1978 French Open – Men's Singles

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1978 French Open
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Final score   6-1, 6-1, 6-3
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
 < 1977 1979 > 

Björn Borg defeated Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–1, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  2. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Final)
  3. United States Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  4. United States Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinals)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  6. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinals)
  7. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Semifinals)
  8. United States Harold Solomon (Third round)
  1. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  2. United States Dick Stockton (Semifinals)
  3. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  4. Australia Phil Dent (First round)
  5. United States Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  6. United Kingdom Buster C. Mottram (Third round)
  7. Australia John Alexander (Fourth round)
  8. United States Stan Smith (Third round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
6  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 3 3 0      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
  7  Italy Corrado Barazzutti 0 1 0      
4  United States Eddie Dibbs 2 6 1    
  7  Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6 7 6      
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6    
  2  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1 1 3    
  5  Spain Manuel Orantes 5 1 3      
10  United States Dick Stockton 7 6 6      
10  United States Dick Stockton 3 3 2    
  2  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6      
   Chile Hans Gildemeister 4 6 1 6 3
  2  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 2 6 3 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
France Deblicker 1 1 1 1 Borg 6 6 6
United States Fagel 6 7 6 Fagel 0 1 0
Australia Kronk 1 6 1 1 Borg 6 6 6
United States Hardie 5 6 6 7 6 Bertolucci 0 2 2
Spain Moreno 7 1 7 6 1 Hardie 2 3 5
Sweden Andersson 4 6 3 6 4 Bertolucci 6 6 7
Italy Bertolucci 6 3 6 0 6 1 Borg 6 6 7
United States Saviano 3 2 6 9 Tanner 2 4 6
Switzerland Günthardt 6 6 7 Günthardt 3 3 6
West Germany Meiler 4 3 6 1 Dibley 6 6 7
Australia Dibley 6 6 2 6 Dibley 5 6 4
France Haillet 3 2 4 9 Tanner 7 7 6
France Portes 6 6 6 Portes 3 0 1
West Germany Fassbender 2 1 r 9 Tanner 6 6 6
9 United States Tanner 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 6
Spain Soler 2 3 2 14 Mottram 2 7 6 6
France Roger-Vasselin 7 7 6 Roger-Vasselin 6 5 2 1
United States Krulevitz 5 6 0 14 Mottram 3 0 0
South Africa Hewitt 5 5 4 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
Colombia Molina 7 7 6 Molina 2 3 4
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 7 6 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
Australia Lloyd 4 5 1 Pecci, Sr. 2 2 6
Spain Higueras 6 6 6 6 Ramírez 6 6 7
France Bedel 0 2 3 Higueras 2 4 3
Chile Cornejo 5 4 6 3 Teacher 6 6 6
United States Teacher 7 6 3 6 Teacher 2 4 4
United States Pearson 2 6 4 6 Ramírez 6 6 6
Italy Zugarelli 6 7 6 Zugarelli 1 3 2
France Fritz 2 0 4 6 Ramírez 6 6 6
6 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Dibbs 6 6 6
Spain Muñoz 1 3 1 4 Dibbs 7 6 6
Australia Giltinan 6 6 7 Giltinan 6 1 3
United States Richey 2 2 5 4 Dibbs 7 6 3 6
Q West Germany Zirngibl 3 3 6 McNamee 6 1 6 1
Australia Rocavert 6 6 7 Rocavert 2 3 3
Australia McNamee 6 6 4 7 McNamee 6 6 6
Austria Kary 3 2 6 5 4 Dibbs 6 7 6
United States Du Pré 0 5 3 11 Fibak 3 5 1
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 7 6 Lloyd 2 0 6 6 6
United States Mayer 6 3 3 6 2 Pinner 6 6 1 4 3
West Germany Pinner 4 6 6 4 3 Lloyd 1 6 1 1
Q Japan Tanabe 2 4 3 11 Fibak 6 4 6 6
United States Winitsky 6 6 6 Winitsky 1 2 3
Egypt El Shafei 4 6 4 4 11 Fibak 6 6 6
11 Poland Fibak 6 2 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States Smith 3 6 6 7
Australia James 6 3 3 5 16 Smith 7 3 5 7 6
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 5 6 1 6 Dowdeswell 6 6 7 6 4
United States Gullikson 3 7 3 6 3 16 Smith 6 2 4
Australia Edmondson 6 4 3 2 Birner 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia Birner 2 6 6 6 Birner 7 7 6
United States Van Dillen 2 5 1 Franulović 6 5 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 7 6 Birner 1 4 1
Australia Warwick 1 6 7 6 3 7 Barazzutti 6 6 6
France Dominguez 6 7 6 3 6 Dominguez 7 5 7 6
United States Fisher 3 5 3 Pfister 6 7 5 2
United States Pfister 6 7 6 Dominguez 7 4 5 2
Italy Ocleppo 6 6 6 7 Barazzutti 5 6 7 6
Q India Menon 3 2 4 Ocleppo 6 2 3 3
South Africa Yuill 6 6 3 1 r 7 Barazzutti 4 6 6 6
7 Italy Barazzutti 3 7 6 0

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Spain Orantes 3 6 6 6
Netherlands Okker 6 3 2 2 5 Orantes 7 6 7
Chile Pierola 6 2 0 6 6 Pierola 5 1 6
South Africa Mitton 3 6 6 3 0 5 Orantes 7 7 6
United Kingdom Lewis 3 5 3 Šmid 5 5 2
Ecuador Ycaza 6 7 6 Ycaza 2 7 2 1
Czechoslovakia Šmid 7 4 Šmid 6 5 6 6
United States Amaya 6 6 r 5 Orantes 6 7 7
France Freyss 5 4 0 13 Gullikson 3 6 6
United States Borowiak 7 6 6 Borowiak 5 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Granát 6 2 3 1 Panatta 7 1 4 4
Italy Panatta 3 6 6 6 Borowiak 2 6 2
France Goven 4 7 7 6 13 Gullikson 6 7 6
Czechoslovakia Zednik 6 5 5 2 Goven 6 3 3 3
Australia Letcher 3 2 2 13 Gullikson 2 6 6 6
13 United States Gullikson 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Stockton 4 2 6 6 6
United Kingdom Drysdale 6 6 3 4 1 10 Stockton 6 6 7
Australia Crealy 3 1 6 3 Q Marks 1 0 5
Q Australia Marks 6 6 4 6 10 Stockton 4 6 3 7 6
New Zealand Lewis 6 6 6 Taróczy 6 4 6 6 4
Australia Frawley 4 2 3 Lewis 1 1 1
Q France Naegelen 0 3 0 Taróczy 6 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6 10 Stockton 7 6 6
Brazil Kirmayr 2 4 4 Q Gehring 5 1 3
United States Moor 6 6 6 Moor 6 6 6 5 3
Q West Germany Gehring 6 4 2 6 6 Q Gehring 4 3 7 7 6
United States Fishbach 3 6 6 0 3 Q Gehring 6 6 4 6 6
Q Australia Carter 6 6 6 3 Gottfried 3 7 6 3 2
Australia Phillips-Moore 1 2 1 Q Carter 4 2 6 4
United States Scanlon 2 2 0 3 Gottfried 6 6 3 6
3 United States Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Solomon 6 7 6
United Kingdom Feaver 2 5 2 8 Solomon 7 6 6 6
Chile Prajoux 7 6 4 6 6 Prajoux 6 3 7 3
Netherlands Sanders 5 7 6 1 2 8 Solomon 6 5 0 4
Q Czechoslovakia Složil 6 4 6 2 Gildemeister 3 7 6 6
Argentina Álvarez 7 6 3 6 Álvarez 6 6 4 3
Chile Gildemeister 6 6 6 Gildemeister 4 7 6 6
France Vanier 1 3 4 Gildemeister 7 6 3 4 6
France Proisy 6 6 7 15 Alexander 5 4 6 6 3
South Africa Bertram 3 3 5 Proisy 1 7 2 6 0
Argentina Cano 3 6 6 7 Cano 6 5 6 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 6 4 3 5 Cano 6 2 3
Q West Germany Eberhard 6 2 7 6 15 Alexander 7 6 6
West Germany Elter 4 6 6 2 Q Eberhard 6 4 7 2
France Caujolle 1 4 3 15 Alexander 7 6 6 6
15 Australia Alexander 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Australia Dent 4 1 2
United States Ashe 6 6 6 Ashe 6 6 6
Q Argentina Clerc 6 6 6 Q Clerc 2 4 4
Czechoslovakia Lendl 3 0 3 Ashe 4 6 7 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 6 Kodeš 6 3 6 4
New Zealand Fairlie 2 0 1 Kodeš 3 6 7 7
France Gauvain 1 6 3 2 Pilić 6 3 5 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 3 6 6 Ashe 2 2 2
France Jauffret 7 3 3 4 2 Vilas 6 6 6
France Moretton 6 6 6 6 Moretton 0 3 2
France Noah 6 6 6 Noah 6 6 6
Q Chile Fillol 2 2 3 Noah 2 6 1 1
Czechoslovakia Hutka 6 0 1 2 Vilas 6 4 6 6
United States Martin 7 6 6 Martin 2 6 6 2 4
New Zealand Parun 0 4 0 2 Vilas 6 2 3 6 6
2 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6

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