Tennis AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1972
Venue: Kooyong, Melbourne

In 1972 the event was moved from late January, where it had been held virtually every year since 1924, to the Christmas-New Year period. This proved very unpopular and most top overseas players chose not to play the tournament for the next decade. Australian Ken Rosewall won the tournament. It was his eighth and last Grand Slam title.

1st round - J. NEWCOMBE (1) bye

J. Bartlett d. W. Durham 7-6,6-2,6-3

J. McDonald d. S. Myers 6-2,6-4,6-4

P. Dominguez bye

G. MASTERS (12) bye

N. Fraser d. A. Hammond 6-3,6-3,6-4

W. N'Godrella d. W. Coghlan 6-3,7-6,6-3

M. ANDERSON (8) bye

O. DAVIDSON (5) bye

F. Sedgman d. R. Casey 6-1,6-0,6-3

P. Proisy bye

J. COOPER (11) bye

R. Case d. C. Stubs 6-1,6-3,6-1

J. Stephens d. W. Lloyd w/o

K. Tanabe d. M. Phillips 6-4,6-4,6-4

A. METREVELI (4) bye

J. ALEXANDER (3) bye

I. Fletcher d. R. Rheinberger w/o

J. James d. S. Ball 6-3,5-7,7-5,7-5

B. Phillips-Moore d. R. Frawley 6-3,6-1,6-1

A. STONE (10) bye

K. Warwick d. A. Gardiner 7-6,6-2,7-6

M. Cox d. G. Thomson 6-4,4-6,7-5,7-6

A. ROCHE (6) bye

C. DIBLEY (7) bye

M. Rose d. P. Kronk 7-5,6-3,6-1

R. Giltinan d. K. Hancock 6-1,3-6,7-5,6-4

R. CREALY (9) bye

J. Meyer bye

C. Letcher d. G. Perkins 6-1,0-6,6-1,6-4

J. Kuki d. A. Haswell w/o

K. ROSEWALL (2) bye

 

2nd round - J. NEWCOMBE (1) d. J. Bartlett 6-2,7-6,6-3

P. Dominguez d. J. McDonald 4-6,6-4,6-3,6-2

N. Fraser d. G. MASTERS (12) 7-5,7-5,6-2

M. ANDERSON (8) d. W. N'Godrella 6-4,3-6,6-1,6-3

F. Sedgman d. O. DAVIDSON (5) 6-3,1-6,6-1,7-5

J. COOPER (11) d. P. Proisy 4-6,6-3,6-4,6-2

R. Case d. J. Stephens 6-4,3-6,6-2,7-5

A. METREVELI (4) d. K. Tanabe 6-3,6-2,6-2

J. ALEXANDER (3) d. I. Fletcher 6-3,7-5,6-4

B. Phillips-Moore d. J. James 6-3,7-6,6-3

A. STONE (10) d. K. Warwick 7-5,7-5,6-3

M. Cox d. A. ROCHE (6) w/o

C. DIBLEY (7) d. M. Rose 6-1,6-4,7-6

R. CREALY (9) d. R. Giltinan 1-6,7-5,6-1,4-6,13-11

J. Meyer d. C. Letcher 6-4,2-6,7-6,6-7,8-6

K. ROSEWALL (2) d. J. Kuki 6-3,6-2,6-1

 

3rd round - J. NEWCOMBE (1) d. P. Dominguez 6-1,6-3,6-1

M. ANDERSON (8) d. N. Fraser 6-2,6-3,6-1

J. COOPER (11) d. F. Sedgman 3-6,6-3,6-1,6-3

A. METREVELI (4) d. R. Case 6-2,3-6,6-4,6-2

B. Phillips-Moore d. J. ALEXANDER (3) 6-3,1-6,7-6,1-6,6-3

A. STONE (10) d. M. Cox 6-1,6-2,6-3

R. CREALY (9) d. C. DIBLEY (7) 6-4,7-6,6-3

K. ROSEWALL (2) d. J. Meyer 6-3,6-1,6-3

 

Quarters (4th round) - M. ANDERSON (8) d. J. NEWCOMBE (1) 2-6,6-3,6-4,3-6,9-7

A. METREVELI (4) d. J. COOPER (11) 6-2,3-6,6-4,6-2

A. STONE (10) d. B. Phillips-Moore 4-6,7-5,7-6,6-3

K. ROSEWALL (2) d. R. CREALY (9) 6-3,6-1,6-3

 

Semis (5th round) - M. ANDERSON (8) d. A. METREVELI (4) 6-2,7-6,7-6

K. ROSEWALL (2) d. A. STONE (10) 7-6,6-1,3-6,6-2

 

Final (6th round) - Ken ROSEWALL (2) d. Mal ANDERSON (8) 7-6,6-3,7-5



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