1969 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1969 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Australia Rod Laver
Runner-up Australia John Newcombe
Final score 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw 128 (10Q)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1968 · Wimbledon Championships · 1970 →

Rod Laver successfully defended his title, defeating John Newcombe in the final, 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1969 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Australia Rod Laver (Champion)
02.   Australia Tony Roche (Semifinals)
03.   Netherlands Tom Okker (Quarterfinals)
04.   Australia Ken Rosewall (Third round)
05.   United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinals)
06.   Australia John Newcombe (Final)
07.   United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals)
08.   South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)
09.   Australia Roy Emerson (Fourth round)
10.   Spain Andrés Gimeno (Fourth round)
11.   Australia Fred Stolle (Fourth round)
12.   United States Pancho Gonzales (Fourth round)
13.   South Africa Raymond Moore (First round)
14.   South Africa Bob Hewitt (First round)
15.   United States Dennis Ralston (Fourth round)
16.   United States Stan Smith (Fourth 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 6 6 6
8 South Africa Cliff Drysdale 4 2 3
1 Australia Rod Laver 2 6 9 6
5 United States Arthur Ashe 6 2 7 0
United States Robert Lutz 4 2 6 5
5 United States Arthur Ashe 6 6 4 7
1 Australia Rod Laver 6 5 6 6
6 Australia John Newcombe 4 7 4 4
6 Australia John Newcombe 8 3 6 7
3 Netherlands Tom Okker 6 6 1 5
6 Australia John Newcombe 3 6 14 6
2 Australia Tony Roche 6 1 12 4
7 United States Clark Graebner 6 6 3 4 9
2 Australia Tony Roche 4 4 6 6 11

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
Italy N Pietrangeli 1 2 2 1 Australia R Laver 3 4 6 6 6
Q United States C Steele 4 12 8 6 India P Lall 6 6 3 0 0
India P Lall 6 10 10 8 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
Denmark J Leschly 6 7 6 Denmark J Leschly 3 3 3
Australia K Fletcher 4 5 2 Denmark J Leschly 6 22 6
France J-L Rouyer 6 5 6 5 6 France J-L Rouyer 4 20 4
LL Australia B Geraghty 2 7 4 7 3 1 Australia R Laver 6 6 7 3 6
16 United States S Smith 20 6 9 4 6 16 United States S Smith 4 2 9 6 3
Australia A Stone 22 4 7 6 3 16 United States S Smith 6 7 6
United Kingdom D Lloyd 8 6 7 United Kingdom D Lloyd 3 5 1
Hungary I Gulyás 6 4 5 16 United States S Smith 3 9 6 6
United States D Dell 3 6 2 1 Australia W Bowrey 6 7 3 4
Australia W Bowrey 6 3 6 6 Australia W Bowrey 8 6 6
Brazil T Koch 8 3 7 3 4 France G Goven 6 4 3
France G Goven 6 6 5 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 South Africa C Drysdale 7 7 9
Belgium P Hombergen 5 5 7 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 11 6
Australia O Davidson 6 6 6 Australia O Davidson 4 4 13 2
Q United Kingdom J Paish 1 2 3 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 11 6
Australia B Phillips-Moore 5 4 6 1 United Kingdom M Cox 2 9 4
Romania I Țiriac 7 6 4 6 Romania I Țiriac 6 8 7 10
United Kingdom M Cox 7 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 2 10 9 12
Spain M Orantes 5 4 3 8 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 0 6 9
9 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6 9 Australia R Emerson 4 8 6 3 7
LL Austria P Pokorny 1 1 1 9 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom J Clifton 4 6 4 6 5 United Kingdom S Matthews 3 1 2
United Kingdom S Matthews 6 3 6 2 7 9 Australia R Emerson 7 6 6
Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 6 8 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 5 3 2
United Kingdom M Sangster 4 3 6 Soviet Union V Korotkov 6 4 3 6 3
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 6 6 6 Greece N Kalogeropoulos 2 6 6 3 6
Chile J Fillol 2 2 4

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
Poland W Gąsiorek 1 1 2 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 8
United Kingdom R Taylor 6 13 6 United Kingdom R Taylor 1 4 6
United States V Seixas 4 11 2 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 9 3 2
United States R Lutz 6 6 6 United States R Lutz 8 7 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia S Koudelka 1 1 0 United States R Lutz 2 4 6 6 7
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 3 5 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 1 2 5
Chile P Cornejo 3 6 7 3 1 United States R Lutz 9 4 3 6 6
13 South Africa R Moore 3 2 11 4 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6 4 4
Australia J Alexander 6 6 9 6 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6
South Africa G Forbes 4 6 3 New Zealand O Parun 5 4 3
New Zealand O Parun 6 8 6 Australia J Alexander 6 8 13 3 6
Q Australia A McDonald 5 5 6 Australia T Addison 3 10 11 6 3
France J-P Courcol 7 7 8 France J-P Courcol 3 2 6 5
Australia T Addison 9 6 6 Australia T Addison 6 6 3 7
LL Ecuador E Zuleta 7 3 3

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States A Ashe 1 11 6 7
United States M Riessen 6 9 3 5 5 United States A Ashe 3 4 6 6 6
Denmark T Ulrich 6 4 4 7 South Africa T Ryan 6 6 3 2 2
South Africa T Ryan 4 6 6 9 5 United States A Ashe 6 1 6 13 12
United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 3 8 4 6 United Kingdom G Stilwell 2 6 2 15 10
United Kingdom K Wooldridge 2 6 6 6 1 United Kingdom G Stilwell 6 6 6
United Kingdom A Mills 6 2 6 5 12 West Germany I Buding 3 2 4
West Germany I Buding 2 6 4 7 14 5 United States A Ashe 7 4 6 6
12 United States R Gonzales 22 1 16 6 11 12 United States R Gonzales 5 6 3 3
United States C Pasarell 24 6 14 3 9 12 United States R Gonzales 6 6 6
United Kingdom J Barrett 4 4 2 Sweden O Bengtson 4 3 3
Sweden O Bengtson 6 6 6 12 United States R Gonzales 6 6 6
United States T Edlefsen 6 3 9 6 United States T Edlefsen 4 3 2
United States R Barth 3 6 7 3 United States T Edlefsen 8 6 4 5 6
Australia R Keldie 12 4 6 6 Australia R Keldie 6 3 6 7 4
Soviet Union S Likhachev 10 6 4 4

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 3 4 6 6
LL Poland T Nowicki 4 6 6 4 4 United Kingdom G Battrick 3 7 1 6 3
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 5 11 6 Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 5 6 4 6
Q United States E van Dillen 3 7 9 4 Czechoslovakia M Holeček 2 4 2
South Africa R Maud 6 6 6 11 Australia F Stolle 6 6 6
LL Japan K Yanagi 4 1 2 South Africa R Maud 17 6 0 5
United Kingdom P Hutchins 4 8 4 11 Australia F Stolle 19 2 6 7
11 Australia F Stolle 6 10 6 11 Australia F Stolle 4 5 6 3
France D Contet 4 9 8 4 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 7 3 6
Australia M Anderson 6 11 6 6 Australia M Anderson 13 8 6
Denmark J Ulrich 1 4 6 4 Australia J Cooper 11 6 4
Australia J Cooper 6 6 1 6 Australia M Anderson 2 3 1
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 8 6 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
Chile P Rodríguez 2 6 3 New Zealand B Fairlie 5 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 10 4 6 5 6 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 6
6 Australia J Newcombe 12 6 4 7

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q United States W Higgins 4 2 4
United Kingdom R Wilson 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 3 7 5 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 7 6 6 7 10 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 4 6 5 7 0
Soviet Union T Leius 5 8 3 9 8 United Kingdom R Wilson 6 6 15
Australia B Carmichael 5 6 7 6 Australia B Carmichael 1 4 13
Brazil JE Mandarino 7 1 5 4 Australia B Carmichael 2 6 7 6
United States C Richey 0 6 6 6 9 United States C Richey 6 4 5 4
14 South Africa B Hewitt 6 4 8 2 7 United Kingdom R Wilson 9 4 2
Q South Africa R Seegers 5 3 1 3 Netherlands T Okker 11 6 6
Australia D Crealy 7 6 6 Australia D Crealy 9 6 6
Jamaica R Russell 4 14 5 6 6 Jamaica R Russell 7 4 4
Switzerland D Sturdza 6 12 7 3 4 Australia D Crealy 6 3 2 4
United States R Holmberg 8 4 6 2 7 3 Netherlands T Okker 4 6 6 6
United States A Olmedo 6 6 4 6 5 United States R Holmberg 6 6 1 4 2
United Arab Republic I El Shafei 3 8 4 3 Netherlands T Okker 3 2 6 6 6
3 Netherlands T Okker 6 10 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Australia P Dent 6 6 6
Ecuador F Guzmán 4 2 3 Australia P Dent 6 6 6 2 6
Australia B Giltinan 9 6 11 6 2 France F Jauffret 4 8 4 6 4
France F Jauffret 11 2 13 2 6 Australia P Dent 6 8 3 4 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 4 1 1 10 Spain A Gimeno 2 6 6 6 6
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6 Soviet Union A Metreveli 3 6 1 6 3
South Africa F McMillan 3 4 6 1 10 Spain A Gimeno 6 3 6 3 6
10 Spain A Gimeno 6 6 3 6 10 Spain A Gimeno 9 5r
United States E Scott 16 4 4 7 United States C Graebner 7 6
France P Barthès 18 6 6 France P Barthès 2 4 6 3
United States T Gorman 3 6 3 8 4 Romania I Năstase 6 6 3 6
Romania I Năstase 6 4 6 6 6 Romania I Năstase 5 6 4
Australia J Brown 9 6 7 7 United States C Graebner 7 8 6
Q Australia J Bartlett 7 2 5 Australia J Brown 2 0r
Australia R Ruffels 4 6 3 7 United States C Graebner 6 3
7 United States C Graebner 6 8 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United States J McManus 2 6 6 4 6
United States E Buchholz 6 4 1 6 8 United States E Buchholz 8 6 6
Chile L Ayala 6 6 12 Chile L Ayala 6 2 4
Australia R Howe 4 2 10 United States E Buchholz 4 2 5
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 16 6 8 15 United States D Ralston 6 6 7
Q South Africa J Krinsky 14 3 6 Czechoslovakia J Kukal 5 2 4
India J Mukerjea 2 6 5 15 United States D Ralston 7 6 6
15 United States D Ralston 6 8 7 15 United States D Ralston 3 6 5 10 2
West Germany H-J Plötz 6 3 6 6 2 Australia A Roche 6 4 7 8 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 2 6 4 1 West Germany H-J Plötz 9 3 9 9
Japan K Watanabe 6 7 6 Japan K Watanabe 7 6 7 7
France P Beust 3 5 3 West Germany H-J Plötz 1 7 4
South Africa A Segal 6 6 6 2 Australia A Roche 6 9 6
Italy E Castigliano 2 1 3 South Africa A Segal 1 2 0
France J-C Barclay 5 6 3 2 2 Australia A Roche 6 6 6
2 Australia A Roche 7 4 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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