1969 US Open – Men's Singles

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1969 US Open
Champion   Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up   Australia Tony Roche
Final score   7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2
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
 < 1968 1970 > 

Rod Laver defeated Tony Roche 7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 US Open, becoming the only man to complete the Grand Slam in the open era.

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 4 8 13 6    
9  Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 11 4    
  1  Australia Rod Laver 8 6 14      
  4  United States Arthur Ashe 6 3 12      
4  United States Arthur Ashe 8 6 6    
  6  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 3 4      
    1  Australia Rod Laver 7 6 6 6  
  3  Australia Tony Roche 9 1 2 2  
   United States Earl Butch Buchholz 1 7 7 0    
3  Australia Tony Roche 6 9 5 6    
3  Australia Tony Roche 3 6 4 6 8
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 4 6 3 6  
10  Australia Fred Stolle 9 6 1 4 11
  2  Australia John Newcombe 7 3 6 6 13  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
Mexico L Garcia 2 4 2 1 R Laver 6 7 6
South Africa J Hammill 3 4 2 J Pinto-Bravo 4 5 2
Chile J Pinto-Bravo 6 6 6 1 R Laver 8 6 6
United States E Scott 6 10 6 J Fillol Sr. 6 1 2
United States E Van Dillen 3 8 1 E Scott 8 6 2 7 7
United States B MacKay 6 3 3 3 J Fillol Sr. 10 4 6 5 9
Chile J Fillol Sr. 2 6 6 6 1 R Laver 6 4 4 6 6
16 United States D Ralston 7 6 10 16 D Ralston 4 6 6 2 3
Canada KA Carpenter 5 3 8 16 D Ralston 6 11 6
United Kingdom G Stilwell 8 6 9 G Stilwell 3 9 4
United States G Taylor 6 2 7 16 D Ralston 11 4 6 7
Australia J Alexander 6 6 6 T Gorman 9 6 4 5
United States M Sprenglemeyer 4 1 0 J Alexander 6 3 2 10
United States T Gorman 6 6 6 T Gorman 4 6 6 12
United States B Brown 2 4 0

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
8 South Africa C Drysdale 2 3 4
Australia O Davidson 6 6 6 O Davidson 10 1 3 4
West Germany I Buding 1 10 1 ON Bengtson 8 6 6 6
Sweden ON Bengtson 6 12 6 ON Bengtson 5 13 3
United States R Holmberg 6 6 6 R Barth 7 15 6
France P Proisy 2 4 3 R Holmberg 5 3 3
Ecuador M Olvera 6 6 4 6 0 R Barth 7 6 6
United States R Barth 3 1 6 8 6 R Barth 3 0 3
9 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6 9 R Emerson 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 2 4 3 9 R Emerson 6 7 6
Spain M Orantes 11 7 3 6 9 M Orantes 1 5 3
United States P Gerken 9 9 6 4 7 9 R Emerson 6 9 6
Ecuador E Zuleta 6 3 4 W Bowrey 3 7 2
United States R Leach Sr. 8 6 6 R Leach Sr. 6 2 1 3
New Zealand O Parun 4 4 6 2 W Bowrey 3 6 6 6
Australia W Bowrey 6 6 4 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 United States A Ashe 6 6 7
United States D Stockton 2 2 5 4 A Ashe 6 6 4 6
United States C McKinley 5 5 10 D Crealy 4 3 6 3
Australia D Crealy 7 7 12 4 A Ashe 5 6 6 6
United States J Osborne 6 6 6 J Osborne 7 4 4 2
Canada P Burwash 2 2 2 J Osborne 4 6 6 7
Australia R Howe 3 0 4 P Lall 6 3 4 5
India P Lall 6 6 6 4 A Ashe 7 6 6 6
14 Spain M Santana 6 7 6 14 M Santana 5 1 8 4
United States W Higgins 2 5 1 14 M Santana 6 6 6
France J Courcol 6 6 6 J Courcol 1 1 1
United States D Dell 3 4 3 14 M Santana 6 6 7 6
United States R McKinley 6 6 6 R McKinley 4 4 9 2
Sweden M Carlstein 1 3 3 R McKinley 6 6 6
New Zealand R Hawkes 6 3 5 P Marmureanu 4 4 3
Romania P Marmureanu 8 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
6 Australia K Rosewall 6 5 6 4 6
South Africa P Cramer 2 7 4 6 4 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
United States L Turville 6 2 2 R Moore 3 2 2
South Africa R Moore 8 6 6 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
India J Mukherjea 4 8 4 N Pilić 4 0 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 10 6 N Pilić 6 6 6
South Africa T Ryan 7 5 7 6 I Ţiriac 1 2 0
Romania I Ţiriac 9 7 5 8 6 K Rosewall 6 7 4 6
12 United States S Smith 6 6 6 I Năstase 1 5 6 3
Chile P Rodríguez 0 3 2 12 S Smith 7 10 5 3
Romania I Năstase 4 6 6 6 I Năstase 5 12 7 6
New Zealand I Crookenden 6 4 3 0 I Năstase 6 1
New Zealand L Gerrard 3 2 2 I El Shafei 0 0 r.
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 6 6 G Battrick 3 6 3 14
Egypt I El Shafei 6 6 8 I El Shafei 6 3 6 16
Australia J Sharpe 4 3 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
France JL Rouyer 7 1 6 6
South Africa R Krog 5 6 3 4 JL Rouyer 6 3 7 2 6
Australia A Stone 6 3 6 6 A Stone 1 6 5 6 3
United States T Edlefsen 4 6 3 3 JL Rouyer 1 4 3
Australia P Dent 6 8 2 3 11 A Gimeno 6 6 6
United States J McManus 3 10 6 6 J McManus 6 3 2 2
United States M Estep 3 4 9 1 11 A Gimeno 4 6 6 6
11 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 7 6 11 A Gimeno 6 3 1 7 3
United States EB Buchholz 6 6 6 EB Buchholz 4 6 6 5 6
Mexico A Palafox 2 4 2 EB Buchholz 6 3 6 4 6
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6 J Kodeš 2 6 3 6 2
Romania S Dron 3 3 4 EB Buchholz 13 6 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 3 3 6 6 6 M Cox 11 4 4
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 6 6 2 4 4 P Curtis 9 3 3 3
United Kingdom M Cox 7 6 0 6 9 M Cox 7 6 6 6
5 Netherlands T Okker 9 3 6 4 7

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States A Neely 6 3 6 6
Australia M Senior 3 6 1 2 A Neely 4 4 3
Mexico M Lara 5 3 8 T Ulrich 6 6 6
Denmark T Ulrich 7 6 10 T Ulrich 6 4 6 6 2
Australia R Ruffels 7 2 7 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 6 4 8 6
Australia B Carmichael 5 6 5 4 R Ruffels 2 6 3 6 4
United States R Potthast 3 3 4 13 RP Gonzales 6 3 6 3 6
13 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 12 5 0
United States H Fitzgibbon 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 10 7 6
United States P Fishbach 4 2 4 H Fitzgibbon 4 6 8 3 4
Ecuador PJF Guzman 4 4 2 L Ayala 6 3 6 6 6
Chile L Ayala 6 6 6 L Ayala 2 3 1
Brazil T Koch 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 6 6
Chile A Cornejo 0 4 2 T Koch 3 2 4
United States R Lutz 11 4 4 7 3 T Roche 6 6 6
3 Australia T Roche 9 6 6 9

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States C Richey 6 3 6 6
United States B Cheney 4 6 1 4 C Richey 6 4 6 6
United States F Robbins 22 9 6 8 6 F Robbins 4 6 4 4
United States D Dell 20 7 8 10 4 C Richey 5 8 4 5
United States W Blocher 6 11 9 10 F Stolle 7 6 6 7
United States C Steele III 4 9 7 W Blocher 1 3 1
Venezuela H Hose 4 2 2 10 F Stolle 6 6 6
10 Australia F Stolle 6 6 6 10 F Stolle 6 6 2 6
United States R Hernando 4 2 2 R Taylor 4 2 6 3
Australia T Addison 6 6 6 T Addison 6 9 6
United Kingdom D Lloyd 2 6 1 2 C Pasarell 3 7 4
United States C Pasarell 6 4 6 6 T Addison 4 6 2
United Kingdom R Taylor 7 3 6 6 R Taylor 6 8 6
France G Goven 5 6 2 3 R Taylor 4 6 2
United States T Mozur 0 5 2 7 C Graebner 6 1 0 r.
7 United States C Graebner 6 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 6 9 6
France JB Chanfreau 2 7 3 J Loyo-Mayo 6 6 6
United States B Seewagen 6 6 5 1 1 T Leonard 2 2 3
United States T Leonard 3 4 7 6 6 J Loyo-Mayo 3 2 4
Jamaica DR Russell 6 3 9 3 15 M Riessen 6 6 6
Canada M Belkin 4 6 11 6 M Belkin 6 1 3 0
United States R Tanner 6 3 1 3 15 M Riessen 4 6 6 6
15 United States M Riessen 1 6 6 6 15 M Riessen 6 3 4 23
Chile P Cornejo 8 3 2 4 2 J Newcombe 4 6 6 25
France P Barthes 6 6 6 6 P Barthes 8 7 2 9
United States EV Seixas 3 7 5 R Keldie 6 5 6 7
Australia R Keldie 6 9 7 P Barthes 8 1 2 2
India J Singh 6 4 8 6 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6 6
United States T Hoehn 1 6 6 2 J Singh 3 4 4
United States P Sullivan 2 3 3 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
2 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6

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