1971 Australian Open – Men's Doubles

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1971 Australian Open
Champions   Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
Runners-up   Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
Final score   6–2, 7–6
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Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
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Main article: 1971 Australian Open

John Newcombe and Tony Roche defeated Tom Okker and Marty Riessen 6–2, 7–6 in the final to win the Men's Doubles title at the 1971 Australian Open.[1]

Seeds[edit]

The top four seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1. Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche (Champions)
  2. Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver (Quarterfinals)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle (Quarterfinals)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen (Final)
  1. United States Arthur Ashe / United States Dennis Ralston (Semifinals)
  2. Australia William Bowrey / Australia Owen Davidson (Quarterfinals)
  3. Spain Andrés Gimeno / United Kingdom Roger Taylor (First Round)
  4. South Africa Cliff Drysdale / Australia Greg Perkins (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Semifinals Final
 
1  Australia John Newcombe
 Australia Tony Roche
6 6    
5  United States Arthur Ashe
 United States Dennis Ralston
4 3    
  1  Australia John Newcombe
 Australia Tony Roche
6 7  
  4  Netherlands Tom Okker
 United States Marty Riessen
2 6  
4  Netherlands Tom Okker
 United States Marty Riessen
7 7  
   United States Robert Lutz
 United States Charlie Pasarell
6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
 
    1  Australia J Newcombe
 Australia T Roche
6 6 6  
   Australia G Pollard
 Australia R Wilson
6 3 6        Australia G Pollard
 Australia R Wilson
7 2 2  
   South Africa R Maud
 South Africa F McMillan
3 6 3       1  Australia J Newcombe
 Australia T Roche
6 6    
   Australia J Cooper
 Australia C Dibley
6 6          Australia P Doerner
 Australia B Phillips-Moore
1 3    
   United Kingdom J Feaver
 Australia E McCabe
1 4        Australia J Cooper
 Australia C Dibley
6 6  
   Australia P Doerner
 Australia B Phillips-Moore
6 6        Australia P Doerner
 Australia B Phillips-Moore
7 7    
8  South Africa C Drysdale
 Australia G Perkins
2 4       1  Australia J Newcombe
 Australia T Roche
6 6  
5  United States A Ashe
 United States D Ralston
6 6       5  United States A Ashe
 United States D Ralston
4 3  
   Australia A Shapter
 Australia C Stubs
2 4     5  United States A Ashe
 United States D Ralston
7 6  
   Australia B Carmichael
 Australia R Ruffels
3 5          Australia J Alexander
 Australia P Dent
5 4  
   Australia J Alexander
 Australia P Dent
6 7         5  United States A Ashe
 United States D Ralston
7 7  
   Australia R Case
 Australia G Masters
6 6         3  Australia K Rosewall
 Australia F Stolle
6 5    
   Australia A Gardiner
 United States J Ward
2 2          Australia R Case
 Australia G Masters
2 1  
    3  Australia K Rosewall
 Australia F Stolle
6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
 
    4  Netherlands T Okker
 United States M Riessen
6 6    
   Australia M Anderson
 South Africa R Moore
4 5          Egypt I El Shafei
 New Zealand B Fairlie
2 3    
   Egypt I El Shafei
 New Zealand B Fairlie
6 7         4  Netherlands T Okker
 United States M Riessen
6 6    
   Australia S Ball
 Australia B Giltinan
6 4 6       6  Australia W Bowrey
 Australia O Davidson
2 3    
   United States R Barth
 Denmark T Ulrich
3 6 3        Australia S Ball
 Australia B Giltinan
3 6  
   Australia B Wright
 United States J Zwieg
w/o         6  Australia W Bowrey
 Australia O Davidson
6 7    
6  Australia W Bowrey
 Australia O Davidson
            4  Netherlands T Okker
 United States M Riessen
7 7  
7  Spain A Gimeno
 United Kingdom R Taylor
3 4          United States R Lutz
 United States C Pasarell
6 6  
   Australia D Crealy
 Australia A Stone
6 6        Australia D Crealy
 Australia A Stone
6 3  
   Australia G Thomson
 Australia K Warwick
4 1          United States R Lutz
 United States C Pasarell
7 6  
   United States R Lutz
 United States C Pasarell
6 6            United States R Lutz
 United States C Pasarell
6 6  
   United Kingdom M Cox
 United Kingdom G Stilwell
6 6         2  Australia R Emerson
 Australia R Laver
4 3    
   Australia M Rose
 Australia F Sedgman
3 2          United Kingdom M Cox
 United Kingdom G Stilwell
6 2  
    2  Australia R Emerson
 Australia R Laver
7 6    
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 373. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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