1970 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1970 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Australia John Newcombe
Runner-up Australia Ken Rosewall
Final score 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Details
Draw 128 (10Q)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
← 1969 · Wimbledon Championships · 1971 →

John Newcombe defeated Ken Rosewall 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1970 Wimbledon Championships. It was Necombes second Wimbledon singles title, and his fifth overall grand slam singles title.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. John Newcombe is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Fourth Round)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Champion)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth Round)
  4. Australia Tony Roche (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Ken Rosewall (Finals)
  6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović (Third Round)
  7. United States Stan Smith (Fourth Round)
  8. Romania Ilie Năstase (Fourth Round)
  9. United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinals)
  10. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  11. Netherlands Tom Okker (Second Round)
  12. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Third Round)
  13. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (First Round)
  14. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Semifinals)
  15. United States Dennis Ralston (Fourth Round)
  16. United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Semifinals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
16 United Kingdom Roger Taylor 6 11 12
9 United States Clark Graebner 3 9 10
16 United Kingdom Roger Taylor 3 6 3 3
5 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 4 6 6
4 Australia Tony Roche 8 1 6 2
5 Australia Ken Rosewall 10 6 4 6
5 Australia Ken Rosewall 7 3 2 6 1
2 Australia John Newcombe 5 6 6 3 6
Australia Bob Carmichael 1 2 4
14 Spain Andrés Gimeno 6 6 6
14 Spain Andrés Gimeno 3 6 0
2 Australia John Newcombe 6 8 6
10 Australia Roy Emerson 1 7 6 2 9
2 Australia John Newcombe 6 5 3 6 11

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
United States B Seewagen 2 0 2 1 R Laver 6 6 6
Austria H Kary 5 6 3 4 J Alexander 1 3 3
Australia J Alexander 7 3 6 6 1 R Laver 6 3 6 6
United States H Fitzgibbon 6 6 7 4 F McMillan 2 6 0 2
Australia B Giltinan 8 8 5 6 B Giltinan 6 7 4 1 2
South Africa F McMillan 7 6 11 F McMillan 3 5 6 6 6
France JL Rouyer 5 4 9 1 R Laver 6 4 2 1
16 United Kingdom R Taylor 1 6 8 3 6 16 R Taylor 4 6 6 6
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 3 6 6 4 16 R Taylor 3 6 6 6
Pakistan H Rahim w/o J Mukherjea 6 3 2 4
India J Mukherjea 16 R Taylor 8 17 6
Q United Kingdom J Paish 2 2 6 5 C Pasarell 6 15 4
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 6 4 7 M Holeček 1 2 4
Spain A Muñoz 4 5 3 C Pasarell 6 6 6
United States C Pasarell 6 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
8 Romania I Năstase 6 6 7 8
New Zealand O Parun 8 0 5 6 8 I Năstase 7 1 2 6 6
Hungary I Gulyás 2 8 4 4 C Richey 5 6 6 4 3
United States C Richey 6 6 6 6 8 I Năstase 6 6 6 4 6
South Africa T Ryan 6 9 3 6 T Ryan 3 1 8 6 1
Q Australia P Doerner 4 7 6 3 T Ryan 4 6 6 3 6
Hungary S Baranyi 5 3 2 S Koudelka 6 2 4 6 3
Czechoslovakia S Koudelka 7 6 6 8 I Năstase 3 0 6 3
9 United States C Graebner 6 6 3 6 9 C Graebner 6 6 4 6
West Germany H Elschenbroich 3 2 6 1 9 C Graebner 4 14 6
Soviet Union S Likhachev 6 2 4 I Ţiriac 6 12 2 r.
Romania I Ţiriac 8 6 6 9 C Graebner 6 6 6
South Africa D Schroder 6 6 6 P Lall 0 2 1
Ecuador P Guzmán 2 2 0 D Schroder 4 4 9 2
Argentina G Vilas 1 2 4 P Lall 6 6 7 6
India P Lall 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 Australia T Roche 6 6 6
South Africa R Maud 1 4 2 4 T Roche 6 6 6
Q Rhodesia R Dowdeswell 7 1 6 1 5 R Ruffels 4 3 2
Australia R Ruffels 5 6 3 6 7 4 T Roche 6 9 6
Rhodesia A Pattison 8 6 4 3 6 M Cox 2 7 3
United States E Van Dillen 6 1 6 6 3 A Pattison 3 4 7
Rhodesia H Irvine 2 6 3 4 M Cox 6 6 9
United Kingdom M Cox 6 4 6 6 4 T Roche 6 8 6 6
13 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 2 5 6 6 5 M Riessen 4 10 4 2
Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 7 3 2 7 A Metreveli 7 4 4 4
Czechoslovakia F Pala 4 4 2 J Mandarino 5 6 6 6
Brazil J Mandarino 6 6 6 J Mandarino 6 5 5 1
United States E Scott 8 6 14 M Riessen 4 7 7 6
Q South Africa R Krog 6 1 12 E Scott 4 2 3
United States J McManus 0 2 2 M Riessen 6 6 6
United States M Riessen 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
5 Australia K Rosewall 6 7 6
Q Australia C Dibley 3 5 4 5 K Rosewall 6 6 6
France P Proisy 8 10 3 4 JC Barclay 2 1 3
France JC Barclay 6 12 6 6 5 K Rosewall 6 6 6
Chile P Cornejo 8 4 18 5 6 T Addison 2 4 0
Australia W Bowrey 6 6 16 7 8 W Bowrey 8 1 3 6 3
Australia T Addison 3 10 12 6 T Addison 6 6 6 4 6
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 8 10 3 5 K Rosewall 6 6 3 7
12 South Africa C Drysdale 7 9 8 3 6 T Gorman 2 2 6 5
Australia F Stolle 5 11 6 6 3 12 C Drysdale 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear 6 6 6 N Špear 4 4 4
Iran MH Akbari 2 3 3 12 C Drysdale 3 3 2
United States T Gorman 6 8 7 T Gorman 6 6 6
France JB Chanfreau 2 6 5 T Gorman 6 4 6 6
Q United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 1 6 Q P Curtis 2 6 4 1
United States J Osborne 3 3 6 4

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States R Lutz 4 6 6 6
France G Goven 6 3 3 4 R Lutz 6 6 6
Belgium P Hombergen 2 3 2 P Dent 2 1 2
Australia P Dent 6 6 6 R Lutz 6 7 5 7 3
South Africa B Hewitt 6 6 6 B Hewitt 1 5 7 9 6
France D Contet 2 3 4 B Hewitt 6 6 6
Denmark J Ulrich 9 6 1 3 11 T Okker 3 4 3
11 Netherlands T Okker 11 4 6 6 B Hewitt 4 7 2
Australia B Carmichael 3 10 6 6 B Carmichael 6 9 6
United States C Steele III 6 8 3 1 B Carmichael 4 6 6 3 6
Australia D Crealy 6 6 6 D Crealy 6 3 4 6 3
LL Ecuador E Zuleta 3 2 2 B Carmichael 6 6 6
South Africa K Diepraam 7 13 6 6 Z Franulović 3 2 0
Jamaica DR Russell 5 11 2 K Diepraam 3 4 6 1
United Kingdom D Lloyd 2 4 4 6 Z Franulović 6 6 2 6
6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulović 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Romania P Marmureanu 2 5 4
Denmark T Ulrich 6 7 6 T Ulrich 6 6 6
Japan K Watanabe 5 3 6 3 I Buding 2 3 3
West Germany I Buding 7 6 4 6 T Ulrich 6 1 2 2
United Kingdom R Wilson 3 4 2 14 A Gimeno 4 6 6 6
Australia A Stone 6 6 6 A Stone 5 6 3 4
France P Barthes 6 1 4 2 14 A Gimeno 7 4 6 6
14 Spain A Gimeno 4 6 6 6 14 A Gimeno 7 7 6
United Kingdom S Matthews 4 10 6 3 A Ashe 5 5 2
United Arab Republic I El Shafei 6 12 8 I El Shafei 6 6 4 4 6
Switzerland D Sturdza 4 4 9 4 L Hoad 3 3 6 6 1
Australia L Hoad 6 6 7 6 I El Shafei 3 1 6 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 4 6 6 4 6 3 A Ashe 6 6 2 6
United Kingdom G Battrick 6 1 1 6 3 N Pilić 7 13 4 3
United Kingdom G Stilwell 3 2 1 3 A Ashe 9 11 6 6
3 United States A Ashe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Q Australia J Bartlett 7 2 4 4
South Africa J Saul 5 6 6 6 J Saul 3 1 4
South Africa B Bertram 6 1 6 6 B Bertram 6 6 6
France F Jauffret 4 6 3 3 B Bertram 10 0 3 1
Soviet Union T Leius 3 4 9 10 R Emerson 8 6 6 6
Denmark J Leschly 6 6 11 J Leschly 3 3 4
Soviet Union A Volkov 4 2 0 10 R Emerson 6 6 6
10 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6 10 R Emerson 2 6 6 6
Q Australia S Ball 2 2 9 4 7 S Smith 6 3 4 2
Spain M Orantes 6 6 7 6 M Orantes 3 11 6 6
France B Montrenaud 2 5 9 6 5 J Kukal 6 9 3 4
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 6 7 7 3 7 M Orantes 6 3 6 3
West Germany H-J Plötz 6 6 6 7 S Smith 4 6 8 6
Q United Kingdom S Warboys 4 4 4 H-J Plötz 2 2 4
Chile J Fillol Sr. 5 6 3 4 7 S Smith 6 6 6
7 United States S Smith 7 2 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Round four
Australia M Mulligan 5 1 6
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 7 6 8 J Loyo-Mayo 3 6 6 2 6
Q Australia A McDonald 7 10 3 4 4 V Korotkov 6 1 2 6 4
Soviet Union V Korotkov 5 8 6 6 6 J Loyo-Mayo 0 0 1
United Kingdom J Clifton 4 2 3 15 D Ralston 6 6 6
Australia I Fletcher 6 6 6 I Fletcher 6 3 5 2
Italy N Pietrangeli w/o 15 D Ralston 4 6 7 6
15 United States D Ralston 15 D Ralston 12 7 2
Italy A Panatta 1 3 7 6 2 J Newcombe 14 9 6
Australia O Davidson 6 6 5 8 O Davidson 6 6 6
South Africa R Moore 9 4 6 1 R Holmberg 4 4 2
United States R Holmberg 11 6 2 6 O Davidson 7 3 5
Australia R Keldie 6 2 3 1 2 J Newcombe 9 6 7
Greece N Kalogeropoulos 4 6 6 6 N Kalogeropoulos 1 2 1
United States R Barth 2 3 4 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
2 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1970 French Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slams
Men's Singles
Succeeded by
1970 US Open – Men's Singles