1953 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1953 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Tony Trabert[1]
Runner-up   United States Vic Seixas[1]
Final score   6–3, 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
 < 1952 1954 > 

Tony Trabert defeated Vic Seixas 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1953 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Vic Seixas (Finalist)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Tony Trabert (Champion)
  4. Australia Lew Hoad (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Mervyn Rose (Fourth round)
  7. United States Arthur Larsen (Fourth round)
  8. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Quarterfinalist)
  1. United States Ham Richardson (Fourth round)
  2. Australia Rex Hartwig (Second round)
  3. United States Straight Clark (Third round)
  4. Argentina Enrique Morea (Second round)
  5. United States J.E. Patty (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Sweden Sven Davidson (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Tom Brown (Fourth round)
  8. Australia Ian Ayre (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  4  Australia Lew Hoad 6 6 11      
5  United States Gardnar Mulloy 4 2 9      
  4  Australia Lew Hoad 5 4 4      
  1  United States Vic Seixas 7 6 6      
8  Denmark Kurt Nielsen 3 9 6 4  
  1  United States Vic Seixas 6 7 8 6    
    1  United States Vic Seixas 3 2 3    
  3  United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 8 2 6 11  
14  Sweden Sven Davidson 0 10 6 0 9  
2  Australia Ken Rosewall 5 3 3    
  3  United States Tony Trabert 7 6 6      
13  United States J.E. Patty 4 4 2    
  3  United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  Australia Hoad 6 6 9      
     United States Hagist 3 1 7      
      4  Australia Hoad 6 6 6      
       United States Davis 3 2 3      
     United States Johnson 8 9 3 4 4
     United States Davis 6 7 6 6 6  
      4  Australia Hoad 6 6 6    
      9  United States Richardson 3 4 4    
     United States Dorfman 11 6 6      
 United States Been 7 3 10 4        United States Doss 9 3 3      
 United States Doss 9 6 8 6          United States Dorfman 4 1 1    
 United States Tully 4 1 1           9  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
 United States Stewart 6 6 6          United States Stewart 1 7 6 1  
 United Kingdom Becker 5 3 4         9  United States Richardson 6 9 3 6    
9  United States Richardson 7 6 6      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Japan Kimura 1 5 7      
12  Argentina Morea 6 7 9         12  Argentina Morea 5 2 4      
 United States Burrows 6 4 5 0        Denmark Ulrich 7 6 6      
 Denmark Ulrich 4 6 7 6          Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6      
 United States Boys 6 4 3 10 5        United States Dailey 4 4 2      
 United States Stewart 4 6 6 8 7      United States Stewart 9 3 4    
 Spain Vijande 2 2 3          United States Dailey 11 6 6      
 United States Dailey 6 6 6            Denmark Ulrich 6 3 5 2  
 United States Bentley 3 3 3           5  United States Mulloy 3 6 7 6  
 United States Drobac 6 6 6          United States Drobac 6 7 1 4    
 United States Anderson 2 1 6 6 5      United Kingdom Barrett 2 9 6 6    
 United Kingdom Barrett 6 6 3 4 7        United Kingdom Barrett 4 3 1    
 United States Alleyne 2 3 1           5  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 United States Squires 6 6 6          United States Squires 2 3 1    
 United States Sweeney 4 5 4         5  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
5  United States Mulloy 6 7 6      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Ball 5 2 2      
8  Denmark Nielsen 7 6 6         8  Denmark Nielsen 6 6 10      
 United States Steiner 3 4 5          United States Flam 4 4 8      
 United States Flam 6 6 7           8  Denmark Nielsen 2 6 6 2 6  
 United States Osburn 7 2 2 5          United States Paton 6 3 4 6 4  
 United States Paton 5 6 6 7        United States Paton 3 7 12 6 6
 United States Stern 4 6 4 5        Canada Bedard 6 9 10 2 3  
 Canada Bedard 6 3 6 7         8  Denmark Nielsen 6 5 4 6 6
 Puerto Rico Pasarell 3 2 2            United States Kovaleski 3 7 6 4 4
 United States Cranston 6 6 6          United States Cranston 4 0 3      
 United States Bradford 5 5 7          United States Kovaleski 6 6 6      
 United States Kovaleski 7 7 9            United States Kovaleski 6 9 7 7  
 United States Likas 4 5 4           11  United States Clark 3 11 5 5    
 United States Perry 6 7 6          United States Perry 4 3 6 5  
 United States Potts 6 1 1 3       11  United States Clark 6 6 1 7    
11  United States Clark 4 6 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Willner 9 3 4      
10  Australia Hartwig 11 6 6         10  Australia Hartwig 7 2 4 4    
 United States Thompson 2 1 1          United States Talbert 5 6 6 6    
 United States Talbert 6 6 6            United States Talbert 6 6 6      
 Mexico Ortega 2 6 7 4 2        United States Quillian 2 3 3      
 United States Quillian 6 3 5 6 6      United States Quillian 6 6 10 6  
 United States Raskind 4 6 3 2        Chile Balbiers 1 2 12 3    
 Chile Balbiers 6 2 6 6          United States Talbert 2 0 0    
 United States Kaiser 1 4 2           1  United States Seixas 6 6 6    
 United States Golden 6 6 6          United States Golden 6 6 6      
 United States Gerhardt 2 1 0          Canada Willey 4 3 2      
 Canada Willey 6 6 6            United States Golden 2 4 6 3  
 United States Eisenberg 3 4 4           1  United States Seixas 6 6 3 6    
 United States Grigry 6 6 6          United States Grigry 2 7 1    
 United States Stern 2 2 1         1  United States Seixas 6 9 6      
1  United States Seixas 6 6 6      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Bartzen 0 4 2      
2  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6         2  Australia Rosewall 8 6 6      
 United States Hawley 3 6 3          Canada Rochon 6 3 2      
 Canada Rochon 6 8 6           2  Australia Rosewall 6 4 6 6    
 United States Shields 5 10 6 6 5        Mexico Reyes 4 6 1 2    
 United States Sorlein 7 12 1 4 7      United States Sorlein 3 5 6 3  
 United States McDonald 4 4 1          Mexico Reyes 6 7 4 6    
 Mexico Reyes 6 6 6           2  Australia Rosewall 9 7 6    
 United States Maccracken 7 3 2 3         15  United States Brown 7 5 2    
 Japan Kamo 5 6 6 6        Japan Kamo 2 8 6 2    
 United States Mackay 2 4 3          United States Garrett 6 10 1 6    
 United States Garrett 6 6 6            United States Garrett 6 3 2    
 United States Arnold 1 2 1           15  United States Brown 8 6 6      
 Chile Ayala 6 6 6          Chile Ayala 4 0 3    
 United States Flye 4 4 4         15  United States Brown 6 6 6      
15  United States Brown 6 6 6      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Canada Macken 2 2 2      
14  Sweden Davidson 6 6 6         14  Sweden Davidson 6 3 2 6 6  
 United States Warden 0 6 3          United States Moss 3 6 6 4 3  
 United States Moss 6 8 6           14  Sweden Davidson 6 6 6      
 United States Englander 4 4 3            United States Kauder 1 3 3      
 United States Gaines 6 6 6          United States Gaines 3 4 2    
 United States Land 2 2 1          United States Kauder 6 6 6      
 United States Kauder 6 6 6           14  Sweden Davidson 1 3 6 6 6
 Czechoslovakia Hecht 4 2 8 2         7  United States Larsen 6 6 1 4 4
 United States Schnaars 6 6 6 6        United States Schnaars 3 1 1      
 United States Seymour 1 5 3          United States Shea 6 6 6      
 United States Shea 6 7 6            United States Shea 7 9 4    
 Japan Miyagi 4 8 6 4         7  United States Larsen 9 11 6      
 Australia Wilderspin 6 10 3 6        Australia Wilderspin 2 6 2 6  
 Mexico Llamas 1 1 8         7  United States Larsen 6 1 6 8    
7  United States Larsen 6 6 10      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Morris 10 9 3 2 2  
6  Australia Rose 8 7 6 6 6     6  Australia Rose 6 6 6      
 Mexico Contreras 3 6 9 6        United States Schwartz 3 4 1      
 United States Schwartz 6 4 11 8         6  Australia Rose 6 9 6      
 United States Steele, Jr. 6 7 3 2 4        Canada Main 2 7 2      
 United States Browne 2 5 6 6 6      United States Browne 0 3 4    
 United States Martin 5 1 5          Canada Main 6 6 6      
 Canada Main 7 6 7           6  Australia Rose 9 4 2 3  
 United States Rogers 6 2 4 7         13  United States Patty 7 6 6 6  
 United States Wood 3 6 6 9        United States Wood 6 1 4 5    
 United States Longshore 8 5 3 5        United States Masterson 4 6 6 7    
 United States Masterson 6 7 6 7          United States Masterson 2 3 3    
 United States Schulze 2 3 4           13  United States Patty 6 6 6      
 United StatesMayne 6 6 6          United States Mayne 9 6 4 3 1
 United States Clothier 1 2 1         13  United States Patty 7 2 6 6 6  
13  United States Patty 6 6 6      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Vincent 3 3 4      
16  Australia Ayre 6 6 6         16  Australia Ayre 6 6 6      
 United States Cohen w/o              United States Warden 1 0 0      
 United States Warden                 16  Australia Ayre 6 14 6      
 United States Hettleman 2 8 6 3 4        United States Frost 4 12 0      
 United States Pierce 6 6 2 6 6      United States Pierce 3 7 6 2  
     United States Frost 6 9 3 6    
      16  Australia Ayre 2 5 2    
      3  United States Trabert 6 7 6    
     United States Peterson 6 6 8      
     Canada Fontana 4 3 6      
       United States Peterson 3 2 0    
      3  United States Trabert 6 6 6      
     United States Sullivan 2 2 1    
    3  United States Trabert 6 6 6      
 

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. 128. OCLC 172306. 

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