1956 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1956 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Australia Lew Hoad[1]
Runner-up   Australia Ken Rosewall[1]
Final score   6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1955 1957 > 

Lew Hoad (AUS) defeated Ken Rosewall (AUS) 6–2, 4–6, 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1956 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Lew Hoad (Champion)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  3. Sweden Sven Davidson (Second round)
  4. United States J.E. Patty (Second round)
  5. Egypt Jaroslav Drobný (First round)
  6. United States Ham Richardson (Semifinalist)
  7. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Third round)
  8. United States Vic Seixas (Semifinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Lew Hoad 4 6 6 13    
 Australia Mal Anderson 6 1 1 11    
  1  Australia Lew Hoad 3 6 6 6    
  6  United States Ham Richardson 6 4 2 4    
 Australia Neale Fraser 3 11 5 4  
  6  United States Ham Richardson 6 9 7 6    
    1  Australia Lew Hoad 6 4 7 6  
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 2 6 5 4  
  8  United States Vic Seixas 13 6 6      
 United States Allen Morris 11 0 3      
8  United States Vic Seixas 3 6 8 3 5
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 3 6 6 7  
 Sweden Ulf Schmidt 1 3 2    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia Hoad 9 6 6
Canada Fontana 7 2 0 1 Australia Hoad 9 6 7
South Africa Fancutt 6 6 6 South Africa Fancutt 7 3 5
Q United Kingdom Wooller 3 3 2 1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Hughes 6 4 11 6 United States Fleitz 3 2 0
United States Brinkman 3 6 9 3 Q United Kingdom Hughes 2 4 4
United States Fleitz 6 1 2 6 6 United States Fleitz 6 6 6
Spain Martinez 3 6 6 4 3 1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
United States Shea 6 6 8 Australia O'Brien 4 1 4
Cuba Garrido 4 4 6 United States Shea 4 5 4
United States Perry 6 6 6 United States Perry 6 7 6
Denmark Hojberg 3 4 4 United States Perry 2 8 6 6 4
United States Eisenberg 6 6 6 Australia O'Brien 6 6 8 2 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Palada 2 4 2 United States Eisenberg 0 1 4
Australia O'Brien 6 6 6 Australia O'Brien 6 6 6
United Kingdom Knight 4 2 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
India Krishnan 6 4 6 6
5 Egypt Drobný 1 6 1 4 India Krishnan 1 7 2 6 6
Australia Candy 12 6 6 Australia Candy 6 5 6 3 3
France Darmon 10 2 2 India Krishnan 4 4 1
Australia Anderson 6 6 6 Australia Anderson 6 6 6
Belgium Mezzi 1 2 4 Australia Anderson 6 6 7
Norway Sjowall 7 6 6 Norway Sjowall 1 1 5
Pakistan Saeed 5 3 1 Australia Anderson 9 3 6 4 6
Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 7 Italy Pietrangeli 7 6 3 6 2
Australia Bowman 2 4 5 Italy Pietrangeli 7 6 6
Venezuela Pimentel 6 6 3 4 6 Venezuela Pimentel 5 3 3
United Kingdom Paish 4 3 6 6 1 Italy Pietrangeli 9 6 6
South Africa Farrer 6 6 6 Sweden Stockenberg 7 4 4
Australia Potter 4 1 4 South Africa Farrer 4 2 10
Sweden Stockenberg 1 6 6 4 6 Sweden Stockenberg 6 6 12
Netherlands Dehnert 6 4 2 6 4

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States Patty 6 6 9
Austria Huber 2 4 7 4 United States Patty 10 6 3 4
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wilson 12 2 6 6
Canada Willey 4 1 1 United Kingdom Wilson 6 5 3
Australia Fraser 13 6 6 Australia Fraser 8 7 6
United States Mulloy 11 4 1 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
Q United States Blatchford 2 6 6 3 7 Q United States Blatchford 1 1 4
Chile Hammersley 6 3 4 6 5 Australia Fraser 6 6 7
Australia Emerson 6 6 6 Australia Howe 2 4 5
Q South Africa Page 1 1 2 Australia Emerson 6 6 3 6
United Kingdom Pickard 6 6 6 United Kingdom Pickard 1 4 6 3
LL United Kingdom Collins 3 2 2 Australia Emerson 2 6 1 4
Australia Howe 6 6 6 Australia Howe 6 2 6 6
France Abdesselam 1 4 4 Australia Howe 6 6 6
Germany Feldbausch 7 5 6 6 6 Germany Feldbausch 4 2 3
LL United Kingdom Ford 5 7 0 8 2

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United States Richardson 6 9 11 8
Australia Arkinstall 4 7 13 6 6 United States Richardson 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Mudge 6 6 6 Q United Kingdom Mudge 1 1 0
LL United Kingdom Lester 1 3 1 6 United States Richardson 6 10 6
United States Mackay 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 4 8 3
United Kingdom Cass 1 2 4 United States Mackay 5 4 2
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 7 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petrovic 1 2 2 6 United States Richardson 7
United Kingdom Mills 6 7 6 South Africa Segal 5
Czechoslovakia Parma 4 5 2 United Kingdom Mills 3 2 3
South Africa Segal 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 6 6 6
France Destremau 3 1 0 South Africa Segal 6 6 22
Australia Marshall 6 6 6 Australia Marshall 0 2 20
Egypt Moubarek 0 1 1 Australia Marshall 6 6 6
LL Pakistan Pirzada 6 6 8 LL Pakistan Pirzada 0 2 3
Q United Kingdom White 3 1 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Warwick 6 6 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 4 2 6 1 United Kingdom Warwick 10 6 6
United Kingdom Horn 6 6 6 United Kingdom Horn 8 2 1
Germany Redl 2 3 1 United Kingdom Warwick 0 2 1
United States Giammalva 6 6 6 South Africa Forbes 6 6 6
Uruguay Argon 3 3 2 United States Giammalva 1 7 4
South Africa Forbes 6 6 6 South Africa Forbes 6 9 6
United States Van Voorhees 1 1 4 South Africa Forbes 2 1 6
United States Vincent 6 6 1 4 6 8 United States Seixas 6 6 8
West Germany Scholl 3 3 6 6 3 United States Vincent 3 7 3 1
United States Flam 6 6 6 United States Flam 6 5 6 6
United States Dorfman 4 4 3 United States Flam 6 1 1 8
France Molinari 6 6 6 8 United States Seixas 4 6 6 10
United Kingdom Walton 4 4 1 France Molinari 5 3 2
8 United States Seixas 6 6 6 8 United States Seixas 7 6 6
United States Fox 1 2 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Hann 3 6 6 6
LL South Africa Goosen 6 3 4 2 United Kingdom Hann 5 5 4
United Kingdom Kipping 4 1 8 6 6 United Kingdom Kipping 7 7 6
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Keretic 6 6 6 4 4 United Kingdom Kipping 4 5 7
Australia Gulley 6 1 6 7 United States Morris 6 7 9
United Kingdom Bennett 4 6 0 5 Australia Gulley 2 3 3
United States Morris 7 6 5 6 United States Morris 6 6 6
United Kingdom Bulmer 5 3 7 4 United States Morris 1 12 8 3 6
United Kingdom Prenn 7 8 5 6 Australia Cooper 6 10 6 6 3
United Kingdom Moys 5 6 7 2 United Kingdom Prenn 6 4 0 9 1
Southern Rhodesia Black 6 3 6 10 Southern Rhodesia Black 4 6 6 7 6
United Kingdom Oakley 2 6 4 8 Southern Rhodesia Black 2 6 1 6 7
Australia Cooper 4 6 2 6 6 Australia Cooper 6 4 6 4 9
United Kingdom Davies 6 4 6 4 3 Australia Cooper 6 2 6 1 6
3 Sweden Davidson 7 6 6 3 Sweden Davidson 3 6 3 6 4
United Kingdom Owen 5 1 3

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Spain Gimeno 6 6 6
Norway Soehol 0 4 1 Spain Gimeno 6 6 6
Australia Regan 6 6 1 8 Australia Regan 2 2 1
Netherlands Van Dalsum 3 3 6 6 Spain Gimeno 6 3 1 4
South Africa Vermaak 6 6 7 Sweden Schmidt 4 6 6 6
South Africa Mayers 1 2 5 South Africa Vermaak 6 4 6 7 3
Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6 Sweden Schmidt 8 6 1 5 6
United States Sweeney 0 3 3 Sweden Schmidt 7 5 6 6
Chile Ayala 6 6 6 Chile Ayala 5 7 4 2
Egypt Badreldin-Sayed 1 3 4 Chile Ayala 1 4 12 6 6
United Kingdom Becker 6 6 6 United Kingdom Becker 6 6 10 2 3
Republic of Ireland Hackett 4 1 3 Chile Ayala 5 6 6 5 6
Q India Ali 6 6 12 7 Denmark Nielsen 7 4 4 7 4
United Kingdom Clayton 4 3 10 Q India Ali 1 10 2 1
7 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6 7 Denmark Nielsen 6 8 6 6
Q Australia Mark 0 2 3

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Stewart 6 6 6
Australia Meyer 3 3 4 United States Stewart 3 2 0
United States Larsen 5 6 6 6 United States Larsen 6 6 6
United States Holmberg 7 3 4 3 United States Larsen 6 6 6
Canada Barclay 6 7 1 6 Belgium Brichant 3 3 1
Tunisia Belkhodjia 1 5 6 3 Canada Barclay 4 7 5
Belgium Brichant 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 6 9 7
United Kingdom Ward 4 2 2 United States Larsen 5 5 3
Italy Sirola 7 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 7 7 6
Q Australia Laver 5 4 2 Italy Sirola 2 7 6 4 8
India Kumar India Kumar 6 5 2 6 6
Brazil Vieira w/o Italy Sirola 5 4 7
United Kingdom Ward 6 2 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 7 6 9
United Kingdom Bernstein 3 6 3 2 United Kingdom Ward 2 1 3
2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 2 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 2 1 6 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 344. ISBN 0007117078. 

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