1979 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1979 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   United States Roscoe Tanner
Final score   6–7, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1978 1980 > 

Björn Borg defeated Roscoe Tanner 6–7, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships. This edition was also the first to introduce the tie-break with the scores at 6–6 instead of 8–8.[1]

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 John McEnroe (Fourth round)
  3. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (First round)
  5. United States Roscoe Tanner (Finalist)
  6. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Second round)
  7. United States Arthur Ashe (First round)
  8. Paraguay Victor Pecci Sr. (Third round)
  1. United States Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  2. Poland Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  3. Australia John Alexander (Third round)
  4. Spain José Higueras (Second round)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  6. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Fourth round)
  7. United States Tim Gullikson (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (First 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      
 Netherlands Tom Okker 2 1 3      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6      
  3  United States Jimmy Connors 2 3 2      
3  United States Jimmy Connors 6 4 7 6  
   United States Bill Scanlon 3 6 6 4    
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 3 6 6
  5  United States Roscoe Tanner 7 1 6 3 4
   Italy Adriano Panatta 6 4 7 4 3  
 United States Pat Dupre 3 6 6 6 6  
 United States Pat Dupre 3 6 3    
  5  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 7 6      
5  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 6 6 6  
  15  United States Tim Gullikson 1 4 7 2    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 3 6 7 6
United States Gorman 6 4 5 1 1 Borg 2 6 4 7 6
Australia Edmondson 7 6 3 2 2 Amritraj 6 4 6 6 2
India Amritraj 6 4 6 6 6 1 Borg 6 6 6
United States Pfister 6 3 7 7 Pfister 4 1 3
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 3 6 6 6 Pfister 6 6 3 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 3 2 4 Fleming 1 3 6 4
United States Fleming 3 6 6 6 1 Borg 6 5 6 7
South Africa Schneider 6 7 6 Teacher 4 7 4 5
Australia Carmichael 4 6 1 Schneider 4 4 4
United States Teacher 6 3 6 7 Teacher 6 6 6
Australia Dibley 4 6 3 5 Teacher 6 7 5 6
Australia Kronk 2 2 4 9 Gottfried 3 5 7 3
United States Borowiak 6 6 6 Borowiak 6 4 4
WC United Kingdom Jarrett 2 6 1 9 Gottfried 7 6 6
9 United States Gottfried 6 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Australia Alexander 6 7 4 7
United States Stockton 1 6 6 5 11 Alexander 6 3 5 6
Switzerland Günthardt 6 6 6 Günthardt 3 6 7 3
South Africa Mitton 4 1 3 11 Alexander 4 4 4
United Kingdom Lloyd 2 6 5 3 Mayer 6 6 6
Q New Zealand Parun 6 4 7 6 Q Parun 4 1 2
United States Mayer 3 6 6 7 Mayer 6 6 6
United States Amaya 6 3 4 5 Mayer 6 7 4 4
Netherlands Okker 6 7 6 Okker 7 5 6 6
Brazil Guedes 1 5 1 Okker 7 6 3 6
South Africa Drysdale 2 6 3 Austin 6 4 6 2
United States Austin 6 7 6 Okker 7 7 6
United States Wilkison 6 6 6 Wilkison 5 5 4
LL Australia Phillips 2 2 2 Wilkison 5 6 6 7
WC United Kingdom Taylor 3 2 4 6 Vilas 7 2 1 6
6 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States Connors 6 6 7 6
France Caujolle 2 7 5 3 3 Connors 6 6 7 6
Q Sweden Eriksson 3 4 5 Riessen 7 3 6 0
United States Riessen 6 6 7 3 Connors 6 6 7
South Africa Kriek 6 6 6 Kriek 4 1 6
Austria Feigl 3 3 0 Kriek 6 6 6
LL Chile Fillol 5 1 6 3 Q Norback 1 3 1
Q Sweden Norback 7 6 3 6 3 Connors 6 6 6
United States Crawford 2 2 4 Cox 2 1 1
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6 Taróczy 4 6 3 6
United Kingdom Cox 7 6 6 Cox 6 4 6 7
West Germany Meiler 5 3 3 Cox 3 6 6 7 7
Q Colombia Cortes 5 7 2 0 r Q Moretton 6 7 1 6 5
Q France Moretton 7 6 6 1 Q Moretton 7 3 7 3 6
South Africa Moore 6 7 6 6 4 13 Orantes 6 6 6 6 1
13 Spain Orantes 7 6 7 4 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Italy Barazzutti 3 4 7 6 4
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 5 4 6 Pattison 6 6 6
Q Australia Fitzgerald 4 7 6 2 Dowdeswell 3 4 0
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 6 7 6 Pattison 6 6 4 2
Paraguay González 4 6 6 6 Scanlon 7 4 6 6
Q United Kingdom Beven 6 2 2 4 González 6 4 4
WC United Kingdom Drysdale 3 3 5 Scanlon 7 6 6
United States Scanlon 6 6 7 Scanlon 6 6 6 7
Australia Marks 5 6 6 2 Q Drewett 4 4 7 5
Q Australia Drewett 7 2 7 6 Q Drewett 7 7 6
United States Iskersky 2 1 4 James 5 5 3
Australia James 6 6 6 Q Drewett 4 7 7 6
Q United States Fisher 5 1 6 8 Pecci Sr. 6 6 6 4
Australia Dent 7 6 7 Dent 4 6 3
United States Stewart 5 2 3 8 Pecci Sr. 6 7 6
8 Paraguay Pecci Sr. 7 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Ashe 4 6 3
Australia Kachel 6 7 6 Kachel 5 3 6 7 4
WC United Kingdom Lloyd 3 4 1 Bengtson 7 6 0 6 6
Sweden Bengtson 6 6 6 Bengtson 6 6 6
Australia Gardiner 6 6 3 2 4 Panatta 7 7 7
WC United Kingdom Smith 1 4 6 6 6 WC Smith 6 2 7 5 3
Italy Panatta 6 6 6 Panatta 2 6 6 7 6
Spain Giménez 3 3 4 Panatta 7 6 7
United States Mayer 6 6 6 6 Mayer 6 3 6
Q United States Pasarell 1 7 3 3 Mayer 6 7 4 7
Venezuela Andrew 2 3 1 Ramírez 3 6 6 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6 Mayer 6 7 7 6
WC Egypt El Shafei 6 3 6 7 4 Sadri 7 5 6 2
United States Sadri 3 6 7 6 6 Sadri 6 5 6 7
LL South Africa Yuill 2 5 7 6 4 12 Higueras 3 7 4 5
12 Spain Higueras 6 7 5 3 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Poland Fibak 6 7 4 2 7
United States Manson 4 6 6 6 9 Manson 7 4 6 6
Q United States Buehning 6 6 6 Q Buehning 6 6 4 4
Q United States Meyer 3 4 4 Manson 7 4 3 2
United States Lutz 6 6 6 Lutz 6 6 6 6
Canada Genois 3 2 2 Lutz 6 6 6
Ecuador Ycaza 6 1 6 6 Ycaza 0 3 2
Q Australia Whyte 4 6 2 0 Lutz 6 5 6 4 6
France Noah 7 6 7 Dupre 3 7 4 6 8
India Krishnan 6 3 5 Noah 6 6 7
United States Saviano 6 6 6 Saviano 3 4 5
United States Fagel 0 1 2 Noah 5 6 3 1
Brazil Kirmayr 6 4 3 6 6 Dupre 7 1 6 6
WC United Kingdom Feaver 1 6 6 3 4 Kirmayr 6 6 3 4
United States Dupre 7 6 3 3 6 Dupre 4 7 6 6
4 United States Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6 3

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States Tanner 6 6 6
United States Winitsky 1 4 4 5 Tanner 6 7 6
Australia McNamara 6 6 6 McNamara 1 6 4
Czechoslovakia Lendl 3 2 3 5 Tanner 6 7 7
France Portes 1 6 6 6 Case 4 5 6
United States Taygan 6 4 4 4 Portes 2 1 5
United States Martin 5 7 2 6 2 Case 6 6 7
Australia Case 7 6 6 4 6 5 Tanner 6 7 6 6
Q Brazil Motta 5 3 4 14 Clerc 7 6 4 1
Uruguay Damiani 7 6 6 Damiani 3 2 6
Australia Carter 1 6 4 1 Smith 6 6 7
United States Smith 6 2 6 6 Smith 7 6 3 5
Australia Collings 6 3 6 5 14 Clerc 6 7 6 7
Spain Muñoz 7 6 3 7 Muñoz 1 3 4
Q Australia Giltinan 4 6 3 6 3 14 Clerc 6 6 6
14 Argentina Clerc 6 3 6 3 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Cahill 4 2 4 15 Gullikson 7 6 6 6
Rhodesia Ismail 5 6 2 Šmid 5 7 2 4
Czechoslovakia Šmid 7 7 6 15 Gullikson 6 6 6
Australia Warwick 6 1 6 6 Q Letcher 0 4 1
Q Australia Letcher 7 6 2 7 Q Letcher 6 3 6 6
France Dominguez 6 6 6 Dominguez 1 6 3 4
Czechoslovakia Hutka 3 3 4 15 Gullikson 6 6 6
India Amritraj 3 6 6 2 McEnroe 4 2 4
West Germany Maurer 6 7 7 Maurer 1 4 4
Czechoslovakia Složil 6 2 1 6 1 Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Gullikson 4 6 6 3 6 Gullikson 4 4 6
WC United Kingdom Lewis 4 3 5 2 McEnroe 6 6 7
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 7 Mottram 7 2 6 2
United States Moor 5 1 4 2 McEnroe 6 6 7 6
2 United States McEnroe 7 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Tie-break, retrieved on 9 July 2010