1978 US Open – Men's Singles

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1978 US Open
Champion   United States Jimmy Connors
Runner-up   Sweden Björn Borg
Final score   6–4, 6–2, 6–2
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
US Open
 < 1977 1979 > 

Jimmy Connors defeated Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  6. United States Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Spain Manuel Orantes (First round)
  2. United States Sandy Mayer (First round)
  3. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  4. United States Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  5. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Third round)
  6. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Third round)
  7. United States John McEnroe (Semifinalist)
  8. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6 6    
8  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7 4 4 0    
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 7      
  4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 3 2 6      
4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6    
   South Africa Johan Kriek 2 1 2      
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 4 2 2    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6    
  15  United States John McEnroe 6 6 7      
 United States Butch Walts 1 2 6      
15  United States John McEnroe 2 2 5    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 7      
6  United States Brian Gottfried 2 6 1    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 7 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6
South Africa Hewitt 0 2 1 Borg 6 6
Switzerland Günthardt 6 7 Günthardt 2 4
Australia Masters 3 6 1 Borg 4 6 6
United States Leonard 5 6 Mitton 6 4 2
South Africa Mitton 7 7 Mitton 6 7
United Kingdom Cox 6 6 Cox 4 5
Czechoslovakia Birner 3 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
Spain Muñoz 6 3 12 Solomon 2 2 0
Italy Ocleppo 7 6 Ocleppo 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 Borowiak 4 0
Mexico Lara 4 3 Ocleppo 2 1
Q India Menon 0 6 2 12 Solomon 6 6
United States Mayer 6 3 6 Mayer 4 2
United States Hardie 3 1 12 Solomon 6 6
12 United States Solomon 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States Ashe 4 7 6
Australia Case 6 6 1 16 Ashe 6 6
South Africa McMillan 5 1 Granát 2 3
Czechoslovakia Granát 7 6 16 Ashe 6 6
Q United States Malin 6 4 Moor 3 4
Q United States Graham 7 6 Q Graham 6 4 2
France Noah 7 6 5 Moor 4 6 6
United States Moor 6 7 7 16 Ashe 4 6 6 6 2
United States Gullikson 4 2 8 Ramírez 6 4 3 7 6
South Africa Moore 6 6 Moore 4 3
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 3 6 Lloyd 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 1 6 1 Lloyd 2 3
Australia Ruffels 2 2 8 Ramírez 6 6
Australia Carter 6 6 Carter 3 1
Australia Alexander 6 6 3 8 Ramírez 6 6
8 Mexico Ramírez 3 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Gerulaitis 7 7
France Portes 5 5 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Amaya 7 4 6 Amaya 2 7 3
United States Richey 5 6 3 4 Gerulaitis 6 3 7
Australia Crealy 6 7 6 Pattison 4 6 5
United States Martin 7 5 0 Crealy 7 6 2
Netherlands Okker 6 6 3 Pattison 4 7 6
Rhodesia Pattison 7 4 6 4 Gerulaitis 4 6 6 6
Chile Acuña 0 3 Lutz 6 4 3 4
United States Pfister 6 6 Pfister 4 2
New Zealand Lewis 0 1 Lutz 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 Lutz 6 6
Q South Africa Curren 6 6 13 Clerc 3 2
Australia Collings 4 1 Q Curren 6 3
United States Cahill 6 6 1 13 Clerc 7 6
13 Argentina Clerc 7 3 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Mayer 6 2
Canada Génois 7 6 Génois 6 6
Colombia Betancur 6 6 6 Betancur 2 3
United States Saviano 7 1 4 Génois 2 6
Q United States Fagel 7 5 3 Kriek 6 7
Q Austria Feigl 6 0 2r Q Fagel 2 7 3
South Africa Kriek 7 7 Kriek 6 6 6
Q United States Dilouie 6 6 Kriek 7 6 7
South Africa Joubert 5 0 Teacher 6 3 6
United States Teacher 7 6 Teacher 6 6
Q United States Manson 4 7 6 Q Manson 4 4
Q United States Turpin 6 5 3 Teacher 6 5 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 5 Dibbs 2 7 3
United States Amaya 2 2 Taróczy 6 6 3
United States Fishbach 6 2 5 Dibbs 7 4 6
5 United States Dibbs 7 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 0 4 7 Barazzutti 5 6 2
United States Sadri 6 6 Sadri 7 4 6
Bolivia Benavides 4 2 Sadri 2 6 3
Australia Warwick 7 6 3 Dowdeswell 6 3 6
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 7 6 Dowdeswell 6 3 6
United States Purcell 5 0 Q Waltke 4 6 3
Q United States Waltke 7 6 Dowdeswell 6 3 3
Czechoslovakia Šmid 4 6 6 15 McEnroe 7 6 6
Australia Giltinan 6 3 0 Šmid 7 4 0
United States Pasarell 1 1 Fleming 6 6 6
United States Fleming 6 6 Fleming 4 1
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 6 6 15 McEnroe 6 6
Sweden Johansson 1 7 4 Fillol, Sr. 4 7 1
United States Stewart 6 4 15 McEnroe 6 6 6
15 United States McEnroe 7 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Poland Fibak 6 6
Paraguay González 3 3 14 Fibak 6 6
India Amritraj 6 1 Drysdale 4 2
United Kingdom Drysdale 7 6 14 Fibak 4 5
France Moretton 4 2 Walts 6 7
United States Walts 6 6 Walts 7 7
Q United States Fisher 6 6 Q Fisher 5 5
United States Friedler 3 3 Walts 6 7 4 6 6
United States Dowlen 4 4 3 Vilas 4 6 6 7 2
Sweden Bengtson 6 6 Bengtson 2 2
Q South Africa Yuill 6 4 Smith 6 6
United States Smith 7 6 Smith 4 6 3
France Goven 4 4 3 Vilas 6 3 6
United States Scanlon 6 6 Scanlon 7 4 3
South Africa Drysdale 5 2 3 Vilas 5 6 6
3 Argentina Vilas 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States Gottfried 7 7
Australia Dent 5 5 6 Gottfried 6 6
United States Winitsky 3 7 3 Van Dillen 1 0
United States Van Dillen 6 6 6 6 Gottfried 6 6
United States Stockton 6 6 6 Stockton 3 1
India Amritraj 3 7 4 Stockton 6 7
South Africa Prinsloo 6 6 Prinsloo 1 5
United States Garcia 4 3 6 Gottfried 6 6 6
United States Teltscher 6 6 11 Tanner 2 4 1
Canada Halder 1 0 Teltscher 4 6 6
United States Iskersky 6 6 Iskersky 6 3 4
Ecuador Ycaza 4 2 Teltscher 6 2
United States Taygan 3 3 11 Tanner 7 6
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 6 Pecci, Sr. 3 6 6
Q South Africa Schneider 1 4 11 Tanner 6 4 7
11 United States Tanner 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Spain Orantes 1r
Italy Panatta 4 Panatta 6 6
United States Gorman 6 6 4 Q Nichols 2 4
Q United States Nichols 4 7 6 Panatta 3 6 7
Australia Edmondson 1 4 Riessen 6 3 5
Australia James 6 6 James 1 6 3
United States Riessen 3 6 7 Riessen 6 3 6
United States Wilkison 6 4 6 Panatta 6 4 1 6 5
United States Du Pré 6 6 2 Connors 4 6 6 1 7
Australia Dibley 4 4 Du Pré 6 6
France Freyss 6 6 Freyss 2 3
France Dominguez 4 4 Du Pré 5 6 3
Chile Fillol 2 0 2 Connors 7 4 6
Australia Docherty 6 6 Docherty 1 3
United States Gullikson 0 2 2 Connors 6 6
2 United States Connors 6 6

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