1978 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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1978 Australian Open
Champion   Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up   Australia John Marks
Final score   6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
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
Australian Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

Guillermo Vilas defeated John Marks 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Argentina Guillermo Vilas, (Champion)
  2. Argentina José Luis Clerc, (First Round)
  3. United States Arthur Ashe, (Semifinals)
  4. United States Tim Gullikson, (Second Round)
  5. Poland Wojtek Fibak, (Third Round)
  6. Australia John Alexander, (Quarterfinals)
  7. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Third Round)
  8. United States Victor Amaya, (Second Round)
  1. United States Hank Pfister, (Semifinals)
  2. France Yannick Noah, (First Round)
  3. Australia Tony Roche, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Austria Peter Feigl, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Kim Warwick, (Third Round)
  6. Australia Geoff Masters, (First Round)
  7. South Africa Bernard Mitton, (Second Round)
  8. Australia Allan Stone, (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 3 6 3 6 6  
11  Australia Tony Roche 6 1 6 3 2  
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6      
  9  United States Hank Pfister 2 0 4      
 Australia Paul Kronk 5 3 3    
  9  United States Hank Pfister 7 6 6      
    1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 3 6  
   Australia John Marks 4 4 6 3  
  12  Austria Peter Feigl 6 2 6 2 7  
3  United States Arthur Ashe 4 6 4 6 9  
3  United States Arthur Ashe 4 2 6 6 7
   Australia John Marks 6 6 2 1 9  
6  Australia John Alexander 4 4 5    
   Australia John Marks 6 6 7      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6 7
Australia T Rocavert 3 7 3 6 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
Australia B Drewett 4 6 6 6 B Drewett 4 4 3
Australia R Ruffels 6 4 2 1 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
Australia M Edmondson 3 6 6 7 16 A Stone 4 4 4
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 2 1 6 M Edmondson 4 6 3 4
United States T Wilkison 3 2 3 16 A Stone 6 3 6 6
16 Australia A Stone 6 6 6 1 G Vilas 3 6 3 6 6
11 Australia T Roche 6 6 6 11 T Roche 6 1 6 3 2
Romania I Ţiriac 3 0 3 11 T Roche 6 6 6
United States G Hardie 6 6 6 6 G Hardie 3 4 4
Australia A Gardiner 7 2 4 1 11 T Roche 6 6 6
Australia D Collings 6 4 6 6 D Collings 1 2 3
France G Moretton 4 6 4 3 D Collings 6 3 6 7
India S Menon 6 6 2 8 V Amaya 4 6 3 6
8 United States V Amaya 7 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 United States T Gullikson 6 6 7
Australia P McNamee 2 2 6 4 T Gullikson 2 3 6
Australia C Kachel 2 7 2 2 P McNamara 6 6 7
Australia P McNamara 6 5 6 6 P McNamara 2 2 5
United States J Dilouie 6 6 6 P Kronk 6 6 7
Australia R Frawley 3 2 1 J Dilouie 6 5 4 6 1
Australia P Kronk 7 2 6 6 P Kronk 2 7 6 4 6
14 Australia G Masters 5 6 3 1 P Kronk 5 3 3
9 United States H Pfister 6 6 6 9 H Pfister 7 6 6
United Kingdom J Smith 3 2 2 9 H Pfister 7 6 4 3 8
United Kingdom R Drysdale 3 2 4 S Docherty 5 3 6 6 6
Australia S Docherty 6 6 6 9 H Pfister 6 7 6
Australia D Carter 4 0 7 6 2 5 W Fibak 3 6 1
Australia J James 6 6 6 4 6 J James 2 2 6 3
Australia D Whyte 4 1 2 5 W Fibak 6 6 4 6
5 Poland W Fibak 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
United States C Stansbury 2 4 3 7 K Rosewall 2 7 7 7
United Kingdom R Lewis 7 2 1 4 S Stewart 6 6 5 6
United States S Stewart 6 6 6 6 7 K Rosewall 6 6 5 4 8
Egypt I El Shafei 7 4 3 7 7 12 P Feigl 2 4 7 6 10
Australia B Giltinan 6 6 6 6 9 B Giltinan 2 6 5 1
Australia C Dibley 4 6 4 6 12 P Feigl 6 3 7 6
12 Austria P Feigl 6 1 6 7 12 P Feigl 6 2 6 2 7
13 Australia K Warwick 6 6 6 3 A Ashe 4 6 4 6 9
France C Freyss 4 4 4 13 K Warwick 7 6 6
Australia D Crealy 6 7 6 D Crealy 6 1 3
Australia W Maher 4 5 3 13 K Warwick 6 2 5 6 3
South Africa R Moore 7 4 6 6 3 A Ashe 2 6 7 4 6
India R Krishnan 5 6 2 2 R Moore 4 4 3
United States B Kleege 3 3 6 3 A Ashe 6 6 6
3 United States A Ashe 6 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 Australia J Alexander 6 7 6
Australia P Campbell 4 6 4 6 J Alexander 6 6 6
United States DR Bohrnstedt 2 2 3 R Simpson 3 3 4
New Zealand R Simpson 6 6 6 6 J Alexander 6 6 6
United Kingdom A Jarrett 2 3 2 B Carmichael 3 2 2
Australia B Carmichael 6 6 6 B Carmichael 6 2 7 6
Australia C Letcher 3 3 7 1 15 B Mitton 4 6 6 3
15 South Africa B Mitton 6 6 5 6 6 J Alexander 4 4 5
10 France Y Noah 6 6 3 3 1 J Marks 6 6 7
Australia R Case 4 4 6 6 6 R Case 1 4 1
United States J Sadri 6 7 6 J Sadri 6 6 6
Australia N Phillips 3 6 4 J Sadri 2 2 6 4
Australia P Dent 7 2 1 6 6 J Marks 6 6 4 6
France P Portes 6 6 6 2 1 P Dent 7 3 2 2
Australia J Marks 6 J Marks 6 6 6 6
2 Argentina JL Clerc 7 r.

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