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1969 US Open – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1969 US Open
Champion Rod Laver
Runner-up Tony Roche
Final score 7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2

Arthur Ashe was the defending champion but lost in the semi-finals to Rod Laver

Rod Laver defeated Tony Roche 7–9, 6–1, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 US Open, becoming the only man to complete the Grand Slam in the open era.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Rod Laver is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Rod Laver, (Champion)
  2. John Newcombe, (Semifinals)
  3. Tony Roche, (Finals)
  4. Arthur Ashe, (Semifinals)
  5. Tom Okker, (First Round)
  6. Ken Rosewall, (Quarterfinals)
  7. Clark Graebner, (Second Round)
  8. Cliff Drysdale, (First Round)
  1. Roy Emerson, (Quarterfinals)
  2. Fred Stolle, (Quarterfinals)
  3. Andrés Gimeno, (Fourth Round)
  4. Stan Smith, (Second Round)
  5. Richard Pancho Gonzales, (Fourth Round)
  6. Manuel Santana, (Fourth Round)
  7. Marty Riessen, (Fourth Round)
  8. Dennis Ralston, (Fourth Round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1   Rod Laver 4 8 13 6    
9   Roy Emerson 6 6 11 4    
  1   Rod Laver 8 6 14      
  4   Arthur Ashe 6 3 12      
4   Arthur Ashe 8 6 6    
  6   Ken Rosewall 6 3 4      
    1   Rod Laver 7 6 6 6  
  3   Tony Roche 9 1 2 2  
    Earl Butch Buchholz 1 7 7 0    
3   Tony Roche 6 9 5 6    
3   Tony Roche 3 6 4 6 8
  2   John Newcombe 6 4 6 3 6  
10   Fred Stolle 9 6 1 4 11
  2   John Newcombe 7 3 6 6 13  

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 R Laver 6 6 6
L Garcia 2 4 2 1 R Laver 6 7 6
J Hammill 3 4 2 J Pinto-Bravo 4 5 2
J Pinto-Bravo 6 6 6 1 R Laver 8 6 6
E Scott 6 10 6 J Fillol Sr. 6 1 2
E Van Dillen 3 8 1 E Scott 8 6 2 7 7
B MacKay 6 3 3 3 J Fillol Sr. 10 4 6 5 9
J Fillol Sr. 2 6 6 6 1 R Laver 6 4 4 6 6
16 D Ralston 7 6 10 16 D Ralston 4 6 6 2 3
KA Carpenter 5 3 8 16 D Ralston 6 11 6
G Stilwell 8 6 9 G Stilwell 3 9 4
G Taylor 6 2 7 16 D Ralston 11 4 6 7
J Alexander 6 6 6 T Gorman 9 6 4 5
M Sprenglemeyer 4 1 0 J Alexander 6 3 2 10
T Gorman 6 6 6 T Gorman 4 6 6 12
B Brown 2 4 0

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Round four
8 C Drysdale 2 3 4
O Davidson 6 6 6 O Davidson 10 1 3 4
I Buding 1 10 1 ON Bengtson 8 6 6 6
ON Bengtson 6 12 6 ON Bengtson 5 13 3
R Holmberg 6 6 6 R Barth 7 15 6
P Proisy 2 4 3 R Holmberg 5 3 3
M Olvera 6 6 4 6 0 R Barth 7 6 6
R Barth 3 1 6 8 6 R Barth 3 0 3
9 R Emerson 6 6 6 9 R Emerson 6 6 6
Z Franulović 2 4 3 9 R Emerson 6 7 6
M Orantes 11 7 3 6 9 M Orantes 1 5 3
P Gerken 9 9 6 4 7 9 R Emerson 6 9 6
E Zuleta 6 3 4 W Bowrey 3 7 2
R Leach Sr. 8 6 6 R Leach Sr. 6 2 1 3
O Parun 4 4 6 2 W Bowrey 3 6 6 6
W Bowrey 6 6 4 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 A Ashe 6 6 7
D Stockton 2 2 5 4 A Ashe 6 6 4 6
C McKinley 5 5 10 D Crealy 4 3 6 3
D Crealy 7 7 12 4 A Ashe 5 6 6 6
J Osborne 6 6 6 J Osborne 7 4 4 2
P Burwash 2 2 2 J Osborne 4 6 6 7
R Howe 3 0 4 P Lall 6 3 4 5
P Lall 6 6 6 4 A Ashe 7 6 6 6
14 M Santana 6 7 6 14 M Santana 5 1 8 4
W Higgins 2 5 1 14 M Santana 6 6 6
J Courcol 6 6 6 J Courcol 1 1 1
D Dell 3 4 3 14 M Santana 6 6 7 6
R McKinley 6 6 6 R McKinley 4 4 9 2
M Carlstein 1 3 3 R McKinley 6 6 6
R Hawkes 6 3 5 P Marmureanu 4 4 3
P Marmureanu 8 6 7

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Round four
6 K Rosewall 6 5 6 4 6
P Cramer 2 7 4 6 4 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
L Turville 6 2 2 R Moore 3 2 2
R Moore 8 6 6 6 K Rosewall 6 6 6
J Mukherjea 4 8 4 N Pilić 4 0 2
N Pilić 6 10 6 N Pilić 6 6 6
T Ryan 7 5 7 6 I Ţiriac 1 2 0
I Ţiriac 9 7 5 8 6 K Rosewall 6 7 4 6
12 S Smith 6 6 6 I Năstase 1 5 6 3
P Rodríguez 0 3 2 12 S Smith 7 10 5 3
I Năstase 4 6 6 6 I Năstase 5 12 7 6
I Crookenden 6 4 3 0 I Năstase 6 1
L Gerrard 3 2 2 I El Shafei 0 0 r.
G Battrick 6 6 6 G Battrick 3 6 3 14
I El Shafei 6 6 8 I El Shafei 6 3 6 16
J Sharpe 4 3 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Round four
JL Rouyer 7 1 6 6
R Krog 5 6 3 4 JL Rouyer 6 3 7 2 6
A Stone 6 3 6 6 A Stone 1 6 5 6 3
T Edlefsen 4 6 3 3 JL Rouyer 1 4 3
P Dent 6 8 2 3 11 A Gimeno 6 6 6
J McManus 3 10 6 6 J McManus 6 3 2 2
M Estep 3 4 9 1 11 A Gimeno 4 6 6 6
11 A Gimeno 6 6 7 6 11 A Gimeno 6 3 1 7 3
EB Buchholz 6 6 6 EB Buchholz 4 6 6 5 6
A Palafox 2 4 2 EB Buchholz 6 3 6 4 6
J Kodeš 6 6 6 J Kodeš 2 6 3 6 2
S Dron 3 3 4 EB Buchholz 13 6 6
P Curtis 3 3 6 6 6 M Cox 11 4 4
J Kukal 6 6 2 4 4 P Curtis 9 3 3 3
M Cox 7 6 0 6 9 M Cox 7 6 6 6
5 T Okker 9 3 6 4 7

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Round four
A Neely 6 3 6 6
M Senior 3 6 1 2 A Neely 4 4 3
M Lara 5 3 8 T Ulrich 6 6 6
T Ulrich 7 6 10 T Ulrich 6 4 6 6 2
R Ruffels 7 2 7 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 6 4 8 6
B Carmichael 5 6 5 4 R Ruffels 2 6 3 6 4
R Potthast 3 3 4 13 RP Gonzales 6 3 6 3 6
13 RP Gonzales 6 6 6 13 RP Gonzales 3 12 5 0
H Fitzgibbon 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 10 7 6
P Fishbach 4 2 4 H Fitzgibbon 4 6 8 3 4
PJF Guzman 4 4 2 L Ayala 6 3 6 6 6
L Ayala 6 6 6 L Ayala 2 3 1
T Koch 6 6 6 3 T Roche 6 6 6
A Cornejo 0 4 2 T Koch 3 2 4
R Lutz 11 4 4 7 3 T Roche 6 6 6
3 T Roche 9 6 6 9

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Round four
C Richey 6 3 6 6
B Cheney 4 6 1 4 C Richey 6 4 6 6
F Robbins 22 9 6 8 6 F Robbins 4 6 4 4
D Dell 20 7 8 10 4 C Richey 5 8 4 5
W Blocher 6 11 9 10 F Stolle 7 6 6 7
C Steele III 4 9 7 W Blocher 1 3 1
H Hose 4 2 2 10 F Stolle 6 6 6
10 F Stolle 6 6 6 10 F Stolle 6 6 2 6
R Hernando 4 2 2 R Taylor 4 2 6 3
T Addison 6 6 6 T Addison 6 9 6
D Lloyd 2 6 1 2 C Pasarell 3 7 4
C Pasarell 6 4 6 6 T Addison 4 6 2
R Taylor 7 3 6 6 R Taylor 6 8 6
G Goven 5 6 2 3 R Taylor 4 6 2
T Mozur 0 5 2 7 C Graebner 6 1 0 r.
7 C Graebner 6 7 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Round four
J Loyo-Mayo 6 9 6
JB Chanfreau 2 7 3 J Loyo-Mayo 6 6 6
B Seewagen 6 6 5 1 1 T Leonard 2 2 3
T Leonard 3 4 7 6 6 J Loyo-Mayo 3 2 4
DR Russell 6 3 9 3 15 M Riessen 6 6 6
M Belkin 4 6 11 6 M Belkin 6 1 3 0
R Tanner 6 3 1 3 15 M Riessen 4 6 6 6
15 M Riessen 1 6 6 6 15 M Riessen 6 3 4 23
P Cornejo 8 3 2 4 2 J Newcombe 4 6 6 25
P Barthes 6 6 6 6 P Barthes 8 7 2 9
EV Seixas 3 7 5 R Keldie 6 5 6 7
R Keldie 6 9 7 P Barthes 8 1 2 2
J Singh 6 4 8 6 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6 6
T Hoehn 1 6 6 2 J Singh 3 4 4
P Sullivan 2 3 3 2 J Newcombe 6 6 6
2 J Newcombe 6 6 6

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – 1969 US Open Men's Singles draw


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