1971 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1971 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Australia John Newcombe
Runner-up   United States Stan Smith
Final score   6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 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
 < 1970 1972 > 

John Newcombe defeated Stan Smith 6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1971 Wimbledon Championships, England.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Champion)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Stan Smith (Finalist)
  5. United States Arthur Ashe (Third round)
  6. United States Cliff Richey (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Romania Ilie Năstase (Second round)
  8. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Rod Laver 7 6 3      
 United States Tom Gorman 9 8 6      
   United States Tom Gorman 3 6 2      
  4  United States Stan Smith 6 8 6      
4  United States Stan Smith 8 6 6    
   New Zealand Onny Parun 6 3 4      
    4  United States Stan Smith 3 7 6 4 4
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 5 2 6 6
  6  United States Cliff Richey 8 7 4 7 5  
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 5 6 9 7  
3  Australia Ken Rosewall 1 1 3    
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 6 6      
 Australia Colin Dibley 1 2 3    
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 6 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Australia Laver 6 6 6
LL Australia Howe 2 0 1 1 Laver 6 6 6 7
South Africa Moore 6 3 8 6 9 Moore 8 3 2 5
Australia Stone 1 6 9 4 7 1 Laver 9 6 7
United States Graebner 6 6 6 Graebner 8 2 5
New Zealand McDonald 4 2 2 Graebner 6 6 6
Hungary Gulyás 2 4 8 2 Franulović 3 1 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6 6 6 1 Laver 7 6 2 7
Netherlands Okker 6 6 6 Okker 5 1 6 5
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 3 3 3 Okker 8 6 6 6
United States Scott 6 6 3 0 3 Ruffels 9 4 3 4
Australia Ruffels 4 4 6 6 6 Okker 3 6 6 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 9 5 6 Pilić 6 3 4 6
South Africa Ryan 3 8 7 4 Pilić 6 6 3 4 6
Q South Africa Cramer 9 9 3 2 7 Kalogeropoulos 2 2 6 6 1
Greece Kalogeropoulos 8 8 6 6 9

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 South Africa Drysdale 6 8 3 4 5
United States Gorman 2 6 6 6 7 Gorman 2 6 6 6
Q Italy Di Matteo 6 6 8 Q Di Matteo 6 2 2 1
United Kingdom Curtis 3 4 6 Gorman 6 6 7
Romania Ţiriac 9 6 6 Ţiriac 4 3 5
Q India Amritraj 8 3 1 Ţiriac 6 6 7 8
New Zealand Fairlie 8 9 6 Fairlie 3 3 9 6
United States Barth 6 8 4 Gorman 6 8 6
Denmark Ulrich 1 6 4 6 6 Case 3 6 4
Czechoslovakia Koudelka 6 1 6 4 4 Ulrich 3 6 7 3 1
Australia Case 6 7 7 Case 6 2 5 6 6
Q New Zealand Simpson 4 5 5 Case 6 6 6
South Africa Schroder 1 3 6 4 Irvine 3 4 3
Rhodesia Irvine 6 6 3 6 Irvine 6 8 6
Q France N'Godrella 3 8 7 Addison 2 6 4
Australia Addison 6 9 9

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Smith 6 6 6
France Leclercq 2 4 3 4 Smith 6 6 6
Spain Gimeno 3 6 4 4 Paish 1 4 4
United Kingdom Paish 6 1 6 6 4 Smith 6 6 7
West Germany Fassbender 4 4 9 9 5 Pattison 3 4 5
Sweden Bengtson 6 6 7 7 7 Bengtson 6 6 4 7 3
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 6 Pattison 4 4 6 9 6
Japan Kuki 2 1 0 4 Smith 2 6 6 9
United States Lutz 8 8 4 6 12 Emerson 6 1 3 7
United States Froehling 6 9 6 2 10 Lutz 6 6 6
Romania Marmureanu 2 1 2 Clifton 3 1 4
United Kingdom Clifton 6 6 6 Lutz 9 3 8 8
Q Australia Doerner 6 6 3 6 Emerson 8 6 9 9
Japan Yanagi 2 2 6 0 Q Doerner 6 2 6 1
Australia Emerson 6 6 6 Emerson 4 6 8 6
Czechoslovakia Holeček 4 4 4

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States Ashe 3 6 6 7
United States Van Dillen 6 3 4 5 5 Ashe 6 6 6
West Germany Elschenbroich 6 5 3 1 Proisy 4 4 4
France Proisy 3 7 6 6 5 Ashe 1 8 9 4
Australia Alexander 6 6 6 Riessen 6 9 8 6
Australia Bowrey 0 2 2 Alexander 8 2 3
United States Riessen 9 6 8 Riessen 9 6 6
United States McManus 8 4 6 Riessen 8 3 6 3
United States Gonzales 6 6 6 4 6 Parun 9 6 3 6
Spain Orantes 3 4 8 6 2 Gonzales 5 9 6 3 4
France Barthes 6 8 6 9 Barthes 7 8 3 6 6
Q West Germany Meiler 4 9 3 7 Barthes 2 6 7 1
New Zealand Parun 6 2 6 6 Parun 6 4 9 6
France Rouyer 2 6 2 3 Parun 6 6 6
Q West Germany Plötz 6 6 7 Q Plötz 0 2 2
Czechoslovakia Pala 1 4 5

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
France Contet 4 6 3 6 3
South Africa Maud 6 4 6 2 6 Maud 4 7 4 6 4
Czechoslovakia Kukal 6 3 2 1 Sedgman 6 5 6 2 6
Australia Sedgman 3 6 6 6 Sedgman 2 6 3 4
France Jauffret 6 6 3 4 2 Borowiak 6 4 6 6
United States Borowiak 4 2 6 6 6 Borowiak 6 9 8
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 8 8 Phillips-Moore 2 7 6
United Kingdom Matthews 3 6 6 Borowiak 4 6 4 4
Australia Roche 7 6 6 8 6 Richey 6 4 6 6
United States Pasarell 9 4 8 9 Pasarell 3 3 6 3
Italy Panatta 6 3 6 6 Panatta 6 6 3 6
Q United States Seewagen 3 6 3 4 Panatta 2 2 4
Mexico Lara 1 3 4 6 Richey 6 6 6
United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 6 Taylor 2 6 6 4 9
Australia Crealy 3 7 6 3 6 Richey 6 3 2 6 11
6 United States Richey 6 9 2 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Stolle 6 3 9 4 6
Australia Warwick 4 6 7 6 3 Stolle 6 6 6
Hungary Szőke 5 2 2 Koch 3 4 4
Brazil Koch 7 6 6 Stolle 9 6 6
South Africa McMillan 6 6 6 Davidson 8 1 2
Japan Sakai 4 2 1 McMillan 7 6 1 4
Denmark Leschly 6 3 3 3 Davidson 9 3 6 6
Australia Davidson 3 6 6 6 Stolle 4 5 9 4
Q United Kingdom De Mendoza 9 3 3 4 3 Rosewall 6 7 7 6
France Chanfreau 8 6 6 6 Chanfreau 8 3 8
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 5 4 6 6 Fillol Sr. 9 6 9
United Arab Republic El Shafei 4 7 6 0 2 Fillol Sr. 3 1 4
Australia Carmichael 3 Rosewall 6 6 6
United States Connors W/O Carmichael 7 6 4 6 2
Belgium Hombergen 3 3 1 3 Rosewall 9 2 6 3 6
3 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Dibley 7 6 6
Austria Kary 5 2 2 Dibley 2 6 3 9 6
United Kingdom Stilwell 8 6 1 7 Stilwell 6 3 6 8 4
France Barclay 6 0 6 5 Dibley 3 8 6 6 10
United States Ralston 8 6 1 7 Ralston 6 9 3 0 8
Denmark Ulrich 6 0 6 5 Ralston 6 6 5 9
Australia Masters 7 6 6 Masters 1 4 7 7
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 5 0 2 Dibley 6 8 6
Hungary Baranyi 6 1 4 2 Loyo-Mayo 3 6 3
Mexico Loyo-Mayo 1 6 6 6 Loyo-Mayo 9 6 6
Czechoslovakia Zednik 3 6 2 0 Bertram 8 3 2
South Africa Bertram 6 3 6 6 Loyo-Mayo 4 9 6 4 6
Chile Cornejo 4 2 4 Goven 6 7 4 6 4
France Goven 6 6 6 Goven 6 6 6
Australia Keldie 6 1 3 6 8 7 Năstase 4 4 2
7 Romania Năstase 1 6 6 4 10

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Dent 6 5 6 7
India Lall 4 7 4 5 Dent 7 3 4
Soviet Union Metreveli 6 6 6 Metreveli 9 6 6
India Mukherjea 2 4 4 Metreveli 6 7 6
Brazil Mandarino 6 8 6 6 Q Hřebec 4 5 4
Spain Muñoz 4 9 4 2 Mandarino 4 4 3
Q United Kingdom Feaver 5 2 2 Q Hřebec 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia Hřebec 7 6 6 Metreveli 8 3 6 3
Australia Ball 6 7 6 1 5 2 Newcombe 9 6 4 6
United States Fox 2 9 1 6 7 Fox 4 2 2
United Kingdom Battrick 2 6 6 6 Battrick 6 6 6
Australia Bartlett 6 4 3 1 Battrick 4 4 4
Australia Fletcher 8 7 1 6 2 Newcombe 6 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 6 5 6 4 Fletcher 5 4 2
South Africa Hewitt 4 3 5 2 Newcombe 7 6 6
2 Australia Newcombe 6 6 7

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