1968 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1968 Australian Championships
ChampionAustralia William Bowrey
Runner-upSpain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Final score7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4
Details
Draw62
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1967 · Australian Championships · 1969 →

First-seeded William Bowrey won in the final 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4 against Juan Gisbert, Sr. to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1968 Australian Championships. Roy Emerson was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

Seeds[edit]

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated. The joint first seeds received a bye to the second round.

  1. Australia William Bowrey (Champion) / Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. (Final)
  2. n/a
  3. Australia Ray Ruffels (Semifinals) / Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  4. n/a
  5. United Kingdom Graham Stilwell (Second Round) / Australia Barry Phillips-Moore (Semifinals)
  6. n/a
  7. Australia Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals) / Canada Mike Belkin (Quarterfinals)
  8. n/a
  9. United Kingdom Peter Curtis (First Round) / Australia Allan Stone (Third Round)
  10. n/a
  11. Indonesia Sutarjo Sugiarto (Second Round) / n/a
  12. n/a
  13. Australia Phil Dent (Quarterfinals) / Indonesia Gondo Widjojo (First Round)
  14. n/a
  15. Australia Ray Keldie (Third Round) / Japan Jun Kamiwazumi (Second Round)
  16. n/a

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Australia William Bowrey 16 6 6    
7 Canada Mike Belkin 14 3 3    
1 Australia William Bowrey 10 6 7    
5 Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 8 4 5    
3 Spain Manuel Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
5 Australia Barry Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6
1 Australia William Bowrey 7 2 9 6  
1 Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 5 6 7 4  
13 Australia Phil Dent 6 2 1 6 0
3 Australia Ray Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6
3 Australia Ray Ruffels 8 6 2 2  
1 Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  
7 Australia Dick Crealy 8 6 2 3  
1 Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  

Main draw[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Australia W Bowrey 6 6 8    
  Australia R Coulthard 12 7 4 7     Australia R Coulthard 4 0 6    
  Australia M Senior 10 5 6 5   1 Australia W Bowrey w/o        
  Australia E McCabe 3 2 4       Australia R Case          
  Australia J Brown 6 6 6       Australia J Brown 6 8 3 5 0r
  Australia R Case 6 3 6 7     Australia R Case 4 6 6 7 1
13 Poland G Widjojo 4 6 3 5   1 Australia W Bowrey 16 6 6    
9 Australia A Stone 6 6 6     7 Canada M Belkin 14 3 3    
  Australia R Layton 4 2 1     9 Australia A Stone 8 4 6 6  
  Australia B Kearney 4 1 5       Australia W Jacques 6 6 2 3  
  Australia W Jacques 6 6 7     9 Australia A Stone 8 6 3 4  
  Australia M Pettman 4 1 2     7 Canada M Belkin 10 1 6 6  
  Japan T Tsujimoto 6 6 6       Australia M Pettman 1 3 2    
  Australia M Marchment 2 6 4 7   7 Canada M Belkin 6 6 6    
7 Canada M Belkin 6 3 6 9  

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Spain M Orantes 6 6 6    
  Australia L Weatherhog 4 0 2     3 Spain M Orantes 6 7 6    
  Australia M Guse 6 6 6       Australia M Guse 2 5 4    
  Australia J May 1 2 2     3 Spain M Orantes 4 4 6 6 6
  Australia N Fraser 6 6 6       Australia N Fraser 6 6 3 4 4
  Australia R Harvey 1 1 0       Australia N Fraser 6 3 8 4 6
  Australia H Nielson 2 5 4     LL Australia B Lloyd 4 6 6 6 3
LL Australia B Lloyd 6 7 6     3 Spain M Orantes 1 6 3 6 1
15 Japan J Kamiwazumi 8 6 6     5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 4 6 4 6
  Australia B Connor 6 4 2     15 Japan J Kamiwazumi 2 2 1    
  Australia G Pollard 6 6 6       Australia G Pollard 6 6 6    
  Belgium C Janssens 4 2 4       Australia G Pollard 4 4 6 3  
  Australia W Coghlan 6 6 9 6   5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 6  
  Australia P Oatey 0 2 11 3     Australia W Coghlan 2 4 6 7 2r
  Australia T Dawson 3 0 3     5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 3 5 4
5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 6    

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 6 6    
  Australia G Hogben 2 3 1     5 United Kingdom G Stilwell 3 6 7 6 2
  Australia J Fraser 11 6 6       Australia J Fraser 6 8 5 4 6
  Australia N Higgins 9 4 4       Australia J Fraser 15 6 1 4  
  Australia B Giltinan 6 6 4 6 2 13 Australia P Dent 17 3 6 6  
  Australia C Stubs 8 2 6 4 6   Australia C Stubs 10 6 6 4 4
  Australia H Ladyman 1 1 3     13 Australia P Dent 12 4 2 6 6
13 Australia P Dent 6 6 6     13 Australia P Dent 6 2 1 6 0
11 Indonesia S Sugiarto 6 1 6 6   3 Australia R Ruffels 1 6 6 3 6
  Australia R Campbell 1 6 3 2   11 Indonesia S Sugiarto 1 8 2    
  Australia R Wilson 6 6 8       Australia R Wilson 6 10 6    
  Australia G Teagle 0 1 6       Australia R Wilson 2 2 1    
  Australia J James 7 5 6 3 4 3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6    
  Australia D Smith 5 7 4 6 6   Australia D Smith 3 3 0 r  
  Australia R Sellick 1 1 0     3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 3    
3 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6    

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 Australia D Crealy 6 6 6    
  Australia O Worley 4 1 2     7 Australia D Crealy 6 6 6    
  Hong Kong I Fletcher 6 6 6       Hong Kong I Fletcher 4 4 4    
  Australia S Ball 3 4 2     7 Australia D Crealy 9 6 5 6  
  Australia T Addison 6 6 6       Australia T Addison 7 4 7 1  
  Republic of Ireland P Mockler 1 1 0       Australia T Addison 6 6 6    
  Japan T Sakai 2 4 6 7 6   Japan T Sakai 0 4 3    
9 United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 4 5 1 7 Australia D Crealy 8 6 2 3  
15 Australia R Keldie 6 6 6     1 Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 10 3 6 6  
  Australia J Blizzard 3 3 3     15 Australia R Keldie 4 5 6 9 6
  Australia B Geraghty 6 6 6       Australia B Geraghty 6 7 3 7 0
  Australia A Hammond 2 3 3     15 Australia R Keldie 6 5 2 3  
  Australia R Brent 6 6 6     1 Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 3 7 6 6  
  Australia G Dunn 1 0 0       Australia R Brent 4 7 4 6 4
1 Spain J Gisbert, Sr. 6 5 6 4 6

External links[edit]


Preceded by
1967 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1968 French Open