1979 US Open – Men's Singles

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1979 US Open
Champion   United States John McEnroe
Runner-up   United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Final score   7–5, 6–3, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad

Jimmy Connors was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to John McEnroe.

John McEnroe defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 7–5, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Quarterfinalist)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  3. United States John McEnroe (Champion)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Finalist)
  5. United States Roscoe Tanner (Semifinalist)
  6. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  7. United States Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  8. Paraguay Victor Pecci Sr. (Third round)
  1. United States Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Fourth round)
  3. United States Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  4. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Second round)
  5. United States Gene Mayer (Third round)
  6. United States Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  7. Italy Adriano Panatta (First round)
  8. Australia John Alexander (Second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Sweden Björn Borg 2 6 2 6    
5  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 4 6 7    
  5  United States Roscoe Tanner 6 6 6 3 3  
  4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 3 2 7 6 6  
4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 5 6 6 6  
   South Africa Johan Kriek 7 3 4 3    
    4  United States Vitas Gerulaitis 5 3 3    
  3  United States John McEnroe 7 6 6    
  9  United States Eddie Dibbs 1 r        
3  United States John McEnroe 2          
3  United States John McEnroe 6 6 7    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 3 3 5      
 United States Pat Dupre 2 1 1    
  2  United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
United States Mitchell 1 1 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
United Kingdom Cox 6 3 7 2 1 Q Carter 1 1 1
Q Australia Carter 0 6 5 6 6 1 Borg 6 6 6
United States Fleming 7 6 0 6 Fillol Sr. 0 3 2
Netherlands Okker 6 4 6 3 Fleming 1 7 2 2
France Bedel 6 1 6 2 Fillol Sr. 6 5 6 6
Chile Fillol Sr. 4 6 7 6 1 Borg 6 1 7 7
United States Rennert 4 3 4 Stockton 4 6 6 5
Q United States Foxworth 6 6 6 Q Foxworth 3 6 3 6
Ecuador Ycaza 1 2 0 Stockton 6 4 6 7
United States Stockton 6 6 6 Stockton 7 6 6
United States Richardson 3 6 6 1 6 Richardson 6 3 3
Q United States Siegler 6 3 1 6 3 Richardson 7 6 7
South Africa Curren 6 7 7 Curren 5 4 5
15 Italy Panatta 3 5 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United States Gullikson 6 3 6 6
United States Teltscher 4 6 4 4 14 Gullikson 6 6 7
Q United States Garcia 6 4 5 Pattison 3 2 6
Rhodesia Pattison 7 6 7 14 Gullikson 3 6 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 4 7 6 7 Mottram 6 3 4 2
Q United States Van't Hof 6 5 4 6 Mottram 6 7 6
South Africa Schneider 6 7 4 3 1 Kodeš 3 6 2
Czechoslovakia Kodeš 3 5 6 6 6 14 Gullikson 3 4 5
Australia Drewett 3 2 3 5 Tanner 6 6 7
Australia James 6 6 6 James 3 7 4 6
United States Saviano 6 4 7 0 4 Saviano 6 5 6 7
United States Teacher 1 6 6 6 4 Saviano 4 4 6 3
United States Van Patten 4 1 0 5 Tanner 6 6 3 6
Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 6 6 Lendl 3 2 1
Australia Marks 4 2 0 5 Tanner 6 6 6
5 United States Tanner 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 7
Australia Edmondson 3 2 5 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Taygan 7 6 6 Taygan 2 3 3
Q United States Leonard 6 4 3 4 Gerulaitis 7 7 6
United States Martin 5 1 6 7 4 Smith 6 6 3
New Zealand Simpson 7 6 1 5 6 Simpson 2 1 3
France Portes 2 3 4 Smith 6 6 6
United States Smith 6 6 6 4 Gerulaitis 7 6 6
United States Fisher 6 3 2 4 10 Clerc 6 2 2
Q South Africa Trogolo 1 6 6 6 Q Trogolo 6 2 6 6
Q Sweden Norback 7 6 6 7 Q Norback 4 6 2 2
United States Kleege 6 7 1 6 Q Trogolo 6 1 1 1
United States Purcell 5 6 6 6 10 Clerc 4 6 6 6
France Moretton 7 2 4 3 Purcell 2 6 4
Q United States Nichols 1 0 4 10 Clerc 6 7 6
10 Argentina Clerc 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Poland Fibak 7 7 6
Australia Carmichael 6 5 2 12 Fibak 4 4 6
France Noah 6 6 4 7 Noah 6 6 7
Q South Africa Cramer 3 0 6 6 Noah 7 6 6
France Dominguez 0 1 6 Walts 6 3 2
United States Krulevitz 6 6 7 Krulevitz 3 6 6 0 2
New Zealand Lewis 3 2 1 Walts 6 3 4 6 6
United States Walts 6 6 6 Noah 3 6 6 6 4
India Krishnan 6 6 6 Kriek 6 7 4 1 6
Australia Dent 3 0 3 Krishnan 5 2 3
South Africa Kriek 6 6 4 0 6 Kriek 7 6 6
Colombia Molina 0 4 6 6 3 Kriek 6 6 6
Ecuador Gómez 3 3 6 6 6 8 Pecci Sr. 3 2 0
United States Lapidus 6 6 3 4 2 Gómez 2 2 4
United States Kohlberg 6 4 7 3 4 8 Pecci Sr. 6 6 6
8 Paraguay Pecci Sr. 3 6 5 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Argentina Vilas 6 6 7
New Zealand Parun 1 2 6 6 Vilas 6 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 1 r Benavides 1 1 0
Bolivia Benavides 1 7 2 6 Vilas 2 7 6 6 6
United States Bailey 6 5 6 3 6 Van Dillen 6 5 7 2 1
Sweden Bengtson 4 7 4 6 4 Bailey 3 4 2
Switzerland Dowdeswell 7 4 6 3 4 Van Dillen 6 6 6
United States Van Dillen 6 6 2 6 6 6 Vilas 3 7 5 1
South Africa Mitton 6 6 6 9 Dibbs 6 5 7 6
United States Amaya 2 1 4 Mitton 6 6 6
United States Crawford 6 4 3 3 Stewart 1 3 2
United States Stewart 4 6 6 6 Mitton 4 2 3
Q United States Molin 0 7 0 4 9 Dibbs 6 6 6
United States Malin 6 6 6 6 Malin 1 6 5 2
United States Wilkison 6 6 5 2 3 9 Dibbs 6 1 7 6
9 United States Dibbs 4 2 7 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Australia Alexander 6 7 7
United States Schoenfield 1 5 5 16 Alexander 3 4 6 6 1
United States Pfister 6 6 6 Pfister 6 6 3 4 6
Australia Docherty 4 3 3 Pfister 6 4 3 4
Australia Rocavert 6 6 7 Gorman 4 6 6 6
Australia Warwick 0 1 6 Rocavert 1 2 2
United States Gorman 6 7 6 Gorman 6 6 6
United States Owens 2 5 4 Gorman 2 4 1
Q United States Pasarell 1 3 7 1 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 6 6 6 Lloyd 5 6 7 7 7
Brazil Barbosa 4 0 4 McNamee 7 7 5 6 6
Australia McNamee 6 6 6 Lloyd w/o
Romania Năstase 7 7 3 McEnroe
Q Finland Palin 5 5 r Năstase 4 6 3 2
Czechoslovakia Složil 1 2 4 3 McEnroe 6 4 6 6
3 United States McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 United States Solomon 6 6 6
Uruguay Damiani 4 0 3 7 Solomon 6 6 6
United States Austin 2 7 7 1 6 Austin 3 0 4
Q United States Mayotte 6 6 5 6 3 7 Solomon 6 6 7
South Africa Moore 4 Moore 3 0 5
United States Borowiak 3 r Moore 7 5
Czechoslovakia Hřebec 6 7 7 Hřebec 6 0 r
Argentina Álvarez 1 5 5 7 Solomon 6 3 2 6 4
United States Dupre 7 7 0 6 Dupre 3 6 6 4 6
Mexico Ramírez 6 5 6 2 Dupre 6 6 1 6
United States Scanlon 3 3 6 3 3 Šmid 2 2 6 3
Czechoslovakia Šmid 6 6 2 6 6 Dupre 7 6 6
United States Gullikson 6 6 6 13 Mayer 5 2 3
South Africa Prinsloo 3 4 2 Gullikson 4 5 1
United States Shore 1 3 0 13 Mayer 6 7 6
13 United States Mayer 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 United States Gottfried 6 6 6
United States Winitsky 4 2 4 11 Gottfried 6 5 7 5 6
Australia Gardiner 5 2 3 Riessen 3 7 5 7 4
United States Riessen 7 6 6 11 Gottfried 6 4 7 6 6
United States Sadri 6 7 6 Amaya 7 6 5 1 4
United States Fromm 1 5 3 Sadri 4 1 4
United States Amaya 7 6 6 Amaya 6 6 6
United States Buehning 5 1 2 11 Gottfried 2 6 4 5
United States Fagel 6 6 0 3 3 2 Connors 6 1 6 7
United States Manson 4 4 6 6 6 Manson 2 6 6 6
Australia Case 7 6 2 5 2 González 6 2 2 3
Paraguay González 5 3 6 7 6 Manson 3 0 3
United States Meyer 3 4 1 2 Connors 6 6 6
India Amritraj 6 6 6 Amritraj 6 5 r
India Amritraj 2 4 4 2 Connors 7 7
2 United States Connors 6 6 6

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