France Grandet 2 7 4 3    
 Poland Wittmann 4 6 4 3         8  South Africa Sturgess 6 7 5 6 1
 Hungary Asbóth 6 6 6            Hungary Asbóth 2 9 7 2 6
 United Kingdom Comery 3 0 2          Hungary Asbóth 7 6 6      
 Norway Haanes 6 6 6          Norway Haanes 5 4 1      
 United Kingdom Lewis 4 1 2            Hungary Asbóth 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom David 6 6 6            Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 3 4 4      
Q  United Kingdom Starte 4 3 1          United Kingdom David 4 0 2    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6      
 Dominion of Ceylon Scharenguivel 3 2 4      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
Q  Kenya Mayers 6 6 8      
 Republic of Ireland Murphy 4 1 6         Q  Kenya Mayers 6 5 2 7 6  
 United Kingdom Bull 6 6 6          United Kingdom Bull 4 7 6 5 4  
 United Kingdom Cooper 4 3 1           Q  Kenya Mayers 4 2 4      
 United Kingdom Reeve 6 6 6            Belgium Washer 6 6 6      
 Hungary Erős 4 4 3          United Kingdom Reeve 1 1 1    
 Belgium Washer 6 6 6          Belgium Washer 6 6 6      
 Pakistan Khokhar 0 0 2            Belgium Washer 8 1 5    
 United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6            United Kingdom Mottram 10 6 7    
 United Kingdom Kitovitz 1 4 2          United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6      
 Denmark Nielsen 2 6 6 6        Denmark Nielsen 2 4 1      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 6 3 3 2          United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 10 9 6
 Italy Cucelli 6 6 6            Italy Cucelli 8 3 12 7 2  
 Republic of Ireland McCabe 2 4 1          Italy Cucelli 6 16 1 2 6
5  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6         5  Czechoslovakia Drobný 4 14 6 6 3  
 Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 1 3 3      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Netherlands Rinkel 6 7 6      
 United Kingdom Guise 0 5 2          Netherlands Rinkel 7 6 3 5 6  
 Belgium Delire 6 6 6          Belgium Delire 5 1 6 7 8  
Q  United Kingdom Proctor 1 4 2            Belgium Delire 2 3 3      
 United Kingdom Cater 6 6 6            Australia Harper 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Mockridge 1 2 4          United Kingdom Cater 2 2 1    
 Australia Harper 6 0 6 5 6      Australia Harper 6 6 6      
 France Destremau 2 6 3 7 0        Australia Harper 5 0 4    
 United Kingdom Fitt 6 5 6 6         3  United States Mulloy 7 6 6    
 South Africa Muller 1 7 1 2        United Kingdom Fitt 2 1 4      
 India Misra 6 6 3 6        India Misra 6 6 6      
 Spain Szavoszt 1 4 6 3          India Misra 6 4 1 6 4
 Austria Redl 6 6 3 8         3  United States Mulloy 2 6 6 3 6  
Q  United Kingdom Dobbs 4 4 6 6        Austria Redl 1 4 4    
3  United States Mulloy 6 6 6         3  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 Argentina Russell 2 4 3      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Philippines Deyro 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Slack 3 2 3          Philippines Deyro 6 6 6      
Q  United Kingdom Ronaldshay 6 7 6 6       Q  United Kingdom Ronaldshay 0 3 3      
 United Kingdom Tuckett 4 9 3 2          Philippines Deyro 6 6 3 1    
 Australia Sedgman 6 7 6            Australia Sedgman 0 8 6 6    
 India Sawhney 2 5 4          Australia Sedgman 6 6 6 5 7
 Italy Del Bello 6 7 2 6        Italy Del Bello 3 2 8 7 5  
 France Remy 2 5 6 4          Australia Sedgman 1 2 4    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 7 8           7  United States Falkenburg 6 6 6    
 Poland Tloczynski 3 5 6          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 8 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Paish 6 0 6 7        United Kingdom Paish 6 8 2 1    
 Czechoslovakia Vodicka 2 6 1 5          Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 7 3 6 3 4
 Romania Hamburger 7 10 1 6         7  United States Falkenburg 5 6 4 6 6  
 United Kingdom Godsell 5 8 6 0        Romania Hamburger 2 2 3    
7  United States Falkenburg 6 6 6         7  United States Falkenburg 6 6 6      
 Belgium Brichant 1 2 3      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Egypt Coen 6 6 6      
 Switzerland Blondel 1 3 1          Egypt Coen 9 6 5 6    
 Pakistan Alam 6 5 6 6        Pakistan Alam 7 4 7 3    
 Hungary Pető 3 7 4 3          Egypt Coen 1 1 5      
 Sweden Bergelin 6 6 8            Sweden Bergelin 6 6 7      
 United Kingdom Hovell 3 2 6          Sweden Bergelin 4 6 6 7  
 Argentina Weiss 6 6 6          Argentina Weiss 6 1 1 5    
Q  United Kingdom Clarke 3 4 3            Sweden Bergelin 5 7 9 0 10
 Australia Coldham 4 6 7 6 7       1  United States Parker 7 5 7 6 8
 United Kingdom Oakley 6 2 9 4 5      Australia Coldham 2 2 5      
 Republic of Ireland Kemp 6 6 6          Republic of Ireland Kemp 6 6 7      
 United Kingdom Hare 2 0 4            Republic of Ireland Kemp 0 1 0    
 Norway Karlsen 6 6 7 6         1  United States Parker 6 6 6      
Q  United Kingdom Fawcus 2 1 9 4        Norway Karlsen 0 0 2    
1  United States Parker 6 6 6         1  United States Parker 6 6 6      
 New Zealand Coombe 2 0 2      

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 328. ISBN 0007117078. 
  • Maurice Brady, The Encyclopedia of Lawn Tennis (Robert Hale Ltd., published in 1958 / See page 129), seeded player No. 2 (John Bromwich)

External links[edit]