1971 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1971 US Open
ChampionUnited States Stan Smith
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Final score3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Details
Draw128
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
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Stan Smith defeated Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1971 US Open. Ken Rosewall was the defending champion but did not compete at the 1971 US Open – Men's Singles event.

Rosewall and Tony Roche, both finalists from the previous year, did not compete in the tournament that year. This would not happen again at the US Open until the 2017 edition of the tournament, 46 years later.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia John Newcombe (First round)
  2. United States Stan Smith (Champion)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe (Semifinalist)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Marty Riessen (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Cliff Richey (Third round)
  7. United States Clark Graebner (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Romania Ilie Năstase (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 7 6
  United States Frank Froehling 0 6 3
  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 7 3 4 6 6
3 United States Arthur Ashe 6 6 6 3 4
3 United States Arthur Ashe 6 6 7
  Spain Manuel Orantes 1 2 6
  Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 3 2 6
2 United States Stan Smith 3 6 6 7
7 United States Clark Graebner 2 3 4
4 Netherlands Tom Okker 6 6 6
4 Netherlands Tom Okker 6 3 6 6 3
2 United States Stan Smith 7 6 3 2 6
5 United States Marty Riessen 6 2 6
2 United States Stan Smith 7 6 7

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Australia Newcombe 6 6 6 3
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 2 7 7 6 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 2 5 6 6 6
United States Howard 4 2 5 France Barthes 6 7 4 4 3
France Barthes 6 6 7 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 6
United States Seewagen 6 2 6 6 United States Seewagen 4 2 3
France Proisy 1 6 4 4 United States Seewagen 6 3 6 6 6
United States Austin 6 6 6 United States Austin 2 6 7 4 2
United States Burrman 3 1 1 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 6 United States Lutz 4 2 4
United Kingdom Stilwell 0 4 4 United States Lutz 6 7 6
Egypt El Shafei 4 6 4 2 United Kingdom Battrick 3 5 4
United Kingdom Battrick 6 2 6 6 United States Lutz 6 6 6 3 6
United States McNair 4 6 6 6 New Zealand Parun 4 7 3 6 2
Czechoslovakia Pala 6 4 4 4 United States McNair 4 6 6 2 4
New Zealand Parun 6 3 6 6 New Zealand Parun 6 4 4 6 6
United States Stewart 3 6 2 3

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Romania Năstase 6 7 6
Mexico Loyo-Mayo 2 5 4 8 Romania Năstase 6 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 3 6 7 United States Borowiak 2 4 4
United States Guerry 3 6 1 5 8 Romania Năstase 3 3 6
Australia Carmichael 6 6 7 6 Australia Carmichael 6 6 7
Spain Muñoz 3 7 6 4 Australia Carmichael 5 7 6 1 7
South Africa Ryan 5 6 2 United States Stockton 7 6 4 6 5
United States Stockton 7 7 6 Australia Carmichael 6 4 4
United States Froehling 6 6 6 United States Froehling 7 6 6
West Germany Fassbender 3 3 3 United States Froehling 7 4 6 6 6
South Africa Pattison 6 7 6 South Africa Pattison 5 6 7 3 4
United States Brien 3 5 1 United States Froehling 7 5 6 7
Australia Cooper 6 3 6 4 6 United States Tanner 6 7 3 6
Australia Masters 4 6 2 6 3 Australia Cooper 7 6 7 5 3
United States Tanner 6 6 6 United States Tanner 5 7 6 7 6
United Kingdom Paish 4 3 0

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States Ashe 6 6 6
United States Knight 3 4 1 3 United States Ashe 6 6 6
United States Krulevitz 7 6 3 6 6 United States Krulevitz 2 1 1
United States Estep 5 2 6 7 4 3 United States Ashe 7 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 7 6 7 United Kingdom Cox 5 2 2
Australia Keldie 5 0 6 United Kingdom Cox 7 6 6
Australia Davidson 6 7 2 6 Australia Davidson 6 4 0
South Africa Maud 3 5 6 0 3 United States Ashe 6 6 6 6
Australia Alexander 6 6 3 6 Australia Alexander 4 7 4 3
United States McManus 3 4 6 4 Australia Alexander 6 4
United Kingdom Clifton 2 2 0 Australia Stone 4 1 r
Australia Stone 6 6 6 Australia Alexander 6 4 6 6
West Germany Pohmann 1 4 6 Pakistan Rahim 7 6 0 4
Pakistan Rahim 6 6 7 Pakistan Rahim 2 3 6 6 6
United States Gerken 6 6 3 2 6 United States Gerken 6 6 2 4 2
Australia Ruffels 4 1 6 6 3

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States Richey 6 6 7
United States Pasarell 4 4 5 6 United States Richey 7 6 6
India Mukherjea 6 7 7 7 India Mukherjea 5 2 3
Rhodesia Irvine 7 6 6 6 6 United States Richey 7 4 4 4
United States Osborne 4 7 6 6 United States Osborne 6 6 6 6
United States Giammalva Sr. 6 6 3 3 United States Osborne 6 1 6 6
Brazil Koch 6 7 6 7 Brazil Koch 3 6 4 3
Chile Cornejo 3 6 2 6 United States Osborne 6 2 2 3
United States Gonzales 6 6 6 6 Spain Orantes 2 6 6 6
United States R. Kreiss 7 4 4 4 United States Gonzales 7 7 6
United Kingdom Matthews 6 6 7 7 6 United Kingdom Matthews 6 6 3
Jamaica Russell 7 7 6 6 3 United States Gonzales 6 4 4 1
Spain Orantes 6 7 6 Spain Orantes 3 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Zednik 4 5 4 Spain Orantes 6 6 4 6
Argentina Álvarez 3 4 7 4 United States Holmberg 4 3 6 2
United States Holmberg 6 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Fitzgibbon 3 7 7 6
United States Dell 6 5 6 4 United States Fitzgibbon 6 6 6
Japan Kuki 6 7 3 6 Japan Kuki 2 2 4
Ecuador Zuleta 0 5 6 4 United States Fitzgibbon 2 6 2
United States Barth 3 3 0 South Africa Moore 6 7 6
South Africa Moore 6 6 6 South Africa Moore 6 6 6
Romania Ţiriac 7 4 5 Romania Ţiriac 3 2 4
United States Gorman 5 6 5 r South Africa Moore 2 4 3
United States Mayer 0 7 1 0 7 United States Graebner 6 6 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 6 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 6
Australia Gardner 6 3 7 1 6 Australia Gardner 3 2 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 4 6 6 6 2 Chile Fillol Sr. 3 2 4
United States Baer 3 3 2 7 United States Graebner 6 6 6
United Kingdom Curtis 6 6 6 United Kingdom Curtis 1 4 1
South Africa McMillan 7 4 1 3 7 United States Graebner 6 6 6
7 United States Graebner 6 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Olmedo 6 7 4 5 5
United States Connors 2 5 6 7 7 United States Connors 4 3 4
Australia Dibley 6 6 6 Australia Dibley 6 6 6
United States M. Kreiss 1 1 1 Australia Dibley 4 6 1 4
United States Scott 4 4 6 3 United Kingdom Taylor 6 3 6 6
Argentina Vázquez 6 6 1 6 Argentina Vázquez 2 1 1
Australia Addison 6 1 4 2 United Kingdom Taylor 6 6 6
United Kingdom Taylor 2 6 6 6 United Kingdom Taylor 4 4 6 3
United States Gerulaitis 4 6 6 4 1 4 Netherlands Okker 6 6 4 6
Japan Sakai 6 2 1 6 6 Japan Sakai 6 7 6
India Lall 6 7 6 4 Australia Case 3 6 3
Australia Case 7 6 7 6 Japan Sakai 1 1 1
France Chanfreau 6 1 3 4 Netherlands Okker 6 6 6
Australia Dent 7 6 6 Australia Dent 4 3 3
Sweden Bengtson 2 4 6 7 1 4 Netherlands Okker 6 6 6
4 Netherlands Okker 6 6 3 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Brent 6 6 3 3 7
United States Turner 3 2 6 6 5 Australia Brent 5 4 1
Australia Bowrey 3 6 7 6 6 Australia Bowrey 7 6 6
United States Faulk 6 7 5 3 4 Australia Bowrey 2 4 3
United States Parker 6 3 4 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 6
United States Neely 2 6 6 6 United States Neely 6 6 3
France Goven 3 1 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 7 7 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 5 6 6
United States McKinley 6 4 2 5 United States Riessen 7 7 7
United States Van Dillen 7 6 6 United States Van Dillen 3 6 3 4
Denmark Leschly 6 6 6 Denmark Leschly 6 3 6 6
South Africa Cramer 1 1 3 Denmark Leschly 2 6 5 3
Japan Hirai 6 3 4 5 United States Riessen 6 4 7 6
South Africa Hewitt 7 6 6 South Africa Hewitt 6 7 2 2
United States Gottfried 7 2 4 6 3 5 United States Riessen 7 6 6 6
5 United States Riessen 6 6 6 2 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Edlefsen 4 2 6 5
United States Holmes 6 6 2 7 United States Holmes 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 6 4 2 2 Canada Sharpe 0 4 3
Canada Sharpe 3 6 6 6 United States Holmes 6 3 1 0
Canada Burwash 1 0 7 4 Czechoslovakia Holeček 2 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Holeček 6 6 5 6 Czechoslovakia Holeček 6 7 3 6
United States Walthall 2 1 2 United States Ralston 3 6 6 4
United States Ralston 6 6 6 Czechoslovakia Holeček 6 2 r
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6 6 2 United States Smith 7 3
India Menon 4 0 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 7 3 5 6
United States Leonard 6 6 6 United States Leonard 4 6 6 7 7
United States Higgins 2 3 4 United States Leonard 2 3 6 3
New Zealand Fairlie 6 7 6 2 United States Smith 6 6 4 6
Mexico Lara 4 5 7 r New Zealand Fairlie 2 5 2
Mexico Ramírez 0 2 6 2 United States Smith 6 7 6
2 United States Smith 6 6 7

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