1981 US Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1981 US Open
Champion United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
Runner-up Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
Final score W/O
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
← 1980 · US Open · 1982 →

The Men's Doubles tournament at the 1981 US Open was held on September 1–13, 1981 on the outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City, United States. Heinz Günthardt and Peter McNamara forfeited the title to Peter Fleming and John McEnroe in the final.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States John McEnroe / United States Peter Fleming (Champions)
  2. Switzerland Heinz Günthardt / Australia Peter McNamara (Final)
  3. Mexico Raúl Ramírez / United States Van Winitsky (Second round)
  4. United States Marty Riessen / United States Sherwood Stewart (First round)
  5. United States Bruce Manson / United States Brian Teacher (First round)
  6. United States Fritz Buehning / United States Ferdi Taygan (Semifinals)
  7. South Africa Kevin Curren / United States Steve Denton (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Victor Amaya / United States Hank Pfister (Quarterfinals)
  9. Poland Wojciech Fibak / United States Stan Smith (First round)
  10. United States Terry Moor / United States Eliot Teltscher (Third round)
  11. United States Tim Gullikson / South Africa Bernard Mitton (Second round)
  12. South Africa Johan Kriek / South Africa Frew McMillan (First round)
  13. United States Andrew Pattison / United States Butch Walts (First round)
  14. Romania Ilie Năstase / Italy Adriano Panatta (First round)
  15. South Africa Raymond Moore / United States Erik Van Dillen (Third round)
  16. South Africa Eddie Edwards / United States Craig Edwards (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6 6 7
7 South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
1 2 5
1 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6 6 5 6 7
  Australia John Newcombe
Australia Fred Stolle
2 2 7 7 6
  United States Mike Cahill
United States Tom Gullikson
5 6 6 6 3
  Australia John Newcombe
Australia Fred Stolle
7 7 3 4 6
1 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
w/o
2 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6 United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
3 6 6 6 6
  United States Lloyd Bourne
United States Matt Mitchell
6 3 7 4 3
6 United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
6 6 4
2 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
7 7 6
8 United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
4 2 4
2 Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6 6 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
6 7 6
United States J Hayes
United States K Kerns
7 6 3 1 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
6 6
United States D Ralston
United States R Tanner
6 3 6 United States D Ralston
United States R Tanner
4 4
Australia S Ball
Australia R Case
4 6 3 1 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
2 7 2 6 6
United States J Austin
United States F McNair
6 6 10 United States T Moor
United States E Teltscher
6 6 6 3 2
United States M Purcell
United States V Van Patten
3 3 United States J Austin
United States F McNair
2 6 4
10 United States T Moor
United States E Teltscher
6 4 6 10 United States T Moor
United States E Teltscher
6 3 6
United States S Carnahan
United States G Petrovic
3 6 3 1 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
6 6 7
United States T Giammalva
United States S Giammalva
6 6 7 South Africa K Curren
United States S Denton
1 2 5
14 Romania I Năstase
Italy A Panatta
2 2 United States T Giammalva
United States S Giammalva
7 6 6
Australia D Carter
Paraguay F González
6 7 Australia D Carter
Paraguay F González
6 7 7
United States M Davis
United States C Dunk
3 5 Australia D Carter
Paraguay F González
7 7 4 6
United States M Estep
United States B Scanlon
7 7 7 South Africa K Curren
United States S Denton
5 5 6 1
United Kingdom J Lloyd
United States N Saviano
5 5 United States M Estep
United States B Scanlon
6 5
7 South Africa K Curren
United States S Denton
6 6 7 South Africa K Curren
United States S Denton
7 7
United States A Kohlberg
India S Menon
3 3

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States M Cahill
United States To Gullikson
3 7 6
4 United States M Riessen
United States S Stewart
6 6 3 United States M Cahill
United States To Gullikson
6 6 6
Chile J Fillol
Chile A Fillol
6 3 6 Chile J Fillol
Chile A Fillol
2 7 2
Colombia A Cortes
Finland L Palin
3 6 3 United States M Cahill
United States To Gullikson
6 3 6 6 7
United States A Andrews
United States D Gitlin
7 6 6 United States A Andrews
United States D Gitlin
7 6 3 4 5
Australia M Edmondson
Australia C Letcher
5 7 2 United States A Andrews
United States D Gitlin
6 7
United States R Baxter
United States J Ross
6 6 United States R Baxter
United States J Ross
3 6
12 South Africa J Kriek
South Africa F McMillan
2 4 United States M Cahill
United States To Gullikson
5 6 6 6 3
Australia D Graham
United States B Nichols
7 6 6 Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
7 7 3 4 6
16 South Africa E Edwards
United States C Edwards
6 7 3 Australia D Graham
United States B Nichols
6 6 6
Australia J James
United States R Meyer
6 7 Australia J James
United States R Meyer
7 1 4
United States J Gurfein
United States B Willenborg
4 6 Australia D Graham
United States B Nichols
6 3 6 6 4
Australia S Docherty
Canada W Fritz
6 5 6 Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
3 6 7 4 6
United States G Fritz
Zimbabwe H Ismail
4 7 3 Australia S Docherty
Canada W Fritz
7 6 2
Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
6 7 Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
6 7 6
5 United States B Manson
United States B Teacher
3 5

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 United States F Buehning
United States F Taygan
6 6
Chile R Acuña
Chile P Rebolledo
1 1 6 United States F Buehning
United States F Taygan
7 6
United States D Pate
United States K Richter
7 7 United States D Pate
United States K Richter
5 4
India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
6 6 6 United States F Buehning
United States F Taygan
6 6 6
United States S McCain
United States L Stefanki
7 6 15 South Africa R Moore
United States E Van Dillen
4 2 2
Australia C Dibley
United Kingdom J Smith
6 1 United States S McCain
United States L Stefanki
6 1
15 South Africa R Moore
United States E Van Dillen
3 6 6 15 South Africa R Moore
United States E Van Dillen
7 6
United States R Fagel
Israel D Schneider
6 4 1 6 United States F Buehning
United States F Taygan
3 6 6 6 6
United States L Bourne
United States M Mitchell
7 6 United States L Bourne
United States M Mitchell
6 3 7 4 3
13 United States A Pattison
United States B Walts
6 3 United States L Bourne
United States M Mitchell
7 6
Australia B Drewett
New Zealand C Lewis
6 7 Australia B Drewett
New Zealand C Lewis
5 4
Peru F Maynetto
Chile J Nuñez
4 6 United States L Bourne
United States M Mitchell
6 2 6 6 7
United States M Bauer
United States J Benson
4 6 6 United States M Bauer
United States J Benson
7 6 4 1 5
United States S Meister
United States M Vines
6 3 3 United States M Bauer
United States J Benson
3 6 6
3 Mexico R Ramírez
United States V Winitsky
7 7 3 Mexico R Ramírez
United States V Winitsky
6 2 3
United States D Dowlen
Nigeria N Odizor
6 5

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
8 United States V Amaya
United States H Pfister
6 3 6
Sweden P Hjertquist
United States S Krulevitz
2 6 2 8 United States V Amaya
United States H Pfister
7 7
United States T Delatte
United States T Watke
1 6 7 United States T Delatte
United States T Watke
5 6
Ecuador A Gómez
United States T Wilkison
6 4 6 8 United States V Amaya
United States H Pfister
6 4 1 6 7
Netherlands T Okker
United States D Stockton
6 6 Netherlands T Okker
United States D Stockton
3 6 6 3 5
Philippines B Sisson
United States C Wittus
4 2 Netherlands T Okker
United States D Stockton
6 6
11 United States Ti Gullikson
South Africa B Mitton
7 7 11 United States Ti Gullikson
South Africa B Mitton
3 2
United States J Bailey
United States C Hooper
6 5 8 United States V Amaya
United States H Pfister
4 2 4
United States P Fishbach
United States M Hardy
7 6 6 2 Switzerland H Günthardt
Australia P McNamara
6 6 6
9 Poland W Fibak
United States S Smith
5 7 4 United States P Fishbach
United States M Hardy
4 4
United States T Mayotte
United States C Mayotte
7 6 United States T Mayotte
United States C Mayotte
6 6
Switzerland M Günthardt
Sweden H Simonsson
6 4 United States T Mayotte
United States C Mayotte
4 3 0
United States E Fromm
United States C Leeds
6 6 2 Switzerland H Günthardt
Australia P McNamara
6 6 6
Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
4 3 United States E Fromm
United States C Leeds
7 1 6
2 Switzerland H Günthardt
Australia P McNamara
6 6 2 Switzerland H Günthardt
Australia P McNamara
6 6 7
France H Leconte
France G Moretton
3 4

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