1972 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1972 Wimbledon Championships
Champions South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Runners-up United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
Final score 4–6, 9–7, 6–8, 6–4, 6–4
Details
Draw 64 (4Q)
Seeds 4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1971 · Wimbledon Championships · 1973 →

Roy Emerson and Rod Laver were prevented from defending their title due to the International Lawn Tennis Federation ban on World Championship Tennis contract players competing in their tournaments.[1]

Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan defeated Arthur Ashe and Dennis Ralston in the final, 4–6, 9–7, 6–8, 6–4, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Doubles title at the 1972 Wimbledon Championships.[2]

Seeds[edit]

01.   South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (Champions)
02.   United States Stan Smith / United States Erik van Dillen (Final)
03.   France Pierre Barthès / Spain Andrés Gimeno (Third round)
04.   Spain Juan Gisbert / Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6 6 6
Q United States Mike Machette
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1 2 4
1 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
8 4 9 6
Australia John Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6 6 8 2
4 Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
6 4 6 4 4
Australia John Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
3 6 2 6 6
1 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6 6 9
2 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
2 2 7
United States Clark Graebner
United States Dick Stockton
5 4 7
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
7 6 9
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
7 1 4
2 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
9 6 6
United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
5 3 9 5
2 United States Stan Smith
United States Erik van Dillen
7 6 8 7

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 South Africa R Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
9 7 6
United States J Connors
United States T Gorman
8 5 4 1 South Africa R Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6
Italy A Panatta
Italy N Pietrangeli
6 6 3 8 8 France J-B Chanfreau
France G Goven
3 3 1
France J-B Chanfreau
France G Goven
1 3 6 9 10 1 South Africa R Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6
Q New Zealand J Simpson
United States S Stewart
6 8 6 Soviet Union S Likhachev
Soviet Union A Metreveli
3 2 2
South Africa P Cramer
South Africa R Seegers
4 6 3 Q New Zealand J Simpson
United States S Stewart
6 4 1
Soviet Union S Likhachev
Soviet Union A Metreveli
3 9 6 6 Soviet Union S Likhachev
Soviet Union A Metreveli
8 6 6
Australia K Fletcher
Brazil JE Mandarino
6 7 3 1 1 South Africa R Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6 6
Q United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
6 3 6 3 6 Q United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
1 2 4
Australia R Crealy
South Africa R Moore
4 6 3 6 3 Q United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
6 7 3 9
United States J Austin
United States A Mayer
9 6 6 United States J Austin
United States A Mayer
2 5 6 8
France P Dominguez
France P Proisy
8 3 4 Q United States M Machette
Mexico R Ramírez
5 6 4 6 6
France F Jauffret
France W N'Godrella
6 4 3 5 India P Lall
India J Mukerjea
7 3 6 4 2
India P Lall
India J Mukerjea
4 6 6 7 India P Lall
India J Mukerjea
6 6 6
Japan J Kamiwazumi
Japan T Sakai
3 3 7 Colombia I Molina
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
4 0 1
Colombia I Molina
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
6 6 9

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 Spain J Gisbert
Spain M Orantes
6 6 6
United Kingdom P Curtis
United States V Seixas
4 4 4 4 Spain J Gisbert
Spain M Orantes
7 9 6
United Kingdom A Dawson
Australia W Lloyd
7 7 6 United Kingdom A Dawson
Australia W Lloyd
5 8 3
Sweden O Bengtson
Czechoslovakia V Zedník
5 5 4 4 Spain J Gisbert
Spain M Orantes
2 9 6 6
United States A Olmedo
United States R Tanner
9 4 6 9 West Germany W Bungert
Romania I Năstase
6 7 3 4
United Kingdom A Mills
United Kingdom R Wilson
8 6 3 7 United States A Olmedo
United States R Tanner
6 3 8 3
West Germany W Bungert
Romania I Năstase
6 8 7 West Germany W Bungert
Romania I Năstase
1 6 9 6
Q Rhodesia H Irvine
Australia G Perkins
3 6 5 4 Spain J Gisbert
Spain M Orantes
6 4 6 4 4
United States P Gerken
United States B Gottfried
8 9 6 6 Australia J Cooper
Australia N Fraser
3 6 2 6 6
Australia S Ball
Australia J Bartlett
9 8 4 4 United States P Gerken
United States B Gottfried
6 7 1
Chile J Pinto Bravo
Chile P Rodríguez
2 3 5 Australia L Hoad
South Africa A Segal
8 9 6
Australia L Hoad
South Africa A Segal
6 6 7 Australia L Hoad
South Africa A Segal
3 9 3 4
Hungary S Baranyi
Hungary P Szőke
6 6 6 Australia J Cooper
Australia N Fraser
6 8 6 6
United Kingdom C Mottram
South Africa D Schroder
4 3 3 Hungary S Baranyi
Hungary P Szőke
4 1 7 3
Australia J Cooper
Australia N Fraser
6 6 6 6 Australia J Cooper
Australia N Fraser
6 6 5 6
France J-C Barclay
France D Contet
3 3 8 4

Bottom half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Australia A McDonald
Australia K Warwick
3 3 2
United States C Graebner
United States R Stockton
6 6 6 United States C Graebner
United States R Stockton
6 6 6
Argentina R Cano
Argentina G Vilas
6 3 4 1 United Kingdom K Weatherley
United Kingdom J de Mendoza
3 3 4
United Kingdom K Weatherley
United Kingdom J de Mendoza
3 6 6 6 United States C Graebner
United States R Stockton
5 9 6 6
United States R Dell
United States G Seewagen
2 9 5 6 6 Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
7 8 2 3
United Kingdom D Lloyd
United Kingdom J Paish
6 8 7 2 4 United States R Dell
United States G Seewagen
3 6 2 6 3
Q Rhodesia A Fawcett
South Africa J Yuill
3 2 2 Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
6 4 6 3 6
Australia C Dibley
Australia G Masters
6 6 6 United States C Graebner
United States R Stockton
5 4 7
Italy C Barazzutti
Italy A Zugarelli
7 8 6 8 Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
7 6 9
South Africa B Bertram
South Africa W Freer
9 9 3 9 South Africa B Bertram
South Africa W Freer
3 3 4
Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
7 5 6 9 Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
6 6 6
India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
5 7 4 7 Chile P Cornejo
Chile J Fillol
9 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec
Czechoslovakia F Pála
3 France P Barthès
Spain A Gimeno
7 3 4
West Germany J Fassbender
West Germany K Meiler
w/o Czechoslovakia J Hřebec
Czechoslovakia F Pála
w/o
Australia P Doerner
Australia R Keldie
2 6 9 4 5 3 France P Barthès
Spain A Gimeno
3 France P Barthès
Spain A Gimeno
6 3 8 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
Czechoslovakia J Kukal
6 3 4 6 6
Australia I Fletcher
Australia B Phillips-Moore
2 6 6 3 4 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
Czechoslovakia J Kukal
8 7 6 6
Denmark J Ulrich
Denmark T Ulrich
2 6 6 8 9 Belgium B Mignot
New Zealand O Parun
9 5 2 4
Belgium B Mignot
New Zealand O Parun
6 3 4 9 11 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
Czechoslovakia J Kukal
3 6 6 3 4
United States V Gerulaitis
United States E Scott
6 9 4 8 7 United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
6 4 3 6 6
Greece N Kalogeropoulos
Rhodesia A Pattison
4 8 6 9 9 Greece N Kalogeropoulos
Rhodesia A Pattison
4 3 8
United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
6 6 6 United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
6 6 9
United Kingdom S Matthews
United Kingdom S Warboys
4 4 4 United States J McManus
United States J Osborne
5 3 9 5
Jamaica L Lumsden
Jamaica R Russell
2 4 7 2 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
7 6 8 7
Brazil T Koch
Brazil LF Tavares
6 6 9 Brazil T Koch
Brazil LF Tavares
7 4 5 6 6
Romania P Mărmureanu
Switzerland D Sturdza
8 2 6 1 United States M Estep
South Africa T Ryan
5 6 7 1 4
United States M Estep
South Africa T Ryan
9 6 4 6 Brazil T Koch
Brazil LF Tavares
9 4 7 4
Italy P Bertolucci
Italy E di Matteo
2 3 4 2 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
8 6 9 6
United Kingdom J Clifton
United Kingdom P Hutchins
6 6 6 United Kingdom J Clifton
United Kingdom P Hutchins
1 9 2 4
Hungary I Gulyás
Austria P Pokorny
4 0 6 2 2 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 7 6 6
2 United States S Smith
United States E van Dillen
6 6 3 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230. 

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