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1974 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1974 Australian Open
Champion Jimmy Connors
Runner-up Phil Dent
Final score 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3

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.

Bjorn Borg competed in this Australian Open for the first and only time in his career.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Jimmy Connors is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. John Newcombe, (Quarterfinals)
  2. Jimmy Connors, (Champion)
  3. John Alexander, (Semifinals)
  4. Björn Borg, (Third Round)
  5. Karl Meiler, (Second Round)
  6. Colin Dibley, (Quarterfinals)
  7. Onny Parun, (Third Round)
  8. Ross Case, (Semifinals)
  1. Phil Dent, (Finals)
  2. Dick Crealy, (Third Round)
  3. Geoff Masters, (First Round)
  4. Allan Stone, (Third Round)
  5. Bob Giltinan, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Barry Phillips-Moore, (Third Round)
  7. Bob Carmichael, (First Round)
  8. John Cooper, (First Round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

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

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

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

Section 4

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

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – 1974 Australian Open Men's Singles draw
  • ITF tournament details
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