1953 French Championships – Men's Singles

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1953 French Championships
Champion   Australia Ken Rosewall
Runner-up   United States Victor Elias Seixas
Final score   6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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 < 1952 1954 > 

Ken Rosewall defeated Victor Elias Seixas 6–3, 6–4, 1–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1953 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný (Semifinals)
  2. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Quarterfinals)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  4. Australia Lewis Hoad (Quarterfinals)
  5. United States Victor Elias Seixas (Final)
  6. United States Budge Patty (Fourth round)
  7. Australia Mervyn Rose (Fourth round)
  8. Italy Fausto Gardini (Quarterfinals)
  1. United States Tut B. Bartzen (Fourth round)
  2. Argentina Enrique Morea (Semifinals)
  3. Philippines Felicisimo Ampon (Quarterfinals)
  4. Sweden Sven Davidson (Fourth round)
  5. France Paul Remy (Third round)
  6. Sweden Torsten Johansson (Third round)
  7. Philippines Raymundo Deyro (Fourth round)
  8. Italy Giovanni Cucelli (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 1 6    
8  Italy Fausto Gardini 3 1 6 4    
  1  Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 3 2 6 3    
  5  United States Victor Elias Seixas 6 6 3 6    
4  Australia Lewis Hoad 3 3 4    
  5  United States Victor Elias Seixas 6 6 6      
    5  United States Victor Elias Seixas 3 4 6 2  
  3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 1 6  
  11  Philippines Felicisimo Ampon 2 1 1      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 2 6 6 0 6
  10  Argentina Enrique Morea 6 2 4 6 2  
10  Argentina Enrique Morea 6 6 8 6  
  2  United States Gardnar Mulloy 8 3 6 3    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6      
     France Bouteleux 1 0 0      
      1  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6      
       France Ducos De La Haille 4 3 2      
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petrovic 5 1 1    
     France Ducos De La Haille 7 6 6      
      1  Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 2 6 6  
       Australia Hartwig 2 6 4 2  
     United Kingdom Starte 4 1 2      
     Brazil Vieira 6 6 6      
       Brazil Vieira 6 5 5    
       Australia Hartwig 8 7 7      
    16  Italy Cucelli 6 5 5    
     Australia Hartwig 8 7 7      
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    8  Italy Gardini 6 6 6      
 United States Van Voorhees 6 7 2 6        United States Van Voorhees 1 3 3      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 3 5 6 3         8  Italy Gardini 6 6 6      
 France Freling                  France Grinda 4 2 1      
 France Grinda                France Grinda 6 6 6    
 South Africa Kupferburger 6 6 6          South Africa Kupferburger 0 3 4      
 France Matton 4 1 3           8  Italy Gardini 2 6 4 6 6
 Germany Sanders 3 4 7 8 4       9  United States Bartzen 6 3 6 4 4
 Australia Wilderspin 6 6 5 6 6      Australia Wilderspin 3 2 6 1    
 France Dessair                Sweden Stockenberg 6 6 2 6    
 Sweden Stockenberg                  Sweden Stockenberg 2 6 2 0  
 France Hode                 9  United States Bartzen 6 3 6 6    
9  United States Bartzen               9  United States Bartzen 6 6 6    
 Egypt Sursock 3 1 3          France Berthet 2 1 1      
 France Berthet 6 6 6      

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia Hoad 6 6 3 6
France Larcade 1 4 6 1 4 Australia Hoad 4 6 6 6
France Jalabert 6 7 6 France Jalabert 6 4 0 0
United States Wellford 4 6 4 4 Australia Hoad 6 3 2 6 6
Monaco Pasquier 2 4 2 France Molinari 1 6 6 0 1
France Molinari 6 6 6 France Molinari 6 6 6
France Desq 6 4 7 0 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Plecevic 2 1 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Plecevic 0 6 5 6 7 4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
13 France Remy 6 6 6 Italy Merlo 1 4 2
Netherlands Van Dalsum 1 2 1 13 France Remy 7 6 6
South Africa Woodroffe 6 6 6 South Africa Woodroffe 5 4 3
France Laval 4 4 4 13 France Remy 2 2 2
Italy Merlo Italy Merlo 6 6 6
United States Cullum Italy Merlo 6 6 6
France Lemyze 6 6 6 France Lemyze 1 2 4
France Delhomme 2 2 2

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Seixas 6 6 6
Colombia Rodriguez 0 2 0 5 United States Seixas 6 6 5 6
United States Davis Italy Del Bello 1 2 7 3
Italy Del Bello 5 United States Seixas 6 6 6
France Jamain 1 2 2 France Destremau 1 1 1
France Destremau 6 6 6 France Destremau 6 6 6
France Thomas 6 6 6 1 2 France Lemasson 2 1 0
France Lemasson 1 3 8 6 6 5 United States Seixas 6 6 6
12 Sweden Davidson 6 7 7 12 Sweden Davidson 1 4 4
France Favieres 2 5 5 12 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6
United Kingdom Paish United Kingdom Paish 3 3 2
France Rodel 12 Sweden Davidson 6 1
Egypt Zalzal France Bernard 2 0 r
France Bernard France Bernard 6 6 2 9
France Thieullent 7 6 6 France Thieullent 4 3 6 7
United States Cohen 5 0 2

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States John 1 1 1
France Grandet 6 6 6 France Grandet
France Gentien France Haillet
France Haillet France Grandet 1 3 3
Belgium Devroe 6 1 3 9 3 11 Philippines Ampon 6 6 6
France Perreau-Saussine 3 6 6 7 6 France Perreau-Saussine 0 6 2 1
11 Philippines Ampon 6 6 6 11 Philippines Ampon 6 4 6 6
Colombia Zeppenfeldt 2 1 1 11 Philippines Ampon 6 6 6
Belgium Toussaint 8 3 1 3 6 United States Patty 4 2 4
France Schaff 6 6 6 6 France Schaff 2 4 3
France Nys 6 7 6 France Nys 6 6 6
France Feret 4 5 3 France Nys 3 4 4
Italy Bergamo 6 7 7 6 United States Patty 6 6 6
France Chatrier 2 5 5 Italy Bergamo 3 6 3 2
Switzerland Herzog 6 United States Patty 6 4 6 6
6 United States Patty

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Poland Skonecki 7 6 7
France Weiss 5 1 5 Poland Skonecki 6 6 6 7
Italy Sirola 6 6 3 6 Italy Sirola 8 1 2 5
United Kingdom Butler 4 4 6 4 Poland Skonecki 6 6 6
United States Pine 0 0 1 14 Sweden Johansson 1 2 2
France De Kermadec 6 6 6 France De Kermadec 3 7 6 3
14 Sweden Johansson 6 7 6 14 Sweden Johansson 6 9 1 6
France Malosse 3 5 4 Poland Skonecki 2 3 2
South Africa Seymour 6 6 6 6 3 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
France Mey 8 0 0 2 South Africa Seymour 5 1 3
France Pellizza 6 6 6 France Pellizza 7 6 6
Pakistan Rauf 2 1 0 France Pellizza 0 3 0
Italy Scribani 6 6 6 3 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
United States Dunklin 1 3 2 Italy Scribani 1 3 3
France Boussus 1 1 1 3 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
3 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Cody 0 2 0      
 France Jauffret 6 6 6          France Jauffret 3 2 r      
 Germany Hermann 6 6 6          Germany Hermann 6 6        
 United Kingdom Rivkind 2 1 4            Germany Hermann 3 4 2      
 Belgium Peten 6 6 8           10  Argentina Morea 6 6 6      
 Uruguay Argon 3 4 6          Belgium Peten 2 3 0    
10  Argentina Morea 6 6 6         10  Argentina Morea 6 6 6      
 Switzerland Sturdza 2 0 2           10  Argentina Morea 6 8 3 6 6
 Italy Valerio 1 2 1           7  Australia Rose 3 6 6 8 3
 South Africa Vermaak 6 6 6          South Africa Vermaak 1 3 5      
 France Abdesselam                France Abdesselam 6 6 7      
 Switzerland Buser                  France Abdesselam 3 5 6 2  
 United States Fox                 7  Australia Rose 6 7 4 6    
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milojkovic                Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milojkovic 1 7 3    
    7  Australia Rose 6 9 6      
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    15  Philippines Deyro 8 6 4      
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pallada 6 3 6 r    
      15  Philippines Deyro 4 6 6 6    
       Australia Ayre 6 0 2 3    
     Australia Ayre 6 6 6    
     Italy Del Bello 4 4 2      
      15  Philippines Deyro 6 6 3 3  
      2  United States Mulloy 8 4 6 6  
     France Pilet            
     Australia Hopman            
       France Pilet 2 3 4    
      2  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
     Belgium Mezzi 2 1 2    
    2  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 

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