1955 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1955 U.S. National Championships
ChampionUnited States Tony Trabert[1]
Runner-upAustralia Ken Rosewall[1]
Final score9–7, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1954 · U.S. National Championships · 1956 →

Tony Trabert defeated Ken Rosewall 9–7, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1955 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

The tournament used two lists of eight players for seeding the men's singles event; one for U.S. players and one for foreign players. Tony Trabert 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
                     
4 Australia Lew Hoad 6 6 5 6
United States Sam Giammalva 3 2 7 3
4 Australia Lew Hoad 4 2 1
1 United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6
15 United States Herbie Flam 2 3 4
1 United States Tony Trabert 6 6 6
1 United States Tony Trabert 9 6 6
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 7 3 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 9 2 6
5 United States Ham Richardson 4 7 6 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 7
3 United States Vic Seixas 4 4 5
13 United States Tut Bartzen 3 1 11
3 United States Vic Seixas 6 6 13

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
United States Pharr 2 3 4
4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
United States Barker 9 6 6 1 Canada Bédard 4 4 4
United States Beale 11 2 8 6 United States Beale 5 6 3 4
United States Dodson 6 1 4 6 1 Canada Bédard 7 4 6 6
Canada Bédard 3 6 6 2 6 4 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
Brazil Moreira w/o 11 United States Larsen 2 4 2
South Africa Kupferburger South Africa Kupferburger 6 7 6
United States Rose 0 5 2 Canada Main 2 5 4
Canada Main 6 7 6 South Africa Kupferburger 3 3 6 3
United States Meyer 7 3 6 2 11 United States Larsen 6 6 4 6
Canada Barclay 9 6 4 6 Canada Barclay 5 2 6
United States Van Rensselaer 6 4 5 11 United States Larsen 7 6 8
11 United States Larsen 8 6 7

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Freeman 1 0 0
16 Japan Kamo 6 6 6 16 Japan Kamo 6 13 6 6 6
Canada Fontana 4 2 4 Australia Anderson 8 11 4 8 8
Australia Anderson 6 6 6 Australia Anderson 4 2 6 4
United States Schaffer 2 1 2 United States Giammalva 6 6 1 6
United States Giammalva 6 6 6 United States Giammalva 6 6 6
Italy Merlo 1 4 1 United Kingdom Wilson 4 4 3
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6 United States Giammalva 6 6 2 6
United States Ryland 1 3 3 United States Schwartz 3 2 6 4
United States Perry 6 6 6 United States Perry 6 6 6
United States Freedman 3 2 5 United States Harum 2 4 4
United States Harum 6 6 7 United States Perry 3 5 6
United States Bunis 2 2 4 United States Schwartz 6 7 8
United States Schwartz 6 6 6 United States Schwartz 1 6 8 6
7 United States Shea 4 6 6 5 2 United States Golden 6 3 6 3
United States Golden 6 3 3 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Lebanon Hajjar 1 1 3
8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6 8 Australia Hartwig 7 6 2 15
United States Kerdasha 2 7 4 United States Stewart 5 4 6 13
United States Stewart 6 9 6 8 Australia Hartwig 6 6 6
United States Steele, Jr. 6 1 4 6 2 United States Geller 2 3 3
United States Geller 0 6 6 4 6 United States Geller 7 6 6 6
Chile Garcia 6 1 1 Italy Gori 5 2 8 4
Italy Gori 8 6 6 8 Australia Hartwig 4 2 2
United States Demas 4 9 0 15 United States Flam 6 6 6
United States Brown 6 11 6 United States Brown 6 6 3 6
United States Neely 3 1 3 United States Mulloy 3 4 6 4
United States Mulloy 6 6 6 United States Brown 3 6 7 9 7
Egypt Najar 6 2 2 2 15 United States Flam 6 3 5 11 9
United States Davis 4 6 6 6 United States Davis 0 1 2
United States Baumgardner 0 6 6 15 United States Flam 6 6 6
15 United States Flam 6 8 8

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Radford 1 4 2
12 Argentina Morea 6 6 6 12 Argentina Morea 6 6 6
United States Brown 6 3 2 2 United States Andrews 4 2 3
United States Andrews 2 6 6 6 12 Argentina Morea 1 7 13 6
United States Tully 4 3 1 Australia Cooper 6 5 11 3
United States Dorfman 6 6 6 United States Dorfman 2 6 3 4
United States Englander 1 2 4 Australia Cooper 6 3 6 6
Australia Cooper 6 6 6 12 Argentina Morea 3 1 3
United States Hollander 9 6 7 6 1 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
United States Ball 11 4 5 8 6 United States Ball 0 0 1
United States Vincent 0 0 3 United States Morris 6 6 6
United States Morris 6 6 6 United States Morris 4 4 1
United States Drobac 3 6 2 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
Japan Miyagi 6 8 6 Japan Miyagi 4 1 1
United Kingdom Becker 0 4 1 1 United States Trabert 6 6 6
1 United States Trabert 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Dell 4 4 4
2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 7 6 6
United States Holmberg 6 8 6 6 3 United States Willner 5 3 2
United States Willner 4 6 8 8 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 8 6
United States Dalrymple 6 3 1 3 United States Harum 2 6 3
United States Harum 4 6 6 6 United States Harum 6 15 6
United States Powless 6 8 4 4 United States Cranis 1 13 3
United States Cranis 8 6 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
Chile Garcia 6 2 3 9 United States Moylan 2 2 3
United States Boys 8 6 6 United States Boys 1 2 1
Canada Rochon 6 5 6 6 6 United States Quay 6 6 6
United States Quay 1 7 3 8 8 United States Quay 3 6 5
United States Walraven 6 5 1 2 9 United States Moylan 6 8 7
United States Longshore 4 7 6 6 United States Longshore 1 1 7
United States Grant 1 7 1 9 United States Moylan 6 6 9
9 United States Moylan 6 9 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Moody 4 4 3
10 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6 10 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6
United States Stuckert 3 6 2 United States Green 1 4 4
United States Green 6 8 6 10 Italy Pietrangeli 13 6 4 4 5
United States Quillian 5 8 3 1 United States Reed 11 4 6 6 7
United States Reed 7 6 6 6 United States Reed 6 6 6
United States Thompson 10 6 4 United States Cohen 3 4 2
United States Cohen 12 8 6 United States Reed 3 4 6 4
United States Cullen 4 4 7 3 5 United States Richardson 6 6 3 6
United States Freishtat 6 6 5 6 United States Freishtat 7 5 6 2
United States Sobieraj 3 3 6 8 United States Coss 9 7 2 6
United States Coss 6 6 1 10 United States Coss 3 2 2
United States Dailey 5 5 5 5 United States Richardson 6 6 6
United States Barker 7 7 7 United States Barker 3 1 1
United States Kauder 2 6 11 8 0 5 United States Richardson 6 6 6
5 United States Richardson 6 3 9 10 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Pierce 0 0 5
6 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 7 6 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 4 1 10
United States Martin 3 2 12 4 Peru Olmedo 1 2 6 6 8
Peru Olmedo 6 6 10 6 6 Denmark Nielsen 3 6 6 4 6
United States Walraven 6 2 3 3 United States Burrows 6 3 2 6 8
Canada Platt 4 6 6 6 Canada Platt 3 4 4
United States Clothier 3 1 2 United States Burrows 6 6 6
United States Burrows 6 6 6 United States Burrows 0 1 2
Chile Hammersley 5 3 7 3 13 United States Bartzen 6 6 6
Philippines Deyro 7 6 5 6 Philippines Deyro 6 6 6
France Chatrier 0 4 6 0 United States Gaines 2 4 4
United States Gaines 6 6 4 6 Philippines Deyro 4 1 4
United States Hettleman 1 6 5 4 13 United States Bartzen 6 6 6
Brazil Aguero 6 3 7 6 Brazil Aguero 2 1 1
United States Henry 1 3 1 13 United States Bartzen 6 6 6
13 United States Bartzen 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Maccracken 3 3 6 2
14 Australia Fraser 6 6 3 6 14 Australia Fraser 6 7 6 6
United States Wickel 6 1 7 0 United States Falkenburg 3 9 4 4
United States Falkenburg 8 6 5 6 14 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
Philippines Jose 1 4 4 United States Mackay 4 4 2
United States Raskind 6 6 6 United States Raskind 1 4 8 4
United States Sorlein 4 5 7 United States Mackay 6 6 6 6
United States Mackay 6 7 9 14 Australia Fraser 5 4 2
United States Freeman 1 2 0 3 United States Seixas 7 6 6
United States Mayne 6 6 6 United States Mayne 6 6 6
France Thieullent 0 3 1 United States Moss 4 3 2
United States Moss 6 6 6 United States Mayne 2 3 3
3 United States Seixas 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barrett 2 2 4
3 United States Seixas 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. 130. OCLC 172306.

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