1977 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1977 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   United States Jimmy Connors
Final score   3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1976 1978 > 

Björn Borg defeated Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Jimmy Connors (Finalist)
  2. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Third Round)
  4. United States Roscoe Tanner (First Round)
  5. United States Brian Gottfried (Second Round)
  6. Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
  7. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  8. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
  9. United States Dick Stockton (Fourth Round)
  10. Italy Adriano Panatta (Second Round)
  11. United States Stan Smith (Fourth Round)
  12. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth Round)
  13. Australia Phil Dent (Quarterfinals)
  14. United Kingdom Mark Cox (Fourth Round)
  15. United States Robert Lutz (Third Round)
  16. United States Harold Solomon (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 6 6  
 South Africa Byron Bertram 4 6 4 2  
  1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 4 6  
  Q  United States John McEnroe 3 3 6 4  
Q  United States John McEnroe 6 8 4 6 6
  12  Australia Phil Dent 4 9 6 3 4  
    1  United States Jimmy Connors 6 2 1 7 4
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 3 6 6 5 6
  8  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 3 6  
 United States Billy Martin 1 4 6 4  
8  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 4 6 3 6 6
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 6 3 6 3 8  
6  Romania Ilie Năstase 0 6 3
  2  Sweden Björn Borg 6 8 6  

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States J Connors 6 6 6
United Kingdom R Lewis 3 2 4 1 United States J Connors 6 8 6 8
United States M Riessen 6 1 8 6 United States M Riessen 4 9 1 6
New Zealand C Lewis 3 6 6 1 1 United States J Connors 6 7 6
United States J Borowiak 9 3 5 2 South Africa C Drysdale 2 5 4
South Africa C Drysdale 8 6 7 6 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia J Granát 3 3 6 9 2 United States M Estep 3 4 3
United States M Estep 6 6 4 7 6 1 United States J Connors 7 6 3 6 6
United States B Scanlon 3 5 5 11 United States S Smith 9 2 6 3 3
New Zealand R Simpson 6 7 7 New Zealand R Simpson 8 3 4
New Zealand O Parun 8 7 9 New Zealand O Parun 9 6 6
United States B Seewagen 6 5 8 New Zealand O Parun 3 7 8 5
United States C Pasarell 6 6 6 11 United States S Smith 6 5 9 7
United States B Teacher 2 1 4 United States C Pasarell 4 3 5
Australia D Crealy 4 2 2 11 United States S Smith 6 6 7
11 United States S Smith 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States R Lutz 6 6 6
South Africa B Mitton 3 4 3 15 United States R Lutz 5 6 7 6
United States T Waltke 7 4 2 8 WC United States D Ralston 7 3 5 2
WC United States D Ralston 5 6 6 9 15 United States R Lutz 4 6 4 6 6
WC United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 3 6 3 6 Australia K Warwick 6 3 6 2 8
Q Ecuador R Ycaza 4 6 3 6 4 WC United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 1 4
Australia K Warwick 6 6 6 Australia K Warwick 8 6 6
Australia G Masters 2 2 3 Australia K Warwick 3 2 5
Australia P Kronk 7 6 3 1 6 South Africa B Bertram 6 6 7
United States J Delaney 5 3 6 6 4 Australia P Kronk 5 6 6 6 6
West Germany F Gebert 3 4 1 Q Sweden D Palm 7 4 8 3 1
Q Sweden D Palm 6 6 6 Australia P Kronk 4 0 2
Australia C Dibley 4 6 6 3 2 South Africa B Bertram 6 6 6
South Africa B Bertram 6 3 2 6 6 South Africa B Bertram 6 4 6 6
Bolivia R Benavides 3 4 4 5 United States B Gottfried 2 6 4 3
5 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States R Tanner 6 4 4 6
United Kingdom J Lloyd 3 6 6 8 United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6 2 4 7
West Germany K Meiler 7 4 6 7 West Germany K Meiler 2 3 6 6 9
South Africa B Hewitt 5 6 1 5 West Germany K Meiler 2 2 7 3
United Kingdom J Feaver 1 6 6 1 3 Q United States J McEnroe 6 6 5 6
Switzerland C Dowdeswell 6 2 2 6 6 Switzerland C Dowdeswell 7 3 1
Q United States J McEnroe 6 7 6 Q United States J McEnroe 9 6 6
Egypt I El Shafei 0 5 4 Q United States J McEnroe 7 4 6 6
United States B Walts 6 9 5 8 8 United States S Mayer 5 6 3 1
Q Australia J Marks 4 8 7 9 6 United States B Walts 2 6 4
Venezuela J Andrew 6 6 6 West Germany J Andrew 6 8 6
United States S Carnahan 4 2 4 Venezuela J Andrew 4 7 4
United States S Mayer 6 3 6 8 7 United States S Mayer 6 9 6
South Africa D Joubert 2 6 2 9 5 United States S Mayer 8 6 6 6
United States E Van Dillen 4 8 6 3 10 Italy A Panatta 9 0 2 4
10 Italy A Panatta 6 9 4 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Australia Dent 6 6 6
United States Lofgren 1 2 2 13 Dent 2 9 6 4 6
Brazil Mandarino 5 1 2 Amritraj 6 8 3 6 4
India Amritraj 7 6 6 13 Dent 8 3 6 7
WC United Kingdom Jarrett 3 3 4 Moore 6 6 4 5
South Africa Moore 6 6 6 Moore 6 6 6
Argentina Álvarez 6 4 6 6 Álvarez 4 4 3
Q Netherlands Thung 4 6 3 3 13 Dent 6 3 9 1 9
New Zealand Fairlie 8 7 8 6 Gullikson 3 6 8 6 7
United States Amaya 9 5 6 4 Fairlie 8 4 6 6
United States Machette 6 3 8 3 Carmichael 6 6 4 3
Australia Carmichael 4 6 9 6 Fairlie 8 3 9 3
United States Gullikson 6 6 6 Gullikson 9 6 8 6
United States Krulevitz 2 4 3 Gullikson 6 6 3 8 6
United States Fleming 4 6 2 3 7 Ramírez 3 4 6 9 4
7 Mexico Ramírez 6 3 6 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Gerulaitis 6 9 6
United States Gorman 1 8 3 8 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Mayer 6 6 6 Mayer 3 1 1
Q United States Holladay 4 2 4 8 Gerulaitis 6 8 6
WC United Kingdom Smith 6 6 6 WC Smith 3 6 4
South Africa Prinsloo 4 4 2 WC Smith 6 7 1 6
United States Bunis 8 6 6 9 8 Bunis 3 5 6 4
Q United States Reid 9 4 8 8 6 8 Gerulaitis 6 6 3 6
Chile Gildemeister 4 6 6 6 6 9 Stockton 1 4 6 4
Chile Prajoux 6 4 8 4 3 Gildemeister 3 8 2 5
United States McNair 6 4 6 8 16 McNair 6 6 6 7
United States Saviano 3 6 3 9 14 McNair 4 3 2
Q Republic of Ireland Sorensen 0 2 2 9 Stockton 6 6 6
Australia Laver 6 6 6 Laver 6 7 4 5
WC United Kingdom Drysdale 3 8 3 9 Stockton 3 9 6 7
9 United States Stockton 6 9 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United Kingdom Cox 6 7 8
South Africa Chappell 4 5 6 14 Cox 8 6 7
Australia Alexander 6 6 6 Alexander 6 4 5
WC United Kingdom T. Lloyd 3 4 2 14 Cox 6 6 8
United States Bohrnstedt 8 9 6 6 WC Dominguez 4 1 6
Q Australia Gardiner 9 8 4 4 Bohrnstedt 2 8 3
WC France Dominguez 6 4 6 6 WC Dominguez 6 9 6
India Menon 4 6 2 4 14 Cox 6 3 4 6 7
United States Martin 6 6 6 Martin 3 6 6 0 9
South Africa Schneider 4 4 1 Martin 3 2 9 6 10
Australia Ruffels 7 8 2 9 Ruffels 6 6 8 2 8
United Kingdom Taylor 5 6 6 7 Martin 6 6 6
South Africa Yuill 6 6 6 3 Vilas 2 4 2
Colombia Betancur 3 4 3 Yuill 3 2 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 8 5 4 3 Vilas 6 6 3 8
3 Argentina Vilas 9 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Romania Năstase 6 6 3 6
United States Gullikson 2 1 6 3 6 Năstase 7 3 7 8 6
Mexico Montano 1 4 4 Pattison 9 6 5 6 3
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 6 6 Năstase 6 6 6
Australia Letcher 3 6 3 2 Q Teltscher 4 3 1
Q United States Teltscher 6 0 6 6 Q Teltscher
United States Du Pré 6 6 5 8 Du Pré W/O
Q Czechoslovakia Šmid 4 4 7 6 6 Năstase 6 6 6 6
United States Fisher 3 3 4 Okker 8 4 4 4
Q Australia Kachel 6 6 6 Q Kachel 2 6 3
Australia Stone 9 7 6 Stone 6 8 6
Brazil Kirmayr 8 5 2 Stone 6 6 8 5 4
Netherlands Okker 6 6 6 Okker 4 2 9 7 6
Australia Case 2 1 1 Okker 8 7 6 7
Australia Docherty 6 4 7 7 Docherty 9 5 3 5
16 United States Solomon 4 6 5 5

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Poland Fibak 6 4 4 9 6
Chile Fillol, Sr. 3 6 6 8 4 12 Fibak 6 6 6
Q United States McManus 1 6 4 2 Norback 3 0 2
Sweden Norback 6 3 6 6 12 Fibak 3 9 6 3 6
South Africa McMillan 6 6 6 Mottram 6 8 3 6 2
West Germany Fassbender 4 4 4 McMillan 4 5 5
United Kingdom Mottram 4 6 6 6 Mottram 6 7 7
United States Hagey 6 4 4 2 12 Fibak 5 4 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 6 6 2 Borg 7 6 6
United States Pfister 4 4 1 Pilić 9 6 6
India Amritraj 4 6 6 7 Amritraj 8 3 2
United States Stewart 6 4 3 5 Pilić 7 5 3
United Kingdom Wayman 4 6 4 9 5 2 Borg 9 7 6
Australia Edmondson 6 2 6 8 7 Edmondson 6 9 2 4 1
Italy Zugarelli 4 2 7 2 Borg 3 7 6 6 6
2 Sweden Borg 6 6 9

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