1978 Wimbledon Championships - Men's Singles
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1978 Wimbledon Championships %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score6-2, 6-2, 6-3
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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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

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 N?stase (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.

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

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 N?stase 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

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Sweden Björn Borg 8 6 1 6 6
United States Victor Amaya 9 1 6 3 3 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6
France Christophe Roger-Vasselin 6 3 7 3 Australia P McNamara 2 2 4
Australia Peter McNamara 8 6 5 6 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 6 6
Chile Jaime Fillol 6 6 2 Chile J Fillol 4 2 8 4
Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? 2 1 0r Chile J Fillol 6 6 6
United Kingdom Robin Drysdale 2 2 6 6 6 United Kingdom R Drysdale 3 3 2
Czechoslovakia Ji?í H?ebec 6 6 4 3 2 1 Sweden B Borg 6 6 8
Sweden Ove Bengtson 6 6 7 Australia G Masters 2 4 6
WC Australia Fred Stolle 4 4 5 Sweden O Bengtson 0 8 8 4
United States Bill Scanlon 5 8 3 2 Australia G Masters 6 6 9 6
Australia Geoff Masters 7 6 6 6 Australia G Masters 6 7 6
South Africa Frew McMillan 6 6 6 South Africa F McMillan 3 5 1
United States Rick Fagel 1 1 2 South Africa F McMillan 9 6 6
LL Sweden Douglas Palm 5 2 2 12 United Kingdom C Mottram 8 4 3
12 United Kingdom Buster Mottram 7 6 6

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Poland Wojciech Fibak 6 7 7
Argentina José Luis Clerc 3 5 5 13 Poland W Fibak 8 4 6 6
Q South Africa Johan Kriek 6 7 6 Q South Africa J Kriek 6 6 2 4
United States Tim Wilkison 4 5 3 13 Poland W Fibak 6 4 7 9
WC United Kingdom John Paish 3 4 2 United States T Moor 1 6 5 7
Australia Ray Ruffels 6 6 6 Australia R Ruffels 5 5 8
Mexico Marcello Lara 2 4 8 United States T Moor 7 7 9
United States Terry Moor 6 6 9 13 Poland W Fibak 4 2 8 6 5
United States Van Winitsky 6 6 4 6 8 United States A Mayer 6 6 6 1 7
LL United States Bruce Manson 1 3 6 3 United States V Winitsky 3 2 6 7
United States Mike Fishbach 1 2 2 United States M Riessen 6 6 4 9
United States Marty Riessen 6 6 6 United States M Riessen 6 5 3
Q Australia Mark Edmondson 3 2 6 6 6 8 United States A Mayer 8 7 6
South Africa Ray Moore 6 6 4 2 4 Q Australia M Edmondson 4 2 6 2
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?mid 5 4 3 8 United States A Mayer 6 6 4 6
8 United States Sandy Mayer 7 6 6

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6
United States Stan Smith 4 3 3 4 Argentina G Vilas 6 2 6 6
WC United Kingdom John Feaver 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom J Feaver 3 6 4 3
Q United States Joel Bailey 4 4 4 4 Argentina G Vilas 3 4 2
New Zealand Onny Parun 8 3 3 2 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
Netherlands Tom Okker 6 6 6 6 Netherlands T Okker 6 6 6
France Yannick Noah 8 3 6 6 10 France Y Noah 2 3 2
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza 9 6 2 1 8 Netherlands T Okker 6 9 6
Italy Antonio Zugarelli 7 4 2 9 6 United States T Leonard 1 8 1
Q Australia Chris Kachel 5 6 6 8 1 Italy A Zugarelli 2 4 8
Australia Paul McNamee 3 4 3 United States T Leonard 6 6 9
United States Tom Leonard 6 6 6 United States T Leonard 6 4 8 6
United States Steve Krulevitz 3 3 5 New Zealand B Fairlie 2 6 6 3
New Zealand Brian Fairlie 6 6 7 New Zealand B Fairlie 6 6 6
Australia Steve Docherty 8 9 6 5 7 Australia S Docherty 3 4 3
15 United States Arthur Ashe 9 8 3 7 5

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 Romania Ilie N?stase 6 6 5 6
South Africa John Yuill 2 2 7 3 9 Romania I N?stase 6 6 9
LL Czechoslovakia Stanislav Birner 3 6 4 6 Italy G Ocleppo 3 4 7
Italy Gianni Ocleppo 6 4 6 8 9 Romania I N?stase 6 6 1 6
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Zedník 7 6 3 3 United States To Gullikson 4 3 6 3
LL United States Mike Machette 9 4 6 6 LL United States M Machette 4 4 2
Q Australia Bob Carmichael 3 4 6 United States To Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Tom Gullikson 6 6 8 9 Romania I N?stase 2 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Ji?í Granát 8 8 4 6 United States R Tanner 6 4 2 3
United States Peter Fleming 9 9 6 United States P Fleming 8 8 6 6 3
Australia Cliff Letcher 3 5 4 Q United States F McNair 9 6 4 8 6
Q United States Fred McNair 6 7 6 Q United States F McNair 4 2 2
Australia Bob Giltinan 6 6 9 6 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom David Lloyd 2 1 8 Australia R Giltinan 2 2 4
Egypt Ismail El Shafei 9 6 2 7 2 6 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
6 United States Roscoe Tanner 8 1 6 9 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 United States Brian Gottfried 6 6 8 6
United Kingdom John Lloyd 1 8 6 4 5 United States B Gottfried 6 7 6
United States Brian Teacher 6 6 3 6 United States B Teacher 2 5 3
United States Bob Lutz 4 4 6 1 5 United States B Gottfried 6 9 6 6
Australia Terry Rocavert 1 4 4 Australia A Stone 8 7 2 1
Australia Allan Stone 6 6 6 Australia A Stone 6 2 6 6 10
Q United Kingdom Mark Farrell 1 7 1 4 South Africa B Mitton 1 6 8 1 8
South Africa Bernard Mitton 6 5 6 6 5 United States B Gottfried 6 6 6
Q Czechoslovakia Jan ?imbera 7 8 3 6 United States Ti Gullikson 2 4 2
WC United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett 5 6 6 3 Q Czechoslovakia J ?imbera 2 3 4
United States Andrew Pattison 4 6 1 0 United States Ti Gullikson 6 6 6
United States Tim Gullikson 6 3 6 6 United States Ti Gullikson 6 9 7
United States Billy Martin 5 6 6 6 United States W Martin 3 7 5
United States Jeff Borowiak 7 4 4 4 United States W Martin 5 7 6 6 7
Q United States Erik van Dillen 7 1 8 6 6 Q United States E van Dillen 7 5 8 4 5
11 United States John McEnroe 5 6 9 4 3

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 United States Dick Stockton 2 8 5
Q Australia John Marks 6 9 7 Q Australia J Marks 3 2 3
United States Nick Saviano 6 6 3 6 United States N Saviano 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom Chris Bradnam 4 2 6 1 United States N Saviano 7 9 2 2
United States Hank Pfister 6 6 6 United States H Pfister 9 8 6 6
Q Chile Álvaro Fillol 1 1 2 United States H Pfister 6 6 9
LL Australia David Carter 8 6 9 LL Australia D Carter 3 4 8
United Kingdom Richard Lewis 6 4 8 United States H Pfister 3 6 2 3
Q United Kingdom Michael Wayman 4 8 3 3 United States V Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6
United States Sherwood Stewart 6 9 6 United States S Stewart 6 9 9
United States Rick Fisher 6 6 6 United States R Fisher 4 7 7
France Jean-François Caujolle 3 3 1 United States S Stewart 8 0 2
Q India Jayakumar Royappa 2 6 6 6 3 United States V Gerulaitis 9 6 6
Canada Greg Halder 6 3 2 2 Q India J Royappa 3 5 2
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 2 2 6 1 3 United States V Gerulaitis 6 7 6
3 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 4 6

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Mexico Raúl Ramírez 9 9 6
Australia Colin Dibley 7 8 3 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 6 6
Australia Dick Crealy 2 4 8 Q South Africa D Schneider 1 0 2
Q South Africa David Schneider 6 6 9 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 7 6
Romania Ion ?iriac 6 3 4 4 Q Australia R Frawley 4 5 3
Q Australia Rod Frawley 3 6 6 6 Q Australia R Frawley 7 6 6 6
France Éric Deblicker 6 8 6 3 6 France É Deblicker 9 0 0 3
Netherlands Louk Sanders 2 9 3 6 3 7 Mexico R Ramírez 6 9 6
Australia Phil Dent 6 7 4 4 7 16 Australia J Newcombe 2 8 3
Australia Tony Roche 4 5 6 6 5 Australia P Dent 3 6 6 4 7
India Vijay Amritraj 6 6 9 India V Amritraj 6 3 3 6 5
Brazil Carlos Alberto Kirmayr 1 3 8 Australia P Dent 1 6 4 4
Australia Ross Case 7 4 7 6 6 16 Australia J Newcombe 6 1 6 6
Chile Belus Prajoux 5 6 9 1 4 Australia R Case 4 2 8
Q Australia Dale Collings 6 5 5 3 16 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 9
16 Australia John Newcombe 4 7 7 6

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Australia John Alexander 7 4 9 8 12
Paraguay Víctor Pecci 5 6 8 9 10 14 Australia J Alexander 5 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom Jonathan Smith 3 0 4 India A Amritraj 7 3 5 2
India Anand Amritraj 6 6 6 14 Australia J Alexander 8 0
United States George Hardie 6 7 4 3 2 WC South Africa R Hewitt 6 0r
WC South Africa Bob Hewitt 3 5 6 6 6 WC South Africa R Hewitt 6 4 6 6
Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell 5 6 6 4 6 Switzerland C Dowdeswell 4 6 2 4
United Kingdom Roger Taylor 7 3 4 6 2 14 Australia J Alexander 2 2 4
New Zealand Chris Lewis 6 2 6 5 3 2 United States J Connors 6 6 6
United States Tom Gorman 0 6 4 7 6 United States T Gorman 4 8 8 7
United Kingdom Mark Cox 6 3 6 6 United Kingdom M Cox 6 6 6 5
Australia John James 4 6 4 4 United States T Gorman 4 6 9 3
Australia Kim Warwick 7 0 6 2 6 2 United States J Connors 6 8 8 6
United States Gene Mayer 5 6 0 6 4 Australia K Warwick 3 5 6 4
New Zealand Russell Simpson 5 8 1 2 United States J Connors 6 7 2 6
2 United States Jimmy Connors 7 9 6

References

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

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