1966 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1966 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Spain Manuel Santana[1]
Runner-up   United States Dennis Ralston[1]
Final score   6–4, 11–9, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
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WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1965 1967 > 

Manuel Santana defeated Dennis Ralston 6–4, 11–9, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1966 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Australia Tony Roche (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Australia Fred Stolle (Second round)
  4. Spain Manuel Santana (Champion)
  5. Australia John Newcombe (Third round)
  6. United States Dennis Ralston (Finalist)
  7. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Semifinalist)
  8. United States Clark Graebner (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Roy Emerson 6 3 4 4    
 Australia Owen Davidson 1 6 6 6    
   Australia Owen Davidson 2 6 7 6 5  
  4  Spain Manuel Santana 6 4 9 3 7  
4  Spain Manuel Santana 6 3 8 4 7
   Australia Ken Fletcher 2 6 6 6 5  
    4  Spain Manuel Santana 6 11 6    
  6  United States Dennis Ralston 4 9 4    
  6  United States Dennis Ralston 7 6 11      
 Australia Bob Hewitt 5 2 9      
6  United States Dennis Ralston 6 8 3 7 6
  7  South Africa Cliff Drysdale 8 6 6 5 3  
7  South Africa Cliff Drysdale 9 6 6    
  2  Australia Tony Roche 7 2 2      

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
Canada Fauquier 0 1 2 1 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
West Germany Bungert 1 6 8 6 West Germany Bungert 2 3 1
France Montrenaud 6 4 6 4 1 Australia Emerson 7 6 7
United States Pasarell 6 6 6 United States Pasarell 5 2 5
Austria Pokorny 3 1 3 United States Pasarell 9 1 8 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 6 7 6 United Kingdom Barrett 7 6 10 4 3
Chile Pinto-Bravo 2 5 1 1 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
Japan Watanabe 6 4 6 6 United States Smith 2 2 2
Italy Tacchini 1 6 0 1 Japan Watanabe 6 8 2 2
United States Smith 6 7 6 United States Smith 4 10 6 6
South Africa Maud 0 5 4 United States Smith 6 6 6
United States Hoogs 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wooldridge 3 2 3
Ecuador Guzman 3 1 2 United States Hoogs 7 5 6 6 4
United Kingdom Wooldridge 9 6 9 United Kingdom Wooldridge 9 7 4 4 6
United States McManus 7 2 7

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States Graebner 6 6 6
Australia Mulligan 4 4 3 8 United States Graebner 3 6 6 1
Australia Davidson 6 6 6 Australia Davidson 6 3 8 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 4 4 4 Australia Davidson 6 6 6
France Beust 6 5 6 6 France Beust 1 2 2
Israel Davidman 2 7 1 3 France Beust 6 9 6
Switzerland Sturdza 3 4 6 6 6 Switzerland Sturdza 4 7 4
Q Japan Yanagi 6 6 3 4 2 Australia Davidson 6 2 6 6
Netherlands Okker 6 6 6 Netherlands Okker 1 6 3 3
United Kingdom Mills 4 1 1 Netherlands Okker 6 2
United Kingdom Iles 8 6 6 United Kingdom Iles 1 0 r.
South Africa Van Lingen 6 2 4 Netherlands Okker 6 6 3 9
United Kingdom Sangster 6 6 6 Brazil Barnes 0 1 6 7
Finland Säilä 2 2 4 United Kingdom Sangster 3 6 4
Brazil Barnes 6 6 6 Brazil Barnes 6 8 6
Colombia Alvarez 1 3 2

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Spain Santana 5 3
Japan Watanabe 7 0 r. 4 Spain Santana 6 6 6
Canada Belkin 6 6 6 Canada Belkin 0 1 2
Australia Moore 4 1 1 4 Spain Santana 6 6 10
United States Riessen United States Riessen 3 2 8
Australia Phillips-Moore w/o United States Riessen 6 6 13
United States Scott 9 13 7 United States Scott 3 3 11
New Zealand Gerrard 7 11 5 4 Spain Santana 6 6 1
France Contet 6 6 8 United Kingdom Wilson 3 2 2 r.
Hungary Gulyás 4 0 6 France Contet 6 3 4 4
Q Sweden Bengtson 6 6 1 6 Q Sweden Bengtson 3 6 6 6
United States Osborne 4 1 6 1 Q Sweden Bengtson 6 9 4 4
United States Cromwell 6 6 6 United Kingdom Wilson 4 11 6 6
Belgium De Gronckel 4 3 2 United States Cromwell 1 4 0
United Kingdom Wilson 6 9 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6
Australia Cottrill 0 7 3

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Australia Newcombe 6 3 4 6 6
Australia Ruffels 1 6 6 3 3 5 Australia Newcombe 7 7 6
Brazil Koch 6 6 6 Brazil Koch 5 5 4
Romania Năstase 2 0 0 5 Australia Newcombe 10 6 3 4 3
Australia Fletcher 6 6 6 Australia Fletcher 8 4 6 6 6
Australia Carmichael 1 3 4 Australia Fletcher 6 6 1 6
South Africa McMillan 6 8 3 6 South Africa McMillan 4 3 6 3
Q France Paul 2 6 6 2 Australia Fletcher 2 10 9 3 6
United States Holmberg 6 6 3 6 India Mukerjea 6 8 7 6 1
Italy Majoli 3 4 6 4 United States Holmberg 6 6 6
United Kingdom Battrick 6 6 7 United Kingdom Battrick 1 1 4
Czechoslovakia Javorský 1 4 5 United States Holmberg 8 2 6 5
Denmark Ulrich 9 5 6 6 India Mukerjea 6 6 8 7
Italy Di Maso 7 7 3 4 Denmark Ulrich 3 4 5
India Mukerjea 2 7 7 6 India Mukerjea 6 6 7
Soviet Union Likhachev 6 5 5 3

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Ecuador Zuleta 8 7 3 9
Q Australia Primrose 6 5 6 7 Ecuador Zuleta 2 0 1
France Darmon 7 6 6 France Darmon 6 6 6
United States Dell 5 3 0 France Darmon 6 6 6
South Africa Saul 6 6 3 4 12 South Africa Saul 1 2 1
Japan Ishiguro 1 4 6 6 10 South Africa Saul 6 6 5 5 7
Egypt El Shafei 6 6 6 7 Egypt El Shafei 3 3 7 7 5
United Kingdom Matthews 2 8 4 5 France Darmon 6 3 4 4
South Africa Diepraam 6 6 6 6 6 United States Ralston 4 6 6 6
France Leclercq 8 2 2 2 South Africa Diepraam 11 10 6 6
Canada Carpenter 6 9 9 Canada Carpenter 13 8 1 0
United States Mulloy 3 7 7 South Africa Diepraam 2 6 1 1
Soviet Union Metreveli 6 0 6 6 6 United States Ralston 6 4 6 6
United Kingdom Taylor 3 6 0 2 Soviet Union Metreveli 0 6 4 4
6 United States Ralston 7 6 3 6 6 United States Ralston 6 4 6 6
United States Lutz 5 2 6 4

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
Jamaica Russell 3 3 2 Denmark Ulrich 7 2 6 6 6
Brazil Mandarino 7 6 6 Brazil Mandarino 9 6 3 4 4
Q France Chanfreau 5 4 0 Denmark Ulrich 8 7 3 3
United Kingdom Cox 6 6 6 6 Australia Bowrey 10 5 6 6
India Misra 8 3 4 4 United Kingdom Cox 4 6 6 2 3
Australia Bowrey 6 6 6 Australia Bowrey 6 4 4 6 6
Poland Gasiorek 2 4 4 Australia Bowrey 6 4 5 1
South Africa Ryan 6 6 3 6 6 Australia Hewitt 4 6 7 6
Italy Pietrangeli 2 8 6 3 2 South Africa Ryan 6 7 6
LL Japan Konishi 1 6 6 6 LL Japan Konishi 4 5 4
France Barclay 6 4 1 0 South Africa Ryan 3 4 6 6 1
Australia Hewitt 6 6 6 Australia Hewitt 6 6 2 3 6
LL Jamaica Lumsden 2 4 3 Australia Hewitt 6 6 4 6
3 Australia Stolle 6 6 4 6 3 Australia Stolle 2 3 6 2
West Germany Buding 2 2 6 2

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Spain Arilla 20 4 6 6 6
Chile Rodríguez 22 6 2 2 2 Spain Arilla 4 7 6 6
United Kingdom Knight 6 6 12 United Kingdom Knight 6 5 4 2
Australia Crealy 4 2 10 Spain Arilla 3 2 6
South Africa Segal 6 6 6 Denmark Leschly 6 6 8
Romania Ţiriac 4 2 3 South Africa Segal 6 2 6 4
Denmark Leschly 6 9 6 Denmark Leschly 8 6 3 6
Rhodesia Saloman 4 7 4 Denmark Leschly 6 1 6 6 6
South Africa Moore 2 6 10 6 7 South Africa Drysdale 3 6 8 3 8
Q United Kingdom Clifton 6 2 8 1 South Africa Moore 5 2 2
United States Pickens 6 6 5 7 United States Pickens 7 6 6
Q United Kingdom Bluett 3 1 7 5 United States Pickens 3 2 2
India Lall 6 6 6 7 South Africa Drysdale 6 6 6
South Africa Zeeman 3 4 1 India Lall 6 6 3
7 South Africa Drysdale 6 6 7 7 South Africa Drysdale 8 8 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 4 4 5

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Richey 6 6 3 15
United Kingdom Stilwell 4 2 6 13 United States Richey 5 6 6 6
Australia Addison 6 9 3 4 6 Australia Addison 7 2 4 4
Q South Africa Weedon 4 7 6 6 2 United States Richey 6 7 9
France Goven 6 6 7 France Goven 2 5 7
Argentina Soriano 3 4 5 France Goven 2 7 6 4 6
Australia Howe 6 6 6 Australia Howe 6 5 3 6 2
Q Canada Puddicombe 1 2 4 United States Richey 4 4 4
Belgium Drossart 6 6 6 2 Australia Roche 6 6 6
United Kingdom Hutchins 3 3 4 Belgium Drossart 1 2 10
United Kingdom Curtis 6 6 6 United Kingdom Curtis 6 6 12
LL South Africa Butcher 1 4 3 United Kingdom Curtis 2 6 6 2
Australia Stone 5 6 2 7 6 2 Australia Roche 6 4 8 6
Ecuador Olvera 7 2 6 5 0 Australia Stone 1 8 4
2 Australia Roche 6 6 6 2 Australia Roche 6 10 6
Q United Kingdom Beards 2 4 4

References=[edit]

  1. ^ a b Barrett, John (2001). Wimbledon : The Official History of the Championships. London: CollinsWillow. p. 364. ISBN 0007117078. 

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