1972 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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1972 Australian Open
Champion   Australia Ken Rosewall
Runner-up   Australia Mal Anderson
Final score   7–6, 6–3, 7–5
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
Australian Open
 < 1971 1973 > 

Ken Rosewall defeated Mal Anderson 7–6, 6–3, 7–5 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1972 Australian 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 John Newcombe (Quarterfinals)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  3. Australia John Alexander (Third Round)
  4. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Owen Davidson (Second Round)
  6. Australia Tony Roche (Second Round)
  1. Australia Colin Dibley (Third Round)
  2. Australia Mal Anderson (Finals)
  3. Australia Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Allan Stone (Semifinals)
  5. Australia John Cooper (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Geoff Masters (Second Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia John Newcombe 6 3 4 6 7  
8  Australia Mal Anderson 2 6 6 3 9  
  8  Australia Mal Anderson 6 7 7      
  4  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 2 6 6      
11  Australia John Cooper 2 6 4 2  
  4  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6 3 6 6    
    8  Australia Mal Anderson 6 3 5    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 7 6 7    
   Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 6 5 6 3    
10  Australia Allan Stone 4 7 7 6    
10  Australia Allan Stone 6 1 6 2  
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 7 6 3 6    
9  Australia Dick Crealy 3 1 3    
  2  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Australia J Newcombe 6 7 6      
 Australia J Bartlett 7 6 6          Australia J Bartlett 2 6 3      
 Australia W Durham 6 2 3           1  Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6      
 New Zealand J McDonald 6 6 6            France P Dominguez 1 3 1      
 Australia S Myers 2 4 4          New Zealand J McDonald 6 4 3 2  
     France P Dominguez 4 6 6 6    
      1  Australia J Newcombe 6 3 4 6 7
      8  Australia M Anderson 2 6 6 3 9
    12  Australia G Masters 5 5 2      
 Australia A Hammond 3 3 4          Australia N Fraser 7 7 6      
 Australia N Fraser 6 6 6            Australia N Fraser 2 3 1    
 France W N'Godrella 6 7 6 6         8  Australia M Anderson 6 6 6      
 Australia W Coghlan 3 6 3 3        France W N'Godrella 4 6 1 3  
    8  Australia M Anderson 6 3 6 6    
 

Section 2[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    5  Australia O Davidson 3 6 1 5    
 Australia R Casey 1 0 3          Australia F Sedgman 6 1 6 7    
 Australia F Sedgman 6 6 6            Australia F Sedgman 6 3 1 3    
      11  Australia J Cooper 3 6 6 6    
     France P Proisy 6 3 4 2  
    11  Australia J Cooper 4 6 6 6    
      11  Australia J Cooper 2 6 4 2  
 Australia R Case 6 6 6           4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 3 6 6  
 Australia C Stubs 1 3 1          Australia R Case 6 3 6 7    
 Australia B Lloyd w/o              Australia J Stephens 4 6 2 5    
 Australia J Stephens                  Australia R Case 2 6 4 2  
 Australia M Phillips 4 4 4           4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 3 6 6    
 Japan K Tanabe 6 6 6          Japan K Tanabe 3 2 2    
    4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6      
 

Section 3[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    3  Australia J Alexander 6 7 6      
 Australia R Rheinberger w/o              Australia I Fletcher 3 5 4      
 Australia I Fletcher                 3  Australia J Alexander 3 6 6 6 3  
 Australia S Ball 3 7 5 5          Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 1 7 1 6  
 Australia J James 6 5 7 7        Australia J James 3 6 3    
 Australia R Frawley 3 1 1          Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 7 6      
 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6            Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 5 6 3  
      10  Australia A Stone 4 7 7 6  
    10  Australia A Stone 7 7 6      
 Australia A Gardiner 6 2 6          Australia K Warwick 5 5 3      
 Australia K Warwick 7 6 7           10  Australia A Stone 6 6 6    
 Australia G Thomson 4 6 5 6          United Kingdom M Cox 1 2 3      
 United Kingdom M Cox 6 4 7 7        United Kingdom M Cox          
    6  Australia T Roche w/o          
 

Section 4[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    7  Australia C Dibley 6 6 7      
 Australia P Kronk 5 3 1          Australia M Rose 1 4 6      
 Australia M Rose 7 6 6           7  Australia C Dibley 4 6 3      
 Australia B Giltinan 6 3 7 6         9  Australia D Crealy 6 7 6      
 Australia K Hancock 1 6 5 4        Australia B Giltinan 6 5 1 6 11
    9  Australia D Crealy 1 7 6 4 13  
      9  Australia D Crealy 3 1 3    
      2  Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6    
     France J-P Meyer 6 2 7 6 8  
 Australia C Letcher 6 0 6 6        Australia C Letcher 4 6 6 7 6  
 Australia G Perkins 1 6 1 4          France J-P Meyer 3 1 3    
 Japan J Kuki                 2  Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6      
 Australia A Haswell w/o              Japan J Kuki 3 2 1    
    2  Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6      
 

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