1977 Australian Open (December) – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1977 Australian Open (December)
Champion United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Runner-up United Kingdom John Lloyd
Final score 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women

Roscoe Tanner was the defending champion, but was upset in the first round by Chris Lewis.

Vitas Gerulaitis defeated John Lloyd 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the December, 1977 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Vitas Gerulaitis, (Champion)
  2. United States Roscoe Tanner, (First Round)
  3. Australia Tony Roche, (First Round)
  4. Australia Ken Rosewall, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Australia Phil Dent, (Second Round)
  6. Australia John Alexander, (Semifinals)
  7. United States Stan Smith, (Third Round)
  8. United States Tim Gullikson, (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6    
 Australia Ray Ruffels 7 4 4 2    
  1  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6      
  6  Australia John Alexander 1 2 4      
4  Australia Ken Rosewall 6 6 6 1  
  6  Australia John Alexander 7 7 4 6    
    1  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 7 5 3 6
   United Kingdom John Lloyd 3 6 7 6 2
   Australia John Newcombe 6 3 5 5    
 United Kingdom John Lloyd 3 6 7 7    
 United Kingdom John Lloyd 6 6 6    
  Q  Australia Bob Giltinan 4 2 0      
 United Kingdom Robin Drysdale 4 4 6 6  
  Q  Australia Bob Giltinan 6 6 3 7    

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 United States V Gerulaitis 7 6 6
Australia J Marks 6 0 1 1 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Q Australia R Frawley 6 2 7 6 2 Q Australia B Drewett 4 3 3
Q Australia B Drewett 7 6 6 2 6 1 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
New Zealand O Parun 2 4 7 4 United States DR Bohrnstedt 4 4 4
United States DR Bohrnstedt 6 6 6 6 United States DR Bohrnstedt 6 6 6 6
Australia J James 6 6 1 6 Australia J James 2 4 7 4
Australia J Bartlett 0 3 6 2 1 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6
Australia K Warwick 5 7 6 5 Australia R Ruffels 7 4 4 2
Australia P McNamee 7 6 7 7 Australia P McNamee 3 2 3
Australia R Ruffels 6 7 3 6 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6
Australia W Maher 4 6 6 1 Australia R Ruffels 6 3 6 6
Australia B Carmichael 2 6 3 3 8 United States T Gullikson 3 6 4 3
Q Australia N Phillips 6 4 6 6 Q Australia N Phillips 2 2 1
Australia P McNamara 6 3 6 6 3 8 United States T Gullikson 6 6 6
8 United States T Gullikson 3 6 2 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 Australia K Rosewall 6 7 6
Australia D Collings 4 6 3 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia B Lloyd 7 6 6 Australia B Lloyd 3 2 3
United States B Lofgren 5 2 2 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 4 6 4 9
Australia B Phillips-Moore 6 7 7 Australia A Stone 4 6 4 6 7
France C Casa 0 6 5 Australia B Phillips-Moore 1 1 1
Australia A Stone 3 6 6 6 Australia A Stone 6 6 6
United States S Carnahan 6 2 4 1 4 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6 1
United States B Scanlon 6 6 6 6 Australia J Alexander 7 7 4 6
New Zealand B Fairlie 3 2 3 United States B Scanlon 6 2 6 6
Sweden D Palm 5 r. Australia A Gardiner 2 6 3 4
Australia A Gardiner 7 United States B Scanlon 6 7 1 2
Q Australia M Anderson 6 5 r. 6 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6 6
Australia C Kachel 7 7 Australia C Kachel 3 4 7 2
United States W Blocher 2 2 5 6 Australia J Alexander 6 6 5 6
6 Australia J Alexander 6 6 7

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 United States S Smith 7 6 6
United Kingdom J Feaver 5 3 4 7 United States S Smith 4 6 7 6
Australia D Crealy 6 7 5 6 Australia D Crealy 6 3 6 3
Q Australia P Campbell 2 6 7 3 7 United States S Smith 3 6 5
Australia J Newcombe 6 7 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 7 7
United States B Teacher 3 6 3 Australia J Newcombe 6 7 6
United States E Teltscher 3 2 2 Australia C Dibley 4 6 3
Australia C Dibley 6 6 6 Australia J Newcombe 6 3 5 5
United Kingdom J Lloyd 4 6 4 6 6 United Kingdom J Lloyd 3 6 7 7
Australia S Ball 6 3 6 4 4 United Kingdom J Lloyd 0 6 7 6
Australia T Rocavert 5 4 2 Venezuela J Andrew 6 3 6 2
Venezuela J Andrew 7 6 6 United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6 6
United States T Wilkison 2 6 1 Australia C Letcher 2 4 2
Australia C Letcher 6 7 6 Australia C Letcher 7 6 3 6
United Kingdom R Lewis 4 4 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Lewis 6 2 6 2
3 Australia T Roche 6 6 3 3 3

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
5 Australia P Dent 4 6 5 6 6
United States M Machette 6 2 7 1 2 5 Australia P Dent 6 1 4
Australia S Docherty 3 4 4 United Kingdom R Drysdale 7 6 6
United Kingdom R Drysdale 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Drysdale 6 7 7
United States E Friedler 6 7 6 6 4 West Germany K Meiler 3 6 6
Q Austria P Feigl 7 6 7 3 6 Q Austria P Feigl 6 7 2 1 r.
United States T Gorman 7 2 1 3 West Germany K Meiler 7 6 6 2
West Germany K Meiler 6 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Drysdale 4 4 6 6
France G Moretton 7 6 3 4 5 Q Australia B Giltinan 6 6 3 7
Sweden J Norback 6 1 6 6 7 Sweden J Norback 6 3 4
Q Australia B Giltinan 6 6 6 Q Australia B Giltinan 7 6 6
United States G Hardie 3 2 4 Q Australia B Giltinan 6 6 7
Australia G Masters 6 6 6 New Zealand C Lewis 3 3 6
United States C Sylvan 4 4 3 Australia G Masters 0 3 3
New Zealand C Lewis 3 6 6 1 6 New Zealand C Lewis 6 6 6
2 United States R Tanner 6 3 2 6 4

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