1977 Mutual Benefit Life Open

The 1977 Mutual Benefit Life Open, also known as the South Orange Open, was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange, New Jersey in the United States. It was classified as a Two Star category tournament and was part of the 1977 Grand Prix circuit. It was the eight edition of the tournament on the Grand Prix circuit and was held from July 31 through August 8, 1977. First-seeded Guillermo Vilas won the singles title.[3][4]

1977 Mutual Benefit Life Open
DateJuly 31 – August 8
CategoryGrand Prix (Two Star)
Prize money$75,000
SurfaceClay / Outdoor
LocationSouth Orange, New Jersey, US
VenueOrange Lawn Tennis Club
Argentina Guillermo Vilas[1]
Australia Colin Dibley / Poland Wojciech Fibak[2]
← 1976 · South Orange Open · 1978 →

Finals Edit

Singles Edit

  Guillermo Vilas defeated   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–1

  • It was Vilas' 8th singles title of the year and the 27th of his career.

Doubles Edit

  Colin Dibley /   Wojciech Fibak defeated   Ion Țiriac /   Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 7–5

References Edit

  1. ^ "South Orange – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "South Orange – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ John Barrett, ed. (1978). World of Tennis 1978 : a BP yearbook. London: Macdonald and Janes. p. 123. ISBN 9780354090391.
  4. ^ "Vilas Beats Tanner For Tennis Crown". Herald-Journal. August 9, 1977. p. A7.

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