1953 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1953 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Vic Seixas[1]
Runner-up   Denmark Kurt Nielsen[1]
Final score   9–7, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Wimbledon Championships
 < 1952 1954 > 

Vic Seixas (USA) defeated Kurt Nielsen (DEN) 9–7, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1953 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Ken Rosewall (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Vic Seixas (Champion)
  3. Australia Mervyn Rose (Semifinalist)
  4. Egypt Jaroslav Drobný (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  6. Australia Lew Hoad (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Arthur Larsen (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Argentina Enrique Morea (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Ken Rosewall 5 6 8 0 2  
 Denmark Kurt Nielsen 7 4 6 6 6  
   Denmark Kurt Nielsen 6 6 6      
  4  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 4 3 2      
4  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 7 6 6    
   Sweden Sven Davidson 5 4 0      
     Denmark Kurt Nielsen 7 3 4    
  2  United States Vic Seixas 9 6 6    
  7  United States Arthur Larsen 3 3 14      
3  Australia Mervyn Rose 6 6 16      
3  Australia Mervyn Rose 4 12 11 4 3
  2  United States Vic Seixas 6 10 9 6 6  
6  Australia Lew Hoad 7 4 3 6 7
  2  United States Vic Seixas 5 6 6 1 9  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Davies 2 4 2
1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6 1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 4 6
United Kingdom Gracie 3 4 4 France Abdesselam 3 1 6 2
France Abdesselam 6 6 6 1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
United States Wellford 4 6 2 3 Q United Kingdom Warwick 3 2 2
Q United Kingdom Warwick 6 4 6 6 Q United Kingdom Warwick 8 6 7 5 10
Belgium Devroe 3 2 2 Spain Bartroli 6 3 9 7 8
Spain Bartroli 6 6 6 1 Australia Rosewall 4 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Billington 6 0 6 Australia Arkinstall 6 6 1 1 2
Philippines Deyro 8 6 8 Philippines Deyro 6 6 6
Republic of Ireland Kemp 6 6 3 8 2 United Kingdom Pickard 2 3 0
United Kingdom Pickard 3 8 6 6 6 Philippines Deyro 5 6 6 3 2
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 3 4 6 4 Australia Arkinstall 7 2 4 6 6
Netherlands Dehnert 6 6 3 6 Netherlands Dehnert 1 3 1
India Kumar 6 6 3 2 2 Australia Arkinstall 6 6 6
Australia Arkinstall 3 4 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Fox 4 9 2
5 United States Mulloy 6 11 6 5 United States Mulloy 6 6 3 6
Belgium Mezzi 4 5 6 6 Austria Huber 2 2 6 4
Austria Huber 6 7 4 8 5 United States Mulloy 4 3 6 6 9
France De Kermadec 6 2 3 3 Sweden Stockenberg 6 6 3 3 7
United States Ager 3 6 6 6 United States Ager 5 6 4
Iran Mohtadi 2 4 2 Sweden Stockenberg 7 8 6
Sweden Stockenberg 6 6 6 5 United States Mulloy 8 3 5
Italy Gardini 5 3 1 Denmark Nielsen 10 6 7
Hungary Sikorszki 7 6 6 Hungary Sikorszki 7 1 0 3
United Kingdom Oakley 2 2 3 South Africa Woodroffe 5 6 6 6
South Africa Woodroffe 6 6 6 South Africa Woodroffe 4 6 3 2
Republic of Ireland Hackett 5 4 6 3 Denmark Nielsen 6 3 6 6
South Africa Malcolm 7 6 1 6 South Africa Malcolm 1 1 6
Australia Green 3 2 6 5 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 8
Denmark Nielsen 6 6 4 7

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Destremau 0 1 2
4 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6 4 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6
United Kingdom Walton 2 2 0 United States Bartzen 4 3 3
United States Bartzen 6 6 6 4 Egypt Drobný 8 16 3 8 12
United Kingdom Baxter 1 8 3 3 United States Patty 6 18 6 6 10
Hong Kong Tsai 6 6 6 6 Hong Kong Tsai 5 2 0
France Thomas 2 4 4 United States Patty 7 6 6
United States Patty 6 6 6 4 Egypt Drobný 6 7 7
Denmark Hojberg 2 3 7 2 Australia Hartwig 3 5 5
United Kingdom Starte 6 6 5 6 United Kingdom Starte 4 6 4 5
Uruguay Argon 6 2 3 2 Poland Tloczynski 6 4 6 7
Poland Tloczynski 3 6 6 6 Poland Tloczynski 1 1 3
South Africa Vermaak 4 4 3 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
United Kingdom Paish 6 6 6 United Kingdom Paish 8 3 3 2
LL United States Van Voorhees 3 2 1 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6 6
Australia Hartwig 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
British Guiana McDonald 4 6 0
8 Argentina Morea 6 8 6 8 Argentina Morea 8 4 9 2
Hungary Asbóth 6 7 2 2 Australia Ayre 6 6 11 6
Australia Ayre 4 9 6 6 Australia Ayre 7 6 7
Republic of Ireland Gotto 2 2 0 Australia Wilderspin 5 2 5
United Kingdom Bulmer 6 6 6 United Kingdom Bulmer 2 3 5
Germany Buchholz 4 2 4 Australia Wilderspin 6 6 7
Australia Wilderspin 6 6 6 Australia Ayre 3 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petrovic 1 5 1 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6
United States Golden 6 7 6 United States Golden 3 4 4
United Kingdom Shaw 2 9 5 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6
Sweden Davidson 6 11 7 Sweden Davidson 6 4 8 6 6
Netherlands Van Dalsum 6 4 2 5 United Kingdom Wilson 3 6 10 0 2
Switzerland Buser 0 6 6 7 Switzerland Buser 4 3 3
United Kingdom Hovell 2 4 2 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Republic of Ireland Jackson 4 4 5
Italy Merlo 6 6 7 Italy Merlo 4 6 2 3
Q United Kingdom Proctor 1 1 3 Denmark Ulrich 6 3 6 6
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 5 3 6 5
France Chatrier 0 3 0 Sweden Johansson 7 6 2 7
Sweden Johansson 6 6 6 Sweden Johansson 3 6 6 6
South Africa Kupferburger 5 3 3 France Grinda 6 1 4 2
France Grinda 7 6 6 Sweden Johansson 6 2 0
United Kingdom Knight 2 2 5 7 United States Larsen 8 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Oliver 3 6 6 Q United Kingdom Michelmore 1 3 1
Q United Kingdom Michelmore 6 8 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 1 2 5
Spain Ferrer 3 3 6 4 7 United States Larsen 6 6 7
United Kingdom Butler 6 6 3 6 United Kingdom Butler 4 2 5
Hungary Jancsó 2 4 6 7 United States Larsen 6 6 7
7 United States Larsen 6 6 8

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Germany Hermann 4 2 4
United Kingdom Lister 6 6 6 United Kingdom Lister 6 3 0
United Kingdom Becker 6 7 3 4 Belgium Brichant 8 6 6
Belgium Brichant 3 9 6 6 Belgium Brichant 7 10 6
Poland Spychala 7 1 2 Southern Rhodesia Black 5 8 3
Southern Rhodesia Black 9 6 6 Southern Rhodesia Black 3 4 7 7 8
Norway Sturdza 0 2 0 United Kingdom Horn 6 6 5 5 6
United Kingdom Horn 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 4 4 6
United Kingdom Ward 6 1 6 3 Australia Rose 6 6 8
France Molinari 8 6 8 France Molinari 6 3 6 6
Q Republic of Ireland Condy 1 2 2 Belgium Peten 1 6 0 0
Belgium Peten 6 6 6 France Molinari 4 0 4
United Kingdom Hannam 3 5 6 3 3 Australia Rose 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lewis 6 7 3 6 United Kingdom Lewis 3 3 2
Q India Krishnan 6 4 6 1 3 Australia Rose 6 6 6
3 Australia Rose 8 6 4 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Hare 0 3 6
Austria Redl 6 6 8 Austria Redl 6 6 5 6
United Kingdom David 3 3 3 United Kingdom Crouch 2 3 7 4
United Kingdom Crouch 6 6 6 Austria Redl 3 1 0
United Kingdom Mottram 4 6 6 3 4 United States Stewart 6 6 6
United States Stewart 6 3 4 6 6 United States Stewart 6 6 6
United Kingdom Snart 0 6 6 3 Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikolic 4 2 2
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikolic 6 8 4 6 United States Stewart 0 3 2
United Kingdom Reeve 1 3 4 6 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 6 6 6 United Kingdom Barrett 6 6 6 14
Italy Clerici 6 8 2 4 Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Laslo 1 3 8 12
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Laslo 8 6 6 6 United Kingdom Barrett 2 2 1
United Kingdom Bernstein 5 3 3 6 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
India Nath 7 6 6 India Nath 0 4 1
South Africa Seymour 4 2 5 6 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
6 Australia Hoad 6 6 7

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Pilet 1 1 1
Philippines Ampon 6 6 6 Philippines Ampon 6 6 6
Netherlands Van Meegeren 2 8 4 1 Hungary Katona 4 3 1
Hungary Katona 6 6 6 6 Philippines Ampon 2 2 6
Denmark Ulrich 3 5 3 Australia Worthington 6 6 8
Sweden Bergelin 6 7 6 Sweden Bergelin 6 0 3 2
Brazil Vieira 0 7 1 1 Australia Worthington 2 6 6 6
Australia Worthington 6 5 6 6 Australia Worthington 8 5 3
Republic of Ireland McArdle 0 3 4 2 United States Seixas 10 7 6
Belgium Washer 6 6 6 Belgium Washer 6 6 6
Dominion of Ceylon Scharenguivel 4 7 6 3 2 Indonesia Tan 0 3 3
Indonesia Tan 6 5 1 6 6 Belgium Washer 3 1 3
Q United Kingdom Kipping 2 4 2 2 United States Seixas 6 6 6
Poland Skonecki 6 6 6 Poland Skonecki 2 2 5
United Kingdom Lee 3 0 1 2 United States Seixas 6 6 7
2 United States Seixas 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 338. ISBN 0007117078. 

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