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1973 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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

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.

Contents

  • Seeds 1
  • Draw 2
    • Key 2.1
    • Final Eight 2.2
    • Section 1 2.3
    • Section 2 2.4
    • Section 3 2.5
    • Section 4 2.6
  • External links 3

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. John Newcombe is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Ken Rosewall, (Second Round)
  2. John Newcombe, (Champion)
  3. Mal Anderson, (Second Round)
  4. Alex Metreveli, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Geoff Masters, (Third Round)
  6. John Alexander, (Second Round)
  1. Colin Dibley, (Second Round)
  2. Allan Stone, (Third Round)
  3. Barry Phillips-Moore, (Second Round)
  4. Bob Carmichael, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Patrick Proisy, (Semifinals)
  6. Onny Parun, (Finals)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
    Karl Meiler 7 6 6 7    
  Wanaro N'Godrella 6 7 3 6    
    Karl Meiler 6 3 5      
  12   Onny Parun 2 6 7      
4   Alex Metreveli 4 6 3 7 3
  12   Onny Parun 6 3 6 6 6  
    12   Onny Parun 3 7 5 1  
  2   John Newcombe 6 6 7 6  
  11   Patrick Proisy 6 3 6 7    
  John Cooper 4 6 1 6    
11   Patrick Proisy 6 4 2    
  2   John Newcombe 7 6 6      
10   Bob Carmichael 4 6 3    
  2   John Newcombe 6 7 6      

Section 1

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

Section 2

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

Section 3

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

Section 4

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

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – 1973 Australian Open Men's Singles draw
  • ITF 1973 Australian Open details
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