1978 US Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
1978 US Open
ChampionUnited States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith [1]
Runner-upUnited States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
Final score1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Details
Draw64
Seeds16
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
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

Bob Hewitt and Frew McMillan were the defending champions but lost in the quarterfinals to Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart.

Bob Lutz and Stan Smith won in the final 1–6, 7–5, 6–3 against Marty Riessen and Sherwood Stewart.

Seeds[edit]

  1. South Africa Bob Hewitt / South Africa Frew McMillan (Quarterfinals)
  2. Poland Wojtek Fibak / Netherlands Tom Okker (Semifinals)
  3. United States Bob Lutz / United States Stan Smith (Champions)
  4. United States Fred McNair / Mexico Raúl Ramírez (First round)
  5. United States Brian Gottfried / United States Dick Stockton (Quarterfinals)
  6. United States Peter Fleming / United States John McEnroe (Quarterfinals)
  7. Paraguay Víctor Pecci / Australia Kim Warwick (Quarterfinals)
  8. United States Marty Riessen / United States Sherwood Stewart (Final)
  9. Australia John Alexander / Australia Phil Dent (Third round)
  10. United States Gene Mayer / United States Henry Pfister (Second round)
  11. Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell / Australia Chris Kachel (First round)
  12. Australia Bob Carmichael / Australia Ray Ruffels (Second round)
  13. South Africa Raymond Moore / United States Roscoe Tanner (Third round)
  14. Chile Álvaro Fillol / Chile Jaime Fillol (First round)
  15. Australia Ross Case / Australia Geoff Masters (Third round)
  16. United States Tim Gullikson / United States Tom Gullikson (Third round)

Draw[2][3][edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
               
1 South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6 2 5
8 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
2 6 7
8 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6 6
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
3 4
Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6 6
6 United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2 4
8 United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6 5 3
3 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1 7 6
5 United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
4 6 4
3 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6 4 6
3 United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7 5 7
2 Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6 7 6
7 Paraguay Víctor Pecci
Australia Kim Warwick
3 6 6
2 Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6 3 7

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
7 7
United States J Borowiak
New Zealand C Lewis
6 6 1 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
7 6
United States C Graebner
United States C Pasarell
6 6 United States C Graebner
United States C Pasarell
5 3
United States S Krulevitz
United States B Manson
3 4 1 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 6
Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
6 7 15 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
3 3
Sweden J Norbäck
Sweden D Palm
3 6 Australia J Newcombe
Australia F Stolle
7 3 4
United States B Martin
United States B Scanlon
6 6 15 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
6 6 6
15 Australia R Case
Australia G Masters
7 7 1 South Africa B Hewitt
South Africa F McMillan
6 2 5
14 Chile Á Fillol
Chile J Fillol
6 6 8 United States M Riessen
United States S Stewart
2 6 7
South Africa W Prinsloo
United Kingdom J Smith
7 7 South Africa W Prinsloo
United Kingdom J Smith
5 6
United States G Amaya
United States A Lucchesi
2 4 United States A Kohlberg
United States M Purcell
7 7
United States A Kohlberg
United States M Purcell
6 6 United States A Kohlberg
United States M Purcell
2 4
United States H Bunis
United States C Hagey
3 7 3 8 United States M Riessen
United States S Stewart
6 6
Canada R Genois
United States J Kriek
6 6 6 Canada R Genois
United States J Kriek
2 4
India A Amritraj
United States J Whitlinger
3 7 1 8 United States M Riessen
United States S Stewart
6 6
8 United States M Riessen
United States S Stewart
6 5 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4 United States F McNair
Mexico R Ramírez
5 1
Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
7 6 Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
7 6 7
United States T Leonard
United States M Machette
6 7 7 United States T Leonard
United States M Machette
6 7 6
United States C Sylvan
United States B Walts
7 6 6 Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
6 6
United States W Redondo
United States B Rowe
4 4 United States A Ashe
France Y Noah
3 1
United States A Ashe
France Y Noah
6 6 United States A Ashe
France Y Noah
6 7
United States M Greenberg
United States M Shore
3 4 10 United States G Mayer
United States H Pfister
4 5
10 United States G Mayer
United States H Pfister
6 6 Australia M Edmondson
Australia J Marks
6 6
12 Australia B Carmichael
Australia R Ruffels
6 6 6 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
2 4
United States B Coleman
United States R Pascale
3 1 12 Australia B Carmichael
Australia R Ruffels
3 1
United States V Amaya
United States T Waltke
6 6 United States V Amaya
United States T Waltke
6 6
Australia B Drewett
Australia A Gardiner
3 4 United States V Amaya
United States T Waltke
1 2
Switzerland H Günthardt
Czechoslovakia T Šmíd
7 6 6 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
6 6
India A Amritraj
India V Amritraj
6 4 Switzerland H Günthardt
Czechoslovakia T Šmíd
6 4
Spain A Muñoz
Ecuador R Ycaza
6 2 6 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
7 6
6 United States P Fleming
United States J McEnroe
7 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 United States B Gottfried
United States D Stockton
7 4 6
United States R Fagel
United States B Seewagen
5 6 3 5 United States B Gottfried
United States D Stockton
6 6
United States S Carnahan
United States T Wilkison
6 6 United States S Carnahan
United States T Wilkison
4 4
United States S Bondurant
United States B Willenborg
3 2 5 United States B Gottfried
United States D Stockton
7 7
South Africa P Cramer
Paraguay F González
6 2 2 16 United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6 5
United States D Ralston
United States E van Dillen
3 6 6 United States D Ralston
United States E van Dillen
6 2 1
United Kingdom R Drysdale
United States V Winitsky
5 3 16 United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4 6 6
16 United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
7 6 5 United States B Gottfried
United States D Stockton
4 6 4
9 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
7 7 3 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
6 4 6
South Africa C Drysdale
Rhodesia A Pattison
6 6 9 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 6 6
Australia D Crealy
Australia B Giltinan
6 6 Australia D Crealy
Australia B Giltinan
7 3 3
United States W Brown
India J Singh
3 1 9 Australia J Alexander
Australia P Dent
6 3 5
India S Menon
United States F Taygan
6 4 4 3 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
4 6 7
United States J Eagleton
South Africa D Joubert
3 6 6 United States J Eagleton
South Africa D Joubert
1 2
United Kingdom J Feaver
Australia J James
5 4 3 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
6 6
3 United States B Lutz
United States S Smith
7 6

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7 Paraguay V Pecci
Australia K Warwick
7 6
Australia D Collings
Australia W Maher
6 2 7 Paraguay V Pecci
Australia K Warwick
6 6
Australia D Carter
United States P DuPré
5 7 7 Australia D Carter
United States P DuPré
1 2
United States J Geraghty
South Africa J Yuill
7 6 5 7 Paraguay V Pecci
Australia K Warwick
7 3 6
United States J DiLouie
United States B Maze
6 6 United States M Fishbach
South Africa B Mitton
5 6 4
United States M Cahill
United States T Moor
7 7 United States M Cahill
United States T Moor
2 6
United States M Fishbach
South Africa B Mitton
6 7 United States M Fishbach
South Africa B Mitton
6 7
11 Switzerland C Dowdeswell
Australia C Kachel
3 5 7 Paraguay V Pecci
Australia K Warwick
3 6 6
13 South Africa R Moore
United States R Tanner
7 6 2 Poland W Fibak
Netherlands T Okker
6 3 7
United States E Friedler
United States J Karzen
6 4 13 South Africa R Moore
United States R Tanner
6 6
South Africa K Curren
United States P Rennert
6 7 South Africa K Curren
United States P Rennert
0 4
Czechoslovakia S Birner
Czechoslovakia J Granát
3 6 13 South Africa R Moore
United States R Tanner
3 6 1
Australia C Dibley
United States B Teacher
7 6 2 Poland W Fibak
Netherlands T Okker
6 4 6
Australia J Eagleton
United States E Teltscher
5 2 Australia C Dibley
United States B Teacher
4 6 3
United States T Graham
United States J Sadri
6 3 2 Poland W Fibak
Netherlands T Okker
6 3 6
2 Poland W Fibak
Netherlands T Okker
7 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners of Individual and Team Championships Dring 1978". nytimes.com.
  2. ^ "Official results archive (ITF)". itftennis.com.
  3. ^ "Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)". atptour.com.