1972 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

1972 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1972 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Stan Smith
Runner-up Ilie Năstase
Final score 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Reigning champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title and was absent along with other WCT contract players who were banned by the ILTF from entering the event. Stan Smith defeated Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1972 Wimbledon Championships. It was Smiths first, and only, Wimbledon singles title, and his second, and final, grand slam singles title.

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
    • Section 5 2.7
    • Section 6 2.8
    • Section 7 2.9
    • Section 8 2.10
  • External links 3

Seeds

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

  1. Stan Smith (Champion)
  2. Ilie Năstase (Finalist)
  3. Manuel Orantes (Semifinalist)
  4. Andrés Gimeno (Second round)
  5. Jan Kodeš (Semifinalist)
  6. Pierre Barthes (Fourth round)
  7. Bob Hewitt (First round)
  8. Alex Metreveli (Quarterfinalist)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1   Stan Smith 6 8 6      
8   Alex Metreveli 2 6 2      
  1   Stan Smith 3 6 6 7    
  5   Jan Kodeš 6 4 1 5    
  Onny Parun 2 3 4    
  5   Jan Kodeš 6 6 6      
    1   Stan Smith 4 6 6 4 7
  2   Ilie Năstase 6 3 3 6 5
    Colin Dibley 2 0 2      
3   Manuel Orantes 6 6 6      
3   Manuel Orantes 3 4 4    
  2   Ilie Năstase 6 6 6      
  Jimmy Connors 4 4 1    
  2   Ilie Năstase 6 6 6      

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Smith 6 6 6
Plötz 1 1 3 1 Smith 6 9 6
Q Gardiner 2 9 2 7 4 Irvine 4 8 3
Irvine 6 7 6 5 6 1 Smith 6 7 3 9
Cornejo 4 8 3 Q Mayer 3 5 6 7
Sakai 6 9 6 Sakai 9 3 2 4
Matthews 6 3 3 7 3 Q Mayer 8 6 6 6
Q Mayer 4 6 6 5 6 1 Smith 8 4 6 6
Fletcher 6 6 6 Fletcher 6 6 2 4
Rouyer 4 3 3 Fletcher 6 6 1 6
Olmedo 4 6 6 6 Olmedo 0 4 6 3
Ulrich 6 3 3 4 Fletcher 6 6 6
Q Durham 3 8 4 Pala 1 0 1
Pala 6 9 6 Pala 4 7 2 7 6
Kary 8 6 8 3 6 Kary 6 5 6 5 2
Szőke 6 3 9 6 0

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Metreveli 6 8 6
Q Marzano 2 6 4 8 Metreveli 7 6 6 6
Simpson 3 6 1 5 Dominguez 9 1 4 4
Dominguez 6 4 6 7 8 Metreveli 7 6 3 6
Ulrich 6 3 Paish 5 3 6 4
Clifton 2 0 r Ulrich 3 5 2
Paish 7 6 9 6 Paish 6 7 6
Q Scott 9 4 8 3 8 Metreveli 6 6 6
Proisy 6 9 8 6 Cramer 3 1 3
Likhachev 4 8 9 4 Proisy 3 5 4
Cramer 6 7 6 Cramer 6 7 6
Gulyás 4 5 4 Cramer 9 6 9
Barclay 3 5 8 4 Q Estep 8 4 7
Q Estep 6 7 6 6 Q Estep 6 6 6
Q Hutchins 3 6 5 Kamiwazumi 4 2 2
Kamiwazumi 6 8 7

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Gimeno 6 6 6
Weatherley 1 2 4 4 Gimeno 4 6 8 9 4
LL Van Der Merwe 2 5 2 Parun 6 8 6 8 6
Parun 6 7 6 Parun 6 4 9 9
De Mendoza 6 3 2 5 Bungert 4 6 7 7
Cooper 2 6 6 7 Cooper 7 4 6 2 3
Di Matteo 3 6 6 4 3 Bungert 5 6 0 6 6
Bungert 6 1 4 6 6 Parun 8 6 6
Kakoulia 9 7 7 6 Hřebec 9 4 4 r
Keldie 7 5 9 4 Kakoulia 9 4 6 6
Q Knight 8 8 4 Lloyd 8 6 3 4
Lloyd 9 9 6 Kakoulia 6 3 6 1
Vilas 5 5 5 Hřebec 4 6 8 6
Hřebec 7 7 7 Hřebec 6 6 6
Marmureanu 3 4 0 Baranyi 2 2 4
Baranyi 6 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Kodeš 6 4 6 6
Rodríguez 1 6 1 1 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
Doerner 2 9 8 4 Q Seewagen 0 1 2
Q Seewagen 6 7 9 6 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
Meyer 3 6 8 7 Q Bleckinger 0 3 2
Holeček 6 3 9 9 Holeček 4 4 6 7
Schroder 6 2 3 Q Bleckinger 6 6 1 9
Q Bleckinger 8 6 6 5 Kodeš 6 6 6
Amritraj 7 9 3 2 6 McManus 2 4 4
Q Austin 5 8 6 6 4 Amritraj 1 2 6
Bertolucci 2 3 3 McManus 6 6 8
McManus 6 6 6 McManus 6 6 6
Lloyd 6 9 4 5 9 Hombergen 0 4 1
N'Godrella 4 8 6 7 11 N'Godrella 7 6 3 4
Hombergen 5 6 5 6 6 Hombergen 5 8 6 6
Q Bohrnstedt 7 1 7 4 3

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Ryan 3 4 2
Dibley 6 6 6 Dibley 6 6 8
Muñoz 2 5 1 Gonzales 3 3 6
Gonzales 6 7 6 Dibley 9 6 9
Tanner 6 2 6 7 7 Tanner 8 4 8
Velasco, Sr. 3 6 4 9 5 Tanner 6 6 6
Pinto-Bravo 4 6 3 0 McDonald 2 2 4
McDonald 6 3 6 6 Dibley 8 6 6 6
Osborne 4 2 6 6 5 6 Barthes 9 3 2 1
Mottram 6 6 3 2 7 Mottram 8 1 4
Koch 9 6 3 2 4 Stockton 9 6 6
Stockton 8 4 6 6 6 Stockton 3 3 7 4
Gisbert Sr 6 2 6 6 6 Barthes 6 6 5 6
Solomon 3 6 2 0 Gisbert Sr 4 2 4
Chanfreau 5 8 3 6 Barthes 6 6 6
6 Barthes 7 9 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Loyo-Mayo 3 2 2
Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 Phillips-Moore 9 6 3 6
Ball 6 4 7 6 Ball 8 1 6 2
McMillan 4 6 5 3 Phillips-Moore 6 1 2
Ţiriac 6 6 5 7 Ţiriac 8 6 6
Zugarelli 4 2 7 5 Ţiriac 6 9 9
Zednik 2 2 7 Gottfried 4 7 8
Gottfried 6 6 9 Ţiriac 4 6 3 6 3
Q Stock 4 3 4 3 Orantes 6 4 6 4 6
Pietrangeli 6 6 6 Pietrangeli 2 8 6 7
Molina 3 6 6 6 Molina 6 6 3 5
Pattison 6 2 4 3 Pietrangeli 2 2 1
Crealy 9 6 1 7 3 Orantes 6 6 6
Špear 7 2 6 5 Crealy 2 3 2
Goven 6 5 4 3 Orantes 6 6 6
3 Orantes 8 7 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Mandarino 4 2 1
Meiler 6 6 6 Meiler 6 6 1 4 4
Van Dillen 7 8 6 Van Dillen 3 4 6 6 6
Q Stewart 5 6 1 Van Dillen 6 1 4
Jauffret 1 7 8 6 7 Jauffret 8 6 6
Bengtson 6 5 9 1 5 Jauffret 6 6 6
Barazzutti 6 8 2 6 0 Feaver 2 3 4
Feaver 4 9 6 3 6 Jauffret 2 3 3
Kukal 4 8 6 6 8 Connors 6 6 6
Q Vazquez 6 9 4 4 6 Kukal 8 9 6 8
Panatta 6 8 4 6 6 Panatta 9 8 8 9
Fraser 4 9 6 4 1 Panatta 3 6 4 6
Warboys 1 6 3 4 Connors 6 0 6 8
Kalogeropoulos 6 1 6 6 Kalogeropoulos 3 5 6
Connors 6 9 7 Connors 6 7 8
7 Hewitt 3 7 5

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL Clarke 2 1 0
Moore 6 6 6 Moore 4 4 5
Mignot 4 4 2 Gorman 6 6 7
Gorman 6 6 6 Gorman 6 7 2 4 8
Warwick 0 7 6 3 Fillol Sr. 4 5 6 6 6
Fillol Sr. 6 9 4 6 Fillol Sr. 4 8 7 6
Masters 8 8 4 6 12 Masters 6 6 5 4
Amritraj 9 6 6 3 10 Gorman 3 6 6 1
Fassbender 4 7 7 6 2 Năstase 6 3 8 6
Hoad 6 5 5 4 Fassbender 6 6 9 7
Lall 5 6 6 3 6 Lall 4 8 7 5
Q Gerken 7 3 2 6 3 Fassbender 8 3 4
Graebner 6 3 6 6 2 Năstase 9 6 6
Mukherjea 2 6 4 3 Graebner 3 6 1 2
Bartlett 4 2 2 2 Năstase 6 4 6 6
2 Năstase 6 6 6

External links

  • 1972 Wimbledon Championships on ATPtennis.com