1974 U.S. Professional Indoor – Singles

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1974 U.S. Professional Indoor
Champion   Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up   United States Arthur Ashe
Final score   6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Events
Singles   Doubles

Stan Smith was the defending champion, but lost in the third round this year.

Rod Laver won the title, defeating Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 in the final.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Romania Ilie Năstase (Second Round, withdrew)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Second Round, withdrew)
  3. Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)
  4. United States Stan Smith (Third Round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Second Round, withdrew)
  6. Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
  7. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Semifinals)
  8. United States Arthur Ashe (Final)
  9. United States Tom Gorman (First Round)
  10. United States Marty Riessen (Second Round)
  11. Italy Adriano Panatta (Quarterfinals)
  12. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić (Second Round)
  13. United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Third Round)
  14. Chile Jaime Fillol (Second Round)
  15. Sweden Björn Borg (Third Round)
  16. United States Cliff Richey (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final Rounds[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
     Australia Tony Roche 6 6    
   United Kingdom Mark Cox 4 4    
     Australia Tony Roche 4 64 1      
  8  United States Arthur Ashe 6 77 6      
11  Italy Adriano Panatta 1 77 3
  8  United States Arthur Ashe 6 61 6  
    8  United States Arthur Ashe 1 4 6 4  
  6  Australia Rod Laver 6 6 3 6  
  6  Australia Rod Laver 6 6    
3  Netherlands Tom Okker 4 2    
6  Australia Rod Laver 6 1 6 6  
  7  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 4 6 4 0    
7  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 6  
     United States Eddie Dibbs 4 4    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    2  Australia J Newcombe        
       Sweden ON Bengtson w/o      
         Sweden ON Bengtson 77 6    
         United Kingdom G Battrick 65 1    
       United Kingdom G Battrick 6 6  
       France P Barthès 1 1    
         Sweden ON Bengtson 65 2  
         Australia T Roche 77 6  
    15  Sweden B Borg w/o      
       Czechoslovakia J Hřebec        
      15  Sweden B Borg 64 65  
         Australia T Roche 77 77    
       Australia T Roche 78 6  
       Romania I Țiriac 66 2    
 

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    5  Spain M Orantes        
       Japan J Kamiwazumi w/o      
         Japan J Kamiwazumi 2 1    
         United States R Lutz 6 6    
       United States R Lutz w/o    
       United States C Pasarell        
         United States R Lutz 3 1  
         United Kingdom M Cox 6 6  
    10  United States M Riessen 3 6 4  
       South Africa F McMillan 6 2 6  
         South Africa F McMillan 3 2  
         United Kingdom M Cox 6 6    
       United Kingdom M Cox 6 6  
       Egypt I El Shafei 4 4    
 

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    4  United States S Smith w/o      
       Czechoslovakia J Kukal        
      4  United States S Smith 65 6 65  
         Mexico R Ramírez 77 3 77  
       Mexico R Ramírez 6 77  
       United States M Estep 1 65    
         Mexico R Ramírez 6 2 3
      11  Italy A Panatta 3 6 6
    11  Italy A Panatta 6 6    
       South Africa P Cramer 4 3    
      11  Italy A Panatta 6 6  
   United Kingdom B Mottram 6 6            United Kingdom B Mottram 1 3    
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 3 0          United Kingdom B Mottram 6 6  
   United States T Edlefsen 6 77          United States T Edlefsen 4 0    
   United States T Leonard 4 64    

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
8  United States A Ashe 6 64 6  
   France J-B Chanfreau 1 77 2     8  United States A Ashe 6 6    
   United States C Graebner 62 4          France P Proisy 3 2    
   France P Proisy 77 6         8  United States A Ashe 6 6    
   West Germany H Elschenbroich 3 6 4          United States B Gottfried 4 4    
   Pakistan H Rahim 6 4 6        Pakistan H Rahim 1 1  
   United States B Gottfried 6 6          United States B Gottfried 6 6    
   Spain A Muñoz 4 4         8  United States A Ashe 6 77  
16  United States C Richey 6 5 78          Soviet Union A Metreveli 2 63  
   Australia P Dent 2 7 66     16  United States C Richey 6 6    
   United Kingdom G Stilwell 7 4 5        Australia D Crealy 2 2    
   Australia D Crealy 5 6 7       16  United States C Richey 63 4  
   Australia O Davidson 2 4            Soviet Union A Metreveli 77 6    
   United States A Pattison 6 6          United States A Pattison 6 3 4
   Soviet Union A Metreveli w/o            Soviet Union A Metreveli 0 6 6  
   United States E Van Dillen        

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
   United States J McManus 7 2 2  
   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović 5 6 6        Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović 77 77    
   United States F Froehling 2 5          Australia B Phillips-Moore 64 65    
   Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 7            Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović 3 4    
   West Germany HJ Pohmann 7 4 7          Australia R Case 6 6    
   Czechoslovakia M Holeček 5 6 5        West Germany HJ Pohmann 2 2  
   Australia R Case 6 4 6        Australia R Case 6 6    
9  United States T Gorman 4 6 4          Australia R Case 4 2  
   Australia C Dibley 6 2 6       6  Australia R Laver 6 6  
   Chile P Cornejo 3 6 2        Australia C Dibley 4 1    
   Argentina G Vilas 4 1          South Africa C Drysdale 6 6    
   South Africa C Drysdale 6 6            South Africa C Drysdale 4 4  
   United States J Borowiak 6 6         6  Australia R Laver 6 6    
   Australia R Ruffels 4 3          United States J Borowiak 4 2  
   Spain Modesto Tito Vazquez 4 6 2     6  Australia R Laver 6 6    
6  Australia R Laver 6 3 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
   New Zealand B Fairlie 3 6 6  
   Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 4 2        New Zealand B Fairlie        
   Australia B Carmichael 6 65 4        United States H Solomon w/o      
   United States H Solomon 1 77 6          United States H Solomon 6 6    
         South Africa B Hewitt 4 3    
       South Africa B Hewitt 6 7  
    14  Chile J Fillol 2 5    
         United States H Solomon 5 1  
      3  Netherlands T Okker 7 6  
       Spain J Gisbert, Sr.        
       Denmark T Ulrich w/o      
         Denmark T Ulrich 3 3  
      3  Netherlands T Okker 6 6    
       Australia G Masters 3 4  
    3  Netherlands T Okker 6 6    
 

Section 7[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
       United States P Gerken 2 6 77  
       Italy A Zugarelli 6 1 64  
         United States P Gerken 6 77    
         France G Goven 2 65    
       France G Goven 6 6  
    12  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 4 4    
         United States P Gerken 3 6 4
      7  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 3 6
       United States R Tanner 6 2 3  
       United States D Stockton 4 6 6  
         United States D Stockton 6 65 4
      7  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 4 77 6  
       South Africa R Moore 2 4  
    7  Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6    
 

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
       France P Dominguez 1 64    
       United States E Dibbs 6 77    
         United States E Dibbs 6 1 7  
      13  United Kingdom R Taylor 3 6 5  
       New Zealand O Parun 4 0  
    13  United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6    
         United States E Dibbs 6 6  
         South Africa R Maud 2 4  
       South Africa R Maud 6 6    
       Australia A Stone 3 3    
         South Africa R Maud 4 77 6
         Australia J Alexander 6 64 4  
       Australia J Alexander w/o    
    1  Romania I Năstase        
 

References[edit]