1968 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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1968 Australian Championships
1967 champion   Australia Roy Emerson
Champion   Australia William Bowrey
Runner-up   Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Final score   7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends      
WC Singles      
WC Doubles      
Australian Championships
 < 1967 1969 > 

Roy Emerson was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

William Bowrey won in the final 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4 against Juan Gisbert, Sr..

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The joint first seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Australia William Bowrey (Champion) / Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. (Final)
  2. n/a
  3. Australia Ray Ruffels (Semifinals) / Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  4. n/a
  5. United Kingdom Graham Stilwell (Second Round) / Australia Barry Phillips-Moore (Semifinals)
  6. n/a
  7. Australia Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals) / Canada Mike Belkin (Quarterfinals)
  8. n/a
  1. United Kingdom Peter Curtis (First Round) / Australia Allan Stone (Third Round)
  2. n/a
  3. Indonesia Sutarjo Sugiarto (Second Round) / n/a
  4. n/a
  5. Australia Phil Dent (Quarterfinals) / Indonesia Gondo Widjojo (First Round)
  6. n/a
  7. Australia Ray Keldie (Third Round) / Japan Jun Kamiwazumi (Second Round)
  8. n/a

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1  Australia William Bowrey 16 6 6      
7  Canada Mike Belkin 14 3 3      
  1  Australia William Bowrey 10 6 7      
  5  Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 8 4 5      
3  Spain Manuel Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
  5  Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6  
    1  Australia William Bowrey 7 2 9 6  
  1  Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 5 6 7 4  
  13  Australia Phil Dent 6 2 1 6 0  
3  Australia Ray Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6  
3  Australia Ray Ruffels 8 6 2 2  
  1  Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6    
7  Australia Dick Crealy 8 6 2 3  
  1  Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6    

Main Draw[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Australia W Bowrey 6 6 8      
   Australia R Coulthard 12 7 4 7          Australia R Coulthard 4 0 6      
   Australia M Senior 10 5 6 5         1  Australia W Bowrey w/o          
   Australia E McCabe 3 2 4              Australia R Case            
   Australia J Brown 6 6 6            Australia J Brown 6 8 3 5 0r
   Australia R Case 6 3 6 7          Australia R Case 4 6 6 7 1  
13  Poland G Widjojo 4 6 3 5         1  Australia W Bowrey 16 6 6    
9  Australia A Stone 6 6 6           7  Canada M Belkin 14 3 3    
   Australia R Layton 4 2 1         9  Australia A Stone 8 4 6 6    
   Australia B Kearney 4 1 5            Australia W Jacques 6 6 2 3    
   Australia W Jacques 6 6 7           9  Australia A Stone 8 6 3 4  
   Australia M Pettman 4 1 2           7  Canada M Belkin 10 1 6 6    
   Japan T Tsujimoto 6 6 6            Australia M Pettman 1 3 2    
   Australia M Marchment 2 6 4 7       7  Canada M Belkin 6 6 6      
7  Canada M Belkin 6 3 6 9    

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Spain M Orantes 6 6 6    
  Australia L Weatherhog 4 0 2     3 Spain M Orantes 6 7 6    
  Australia M Guse 6 6 6       Australia M Guse 2 5 4    
  Australia J May 1 2 2     3 Spain M Orantes 4 4 6 6 6
  Australia N Fraser 6 6 6       Australia N Fraser 6 6 3 4 4
  Australia R Harvey 1 1 0       Australia N Fraser 6 3 8 4 6
  Australia H Nielson 2 5 4     LL Australia B Lloyd 4 6 6 6 3
LL Australia B Lloyd 6 7 6     3 Spain M Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
15 Japan J Kamiwazumi 8 6 6     5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6
  Australia B Connor 6 4 2     15 Japan J Kamiwazumi 2 2 1    
  Australia G Pollard 6 6 6       Australia G Pollard 6 6 6    
  Belgium C Janssens 4 2 4       Australia G Pollard 4 4 6 3  
  Australia W Coghlan 6 6 9 6   5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 6  
  Australia P Oatey 0 2 11 3     Australia W Coghlan 2 4 6 7 2r
  Australia T Dawson 3 0 3     5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 5 4
5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 6 6    
  Australia G Hogben 2 3 1     5 United Kingdom G Stilwell 3 6 7 6 2
  Australia J Fraser 11 6 6       Australia J Fraser 6 8 5 4 6
  Australia N Higgins 9 4 4       Australia J Fraser 15 6 1 4  
  Australia B Giltinan 6 6 4 6 2 13 Australia P Dent 17 3 6 6  
  Australia C Stubs 8 2 6 4 6   Australia C Stubs 10 6 6 4 4
  Australia H Ladyman 1 1 3     13 Australia P Dent 12 4 2 6 6
13 Australia P Dent 6 6 6     13 Australia P Dent 6 2 1 6 0
11 Indonesia S Sugiarto 6 1 6 6   3 Australia R Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6
  Australia R Campbell 1 6 3 2   11 Indonesia S Sugiarto 1 8 2    
  Australia R Wilson 6 6 8       Australia R Wilson 6 10 6    
  Australia G Teagle 0 1 6       Australia R Wilson 2 2 1    
  Australia J James 7 5 6 3 4 3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6    
  Australia D Smith 5 7 4 6 6   Australia D Smith 3 3 0 r  
  Australia R Sellick 1 1 0     3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 3    
3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
7  Australia D Crealy 6 6 6      
   Australia O Worley 4 1 2         7  Australia D Crealy 6 6 6      
   Hong Kong I Fletcher 6 6 6            Hong Kong I Fletcher 4 4 4      
   Australia S Ball 3 4 2           7  Australia D Crealy 9 6 5 6    
   Australia T Addison 6 6 6              Australia T Addison 7 4 7 1    
   Republic of Ireland P Mockler 1 1 0            Australia T Addison 6 6 6    
   Japan T Sakai 2 4 6 7 6        Japan T Sakai 0 4 3      
9  United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 4 5 1       7  Australia D Crealy 8 6 2 3  
15  Australia R Keldie 6 6 6           1  Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  
   Australia J Blizzard 3 3 3         15  Australia R Keldie 4 5 6 9 6  
   Australia B Geraghty 6 6 6            Australia B Geraghty 6 7 3 7 0  
   Australia A Hammond 2 3 3           15  Australia R Keldie 6 5 2 3  
   Australia R Brent 6 6 6           1  Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 3 7 6 6    
   Australia G Dunn 1 0 0            Australia R Brent 4 7 4 6 4
    1  Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 6 5 6 4 6  
 

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