1976 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1976 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   Romania Ilie Năstase
Final score   6–4, 6–2, 9–7
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1975 1977 > 

Björn Borg defeated Ilie Năstase 6–4, 6–2, 9–7 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1976 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Romania Ilie Năstase (Finalist)
  4. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  5. Italy Adriano Panatta (Third round)
  6. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Roscoe Tanner (Semifinalist)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Semifinalist)
  1. Netherlands Tom Okker (Third round)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Third round)
  3. United States Eddie Dibbs (Withdrew before start of tournament)[1]
  4. Australia Tony Roche (Fourth round)
  5. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr. (Third round)
  6. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  7. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Withdrew before start of tournament)[2]
  8. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)

The number 11 and 15 seeds withdrew because of injury. Their places in the draw were taken by Lucky Losers JK Holladay (USA) and Milan Holeček (Stateless) respectively.[3]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 4 2 4    
8  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4 6 6 6    
  8  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 2 7 3      
  3  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 9 6      
3  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 6    
   United States Charlie Pasarell 4 3 3      
    3  Romania Ilie Năstase 4 2 7    
  4  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 9    
  6  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 3 0 2      
4  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
4  Sweden Björn Borg 6 9 6    
  7  United States Roscoe Tanner 4 8 4      
7  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 6 8    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 4 2 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Ashe 7 6 7
United States Taygan 5 4 5 1 Ashe 7 8 9 7
Q South Africa Yuill 4 6 1 Stone 5 9 7 5
Australia Stone 6 4 6 1 Ashe 7 6 8
South Africa Moore 5 6 9 5 2 Edmondson 5 2 6
Australia Edmondson 7 4 8 7 6 Edmondson 9 9 6
Q India Royappa 4 2 4 Q Farrell 8 7 4
Q United Kingdom Farrell 6 6 6 1 Ashe 6 9 4 3 4
LL Czechoslovakia Holeček 5 1 5 Gerulaitis 4 8 6 6 6
United States Gerulaitis 7 6 7 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 6 9 6 Cox 3 4 4
Spain Muñoz 4 8 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Martin 7 6 8 6 Krulevitz 2 2 1
United States Stewart 9 2 6 4 Martin 2 3 6 8
Rhodesia Dowdeswell 6 3 2 6 Krulevitz 6 6 4 9
United States Krulevitz 3 6 6 8

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 9
Q Australia Kachel 3 4 8 8 Ramírez 6 8 6 6
United States Holmes 3 4 6 0 Wayman 4 9 4 3
United Kingdom Wayman 6 6 3 6 8 Ramírez 6 7 6
West Germany Meiler 6 7 3 6 Meiler 2 5 1
United States Cahill 8 9 6 4 Meiler 6 6 6 8 8
Australia Ruffels 9 6 6 Ruffels 8 2 4 9 6
United States McManus 7 1 1 8 Ramírez 9 3 6 6
10 Australia Newcombe 8 9 6 6 Mitton 8 6 1 1
Q United States Hagey 9 8 4 1 10 Newcombe 6 3 8 6 6
United Kingdom Feaver 6 1 6 7 Feaver 3 6 9 4 4
United States Bunis 1 6 2 5 10 Newcombe 6 3 8 8
South Africa Mitton 7 6 1 6 Mitton 3 6 9 9
France Deblicker 5 2 6 4 Mitton 8 6 6
India Menon 5 6 9 2 10 Menon 6 2 1
United Kingdom Taylor 7 2 8 6 8

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Romania Năstase 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 2 3 2 3 Năstase 6 7 6
Argentina Álvarez 2 4 2 Franulović 1 5 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6 6 3 Năstase 8 7 6
New Zealand Fairlie 4 2 0 Warwick 6 5 4
Australia Masters 6 6 6 Masters 5 4 4
Australia Warwick 6 6 6 Warwick 7 6 6
Argentina Cano 4 2 1 3 Năstase 7 6 6
13 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 Parun 5 4 3
LL Netherlands Thung 1 2 3 13 Fillol Sr. 8 6 6 9 6
Q Australia McNamee 3 8 2 Case 9 4 8 8 2
Australia Case 6 9 6 13 Fillol Sr. 5 4 4
New Zealand Lewis 8 3 7 Parun 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 6 5 r Lewis 3 4 2
Australia Alexander 6 8 7 6 6 Parun 6 6 6
New Zealand Parun 2 9 9 1 8

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Italy Panatta 4 6 7 6
Venezuela Andrew 6 4 5 4 5 Panatta 9 2 3 8 6
Q Australia Collings 4 7 2 Q Collings 7 6 6 6 1
South Africa Hewitt 6 5 0 r 5 Panatta 9 6 4 5 4
France Jauffret 8 3 4 Pasarell 8 4 6 7 6
India Amritraj 9 6 6 Amritraj 4 2 4
Japan Kamiwazumi 3 1 3 Pasarell 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 6 6 6 Pasarell 2 4 6 6 7
9 Netherlands Okker 6 6 6 Dent 6 6 4 0 5
United States Mayer 3 2 4 9 Okker 9 6 6
Argentina Ganzabal 3 4 4 Amaya 7 2 3
United States Amaya 6 6 6 9 Okker 4 8 4
United States Van Dillen 3 6 5 3 Dent 6 9 6
Rhodesia Pattison 6 3 7 6 Pattison 2 2 5
Australia Dent 4 5 6 9 7 Dent 6 6 7
United Kingdom J. Lloyd 6 7 3 8 5

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Poland Fibak 8 6 3 6
United States Whitlinger 6 1 6 1 Fibak 3 8 3
Austria Kary 8 1 4 9 4 Pinner 6 9 6
West Germany Pinner 6 6 6 7 6 Pinner 4 6 2 1
Q United States Reid 6 5 6 12 Roche 6 3 6 6
Colombia Molina 4 7 3 Q Reid 4 2 4
Australia Ball 8 8 4 12 Roche 6 6 6
12 Australia Roche 9 9 6 12 Roche 4 6 7 3 4
Q United States Mayer 2 0 r 6 Vilas 6 3 5 6 6
Soviet Union Metreveli 6 5 Metreveli 6 6 6 3 11
Q Australia B. Lloyd 3 4 3 Stockton 8 3 3 6 9
United States Stockton 6 6 6 Metreveli 6 5 2 4
France Goven 5 2 4 6 Vilas 2 7 6 6
Pakistan Rahim 7 6 6 Rahim 7 3 4
Australia Phillips-Moore 3 1 4 6 Vilas 9 6 6
6 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Estep 9 2 4 7
United States Gorman 7 6 6 9 Gorman 1 9 3 6 4
United States Borowiak 6 4 4 4 Lutz 6 8 6 2 6
United States Lutz 4 6 6 6 Lutz 3 1 6 6 1
Q New Zealand Simpson 5 4 4 14 Gottfried 6 6 3 4 6
United States Andrews 7 6 6 Andrews 6 9 6 4 2
United States Gullikson 6 3 2 7 14 Gottfried 8 7 2 6 6
14 United States Gottfried 4 6 6 9 14 Gottfried 2 2 5
West Germany Fassbender 2 6 8 3 3 4 Borg 6 6 7
United States Delaney 6 3 6 6 6 Delaney 6 5 6
Australia Dibley 6 6 6 Dibley 8 7 8
Australia Kronk 2 3 2 Dibley 4 4 4
South Africa McMillan 3 3 6 4 Borg 6 6 6
United States Riessen 6 6 8 Riessen 2 2 4
United Kingdom D. Lloyd 3 3 1 4 Borg 6 6 6
4 Sweden Borg 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
South Africa Bertram 2 5 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 7 6 Pilić 8 9 6 5 6
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 6 6 6 Pecci Sr. 9 8 3 7 4
South Africa Cramer 3 3 4 Pilić 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lewis 6 2 6 1 8 Lewis 6 4 3 3
France Proisy 4 6 2 6 6 Lewis 3 9 9 9
United States Teacher 9 3 9 6 Teacher 6 7 8 8
LL United States Holladay 7 6 8 4 Pilić 3 4 4
United Kingdom Smith 3 7 7 2 7 Tanner 6 6 6
Brazil Kirmayr 6 9 5 6 Kirmayr 8 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 8 1 r Pohmann 6 3 3
West Germany Pohmann 9 6 Kirmayr 9 8 3 2
Q Japan Hirai 6 6 6 7 Tanner 8 9 6 6
Q Soviet Union Borisov 3 4 0 Q Hirai 3 4 7
United Kingdom Robinson 6 5 4 7 Tanner 6 6 9
7 United States Tanner 8 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 6 9 6
Hungary Taróczy 1 8 2 Q Kakoulia 6 6 6
United Kingdom Drysdale 2 3 4 Drysdale 1 3 4
South Africa Drysdale 6 6 6 Q Kakoulia 6 6 1 1
United Kingdom Battrick 6 6 7 16 Smith 8 3 6 6
West Germany Plötz 3 3 5 Battrick 0 8 2 3
Chile Cornejo 1 2 4 16 Smith 6 6 6 6
16 United States Smith 6 6 6 16 Smith 4 1 3
Australia Crealy 6 2 1 6 5 2 Connors 6 6 6
Australia Carmichael 4 6 6 4 7 Carmichael 6 4 4
Egypt El Shafei 9 6 6 El Shafei 8 6 6
France Caujolle 8 3 4 El Shafei 4 0 3
Q United Kingdom Warboys 5 7 3 6 6 2 Connors 6 6 6
Q Australia Marks 7 5 6 4 3 Q Warboys 3 2 3
Italy Zugarelli 1 3 2 2 Connors 6 6 6
2 United States Connors 6 6 6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8
  3. ^ Wimbledon Compendium 2011. Alan Little and All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. 2011