1969 Australian Open – Men's Singles

1969 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1969 Australian Open
Champion Rod Laver
Runner-up Andrés Gimeno
Final score 6–3, 6–4, 7–5

William Bowrey was the defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Ray Ruffels.

Rod Laver defeated Andrés Gimeno 6–3, 6–4, 7–5 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1969 Australian Open.

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. Ken Rosewall (Third Round)
  3. Tom Okker (First Round)
  4. Tony Roche (Semifinals)
  5. John Newcombe (Quarterfinals)
  6. Richard Pancho Gonzales (Third Round)
  7. Fred Stolle (Quarterfinals)
  8. Marty Riessen (Third Round)
  9. Andrés Gimeno (Final)
  10. William Bowrey (Quarterfinals)
  11. Roy Emerson (Third Round)
  12. Ray Ruffels (Semifinals)
  13. Earl Butch Buchholz (Quarterfinals)
  14. Mal Anderson (Third Round)
  15. Roger Taylor (Second Round)
  16. Allan Stone (Third Round)

Draw

Key

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1   Rod Laver 6 18 6      
7   Fred Stolle 4 16 4      
  1   Rod Laver 7 22 9 1 6  
  4   Tony Roche 5 20 11 6 3  
5   John Newcombe 8 6 8 5 3
  4   Tony Roche 10 4 6 7 6  
    1   Rod Laver 6 6 7    
  9   Andrés Gimeno 3 4 5    
  12   Ray Ruffels 9 2 6 6 6  
10   William Bowrey 11 6 0 3 4  
12   Ray Ruffels 2 9 2    
  9   Andrés Gimeno 6 11 6      
13   Earl Butch Buchholz 1 2 2    
  9   Andrés Gimeno 6 6 6      

Section 1

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
5 J Newcombe 6 5 6 6
  I Fletcher 2 7 3 4 5 J Newcombe 6 7 3 6
  R Brent 6 6 4 8 6   R Brent 2 5 6 4
  JB Chanfreau 3 8 6 6 4 5 J Newcombe 6 6 6
  R Moore 6 4 6 4 6   R Moore 2 4 3
  T Fancutt 4 6 3 6 1   R Moore 15 13 0 6
  V Crotta 6 4 3 4 15 R Taylor 13 11 6 4
15 R Taylor 4 6 6 6 5 J Newcombe 8 6 8 5 3
14 M Anderson 9 6 6 4 T Roche 10 4 6 7 6
  J Bartlett 7 2 3 14 M Anderson 6 12 6
  D Crealy 8 7 2 10   D Crealy 2 10 1
  A Hammond 6 5 6 8 14 M Anderson 6 3 4
  R Keldie 6 13 4 T Roche 8 6 6
  S Ball 1 11 r   R Keldie 6 0 4
  B Phillips-Moore 3 3 4 4 T Roche 8 6 6
4 T Roche 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 T Okker
  P Marzano w/o   P Marzano 4 1 2
  J Brown 7 12 4 3   T Leius 6 6 6
  T Leius 9 10 6 6   T Leius 2 1 3
  A Gardiner 4 4 4 12 R Ruffels 6 6 6
  J Alexander 6 6 6   J Alexander 2 8 4
  S Sugiarto 1 0 2 12 R Ruffels 6 10 6
12 R Ruffels 6 6 6 12 R Ruffels 9 2 6 6 6
10 W Bowrey 8 6 6 10 W Bowrey 11 6 0 3 4
  K Watanabe 6 4 3 10 W Bowrey 5 6 6 6
  A Panatta 0 5 1   T Addison 7 2 2 4
  T Addison 6 7 6 10 W Bowrey 6 6 11
  B Giltinan 0 2 4 6 RP Gonzales 3 0 9
  P Barthes 6 6 6   P Barthes 3 3 3
  M Bolle 2 2 4 6 RP Gonzales 6 6 6
6 RP Gonzales 6 6 6

Section 4

External links

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