1968 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1968 Australian Championships
1967 Champion Australia Roy Emerson
Champion Australia William Bowrey
Runner-up Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Final score 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1967 · Australian Championships · 1969 →

Roy Emerson was the defending champion but did not compete that year.

William Bowrey won in the final 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4 against Juan Gisbert, Sr..

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

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