1974 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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1974 Australian Open
Champion   United States Jimmy Connors
Runner-up   Australia Phil Dent
Final score   7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 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
Australian Open
 < 1973 1975 > 

Jimmy Connors defeated Phil Dent 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia John Newcombe, (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors, (Champion)
  3. Australia John Alexander, (Semifinals)
  4. Sweden Björn Borg, (Third Round)
  5. West Germany Karl Meiler, (Second Round)
  6. Australia Colin Dibley, (Quarterfinals)
  7. New Zealand Onny Parun, (Third Round)
  8. Australia Ross Case, (Semifinals)
  1. Australia Phil Dent, (Finals)
  2. Australia Dick Crealy, (Third Round)
  3. Australia Geoff Masters, (First Round)
  4. Australia Allan Stone, (Third Round)
  5. Australia Bob Giltinan, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Barry Phillips-Moore, (Third Round)
  7. Australia Bob Carmichael, (First Round)
  8. Australia John Cooper, (First 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 2 5      
8  Australia Ross Case 7 6 7      
  8  Australia Ross Case 4 1 6 2    
  9  Australia Phil Dent 6 6 2 6    
9  Australia Phil Dent 6 6 6    
  6  Australia Colin Dibley 4 4 4      
    9  Australia Phil Dent 6 4 6 3  
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 4 6  
  13  Australia Bob Giltinan 1 7 1 2    
3  Australia John Alexander 6 5 6 6    
3  Australia John Alexander 6 4 4    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 6      
 Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník 6 5 3 4  
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 3 7 6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
1  Australia J Newcombe 6 6  
   Japan K Hirai 2 4     1  Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6 6  
   Australia K Warwick 6 6      Australia K Warwick 3 3 7 4  
   United Kingdom J Paish 4 4       1  Australia J Newcombe 7 6 3 6  
   Australia J Bartlett 6 6 6       14  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 1  
   Australia R Casey 4 7 4        Australia J Bartlett 7 5 6 1 4
   Australia F Sedgman 4 3   14  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 7 4 6 6  
14  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6       1  Australia J Newcombe 6 2 5
8  Australia R Case 6 6       8  Australia R Case 7 6 7
   Australia R Keldie 2 0     8  Australia R Case 6 2 7 6 6  
   Australia T Roche 7 6      Australia T Roche 7 6 5 4 4  
   Australia C Stubs 6 2       8  Australia R Case 6 6 4 6
   France J-F Caujolle 6 6          France W N'Godrella 2 3 6 4  
   Switzerland P Kanderal 4 1        France J-F Caujolle N/A
   France W N'Godrella 4 6 7      France W N'Godrella  
15  Australia B Carmichael 6 2 5  

Section 2[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
4  Sweden B Borg 6 6 6  
   West Germany T Roepcke 7 3 1     4  Sweden B Borg  
   Mexico M Lara 6 3 7      Mexico M Lara w/o  
   France J Thamin 4 6 5       4  Sweden B Borg 4 1 2  
   United States W Brown 7 6       9  Australia P Dent 6 6 6  
   Australia M Phillips 5 2        United States W Brown 2 3 2
   West Germany U Pinner 3 3   9  Australia P Dent 6 6 6  
9  Australia P Dent 6 6       9  Australia P Dent 6 6 6
6  Australia C Dibley 2 7 6       6  Australia C Dibley 4 4 4
   Australia N Fraser 6 6 0     6  Australia C Dibley 7 6 6  
   United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6      United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 4 1  
   Netherlands J Hordijk 4 4       6  Australia C Dibley 4 6 7 5 8
   United Kingdom M Farrell          Australia K Hancock 6 4 5 7 6  
   France P Joly w/o        United Kingdom M Farrell 2 4 2
   Australia K Hancock 7 7      Australia K Hancock 6 6 6  
11  Australia G Masters 6 6  

Section 3[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
13  Australia B Giltinan 6 6  
   Peru F Ponte 3 3     13  Australia B Giltinan 7 6 6  
   Australia W Durham 6 6      Australia W Durham 6 2 0  
   Australia A Hammond 2 4       13  Australia B Giltinan 7 7 6  
   United Kingdom J Feaver 6 6       7  New Zealand O Parun 6 6 3  
   United States G Hardie 3 4        United Kingdom J Feaver 6 3 6 6
   Australia J James 4 1   7  New Zealand O Parun 4 6 7 8  
7  New Zealand O Parun 6 6       13  Australia B Giltinan 1 7 1 2
10  Australia D Crealy 6 6       3  Australia J Alexander 6 5 6 6
   Australia T Allan 1 1     10  Australia D Crealy 7 7 6  
   France D Naegelen 6 6      France D Naegelen 6 6 4  
   India J Singh 4 3       10  Australia D Crealy 7 2 7 3 4
   Czechoslovakia M Holeček 7 6       3  Australia J Alexander 6 6 5 6 6  
   Australia W Coghlan 6 2        Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 4 3 1
   France T Bernasconi 6 1   3  Australia J Alexander 4 6 6 6  
3  Australia J Alexander 7 6  

Section 4[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
12  Australia A Stone 6 6  
   Australia S Meyers 4 2     12  Australia A Stone 7 7 7  
   Australia I Fletcher 7 7      Australia I Fletcher 6 5 6  
   Australia C Letcher 6 5       12  Australia A Stone 6 5 6 6  
   Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 6          Czechoslovakia V Zedník 4 7 7 7  
   Australia M Senior 3 4        Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 7 6 3 6
   United States L Parker 6 4   5  West Germany K Meiler 7 5 4 6 1  
5  West Germany K Meiler 7 6          Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 5 3 4
16  Australia J Cooper 5 6       2  United States J Connors 3 7 6 6
   Japan K Tanabe 7 7        Japan K Tanabe 3 4 2  
   Australia S Ball 7 6      Australia S Ball 6 6 6  
   Australia E Ewert 6 3          Australia S Ball 4 7 7 3 4
   Australia G Thomson 6 6       2  United States J Connors 6 5 6 6 6  
   France J-P Meyer 4 3        Australia G Thomson 4 2 6
   France J-L Haillet 1 5   2  United States J Connors 6 6 7  
2  United States J Connors 6 7  

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