1959 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1959 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Alex Olmedo
Runner-up Australia Rod Laver
Final score 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
Details
Draw 128 (10Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1958 · Wimbledon Championships · 1960 →

Ashley Cooper was the defending champion, but was ineligible to compete after turning professional.

Alex Olmedo defeated Rod Laver in the final, 6–4, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1959 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Alex Olmedo (Champion)
02.   Australia Neale Fraser (Quarterfinals)
03.   Italy Nicola Pietrangeli (First round)
04.   United Kingdom Bobby Wilson (Quarterfinals)
05.   United States Barry MacKay (Semifinals)
06.   Chile Luis Ayala (Quarterfinals)
07.   Denmark Kurt Nielsen (Second round)
08.   Australia Roy Emerson (Semifinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
2 Australia Neale Fraser 7 8 6 3 1
5 United States Barry MacKay 5 10 0 6 6
5 United States Barry MacKay 13 9 8 9 3
Australia Rod Laver 11 11 10 7 6
France Jean-Claude Molinari 3 3 0
Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6
Australia Rod Laver 4 3 4
1 United States Alex Olmedo 6 6 6
8 Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 6
4 United Kingdom Bobby Wilson 3 4 2
8 Australia Roy Emerson 4 0 4
1 United States Alex Olmedo 6 6 6
6 Chile Luis Ayala 5 6 3 3
1 United States Alex Olmedo 7 3 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
2 Australia Neale Fraser 6 6 6
France Pierre Darmon 4 4 2 2 Australia N Fraser 6 6 6
Austria Franz Saiko 8 3 6 2 Brazil C Fernandes 3 1 2
Brazil Carlos Fernandes 10 6 4 6 2 Australia N Fraser 7 6 6
United States Bob Sherman 6 4 5 9 6 Australia A Bailey 5 4 2
Australia Alan Bailey 4 6 7 7 8 Australia A Bailey 6 4 6 6
Norway Gunnar Sjøwall 1 8 3 United Kingdom M Hann 2 6 1 3
United Kingdom Michael Hann 6 10 6 2 Australia N Fraser 3 6 14 8 6
Australia Allan Kendall 6 6 2 7 8 Italy O Sirola 6 3 12 10 3
Uruguay Eduardo Argon 4 8 6 5 6 Australia A Kendall 7 1 6 8
South Africa John Maloney 4 2 4 Italy O Sirola 9 6 1 10
Italy Orlando Sirola 6 6 6 Italy O Sirola 6 9 3 6
Spain Manuel Santana 6 6 6 Spain M Santana 4 7 6 3
France Alain Bresson 0 0 1 Spain M Santana 6 4 4 9 6
Q United Kingdom Roy Dixon 6 13 4 7 4 Q United States J Grigry 2 6 6 7 1
Q United States Jacques Grigry 3 11 6 9 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Barry MacKay 6 6 3 6
South Africa Ian Vermaak 2 2 6 3 5 United States B MacKay 6 6 3 6
Poland Władysław Skonecki 6 7 6 7 Poland W Skonecki 4 3 6 1
Q India Jaidip Mukerjea 3 9 4 5 5 United States B MacKay 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ilija Panajotović 6 4 6 6 Denmark J Leschly 3 2 4
United Kingdom Jimmy Tattersall 4 6 3 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia I Panajotović 6 5 6 4 5
United Kingdom Geoff Ward 3 2 6 7 Denmark J Leschly 4 7 3 6 7
Denmark Jan Leschly 6 6 3 9 5 United States B MacKay 6 8 10
United Kingdom Billy Knight 6 6 6 United Kingdom W Knight 2 6 8
United Kingdom John Barrett 2 0 3 United Kingdom W Knight 6 3 6 6
United Kingdom Roger Becker 3 7 4 Sweden J-E Lundquist 3 6 1 4
Sweden Jan-Erik Lundquist 6 9 6 United Kingdom W Knight 6 7 6
New Zealand Mark Otway 4 4 0 Australia R Hewitt 3 5 3
Australia Bob Hewitt 6 6 6 Australia R Hewitt 6 8 6
United States Jon Douglas 4 6 6 6 United States J Douglas 1 6 4
United States Budge Patty 6 1 1 0

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Italy Nicola Pietrangeli 4 6 5 5
United States Butch Buchholz 6 3 7 7 United States E Buchholz 3 7 11 10
South Africa Gordon Forbes 6 6 6 South Africa G Forbes 6 5 9 8
Switzerland Paul Blondel 3 0 1 United States E Buchholz 4 5 4
United States Gardnar Mulloy 6 6 6 United States G Mulloy 6 7 6
Hungary Antal Jancsó 3 3 2 United States G Mulloy 6 7 6
Australia Neville Nette 11 3 8 4 New Zealand L Gerrard 3 5 4
New Zealand Lew Gerrard 9 6 10 6 United States G Mulloy 1 2 9 2
Spain Juan Manuel Couder 4 6 6 2 6 France J-C Molinari 6 6 7 6
Australia Warren Jacques 6 3 4 6 3 Spain JM Couder 1 6 1 2
Q Australia Alan Lane 5 2 6 0 Sweden S Davidson 6 4 6 6
Sweden Sven Davidson 7 6 1 6 Sweden S Davidson 7 1 13 6 4
United States Malcolm Fox 6 6 11 6 France J-C Molinari 9 6 11 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sima Nikolić 4 2 13 1 United States M Fox 3 6 3 2
France Jean-Claude Molinari 4 6 7 6 France J-C Molinari 6 3 6 6
China Chu Chen Hua 6 3 5 4

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Denmark Kurt Nielsen 6 1 6 7
Australia Martin Mulligan 4 6 3 5 7 Denmark K Nielsen 8 4 5
West Germany Wilhelm Bungert 4 2 6 3 Australia R Laver 10 6 7
Australia Rod Laver 6 6 4 6 Australia R Laver 6 6 7
Brazil José Edison Mandarino 2 6 6 6 Q United Kingdom J Ward 2 3 5
Q Australia Stan Hicks 6 4 2 4 Brazil JE Mandarino 4 4 6 0
United Kingdom Geoffrey Owen 3 5 7 2 Q United Kingdom J Ward 6 6 3 6
Q United Kingdom John Ward 6 7 5 6 Australia R Laver 6 3 6 6
United Arab Republic Jaroslav Drobný 12 6 8 6 United Kingdom A Mills 3 6 3 4
United Kingdom Alan Mills 14 3 10 8 United Kingdom A Mills 6 6 6
United Kingdom Oliver Prenn 6 6 6 6 United Kingdom O Prenn 4 1 1
Chile Patricio Rodríguez 3 8 2 3 United Kingdom A Mills 9 6 7 6
Netherlands Willem Maris 6 6 6 Australia R Howe 11 4 5 2
Q United Kingdom Dickie Dillon 1 3 2 Netherlands W Maris 5 4 1
Australia Bob Howe 10 6 9 Australia R Howe 7 6 6
India Premjit Lall 8 3 7

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Italy Giuseppe Merlo 6 2 6 6
West Germany Dieter Ecklebe 4 6 3 1 Italy G Merlo 0 0 3
LL United Kingdom Trevor Adamson 1 1 1 United States J Frost 6 6 6
United States Jack Frost 6 6 6 United States J Frost 7 5 1
South Africa Ray Weedon 3 4 4 Denmark J Ulrich 9 7 6
Denmark Jørgen Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark J Ulrich 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Milan Branović 4 1 1 South Africa R Sanders 2 3 2
South Africa Robin Sanders 6 6 6 Denmark J Ulrich 9 3 8 1
Netherlands Pieter van Eijsden 3 6 4 3 8 Australia R Emerson 7 6 10 6
British Guiana Ian McDonald 6 4 6 6 British Guiana I McDonald 3 2 1
Spain Andrés Gimeno 7 11 8 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 6
Sweden Ulf Schmidt 5 9 6 Spain A Gimeno 2 6 4 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kamilo Keretić 3 4 1 8 Australia R Emerson 6 3 6 6
Australia Frank Gorman 6 6 6 Australia F Gorman 1 6 6 3
Colombia William Alvarez 4 3 3 8 Australia R Emerson 6 4 8 6
8 Australia Roy Emerson 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Austria Franz Hainka 4 6 2 2
United States Mike Franks 6 2 6 6 United States M Franks 6 6 5 4 5
France Jean-Noël Grinda 6 6 6 France J-N Grinda 3 3 7 6 7
Soviet Union Andrei Potanin 1 3 1 France J-N Grinda 6 7 6
United Kingdom Malcolm Gracie 6 6 6 Australia K Fletcher 2 5 4
Australia Dennis Reilly 4 3 2 United Kingdom M Gracie 2 1 0
Australia Ken Fletcher 6 6 6 Australia K Fletcher 6 6 6
Poland Wiesław Gąsiorek 2 1 3 France J-N Grinda 3 15 1
Republic of Ireland Joe Hackett 6 6 3 4 4 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 17 6
United Kingdom Colin Baxter 3 8 6 6 United Kingdom C Baxter 3 2 2
Australia Don Candy 6 6 6 Australia D Candy 6 6 6
United States Glenn Bassett 4 1 2 Australia D Candy 4 3 6 4
Q United Kingdom Colin Hannam 2 4 5 4 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 6 1 6
United Kingdom Tony Pickard 6 6 7 United Kingdom A Pickard 3 6 4
United Kingdom Ivor Warwick 3 0 4 4 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 8 6
4 United Kingdom Bobby Wilson 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Gerry Oakley 6 7 6
Canada Paul Willey 3 5 3 United Kingdom G Oakley 6 6 9
South Africa John Hammill 6 2 4 10 3 Sweden S Stockenberg 2 2 7
Sweden Staffan Stockenberg 4 6 6 8 6 United Kingdom G Oakley 4 7 6 4
Cuba Orlando Garrido 6 5 5 2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland A Bey 6 9 4 6
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Adrian Bey 1 7 7 6 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland A Bey 7 6 6
Norway Finn-Dag Jagge 2 4 8 6 6 Norway F-D Jagge 5 2 2
United Kingdom Ralph Oliver 6 6 6 2 2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland A Bey 2 1 0
Q Soviet Union Toomas Leius 3 4 5 6 Chile L Ayala 6 6 6
South Africa Abe Segal 6 6 7 South Africa A Segal 6 4 8 6
Q United Kingdom Tony Clayton 2 1 3 Belgium J Brichant 4 6 6 2
Belgium Jacques Brichant 6 6 6 South Africa A Segal 3 10 4 2
Austria Ladislav Legenstein 1 10 6 6 2 6 Chile L Ayala 6 8 6 6
United Kingdom Geoffrey Paish 6 12 2 2 6 United Kingdom G Paish 3 1 4
Czechoslovakia Jiří Javorský 3 0 3 6 Chile L Ayala 6 6 6
6 Chile Luis Ayala 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom Mike Davies 6 6 6 6
New Zealand Brian Woolf 1 8 4 2 United Kingdom M Davies 6 3 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Boro Jovanović 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 1 6 3 2
Hungary István Gulyás 3 4 3 United Kingdom M Davies 6 4 6 6 1
Brazil Ronnie Barnes 6 11 9 1 1 Denmark T Ulrich 3 6 8 1 6
China Mei Fu Chi 3 9 11 6 6 China FC Mei 1 1 1
Denmark Torben Ulrich 6 6 6 6 Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 6
Australia Bob Mark 4 8 4 4 Denmark T Ulrich 3 3 2
India Ramanathan Krishnan 6 6 6 1 United States A Olmedo 6 6 6
South Africa Tim Heckler 3 1 0 India R Krishnan 6 6 6
Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 4 6 6 7 Australia B Phillips-Moore 2 2 3
Spain José Luis Arilla 6 4 3 5 India R Krishnan 4 6 4 5
South Africa Rod Mandelstam 6 6 6 1 United States A Olmedo 6 3 6 7
Italy Antonio Maggi 4 1 2 South Africa R Mandelstam 1 1 3
Australia Warren Woodcock 2 4 3 1 United States A Olmedo 6 6 6
1 United States Alex Olmedo 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

External links[edit]

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