1977 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1977 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1976 · Wimbledon Championships · 1978 →

Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating Jimmy Connors in the final, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

John McEnroe competed for the first time, entering as a qualifier and reaching the semifinals, losing to Connors, whilst former champion Rod Laver made his final grand slam appearance.

Seeds[edit]

01.   United States Jimmy Connors (Final)
02.   Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
03.   Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Third round)
04.   United States Roscoe Tanner (First round)
05.   United States Brian Gottfried (Second round)
06.   Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
07.   Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
08.   United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
09.   United States Dick Stockton (Fourth round)
10.   Italy Adriano Panatta (Second round)
11.   United States Stan Smith (Fourth round)
12.   Poland Wojciech Fibak (Fourth round)
13.   Australia Phil Dent (Quarterfinals)
14.   United Kingdom Mark Cox (Fourth round)
15.   United States Bob Lutz (Third round)
16.   United States Harold Solomon (First round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 6 6
South Africa Byron Bertram 4 6 4 2
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 4 6
Q United States John McEnroe 3 3 6 4
Q United States John McEnroe 6 8 4 6 6
13 Australia Phil Dent 4 9 6 3 4
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 2 1 7 4
2 Sweden Björn Borg 3 6 6 5 6
8 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 8 6 6
United States Billy Martin 2 9 2 2
8 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 4 6 3 6 6
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 3 6 3 8
6 Romania Ilie Năstase 0 6 3
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 8 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 United States J Connors 6 6 6
United Kingdom R Lewis 3 2 4 1 United States J Connors 6 8 6 8
United States M Riessen 6 1 8 6 United States M Riessen 4 9 1 6
New Zealand C Lewis 3 6 6 1 1 United States J Connors 6 7 6
United States J Borowiak 9 3 5 2 South Africa C Drysdale 2 5 4
South Africa C Drysdale 8 6 7 6 South Africa C Drysdale 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia J Granát 3 3 6 9 2 United States M Estep 3 4 3
United States M Estep 6 6 4 7 6 1 United States J Connors 7 6 3 6 6
United States W Scanlon 3 5 5 11 United States S Smith 9 2 6 3 3
Q New Zealand R Simpson 6 7 7 Q New Zealand R Simpson 8 3 4
New Zealand O Parun 8 7 9 New Zealand O Parun 9 6 6
LL United States G Seewagen 6 5 8 New Zealand O Parun 3 7 8 5
United States C Pasarell 6 6 6 11 United States S Smith 6 5 9 7
United States B Teacher 2 1 4 United States C Pasarell 4 3 5
Australia R Crealy 4 2 2 11 United States S Smith 6 6 7
11 United States S Smith 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States R Lutz 6 6 6
South Africa B Mitton 3 4 3 15 United States R Lutz 5 6 7 6
United States T Waltke 7 4 2 8 WC United States D Ralston 7 3 5 2
WC United States D Ralston 5 6 6 9 15 United States R Lutz 4 6 4 6 6
WC United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 3 6 3 6 Australia K Warwick 6 3 6 2 8
Q Ecuador R Ycaza 4 6 3 6 4 WC United Kingdom D Lloyd 6 1 4
Australia K Warwick 6 6 6 Australia K Warwick 8 6 6
Australia G Masters 2 2 3 Australia K Warwick 3 2 5
Australia P Kronk 7 6 3 1 6 South Africa B Bertram 6 6 7
United States J Delaney 5 3 6 6 4 Australia P Kronk 5 6 6 6 6
West Germany F Gebert 3 4 1 Q Sweden D Palm 7 4 8 3 1
Q Sweden D Palm 6 6 6 Australia P Kronk 4 0 2
Australia C Dibley 4 6 6 3 2 South Africa B Bertram 6 6 6
South Africa B Bertram 6 3 2 6 6 South Africa B Bertram 6 4 6 6
Bolivia R Benavides 3 4 4 5 United States B Gottfried 2 6 4 3
5 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States R Tanner 6 4 4 6
United Kingdom J Lloyd 3 6 6 8 United Kingdom J Lloyd 6 6 2 4 7
West Germany K Meiler 7 4 6 7 West Germany K Meiler 2 3 6 6 9
South Africa R Hewitt 5 6 1 5 West Germany K Meiler 2 2 7 3
United Kingdom J Feaver 1 6 6 1 3 Q United States J McEnroe 6 6 5 6
Rhodesia C Dowdeswell 6 2 2 6 6 Rhodesia C Dowdeswell 7 3 1
Q United States J McEnroe 6 7 6 Q United States J McEnroe 9 6 6
Egypt I El Shafei 0 5 4 Q United States J McEnroe 7 4 6 6
United States K Walts 6 9 5 8 8 United States A Mayer 5 6 3 1
Q Australia J Marks 4 8 7 9 6 United States K Walts 2 6 4
Venezuela J Andrew 6 6 6 West Germany J Andrew 6 8 6
LL United States S Carnahan 4 2 4 Venezuela J Andrew 4 7 4
United States A Mayer 6 3 6 8 7 United States A Mayer 6 9 6
South Africa D Joubert 2 6 2 9 5 United States A Mayer 8 6 6 6
United States E van Dillen 4 8 6 3 10 Italy A Panatta 9 0 2 4
10 Italy A Panatta 6 9 4 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Australia P Dent 6 6 6
LL United States W Lofgren 1 2 2 13 Australia P Dent 2 9 6 4 6
LL Brazil JE Mandarino 5 1 2 LL India A Amritraj 6 8 3 6 4
LL India A Amritraj 7 6 6 13 Australia P Dent 8 3 6 7
WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 3 3 4 South Africa R Moore 6 6 4 5
South Africa R Moore 6 6 6 South Africa R Moore 6 6 6
Argentina E Álvarez 6 4 6 6 Argentina E Álvarez 4 4 3
Q Netherlands R Thung 4 6 3 3 13 Australia P Dent 6 3 9 1 9
New Zealand B Fairlie 8 7 8 6 United States Ti Gullikson 3 6 8 6 7
United States V Amaya 9 5 6 4 New Zealand B Fairlie 8 4 6 6
United States M Machette 6 3 8 3 LL Australia R Carmichael 6 6 4 3
LL Australia R Carmichael 4 6 9 6 New Zealand B Fairlie 8 3 9 3
United States Ti Gullikson 6 6 6 United States Ti Gullikson 9 6 8 6
United States S Krulevitz 2 4 3 United States Ti Gullikson 6 6 3 8 6
United States P Fleming 4 6 2 3 7 Mexico R Ramírez 3 4 6 9 4
7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 3 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 United States V Gerulaitis 6 9 6
United States T Gorman 1 8 3 8 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States E Mayer 6 6 6 United States E Mayer 3 1 1
Q United States J Holladay 4 2 4 8 United States V Gerulaitis 6 8 6
WC United Kingdom J Smith 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom J Smith 3 6 4
South Africa W Prinsloo 4 4 2 WC United Kingdom J Smith 6 7 1 6
Q United States H Bunis 8 6 6 9 8 Q United States H Bunis 3 5 6 4
Q United States G Reid 9 4 8 8 6 8 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 3 6
Chile H Gildemeister 4 6 6 6 6 9 United States R Stockton 1 4 6 4
Chile B Prajoux 6 4 8 4 3 Chile H Gildemeister 3 8 2 5
United States F McNair 6 4 6 8 16 United States F McNair 6 6 6 7
United States N Saviano 3 6 3 9 14 United States F McNair 4 3 2
Q Republic of Ireland S Sorensen 0 2 2 9 United States R Stockton 6 6 6
Australia R Laver 6 6 6 Australia R Laver 6 7 4 5
WC United Kingdom R Drysdale 3 8 3 9 United States R Stockton 3 9 6 7
9 United States R Stockton 6 9 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 United Kingdom M Cox 6 7 8
LL South Africa R Chappell 4 5 6 14 United Kingdom M Cox 8 6 7
Australia J Alexander 6 6 6 Australia J Alexander 6 4 5
WC United Kingdom A Lloyd 3 4 2 14 United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 8
United States R Bohrnstedt 8 9 6 6 WC France P Dominguez 4 1 6
Q Australia A Gardiner 9 8 1 4 United States R Bohrnstedt 2 8 3
WC France P Dominguez 6 4 6 6 WC France P Dominguez 6 9 6
India S Menon 4 6 2 4 14 United Kingdom M Cox 6 3 4 6 7
United States W Martin 6 6 6 United States W Martin 3 6 6 0 9
South Africa D Schneider 4 4 1 United States W Martin 3 2 9 6 10
Australia R Ruffels 7 8 2 9 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 8 2 8
United Kingdom R Taylor 5 6 6 7 United States W Martin 6 6 6
South Africa J Yuill 6 6 6 3 Argentina G Vilas 2 4 2
Colombia Á Betancur 3 4 3 South Africa J Yuill 3 2 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 8 5 4 3 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 3 8
3 Argentina G Vilas 9 7 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 Romania I Năstase 6 6 3 6
United States To Gullikson 2 1 6 3 6 Romania I Năstase 7 3 7 8 6
LL Mexico E Montaño 1 4 4 United States A Pattison 9 6 5 6 3
United States A Pattison 6 6 6 6 Romania I Năstase 6 6 6
Australia C Letcher 3 6 3 2 Q United States E Teltscher 4 3 1
Q United States E Teltscher 6 0 6 6 Q United States E Teltscher
United States P DuPré 6 6 5 8 United States P DuPré w/o
Q Czechoslovakia T Šmid 4 4 7 6 6 Romania I Năstase 6 6 6 6
LL United States R Fisher 3 3 4 Netherlands T Okker 8 4 4 4
Q Australia C Kachel 6 6 6 Q Australia C Kachel 2 6 3
Australia A Stone 9 7 6 Australia A Stone 6 8 6
Brazil C Kirmayr 8 5 2 Australia A Stone 6 6 8 5 4
Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6 Netherlands T Okker 4 2 9 7 6
Australia R Case 2 1 1 Netherlands T Okker 8 7 6 7
Australia S Docherty 6 4 7 7 Australia S Docherty 9 5 3 5
16 United States H Solomon 4 6 5 5

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 Poland W Fibak 6 4 4 9 6
Chile J Fillol 3 6 6 8 4 12 Poland W Fibak 6 6 6
Q United States J McManus 1 6 4 2 Sweden J Norbäck 3 0 2
Sweden J Norbäck 6 3 6 6 12 Poland W Fibak 3 9 6 3 6
South Africa F McMillan 6 6 6 United Kingdom C Mottram 6 8 3 6 2
West Germany J Fassbender 4 4 4 South Africa F McMillan 4 5 5
United Kingdom C Mottram 4 6 6 6 United Kingdom C Mottram 6 7 7
United States J Hagey 6 4 4 2 12 Poland W Fibak 5 4 2
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 6 6 6 2 Sweden B Borg 7 6 6
United States H Pfister 4 4 1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 9 6 6
India V Amritraj 4 6 6 7 India V Amritraj 8 3 2
United States S Stewart 6 4 3 5 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia N Pilić 7 5 3
WC United Kingdom M Wayman 4 6 4 9 5 2 Sweden B Borg 9 7 6
Australia M Edmondson 6 2 6 8 7 Australia M Edmondson 6 9 2 4 1
Italy A Zugarelli 4 2 7 2 Sweden B Borg 3 7 6 6 6
2 Sweden B Borg 6 6 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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