1939 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1939 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States Bobby Riggs
Runner-upUnited States Elwood Cooke
Final score2–6, 8–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Details
Draw96 (10Q)
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1938 · Wimbledon Championships · 1946 →

Don Budge was the defending champion, but was ineligible to compete after turning professional at the end of the 1938 season.

Second-seeded Bobby Riggs defeated Elwood Cooke in the final, 2–6, 8–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1939 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

It would be the last Wimbledon tournament for seven years due to World War II.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United Kingdom Bunny Austin (Quarterfinals)
02.   United States Bobby Riggs (Champion)
03.   United States Don McNeil (Second round)
04.   Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec (Semifinals)
05.   Germany Henner Henkel (Semifinals)
06.   United States Elwood Cooke (Final)
07.   Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel (Second round)
08.   Poland Ignacy Tłoczyński (Third round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United Kingdom Bunny Austin 3 0 1
6 United States Elwood Cooke 6 6 6
6 United States Elwood Cooke 6 4 6 6
5 Germany Henner Henkel 3 6 4 4
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Kukuljević 1 3 2
5 Germany Henner Henkel 6 6 6
6 United States Elwood Cooke 6 6 6 3 2
2 United States Bobby Riggs 2 8 3 6 6
United States Gene Smith 0 2 2
4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 6 6 6
4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 2 3 4
2 United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 6
India Ghaus Mohammad 2 2 2
2 United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United Kingdom Bunny Austin 6 6 12
Hungary József Asbóth 1 4 10 1 United Kingdom H Austin 6 6 6
LL United Kingdom Maurice Lucking 5 1 5 United States O Anderson 3 4 4
United States Owen Anderson 7 6 7 1 United Kingdom H Austin 7 9 0
Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný 6 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Drobný 5 7 0r
Republic of China (1912–1949) Ho Jin 1 2 4 Czechoslovakia J Drobný 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Henry Weatherall 6 6 7 Q United Kingdom H Weatherall 2 2 4
Australia Garton Hone 4 3 5 1 United Kingdom H Austin 8 6 6
United Kingdom Jack Darkins 8 6 8 United Kingdom D Butler 6 4 4
United Kingdom Douglas Snart 6 4 6 United Kingdom J Darkins 7 6 3 1
Romania Cristea Caralulis 4 2 9 0 United Kingdom D Butler 9 4 6 6
United Kingdom Don Butler 6 6 7 6 United Kingdom D Butler 4 6 4 6 6
Q United Kingdom Bert Whitney 2 3 2 Germany R Goepfert 6 2 6 3 3
Belgium Jacques Van den Eynde 6 6 6 Belgium J Van den Eynde 5 4 2
Egypt Andre Najar 3 3 1 Germany R Goepfert 7 6 6
Germany Rolf Goepfert 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United States Elwood Cooke 1 6 6 6
France Christian Boussus 6 4 0 3 6 United States E Cooke 6 7 7
Switzerland Jost Spitzer 3 6 1 1 United Kingdom G Godsell 1 5 5
United Kingdom George Godsell 6 4 6 6 6 United States E Cooke 7 6 6
United Kingdom Cliff Hovell 0 7 6 8 6 Republic of Ireland G Lyttleton-Rogers 5 1 4
Q United Kingdom Headley Baxter 6 9 0 6 3 United Kingdom C Hovell 2 8 6
India Iftikar Ahmed 3 7 8 Republic of Ireland G Lyttleton-Rogers 6 10 8
Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers 6 9 10 6 United States E Cooke 6 6 6
Germany Helmuth Gulcz 2 2 4 United Kingdom J Olliff 1 1 4
New Zealand Dewar Brown 6 6 6 New Zealand D Brown 3 6 4 1
United Kingdom Ian Collins 6 6 6 United Kingdom I Collins 6 1 6 6
United Kingdom Bob Higgin 1 2 2 United Kingdom I Collins 6 7 2 4
United Kingdom John Olliff 3 4 6 6 0 United Kingdom J Olliff 8 5 6 6
Germany Daniel Prenn 6 6 1 4 0r United Kingdom J Olliff 6 6 6
LL India Janmeja Charanjiva 2 4 1 Switzerland B Maneff 2 4 4
Switzerland Boris Maneff 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States Don McNeill 6 6 6
Hungary Kálmán Aschner 1 1 0 3 United States D McNeill 4 5 1
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Kukuljević 6 4 6 6 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Kukuljević 6 7 6
Netherlands Tod Hughan 1 6 1 0 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Kukuljević 6 7 6
United Kingdom Jimmy Jones 6 6 6 Republic of China (1912–1949) W-C Choy 4 5 4
United Kingdom Tommy Anderson 1 0 3 United Kingdom C Jones 3 6 2 4
Republic of Ireland Raymond Egan 7 6 4 2 3 Republic of China (1912–1949) W-C Choy 6 2 6 6
Republic of China (1912–1949) Choy Wai-Chuen 5 1 6 6 6 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Kukuljević 6 6 6
United Kingdom Herman David 6 6 5 6 United Kingdom M Deloford 4 3 1
United Kingdom Gordon Fitt 2 1 7 3 United Kingdom H David 4 5 4
New Zealand Dennis Coombe 4 12 3 1 Kingdom of Yugoslavia D Mitić 6 7 6
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Dragutin Mitić 6 11 6 6 Kingdom of Yugoslavia D Mitić 5 4 6 6 3
Argentina Hector Etchart 7 6 6 United Kingdom M Deloford 7 6 2 2 6
Q United Kingdom Brian Royds 5 1 2 Argentina H Etchart 4 3 6 2
United Kingdom Arnold England 5 6 4 United Kingdom M Deloford 6 6 2 6
United Kingdom Murray Deloford 7 8 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Germany Henner Henkel 9 6 6
United Kingdom Jack Piercy 7 0 0 5 Germany H Henkel 6 6 6
Hungary György Dallos 3 9 4 4 United Kingdom J Comery 1 2 4
United Kingdom John Comery 6 7 6 6 5 Germany H Henkel 6 4 6 6
Switzerland Hans Pfaff 6 4 6 1 6 United Kingdom L Shaffi 4 6 4 1
India Dilip Bose 2 6 1 6 2 Switzerland H Pfaff 6 3 3 4
United Kingdom Brian Sturgeon 1 2 6 5 United Kingdom L Shaffi 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Laurie Shaffi 6 6 3 7 5 Germany H Henkel 6 6 6
France Jacques Brugnon 6 6 3 6 France J Brugnon 1 3 0
United Kingdom Frank Wilde 1 3 6 3 France J Brugnon 6 6 6
United Kingdom Reginald Bessemer-Clark 5 1 6 United Kingdom R Mulliken 4 2 4
United Kingdom Bob Mulliken 7 6 8 France J Brugnon 6 6 6 6
Poland Adam Baworowski 6 4 5 5 Italy G de Stefani 4 4 8 4
Italy Giorgio de Stefani 3 6 7 7 Italy G de Stefani 6 10 6
Belgium Léopold de Borman 6 7 3 0 7 Belgium L de Borman 2 8 1
Q United Kingdom Colin Ritchie 4 5 6 6 5

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Hungary Emil Gábori 6 6 6
United Kingdom Jack Harrison 4 2 2 Hungary E Gábori 7 9 5 6
Republic of China (1912–1949) Kho Sin-Kie w/o New Zealand J Gunn 5 7 7 2
New Zealand Jack Gunn Hungary E Gábori 6 6 2 6
United Kingdom Guy Cooper 5 4 3 Italy V Canepele 4 1 6 2
Italy Vanni Canepele 7 6 6 Italy V Canepele 6 6 7
India Yeswanath-Rao Savoor 7 9 6 India Y-R Savoor 2 4 5
Belgium Pierre Geelhand de Merxem 5 7 1 Hungary E Gábori 0 4 3
Czechoslovakia František Cejnar 6 9 6 United States E Smith 6 6 6
France Antoine Gentien 1 7 2 Czechoslovakia F Cejnar 6 7 6
LL United Kingdom Malcolm Maclagan 2 5 7 Hungary M Csikos 4 5 3
Hungary Mihály Csikós 6 7 9 Czechoslovakia F Cejnar 3 2 7 6 1
New Zealand Buster Andrews 6 2 3 4 United States E Smith 6 6 5 1 6
United States Gene Smith 3 6 6 6 United States E Smith 6 3 6 7
United Kingdom Eric Peters 1 2 2 7 Czechoslovakia R Menzel 1 6 3 5
7 Czechoslovakia Roderich Menzel 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Alan Coldham 6 6 6
United Kingdom Gwyn Tuckett 3 4 3 Australia A Coldham 8 4 9 2
United Kingdom Dermot Muspratt 4 3 4 Argentina A Russell 6 6 11 6
Argentina Alejo Russell 6 6 6 Argentina A Russell 10 6 6
United Kingdom Harold Hare 6 3 6 6 3 United Kingdom A Mottram 8 4 1
Romania Arnulf Schmidt 2 6 8 0 6 Romania A Schmidt 6 3 1 1
United Kingdom Eric Filby 8 3 6 1 5 United Kingdom A Mottram 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Tony Mottram 6 6 4 6 7 Argentina A Russell 3 6 1
United Kingdom Roland Morton 6 3 6 2 1 4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Punčec 6 8 6
Switzerland Hector Fisher 3 6 3 6 6 Switzerland H Fisher 6 1 2 0
United Kingdom Bobby Meredith 2 1 3 United Kingdom D MacPhail 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Donald MacPhail 6 6 6 United Kingdom D MacPhail 3 3 5
United Kingdom Henry Billington 3 2 9 4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Punčec 6 6 7
United Kingdom Pat Sherwood 6 6 11 United Kingdom P Sherwood 3 1 3
New Zealand Neil Edwards 2 2 3 4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia F Punčec 6 6 6
4 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Franjo Punčec 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Monaco Gaston Medecin 7 6 2 1
Denmark Helge Plougmann 9 1 6 6 Denmark H Plougmann 3 3 5
Hungary Ottó Szigeti 12 6 6 Hungary O Szigeti 6 6 7
United States Bill Robertson 10 4 4 Hungary O Szigeti 8 6 6
United Kingdom Jack Lysaght 4 3 3 Netherlands A van Swol 6 4 4
Netherlands Hans van Swol 6 6 6 Netherlands A van Swol 6 6 4 6
Switzerland Max Ellmer 6 6 6 Switzerland M Ellmer 2 3 6 4
Romania Alexandru Hamburger 1 0 3 Hungary O Szigeti 4 16 6 3 4
United Kingdom Claude Lister 1 6 3 1 India G Mohammad 6 14 2 6 6
United Kingdom Bob Tinkler 6 4 6 6 United Kingdom R Tinkler 4 3 2
India Ghaus Mohammad 6 6 6 India G Mohammad 6 6 6
United Kingdom Norman Taylor 3 1 2 India G Mohammad 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Dennis Slack 6 6 5 7 6 8 Poland I Tłoczyński 0 3 4
United Kingdom Henry Burrows 8 4 7 5 3 Q United Kingdom D Slack 3 1 1
Q India Chuni Savara 2 0 3 8 Poland I Tłoczyński 6 6 6
8 Poland Ignacy Tłoczyński 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Germany Georg von Metaxa 2 4 6 4
France Robert Abdesselam 6 6 3 6 France R Abdesselam 5 1 4
Czechoslovakia Josef Šíba 6 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Šíba 7 6 6
South Africa Eustace Fannin 3 2 1 Czechoslovakia J Šíba 5 4 7
United Kingdom Ronnie Shayes 2 6 7 4 6 United Kingdom R Shayes 7 6 9
Greece Georgios Nikolaides 6 2 5 6 4 United Kingdom R Shayes 6 3 9 2 8
Q United Kingdom Jack Warboys 0 0 0 Kingdom of Yugoslavia J Palada 4 6 7 6 6
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Josip Palada 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Shayes 5 8 4 3
United Kingdom Edmund David 2 5 5 2 United States R Riggs 7 6 6 6
United Kingdom Harry Lee 6 7 7 United Kingdom H Lee 2 4 5
New Zealand Cam Malfroy 6 6 2 4 6 New Zealand C Malfroy 6 6 7
United Kingdom Nigel Sharpe 4 3 6 6 0 New Zealand C Malfroy 6 9 2
United Kingdom Ted Avory 6 1 6 4 6 2 United States R Riggs 8 11 6
United Kingdom Derrick Leyland 3 6 4 6 4 United Kingdom E Avory 4 4 2
Q India Jagan Dhamija 3 0 4 2 United States R Riggs 6 6 6
2 United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at Wimbledon.com
Preceded by
1939 French Championships
Grand Slams
Men's Singles
Succeeded by
1939 U.S. Championships