1968 US Open – Men's Singles

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1968 US Open
Champion   United States Arthur Ashe
Runner-up   Netherlands Tom Okker
Final score   14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
US Open
 < 1967 1969 > 

Arthur Ashe defeated Tom Okker 14–12, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1968 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver, (Fourth Round)
  2. Australia Tony Roche, (Fourth Round)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Semifinals)
  4. Australia John Newcombe, (Quarterfinals)
  5. United States Arthur Ashe, (Champion)
  6. United States Dennis Ralston, (Quarterfinals)
  7. United States Clark Graebner, (Semifinals)
  8. Netherlands Tom Okker, (Finals)
  1. n/a
  2. Spain Andrés Gimeno, (First Round)
  3. Australia Fred Stolle, (Second Round)
  4. United States Charlie Pasarell, (Third Round)
  5. United States Richard Pancho Gonzales, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Roy Emerson, (Fourth Round)
  7. United States Marty Riessen, (Second Round)
  8. South Africa Cliff Drysdale, (Quarterfinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  16  South Africa Cliff Drysdale 10 3 7 4    
5  United States Arthur Ashe 8 6 9 6    
  5  United States Arthur Ashe 4 8 7 6    
  7  United States Clark Graebner 6 6 5 2    
4  Australia John Newcombe 7 9 1 4  
  7  United States Clark Graebner 5 11 6 6    
    5  United States Arthur Ashe 14 5 6 3 6
  8  Netherlands Tom Okker 12 7 3 6 3
  6  United States Dennis Ralston 2 2 3      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 4 8 1  
  8  Netherlands Tom Okker 8 6 6 6    
8  Netherlands Tom Okker 14 6 10 6  
  13  United States Pancho Gonzales 16 3 8 3    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 Australia R Laver
bye 1 Australia R Laver 6 4 6 6 6
Brazil T Koch Brazil T Koch 8 6 4 4 4
bye 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
New Zealand I Crookenden Ecuador P Segura 2 1 1
bye New Zealand I Crookenden 3 4 1
Ecuador P Segura Colombia P Segura 6 6 6
bye 1 Australia R Laver 6 4 6 1 1
16 South Africa C Drysdale 16 South Africa C Drysdale 4 6 3 6 6
bye 16 South Africa C Drysdale 6 8 6 6
Chile L Ayala Chile L Ayala 4 10 0 3
bye 16 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 6
New Zealand L Gerrard Australia A Stone 3 2 1
bye New Zealand L Gerrard 4 7 2
Australia A Stone New Zealand A Stone 6 9 6
bye

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
5 United States A Ashe
bye 5 United States A Ashe 6 6 6
United States F Parker United States F Parker 3 2 2
bye 5 United States A Ashe 6 6 6
United Kingdom P Hutchins United Kingdom P Hutchins 3 4 1
bye United Kingdom P Hutchins 6 6 4 2 6
Pakistan H Rahim Pakistan H Rahim 3 4 6 6 2
bye 5 United States A Ashe 6 9 6
14 Australia R Emerson 14 Australia R Emerson 4 7 2
bye 14 Australia R Emerson 10 6 6
United States S Giammalva Sr. United States S Giammalva Sr. 8 0 3
bye 14 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6
United States N Weld United States J Borowiak 3 4 0
bye United States N Weld 6 4 4 2
United States J Borowiak United States J Borowiak 3 6 6 6
bye

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
United States A Quay 1 3 3 4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
Australia W Jacques 12 6 0 4 India R Krishnan 4 4 2
India R Krishnan 14 2 6 6 4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
United States EV Seixas 8 6 6 United States C McKinley 3 2 2
United States T Gorman 6 4 3 United States EV Seixas 4 3 3
United States W Tym 3 6 6 6 1 United States C McKinley 6 6 6
United States C McKinley 6 8 2 3 6 4 Australia J Newcombe 5 4 6 10 6
15 United States M Riessen 11 4 6 6 Denmark T Ulrich 7 6 4 8 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 9 6 3 4 15 United States M Riessen 6 2 3 2
United States C Montgomery 4 3 3 Denmark T Ulrich 3 6 6 6
Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 6
United States R Goldman 12 7 2 United States R McKinley 4 4 2
United States R McKinley 14 9 6 United States R McKinley 3 6 6 6
Chile J Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 Chile J Fillol Sr. 6 3 4 2
United Kingdom C Bovett 4 1 0

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
7 United States C Graebner 6 1 7 6
India P Lall 3 6 5 4 7 United States C Graebner 6 6 14
United States J McManus 6 6 8 United States J McManus 1 4 12
United States S Stewart 3 4 6 7 United States C Graebner 6 6 6
Ecuador E Zuleta 1 1 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 3 4 4
United States T Mozur 6 6 6 United States T Mozur 5 3 4
United States F Tutvin 3 1 1 United Kingdom R Taylor 7 6 6
United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 6 7 United States C Graebner 7 6 6
LL United States P Cranis 2 2 4 United States E Scott 5 0 3
United States D O'Bryant 6 6 6 United States D O'Bryant 18 2 6 6 0
United States P Gerken 6 3 6 6 United States P Gerken 16 6 4 8 6
United States W Harris 2 6 3 0 United States P Gerken 2 6 4
Chile P Cornejo 6 6 12 United States E Scott 6 8 6
United States T Leonard 4 4 10 Chile P Cornejo 3 3 2
United States G Taylor 9 10 4 United States E Scott 6 6 6
United States E Scott 11 12 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 6 3 6
United States B Seewagen 3 4 6 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 6 6
Puerto Rico T Carrero 4 3 6 6 7 United States D Dell 1 4 2
United States D Dell 6 6 2 2 9 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 9 4 6
United Kingdom BR Knight 1 4 7 12 United States C Pasarell 4 7 6 4
United States T Edlefsen 6 6 9 United States T Edlefsen 1 7 2
Australia K Coombes 9 5 1 12 United States C Pasarell 6 9 6
12 United States C Pasarell 11 7 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 2 7 11 3
United States J Robbins 6 14 19 6 United States D Ralston 2 6 5 13 6
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 8 16 21 Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 5 3 6 6 6
United States A Neely 6 3 3 7 3 Australia J Sharpe 7 6 4 3 1
Australia J Sharpe 3 6 6 5 6 Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 11 2 6 5 1
United States S Pasarell 1 3 8 5 6 United States D Ralston 9 6 3 7 6
Jamaica DR Russell 6 6 6 7 Jamaica DR Russell 1 4 1
United States C Steele III 3 0 4 6 United States D Ralston 6 6 6
6 United States D Ralston 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States B MacKay 6 6 5 3
United States J Osborne 8 4 7 6 United States J Osborne 9 5 9
United States R Holmberg 6 6 6 United States R Holmberg 11 7 11
Venezuela H Hose 2 3 4 United States R Holmberg 6 11 7
United States R Lutz 6 6 6 United States R Lutz 4 9 5
Canada P Burwash 1 1 3 United States R Lutz 6 8 2 6 7
South Africa R Moore 4 6 6 6 South Africa R Moore 8 6 6 4 5
10 Spain A Gimeno 6 1 2 1 United States R Holmberg 3 3 6 6
Mexico M Lara 9 6 4 8 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 2 8
United States P Sullivan 7 1 6 6 Mexico M Lara 2 7 7 6
United States R Perry 6 0 5 5 United States D Stockton 6 5 5 2
United States D Stockton 4 6 7 7 Mexico M Lara 1 3 1
Mexico A Palafox 6 4 6 6 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
United States E Van Dillen 4 6 2 4 Mexico A Palafox 0 1 0
United States J Parker 3 3 4 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
bye
Australia J Brown Australia J Brown 6 2 7 6 11
bye Germany I Buding 3 6 5 8 9
West Germany I Buding Australia J Brown 4 6 6 6 1
bye United Kingdom P Curtis 6 3 4 8 6
United Kingdom P Curtis United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 4 6 8
bye 11 Australia F Stolle 8 2 6 3 6
11 Australia F Stolle United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 3 2
bye 8 Netherlands T Okker 8 2 6 6
France P Barthes France P Barthes 14 6 9
bye United States M Fishbach 12 2 7
United States M Fishbach France P Barthes 2 11 5
bye 8 Netherlands T Okker 6 13 7
United States L Schloss United States L Schloss 1 0 4
bye 8 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
8 Netherlands T Okker

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
bye
Ecuador PJF Guzman Ecuador PJF Guzman 1 1 2
bye Australia M Anderson 6 6 6
Australia M Anderson Australia M Anderson 4 4 4
bye 13 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
Australia C Stubs Australia C Stubs 2 2 2
bye 13 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
13 United States RP Gonzales 13 United States RP Gonzales 8 6 6
bye 2 Australia T Roche 6 4 2
United States D Bleckinger United States D Bleckinger w/o
bye United States A Olmedo
United States A Olmedo United States A Olmedo 2 6 4
bye 2 Australia T Roche 6 8 6
United States S Smith United States S Smith 6 8 6 4 4
bye 2 Australia T Roche 3 10 3 6 6
2 Australia T Roche

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