1979 French Open – Men's Singles

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1979 French Open
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr.
Final score   6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
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
 < 1978 1980 > 

Björn Borg defeated Víctor Pecci, Sr. 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 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. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Quarterfinalist)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  5. Mexico Emilio Montano (First round)
  6. United States Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  7. United States Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Spain José Higueras (Quarterfinalist)
  1. United States Arthur Ashe (Third round)
  2. United States Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  3. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Second round)
  4. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Fourth round)
  6. United States Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  7. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Third round)
  8. Italy Adriano Panatta (Third 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 7      
 Chile Hans Gildemeister 4 1 5      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
  4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 2 1 0      
4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6  
  8  Spain José Higueras 1 6 4 4    
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6 6  
   Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 3 1 7 4  
   Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 6 6 7      
3  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0 2 5      
 Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. 7 6 5 6  
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 5 4 7 3    
7  United States Eddie Dibbs 2 6 4 2  
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 2 6 6    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 5 6 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 1 7 4 4 1 Borg 6 7 5 6
United States Gullikson 5 7 6 6 Gullikson 3 6 7 4
Q France Gauvain 7 5 4 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
India Amritraj 3 5 3 Moore 3 1 0
South Africa Moore 6 7 6 Moore 6 6 4 6
West Germany Zirngibl 7 6 0 6 Zirngibl 3 4 6 3
United States Winitsky 5 2 6 3 1 Borg 7 6 6
Paraguay González 6 7 7 Moretton 5 4 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 2 6 6 González 6 4 3 4
Q Uruguay Damiani 6 3 3 6 Q Granát 2 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia Granát 4 6 6 7 Q Granát 6 6 6 4
France Moretton 3 6 7 6 Moretton 2 7 7 6
West Germany Elter 6 1 6 2 Moretton 6 6 6
United States Stockton 7 3 6 2 3 11 Clerc 4 2 3
11 Argentina Clerc 5 6 3 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United States Gullikson 6 6 6
Venezuela Andrew 4 3 1 14 Gullikson 6 6 7 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 3 2 6 6 Borowiak 3 7 6 7 2
Austria Kary 4 6 6 2 3 14 Gullikson 6 6 6 6
Q Sweden Norback 4 6 5 Amaya 7 3 1 4
United States Amaya 6 7 7 Amaya 6 7 7
South Africa Kriek 6 0 6 3 Hutka 3 6 5
Czechoslovakia Hutka 7 6 3 6 14 Gullikson 7 3 6 1 3
Chile Gildemeister 6 6 7 Gildemeister 6 6 4 6 6
United States Pfister 4 4 6 Gildemeister 6 6 6
United States Fagel 4 3 2 Scanlon 3 4 4
United States Scanlon 6 6 6 Gildemeister 6 6 6
Australia McNamara 3 6 1 6 3 Sanders 3 2 3
Netherlands Sanders 6 2 6 3 6 Sanders 7 6 7 6
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 3 6 Pattison 6 7 6 2
5 Mexico Montano 2 4 6 2

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Gerulaitis 2 2 6 6 6
United States Walts 6 6 3 2 2 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Q United States Rowe 2 6 6 6 Q Rowe 4 1 2
Australia Kronk 6 3 4 1 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Mayer 7 6 6 Mayer 1 1 2
Mexico Ramírez 6 4 0 Mayer 6 6 6
Spain Muñoz 4 4 6 Du Pré 2 1 2
United States Du Pré 6 6 7 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
France Proisy 4 4 7 6 Lendl 2 1 3
France Dominguez 6 6 6 7 Dominguez 6 2 5 2
Czechoslovakia Lendl 7 6 4 6 Lendl 3 6 7 6
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 3 6 3 Lendl 5 7 6 6
Colombia Molina 6 6 1 3 9 Ashe 7 6 2 3
New Zealand Lewis 7 2 6 6 Lewis 6 3 4 2
Spain Soler 4 2 3 9 Ashe 3 6 6 6
9 United States Ashe 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Italy Panatta 6 6 6
Spain Giménez 3 3 3 16 Panatta 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 7 6 3 6 7 Kodeš 1 2 4
Australia Crealy 6 7 6 4 5 16 Panatta 6 6 4 2 3
United States Crawford 2 6 4 1 Teltscher 3 3 6 6 6
Q Brazil Motta 6 4 6 6 Q Motta 6 2 7 0 1
United States Taygan 1 3 7 6 5 Teltscher 3 6 6 6 6
United States Teltscher 6 6 5 2 7 Teltscher 3 4 6 6 3
United States Manson 6 6 7 8 Higueras 6 6 3 1 6
France Brunet 3 2 6 Manson 2 6 6 7
Italy Ocleppo 6 4 6 7 Ocleppo 6 3 4 5
France Goven 4 6 2 5 Manson 2 6 3 2
Chile Prajoux 1 3 4 8 Higueras 6 2 6 6
United States Cahill 6 6 6 Cahill 6 6 5 5
Australia Edmondson 3 6 6 1 2 8 Higueras 4 7 7 7
8 Spain Higueras 6 4 4 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States Solomon 6 6 7
Q United States Van Dillen 3 2 5 6 Solomon 6 6 6
Brazil Kirmayr 5 4 2 Portes 2 1 1
France Portes 7 6 6 6 Solomon 3 1 6 6 8
New Zealand Simpson 6 1 7 2 3 Smith 6 6 3 1 6
South Africa Yuill 3 6 5 6 6 Yuill 0 2 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 3 2 6 Smith 6 6 6
United States Smith 6 6 7 6 Solomon 1 4 3
Australia Marks 2 1 6 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Složil 6 6 7 Složil 3 6 3 4
France Jauffret 7 4 5 1 Pecci, Sr. 6 2 6 6
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 6 7 6 Pecci, Sr. 7 6 7
Q Colombia Velasco, Sr. 2 2 1 15 Barazzutti 5 3 6
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 6 6 Dowdeswell 7 1 2 6 3
France Deblicker 4 2 5 15 Barazzutti 6 6 6 4 6
15 Italy Barazzutti 6 6 7

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Gottfried 7 6 6
Canada Génois 5 2 4 10 Gottfried 6 6 6
West Germany Maurer 1 1 6 Warwick 2 0 4
Australia Warwick 6 6 7 10 Gottfried 6 7 6 3 2
Q Sweden Svensson 7 2 1 3 Mayer 1 6 7 6 6
United States Mayer 6 6 6 6 Mayer 3 0 6 6 6
France Noah 7 6 6 6 6 Noah 6 6 3 4 3
United States Martin 5 7 2 7 3 Mayer 5 6 7 1 2
United States Teacher 6 6 4 6 3 Vilas 7 1 6 6 6
Q Spain López-Maeso 2 3 6 2 Teacher 6 6 2 5
France Caujolle 7 6 6 Caujolle 7 1 6 7
France Haillet 6 2 2 Caujolle 3 1 3
South Africa Joubert 3 6 6 4 5 3 Vilas 6 6 6
Q France Roger-Vasselin 6 0 2 6 7 Q Roger-Vasselin 4 5 3
Australia Dent 1 0 7 1 3 Vilas 6 7 6
3 Argentina Vilas 6 6 5 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Dibbs 6 6 4 6
United States Saviano 3 3 6 2 7 Dibbs 6 6 6
France Freyss 6 6 6 Freyss 0 4 3
Q Argentina Álvarez 3 2 4 7 Dibbs 6 6 6
Australia Carter 4 3 6 7 6 Mottram 3 3 2
Q United States Maze 6 6 2 6 2 Carter 3 2 0
United Kingdom Mottram 1 6 6 7 Mottram 6 6 6
Sweden Johansson 6 1 1 6 7 Dibbs 4 6 6 1 6
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 5 2 3 12 Fibak 6 4 1 6 4
France Bedel 7 6 6 Bedel 6 6 6
France Fritz 3 6 2 7 3 Lloyd 2 1 4
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 3 6 6 6 Bedel 7 6 5 2
Q Australia Maher 6 5 6 6 12 Fibak 5 7 7 6
Q West Germany Wunschig 3 7 0 4 Q Maher 2 0 1
Switzerland Günthardt 1 6 5 4 12 Fibak 6 6 6
12 Poland Fibak 6 4 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Spain Orantes 4 6 6 6
Romania Năstase 6 4 1 2 13 Orantes 7 6 6
Italy Bertolucci 0 2 r Taróczy 6 4 2
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 13 Orantes 6 6 6
Australia Gardiner 4 6 2 Gehring 2 1 2
Q Brazil Guedes 6 7 6 Q Guedes 4 1 3
Brazil Soares 4 2 7 2 Gehring 6 6 6
West Germany Gehring 6 6 6 6 13 Orantes 6 1 3 1
Argentina Cano 4 7 7 4 4 2 Connors 4 6 6 6
Australia Case 6 6 6 6 6 Case 6 6 7
Australia James 6 7 6 James 1 3 6
Ecuador Ycaza 2 6 1 Case 6 2 5
United States Fleming 4 3 4 2 Connors 7 6 7
India Krishnan 6 6 6 Krishnan 1 1 4
United States Moor 1 2 3 2 Connors 6 6 6
2 United States Connors 6 6 6

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