1977 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1977 US Open
ChampionArgentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Details
Draw128 (12 Q )
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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Guillermo Vilas being awarded with the trophy after defeating Jimmy Connors at the final

Fourth-seeded Guillermo Vilas defeated defending champion Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1977 US Open. It was played on September 11, 1977 on outdoor clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens. First-seeded Björn Borg retired from his fourth-round match due to a shoulder injury.[1]

The event consisted of a draw of 128 players of which 16 were seeded. The format of the competition was best-of-three sets in the first four rounds followed by best-of-five sets from the quarterfinal onward.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Fourth round)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Finalist)
  3. United States Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Champion)
  5. Spain Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinalist)
  6. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (First round)
  7. Romania Ilie Năstase (Second round)
  8. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)
  9. United States Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  10. United States Dick Stockton (Quarterfinalist)
  11. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  12. United States Harold Solomon (Semifinalist)
  13. United Kingdom Mark Cox (First round)
  14. Australia Ken Rosewall (Third round)
  15. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  16. United States Stan Smith (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
10 United States Dick Stockton 4 4 2
12 United States Harold Solomon 6 6 6
12 United States Harold Solomon 2 63 2
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 77 6
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6
South Africa Raymond Moore 1 1 0
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2 6 77 6
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 64 0
Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6 6 6
3 United States Brian Gottfried 2 1 2
Italy Corrado Barazzutti 5 3 5
2 United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 7
5 Spain Manuel Orantes 2 4 3
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6
United States Waltke 2 1 1 Sweden Borg 7 6
Australia James 6 4 6 Australia James 5 4
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 4 6 3 1 Sweden Borg 6 6
South Africa Prinsloo 3 7 6 New Zealand Parun 1 3
United States Borowiak 6 6 1 South Africa Prinsloo 6 0 1
Spain Soler 2 4 New Zealand Parun 3 6 6
New Zealand Parun 6 6 1 Sweden Borg 6 4 0r
United States Krulevitz 6 6 10 United States Stockton 3 6 1
South Africa Schneider 4 3 United States Krulevitz 1 6
West Germany Gebert 4 3 Italy Panatta 6 7
Italy Panatta 6 6 Italy Panatta 6 4 4
Q United States Neely 6 3 4 10 United States Stockton 2 6 6
Australia Alexander 3 6 6 Australia Alexander 3 6 6
United States Amaya 5 2 10 United States Stockton 6 3 7
10 United States Stockton 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 United States Solomon 3 6 7
South Africa Mitton 6 3 5 12 United States Solomon 6 6
Australia Marks 4 6 2 Q United States Gerken 3 1
Q United States Gerken 6 4 6 12 United States Solomon 2 6 6
Spain Muñoz 6 4 6 United States Fagel 6 1 3
United Kingdom Lewis 3 6 4 Spain Muñoz 2 4
United States Fagel 6 4 6 United States Fagel 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 1 6 4 12 United States Solomon 7 6
South Africa Yuill 6 6 8 United States Gerulaitis 6 3
Q Finland Palin 2 4 South Africa Yuill 6 6
Australia Dibley 5 2 United States Fleming 1 3
United States Fleming 7 6 South Africa Yuill 5 1
Chile Prajoux 2 4 8 United States Gerulaitis 7 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 6 Czechoslovakia Šmid 2 6
France Dominguez 2 0 8 United States Gerulaitis 6 7
8 United States Gerulaitis 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Argentina Vilas 6 6
Spain Santana 1 0 4 Argentina Vilas 6 6
United States Mayer 7 6 United States Mayer 3 0
Sweden Norbäck 6 3 4 Argentina Vilas 6 6
United States Hagey 4 6 United States Amaya 3 3
Australia Docherty 6 7 Australia Docherty 6 3 5
United States Amaya 6 7 United States Amaya 4 6 7
United States Hardie 2 5 4 Argentina Vilas 6 6
Spain Higueras 6 6 Spain Higueras 3 1
United States Wilkison 2 2 Spain Higueras 7 3 6
Q United States Schoenfield 6 5 3d United States Manson 6 6 2
United States Manson 3 7 5 Spain Higueras 6 6
United States Richardson 4 4 14 Australia Rosewall 4 4
Australia Dent 6 6 Australia Dent 1 3
United States Gullikson 0 4 14 Australia Rosewall 6 6
14 Australia Rosewall 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States Smith 7 6
United States Bohrnstedt 6 2 16 United States Smith 0 2
United States Martin 1 5 Q United States Fishbach 6 6
Q United States Fishbach 6 7 Q United States Fishbach 6 4 0
Colombia Betancur 6 4 3 United Kingdom Feaver 2 6 6
India Amritraj 3 6 6 India Amritraj 7 2 3
United Kingdom Feaver 7 6 United Kingdom Feaver 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 5 1 United Kingdom Feaver 7 4 2
South Africa Moore 6 6 South Africa Moore 5 6 6
United States Gullikson 4 3 South Africa Moore 6 6
France Proisy 6 6 France Proisy 1 2
United States Delaney 4 2 South Africa Moore 6 6
Colombia Molina 2 7 6 Q Ecuador Ycaza 3 2
South Africa Hewitt 6 5 3 Colombia Molina 6 4
Q Ecuador Ycaza 6 6 Q Ecuador Ycaza 7 6
6 Mexico Ramírez 3 2

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Romania Năstase 6 6
South Africa McMillan 0 0 7 Romania Năstase 4 4
United States Scanlon 2 4 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
Italy Barazzutti 6 6 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
Chile Fillol 6 6 Australia Edmondson 1 0
Australia Kronk 2 0 Chile Fillol 1 2
Australia Edmondson 3 6 6 Australia Edmondson 6 6
Q Brazil Guedes 6 1 4 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
United States Teacher 3 7 6 United States Walts 2 0
Australia Kachel 6 6 2 United States Teacher 2 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 4 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 6 6
United States Pfister 6 1 3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 1 2
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 0 6 United States Walts 6 6
South Africa Joubert 2 6 4 United Kingdom Lloyd 3 3
United States Walts 7 7 United States Walts 6 6
13 United Kingdom Cox 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Poland Fibak 6 6
Australia Case 2 2 15 Poland Fibak 6 6
India Menon 7 2 6 India Menon 1 2
United States Saviano 6 6 3 15 Poland Fibak 6 6
United States Crawford 6 7 6 United States Crawford 1 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 7 5 4 United States Crawford 6 6
Q Paraguay González 6 7 Q Paraguay González 3 3
Argentina Cano 3 5 15 Poland Fibak 7 3 4
United States Richey 6 6 3 United States Gottfried 6 6 6
Q United States Giammalva 2 2 United States Richey 5 0
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 7 6 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 7 6
United States Lofgren 5 0 Czechoslovakia Kodeš 4 2
United States Riessen 6 6 3 United States Gottfried 6 6
Australia Carmichael 3 2 United States Riessen 5 6 3
United States Winitsky 3 3 3 United States Gottfried 7 2 6
3 United States Gottfried 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Spain Orantes 6 6
Q United States Maze 1 0 5 Spain Orantes 6 6
India Amritraj 6 6 5 Australia Stolle 2 2
Australia Stolle 3 7 7 5 Spain Orantes 6 6
United States Dupre 5 0 United States Stewart 4 3
France Jauffret 7 6 France Jauffret 5 3
United States Machette 1 4 United States Stewart 7 6
United States Stewart 6 6 5 Spain Orantes 6 6
Chile Gildemeister 6 6 United States McEnroe 2 3
Chile Fillol Sr. 0 3 Chile Gildemeister 5 1
United States McEnroe 6 6 United States McEnroe 7 6
United States Teltscher 1 3 United States McEnroe 6 4 6
France Deblicker 4 6 2 9 United States Dibbs 2 6 4
United States McNair 6 4 6 United States McNair 2 2
Argentina Álvarez 4 3 9 United States Dibbs 6 6
9 United States Dibbs 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 United States Tanner 4 7 6
United States Mitchell 6 6 1 11 United States Tanner 6 6 6
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 Rhodesia Pattison 7 0 3
Australia McNamee 4 0 11 United States Tanner 6 6
United States Moor 7 6 United States Moor 3 1
South Africa Drysdale 6 2 United States Moor 6 6
United States Bunis 6 6 6 United States Bunis 2 4
Venezuela Andrew 7 4 2 11 United States Tanner 0 2
Australia Letcher 2 1 2 United States Connors 6 6
United States Guerry 6 6 United States Guerry 6 7
Australia Warwick 3 6 United States Cahill 4 5
United States Cahill 6 7 United States Guerry 1 4
United States Lutz 6 6 2 United States Connors 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 4 2 United States Lutz 2 2
Q India Singh 2 0 2 United States Connors 6 6
2 United States Connors 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fantástico, Guillermo!". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 47 no. 12. September 19, 1977. pp. 12–17.

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