1977 Australian Open (January) – Men's Singles

Second-seeded Roscoe Tanner defeated Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1977 Australian Open (January). Mark Edmondson was the defending champion, but lost in the quarterfinals to Ken Rosewall. This was the first final since 1912 not to include an Australian player.

Men's Singles
1977 Australian Open (January)
ChampionUnited States Roscoe Tanner
Runner-upArgentina Guillermo Vilas
Final score6–3, 6–3, 6–3
Details
Draw64
Seeds4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Guillermo Vilas (Final)
  2.   Roscoe Tanner (Champion)
  3.   Arthur Ashe (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Guillermo Vilas 6 7 1 6
    Ross Case 4 5 6 3
1   Guillermo Vilas 6 1 6 6
    John Alexander 4 6 3 4
3   Arthur Ashe 3 4 6 6
    John Alexander 6 6 4 7
1   Guillermo Vilas 3 3 3
2   Roscoe Tanner 6 6 6
    Mark Edmondson 4 6 6 4
4   Ken Rosewall 6 7 4 6
4   Ken Rosewall 4 6 4 1
2   Roscoe Tanner 6 3 6 6
    Phil Dent 3 4 2
2   Roscoe Tanner 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   G Vilas 6 6 6
  P McNamee 2 4 2 1   G Vilas 6 6 6
  N Saviano 7 7 6   N Saviano 1 4 4
  T Wilkison 5 6 4 1   G Vilas 7 6 6
  C Pasarell 2 7 6 7   C Pasarell 6 2 3
  B Hewitt 6 6 2 6   C Pasarell 7 7 6
  R Drysdale 3 2 4   S Docherty 6 6 4
  S Docherty 6 6 6 1   G Vilas 6 7 1 6
  D Stockton 2 7 6 7   R Case 4 5 6 3
  J Feaver 6 6 2 6   D Stockton 6 6 6
  C Fancutt 4 4 7 6 6   C Fancutt 2 2 3
  A Gardiner 6 6 6 4 4   D Stockton 4 6 7 5 2
  R Case 3 6 7 6   R Case 6 4 6 7 6
  C Lewis 6 1 6 1   R Case 6 6 6
  B Drewett 6 3 1 1   B Lloyd 3 3 1
  B Lloyd 4 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3   A Ashe 6 6 6
  P McNamara 3 0 3 3   A Ashe 7 7 6
LL   H Elschenbroich 6 3 3 3   DR Bohrnstedt 6 5 4
  DR Bohrnstedt 3 6 6 6 3   A Ashe 7 6 3 6
  G Masters 6 3 0 3   H Pfister 6 3 6 3
  H Pfister 3 6 6 6   H Pfister 4 6 6 6
  A Stone 3 7 1 4   C Letcher 6 1 4 1
  C Letcher 6 6 6 6 3   A Ashe 3 4 6 6
  R Ruffels 7 6 6   J Alexander 6 6 4 7
  P Kronk 5 1 4   R Ruffels 6 6 3 6 1
  C Dibley 6 6 6   C Dibley 4 2 6 7 6
  K Warwick 1 3 2   C Dibley 4 2 2
  J Alexander 7 7 6 6   J Alexander 6 6 6
  M Machette 6 6 7 4   J Alexander 6 6 5 6
  U Marten 6 7 6   U Marten 2 4 7 4
Q   G Thomson 2 5 3

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
  B Giltinan 2 7 4 4
  R Lewis 6 6 6 6   R Lewis 6 6 6
  R Simpson 3 2 2   T Gorman 4 3 1
  T Gorman 6 6 6   R Lewis 1 3 3
  J Bartlett 7 6 4 6   M Edmondson 6 6 6
  J Trickey 6 2 6 4   J Bartlett 4 6 1 2
Q   B Carmichael 4 3 3   M Edmondson 6 1 6 6
  M Edmondson 6 6 6   M Edmondson 4 6 6 4
  E van Dillen 6 6 6 4   K Rosewall 6 7 4 6
  C Kachel 3 2 0   E van Dillen 6 6 3
  JC Hagey 6 6 3 6 3   M Riessen 7 7 6
  M Riessen 7 2 6 3 6   M Riessen 7 6 5 6 4
Q   P Campbell 0 4 4 4   K Rosewall 6 7 7 3 6
  I Țiriac 6 6 6   I Țiriac 4 6 4
  S Ball 2 3 5 4   K Rosewall 6 7 6
4   K Rosewall 6 6 7

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
  S Stewart 6 6 6 7
  GR Reid 7 3 4 6   S Stewart 4 3 3
  J James 5 6 2   P Dent 6 6 6
  P Dent 7 7 6   P Dent 6 6 7
  W Zirngibl 6 3 6 6   D Crealy 3 3 6
  J Marks 4 6 2 1   W Zirngibl 5 6 0 r.
  V Amaya 3 6 6 6 5   D Crealy 7 7 3
  D Crealy 6 1 7 1 7   P Dent 3 4 2
Q   B Lofgren 6 6 6 2   R Tanner 6 6 6
LL   S Myers 3 2 3 Q   B Lofgren 1 0 2
Q   W Maher 6 3 0   T Roche 6 6 6
  T Roche 7 6 6   T Roche 6 1 2 1
  P Fleming 6 5 6 6 2   R Tanner 4 6 6 6
  B Phillips-Moore 0 7 1 2   P Fleming 6 2 1
  B Teacher 3 7 3 5 2   R Tanner 7 6 6
2   R Tanner 6 5 6 7

External linksEdit


Preceded by
1976 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1977 French Open