1961 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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1961 Australian Championships
Champion   Australia Roy Emerson
Runner-up   Australia Rod Laver
Final score   1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Australian Championships
 < 1960 1962 > 

Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver 1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 Australian Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Finalist)
  2. Australia Roy Emerson (Champion)
  3. Australia Bob Mark (Third round)
  4. Australia Bob Hewitt (Third round)
  5. United Kingdom Mike Sangster (Quarterfinalist)
  6. West Germany Christian Kuhnke (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Australia Bob Howe (Third round)
  2. Australia Fred Stolle (Semifinalist)
  3. Australia Wayne Reid (Third round)
  4. Australia Ken Fletcher (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Italy Sergio Tacchini (Second round)
  6. Australia Barry Phillips-Moore (Semifinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 2        
10  Australia Ken Fletcher 2 4 r.      
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6      
  12  Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 2 2 4      
12  Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 5 6 6 6  
  6  West Germany Christian Kuhnke 7 3 2 3    
    1  Australia Rod Laver 6 3 5 4  
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 1 6 7 6  
  5  United Kingdom Mike Sangster 3 4 3      
8  Australia Fred Stolle 6 6 6      
8  Australia Fred Stolle 6 2 5    
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 8 6 7      
 Australia John Pearce 1 2 3    
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 6      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
     Australia O'Kane 2 3 0      
      1  Australia Laver 6 6 9      
       Australia Coghlan 4 1 7      
     Malaysia Tan 1 2 1    
     Australia Coghlan 6 6 6      
      1  Australia Laver 6 2      
      10  Australia Fletcher 2 4 r.    
    10  Australia Fletcher 6 6 3 6    
     Australia Ryan 3 2 6 1    
      10  Australia Fletcher 6 6 6    
       Australia Shapter 3 2 3      
     Australia Shapter 6 8 8 4 6
     Australia Hearnden 3 10 6 6 1  
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    7  Australia Howe 6 6 7      
     Australia Potter 1 4 5      
      7  Australia Howe 2 9 6 6    
 Australia Nette 6 6 6           12  Australia Phillips-Moore 6 11 3 8    
 Australia Pearson 3 0 1          Australia Nette 5 2 2    
12  Australia Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 6       12  Australia Phillips-Moore 7 6 6      
 Australia French 2 6 2 3         12  Australia Phillips-Moore 5 6 6 6  
4  Australia Hewitt 6 7 6           6  West Germany Kuhnke 7 3 2 3  
 Australia Fraser 1 5 1         4  Australia Hewitt 6 6 0 7    
 United Kingdom Hann 6 2 6 7        United Kingdom Hann 4 4 6 5    
 Australia Pares 1 6 2 5         4  Australia Hewitt 1 4 6 3  
 Australia Hughes 6 6 8 6         6  West Germany Kuhnke 6 6 1 6    
 Australia Johnson 2 3 10 1        Australia Hughes 6 6 4    
6  West Germany Kuhnke 6 1 6 6       6  West Germany Kuhnke 8 8 6      
 Australia McPherson 4 6 3 0    

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
5  United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6      
 Australia McKenzie 2 2 2         5  United Kingdom Sangster 3 10 6 2 6  
 Australia Stubs 6 6 8          Australia Stubs 6 8 4 6 2  
 Malaysia Azman 0 1 6           5  United Kingdom Sangster            
 Australia Mulligan 6 6 6           3  Australia Mark w/o          
 Australia Graham-Jones 3 2 2          Australia Mulligan 3 3 4    
3  Australia Mark 6 6 6         3  Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 Australia Hillebrand 1 4 0           5  United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6    
11  Italy Tacchini 6 6 6           8  Australia Stolle 3 4 3    
 Australia Millen 1 1 0         11  Italy Tacchini 5 2 5      
 Australia Tobin 6 6 6          Australia Tobin 7 6 7      
 Australia Shepherd 3 3 2            Australia Tobin 3 3 3    
      8  Australia Stolle 6 6 6      
     Australia Reid 13 4 3    
    8  Australia Stolle 15 6 6      
 

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
     Australia Pearce 6 6 6      
     Australia Gibson 4 3 4      
       Australia Pearce 6 6 6      
      9  Australia Reid 2 2 0      
     Australia Holland 7 1 3    
    9  Australia Reid 9 6 6      
       Australia Pearce 6 6 6    
      2  Australia Emerson 1 2 3    
     Australia Kearney 4 6 6 6    
     Australia Stephens 6 4 2 0    
       Australia Kearney 1 2 7    
      2  Australia Emerson 6 6 9      
     Australia Hicks 1 1 2    
    2  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 

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