1974 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1974 Australian Open
Champion United States Jimmy Connors
Runner-up Australia Phil Dent
Final score 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
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
← 1973 · Australian Open · 1975 →

John Newcombe was the defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Ross Case.

Jimmy Connors defeated Phil Dent 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1974 Australian Open.

Björn Borg competed in this Australian Open for the first and only time in his career. He lost to Dent in the third round.

The format was the same as the previous year with the first round best of 3 sets and the rest of the tournament best of 5 sets.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia John Newcombe, (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors, (Champion)
  3. Australia John Alexander, (Semifinals)
  4. Sweden Björn Borg, (Third Round)
  5. West Germany Karl Meiler, (Second Round)
  6. Australia Colin Dibley, (Quarterfinals)
  7. New Zealand Onny Parun, (Third Round)
  8. Australia Ross Case, (Semifinals)
  9. Australia Phil Dent, (Finals)
  10. Australia Dick Crealy, (Third Round)
  11. Australia Geoff Masters, (First Round)
  12. Australia Allan Stone, (Third Round)
  13. Australia Bob Giltinan, (Quarterfinals)
  14. Australia Barry Phillips-Moore, (Third Round)
  15. Australia Bob Carmichael, (First Round)
  16. Australia John Cooper, (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 Australia John Newcombe 6 2 5
8 Australia Ross Case 7 6 7
8 Australia Ross Case 4 1 6 2
9 Australia Phil Dent 6 6 2 6
9 Australia Phil Dent 6 6 6
6 Australia Colin Dibley 4 4 4
9 Australia Phil Dent 6 4 6 3
2 United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 4 6
13 Australia Bob Giltinan 1 7 1 2
3 Australia John Alexander 6 5 6 6
3 Australia John Alexander 6 4 4
2 United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník 6 5 3 4
2 United States Jimmy Connors 3 7 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Australia J Newcombe 6 6
Japan K Hirai 2 4 1 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6 6
Australia K Warwick 6 6 Australia K Warwick 3 3 7 4
United Kingdom J Paish 4 4 1 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 3 6
Australia J Bartlett 6 6 6 14 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 3 6 1
Australia R Casey 4 7 4 Australia J Bartlett 7 5 6 1 4
Australia F Sedgman 4 3 14 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 7 4 6 6
14 Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 6 1 Australia J Newcombe 6 2 5
8 Australia R Case 6 6 8 Australia R Case 7 6 7
Australia R Keldie 2 0 8 Australia R Case 6 2 7 6 6
Australia T Roche 7 6 Australia T Roche 7 6 5 4 4
Australia C Stubs 6 2 8 Australia R Case 6 6 4 6
France J-F Caujolle 6 6 France W N'Godrella 2 3 6 4
Switzerland P Kanderal 4 1 France J-F Caujolle N/A
France W N'Godrella 4 6 7 France W N'Godrella
15 Australia B Carmichael 6 2 5

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
West Germany T Roepcke 7 3 1 4 Sweden B Borg
Mexico M Lara 6 3 7 Mexico M Lara w/o
France J Thamin 4 6 5 4 Sweden B Borg 4 1 2
United States W Brown 7 6 9 Australia P Dent 6 6 6
Australia M Phillips 5 2 United States W Brown 2 3 2
West Germany U Pinner 3 3 9 Australia P Dent 6 6 6
9 Australia P Dent 6 6 9 Australia P Dent 6 6 6
6 Australia C Dibley 2 7 6 6 Australia C Dibley 4 4 4
Australia N Fraser 6 6 0 6 Australia C Dibley 7 6 6
United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6 United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 4 1
Netherlands J Hordijk 4 4 6 Australia C Dibley 4 6 7 5 8
United Kingdom M Farrell Australia K Hancock 6 4 5 7 6
France P Joly w/o United Kingdom M Farrell 2 4 2
Australia K Hancock 7 7 Australia K Hancock 6 6 6
11 Australia G Masters 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
13 Australia B Giltinan 6 6
Peru F Ponte 3 3 13 Australia B Giltinan 7 6 6
Australia W Durham 6 6 Australia W Durham 6 2 0
Australia A Hammond 2 4 13 Australia B Giltinan 7 7 6
United Kingdom J Feaver 6 6 7 New Zealand O Parun 6 6 3
United States G Hardie 3 4 United Kingdom J Feaver 6 3 6 6
Australia J James 4 1 7 New Zealand O Parun 4 6 7 8
7 New Zealand O Parun 6 6 13 Australia B Giltinan 1 7 1 2
10 Australia D Crealy 6 6 3 Australia J Alexander 6 5 6 6
Australia T Allan 1 1 10 Australia D Crealy 7 7 6
France D Naegelen 6 6 France D Naegelen 6 6 4
India J Singh 4 3 10 Australia D Crealy 7 2 7 3 4
Czechoslovakia M Holeček 7 6 3 Australia J Alexander 6 6 5 6 6
Australia W Coghlan 6 2 Czechoslovakia M Holeček 6 4 3 1
France T Bernasconi 6 1 3 Australia J Alexander 4 6 6 6
3 Australia J Alexander 7 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
12 Australia A Stone 6 6
Australia S Myers 4 2 12 Australia A Stone 7 7 7
Australia I Fletcher 7 7 Australia I Fletcher 6 5 6
Australia C Letcher 6 5 12 Australia A Stone 6 5 6 6
Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 6 Czechoslovakia V Zedník 4 7 7 7
Australia M Senior 3 4 Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 7 6 3 6
United States L Parker 6 4 5 West Germany K Meiler 7 5 4 6 1
5 West Germany K Meiler 7 6 Czechoslovakia V Zedník 6 5 3 4
16 Australia J Cooper 5 6 2 United States J Connors 3 7 6 6
Japan K Tanabe 7 7 Japan K Tanabe 3 4 2
Australia S Ball 7 6 Australia S Ball 6 6 6
Australia E Ewert 6 3 Australia S Ball 4 7 7 3 4
Australia G Thomson 6 6 2 United States J Connors 6 5 6 6 6
France J-P Meyer 4 3 Australia G Thomson 4 2 6
France J-L Haillet 1 5 2 United States J Connors 6 6 7
2 United States J Connors 6 7

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