1955 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1955 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Tony Trabert[1]
Runner-up   Denmark Kurt Nielsen[1]
Final score   6–3, 7–5, 6–1
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1954 1956 > 

Tony Trabert (USA) defeated Kurt Nielsen (DEN) 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1955 Wimbledon Championships.

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 (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Vic Seixas (Second round)
  4. Australia Lew Hoad (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Rex Hartwig (Third round)
  6. Egypt Jaroslav Drobný (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States J.E. Patty (Semifinalist)
  8. Sweden Sven Davidson (Quarterfinalist)

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 8 6 6      
6  Egypt Jaroslav Drobný 6 1 4      
  1  United States Tony Trabert 8 6 6      
  7  United States Budge Patty 6 2 2      
4  Australia Lew Hoad 4 4 4    
  7  United States Budge Patty 6 6 6      
    1  United States Tony Trabert 6 7 6    
   Denmark Kurt Nielsen 3 5 1    
   Denmark Kurt Nielsen 1 6 5 6 7  
 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 6 3 7 2 5  
 Denmark Kurt Nielsen 11 6 2 6  
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 9 2 6 4    
8  Sweden Sven Davidson 4 1 2    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Anderson 3 4 2
1 United States Trabert 6 6 6 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
United Kingdom Becker 6 3 4 2 South Africa Fancutt 1 2 2
South Africa Fancutt 3 6 6 6 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
United Kingdom Starte 3 1 3 United States Stewart 4 3 1
Belgium Brichant 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 2 6 3 6
Australia Fraser 2 6 4 United States Stewart 6 3 6 8
United States Stewart 6 8 6 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
Republic of Ireland Hackett 0 4 1 India Kumar 4 2 2
Australia Gilmour 6 6 6 Australia Gilmour 6 4 6 2
Venezuela Pimentel 3 1 6 India Kumar 3 6 8 6
India Kumar 6 6 8 India Kumar 6 6 3 9
Chile Hammersley 6 3 4 3 South Africa Vermaak 3 2 6 7
South Africa Vermaak 4 6 6 6 South Africa Vermaak 6 6 6
Spain Martinez 6 3 6 3 3 France Chatrier 1 1 1
France Chatrier 4 6 2 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Switzerland Buser 3 1 2
6 Egypt Drobný 6 6 6 6 Egypt Drobný 6 3 11 6
Australia Cooper 4 5 2 Australia Rose 4 6 9 4
Australia Rose 6 7 6 6 Egypt Drobný 6 2 6 11
United Kingdom Mills 2 3 2 Australia Arkinstall 4 6 2 9
Australia Arkinstall 6 6 6 Australia Arkinstall 6 7 7 4 6
United Kingdom Mudge 3 4 0 France Haillet 3 9 5 6 4
France Haillet 6 6 6 6 Egypt Drobný 8 6 6
LL South Africa Forbes 3 4 2 United States Perry 6 3 4
United Kingdom Horn 6 6 6 United Kingdom Horn 3 0 r.
United States Eisenberg 3 2 6 4 Sweden Stockenberg 6 4
Sweden Stockenberg 6 6 1 6 Sweden Stockenberg 6 2 4 6 4
Indonesia Tan 2 5 6 2 United States Perry 2 6 6 4 6
Germany Redl 6 7 4 6 Germany Redl 6 3 2 2
Iran Mohtadi 4 2 7 2 United States Perry 3 6 6 6
United States Perry 6 6 5 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Howe 5 5 2
4 Australia Hoad 7 7 6 4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
United Kingdom Filby 3 10 0 3 Belgium Washer 1 3 2
Belgium Washer 6 8 6 6 4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
France Molinari 6 4 1 7 3 Poland Skonecki 3 3 4
United Kingdom Paish 3 6 6 5 6 United Kingdom Paish 4 4 3
Netherlands Dehnert 3 2 2 Poland Skonecki 6 6 6
Poland Skonecki 6 6 6 4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6 6
United States Flye 6 5 1 6 4 United States Larsen 4 4 8 3
United Kingdom Hime 2 7 6 2 6 United Kingdom Hime 4 5 2
Uruguay Motolko 2 1 5 South Africa Williams 6 7 6
South Africa Williams 6 6 7 South Africa Williams 2 8 2
Hungary Sikorszki 9 3 6 United States Larsen 6 10 6
United States Fox 11 6 8 United States Fox 2 5 5
Italy Sirola 4 5 3 United States Larsen 6 7 7
United States Larsen 6 7 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United States Druliner 4 3 1
7 United States Patty 6 6 6 7 United States Patty 6 6 6
United Kingdom Kipping 1 2 4 Q West Germany Scholl 0 4 3
Q West Germany Scholl 6 6 6 7 United States Patty 6 7 6 6
Denmark Hojberg 4 1 3 United Kingdom Wilson 4 9 4 1
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
Argentina Della Paolera 3 5 6 3 United States Schwartz 1 4 2
United States Schwartz 6 7 3 6 7 United States Patty 6 6 4 1 6
Canada Bedard 3 2 2 United States Flam 1 3 6 6 4
United States Flam 6 6 6 United States Flam
Sweden Bergelin 6 6 2 10 7 South Africa Forbes w/o
South Africa Forbes 4 2 6 12 9 United States Flam 4 6 6 6
Pakistan Ahmad 2 3 4 Austria Huber 6 2 4 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 4 4 6 3
United Kingdom Ward 3 6 2 13 5 Austria Huber 6 6 3 6
Austria Huber 6 3 6 11 7

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Laslo 11 5 4 0 r.
Q South Africa Froman 9 7 6 2 Q South Africa Froman 3 3 6 6 6
Q Pakistan Saeed 2 1 4 Netherlands Van Dalsum 6 6 2 1 4
Netherlands Van Dalsum 6 6 6 Q South Africa Froman 3 1 2
Australia Marshall 2 4 6 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6
Denmark Nielsen 6 6 8 Denmark Nielsen 4 6 6 9
Q United Kingdom Walton 2 4 5 Q Australia Potter 6 2 2 7
Q Australia Potter 6 6 7 Denmark Nielsen 4 6 6 6
United Kingdom Warwick 6 1 4 5 South Africa Segal 6 1 4 3
Argentina Russell 3 6 6 7 Argentina Russell 3 2 0
France De Kermadec 0 0 3 South Africa Segal 6 6 6
South Africa Segal 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 8 6 6
United Kingdom Oliver 4 2 4 5 Australia Hartwig 6 4 4
United Kingdom Oakley 6 6 6 United Kingdom Oakley 0 4 3
United Kingdom Lee 2 1 2 5 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
5 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Ward 6 0 2 4
United States Ager 4 6 6 6 United States Ager 6 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Robinson 4 3 1 United Kingdom Hannam 1 3 8 1
United Kingdom Hannam 6 6 6 United States Ager 6 4 5 4
United States Mulloy 1 4 1 Italy Pietrangeli 1 6 7 6
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6 United Kingdom Mottram 5 7 9 7 2
France Grinda 2 6 6 3 Italy Pietrangeli 7 5 11 5 6
Italy Pietrangeli 6 4 8 6 Italy Pietrangeli 2 6 6 6
Canada Fontana 0 5 2 United States Shea 6 4 4 4
Australia Quist 6 7 6 Australia Quist 6 6 6
Belgium Devroe 4 6 2 2 LL United Kingdom Proctor 2 0 2
LL United Kingdom Proctor 6 3 6 6 Australia Quist 2 7 5 3
Sweden Johansson 6 1 6 3 4 United States Shea 6 5 7 6
United States Shea 4 6 4 6 6 United States Shea 3 6 6 4 6
United Kingdom Clayton 3 0 0 3 United States Seixas 6 4 4 6 4
3 United States Seixas 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Mason 2 3 5
Chile Ayala 6 6 7 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
West Germany Huber 9 8 4 7 Hungary Gulyás 2 1 3
Hungary Gulyás 7 10 6 9 Chile Ayala 6 8 4 10 6
Q United States Sweeney 6 1 5 India Krishnan 2 6 6 12 2
South Africa Seymour 8 6 7 South Africa Seymour 2 1 7 5
United Kingdom Bulmer 1 3 3 India Krishnan 6 6 5 7
India Krishnan 6 6 6 Chile Ayala 6 1 5 4
Belgium Mezzi w/o 8 Sweden Davidson 4 6 7 6
United Kingdom Knight United Kingdom Knight 6 6 6
United Kingdom Pickard 6 5 4 6 3 Austria Saiko 3 2 2
Austria Saiko 4 7 6 4 6 United Kingdom Knight 3 3 6 6 3
Australia Gubb 2 6 1 8 Sweden Davidson 6 6 2 4 6
Argentina Morea 6 8 6 Argentina Morea 4 4 2
United States Richardson 6 3 4 6 6 8 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6
8 Sweden Davidson 4 6 6 4 8

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
British Guiana McDonald 0 2 4
Italy Merlo 6 6 6 Italy Merlo 6 6 3 6
Spain Bartroli 3 1 3 Q South Africa Botha 1 4 6 1
Q South Africa Botha 6 6 6 Italy Merlo 8 1 6 3 8
Portugal Figueira 0 1 1 United Kingdom Davies 6 6 4 6 6
United States Van Voorhees 6 6 6 United States Van Voorhees 4 2 8
Q United Kingdom Bernstein 1 1 4 United Kingdom Davies 6 6 10
United Kingdom Davies 6 6 6 Italy Merlo 4 1 1 r.
Spain Draper 6 2 3 1 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 4 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 4 3 3
United Kingdom Cass 3 6 6 7 United Kingdom Barrett 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 6 4 8 9 United Kingdom Barrett 3 2 2
United States Vincent 1 2 1 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia Worthington 6 6 6 Australia Worthington 0 7 1 2
United Kingdom Owen 4 4 1 2 Australia Rosewall 6 5 6 6
2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 342. ISBN 0007117078. 

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