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Manuel Orantes was the defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Björn Borg.

Men's Singles
1976 US Open
ChampionUnited States Jimmy Connors
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
← 1975 · US Open · 1977 →

Jimmy Connors defeated Björn Borg 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(11–9), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1976 US Open despite scoring fewer points in total (121) than his opponent (123).[1]

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  2.   Björn Borg (Finalist)
  3.   Guillermo Vilas (Semifinalist)
  4.   Adriano Panatta (Second round)
  5.   Ilie Năstase (Semifinalist)
  6.   Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Arthur Ashe (Second round)
  8.   Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  9.   Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  10.   Harold Solomon (First round)
  11.   Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  12.   Stan Smith (Fourth round)
  13.   Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  14.   Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  15.   Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  16.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Jimmy Connors 7 6 6
  Jan Kodeš 5 3 1
1   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
3   Guillermo Vilas 4 2 1
3   Guillermo Vilas 6 2 77 77
9   Eddie Dibbs 1 6 6562
1   Jimmy Connors 6 3 711 6
2   Björn Borg 4 6 694
5   Ilie Năstase 4 6 6 6
  Dick Stockton 6 4 2 3
5   Ilie Năstase 3 3 4
2   Björn Borg 6 6 6
6   Manuel Orantes 6 0 2 7 4
2   Björn Borg 4 6 6 5 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Connors 6 6
  Hewitt 3 3 1 Connors 6 6
  Ganzábal 5 6 Fleming 1 0
  Fleming 7 7 1 Connors 7 6
  McNair 6 2 7 McNair 5 3
  Gullikson 3 6 5 McNair 6 6 6
  Cox 6 6 6 Cox 7 1 0
  Haillet 3 7 2 1 Connors 6 6 6
16   Gerulaitis 6 6 16 Gerulaitis 4 3 1
  Manson 4 1 16 Gerulaitis 6 6
  Taróczy 6 5 Krulevitz 2 2
  Krulevitz 7 7 16 Gerulaitis 4 6 6
Q   Mayer 6 6 Franulović 6 3 2
  Bertolucci 4 1 Q Mayer 3 4
  Prajoux 6 1 Franulović 6 6
  Franulović 7 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Ashe 7 6
  James 6 3 7 Ashe 1 2
  Dent 2 2 Kodeš 6 6
  Kodeš 6 6 Kodeš 6 7
  Dibley 6 3 Richey 2 5
  Gottfried 7 6 Gottfried 1 2
  Amaya 4 6 Richey 6 6
  Richey 6 7 Kodeš 7 6 2 7
10   Solomon 5 4 McMillan 6 3 6 6
  Martin 7 6 Martin 3 3
  Pala 4 3 Waltke 6 6
  Waltke 6 6 Waltke 4 1
  McMillan 7 6 McMillan 6 6
  Teacher 5 1 McMillan 3 6 6
  Cahill 5 1 Ruffels 6 1 4
  Ruffels 7 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   Vilas 6 6
Q   Schneider 4 4 3 Vilas 6 6
  Case 2 6 7 Case 2 4
Q   Guerry 6 3 5 3 Vilas 6
  Caujolle 6 6 Johansson 3 r
  McManus 1 1 Caujolle 4 7 4
  Pattison 1 6 3 Johansson 6 5 6
  Johansson 6 4 6 3 Vilas 7 6 6
13   Barazzutti 6 6 Q Kakoulia 5 4 0
  Kronk 4 0 13 Barazzutti 3 6
Q   Yuill 6 6 Q Yuill 6 7
  Turner 1 2 Q Yuill 7 6 3
  Benavides 3 6 3 Q Kakoulia 6 7 6
  Gardiner 6 2 6 Gardiner 4 4
  Edmondson 5 6 Q Kakoulia 6 6
Q   Kakoulia 7 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Ramírez 7 6
  Proisy 6 0 8 Ramírez 4 4
  Fairlie 0 4 Dowdeswell 6 6
  Dowdeswell 6 6 Dowdeswell 7 6
  Meyers 7 3 1 Lutz 6 2
  Seewagen 6 6 6 Seewagen 1 4
  Dupre 4 2 Lutz 6 6
  Lutz 6 6 Dowdeswell 2 4 2
9   Dibbs 6 6 9 Dibbs 6 6 6
  Pasarell 2 2 9 Dibbs 6 6
  Friedler 2 7 4 Bunis 2 1
  Bunis 6 5 6 9 Dibbs 7 7
  Stewart 3 6 5 Alexander 6 6
Q   Winitsky 6 1 7 Q Winitsky 1 3
  Alexander 6 6 Alexander 6 6
  Mottram 4 2

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Warwick 6 6
  Amritraj 4 4 Warwick 6 7
  Pecci Sr. 7 6 Pecci Sr. 4 5
  Gisbert Sr 5 3 Warwick 2 4
  Molina 3 6 11 Tanner 6 6
  Delaney 6 7 Delaney 6 6
  Estep 3 4 11 Tanner 7 7
11   Tanner 6 6 11 Tanner 5 7 6 6 4
  Holmes 6 6 6 5 Năstase 7 6 1 7 6
  Bohrnstedt 0 7 1 Holmes 3 6
Q   Machette 6 4 3 Riessen 6 7
  Riessen 4 6 6 Riessen 2 5
  Van Dillen 6 3 5 Năstase 6 7
  Pohmann 7 6 Pohmann 6 6 6
  Parun w/o 5 Năstase 7 4 7
5   Năstase

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Bertram 3 1
  Stockton 6 6 Stockton 6 6
  Bartlett 3 5 Menon 1 2
  Menon 6 7 Stockton 6 7
  Masters 7 6 Moore 2 6
  Crealy 6 2 Masters 6 2 5
  Moore 7 6 6 Moore 3 6 7
14   Fibak 5 7 2 Stockton 6 7 6
  Velasco, Sr. 6 6 Velasco, Sr. 3 5 4
  Taygan 2 3 Velasco, Sr. 2 6 6
  Phillips-Moore 6 6 Phillips-Moore 6 3 4
Q   Giammalva 2 2 Velasco, Sr. 6 6
  Scanlon 6 6 Scanlon 4 2
  Mitchell 2 1 Scanlon 6 7
  Bengtson 1 6 4 Panatta 3 6
4   Panatta 6 7

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
  Betancur 6 5
  Battrick 7 7 Battrick 6 7 3
  Cano 7 6 Cano 7 5 6
  Whitlinger 5 4 Cano 0 1
  Moor 6 3 6 12 Smith 6 6
Q   Norberg 4 6 2 Moor 0 1
  Ball 3 4 12 Smith 6 6
12   Smith 6 6 12 Smith 6 6 2 6 1
  El Shafei 4 6 6 6 Orantes 3 1 6 7 6
  Deblicker 6 3 4 El Shafei 0 1
  Stone 6 6 Stone 6 6
  Kary 2 2 Stone 2 2
  Andrew 7 6 6 Orantes 6 6
  Mitton 6 3 Andrew 6 2
  Kuki 5 1 6 Orantes 7 6
6   Orantes 7 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
Q   Špear 3 3
  Okker 6 6 Okker 6 7
Q   Walts 6 6 4 Higueras 3 5
  Higueras 4 7 6 Okker 2 2
  Metreveli 6 6 15 Gottfried 6 6
  Thung 1 3 Metreveli 4 5
  Hřebec 1 1 15 Gottfried 6 7
15   Gottfried 6 6 15 Gottfried 77 6 4 4 2
  Cramer 3 1 2 Borg 633 6 6 6
  Lloyd 6 6 Lloyd 6 6
  Reid 6 3 1 Saviano 4 0
  Saviano 4 6 6 Lloyd 3 3
Q   Díaz 4 3 2 Borg 6 6
  Fillol Sr. 6 6 Fillol Sr. 6 2 65
  Letcher 2 2 2 Borg 4 6 77
2   Borg 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The big rackets". Sports Illustrated. February 17, 1977. p. 65.

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