1976 US Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1976 US Open
ChampionNetherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen [1]
Runner-upAustralia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
Final score6–4, 6–4[2]
Details
Draw64
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Jimmy Connors and Ilie Năstase were the defending champions but only Ilie Năstase competed that year with Vitas Gerulaitis. Vitas Gerulaitis and Ilie Năstase lost in the second round to Paul Kronk and Cliff Letcher.

Tom Okker and Marty Riessen won in the final 6–4, 6–4 against Paul Kronk and Cliff Letcher.

Seeds[edit]

  1. United States Brian Gottfried / Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  2. United States Fred McNair / United States Sherwood Stewart (Quarterfinals)
  3. South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (Quarterfinals)
  4. Netherlands Tom Okker / United States Marty Riessen (Champions)
  5. United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith (Third round)
  6. United States Chico Hagey / United States Nick Saviano (Third round)
  7. United States Vitas Gerulaitis / Romania Ilie Năstase (Second round)
  8. United States Arthur Ashe / United States Charlie Pasarell (First round)
  9. India Anand Amritraj / India Vijay Amritraj (Quarterfinals)
  10. Australia Ray Ruffels / Australia Allan Stone (Semifinals)
  11. Sweden Björn Borg / Poland Wojtek Fibak (Second round)
  12. Argentina Ricardo Cano / West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann (Second round)
  13. n.a.
  14. Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec / Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš (First round)
  15. United States Dick Stockton / United States Roscoe Tanner (Third round)
  16. Australia John Alexander / Australia Phil Dent (Second round)

Draw[3][4][edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Bernard Mitton
2 4
10 Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6 6
10 Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
4 3
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6 6
3 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
5 6 1
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7 4 6
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
4 4
4 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6 6
9 India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6 4 3
4 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
2 6 6
4 Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6 7
Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Chris Kachel
3 6
Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Chris Kachel
2 7 7
2 United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6 5 6

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 United States B Gottfried
Mexico R Ramírez
6 6 6
Colombia A Betancur
Colombia J Velasco
7 1 1 1 United States B Gottfried
Mexico R Ramírez
6 3 6
South Africa B Bertram
South Africa B Mitton
6 6 South Africa B Bertram
South Africa B Mitton
4 6 7
Sweden R Norberg
Sweden T Svensson
1 4 South Africa B Bertram
South Africa B Mitton
6 6
16 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 7 6 United States P Fleming
United States F Taygan
3 1
United States L Gottfried
United States J McEnroe
7 6 3 16 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
7 4 3
United States W Brown
United States B Teacher
3 4 United States P Fleming
United States F Taygan
6 6 6
United States P Fleming
United States F Taygan
6 6 South Africa B Bertram
South Africa B Mitton
2 4
5 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
6 6 10 Australia R Ruffels
Australia A Stone
6 6
United States V Amaya
United States P DuPré
4 3 5 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
6 6
South Africa D Joubert
South Africa D Schneider
2 2 Australia J Bartlett
Australia N Fraser
0 1
Australia J Bartlett
Australia N Fraser
6 6 5 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
3 6 4
10 Australia R Ruffels
Australia A Stone
6 6 10 Australia R Ruffels
Australia A Stone
6 3 6
Argentina E Álvarez
Chile B Prajoux
4 4 10 Australia R Ruffels
Australia A Stone
6 6
United States S Krulevitz
United States T Waltke
6 3 3 United States D Bohrnstedt
United States M Mitchell
4 2
United States D Bohrnstedt
United States M Mitchell
4 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4 2 3 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
5 6 6
United States R Reid
Netherlands R Thung
7 6 United States R Reid
Netherlands R Thung
7 4 2
Australia A Gardiner
Australia J James
6 1 3 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6
15 United States D Stockton
United States R Tanner
6 7 15 United States D Stockton
United States R Tanner
2 3
Sweden O Bengtson
United States J McManus
1 6 15 United States D Stockton
United States R Tanner
7 4 6
United States H Pfister
United States B Scanlon
6 6 United States H Pfister
United States B Scanlon
6 6 4
Australia D Crealy
United States K McMillan
3 3 3 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
5 6 1
7 United States V Gerulaitis
Romania I Năstase
6 6 Australia P Kronk
Australia C Letcher
7 4 6
Switzerland H Günthardt
United States H Hoyt
4 4 7 United States V Gerulaitis
Romania I Năstase
1 5
Australia P Kronk
Australia C Letcher
6 7 Australia P Kronk
Australia C Letcher
6 7
Iran M Bahrami
United States M Fishbach
2 5 Australia P Kronk
Australia C Letcher
6 6 6
14 Czechoslovakia J Hřebec
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš
4 1r South Africa P Cramer
United States M Estep
4 7 2
South Africa P Cramer
United States M Estep
6 4 South Africa P Cramer
United States M Estep
6 6
United States W Cashman
United States W Drake
2 6 2 United States T Moor
United States B Seewagen
4 2
United States T Moor
United States B Seewagen
6 3 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
United States S Siegel
United States S Turner
1 2
United States J Delaney
United States M Machette
6 6 United States J Delaney
United States M Machette
3 3
Egypt I El Shafei
New Zealand B Fairlie
5 3 9 India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
6 6
9 India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
7 6 9 India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
7 5 7
Spain M Santana
United States E Scott
3 4 6 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
5 7 5
United States C Hagey
United States N Saviano
6 6 United States C Hagey
United States N Saviano
6 5
Australia S Ball
Australia K Warwick
6 6 1 6 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
7 7
6 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
7 3 6 9 India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
6 4 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Špear
Hungary B Taróczy
3 3 4 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
2 6 6
United States C Graebner
Australia F Stolle
6 6 United States C Graebner
Australia F Stolle
6 6
United States B Manson
United States B Walts
4 2 11 Sweden B Borg
Poland W Fibak
3 4
11 Sweden B Borg
Poland W Fibak
6 6 United States C Graebner
Australia F Stolle
4 7 3
Soviet Union T Kakulia
Soviet Union A Metreveli
6 2 6 4 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6 6
Chile Á Fillol
Chile J Fillol
3 6 4 Soviet Union T Kakulia
Soviet Union A Metreveli
4 3
Venezuela J Andrew
Bolivia R Benavides
2 0 4 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6
4 Netherlands T Okker
United States M Riessen
6 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
Czechoslovakia F Pála
Australia B Phillips-Moore
1 7 0
Rhodesia C Dowdeswell
Australia C Kachel
6 5 6 Rhodesia C Dowdeswell
Australia C Kachel
w/o
Australia C Dibley
India S Menon
3 6 4 12 Argentina R Cano
West Germany H-J Pohmann
12 Argentina R Cano
West Germany H-J Pohmann
6 4 6 Rhodesia C Dowdeswell
Australia C Kachel
6 6
Mexico T Palafox
United States P Rennert
2 3 Romania I Țiriac
Argentina G Vilas
2 4
United States P Fishbach
South Africa R Moore
6 6 United States P Fishbach
South Africa R Moore
3 6 4
Romania I Țiriac
Argentina G Vilas
6 6 Romania I Țiriac
Argentina G Vilas
6 4 6
8 United States A Ashe
United States C Pasarell
2 4 Rhodesia C Dowdeswell
Australia C Kachel
2 7 7
United States E Friedler
United States T Karzen
4 6 3 2 United States F McNair
United States S Stewart
6 5 6
United States H Fitzgibbon
United States H Richardson
6 3 6 United States H Fitzgibbon
United States H Richardson
0r
Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
6 6 Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
4
United States T Martinez
United States T Noonan
1 3 Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
7 6 6
United Kingdom J Feaver
United Kingdom J Lloyd
6 6 6 2 United States F McNair
United States S Stewart
5 7 7
United States M Cahill
United States J Whitlinger
7 4 3 United Kingdom J Feaver
United Kingdom J Lloyd
2 4
Argentina J Ganzábal
France J-L Haillet
6 3 2 2 United States F McNair
United States S Stewart
6 6
2 United States F McNair
United States S Stewart
3 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners of Individual and Team Championships During 1976". nytimes.com.
  2. ^ "Connors Defeats Borg for Open Crown". nytimes.com.
  3. ^ "Official results archive (ITF)". itftennis.com.
  4. ^ "Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)". atptour.com.