1976 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1976 US Open
ChampionUnited States Jimmy Connors
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Jimmy Connors defeated Björn Borg 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1976 US Open. Manuel Orantes was the defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Björn Borg.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  2. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Semifinalist)
  4. Italy Adriano Panatta (Second round)
  5. Romania Ilie Năstase (Semifinalist)
  6. Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinalist)
  7. United States Arthur Ashe (Second round)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  9. United States Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  10. United States Harold Solomon (First round)
  11. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  12. United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  13. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  14. Poland Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  15. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  16. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 5 3 1
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
3 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4 2 1
3 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 2 77 77
9 United States Eddie Dibbs 1 6 65 62
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 711 6
2 Sweden Björn Borg 4 6 69 4
5 Romania Ilie Năstase 4 6 6 6
United States Dick Stockton 6 4 2 3
5 Romania Ilie Năstase 3 3 4
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6
6 Spain Manuel Orantes 6 0 2 7 4
2 Sweden Björn Borg 4 6 6 5 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Connors 6 6
South Africa Hewitt 3 3 1 United States Connors 6 6
Argentina Ganzábal 5 6 United States Fleming 1 0
United States Fleming 7 7 1 United States Connors 7 6
United States McNair 6 2 7 United States McNair 5 3
United States Gullikson 3 6 5 United States McNair 6 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 6 6 6 United Kingdom Cox 7 1 0
France Haillet 3 7 2 1 United States Connors 6 6 6
16 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 16 United States Gerulaitis 4 3 1
United States Manson 4 1 16 United States Gerulaitis 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 5 United States Krulevitz 2 2
United States Krulevitz 7 7 16 United States Gerulaitis 4 6 6
Q United States Mayer 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 3 2
Italy Bertolucci 4 1 Q United States Mayer 3 4
Chile Prajoux 6 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Ashe 7 6
Australia James 6 3 7 United States Ashe 1 2
Australia Dent 2 2 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 6 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 6 7
Australia Dibley 6 3 United States Richey 2 5
United States Gottfried 7 6 United States Gottfried 1 2
United States Amaya 4 6 United States Richey 6 6
United States Richey 6 7 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 7 6 2 7
10 United States Solomon 5 4 South Africa McMillan 6 3 6 6
United States Martin 7 6 United States Martin 3 3
Czechoslovakia Pala 4 3 United States Waltke 6 6
United States Waltke 6 6 United States Waltke 4 1
South Africa McMillan 7 6 South Africa McMillan 6 6
United States Teacher 5 1 South Africa McMillan 3 6 6
United States Cahill 5 1 Australia Ruffels 6 1 4
Australia Ruffels 7 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Argentina Vilas 6 6
Q South Africa Schneider 4 4 3 Argentina Vilas 6 6
Australia Case 2 6 7 Australia Case 2 4
Q United States Guerry 6 3 5 3 Argentina Vilas 6
France Caujolle 6 6 Sweden Johansson 3 r
United States McManus 1 1 France Caujolle 4 7 4
Rhodesia Pattison 1 6 3 Sweden Johansson 6 5 6
Sweden Johansson 6 4 6 3 Argentina Vilas 7 6 6
13 Italy Barazzutti 6 6 Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 5 4 0
Australia Kronk 4 0 13 Italy Barazzutti 3 6
Q South Africa Yuill 6 6 Q South Africa Yuill 6 7
United States Turner 1 2 Q South Africa Yuill 7 6 3
Bolivia Benavides 3 6 3 Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 6 7 6
Australia Gardiner 6 2 6 Australia Gardiner 4 4
Australia Edmondson 5 6 Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 6 6
Q Soviet Union Kakoulia 7 7

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Mexico Ramírez 7 6
France Proisy 6 0 8 Mexico Ramírez 4 4
New Zealand Fairlie 0 4 Rhodesia Dowdeswell 6 6
Rhodesia Dowdeswell 6 6 Rhodesia Dowdeswell 7 6
United States Meyers 7 3 1 United States Lutz 6 2
United States Seewagen 6 6 6 United States Seewagen 1 4
United States Dupre 4 2 United States Lutz 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 Rhodesia Dowdeswell 2 4 2
9 United States Dibbs 6 6 9 United States Dibbs 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 2 2 9 United States Dibbs 6 6
United States Friedler 2 7 4 United States Bunis 2 1
United States Bunis 6 5 6 9 United States Dibbs 7 7
United States Stewart 3 6 5 Australia Alexander 6 6
Q United States Winitsky 6 1 7 Q United States Winitsky 1 3
Australia Alexander 6 6 Australia Alexander 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 4 2

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Australia Warwick 6 6
India Amritraj 4 4 Australia Warwick 6 7
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 7 6 Paraguay Pecci Sr. 4 5
Spain Gisbert Sr 5 3 Australia Warwick 2 4
Colombia Molina 3 6 11 United States Tanner 6 6
United States Delaney 6 7 United States Delaney 6 6
United States Estep 3 4 11 United States Tanner 7 7
11 United States Tanner 6 6 11 United States Tanner 5 7 6 6 4
United States Holmes 6 6 6 5 Romania Năstase 7 6 1 7 6
United States Bohrnstedt 0 7 1 United States Holmes 3 6
Q United States Machette 6 4 3 United States Riessen 6 7
United States Riessen 4 6 6 United States Riessen 2 5
United States Van Dillen 6 3 5 Romania Năstase 6 7
West Germany Pohmann 7 6 West Germany Pohmann 6 6 6
New Zealand Parun w/o 5 Romania Năstase 7 4 7
5 Romania Năstase

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
South Africa Bertram 3 1
United States Stockton 6 6 United States Stockton 6 6
Australia Bartlett 3 5 India Menon 1 2
India Menon 6 7 United States Stockton 6 7
Australia Masters 7 6 South Africa Moore 2 6
Australia Crealy 6 2 Australia Masters 6 2 5
South Africa Moore 7 6 6 South Africa Moore 3 6 7
14 Poland Fibak 5 7 2 United States Stockton 6 7 6
Colombia Velasco, Sr. 6 6 Colombia Velasco, Sr. 3 5 4
United States Taygan 2 3 Colombia Velasco, Sr. 2 6 6
Australia Phillips-Moore 6 6 Australia Phillips-Moore 6 3 4
Q United States Giammalva 2 2 Colombia Velasco, Sr. 6 6
United States Scanlon 6 6 United States Scanlon 4 2
United States Mitchell 2 1 United States Scanlon 6 7
Sweden Bengtson 1 6 4 Italy Panatta 3 6
4 Italy Panatta 6 7

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Colombia Betancur 6 5
United Kingdom Battrick 7 7 United Kingdom Battrick 6 7 3
Argentina Cano 7 6 Argentina Cano 7 5 6
United States Whitlinger 5 4 Argentina Cano 0 1
United States Moor 6 3 6 12 United States Smith 6 6
Q Sweden Norberg 4 6 2 United States Moor 0 1
Australia Ball 3 4 12 United States Smith 6 6
12 United States Smith 6 6 12 United States Smith 6 6 2 6 1
Egypt El Shafei 4 6 6 6 Spain Orantes 3 1 6 7 6
France Deblicker 6 3 4 Egypt El Shafei 0 1
Australia Stone 6 6 Australia Stone 6 6
Austria Kary 2 2 Australia Stone 2 2
Venezuela Andrew 7 6 6 Spain Orantes 6 6
South Africa Mitton 6 3 Venezuela Andrew 6 2
Japan Kuki 5 1 6 Spain Orantes 7 6
6 Spain Orantes 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 3 3
Netherlands Okker 6 6 Netherlands Okker 6 7
Q United States Walts 6 6 4 Spain Higueras 3 5
Spain Higueras 4 7 6 Netherlands Okker 2 2
Soviet Union Metreveli 6 6 15 United States Gottfried 6 6
Netherlands Thung 1 3 Soviet Union Metreveli 4 5
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 1 1 15 United States Gottfried 6 7
15 United States Gottfried 6 6 15 United States Gottfried 77 6 4 4 2
South Africa Cramer 3 1 2 Sweden Borg 63 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 6 United Kingdom Lloyd 6 6
United States Reid 6 3 1 United States Saviano 4 0
United States Saviano 4 6 6 United Kingdom Lloyd 3 3
Q United States Díaz 4 3 2 Sweden Borg 6 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 6 6 Chile Fillol Sr. 6 2 65
Australia Letcher 2 2 2 Sweden Borg 4 6 77
2 Sweden Borg 6 6

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