1974 US Open – Men's Singles

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1974 US Open
Champion   United States Jimmy Connors
Runner-up   Australia Ken Rosewall
Final score   6–1, 6–0, 6–1
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
US Open
 < 1973 1975 > 

Jimmy Connors defeated Ken Rosewall 6–1, 6–0, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 US Open.[1]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Semifinalist)
  3. United States Stan Smith (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Sweden Björn Borg (Second round)
  5. Australia Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  6. Netherlands Tom Okker (Fourth round)
  7. Romania Ilie Năstase (Third round)
  8. United States Arthur Ashe (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  2. Spain Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  3. United States Marty Riessen (Fourth round)
  4. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  5. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Dick Stockton (Third round)
  7. United States Tom Gorman (Second round)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 3 6 6 6    
13  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6 3 4 1    
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 7 7 6      
   United States Roscoe Tanner 6 6 4      
3  United States Stan Smith 6 2 6 1  
   United States Roscoe Tanner 7 6 3 6    
    1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6    
  5  Australia Ken Rosewall 1 0 1    
  5  Australia Ken Rosewall 2 6 6 6    
 India Vijay Amritraj 6 3 3 2    
5  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 7 6  
  2  Australia John Newcombe 7 4 6 3    
8  United States Arthur Ashe 6 3 6 6 4
  2  Australia John Newcombe 4 6 3 7 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States J Connors 6 6 3 7
United States J Borowiak 3 4 6 5 1 United StatesJ Connors 6 6 6
Australia D Crealy 6 6 6 6 SwedenO N Bengtson 1 3 3
Sweden O N Bengtson 7 7 4 7 1 United StatesJ Connors 6 7 6 6
Australia J Alexander 6 6 6 AustraliaJ Alexander 1 5 7 4
France J-F Caujolle 1 2 0 AustraliaJ Alexander 6 7 6
Australia R Case 5 6 3 4 AustraliaB Carmichael 4 5 3
Australia B Carmichael 7 2 6 6 1 United StatesJ Connors 7 6 5 6
12 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6 12 CzechoslovakiaJ Kodeš 5 3 7 2
South Africa P Cramer 4 4 2 12 CzechoslovakiaJ Kodeš 6 6 6
United States D Dell 6 3 5 6 7 United StatesD Dell 4 4 2
United States D R Bohrnstedt 4 6 7 4 6 12 CzechoslovakiaJ Kodeš 5 4 7 7 6
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 6 6 HungaryB Taróczy 7 6 6 6 3
United States B Manson 4 2 1 United KingdomG Battrick 6 6 3
West Germany K Meiler 7 3 2 2 HungaryB Taróczy 7 7 6
Hungary B Taróczy 6 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Netherlands T Okker 5 6 7 6
United States E Van Dillen 7 1 5 2 6 NetherlandsT Okker 7 7 6
United States B Seewagen 3 6 6 6 United States B Seewagen 6 6 2
United States H Bunis 6 3 3 4 6 NetherlandsT Okker 4 6 6 5 6
Australia O Davidson 6 6 6 6 BrazilT Koch 6 2 3 7 4
Australia P Kronk 7 3 2 2 AustraliaO Davidson 3 6 5
Brazil T Koch 7 6 6 BrazilT Koch 6 7 7
Chile A Cornejo 5 1 3 6 NetherlandsT Okker 1 3 6
13 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6 13 Soviet UnionA Metreveli 6 6 7
France J-B Chanfreau 3 2 2 13 Soviet UnionA Metreveli 6 7 6
United States B Martin 3 2 6 3 CzechoslovakiaV Zednik 3 5 4
Czechoslovakia V Zednik 6 6 1 6 13 Soviet UnionA Metreveli 6 6 6 7 6
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 3 3 6 6 6 United KingdomM Cox 7 2 7 6 3
United States J Whitlinger 6 6 2 3 3 CzechoslovakiaJ Hřebec 1 2 6
United Kingdom M Cox 6 7 3 1 7 United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 7
United States J Austin 3 6 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States S Smith 3 6 5 7 7
Chile J Fillol 6 3 7 5 6 3 United StatesS Smith 6 3 7 6
South Africa F McMillan 6 6 6 South AfricaF McMillan 1 6 6 4
United States J McManus 4 2 4 3 United StatesS Smith 6 7 6
West Germany H J Pohmann 3 5 2 United StatesB Teacher 3 5 4
United States B Gottfried 6 7 6 United StatesB Gottfried 6 6 3 2 2
Chile P Cornejo 7 3 3 r United StatesB Teacher 3 2 6 6 6
United States B Teacher 6 6 6 3 United StatesS Smith 6 6 6 6
10 Spain M Orantes 6 7 6 AustraliaS Ball 2 3 7 3
Czechoslovakia F Pala 4 5 4 10 SpainM Orantes 3 4 2
India A Amritraj 7 6 4 6 IndiaA Amritraj 6 6 6
Rhodesia A Pattison 6 4 6 3 IndiaA Amritraj 7 7 3 2 4
Colombia I Molina 1 3 3 AustraliaS Ball 5 5 6 6 6
Australia S Ball 6 6 6 AustraliaS Ball 6 7 6
Chile J Pinto-Bravo 1 2 1 FranceG Goven 3 5 3
France G Goven 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Romania I Năstase 6 6
Australia K Warwick 2 4 r 7 RomaniaNăstase 6 6 4 6 6
United States R Barth 6 6 7 United StatesBarth 7 1 6 1 2
Australia J Bartlett 1 0 5 7 RomaniaI Năstase 6 7 5 4 4
United Kingdom R Taylor 7 7 6 United StatesR Tanner 4 6 7 6 6
Australia A Stone 6 6 3 United KingdomR Taylor 6 7 4 6 3
United States M Estep 4 6 3 6 United StatesR Tanner 3 6 6 7 6
United States R Tanner 6 4 6 7 United StatesR Tanner 6 6 7 6 7
14 United States D Stockton 6 6 6 EgyptI El Shafei 3 7 5 7 6
United States J Delaney 2 1 1 14 United StatesD Stockton 6 6 6 6
United States T Edlefsen 7 3 0 0 United StatesR Kreiss 7 3 3 2
United States R Kreiss 6 6 6 6 14 United StatesD Stockton 6 6 3 6 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 3 3 2 EgyptI El Shafei 4 7 6 3 6
Egypt I El Shafei 6 6 6 EgyptI El Shafei 7 6 6
United States S Turner 6 5 3 AustraliaI Fletcher 6 1 4
Australia I Fletcher 7 7 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States C Pasarell 6 6 4 6 6
United States P Dupre 7 3 6 2 4 United StatesC Pasarell 4 6 7 6
United States S Stewart 6 5 6 0 3 United StatesG Scott 6 4 6 3
United States G Scott 2 7 4 6 6 United StatesC Pasarell 1 2 6 4
Australia R Ruffels 7 4 4 1 5 AustraliaK Rosewall 6 6 4 6
United States B Lutz 6 6 6 6 United StatesB Lutz 6 3 3
Australia C Dibley 4 6 1 5 AustraliaK Rosewall 7 6 6
5 Australia K Rosewall 6 7 6 5 AustraliaK Rosewall 6 6 7 6
United States G R Reid 6 7 6 16 MexicoR Ramírez 1 7 5 3
Japan J Kuki 4 6 3 United StatesG R Reid 3 5 7
Australia B Phillips-Moore 7 2 2 1 United StatesS Mayer 6 7 6 r
United States S Mayer 5 6 6 6 United StatesG R Reid 1 4 6 3
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 7 6 5 4 r 16 MexicoR Ramírez 6 6 3 6
United States W Brown 6 2 7 6 United StatesW Brown 6 6 6
Venezuela J Andrew 2 4 4 16 MexicoR Ramírez 7 7 7
16 Mexico R Ramírez 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Rhodesia R Dowdeswell 6 3 6 6
United Kingdom M Farrell 2 6 2 4 RhodesiaR Dowdeswell 6 2 6
United States C Owens 7 6 6 United StatesC Owens 7 6 7
Austria H Kary 6 4 4 United StatesC Owens 4 3 0
Pakistan H Rahim 4 4 2 11 United StatesM Riessen 6 6 6
United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6 6 United KingdomJ Lloyd 3 4 2
United States S Krulevitz 7 6 2 2 0 11 United StatesM Riessen 6 6 6
11 United States M Riessen 6 3 6 6 6 11 United StatesM Riessen 3 3 4
South Africa T Ryan 1 4 0 r IndiaV Amritraj 6 6 6
South Africa J Yuill 6 6 1 South AfricaJ Yuill 6 6 1 7 6
United States D Crawford 5 4 2 SpainJ Gisbert 2 7 6 6 3
Spain J Gisbert 7 6 6 South AfricaJ Yuill 6 6 6 7 1
India v Amritraj 6 6 6 6 IndiaV Amritraj 7 0 7 6 3
Australia S Docherty 7 1 3 2 IndiaV Amritraj 6 7 3 1 6
United States V Amaya 4 6 3 3 4 SwedenB Borg 1 6 6 6 2
4 Sweden B Borg 6 4 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States P Gerken 6 6 7 7
New Zealand J Simpson 4 7 5 6 United StatesP Gerken 6 6 6
United States A Neely 6 6 6 4 7 United StatesA Neely 4 4 2
Japan J Kamiwazumi 4 7 2 6 5 United StatesP Gerken 4 3 1 r
United States M Machette 6 6 6 9 ArgentinaG Vilas 6 6 3
Chile B Prajoux 4 4 2 United StatesM Machette 3 2 1
United States F Taygan 3 2 7 6 3 9 ArgentinaG Vilas 6 6 6
9 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6 2 6 9 ArgentinaG Vilas 7 4 4 5
United States S Messmer 3 6 3 6 8 United StatesA Ashe 6 6 6 7
United States F McNair 6 3 6 7 United StatesF McNair 3 3 6
Australia G Masters 2 6 6 6 AustraliaG Masters 6 6 7
Spain J Velasco 6 2 1 3 AustraliaG Masters 6 2 3 3
United Kingdom J Feaver 6 3 6 1 8 United StatesA Ashe 2 6 6 6
United States V Gerulaitis 3 6 7 6 United StatesV Gerulaitis 6 5 2
United States T Waltke 3 6 2 8 United StatesA Ashe 7 7 6
8 United States A Ashe 6 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States C Graebner 6 6 7
Denmark T Ulrich 3 1 5 United StatesC Graebner 1 6 3 6 6
Spain A Muñoz 4 6 6 7 7 SpainA Muñoz 6 4 6 2 2
United States J Andrews 6 7 2 6 6 United StatesC Graebner 1 4 3
India J Singh 1 4 2 South AfricaR Moore 6 6 6
South Africa R Moore 6 6 6 South AfricaR Moore 4 6 6 6 7
United States G Hardie 6 4 2 15 United StatesT Gorman 6 4 7 4 5
15 United States T Gorman 7 6 6 South AfricaR Moore 3 2 5
New Zealand O Parun 6 6 6 2 AustraliaJ Newcombe 6 6 7
United States E Friedler 1 1 1 New ZealandO Parun 4 4 4
Australia T Roche 6 6 6 AustraliaT Roche 6 6 6
Australia J James 3 3 1 AustraliaT Roche 6 6 3 5
Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 6 6 2 AustraliaJ Newcombe 4 7 6 7
Brazil L F Tavares 2 3 3 Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 2 2
Bolivia R Benavides 2 0 1 2 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 6
2 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 462. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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