1977 French Open – Men's Singles

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1977 French Open
Champion   Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up   United States Brian Gottfried
Final score   6–0, 6–3, 6–0
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    -45    45+    women
WC Singles    men    women  
WC Doubles    men    women  
French Open
 < 1976 1978 > 

Guillermo Vilas defeated Brian Gottfried 6–0, 6–3, 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1977 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Italy Adriano Panatta (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Champion)
  4. United States Eddie Dibbs (Second round)
  5. United States Brian Gottfried (Finalist)
  6. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  8. Spain Antonio Muñoz (Second round)
  1. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  3. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (First round)
  4. United States Robert Lutz (First round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Fourth round)
  6. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr. (First round)
  7. Hungary Balázs Taróczy (Third round)
  8. France François Jauffret (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Romania Ilie Năstase 6 6 2 2 3  
5  United States Brian Gottfried 4 3 6 6 6  
  5  United States Brian Gottfried 7 6 7      
   Australia Phil Dent 6 3 5      
 Australia Phil Dent 6 6 3 6 6
   Spain José Higueras 1 3 6 7 3  
    5  United States Brian Gottfried 0 3 0    
  3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6    
  9  Poland Wojtek Fibak 4 0 4      
3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6      
3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6    
  6  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 2 0 3      
6  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7 6 7    
  2  Italy Adriano Panatta 6 3 5      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Romania Năstase 7 6 6
Argentina Álvarez 6 3 2 1 Năstase 6 3 4 6 6
South Africa Moore 4 1 7 7 1 Gullikson 3 6 6 2 1
United States Gullikson 6 6 6 5 6 1 Năstase 7 3 6 6 6
Spain Muntanola 2 2 1 Meiler 6 6 1 7 1
Venezuela Andrew 6 6 6 Andrew 6 3 4 2
United States Delaney 1 2 2 Meiler 4 6 6 6
West Germany Meiler 6 6 6 1 Năstase 6 7 6
India Menon 4 6 1 13 Kodeš 4 5 3
United States Fleming 6 7 6 Fleming 7 3 0 2
Chile Pinto-Bravo 4 6 6 2 Pinto-Bravo 6 6 6 6
United States Mayer 6 4 4 0 r Pinto-Bravo 3 3 3
New Zealand Simpson 2 2 2 13 Kodeš 6 6 6
Sweden Norback 6 6 6 Norback 3 2 3
Japan Kuki 1 3 1 13 Kodeš 6 6 6
13 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Chile Fillol Sr. 4 3 6 3
Czechoslovakia Zednik 6 6 4 6 Zednik 6 5 6 6 5
United States Amaya 5 2 4 Dominguez 7 7 3 3 7
France Dominguez 7 6 6 Dominguez 6 6 6
United States Gullikson 7 6 0 6 Gullikson 3 1 1
Q United Kingdom Drysdale 6 3 6 3 Gullikson 6 6 6 6
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 6 7 3 4 3 Koch 1 3 7 3
Brazil Koch 3 5 6 6 6 Dominguez 4 1 5
Australia Carmichael 6 6 2 5 5 Gottfried 6 6 7
France Casa 1 7 6 7 Casa 6 3 5 5
France Deblicker 7 6 6 Deblicker 4 6 7 7
United States Bunis 5 1 2 Deblicker 5 4 4
Q Italy Ocleppo 3 7 6 2 5 Gottfried 7 6 6
United States Waltke 6 5 7 6 Waltke 3 5 4
Colombia Molina 3 2 1 5 Gottfried 6 7 6
5 United States Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Dibbs 6 6 6
United Kingdom Robinson 1 0 0 4 Dibbs 3 6 5 4
Sweden Norberg 6 6 6 6 7 Norberg 6 3 7 6
Q Czechoslovakia Složil 2 3 7 7 5 Norberg 4 1 0
Mexico Montano 6 6 6 Fairlie 6 6 6
West Germany Zirngibl 1 1 3 Montano 2 3 6 0 2
France Noah 1 3 7 7 2 Fairlie 6 6 4 6 6
New Zealand Fairlie 6 6 6 6 6 Fairlie 0 2 4
Q United States McEnroe 6 6 6 Dent 6 6 6
Australia Gardiner 3 4 0 Q McEnroe 6 2 6 3 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 6 4 4 Dent 4 6 4 6 6
Australia Dent 1 4 7 6 6 Dent 3 7 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 6 15 Taróczy 6 6 2 4
Chile Cornejo 4 4 0 Phillips-Moore 6 5 5 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 2 4 4 15 Taróczy 3 7 7 6
15 Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Italy Barazzutti 4 3 3
Chile Gildemeister 6 6 6 Gildemeister 6 6 7
Q Australia Rocavert 1 6 1 4 Caujolle 3 3 5
France Caujolle 6 4 6 6 Gildemeister 3 7 6 4
France Roger-Vasselin 4 6 6 7 6 Higueras 6 5 7 6
United States Bohrnstedt 6 2 7 5 1 Roger-Vasselin 7 2 3 1
Australia Dibley 6 6 6 0 6 Higueras 5 6 6 6
Spain Higueras 3 2 7 6 8 Higueras 6 7 2 6
Q West Germany Elter 7 6 6 7 Solomon 4 5 6 3
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 4 4 Q Elter 4 7 6 6
United States Scanlon 6 1 6 6 Scanlon 6 6 4 4
Australia Kachel 3 6 4 1 Q Elter 4 4 1
United States Saviano 6 6 6 2 7 Solomon 6 6 6
Rhodesia Pattison 7 7 3 6 Pattison 2 4 2
United Kingdom Feaver 3 4 6 2 7 Solomon 6 6 6
7 United States Solomon 6 6 3 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Spain Muñoz 3 6 4 6 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 1 6 1 1 8 Muñoz 3 3 1
France Haillet 0 7 6 7 1 Gehring 6 6 6
West Germany Gehring 6 6 7 5 6 Gehring 7 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia Simbera 4 6 7 1 0 Q Hutka 6 3 1
Q Czechoslovakia Hutka 6 4 5 6 6 Q Hutka 7 6 6 6
United States Teacher 7 6 4 6 Teacher 6 4 7 4
Colombia Betancur 6 4 6 0 Gehring 7 4 2 6 4
New Zealand Lewis 6 6 6 9 Fibak 6 6 6 3 6
Q Ecuador Ycaza 2 2 2 Lewis 6 3 6 6
Egypt El Shafei 6 6 6 El Shafei 3 6 1 1
United States Hagey 4 2 2 Lewis 2 3 6 3
Australia Edmondson 6 6 6 9 Fibak 6 6 3 6
United States Krulevitz 4 2 3 Edmondson 2 4 4
United States Stewart 3 2 5 9 Fibak 6 6 6
9 Poland Fibak 6 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Smith 7 6 6
Australia Crealy 6 4 2 10 Smith 6 6 7
United States McNair 4 6 6 6 4 Fassbender 4 3 5
West Germany Fassbender 6 7 3 1 6 10 Smith 6 6 5 7
Q France Bedel 6 6 6 Hřebec 4 2 7 6
United States Machette 2 1 2 Q Bedel 3 2 4
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 2 6 6 6 Hřebec 6 6 6
New Zealand Parun 6 2 3 4 10 Smith 1 2 1
South Africa Mitton 6 6 6 3 Vilas 6 6 6
United States Dupre 0 1 2 Mitton 6 5 7 7 6
France Gauvain 4 3 7 4 Dowdeswell 7 7 6 5 3
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 6 6 6 Mitton 1 4 2
Bolivia Benavides 0 2 6 3 Vilas 6 6 6
Chile Prajoux 6 6 7 Prajoux 6 0 3 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 1 2 4 3 Vilas 2 6 6 6
3 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 7
France Goven 4 1 5 6 Ramírez 6 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 5 Borowiak 3 3 2
South Africa Hewitt 4 1 r 6 Ramírez 7 6 5 6
West Germany Pinner 6 6 6 Pinner 6 1 7 1
South Africa Schneider 0 4 2 Pinner 6 7 6
South Africa Bertram 6 6 6 Bertram 2 5 1
United States Whitlinger 2 1 2 6 Ramírez 6 6 6
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 3 2 6 4 Yuill 2 4 3
Czechoslovakia Pala 6 6 3 6 Pala 4 6 3 4
Italy Zugarelli 6 6 6 Zugarelli 6 2 6 6
South Africa Prinsloo 1 1 4 Zugarelli W/O
South Africa Yuill 6 6 6 Yuill
Q Spain Moreno 4 1 2 Yuill 6 7 2 6 6
West Germany Gebert 6 6 2 6 2 16 Jauffret 4 6 6 7 4
16 France Jauffret 2 0 6 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 United States Lutz 1 3 6
France Proisy 6 6 7 Proisy 3 3 6 3
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6 Mottram 6 6 1 6
Spain Soler 3 4 3 Mottram 0 6 7 7
Italy Bertolucci 6 6 6 Bertolucci 6 3 6 5
Argentina Cano 1 0 3 Bertolucci 6 6 6
Austria Kary 3 7 6 6 Kary 3 0 2
United Kingdom Lewis 6 6 2 2 Mottram 6 6 3 4 4
France Freyss 5 3 6 6 1 2 Panatta 2 4 6 6 6
Australia Warwick 7 6 1 2 6 Warwick 3 6 4
Sweden Johansson 3 4 6 6 2 McNamee 6 7 6
Australia McNamee 6 6 1 2 6 McNamee 4 2 2
Argentina Ganzabal 6 7 2 3 6 2 Panatta 6 6 6
United States Martin 4 6 6 6 3 Ganzabal 2 6 4 1
Q France Beust 5 4 7 2 2 Panatta 6 2 6 6
2 Italy Panatta 7 6 5 6

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