1941 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1941 U.S. National Championships
Champion United States Bobby Riggs[1]
Runner-up United States Francis Kovacs[1]
Final score 8–6, 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Bobby Riggs defeated Francis Kovacs 8–6, 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1941 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. United States Bobby Riggs (Champion)
  2. Czechoslovakia Ladislav Hecht (Third round)
  3. United States Francis Kovacs (Finalist)
  4. Ecuador Pancho Segura (Second round)
  5. United States Donald McNeill (Semifinalist)
  6. Republic of Ireland George Lyttleton-Rogers (Second round)
  1. United States Ted Schroeder (Semifinalist)
  2. Republic of China (1912–49) Wai-Chuen Choy (First round)
  3. United States Frank Parker (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Wayne Sabin (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Jack Kramer (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Gardnar Mulloy (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   United States Bryan Grant 8 1 2 3    
7  United States Ted Schroeder 6 6 6 6    
  7  United States Ted Schroeder 4 4 6 11 5  
  1  United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 1 9 7  
9  United States Frank Parker 4 3 6 2  
  1  United States Bobby Riggs 6 6 4 6    
    1  United States Bobby Riggs 5 6 6 6  
  3  United States Francis Kovacs 7 1 3 3  
  10  United States Wayne Sabin 3 5 6 3    
5  United States Donald McNeill 6 7 3 6    
5  United States Donald McNeill 4 2 8    
  3  United States Francis Kovacs 6 6 10      
11  United States Jack Kramer 4 5 5    
  3  United States Francis Kovacs 6 7 7      

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Johnson 2 1 5      
4  Ecuador Segura 6 6 7         4  Ecuador Segura 4 6 6 7 2  
 United States Gladman 5 3 3          United States Grant 6 8 4 5 6  
 United States Grant 7 6 6            United States Grant 6 6 6      
 United States Cutler 2 6 8           12  United States Mulloy 3 3 2      
 United States Crowther 6 8 10          United States Crowther 6 3 3 1  
 United States Wood 3 6 3         12  United States Mulloy 4 6 6 6    
12  United States Mulloy 6 8 6            United States Grant 8 1 2 3  
 United States Ganzenmuller 4 4 4           7  United States Schroeder 6 6 6 6  
 United States Mattmann 6 6 6          United States Mattmann 6 8 6      
 United States Hawley 6 4 1 6        United States Fishbach 1 6 2      
 United States Fishbach 3 6 6 8          United States Mattmann 4 5 2    
 United States Vogt 3 4 6 6 4       7  United States Schroeder 6 7 6      
 United States Patty 6 6 2 4 6      United States Patty 0 3 0    
 United States Davenport 3 6 8 1 1     7  United States Schroeder 6 6 6      
7  United States Schroeder 6 4 6 6 6  

Section 2[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
8  Republic of China (1912–49) Choy 8 3 6 4    
 United States Moylan 10 6 3 6        United States Moylan 5 6 4 7    
 United States Shields 6 4 6 6        United States Gillespie 7 4 6 9    
 United States Gillespie 8 6 4 6          United States Gillespie 7 1 3 5    
 United States Bobbitt 0 2 3           9  United States Parker 5 6 6 7    
 United States Alloo 6 6 6          United States Alloo 2 4 1    
 United States Kerdasha 1 0 3         9  United States Parker 6 6 6      
9  United States Parker 6 6 6           9  United States Parker 4 3 6 2  
 United States Everett 2 6 1 4         1  United States Riggs 6 6 4 6  
 United States Amark 6 3 6 6        United States Amark 1 6 8 5    
 United States Batjer 2 2 0          United States Olewine 6 4 10 7    
 United States Olewine 6 6 6            United States Olewine 3 3 2    
 United States Steele, Jr. w/o               1  United States Riggs 6 6 6      
 United States Bowden                United States Bowden 1 3 2    
 United States Hippenstiel 2 4 3         1  United States Riggs 6 6 6      
1  United States Riggs 6 6 6      

Section 3[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Evert 4 6 0 1    
2  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 1 6 6       2  Czechoslovakia Hecht 6 6 6      
 United States Crosby 5 5 1          United States Canning 4 2 1      
 United States Canning 7 7 6           2  Czechoslovakia Hecht 5 1 8 2    
 United States Edward 4 5 1           10  United States Sabin 7 6 6 6    
 United States Hunt 6 7 6          United States Hunt 3 2 4    
 United States Cochell 2 0 1         10  United States Sabin 6 6 6      
10  United States Sabin 6 6 6           10  United States Sabin 3 5 6 3  
 United States Paul 3 2 5           5  United States McNeill 6 7 3 6  
 United States Podesta 6 6 7          United States Podesta 1 2 3      
 United States Hall 3 6 2 3        United States Greenberg 6 6 6      
 United States Greenberg 6 3 6 6          United States Greenberg 4 4 6 3  
 United States Umstaedter 2 2 5           5  United States McNeill 6 6 3 6    
 United States Toley 6 6 7          United States Toley 3 5 4    
 United States Pryor 3 4 4         5  United States McNeill 6 7 6      
5  United States McNeill 6 6 6      

Section 4[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
 United States Chambers 3 2 6 1    
6  Republic of Ireland Lyttleton-Rogers 6 6 1 6       6  Republic of Ireland Lyttleton-Rogers 7 2 7 5    
 United States Krieger 2 1 2          United States Mako 5 6 9 7    
 United States Mako 6 6 6            United States Mako 1 4 1      
 United States Lapman 0 0 1           11  United States Kramer 6 6 6      
 United States Talbert 6 6 6          United States Talbert 1 4 1    
 United States Larned w/o             11  United States Kramer 6 6 6      
11  United States Kramer                 11  United States Kramer 4 5 5    
 United States Martin 8 6 1 4 5       3  United States Kovacs 6 7 7    
 United States Marx 6 3 6 6 7      United States Marx 2 7 2      
 United States Driver 2 4 2          United States Seixas 6 9 6      
 United States Seixas 6 6 6            United States Seixas 2 4 5    
 United States Russell 6 3 6 1 r.       3  United States Kovacs 6 6 7      
 United States Hart 4 6 4 2        United States Hart 3 2 3    
 United States Welsh 3 6 1 5       3  United States Kovacs 6 6 6      
3  United States Kovacs' 6 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. 459. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 119. OCLC 172306. 

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