1959 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1959 U.S. National Championships
Champion   Australia Neale Fraser[1]
Runner-up   United States Alex Olmedo[1]
Final score   6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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U.S. National Championships
 < 1958 1960 > 

Neale Fraser defeated Alex Olmedo 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1959 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Alex Olmedo (Finalist)
  2. Australia Neale Fraser (Champion)
  3. United States Barry Mackay (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Australia Rod Laver (Quarterfinalist)
  5. India Ramanathan Krishnan (Third round)
  6. Chile Luis Ayala (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Butch Buchholz (Fourth round)
  8. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   United States Ron Holmberg 6 7 6 6    
4  Australia Rod Laver 8 5 0 3    
   United States Ron Holmberg 13 4 6 1    
  1  United States Alex Olmedo 15 6 3 6    
8  Australia Roy Emerson 4 6 2 3  
  1  United States Alex Olmedo 6 3 6 6    
    1  United States Alex Olmedo 3 7 2 4  
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 6 5 6 6  
   United States Tut Bartzen 6 6 6      
3  United States Barry Mackay 3 4 4      
 United States Tut Bartzen 3 2 2    
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 6 6 6      
6  Chile Luis Ayala 3 4 4    
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 6 6 6      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Lesch 3 6 3 6 2  
 United States Susman 6 3 6 1 6      United States Susman 3 1 0      
 United States Ellis 3 2 0          United States Holmberg 6 6 6      
 United States Holmberg 6 6 6            United States Holmberg 1 6 7 2 9  
 United States Riessen 6 0 1            United States Savitt 6 4 5 6 7  
 United States Savitt 8 6 6          United States Savitt 9 6 6    
 Mexico Palafox 6 6 4 4 4      United States Eisenberg 7 0 2      
 United States Eisenberg 2 3 6 6 6        United States Holmberg 6 7 8 5 6
 United States Earnhart 3 6 4 6 2       7  United States Buchholz 3 5 10 7 3
 United States Van Rensselaer 6 2 6 3 6      United States Van Rensselaer 1 1 1      
 United States Crane 2 3 1          United States Dell 6 6 6      
 United States Dell 6 6 6            United States Dell 4 4 4    
 United States Karabasz 3 1 6 4         7  United States Buchholz 6 6 6      
 Australia Fletcher 6 6 2 6        Australia Fletcher 4 1 8    
 United States Bowditch 7 3 3         7  United States Buchholz 6 6 10      
7  United States Buchholz 9 6 6      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Chile Pabst 2 1 5      
 United States Reed 6 6 7          United States Reed 3 6 6 6    
 United States Tully 4 3 2          Spain Santana 6 3 4 3    
 Spain Santana 6 6 6            United States Reed 6 6 6      
 United States Driscole 3 4 6            United States Lambert 2 1 4      
 United States Hobbs 6 6 8          United States Hobbs 7 1 3 5  
 United States Rubell 6 1 9 6 3      United States Lambert 5 6 6 7    
 United States Lambert 2 6 11 2 6        United States Reed 1 4 7 4  
 United States Perez 0 0 2           4  Australia Laver 6 6 5 6  
 United States Siska 6 6 6          United States Siska 6 6 6      
 United States Geller 6 7 2 1        United States Masterson 3 2 4      
 United States Masterson 8 5 6 6          United States Siska 5 7 6 4  
 United States Thompson 1 4 6 5         4  Australia Laver 7 9 4 6    
 United States Froehling 6 6 2 7        United States Froehling 4 0 2    
 United States Ashe 2 5 2         4  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
4  Australia Laver 6 7 6      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States McClung 3 6 4      
 Canada Godbout 6 8 6          Canada Godbout 4 4 6      
 United States Hoogs 4 6 3          United States Bond 6 6 8      
 United States Bond 6 8 6            United States Bond 6 6 6      
 United States Palmer 3 3 4            United States Nelson 3 4 4      
 United States Nelson 6 6 6          United States Nelson 6 6 4 6  
 United States Potthast 1 5 0          Guatemala Gomez 4 1 6 0    
 Guatemala Gomez 6 7 6            United States Bond 2 11 2    
 United States Gottlieb 0 1 1           8  Australia Emerson 6 13 6    
 United States Hoffman 6 6 6          United States Hoffman 6 6 6      
 Venezuela Notz 4 0 6 11        United States Sullivan 4 1 2      
 United States Sullivan 6 6 3 13          United States Hoffman 2 0 0    
 Guatemala Hermosilla 4 1 4           8  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Pickard 6 6 6          United Kingdom Pickard 2 2 2    
 United States Skogstad 10 1 1         8  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
8  Australia Emerson 12 6 6      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Wright 2 3 3      
 United States McKinley 6 6 6          United States McKinley 6 6 6      
 United States Sledge 9 12 8          United States Scott 2 4 2      
 United States Scott 11 14 10            United States McKinley 6 4 10 6 6  
 Colombia Castillo 2 3 4            Mexico Palafox 3 6 12 4 4  
 Mexico Palafox 6 6 6          Mexico Palafox 6 6 6    
 United States Corley 4 3 5          Canada Harit 1 2 2      
 Canada Harit 6 6 7            United States McKinley 3 2 4    
 United States Senkowski 6 4 2 0         1  United States Olmedo 6 6 6    
 United States Clark 2 6 6 6        United States Clark 6 6 6      
 United States Fitzgibbon 1 6 2 1        United States Werksman 3 1 1      
 United States Werksman 6 4 6 6          United States Clark 6 4 1 2  
 United States Schoop 3 1 2           1  United States Olmedo 3 6 6 6    
 United States Flam 6 6 6          United States Flam 5 4 8 2  
 United States Dubie 0 1 1         1  United States Olmedo 7 6 6 6    
1  United States Olmedo 6 6 6      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Buck 1 2 6      
 Canada Fontana 6 6 8          Canada Fontana 3 2 4      
 United States Eltzholtz 2 1 3          United States Crawford 6 6 6      
 United States Crawford 6 6 6            United States Crawford 2 4 3      
 United States Perkins 4 2 1            United States Bartzen 6 6 6      
 United States Bartzen 6 6 6          United States Bartzen 6 6 6    
 United States Lenoir 7 3 4 2        United States Roberts 0 0 2      
 United States Roberts 5 6 6 6          United States Bartzen 6 6 2 8 6
 United States Andrews 1 5 7 4          United States Seixas 3 1 6 10 0
 United States Cranston 6 7 5 6        United States Cranston 3 6 0 7 2  
 United States Fox 5 3 4          United States Seixas 6 4 6 5 6  
 United States Seixas 7 6 6            United States Seixas 6 6 6    
 United States Jenkins 1 1 3           5  India Krishnan 3 4 2      
 United Kingdom Bennett 6 6 6          United Kingdom Bennett 4 5 2    
 United States Biggs 2 1 1         5  India Krishnan 6 7 6      
5  India Krishnan 6 6 6      

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Ralph 2 6 1 4    
 Argentina Soriano 6 2 6 6        Argentina Soriano 1 3 2      
 United States Greene 1 2 2          Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 Australia Mark 6 6 6            Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 United States Beck 3 4 5            Brazil Barnes 4 2 4      
 United States Powless 6 6 7          United States Powless 14 2 9    
 Italy Tacchini 5 5 10 6 0      Brazil Barnes 16 6 11      
 Brazil Barnes 7 7 8 4 6        Australia Mark 4 4 7    
 United States Sears 2 2 1           3  United States Mackay 6 6 9    
 United States Farrin 6 6 6          United States Farrin 10 4 2      
 United States Coss 7 1 9          United States Henry 12 6 6      
 United States Henry 9 6 11            United States Henry 3 6 5    
 United States Schwartz 6 7 2 4 3       3  United States Mackay 6 8 7      
 United States Mulloy 3 5 6 6 6      United States Mulloy 2 3 4    
 United States Alleyne 2 2 2         3  United States Mackay 6 6 6      
3  United States Mackay 6 6 6      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Barker 6 3 2 7 2  
 United States Hettleman 4 6 6 5 6      United States Hettleman 7 2 6 1 6  
 Venezuela Pimentel 14 6 6 14        United States Shea 5 6 3 6 4  
 United States Shea 16 8 2 16          United States Hettleman 4 9 6 6 4  
 United States Davis 4 3 5            United States Dailey 6 11 1 2 6  
 United States Dailey 6 6 7          United States Dailey 6 6 6    
 United States Herren 5 1 5          United States Buchholz 2 1 3      
 United States Buchholz 7 6 7            United States Dailey 1 3 2    
 Cuba Garrido 7 1 2           6  Chile Ayala 6 6 6    
 Canada Bedard 9 6 6          Canada Bedard 6 6 6      
 United States Razzetti 4 4 6 3        Argentina Aubone 4 3 0      
 Argentina Aubone 6 6 4 6          Canada Bedard 6 5 2    
 United States Wood 6 4 6 3 4       6  Chile Ayala 8 7 6      
 United States Stewart 4 6 4 6 6      United States Stewart 2 4 0    
 United States Jungle 2 6 2         6  Chile Ayala 6 6 6      
6  Chile Ayala 6 8 6      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Longshore 3 2 2      
 United States Morris 6 6 6          United States Morris 4 4 6 6 7  
 Australia Mulligan 3 6 4 2        United States Nagler 6 6 4 3 9  
 United States Nagler 6 2 6 6          United States Nagler 5 4 6 4    
 United States Kierbow 6 1 2 6 0        United States Hernando 7 6 4 6    
 United States Hernando 1 6 6 4 6      United States Hernando 6 6 1 6  
 United States Boys 1 4 3          Canada Bassett 4 2 6 1    
 Canada Bassett 6 6 6            United States Hernando 0 2 3    
 United States Howe 4 6 8 1 2       2  Australia Fraser 6 6 6    
 India Lall 6 1 6 6 6      India Lall 3 4 2      
 United States Ralston 4 0 3          United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6            United Kingdom Wilson 2 4 4    
 United States Fisher 3 3 3           2  Australia Fraser 6 6 6      
 United States Green 6 6 6          United States Green 6 4 1    
 United States Neely 7 5 1 3       2  Australia Fraser 8 6 6      
2  Australia Fraser 5 7 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. 461. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 134. OCLC 172306. 

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