1971 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1971 Australian Open
Champion Australia Ken Rosewall
Runner-up United States Arthur Ashe
Final score 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Ken Rosewall defeated defending champion Arthur Ashe 6–1, 7–5, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1971 Australian Open. He was the first man to win a Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set in the open era.

Seeds[edit]

All seeds receive a bye into the second round.

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Third round)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Champion)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe (Finals)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker (Semifinals)
  5. Australia Tony Roche (Third round)
  6. Australia Roy Emerson (Quarterfinals)
  7. Australia John Newcombe (Third round)
  8. United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Third round)
  9. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  10. United States Marty Riessen (Quarterfinals)
  11. United States Dennis Ralston (Third round)
  12. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)
  13. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić (Second round)
  14. Australia Fred Stolle (Third round)
  15. United Kingdom Mark Cox (Quarterfinals)
  16. Egypt Ismail El Shafei (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
15 United Kingdom Mark Cox 2 1 2
United States Robert Lutz 6 6 6
United States Robert Lutz 4 4 6
3 United States Arthur Ashe 6 6 7
3 United States Arthur Ashe 7 7 2 6
12 South Africa Cliff Drysdale 6 6 6 2
3 United States Arthur Ashe 1 5 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 7 6
10 United States Marty Riessen 3 3 3
4 Netherlands Tom Okker 6 6 6
4 Netherlands Tom Okker 2 6 4
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 7 6
6 Australia Roy Emerson 4 4 3
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Australia R Laver 7 6 6
Australia A Gardiner 6 4 2 Australia C Dibley 5 3 1
Australia C Dibley 7 6 6 1 Australia R Laver 3 6 3 6
South Africa R Maud 6 4 6 4 6 15 United Kingdom M Cox 6 4 6 7
Australia J Cooper 3 6 2 6 7 Australia J Cooper 3 6 4
15 United Kingdom M Cox 6 7 6
15 United Kingdom M Cox 2 1 2
United States R Lutz 6 6 6
8 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 7 6
South Africa G Forbes 2 4 4 Australia P Dent 3 6 4
Australia P Dent 6 6 6 8 United Kingdom R Taylor 7 1 6 3 2
United States R Lutz 6 6 7 United States R Lutz 6 6 3 6 6
Australia M Rose 3 4 5 United States R Lutz 6 7 7
9 Spain A Gimeno 4 5 5

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 United States A Ashe 6 6 6 0 7
United Kingdom J Feaver 6 2 4 Australia R Ruffels 4 1 7 6 5
Australia R Ruffels 7 6 6 3 United States A Ashe 5 6 6 6
Australia F Sedgman 6 6 6 14 Australia F Stolle 7 1 3 4
United States R Barth 3 1 1 Australia F Sedgman 5 6 6
14 Australia F Stolle 7 7 7
3 United States A Ashe 7 7 2 6
12 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 6 2
12 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 7 7
Denmark T Ulrich 6 1 1 New Zealand B Fairlie 1 7 6 6
New Zealand B Fairlie 7 6 6 12 South Africa C Drysdale 4 6 6 7 6
United Kingdom R Wilson 4 4 6 5 Australia T Roche 6 4 7 6 1
South Africa R Moore 6 6 7 South Africa R Moore 3 6 1
5 Australia T Roche 6 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 Australia J Newcombe 7 3 6 7
Australia G Masters 7 3 4 1 United States C Pasarell 6 6 4 5
United States C Pasarell 5 6 6 6 7 Australia J Newcombe 7 1 6 6
Australia M Anderson 7 6 6 10 United States M Riessen 6 6 7 7
Australia W Bowrey 6 2 4 Australia M Anderson 6 4 3 r.
10 United States M Riessen 7 6 2
10 United States M Riessen 3 3 3
4 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
13 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić w/o
Australia B Giltinan 6 6 6 Australia B Giltinan
Japan O Ishiguro 4 4 1 Australia B Giltinan 3 2 4
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 3 1 6 6 4 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
Australia J Alexander 3 6 6 3 3 Australia B Phillips-Moore 4 2 3
4 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 Australia R Emerson 7 6 6
United Kingdom G Stilwell 4 4 7 4 Australia O Davidson 5 3 2
Australia O Davidson 6 6 6 6 6 Australia R Emerson 6 2 6 6
Australia S Ball 4 7 6 7 11 United States D Ralston 3 6 3 4
Australia R Case 6 5 4 6 Australia S Ball 4 4 3
11 United States D Ralston 6 6 6
6 Australia R Emerson 4 4 3
2 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
16 Egypt I El Shafei 6 7 6
South Africa F McMillan 7 6 1 2 Australia D Crealy 4 5 1
Australia D Crealy 5 7 6 6 16 Egypt I El Shafei 0 2 6
Australia A Stone 6 4 2 2 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 7
Australia B Carmichael 7 6 6 Australia B Carmichael 5 5 5
2 Australia K Rosewall 7 7 7

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