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Singles - Mexico, Men

Date24 – 26 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCentro Deportivo Chapultepec, Ciudad de México
Participants15 from 9 countries

The two best known players in this event were Mexican Rafael Osuna and Italy’s Nicola Pietrangeli. Osuna ended up meeting West German Ingo Buding in the final, defeating him in three sets in a best-of-three final. Osuna had won the 1963 US Championship but was better known as a doubles player. Buding had won the 1958-59 French Boys’ titles, but never won a major title at the senior level.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Rafael OsunaMEX
2Ingo BudingFRG
=3Vladimir KorotkovURS
=3Nicola PietrangeliITA
=5Pierre DarmonFRA
=5Jun KamiwasumiJPN
=5Anatoly VolkovURS
=5Vicente ZarazúaMEX
=9Humberto CamarottiCUB
=9Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX
=9Toshiro SakaiJPN
=9Herb FitzgibbonUSA
=9Jim McManusUSA
=9Francisco GuzmánECU
=9Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS
DNSYashvin ShrettaKEN
DNSAbdul Aziz MeghjiKEN
DNSJuan BritoCUB

Round One (—)

Match #1 Herb FitzgibbonUSA 1bye
Match #2 Vladimir KorotkovURS bye
Match #3 Pierre DarmonFRA bye
Match #4 Humberto CamarottiCUB bye
Match #5 Jun KamiwasumiJPN bye
Match #6 Jim McManusUSA bye
Match #7 Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS bye
Match #8 Ingo BudingFRG Joaquín Loyo MayoMEX 6-4, 6-3
Match #9 Francisco GuzmánECU Juan BritoCUB 6-4, 6-3
Match #10 Nicola PietrangeliITA bye
Match #11 Toshiro SakaiJPN bye
Match #12 Vicente ZarazúaMEX bye
Match #13 Anatoly VolkovURS bye
Match #14 Yashvin ShrettaKEN bye
Match #15 Abdul Aziz MeghjiKEN bye
Match #16 Rafael OsunaMEX 2bye

Round Two (24 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Vladimir KorotkovURS Herb FitzgibbonUSA 16-4, 6-3
Match #2 Pierre DarmonFRA Humberto CamarottiCUB 6-0, 6-0
Match #3 Jun KamiwasumiJPN Jim McManusUSA 6-3, 6-3
Match #4 Ingo BudingFRG Teimuraz K'ak'uliaURS 6-4, 6-2
Match #5 Nicola PietrangeliITA Francisco GuzmánECU 6-4, 6-4
Match #6 Vicente ZarazúaMEX Toshiro SakaiJPN 6-3, 8-6
Match #7 Anatoly VolkovURS Yashvin ShrettaKEN walkover
Match #8 Rafael OsunaMEX 2Abdul Aziz MeghjiKEN walkover

Quarter-Finals (25 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Vladimir KorotkovURS Pierre DarmonFRA 6-4, 6-4
Match #2 Ingo BudingFRG Jun KamiwasumiJPN 6-0, 6-2
Match #3 Nicola PietrangeliITA Vicente ZarazúaMEX 6-4, 6-0
Match #4 Rafael OsunaMEX 2Anatoly VolkovURS 6-2, 7-5

Semi-Finals (25 October 1968)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Ingo BudingFRG Vladimir KorotkovURS 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Match #2 Rafael OsunaMEX 2Nicola PietrangeliITA 6-4, 6-2

Final Round (26 October 1968)

Match 1/2 Rafael OsunaMEX 2Ingo BudingFRG 6-3, 3-6, 6-3