1968 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1968 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up Australia Tony Roche
Final score 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Details
Draw 12(10Q)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1967 · Wimbledon Championships · 1969 →

John Newcombe was the defending champion, but was defeated in the fourth round by Arthur Ashe.

Rod Laver defeated Tony Roche in the final, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1968 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
02.   Australia Ken Rosewall (Fourth round)
03.   Spain Andrés Gimeno (Third round)
04.   Australia John Newcombe (Fourth round)
05.   Australia Roy Emerson (Fourth round)
06.   Spain Manuel Santana (Third round)
07.   Australia Lew Hoad (Third round)
08.   United States Pancho Gonzales (Third round)
09.   United States Dennis Ralston (Quarterfinals)
10.   United States Butch Buchholz (Quarterfinals)
11.   Australia Fred Stolle (Fourth round)
12.   Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)
13.   United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinals)
14.   South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Third round)
15.   Australia Tony Roche (Final)
16.   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić (First round)

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Australia Rod Laver 4 6 6 4 6
9 United States Dennis Ralston 6 3 1 6 2
1 Australia Rod Laver 7 6 6
13 United States Arthur Ashe 5 2 4
13 United States Arthur Ashe 7 9 9 6
12 Netherlands Tom Okker 9 7 7 2
1 Australia Rod Laver 6 6 6
15 Australia Tony Roche 3 4 2
United States Clark Graebner 6 6 9
South Africa Ray Moore 2 0 7
United States Clark Graebner 7 10 4 6
15 Australia Tony Roche 9 8 6 8
10 United States Butch Buchholz 6 5 4 4
15 Australia Tony Roche 3 7 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia R Laver 6 4 6 6
United States E Scott 3 6 3 2 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
Italy G Merlo 4 3 0 United States S Smith 3 4 4
United States S Smith 6 6 6 1 Australia R Laver 6 3 7 6
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 2 3 2 United States M Riessen 4 6 5 3
United States M Riessen 6 6 6 United States M Riessen
United States D Dell 6 3 4 4 New Zealand B Fairlie w/o
New Zealand B Fairlie 3 6 6 6 1 Australia R Laver 9 5 6 6
16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 5 3 2 United Kingdom M Cox 7 7 2 0
United States H Fitzgibbon 3 7 6 6 United States H Fitzgibbon 6 3 9 7 10
United Kingdom M Cox 7 8 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 4 6 7 9 12
South Africa G Forbes 9 6 3 4 United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 6
United Kingdom R Becker 2 4 5 France D Contet 3 4 4
United States A Fox 6 6 7 United States A Fox w/o
France D Contet 3 7 7 7 6 France D Contet
Q Pakistan H Rahim 6 5 5 9 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States R Gonzales 6 6 6
India R Krishnan 2 4 3 8 United States R Gonzales 6 6 9
South Africa R Maud 6 6 6 South Africa R Maud 2 4 7
Q South Africa D Schroder 3 2 2 8 United States R Gonzales 6 4 3 5
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 4 10 Soviet Union A Metreveli 4 6 6 7
Spain M Orantes 2 2 6 8 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6
France P Beust 4 6 6 7 France P Beust 1 1 1
Australia P Dent 6 3 4 5 Soviet Union A Metreveli 3 5 2
9 United States D Ralston 6 7 8 9 United States D Ralston 6 7 6
Q Australia J Brown 1 5 6 9 United States D Ralston 6 3 7 6 13
United States C Richey 6 8 7 United States C Richey 3 6 9 3 11
Australia B Phillips-Moore 2 6 5 9 United States D Ralston 6 6 6
Denmark J Leschly 6 3 8 6 Brazil JE Mandarino 2 4 2
Australia C Stubs 2 6 6 1 Denmark J Leschly 9 8 3
Brazil JE Mandarino 6 7 2 6 Brazil JE Mandarino 11 10 6
Mexico A Palafox 3 5 6 4

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia J Newcombe 4 6 6 6
Australia O Davidson 6 3 4 3 4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
South Africa F McMillan 7 7 3 7 Australia J Alexander 1 4 3
Australia J Alexander 5 9 6 9 4 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 6
Q United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 6 10 6 Q United Kingdom D Lloyd 5 0 1
France P Darmon 4 4 12 1 Q United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 3 0 6 7
United Kingdom K Wooldridge 4 4 6 6 6 Q South Africa T Ryan 4 6 6 3 5
Q South Africa T Ryan 6 6 4 2 8 4 Australia J Newcombe 4 4 6 6 3
13 United States A Ashe 6 6 6 13 United States A Ashe 6 6 4 1 6
Q Ecuador E Zuleta 1 2 3 13 United States A Ashe 6 6 9
India P Lall 4 4 6 2 United Arab Republic I El Shafei 1 2 7
United Arab Republic I El Shafei 6 6 3 6 13 United States A Ashe 11 6 6
Australia W Jacques 1 4 2 Sweden O Bengtson 9 4 1
Sweden O Bengtson 6 6 6 Sweden O Bengtson 6 5 6 3 12
Canada K Carpenter 4 4 13 3 Spain JL Arilla 0 7 4 6 10
Spain JL Arilla 6 6 11 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6
United States R Holmberg 2 2 4 5 Australia R Emerson 5 6 6 6
Jamaica R Russell 5 2 6 Romania I Țiriac 7 1 2 0
Romania I Țiriac 7 6 8 5 Australia R Emerson 7 6 6
United States J McManus 4 6 1 3 United States A Olmedo 5 1 1
Australia K Fletcher 6 2 6 6 Australia K Fletcher 4 7 4 3
Chile P Rodríguez 10 5 3 United States A Olmedo 6 5 6 6
United States A Olmedo 12 7 6 5 Australia R Emerson 3 11 5 5
12 Netherlands T Okker 7 3 6 6 12 Netherlands T Okker 6 9 7 7
United Kingdom P Curtis 5 6 2 2 12 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 7
United Kingdom M Sangster 6 6 6 United Kingdom M Sangster 3 0 5
Brazil C Fernandes 0 4 4 12 Netherlands T Okker 8 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom S Matthews 4 9 4 4 Soviet Union V Korotkov 10 2 1 2
Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 7 6 6 Soviet Union V Korotkov 2 7 4 7 7
Chile L Ayala 11 2 4 6 France P Barthès 6 5 6 5 5
France P Barthès 9 6 6 8

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
France R Haillet 9 3 2
Australia T Addison 11 6 6 Australia T Addison 4 6 3 6 6
LL Argentina R Peralta 1 4 3 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 6 1 6 4 3
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 6 6 6 Australia T Addison 3 6 2
United Kingdom G Battrick 4 6 5 11 Australia F Stolle 6 8 6
Australia R Howe 6 8 7 Australia R Howe 1 1 1
France J-C Barclay 1 2 2 11 Australia F Stolle 6 6 6
11 Australia F Stolle 6 6 6 11 Australia F Stolle 1 5 5
United States C Graebner 6 6 6 6 11 United States C Graebner 6 7 7
United States R Barth 4 3 8 8 9 United States C Graebner 6 6 6
Japan K Watanabe 2 4 5 Denmark J Ulrich 2 0 4
Denmark J Ulrich 6 6 7 United States C Graebner 9 6 6
Soviet Union S Likhachev 6 7 2 1 2 6 Spain M Santana 7 2 1
United Kingdom G Stilwell 3 5 6 6 6 United Kingdom G Stilwell 7 8 0 4
West Germany H-J Plötz 0 4 2 6 Spain M Santana 5 10 6 6
6 Spain M Santana 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States T Edlefsen 6 7 7
Q West Germany J Fassbender 2 5 5 United States T Edlefsen 7 4 6 6
Italy N Pietrangeli 4 2 6 6 4 Q United Kingdom G Bluett 5 6 1 2
Q United Kingdom G Bluett 6 6 2 2 6 United States T Edlefsen 9 4 1 6 6
South Africa G Garner 2 6 6 7 14 South Africa C Drysdale 7 6 6 4 4
LL Jamaica L Lumsden 6 2 4 5 South Africa G Garner 2 5 6
United Kingdom R Wilson 7 3 2 14 South Africa C Drysdale 6 7 8
14 South Africa C Drysdale 9 6 6 United States T Edlefsen 4 6 1 6 4
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 3 4 2 South Africa R Moore 6 2 6 3 6
Australia R Crealy 6 6 6 Australia R Crealy 6 5 3 4
South Africa R Moore 6 6 9 South Africa R Moore 3 7 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 1 2 7 South Africa R Moore 4 6 7 2 6
Poland W Gąsiorek 3 1 5 3 Spain A Gimeno 6 3 5 6 2
Australia W Bowrey 6 6 7 Australia W Bowrey 2 6 7 3
Hungary I Gulyás 3 5 4 3 Spain A Gimeno 6 4 9 6
3 Spain A Gimeno 6 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL Colombia F Castillo 7 4 2
France G Goven 9 6 6 France G Goven 3 3 6
Soviet Union T Leius 6 1 8 2 Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 8
Denmark T Ulrich 4 6 10 6 Denmark T Ulrich 7 2 3 1
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 8 6 4 2 5 10 United States E Buchholz 5 6 6 6
Australia R Carmichael 6 4 6 6 7 Australia R Carmichael 13 4 4 6 2
Australia A Stone 4 2 12 4 10 United States E Buchholz 11 6 6 1 6
10 United States E Buchholz 6 6 10 6 10 United States E Buchholz 6 3 6 6
South Africa R Hewitt 6 8 6 South Africa R Hewitt 4 6 2 2
United Kingdom J Barrett 3 6 4 South Africa R Hewitt 3 6 3 6 12
Brazil T Koch 6 6 11 6 Brazil T Koch 6 4 6 3 10
Italy G di Maso 3 2 13 0 South Africa R Hewitt 6 9 1 6 6
Ecuador F Guzmán 11 1 8 6 6 7 Australia L Hoad 3 11 6 3 3
United States R Lutz 13 6 6 3 4 Ecuador F Guzmán 6 1 4
India J Mukerjea 3 4 2 7 Australia L Hoad 8 6 6
7 Australia L Hoad 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL United Kingdom C Iles 7 3 6 7
France J-P Courcol 5 6 3 5 LL United Kingdom C Iles 4 2 3
Chile P Cornejo 2 1 2 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6
Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6 Australia R Ruffels 4 1 3
United States J Osborne 4 7 10 6 6 15 Australia A Roche 6 6 6
United Kingdom M Davies 6 9 8 1 3 United States J Osborne 4 0 2
Australia R Keldie 3 1 5 15 Australia A Roche 6 6 6
15 Australia A Roche 6 6 6 15 Australia A Roche 9 6 6
United Kingdom P Hutchins 3 7 10 2 Australia K Rosewall 7 3 2
New Zealand O Parun 6 9 12 New Zealand O Parun 2 3 14 6 6
United Kingdom A Mills 4 2 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 12 4 4
United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 6 New Zealand O Parun 4 6 3 2
United States C Pasarell 6 7 3 6 2 Australia K Rosewall 6 3 6 6
Q Belgium P Hombergen 3 5 6 3 United States C Pasarell 9 1 8 2 3
South Africa A Segal 3 4 4 2 Australia K Rosewall 7 6 6 6 6
2 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6

References[edit]

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

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