1961 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1961 U.S. National Championships
Champion   Australia Roy Emerson[1]
Runner-up   Australia Rod Laver[1]
Final score   7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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U.S. National Championships
 < 1960 1962 > 

Roy Emerson defeated Rod Laver 7–5, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1961 U.S. National Championships.[2]

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. United States Chuck McKinley (Third round)
  3. Australia Roy Emerson (Champion)
  4. United Kingdom Mike Sangster (Semifinalist)
  5. Australia Bob Mark (Fourth round)
  6. United States Frank Froehling (Third round)
  7. United States Jon Douglas (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Ron Holmberg (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 7 6 6    
 United States Donald Dell 4 9 3 4    
  1  Australia Rod Laver 13 7 6      
  4  United Kingdom Mike Sangster 11 5 4      
4  United Kingdom Mike Sangster 6 7 6    
  7  United States Jon Douglas 4 5 1      
    1  Australia Rod Laver 5 3 2    
  3  Australia Roy Emerson 7 6 6    
   United States Whitney Reed 8 3 3 2    
 Mexico Rafael Osuna 6 6 6 6    
 Mexico Rafael Osuna 3 2 6 7 7
  3  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 3 5 9  
3  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 7    
  8  United States Ron Holmberg 4 2 5      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
     United States Steele III 3 1 0      
      1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
       United States Lloyd 1 2 2      
     United States Tong 1 3 7 2  
     United States Lloyd 6 6 5 6    
      1  Australia Laver 6 6 6    
 Ecuador Zuleta 6 7 6            United States Crawford 3 4 3    
 United States Schunck 1 5 1          Ecuador Zuleta 5 6 1 1    
 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 6 6 6          Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 7 3 6 6    
 United States Morgan 3 1 4            Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Bey 1 2 3    
 United States Barker 3 6 3 6 6        United States Crawford 6 6 6      
 United States Wright 6 2 6 0 3      United States Barker 6 2 4    
 United States Crawford 6 6 6          United States Crawford 8 6 6      
 United States Mangan 2 1 2      

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  United States Froehling 6 6 6      
 United States Hobbs 2 2 4         6  United States Froehling 6 6 6      
 United States Pasarell 6 6 3 6        United States Pasarell 3 4 4      
 United States Susman 2 2 6 4         6  United States Froehling 9 8 1      
 United States Dell 7 6 6            United States Dell 11 10 6      
 Canada Carpenter 5 0 4          United States Dell 6 6 6    
 United States Dailey 6 6 6          United States Dailey 3 2 3      
 United States Harrison 4 2 4            United States Dell 7 6 6 8  
 United States Ashe 6 6 9            Australia Sharpe 9 3 2 6  
 United States Karabasz 2 2 7          United States Ashe 3 5 5      
 Canada Godbout 6 7 1 8        Canada Godbout 6 7 7      
 United States Sherman 4 5 6 6          Canada Godbout 6 4 6 2  
 Australia Sharpe 3 6 6 6          Australia Sharpe 8 6 3 6    
 United States Kamakana 6 3 4 4        Australia Sharpe 4 4 9 6 7
 United States Potthast 6 6 6          United States Potthast 6 6 7 1 5  
 United States Thompson 2 1 3      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  United Kingdom Sangster 6 3 6 6    
 United States Perry 2 6 3 4       4  United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6      
 United States Higgins 6 6 6          United States Higgins 3 1 3      
 United States Hedrick 2 1 3           4  United Kingdom Sangster 6 7 6 6    
 United States Lambert 6 6 6 6          United States Lambert 3 9 2 4    
 United States Quinn 2 8 2 2        United States Lambert 6 3 4 6 6
 United States McManus 6 6 6          United States McManus 3 6 6 4 3  
 United States Davis 1 0 0           4  United Kingdom Sangster 21 8 6 6  
 United States Bond 6 6 6            Mexico Palafox 19 10 3 4  
 United States Powless 0 0 2          United States Bond 6 6 6      
 United States White 6 6 7          United States White 3 3 3      
 Canada Fauquier 3 2 5            United States Bond 3 6 3 4  
 Mexico Palafox 6 6 6            Mexico Palafox 6 4 6 6    
 United States Werksman 2 2 2          Mexico Palafox 15 6 6    
 United States Nagler 6 6 6          United States Nagler 13 1 4      
 United States Vanderbilt 2 3 3      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
7  United States Douglas 3 6 10 6    
 United States Richardson 6 2 8 1       7  United States Douglas 6 7 6 6    
 United States Senkowski 6 6 6          United States Senkowski 3 9 3 3    
 Chile Musalem 3 0 2           7  United States Douglas 6 2 2 9 6  
 United States Seixas 7 6 6            United States Seixas 4 6 6 7 4  
 United States Lynch 5 4 0          United States Seixas 6 10 6    
 United States Siska 6 6 6          United States Siska 4 8 3      
 United States Lynch 0 2 4           7  United States Douglas 3 6 7 8  
 United States Henry 9 6 6            United States Henry 6 3 5 6  
 United States Moss 7 4 4          United States Henry 6 6 6      
 United States Sullivan 6 6 6          United States Sullivan 4 3 4      
 Chile San Hueza 1 2 1            United States Henry 5 11 6 6 6
 United States Biggs 6 6 3 6          Canada Bedard 7 13 1 4 2  
 United States Botts 3 4 6 2        United States Biggs 7 2 2    
 Canada Bedard 6 6 6          Canada Bedard 9 6 6      
 United States Ralph 3 1 3      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
2  United States McKinley 7 6 6      
 United States Stoesser 5 2 2         2  United States McKinley 7 6 6      
 United States Beck 6 6 6          United States Beck 5 1 1      
 United States Johnson 2 0 4           2  United States McKinley 3 7 6 3    
 United States Reed 6 8 7            United States Reed 6 9 3 6    
 United States Howe 4 6 5          United States Reed 7 7 7    
 Philippines Hernandez 4 4 6 8 6      Philippines Hernandez 5 5 5      
 United States Reed 6 6 2 6 4        United States Reed 8 6 4 6  
 Ecuador Olvera 6 6 6            United States Fox 6 3 6 3  
 United States Herceg 0 0 0          Ecuador Olvera 2 8 11 3    
 United States Fox 6 6 6          United States Fox 6 10 9 6    
 United States Harris 2 1 1            United States Fox 6 6 8 3 6
 Australia Lane 6 9 6            Australia Lane 2 0 10 6 1  
 United States Clark 2 7 3          Australia Lane 6 6 6    
 United States Hill 5 6 2 6 6      United States Hill 2 1 4      
 South Africa Spengler 7 4 6 0 2  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 United States Fitzgibbon 2 1 0         5  Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 Mexico Palafox 6 6 6          Mexico Palafox 2 2 2      
 United States Buck 4 1 2           5  Australia Mark 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 6            United States Fisher 4 4 2      
 Canada Belkin 4 2 2          United Kingdom Taylor 6 3 6 6 5
 United States Fisher 3 6 6 6        United States Fisher 4 6 8 3 7  
 United States Richardson 6 2 3 2         5  Australia Mark 3 4 6    
 United States Shaffer 6 6 6            Mexico Osuna 6 6 8    
 United States Gasman 1 2 2          United States Shaffer 10 2 7      
 Mexico Osuna 6 6 6          Mexico Osuna 12 6 9      
 United States Barizon 2 3 3            Mexico Osuna 11 6 6 17 6
 United States Scott 11 6 3 6          United States Scott 13 4 8 15 0  
 United States Driscole 9 3 6 3        United States Scott 4 6 6 5  
 United States Sokol 7 3 6 6 8      United States Sokol 6 3 2 2 r.  
 United States Rubell 9 6 3 2 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 United States Rubinoff 2 1 0         3  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 United States Brown 6 7 6          United States Brown 1 0 1      
 United States Goldman 3 5 1           3  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 United States Lenoir 6 6 6            United States Buchholz 3 3 1      
 Canada Carpenter 0 3 1          United States Lenoir 6 2 3 3  
 United States Buchholz 16 5 6 11        United States Buchholz 1 6 6 6    
 United States Hoehn 14 7 1 9         3  Australia Emerson 6 6 6    
 United States Hoffman 6 6 6            United States Hoffman 1 2 2    
 United States Greer 0 2 3          United States Hoffman 10 4 6 7    
 Canada Fontana 3 7 8 6        Canada Fontana 8 6 3 5    
 United States Sorlein 6 5 6 4          United States Hoffman 6 6 6    
 United States Earnhart 6 6 6            United States Davis 3 2 1      
 United States Dickenson 3 2 0          United States Earnhart 6 2 0 r.  
 United States Davis 8 6 9          United States Davis 4 6 1      
 United States Sylvia 6 4 7      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  United States Holmberg 6 6 7      
 United States Green 4 4 5         8  United States Holmberg 7 6 6      
 United States Farrin 8 7 4 6        United States Farrin 5 1 2      
 South Africa Hammill 6 5 6 1         8  United States Holmberg 7 6 6      
 United States Riessen 6 8 6            United States Riessen 5 4 2      
 United States Newman 4 6 0          United States Riessen 6 8 6    
 United States Snyder 6 6 6          United States Snyder 0 6 2      
 United States Sweeney 4 2 3           8  United States Holmberg 6 7 6 6  
       United States Frost 2 9 4 1  
     United States Graebner 5 6 3 4    
     United States Hoogs 7 1 6 6    
       United States Hoogs 1 4 2    
       United States Frost 6 6 6      
     United States Frost 6 6 6    
     United States Hetherington 1 2 1      
 

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. 136. OCLC 172306. 

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