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The 1977 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF, later the ITF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour.[2] The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The Colgate-Palmolive Masters is included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix ranking. Colgate-Palmolive was the new tour sponsor, taking over from Commercial Union. Guillermo Vilas won the Grand Prix circuit, having accumulated the most points (2,047), and received the largest share from the bonus pool ($300,000). The top eight points ranked singles players as well as the top four doubles teams qualified for the season-ending Masters tournament [3]

1977 Grand Prix circuit
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Vilas playing in 1975
Details
Duration26 December 1976 – 8 January 1978
Edition8th
Tournaments76
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesArgentina Guillermo Vilas (16)
Most tournament finalsArgentina Guillermo Vilas (22)
Prize money leaderArgentina Guillermo Vilas ($635,000)
Points leaderArgentina Guillermo Vilas (2,047)
Awards
Player of the yearSweden Björn Borg [1]
Newcomer of the yearUnited States Tim Gullikson
1976
1978

ScheduleEdit

Key
Grand Slam events
Grand Prix Masters
Six-star events
Five-star events
Four-star events
Three-star events
Two-star events
One-star events
Team events

December 1976Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
26 Dec Marlboro New South Wales Open
Sydney, Australia
$75,000 – Grass – 48S/24D
Two star
  Tony Roche
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Dick Stockton   Guillermo Vilas
  Roscoe Tanner
  Ross Case
  Phil Dent
  Ken Rosewall
  Hank Pfister
  Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–4
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Jan Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
$200,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Singles DrawDoubles Draw
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
  Guillermo Vilas   John Alexander
  Ken Rosewall
  Ross Case
  Arthur Ashe
  Mark Edmondson
  Phil Dent
  Arthur Ashe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
  Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
10 Jan Marlboro Classic
Adelaide, Australia
$75,000 – Grass – 48S/24D
Two star
  Victor Amaya
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
  Brian Teacher   John Alexander
  Charlie Pasarell
  Rolf Gehring
  Colin Dibley
  Dick Stockton
  Sherwood Stewart
  Cliff Letcher
  Dick Stockton
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
  Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
17 Jan Baltimore International
Baltimore, United States
Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 7–6
  Guillermo Vilas   Tom Gorman
  Jan Kodeš
  Ross Case
  Roger Taylor
  Billy Martin
  Buster Mottram
  Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
  Ross Case
  Jan Kodeš
31 Jan Fairfield Bay Classic
Little Rock, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
  Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–4
  Haroon Rahim   Björn Borg
  Nick Saviano
  Peter Fleming
  Jiří Hřebec
  Colin Dibley
  Mike Machette
  Colin Dibley
  Haroon Rahim
6–7, 6–3, 6–3
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
Dayton Classic
Dayton, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
  Jeff Borowiak
6–3, 6–3
  Buster Mottram   Tom Gullikson
  Alex Metreveli
  Terry Moor
  Frank Gebert
  Sherwood Stewart
  Butch Walts
  Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
6–4, 7–6
  Jeff Borowiak
  Andrew Pattison

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Feb Miami Classic
Miami, United States
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
  Eddie Dibbs
6–0, 6–3
  Raúl Ramírez   Brian Gottfried
  Harold Solomon
  Teimuraz Kakoulia
  Alex Metreveli
  Lito Álvarez
  Cliff Letcher
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 6–4
  Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
Springfield International
Springfield, United States
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
  Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 6–0, 6–3, 6–2
  Stan Smith   Gene Mayer
  Balázs Taróczy
  Peter Fleming
  Bob Hewitt
  Buster Mottram
  Haroon Rahim
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–2
  Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
14 Feb American Home Shield Open
San Jose, United States
Hard – 32S/16D
One star
  Jiří Hřebec
3–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Sandy Mayer   Billy Martin
  Roy Emerson
  Tim Gullikson
  Steve Docherty
  Phil Dent
  Roscoe Tanner
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–3
  Tom Gorman
  Geoff Masters
Ocean City, United States
Carpet (i) – 32S/16D
  Vitas Gerulaitis
3–6, 6–1, 6–2
  Bob Lutz   Guillermo Vilas
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
  Cliff Richey
  Jan Kodeš
  Raymond Moore
  Alex Metreveli
  Bill Scanlon
7–6, 6–3
  John McEnroe
  Cliff Richey
21 Feb American Airlines Tennis Games
Palm Springs, United States
$225,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
Six star
  Brian Gottfried
2–6, 6–1, 6–3
  Guillermo Vilas   Bill Scanlon
  Raúl Ramírez
  Phil Dent
  Charlie Pasarell
  Harold Solomon
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 7–6
  Marty Riessen
  Roscoe Tanner
28 Feb U.S. National Indoor Championships
Memphis, United States
$175,000 – Carpet – 64S/32D
Six star
  Björn Borg
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried   Tom Gullikson
  Mark Cox
  Bob Lutz
  Fred McNair
  Tom Gullikson
  José Higueras
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 7–6, 7–6
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Mar Peugeot Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
$150,000 – Hard – 32S/16D
Five star
No Winner   Björn Borg
  Guillermo Vilas
  Colin Dibley
  Buster Mottram
  Andrew Pattison
  Roger Taylor
  Robbie Venter
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 6–0
  Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
Coliseum Mall International
Hampton, United States
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
One star
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
  Stan Smith   Jeff Borowiak
  Tom Gullikson
  Tim Gullikson
  James Hagey
  Željko Franulović
  Vladimír Zedník
  Sandy Mayer
  Stan Smith
6–4, 6–3
  Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
14 Mar Volvo Classic
Washington, United States
$100,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
  Brian Gottfried
6–1, 6–2
  Bob Lutz   Tom Gorman
  Raúl Ramírez
  Jeff Borowiak
  John Whitlinger
  Stan Smith
  Sandy Mayer
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–3, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Scandinavian Covered Court Championships
Helsinki, Finland
$50,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
One star
  Mark Cox
6–3, 6–3
  Kjell Johansson   Ove Bengtson
  Jiří Granat
  Hervé Gauvain
  John James
  John Lloyd
  Richard Lewis
  Jiří Hřebec
  Hans Kary
5–7, 7–6, 6–4
  David Lloyd
  John Lloyd
21 Mar La Costa International
La Costa, United States
$100,000 – Hard – 64S/32D
Three star
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 6–2
  Marty Riessen   Björn Borg
  Hank Pfister
  Tom Gorman
  Trey Waltke
  Roy Emerson
  Allan Stone
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–2
  Ray Ruffels
  Allan Stone
28 Mar Arco Pacific Southwest Open
Los Angeles, United States
$150,000 – Carpet – 64S/32D
Five star
  Stan Smith
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried   Roscoe Tanner
  Peter Fleming
  Cliff Richey
  Bob Lutz
  Jeff Borowiak
  Raúl Ramírez
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
Nice International Championships
Nice, France
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
  Björn Borg
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), 6–4
  Guillermo Vilas   Víctor Pecci
  Balázs Taróczy
  Belus Prajoux
  François Jauffret
  Christophe Casa
  Hans Gildemeister
  Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
  Chris Kachel
  Chris Lewis

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Apr Buenos Aires, Argentina - Clay -   Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–3, 6–0
  Wojtek Fibak
11 Apr Murcia Open
Murcia, Spain
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
  José Higueras
6–4, 6–0, 6–3
  Buster Mottram   Frank Gebert
  Javier Soler
  François Jauffret
  Patrice Dominguez
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  Patrick Proisy
  Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
7–5, 6–2
  Patricio Cornejo
  Hans Gildemeister
18 Apr United Bank Classic
Denver, United States
$100,000 – Carpet – 32S/16D
Three star
  Björn Borg
7–5, 6–2
  Brian Gottfried   Bob Hewitt
  James Delaney
  Peter Fleming
  Kim Warwick
  Colin Dibley
  Frew McMillan
  Colin Dibley
  Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3
  Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
25 Apr Romika Cup
Munich, West Germany
Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Željko Franulović
6–1, 6–1, 6–7, 7–5
  Víctor Pecci   José Higueras
  Dick Crealy
  Patrick Proisy
  Hans Gildemeister
  Iván Molina
  Nikola Pilić
  František Pala
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
  Nikola Špear
  John Whitlinger
25 Apr Virginia Beach, USA - Clay -   Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 4–6, 6–2
  Ilie Nastase

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 May German Open
Hamburg, West Germany
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Paolo Bertolucci
6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
  Manuel Orantes   Buster Mottram
  Jaime Fillol
  Guillermo Vilas
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Werner Zirngibl
  Bob Hewitt
  Bob Hewitt
  Karl Meiler
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
  Phil Dent
  Kim Warwick
16 May Italian Open
Rome, Italy
$131,250 – Clay – 64S/32D
Five star
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 7–6, 3–6, 7–6
  Antonio Zugarelli   Brian Gottfried
  Phil Dent
  Adriano Panatta
  Kim Warwick
  Ilie Năstase
  Víctor Pecci
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
Agfacolor Cup
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Wojciech Fibak
6–1, 5–7, 6–2
  Raymond Moore   Jürgen Fassbender
  Buster Mottram
  Ismail El Shafei
  Jaime Fillol
  Jeff Borowiak
  Iván Molina
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Karl Meiler
6–3, 6–3
  Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
23 May French Open
Paris, France
Grand Slam
$300,000 – Clay – 128S/64D/24XD
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Guillermo Vilas
6–0, 6–3, 6–0
  Brian Gottfried   Phil Dent
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ilie Năstase
  José Higueras
  Wojciech Fibak
  Adriano Panatta
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Wojciech Fibak
  Jan Kodeš
  Mary Carillo
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–3
  Florenţa Mihai
  Iván Molina

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Jun John Player Open
Nottingham, Great Britain
$100,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Three star
No Winner   Tim Gullikson
  Jaime Fillol
  Roscoe Tanner
  Stan Smith
  Bob Lutz
  Dick Stockton
  Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
Not completed.
Belgian Open
Brussels, Belgium
$75,000 – Clay – 48S/24D
Two star
  Harold Solomon
7–5, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Karl Meiler   Balázs Taróczy
  Nikola Pilić
  Jean-François Caujolle
  Željko Franulović
  Antonio Muñoz
  Jürgen Fassbender
Match abandoned – title shared.
2–6, 6–4, 2–2
  Franulović /   Pilić
  Pala /   Taróczy
13 Jun Rawlings International
London, Great Britain
$100,000 – Grass – 64S/32D
Three star
  Raúl Ramírez
9–7, 7–5
  Mark Cox   Brian Gottfried
  Hank Pfister
  James Delaney
  Adriano Panatta
  Roscoe Tanner
  Colin Dibley
  Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
6–1, 6–2
  David Lloyd
  John Lloyd
Berlin Open
Berlin, West Germany
$50,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
One star
  Paolo Bertolucci
6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Jiří Hřebec   Víctor Pecci
  Steve Krulevitz
  Jürgen Fassbender
  François Jauffret
  Patrick Proisy
  José Higueras
Not played – title shared.   Hans Gildemeister /   Belus Prajoux
  Hutka /   Zedník
20 Jun Wimbledon Championships
London, England
Grand Slam
$198,645 – Grass – 128S/64D/48XD
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Björn Borg
3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4
  Jimmy Connors   John McEnroe
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Byron Bertram
  Phil Dent
  Billy Martin
  Ilie Năstase
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9 (4–7), 6–4
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Greer Stevens
  Bob Hewitt
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Jul Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Corrado Barazzutti
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
  Balázs Taróczy   Antonio Zugarelli
  Kim Warwick
  Wojciech Fibak
  Buster Mottram
  Mark Edmondson
  Nikola Špear
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–4, 6–0
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  François Jauffret
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Jeff Borowiak
7–5, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Jean-François Caujolle   Frank Gebert
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Víctor Pecci
  David Schneider
  Željko Franulović
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Karl Meiler
6–4, 7–6
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Bob Hewitt
Miller Hall of Fame Championships
Newport, United States
$50,000 – Grass – 32S/16D
One star
  Tim Gullikson
6–4, 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Hank Pfister   Ismail El Shafei
  Andrew Pattison
  John James
  Matt Mitchell
  Butch Seewagen
  Anand Amritraj
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
10 Jul Western Championships
Cincinnati, United States
$100,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Three star
  Harold Solomon
6–2, 6–3
  Mark Cox   John Alexander
  Rick Fagel
  Terry Moor
  John James
  Ismail El Shafei
  John McEnroe
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 7–6
  Bob Hewitt
  Roscoe Tanner
Head Cup
Kitzbühel, Austria
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Guillermo Vilas
5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Jan Kodeš   Željko Franulović
  Karl Meiler
  Buster Mottram
  Bob Lutz
  Janos Benyik
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Buster Mottram
  Roger Taylor
7–6, 6–4
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Chris Kachel
Dutch Open
Hilversum, Netherlands
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Patrick Proisy
6–0, 6–2, 6–0
  Lito Álvarez   Colin Dibley
  Onny Parun
  José Higueras
  Kim Warwick
  François Jauffret
  Louk Sanders
  José Higueras
  Antonio Muñoz
6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  François Jauffret
17 Jul Washington Star International
Washington, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried   Eddie Dibbs
  Harold Solomon
  Ricardo Cano
  Hans Gildemeister
  John Alexander
  Raymond Moore
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–5, 7–5
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
24 Jul Louisville International
Louisville, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Guillermo Vilas
1–6, 6–0, 6–1
  Eddie Dibbs   Phil Dent
  Hans Gildemeister
  Ion Țiriac
  Dick Stockton
  Víctor Pecci
  Bernard Mitton
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–1, 6–4
  Chris Kachel
  Cliff Letcher
31 Jul Volvo International
North Conway, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  John Alexander
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Manuel Orantes   Harold Solomon
  Eddie Dibbs
  Jimmy Connors
  Steve Krulevitz
  Ken Rosewall
  Brian Gottfried
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 6–3
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
Mutual Benefit Life Open
South Orange, United States
$75,000 – Clay – 32S/16D
Two star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
  Roscoe Tanner   John McEnroe
  Raymond Moore
  Jeff Borowiak
  Jaime Fillol
  Bernard Mitton
  Željko Franulović
  Colin Dibley
  Wojciech Fibak
6–1, 7–5
  Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Aug Buckeye Championships
Columbus, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
  Brian Gottfried   Raúl Ramírez
  Billy Martin
  Bob Lutz
  Jeff Borowiak
  Sherwood Stewart
  Tim Gullikson
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
  Peter Fleming
  Gene Mayer
U.S. Clay Court Championships
Indianapolis, United States
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Manuel Orantes
6–1, 6–3
  Jimmy Connors   Phil Dent
  Balázs Taróczy
  Dick Stockton
  John McEnroe
  Harold Solomon
  Terry Moor
  Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Dick Crealy
  Cliff Letcher
14 Aug Rothmans Canadian Open
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
$125,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Jeff Borowiak
6–0, 6–1
  Jaime Fillol   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
  Colin Dibley
  Ricardo Cano
  Buster Mottram
  Manuel Orantes
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
21 Aug U.S. Professional Tennis Championships
Boston, United States
$175,000 – Clay – 64S/32D
Four star
  Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5, 6–4
  Eddie Dibbs   Wojciech Fibak
  Jaime Fillol
  Jimmy Connors
  Dick Stockton
  Iván Molina
  Patricio Cornejo
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–3, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried
  Bob Hewitt
29 Aug US Open
New York, United States
Grand Slam
$250,000 – Clay – 128S/64D/32XD
SinglesDoublesMixed Doubles
  Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
  Jimmy Connors   Harold Solomon
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Dick Stockton
  Raymond Moore
  Brian Gottfried
  Manuel Orantes
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–0
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
  Billie Jean King
  Vitas Gerulaitis

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Sep Woodlands Doubles
Woodlands, Texas, USA
Hard – $125,000 – D32
  Marty Riessen
  Tom Okker
3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
  Hewitt /   McMillan
  Lutz /   Smith
  McNair /   Stewart
  Mayer /   Menon
  Fillol /   Fillol
  Davidson /   Stolle
19 Sep Southern California Championships
Los Angeles, USA
Hard – $100,000 – S64/D32
Four star
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 3–6, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried   Eddie Dibbs
  Manuel Orantes
  Sashi Menon
  Cliff Drysdale
  Eliot Teltscher
  Tom Leonard
  Frew McMillan
  Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–3
  Tom Leonard
  Mike Machette
Coupe Poreé
Paris, France
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–1, 7–6
  Christophe Roger-Vasselin   Patrick Proisy
  José Higueras
  Hans Gildemeister
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Georges Goven
  Jacques Thamin
  Christophe Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
26 Sep Raquette d'Or
Aix-en-Provence, France
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 7–5, ret.
  Guillermo Vilas   Eric Deblicker
  Georges Goven
  José Higueras
  Antonio Zugarelli
  Hans Gildemeister
  Željko Franulović
  Ilie Năstase
  Ion Țiriac
1–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
  Patrice Dominguez
  Rolf Norberg
Transamerica Championships
San Francisco, California, USA
Carpet – $125,000 – S64/D32
Four star
  Butch Walts
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Brian Gottfried   Dick Stockton
  Peter Fleming
  Marty Riessen
  Robert Lutz
  Harold Solomon
  John McEnroe
  Dick Stockton
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Oct Island Holidays Tennis Classic
Maui, Hawaii, USA
Hard – $100,000 – S32/D16
Three star
  Jimmy Connors
6–2, 6–0
  Brian Gottfried   Raúl Ramírez
  John Lloyd
  Harold Solomon
  Sandy Mayer
  Douglas Palm
  Stan Smith
  Stan Smith
  Robert Lutz
7–6, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Aryamehr Cup
Tehran, Iran
Clay – $150,000 – S64/D32
Five star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–4, 1–6, 6–1
  Eddie Dibbs   Wojciech Fibak
  Manuel Orantes
  Buster Mottram
  Hans Gildemeister
  Paul McNamee
  Mike Fishbach
  Guillermo Vilas
  Ion Țiriac
1–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
10 Oct South Pacific Classic
Brisbane, Australia
Grass – $100,000 – S64/D32
One star
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–7, 6–1, 6–1, 7–5
  Tony Roche   Hank Pfister
  Ken Rosewall
  Nick Saviano
  Bill Scanlon
  Kim Warwick
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Bill Scanlon
  Vitas Gerulaitis
7–6, 6–4
  Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
Il Trofeo Gillette
Madrid, Spain
Clay – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
  Björn Borg
6–3, 6–0 6–7, 7–6
  Jaime Fillol   Paolo Bertolucci
  Eddie Dibbs
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Manuel Orantes
  Wojciech Fibak
  José Higueras
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 6–1
  Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
17 Oct Torneo Godó
Barcelona, Spain
Clay – S64/D32
Three star
  Björn Borg
6–2, 7–5, 6–2
  Manuel Orantes   Eddie Dibbs
  Wojciech Fibak
  José Higueras
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Balázs Taróczy
  Jiří Granat
  Jan Kodeš
  Wojciech Fibak
6–0, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
Sydney Indoor
Sydney, Australia
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
Four star
  Jimmy Connors
7–5, 6–4, 6–2
  Ken Rosewall   Nick Saviano
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Tony Roche
  Colin Dibley
  Hank Pfister
  Phil Dent
  Tony Roche
  John Newcombe
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
  Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
24 Oct Hitachi West Coast Classic
Perth, Australia
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
  Geoff Masters   Hank Pfister
  Tony Roche
  Richard Lewis
  Tim Wilkison
  Harold Solomon
  Jiří Hřebec
  Allan Stone
  Ray Ruffels
6–2, 6–1
  Nick Saviano
  John Whitlinger
Fischer-Grand Prix
Vienna, Austria
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Brian Gottfried
6–1, 6–1
  Wojciech Fibak   Sandy Mayer
  Hans Kary
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
  Byron Bertram
  Bob Hewitt
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–3
  Wojciech Fibak
  Jan Kodeš
Swiss Indoor Championships
Basel, Switzerland
Carpet – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Björn Borg
6–2, 7–5, 6–2
  John Lloyd   Erik van Dillen
  Jaime Fillol
  Heinz Günthardt
  Jeff Borowiak
  Álvaro Fillol
  Mark Cox
  Buster Mottram
  Mark Cox
7–5, 6–4, 6–3
  John Feaver
  John James
31 Oct Cologne Cup
Cologne, Germany
Carpet – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Björn Borg
2–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Wojciech Fibak   Balázs Taróczy
  Buster Mottram
  Billy Martin
  Sandy Mayer
  Tenny Svensson
  Hans Kary
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–5
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
Jean Becker Open
Paris, France
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Corrado Barazzutti
7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 3–6, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried   Mark Cox
  Jeff Borowiak
  Robert Lutz
  Pierre Barthes
  Christopher Sylvan
  Byron Bertram
  Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
6–2, 6–0
  Jeff Borowiak
  Roger Taylor
Fred Perry Tokyo Outdoor
Tokyo, Japan
Clay – S64/D32
Three star
  Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–1
  Kim Warwick   Harold Solomon
  Tim Gullikson
  Colin Dibley
  Stan Smith
  Roscoe Tanner
  Vladimír Zedník
  Kim Warwick
  Geoff Masters
6–2, 7–6
  Colin Dibley
  Chris Kachel

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Nov Stockholm Open
Stockholm, Sweden
Hard – $150,000 – S64/D32
Five star
  Sandy Mayer
6–2, 6–4
  Raymond Moore   Stan Smith
  Wojciech Fibak
  Harold Solomon
  George Hardie
  Kjell Johansson
  Brian Teacher
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–3, 6–3
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
Orient Cup
Bogotá, Colombia
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–0
  José Higueras   Víctor Pecci
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Ramiro Benavides
  Hans Gildemeister
  Mike Fishbach
  Patrick Proisy
  Belus Prajoux
  Hans Gildemeister
6–4, 6–2
  Jorge Andrew
  Carlos Kirmayr
Colgate Tennis Patrons Classic
Hong Kong
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
  Ken Rosewall
6–3, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Tom Gorman   Karl Meiler
  Pat DuPré
  Nick Saviano
  Mike Cahill
  Allan Stone
  Dick Stockton
  Kim Warwick
  Syd Ball
7–6, 6–3
  Marty Riessen
  Roscoe Tanner
14 Nov Philta International
Manila, Philippines
Hard – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
  Karl Meiler
Walkover
  Manuel Orantes   Dick Crealy
  Geoff Masters
  Louk Sanders
  Tim Wilkison
  Tom Gullikson
  Tim Gullikson
  John Marks
  Chris Kachel
4–6, 6–0, 7–6
  Mike Cahill
  Terry Moor
Chilean International
Santiago, Chile
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–0, 2–6, 6–4
  Jaime Fillol   Ricardo Ycaza
  Víctor Pecci
  Gene Mayer
  Álvaro Betancur
  Patricio Cornejo
  Belus Prajoux
  Jaime Fillol
  Patricio Cornejo
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
  Henry Bunis
  Paul McNamee
Wembley
London, England
Hard – $125,000 – S32/D16
Four star
  Björn Borg
6–2, 6–0
  John Lloyd   Eddie Dibbs
  Raúl Ramírez
  Raymond Moore
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
  Brian Gottfried
  Frew McMillan
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 7–6
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
21 Nov Argentine Championships
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Clay – $75,000 – S32/D16
Two star
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–1
  Jaime Fillol   Hans Gildemeister
  Víctor Pecci
  Belus Prajoux
  Mike Fishbach
  Gene Mayer
  Patricio Cornejo
  Guillermo Vilas
  Ion Țiriac
6–4, 6–0
  Ricardo Cano
  Antonio Muñoz
Grand Prix Masaveu de Asturias
Oviedo, Spain
Hard – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
  Eddie Dibbs
6–4, 6–1
  Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  Jan Kodeš
  Sherwood Stewart
  Jiří Granát
  Mark Cox
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
  Fred McNair
6–3, 6–1
  Jan Kodeš
  Raúl Ramírez
Taipei Summit Championships
Taipei, Taiwan
Hard – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Tim Gullikson
6–7, 7–5, 7–6, 6–4
  Ismail El Shafei   Geoff Masters
  Richard Lewis
  Terry Moor
  John Whitlinger
  Karl Meiler
  Steve Docherty
  Chris Delaney
  Pat DuPré
7–6, 7–6
  Steve Docherty
  Tom Gorman
28 Nov Indian Championships
Bombay, India
Clay – $50,000 – S32/D16
One star
  Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 6–1
  Terry Moor   Tom Gullikson
  Christophe Freyss
  Anand Amritraj
  Richard Lewis
  Mike Cahill
  John Feaver
  Terry Moor
  Mike Cahill
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Marcello Lara
  Jasjit Singh
South African Open
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard – $150,000 – S32/D16
Five star
  Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Buster Mottram   Stan Smith
  Frew McMillan
  Peter Fleming
  Danny Sullivan
  Sherwood Stewart
  Eddie Dibbs
  Stan Smith
  Robert Lutz
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
  Peter Fleming
  Raymond Moore

DecemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
5 Dec Marlboro South Australia Men's Classic
Adelaide, Australia
Grass – $100,000 – S64/D32
Three star
  Tim Gullikson
3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
  Chris Lewis   Kim Warwick
  Tom Gorman
  Bill Scanlon
  Phil Dent
  John Alexander
  Allan Stone
  Kim Warwick
  Syd Ball
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
12 Dec Marlboro New South Wales Championships
Sydney, Australia
Grass – $175,000 – S64/D32
Four star
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
  Brian Teacher   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Cliff Letcher
  Phil Dent
  Bill Scanlon
  Colin Dibley
  Butch Walts
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–6, 2–6, 6–3
  Ray Ruffels
  Allan Stone
19 Dec Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam
Grass – $200,000 – 64S/32D
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–2
  John Lloyd   John Alexander
  Bob Giltinan
  Ray Ruffels
  Ken Rosewall
  John Newcombe
  Robin Drysdale
  Ray Ruffels
  Allan Stone
7–6, 7–6
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent

January 1978Edit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
4 Jan Masters
New York, USA
Carpet – $400,000 – S8/D4
  Jimmy Connors
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
  Björn Borg   Brian Gottfried
  Guillermo Vilas
Round–robin
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 7–6, 6–3
  Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith

Points systemEdit

The Grand Prix tournaments were divided into seven groups. Group TC consisted of the Grand Slam tournaments; the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon Championships and the US Open—while the other tournaments were given star ratings ranging from six stars to one star, based on prize money and draw size. Points were allocated based on these ratings and the finishing position of a player in a tournament. No points were awarded to first-round losers, and ties were settled by the number of tournaments played.[3] The points allocation, with doubles points listed in brackets, is as follows:

Group TC
  • Champion: 250 (50)
  • Runner-up: 175 (35)
  • Semifinalist: 100 (20)
  • Quarterfinalist: 50 (10)
  • Fourth round: 25 (5)
  • Third round: 12 (2)
  • Second round: 6
Six-star
  • Champion: 175 (35)
  • Runner-up: 122 (24)
  • Semifinalist: 70 (14)
  • Quarterfinalist: 35 (7)
  • 9th – 16th: 17 (3)
  • 17th – 32nd: 8


Five-star
  • Champion: 150 (30)
  • Runner-up: 105 (21)
  • Semifinalist: 60 (12)
  • Quarterfinalist: 30 (6)
  • 9th – 16th: 15 (3)
  • 17th – 32nd: 7


Four-star
  • Champion: 125 (25)
  • Runner-up: 87 (17)
  • Semifinalist: 50 (10)
  • Quarterfinalist: 25 (5)
  • 9th – 16th: 12 (2)
  • 17th – 32nd: 6


Three-star
  • Champion: 100 (20)
  • Runner-up: 70 (14)
  • Semifinalist: 40 (8)
  • 5th – 8th: 20 (4)
  • 9th – 16th: 10 (2)
  • 17th – 32nd: 5


Two-star
  • Champion: 75 (15)
  • Runner-up: 52 (10)
  • Semifinalist: 30 (5)
  • 5th – 8th: 15 (3)
  • 9th – 16th: 7


One-star
  • Champion: 50 (10)
  • Runner-up: 35 (7)
  • Semifinalist: 20 (4)
  • 5th – 8th: 10 (2)
  • 9th – 16th: 5

StandingsEdit

The 1977 Grand Prix tournaments were divided in seven separate point categories, ranging from the Triple Crown tournaments (250 points for the winner) to the smallest One Star tournaments (50 points for the winner). At the end of the year the 35 top-ranked players received a bonus from the bonus pool. To qualify for a bonus a player must have played at least 15 tournaments. The top eight points ranked singles players and top four doubles teams were entitled to participate in the season-ending Masters tournament.[3]

Rk Name Points Bonus
1   Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 2,047 $300,000
2   Brian Gottfried (USA) 1,548 $125,000
3   Björn Borg (SWE) 1,210 $75,000
4   Manuel Orantes (ESP) 870 $50,000
5   Eddie Dibbs (USA) 777 $45,000
6   Roscoe Tanner (USA) 758 $40,000
7   Raúl Ramírez (MEX) 754 $35,000
8   Jimmy Connors (USA) 722
9   Vitas Gerulaitis (USA) 670
10   Harold Solomon (USA) 624 $32,000

ATP rankingsEdit