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1977 Australian Open (December) – Men's Singles

First-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis defeated John Lloyd 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the December, 1977 Australian Open. Roscoe Tanner was the defending champion, but was upset in the first round by Chris Lewis.

Men's Singles
1977 Australian Open (December)
ChampionUnited States Vitas Gerulaitis
Runner-upUnited Kingdom John Lloyd
Final score6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2
Details
Draw64
Seeds8
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Champion)
  2.   Roscoe Tanner (First Round)
  3.   Tony Roche (First Round)
  4.   Ken Rosewall (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Phil Dent (Second Round)
  6.   John Alexander (Semifinals)
  7.   Stan Smith (Third Round)
  8.   Tim Gullikson (Third Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6
    Ray Ruffels 7 4 4 2
1   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6
6   John Alexander 1 2 4
4   Ken Rosewall 6 6 6 1
6   John Alexander 7 7 4 6
1   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 7 5 3 6
    John Lloyd 3 6 7 6 2
    John Newcombe 6 3 5 5
    John Lloyd 3 6 7 7
    John Lloyd 6 6 6
Q   Bob Giltinan 4 2 0
    Robin Drysdale 4 4 6 6
Q   Bob Giltinan 6 6 3 7

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   V Gerulaitis 7 6 6
  J Marks 6 0 1 1   V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Q   R Frawley 6 2 7 6 2 Q   B Drewett 4 3 3
Q   B Drewett 7 6 6 2 6 1   V Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  O Parun 2 4 7 4   DR Bohrnstedt 4 4 4
  DR Bohrnstedt 6 6 6 6   DR Bohrnstedt 6 6 6 6
  J James 6 6 1 6   J James 2 4 7 4
  J Bartlett 0 3 6 2 1   V Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6
  K Warwick 5 7 6 5   R Ruffels 7 4 4 2
  P McNamee 7 6 7 7   P McNamee 3 2 3
  R Ruffels 6 7 3 6   R Ruffels 6 6 6
  W Maher 4 6 6 1   R Ruffels 6 3 6 6
  B Carmichael 2 6 3 3 8   T Gullikson 3 6 4 3
Q   N Phillips 6 4 6 6 Q   N Phillips 2 2 1
  P McNamara 6 3 6 6 3 8   T Gullikson 6 6 6
8   T Gullikson 3 6 2 7 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4   K Rosewall 6 7 6
  D Collings 4 6 3 4   K Rosewall 6 6 6
  B Lloyd 7 6 6   B Lloyd 3 2 3
  B Lofgren 5 2 2 4   K Rosewall 6 4 6 4 9
  B Phillips-Moore 6 7 7   A Stone 4 6 4 6 7
  C Casa 0 6 5   B Phillips-Moore 1 1 1
  A Stone 3 6 6 6   A Stone 6 6 6
  S Carnahan 6 2 4 1 4   K Rosewall 6 6 6 1
  B Scanlon 6 6 6 6   J Alexander 7 7 4 6
  B Fairlie 3 2 3   B Scanlon 6 2 6 6
  D Palm 5 r.   A Gardiner 2 6 3 4
  A Gardiner 7   B Scanlon 6 7 1 2
Q   M Anderson 6 5 r. 6   J Alexander 7 6 6 6
  C Kachel 7 7   C Kachel 3 4 7 2
  W Blocher 2 2 5 6   J Alexander 6 6 5 6
6   J Alexander 6 6 7

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7   S Smith 7 6 6
  J Feaver 5 3 4 7   S Smith 4 6 7 6
  D Crealy 6 7 5 6   D Crealy 6 3 6 3
Q   P Campbell 2 6 7 3 7   S Smith 3 6 5
  J Newcombe 6 7 6   J Newcombe 6 7 7
  B Teacher 3 6 3   J Newcombe 6 7 6
  E Teltscher 3 2 2   C Dibley 4 6 3
  C Dibley 6 6 6   J Newcombe 6 3 5 5
  J Lloyd 4 6 4 6 6   J Lloyd 3 6 7 7
  S Ball 6 3 6 4 4   J Lloyd 0 6 7 6
  T Rocavert 5 4 2   J Andrew 6 3 6 2
  J Andrew 7 6 6   J Lloyd 6 6 6
  T Wilkison 2 6 1   C Letcher 2 4 2
  C Letcher 6 7 6   C Letcher 7 6 3 6
  R Lewis 4 4 6 6 6   R Lewis 6 2 6 2
3   T Roche 6 6 3 3 3

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
5   P Dent 4 6 5 6 6
  M Machette 6 2 7 1 2 5   P Dent 6 1 4
  S Docherty 3 4 4   R Drysdale 7 6 6
  R Drysdale 6 6 6   R Drysdale 6 7 7
  E Friedler 6 7 6 6 4   K Meiler 3 6 6
Q   P Feigl 7 6 7 3 6 Q   P Feigl 6 7 2 1 r.
  T Gorman 7 2 1 3   K Meiler 7 6 6 2
  K Meiler 6 6 6 6   R Drysdale 4 4 6 6
LL   G Moretton 7 6 3 4 5 Q   B Giltinan 6 6 3 7
  J Norbäck 6 1 6 6 7   J Norbäck 6 3 4
Q   B Giltinan 6 6 6 Q   B Giltinan 7 6 6
  G Hardie 3 2 4 Q   B Giltinan 6 6 7
  G Masters 6 6 6   C Lewis 3 3 6
LL   C Sylvan 4 4 3   G Masters 0 3 3
  C Lewis 3 6 6 1 6   C Lewis 6 6 6
2   R Tanner 6 3 2 6 4

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