1939 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1939 U.S. National Championships
Champion United States Bobby Riggs[1]
Runner-up United States Welby Van Horn[1]
Final score 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1938 · U.S. National Championships · 1940 →

Bobby Riggs defeated Welby Van Horn 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1939 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Adrian Quist (Fourth round)
  2. n/a
  3. United States Frank Parker (Fourth round)
  4. n/a
  5. United States Elwood Cooke (Fourth round)
  6. n/a
  7. Australia Harry Hopman (Quarterfinalist)
  8. n/a
  9. Germany Henner Henkel (First round)
  10. n/a
  11. France Bernard Destremau (Second round)
  1. n/a
  2. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Fourth round)
  3. n/a
  4. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Third round)
  5. n/a
  6. United States Gene Mako (Second round)
  7. n/a
  8. United States Gilbert Hunt (Quarterfinalist)
  9. n/a
  10. Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 United States Bobby Riggs 6 10 6
7 Australia Harry Hopman 1 8 3
1 United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 4 6
11 United States Joseph Hunt 1 2 6 1
7 United States Donald McNeill 4 13 10 6 2
11 United States Joseph Hunt 6 15 8 4 6
1 United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 6
United States Welby Van Horn 4 2 4
19 United States Gilbert Hunt 3 4 1
5 Australia John Bromwich 6 6 6
5 Australia John Bromwich 6 6 2 4 6
United States Welby Van Horn 2 4 6 6 8
United States Welby Van Horn 4 2 6 7 6
15 United States Wayne Sabin 6 6 4 5 3

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Riggs 2 6 6 10
Philippines Ampon 6 4 4 8
1 United States Riggs 6 8 6
United States Dee 1 6 4
United States Dee 5 6 10 4 8
United States Davenport 7 3 8 6 6
1 United States Riggs 6 6 8
United States Alloo 4 2 6
17 United States Mako 4 4 0
United States Alloo 6 6 6
United States Alloo 6 9 1 8 6
15 Czechoslovakia Hecht 4 11 6 6 0
United States York 3 3 4
15 Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States Grant 6 16 6
United States Wood 3 14 4
9 United States Grant 6 6 6
United States Decker 3 0 2
United States Surface w/o
United States Decker
9 United States Grant 5 5 7 3
7 Australia Hopman 7 7 5 6
United States Froehling 3 0 6 4
United States Lubin 6 6 4 6
United States Lubin 4 6 7 3
7 Australia Hopman 6 0 9 6
United States Boulware 4 2 4
7 Australia Hopman 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States McNeill 6 5 6 6
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Palada 3 7 4 0
7 United States McNeill 6 9 6
United States Bobbitt 1 7 1
United States Bobbitt 6 6 8
United States Umstaedter 4 1 6
7 United States McNeill 6 6 6
United States Buxby United States Talbert 3 2 3
Jamaica Nunes w/o United States Buxby 6 3 6 4
United States Talbert 6 6 6 United States Talbert 4 6 8 6
Canada Le Clerc 0 2 3 United States Talbert 6 6 2 6
United States Freeman 7 6 8 United States Freeman 1 3 6 2
United States Jacoby 5 3 6 United States Freeman 7 6 6
United States Kerdasha United States Kerdasha 5 4 4
9 Germany Henkel w/o

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 United States Hunt 6 6 6
United States Swanson 2 2 1 11 United States Hunt 6 3 5 6 6
United States Kramer 6 12 8 10 United States Kramer 2 6 7 4 3
United States Bickel 0 14 6 8 11 United States Hunt 6 3 4 6 7
United States Heldman 6 6 6 19 Australia Crawford 1 6 6 1 5
United States Kamrath 4 4 4 United States Heldman 7 6 4 3 1
19 Australia Crawford 6 6 6 19 Australia Crawford 5 2 6 6 6
United States Rood 0 1 4 11 United States Hunt 6 7 4 6
United States Schroeder 6 6 4 6 United States Guernsey 4 5 6 4
United States Mattmann 2 4 6 4 United States Schroeder 6 6 6
United States Bellis 6 6 6 United States Bellis 4 4 0
United States Johnson 2 1 4 United States Schroeder 3 3 6
United States Toley 6 6 6 United States Guernsey 6 6 8
United States Anderson 3 3 4 United States Toley 0 4 0
United States Guernsey 6 3 2 6 7 United States Guernsey 6 6 6
3 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Punčec 1 6 6 3 5

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States Parker 6 6 6
Philippines Sanchez 0 1 1 3 United States Parker 6 6 6
United States Mahoney 0 6 6 1 6 United States Mahoney 2 4 2
United States Bushman 6 4 4 6 3 3 United States Parker 6 6 3 7
United States Low 6 6 7 17 United Kingdom Hare 4 2 6 5
United States Hawley 3 3 5 United States Low 4 1 0
17 United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6 17 United Kingdom Hare 6 6 6
United States Nielsen 2 0 3 3 United States Parker 1 1 1
19 United States Hunt 6 6 11 6 19 United States Hunt 6 6 6
United States Hall 4 3 13 2 19 United States Hunt 3 7 6 6
United States Bowden 6 6 8 United States Bowden 6 5 1 4
United States Adelsberg 2 4 6 19 United States Hunt 6 1 7 7 6
United States Prusoff 6 6 6 United States Prusoff 2 6 9 5 1
Canada Duff 2 1 4 United States Prusoff 6 6 6
United States Sutter 6 2 3 6 6 United States Sutter 4 2 1
13 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kukuljević 4 6 6 3 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States Mulloy
France Brugnon w/o 13 United States Mulloy 4 2 6 6 8
United States Podesta 6 1 6 6 United States Podesta 6 6 1 4 6
United States Curtiss 2 6 4 3 13 United States Mulloy 6 5 6 6
United States Greenberg 6 3 7 3 6 United States McGehee 2 7 4 3
United States Hudlow 2 6 5 6 2 United States Greenberg 2 1 3
United States McGehee United States McGehee 6 6 6
United States Tidball w/o 13 United States Mulloy 5 1 2
5 Australia Bromwich 7 6 6
United States Lewis
United States Antignat w/o
United States Lewis 5 4 1
5 Australia Bromwich 7 6 6
United States Shields 2 3 2
5 Australia Bromwich 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Cooke
United States Robertson w/o
5 United States Cooke 6 6 6
United States Walter Anderson 3 3 3
United States Anderson
United States Giles w/o
5 United States Cooke 3 10 4 5
United States Van Horn 6 8 6 7
United States Ganzenmuller 0 7 3 2
United States Steele, Jr. 6 5 6 6
United States Steele, Jr. 7 10 6 8
United States Van Horn 5 12 8 10
United States Van Horn
11 France Destremau w/o

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States Sabin 6 6 8
United States Fishbach 4 4 6
15 United States Sabin 6 6 6
21 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 1 0 4
21 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Mitić 6 4 7 6 7
United States Everett 2 6 9 2 5
15 United States Sabin 11 4 8 6
1 Australia Quist 9 6 6 1
United States Everett 6 0 3
United States Doeg 8 6 6
United States Doeg 9 2 8 3 0
1 Australia Quist 7 6 6 6 6
United States Gillespie 0 2 1
1 Australia Quist 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. 117. OCLC 172306. 

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