1973 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1973 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Runner-up Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
Final score 6–1, 9–8(7–5), 6–3
Details
Draw 128 (32Q)
Seeds 8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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81 of the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) players, including defending champion Stan Smith, boycotted the Wimbledon Championships in 1973 in protest against the suspension of Nikola Pilić by the Yugoslav Tennis Association, supported by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF).[1] This resulted in a large number of qualifiers and lucky losers.

Jan Kodeš defeated Alex Metreveli in the final, 6–1, 9–8(7–5), 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships.[2] The final match included a tie-breaker played at 8–8 in the second set; the first ever Wimbledon singles final to include a tie-break.

Seeds[edit]

01.   Romania Ilie Năstase (Fourth round)
02.   Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Champion)
03.   United Kingdom Roger Taylor (Semifinals)
04.   Soviet Union Alex Metreveli (Final)
05.   United States Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinals)
06.   Sweden Björn Borg (Quarterfinals)
07.   Australia Owen Davidson (Fourth round)
08.   West Germany Jürgen Fassbender (Quarterfinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

The original seeding list before the boycott was:

01.   United States Stan Smith
02.   Romania Ilie Năstase
03.   Australia John Newcombe
04.   United States Arthur Ashe
05.   Australia Ken Rosewall
06.   Netherlands Tom Okker
07.   United States Marty Riessen
08.   Australia Roy Emerson
09.   United States Tom Gorman
10.   United States Cliff Richey
11.   Italy Adriano Panatta
12.   Spain Manuel Orantes
13.   Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
14.   United States Bob Lutz
15.   Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
16.   United Kingdom Roger Taylor

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
United States Sandy Mayer 3 4 6 6 6
8 West Germany Jürgen Fassbender 6 6 3 4 4
United States Sandy Mayer 3 6 3 4
4 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6 3 6 6
4 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 8 6 5 6
5 United States Jimmy Connors 6 2 7 4
4 Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 1 85 3
2 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 97 6
6 Sweden Björn Borg 1 8 6 3 5
3 United Kingdom Roger Taylor 6 6 3 6 7
3 United Kingdom Roger Taylor 9 7 7 4 5
2 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 8 9 5 6 7
India Vijay Amritraj 4 6 6 3 5
2 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6 3 4 6 7

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Romania I Năstase 6 7 6
Q West Germany H-J Plötz 3 5 2 1 Romania I Năstase 6 7 7 6
Colombia I Molina 6 9 8 6 Colombia I Molina 2 9 5 1
LL United States W Brown 4 7 9 3 1 Romania I Năstase 7 6 6
LL United Kingdom P Siviter 4 9 1 2 Q Japan T Sakai 5 2 4
Austria H Kary 6 7 6 6 Austria H Kary 1 3 6 3
Q Japan T Sakai 6 3 9 6 Q Japan T Sakai 6 6 3 6
LL United States K McMillan 1 6 8 4 1 Romania I Năstase 4 6 8 4
Q Romania I Sânteiu 7 6 4 5 5 United States A Mayer 6 8 6 6
LL Mexico R Chavez 5 4 6 7 7 LL Mexico R Chavez 9 1 7 2
United States A Mayer 7 6 6 United States A Mayer 7 6 9 6
LL United Kingdom R Lewis 5 4 3 United States A Mayer 8 7 6
Q United States S Messmer 5 2 4 LL Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 5 0
LL United Kingdom C Iles 7 6 6 LL United Kingdom C Iles 3 3 6 2
Q India G Misra 4 4 1 LL Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 6 4 6
LL Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 West Germany J Fassbender 6 6 6
Hungary I Gulyás 4 4 1 8 West Germany J Fassbender 6 6 4 6
LL Spain J Moreno 8 6 6 6 LL Spain J Moreno 3 3 6 2
LL United Kingdom M Collins 6 8 3 3 8 West Germany J Fassbender 8 7 6
Australia R Keldie 6 6 6 Australia R Keldie 6 5 0
LL United States R Bohrnstedt 4 3 3 Australia R Keldie 6 6 6
Q West Germany F Gebert 5 3 6 3 Q Sweden T Svensson 3 4 4
Q Sweden T Svensson 7 6 4 6 8 West Germany J Fassbender 6 8 6 6
Italy N Pietrangeli 8 8 5 7 West Germany H-J Pohmann 4 6 8 4
LL New Zealand J Simpson 6 9 7 9 LL New Zealand J Simpson 6 8 6 6
Australia N Fraser 6 6 5 6 5 LL United States J Hagey 4 9 0 4
LL United States J Hagey 8 2 7 3 7 LL New Zealand J Simpson 2 7 6 5 13
United Kingdom J Paish 4 5 6 West Germany H-J Pohmann 6 5 4 7 15
Q Mexico M Lara 6 7 8 Q Mexico M Lara 6 4 9 3
LL United Kingdom C McHugo 7 4 5 2 West Germany H-J Pohmann 8 6 8 6
West Germany H-J Pohmann 5 6 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 9
LL United Kingdom S Matthews 3 4 8 4 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 7
Q Australia R Giltinan 6 6 6 Q Australia R Giltinan 4 2 5
LL Hungary R Machán 3 4 3 4 Soviet Union A Metreveli 6 6 6
LL Australia G Braun 4 4 2 Australia J Cooper 2 3 1
Q Australia A McDonald 6 6 6 Q Australia A McDonald 4 6 6 5 7
Australia J Cooper 6 8 6 9 Australia J Cooper 6 4 4 7 9
United States H Fitzgibbon 3 9 3 7 4 Soviet Union A Metreveli 8 6 6
LL United States F Walthall 6 3 6 6 6 United Kingdom J Feaver 6 4 1
Poland T Nowicki 4 6 8 3 2 LL United States F Walthall 3 6 6 9
LL India C Mukerjea 6 7 8 6 LL India C Mukerjea 6 1 1 8
Q West Germany H Engert 4 5 9 4 LL United States F Walthall 5 1 8
Q United States E Scott 9 3 8 4 4 United Kingdom J Feaver 7 6 9
United Kingdom J Feaver 8 6 6 6 6 United Kingdom J Feaver 9 6 9
LL Australia C Letcher 5 6 6 6 LL Australia C Letcher 8 4 8
LL United States R Stock 7 4 3 1

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States J Connors 6 6 6
LL United Kingdom M Farrell 4 3 4 5 United States J Connors 6 6 5 6
United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 0 6 6 United Kingdom D Lloyd 4 3 7 2
Italy C Barazzutti 2 6 1 1 5 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Soviet Union S Likhachev 3 4 6 4 LL New Zealand R Simpson 2 1 2
Q Australia W Durham 6 6 3 6 Q Australia W Durham 8 9 5 6 2
LL United States T Karp 4 6 3 LL New Zealand R Simpson 9 7 7 3 6
LL New Zealand R Simpson 6 8 6 5 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom J Clifton 4 6 6 4 3 LL South Africa B Mitton 3 3 2
Chile J Pinto Bravo 6 3 2 6 6 Chile J Pinto Bravo 6 2 2 6 3
Q Rhodesia C Dowdeswell 3 6 4 5 LL South Africa D Joubert 4 6 6 2 6
LL South Africa D Joubert 6 4 6 7 LL South Africa D Joubert 6 9 4 1 7
LL France T Bernasconi 6 1 3 LL South Africa B Mitton 4 8 6 6 9
LL South Africa B Mitton 8 6 6 LL South Africa B Mitton 7 2 4 7 7
Q Netherlands J Hordijk 7 2 2 United States A Guerry 5 6 6 5 5
United States A Guerry 9 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Jovanović 5 6 3
Q Australia S Ball 7 8 6 Q Australia S Ball 0r
France J-L Rouyer 0 2 2 Hungary S Baranyi 1
Hungary S Baranyi 6 6 6 Hungary S Baranyi 2 5 6 6 6
LL Japan K Tanabe 4 3 4 United States J Austin 6 7 3 4 4
LL Switzerland P Kanderal 6 6 6 LL Switzerland P Kanderal 8 3 3
Soviet Union T Kakulia 6 6 3 0 4 United States J Austin 9 6 6
United States J Austin 3 4 6 6 6 Hungary S Baranyi 3 2 8 7 1
LL United States G Peebles 7 4 2 6 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6 5 6
West Germany K Meiler 9 6 6 West Germany K Meiler 6 6 9
LL India J Singh 3 7 6 3 Q United States W Martin 1 4 8
Q United States W Martin 6 9 2 6 West Germany K Meiler 4 4 6 6 3
Belgium P Hombergen 6 6 6 6 Sweden B Borg 6 6 3 2 6
Australia S Myers 3 3 1 Belgium P Hombergen 4 2 4
Q India P Lall 3 4 8 6 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
6 Sweden B Borg 6 6 9

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Czechoslovakia F Pála 6 1 6 7
LL United States D Bleckinger 3 6 3 5 Czechoslovakia F Pála 6 6 0 6 5
LL United States D Crawford 4 2 4 LL United States N Holmes 8 2 6 1 7
LL United States N Holmes 6 6 6 LL United States N Holmes 2 6 5 5
United States R McKinley 6 6 6 United States R McKinley 6 3 7 7
LL Australia P McNamee 4 1 0 United States R McKinley 6 3 6 6
Q United States E Russo 6 2 9 4 7 LL Japan J Kuki 4 6 2 2
LL Japan J Kuki 1 6 8 6 9 United States R McKinley 1 5 8 5
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 6 6 7 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 7 6 7
Australia F Sedgman 0 4 5 Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 7 1 4 7 6
Italy A Zugarelli 6 6 6 Italy A Zugarelli 5 6 6 5 2
LL Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia D Stojović 3 2 4 Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 1 7 4 2
LL Australia J James 7 2 6 6 2 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 5 6 6
West Germany H Elschenbroich 5 6 3 8 6 West Germany H Elschenbroich 3 2 2
Q France J-L Haillet 2 3 3 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 6
3 United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
United Kingdom J Lloyd 8 4 6 6 6
LL France J-F Caujolle 9 6 3 4 3 United Kingdom J Lloyd 7 6 6
LL Australia P Kronk 7 5 4 6 4 Q Australia K Hancock 5 4 4
Q Australia K Hancock 5 7 6 3 6 United Kingdom J Lloyd 5 4 6 6 5
Belgium B Mignot 6 6 6 India V Amritraj 7 6 3 2 7
Q Austria P Pokorny 1 1 3 Belgium B Mignot 1 1 2
India V Amritraj 6 6 6 India V Amritraj 6 6 6
LL Australia H Turnbull 4 2 4 India V Amritraj 7 8 6 6
LL Soviet Union K Pugaev 6 1 5 8 7 Australia O Davidson 5 9 3 4
LL Australia E Ewert 3 6 7 9 LL Australia E Ewert 7 6 6
United States M Machette 3 6 6 6 United States M Machette 5 2 3
Q New Zealand A Parun 6 4 3 1 LL Australia E Ewert 1 4 6 3
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 9 7 7 Australia O Davidson 6 6 3 6
Q United Kingdom R Drysdale 3 7 5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 3 4 3
LL France P Joly 4 4 4 7 Australia O Davidson 6 6 6
7 Australia O Davidson 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
India A Amritraj 6 6 9
LL Pakistan S Meer 4 4 8 India A Amritraj 6 3 2 4
LL India J Mukerjea 7 6 6 LL India J Mukerjea 3 6 6 6
LL Ecuador E Zuleta 5 1 3 LL India J Mukerjea 9 6 6
Q South Africa R Buwalda 5 6 6 6 LL Australia G Perkins 8 4 3
Q Pakistan M Iqbal 7 3 2 4 Q South Africa R Buwalda 6 3 6 1 8
LL Australia G Perkins 6 6 3 9 LL Australia G Perkins 4 6 3 6 10
Japan J Kamiwazumi 4 4 6 7 LL India J Mukerjea 4 6 4 3
United Kingdom S Warboys 2 6 7 6 4 2 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 3 6 6
Q South Africa J Yuill 6 4 9 4 6 Q South Africa J Yuill 4 6 1 6 6
LL United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 6 LL United Kingdom P Curtis 6 3 6 2 3
Q Australia G Thomson 4 4 2 Q South Africa J Yuill 1 5 2
LL Italy P Marzano 6 6 2 6 2 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 7 6
Mexico R Ramírez 3 4 6 2 LL Italy P Marzano 0 4 3
LL Japan K Hirai 6 4 1 3 2 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 6 6 6
2 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 4 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1974). World of Tennis '74. London: Queen Anne. pp. 15–17, 45–47. ISBN 978-0362001686. 
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

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