1972 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1972 Wimbledon Championships
Champion United States Stan Smith
Runner-up Romania Ilie Năstase
Final score 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Details
Draw 128 (16Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
← 1971 · Wimbledon Championships · 1973 →

Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other WCT contract players who were banned by the ILTF from entering the event. Stan Smith defeated Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1972 Wimbledon Championships. It was Smiths first, and only, Wimbledon singles title, and his second, and final, grand slam singles title.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Stan Smith (Champion)
  2. Romania Ilie Năstase (Finalist)
  3. Spain Manuel Orantes (Semifinalist)
  4. Spain Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Semifinalist)
  6. France Pierre Barthes (Fourth round)
  7. South Africa Bob Hewitt (First round)
  8. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 United States Stan Smith 6 8 6
8 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 2 6 2
1 United States Stan Smith 3 6 6 7
5 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 4 1 5
New Zealand Onny Parun 2 3 4
5 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 6 6
1 United States Stan Smith 4 6 6 4 7
2 Romania Ilie Năstase 6 3 3 6 5
Australia Colin Dibley 2 0 2
3 Spain Manuel Orantes 6 6 6
3 Spain Manuel Orantes 3 4 4
2 Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 6
United States Jimmy Connors 4 4 1
2 Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Smith 6 6 6
West Germany Plötz 1 1 3 1 Smith 6 9 6
Q Australia Gardiner 2 9 2 7 4 Irvine 4 8 3
Rhodesia Irvine 6 7 6 5 6 1 Smith 6 7 3 9
Chile Cornejo 4 8 3 Q Mayer 3 5 6 7
Japan Sakai 6 9 6 Sakai 9 3 2 4
United Kingdom Matthews 6 3 3 7 3 Q Mayer 8 6 6 6
Q United States Mayer 4 6 6 5 6 1 Smith 8 4 6 6
Australia Fletcher 6 6 6 Fletcher 6 6 2 4
France Rouyer 4 3 3 Fletcher 6 6 1 6
United States Olmedo 4 6 6 6 Olmedo 0 4 6 3
Denmark Ulrich 6 3 3 4 Fletcher 6 6 6
Q Australia Durham 3 8 4 Pala 1 0 1
Czechoslovakia Pala 6 9 6 Pala 4 7 2 7 6
Austria Kary 8 6 8 3 6 Kary 6 5 6 5 2
Hungary Szőke 6 3 9 6 0

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Soviet Union Metreveli 6 8 6
Q Italy Marzano 2 6 4 8 Metreveli 7 6 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 3 6 1 5 Dominguez 9 1 4 4
France Dominguez 6 4 6 7 8 Metreveli 7 6 3 6
Denmark Ulrich 6 3 Paish 5 3 6 4
United Kingdom Clifton 2 0 r Ulrich 3 5 2
United Kingdom Paish 7 6 9 6 Paish 6 7 6
Q United States Scott 9 4 8 3 8 Metreveli 6 6 6
France Proisy 6 9 8 6 Cramer 3 1 3
Soviet Union Likhachev 4 8 9 4 Proisy 3 5 4
South Africa Cramer 6 7 6 Cramer 6 7 6
Hungary Gulyás 4 5 4 Cramer 9 6 9
France Barclay 3 5 8 4 Q Estep 8 4 7
Q United States Estep 6 7 6 6 Q Estep 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom Hutchins 3 6 5 Kamiwazumi 4 2 2
Japan Kamiwazumi 6 8 7

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Spain Gimeno 6 6 6
United Kingdom Weatherley 1 2 4 4 Gimeno 4 6 8 9 4
LL South Africa Van Der Merwe 2 5 2 Parun 6 8 6 8 6
New Zealand Parun 6 7 6 Parun 6 4 9 9
United Kingdom De Mendoza 6 3 2 5 Bungert 4 6 7 7
Australia Cooper 2 6 6 7 Cooper 7 4 6 2 3
Italy Di Matteo 3 6 6 4 3 Bungert 5 6 0 6 6
West Germany Bungert 6 1 4 6 6 Parun 8 6 6
Soviet Union Kakoulia 9 7 7 6 Hřebec 9 4 4 r
Australia Keldie 7 5 9 4 Kakoulia 9 4 6 6
Q United States Knight 8 8 4 Lloyd 8 6 3 4
United Kingdom Lloyd 9 9 6 Kakoulia 6 3 6 1
Argentina Vilas 5 5 5 Hřebec 4 6 8 6
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 7 7 7 Hřebec 6 6 6
Romania Marmureanu 3 4 0 Baranyi 2 2 4
Hungary Baranyi 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 4 6 6
Chile Rodríguez 1 6 1 1 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
Australia Doerner 2 9 8 4 Q Seewagen 0 1 2
Q United States Seewagen 6 7 9 6 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
France Meyer 3 6 8 7 Q Bleckinger 0 3 2
Czechoslovakia Holeček 6 3 9 9 Holeček 4 4 6 7
South Africa Schroder 6 2 3 Q Bleckinger 6 6 1 9
Q United States Bleckinger 8 6 6 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
India Amritraj 7 9 3 2 6 McManus 2 4 4
Q United States Austin 5 8 6 6 4 Amritraj 1 2 6
Italy Bertolucci 2 3 3 McManus 6 6 8
United States McManus 6 6 6 McManus 6 6 6
Australia Lloyd 6 9 4 5 9 Hombergen 0 4 1
France N'Godrella 4 8 6 7 11 N'Godrella 7 6 3 4
Belgium Hombergen 5 6 5 6 6 Hombergen 5 8 6 6
Q United States Bohrnstedt 7 1 7 4 3

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
South Africa Ryan 3 4 2
Australia Dibley 6 6 6 Dibley 6 6 8
Spain Muñoz 2 5 1 Gonzales 3 3 6
United States Gonzales 6 7 6 Dibley 9 6 9
United States Tanner 6 2 6 7 7 Tanner 8 4 8
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 3 6 4 9 5 Tanner 6 6 6
Chile Pinto-Bravo 4 6 3 0 McDonald 2 2 4
New Zealand McDonald 6 3 6 6 Dibley 8 6 6 6
United States Osborne 4 2 6 6 5 6 Barthes 9 3 2 1
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 3 2 7 Mottram 8 1 4
Brazil Koch 9 6 3 2 4 Stockton 9 6 6
United States Stockton 8 4 6 6 6 Stockton 3 3 7 4
Spain Gisbert Sr 6 2 6 6 6 Barthes 6 6 5 6
United States Solomon 3 6 2 0 Gisbert Sr 4 2 4
France Chanfreau 5 8 3 6 Barthes 6 6 6
6 France Barthes 7 9 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Mexico Loyo-Mayo 3 2 2
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 Phillips-Moore 9 6 3 6
Australia Ball 6 4 7 6 Ball 8 1 6 2
South Africa McMillan 4 6 5 3 Phillips-Moore 6 1 2
Romania Ţiriac 6 6 5 7 Ţiriac 8 6 6
Italy Zugarelli 4 2 7 5 Ţiriac 6 9 9
Czechoslovakia Zednik 2 2 7 Gottfried 4 7 8
United States Gottfried 6 6 9 Ţiriac 4 6 3 6 3
Q United States Stock 4 3 4 3 Orantes 6 4 6 4 6
Italy Pietrangeli 6 6 6 Pietrangeli 2 8 6 7
Colombia Molina 3 6 6 6 Molina 6 6 3 5
Rhodesia Pattison 6 2 4 3 Pietrangeli 2 2 1
Australia Crealy 9 6 1 7 3 Orantes 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 7 2 6 5 Crealy 2 3 2
France Goven 6 5 4 3 Orantes 6 6 6
3 Spain Orantes 8 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Brazil Mandarino 4 2 1
West Germany Meiler 6 6 6 Meiler 6 6 1 4 4
United States Van Dillen 7 8 6 Van Dillen 3 4 6 6 6
Q United States Stewart 5 6 1 Van Dillen 6 1 4
France Jauffret 1 7 8 6 7 Jauffret 8 6 6
Sweden Bengtson 6 5 9 1 5 Jauffret 6 6 6
Italy Barazzutti 6 8 2 6 0 Feaver 2 3 4
United Kingdom Feaver 4 9 6 3 6 Jauffret 2 3 3
Czechoslovakia Kukal 4 8 6 6 8 Connors 6 6 6
Q Argentina T Vázquez 6 9 4 4 6 Kukal 8 9 6 8
Italy Panatta 6 8 4 6 6 Panatta 9 8 8 9
Australia Fraser 4 9 6 4 1 Panatta 3 6 4 6
United Kingdom Warboys 1 6 3 4 Connors 6 0 6 8
Greece Kalogeropoulos 6 1 6 6 Kalogeropoulos 3 5 6
United States Connors 6 9 7 Connors 6 7 8
7 South Africa Hewitt 3 7 5

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL New Zealand Clarke 2 1 0
South Africa Moore 6 6 6 Moore 4 4 5
Belgium Mignot 4 4 2 Gorman 6 6 7
United States Gorman 6 6 6 Gorman 6 7 2 4 8
Australia Warwick 0 7 6 3 Fillol Sr. 4 5 6 6 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 9 4 6 Fillol Sr. 4 8 7 6
Australia Masters 8 8 4 6 12 Masters 6 6 5 4
India Amritraj 9 6 6 3 10 Gorman 3 6 6 1
West Germany Fassbender 4 7 7 6 2 Năstase 6 3 8 6
Australia Hoad 6 5 5 4 Fassbender 6 6 9 7
India Lall 5 6 6 3 6 Lall 4 8 7 5
Q United States Gerken 7 3 2 6 3 Fassbender 8 3 4
United States Graebner 6 3 6 6 2 Năstase 9 6 6
India Mukherjea 2 6 4 3 Graebner 3 6 1 2
Australia Bartlett 4 2 2 2 Năstase 6 4 6 6
2 Romania Năstase 6 6 6

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1972 French Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slams
Men's Singles
Succeeded by
1972 US Open – Men's Singles