1959 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1959 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States Alex Olmedo[1]
Runner-up   Australia Rod Laver[1]
Final score   6–4, 6–3, 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
 < 1958 1960 > 

Alex Olmedo defeated Rod Laver 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1959 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Alex Olmedo (Champion)
  2. Australia Neale Fraser (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (First round)
  4. United Kingdom Bobby Wilson (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Barry Mackay (Semifinalist)
  6. Chile Luis Ayala (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Second round)
  8. Australia Roy Emerson (Semifinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Alex Olmedo 7 3 6 6    
6  Chile Luis Ayala 5 6 3 3    
  1  United States Alex Olmedo 6 6 6      
  8  Australia Roy Emerson 4 0 4      
4  United Kingdom Bobby Wilson 3 4 2    
  8  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 6      
    1  United States Alex Olmedo 6 6 6    
   Australia Rod Laver 4 3 4    
   Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6      
 France Jean-Claude Molinari 3 3 0      
 Australia Rod Laver 11 11 10 7 6
  5  United States Barry Mackay 13 9 8 9 3  
5  United States Barry Mackay 5 10 0 6 6
  2  Australia Neale Fraser 7 8 6 3 1  

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Woodcock 2 4 3
1 United States Olmedo 6 6 6 1 United States Olmedo 6 6 6
Italy Maggi 4 1 2 South Africa Mandelstam 1 1 3
South Africa Mandelstam 6 6 6 1 United States Olmedo 6 3 6 7
Spain Arilla 6 4 3 5 India Krishnan 4 6 4 5
Australia Phillips-Moore 4 6 6 7 Australia Phillips-Moore 2 2 3
South Africa Heckler 3 1 0 India Krishnan 6 6 6
India Krishnan 6 6 6 1 United States Olmedo 6 6 6
Australia Mark 4 8 4 4 Denmark Ulrich 3 3 2
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
Brazil Barnes 6 11 9 1 1 China Mei 1 1 1
China Mei 3 9 11 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 3 6 8 1 6
Hungary Gulyás 3 4 3 United Kingdom Davies 6 4 6 6 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 1 6 3 2
New Zealand Woolf 1 8 4 2 United Kingdom Davies 6 3 6 6
United Kingdom Davies 6 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Czechoslovakia Javorský 3 0 3
6 Chile Ayala 6 6 6 6 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
Austria Legenstein 1 10 6 6 2 United Kingdom Paish 3 1 4
United Kingdom Paish 6 12 2 2 6 6 Chile Ayala 6 8 6 6
Q United Kingdom Clayton 2 1 3 South Africa Segal 3 10 4 2
Belgium Brichant 6 6 6 Belgium Brichant 4 6 6 2
Q Soviet Union Lejus 3 4 5 South Africa Segal 6 4 8 6
South Africa Segal 6 6 7 6 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
United Kingdom Oliver 6 6 6 2 2 Southern Rhodesia Bey 2 1 0
Norway Jagge 2 4 8 6 6 Norway Jagge 5 2 2
Cuba Garrido 6 5 5 2 Southern Rhodesia Bey 7 6 6
Southern Rhodesia Bey 1 7 7 6 Southern Rhodesia Bey 6 9 4 6
South Africa Hammill 6 2 4 10 3 United Kingdom Oakley 4 7 6 4
Sweden Stockenberg 4 6 6 8 6 Sweden Stockenberg 2 2 7
Canada Willey 3 5 3 United Kingdom Oakley 6 6 9
United Kingdom Oakley 6 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Warwick 3 0 4
4 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6 4 United Kingdom Wilson 6 8 6
Q United Kingdom Hannam 2 4 5 United Kingdom Pickard 3 6 4
United Kingdom Pickard 6 6 7 4 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 1 6
United States Bassett 4 1 2 Australia Candy 4 3 6 4
Australia Candy 6 6 6 Australia Candy 6 6 6
Republic of Ireland Hackett 6 6 3 4 United Kingdom Baxter 3 2 2
United Kingdom Baxter 3 8 6 6 4 United Kingdom Wilson 6 17 6
Poland Gasiorek 2 1 3 France Grinda 3 15 1
Australia Fletcher 6 6 6 Australia Fletcher 6 6 6
Australia Reilly 4 3 2 United Kingdom Gracie 2 1 0
United Kingdom Gracie 6 6 6 Australia Fletcher 2 5 4
Soviet Union Potanin 1 3 1 France Grinda 6 7 6
France Grinda 6 6 6 France Grinda 3 3 7 6 7
Austria Hainka 4 6 2 2 United States Franks 6 6 5 4 5
United States Franks 6 2 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Colombia Alvarez 4 3 3
8 Australia Emerson 6 6 6 8 Australia Emerson 6 4 8 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Keretic 3 4 1 Australia Gorman 1 6 6 3
Australia Gorman 6 6 6 8 Australia Emerson 6 3 6 6
Sweden Schmidt 5 9 3 Spain Gimeno 2 6 4 1
Spain Gimeno 7 11 6 Spain Gimeno 6 6 6
Netherlands Van Eijsden 3 6 4 3 British Guiana McDonald 3 2 1
British Guiana McDonald 6 4 6 6 8 Australia Emerson 7 6 10 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Branovic 4 1 1 Denmark Ulrich 9 3 8 1
South Africa Sanders 6 6 6 South Africa Sanders 2 3 2
South Africa Weedon 3 4 4 Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 9 7 6
LL United Kingdom Adamson 1 1 1 United States Frost 7 5 1
United States Frost 6 6 6 United States Frost 6 6 6
West Germany Ecklebe 4 6 3 1 Italy Merlo 0 0 3
Italy Merlo 6 2 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
India Lall 8 3 7
Australia Howes 10 6 9 Australia Howes 7 6 6
Q United Kingdom Dillon 1 3 2 Netherlands Maris 5 4 1
Netherlands Maris 6 6 6 Australia Howes 11 4 5 2
Chile Rodríguez 3 8 2 3 United Kingdom Mills 9 6 7 6
United Kingdom Prenn 6 6 6 6 United Kingdom Prenn 4 1 1
Egypt Drobný 12 6 8 6 United Kingdom Mills 6 6 6
United Kingdom Mills 14 3 10 8 United Kingdom Mills 3 6 3 4
United Kingdom Owen 3 5 7 2 Australia Laver 6 3 6 6
Q United Kingdom Ward 6 7 5 6 Q United Kingdom Ward 6 6 3 6
Q Australia Hicks 6 4 2 4 Brazil Mandarino 4 4 6 0
Brazil Mandarino 2 6 6 6 Q United Kingdom Ward 2 3 5
West Germany Bungert 4 2 6 3 Australia Laver 6 6 7
Australia Laver 6 6 4 6 Australia Laver 10 6 7
Australia Mulligan 4 6 3 5 7 Denmark Nielsen 8 4 5
7 Denmark Nielsen 6 1 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
China Chu 6 3 5 4
France Molinari 4 6 7 6 France Molinari 6 3 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikolic 4 2 13 1 United States Fox 3 6 3 2
United States Fox 6 6 11 6 France Molinari 9 6 11 4 6
Q Australia Lane 5 2 6 0 Sweden Davidson 7 1 13 6 4
Sweden Davidson 7 6 1 6 Sweden Davidson 6 4 6 6
Australia Jacques 6 3 4 6 3 Spain Couder 1 6 1 2
Spain Couder 4 6 6 2 6 France Molinari 6 6 7 6
Australia Nette 11 3 8 4 United States Mulloy 1 2 9 2
New Zealand Gerrard 9 6 10 6 New Zealand Gerrard 3 5 4
Hungary Jancso 3 3 2 United States Mulloy 6 7 6
United States Mulloy 6 6 6 United States Mulloy 6 7 6
Switzerland Blondel 3 0 1 United States Buchholz 4 5 4
South Africa Forbes 6 6 6 South Africa Forbes 6 5 9 8
3 Italy Pietrangeli 4 6 5 5 United States Buchholz 3 7 11 10
United States Buchholz 6 3 7 7

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Patty 6 1 1 0
United States Douglas 4 6 6 6 United States Douglas 1 6 4
New Zealand Otway 4 4 0 Australia Hewitt 6 8 6
Australia Hewitt 6 6 6 Australia Hewitt 3 5 3
United Kingdom Becker 3 7 4 United Kingdom Knight 6 7 6
Sweden Lundquist 6 9 6 Sweden Lundquist 3 6 1 4
United Kingdom Barrett 2 0 3 United Kingdom Knight 6 3 6 6
United Kingdom Knight 6 6 6 United Kingdom Knight 2 6 8
United Kingdom Ward 3 2 6 7 5 United States Mackay 6 8 10
Denmark Leschly 6 6 3 9 Denmark Leschly 4 7 3 6 7
United Kingdom Tattersall 4 6 3 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 6 5 6 4 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 6 4 6 6 Denmark Leschly 3 2 4
Q India Mukerjea 3 9 4 5 5 United States Mackay 6 6 6
Poland Skonecki 6 7 6 7 Poland Skonecki 4 3 6 1
South Africa Vermaak 2 2 6 3 5 United States Mackay 6 6 3 6
5 United States Mackay 6 6 3 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United Kingdom Dixon 6 13 4 7 4
Q United States Grigry 3 11 6 9 6 Q United States Grigry 2 6 6 7 1
France Bresson 0 0 1 Spain Santana 6 4 4 9 6
Spain Santana 6 6 6 Spain Santana 4 7 6 3
South Africa Maloney 4 2 4 Italy Sirola 6 9 3 6
Italy Sirola 6 6 6 Italy Sirola 9 6 1 10
Uruguay Argon 4 8 6 5 6 Australia Kendall 7 1 6 8
Australia Kendall 6 6 2 7 8 Italy Sirola 6 3 12 10 3
Norway Sjowall 1 8 3 2 Australia Fraser 3 6 14 8 6
United Kingdom Hann 6 10 6 United Kingdom Hann 2 6 1 3
United States Sherman 6 4 5 9 6 Australia Bailey 6 4 6 6
Australia Bailey 4 6 7 7 8 Australia Bailey 5 4 2
Austria Saiko 8 3 6 2 2 Australia Fraser 7 6 6
Brazil Fernandes 10 6 4 6 Brazil Fernandes 3 1 2
France Darmon 4 4 2 2 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
2 Australia Fraser 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 350. ISBN 0007117078. 

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