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
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)
  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
3 Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6 6 7
3 Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
5 6 6
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
7 3 4
3 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 1
7 Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain Manuel Orantes
7 6 6 7
United States Robert McKinley
United States Dick Stockton
5 7 3 6

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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