1952 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1952 U.S. National Championships
Champion   Australia Frank Sedgman[1]
Runner-up   United States Gardnar Mulloy[1]
Final score   6–1, 6–2, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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WC Doubles      
U.S. National Championships
 < 1951 1953 > 

Frank Sedgman defeated Gardnar Mulloy 6–1, 6–2, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1952 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Vic Seixas (Fourth round)
  2. Australia Frank Sedgman (Champion)
  3. United States Dick Savitt (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Australia Ken McGregor (First round)
  5. United States Arthur Larsen (Fourth round)
  6. Australia Mervyn Rose (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Herbie Flam (Fourth round)
  8. Belgium Philippe Washer (Fourth round)
  1. United States Bill Talbert (Fourth round)
  2. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Third round)
  3. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Finalist)
  4. Philippines Felicisimo Ampon (Fourth round)
  5. United States Ham Richardson (Semifinalist)
  6. Australia Ken Rosewall (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Tut Bartzen (Fourth round)
  8. Australia Lew Hoad (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  14  Australia Ken Rosewall 4 6 6 5 5  
11  United States Gardnar Mulloy 6 3 4 7 7  
  11  United States Gardnar Mulloy 10 6 8      
  13  United States Ham Richardson 8 0 6      
 United States Straight Clark 8 9 7 6 4
  13  United States Ham Richardson 6 11 5 8 6  
    11  United States Gardnar Mulloy 1 2 3    
  2  Australia Frank Sedgman 6 6 6    
  3  United States Dick Savitt 3 6 6      
6  Australia Mervyn Rose 6 8 8      
6  Australia Mervyn Rose 3 3 4    
  2  Australia Frank Sedgman 6 6 6      
16  Australia Lew Hoad 2 1 3    
  2  Australia Frank Sedgman 6 6 6      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Okey 3 1 0         1  United States Seixas 7 6 7      
 United States Wood 6 6 6          United States Wood 5 3 5      
 United States Wickel 0 2 4           1  United States Seixas 7 7 0      
 United States Tuero 6 6 3 6          United States Tuero 5 5 0      
 United States Thompson 4 3 6 4        United States Tuero 6 7 6    
 United States Bishop 6 6 7 7        United States Bishop 3 5 4      
 Colombia Rueda 3 2 9 5         1  United States Seixas 6 2 5 7 3
 United States Schwartz 6 6 6           14  Australia Rosewall 3 6 7 5 6
 United States Clothier 2 3 4          United States Schwartz 6 6 6      
 United States Thompson 9 6 9 6        United States Thompson 2 2 0      
 United States Stern 11 3 7 2          United States Schwartz 4 1 3    
 United States Edis 6 11 3 6         14  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6      
 United States Wilder 3 9 6 3        United States Edis 1 2 2    
14  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6         14  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6      
 United States Nettleton 2 3 3      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 Mexico Riefkohl 0 2 1         11  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 United States Ditzler 6 6 9          United States Ditzler 1 1 1      
 Jamaica Mott-Trille 3 3 7           11  United States Mulloy 6 5 3 6 6  
 United States Eisenberg 6 6 6            Mexico Palafox 2 7 6 3 4  
 United States Schnaars 4 3 1          United States Eisenberg 0 4 2    
 Mexico Palafox 7 6 6          Mexico Palafox 6 6 6      
 United States Kerdasha 5 2 4           11  United States Mulloy 9 6 6    
 United States Huebner 6 6 6           8  Belgium Washer 7 1 3    
 United States Hyde 1 1 2          United States Huebner 6 6 6      
 United States Dickson 1 17 8 6 6      United States Dickson 3 2 2      
 United States Self 6 19 6 4 1        United States Huebner 1 1 0    
 United States Grigry 6 6 6           8  Belgium Washer 6 6 6      
 United States Young 1 4 1          United States Grigry 4 4 11 13 10
8  Belgium Washer 6 6 6         8  Belgium Washer 6 6 9 11 12  
 South Africa Nicholson 1 0 2      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United States Flam 6 6 6      
 Ecuador Lerque 2 3 3         7  United States Flam 6 6 6      
 United States Lewyn 6 6 6          United States Lewyn 4 4 2      
 United States Bassford 4 0 3           7  United States Flam 6 6 6      
 United States Longshore 2 6 6 3 6        United States Perry 1 2 0      
 United States Mathey 6 3 2 6 1      United States Longshore 3 4 2    
 United States Perry 6 6 6          United States Perry 6 6 6      
 Lebanon Hajjar 4 1 4           7  United States Flam 6 1 6 4 5
 United States Clark 4 6 6 6          United States Clark 4 6 4 6 7
 United States Davis 6 1 0 0        United States Clark 6 7 6      
 Canada Rochon 2 3 6 6 6      Canada Rochon 1 5 4      
 United States Steele, Jr. 6 6 4 0 2        United States Clark 6 2 4 6 7
 Chile Balbiers 6 6 6           10  Denmark Nielsen 2 6 6 2 5  
 United States Alloo 3 2 4          Chile Balbiers 3 6 4 4  
10  Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6         10  Denmark Nielsen 6 4 6 6    
 United States Macatee 2 2 3      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States Richardson 6 7 6      
 United States Vincent 2 5 0         13  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
 Mexico Guerrero-Arcocha 4 6 3 6 6      Mexico Guerrero-Arcocha 0 0 0      
 United States Lurie 6 4 6 2 3       13  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Barrett 7 6 3 6          Chile Ayala 0 4 3      
 United States Hanna 5 2 6 3        United Kingdom Barrett 6 7 6 5 3
 Chile Ayala 6 6 6          Chile Ayala 8 5 2 7 6  
 United States Rodriguez 0 3 1           13  United States Richardson 6 9 6    
 United States Rogers                  United States Masterson 1 7 2    
 United States Rockwood w/o              United States Rogers 6 7 1 6 4  
 United States Mayne 4 6 6 9        United States Mayne 4 9 6 4 6  
 United States Pierce 6 1 4 7          United States Mayne 2 5 2    
 United States Masterson 6 6 6            United States Masterson 6 7 6      
 United States Bostwick 0 1 4          United States Masterson 6 2 7 6  
 United States Maccracken 3 4 6          United States Maccracken 2 6 5 3    
4  Australia McGregor 6 6 5      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Savitt 6 6 6      
 United States Stern 2 1 3         3  United States Savitt 6 6 6      
 United States Stucki 11 5 8 6        United States Stucki 0 3 0      
 United States Weir 9 7 6 1         3  United States Savitt 7 6 6      
 United States Giammalva 6 6 6 7          United States Kovaleski 5 3 4      
 Mexico Ortega 8 4 2 5        United States Giammalva 1 1 4    
 United States Kovaleski 6 6 6          United States Kovaleski 6 6 6      
 Venezuela Lopez 3 1 4           3  United States Savitt 8 6 6    
 United States Hagist 6 6 10           12  Philippines Ampon 6 0 0    
 United States Freedman 2 2 8          United States Hagist 9 6 6      
 United States Frost 6 6 1 6        United States Frost 7 4 2      
 United States Gerhardt 4 2 6 4          United States Hagist 3 4 4    
 British Guiana McDonald 6 6 2 6         12  Philippines Ampon 6 6 6      
 United States Sisson 4 2 6 1        British Guiana McDonald 3 1 1    
12  Philippines Ampon 6 7 6         12  Philippines Ampon 6 6 6      
 United States Carver 2 5 0      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  United States Bartzen 6 9 6      
 United States Stewart 3 7 0         15  United States Bartzen 6 6 3 6    
 United States Tully 4 8            United States Tully 0 1 6 2    
 United States Vogt 6 6             15  United States Bartzen 4 4 6 6 6  
 United States Hobbs 6 6 7            Belgium Brichant 6 6 4 1 4  
 United Kingdom Hirsch 1 4 5          United States Hobbs 1 3 5    
 Belgium Brichant 3 6 6 4 6      Belgium Brichant 6 6 7      
 United States Sorlein 6 2 0 6 2       15  United States Bartzen 0 2 1    
 United States Potts 6 6 6           6  Australia Rose 6 6 6    
 Colombia Cortes 0 1 1          United States Potts 5 1 6      
 United States Shea 6 6 7          United States Shea 7 6 8      
 Japan Miyagi 4 3 5            United States Shea 2 5 3    
 United States Dailey 7 6 7           6  Australia Rose 6 7 6      
 United States McNeill 5 4 5          United States Dailey 0 1 1    
6  Australia Rose 6 6 7         6  Australia Rose 6 6 6      
 United States Gaines 2 2 5      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States Larsen 6 6 6      
 United States Long 2 4 4         5  United States Larsen 6 6 8 6    
 Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 5 6 7        Czechoslovakia Hecht 1 0 10 3    
 United States Martin 3 7 4 5         5  United States Larsen 1 6 7 6    
 United States Slack 7 3 6 6          United States Slack 6 3 5 2    
 United States Paton 5 6 2 3        United States Slack 6 8 6    
 United States Backe 3 6 6 11        United States Backe 1 6 2      
 South Africa De Wet 6 4 3 9         5  United States Larsen 3 4 4    
 United States Golden 6 6 6           16  Australia Hoad 6 6 6    
 United States Flye 2 2 1          United States Golden 7 3 3 1    
 United Kingdom Oakley 6 6 6          United Kingdom Oakley 5 6 6 6    
 United States Fine 3 4 3            United Kingdom Oakley 2 3 4    
 United States Likas 6 6 6           16  Australia Hoad 6 6 6      
 United States Shields 4 4 2          United States Likas 6 2 8 1 4
16  Australia Hoad 4 6 6 6       16  Australia Hoad 4 6 6 6 6  
 Canada Main 6 0 2 3    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  United States Talbert 6 6 6      
 United States Eisenberg 2 4 3         9  United States Talbert 6 6 6      
 Mexico May 6 6 6          Mexico May 3 0 1      
 United States Curtin 2 4 2           9  United States Talbert 6 6 6      
 United States Cranston 3 6 6 6          Canada Macken 4 2 4      
 Mexico Puentes 6 3 3 2        United States Cranston 4 2 6    
 Canada Macken 6 6 6          Canada Macken 6 6 8      
 Mexico Reyes 0 3 2           9  United States Talbert 1 3 3    
 United States Quillian 3 6 6 6         2  Australia Sedgman 6 6 6    
 United States Geller 6 3 3 2        United States Quillian 2 3 0      
 United States Burrows 6 6 6          United States Burrows 6 6 6      
 United States Read 4 3 3            United States Burrows 2 2 4    
 United States Boys 6 8 6           2  Australia Sedgman 6 6 6      
 United States Fischl 3 6 2          United States Boys 2 0 0    
2  Australia Sedgman 6 6 6         2  Australia Sedgman 6 6 6      
 United States Bunis 1 0 0      

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 127. OCLC 172306. 

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