1980 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1980 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up   United States John McEnroe
Final score   1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1979 1981 > 

Björn Borg was the four-time defending champion, and successfully defended his title, defeating his rival John McEnroe in the final. The final of this tournament has been often called one of the greatest matches of all time.[1]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
  2. United States John McEnroe (Final)
  3. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinals)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)
  5. United States Roscoe Tanner (Quarterfinals)
  6. United States Gene Mayer (Quarterfinals)
  7. United States Peter Fleming (Quarterfinals)
  8. Paraguay Víctor Pecci Sr. (Third round)
  9. United States Pat Du Pré (Third round)
  10. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Third round)
  11. United States Harold Solomon (Withdrew before the tournament began)[2]
  12. France Yannick Noah (Withdrew before the tournament began)[3]
  13. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Quarterfinals)
  14. United States Victor Amaya (First round)
  15. United States Stan Smith (Third round)
  16. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Third round)


Solomon and Noah were replaced in the draw by qualifiers Kevin Curren (RSA) and Wayne Hampson (AUS).

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 7 6 7      
6  United States Gene Mayer 5 3 5      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 4 6 6    
   United States Brian Gottfried 2 6 2 0    
13  Poland Wojtek Fibak 4 6 2    
   United States Brian Gottfried 6 7 6      
    1  Sweden Björn Borg (details) 1 7 6 616 8
  2  United States John McEnroe 6 5 3 718 6
  5  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 2 6 2 2  
3  United States Jimmy Connors 1 6 4 6 6  
3  United States Jimmy Connors 3 6 3 4  
  2  United States John McEnroe 6 3 6 6    
7  United States Peter Fleming 3 2 2    
  2  United States John McEnroe 6 6 6      

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
Q Egypt I El Shafei 3 4 4 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 7
Israel S Glickstein 4 6 3 7 8 Israel S Glickstein 3 1 5
Mexico R Ramírez 6 2 6 5 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6 7
Sweden P Hjertquist 2 1 2 Australia R Frawley 4 7 1 5
Australia R Frawley 6 6 6 Australia R Frawley 6 2 6 6 13
United States H Schoenfield 2 4 1 United States T Graham 7 6 1 2 11
United States T Graham 6 6 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 7 6
Q India R Krishnan 3 6 6 6 Hungary B Taróczy 1 5 2
United States B Scanlon 6 4 4 4 Q India R Krishnan 6 7 7 6
United Kingdom M Cox 3 6 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 7 5 5 1
France G Moretton 6 1 4 4 Q India R Krishnan 3 6 2
Hungary B Taróczy 6 3 6 6 Hungary B Taróczy 6 7 6
United States C Delaney 3 6 4 2 Hungary B Taróczy 6 6 6
United States T Waltke 3 6 6 6 United States T Waltke 3 2 2
Q Australia W Hampson 6 4 4 2

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 4 6 6
United States M Riessen 3 6 2 4 10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
United States J Sadri 6 6 6 United States J Sadri 3 4 3
United States B Martin 4 2 4 10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 3 4 6
Australia C Dibley 6 6 7 Australia C Dibley 4 6 6 7
United States T Leonard 1 2 6 Australia C Dibley 2 6 7 6 8
Australia G Masters 2 6 6 6 Australia G Masters 6 2 6 7 6
South Africa R Moore 6 2 0 2 Australia C Dibley 6 5 6 1 2
Q United States S Davis 7 4 2 3 6 United States G Mayer 3 7 4 6 6
Italy C Barazzutti 5 6 6 6 Italy C Barazzutti 6 3 4 6 1
United States E Van Dillen 6 6 6 5 7 Italy A Panatta 1 6 6 3 6
Italy A Panatta 3 2 7 7 9 Italy A Panatta 3 3 2
United States C Mayotte 5 3 7 4 6 United States G Mayer 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 7 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 4 4 1
Australia C Johnstone 3 6 1 2 6 United States G Mayer 6 6 6
6 United States G Mayer 6 4 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Sweden S Simonsson 0 4 2 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom R Drysdale 7 6 0 4 4 LL India S Menon 7 4 5 2
LL India S Menon 6 4 6 6 6 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 4 7 6
Paraguay F González 6 4 3 United States B Manson 4 6 5 4
Australia R Case 7 6 6 Australia R Case 6 6 5
United States B Manson 7 6 7 6 United States B Manson 7 7 7
United States T Gullikson 6 7 6 4 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 3 3 6
LL United States J Austin 6 6 7 13 Poland W Fibak 3 4 6 6 8
Ecuador A Gómez 2 1 6 LL United States J Austin 4 3 1
United States F Buehning 3 6 2 South Africa J Kriek 6 6 6
South Africa J Kriek 6 7 6 South Africa J Kriek 1 4 1
France D Bedel 7 4 4 6 13 Poland W Fibak 6 6 6
New Zealand R Simpson 6 6 6 7 New Zealand R Simpson 6 2 3 2
Australia M Edmondson 7 4 6 6 8 13 Poland W Fibak 3 6 6 6
13 Poland W Fibak 5 6 3 7 10

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States S Smith 5 6 6 6
Zimbabwe A Pattison 7 3 3 4 15 United States S Smith 4 6 7 6
LL Australia S Ball 4 6 3 6 3 Austria P Feigl 6 1 6 1
Austria P Feigl 6 1 6 3 6 15 United States S Smith 2 3 2
Q Australia C Kachel 5 3 1 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
United States B Gottfried 7 6 6 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
New Zealand C Lewis 6 3 7 5 6 New Zealand C Lewis 3 4 2
LL Finland L Palin 4 6 5 7 4 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
Australia P Dent 4 7 3 6 6 Australia P Dent 1 2 2
South Africa R Trogolo 6 6 6 3 4 Australia P Dent 7 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Smith 2 3 6 3 South Africa B Mitton 5 3 3
South Africa B Mitton 6 6 3 6 Australia P Dent 3 6 6 6
United States T Giammalva 6 7 3 3 8 Paraguay V Pecci, Sr. 6 2 3 1
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 7 5 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 3 4 4
United States M Mitchell 5 1 6 8 Paraguay V Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
8 Paraguay V Pecci, Sr. 7 6 7

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 2 0 4 5 United States R Tanner 6 3 6 7
Brazil T Koch 6 7 2 3 Q Australia J Fitzgerald 1 6 3 6
Q Australia J Fitzgerald 7 6 6 6 5 United States R Tanner 7 6 6
Q Australia P Doohan 2 6 3 Australia P McNamee 6 4 4
Australia P McNamee 6 7 6 Australia P McNamee 6 6 6
United States R Van't Hof 7 2 7 6 United States R Van't Hof 1 1 3
United States F Taygan 6 6 5 4 5 United States R Tanner 7 3 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Lloyd 4 2 2 United States N Saviano 6 6 3 4
United Kingdom C Mottram 6 6 6 United Kingdom C Mottram 7 6 3 6 11
Q South Africa E Edwards 4 4 2 United States N Saviano 6 7 6 4 13
United States N Saviano 6 6 6 United States N Saviano 7 1 4 7 11
WC South Africa C Drysdale 6 3 3 7 6 9 United States P Du Pré 6 6 6 5 9
South Africa B Bertram 2 6 6 6 4 WC South Africa C Drysdale 2 3 0
United States V Van Patten 4 6 1 4 9 United States P Du Pré 6 6 6
9 United States P Du Pré 6 3 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United States V Amaya 6 4 0 6 3
United States H Pfister 3 6 6 3 6 United States H Pfister 6 6 6
Q United States G Hardie 6 7 1 5 United States B Lutz 2 3 1
United States B Lutz 7 6 6 7 United States H Pfister 4 6 7 1 6
United States T Gullikson 7 6 6 United States T Gullikson 6 3 5 6 2
Chile B Prajoux 5 3 1 United States T Gullikson 3 6 6 7
Belgium B Boileau 6 1 3 3 Australia K Warwick 6 3 2 6
Australia K Warwick 4 6 6 6 United States H Pfister 4 7 1 6
Q South Africa J Yuill 5 3 6 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6 7
Switzerland H Günthardt 7 6 7 Switzerland H Günthardt 7 6 6
Australia P McNamara 6 1 3 2 Australia W Maher 5 4 2
Australia W Maher 2 6 6 6 Switzerland H Günthardt 7 2 1 4
United States S Stewart 7 6 6 6 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6 6
United States P Rennert 6 7 4 3 United States S Stewart 0 2 1
WC United Kingdom R Lewis 0 3 1 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6
3 United States J Connors 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States P Fleming 7 6 6
Zimbabwe C Dowdeswell 5 3 4 7 United States P Fleming 4 6 6 6
United States T Gorman 4 5 4 Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 3 4 2
Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 7 6 7 United States P Fleming 6 3 7 7
WC United Kingdom J Feaver 2 3 6 Romania I Năstase 4 6 6 6
Romania I Năstase 6 6 7 Romania I Năstase 4 6 5 6 6
United States S Mayer 6 6 6 3 2 United States D Stockton 6 2 7 2 2
United States D Stockton 7 3 4 6 6 7 United States P Fleming 6 6 6 7
France P Portes 6 6 3 6 9 Q New Zealand O Parun 3 2 7 6
LL United States V Winitsky 4 4 6 7 7 France P Portes 5 3 4
Q New Zealand O Parun 6 5 6 6 Q New Zealand O Parun 7 6 6
Argentina C Gattiker 1 7 1 1 Q New Zealand O Parun 3 7 6 6
Q United Kingdom J Paish 4 6 6 16 Argentina JL Clerc 6 6 4 3
France B Fritz 6 7 7 France B Fritz 4 6 6 0
India V Amritraj 6 6 5 5 4 16 Argentina JL Clerc 6 7 3 6
16 Argentina JL Clerc 1 3 7 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q South Africa K Curren 6 6 6 6
Q United States M Doyle 4 3 7 2 Q South Africa K Curren 7 6 6 6
LL South Africa D Schneider 6 3 3 7 3 Australia B Drewett 6 7 4 4
Australia B Drewett 4 6 6 6 6 Q South Africa K Curren 5 6 6 6
Spain M Mir 2 3 0 United States B Teacher 7 2 3 1
United States S Krulevitz 6 6 6 United States S Krulevitz 6 2 1 1
United States T Wilkison 4 6 5 United States B Teacher 4 6 6 6
United States B Teacher 6 7 7 Q South Africa K Curren 5 6 6
Netherlands T Okker 6 7 6 2 United States J McEnroe 7 7 7
Australia J James 3 6 3 Netherlands T Okker 7 7 1 2 6
Q Republic of Ireland S Sorensen 2 6 1 France P Dominguez 6 6 6 6 3
France P Dominguez 6 7 6 Netherlands T Okker 0 6 1
WC United Kingdom R Taylor 1 6 6 4 3 2 United States J McEnroe 6 7 6
Australia T Rocavert 6 3 2 6 6 Australia T Rocavert 6 5 7 6 3
United States B Walts 3 3 0 2 United States J McEnroe 4 7 6 7 6
2 United States J McEnroe 6 6 6

See also[edit]

1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "#10: 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final". In ESPN SportCentury's Ten Greatest Games of the 20th Century. ABC-TV. Original Air Date: 23 May 1999. Hosted by Al Michaels.
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8
  3. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8