1978 US Open - Men's Singles
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1978 US Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1978 US Open
ChampionUnited States Jimmy Connors
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score6-4, 6-2, 6-2
Details
Draw128 (14 Q )
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

Second-seed Jimmy Connors defeated first-seeded Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open. The final was watched by a sell-out crowd of 19,537 spectators.[1] Guillermo Vilas was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Butch Walts.

Seeds

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

  1. Sweden Björn Borg (Finalist)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  3. Argentina Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  4. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  5. United States Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  6. United States Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Italy Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  8. Mexico Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)
  9. Spain Manuel Orantes (First round)
  10. United States Sandy Mayer (First round)
  11. United States Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  12. United States Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  13. Argentina José Luis Clerc (Third round)
  14. Poland Wojtek Fibak (Third round)
  15. United States John McEnroe (Semifinalist)
  16. United States Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Sweden Björn Borg 66 6 6 6
8 Mexico Raúl Ramírez 78 4 4 0
1 Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 77
4 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 3 2 63
4 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6
South Africa Johan Kriek 2 1 2
1 Sweden Björn Borg 4 2 2
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
15 United States John McEnroe 6 6 7
United States Butch Walts 1 2 6
15 United States John McEnroe 2 2 5
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 7
6 United States Brian Gottfried 2 60 1
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 77 6

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Sweden Borg 6 6
South Africa Hewitt 0 2 1 Sweden Borg 6 6
Switzerland Günthardt 6 7 Switzerland Günthardt 2 4
Australia Masters 3 6 1 Sweden Borg 4 6 6
United States Leonard 5 6 South Africa Mitton 6 4 2
South Africa Mitton 7 7 South Africa Mitton 6 7
United Kingdom Cox 6 6 United Kingdom Cox 4 5
Czechoslovakia Birner 3 2 1 Sweden Borg 6 6 6
Spain Muñoz 6 3 12 United States Solomon 2 2 0
Italy Ocleppo 7 6 Italy Ocleppo 6 6
United States Borowiak 6 6 United States Borowiak 4 0
Mexico Lara 4 3 Italy Ocleppo 2 1
Q India Menon 0 6 2 12 United States Solomon 6 6
United States Mayer 6 3 6 United States Mayer 4 2
United States Hardie 3 1 12 United States Solomon 6 6
12 United States Solomon 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States Ashe 4 7 6
Australia Case 6 6 1 16 United States Ashe 6 6
South Africa McMillan 5 1 Czechoslovakia Granát 2 3
Czechoslovakia Granát 7 6 16 United States Ashe 6 6
Q United States Malin 6 4 United States Moor 3 4
Q United States Graham 7 6 Q United States Graham 6 4 2
France Noah 7 6 5 United States Moor 4 6 6
United States Moor 6 7 7 16 United States Ashe 4 6 6 6 2
United States Gullikson 4 2 8 Mexico Ramírez 6 4 3 7 6
South Africa Moore 6 6 South Africa Moore 4 3
United Kingdom Lloyd 6 3 6 United Kingdom Lloyd 6 6
United Kingdom Mottram 1 6 1 United Kingdom Lloyd 2 3
Australia Ruffels 2 2 8 Mexico Ramírez 6 6
Australia Carter 6 6 Australia Carter 3 1
Australia Alexander 6 6 3 8 Mexico Ramírez 6 6
8 Mexico Ramírez 3 7 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States Gerulaitis 7 7
France Portes 5 5 4 United States Gerulaitis 6 6 6
United States Amaya 7 4 6 United States Amaya 2 7 3
United States Richey 5 6 3 4 United States Gerulaitis 6 3 7
Australia Crealy 6 7 6 Rhodesia Pattison 4 6 5
United States Martin 7 5 0 Australia Crealy 7 6 2
Netherlands Okker 6 6 3 Rhodesia Pattison 4 7 6
Rhodesia Pattison 7 4 6 4 United States Gerulaitis 4 6 6 6
Chile Acuña 0 3 United States Lutz 6 4 3 4
United States Pfister 6 6 United States Pfister 4 2
New Zealand Lewis 0 1 United States Lutz 6 6
United States Lutz 6 6 United States Lutz 6 6
Q South Africa Curren 6 6 13 Argentina Clerc 3 2
Australia Collings 4 1 Q South Africa Curren 6 3
United States Cahill 6 6 1 13 Argentina Clerc 7 6
13 Argentina Clerc 7 3 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Mayer 6 2
Canada Génois 7 6 Canada Génois 6 6
Colombia Betancur 6 6 6 Colombia Betancur 2 3
United States Saviano 7 1 4 Canada Génois 2 6
Q United States Fagel 7 5 3 South Africa Kriek 6 7
Q Austria Feigl 6 0 2r Q United States Fagel 2 7 3
South Africa Kriek 7 7 South Africa Kriek 6 6 6
Q United States DiLouie 6 6 South Africa Kriek 7 6 7
South Africa Joubert 5 0 United States Teacher 6 3 6
United States Teacher 7 6 United States Teacher 6 6
Q United States Manson 4 7 6 Q United States Manson 4 4
Q United States Turpin 6 5 3 United States Teacher 6 5 6
Hungary Taróczy 6 6 5 United States Dibbs 2 7 3
United States Amaya 2 2 Hungary Taróczy 6 6 3
United States Fishbach 6 2 5 United States Dibbs 7 4 6
5 United States Dibbs 7 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Italy Barazzutti 6 6
New Zealand Simpson 0 4 7 Italy Barazzutti 5 6 2
United States Sadri 6 6 United States Sadri 7 4 6
Bolivia Benavides 4 2 United States Sadri 2 6 3
Australia Warwick 7 6 3 Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 3 6
Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 7 6 Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 3 6
United States Purcell 5 0 Q United States Waltke 4 6 3
Q United States Waltke 7 6 Switzerland Dowdeswell 6 3 3
Czechoslovakia ?mid 4 6 6 15 United States McEnroe 7 6 6
Australia Giltinan 6 3 0 Czechoslovakia ?mid 7 4 0
United States Pasarell 1 1 United States Fleming 6 6 6
United States Fleming 6 6 United States Fleming 4 1
Chile Fillol, Sr. 6 6 6 15 United States McEnroe 6 6
Sweden Johansson 1 7 4 Chile Fillol, Sr. 4 7 1
United States Stewart 6 4 15 United States McEnroe 6 6 6
15 United States McEnroe 7 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Poland Fibak 6 6
Paraguay González 3 3 14 Poland Fibak 6 6
India Amritraj 6 1 United Kingdom Drysdale 4 2
United Kingdom Drysdale 7 6 14 Poland Fibak 4 5
France Moretton 4 2 United States Walts 6 7
United States Walts 6 6 United States Walts 7 7
Q United States Fisher 6 6 Q United States Fisher 5 5
United States Friedler 3 3 United States Walts 6 7 4 6 6
United States Dowlen 4 4 3 Argentina Vilas 4 6 6 7 2
Sweden Bengtson 6 6 Sweden Bengtson 2 2
Q South Africa Yuill 6 4 United States Smith 6 6
United States Smith 7 6 United States Smith 4 6 3
France Goven 4 4 3 Argentina Vilas 6 3 6
United States Scanlon 6 6 United States Scanlon 7 4 3
South Africa Drysdale 5 2 3 Argentina Vilas 5 6 6
3 Argentina Vilas 7 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States Gottfried 7 7
Australia Dent 5 5 6 United States Gottfried 6 6
United States Winitsky 3 7 3 United States Van Dillen 1 0
United States Van Dillen 6 6 6 6 United States Gottfried 6 6
United States Stockton 6 6 6 United States Stockton 3 1
India Amritraj 3 7 4 United States Stockton 6 7
South Africa Prinsloo 6 6 South Africa Prinsloo 1 5
United States Garcia 4 3 6 United States Gottfried 6 6 6
United States Teltscher 6 6 11 United States Tanner 2 4 1
Canada Halder 1 0 United States Teltscher 4 6 6
United States Iskersky 6 6 United States Iskersky 6 3 4
Ecuador Ycaza 4 2 United States Teltscher 6 2
United States Taygan 3 3 11 United States Tanner 7 6
Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 6 6 Paraguay Pecci, Sr. 3 6 6
Q South Africa Schneider 1 4 11 United States Tanner 6 4 7
11 United States Tanner 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Spain Orantes 1r
Italy Panatta 4 Italy Panatta 6 6
United States Gorman 6 6 4 Q United States Nichols 2 4
Q United States Nichols 4 7 6 Italy Panatta 3 6 7
Australia Edmondson 1 4 United States Riessen 6 3 5
Australia James 6 6 Australia James 1 6 3
United States Riessen 3 6 7 United States Riessen 6 3 6
United States Wilkison 6 4 6 Italy Panatta 6 4 1 6 5
United States DuPré 6 6 2 United States Connors 4 6 6 1 7
Australia Dibley 4 4 United States DuPré 6 6
France Freyss 6 6 France Freyss 2 3
France Dominguez 4 4 United States DuPré 5 6 3
Chile Fillol 2 0 2 United States Connors 7 4 6
Australia Docherty 6 6 Australia Docherty 1 3
United States Gullikson 0 2 2 United States Connors 6 6
2 United States Connors 6 6

References

  1. ^ Harvey Araton (August 23, 2018). "The stories that would have been: the 1978 U.S. Open". The New York Times.

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