1978 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1978 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   United States Jimmy Connors
Final score   6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1977 1979 > 

Björn Borg defeated Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.

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. United States Jimmy Connors (Finalist)
  3. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  4. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Third round)
  5. United States Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  7. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Sandy Mayer (Quarterfinalist)
  1. Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Dick Stockton (First round)
  3. United States John McEnroe (First round)
  4. United Kingdom Buster C. Mottram (Second round)
  5. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  6. Australia John Alexander (Fourth round)
  7. United States Arthur Ashe (First round)
  8. Australia John Newcombe (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 7 6 6      
8  United States Sandy Mayer 5 4 3      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
   Netherlands Tom Okker 4 4 4      
 Netherlands Tom Okker 7 6 2 6  
  9  Romania Ilie Năstase 5 1 6 3    
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 2 2 3    
  5  United States Brian Gottfried 5 6 7 2    
3  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7 4 9 6    
3  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7 2 1    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 9 6 6      
7  Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4 4 2    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 8 6 1 6 6
United States Amaya 9 1 6 3 3 1 Borg 6 6 6
France Roger-Vasselin 6 3 7 3 McNamara 2 2 4
Australia McNamara 8 6 5 6 1 Borg 6 6 6 6
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 6 2 Fillol, Sr. 4 2 8 4
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 2 1 0 r Fillol, Sr. 6 6 6
United Kingdom Drysdale 2 2 6 6 6 Drysdale 3 3 2
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 6 4 3 2 1 Borg 6 6 8
Sweden Bengtson 6 6 7 Masters 2 4 6
WC Australia Stolle 4 4 5 Bengtson 0 8 8 4
United States Scanlon 5 8 3 2 Masters 6 6 9 6
Australia Masters 7 6 6 6 Masters 6 7 6
South Africa McMillan 6 6 6 McMillan 3 5 1
United States Fagel 1 1 2 McMillan 9 6 6
LL Sweden Palm 5 2 2 12 Mottram 8 4 3
12 United Kingdom Mottram 7 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Poland Fibak 6 7 7
Argentina Clerc 3 5 5 13 Fibak 8 4 6 6
Q South Africa Kriek 6 7 6 Q Kriek 6 6 2 4
United States Wilkison 4 5 3 13 Fibak 6 4 7 9
WC United Kingdom Paish 3 4 2 Moor 1 6 5 7
Australia Ruffels 6 6 6 Ruffels 5 5 8
Mexico Lara 2 4 8 Moor 7 7 9
United States Moor 6 6 9 13 Fibak 4 2 8 6 5
United States Winitsky 6 6 4 6 8 Mayer 6 6 6 1 7
LL United States Manson 1 3 6 3 Winitsky 3 2 6 7
United States Fishbach 1 2 2 Riessen 6 6 4 9
United States Riessen 6 6 6 Riessen 6 5 3
Q Australia Edmondson 3 2 6 6 6 8 Mayer 8 7 6
South Africa Moore 6 6 4 2 4 Q Edmondson 4 2 6 2
Czechoslovakia Šmid 5 4 3 8 Mayer 6 6 4 6
8 United States Mayer 7 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6
United States Smith 4 3 3 4 Vilas 6 2 6 6
WC United Kingdom Feaver 6 6 6 WC Feaver 3 6 4 3
Q United States Bailey 4 4 4 4 Vilas 3 4 2
New Zealand Parun 8 3 3 2 Okker 6 6 6
Netherlands Okker 6 6 6 6 Okker 6 6 6
France Noah 8 3 6 6 10 Noah 2 3 2
Ecuador Ycaza 9 6 2 1 8 Okker 6 9 6
Italy Zugarelli 7 4 2 9 6 Leonard 1 8 1
Q Australia Kachel 5 6 6 8 1 Zugarelli 2 4 8
Australia McNamee 3 4 3 Leonard 6 6 9
United States Leonard 6 6 6 Leonard 6 4 8 6
United States Krulevitz 3 3 5 Fairlie 2 6 6 3
New Zealand Fairlie 6 6 7 Fairlie 6 6 6
Australia Docherty 8 9 6 5 7 Docherty 3 4 3
15 United States Ashe 9 8 3 7 5

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Romania Năstase 6 6 5 6
South Africa Yuill 2 2 7 3 9 Năstase 6 6 9
LL Czechoslovakia Birner 3 6 4 6 Ocleppo 3 4 7
Italy Ocleppo 6 4 6 8 9 Năstase 6 6 1 6
Czechoslovakia Zednik 7 6 3 3 Gullikson 4 3 6 3
LL United States Machette 9 4 6 6 LL Machette 4 4 2
Q Australia Carmichael 3 4 6 Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Gullikson 6 6 8 9 Năstase 2 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Granát 8 8 4 6 Tanner 6 4 2 3
United States Fleming 9 9 6 Fleming 8 8 6 6 3
Australia Letcher 3 5 4 Q McNair 9 6 4 8 6
Q United States McNair 6 7 6 Q McNair 4 2 2
Australia Giltinan 6 6 9 6 Tanner 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom Lloyd 2 1 8 Giltinan 2 2 4
Egypt El Shafei 9 6 2 7 2 6 Tanner 6 6 6
6 United States Tanner 8 1 6 9 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States Gottfried 6 6 8 6
United Kingdom Lloyd 1 8 6 4 5 Gottfried 6 7 6
United States Teacher 6 6 3 6 Teacher 2 5 3
United States Lutz 4 4 6 1 5 Gottfried 6 9 6 6
Australia Rocavert 1 4 4 Stone 8 7 2 1
Australia Stone 6 6 6 Stone 6 2 6 6 10
Q United Kingdom Farrell 1 7 1 4 Mitton 1 6 8 1 8
South Africa Mitton 6 5 6 6 5 Gottfried 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia Simbera 7 8 3 6 Gullikson 2 4 2
WC United Kingdom Jarrett 5 6 6 3 Q Simbera 2 3 4
Rhodesia Pattison 4 6 1 0 Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Gullikson 6 3 6 6 Gullikson 6 9 7
United States Martin 5 6 6 6 Martin 3 7 5
United States Borowiak 7 4 4 4 Martin 5 7 6 6 7
Q United States Van Dillen 7 1 8 6 6 Q Van Dillen 7 5 8 4 5
11 United States McEnroe 5 6 9 4 3

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Stockton 2 8 5
Q Australia Marks 6 9 7 Q Marks 3 2 3
United States Saviano 6 6 3 6 Saviano 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom Bradnam 4 2 6 1 Saviano 7 9 2 2
United States Pfister 6 6 6 Pfister 9 8 6 6
Q Chile Fillol 1 1 2 Pfister 6 6 9
LL Australia Carter 8 6 9 LL Carter 3 4 8
United Kingdom Lewis 6 4 8 Pfister 3 6 2 3
Q United Kingdom Wayman 4 8 3 3 Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6
United States Stewart 6 9 6 Stewart 6 9 9
United States Fisher 6 6 6 Fisher 4 7 7
France Caujolle 3 3 1 Stewart 8 0 2
Q India Royappa 2 6 6 6 3 Gerulaitis 9 6 6
Canada Halder 6 3 2 2 Q Royappa 3 5 2
Switzerland Günthardt 2 2 6 1 3 Gerulaitis 6 7 6
3 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 4 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Mexico Ramírez 9 9 6
Australia Dibley 7 8 3 7 Ramírez 6 6 6
Australia Crealy 2 4 8 Q Schneider 1 0 2
Q South Africa Schneider 6 6 9 7 Ramírez 6 7 6
Romania Ţiriac 6 3 4 4 Q Frawley 4 5 3
Q Australia Frawley 3 6 6 6 Q Frawley 7 6 6 6
France Deblicker 6 8 6 3 6 Deblicker 9 0 0 3
Netherlands Sanders 2 9 3 6 3 7 Ramírez 6 9 6
Australia Dent 6 7 4 4 7 16 Newcombe 2 8 3
Australia Roche 4 5 6 6 5 Dent 3 6 6 4 7
India Amritraj 6 6 9 Amritraj 6 3 3 6 5
Brazil Kirmayr 1 3 8 Dent 1 6 4 4
Australia Case 7 4 7 6 6 16 Newcombe 6 1 6 6
Chile Prajoux 5 6 9 1 4 Case 4 2 8
Q Australia Collings 6 5 5 3 16 Newcombe 6 6 9
16 Australia Newcombe 4 7 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Australia Alexander 7 4 9 8 12
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 5 6 8 9 10 14 Alexander 5 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom Smith 3 0 4 Amritraj 7 3 5 2
India Amritraj 6 6 6 14 Alexander 8
United States Hardie 6 7 4 3 2 WC Hewitt 6 r
WC South Africa Hewitt 3 5 6 6 6 WC Hewitt 6 4 6 6
Switzerland Dowdeswell 5 6 6 4 6 Dowdeswell 4 6 2 4
United Kingdom Taylor 7 3 4 6 2 14 Alexander 2 2 4
New Zealand Lewis 6 2 6 5 3 2 Connors 6 6 6
United States Gorman 0 6 4 7 6 Gorman 4 8 8 7
United Kingdom Cox 6 3 6 6 Cox 6 6 6 5
Australia James 4 6 4 4 Gorman 4 6 9 3
Australia Warwick 7 0 6 2 6 2 Connors 6 8 8 6
United States Mayer 5 6 0 6 4 Warwick 3 5 6 4
New Zealand Simpson 5 8 1 2 Connors 6 7 2 6
2 United States Connors 7 9 6

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