1952 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1952 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Australia Frank Sedgman[1]
Runner-up   Egypt Jaroslav Drobný[1]
Final score   4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1951 1953 > 

Frank Sedgman (AUS) defeated Jaroslav Drobný (EGY) 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1952 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Frank Sedgman (Champion)
  2. Egypt Jaroslav Drobný (Finalist)
  3. United States Vic Seixas (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Dick Savitt (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Ken McGregor (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Herbie Flam (Semifinalist)
  1. South Africa Eric Sturgess (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Australia Mervyn Rose (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Arthur Larsen (First round)
  4. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  5. United States Ham Richardson (First round)
  6. United States J.E. Patty (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Frank Sedgman 7 6 6      
7  South Africa Eric Sturgess 5 1 0      
  1  Australia Frank Sedgman 6 6 7      
  8  Australia Mervyn Rose 4 4 5      
4  United States Dick Savitt 4 6 4 6 2
  8  Australia Mervyn Rose 6 3 6 4 6  
    1  Australia Frank Sedgman 4 6 6 6  
  2  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 6 2 3 2  
  6  United States Herbie Flam 6 3 6 7    
3  United States Vic Seixas 4 6 3 5    
6  United States Herbie Flam 2 4 6 10 4
  2  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 0 8 6  
5  Australia Ken McGregor 0 6 6 5 5
  2  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 6 3 2 7 7  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia Sedgman 6 6 6
Spain Bartroli 1 0 2 1 Australia Sedgman 6 6 6
Q Southern Rhodesia Katz Q Southern Rhodesia Katz 1 1 2
Argentina Weiss w/o 1 Australia Sedgman 6 4 6 6
Belgium Washer 6 6 6 Belgium Washer 3 6 3 3
Hong Kong Ip 1 4 4 Belgium Washer 6 6 6
United Kingdom Billington United Kingdom Billington 2 4 2
United States Martin w/o 1 Australia Sedgman 6 6 6
Philippines Ampon 1 5 6 6 6 Australia Candy 2 1 0
11 United States Richardson 6 7 2 3 0 Philippines Ampon 4 6 5 5
Australia Candy 6 6 6 Australia Candy 6 4 7 7
Q United Kingdom Lee 1 1 0 Australia Candy 6 6 6
Chile Balbiers 6 6 6 Chile Balbiers 0 1 4
Finland Salo 4 1 4 Chile Balbiers
United Kingdom Lister 6 6 6 United Kingdom Lister
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Branovic 3 4 3

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 South Africa Sturgess 8 6 6
Austria Redl 6 2 2 7 South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6
Q Kenya Mayers 6 6 3 1 6 Q Kenya Mayers 1 0 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petrovic 1 4 6 6 1 7 South Africa Sturgess 6 6 6
Italy Cucelli 6 6 6 United Kingdom Mottram 4 3 4
United Kingdom Gracie 1 3 1 Italy Cucelli 2 4 7
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6 United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 9
United Kingdom Baxter 2 4 1 7 South Africa Sturgess 4 6 6 7 6
Sweden Johansson 10 2 6 6 United States Golden 6 3 1 9 4
9 United States Larsen 8 6 4 2 Sweden Johansson 6 6 6
Australia Brophy 4 6 6 6 Australia Brophy 4 0 3
Republic of Ireland Hackett 6 3 3 4 Sweden Johansson 3 6 1 6 1
United Kingdom Walton 6 6 4 6 United States Golden 6 4 6 4 6
Netherlands Dehnert 0 0 6 1 United Kingdom Walton 5 1 0
United States Golden 6 6 6 United States Golden 7 6 6
Brazil Guimarães 2 1 0

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States Savitt 6 6 6
India Kumar 1 2 0 4 United States Savitt 6 6 8
United Kingdom Oakley 6 7 6 6 United Kingdom Oakley 1 4 6
Southern Rhodesia Irvine 3 9 3 2 4 United States Savitt 6 6 3 6
Chile Ayala 8 7 6 6 United States Likas 1 3 6 3
Czechoslovakia Matous 6 9 2 0 Chile Ayala 4 5 4
United States Likas 6 0 6 6 United States Likas 6 7 6
Australia Cawthorn 2 6 0 2 4 United States Savitt 6 6 6
Belgium Brichant 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 3 3 3
United Kingdom Butler 1 3 3 Belgium Brichant 6 6 3 7
Poland Tloczynski 4 4 6 6 6 Poland Tloczynski 3 3 6 5
France Chatrier 6 6 2 0 4 Belgium Brichant 6 3 6 6 6
South Africa Capell 6 6 4 6 South Africa Capell 3 6 8 2 4
Q United States Ager 0 0 6 1 South Africa Capell 6 6 2 3 6
South Africa Woodroffe 6 6 5 6 South Africa Woodroffe 3 2 6 6 2
Iran Mohtadi 4 3 7 2

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 Australia Rose 7 7 8
Australia Ayre 5 5 6 8 Australia Rose 6 6 7 6
West Germany Hermann 6 3 4 6 6 West Germany Hermann 8 1 5 0
Q United States Eisenberg 2 6 6 3 4 8 Australia Rose 8 6 6
Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6 Denmark Nielsen 6 4 3
France Destremau 0 1 4 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 3 4 4
Q United Kingdom Hime 4 2 4 8 Australia Rose 6 6 6
United Kingdom Bernstein 6 3 6 6 United States Clark 2 2 4
Switzerland Balestra 1 6 1 3 United Kingdom Bernstein 3 3 0
Italy Gardini 7 7 6 Italy Gardini 6 6 6
Brazil Saller 5 5 3 Italy Gardini 1 1 2
Netherlands Rinkel 6 6 6 United States Clark 6 6 6
Austria Specht 2 1 4 Netherlands Rinkel 1 0 1
United States Clark 6 6 7 United States Clark 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitić 1 2 5

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Italy Del Bello 6 4 6 6
Egypt Adel 3 6 1 0 Italy Del Bello 5 4 6
Sweden Stockenberg 4 6 6 6 Sweden Stockenberg 7 6 8
Argentina Soriano 6 3 3 3 Sweden Stockenberg 5 6 6 2 2
Australia Rosewall 6 6 6 10 United States Mulloy 7 4 3 6 4
United Kingdom Barrett 2 2 0 Australia Rosewall 7 3 6
10 United States Mulloy 6 6 8 10 United States Mulloy 9 6 8
Poland Skonecki 1 3 6 10 United States Mulloy 4 5 1
United States Garrett 6 6 6 6 United States Flam 6 7 6
Republic of Ireland Kemp 1 0 2 United States Garrett 4 3 0
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
Brazil Aguero 0 2 3 Denmark Ulrich 5 2 6
United Kingdom Paish 6 6 6 6 United States Flam 7 6 8
United Kingdom Bull 3 2 1 United Kingdom Paish 2 6 5
6 United States Flam 6 8 6 6 United States Flam 6 8 7
South Africa Williams 3 6 4

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
South Africa Fancutt 7 2 7 6
Belgium Peten 5 6 5 1 South Africa Fancutt 4 3 9 3
United Kingdom Horn 6 6 6 United Kingdom Horn 6 6 7 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milojkovic 0 2 4 United Kingdom Horn 1 1 1
South Africa Norgarb 6 3 8 6 12 United States Patty 6 6 6
Chile San Hueza 2 6 6 3 South Africa Norgarb 4 3 4
12 United States Patty 6 6 6 12 United States Patty 6 6 6
New Zealand Tills 1 2 1 12 United States Patty 5 6 3 5
France Haillet 2 6 10 4 6 3 United States Seixas 7 4 6 7
Q Hong Kong Tsai 6 4 8 6 1 France Haillet 7 4 4 6 3
Argentina Russell 6 6 6 Argentina Russell 5 6 6 3 6
Q United States Potts 1 2 0 Argentina Russell 3 2 4
West Germany Buchholz 6 3 6 6 3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
United Kingdom Snart 2 6 4 1 West Germany Buchholz 2 1 4
3 United States Seixas 7 6 6 3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
India Nath 5 2 2

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Molinari 6 6 6
United Kingdom Hare 2 1 3 France Molinari 4 4 3
Brazil Vieira 6 6 6 Brazil Vieira 6 6 6
Sweden Rohlsson 3 4 4 Brazil Vieira 11 6 7
Dominion of Ceylon Scharenguivel 6 6 6 United States Dorfman 9 1 5
Australia Tregonning 2 3 4 Dominion of Ceylon Scharenguivel 1 1 6
United States Dorfman 6 6 6 United States Dorfman 6 6 8
United Kingdom Clark 2 4 4 Brazil Vieira 7 3 1 3
United Kingdom David 6 7 8 6 5 Australia McGregor 5 6 6 6
United Kingdom Shaw 0 5 10 2 United Kingdom David 2 3 3
South Africa Cockburn 6 6 6 South Africa Cockburn 6 6 6
United Kingdom Becker 1 1 2 South Africa Cockburn 0 6 4 3
Argentina Morea 6 6 6 5 Australia McGregor 6 4 6 6
United Kingdom Godsell 2 4 4 Argentina Morea 5 4 4
5 Australia McGregor 6 6 6 5 Australia McGregor 7 6 6
United Kingdom Starte 0 2 2

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Republic of Ireland Jackson 5 7 7 6
Switzerland Spitzer 7 5 5 2 Republic of Ireland Jackson 6 3 1 8
Austria Huber 6 6 1 6 Austria Huber 4 6 6 10
Chile Taverne 2 4 6 4 Austria Huber 6 2 3 1
Italy Del Bello 6 6 6 Australia Hoad 4 6 6 6
United Kingdom Anderson 3 4 0 Italy Del Bello 3 6 4
Australia Hoad 4 7 2 6 6 Australia Hoad 6 8 6
Italy Merlo 6 5 6 2 2 Australia Hoad 3 6 6 3
Netherlands Van Swol 6 7 6 2 Egypt Drobný 6 3 8 6
Australia Hopman 1 5 3 Netherlands Van Swol 10 6 6 6
Poland Spychala 6 3 6 6 Poland Spychala 12 0 2 2
Q United Kingdom Bulmer 3 6 1 3 Netherlands Van Swol 0 1 4
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 7 2 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6
Belgium Moreau 2 4 5 United Kingdom Wilson 0 1 3
2 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6 2 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Knight 0 1 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 336. ISBN 0007117078. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com