1978 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Sweden Björn Borg
Runner-up United States Jimmy Connors
Final score 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Details
Draw 128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds 16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1977 · Wimbledon Championships · 1979 →

Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating Jimmy Connors in a repeat of the previous year's final, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Seeds[edit]

01.   Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
02.   United States Jimmy Connors (Final)
03.   United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
04.   Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Third round)
05.   United States Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinals)
06.   United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
07.   Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinals)
08.   United States Sandy Mayer (Quarterfinals)
09.   Romania Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
10.   United States Dick Stockton (First round)
11.   United States John McEnroe (First round)
12.   United Kingdom Buster Mottram (Second round)
13.   Poland Wojciech Fibak (Fourth round)
14.   Australia John Alexander (Fourth round)
15.   United States Arthur Ashe (First round)
16.   Australia John Newcombe (Fourth 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 Sweden Björn Borg 7 6 6
8 United States Sandy Mayer 5 4 3
1 Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6
Netherlands Tom Okker 4 4 4
Netherlands Tom Okker 7 6 2 6
9 Romania Ilie Năstase 5 1 6 3
1 Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6
2 United States Jimmy Connors 2 2 3
5 United States Brian Gottfried 5 6 7 2
3 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7 4 9 6
3 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7 2 1
2 United States Jimmy Connors 9 6 6
7 Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4 4 2
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Sweden B Borg 8 6 1 6 6
United States V Amaya 9 1 6 3 3 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
France C Roger-Vasselin 6 3 7 3 Australia P McNamara 2 2 4
Australia P McNamara 8 6 5 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6 6
Chile J Fillol 6 6 2 Chile J Fillol 4 2 8 4
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 2 1 0r Chile J Fillol 6 6 6
United Kingdom R Drysdale 2 2 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Drysdale 3 3 2
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 6 6 4 3 2 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 8
Sweden O Bengtson 6 6 7 Australia G Masters 2 4 6
WC Australia F Stolle 4 4 5 Sweden O Bengtson 0 8 8 4
United States W Scanlon 5 8 3 2 Australia G Masters 6 6 9 6
Australia G Masters 7 6 6 6 Australia G Masters 6 7 6
South Africa F McMillan 6 6 6 South Africa F McMillan 3 5 1
United States R Fagel 1 1 2 South Africa F McMillan 9 6 6
LL Sweden D Palm 5 2 2 12 United Kingdom C Mottram 8 4 3
12 United Kingdom C Mottram 7 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Poland W Fibak 6 7 7
Argentina JL Clerc 3 5 5 13 Poland W Fibak 8 4 6 6
Q South Africa J Kriek 6 7 6 Q South Africa J Kriek 6 6 2 4
United States T Wilkison 4 5 3 13 Poland W Fibak 6 4 7 9
WC United Kingdom J Paish 3 4 2 United States T Moor 1 6 5 7
Australia R Ruffels 6 6 6 Australia R Ruffels 5 5 8
Mexico M Lara 2 4 8 United States T Moor 7 7 9
United States T Moor 6 6 9 13 Poland W Fibak 4 2 8 6 5
United States V Winitsky 6 6 4 6 8 United States A Mayer 6 6 6 1 7
LL United States B Manson 1 3 6 3 United States V Winitsky 3 2 6 7
United States M Fishbach 1 2 2 United States M Riessen 6 6 4 9
United States M Riessen 6 6 6 United States M Riessen 6 5 3
Q Australia M Edmondson 3 2 6 6 6 8 United States A Mayer 8 7 6
South Africa R Moore 6 6 4 2 4 Q Australia M Edmondson 4 2 6 2
Czechoslovakia T Šmid 5 4 3 8 United States A Mayer 6 6 4 6
8 United States A Mayer 7 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6
United States S Smith 4 3 3 4 Argentina G Vilas 6 2 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Feaver 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom J Feaver 3 6 4 3
Q United States J Bailey 4 4 4 4 Argentina G Vilas 3 4 2
New Zealand O Parun 8 3 3 2 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6 6 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
France Y Noah 8 3 6 6 10 France Y Noah 2 3 2
Ecuador R Ycaza 9 6 2 1 8 Netherlands T Okker 6 9 6
Italy A Zugarelli 7 4 2 9 6 United States T Leonard 1 8 1
Q Australia C Kachel 5 6 6 8 1 Italy A Zugarelli 2 4 8
Australia P McNamee 3 4 3 United States T Leonard 6 6 9
United States T Leonard 6 6 6 United States T Leonard 6 4 8 6
United States S Krulevitz 3 3 5 New Zealand B Fairlie 2 6 6 3
New Zealand B Fairlie 6 6 7 New Zealand B Fairlie 6 6 6
Australia S Docherty 8 9 6 5 7 Australia S Docherty 3 4 3
15 United States A Ashe 9 8 3 7 5

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Romania I Năstase 6 6 5 6
South Africa J Yuill 2 2 7 3 9 Romania I Năstase 6 6 9
LL Czechoslovakia S Birner 3 6 4 6 Italy G Ocleppo 3 4 7
Italy G Ocleppo 6 4 6 8 9 Romania I Năstase 6 6 1 6
Czechoslovakia V Zedník 7 6 3 3 United States To Gullikson 4 3 6 3
LL United States M Machette 9 4 6 6 LL United States M Machette 4 4 2
Q Australia R Carmichael 3 4 6 United States To Gullikson 6 6 6
United States To Gullikson 6 6 8 9 Romania I Năstase 2 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Granát 8 8 4 6 United States R Tanner 6 4 2 3
United States P Fleming 9 9 6 United States P Fleming 8 8 6 6 3
Australia C Letcher 3 5 4 Q United States F McNair 9 6 4 8 6
Q United States F McNair 6 7 6 Q United States F McNair 4 2 2
Australia R Giltinan 6 6 9 6 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom D Lloyd 2 1 8 Australia R Giltinan 2 2 4
Egypt I El Shafei 9 6 2 7 2 6 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
6 United States R Tanner 8 1 6 9 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States B Gottfried 6 6 8 6
United Kingdom J Lloyd 1 8 6 4 5 United States B Gottfried 6 7 6
United States B Teacher 6 6 3 6 United States B Teacher 2 5 3
United States R Lutz 4 4 6 1 5 United States B Gottfried 6 9 6 6
Australia T Rocavert 1 4 4 Australia A Stone 8 7 2 1
Australia A Stone 6 6 6 Australia A Stone 6 2 6 6 10
Q United Kingdom M Farrell 1 7 1 4 South Africa B Mitton 1 6 8 1 8
South Africa B Mitton 6 5 6 6 5 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia J Simbera 7 8 3 6 United States Ti Gullikson 2 4 2
WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 5 6 6 3 Q Czechoslovakia J Simbera 2 3 4
United States A Pattison 4 6 1 0 United States Ti Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Ti Gullikson 6 3 6 6 United States Ti Gullikson 6 9 7
United States W Martin 5 6 6 6 United States W Martin 3 7 5
United States J Borowiak 7 4 4 4 United States W Martin 5 7 6 6 7
Q United States E van Dillen 7 1 8 6 6 Q United States E van Dillen 7 5 8 4 5
11 United States J McEnroe 5 6 9 4 3

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 United States R Stockton 2 8 5
Q Australia J Marks 6 9 7 Q Australia J Marks 3 2 3
United States N Saviano 6 6 3 6 United States N Saviano 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom C Bradnam 4 2 6 1 United States N Saviano 7 9 2 2
United States H Pfister 6 6 6 United States H Pfister 9 8 6 6
Q Chile Á Fillol 1 1 2 United States H Pfister 6 6 9
LL Australia D Carter 8 6 9 LL Australia D Carter 3 4 8
United Kingdom R Lewis 6 4 8 United States H Pfister 3 6 2 3
Q United Kingdom M Wayman 4 8 3 3 United States V Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6
United States S Stewart 6 9 6 United States S Stewart 6 9 9
United States R Fisher 6 6 6 United States R Fisher 4 7 7
France J-F Caujolle 3 3 1 United States S Stewart 8 0 2
Q India J Royappa 2 6 6 6 3 United States V Gerulaitis 9 6 6
Canada G Halder 6 3 2 2 Q India J Royappa 3 5 2
Switzerland H Günthardt 2 2 6 1 3 United States V Gerulaitis 6 7 6
3 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 4 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Mexico R Ramírez 9 9 6
Australia C Dibley 7 8 3 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 6 6
Australia R Crealy 2 4 8 Q South Africa D Schneider 1 0 2
Q South Africa D Schneider 6 6 9 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 7 6
Romania I Țiriac 6 3 4 4 Q Australia R Frawley 4 5 3
Q Australia R Frawley 3 6 6 6 Q Australia R Frawley 7 6 6 6
France É Deblicker 6 8 6 3 6 France É Deblicker 9 0 0 3
Netherlands L Sanders 2 9 3 6 3 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 9 6
Australia P Dent 6 7 4 4 7 16 Australia J Newcombe 2 8 3
Australia A Roche 4 5 6 6 5 Australia P Dent 3 6 6 4 7
India V Amritraj 6 6 9 India V Amritraj 6 3 3 6 5
Brazil C Kirmayr 1 3 8 Australia P Dent 1 6 4 4
Australia R Case 7 4 7 6 6 16 Australia J Newcombe 6 1 6 6
Chile B Prajoux 5 6 9 1 4 Australia R Case 4 2 8
Q Australia D Collings 6 5 5 3 16 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 9
16 Australia J Newcombe 4 7 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Australia J Alexander 7 4 9 8 12
Paraguay V Pecci 5 6 8 9 10 14 Australia J Alexander 5 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom J Smith 3 0 4 India A Amritraj 7 3 5 2
India A Amritraj 6 6 6 14 Australia J Alexander 8 0
United States G Hardie 6 7 4 3 2 WC South Africa R Hewitt 6 0r
WC South Africa R Hewitt 3 5 6 6 6 WC South Africa R Hewitt 6 4 6 6
Switzerland C Dowdeswell 5 6 6 4 6 Switzerland C Dowdeswell 4 6 2 4
United Kingdom R Taylor 7 3 4 6 2 14 Australia J Alexander 2 2 4
New Zealand C Lewis 6 2 6 5 3 2 United States J Connors 6 6 6
United States T Gorman 0 6 4 7 6 United States T Gorman 4 8 8 7
United Kingdom M Cox 6 3 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 6 5
Australia J James 4 6 4 4 United States T Gorman 4 6 9 3
Australia K Warwick 7 0 6 2 6 2 United States J Connors 6 8 8 6
United States E Mayer 5 6 0 6 4 Australia K Warwick 3 5 6 4
New Zealand R Simpson 5 8 1 2 United States J Connors 6 7 2 6
2 United States J Connors 7 9 6

References[edit]

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

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