1981 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1981 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   United States John McEnroe
Runner-up   Sweden Björn Borg
Final score   4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 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
 < 1980 1982 > 

John McEnroe defeated Björn Borg 4-6, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1981 Wimbledon Championships.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. John McEnroe is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  2. United States John McEnroe (Champion)
  3. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinals)
  4. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (First round)
  5. United States Gene Mayer (Withdrew before the tournament began)[1]
  6. United States Brian Teacher (Second round)
  7. United States Brian Gottfried (Second round)
  8. United States Roscoe Tanner (Second round)
  9. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Third round)
  10. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (First round)
  11. Paraguay Víctor Pecci, Sr. (First round)
  12. Australia Peter McNamara (Quarterfinals)
  13. France Yannick Noah (First round)
  14. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  15. Hungary Balázs Taróczy (Third round)
  16. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)


Gene Mayer was replaced in the draw by Lucky Loser Mike Estep (USA).

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      
12  Australia Peter McNamara 6 2 3      
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 0 4 6 6 6  
  3  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 3 0 4  
3  United States Jimmy Connors 2 5 6 6 6
   India Vijay Amritraj 6 7 4 3 2  
    1  Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6 4  
  2  United States John McEnroe 4 7 7 6  
   Australia Rod Frawley 4 7 7 6    
 United States Tim Mayotte 6 6 6 3    
 Australia Rod Frawley 6 4 5    
  2  United States John McEnroe 7 6 7      
 South Africa Johan Kriek 1 5 1    
  2  United States John McEnroe 6 7 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 7 6 6
United States Rennert 6 3 1 1 Borg 6 6 6
Q Australia Collings 4 3 3 Purcell 4 1 3
United States Purcell 6 6 6 1 Borg 6 7 6
United States Taygan 7 6 6 Gehring 4 5 0
United States Saviano 5 1 2 Taygan 5 1 6
LL Germany Marten 6 2 7 0 Gehring 7 6 7
Germany Gehring 7 6 6 6 1 Borg 7 7 7
United States Amaya 6 7 6 7 16 Gerulaitis 6 5 6
Austria Feigl 4 6 7 6 Amaya 6 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 6 6 4 6 Mottram 3 4 2
WC United Kingdom Drysdale 1 4 6 3 Amaya 6 4 6 3 5
Q United States Bailey 7 6 3 6 4 16 Gerulaitis 4 6 3 6 7
South Africa Curren 6 4 6 7 6 Curren 3 7 3 3
Q United States Holroyd 3 4 6 16 Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6
16 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 7

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Australia McNamara 6 6 2 7
Switzerland Günthardt 1 2 6 5 12 McNamara 6 6 6
United States Delaney 5 3 7 3 Stewart 4 0 1
United States Stewart 7 6 6 6 12 McNamara 6 6 7
Spain Giménez 6 7 6 Pattison 1 0 5
Q Sweden Windahl 3 5 2 Giménez 6 6 7 1 4
United States Giammalva, Jr. 3 7 3 6 Pattison 4 7 6 6 6
Zimbabwe Pattison 6 6 6 7 12 McNamara 7 6 7
United States Gullikson 6 6 6 Borowiak 6 0 6
Italy Rinaldini 1 2 3 Gullikson 3 7 7 6
United States Fleming 7 6 2 7 Fleming 6 6 6 3
Australia Docherty 6 2 6 6 Gullikson 3 6 6 3
Q United States Van Dillen 2 4 6 2 Borowiak 6 7 4 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 4 6 Borowiak 6 7 6
United States Walts 3 3 2 7 Gottfried 4 6 4
7 United States Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 United States Connors 6 6 6
United States Stockton 1 2 4 3 Connors 7 7 6
New Zealand Lewis 6 7 0 6 6 Lewis 6 6 3
Q United States Dunk 7 6 6 4 4 3 Connors 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 5 3 6 2 Giammalva 4 4 0
United States Du Pré 7 6 3 6 Du Pré 3 4 6 3
United States Giammalva 6 7 6 Giammalva 6 6 1 6
LL United States Davis 2 6 2 3 Connors 6 6 6
Q United States Wittus 6 6 6 14 Fibak 3 2 4
South Africa Edwards 4 4 4 Q Wittus 3 4 0
Australia Drewett 7 4 6 6 Drewett 6 6 6
Brazil Hocevar 6 6 4 3 Drewett 6 1 6 6 4
Q United States Davis 7 5 2 7 6 14 Fibak 7 6 3 3 6
Israel Glickstein 5 7 6 5 4 Q Davis 4 4 2
United States Doyle 4 7 4 5 14 Fibak 6 6 6
14 Poland Fibak 6 6 6 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Argentina Clerc 3 6 2 6 9
LL Chile Fillol 6 3 6 4 7 9 Clerc 4 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom Lloyd 6 3 4 6 6 WC Lloyd 6 3 6 4
Australia Dent 4 6 6 3 4 9 Clerc 6 4 1 6
France Portes 7 6 2 6 Kronk 2 6 6 7
Q Australia Pascoe 5 7 6 7 Q Pascoe 5 3 4
Australia Kronk 6 6 3 6 Kronk 7 6 6
United States Martin 2 3 6 3 Kronk 3 3 2
United States Van't Hof 6 6 6 Amritraj 6 6 6
Germany Eberhard 4 4 4 Van't Hof 3 4 2
Netherlands Okker 5 7 4 6 Wilkison 6 6 6
United States Wilkison 7 5 6 7 Wilkison 3 2 6 4
India Amritraj 6 6 7 Amritraj 6 6 3 6
WC Czechoslovakia Kodeš 0 1 5 Amritraj 6 2 2 6 6
Switzerland Stadler 6 0 3 3 6 Teacher 4 6 6 2 1
6 United States Teacher 4 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Tanner 6 6 6
United States Manson 1 4 4 8 Tanner 4 4 6 2
Brazil Kirmayr 6 6 6 6 Kirmayr 6 6 3 6
WC United Kingdom Cox 3 7 4 4 Kirmayr 6 3 3
United States Stefanki 1 6 3 Frawley 7 6 6
Q Australia Letcher 6 7 6 Q Letcher 3 1 3
Australia Frawley 4 6 6 6 Frawley 6 6 6
France Tulasne 6 2 3 0 Frawley 6 6 7
United States Austin 7 2 2 2 Fitzgerald 4 3 6
Q Sweden Wilander 6 6 6 6 Q Wilander 4 6 6 6
WC Australia Alexander 4 6 4 2 LL Leconte 6 4 2 2
LL France Leconte 6 2 6 6 Q Wilander 0 6 2 2
Australia Fitzgerald 5 7 6 6 Fitzgerald 6 4 6 6
Q United States McCain 7 6 2 3 Fitzgerald 6 6 6
United States Scanlon 7 6 6 Scanlon 1 2 2
11 Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 0 0

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Argentina Vilas 4 1 6 6 3
Australia Edmondson 6 6 1 4 6 Edmondson 4 3 7 5
WC United Kingdom Lewis 5 6 4 4 Buehning 6 6 5 7
United States Buehning 7 4 6 6 Buehning 4 6 6 7 1
United States Krulevitz 6 6 4 4 3 Mayer 6 2 7 5 6
Sweden Simonsson 4 2 6 6 6 Simonsson 2 1 6
Romania Năstase 4 6 6 4 4 Mayer 6 6 7
United States Mayer 6 4 4 6 6 Mayer 3 4 6
WC United Kingdom Jarrett 3 7 3 6 Mayotte 6 6 7
United States Sadri 6 6 6 7 Sadri 7 6 6 6
France Roger-Vasselin 6 6 7 Roger-Vasselin 6 7 3 4
Spain López-Maeso 4 4 6 Sadri 6 3 5
United States Mayotte 6 6 6 Mayotte 7 6 7
South Africa Mitton 3 4 2 Mayotte 4 6 7 6
Q Australia Fancutt 4 6 6 1 6 Q Fancutt 6 4 6 3
4 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 3 4 6 3

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL United States Estep 0 3 7 3
South Africa Kriek 6 6 6 6 Kriek 6 6 6
Q India Menon 4 0 6 4 LL Nyström 2 4 4
LL Sweden Nyström 6 6 3 6 Kriek 7 3 6 7
New Zealand Simpson 7 6 7 Simpson 6 6 2 5
LL United States Denton 6 3 6 Simpson 6 6 3 6
Q France Moretton 4 6 6 6 Q Moretton 4 4 6 3
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 3 2 3 Kriek 3 6 7 6
Czechoslovakia Složil 3 4 2 González 6 3 6 1
Australia McNamee 6 6 6 McNamee 6 6 6
LL Australia Johnstone 6 6 4 4 6 LL Johnstone 2 1 2
Q Australia Miller 4 1 6 6 3 McNamee 4 2 2
Paraguay González 6 7 6 González 6 6 6
France Freyss 0 5 2 González 6 6 7 6
United States Fromm 6 6 6 Fromm 3 7 5 3
13 France Noah 4 4 3

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Hungary Taróczy 7 6 6
Sweden Järryd 6 4 3 15 Taróczy 7 6 7
United States Hightower 2 2 4 Meyer 6 3 6
United States Meyer 6 6 6 15 Taróczy 3 2 3
Zimbabwe Ismail 3 1 3 Smith 6 6 6
United States Smith 6 6 6 Smith 6 7 7
United States Fagel 1 2 1 Case 3 6 6
Australia Case 6 6 6 Smith 5 6 1 2
Australia Carter 3 7 6 1 3 2 McEnroe 7 3 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 4 6 6 Lutz 6 7 6
Peru Maynetto 6 2 1 WC Feaver 3 5 1
WC United Kingdom Feaver 7 6 6 Lutz 4 2 0
South Africa Moore 4 5 2 2 McEnroe 6 6 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 7 6 Ramírez 3 7 3 6
United States Gullikson 6 5 3 2 McEnroe 6 6 6 7
2 United States McEnroe 7 7 6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8