1973 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1973 Australian Open
Champion Australia John Newcombe
Runner-up New Zealand Onny Parun
Final score 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 6–1
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

Ken Rosewall was the two time defending champion, but was upset in the second round by unseeded Karl Meiler.

John Newcombe defeated Onny Parun 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1973 Australian Open.

The format was the first round was best of 3 sets and the rest of the tournament was best of 5 sets.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Second Round)
  2. Australia John Newcombe, (Champion)
  3. Australia Mal Anderson, (Second Round)
  4. Soviet Union Alex Metreveli, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Geoff Masters, (Third Round)
  6. Australia John Alexander, (Second Round)
  7. Australia Colin Dibley, (Second Round)
  8. Australia Allan Stone, (Third Round)
  9. Australia Barry Phillips-Moore, (Second Round)
  10. Australia Bob Carmichael, (Quarterfinals)
  11. France Patrick Proisy, (Semifinals)
  12. New Zealand Onny Parun, (Finals)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   West Germany Karl Meiler 7 6 6 7    
 France Wanaro N'Godrella 6 7 3 6    
   West Germany Karl Meiler 6 3 5      
  12  New Zealand Onny Parun 2 6 7      
4  Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 4 6 3 7 3
  12  New Zealand Onny Parun 6 3 6 6 6  
    12  New Zealand Onny Parun 3 7 5 1  
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 6 7 6  
  11  France Patrick Proisy 6 3 6 7    
 Australia John Cooper 4 6 1 6    
11  France Patrick Proisy 6 4 2    
  2  Australia John Newcombe 7 6 6      
10  Australia Bob Carmichael 4 6 3    
  2  Australia John Newcombe 6 7 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    1  Australia K Rosewall 2 3 2      
 West Germany K Meiler 5 6 6      West Germany K Meiler 6 6 6      
 Australia J James 7 3 4        West Germany K Meiler 6 7 2 6    
 Soviet Union T Kakoulia 7 7          Soviet Union T Kakoulia 3 6 6 3    
 Hungary R Machán 6 6        Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 6 3 6  
 Australia S Ball 7 6        Australia S Ball 2 4 6 3    
 Australia N Fraser 5 2          West Germany K Meiler 7 6 6 7  
       France W N'Godrella 6 7 3 6  
    8  Australia A Stone 6 6 6      
 Australia M Phillips 6 6        Australia M Phillips 1 4 4      
 Japan J Kuki 3 4         8  Australia A Stone 6 5 4 7 4
 France W N'Godrella 6 6          France W N'Godrella 3 7 6 5 6  
 Australia P Dent 3 4        France W N'Godrella 6 7 7    
 Australia F Sedgman 4 6 2     9  Australia B Phillips-Moore 4 6 6      
9  Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 4 6  

Section 2[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
 
    4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 4 6 6    
 Australia M Senior 6 3 14      Australia M Senior 2 6 2 2    
 Australia K Warwick 4 6 12       4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 4 6 6 7    
 Australia R Case 6 6          Australia R Case 6 4 2 5    
 Australia P Kronk 4 3        Australia R Case 6 3 6 6  
 West Germany F Gebert 7 4 6      West Germany F Gebert 4 6 4 2    
 Australia A McDonald 6 6 3       4  Soviet Union A Metreveli 4 6 3 7 3
      12  New Zealand O Parun 6 3 6 6 6
    5  Australia G Masters 6 6 6      
 West Germany H-J Plötz 6 3 7      West Germany H-J Plötz 2 3 1      
 France J-F Caujolle 0 6 5       5  Australia G Masters 6 6 3 5  
 Australia C Kachel 6 6         12  New Zealand O Parun 7 3 6 7    
 Australia W Bowrey 2 3        Australia C Kachel 1 2 2    
 Austria H Kary 4 6       12  New Zealand O Parun 6 6 6      
12  New Zealand O Parun 6 7    

Section 3[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
11  France P Proisy 7 3 6  
 Australia W Durham 6 6 3     11  France P Proisy 6 6 6      
 Australia W Coghlan 7 3 6      Australia W Coghlan 3 3 4      
 Japan J Kamiwazumi 6 6 3       11  France P Proisy 7 4 7 6    
 France P Dominguez 7 6          France P Dominguez 5 6 6 4    
 Hungary B Taróczy 6 3        France P Dominguez 7 6 3 6 11
    6  Australia J Alexander 6 7 6 3 9  
      11  France P Proisy 6 3 6 7  
 Australia J Cooper 6 6          Australia J Cooper 4 6 1 6  
 Australia D Crealy 3 3        Australia J Cooper 6 7 6      
 Australia G Thomson 7 7        Australia G Thomson 3 6 1      
 France T Bernasconi 6 6          Australia J Cooper 7 6 4 6 13
 Australia B Giltinan 6 6          Australia B Giltinan 5 2 6 7 11  
 Australia R Casey 1 2        Australia B Giltinan 6 6 6 7  
    3  Australia M Anderson 7 2 2 6    
 

Section 4[edit]

First round   Second round   Third round   Quarterfinals
10  Australia B Carmichael 6 6    
 Australia J Bartlett 4 2       10  Australia B Carmichael 6 6 6 6    
 Australia J Stephens 6 3 8      Australia J Stephens 1 2 7 3    
 Denmark L Elvstrom 4 6 6       10  Australia B Carmichael 6 6 2 1 6  
 Hungary S Baranyi 6 6 6        Hungary S Baranyi 3 4 6 6 3  
 Australia C Stubs 7 3 2      Hungary S Baranyi 3 6 6 7  
    7  Australia C Dibley 6 3 3 6    
      10  Australia B Carmichael 4 6 3    
 Australia C Letcher 6 7         2  Australia J Newcombe 6 7 6    
 Hungary P Szőke 1 5        Australia C Letcher 3 2 7 6    
 France G Goven 6 7        France G Goven 6 6 6 7    
 Greece N Kelaidis 2 6          France G Goven 1 3 3    
 France J-L Haillet 7 6         2  Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6      
 Australia G Perkins 5 4        France J-L Haillet 1 2 2    
    2  Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6      
 

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