1956 French Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1956 French Championships
Champion Australia Lew Hoad[1]
Runner-up Sweden Sven Davidson[1]
Final score 6–4, 8–6, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women

Lew Hoad (AUS) defeated Sven Davidson (SWE) 6–4, 8–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 French Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Lew Hoad (Champion)
  2. United States Budge Patty (Fourth round)
  3. Sweden Sven Davidson (Finalist)
  4. United States Arthur D. Larsen (Fourth round)
  5. Italy Giuseppe Merlo (Semifinals)
  6. Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Drobný (Fourth round)
  7. Australia Ashley Cooper (Semifinals)
  8. United States Tut B. Bartzen (First round)
  1. Chile Luis Ayala (Fourth round)
  2. Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Fourth round)
  3. United States Herbert Flam (Quarterfinals)
  4. United States Bob Perry (Fourth round)
  5. France Paul Remy (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Don Candy (Fourth round)
  7. Belgium Jacques Brichant (Quarterfinals)
  8. United Kingdom Roger Becker (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Australia Lew Hoad 6 6 6      
 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 1 3 0      
  1  Australia Lew Hoad 6 7 6      
  5  Italy Giuseppe Merlo 4 5 4      
13  France Paul Remy 6 2 6 4 8
  5  Italy Giuseppe Merlo 4 6 2 6 10  
    1  Australia Lew Hoad 6 8 6    
  3  Sweden Sven Davidson 4 6 3    
  11  United States Herbert Flam 2 4 5      
3  Sweden Sven Davidson 6 6 7      
3  Sweden Sven Davidson 6 9 5 6  
  7  Australia Ashley Cooper 2 7 7 3    
7  Australia Ashley Cooper 6 8 2 6  
  15  Belgium Jacques Brichant 4 6 6 3    

Earlier rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 
    1  Australia Hoad 6 6 7      
     Hungary Gulyás 4 2 5      
      1  Australia Hoad 1 7 6 4 6  
       France Abdesselam 6 5 0 6 0  
     France Abdesselam 6 6 6    
     France Chabance 1 1 2      
      1  Australia Hoad 6 7 6 6  
      16  United Kingdom Becker 8 5 1 3  
    16  United Kingdom Becker 9 6 6      
     Denmark Ulrich 7 1 1      
      16  United Kingdom Becker 8 6 6    
       France Bernard 6 1 2      
     France Bernard 10 7 6    
 France Lemyze 4 7 6 6        France Lemyze 8 5 4      
 Egypt Najar 6 5 2 2    

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States Bartzen
Germany Scholl Germany Scholl 2 3 6 6 3
France Lemasson 4 4 0 South Africa Forbes 6 6 3 4 6
South Africa Forbes 6 6 6 South Africa Forbes 6 9 3
Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6 Italy Pietrangeli 8 11 6
Belgium Devroe 1 1 2 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6
France Deniau 1 3 6 6 6 France Deniau 2 0 1
France Becker 6 6 4 4 4 Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 0 5 6
9 Chile Ayala 8 6 6 9 Chile Ayala 4 1 6 7 4
France Perreau-Saussine 6 3 0 9 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Popovic Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Popovic 1 0 2
United States Slobin 9 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6 Sweden Schmidt 4 4 3
Spain Martínez 2 1 2 Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6
France Grandet 6 6 6 France Grandet 3 2 4
United States Stern 2 3 1

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States Larsen 6 10 6
France Dubuc 1 8 2 4 United States Larsen 6 6 7
Ecuador Lerque 4 6 3 6 3 Southern Rhodesia Black 4 3 5
Southern Rhodesia Black 6 3 6 4 6 4 United States Larsen 6 6 6
France Schaff 2 4 2 France Deniau 0 2 2
Pakistan Saeed Hai 6 6 6 Pakistan Saeed Hai 6 2 4 6 1
France Deniau 6 6 6 France Deniau 4 6 6 2 6
Australia Hawton 3 3 2 4 United States Larsen 7 3 6 5 3
13 France Remy 7 6 6 13 France Remy 5 6 1 7 6
United Kingdom Knight 5 0 3 13 France Remy 6 6 5 6
Italy Bergamo 1 2 0 United States Fox 2 1 7 1
United States Fox 6 6 6 13 France Remy 6 6 6
United Kingdom Barclay Hungary Ádám-Stolpa 4 1 2
Monaco Borghini Monaco Borghini 2 2 2
France Malosse 4 3 4 Hungary Ádám-Stolpa 6 6 6
Hungary Ádám-Stolpa 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Italy Merlo
Switzerland Sturdza 5 Italy Merlo 6 6 6
United States Dorfman 7 6 6 7 United States Dorfman 0 3 2
France De La Prade 9 4 1 5 5 Italy Merlo 6 6 6
France Haillet France Haillet 4 2 4
France Pinart France Haillet 8 5 6 7
Pakistan Ahmad 2 0 2 South Africa Vermaak 6 7 4 5
South Africa Vermaak 6 6 6 5 Italy Merlo 6 6 6
12 United States Perry 6 6 6 12 United States Perry 2 3 3
France Bergerat 2 0 1 12 United States Perry 6 6 8
Uruguay Argon 6 4 4 6 6 Uruguay Argon 3 4 6
France Lesage 3 6 6 3 2 12 United States Perry 3 6 6 6
United States Brinkman 5 6 6 6 6 Belgium Mezzi 6 1 1 2
France Chatrier 7 8 4 1 1 United States Brinkman 0 2 6
Belgium Mezzi 6 6 6 Belgium Mezzi 6 6 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Panajotovic 2 3 4

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Spain Gimeno 2 2 6 2
South Africa Fancutt 6 6 3 6 South Africa Fancutt 13 4 6 6
Canada Willey France Pellizza 11 6 1 2
France Pellizza South Africa Fancutt 2 1 0
Monaco Pasquier 0 3 1 11 United States Flam 6 6 6
United States Vincent 6 6 6 United States Vincent 2 2 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Keretic 3 4 4 11 United States Flam 6 6 6
11 United States Flam 6 6 6 11 United States Flam 7 6 8
Australia O'Brien 4 1 10 1 6 Czechoslovakia Drobný 5 3 6
United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 8 6 United Kingdom Wilson 6 6 6 6
Venezuela Pimentel 7 6 2 0 6 France Jalabert 2 2 3 1
France Jalabert 5 4 6 6 8 United Kingdom Wilson 0 6 6
Australia Mark 6 6 13 6 Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 8 8
France Rinderknech 2 3 11 Australia Mark 0 2 1
Australia Howe 2 3 2 6 Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6
6 Czechoslovakia Drobný 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Lartigue 1 2 1
Germany Feldbausch 6 6 6 Germany Feldbausch 3 6 6 1 6
France Lasry 6 6 6 France Lasry 6 3 0 6 2
United States Smith 2 1 0 Germany Feldbausch 2 0 3
France De Kermadec 5 6 6 2 6 14 Australia Candy 6 6 6
France Mey 7 3 4 6 2 France De Kermadec 4 0 2
France Favieres 4 6 4 2 14 Australia Candy 6 6 6
14 Australia Candy 6 3 6 6 14 Australia Candy 3 7 6 4
France Laval 2 0 4 3 Sweden Davidson 6 5 8 6
France Nys 6 6 6 France Nys 6 2 2 6
France Darmon 6 6 6 France Darmon 4 6 6 8
Colombia Rueda 1 1 1 France Darmon 8 5 2 6
Mexico Reyes 7 2 9 2 3 Sweden Davidson 6 7 6 8
Italy Sirola 9 6 7 6 Italy Sirola 3 4 5
United States Powers 0 0 0 3 Sweden Davidson 6 6 7
3 Sweden Davidson 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Hungary Asbóth 6 6 6
Italy Fachini 4 3 1 Hungary Asbóth 6 6 6
France Weiss 7 1 6 4 2 Lebanon Hajjar 1 1 0
Lebanon Hajjar 5 6 2 6 6 Hungary Asbóth 7 1 4 6 4
France Molinari 8 6 6 10 Denmark Nielsen 5 6 6 0 6
Sweden Johansson 6 4 2 France Molinari 5 4 5
Australia Laver 1 2 4 10 Denmark Nielsen 7 6 7
10 Denmark Nielsen 6 6 6 10 Denmark Nielsen 3 3 4
United States Macy 1 8 2 7 Australia Cooper 6 6 6
Chile Hammersley 6 10 6 Chile Hammersley 6 9 2 0 0
United Kingdom Davies United Kingdom Davies 3 7 6 6 6
Cuba Garrido United Kingdom Davies 2 4 1
Lebanon El Khoury 8 2 4 4 7 Australia Cooper 6 6 6
France Desq 6 6 6 6 France Desq 5 7 2
United States Van Voorhees 2 4 1 7 Australia Cooper 7 9 6
7 Australia Cooper 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Fourth Round
 Dominican Republic Morales 2 0 0      
 Spain Olozaga 6 6 6          Spain Olozaga 6 4 3 4    
     Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Plecevic 3 6 6 6    
       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Plecevic 2 0 4      
      15  Belgium Brichant 6 6 6      
     France Follveider 2 1 1    
    15  Belgium Brichant 6 6 6      
      15  Belgium Brichant 3 4 7 7 6
      2  United States Patty 6 6 5 5 2
     Czechoslovakia Javorský 6 6 6      
     Tunisia Belkhodja 2 2 2      
       Czechoslovakia Javorský 3 2 3    
      2  United States Patty 6 6 6      
     Germany Huber          
    2  United States Patty            
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 388. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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