1979 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1979 Australian Open
Champion Argentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up United States John Sadri
Final score 7–6, 6–3, 6–2
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

Guillermo Vilas was the defending champion, and successfully defended his title, defeating John Sadri 7–6, 6–3, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Argentina Guillermo Vilas, (Champion)
  2. Australia John Alexander, (First Round)
  3. United States Victor Amaya, (Semifinals)
  4. United States Hank Pfister, (First Round)
  5. Hungary Balázs Taróczy, (First Round)
  6. United States John Sadri, (Finals)
  7. United States Tim Wilkison, (First Round)
  8. Austria Peter Feigl, (First Round)
  1. Australia Peter McNamara, (Third Round)
  2. Australia Kim Warwick, (Third Round)
  3. United States Peter Rennert, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Australia Geoff Masters, (Second Round)
  5. Australia Phil Dent, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Ross Case, (First Round)
  7. Australia Rod Frawley, (Quarterfinals)
  8. Australia Paul McNamee, (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 3 7 4 6  
13  Australia Phil Dent 2 6 6 6 2  
  1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7 3 7 7    
  3  United States Victor Amaya 5 6 6 6    
3  United States Victor Amaya 7 6 6    
  11  United States Peter Rennert 6 4 4      
    1  Argentina Guillermo Vilas 7 6 6    
  6  United States John Sadri 6 3 2    
  6  United States John Sadri 7 6 6 6    
15  Australia Rod Frawley 6 3 7 4    
6  United States John Sadri 6 7 6 6  
   Australia Colin Dibley 4 6 7 4    
 Australia Mark Edmondson 6 4 6 6 4
   Australia Colin Dibley 3 6 3 7 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Argentina G Vilas 7 6 6
New Zealand C Lewis 5 3 4 1 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6
Q Australia A Gardiner 6 3 6 6 Q Australia A Gardiner 4 2 4
Australia N Phillips 4 6 4 4 1 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6
United States C Delaney 7 6 7 9 Australia P McNamara 3 4 4
United States J Delaney 5 4 5 United States C Delaney 3 6 3
Australia B Drewett 6 1 4 5 9 Australia P McNamara 6 7 6
9 Australia P McNamara 3 6 6 7 1 Argentina G Vilas 6 3 7 4 6
13 Australia P Dent 6 6 6 13 Australia P Dent 2 6 6 6 2
Australia J Marks 3 2 2 13 Australia P Dent 7 6 6
United States J Cohen 4 6 4 5 Australia CA Miller 6 0 3
Australia CA Miller 6 3 6 7 13 Australia P Dent 6 6 4 6
Australia C Kachel 7 6 6 Australia C Kachel 4 1 6 4
Australia C Fancutt 6 2 1 Australia C Kachel 7 6 6
Australia P Kronk 6 6 2 6 Australia P Kronk 6 2 1
8 Austria P Feigl 3 4 6 3

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 United States V Amaya 6 6 6
United States S Stewart 3 4 1 3 United States V Amaya 3 6 7 6
Australia D Carter 6 6 6 Australia D Carter 6 3 6 3
Australia D Collings 2 3 2 3 United States V Amaya 7 6 7
Q Australia W Hampson 3 4 4 16 Australia P McNamee 6 3 6
New Zealand R Simpson 6 6 6 Australia R Simpson 5 4 4
India S Menon 2 6 7 5 0 16 Australia P McNamee 7 6 6
16 Australia P McNamee 6 4 5 7 6 3 United States V Amaya 7 6 6
11 United States P Rennert 6 7 6 11 United States P Rennert 6 4 4
Q Australia J Trickey 3 6 4 11 United States P Rennert 6 5 6 6
Australia C Letcher 6 6 6 5 6 Q West Germany U Marten 2 7 3 1
Q West Germany U Marten 4 1 7 7 8 11 United States P Rennert 6 7 6
Australia J Fitzgerald 2 6 3 United States S Krulevitz 4 5 1
Australia S Docherty 6 7 6 Australia S Docherty 4 4 3
United States S Krulevitz 6 6 3 6 United States S Krulevitz 6 6 6
5 Hungary B Taróczy 3 4 6 3

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 United States J Sadri 6 6 6
Australia P Doohan 3 3 4 6 United States J Sadri 6 6 6
Australia T Rocavert 5 6 2 1 South Africa R Moore 4 4 3
South Africa R Moore 7 4 6 6 6 United States J Sadri 3 4 6 6 9
Q Australia R Ruffels 1 2 3 10 Australia K Warwick 6 6 3 2 7
Australia J James 6 6 6 Australia J James 3 3 0
Australia B Carmichael 1 6 2 0 10 Australia K Warwick 6 6 6
10 Australia K Warwick 6 4 6 6 6 United States J Sadri 7 6 6 6
15 Australia R Frawley 6 3 6 6 6 15 Australia R Frawley 6 3 7 4
Australia C Johnstone 1 6 7 4 4 15 Australia R Frawley 6 6 6 6
United States GS Malin 6 6 6 United States GS Malin 7 2 0 4
United States F McNair 4 2 4 15 Australia R Frawley 6 7 6
United States B Maze 7 1 7 6 Q Australia S Ball 2 6 3
Australia G Whitecross 6 6 6 4 United States B Maze 3 3 4
Q Australia S Ball 7 4 6 6 Q Australia S Ball 6 6 6
4 United States H Pfister 5 6 4 3

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 United States T Wilkison 6 6 5
Australia W Maher 7 7 7 Australia W Maher 6 7 6 6 10
Q Israel S Glickstein 7 6 6 Q Israel S Glickstein 7 5 7 4 8
United States G Hardie 5 4 2 Australia W Maher 6 3 4
United States M Mitchell 6 4 6 6 Australia M Edmondson 7 6 6
United States D Siegler 3 6 3 4 United States M Mitchell 2 2 1
Australia M Edmondson 6 6 6 6 Australia M Edmondson 6 6 6
14 Australia R Case 7 3 1 1 Australia M Edmondson 6 4 6 6 4
12 Australia G Masters 6 6 1 3 6 Australia C Dibley 3 6 3 7 6
South Africa D Schneider 3 2 6 6 3 12 Australia G Masters 5 2 6
Q Australia P Davies 5 3 3 Australia T Roche 7 6 7
Australia T Roche 7 6 6 Australia T Roche 4 7 6 3 4
Australia C Dibley 7 5 6 6 Australia C Dibley 6 6 3 6 6
United States J Austin 5 7 3 1 Australia C Dibley 6 3 6 6 7
United States R Fisher 7 7 6 United States R Fisher 8 6 3 3 5
2 Australia J Alexander 6 6 4

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