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Singles - Guadalajara, Men

Date14 – 20 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationGuadalajara Country Club, Guadalajara / Atlas Sports Club, Guadalajara / Guadalajara Sports Club, Guadalajara
Participants32 from 14 countries

The men’s singles in Guadalajara probably had the best field of any the events, led by two top Spaniards, Manuel Santana and Manuel Orantes, and the Mexican Rafael Osuna. After defeating Osuna in the semis, Santana won this event by defeating Orantes in the final in a close five-set match. Santana had won the US Championship in 1965 and Wimbledon in 1966. Orantes was younger but as a professional would win the US Open in 1975. Osuna had won the US Championship in 1963.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Manuel SantanaESP
2Manuel OrantesESP
3Herb FitzgibbonUSA
4Rafael OsunaMEX
=5Vicente ZarazúaMEX
=5Torben UlrichDEN
=5Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX
=5Juan GisbertESP
=9Pierre DarmonFRA
=9Miguel OlveraECU
=9Eugenio CastiglianoITA
=9Nicola PietrangeliITA
=9Jørgen UlrichDEN
=9Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS
=9Ingo BudingFRG
=9Jim McManusUSA
=17Humberto CamarottiCUB
=17Tony OrtizPUR
=17Francisco GuzmánECU
=17Vladimir KorotkovURS
=17Juan BritoCUB
=17Jun KamiwazumiJPN
=17Toshiro SakaiJPN
=17Ricardo CarreroPUR
=17Jim OsborneUSA
=17Abdul Aziz MeghjiKEN
=17Hans NerellSWE
=17Charlie PasarellPUR
=17Anatoly VolkovURS
=17Massimo Di DomenicoITA
=17Yashvin ShrettaKEN
=17Jürgen FaßbenderFRG

Round One (14 – 15 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Manuel SantanaESP 1Humberto CamarottiCUB 6-1, 6-1, 6-2
Match #2 Ingo BudingFRG Jun KamiwazumiJPN 6-4, 2-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
Match #3 Jørgen UlrichDEN Jim OsborneUSA 86-3, 7-5, 6-3
Match #4 Vicente ZarazúaMEX Massimo Di DomenicoITA 7-5, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
Match #5 Juan GisbertESP 4Yashvin ShrettaKEN 6-3, 6-1, 6-0
Match #6 Jim McManusUSA Anatoly VolkovURS 6-2, 2-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Match #7 Miguel OlveraECU Tony OrtizPUR 6-1, 6-0, 6-0
Match #8 Manuel OrantesESP Toshiro SakaiJPN 6-3, 10-8, 6-0
Match #9 Nicola PietrangeliITA 6Abdul Aziz MeghjiKEN 6-1, 6-3, 6-2
Match #10 Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS Jürgen FaßbenderFRG 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
Match #11 Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX 3Juan BritoCUB 6-0, 6-0, 6-1
Match #12 Torben UlrichDEN Francisco GuzmánECU 6-8, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
Match #13 Pierre DarmonFRA 7Ricardo CarreroPUR 6-1, 10-8, 6-1
Match #14 Eugenio CastiglianoITA Vladimir KorotkovURS 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Match #15 Herb FitzgibbonUSA 2Hans NerellSWE 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5
Match #16 Rafael OsunaMEX 5Charlie PasarellPUR 6-3, 6-2, 6-2

Round Two (15 – 16 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Manuel SantanaESP 1Ingo BudingFRG 6-3, 7-5, 6-4
Match #2 Vicente ZarazúaMEX Jørgen UlrichDEN 6-4, 6-1, 6-1
Match #3 Juan GisbertESP 4Jim McManusUSA 6-2, 8-6, 6-2
Match #4 Rafael OsunaMEX 5Miguel OlveraECU 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
Match #5 Manuel OrantesESP Nicola PietrangeliITA 63-6, 6-1, 6-3, 7-5
Match #6 Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX 3Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Match #7 Torben UlrichDEN Pierre DarmonFRA 76-2, 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Match #8 Herb FitzgibbonUSA 2Eugenio CastiglianoITA 7-5, 6-2, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (18 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Manuel SantanaESP 1Vicente ZarazúaMEX 6-1, 6-0, 6-2
Match #2 Rafael OsunaMEX 5Juan GisbertESP 46-4, 4-6, 1-6, 8-6, 6-1
Match #3 Manuel OrantesESP Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX 32-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Match #4 Herb FitzgibbonUSA 2Torben UlrichDEN 6-3, 6-2, 6-3

Semi-Finals (19 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Manuel SantanaESP 1Rafael OsunaMEX 56-3, 6-4, 6-3
Match #2 Manuel OrantesESP Herb FitzgibbonUSA 26-4, 6-4, 6-3

Final Round (20 October 1968)

Match 1/2 Manuel SantanaESP 1Manuel OrantesESP 2-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match 3/4 Herb FitzgibbonUSA 2Rafael OsunaMEX 56-4, 6-3, 7-5