1937 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1937 U.S. National Championships
Champion United States Don Budge[1]
Runner-up Germany Gottfried von Cramm[1]
Final score 6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1936 · U.S. National Championships · 1938 →

Don Budge defeated Gottfried von Cramm 6–1, 7–9, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1937 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Germany Gottfried von Cramm (Finalist)
  2. n/a
  3. United States Bobby Riggs (Semifinalist)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Frank Parker (Semifinalist)
  6. n/a
  7. United States Bryan Grant (Quarterfinalist)
  8. n/a
  9. United States Joseph Hunt (Quarterfinalist)
  1. n/a
  2. Japan Fumiteru Nakano (Fourth round)
  3. n/a
  4. Japan Hideo Nishimura (Second round)
  5. n/a
  6. United States John Van Ryn (Quarterfinalist)
  7. n/a
  8. United Kingdom Jimmy Jones (Second round)
  9. Canada Ross Wilson (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 United States Don Budge 6 6 6
9 United States Joseph Hunt 1 2 4
1 United States Don Budge 6 6 6
5 United States Frank Parker 2 1 3
5 United States Frank Parker 6 12 6
15 United States John Van Ryn 2 10 2
1 United States Don Budge 6 7 6 3 6
1 Germany Gottfried von Cramm 1 9 1 6 1
3 United States Bobby Riggs 4 1 6 6 7
7 United Kingdom Charles Hare 6 6 3 0 5
3 United States Bobby Riggs 6 8 3 3 2
1 Germany Gottfried von Cramm 0 6 6 6 6
7 United States Bryan Grant 7 6 6 3 3
1 Germany Gottfried von Cramm 9 2 2 6 6

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Budge 6 6 6
United States Winslow 3 3 3
1 United States Budge 6 6 6
United States Abrams 0 1 1
United States Anderson 2 6 1 0
United States Abrams 6 3 6 6
1 United States Budge 6 6 6
9 France Petra 0 3 1
United States Mulloy
United States Bickel w/o
United States Mulloy 5 6 4 6 0
9 France Petra 7 3 6 3 6
United States Bowman 2 2 3
9 France Petra 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States Hunt 7 6 6
United States Morrison 5 3 2
9 United States Hunt 1 5 6 7 6
United States Anderson 6 7 1 5 0
United States Low 4 4 7
United States Anderson 6 6 9
9 United States Hunt 3 6 6 6
5 Japan Yamagishi 6 1 1 1
United States Alloo 1 2 0
United States Cameron 6 6 6
United States Cameron 2 3 6
Canada Watt 6 2 6 6 5 Japan Yamagishi 6 6 8
United Kingdom Earle 2 6 3 1 Canada Watt 2 1 3
5 Japan Yamagishi 6 6 6 5 Japan Yamagishi 6 6 6
United States Carr 1 2 3

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Parker 6 6 6
United States Gillespie 2 1 0 5 United States Parker 3 6 6 6
United States Bowden United States Bowden 6 2 3 1
United States Peterson w/o 5 United States Parker 6 8 6
United States Hunt 6 6 6 United States Hunt 1 6 1
United States Harman 2 1 4 United States Hunt 6 6 6
17 United Kingdom Jones 6 6 3 6 17 United Kingdom Jones 0 3 3
Italy Cuccioli 3 4 6 3 5 United States Parker 3 4 6 6 6
United States Cooke 6 6 6 United States Wood 6 6 1 3 0
United States Lauck 4 1 3 United States Cooke 6 6 7
United States Kantrowitz 6 12 6 United States Kantrowitz 1 4 5
United States Burt 3 10 3 United States Cooke 2 2 2
United States Wood 6 6 6 United States Wood 6 6 6
United States Kynaston 1 2 2 United States Wood 4 6 6 6
13 Japan Nishimura 6 9 6 13 Japan Nishimura 6 2 2 0
United States Kelleher 4 7 3

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States Van Ryn 5 8 8 6
United States Dunn 7 6 6 4 15 United States Van Ryn 6 9 10 6 6
United States Heldman 7 12 3 6 United States Heldman 8 7 12 3 2
United States Hendrix 5 10 6 3 15 United States Van Ryn 6 8 6
United States Hartman 6 6 6 United States Coghlan 4 6 1
United States Lavine 2 3 1 United States Hartman 6 3 8 6 4
United States Coghlan United States Coghlan 3 6 6 8 6
United States Dorson w/o 15 United States Van Ryn 6 6 6
United States Harris 6 6 1 2 6 United States Harris 3 1 1
United States Mangin 0 1 6 6 0 United States Harris 6 2 7 5 6
United States Lurie United States Lurie 2 6 5 7 4
United States Potts w/o United States Harris 6 7 12 6
United States Buxby 4 7 6 6 United States Buxby 8 5 10 1
United States Podesta 6 5 3 1 United States Buxby 5 6 6 6
3 Germany Henkel 6 7 6 3 Germany Henkel 7 1 4 4
United States Bobbitt 1 5 0

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States Riggs 7 6 9
United States McGehee 5 1 7 3 United States Riggs 2 6 6 7
United States Mako 6 6 6 United States Mako 6 3 4 5
United States Lucia 3 1 4 3 United States Riggs 6 6 6
United States Davenport 1 6 8 6 United States Robertson 4 4 4
United States Marcum 6 1 6 4 United States Davenport 1 6 17 5
United States Robertson United States Robertson 6 3 19 7
United States Sutter w/o 3 United States Riggs 3 7 6 8
United States Swanson 5 4 6 6 6 11 Japan Nakano 6 5 3 6
United States Washburn 7 6 3 1 3 United States Swanson 7 7 4 6
United States Lubin 8 10 6 United States Lubin 5 5 6 4
United States Tilden 6 8 4 United States Swanson 8 6 1 6 3
United States Welsh 1 9 6 6 11 Japan Nakano 10 4 6 3 6
United States Fishbach 6 7 0 1 United States Welsh 1 6 1 4
11 Japan Nakano 7 6 6 11 Japan Nakano 6 4 6 6
United States Gilpin 5 2 1

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States McDiarmid 6 3 6 6
United States Wetherell 1 6 1 0 13 United States McDiarmid 6 6 6
United States Mitchell United States Mitchell 4 3 4
United States Fischer w/o 13 United States McDiarmid 3 6 3 6 5
United States Coggeshall 6 6 6 United States Cuninggim 6 3 6 4 1
United States Curtiss 2 1 2 United States Coggeshall 3 1 5
United States Cuninggim 4 6 6 6 United States Cuninggim 6 6 7
18 Canada Wilson 6 3 4 3 United States Cuninggim 6 6 3 4 2
United States Culley 6 6 6 7 United Kingdom Hare 4 4 6 6 6
United States Lynch 4 3 4 United States Culley 6 6 6
United States Adelsberg United States Adelsberg 0 1 4
United States McCauliff w/o United States Culley 6 6 4 1 0
United States Mattmann 6 6 8 7 United Kingdom Hare 4 2 6 6 6
United States Rider 4 4 6 United States Mattmann 3 1 2
7 United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6 7 United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6
United States Mercur 3 2 4

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States Grant 6 9 6
United Kingdom Deloford 4 7 3 7 United States Grant 6 6 6
United States Hall 2 6 6 6 United States Hall 2 2 1
United States Hawley 6 3 4 2 7 United States Grant 6 6 6
United States Steele, Jr. 4 2 2
United States Steele, Jr.
United States Burgess w/o
7 United States Grant 6 4 5 6 6
United States Sabin 2 6 7 1 1
United States Guernsey 5 2 6 5
United States Sabin 7 6 1 7
United States Sabin 6 6 1 6
United States Toley 3 3 6 4
United States Toley 8 6 6
15 France Brugnon 6 4 1

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 United States Surface
United States Moreno w/o
11 United States Surface 6 3 6
United States Kamrath 3 6 3
United States Mahoney 4 3 3
United States Kamrath 6 6 6
11 United States Surface 6 5 6 5
1 Germany von Cramm 8 7 3 7
United States McNeill 6 6 6
United States Umstaedter 0 3 2
United States McNeill 2 3 6 4
1 Germany von Cramm 6 6 2 6
United States Jarvis 1 4 2
1 Germany von Cramm 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York City]: New Chapter Press. p. 459. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 115. OCLC 172306. 

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