1955 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1955 U.S. National Championships
Champion   United States Tony Trabert[1]
Runner-up   Australia Ken Rosewall[1]
Final score   9–7, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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U.S. National Championships
 < 1954 1956 > 

Tony Trabert defeated Ken Rosewall 9–7, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1955 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 Tony Trabert (Champion)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  3. United States Vic Seixas (Semifinalist)
  4. Australia Lew Hoad (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Ham Richardson (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Third round)
  7. United States Gilbert Shea (First round)
  8. Australia Rex Hartwig (Fourth round)
  1. United States Eddie Moylan (Fourth round)
  2. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Third round)
  3. United States Arthur Larsen (Fourth round)
  4. Argentina Enrique Morea (Fourth round)
  5. United States Tut Bartzen (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Neale Fraser (Fourth round)
  7. United States Herbie Flam (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Japan Kosei Kamo (Second 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 5 6    
 United States Sam Giammalva 3 2 7 3    
  4  Australia Lew Hoad 4 2 1      
  1  United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6      
15  United States Herbie Flam 2 3 4    
  1  United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6      
    1  United States Tony Trabert 9 6 6    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 7 3 3    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 9 2 6    
5  United States Ham Richardson 4 7 6 3    
2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 7    
  3  United States Vic Seixas 4 4 5      
13  United States Tut Bartzen 3 1 11    
  3  United States Vic Seixas 6 6 13      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  Australia Hoad 6 6 6      
     United States Pharr 2 3 4      
      4  Australia Hoad 6 6 6      
 United States Barker 9 6 6 1          Canada Bedard 4 4 4      
 United States Beale 11 2 8 6        United States Beale 5 6 3 4  
 United States Dodson 6 1 4 6 1      Canada Bédard 7 4 6 6    
 Canada Bédard 3 6 6 2 6       4  Australia Hoad 6 6 6    
 Brazil Moreira w/o               11  United States Larsen 2 4 2    
 South Africa Kupferburger                South Africa Kupferburger 6 7 6      
 United States Rose 0 5 2          Canada Main 2 5 4      
 Canada Main 6 7 6            South Africa Kupferburger 3 3 6 3  
 United States Meyer 7 3 6 2         11  United States Larsen 6 6 4 6    
 Canada Barclay 9 6 4 6        Canada Barclay 5 2 6    
 United States Van Rensselaer 6 4 5         11  United States Larsen 7 6 8      
11  United States Larsen 8 6 7      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Freeman 1 0 0      
16  Japan Kamo 6 6 6         16  Japan Kamo 6 13 6 6 6  
 Canada Fontana 4 2 4          Australia Anderson 8 11 4 8 8  
 Australia Anderson 6 6 6            Australia Anderson 4 2 6 4    
 United States Schaffer 2 1 2            United States Giammalva 6 6 1 6    
 United States Giammalva 6 6 6          United States Giammalva 6 6 6    
 Italy Merlo 1 4 1          United Kingdom Wilson 4 4 3      
 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6            United States Giammalva 6 6 2 6  
 United States Ryland 1 3 3            United States Schwartz 3 2 6 4  
 United States Perry 6 6 6          United States Perry 6 6 6      
 United States Freedman 3 2 5          United States Harum 2 4 4      
 United States Harum 6 6 7            United States Perry 3 5 6    
 United States Bunis 2 2 4            United States Schwartz 6 7 8      
 United States Schwartz 6 6 6          United States Schwartz 1 6 8 6  
7  United States Shea 4 6 6 5 2      United States Golden 6 3 6 3    
 United States Golden 6 3 3 7 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Lebanon Hajjar 1 1 3      
8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6         8  Australia Hartwig 7 6 2 15    
 United States Kerdasha 2 7 4          United States Stewart 5 4 6 13    
 United States Stewart 6 9 6           8  Australia Hartwig 6 6 6      
 United States Steele, Jr. 6 1 4 6 2        United States Geller 2 3 3      
 United States Geller 0 6 6 4 6      United States Geller 7 6 6 6  
 Chile Garcia 6 1 1          Italy Gori 5 2 8 4    
 Italy Gori 8 6 6           8  Australia Hartwig 4 2 2    
 United States Demas 4 9 0           15  United States Flam 6 6 6    
 United States Brown 6 11 6          United States Brown 6 6 3 6    
 United States Neely 3 1 3          United States Mulloy 3 4 6 4    
 United States Mulloy 6 6 6            United States Brown 3 6 7 9 7
 Egypt Najar 6 2 2 2         15  United States Flam 6 3 5 11 9  
 United States Davis 4 6 6 6        United States Davis 0 1 2    
 United States Baumgardner 0 6 6         15  United States Flam 6 6 6      
15  United States Flam 6 8 8      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Australia Radford 1 4 2      
12  Argentina Morea 6 6 6         12  Argentina Morea 6 6 6      
 United States Brown 6 3 2 2        United States Andrews 4 2 3      
 United States Andrews 2 6 6 6         12  Argentina Morea 1 7 13 6    
 United States Tully 4 3 1            Australia Cooper 6 5 11 3    
 United States Dorfman 6 6 6          United States Dorfman 2 6 3 4  
 United States Englander 1 2 4          Australia Cooper 6 3 6 6    
 Australia Cooper 6 6 6           12  Argentina Morea 3 1 3    
 United States Hollander 9 6 7 6 1       1  United States Trabert 6 6 6    
 United States Ball 11 4 5 8 6      United States Ball 0 0 1      
 United States Vincent 0 0 3          United States Morris 6 6 6      
 United States Morris 6 6 6            United States Morris 4 4 1    
 United States Drobac 3 6 2           1  United States Trabert 6 6 6      
 Japan Miyagi 6 8 6          Japan Miyagi 4 1 1    
 United Kingdom Becker 0 4 1         1  United States Trabert 6 6 6      
1  United States Trabert 6 6 6      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Dell 4 4 4      
2  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6         2  Australia Rosewall 7 6 6      
 United States Holmberg 6 8 6 6 3      United States Willner 5 3 2      
 United States Willner 4 6 8 8 6       2  Australia Rosewall 6 8 6      
 United States Dalrymple 6 3 1 3          United States Harum 2 6 3      
 United States Harum 4 6 6 6        United States Harum 6 15 6    
 United States Powless 6 8 4 4        United States Cranis 1 13 3      
 United States Cranis 8 6 6 6         2  Australia Rosewall 6 6 6    
 Chile Garcia 6 2 3           9  United States Moylan 2 2 3    
 United States Boys 8 6 6          United States Boys 1 2 1      
 Canada Rochon 6 5 6 6 6      United States Quay 6 6 6      
 United States Quay 1 7 3 8 8        United States Quay 3 6 5    
 United States Walraven 6 5 1 2         9  United States Moylan 6 8 7      
 United States Longshore 4 7 6 6        United States Longshore 1 1 7    
 United States Grant 1 7 1         9  United States Moylan 6 6 9      
9  United States Moylan 6 9 6      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Moody 4 4 3      
10  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6         10  Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6      
 United States Stuckert 3 6 2          United States Green 1 4 4      
 United States Green 6 8 6           10  Italy Pietrangeli 13 6 4 4 5  
 United States Quillian 5 8 3 1          United States Reed 11 4 6 6 7  
 United States Reed 7 6 6 6        United States Reed 6 6 6    
 United States Thompson 10 6 4          United States Cohen 3 4 2      
 United States Cohen 12 8 6            United States Reed 3 4 6 4  
 United States Cullen 4 4 7 3         5  United States Richardson 6 6 3 6  
 United States Freishtat 6 6 5 6        United States Freishtat 7 5 6 2    
 United States Sobieraj 3 3 6 8        United States Coss 9 7 2 6    
 United States Coss 6 6 1 10          United States Coss 3 2 2    
 United States Dailey 5 5 5           5  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
 United States Barker 7 7 7          United States Barker 3 1 1    
 United States Kauder 2 6 11 8 0     5  United States Richardson 6 6 6      
5  United States Richardson 6 3 9 10 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Pierce 0 0 5      
6  Denmark Nielsen 6 6 7         6  Denmark Nielsen 6 6 4 1 10  
 United States Martin 3 2 12 4        United States Olmedo 1 2 6 6 8  
 United States Olmedo 6 6 10 6         6  Denmark Nielsen 3 6 6 4 6  
 United States Walraven 6 2 3 3          United States Burrows 6 3 2 6 8  
 Canada Platt 4 6 6 6        Canada Platt 3 4 4    
 United States Clothier 3 1 2          United States Burrows 6 6 6      
 United States Burrows 6 6 6            United States Burrows 0 1 2    
 Chile Hammersley 5 3 7 3         13  United States Bartzen 6 6 6    
 Philippines Deyro 7 6 5 6        Philippines Deyro 6 6 6      
 France Chatrier 0 4 6 0        United States Gaines 2 4 4      
 United States Gaines 6 6 4 6          Philippines Deyro 4 1 4    
 United States Hettleman 1 6 5 4         13  United States Bartzen 6 6 6      
 Brazil Aguero 6 3 7 6        Brazil Aguero 2 1 1    
 United States Henry 1 3 1         13  United States Bartzen 6 6 6      
13  United States Bartzen 6 6 6      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Maccracken 3' 3 6 2    
14  Australia Fraser 6 6 3 6       14  Australia Fraser 6 7 6 6    
 United States Wickel 6 1 7 0        United States Falkenburg 3 9 4 4    
 United States Falkenburg 8 6 5 6         14  Australia Fraser 6 6 6      
 Philippines Jose 1 4 4            United States Mackay 4 4 2      
 United States Raskind 6 6 6          United States Raskind 1 4 8 4  
 United States Sorlein 4 5 7          United States Mackay 6 6 6 6    
 United States Mackay 6 7 9           14  Australia Fraser 5 4 2    
 United States Freeman 1 2 0           3  United States Seixas 7 6 6    
 United States Mayne 6 6 6          United States Mayne 6 6 6      
 France Thieullent 0 3 1          United States Moss 4 3 2      
 United States Moss 6 6 6            United States Mayne 2 3 3    
      3  United States Seixas 6 6 6      
     United Kingdom Barrett 2 2 4    
    3  United States Seixas 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. 130. OCLC 172306. 

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