1956 U.S. National Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1956 U.S. National Championships
ChampionAustralia Ken Rosewall[1]
Runner-upAustralia Lew Hoad[1]
Final score4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1955 · U.S. National Championships · 1957 →

Ken Rosewall defeated Lew Hoad 4–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 U.S. National Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Lew Hoad (Finalist)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  3. United States Ham Richardson (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Vic Seixas (Semifinalist)
  5. Australia Neale Fraser (Semifinalist)
  6. Australia Ashley Cooper (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Sweden Ulf Schmidt (Third round)
  8. United States Dick Savitt (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
5 Australia Neale Fraser 3 6 6 6
3 United States Ham Richardson 6 3 2 4
5 Australia Neale Fraser 13 2 4
1 Australia Lew Hoad 15 6 6
Australia Roy Emerson 6 3 5
1 Australia Lew Hoad 8 6 7
1 Australia Lew Hoad 6 2 3 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 4 6 6 6
6 Australia Ashley Cooper 7 6 7 12 4
4 United States Vic Seixas 9 3 9 10 6
4 United States Vic Seixas 8 0 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 10 6 6
8 United States Dick Savitt 4 5 6 10 1
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 7 4 8 6

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Daniels 2 5 4
United States Mendel 6 7 6 United States Mendel 2 3 1
United States Sledge 3 3 1 United States Shea 6 6 6
United States Shea 6 6 6 United States Shea 6 10 6
United States Morgan 3 1 6 9 4 United States Frost 3 8 3
United States Meyer 6 6 3 7 6 United States Meyer 2 2 1
Canada Rochon 2 1 2 United States Frost 6 6 6
United States Frost 6 6 6 United States Shea 7 3 3 8
Argentina Furlong 2 6 4 5 Australia Fraser 5 6 6 10
United States Gaines 6 8 6 United States Gaines 4 5 0
United States Vincent 0 0 3 United States Dorfman 6 7 6
United States Dorfman 6 6 6 United States Dorfman 4 4 4
United States Wood 4 3 0 5 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
South Africa Kupferburger 6 6 6 South Africa Kupferburger 3 5 8 5
United States Maccracken 2 4 2 5 Australia Fraser 6 7 6 7
5 Australia Fraser 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia Anderson 3 4 2
United States Green 6 6 6 United States Green 6 6 6
United States Powless 5 2 1 Mexico Llamas 3 4 1
Mexico Llamas 7 6 6 United States Green 3 4 4
Italy Gori 6 1 0 United States Olmedo 6 6 6
United States Olmedo 8 6 6 United States Olmedo 8 6 6
United States Ball 8 6 2 1 3 United States Quay 6 1 2
United States Quay 6 3 6 6 6 United States Olmedo 5 2 0
United States Leslie 1 2 1 3 United States Richardson 7 6 6
United States Mackay 6 6 6 United States Mackay 6 4 3 2
Chile Garcia 7 3 3 United States Quillian 4 6 6 6
United States Quillian 9 6 6 United States Quillian 6 2 2 2
Canada Main 0 3 1 3 United States Richardson 4 6 6 6
United Kingdom Becker 6 6 6 United Kingdom Becker 2 0 4
Australia Laver 1 2 3 3 United States Richardson 6 6 6
3 United States Richardson 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France Haillet 4 2 4
United States Flam 6 6 6 United States Flam 6 6 6
United States Fox 6 3 4 3 Canada Fontana 1 2 1
Canada Fontana 3 6 6 6 United States Flam 1 1 6 5
United States Thompson 2 1 4 Australia Emerson 6 6 3 7
Australia Emerson 6 6 6 Australia Emerson 3 6 6 8
United States Dell 7 6 8 3 11 United Kingdom Knight 6 4 3 6
United Kingdom Knight 5 3 10 6 13 Australia Emerson 9 7 6 6
United States Farrin 4 1 10 1 South Africa Segal 11 5 2 1
United States Perry 6 6 8 6 United States Perry 2 1 5
United States Buchholz 3 1 4 South Africa Segal 6 6 7
South Africa Segal 6 6 6 South Africa Segal 8 9 5 7
Canada Platt 1 3 3 7 Sweden Schmidt 6 7 7 5
United States Cranston 6 6 6 United States Cranston 2 3 1
United States Morris 3 2 4 7 Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6
7 Sweden Schmidt 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Cranis 4 4 1
United States Clark 6 6 6 United States Clark 1 11 2 4
Canada Harit 0 1 1 United States Golden 6 9 6 6
United States Golden 6 6 6 United States Golden 7 6 1 6
United States Neely 1 4 5 United States Moss 5 3 6 2
United States Schmidt 6 6 7 United States Schmidt 5 6 9 7 2
United States Krais 0 2 6 3 United States Moss 7 2 7 9 6
United States Moss 6 6 4 6 United States Golden 3 2 5
United States Crawford 2 2 3 1 Australia Hoad 6 6 7
United States Mulloy 6 6 6 United States Mulloy 3 3 4
United States Grant 0 1 7 3 United States Moylan 6 6 6
United States Moylan 6 6 5 6 United States Moylan 9 3 4
Indonesia Gan 2 0 2 1 Australia Hoad 11 6 6
United States Dodson 6 6 6 United States Dodson 6 0 3 1
United States Walraven 0 2 0 1 Australia Hoad 3 6 6 6
1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Walraven 2 4 3
United States Henry 6 6 6 United States Henry 4 2 11 5
United States Holmberg 4 4 2 United States Giammalva 6 6 9 7
United States Giammalva 6 6 6 United States Giammalva 7 6 6
United States Freeman 0 2 4 United States Schwartz 5 1 4
United States Geller 6 6 6 United States Geller 1 2 6 1
United States Jordan 2 7 3 United States Schwartz 6 6 2 6
United States Schwartz 6 9 6 United States Giammalva 6 6 4 3 5
United States Schoonmaker 6 3 7 1 6 Australia Cooper 3 3 6 6 7
United States Davis 3 6 9 6 United States Davis 6 2 1 1
United States Noble 6 8 0 3 United States Franks 3 6 6 6
United States Franks 4 10 6 6 United States Franks 6 3 4 7 4
United States Paton 3 2 3 6 Australia Cooper 4 6 6 5 6
United States Bartzen 6 6 6 United States Bartzen 7 3 10 4
United States Dailey 3 3 2 6 Australia Cooper 9 6 8 6
6 Australia Cooper 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Brown 5 8 6 4 2
United States Perry 7 6 3 6 6 United States Perry 1 1 1
United States Eltzholtz 2 7 2 Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
Denmark Ulrich 6 9 6 Denmark Ulrich 6 6 6
United States Van Rensselaer 6 5 3 8 United States Garrido 4 3 1
United States Garrido 4 7 6 10 United States Garrido 14 6 4 6
United States Freeman 2 3 4 United States Harum 12 3 6 4
United States Harum 6 6 6 Denmark Ulrich 6 3 4 3
United States Raskind 6 3 2 2 4 United States Seixas 3 6 6 6
Brazil Vieira 3 6 6 6 Brazil Vieira 2 4 1
United States Boys 0 3 3 Chile Ayala 6 6 6
Chile Ayala 6 6 6 Chile Ayala 6 6 6 10 6
Ecuador Lerque 1 1 2 4 United States Seixas 8 4 3 12 8
France Darmon 6 6 6 France Darmon 3 3 6 5
United Kingdom Davies 3 6 10 3 5 4 United States Seixas 6 6 3 7
4 United States Seixas 6 3 8 6 7

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Clayton 6 3 3 6 2
United States Reed 4 6 6 4 6 United States Reed 6 6 6 6
Brazil Bueno-Nete 1 2 6 United States Steele, Jr. 8 0 3 2
United States Steele, Jr. 6 6 8 United States Reed 4 6 5 3
United States Wood 6 2 6 3 Mexico Contreras 6 3 7 6
United States Barker 8 6 0 6 United States Barker 2 1 2
United States Tully 6 3 8 5 Mexico Contreras 6 6 6
Mexico Contreras 4 6 10 7 Mexico Contreras 3 2 2
United States Ter Borg 4 1 4 8 United States Savitt 6 6 6
United States Sorlein 6 6 6 United States Sorlein 6 4 6 3 7
United States Ogden 1 2 6 2 United States Coss 2 6 4 6 9
United States Coss 6 6 4 6 United States Coss 1 2 3
United States Longshore 3 3 5 8 United States Savitt 6 6 6
United States Harum 6 6 7 United States Harum 0 1 0
United States Snyder 6 1 1 0 8 United States Savitt 6 6 6
8 United States Savitt 1 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States Andrews 3 4 5
United States Mayne 6 6 7 United States Mayne 6 4 7 3
United States Freedman 0 1 5 Canada Bédard 4 6 9 6
Canada Bédard 6 6 7 Canada Bédard 11 2 4 4
United States Stern 2 4 5 United States Stewart 9 6 6 6
United States Stewart 6 6 7 United States Stewart 6 6 6
United Kingdom Owen 4 5 4 United States Cullen 3 3 1
United States Cullen 6 7 6 United States Stewart 6 7 1 2
United States Lesch 2 2 1 2 Australia Rosewall 2 9 6 6
United States Kuross 6 6 6 United States Kuross 2 4 12
Australia Mark 6 2 1 5 United States Larsen 6 6 14
United States Larsen 3 6 6 7 United States Larsen 3 2 2
United States Land 0 2 2 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
France Remy 6 6 6 France Remy 1 4 2
United Kingdom Robinson 1 0 1 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
2 Australia Rosewall 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. ^ Talbert, Bill (1967). Tennis Observed – The USLTA Men's Singles Champions, 1881-1966,. Barre: Barre Publishers. p. 131. OCLC 172306.

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