1976 US Open – Men's Singles

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1976 US Open
Champion   United States Jimmy Connors
Runner-up   Sweden Björn Borg
Final score   6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
US Open
 < 1975 1977 > 

Jimmy Connors defeated Björn Borg 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1976 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  2. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Semifinalist)
  4. Italy Adriano Panatta (Second round)
  5. Romania Ilie Năstase (Semifinalist)
  6. Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Arthur Ashe (Second round)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  1. United States Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Harold Solomon (First round)
  3. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  4. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  5. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  6. Poland Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  7. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  8. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 6      
 Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 5 3 1      
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6      
  3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4 2 1      
3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 2 7 7  
  9  United States Eddie Dibbs 1 6 6 6    
    1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 7 6  
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 4 6 6 4  
  5  Romania Ilie Năstase 4 6 6 6    
 United States Dick Stockton 6 4 2 3    
5  Romania Ilie Năstase 3 3 4    
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
6  Spain Manuel Orantes 6 0 2 7 4
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 4 6 6 5 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Connors 6 6
South Africa Hewitt 3 3 1 Connors 6 6
Argentina Ganzabal 5 6 Fleming 1 0
United States Fleming 7 7 1 Connors 7 6
United States McNair 6 2 7 McNair 5 3
United States Gullikson 3 6 5 McNair 6 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 6 6 6 Cox 7 1 0
France Haillet 3 7 2 1 Connors 6 6 6
16 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 16 Gerulaitis 4 3 1
United States Manson 4 1 16 Gerulaitis 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 5 Krulevitz 2 2
United States Krulevitz 7 7 16 Gerulaitis 4 6 6
Q United States Mayer 6 6 Franulović 6 3 2
Italy Bertolucci 4 1 Q Mayer 3 4
Chile Prajoux 6 1 Franulović 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Ashe 7 6
Australia James 6 3 7 Ashe 1 2
Australia Dent 2 2 Kodeš 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 Kodeš 6 7
Australia Dibley 6 3 Richey 2 5
United States Gottfried 7 6 Gottfried 1 2
United States Amaya 4 6 Richey 6 6
United States Richey 6 7 Kodeš 7 6 2 7
10 United States Solomon 5 4 McMillan 6 3 6 6
United States Martin 7 6 Martin 3 3
Czechoslovakia Pala 4 3 Waltke 6 6
United States Waltke 6 6 Waltke 4 1
South Africa McMillan 7 6 McMillan 6 6
United States Teacher 5 1 McMillan 3 6 6
United States Cahill 5 1 Ruffels 6 1 4
Australia Ruffels 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Argentina Vilas 6 6
Q South Africa Schneider 4 4 3 Vilas 6 6
Australia Case 2 6 7 Case 2 4
Q United States Guerry 6 3 5 3 Vilas 6
France Caujolle 6 6 Johansson 3 r
United States McManus 1 1 Caujolle 4 7 4
Rhodesia Pattison 1 6 3 Johansson 6 5 6
Sweden Johansson 6 4 6 3 Vilas 7 6 6
13 Italy Barazzutti 6 6 Q Kakoulia 5 4 0
Australia Kronk 4 0 13 Barazzutti 3 6
Q South Africa Yuill 6 6 Q Yuill 6 7
United States Turner 1 2 Q Yuill 7 6 3
Bolivia Benavides 3 6 3 Q Kakoulia 6 7 6
Australia Gardiner 6 2 6 Gardiner 4 4
Australia Edmondson 5 6 Q Kakoulia 6 6
Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 7 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Mexico Ramírez 7 6
France Proisy 6 0 8 Ramírez 4 4
New Zealand Fairlie 0 4 Dowdeswell 6 6
Rhodesia Dowdeswell 6 6 Dowdeswell 7 6
United States Meyers 7 3 1 Lutz 6 2
United States Seewagen 6 6 6 Seewagen 1 4
United States Dupre 4 2 Lutz 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 Dowdeswell 2 4 2
9 United States Dibbs 6 6 9 Dibbs 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 2 2 9 Dibbs 6 6
United States Friedler 2 7 4 Bunis 2 1
United States Bunis 6 5 6 9 Dibbs 7 7
United States Stewart 3 6 5 Alexander 6 6
Q United States Winitsky 6 1 7 Q Winitsky 1 3
Australia Alexander 6 6 Alexander 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 4 2

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Warwick 6 6
India Amritraj 4 4 Warwick 6 7
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 7 6 Pecci Sr. 4 5
Spain Gisbert Sr 5 3 Warwick 2 4
Colombia Molina 3 6 11 Tanner 6 6
United States Delaney 6 7 Delaney 6 6
United States Estep 3 4 11 Tanner 7 7
11 United States Tanner 6 6 11 Tanner 5 7 6 6 4
United States Holmes 6 6 6 5 Năstase 7 6 1 7 6
United States Bohrnstedt 0 7 1 Holmes 3 6
Q United States Machette 6 4 3 Riessen 6 7
United States Riessen 4 6 6 Riessen 2 5
United States Van Dillen 6 3 5 Năstase 6 7
West Germany Pohmann 7 6 Pohmann 6 6 6
New Zealand Parun w/o 5 Năstase 7 4 7
5 Romania Năstase

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
South Africa Bertram 3 1
United States Stockton 6 6 Stockton 6 6
Australia Bartlett 3 5 Menon 1 2
India Menon 6 7 Stockton 6 7
Australia Masters 7 6 Moore 2 6
Australia Crealy 6 2 Masters 6 2 5
South Africa Moore 7 6 6 Moore 3 6 7
14 Poland Fibak 5 7 2 Stockton 6 7 6
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 6 6 Velasco, Sr. 3 5 4
United States Taygan 2 3 Velasco, Sr. 2 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 6 3 4
Q United States Giammalva 2 2 Velasco, Sr. 6 6
United States Scanlon 6 6 Scanlon 4 2
United States Mitchell 2 1 Scanlon 6 7
Sweden Bengtson 1 6 4 Panatta 3 6
4 Italy Panatta 6 7

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Colombia Betancur 6 5
United Kingdom Battrick 7 7 Battrick 6 7 3
Argentina Cano 7 6 Cano 7 5 6
United States Whitlinger 5 4 Cano 0 1
United States Moor 6 3 6 12 Smith 6 6
Q Sweden Norberg 4 6 2 Moor 0 1
Australia Ball 3 4 12 Smith 6 6
12 United States Smith 6 6 12 Smith 6 6 2 6 1
Egypt El Shafei 4 6 6 6 Orantes 3 1 6 7 6
France Deblicker 6 3 4 El Shafei 0 1
Australia Stone 6 6 Stone 6 6
Austria Kary 2 2 Stone 2 2
Venezuela Andrew 7 6 6 Orantes 6 6
South Africa Mitton 6 3 Andrew 6 2
Japan Kuki 5 1 6 Orantes 7 6
6 Spain Orantes 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 3 3
Netherlands Okker 6 6 Okker 6 7
Q United States Walts 6 6 4 Higueras 3 5
Spain Higueras 4 7 6 Okker 2 2
Soviet Union Metreveli 6 6 15 Gottfried 6 6
Netherlands Thung 1 3 Metreveli 4 5
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 1 1 15 Gottfried 6 7
15 United States Gottfried 6 6 15 Gottfried 7 6 4 4 2
South Africa Cramer 3 1 2 Borg 6 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 6 Lloyd 6 6
United States Reid 6 3 1 Saviano 4 0
United States Saviano 4 6 6 Lloyd 3 3
Q United States Díaz 4 3 2 Borg 6 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 Fillol Sr. 6 2 6
Australia Letcher 2 2 2 Borg 4 6 7
2 Sweden Borg 6 6

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