1917 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1917 U.S. National Championships
Champion United States Robert Lindley Murray [1]
Runner-up United States William Johnston [1]
Final score 5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1916 · U.S. National Championships · 1918 →

Robert Lindley Murray defeated Nathaniel W. Niles 5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1917 U.S. National Championships.[2] The event was held at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York.[3][4] The tournament was renamed National Patriotic Tournament in support of the war effort. No trophies were handed out to the winners and the entrance fees were dedicated to the American Red Cross.[5]

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
United States R. Lindley Murray 4 6 6 4 6
United States Craig Biddle 6 1 4 6 2
United States R. Lindley Murray 4 6 6 6
United States John Strachan 6 3 3 1
United States John Strachan 6 2 6 6
United States Chuck Garland 1 6 2 3
United States R. Lindley Murray 5 8 6 6
United States Nathaniel W. Niles 7 6 3 3
United States Nathaniel W. Niles 6 6 6
United States Clarence Griffin 1 3 0
United States Nathaniel W. Niles 6 4 6 6
United States R. Norris Williams 2 6 4 3
United States Harold Throckmorton 6 3 5
United States R. Norris Williams 4 6 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 457. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Murray New Leader of Tennis Cohorts" (PDF). The New York Times. August 26, 1917. 
  3. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 95. OCLC 172306. 
  4. ^ "Net Starts Respond to Call of Tennis" (PDF). The New York Times. August 20, 1917. 
  5. ^ "Tennis Body Agrees to Award no Titles" (PDF). The New York Times. April 22, 1917. 

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