1954 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1954 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Vic Seixas[1]
Runner-upAustralia Rex Hartwig[1]
Final score3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw104
Seeds20
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1953 · U.S. National Championships · 1955 →

Third-seeded Vic Seixas defeated Rex Hartwig 3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1954 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The tournament used two lists of ten players for seeding the men's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Vic Seixas is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.[2]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final eight[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1 United States Tony Trabert 2 6 6 2
8 Australia Rex Hartwig 6 8 2 6
8 Australia Rex Hartwig 6 6 6
4 Australia Ken Rosewall 4 3 4
7 United States Arthur Larsen 7 6 6 3 4
4 Australia Ken Rosewall 9 4 4 6 6
8 Australia Rex Hartwig 6 2 4 4
3 United States Vic Seixas 3 6 6 6
3 United States Vic Seixas 6 6 6
15 United States Tom Brown 4 2 2
3 United States Vic Seixas 6 12 8 6
5 United States Ham Richardson 3 14 6 2
5 United States Ham Richardson 6 7 11 4 6
2 Australia Lew Hoad 4 5 13 6 3

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
United States Eaton 0 0 1
1 United States Trabert 11 8 6
18 Canada Main 9 6 2
United States Kilgus 0 0 0
18 Canada Main 6 6 6
1 United States Trabert 7 6 6
19 United States Talbert 5 3 0
19 United States Talbert 2 6 3 6 6
United States Eisenberg 6 3 6 3 2
19 United States Talbert 0 2 6 6 6
United States Dell 6 7 2 5 16 Japan Kamo 6 6 4 4 0
United States Wood 3 5 6 5 r. United States Dell 5 3 2
16 Japan Kamo 7 7 6 16 Japan Kamo 7 6 6
United States Andrews 5 5 4

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 United States Mulloy 6 6 6
United States Kerdasha 3 4 3 13 United States Mulloy 6 6 6
United States Kauder 3 6 0 8 6 United States Kauder 1 1 4
Japan Kamo 6 3 6 6 4 13 United States Mulloy 10 6 11
United States Holmberg 6 6 10 3 6 United States Cranston 8 3 9
United States Coss 2 1 12 6 2 United States Holmberg 3 2 7
United States Cranston 12 8 3 6 6 United States Cranston 6 6 9
United States Ball 10 10 6 3 3 13 United States Mulloy 8 4 3 2
United States Hettleman 6 6 6 8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6 6
United States Hildebrand 0 2 1 United States Hettleman 2 3 2
United States Morris 11 6 3 6 United States Morris 6 6 6
United States De Witts 9 4 6 3 United States Morris 1 4 2
United States Harum 3 9 4 6 6 8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
United States Barker 6 7 6 1 4 United States Harum 1 1 4
8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6 8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
Canada Bedard 3 0 4

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States Larsen 6 6 7
United States Drobac 4 4 5 7 United States Larsen 6 7 6
Australia Cooper 7 6 6 Australia Cooper 4 5 4
United States Dickson 5 0 3 7 United States Larsen 6 6 6
United States Green 4 6 7 6 United States Green 2 0 0
United States Schulze 6 3 5 2 United States Green 6 6 4 6
United States Schnaars 7 7 3 6 United States Schnaars 1 2 6 1
United States Stern 5 5 6 4 7 United States Larsen 6 6 7
United States Stewart 6 6 6 United States Flam 4 3 5
United States Wickel 3 4 2 United States Stewart 2 2 1
United States Flam 6 6 6 United States Flam 6 6 6
United States Maccracken 3 3 2 United States Flam 6 6 6
Chile Balbiers 6 6 5 6 10 Sweden Bergelin 2 3 4
United States Freedman 2 3 7 4 Chile Balbiers 5 4 4
10 Sweden Bergelin 6 6 6 10 Sweden Bergelin 7 6 6
United States Stern 1 0 0

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States Moylan 7 6 6
United States Thompson 5 2 4 9 United States Moylan 6 7 6
United States Rogers 8 8 6 United States Rogers 1 5 4
United States Schaffer 6 6 4 9 United States Moylan 4 4 10 6 6
United States Shea 6 6 5 6 United States Shea 6 6 8 4 4
Chile Ayala 3 4 7 2 United States Shea 6 6 6
United States Franks 1 6 0 6 6 United States Franks 4 0 2
Canada Fontana 6 3 6 2 2 9 United States Moylan 4 2 6 3
Japan Miyagi 6 6 6 4 Australia Rosewall 6 6 1 6
United States Forbes 2 4 1 Japan Miyagi 6 1 6 4 8
United States Moss 6 6 6 United States Moss 4 6 2 6 10
Spain Vijande 1 1 2 United States Moss 2 2 5
United States Henry 2 7 6 6 4 Australia Rosewall 6 6 7
United States Harum 6 5 2 4 United States Henry 1 4 2
4 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6 4 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
United States Lee 1 1 0

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
United States Brent 1 0 1 3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
United States Douglas 3 6 6 3 6 United States Douglas 3 2 3
Canada Willey 6 2 1 6 2 3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
United States Hagist 6 6 10 20 United Kingdom Becker 4 4 4
United States Davis 2 0 8 United States Hagist 1 4 4
20 United Kingdom Becker 6 6 4 7 20 United Kingdom Becker 6 6 6
United States Dailey 2 2 6 5 3 United States Seixas 4 7 7 6
17 United States Bartzen 6 7 6 12 Australia Fraser 6 5 5 2
United States Lesch 4 5 2 17 United States Bartzen 6 6 6
United States McNair 6 6 8 United States McNair 0 1 1
United States Krais 1 3 6 17 United States Bartzen 9 2 7 12
United States Quay 6 6 3 6 6 12 Australia Fraser 7 6 9 14
United States Gaines 8 3 6 3 2 United States Quay 1 3 6 3
12 Australia Fraser 6 7 6 12 Australia Fraser 6 6 3 6
United States MacKay 1 5 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States Brown 8 6 6
United States Perry 6 4 3 15 United States Brown 4 6 8 4 6
United States Kovaleski 7 6 7 United States Kovaleski 6 1 6 6 4
United States Steele, Jr. 5 3 5 15 United States Brown 6 6 6
Australia Emerson 6 6 6 Australia Emerson 1 2 4
United States Lurie 1 2 3 Australia Emerson 6 6 6
United States Sullivan 6 6 2 1 7 United States Sullivan 0 2 3
United States Neer 4 3 6 6 5 15 United States Brown 6 2 6 8
United States Sorlein 6 5 6 6 6 Sweden Davidson 3 6 3 6
United States Sweeney 2 7 3 3 United States Sorlein 4 3 3
United States Quillian 7 6 7 United States Quillian 6 6 6
United States Pagel 5 2 5 United States Quillian 2 2 6 1
United States Tuero 6 6 5 7 6 Sweden Davidson 6 6 3 6
United States Paton 3 3 7 5 United States Tuero 8 3 0 7
6 Sweden Davidson 8 6 5 10 6 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6 9
United States Rubinoff 6 2 7 8

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Richardson 6 9 6
Australia Reid 1 7 3 5 United States Richardson 6 6 6
United States Masterson 6 6 6 United States Masterson 4 3 0
United States Steiner 2 4 3 5 United States Richardson 6 6 7
United States Flye 7 3 5 8 6 Canada Rochon 3 3 5
United States Browne 5 6 7 6 4 United States Flye 3 2 3
Canada Rochon 3 6 6 6 Canada Rochon 6 6 6
United States Brown 6 2 2 2 5 United States Richardson 6 6 12
United States Shields 9 6 6 14 South Africa Williams 1 2 10
United States Clothier 7 4 4 United States Shields 3 4 4
United States Slobin 1 6 6 6 United States Slobin 6 6 6
United States Blatchford 6 2 4 4 United States Slobin 6 4 2
United States Longshore 7 3 6 6 14 South Africa Williams 8 6 6
United States Geller 5 6 3 1 United States Longshore 5 3 2
14 South Africa Williams 5 6 6 6 14 South Africa Williams 7 6 6
United States Giammalva 7 3 1 1

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 United States Clark 7 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 9 2 1 4 11 United States Clark 6 6 6
United States Tully 6 6 6 United States Tully 2 4 2
United States Boys 3 4 1 11 United States Clark 7 12 7 4 8
United States Frost 9 10 5 6 10
United States Frost 6 6 6
United States Bunis 2 0 3
United States Frost 3 0 4
2 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
Chile Hammersley 2 6 6 6
United States Burrows 6 1 2 4
Chile Hammersley 0 1 6
2 Australia Hoad 6 6 8
United States Schwartz 12 0 4 4
2 Australia Hoad 10 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. 460. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ a b Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 129. OCLC 172306.

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