1976 French Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1976 French Open
Champion Italy Adriano Panatta
Runner-up United States Harold Solomon
Final score 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
← 1975 · French Open · 1977 →

Björn Borg was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Adriano Panatta.

Adriano Panatta defeated Harold Solomon 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1976 French Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Quarterfinals)
  2. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Quarterfinals)
  3. Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  4. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)
  5. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Semifinals)
  6. United States Eddie Dibbs (Semifinals)
  7. United States Harold Solomon (Final)
  8. Italy Adriano Panatta (Champion)
  1. n/a
  2. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  3. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  4. Australia John Newcombe (First round)
  5. Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (Third round)
  6. Chile Jaime Fillol Sr. (Fourth round)
  7. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Fourth round)
  8. France François Jauffret (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
2 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1 6 6 1
7 United States Harold Solomon 6 0 7 6
7 United States Harold Solomon 6 6 4 6 6
5 Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7 0 6 4 4
Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6 6 6 1 5
5 Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4 7 3 6 7
7 United States Harold Solomon 1 4 6 6
8 Italy Adriano Panatta 6 6 4 7
6 United States Eddie Dibbs 6 3 6 6
3 Spain Manuel Orantes 3 6 3 3
6 United States Eddie Dibbs 3 2 4
8 Italy Adriano Panatta 6 6 6
8 Italy Adriano Panatta 6 6 2 7
1 Sweden Björn Borg 3 3 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
2 Argentina Vilas 6 7 7
Australia Crealy 3 6 5 2 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6
France Naegelen 6 6 6 France Naegelen 4 1 1
United States Turner 1 2 0 2 Argentina Vilas 6 7 6
United Kingdom Lloyd 4 4 6 7 3 Chile Prajoux 4 6 1
Chile Prajoux 6 6 3 5 6 Chile Prajoux 6 2 6 6
South Africa Bertram 4 6 7 2 6 South Africa Bertram 4 6 4 0
United States Delaney 6 4 5 6 3 2 Argentina Vilas 6 6 6
15 Italy Barazzutti 6 4 6 6 15 Italy Barazzutti 2 2 3
France Deblicker 0 6 2 2 15 Italy Barazzutti 2 6 6 6
France Haillet 4 3 7 6 6 France Haillet 6 1 0 0
France Contet 6 6 5 4 3 15 Italy Barazzutti 4 6 6 6
Argentina Cano 5 6 6 6 Argentina Cano 6 4 3 4
United States Cahill 7 3 1 1 Argentina Cano 6 3 6 5 6
Argentina Caviglia 6 6 4 6 Argentina Caviglia 1 6 2 7 1
United States Hardie 1 3 6 4

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Solomon 1 4 6 6 6
Australia Warwick 6 6 4 1 2 7 United States Solomon 6 6 3 4 6
India Menon 7 4 6 6 India Menon 4 4 6 6 2
France Hagelauer 5 6 2 4 7 United States Solomon 6 6 6
Sweden Johansson 6 3 6 3 France Caujolle 4 3 1
France Caujolle 3 6 7 6 France Caujolle 7 6 4 6
United States Andrews 4 4 6 United Kingdom Battrick 6 4 6 4
United Kingdom Battrick 6 6 7 7 United States Solomon 1 7 6 6
10 United States Gottfried 7 6 7 10 United States Gottfried 6 5 3 2
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 5 1 5 10 United States Gottfried 3 6 7 6
Argentina Álvarez 7 4 7 7 Argentina Álvarez 6 1 6 3
Australia Lloyd 6 6 6 6 10 United States Gottfried 7 6 6
Spain Muntanola 1 0 ABD West Germany Pinner 6 3 0
West Germany Pinner 6 1 West Germany Pinner 6 7 2 6
United States McManus 2 6 6 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 4 6 6 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić 6 2 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Ashe 7 6 7
United States Reid 6 3 5 4 United States Ashe 6 6 1 6
Australia Bartlett 0 2 4 South Africa Moore 4 4 6 3
South Africa Moore 6 6 6 4 United States Ashe 6 6 6
West Germany Fassbender 7 6 6 West Germany Fassbender 1 1 2
India Amritraj 6 1 3 West Germany Fassbender 6 6 7 1 6
Australia Kachel 7 6 6 3 3 United States Pasarell 2 7 6 6 3
United States Pasarell 5 4 7 6 6 4 United States Ashe 7 6 2 0 4
13 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 4 7 6 6 6 Hungary Taróczy 5 2 6 6 6
France Dominguez 6 6 7 0 0 13 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 6
South Africa Yuill 6 2 1 Czechoslovakia Pala 3 2 1
Czechoslovakia Pala 7 6 6 13 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 4 2 1
Rhodesia Dowdeswell 2 6 5 2 Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 2 7 6 Hungary Taróczy 6 6 6
United States Martin 3 6 6 7 United States Martin 2 4 3
Japan Kamiwazumi 6 0 4 5

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6
Spain Giménez 2 3 1 5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 6 7 6 United Kingdom Mottram 3 0 2
United States Dell 1 5 1 5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6
Monaco Borfiga 0 6 6 3 1 United States Krulevitz 4 0 0
Czechoslovakia Holeček 6 2 4 6 6 Czechoslovakia Holeček 3 1 6 3
United States Krulevitz 6 6 6 United States Krulevitz 6 6 4 6
Czechoslovakia Zednik 2 0 3 5 Mexico Ramírez 6 6 6
12 Australia Newcombe 6 6 5 4 Belgium Mignot 2 1 1
Spain Gisbert Sr 2 7 7 6 Spain Gisbert Sr 6 6 7
United States Van Dillen 6 6 7 United States Van Dillen 4 2 6
United Kingdom Taylor 3 4 5 Spain Gisbert Sr 4 2 6 6 0
Brazil Mandarino 6 1 7 6 Belgium Mignot 6 6 3 4 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 3 6 5 2 Brazil Mandarino 6 5 1 7 0
Belgium Mignot 6 6 6 Belgium Mignot 1 7 6 5 6
Italy Bertolucci 2 2 4

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Bolivia Benavides 6 6 6
Australia Dibley 4 4 3 Bolivia Benavides 3 2 7 6 5
West Germany Gebert 3 4 7 6 6 West Germany Gebert 6 6 6 0 7
France Brunet 6 6 5 3 1 West Germany Gebert 1 2 2
United Kingdom Robinson 0 6 1 1 11 Poland Fibak 6 6 6
France Proisy 6 2 6 6 France Proisy 4 6 2 3
West Germany Gehring 6 2 7 3 1 11 Poland Fibak 6 1 6 6
11 Poland Fibak 3 6 6 6 6 11 Poland Fibak 6 7 3 4
United States Amaya 3 6 7 7 6 United States Dibbs 7 5 6 6
France Beust 6 3 6 5 United States Amaya 6 6 6
West Germany Plötz 6 0 6 7 West Germany Plötz 3 3 4
Australia Masters 2 6 1 5 United States Amaya 5 4 6 3
West Germany Pohmann 1 6 6 7 6 United States Dibbs 7 6 2 6
Venezuela Andrew 6 1 3 5 West Germany Pohmann 3 5 1
West Germany Meiler 5 3 1 6 United States Dibbs 6 7 6
6 United States Dibbs 7 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
United States Stewart 6 3 5 6 6
Italy Ocleppo 0 6 7 4 3 United States Stewart 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lewis 2 2 2 Italy Di Domenico 2 4 4
Italy Di Domenico 6 6 6 United States Stewart 7 6 3 1 1
Australia Gardiner 1 3 3 14 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 3 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 6 6 Czechoslovakia Šmid 0 4 0
Brazil Kirmayr 2 2 4 14 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 6
14 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 6 14 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 2 3
Argentina Ganzábal 6 6 6 3 Spain Orantes 7 6 6
Colombia Molina 3 3 3 Argentina Ganzábal 5 7 6 6
United States Waltke 4 0 6 7 8 United States Waltke 7 5 0 1
France Goven 6 6 1 6 6 Argentina Ganzábal 0 3 4
Spain Muñoz 6 5 6 6 8 3 Spain Orantes 6 6 6
Hungary Benyik 7 7 3 2 6 Spain Muñoz 6 3 4 1
United States Holmes 2 2 1 3 Spain Orantes 2 6 6 6
3 Spain Orantes 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Carmichael 3 2 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6 7 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6 7
Sweden Norberg 6 7 6 Sweden Norberg 2 4 6
United States Gorman 4 6 2 Czechoslovakia Franulović 3 7 6 4 6
South Africa Cramer 3 2 5 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 2 6 4
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 7 Australia Phillips-Moore 3 6 3 6 6
Monaco Balleret 2 2 2 United States McNair 6 4 6 0 3
United States McNair 6 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 2 2 7 3
United States Gullikson 2 4 6 6 5 8 Italy Panatta 6 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 6 4 3 7 Czechoslovakia Hřebec 4 6 6 6
Australia Edmondson 3 3 6 3 Paraguay Pecci Sr. 6 3 4 2
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 6 6 3 6 Czechoslovakia Hřebec 5 3 4
Japan Kuki 6 7 6 7 8 Italy Panatta 7 6 6
Sweden Andersson 1 5 7 5 Japan Kuki 3 1 5
Czechoslovakia Hutka 6 2 2 6 10 8 Italy Panatta 6 6 7
8 Italy Panatta 2 6 6 0 12

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Chile Cornejo 6 3 6 6
United States Bunis 1 6 2 2 Chile Cornejo 2 5 4
France Roger-Vasselin 2 1 2 Spain Higueras 6 7 6
Spain Higueras 6 6 6 Spain Higueras 5 6 7 4 2 ABD
Colombia Betancur 6 7 7 16 France Jauffret 7 2 6 6 1
France Gauvain 4 6 5 Colombia Betancur 6 6 3 3 2
Egypt El Shafei 2 7 3 2 16 France Jauffret 4 1 6 6 6
16 France Jauffret 6 5 6 6 16 France Jauffret 4 2 6 6 8
France N'Godrella 6 2 4 4 1 Sweden Borg 6 6 3 4 10
New Zealand Simpson 3 6 6 6 New Zealand Simpson 3 3 4
United Kingdom Feaver 6 6 2 3 4 Italy Zugarelli 6 6 6
Italy Zugarelli 0 1 6 6 6 Italy Zugarelli 3 4 4
Austria Kary 3 6 5 6 6 1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
France Barthes 6 4 7 4 2 Austria Kary 1 1 2
France Bedel 6 0 4 5 1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
1 Sweden Borg 0 6 6 7

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