1980 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1980 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upUnited States John McEnroe
Final score1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1979 · Wimbledon Championships · 1981 →

Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating his rival John McEnroe in the final, 1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–7(16–18), 8–6 to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships, his fifth consecutive singles title at the Championships.[1] The final of this tournament has often been called one of the greatest matches of all time.[2] The final was made into a movie named Borg vs McEnroe.

Seeds[edit]

01.   Sweden Björn Borg (Champion)
02.   United States John McEnroe (Final)
03.   United States Jimmy Connors (Semifinals)
04.   United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)
05.   United States Roscoe Tanner (Quarterfinals)
06.   United States Gene Mayer (Quarterfinals)
07.   United States Peter Fleming (Quarterfinals)
08.   Paraguay Víctor Pecci (Third round)
09.   United States Pat DuPré (Third round)
10.   Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Third round)
11.   United States Harold Solomon (Withdrew before the tournament began)
12.   France Yannick Noah (Withdrew before the tournament began)
13.   Poland Wojciech Fibak (Quarterfinals)
14.   United States Victor Amaya (First round)
15.   United States Stan Smith (Third round)
16.   Argentina José Luis Clerc (Third round)

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

Harold Solomon and Yannick Noah withdrew due to injury. They were replaced in the draw by Qualifiers Kevin Curren and Wayne Hampson respectively.

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Sweden Björn Borg 7 6 7
6 United States Gene Mayer 5 3 5
1 Sweden Björn Borg 6 4 6 6
United States Brian Gottfried 2 6 2 0
13 Poland Wojciech Fibak 4 6 2
United States Brian Gottfried 6 7 6
1 Sweden Björn Borg 1 7 6 616 8
2 United States John McEnroe 6 5 3 718 6
5 United States Roscoe Tanner 6 2 6 2 2
3 United States Jimmy Connors 1 6 4 6 6
3 United States Jimmy Connors 3 6 3 4
2 United States John McEnroe 6 3 6 6
7 United States Peter Fleming 3 2 2
2 United States John McEnroe 6 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
Q Egypt I El Shafei 3 4 4 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 7
Israel S Glickstein 4 6 3 7 8 Israel S Glickstein 3 1 5
Mexico R Ramírez 6 2 6 5 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6 7
Sweden P Hjertquist 2 1 2 Australia R Frawley 4 7 1 5
Australia R Frawley 6 6 6 Australia R Frawley 6 2 6 6 13
United States H Schoenfield 2 4 1 United States T Graham 7 6 1 2 11
United States T Graham 6 6 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 7 6
Q India R Krishnan 3 6 6 6 Hungary B Taróczy 1 5 2
United States W Scanlon 6 4 4 4 Q India R Krishnan 6 7 7 6
United Kingdom M Cox 3 6 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 7 5 5 1
France G Moretton 6 1 4 4 Q India R Krishnan 3 6 2
Hungary B Taróczy 6 3 6 6 Hungary B Taróczy 6 7 6
United States C Delaney 3 6 4 2 Hungary B Taróczy 6 6 6
United States T Waltke 3 6 6 6 United States T Waltke 3 2 2
Q Australia W Hampson 6 4 4 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 4 6 6
United States M Riessen 3 6 2 4 10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
United States J Sadri 6 6 6 United States J Sadri 3 4 3
United States W Martin 4 2 4 10 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 3 4 6
Australia C Dibley 6 6 7 Australia C Dibley 4 6 6 7
United States T Leonard 1 2 6 Australia C Dibley 2 6 7 6 8
Australia G Masters 2 6 6 6 Australia G Masters 6 2 6 7 6
South Africa R Moore 6 2 0 2 Australia C Dibley 6 5 6 1 2
Q United States S Davis 7 4 2 3 6 United States E Mayer 3 7 4 6 6
Italy C Barazzutti 5 6 6 6 Italy C Barazzutti 6 3 4 6 1
United States E van Dillen 6 6 6 5 7 Italy A Panatta 1 6 6 3 6
Italy A Panatta 3 2 7 7 9 Italy A Panatta 3 3 2
United States C Mayotte 5 3 7 4 6 United States E Mayer 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 7 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom A Jarrett 4 4 1
Q Australia C Johnstone 3 6 1 2 6 United States E Mayer 6 6 6
6 United States E Mayer 6 4 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Sweden S Simonsson 0 4 2 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom R Drysdale 7 6 0 4 4 LL India S Menon 7 4 5 2
LL India S Menon 6 4 6 6 6 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 4 7 6
Paraguay F González 6 4 3 United States B Manson 4 6 5 4
Australia R Case 7 6 6 Australia R Case 6 6 5
United States B Manson 7 6 7 6 United States B Manson 7 7 7
United States To Gullikson 6 7 6 4 4 United States V Gerulaitis 6 6 3 3 6
LL United States J Austin 6 6 7 13 Poland W Fibak 3 4 6 6 8
Ecuador A Gómez 2 1 6 LL United States J Austin 4 3 1
United States F Buehning 3 6 2 South Africa J Kriek 6 6 6
South Africa J Kriek 6 7 6 South Africa J Kriek 1 4 1
France D Bedel 7 4 4 6 13 Poland W Fibak 6 6 6
New Zealand R Simpson 6 6 6 7 New Zealand R Simpson 6 2 3 2
Australia M Edmondson 7 4 6 6 8 13 Poland W Fibak 3 6 6 6
13 Poland W Fibak 5 6 3 7 10

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15 United States S Smith 5 6 6 6
United States A Pattison 7 3 3 4 15 United States S Smith 4 6 7 6
LL Australia S Ball 4 6 3 6 3 Austria P Feigl 6 1 6 1
Austria P Feigl 6 1 6 3 6 15 United States S Smith 2 3 2
Q Australia C Kachel 5 3 1 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
United States B Gottfried 7 6 6 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
New Zealand C Lewis 6 3 7 5 6 New Zealand C Lewis 3 4 2
LL Finland L Palin 4 6 5 7 4 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
Australia P Dent 4 7 3 6 6 Australia P Dent 1 2 2
South Africa R Trogolo 6 6 6 3 4 Australia P Dent 7 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Smith 2 3 6 3 South Africa B Mitton 5 3 3
South Africa B Mitton 6 6 3 6 Australia P Dent 3 6 6 6
United States T Giammalva 6 7 3 3 8 Paraguay V Pecci 6 2 3 1
Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 7 5 6 6 Czechoslovakia J Kodeš 3 4 4
United States M Mitchell 5 1 6 8 Paraguay V Pecci 6 6 6
8 Paraguay V Pecci 7 6 7

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia J Hřebec 2 0 4 5 United States R Tanner 6 3 6 7
Brazil T Koch 6 7 2 3 Q Australia J Fitzgerald 1 6 3 6
Q Australia J Fitzgerald 7 6 6 6 5 United States R Tanner 7 6 6
Q Australia P Doohan 2 6 3 Australia P McNamee 6 4 4
Australia P McNamee 6 7 6 Australia P McNamee 6 6 6
United States R Van't Hof 7 2 7 6 United States R Van't Hof 1 1 3
United States F Taygan 6 6 5 4 5 United States R Tanner 7 3 6 6
WC United Kingdom J Lloyd 4 2 2 United States N Saviano 6 6 3 4
United Kingdom C Mottram 6 6 6 United Kingdom C Mottram 7 6 3 6 11
Q South Africa E Edwards 4 4 2 United States N Saviano 6 7 6 4 13
United States N Saviano 6 6 6 United States N Saviano 7 1 4 7 11
WC South Africa C Drysdale 6 3 3 7 6 9 United States P DuPré 6 6 6 5 9
South Africa B Bertram 2 6 6 6 4 WC South Africa C Drysdale 2 3 0
United States V Van Patten 4 6 1 4 9 United States P DuPré 6 6 6
9 United States P DuPré 6 3 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 United States V Amaya 6 4 0 6 3
United States H Pfister 3 6 6 3 6 United States H Pfister 6 6 6
Q United States G Hardie 6 7 1 5 United States R Lutz 2 3 1
United States R Lutz 7 6 6 7 United States H Pfister 4 6 7 1 6
United States Ti Gullikson 7 6 6 United States Ti Gullikson 6 3 5 6 2
Chile B Prajoux 5 3 1 United States Ti Gullikson 3 6 6 7
Belgium B Boileau 6 1 3 3 Australia K Warwick 6 3 2 6
Australia K Warwick 4 6 6 6 United States H Pfister 4 7 1 6
Q South Africa J Yuill 5 3 6 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6 7
Switzerland H Günthardt 7 6 7 Switzerland H Günthardt 7 6 6
Australia P McNamara 6 1 3 2 Australia W Maher 5 4 2
Australia W Maher 2 6 6 6 Switzerland H Günthardt 7 2 1 4
United States S Stewart 7 6 6 6 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6 6
United States P Rennert 6 7 4 3 United States S Stewart 0 2 1
WC United Kingdom R Lewis 0 3 1 3 United States J Connors 6 6 6
3 United States J Connors 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 United States P Fleming 7 6 6
Switzerland C Dowdeswell 5 3 4 7 United States P Fleming 4 6 6 6
United States T Gorman 4 5 4 Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 3 4 2
Czechoslovakia S Birner 6 7 6 7 United States P Fleming 6 3 7 7
WC United Kingdom J Feaver 2 3 6 Romania I Năstase 4 6 6 6
Romania I Năstase 6 6 7 Romania I Năstase 4 6 5 6 6
United States A Mayer 6 6 6 3 2 United States R Stockton 6 2 7 2 2
United States R Stockton 7 3 4 6 6 7 United States P Fleming 6 6 6 7
France P Portes 6 6 3 6 9 Q New Zealand O Parun 3 2 7 6
LL United States V Winitsky 4 4 6 7 7 France P Portes 5 3 4
Q New Zealand O Parun 6 5 6 6 Q New Zealand O Parun 7 6 6
Argentina C Gattiker 1 7 1 1 Q New Zealand O Parun 3 7 6 6
Q United Kingdom J Paish 4 6 6 16 Argentina JL Clerc 6 6 4 3
France B Fritz 6 7 7 France B Fritz 4 6 6 0
India V Amritraj 6 6 5 5 4 16 Argentina JL Clerc 6 7 3 6
16 Argentina JL Clerc 1 3 7 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
Q South Africa K Curren 6 6 6 6
Q United States M Doyle 4 3 7 2 Q South Africa K Curren 7 6 6 6
LL South Africa D Schneider 6 3 3 7 3 Australia B Drewett 6 7 4 4
Australia B Drewett 4 6 6 6 6 Q South Africa K Curren 5 6 6 6
Spain M Mir 2 3 0 United States B Teacher 7 2 3 1
United States S Krulevitz 6 6 6 United States S Krulevitz 6 2 1 1
United States T Wilkison 4 6 5 United States B Teacher 4 6 6 6
United States B Teacher 6 7 7 Q South Africa K Curren 5 6 6
Netherlands T Okker 6 7 6 2 United States J McEnroe 7 7 7
Australia J James 3 6 3 Netherlands T Okker 7 7 1 2 6
Q Republic of Ireland S Sorensen 2 6 1 France P Dominguez 6 6 6 6 3
France P Dominguez 6 7 6 Netherlands T Okker 0 6 1
WC United Kingdom R Taylor 1 6 6 4 3 2 United States J McEnroe 6 7 6
Australia T Rocavert 6 3 2 6 6 Australia T Rocavert 6 5 7 6 3
United States K Walts 3 3 0 2 United States J McEnroe 4 7 6 7 6
2 United States J McEnroe 6 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ "#10: 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles Final". In ESPN SportCentury's Ten Greatest Games of the 20th Century. ABC-TV. Original Air Date: 23 May 1999. Hosted by Al Michaels.

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