1972 US Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1972 US Open
ChampionsSouth Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Runners-upAustralia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
Final score6–4, 7–6, 6–3
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
← 1971 · US Open · 1973 →

John Newcombe and Roger Taylor were the defending US Open men's doubles champions, but did not defend their title as a team.

Sixth-seeded Cliff Drysdale and Roger Taylor won the title by defeating unseeded Owen Davidson and John Newcombe 6–4, 7–6, 6–3 in the final.[1]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen (Third round)
  2. South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (First round)
  3. Australia Roy Emerson / Australia Rod Laver (Third round, withdrew)
  4. United States Arthur Ashe / United States Bob Lutz (First round)
  5. United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen (Semifinals)
  6. South Africa Cliff Drysdale / United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Champions)
  7. Romania Ilie Năstase / Spain Manuel Orantes (Semifinals)
  8. Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
United States Clark Graebner
Australia Mal Anderson
7 6 1 5
5 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
6 7 6 7
5 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
3 2 5
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6 6 7
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
3 6 6 3 6
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6 4 4 6 1
Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
4 6 3
6 South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6 7 6
6 South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6 6 7
Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain Antonio Munoz
3 4 6
6 South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6 6 6
7 Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain Manuel Orantes
4 4 2
7 Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain Manuel Orantes
7 6 6 7
United States Robert McKinley
United States Dick Stockton
5 7 3 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6 6
France P Dominguez
France P Proisy
3 4 1 1 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
7 6 7
Sweden O Bengtson
Sweden B Borg
6 4 5 United Kingdom J Paish
Rhodesia A Pattison
6 4 6
United Kingdom J Paish
Rhodesia A Pattison
7 6 7 1 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
7 1 5 5
United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
6 5 3 Australia M Anderson
United States C Graebner
6 6 7 7
United States H Fitzgibbon
Mexico T Palafox
7 7 6 United States H Fitzgibbon
Mexico T Palafox
6 6 6 6
Australia M Anderson
United States C Graebner
6 6 6 Australia M Anderson
United States C Graebner
7 7 2 7
United States J Borowiak
Pakistan H Rahim
3 4 4 Australia M Anderson
United States C Graebner
7 6 1 5
5 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 7 6 5 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 7 6 7
Australia I Fletcher
Australia B Phillips-Moore
3 6 3 5 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 6
United States P Gerken
United States B Gottfried
6 6 6 6 United States P Gerken
United States B Gottfried
3 3 3
United Kingdom G Battrick
United States C Richey
4 7 3 4 5 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 6
United States E Dibbs
United States D Ralston
6 6 5 7 6 United States E Dibbs
United States D Ralston
3 4 2
Venezuela H Hose
Chile JR Pinto Bravo
7 2 7 5 4 United States E Dibbs
United States D Ralston
4 6 6 6 7
United States P Gonzales
Denmark T Ulrich
2 6 7 6 United States P Gonzales
Denmark T Ulrich
6 7 4 4 6
Soviet Union T Kakulia
Soviet Union V Korotkov
6 3 6 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 United States A Ashe
United States B Lutz
6 4 7 3 6
Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
3 6 6 6 7 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
6 6 3 6
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
Czechoslovakia J Kukal
6 3 4 United States F Froehling
United States C Pasarell
4 3 6 3
United States F Froehling
United States C Pasarell
7 6 6 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
6 4 3 4
Australia O Davidson
Australia J Newcombe
6 6 6 Australia O Davidson
Australia J Newcombe
3 6 6 6
India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
3 4 4 Australia O Davidson
Australia J Newcombe
2 6 6 6
Australia T Addison
Australia B Carmichael
6 6 6 Australia T Addison
Australia B Carmichael
6 3 4 4
United Kingdom S Matthews
United Kingdom S Warboys
1 4 4 Australia O Davidson
Australia J Newcombe
3 6 6 3 6
8 Australia K Rosewall
Australia F Stolle
6 6 6 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 4 4 6 1
Alt United States K McMillan
United States P Walthall
3 2 2 8 Australia K Rosewall
Australia F Stolle
6 7 6
United States S Giammalva
United States D Savitt
6 6 4 6 United States S Giammalva
United States D Savitt
4 6 1
United States V Seixas
United States T Trabert
4 4 6 3 8 Australia K Rosewall
Australia F Stolle
4 4 7 7 6
United States R Reid
South Africa T Ryan
6 6 5 3 2 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 6 6 6 7
France J-B Chanfreau
France G Goven
4 4 7 6 6 France J-B Chanfreau
France G Goven
6 6 4 6
United States J Gorsuch
United States C McKinley
5 4 5 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
3 7 6 7
Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
7 6 7

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
4 4 6 6 6
France W N'Godrella
France J-L Rouyer
6 6 4 1 0 United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
6 6 6 6
South Africa B Maud
India S Menon
6 7 6 4 Colombia I Molina
Colombia J Velasco
3 2 7 4
Colombia I Molina
Colombia J Velasco
7 6 7 6 United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
4 4 6
United States P DuPré
United States S Krulevitz
6 7 6 6 6 6 South Africa C Drysdale
United Kingdom R Taylor
6 6 7
Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
7 6 7 4 7 Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
6 3 6 3
United States D Dell
United States B Seewagen
6 2 7 2 4 6 South Africa C Drysdale
United Kingdom R Taylor
7 6 3 6
6 South Africa C Drysdale
United Kingdom R Taylor
3 6 6 6 6 6 South Africa C Drysdale
United Kingdom R Taylor
6 6 7
Spain A Gimeno
Spain A Muñoz
5 6 6 6 6 Spain A Gimeno
Spain A Muñoz
3 4 6
United Kingdom M Cox
United Kingdom G Stilwell
7 3 3 7 4 Spain A Gimeno
Spain A Muñoz
6 6 6 4 6
United States J Austin
United States S Mayer
2 5 7 6 7 United States J Austin
United States S Mayer
4 2 7 6 3
United States R Barth
United States T Leonard
6 7 6 2 6 Spain A Gimeno
Spain A Muñoz
w/o
United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
7 7 6 3 Australia R Emerson
Australia R Laver
United States S Mott
United States B Teacher
6 6 1 United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
7 4 6 4 3
Japan J Kuki
United States S Turner
1 4 4 3 Australia R Emerson
Australia R Laver
6 6 4 6 6
3 Australia R Emerson
Australia R Laver
6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić
Australia A Stone
2 7 6 3
Egypt I El Shafei
New Zealand B Fairlie
6 6 7 6 Egypt I El Shafei
New Zealand B Fairlie
4 6 6 2
United States W Higgins
United States D O'Bryant
5 7 4 6 2 United States M Estep
United States C Owens
6 3 7 6
United States M Estep
United States C Owens
7 6 6 6 6 United States M Estep
United States C Owens
6 3 5 2
Japan J Kamiwazumi
Japan T Sakai
6 3 4 7 Romania I Năstase
Spain M Orantes
4 6 7 6
New Zealand O Parun
New Zealand J Simpson
7 6 6 New Zealand O Parun
New Zealand J Simpson
7 6 3 3
West Germany J Fassbender
West Germany H-J Pohmann
3 5 3 7 Romania I Năstase
Spain M Orantes
6 7 6 6
7 Romania I Năstase
Spain M Orantes
6 7 6 7 Romania I Năstase
Spain M Orantes
7 6 6 7
United States A Olmedo
United States R Tanner
5 3 7 7 6 United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
5 7 3 6
United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
7 6 5 6 7 United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
6 6 6 6 6
United States B Brown
Australia P Doernerr
3 3 2 South Africa P Cramer
Rhodesia H Irvine
4 7 7 3 3
South Africa P Cramer
Rhodesia H Irvine
6 6 6 United States R McKinley
United States D Stockton
6 2 6 2 6
South Africa R Moore
South Africa D Schroder
3 2 4 United States J Connors
United States T Gorman
3 6 4 6 1
United States J Connors
United States T Gorman
6 6 6 United States J Connors
United States T Gorman
6 6 6 6
Australia J Cooper
Australia C Dibley
6 7 6 Australia J Cooper
Australia C Dibley
2 4 7 2
2 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
4 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1973). World of Tennis '73 : a BP and Commercial Union yearbook. London: Queen Anne Press. pp. 93, 98. ISBN 9780671216238.

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