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The 1977 US Open – Men's Singles event was one of the competitions of the 1977 US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament. It consisted of a draw of 128 players of which 16 were seeded. Fourth-seeded Guillermo Vilas defeated defending champion Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0 in the final, played on September 11, 1977 on outdoor clay courts at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, to win his first US Open singles title. First-seeded Björn Borg retired from his fourth-round match due to a shoulder injury.[1]

Men's Singles
1977 US Open
ChampionArgentina Guillermo Vilas
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score2–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–0
Details
Draw128 (12Q)
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
← 1976 · US Open · 1978 →
Guillermo Vilas being awarded with the trophy after defeating Jimmy Connors at the final

The format of the competition was best-of-three sets in the first four rounds followed by best-of-five sets from the quarterfinal onward.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
10   Dick Stockton 4 4 2
12   Harold Solomon 6 6 6
12   Harold Solomon 2 632
4   Guillermo Vilas 6 77 6
4   Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6
  Raymond Moore 1 1 0
4   Guillermo Vilas 2 6 77 6
2   Jimmy Connors 6 3 640
  Corrado Barazzutti 6 6 6
3   Brian Gottfried 2 1 2
  Corrado Barazzutti 5 3 5
2   Jimmy Connors 7 6 7
5   Manuel Orantes 2 4 3
2   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 6
  Waltke 2 1 1 Borg 7 6
  James 6 4 6 James 5 4
  Pecci Sr. 4 6 3 1 Borg 6 6
  Prinsloo 3 7 6 Parun 1 3
  Borowiak 6 6 1 Prinsloo 6 0 1
  Soler 2 4 Parun 3 6 6
  Parun 6 6 1 Borg 6 4 0r
  Krulevitz 6 6 10 Stockton 3 6 1
  Schneider 4 3 Krulevitz 1 6
  Gebert 4 3 Panatta 6 7
  Panatta 6 6 Panatta 6 4 4
Q   Neely 6 3 4 10 Stockton 2 6 6
  Alexander 3 6 6 Alexander 3 6 6
  Amaya 5 2 10 Stockton 6 3 7
10   Stockton 7 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   Solomon 3 6 7
  Mitton 6 3 5 12 Solomon 6 6
  Marks 4 6 2 Q Gerken 3 1
Q   Gerken 6 4 6 12 Solomon 2 6 6
  Muñoz 6 4 6 Fagel 6 1 3
  Lewis 3 6 4 Muñoz 2 4
  Fagel 6 4 6 Fagel 6 6
  Simpson 1 6 4 12 Solomon 7 6
  Yuill 6 6 8 Gerulaitis 6 3
Q   Palin 2 4 Yuill 6 6
  Dibley 5 2 Fleming 1 3
  Fleming 7 6 Yuill 5 1
  Prajoux 2 4 8 Gerulaitis 7 6
  Šmid 6 6 Šmid 2 6
  Dominguez 2 0 8 Gerulaitis 6 7
8   Gerulaitis 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Vilas 6 6
  Santana 1 0 4 Vilas 6 6
  Mayer 7 6 Mayer 3 0
  Norbäck 6 3 4 Vilas 6 6
  Hagey 4 6 Amaya 3 3
  Docherty 6 7 Docherty 6 3 5
  Amaya 6 7 Amaya 4 6 7
  Hardie 2 5 4 Vilas 6 6
  Higueras 6 6 Higueras 3 1
  Wilkison 2 2 Higueras 7 3 6
Q   Schoenfield 6 5 3d Manson 6 6 2
  Manson 3 7 5 Higueras 6 6
  Richardson 4 4 14 Rosewall 4 4
  Dent 6 6 Dent 1 3
  Gullikson 0 4 14 Rosewall 6 6
14   Rosewall 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Smith 7 6
  Bohrnstedt 6 2 16 Smith 0 2
  Martin 1 5 Q Fishbach 6 6
Q   Fishbach 6 7 Q Fishbach 6 4 0
  Betancur 6 4 3 Feaver 2 6 6
  Amritraj 3 6 6 Amritraj 7 2 3
  Feaver 7 6 Feaver 6 6 6
  Pasarell 5 1 Feaver 7 4 2
  Moore 6 6 Moore 5 6 6
  Gullikson 4 3 Moore 6 6
  Proisy 6 6 Proisy 1 2
  Delaney 4 2 Moore 6 6
  Molina 2 7 6 Q Ycaza 3 2
  Hewitt 6 5 3 Molina 6 4
Q   Ycaza 6 6 Q Ycaza 7 6
6   Ramírez 3 2

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Năstase 6 6
  McMillan 0 0 7 Năstase 4 4
  Scanlon 2 4 Barazzutti 6 6
  Barazzutti 6 6 Barazzutti 6 6
  Fillol 6 6 Edmondson 1 0
  Kronk 2 0 Fillol 1 2
  Edmondson 3 6 6 Edmondson 6 6
Q   Guedes 6 1 4 Barazzutti 6 6
  Teacher 3 7 6 Walts 2 0
  Kachel 6 6 2 Teacher 2 2
  Franulović 4 6 6 Franulović 6 6
  Pfister 6 1 3 Franulović 1 2
  Lloyd 6 0 6 Walts 6 6
  Joubert 2 6 4 Lloyd 3 3
  Walts 7 7 Walts 6 6
13   Cox 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   Fibak 6 6
  Case 2 2 15 Fibak 6 6
  Menon 7 2 6 Menon 1 2
  Saviano 6 6 3 15 Fibak 6 6
  Crawford 6 7 6 Crawford 1 1
  Špear 7 5 4 Crawford 6 6
Q   González 6 7 Q González 3 3
  Cano 3 5 15 Fibak 7 3 4
  Richey 6 6 3 Gottfried 6 6 6
Q   Giammalva 2 2 Richey 5 0
  Kodeš 7 6 Kodeš 7 6
  Lofgren 5 0 Kodeš 4 2
  Riessen 6 6 3 Gottfried 6 6
  Carmichael 3 2 Riessen 5 6 3
  Winitsky 3 3 3 Gottfried 7 2 6
3   Gottfried 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Orantes 6 6
Q   Maze 1 0 5 Orantes 6 6
  Amritraj 6 6 5 Stolle 2 2
  Stolle 3 7 7 5 Orantes 6 6
  Dupre 5 0 Stewart 4 3
  Jauffret 7 6 Jauffret 5 3
  Machette 1 4 Stewart 7 6
  Stewart 6 6 5 Orantes 6 6
  Gildemeister 6 6 McEnroe 2 3
  Fillol Sr. 0 3 Gildemeister 5 1
  McEnroe 6 6 McEnroe 7 6
  Teltscher 1 3 McEnroe 6 4 6
  Sala 4 6 2 9 Dibbs 2 6 4
  Whitaker 6 4 6 Whitaker 2 2
  Álvarez 4 3 9 Dibbs 6 6
9   Dibbs 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   Tanner 4 7 6
  Mitchell 6 6 1 11 Tanner 6 6 6
  Pattison 6 6 Pattison 7 0 3
  McNamee 4 0 11 Tanner 6 6
  Moor 7 6 Moor 3 1
  Drysdale 6 2 Moor 6 6
  Bunis 6 6 6 Bunis 2 4
  Andrew 7 4 2 11 Tanner 0 2
  Letcher 2 1 2 Connors 6 6
  Guerry 6 6 Guerry 6 7
  Warwick 3 6 Cahill 4 5
  Cahill 6 7 Guerry 1 4
  Lutz 6 6 2 Connors 6 6
  Taróczy 4 2 Lutz 2 2
Q   Singh 2 0 2 Connors 6 6
2   Connors 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fantástico, Guillermo!". Sports Illustrated. Vol. 47 no. 12. September 19, 1977. pp. 12–17.

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