1956 Australian Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1956 Australian Championships
Champion Australia Lew Hoad
Runner-up Australia Ken Rosewall
Final score 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1955 · Australian Championships · 1957 →

Lew Hoad defeated Ken Rosewall 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1956 Australian Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Lew Hoad (Champion)
  2. Australia Ken Rosewall (Finalist)
  3. United States Herbie Flam (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Gilbert Shea (Quarterfinalist)
  5. Australia Ashley Cooper (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Australia Neale Fraser (Semifinalist)
  7. Australia Mervyn Rose (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Australia Mal Anderson (Quarterfinalist)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1 Australia Lew Hoad 3 6 6 6 9
7 Australia Mervyn Rose 6 1 8 2 7
1 Australia Lew Hoad 6 6 6
6 Australia Neale Fraser 3 2 0
6 Australia Neale Fraser 6 6 6
4 United States Gilbert Shea 2 4 3
1 Australia Lew Hoad 6 3 6 7
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 4 6 4 5
3 United States Herbie Flam 6 6 6 6
5 Australia Ashley Cooper 8 3 2 3
3 United States Herbie Flam 4 0 2
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6
8 Australia Mal Anderson 4 3 7 6
2 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 5 8

Earlier Rounds[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
Australia Sheil 2 1 1 1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
Australia Gilmour 6 6 6 Australia Gilmour 2 3 2
Australia Stewart 4 2 4 1 Australia Hoad 3 6 6 6 9
7 Australia Rose 6 6 6 7 Australia Rose 6 1 8 2 7
Australia Collins 2 0 2 7 Australia Rose 6 6 4 6
Australia Mark 9 6 5 3 7 Australia Mark 1 2 6 4
Mexico Reyes 7 2 7 6 5 1 Australia Hoad 6 6 6
6 Australia Fraser 8 6 3 6 6 Australia Fraser 3 2 0
Australia Jacques 6 4 6 1 6 Australia Fraser 2 6 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 0 2 3
Australia Green 2 0 3 6 Australia Fraser 6 6 6
Australia Emerson 6 6 6 4 United States Shea 2 4 3
Australia Dobbs 1 2 4 Australia Emerson 3 8 6 1 2
4 United States Shea 6 3 3 6 6 4 United States Shea 6 6 3 6 6
Australia Gibson 4 6 6 2 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
3 United States Flam 6 6 6
United States Moss 0 1 0 3 United States Flam 1 8 6 6
Australia Candy 6 6 8 Australia Candy 6 6 4 3
Australia Lovett 2 2 6 3 United States Flam 6 6 6 6
Australia Newman 4 6 6 6 5 Australia Cooper 8 3 2 3
Australia Flanders 6 4 4 4 Australia Newman 4 7 0
5 Australia Cooper 6 6 6 5 Australia Cooper 6 9 6
Australia Young 1 1 1 3 United States Flam 4 0 2
Australia Bowman 6 3 5 13 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia Laver 4 6 7 11 3 Australia Bowman 2 6 3 2
8 Australia Anderson 6 6 6 8 Australia Anderson 6 4 6 6
Australia Hearnden 3 1 4 8 Australia Anderson 4 3 7 6
Australia Reid 6 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 5 8
Australia Shepherd 3 1 1 Australia Reid 1 4 1
2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6 2 Australia Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia Brant 1 2 1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com