1961 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1961 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Australia Rod Laver[1]
Runner-up   United States Chuck McKinley[1]
Final score   6–3, 6–1, 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
 < 1960 1962 > 

Rod Laver defeated Chuck McKinley 6–3, 6–1, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1961 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Neale Fraser (Fourth round)
  2. Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
  3. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (Third round)
  4. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Spain Manuel Santana (Second round)
  6. Chile Luis Ayala (Quarterfinalist)
  7. India Ramanathan Krishnan (Semifinalist)
  8. United States Chuck McKinley (Finalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   United Kingdom Bobby Wilson 4 4 6 4    
8  United States Chuck McKinley 6 6 4 6    
  8  United States Chuck McKinley 6 6 8      
   United Kingdom Mike Sangster 4 4 6      
 Venezuela Isaias Pimentel 2 2 4    
   United Kingdom Mike Sangster 6 6 6      
    8  United States Chuck McKinley 3 1 4    
  2  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6    
  7  India Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6      
4  Australia Roy Emerson 1 4 4      
7  India Ramanathan Krishnan 2 6 2    
  2  Australia Rod Laver 6 8 6      
6  Chile Luis Ayala 1 3 2    
  2  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Hernando 3 1 1
1 Australia Fraser 6 6 6 1 Australia Fraser 5 6 4 6 7
Q West Germany Elschenbroich 2 4 4 United States Reed 7 4 6 1 5
United States Reed 6 6 6 1 Australia Fraser 6 3 6 6
Q United Kingdom Truman 5 1 1 Australia Mulligan 2 6 2 1
Australia Mulligan 7 6 6 Australia Mulligan 6 6 1
India Mukerjea 3 4 6 3 Australia Stolle 1 4 0 r.
Australia Stolle 6 6 3 6 1 Australia Fraser 6 0 11 7
Argentina Soriano 2 6 7 14 3 United Kingdom Wilson 1 6 13 9
United Kingdom Wilson 6 4 5 16 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 8 6
Q United Kingdom Dixon 2 3 3 Brazil Fernandes 3 6 4
Brazil Fernandes 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
New Zealand Gerrard 8 3 6 1 United States Frost 2 4 4
Australia Mark 10 6 2 6 Australia Mark 4 4 4
West Germany Stuck 4 2 2 United States Frost 6 6 6
United States Frost 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Italy Tacchini 2 2 6 4
8 United States McKinley 6 6 4 6 8 United States McKinley 6 6 6
Finland Nyyssonen 7 3 6 2 5 South Africa Gaertner 2 1 3
South Africa Gaertner 5 6 3 6 7 8 United States McKinley 6 4 6 6
United Kingdom Ward 7 2 3 6 3 Poland Gasiorek 3 6 0 2
United Kingdom Paish 5 6 6 2 6 United Kingdom Paish 2 1 6 6 2
Norway Jagge 5 2 4 Poland Gasiorek 6 6 4 4 6
Poland Gasiorek 7 6 6 8 United States McKinley 8 6 7
Q Sweden Ingvarsson 2 4 4 Australia Jacques 6 1 5
West Germany Buding 6 6 6 West Germany Buding 5 0 4
Denmark Ulrich 3 2 6 5 Australia Jacques 7 6 6
Australia Jacques 6 6 3 7 Australia Jacques 6 6 8 9
Q France Contet 4 2 3 United States Dell 8 4 6 7
United States Dell 6 6 6 United States Dell 6 6 6
Q Australia Hughes 2 5 0 France Barclay 3 4 2
France Barclay 6 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
India Ali 4 2 1
3 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6 3 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 1 6
Q Brazil Mandarino 3 6 1 6 3 Australia Phillips-Moore 3 4 6 3
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 4 6 3 Italy Pietrangeli 6 3 4 4
LL South Africa McMillan 4 7 4 United States Crawford 2 6 6 6
United States Fox 6 9 6 United States Fox 2 2 2
United Kingdom Kitovitz 1 2 3 United States Crawford 6 6 6
United States Crawford 6 6 6 United States Crawford 4 2 10
West Germany Kuhnke 6 4 4 3 Venezuela Pimentel 6 6 12
Australia Coghlan 4 6 6 6 Australia Coghlan 4 6 3 9
France Pilet 1 2 6 4 Venezuela Pimentel 6 3 6 11
Venezuela Pimentel 6 6 3 6 Venezuela Pimentel 4 7 6 1 7
Belgium Washer 0 4 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 5 3 6 5
Austria Hainka 6 6 6 Austria Hainka 5 6 3 6
United States Siska 6 3 2 8 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 7 4 6 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 4 6 6 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Netherlands Maris 2 0 2
5 Spain Santana 6 6 6 5 Spain Santana 4 4 10
Soviet Union Likhachev 6 2 3 0 South Africa Segal 6 6 12
South Africa Segal 1 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 6 6 6
Mexico Reyes 1 6 3 6 2 Southern Rhodesia Bey 3 4 4
Southern Rhodesia Bey 6 4 6 4 6 Southern Rhodesia Bey 6 10 9 6
United States Lesch 4 1 1 Australia Howe 4 8 11 4
Australia Howe 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 6 6 4
Chile Rodríguez 6 1 0 3 United Kingdom Sangster 8 8 6
United States Ralston 3 6 6 6 United States Ralston 6 6 3 16
Australia Newcombe 8 4 6 6 4 Sweden Lundquist 4 2 6 14
Sweden Lundquist 10 6 3 2 6 United States Ralston 8 6 3 3 4
Canada Bedard 3 2 4 United Kingdom Sangster 6 4 6 6 6
United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6 United Kingdom Sangster 6 4 6 6
Australia Gibson 3 6 3 7 6 Australia Pares 3 6 3 3
Australia Pares 6 3 6 5 8

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q Mexico Palafox 4 0 2
Austria Saiko 6 6 6 Austria Saiko 4 9 6 2
France Renavand 2 4 4 United Kingdom Pickard 6 11 3 6
United Kingdom Pickard 6 6 6 United Kingdom Pickard 3 3 2
United Kingdom Mills 5 6 4 5 Mexico Palafox 6 6 6
Japan Ishiguro 7 4 6 7 Japan Ishiguro 2 3 8 3
West Germany Ecklebe 2 2 7 Mexico Palafox 6 6 6 6
Mexico Palafox 6 6 9 Mexico Palafox 6 1 3 1
Sweden Schmidt 4 4 2 7 India Krishnan 4 6 6 6
Australia Fletcher 6 6 6 Australia Fletcher 4 6 6 5 0
Canada Godbout 3 4 3 Italy Sirola 6 0 3 7 6
Italy Sirola 6 6 6 Italy Sirola 4 6 3 1
South Africa Mayers 6 5 6 3 5 7 India Krishnan 6 3 6 6
United States Riessen 3 7 4 6 7 United States Riessen 3 2 9
France Jauffret 0 4 1 7 India Krishnan 6 6 11
7 India Krishnan 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Cuba Garrido 4 4 8
United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 10 United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 3 6
South Africa Mandelstam 10 6 6 4 3 Australia Woodcock 1 2 6 1
Australia Woodcock 12 3 4 6 6 United Kingdom Taylor 8 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Adamson 2 6 13 2 4 Tunisia Belkhodja 10 1 4 3
Tunisia Belkhodja 6 4 11 6 6 Tunisia Belkhodja 6 9 4 6
Q United States Scott 4 6 4 4 United Kingdom Bennett 2 7 6 3
United Kingdom Bennett 6 4 6 6 United Kingdom Taylor 3 1 1
Australia Hillebrand 0 4 6 1 4 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
United States Douglas 6 6 3 6 United States Douglas 6 6 4 6
United Kingdom Ward 2 8 6 4 4 United States Mulloy 2 2 6 1
United States Mulloy 6 6 1 6 6 United States Douglas 3 0 7 4
United Kingdom Hann 6 2 4 4 4 Australia Emerson 6 6 5 6
United States Henry 4 6 6 6 United States Henry 2 4 4
India Kumar 2 1 3 4 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
4 Australia Emerson 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Coni 13 1 0
India Lall 15 6 6 India Lall 3 6 6
Norway Moe 5 7 7 United Kingdom Knight 6 8 8
United Kingdom Knight 7 9 9 United Kingdom Knight 12 5 2 9 6
New Zealand Otway 6 4 0 6 4 United States Bond 10 7 6 7 0
Hungary Gulyás 3 6 6 0 6 Hungary Gulyás 1 1 4
Austria Legenstein 4 10 2 United States Bond 6 6 6
United States Bond 6 12 6 United Kingdom Knight 7 4 2
United Kingdom Barrett 2 6 2 3 6 Chile Ayala 9 6 6
United States Froehling 6 4 6 6 United States Froehling 1 6 6 6
Brazil Barnes 3 7 6 12 4 Mexico Llamas 6 2 0 3
Mexico Llamas 6 9 1 10 6 United States Froehling 2 5 4
Netherlands Van Eijsden 2 9 4 6 Chile Ayala 6 7 6
Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 11 6 Czechoslovakia Javorský 5 4 2
South Africa Sanders 3 2 2 6 Chile Ayala 7 6 6
6 Chile Ayala 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Sweden Stockenberg 3 2 4
Australia Hewitt 6 6 6 Australia Hewitt 10 8 2 6
Argentina Morea 5 5 3 United States Holmberg 8 6 6 2
United States Holmberg 7 7 6 Australia Hewitt 6 6 6
Spain Arilla 6 6 3 6 2 Belgium Brichant 2 3 4
Colombia Alvarez 4 8 6 4 6 Colombia Alvarez 6 1 0 9 2
Poland Skonecki 2 6 2 2 Belgium Brichant 2 6 6 7 6
Belgium Brichant 6 3 6 6 Australia Hewitt 4 4 2
Australia Lane 3 6 4 4 2 Australia Laver 6 6 6
South Africa Diepraam 6 2 6 6 South Africa Diepraam 12 9 0 4
Italy Merlo 7 6 5 4 West Germany Bungert 10 11 6 6
West Germany Bungert 5 8 7 6 West Germany Bungert 3 1 10 6 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 7 3 8 2 Australia Laver 6 6 8 4 6
France Darmon 9 6 10 France Darmon 6 6 3 6 4
Soviet Union Lejus 4 1 1 2 Australia Laver 8 2 6 4 6
2 Australia Laver 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 354. ISBN 0007117078. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com