1977 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1977 US Open
Champion Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up United States Jimmy Connors
Final score 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Details
Draw 128 (12Q)
Seeds 16
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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The 1977 US Open – Men's Singles event was one of the competitions of the 1977 US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament. It consisted of a draw of 128 players of which 16 were seeded. Fourth-seeded Guillermo Vilas defeated defending champion Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0 in the final, played on September 11, 1977 on outdoor clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, to win his first US Open singles title. First-seeded Björn Borg retired from his fourth-round match due to a shoulder injury.[1]

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)
  1. United States Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  2. United States Dick Stockton (Quarterfinalist)
  3. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  4. United States Harold Solomon (Semifinalist)
  5. United Kingdom Mark Cox (First round)
  6. Australia Ken Rosewall (Third round)
  7. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  8. 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 Finals
                                         
10 United States Dick Stockton 4 4 2
12 United States Harold Solomon 6 6 6
12 United States Harold Solomon 2 6 2
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 7 6
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6
South Africa Raymond Moore 1 1 0
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2 6 7 6
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 6 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 Borg 7 6
Australia James 6 4 6 James 5 4
Paraguay Pecci Sr. 4 6 3 1 Borg 6 6
South Africa Prinsloo 3 7 6 Parun 1 3
United States Borowiak 6 6 1 Prinsloo 6 0 1
Spain Soler 2 4 Parun 3 6 6
New Zealand Parun 6 6 1 Borg 6 4 0r
United States Krulevitz 6 6 10 Stockton 3 6 1
South Africa Schneider 4 3 Krulevitz 1 6
West Germany Gebert 4 3 Panatta 6 7
Italy Panatta 6 6 Panatta 6 4 4
Q United States Neely 6 3 4 10 Stockton 2 6 6
Australia Alexander 3 6 6 Alexander 3 6 6
United States Amaya 5 2 10 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 Solomon 6 6
Australia Marks 4 6 2 Q Gerken 3 1
Q United States Gerken 6 4 6 12 Solomon 2 6 6
Spain Muñoz 6 4 6 Fagel 6 1 3
United Kingdom Lewis 3 6 4 Muñoz 2 4
United States Fagel 6 4 6 Fagel 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 1 6 4 12 Solomon 7 6
South Africa Yuill 6 6 8 Gerulaitis 6 3
Q Finland Palin 2 4 Yuill 6 6
Australia Dibley 5 2 Fleming 1 3
United States Fleming 7 6 Yuill 5 1
Chile Prajoux 2 4 8 Gerulaitis 7 6
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 6 Šmid 2 6
France Dominguez 2 0 8 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 Vilas 6 6
United States Mayer 7 6 Mayer 3 0
Sweden Norbäck 6 3 4 Vilas 6 6
United States Hagey 4 6 Amaya 3 3
Australia Docherty 6 7 Docherty 6 3 5
United States Amaya 6 7 Amaya 4 6 7
United States Hardie 2 5 4 Vilas 6 6
Spain Higueras 6 6 Higueras 3 1
United States Wilkison 2 2 Higueras 7 3 6
Q United States Schoenfield 6 5 3d Manson 6 6 2
United States Manson 3 7 5 Higueras 6 6
United States Richardson 4 4 14 Rosewall 4 4
Australia Dent 6 6 Dent 1 3
United States Gullikson 0 4 14 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 Smith 0 2
United States Martin 1 5 Q Fishbach 6 6
Q United States Fishbach 6 7 Q Fishbach 6 4 0
Colombia Betancur 6 4 3 Feaver 2 6 6
India Amritraj 3 6 6 Amritraj 7 2 3
United Kingdom Feaver 7 6 Feaver 6 6 6
United States Pasarell 5 1 Feaver 7 4 2
South Africa Moore 6 6 Moore 5 6 6
United States Gullikson 4 3 Moore 6 6
France Proisy 6 6 Proisy 1 2
United States Delaney 4 2 Moore 6 6
Colombia Molina 2 7 6 Q Ycaza 3 2
South Africa Hewitt 6 5 3 Molina 6 4
Q Ecuador Ycaza 6 6 Q 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 Năstase 4 4
United States Scanlon 2 4 Barazzutti 6 6
Italy Barazzutti 6 6 Barazzutti 6 6
Chile Fillol 6 6 Edmondson 1 0
Australia Kronk 2 0 Fillol 1 2
Australia Edmondson 3 6 6 Edmondson 6 6
Q Brazil Guedes 6 1 4 Barazzutti 6 6
United States Teacher 3 7 6 Walts 2 0
Australia Kachel 6 6 2 Teacher 2 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Franulović 4 6 6 Franulović 6 6
United States Pfister 6 1 3 Franulović 1 2
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 0 6 Walts 6 6
South Africa Joubert 2 6 4 Lloyd 3 3
United States Walts 7 7 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 Fibak 6 6
India Menon 7 2 6 Menon 1 2
United States Saviano 6 6 3 15 Fibak 6 6
United States Crawford 6 7 6 Crawford 1 1
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Špear 7 5 4 Crawford 6 6
Q Paraguay González 6 7 Q González 3 3
Argentina Cano 3 5 15 Fibak 7 3 4
United States Richey 6 6 3 Gottfried 6 6 6
Q United States Giammalva 2 2 Richey 5 0
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 7 6 Kodeš 7 6
United States Lofgren 5 0 Kodeš 4 2
United States Riessen 6 6 3 Gottfried 6 6
Australia Carmichael 3 2 Riessen 5 6 3
United States Winitsky 3 3 3 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 Orantes 6 6
India Amritraj 6 6 5 Stolle 2 2
Australia Stolle 3 7 7 5 Orantes 6 6
United States Dupre 5 0 Stewart 4 3
France Jauffret 7 6 Jauffret 5 3
United States Machette 1 4 Stewart 7 6
United States Stewart 6 6 5 Orantes 6 6
Chile Gildemeister 6 6 McEnroe 2 3
Chile Fillol Sr. 0 3 Gildemeister 5 1
United States McEnroe 6 6 McEnroe 7 6
United States Teltscher 1 3 McEnroe 6 4 6
France Sala 4 6 2 9 Dibbs 2 6 4
United States Whitaker 6 4 6 Whitaker 2 2
Argentina Álvarez 4 3 9 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 Tanner 6 6 6
Rhodesia Pattison 6 6 Pattison 7 0 3
Australia McNamee 4 0 11 Tanner 6 6
United States Moor 7 6 Moor 3 1
South Africa Drysdale 6 2 Moor 6 6
United States Bunis 6 6 6 Bunis 2 4
Venezuela Andrew 7 4 2 11 Tanner 0 2
Australia Letcher 2 1 2 Connors 6 6
United States Guerry 6 6 Guerry 6 7
Australia Warwick 3 6 Cahill 4 5
United States Cahill 6 7 Guerry 1 4
United States Lutz 6 6 2 Connors 6 6
Hungary Taróczy 4 2 Lutz 2 2
Q India Singh 2 0 2 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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