1954 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1954 Australian Championships
Champion Australia Mervyn Rose
Runner-up Australia Rex Hartwig
Final score 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1953 · Australian Championships · 1955 →

Mervyn Rose defeated Rex Hartwig 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1954 Australian Championships.[1][2]

Ken Rosewall was the defending champion and the first-seed but lost in a five-set semifinal to eventual champion Mervyn Rose.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinalist)
  2. United States Tony Trabert (Second round)
  3. Australia Rex Hartwig (Finalist)
  4. United States Vic Seixas (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Mervyn Rose (Champion)
  6. United States Ham Richardson (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Australia George Worthington (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Bill Talbert (First round)
  1. Australia Clive Wilderspin (First round)
  2. United States Robert Perry (Second round)
  3. Australia Ian Ayre (Second round)
  4. South Africa Owen Williams (Second round)
  5. Australia John Bromwich (Semifinalist)
  6. South Africa Abe Segal (Second round)
  7. Australia Neale Fraser (Second round)
  8. France Jean-Noel Grinda (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 9
6 United States Ham Richardson 3 4 7
1 Australia Ken Rosewall 3 3 6 6 5
5 Australia Mervyn Rose 6 6 3 1 7
5 Australia Mervyn Rose 8 9 9 6
4 United States Vic Seixas 6 7 11 4
5 Australia Mervyn Rose 6 0 6 6
3 Australia Rex Hartwig 2 6 4 2
3 Australia Rex Hartwig 6 6 6
Australia Ashley Cooper 2 3 4
3 Australia Rex Hartwig 8 6 9
13 Australia John Bromwich 6 4 7
7 Australia George Worthington 6 3 6 3 1
13 Australia John Bromwich 3 6 2 6 6

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia Cawthorn 2 3 1 1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
14 South Africa Segal 6 6 6 14 South Africa Segal 4 3 1
United Kingdom Pickard 4 1 4 1 Australia Rosewall 6 6 9
11 Australia Ayre 6 6 6 6 United States Richardson 3 4 7
Australia Reid 3 2 1 11 Australia Ayre 3 4 0
6 United States Richardson 6 7 6 6 United States Richardson 6 6 6
Australia Mason 0 5 4 1 Australia Rosewall 3 3 6 6 5
5 Australia Rose 6 6 6 5 Australia Rose 6 6 3 1 7
Australia Meyer 3 2 3 5 Australia Rose 2 6 6 7
10 United States Perry 2 6 6 6 10 United States Perry 6 4 4 5
United Kingdom Knight 6 2 4 3 5 Australia Rose 8 9 9 6
15 Australia Fraser 6 6 6 4 United States Seixas 6 7 11 4
Australia Anderson 3 3 0 15 Australia Fraser 7 6 5
4 United States Seixas 4 6 6 6 4 United States Seixas 9 8 7
Republic of Ireland O'Brien 6 4 1 3

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
3 Australia Hartwig 7 6 6
United Kingdom Davies 5 3 4 3 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
16 France Grinda 6 6 6 16 France Grinda 4 0 2
Australia Hann 3 3 1 3 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
Australia Cooper 6 2 7 6 Australia Cooper 2 3 4
9 Australia Wilderspin 4 6 5 3 Australia Cooper 6 6 6
Australia Gilmour 6 8 6 Australia Gilmour 4 3 1
8 United States Talbert 3 6 1 3 Australia Hartwig 8 6 9
7 Australia Worthington 5 6 6 6 13 Australia Bromwich 6 4 7
Australia Emerson 7 4 0 0 7 Australia Worthington
12 South Africa Williams 6 8 6 12 South Africa Williams w/o
Australia Blacklock 4 6 1 7 Australia Worthington 3 6 2 6 6
13 Australia Bromwich 6 6 6 13 Australia Bromwich 6 3 6 3 1
Australia Sherriff 2 3 1 13 Australia Bromwich 1 1 6 6 6
2 United States Trabert 6 7 6 2 United States Trabert 6 6 2 3 1
Australia Kennedy 4 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rose beats Hartwig for Aust. singles". Daily Advertiser. New South Wales, Australia. 2 February 1954. p. 3 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "Rose wins Australian title". News. 62, (9,509). South Australia. 1 February 1954. p. 2 – via National Library of Australia. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com