1979 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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1979 Australian Open
Champion   Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up   United States John Sadri
Final score   7–6, 6–3, 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
Australian Open
 < 1978 1980 > 

Guillermo Vilas defeated John Sadri 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 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. Australia John Alexander, (First Round)
  3. United States Victor Amaya, (Semifinals)
  4. United States Hank Pfister, (First Round)
  5. Hungary Balázs Taróczy, (First Round)
  6. United States John Sadri, (Finals)
  7. United States Tim Wilkison, (First Round)
  8. Austria Peter Feigl, (First Round)
  1. Australia Peter McNamara, (Third Round)
  2. Australia Kim Warwick, (Third Round)
  3. United States Peter Rennert, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Geoff Masters, (Second Round)
  5. Australia Phil Dent, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Ross Case, (First Round)
  7. Australia Rod Frawley, (Quarterfinals)
  8. Australia Paul McNamee, (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 3 7 4 6  
13  Australia Phil Dent 2 6 6 6 2  
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7 3 7 7    
  3  United States Victor Amaya 5 6 6 6    
3  United States Victor Amaya 7 6 6    
  11  United States Peter Rennert 6 4 4      
    1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7 6 6    
  6  United States John Sadri 6 3 2    
  6  United States John Sadri 7 6 6 6    
15  Australia Rod Frawley 6 3 7 4    
6  United States John Sadri 6 7 6 6  
   Australia Colin Dibley 4 6 7 4    
 Australia Mark Edmondson 6 4 6 6 4
   Australia Colin Dibley 3 6 3 7 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Argentina G Vilas 7 6 6
New Zealand C Lewis 5 3 4 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
Q Australia A Gardiner 6 3 6 6 Q A Gardiner 4 2 4
Australia N Phillips 4 6 4 4 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
United States C Delaney 7 6 7 9 P McNamara 3 4 4
United States J Delaney 5 4 5 C Delaney 3 6 3
Australia B Drewett 6 1 4 5 9 P McNamara 6 7 6
9 Australia P McNamara 3 6 6 7 1 G Vilas 6 3 7 4 6
13 Australia P Dent 6 6 6 13 P Dent 2 6 6 6 2
Australia J Marks 3 2 2 13 P Dent 7 6 6
United States J Cohen 4 6 4 5 CA Miller 6 0 3
Australia CA Miller 6 3 6 7 13 P Dent 6 6 4 6
Australia C Kachel 7 6 6 C Kachel 4 1 6 4
Australia C Fancutt 6 2 1 C Kachel 7 6 6
Australia P Kronk 6 6 2 6 P Kronk 6 2 1
8 Austria P Feigl 3 4 6 3

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 United States V Amaya 6 6 6
United States S Stewart 3 4 1 3 V Amaya 3 6 7 6
Australia D Carter 6 6 6 D Carter 6 3 6 3
Australia D Collings 2 3 2 3 V Amaya 7 6 7
Q Australia W Hampson 3 4 4 16 P McNamee 6 3 6
New Zealand R Simpson 6 6 6 R Simpson 5 4 4
India S Menon 2 6 7 5 0 16 P McNamee 7 6 6
16 Australia P McNamee 6 4 5 7 6 3 V Amaya 7 6 6
11 United States P Rennert 6 7 6 11 P Rennert 6 4 4
Q Australia J Trickey 3 6 4 11 P Rennert 6 5 6 6
Australia C Letcher 6 6 6 5 6 Q U Marten 2 7 3 1
Q West Germany U Marten 4 1 7 7 8 11 P Rennert 6 7 6
Australia J Fitzgerald 2 6 3 S Krulevitz 4 5 1
Australia S Docherty 6 7 6 S Docherty 4 4 3
United States S Krulevitz 6 6 3 6 S Krulevitz 6 6 6
5 Hungary B Taróczy 3 4 6 3

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 United States J Sadri 6 6 6
Australia P Doohan 3 3 4 6 J Sadri 6 6 6
Australia T Rocavert 5 6 2 1 R Moore 4 4 3
South Africa R Moore 7 4 6 6 6 J Sadri 3 4 6 6 9
Q Australia R Ruffels 1 2 3 10 K Warwick 6 6 3 2 7
Australia J James 6 6 6 J James 3 3 0
Australia B Carmichael 1 6 2 0 10 K Warwick 6 6 6
10 Australia K Warwick 6 4 6 6 6 J Sadri 7 6 6 6
15 Australia R Frawley 6 3 6 6 6 15 R Frawley 6 3 7 4
Australia C Johnstone 1 6 7 4 4 15 R Frawley 6 6 6 6
United States GS Malin 6 6 6 GS Malin 7 2 0 4
United States F McNair 4 2 4 15 R Frawley 6 7 6
United States B Maze 7 1 7 6 Q S Ball 2 6 3
Australia G Whitecross 6 6 6 4 B Maze 3 3 4
Q Australia S Ball 7 4 6 6 Q S Ball 6 6 6
4 United States H Pfister 5 6 4 3

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 United States T Wilkison 6 6 5
Australia W Maher 7 7 7 W Maher 6 7 6 6 10
Q Israel S Glickstein 7 6 6 Q S Glickstein 7 5 7 4 8
United States G Hardie 5 4 2 W Maher 6 3 4
United States M Mitchell 6 4 6 6 M Edmondson 7 6 6
United States D Siegler 3 6 3 4 M Mitchell 2 2 1
Australia M Edmondson 6 6 6 6 M Edmondson 6 6 6
14 Australia R Case 7 3 1 1 M Edmondson 6 4 6 6 4
12 Australia G Masters 6 6 1 3 6 C Dibley 3 6 3 7 6
South Africa D Schneider 3 2 6 6 3 12 G Masters 5 2 6
Q Australia P Davies 5 3 3 T Roche 7 6 7
Australia T Roche 7 6 6 T Roche 4 7 6 3 4
Australia C Dibley 7 5 6 6 C Dibley 6 6 3 6 6
United States J Austin 5 7 3 1 C Dibley 6 3 6 6 7
United States R Fisher 7 7 6 R Fisher 8 6 3 3 5
2 Australia J Alexander 6 6 4

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