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       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Legends      
WC Singles      
WC Doubles      

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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