1970 US Open – Men's Singles

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1970 US Open
Champion   Australia Ken Rosewall
Runner-up   Australia Tony Roche
Final score   2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 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
 < 1969 1971 > 

Ken Rosewall defeated Tony Roche 2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1970 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver, (Fourth Round)
  2. Australia John Newcombe, (Semifinals)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Champion)
  4. Australia Tony Roche, (Finals)
  5. Australia Roy Emerson, (Fourth Round)
  6. Spain Andrés Gimeno, (First Round)
  7. United States Arthur Ashe, (Quarterfinals)
  8. United Kingdom Roger Taylor, (Third Round)
  9. Netherlands Tom Okker, (Fourth Round)
  10. United States Cliff Richey, (Semifinals)
  1. United States Stan Smith, (Quarterfinals)
  2. South Africa Cliff Drysdale, (Second Round)
  3. -
  4. United States Richard Pancho Gonzales, (Third Round)
  5. Australia Fred Stolle, (Third Round)
  6. United States Clark Graebner, (Fourth Round)
  7. United States Marty Riessen, (First Round)
  8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić, (Fourth Round)
  9. United States Dennis Ralston, (Quarterfinals)
  10. South Africa Bob Hewitt, (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  19  United States Dennis Ralston 6 3 4      
10  United States Cliff Richey 7 6 6      
  10  United States Cliff Richey 2 6 1      
  4  Australia Tony Roche 6 7 6      
4  Australia Tony Roche 6 7 7    
   New Zealand Brian Fairlie 3 5 6      
    4  Australia Tony Roche 6 4 6 3  
  3  Australia Ken Rosewall 2 6 7 6  
  11  United States Stan Smith 2 2 2      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6    
  2  Australia John Newcombe 3 4 3      
7  United States Arthur Ashe 1 6 7 6  
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 7 5 7    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 Australia R Laver
bye 1 R Laver 4 6 6 6
Australia A Stone A Stone 6 2 1 2
bye 1 R Laver 6 7 6
New Zealand O Parun J Cooper 1 6 3
bye O Parun 4 5 6
Australia J Cooper J Cooper 6 7 7
bye 1 R Laver 6 5 7 6 3
15 Australia F Stolle 19 D Ralston 7 7 5 4 6
bye 15 F Stolle 6 6 6
Ecuador PJF Guzman PJF Guzman 1 2 1
bye 15 F Stolle 4 6 5 4
19 United States D Ralston 19 D Ralston 6 4 7 6
bye 19 D Ralston 5 6 6 7
France G Goven G Goven 7 4 4 6
bye

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
8 United Kingdom R Taylor
bye 8 R Taylor 7 6 6
United States B Seewagen B Seewagen 6 1 3
bye 8 R Taylor 3 6 6 6
Australia O Davidson 7 6 7 3 4 M Santana 6 7 2 7
Spain M Santana 6 7 6 6 6 M Santana 6 6 6
United States D Stockton 6 6 6 D Stockton 4 3 3
Ecuador E Zuleta 3 1 4 M Santana 6 6 5 1
10 United States C Richey 6 6 6 10 C Richey 2 7 7 6
United States C Steele III 4 4 4 10 C Richey 6 7 6
United States A Fox 6 7 6 A Fox 1 5 3
India J Singh 2 5 2 10 C Richey 7 6 6
Canada M Belkin 3 4 3 P Barthes 6 3 4
France P Barthes 6 6 6 P Barthes 6 6 6
United States P Gerken 6 6 7 P Gerken 3 4 3
Australia J Sharpe 0 3 5

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 Australia T Roche 6 6 6
United States E Van Dillen 3 4 3 4 T Roche 3 7 7 6
United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 6 M Cox 6 6 6 2
United States J Connors 2 4 2 4 T Roche 6 6 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 6 P Curtis 3 1 3
Sweden H Zahr 2 4 0 P Curtis 7 6 6
United Kingdom G Stilwell 4 4 6 5 P Lall 6 3 3
India P Lall 6 6 3 7 4 T Roche 6 6 3 6
Pakistan MA Ilahi 2 6 6 6 6 T Gorman 3 4 6 3
United States S Krulevitz 6 3 1 7 4 MA Ilahi 2 4 2
United States D Dell 2 6 5 W Higgins 6 6 6
United States W Higgins 6 7 7 W Higgins 6 3 4
17 United States M Riessen 6 5 6 4 0 T Gorman 7 6 6
France JB Chanfreau 2 7 1 6 6 JB Chanfreau 7 5 5 2
Mexico M Lara 6 3 2 4 T Gorman 6 7 7 6
United States T Gorman 4 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
6 Spain A Gimeno 3 4 3
Brazil T Koch 6 6 6 T Koch 7 4 3 4
United States J McManus 6 6 6 J McManus 5 6 6 6
United States B Alloo 3 4 3 J McManus 7 4 5 3
United States L Schloss 6 6 4 Vázquez 6 6 7 6
Argentina Vázquez 7 7 6 Vázquez 2 6 6 4 6
Ecuador P Segura 7 4 7 6 P Segura 6 2 4 6 4
Indonesia A Wijono 6 6 5 0 Vázquez 4 2 1
12 South Africa C Drysdale 1 6 6 6 B Fairlie 6 6 6
United States M Machette 6 3 4 3 12 C Drysdale 6 3 5 4
United States R Holmberg 4 2 3 B Fairlie 3 6 7 6
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 6 6 B Fairlie 4 6 6 6 7
Australia T Addison 6 6 6 R Ruffels 6 7 2 0 5
United States G Taylor 4 3 1 T Addison 1 4 1
Australia R Ruffels 6 6 2 7 7 R Ruffels 6 6 6
France JL Rouyer 7 3 6 5 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States K Van Nostrand 4 2 4
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6 A Metreveli 6 6 6
Chile P Cornejo 7 6 7 P Cornejo 3 2 1
United States S Mayer 6 1 6 A Metreveli 6 4 2
United States T Leonard 1 4 2 11 S Smith 7 6 6
United States W Brown 6 6 6 W Brown 5 3 6 3
United States R Lutz 6 6 1 4 11 S Smith 7 6 4 6
11 United States S Smith 1 7 6 6 11 S Smith 6 6 5 6
United Kingdom G Battrick 1 4 4 5 R Emerson 4 3 7 4
United States J Borowiak 6 6 6 J Borowiak 4 6 6 4
United States B Gottfried 7 4 6 1 6 R McKinley 6 7 4 6
United States R McKinley 5 6 3 6 7 R McKinley 2 4 1
West Germany W Bungert 4 6 6 6 6 5 R Emerson 6 6 6
New Zealand I Crookenden 6 4 3 7 3 W Bungert 3 3 2
United States H Fitzgibbon 6 3 4 5 R Emerson 6 6 6
5 Australia R Emerson 7 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Australia B Carmichael 4 6 6 6
Sweden ON Bengtson 6 3 1 2 B Carmichael 3 1 7 1
Chile J Fillol Sr. 2 2 6 18 N Pilić 6 6 6 6
18 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 6 7 18 N Pilić 4 6 7 7
United States K Stuart 3 6 3 14 RP Gonzales 6 2 6 5
Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 7 6 V Korotkov 6 3 6
West Germany I Buding 2 5 0 r. 14 RP Gonzales 7 6 7
14 United States RP Gonzales 6 7 1 18 N Pilić 5 7 6 4
United States C Pasarell 4 7 7 6 3 K Rosewall 7 6 7 6
Jamaica DR Russell 6 5 6 3 C Pasarell 6 6 6
United States P Fishbach 6 4 4 A Olmedo 3 4 3
Peru A Olmedo 7 6 6 C Pasarell 6 4 4
West Germany J Fassbender 6 6 6 5 3 K Rosewall 7 6 6
United States S Pasarell 7 7 4 7 S Pasarell 4 2 0
United States R Potthast 2 2 4 3 K Rosewall 6 6 6
3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Australia D Crealy 4 6 6 6 2
United States F Froehling 6 3 7 4 6 F Froehling 6 3 4
Chile L Ayala 7 7 4 3 1 J Osborne 7 6 6
United States J Osborne 6 5 6 6 6 J Osborne 3 2 4
United States P Walthall 4 2 1 9 T Okker 6 6 6
South Africa F McMillan 6 6 6 F McMillan 3 7 3 2
United States T Edlefsen 1 4 6 9 T Okker 6 6 6 6
9 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 7 9 T Okker 4 7 2 3
United States R Barth 6 3 6 6 7 A Ashe 6 6 6 6
United States GT Howard 4 6 1 4 R Barth 4 6 6 2 7
Egypt I El Shafei 4 3 1 R Moore 6 4 1 6 6
South Africa R Moore 6 6 6 R Barth 4 2 3
bye 7 A Ashe 6 6 6
United States R Tanner R Tanner 7 4 3 4
bye 7 A Ashe 6 6 6 6
7 United States A Ashe

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
bye
Australia W Bowrey W Bowrey 3 4 6 6 6
bye 20 B Hewitt 6 6 3 2 4
20 South Africa B Hewitt W Bowrey 3 6 7 2 4
bye 16 C Graebner 6 4 6 6 6
Australia R Keldie R Keldie 1 6 6 4
bye 16 C Graebner 6 7 4 6
16 United States C Graebner 16 C Graebner 4 3 2
bye 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
United States E Scott E Scott 6 7 7
bye H Rahim 3 6 6
Pakistan H Rahim E Scott 4 7 1 4
bye 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6 6
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo J Loyo-Mayo 3 3 1
bye 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
2 Australia J Newcombe

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