1971 US Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1971 US Open
ChampionsAustralia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Runners-upUnited States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
Final score6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, [5-3]
Details
Draw64
Seeds8
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
← 1970 · US Open · 1972 →

Pierre Barthès and Nikola Pilić were the defending US Open men's doubles tennis champions, but did not defend their title as a team.

Seventh-seeded John Newcombe and Roger Taylor won the title by defeating sixth-seeded Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, [5-3] in the final.[1][2]

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Arthur Ashe / United States Dennis Ralston (Third round, withdrew)
  2. Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen (Semifinals)
  3. Romania Ilie Năstase / Romania Ion Țiriac (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Bill Bowrey / Australia Owen Davidson (Quarterfinals)
  5. South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (Semifinals, retired)
  6. United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen (Final)
  7. Australia John Newcombe / United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Champions)
  8. Australia John Alexander / Australia Phil Dent (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
Czechoslovakia Milan Holeček
Australia Onny Parun
0 3 6
7 Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6 6 7
7 Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7 6
5 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6 1r
3 Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
7 6 3 7 3
5 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
5 7 6 5 6
7 Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6 6 7 4 [5]
6 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
7 3 6 6 [3]
6 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
6 7 6
4 Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Owen Davidson
4 6 3
6 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
6 6 6
2 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
4 2 2
United States Jeff Borowiak
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
3 4 1
2 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6 6 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States A Ashe
United States D Ralston
6 3 6 6
United Kingdom J Clifton
United Kingdom J Paish
0 6 4 2 1 United States A Ashe
United States D Ralston
6 6 6
United States M Fishbach
United States P Fishbach
6 6 4 7 United States M Fishbach
United States P Fishbach
3 0 2
United States B Brown
United States T Ward
3 4 6 6 1 United States A Ashe
United States D Ralston
United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
7 3 6 3 6 Czechoslovakia M Holeček
New Zealand O Parun
w/o
Czechoslovakia F Pála
Czechoslovakia V Zedník
6 6 0 6 3 United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
2 6 6 4 6
Czechoslovakia M Holeček
New Zealand O Parun
4 6 7 7 Czechoslovakia M Holeček
New Zealand O Parun
6 3 4 6 7
Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
6 4 6 5 Czechoslovakia M Holeček
New Zealand O Parun
0 3 6
7 Australia J Newcombe
United Kingdom R Taylor
6 7 6 7 Australia J Newcombe
United Kingdom R Taylor
6 6 7
Argentina E Álvarez
Argentina T Vázquez
3 6 2 7 Australia J Newcombe
United Kingdom R Taylor
6 6 7
Alt Canada P Burwash
South Africa P Cramer
2 1 4 United States T Leonard
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić
3 2 6
United States T Leonard
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić
6 6 6 7 Australia J Newcombe
United Kingdom R Taylor
7 7 6
United States B Lutz
United States C Pasarell
6 6 6 United States B Lutz
United States C Pasarell
6 5 3
United States J Parker
United States L Parker
3 4 3 United States B Lutz
United States C Pasarell
6 6 7 6
Spain A Muñoz
Spain M Orantes
6 6 6 Spain A Muñoz
Spain M Orantes
3 7 5 1
West Germany J Fassbender
West Germany H-J Pohmann
4 4 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Romania I Năstase
Romania I Țiriac
6 6 6
Egypt I El Shafei
New Zealand B Fairlie
4 4 4 3 Romania I Năstase
Romania I Țiriac
6 4 6 6
United States G Mulloy
United States B Talbert
4 0 3 United States P Gonzales
United States R Gonzales
2 6 3 2
United States P Gonzales
United States R Gonzales
6 6 6 3 Romania I Năstase
Romania I Țiriac
7 6 6
Australia T Addison
United States F McNair
1 4 3 United States M Estep
United States S Stewart
6 2 4
United States R Holmberg
United States C Richey
6 6 6 United States R Holmberg
United States C Richey
6 3 7 5 3
Australia R Case
Australia J Cooper
6 6 4 6 4 United States M Estep
United States S Stewart
3 6 6 7 6
United States M Estep
United States S Stewart
1 2 6 7 6 3 Romania I Năstase
Romania I Țiriac
7 6 3 7 3
5 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6 5 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
5 7 6 5 6
Japan J Kamiwazumi
Japan T Sakai
4 2 2 5 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 7 7 6
Indonesia G Widjojo
Ecuador E Zuleta
3 1 7 3 Australia B Carmichael
Australia R Ruffels
7 6 6 4
Australia B Carmichael
Australia R Ruffels
6 6 6 6 5 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6
United States J Connors
South Africa T Ryan
7 4 6 6 United States J Connors
South Africa T Ryan
3 1 3
United States P Gerken
United States B Gottfried
6 6 3 4 United States J Connors
South Africa T Ryan
7 3 6 6
United States S Mayer
United States R Tanner
6 6 6 3 6 United States H Fitzgibbon
Mexico A Palafox
6 6 3 4
United States H Fitzgibbon
Mexico A Palafox
7 4 4 6 7

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States A Olmedo
United States H Richardson
2 3 4
Sweden O Bengtson
Australia R Keldie
6 6 6 Sweden O Bengtson
Australia R Keldie
7 4 6 3 7
United States D Knight
United States L Schloss
3 4 2 United States T Edlefsen
United States F Froehling
6 6 2 6 6
United States T Edlefsen
United States F Froehling
6 6 6 Sweden O Bengtson
Australia R Keldie
2 7 5 1
Rhodesia H Irvine
Rhodesia A Pattison
6 5 7 6 6 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 7 6
Japan K Hirai
Japan J Kuki
4 7 6 1 Rhodesia H Irvine
Rhodesia A Pattison
4 4 5
Australia J Gardner
United States T Howard
3 3 6 6 6 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 7
6 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 4 7 6 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 7 6
United Kingdom M Cox
United Kingdom G Stilwell
3 7 5 3 4 Australia B Bowrey
Australia O Davidson
4 6 3
South Africa B Maud
Australia A Stone
6 6 7 6 South Africa B Maud
Australia A Stone
6 7 6 4 7
Japan K Tanabe
South Africa P van Lingen
United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
3 5 7 6 6
United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
w/o South Africa B Maud
Australia A Stone
6 6 6 2
United States R Fisher
United States S Pasarell
4 Australia B Bowrey
Australia O Davidson
7 3 7 6
France P Barthès
France G Goven
w/o France P Barthès
France G Goven
1 2 7 5
United States C McKinley
United States P Walthall
0 2 1 4 Australia B Bowrey
Australia O Davidson
6 6 5 7
4 Australia B Bowrey
Australia O Davidson
6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States J Borowiak
Pakistan H Rahim
6 7 5 5 6
United States S Giammalva
United States D Savitt
4 5 7 7 3 United States J Borowiak
Pakistan H Rahim
6 7 6 6
United States W Higgins
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
5 4 4 United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
7 6 4 4
United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
7 6 6 United States J Borowiak
Pakistan H Rahim
6 4 3 6 6
France J-B Chanfreau
France P Proisy
6 6 6 8 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
2 6 6 1 4
Alt United States B Bailey
United States A Neely
3 1 4 France J-B Chanfreau
France P Proisy
United Kingdom G Battrick
United Kingdom P Curtis
4 1 3 8 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
w/o
8 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 6 6 United States J Borowiak
Pakistan H Rahim
3 4 1
Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
6 6 3 4 7 2 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6 6
Mexico J Loyo Mayo
Mexico R Ramírez
2 4 6 6 5 Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
6 7 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ž Franulović
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
4 0 6 3 United States D Dell
United States B Seewagen
7 6 4 3
United States D Dell
United States B Seewagen
6 6 2 6 Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
6 5 6
United States C Graebner
Brazil T Koch
6 6 6 6 2 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
7 7 7
Denmark J Leschly
South Africa R Moore
3 7 4 4 United States C Graebner
Brazil T Koch
6 2 3
Pakistan M-A Elahi
Pakistan S Meer
3 4 6 2 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
7 6 6
2 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1972). World of Tennis '72. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 111, 116. ISBN 9780362001037. OCLC 86035663.
  2. ^ "Smith Beats Kodes for U.S. Open Title". nytimes.com.

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