1954 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1954 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Vic Seixas[1]
Runner-up   United States Rex Hartwig[1]
Final score   3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends      
WC Singles      
WC Doubles      
U.S. National Championships
 < 1953 1955 > 

Vic Seixas defeated Rex Hartwig 3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1954 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Tony Trabert (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Australia Lew Hoad (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Vic Seixas (Champion)
  4. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Ham Richardson (Semifinalist)
  6. Sweden Sven Davidson (Fourth round)
  7. United States Arthur Larsen (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Australia Rex Hartwig (Finalist)
  9. United States Eddie Moylan (Fourth round)
  10. Sweden Lennart Bergelin (Third round)
  1. United States Straight Clark (Third round)
  2. Australia Neale Fraser (Fourth round)
  3. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  4. South Africa Owen Williams (Fourth round)
  5. United States Tom Brown (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Japan Kosei Kamo (Third round)
  7. United States Tut Bartzen (Third round)
  8. Canada Lorne Main (Third round)
  9. United States Bill Talbert (Fourth round)
  10. United Kingdom Roger Becker (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Tony Trabert 2 6 6 2    
8  Australia Rex Hartwig 6 8 2 6    
  8  Australia Rex Hartwig 6 6 6      
  4  Australia Ken Rosewall 4 3 4      
7  United States Arthur Larsen 7 6 6 3 4
  4  Australia Ken Rosewall 9 4 4 6 6  
    8  Australia Rex Hartwig 6 2 4 4  
  3  United States Vic Seixas 3 6 6 6  
  3  United States Vic Seixas 6 6 6      
15  United States Tom Brown 4 2 2      
3  United States Vic Seixas 6 12 8 6  
  5  United States Ham Richardson 3 14 6 2    
5  United States Ham Richardson 6 7 11 4 6
  2  Australia Lew Hoad 4 5 13 6 3  

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  United States Trabert 6 6 6      
     United States Eaton 0 0 1      
      1  United States Trabert 11 8 6      
      18  Canada Main 9 6 2      
     United States Kilgus 0 0 0    
    18  Canada Main 6 6 6      
      1  United States Trabert 7 6 6    
      19  United States Talbert 5 3 0    
    19  United States Talbert 2 6 3 6 6  
     United States Eisenberg 6 3 6 3 2  
      19  United States Talbert 0 2 6 6 6
 United States Dell 6 7 2 5         16  Japan Kamo 6 6 4 4 0  
 United States Wood 3 5 6 5 r.      United States Dell 5 3 2    
16  Japan Kamo 7 7 6         16  Japan Kamo 7 6 6      
 United States Andrews 5 5 4      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
13  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 United States Kerdasha 3 4 3         13  United States Mulloy 6 6 6      
 United States Kauder 3 6 0 8 6      United States Kauder 1 1 4      
 Japan Kamo 6 3 6 6 4       13  United States Mulloy 10 6 11      
 United States Holmberg 6 6 10 3 6        United States Cranston 8 3 9      
 United States Coss 2 1 12 6 2      United States Holmberg 3 2 7    
 United States Cranston 12 8 3 6 6      United States Cranston 6 6 9      
 United States Ball 10 10 6 3 3       13  United States Mulloy 8 4 3 2  
 United States Hettleman 6 6 6           8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6 6  
 United States Hildebrand 0 2 1          United States Hettleman 2 3 2      
 United States Morris 11 6 3 6        United States Morris 6 6 6      
 United States De Witts 9 4 6 3          United States Morris 1 4 2    
 United States Harum 3 9 4 6 6       8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6      
 United States Barker 6 7 6 1 4      United States Harum 1 1 4    
8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6         8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6      
 Canada Bedard 3 0 4      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United States Larsen 6 6 7      
 United States Drobac 4 4 5         7  United States Larsen 6 7 6      
 Australia Cooper 7 6 6          Australia Cooper 4 5 4      
 United States Dickson 5 0 3           7  United States Larsen 6 6 6      
 United States Green 4 6 7 6          United States Green 2 0 0      
 United States Schulze 6 3 5 2        United States Green 6 6 4 6  
 United States Schnaars 7 7 3 6        United States Schnaars 1 2 6 1    
 United States Stern 5 5 6 4         7  United States Larsen 6 6 7    
 United States Stewart 6 6 6            United States Flam 4 3 5    
 United States Wickel 3 4 2          United States Stewart 2 2 1      
 United States Flam 6 6 6          United States Flam 6 6 6      
 United States Maccracken 3 3 2            United States Flam 6 6 6    
 Chile Balbiers 6 6 5 6         10  Sweden Bergelin 2 3 4      
 United States Freedman 2 3 7 4        Chile Balbiers 5 4 4    
10  Sweden Bergelin 6 6 6         10  Sweden Bergelin 7 6 6      
 United States Stern 1 0 0      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
9  United States Moylan 7 6 6      
 United States Thompson 5 2 4         9  United States Moylan 6 7 6      
 United States Rogers 8 8 6          United States Rogers 1 5 4      
 United States Schaffer 6 6 4           9  United States Moylan 4 4 10 6 6  
 United States Shea 6 6 5 6          United States Shea 6 6 8 4 4  
 Chile Ayala 3 4 7 2        United States Shea 6 6 6    
 United States Franks 1 6 0 6 6      United States Franks 4 0 2      
 Canada Fontana 6 3 6 2 2       9  United States Moylan 4 2 6 3  
 Japan Miyagi 6 6 6           4  Australia Rosewall 6 6 1 6  
 United States Forbes 2 4 1          Japan Miyagi 6 1 6 4 8  
 United States Moss 6 6 6          United States Moss 4 6 2 6 10  
 Spain Vijande 1 1 2            United States Moss 2 2 5    
 United States Henry 2 7 6 6         4  Australia Rosewall 6 6 7      
 United States Harum 6 5 2 4        United States Henry 1 4 2    
4  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6         4  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6      
 United States Lee 1 1 0      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Brent 1 0 1         3  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Douglas 3 6 6 3 6      United States Douglas 3 2 3      
 Canada Willey 6 2 1 6 2       3  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Hagist 6 6 10           20  United Kingdom Becker 4 4 4      
 United States Davis 2 0 8          United States Hagist 1 4 4    
20  United Kingdom Becker 6 6 4 7       20  United Kingdom Becker 6 6 6      
 United States Dailey 2 2 6 5         3  United States Seixas 4 7 7 6  
17  United States Bartzen 6 7 6           12  Australia Fraser 6 5 5 2  
 United States Lesch 4 5 2         17  United States Bartzen 6 6 6      
 United States McNair 6 6 8          United States McNair 0 1 1      
 United States Krais 1 3 6           17  United States Bartzen 9 2 7 12  
 United States Quay 6 6 3 6 6       12  Australia Fraser 7 6 9 14    
 United States Gaines 8 3 6 3 2      United States Quay 1 3 6 3  
12  Australia Fraser 6 7 6         12  Australia Fraser 6 6 3 6    
 United States MacKay 1 5 3      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
15  United States Brown 8 6 6      
 United States Perry 6 4 3         15  United States Brown 4 6 8 4 6  
 United States Kovaleski 7 6 7          United States Kovaleski 6 1 6 6 4  
 United States Steele, Jr. 5 3 5           15  United States Brown 6 6 6      
 Australia Emerson 6 6 6            Australia Emerson 1 2 4      
 United States Lurie 1 2 3          Australia Emerson 6 6 6    
 United States Sullivan 6 6 2 1 7      United States Sullivan 0 2 3      
 United States Neer 4 3 6 6 5       15  United States Brown 6 2 6 8  
 United States Sorlein 6 5 6 6         6  Sweden Davidson 3 6 3 6  
 United States Sweeney 2 7 3 3        United States Sorlein 4 3 3      
 United States Quillian 7 6 7          United States Quillian 6 6 6      
 United States Pagel 5 2 5            United States Quillian 2 2 6 1  
 United States Tuero 6 6 5 7         6  Sweden Davidson 6 6 3 6    
 United States Paton 3 3 7 5        United States Tuero 8 3 0 7  
6  Sweden Davidson 8 6 5 10       6  Sweden Davidson 6 6 6 9    
 United States Rubinoff 6 2 7 8    

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  United States Richardson 6 9 6      
 Australia Reid 1 7 3         5  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
 United States Masterson 6 6 6          United States Masterson 4 3 0      
 United States Steiner 2 4 3           5  United States Richardson 6 6 7      
 United States Flye 7 3 5 8 6        Canada Rochon 3 3 5      
 United States Browne 5 6 7 6 4      United States Flye 3 2 3    
 Canada Rochon 3 6 6 6        Canada Rochon 6 6 6      
 United States Brown 6 2 2 2         5  United States Richardson 6 6 12    
 United States Shields 9 6 6           14  South Africa Williams 1 2 10    
 United States Clothier 7 4 4          United States Shields 3 4 4      
 United States Slobin 1 6 6 6        United States Slobin 6 6 6      
 United States Blatchford 6 2 4 4          United States Slobin 6 4 2    
 United States Longshore 7 3 6 6         14  South Africa Williams 8 6 6      
 United States Geller 5 6 3 1        United States Longshore 5 3 2    
14  South Africa Williams 5 6 6 6       14  South Africa Williams 7 6 6      
 United States Giammalva 7 3 1 1    

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
11  United States Clark 7 6 6 6    
 United Kingdom Barrett 9 2 1 4       11  United States Clark 6 6 6      
 United States Tully 6 6 6          United States Tully 2 4 2      
 United States Boys 3 4 1           11  United States Clark 7 12 7 4 8  
       United States Frost 9 10 5 6 10  
     United States Frost 6 6 6    
     United States Bunis 2 0 3      
       United States Frost 3 0 4    
      2  Australia Hoad 6 6 6    
     Chile Hammersley 2 6 6 6    
     United States Burrows 6 1 2 4    
       Chile Hammersley 0 1 6    
      2  Australia Hoad 6 6 8      
     United States Schwartz 12 0 4 4  
    2  Australia Hoad 10 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. 129. OCLC 172306. 

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