1969 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1969 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up   Australia John Newcombe
Final score   6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1968 1970 > 

Rod Laver was the defending champion and won in the final 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 against John Newcombe.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
  2. Australia Tony Roche (Semifinals)
  3. Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Ken Rosewall (Third Round)
  5. United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinals)
  6. Australia John Newcombe (Final)
  7. United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals)
  8. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)
  9. Australia Roy Emerson (Fourth Round)
  10. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Fourth Round)
  11. Australia Fred Stolle (Fourth Round)
  12. United States Richard Pancho Gonzales (Fourth Round)
  13. South Africa Raymond Moore (First Round)
  14. South Africa Bob Hewitt (First Round)
  15. United States Dennis Ralston (Fourth Round)
  16. United States Stan Smith (Fourth Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6      
8  South Africa Cliff Drysdale 4 2 3      
  1  Australia Rod Laver 2 6 9 6    
  5  United States Arthur Ashe 6 2 7 0    
 United States Robert Lutz 4 2 6 5  
  5  United States Arthur Ashe 6 6 4 7    
    1  Australia Rod Laver 6 5 6 6  
  6  Australia John Newcombe 4 7 4 4  
  6  Australia John Newcombe 8 3 6 7    
3  Netherlands Tom Okker 6 6 1 5    
6  Australia John Newcombe 3 6 14 6  
  2  Australia Tony Roche 6 1 12 4    
7  United States Clark Graebner 6 6 3 4 9
  2  Australia Tony Roche 4 4 6 6 11  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
  Italy N Pietrangeli 1 2 2 1 Australia R Laver 3 4 6 6 6
Q United States C Steele III 4 12 8 6   India P Lall 6 6 3 0 0
  India P Lall 6 10 10 8 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
  Denmark J Leschly 6 7 6   Denmark J Leschly 3 3 3
  Australia K Fletcher 4 5 2   Denmark J Leschly 6 22 6
  France JL Rouyer 6 5 6 5 6   France JL Rouyer 4 20 4
LL Australia B Geraghty 2 7 4 7 3 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 7 3 6
16 United States S Smith 20 6 9 4 6 16 United States S Smith 4 2 9 6 3
  Australia A Stone 22 4 7 6 3 16 United States S Smith 6 7 6
  United Kingdom D Lloyd 8 6 7   United Kingdom D Lloyd 3 5 1
  Hungary I Gulyás 6 4 5 16 United States S Smith 3 9 6 6
  United States D Dell 3 6 2 1   Australia W Bowrey 6 7 3 4
  Australia W Bowrey 6 3 6 6   Australia W Bowrey 8 6 6
  Brazil T Koch 8 3 7 3 4   France G Goven 6 4 3
  France G Goven 6 6 5 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
8 South Africa C Drysdale 7 7 9
Belgium P Hombergen 5 5 7 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 11 6
Australia O Davidson 6 6 6 Australia O Davidson 4 4 13 2
Q United Kingdom J Paish 1 2 3 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 11 6
Australia B Phillips-Moore 5 4 6 1 United Kingdom M Cox 2 9 4
Romania I Ţiriac 7 6 4 6 Romania I Ţiriac 6 8 7 10
United Kingdom M Cox 7 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 2 10 9 12
Spain M Orantes 5 4 3 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 0 6 9
9 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6 9 Australia R Emerson 4 8 6 3 7
LL Austria P Pokorny 1 1 1 9 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom J Clifton 4 6 4 6 5 United Kingdom S Matthews 3 1 2
United Kingdom S Matthews 6 3 6 2 7 9 Australia R Emerson 7 6 6
Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 6 8 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 5 3 2
United Kingdom M Sangster 4 3 6 Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 4 3 6 3
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 6 6 6 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 2 6 6 3 6
Chile J Fillol Sr. 2 2 4

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
Poland W Gasiorek 1 1 2 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 8
United Kingdom R Taylor 6 13 6 United Kingdom R Taylor 1 4 6
United States EV Seixas 4 11 2 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 9 3 2
United States R Lutz 6 6 6 United States R Lutz 8 7 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia S Koudelka 1 1 0 United States R Lutz 2 4 6 6 7
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 3 5 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 1 2 5
Chile P Cornejo 3 6 7 3 1 United States R Lutz 9 4 3 6 6
13 South Africa R Moore 3 2 11 4 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6 4 4
Australia J Alexander 6 6 9 6 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6
South Africa G Forbes 4 6 3 New Zealand O Parun 5 4 3
New Zealand O Parun 6 8 6 Australia J Alexander 6 8 13 3 6
Q Australia A McDonald 5 5 6 Australia T Addison 3 10 11 6 3
France J Courcol 7 7 8 France J Courcol 3 2 6 5
Australia T Addison 9 6 6 Australia T Addison 6 6 3 7
LL Ecuador E Zuleta 7 3 3

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
5 United States A Ashe 1 11 6 7
United States M Riessen 6 9 3 5 5 United States A Ashe 3 4 6 6 6
Denmark T Ulrich 6 4 4 7 South Africa T Ryan 6 6 3 2 2
South Africa T Ryan 4 6 6 9 5 United States A Ashe 6 1 6 13 12
United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 3 8 6 6 United Kingdom G Stilwell 2 6 2 15 10
United Kingdom K Wooldridge 2 6 6 4 1 United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 6 6
United Kingdom A Mills 6 2 6 5 12 West Germany I Buding 3 2 4
West Germany I Buding 2 6 4 7 14 5 United States A Ashe 7 4 6 6
12 United States RP Gonzales 22 1 16 6 11 12 United States RP Gonzales 5 6 3 3
United States C Pasarell 24 6 14 3 9 12 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
United Kingdom J Barrett 4 4 2 Sweden ON Bengtson 4 3 3
Sweden ON Bengtson 6 6 6 12 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
United States T Edlefsen 6 3 9 6 United States T Edlefsen 4 3 2
United States R Barth 3 6 7 3 United States T Edlefsen 8 6 4 5 6
Australia R Keldie 12 4 6 6 Australia R Keldie 6 3 6 7 4
Soviet Union S Likhachev 10 6 4 4

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 3 4 6 6
LL Poland T Nowicki 4 6 6 4 4 United Kingdom G Battrick 3 7 1 6 3
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 5 11 6 Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 5 6 4 6
Q United States E Van Dillen 3 7 9 4 Czechoslovakia M Holeček 2 4 2
South Africa R Maud 6 6 6 11 Australia F Stolle 6 6 6
LL Japan K Yanagi 4 1 2 South Africa R Maud 17 6 0 5
United Kingdom P Hutchins 4 8 4 11 Australia F Stolle 19 2 6 7
11 Australia F Stolle 6 10 6 11 Australia F Stolle 4 5 6 3
France D Contet 4 9 8 4 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 7 3 6
Australia M Anderson 6 11 6 6 Australia M Anderson 13 8 6
Denmark J Ulrich 1 4 6 4 Australia J Cooper 11 6 4
Australia J Cooper 6 6 1 6 Australia M Anderson 2 3 1
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 8 6 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
Chile P Rodríguez 2 6 3 New Zealand B Fairlie 5 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 10 4 6 5 6 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 6
6 Australia J Newcombe 12 6 4 7

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Q United States W Higgins 4 2 4
United Kingdom R Wilson 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 3 7 5 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 7 6 6 7 10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 4 6 5 7 0
Soviet Union T Lejus 5 8 3 9 8 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 6 15
Australia B Carmichael 5 6 7 6 Australia B Carmichael 1 4 13
Brazil J Mandarino 7 1 5 4 Australia B Carmichael 2 6 7 6
United States C Richey 0 6 6 6 9 United States C Richey 6 4 5 4
14 South Africa B Hewitt 6 4 8 2 7 United Kingdom R Wilson 9 4 2
Q South Africa R Seegers 5 3 1 3 Netherlands T Okker 11 6 6
Australia D Crealy 7 6 6 Australia D Crealy 9 6 6
Jamaica DR Russell 4 14 5 6 6 Jamaica DR Russell 7 4 4
Switzerland D Sturdza 6 12 7 3 4 Australia D Crealy 6 3 2 4
United States R Holmberg 8 4 6 2 7 3 Netherlands T Okker 4 6 6 6
Peru A Olmedo 6 6 4 6 5 United States R Holmberg 6 6 1 4 2
United Arab Republic I El Shafei 3 8 4 3 Netherlands T Okker 3 2 6 6 6
3 Netherlands T Okker 6 10 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Australia P Dent 6 6 6
Ecuador PJF Guzman 4 2 3 Australia P Dent 6 6 6 2 6
Australia B Giltinan 9 6 11 6 2 France F Jauffret 4 8 4 6 4
France F Jauffret 11 2 13 2 6 Australia P Dent 6 8 3 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 4 1 1 10 Spain A Gimeno 2 6 6 6 6
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6 Soviet Union A Metreveli 3 6 1 6 3
South Africa F McMillan 3 4 6 1 10 Spain A Gimeno 6 3 6 3 6
10 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 3 6 10 Spain A Gimeno 9 5 r.
United States E Scott 16 4 4 7 United States C Graebner 7 6
France P Barthes 18 6 6 France P Barthes 2 4 6 3
United States T Gorman 3 6 3 8 4 Romania I Năstase 6 6 3 6
Romania I Năstase 6 4 6 6 6 Romania I Năstase 5 6 4
Australia J Brown 9 6 7 7 United States C Graebner 7 7 6
Q Australia J Bartlett 7 2 5 Australia J Brown 2 0 r.
Australia R Ruffels 4 6 3 7 United States C Graebner 6 3
7 United States C Graebner 6 8 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States J McManus 2 6 6 4 6
United States EB Buchholz 6 4 1 6 8 United States EB Buchholz 8 6 6
Chile L Ayala 6 6 12 Chile L Ayala 6 2 4
Australia R Howe 4 2 10 United States EB Buchholz 4 2 5
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 16 6 8 15 United States D Ralston 6 6 7
Q South Africa J Krinsky 14 3 6 Czechoslovakia J Kukal 5 2 4
India C Mukherjea 2 6 5 15 United States D Ralston 7 6 6
15 United States D Ralston 6 8 7 15 United States D Ralston 3 6 5 10 2
West Germany H-J Plötz 6 3 6 6 2 Australia T Roche 6 4 7 8 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 2 6 4 1 West Germany H-J Plötz 9 3 9 9
Japan K Watanabe 6 7 6 Japan K Watanabe 7 6 7 7
France P Beust 3 5 3 West Germany H-J Plötz 1 7 4
South Africa A Segal 6 6 6 2 Australia T Roche 6 9 6
Italy E Castigliano 2 1 3 South Africa A Segal 1 2 0
France JC Barclay 5 6 3 2 2 Australia T Roche 6 6 6
2 Australia T Roche 7 4 6 6

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