1977 Grand Prix (tennis)

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1977 Grand Prix circuit
Vilas playing in 1975
Vilas playing in 1975
Details
Duration 26 December 1976 – 8 January 1978
Edition 8th
Tournaments 76
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titles Argentina Guillermo Vilas (16)
Most tournament finals Argentina Guillermo Vilas (17)
Prize money leader Argentina Guillermo Vilas ($635,000)
Points leader Argentina Guillermo Vilas (2,047)
Awards
Player of the year Sweden Björn Borg [1]
Newcomer of the year United States Tim Gullikson
1976
1978

The 1977 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF, later the ITF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour.[2] The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The Colgate-Palmolive Masters is included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix ranking. Colgate-Palmolive was the new tour sponsor, taking over from Commercial Union. Guillermo Vilas won the Grand Prix circuit, having accumulated the most points (2,047), and received the largest share from the bonus pool ($300,000). The top eight points ranked singles players as well as the top four doubles teams qualified for the season-ending Masters tournament [3]

Schedule[edit]

Key
Grand Slam events
Grand Prix Masters
Six-star events
Five-star events
Four-star events
Three-star events
Two-star events
One-star events
Team events

December 1976[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
26 December Marlboro New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
$75,000 – Grass – 48S/24D
Two star
Australia Tony Roche
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
United States Dick Stockton Argentina Guillermo Vilas
United States Roscoe Tanner
Australia Ross Case
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Ken Rosewall
United States Hank Pfister
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–4
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks

January[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 January Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$200,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Argentina Guillermo Vilas Australia John Alexander
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Ross Case
United States Arthur Ashe
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Phil Dent
United States Arthur Ashe
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
10 January Marlboro Classic
Adelaide, Australia
$75,000 – Grass – 48S/24D
Two star
United States Victor Amaya
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
United States Brian Teacher Australia John Alexander
United States Charlie Pasarell
West Germany Rolf Gehring
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Dick Stockton
United States Sherwood Stewart
Australia Cliff Letcher
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
17 January Baltimore International
Baltimore, United States
Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
United States Brian Gottfried
6–3, 7–6
Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Tom Gorman
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Australia Ross Case
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
United States Billy Martin
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Romania Ion Țiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Australia Ross Case
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
31 January Fairfield Bay Classic
Little Rock, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
United States Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–4
Pakistan Haroon Rahim Sweden Björn Borg
United States Nick Saviano
United States Peter Fleming
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Mike Machette
Australia Colin Dibley
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Dayton Classic
Dayton, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
United States Jeff Borowiak
6–3, 6–3
United Kingdom Buster Mottram United States Tom Gullikson
Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
United States Terry Moor
West Germany Frank Gebert
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Butch Walts
United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
6–4, 7–6
United States Jeff Borowiak
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison

February[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 February Miami Classic
Miami, United States
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
United States Eddie Dibbs
6–0, 6–3
Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Brian Gottfried
United States Harold Solomon
Soviet Union Teimuraz Kakoulia
Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
Argentina Lito Álvarez
Australia Cliff Letcher
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 6–4
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
Springfield International
Springfield, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 6–0, 6–3, 6–2
United States Stan Smith United States Gene Mayer
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Bob Hewitt
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–2
Romania Ion Țiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
14 February American Home Shield Open
San Jose, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
One star
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
3–6, 6–4, 7–5
United States Sandy Mayer United States Billy Martin
Australia Roy Emerson
United States Tim Gullikson
Australia Steve Docherty
Australia Phil Dent
United States Roscoe Tanner
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–3
United States Tom Gorman
Australia Geoff Masters
Ocean City, United States
Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
United States Bob Lutz Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
United States Cliff Richey
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
South Africa Raymond Moore
Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
United States Bill Scanlon

7–6, 6–3
United States John McEnroe
United States Cliff Richey
21 February American Airlines Tennis Games
Palm Springs, United States
$225,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
Six star
United States Brian Gottfried
2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Argentina Guillermo Vilas United States Bill Scanlon
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Australia Phil Dent
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Harold Solomon
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 7–6
United States Marty Riessen
United States Roscoe Tanner
28 February U.S. National Indoor Championships
Memphis, United States
$175,000 – Carpet – 64S/32D
Six star
Sweden Björn Borg
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
United States Brian Gottfried United States Tom Gullikson
United Kingdom Mark Cox
United States Bob Lutz
United States Fred McNair
United States Tom Gullikson
Spain José Higueras
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 7–6, 7–6
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith

March[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 March Peugeot Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Five star
Not played. Sweden Björn Borg
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Australia Colin Dibley
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
South Africa Robbie Venter
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–0
United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
Coliseum Mall International
Hampton, United States
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
One star
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
United States Stan Smith United States Jeff Borowiak
United States Tom Gullikson
United States Tim Gullikson
United States James Hagey
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Stan Smith
6–4, 6–3
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
14 March Volvo Classic
Washington, United States
$100,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
United States Brian Gottfried
6–1, 6–2
United States Bob Lutz United States Tom Gorman
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Jeff Borowiak
United States John Whitlinger
United States Stan Smith
United States Sandy Mayer
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 7–5
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Scandinavian Covered Court Championships
Helsinki, Finland
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
United Kingdom Mark Cox
6–3, 6–3
Sweden Kjell Johansson Sweden Ove Bengtson
Czechoslovakia Jiří Granat
France Hervé Gauvain
Australia John James
United Kingdom John Lloyd
United Kingdom Richard Lewis
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
Austria Hans Kary
5–7, 7–6, 6–4
United Kingdom David Lloyd
United Kingdom John Lloyd
21 March La Costa International
La Costa, United States
$100,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
Three star
United States Brian Gottfried
6–3, 6–2
United States Marty Riessen Sweden Björn Borg
United States Hank Pfister
United States Tom Gorman
United States Trey Waltke
Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Allan Stone
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–2
Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
28 March Arco Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, United States
$150,000 – Carpet – 64S/32D
Five star
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
United States Brian Gottfried United States Roscoe Tanner
United States Peter Fleming
United States Cliff Richey
United States Bob Lutz
United States Jeff Borowiak
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
Nice International
Nice, France
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
Sweden Björn Borg
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 6–4
Argentina Guillermo Vilas Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Chile Belus Prajoux
France François Jauffret
France Christophe Casa
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Romania Ion Țiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
Australia Chris Kachel
New Zealand Chris Lewis

April[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 April Murcia Open
Murcia, Spain
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
Spain José Higueras
6–4, 6–0, 6–3
United Kingdom Buster Mottram West Germany Frank Gebert
Spain Javier Soler
France François Jauffret
France Patrice Dominguez
France Jean-Louis Haillet
France Patrick Proisy
France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
7–5, 6–2
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Hans Gildemeister
18 April United Bank Classic
Denver, United States
$100,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
Sweden Björn Borg
7–5, 6–2
United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States James Delaney
United States Peter Fleming
Australia Kim Warwick
South Africa Colin Dibley
South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3
Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
25 April Romika Cup
Munich, West Germany
Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
6–1, 6–1, 6–7, 7–5
Paraguay Víctor Pecci Spain José Higueras
Australia Dick Crealy
France Patrick Proisy
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Colombia Iván Molina
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
Czechoslovakia František Pala
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Špear
United States John Whitlinger

May[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 May German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Spain Manuel Orantes United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Chile Jaime Fillol
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell
West Germany Werner Zirngibl
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
West Germany Karl Meiler
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Kim Warwick
16 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
$131,250 – Clay – 64S/32D
Five star
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6
Italy Antonio Zugarelli United States Brian Gottfried
Australia Phil Dent
Italy Adriano Panatta
Australia Kim Warwick
Romania Ilie Năstase
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
Agfacolor Cup
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
Poland Wojciech Fibak
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
South Africa Raymond Moore West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Jeff Borowiak
Colombia Iván Molina
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–3, 6–3
Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
23 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Clay – 128S/64D/24XD
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–0, 6–3, 6–0
United States Brian Gottfried Australia Phil Dent
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Romania Ilie Năstase
Spain José Higueras
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Italy Adriano Panatta
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Mary Carillo
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 6–3
Romania Florenţa Mihai
Colombia Iván Molina

June[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 June John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
$100,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Three star
Not played – title shared. United States Tim Gullikson
Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Roscoe Tanner
United States Stan Smith
United States Bob Lutz
United States Dick Stockton
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Brian Gottfried
Not completed.
Belgian Open
Brussels, Belgium
$75,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
Two star
United States Harold Solomon
7–5, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
West Germany Karl Meiler Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
France Jean-François Caujolle
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Spain Antonio Muñoz
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
Match abandoned – title shared.
2–6, 6–4, 2–2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović / Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pilić
Czechoslovakia Pala / Hungary Taróczy
13 June Rawlings International
London, Great Britain
$100,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Three star
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
9–7, 7–5
United Kingdom Mark Cox United States Brian Gottfried
United States Hank Pfister
United States James Delaney
Italy Adriano Panatta
United States Roscoe Tanner
Australia Colin Dibley
India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–1, 6–2
United Kingdom David Lloyd
United Kingdom John Lloyd
Berlin Open
Berlin, West Germany
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec Paraguay Víctor Pecci
United States Steve Krulevitz
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
France François Jauffret
France Patrick Proisy
Spain José Higueras
Not played – title shared. Chile Hans Gildemeister / Chile Belus Prajoux
Czechoslovakia Hutka / Czechoslovakia Zedník
20 June Wimbledon Championships
London, England
Grand Slam
$198,645 – Grass – 128S/128Q/64D/40Q/48XD/24Q
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Sweden Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
United States Jimmy Connors United States John McEnroe
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
South Africa Byron Bertram
Australia Phil Dent
United States Billy Martin
Romania Ilie Năstase
Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9 (4–7), 6–4
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
South Africa Greer Stevens
South Africa Bob Hewitt
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan

July[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 July Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Hungary Balázs Taróczy Italy Antonio Zugarelli
Australia Kim Warwick
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Australia Mark Edmondson
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Špear
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–4, 6–0
France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
United States Jeff Borowiak
7–5, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
France Jean-François Caujolle West Germany Frank Gebert
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
South Africa David Schneider
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–4, 7–6
Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Miller Hall of Fame Championships
Newport, United States
$50,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
One star
United States Tim Gullikson
6–4, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
United States Hank Pfister Egypt Ismail El Shafei
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
Australia John James
United States Matt Mitchell
United States Butch Seewagen
India Anand Amritraj
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
10 July Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Three star
United States Harold Solomon
6–2, 6–3
United Kingdom Mark Cox Australia John Alexander
United States Rick Fagel
United States Terry Moor
Australia John James
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
United States John McEnroe
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 7–6
South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Roscoe Tanner
Head Cup
Kitzbühel, Austria
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
West Germany Karl Meiler
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
United States Bob Lutz
Hungary Janos Benyik
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 6–4
Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Chris Kachel
Dutch Open
Hilversum, Netherlands
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
France Patrick Proisy
6–0, 6–2, 6–0
Argentina Lito Álvarez Australia Colin Dibley
New Zealand Onny Parun
Spain José Higueras
Australia Kim Warwick
France François Jauffret
Netherlands Louk Sanders
Spain José Higueras
Spain Antonio Muñoz
6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
17 July Washington Star International
Washington, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 7–5
United States Brian Gottfried United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Australia John Alexander
South Africa Raymond Moore
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
7–5, 7–5
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
24 July Louisville International
Louisville, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
1–6, 6–0, 6–1
United States Eddie Dibbs Australia Phil Dent
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Romania Ion Țiriac
United States Dick Stockton
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
South Africa Bernard Mitton
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–1, 6–4
Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Cliff Letcher
31 July Volvo International
North Conway, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Australia John Alexander
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Spain Manuel Orantes United States Harold Solomon
United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Steve Krulevitz
Australia Ken Rosewall
United States Brian Gottfried
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 6–3
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
Mutual Benefit Life Open
South Orange, United States
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
United States Roscoe Tanner United States John McEnroe
South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Jeff Borowiak
Chile Jaime Fillol
South Africa Bernard Mitton
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Australia Colin Dibley
Poland Wojciech Fibak
6–1, 7–5
Romania Ion Țiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas

August[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 August Buckeye Championships
Columbus, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
United States Brian Gottfried Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Billy Martin
United States Bob Lutz
United States Jeff Borowiak
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–1, 6–3
United States Jimmy Connors United States Phil Dent
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Dick Stockton
United States John McEnroe
United States Harold Solomon
United States Terry Moor
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Cliff Letcher
14 August Rothmans Canadian Open
Toronto, Canada
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
United States Jeff Borowiak
6–0, 6–1
Chile Jaime Fillol Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Colin Dibley
Argentina Ricardo Cano
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Spain Manuel Orantes
South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
21 August U.S. Professional Tennis Championships
Boston, United States
$175,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5, 6–4
United States Eddie Dibbs Poland Wojciech Fibak
Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Jimmy Connors
United States Dick Stockton
Colombia Iván Molina
Chile Patricio Cornejo
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 6–4
United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Bob Hewitt
29 August US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$250,000 – Clay – 128S/64D/32XD
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
United States Jimmy Connors United States Harold Solomon
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
United States Dick Stockton
South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Brian Gottfried
Spain Manuel Orantes
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–0
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Netherlands Betty Stöve
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
United States Billie Jean King
United States Vitas Gerulaitis

September[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 September Woodlands Doubes
Woodlands, Texas, USA
Hard – $125,000 – D32
United States Marty Riessen
Netherlands Tom Okker

3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Robert Lutz / United States Stan Smith
United States Fred McNair / United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Gene Mayer / South Africa Sashi Menon
Chile Jaime Fillol / Chile Álvaro Fillol
United States Larry Davidson / Australia Fred Stolle
19 September Southern California Championships
Los Angeles, USA
Hard – $100,000 – S64/D32
Four star
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 3–6, 6–4
United States Brian Gottfried United States Eddie Dibbs
Spain Manuel Orantes
South Africa Sashi Menon
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Eliot Teltscher
United States Tom Leonard
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Sandy Mayer

6–2, 6–3
United States Tom Leonard
United States Mike Machette
Coupe Poreé
Paris, France
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–1, 7–6
France Christophe Roger-Vasselin France Patrick Proisy
Spain José Higueras
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
France Georges Goven
France Jacques Thamin
France Christophe Roger-Vasselin

6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac
26 September Raquette d'Or
Aix-en-Provence, France
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 7–5, ret.
Argentina Guillermo Vilas France Eric Deblicker
France Georges Goven
Spain José Higueras
Italy Antonio Zugarelli
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Romania Ilie Năstase
Romania Ion Țiriac

1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
France Patrice Dominguez
Sweden Rolf Norberg
Transamerica Championships
San Francisco, California, USA
Carpet – $125,000 – S64/D32
Four star
United States Butch Walts
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
United States Brian Gottfried United States Dick Stockton
United States Peter Fleming
United States Marty Riessen
United States Robert Lutz
United States Harold Solomon
United States John McEnroe
United States Dick Stockton
United States Marty Riessen

6–4, 1–6, 6–4
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart

October[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 October Island Holidays Tennis Classic
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Hard – $100,000 – S32/D16
Three star
United States Jimmy Connors
6–2, 6–0
United States Brian Gottfried Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Harold Solomon
United States Sandy Mayer
Sweden Douglas Palm
United States Stan Smith
United States Stan Smith
United States Robert Lutz

7–6, 6–4
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Aryamehr Cup
Tehran, Iran
Clay – $150,000 – S64/D32
Five star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
United States Eddie Dibbs Poland Wojciech Fibak
Spain Manuel Orantes
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Chile Hans Gildemeister
Australia Paul McNamee
United States Mike Fishbach
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Romania Ion Țiriac

1–6, 6–1, 6–4
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
10 October South Pacific Classic
Brisbane, Australia
Grass – $100,000 – S64/D32
One star
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
6–7, 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
Australia Tony Roche United States Hank Pfister
Australia Ken Rosewall
United States Nick Saviano
United States Bill Scanlon
Australia Kim Warwick
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
United States Bill Scanlon
United States Vitas Gerulaitis

7–6, 6–4
Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Ken Rosewall
Il Trofeo Gillette
Madrid, Spain
Clay – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
Sweden Björn Borg
6–3, 6–0 6–7, 7–6
Chile Jaime Fillol Italy Paolo Bertolucci
United States Eddie Dibbs
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Spain Manuel Orantes
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Spain José Higueras
South Africa Frew McMillan
South Africa Bob Hewitt

6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
Spain Antonio Muñoz
Spain Manuel Orantes
17 October Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Clay – S64/D32
Three star
Sweden Björn Borg
6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Spain Manuel Orantes United States Eddie Dibbs
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Spain José Higueras
Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
Czechoslovakia Jiří Granat
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Poland Wojciech Fibak

6–0, 6–4
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
Sydney Indoor
Sydney, Australia
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
Four star
United States Jimmy Connors
7–5, 6–4, 6–2
Australia Ken Rosewall United States Nick Saviano
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Australia Tony Roche
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Hank Pfister
Australia Phil Dent
Australia Tony Roche
Australia John Newcombe

6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
24 October Hitachi West Coast Classic
Perth, Australia
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Australia Geoff Masters United States Hank Pfister
Australia Tony Roche
United Kingdom Richard Lewis
United States Tim Wilkison
United States Harold Solomon
Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
Australia Allan Stone
Australia Ray Ruffels

6–2, 6–1
United States Nick Saviano
United States John Whitlinger
Fischer-Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
United States Brian Gottfried
6–1, 6–1
Poland Wojciech Fibak United States Sandy Mayer
Austria Hans Kary
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan

6–4, 6–3
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Swiss Indoor Championships
Basel, Switzerland
Carpet – $30,000 – S32/D16
One star
Sweden Björn Borg
6–2, 7–5, 6–2
United Kingdom John Lloyd United States Erik Van Dillen
Chile Jaime Fillol
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Jeff Borowiak
Chile Álvaro Fillol
United Kingdom Mark Cox
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
United Kingdom Mark Cox

7–5, 6–4, 6–3
United Kingdom John Feaver
Australia John James
31 October Cologne Cup
Cologne, Germany
Carpet – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Sweden Björn Borg
2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Poland Wojciech Fibak Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
United States Billy Martin
United States Sandy Mayer
Sweden Tenny Svensson
Austria Hans Kary
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan

6–3, 7–5
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
Jean Becker Open
Paris, France
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
United States Brian Gottfried United Kingdom Mark Cox
United States Jeff Borowiak
United States Robert Lutz
France Pierre Barthes
United States Christopher Sylvan
South Africa Byron Bertram
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Brian Gottfried

6–2, 6–0
United States Jeff Borowiak
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Fred Perry Tokyo Outdoor
Tokyo, Japan
Clay – S64/D32
Three star
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–1
Australia Kim Warwick United States Harold Solomon
United States Tim Gullikson
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Stan Smith
United States Roscoe Tanner
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Geoff Masters

6–2, 7–6
Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel

November[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 November Stockolm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Hard – $150,000 – S64/D32
Five star
United States Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–4
South Africa Raymond Moore United States Stan Smith
Poland Wojciech Fibak
United States Harold Solomon
United States George Hardie
Sweden Kjell Johansson
United States Brian Teacher
Netherlands Tom Okker
Poland Wojciech Fibak

6–3, 6–3
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Orient Cup
Bogotá, Colombia
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–0
Spain José Higueras Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
Chile Hans Gildemeister
United States Mike Fishbach
France Patrick Proisy
Chile Belus Prajoux
Chile Hans Gildemeister

6–4, 6–2
Venezuela Jorge Andrew
Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Colgate Tennis Patrons Classic
Hong Kong
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
United States Tom Gorman West Germany Karl Meiler
United States Pat Du Pré
United States Nick Saviano
United States Mike Cahill
Australia Allan Stone
United States Dick Stockton
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Syd Ball

7–6, 6–3
United States Marty Riessen
United States Roscoe Tanner
14 November Philta International
Manila, Philippines
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
West Germany Karl Meiler
Walkover
Spain Manuel Orantes Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Geoff Masters
Netherlands Louk Sanders
United States Tim Wilkison
United States Tom Gullikson
United States Tim Gullikson
Australia John Marks
Australia Chris Kachel

4–6, 6–0, 7–6
United States Mike Cahill
United States Terry Moor
Chilean International
Santiago, Chile
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–0, 2–6, 6–4
Chile Jaime Fillol Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
United States Gene Mayer
Colombia Álvaro Betancur
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Belus Prajoux
Chile Jaime Fillol
Chile Patricio Cornejo

5–7, 6–1, 6–1
United States Henry Bunis
Australia Paul McNamee
Wembley
London, England
Hard – $125,000 – S32/D16
Four star
Sweden Björn Borg
6–2, 6–0
United Kingdom John Lloyd United States Eddie Dibbs
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Australia Raymond Moore
Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Sandy Mayer

6–3, 7–6
United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
21 November Argentine Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
Chile Jaime Fillol Chile Hans Gildemeister
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Chile Belus Prajoux
United States Mike Fishbach
United States Gene Mayer
Chile Patricio Cornejo
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Romania Ion Țiriac

6–4, 6–0
Argentina Ricardo Cano
Spain Antonio Muñoz
Grand Prix Masaveu de Asturias
Oviedo, Spain
Hard – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
United States Eddie Dibbs
6–4, 6–1
Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Sherwood Stewart
Czechoslovakia Jiří Granát
United Kingdom Mark Cox
United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Fred McNair

6–3, 6–1
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Taipei Summit Championships
Taipei, Taiwan
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
United States Tim Gullikson
6–7, 7–5, 7–6, 6–4
Egypt Ismail El Shafei Australia Geoff Masters
United Kingdom Richard Lewis
United States Terry Moor
United States John Whitlinger
West Germany Karl Meiler
Australia Steve Docherty
United States Chris Delaney
United States Pat Du Pré

7–6, 7–6
Australia Steve Docherty
United States Tom Gorman
28 November Indian Championships
Bombay, India
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
India Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 6–1
United States Terry Moor United States Tom Gullikson
France Christophe Freyss
India Anand Amritraj
United Kingdom Richard Lewis
United States Mike Cahill
United Kingdom John Feaver
United States Terry Moor
United States Mike Cahill

6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Mexico Marcello Lara
India Jasjit Singh
South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard – $150,000 – S32/D16
Five star
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–3, 6–4
United Kingdom Buster Mottram United States Stan Smith
South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Danny Sullivan
United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Stan Smith
United States Robert Lutz

6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore

December[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 December Marlboro South Australia Men's Classic
Adelaide, Australia
Grass – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
United States Tim Gullikson
3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
New Zealand Chris Lewis Australia Kim Warwick
United States Tom Gorman
United States Bill Scanlon
Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Alexander
Australia Allan Stone
Australia Kim Warwick
Australia Syd Ball

3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
12 December Marlboro New South Wales Championships
Sydney, Australia
Grass – $175,000 – S64/D32
Four star
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
United States Brian Teacher United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Australia Cliff Letcher
Australia Phil Dent
United States Bill Scanlon
Australia Colin Dibley
United States Butch Walts
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent

7–6, 2–6, 6–3
Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
19 December Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – $200,000 – 64S/32D
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2
United Kingdom John Lloyd Australia John Alexander
Australia Bob Giltinan
Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Robin Drysdale
Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone

7–6, 7–6
Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent

January 1978[edit]

Week of Tournament Champion Runner-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 January Masters
New York, USA
Carpet – $400,000 – S8/D4
United States Jimmy Connors
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Sweden Björn Borg United States Brian Gottfried
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Round–robin
South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan

7–5, 7–6, 6–3
United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith

Points system[edit]

The Grand Prix tournaments were divided into seven groups. Group TC consisted of the Grand Slam tournaments; the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championships and the US Open—while the other tournaments were given star ratings ranging from six stars to one star, based on prize money and draw size. Points were allocated based on these ratings and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. No points were awarded to first-round losers, and ties were settled by the number of tournaments played.[3] The points allocation, with doubles points listed in brackets, is as follows:

Group TC
  • Champion: 250 (50)
  • Runner-up: 175 (35)
  • Semifinalist: 100 (20)
  • Quarterfinalist: 50 (10)
  • Fourth round: 25 (5)
  • Third round: 12 (2)
  • Second round: 6
Six-star
  • Champion: 175 (35)
  • Runner-up: 122 (24)
  • Semifinalist: 70 (14)
  • Quarterfinalist: 35 (7)
  • 9th – 16th: 17 (3)
  • 17th – 32nd: 8
Five-star
  • Champion: 150 (30)
  • Runner-up: 105 (21)
  • Semifinalist: 60 (12)
  • Quarterfinalist: 30 (6)
  • 9th – 16th: 15 (3)
  • 17th – 32nd: 7
Four-star
  • Champion: 125 (25)
  • Runner-up: 87 (17)
  • Semifinalist: 50 (10)
  • Quarterfinalist: 25 (5)
  • 9th – 16th: 12 (2)
  • 17th – 32nd: 6
Three-star
  • Champion: 100 (20)
  • Runner-up: 70 (14)
  • Semifinalist: 40 (8)
  • 5th – 8th: 20 (4)
  • 9th – 16th: 10 (2)
  • 17th – 32nd: 5
Two-star
  • Champion: 75 (15)
  • Runner-up: 52 (10)
  • Semifinalist: 30 (5)
  • 5th – 8th: 15 (3)
  • 9th – 16th: 7
One-star
  • Champion: 50 (10)
  • Runner-up: 35 (7)
  • Semifinalist: 20 (4)
  • 5th – 8th: 10 (2)
  • 9th – 16th: 5

Standings[edit]

The 1977 Grand Prix tournaments were divided in seven separate point categories, ranging from the Triple Crown tournaments (250 points for the winner) to the smallest One Star tournaments (50 points for the winner). At the end of the year the 35 top-ranked players received a bonus from the bonus pool. To qualify for a bonus a player must have played at least 15 tournaments. The top eight points ranked singles players and top four doubles teams were entitled to participate in the season-ending Masters tournament.[3]

Rk Name Points Bonus
1  Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 2,047 $300,000
2  Brian Gottfried (USA) 1,548 $125,000
3  Björn Borg (SWE) 1,210 $75,000
4  Manuel Orantes (ESP) 870 $50,000
5  Eddie Dibbs (USA) 777 $45,000
6  Roscoe Tanner (USA) 758 $40,000
7  Raúl Ramírez (MEX) 754 $35,000
8  Jimmy Connors (USA) 722
9  Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) 670
10  Harold Solomon (USA) 624 $32,000

ATP rankings[edit]

As of 1 January 1977
Rk Name
1  Jimmy Connors (USA)
2  Björn Borg (SWE)
3  Ilie Năstase (Romania)
4  Manuel Orantes (ESP)
5  Raúl Ramírez (MEX)
6  Guillermo Vilas (ARG)
7  Adriano Panatta (ITA)
8  Harold Solomon (USA)
9  Eddie Dibbs (USA)
10  Brian Gottfried (USA)
11  Roscoe Tanner (USA)
12  Arthur Ashe (USA)
13  Ken Rosewall (AUS)
14  Wojciech Fibak (POL)
15  Dick Stockton (USA)
16  Stan Smith (USA)
17  Mark Cox (GBR)
18  Vitas Gerulaitis (USA)
19  Jan Kodeš (TCH)
20  Robert Lutz (USA)
Year-end rankings (December 1977)
Rk Name Points Average Change
1  Jimmy Connors (USA) 897 59.80 Steady =
2  Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 1610 57.50 Increase +4
3  Björn Borg (SWE) 906 53.29 Decrease –1
4  Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) 762 50.80 Increase +14
5  Brian Gottfried (USA) 1215 46.73 Increase +5
6  Eddie Dibbs (USA) 848 31.41 Increase +3
7  Manuel Orantes (ESP) 671 30.50 Decrease –3
8  Raúl Ramírez (MEX) 692 27.68 Decrease –3
9  Ilie Năstase (ROU) 393 26.20 Decrease –6
10  Dick Stockton (USA) 579 25.17 Increase +5
11  Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) 388 22.82 Increase +11
12  Ken Rosewall (AUS) 424 22.32 Increase +1
13  Wojciech Fibak (POL) 619 21.34 Increase +1
14  Harold Solomon (USA) 610 21.03 Decrease –6
15  Roscoe Tanner (USA) 542 20.85 Decrease –4
16  Sandy Mayer (USA) 346 20.35 Increase +59
17  Jaime Fillol (CHI) 452 19.65 Increase +7
18  John Alexander (AUS) 569 19.62 Increase +29
19  Tony Roche (AUS) 289 19.27 Increase +31
20  Buster Mottram (GBR) 425 18.48 Increase +21

List of tournament winners[edit]

The list of winners and number of Grand Prix singles titles won, alphabetically by last number of titles:

The following players won their first title in 1977:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis Pros Cite Borg, Gullikson". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Sep 13, 1977. 
  2. ^ "How it All Began". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  3. ^ a b c John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. ISBN 9780354090391. 

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book (2nd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0-942257-70-0.