1962 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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1962 U.S. National Championships
Champion   Australia Rod Laver[1]
Runner-up   Australia Roy Emerson[1]
Final score   6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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U.S. National Championships
 < 1961 1963 > 

Rod Laver defeated Roy Emerson 6–2, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1962 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
  2. Australia Roy Emerson (Finalist)
  3. United States Chuck McKinley (Semifinalist)
  4. Mexico Rafael Osuna (Semifinalist)
  5. Australia Fred Stolle (Second round)
  6. Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist (Third round)
  7. Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (First round)
  8. United States Frank Froehling (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 13 4 6    
8  United States Frank Froehling 3 11 6 3    
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6      
  4  Mexico Rafael Osuna 1 3 4      
4  Mexico Rafael Osuna 6 6 7    
   South Africa Gordon Forbes 4 4 5      
    1  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 5 6  
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 2 4 7 4  
  2  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 6      
 United States Andrew Lloyd 1 1 3      
2  Australia Roy Emerson 4 6 6 6  
  3  United States Chuck McKinley 6 4 3 2    
3  United States Chuck McKinley 6 6 6 6  
   United States Ham Richardson 2 2 8 4    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
 Israel Davidman 3 2 3         1  Australia Laver 6 6 6      
 Ecuador Zuleta 6 6 6          Ecuador Zuleta 3 3 1      
 United States Cooper 2 0 2           1  Australia Laver 9 6 6      
 United States Newman 6 6 6            West Germany Nitsche 7 1 1      
 Sweden Hallberg 0 4 4          United States Newman 6 3 3 1  
 West Germany Nitsche 6 6 6          West Germany Nitsche 2 6 6 6    
 Canada Carpenter 3 1 1           1  Australia Laver 6 6 6    
 United States Dell 6 6 6            Mexico Palafox 1 2 2    
 United States Parker 1 2 2          United States Dell 5 7 6 6    
 United States Scott 6 7 6 8        United States Scott 7 5 3 2    
 United States Schwartz 2 9 1 6          United States Dell 4 7 7    
 Soviet Union Lejus 6 6 7            Mexico Palafox 6 9 9      
 Netherlands Schneider 1 4 5          Soviet Union Lejus 3 3 6 3  
 Mexico Palafox 7 4 6 6        Mexico Palafox 6 6 3 6    
 United States Bond 5 6 4 2    

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  United States Froehling 6 5 6 3 6  
 United States Nagler 1 7 2 6 2     8  United States Froehling 8 6 17      
 United States Wright 6 5 2 10 11      United States Wright 6 2 15      
 Mexico Donnadieu 3 7 6 8 9       8  United States Froehling 6 6 6      
 South Africa Drysdale 6 3 7 6          South Africa Drysdale 0 4 3      
 United States Steele III 1 6 5 3        South Africa Drysdale 6 6 7    
 Canada Fontana 3 6 6 6        Canada Fontana 4 2 5      
 Lebanon Fawaz 6 4 2 2         8  United States Froehling 8 7 6 6  
 United States Cromwell 8 16 6            United States Holmberg 10 5 4 3  
 United States Fentress 6 14 1          United States Cromwell 5 1 8 6 4  
 United States Perry 2 6 6 6        United States Perry 7 6 6 4 6  
 Israel Asz 6 1 2 2          United States Perry 1 5 2    
 Ecuador Olvera 6 6 4 6          United States Holmberg 6 7 6      
 United States Fox 4 3 6 3        Ecuador Olvera 1 6 2 0  
 United States Holmberg 6 6 6          United States Holmberg 6 3 6 6    
 Netherlands Hajer 1 4 2      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
4  Mexico Osuna 6 6 10      
 United States Werksman 2 4 8         4  Mexico Osuna 8 6 4 6 6  
 Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6          Sweden Schmidt 10 3 6 3 2  
 Republic of Ireland Hackett 2 2 0           4  Mexico Osuna 11 6 3 3 10  
 United States Reed 4 6 10 2 6        United States Reed 9 4 6 6 8  
 United States Ralston 6 2 8 6 3      United States Reed 6 6 7    
 United States Buchholz 8 6 6          United States Buchholz 3 0 5      
 United States Cullen 6 4 2           4  Mexico Osuna 6 6 5 6  
 India Mukerjea 6 6 1 6          India Mukerjea 2 2 7 4  
 United States Rubinoff 1 0 6 4        India Mukerjea 6 3 6 8    
 United States Hernando 2 7 6 6        United States Hernando 0 6 3 6    
 United States Como 6 5 3 3          India Mukerjea 3 7 5 6 6
 Poland Gasiorek 6 3 7 7 6        United States Pasarell 6 5 7 3 1  
 United States Drilling 2 6 5 9 3      Poland Gasiorek 1 1 6    
 United States Pasarell 10 6 4 6 8      United States Pasarell 6 6 8      
 United States Fisher 12 4 6 2 6  

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
5  Australia Stolle 6 6 6      
 Norway Jagge 4 2 0         5  Australia Stolle 1 6 9      
 South Africa Forbes 9 3 7 6 6      South Africa Forbes 6 8 11      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 7 6 9 3 3        South Africa Forbes 3 10 6 7    
 Denmark Ulrich 4 6 6 6          Soviet Union Metreveli 6 8 4 5    
 United States Beste 6 3 3 3        Denmark Ulrich 6 6 4 7 6
 Soviet Union Metreveli 6 6 5 7 6      Soviet Union Metreveli 4 2 6 9 8  
 United States Brown 3 3 7 5 0        South Africa Forbes 4 5 6 11 6
 United Kingdom Knight 6 6 6            United Kingdom Knight 6 7 4 9 4
 Austria Hainka 2 4 1          United Kingdom Knight 6 6 6      
 Tunisia Belkhodjia 8 6 6          Tunisia Belkhodjia 0 2 1      
 United States Graebner 6 1 4            United Kingdom Knight 4 6 6 10  
 United States Fitzgibbon 6 6 6            United States Fitzgibbon 6 1 4 8    
 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kileff 3 0 3          United States Fitzgibbon 6 7 7    
 West Germany Ecklebe 6 6 8          West Germany Ecklebe 1 5 5      
 United States Goldman 3 0 6      

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
2  Australia Emerson 6 6 7      
 Mexico Contreras 1 3 5         2  Australia Emerson 6 6 6      
 United States Ashe 6 6 6          United States Ashe 2 3 0      
 United States Newman 4 4 2           2  Australia Emerson 6 11 6      
 United States Neely 3 7 6 10 6        United States Riessen 2 9 3      
 United States Clark 6 9 4 8 4      United States Neely 6 4 5 2 1
 United States Riessen 6 8 6          United States Riessen 4 6 7 6 6  
 Belgium Drossart 2 6 3           2  Australia Emerson 4 6 6 9 6
 United Kingdom Sangster 6 7 6            United Kingdom Sangster 6 3 4 11 1
 United States Karabasz 1 5 3          United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6      
 United States Lenoir 6 4 6 6        United States Lenoir 4 3 4      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jovanović 1 6 3 0          United Kingdom Sangster 6 7 8    
 Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 6 6            South Africa Mandelstam 3 5 6      
 Canada Fauquier 3 3 1          Czechoslovakia Javorský 3 1 6 3  
 South Africa Mandelstam 6 6 5 7        South Africa Mandelstam 6 6 4 6    
 United States Hoogs 1 3 7 5    

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 United States Hoffman            
7  Italy Pietrangeli w/o              United States Hoffman 6 6 3 6 3  
 United States Lloyd 3 4 6 6 7      United States Lloyd 4 1 6 8 6  
 United States Higgins 6 6 3 2 5        United States Lloyd 6 6 6      
 United States Edlefsen 8 6 6            United States Edlefsen 4 1 0      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Presecki 6 2 1          United States Edlefsen 6 6 6 6  
 United States Farrin 6 6 9 5 6      United States Farrin 8 2 2 2    
 Canada Belkin 3 2 11 7 4        United States Lloyd 9 6 6    
 France Renavand 8 6 6            Finland Nyyssonen 7 3 4    
 United States Gottlieb 6 2 0          France Renavand 6 6 5 6    
 United States Roberts 6 4 6 6        United States Roberts 3 2 7 1    
 United States Reese 4 6 2 1          France Renavand 2 4 1    
 United States Earnhart 6 6 6            Finland Nyyssonen 6 6 6      
 United States Sokol 4 4 2          United States Earnhart 1 4 3    
 Finland Nyyssonen 8 7 6          Finland Nyyssonen 6 6 6      
 United States Welles 6 5 4      

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
3  United States McKinley 6 6 6      
 United States Bowditch 2 1 1         3  United States McKinley 6 6 6      
 France Licis 6 6 6          France Licis 4 3 1      
 United States Schnaars 3 2 4           3  United States McKinley 6 6 6      
 United States Snyder 6 6 6            Poland Skonecki 4 4 1      
 United States Botts 1 1 1          United States Snyder 5 6 4 2  
 Poland Skonecki 6 6 5 6        Poland Skonecki 7 4 6 6    
 United States Driscole 3 4 7 4         3  United States McKinley 6 6 7    
 Denmark Leschly 2 6 9 7          Denmark Leschly 0 3 5    
 Brazil Mandarino 6 3 7 5        Denmark Leschly 6 6 6      
 United States Watson 6 6 3 6        United States Watson 2 1 4      
 New Zealand McDonald 2 2 6 1          Denmark Leschly 6 6 6    
 United States Reed 6 6 6            United States Henry 4 4 0      
 South Africa Maloney 3 1 4          United States Reed 5 12 9 4  
 United States Henry 10 6 6          United States Henry 7 10 11 6    
 United States Siska 8 3 4      

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
6  Sweden Lundquist 6 6 6      
 Republic of Ireland Jackson 1 3 3         6  Sweden Lundquist 9 5 0 7 6  
 Australia Sharpe 3 7 6 8        Australia Sharpe 7 7 6 5 2  
 United States Senkowski 6 5 3 6         6  Sweden Lundquist 4 3 3      
 United States Shaffer 2 4 6 6 10        United States Seixas 6 6 6      
 United States Sorlein 6 6 1 3 8      United States Shaffer 7 4 2    
 United States Seixas 6 2 6 6        United States Seixas 9 6 6      
 United States Greer 1 6 0 4          United States Seixas 10 5 6 1  
 West Germany Bungert 6 0 6 7          United States Richardson 12 7 4 6  
 United States Powless 4 6 3 5        West Germany Bungert 6 6 6      
 United States McManus 4 16 12 6 6      United States McManus 4 2 2      
 Soviet Union Likhachev 6 18 10 1 4        West Germany Bungert 3 7 2    
 United States Richardson 6 6 4 3 6        United States Richardson 6 9 6      
 Canada Godbout 3 3 6 6 3      United States Richardson 6 6 6    
 France Pilet 6 6 6          France Pilet 4 3 1      
 United States Tully 4 4 3      

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. 137. OCLC 172306. 

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