1968 US Open - Men's Singles
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1968 US Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1968 US Open
ChampionUnited States Arthur Ashe
Runner-upNetherlands Tom Okker
Final score14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Arthur Ashe defeated Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1968 U.S. Open. [1] The 1968 U.S. Open events were conducted from August 29 to September 8, 1968. John Newcombe was the 1967 defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Clark Graebner.

Seeds

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

  1. Australia Rod Laver (Fourth Round)
  2. Australia Tony Roche (Fourth Round)
  3. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)
  4. Australia John Newcombe (Quarterfinals)
  5. United States Arthur Ashe (Champion)
  6. United States Dennis Ralston (Quarterfinals)
  7. United States Clark Graebner (Semifinals)
  8. Netherlands Tom Okker (Finals)
  9. n/a
  10. Spain Andrés Gimeno (First Round)
  11. Australia Fred Stolle (Second Round)
  12. United States Charlie Pasarell (Third Round)
  13. United States Richard Pancho Gonzales (Quarterfinals)
  14. Australia Roy Emerson (Fourth Round)
  15. United States Marty Riessen (Second Round)
  16. South Africa Cliff Drysdale (Quarterfinals)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
16 South Africa Cliff Drysdale 10 3 7 4
5 United States Arthur Ashe 8 6 9 6
5 United States Arthur Ashe 4 8 7 6
7 United States Clark Graebner 6 6 5 2
4 Australia John Newcombe 7 9 1 4
7 United States Clark Graebner 5 11 6 6
5 United States Arthur Ashe 14 5 6 3 6
8 Netherlands Tom Okker 12 7 3 6 3
6 United States Dennis Ralston 2 2 3
3 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
3 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 4 8 1
8 Netherlands Tom Okker 8 6 6 6
8 Netherlands Tom Okker 14 6 10 6
13 United States Pancho Gonzales 16 3 8 3

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Round four
1 Australia R Laver 6 4 6 6 6
Brazil T Koch 8 6 4 4 4
1 Australia R Laver 6 6 6
United States P Segura 2 1 1
New Zealand I Crookenden 3 4 1
United States P Segura 6 6 6
1 Australia R Laver 6 4 6 1 1
16 South Africa C Drysdale 4 6 3 6 6
16 South Africa C Drysdale 6 8 6 6
Chile L Ayala 4 10 0 3
16 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 6
Australia A Stone 3 2 1
New Zealand L Gerrard 4 7 2
New Zealand A Stone 6 9 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Round four
5 United States A Ashe 6 6 6
United States F Parker 3 2 2
5 United States A Ashe 6 6 6
United Kingdom P Hutchins 3 4 1
United Kingdom P Hutchins 6 6 4 2 6
Pakistan H Rahim 3 4 6 6 2
5 United States A Ashe 6 9 6
14 Australia R Emerson 4 7 2
14 Australia R Emerson 10 6 6
United States S Giammalva Sr. 8 0 3
14 Australia R Emerson 6 6 6
United States J Borowiak 3 4 0
United States N Weld 6 4 4 2
United States J Borowiak 3 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Round four
4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
United States A Quay 1 3 3 4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
Australia W Jacques 12 6 0 4 India R Krishnan 4 4 2
India R Krishnan 14 2 6 6 4 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
United States EV Seixas 8 6 6 United States C McKinley 3 2 2
United States T Gorman 6 4 3 United States EV Seixas 4 3 3
United States W Tym 3 6 6 6 1 United States C McKinley 6 6 6
United States C McKinley 6 8 2 3 6 4 Australia J Newcombe 5 4 6 10 6
15 United States M Riessen 11 4 6 6 Denmark T Ulrich 7 6 4 8 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Z Franulovi? 9 6 3 4 15 United States M Riessen 6 2 3 2
United States C Montgomery 4 3 3 Denmark T Ulrich 3 6 6 6
Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 6 Denmark T Ulrich 6 6 6
United States R Goldman 12 7 2 United States R McKinley 4 4 2
United States R McKinley 14 9 6 United States R McKinley 3 6 6 6
Chile J Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 Chile J Fillol Sr. 6 3 4 2
United Kingdom C Bovett 4 1 0

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Round four
7 United States C Graebner 6 1 7 6
India P Lall 3 6 5 4 7 United States C Graebner 6 6 14
United States J McManus 6 6 8 United States J McManus 1 4 12
United States S Stewart 3 4 6 7 United States C Graebner 6 6 6
Ecuador E Zuleta 1 1 3 United Kingdom R Taylor 3 4 4
United States T Mozur 6 6 6 United States T Mozur 5 3 4
United States F Tutvin 3 1 1 United Kingdom R Taylor 7 6 6
United Kingdom R Taylor 6 6 6 7 United States C Graebner 7 6 6
LL United States P Cranis 2 2 4 United States E Scott 5 0 3
United States D O'Bryant 6 6 6 United States D O'Bryant 18 2 6 6 0
United States P Gerken 6 3 6 6 United States P Gerken 16 6 4 8 6
United States W Harris 2 6 3 0 United States P Gerken 2 6 4
Chile P Cornejo 6 6 12 United States E Scott 6 8 6
United States T Leonard 4 4 10 Chile P Cornejo 3 3 2
United States G Taylor 9 10 4 United States E Scott 6 6 6
United States E Scott 11 12 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Round four
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pili? 6 6 3 6
United States B Seewagen 3 4 6 4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pili? 6 6 6
Puerto Rico T Carrero 4 3 6 6 7 United States D Dell 1 4 2
United States D Dell 6 6 2 2 9 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pili? 6 9 4 6
United Kingdom BR Knight 1 4 7 12 United States C Pasarell 4 7 6 4
United States T Edlefsen 6 6 9 United States T Edlefsen 1 7 2
Australia K Coombes 9 5 1 12 United States C Pasarell 6 9 6
12 United States C Pasarell 11 7 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pili? 6 2 7 11 3
United States J Robbins 6 14 19 6 United States D Ralston 2 6 5 13 6
Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 8 16 21 Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 5 3 6 6 6
United States A Neely 6 3 3 7 3 Canada J Sharpe 7 6 4 3 1
Canada J Sharpe 3 6 6 5 6 Mexico J Loyo-Mayo 11 2 6 5 1
United States S Pasarell 1 3 8 5 6 United States D Ralston 9 6 3 7 6
Jamaica R Russell 6 6 6 7 Jamaica R Russell 1 4 1
United States C Steele III 3 0 4 6 United States D Ralston 6 6 6
6 United States D Ralston 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Round four
United States B MacKay 6 6 5 3
United States J Osborne 8 4 7 6 United States J Osborne 9 5 9
United States R Holmberg 6 6 6 United States R Holmberg 11 7 11
Venezuela H Hose 2 3 4 United States R Holmberg 6 11 7
United States R Lutz 6 6 6 United States R Lutz 4 9 5
Canada P Burwash 1 1 3 United States R Lutz 6 8 2 6 7
South Africa R Moore 4 6 6 6 South Africa R Moore 8 6 6 4 5
10 Spain A Gimeno 6 1 2 1 United States R Holmberg 3 3 6 6
Mexico M Lara 9 6 4 8 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 2 8
United States P Sullivan 7 1 6 6 Mexico M Lara 2 7 7 6
United States R Perry 6 0 5 5 United States D Stockton 6 5 5 2
United States D Stockton 4 6 7 7 Mexico M Lara 1 3 1
Mexico A Palafox 6 4 6 6 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
United States E van Dillen 4 6 2 4 Mexico A Palafox 0 1 0
United States J Parker 3 3 4 3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
3 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Round four
Australia J Brown 6 2 7 6 11
Germany I Buding 3 6 5 8 9
Australia J Brown 4 6 6 6 1
United Kingdom P Curtis 6 3 4 8 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 4 6 8
11 Australia F Stolle 8 2 6 3 6
United Kingdom P Curtis 6 6 3 2
8 Netherlands T Okker 8 2 6 6
France P Barthes 14 6 9
United States P Fishbach 12 2 7
France P Barthes 2 11 5
8 Netherlands T Okker 6 13 7
United States L Schloss 1 0 4
8 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Round four
Ecuador P Guzmán 1 1 2
Australia M Anderson 6 6 6
Australia M Anderson 4 4 4
13 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
Australia C Stubs 2 2 2
13 United States RP Gonzales 6 6 6
13 United States RP Gonzales 8 6 6
2 Australia T Roche 6 4 2
United States D Bleckinger w/o
United States A Olmedo
United States A Olmedo 2 6 4
2 Australia T Roche 6 8 6
United States S Smith 6 8 6 4 4
2 Australia T Roche 3 10 3 6 6

References

  1. ^ "Ashe Wins U.S. Open Singles Title", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 10, 1968, p27

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