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1978 French Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded Björn Borg defeated defending champion Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–1, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 French Open. Borg did not lose a single set in the event, and only 32 games in total, which remains a record in the history of the tournament. The tournament also featured the first grand slam appearance of Ivan Lendl.

Men's Singles
1978 French Open
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upArgentina Guillermo Vilas
Final score6–1, 6–1, 6–3
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends −45 45+ women
WC Singles men women
WC Doubles men women
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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Björn Borg (Champion)
  2.   Guillermo Vilas (Final)
  3.   Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  4.   Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Manuel Orantes (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinals)
  7.   Corrado Barazzutti (Semifinals)
  8.   Harold Solomon (Third round)
  9.   Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  10.   Dick Stockton (Semifinals)
  11.   Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  12.   Phil Dent (First round)
  13.   Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  14.   Buster C. Mottram (Third round)
  15.   John Alexander (Fourth round)
  16.   Stan Smith (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
6   Raúl Ramírez 3 3 0
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
7   Corrado Barazzutti 0 1 0
4   Eddie Dibbs 2 691
7   Corrado Barazzutti 6 711 6
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
2   Guillermo Vilas 1 1 3
5   Manuel Orantes 5 1 3
10   Dick Stockton 7 6 6
10   Dick Stockton 3 3 2
2   Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6
    Hans Gildemeister 4 6 1 6 3
2   Guillermo Vilas 6 2 6 3 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   B Borg 6 6 6
  E Deblicker 1 1 1 1   B Borg 6 6 6
  R Fagel 6 7 6   R Fagel 0 1 0
  P Kronk 1 6 1 1   B Borg 6 6 6
  G Hardie 5 6 6 7 6   P Bertolucci 0 2 2
  J Moreno 7 1 7 6 1   G Hardie 2 3 5
  B Andersson 4 6 3 6 4   P Bertolucci 6 6 7
  P Bertolucci 6 3 6 0 6 1   B Borg 6 6 77
  N Saviano 3 2 6 9   R Tanner 2 4 65
  H Günthardt 6 6 7   H Günthardt 3 3 6
  K Meiler 4 3 6 1   C Dibley 6 6 7
  C Dibley 6 6 2 6   C Dibley 5 6 4
  J-L Haillet 3 2 4 9   R Tanner 7 7 6
  P Portes 6 6 6   P Portes 3 0 1
  J Fassbender 2 1 r 9   R Tanner 6 6 6
9   R Tanner 6 4

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   B Mottram 6 6 6
  J Soler 2 3 2 14   B Mottram 2 7 6 6
  C Roger-Vasselin 7 7 6   C Roger-Vasselin 6 5 2 1
  S Krulevitz 5 6 0 14   B Mottram 3 0 0
  B Hewitt 5 5 4   V Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
  I Molina 7 7 6   I Molina 2 3 4
  V Pecci, Sr. 6 7 6   V Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
  B Lloyd 4 5 1   V Pecci, Sr. 2 2 67
  J Higueras 6 6 6 6   R Ramírez 6 6 79
  D Bedel 0 2 3   J Higueras 2 4 3
  P Cornejo 5 4 6 3   B Teacher 6 6 6
  B Teacher 7 6 3 6   B Teacher 2 4 4
  P Pearson 2 6 4 6   R Ramírez 6 6 6
  A Zugarelli 6 7 6   A Zugarelli 1 3 2
  B Fritz 2 0 4 6   R Ramírez 6 6 6
6   R Ramírez 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   E Dibbs 6 6 6
  A Muñoz 1 3 1 4   E Dibbs 7 6 6
  B Giltinan 6 6 7   B Giltinan 6 1 3
  C Richey 2 2 5 4   E Dibbs 7 6 3 6
Q   W Zirngibl 3 3 6   P McNamee 6 1 6 1
  T Rocavert 6 6 7   T Rocavert 2 3 3
  P McNamee 6 6 4 7   P McNamee 6 6 6
  H Kary 3 2 6 5 4   E Dibbs 6 7 6
  P Du Pré 0 5 3 11   W Fibak 3 5 1
  J Lloyd 6 7 6   J Lloyd 2 0 6 6 6
  G Mayer 6 3 3 6 2   U Pinner 6 6 1 4 3
  U Pinner 4 6 6 4 3   J Lloyd 1 6 1 1
Q   K Tanabe 2 4 3 11   W Fibak 6 4 6 6
  V Winitsky 6 6 6   V Winitsky 1 2 3
  I El Shafei 4 6 4 4 11   W Fibak 6 6 6
11   W Fibak 6 2 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   S Smith 3 6 6 7
  J James 6 3 3 5 16   S Smith 7 3 5 7 6
  C Dowdeswell 6 5 6 1 6   C Dowdeswell 6 6 7 6 4
  T Gullikson 3 7 3 6 3 16   S Smith 6 2 4
  M Edmondson 6 4 3 2 LL   S Birner 7 6 6
LL   S Birner 2 6 6 6 LL   S Birner 7 7 6
  E Van Dillen 2 5 1   Z Franulović 6 5 2
  Z Franulović 6 7 6 LL   S Birner 1 4 1
  K Warwick 1 6 7 6 3 7   C Barazzutti 6 6 6
  P Dominguez 6 7 6 3 6   P Dominguez 7 5 7 6
  R Fisher 3 5 3   H Pfister 6 7 5 2
  H Pfister 6 7 6   P Dominguez 7 4 5 2
  G Ocleppo 6 6 6 7   C Barazzutti 5 6 7 6
Q   S Menon 3 2 4   G Ocleppo 6 2 3 3
  J Yuill 6 6 3 1 r 7   C Barazzutti 4 6 6 6
7   C Barazzutti 3 7 6 0

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   M Orantes 3 6 6 6
  T Okker 6 3 2 2 5   M Orantes 7 6 7
  A Pierola 6 2 0 6 6   A Pierola 5 1 6
  B Mitton 3 6 6 3 0 5   M Orantes 7 7 6
  R Lewis 3 5 3   T Šmid 5 5 2
  R Ycaza 6 7 6   R Ycaza 2 7 2 1
  T Šmid 7 4   T Šmid 6 5 6 6
  V Amaya 6 6 r 5   M Orantes 6 77 77
  C Freyss 5 4 0 13   T Gullikson 3 6463
  J Borowiak 7 6 6   J Borowiak 5 6 6 6
  J Granát 6 2 3 1   A Panatta 7 1 4 4
  A Panatta 3 6 6 6   J Borowiak 2 6 2
  G Goven 4 7 7 6 13   T Gullikson 6 7 6
  V Zednik 6 5 5 2   G Goven 6 3 3 3
  C Letcher 3 2 2 13   T Gullikson 2 6 6 6
13   T Gullikson 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   D Stockton 4 2 6 6 6
  R Drysdale 6 6 3 4 1 10   D Stockton 6 6 7
  D Crealy 3 1 6 3 Q   J Marks 1 0 5
Q   J Marks 6 6 4 6 10   D Stockton 4 6 3 7 6
  C Lewis 6 6 6   B Taróczy 6 4 6 6 4
  R Frawley 4 2 3   C Lewis 1 1 1
Q   D Naegelen 0 3 0   B Taróczy 6 6 6
  B Taróczy 6 6 6 10   D Stockton 7 6 6
  C Kirmayr 2 4 4 Q   R Gehring 5 1 3
  T Moor 6 6 6   T Moor 6 6 6 5 3
Q   R Gehring 6 4 2 6 6 Q   R Gehring 4 3 7 7 6
  M Fishbach 3 6 6 0 3 Q   R Gehring 6 6 4 6 6
Q   D Carter 6 6 6 3   B Gottfried 3 7 6 3 2
  B Phillips-Moore 1 2 1 Q   D Carter 4 2 6 4
  B Scanlon 2 2 0 3   B Gottfried 6 6 3 6
3   B Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   H Solomon 6 7 6
  J Feaver 2 5 2 8   H Solomon 7 6 6 6
  B Prajoux 7 6 4 6 6   B Prajoux 6 3 7 3
  L Sanders 5 7 6 1 2 8   H Solomon 6 5 0 4
Q   P Složil 6 4 6 2   H Gildemeister 3 7 6 6
  L Álvarez 7 6 3 6   L Álvarez 6 6 4 3
  H Gildemeister 6 6 6   H Gildemeister 4 7 6 6
  J Vanier 1 3 4   H Gildemeister 7 6 3 4 6
  P Proisy 6 6 7 15   J Alexander 5 4 6 6 3
  B Bertram 3 3 5   P Proisy 1 7 2 6 0
  R Cano 3 6 6 7   R Cano 6 5 6 4 6
  N Špear 6 4 3 5   R Cano 6 2 3
Q   K Eberhard 6 2 7 6 15   J Alexander 7 6 6
  P Elter 4 6 6 2 Q   K Eberhard 6 4 7 2
  J-F Caujolle 1 4 3 15   J Alexander 7 6 6 6
15   J Alexander 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   P Dent 4 1 2
  A Ashe 6 6 6   A Ashe 6 6 6
Q   J L Clerc 6 6 6 Q   J L Clerc 2 4 4
  I Lendl 3 0 3   A Ashe 4 6 7 6
  J Kodeš 6 6 6   J Kodeš 6 3 6 4
  B Fairlie 2 0 1   J Kodeš 3 6 7 7
  H Gauvain 1 6 3 2   N Pilić 6 3 5 6
  N Pilić 6 3 6 6   A Ashe 2 2 2
  F Jauffret 7 3 3 4 2   G Vilas 6 6 6
  G Moretton 6 6 6 6   G Moretton 0 3 2
  Y Noah 6 6 6   Y Noah 6 6 6
Q   A Fillol 2 2 3   Y Noah 2 6 1 1
  P Hutka 6 0 1 2   G Vilas 6 4 6 6
  B Martin 7 6 6   B Martin 2 6 6 2 4
  O Parun 0 4 0 2   G Vilas 6 2 3 6 6
2   G Vilas 6 6 6

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