1979 World Championship Tennis Finals - Singles
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1979 World Championship Tennis Finals %E2%80%93 Singles
Singles
1979 World Championship Tennis Finals
ChampionUnited States John McEnroe
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6
Events

Vitas Gerulaitis was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Björn Borg.

John McEnroe won in the final 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–6 against Borg.

Seeds

A champion seed is indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which that seed was eliminated.

  1. United States Jimmy Connors (semifinals)
  2. Sweden Björn Borg (final)
  3. United States John McEnroe (champion)
  4. United States Brian Gottfried (quarterfinals)
  5. United States Vitas Gerulaitis (semifinals)
  6. Australia John Alexander (quarterfinals)
  7. United States Gene Mayer (quarterfinals)
  8. Australia Geoff Masters (quarterfinals)

Draw

Key

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States Jimmy Connors 6 6 6 6  
7 United States Gene Mayer 7 1 4 1  
1 United States Jimmy Connors 1 4 4    
3 United States John McEnroe 6 6 6    
3 United States John McEnroe 6 6 6    
6 Australia John Alexander 4 0 2    
3 United States John McEnroe 7 4 6 7  
2 Sweden Björn Borg 5 6 2 6  
5 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6    
4 United States Brian Gottfried 4 3 3    
5 United States Vitas Gerulaitis 5 6 6 2  
2 Sweden Björn Borg 7 7 2 6  
8 Australia Geoff Masters 3 1 1    
2 Sweden Björn Borg 6 6 6    

References


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