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The 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and the Nations Cup, a team event. In addition eight World Championship Tennis (WCT) tournaments, a separate professional tennis circuit held from 1971 through 1977, were incorporated into the Grand Prix circuit. The 28 tournaments with prize money of $175,000 or more formed the Super Series category.[1][2][3] Jimmy Connors won 10 of the 84 tournaments which secured him the first place in the Grand Prix points ranking. However he did not play enough tournaments (13) to qualify for largest share ($300,000) of the bonus pool, which instead went to third–ranked Eddie Dibbs.[4]

1978 Grand Prix circuit
ABN-tennistoernooi in Rotterdam Jimmy Corners in actie (kop), Bestanddeelnr 929-6576.jpg
Connors at the 1978 ABN Tennis Tournament he won 10 tour titles.
Details
Duration9 January – 24 December
Edition9th
Tournaments84
CategoriesGrand Slam (4)
Grand Prix (71)
World Championship Tennis (8)
Team Events (1)
Achievements (singles)
Most tournament titlesUnited States Jimmy Connors (10)
Most tournament finalsUnited States Jimmy Connors (11)
Prize money leaderUnited States Eddie Dibbs ($575,273)
Points leaderUnited States Jimmy Connors (2,030)
Awards
Player of the yearSweden Björn Borg
Newcomer of the yearUnited States John McEnroe
1977
1979

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix schedule (a forerunner to the ATP Tour).

Key
Grand Slam events
Year-end Championships
Grand Prix Super Series
Grand Prix Regular Series
Team events

JanuaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
9 Jan Birmingham WCT
Super Series
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Carpet (i) – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Björn Borg
7–6(7–4), 7–5
  Dick Stockton   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Eddie Dibbs
  Roscoe Tanner
  Raúl Ramírez
  Terry Moor
  Brian Gottfried
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
  Frew McMillan
  Dick Stockton
16 Jan Pepsi Grand Slam
Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Clay – S4
  Björn Borg
7–6, 3–6, 6–1
  Jimmy Connors   Brian Gottfried
  Vitas Gerulaitis
23 Jan Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Carpet – $100,000 – 32S/16D
  Cliff Drysdale
7–5, 6–3
  Tom Gorman   George Hardie
  Buster Mottram
  Ilie Năstase
  Sherwood Stewart
  Dick Crealy
  Cliff Richey
  Fred McNair
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–5
  Roger Taylor
  Antonio Zugarelli
US Pro Indoor WCT
Super Series
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Carpet – $225,000 – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
  Roscoe Tanner   Brian Gottfried
  Eddie Dibbs
  Raúl Ramírez
  John McEnroe
  Sandy Mayer
  Björn Borg
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–4, 6–4
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
30 Jan Sarasota, Florida, USA
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 6–3
  Nick Saviano   Pat DuPré
  John Yuill
  Richard Laver
  Bernard Mitton
  Ove Nils Bengtson
  Jiří Granát
  Geoff Masters
  Colin Dowdeswell
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
  Byron Bertram
  Bernard Mitton
Mexico City WCT
Mexico City, Mexico
Hard – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–1
  Pat DuPré   Gene Mayer
  Roger Taylor
  Steve Docherty
  Peter Pearson
  Ross Case
  Anand Amritraj
  Sashi Menon
  Gene Mayer
6–3, 7–6
  Marcello Lara
  Raúl Ramírez
United Virginia Bank Classic WCT
Super Series
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Carpet – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Vitas Gerulaitis
7–5, 6–3
  John Newcombe   Eddie Dibbs
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Björn Borg
  Rod Laver
  Peter Fleming
  Ken Rosewall
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 7–5
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer

FebruaryEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Feb Fairfield Bay Classic
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–5, ret.
  Hank Pfister   Victor Amaya
  Byron Bertram
  Nick Saviano
  Jiří Hřebec
  Charlie Pasarell
  Tim Gullikson
  Geoff Masters
  Colin Dibley
7–6, 6–3
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
13 Feb Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Carpet – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
  Harold Solomon   Tomáš Šmíd
  Byron Bertram
  Marty Riessen
  Robert Lutz
  Jan Kodeš
  Stan Smith
  Stan Smith
  Robert Lutz
6–3, 6–3
  Jan Kodeš
  Marty Riessen
St. Louis WCT
Super Series
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Carpet – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Sandy Mayer
7–6, 6–4
  Eddie Dibbs   Željko Franulović
  John Alexander
  Wojciech Fibak
  Chris Lewis
  Dick Stockton
  John Newcombe
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–2
  Wojciech Fibak
  Tom Okker
American Airlines Tennis Games
Super Series
Palm Springs, California, USA
Hard – $225,000 – 64S/32D
  Roscoe Tanner
6–1, 7–6
  Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  Tom Leonard
  Brian Gottfried
  Ilie Năstase
  Manuel Orantes
  Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
  Raymond Moore
6–4, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
20 Feb United Bank Tennis Classic
Denver, Colorado, USA
Carpet – $125,000 – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
7–6, 6–3
  Stan Smith   Geoff Masters
  Arthur Ashe
  Nick Saviano
  Tom Leonard
  Wojciech Fibak
  Frew McMillan
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–2
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
27 Feb U.S. National Indoor Championships
Super Series
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Carpet – $225,000 – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
7–6, 6–3
  Tim Gullikson   José Higueras
  Sandy Mayer
  Mark Cox
  John Lloyd
  Eddie Dibbs
  Robert Lutz
  Raúl Ramírez
  Brian Gottfried
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
  Phil Dent
  John Newcombe
Miami, Florida, USA
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–5
  Tom Gullikson   Dick Crealy
  Brian Teacher
  Björn Borg
  Anand Amritraj
  Cliff Richey
  Van Winitsky
  Gene Mayer
  Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–3
  Bob Carmichael
  Brian Teacher

MarchEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Mar Lagos, Nigeria
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Kjell Johansson
9–8, 6–3
  Robin Drysdale   Sashi Menon
  Ismail El Shafei
  Bernard Fritz
  Tenny Svensson
  Roger Dowdeswell
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Sashi Menon
  George Hardie
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
  Colin Dowdeswell
  Jürgen Fassbender
13 Mar Cairo Open
Cairo, Egypt
Clay – $38,000 – S16/D8
  José Higueras
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
  Kjell Johansson   Jürgen Fassbender
  Éric Deblicker
  Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
  George Hardie
  Nicola Spear
  Brian Fairlie
  Ismail El Shafei
6–3, 7–5, 6–2
  Lito Alvárez
  George Hardie
Washington Indoor
Washington, D.C., USA
Carpet – $125,000 – 32S/16D
  Brian Gottfried
7–5, 7–6
  Raúl Ramírez   Manuel Orantes
  Roscoe Tanner
  Stan Smith
  John McEnroe
  Tim Gullikson
  Brian Teacher
  Stan Smith
  Robert Lutz
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
  Arthur Ashe
  John McEnroe
20 Mar Shakeys Tournament of Champions
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Carpet – $200,000 – S16
  Björn Borg
6–5, 5–6, 6–4, 6–5
  Vitas Gerulaitis   Harold Solomon
  Cliff Drysdale
  Jeff Borowiak
  Sandy Mayer
  Eddie Dibbs
  Tony Roche
27 Mar Ramazzotti Cup WCT
Super Series
Milan, Italy
Carpet – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Björn Borg
6–3, 6–3
  Vitas Gerulaitis   Stan Smith
  Sandy Mayer
  Adriano Panatta
  Gianni Ocleppo
  Robert Lutz
  José Higueras
  Víctor Pecci
  José Higueras
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
  Wojciech Fibak
  Raúl Ramírez

AprilEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
3 Apr Dayton, Ohio, USA
Carpet – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Brian Gottfried
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
  Eddie Dibbs   Arthur Ashe
  Harold Solomon
  Tom Gullikson
  Arthur Ashe
  Hank Pfister
  Dick Crealy
  Geoff Masters
  Brian Gottfried
6–3, 6–4
  Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Cliff Richey
7–5, 7–6
  Colin Dowdeswell   Guillermo Vilas
  Bernard Mitton
  Éric Deblicker
  Colin Dibley
  Yannick Noah
  Frew McMillan
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
7–5, 7–6
  Colin Dibley
  Geoff Masters
ABN World Tennis Tournament WCT
Super Series
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Carpet – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
7–5, 7–5
  Raúl Ramírez   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Ilie Năstase
  Dick Stockton
  Robert Lutz
  Kim Warwick
  Björn Borg
  Raúl Ramírez
  Fred McNair
6–2, 6–3
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
10 Apr Monte Carlo WCT
Super Series
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Clay – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3, 6–4
  Tomáš Šmíd   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Guillermo Vilas
  Ilie Năstase
  Manuel Orantes
  Adriano Panatta
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Peter Fleming
6–4, 7–5
  Jaime Fillol
  Ilie Năstase
17 Apr Guadalajara, Mexico
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Gene Mayer
6–3, 6–4
  John Newcombe   Sandy Mayer
  Ricardo Ycaza
  George Hardie
  Marcello Lara
  Ray Ruffels
  Sherwood Stewart
  Sherwood Stewart
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Gene Mayer
  Sashi Menon
Houston WCT
Super Series
Houston, Texas, USA
Clay – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Brian Gottfried
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
  Ilie Năstase   Corrado Barazzutti
  Željko Franulović
  Jeff Borowiak
  Hans Gildemeister
  Harold Solomon
  Jaime Fillol
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
7–5, 7–5
  Tom Leonard
  Mike Machette
Nice International Open
Nice, France
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  José Higueras
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
  Yannick Noah   Patrick Proisy
  Chris Lewis
  José Luis Clerc
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Pavel Hutka
  Jiří Hřebec
  François Jauffret
  Patrice Dominguez
6–4, 6–0
  Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
San Jose, California, USA
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Arthur Ashe
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
  Bernard Mitton   John McEnroe
  Roscoe Tanner
  Trey Waltke
  Erik van Dillen
  Eliot Teltscher
  Byron Bertram
  Sandy Mayer
  Gene Mayer
6–3, 6–4
  Hank Pfister
  Brad Rowe
24 Apr Alan King Tennis Classic
Super Series
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Hard – $250,000 – 32S/16D
  Harold Solomon
6–1, 3-0, ret.
  Corrado Barazzutti   Hank Pfister
  Raúl Ramírez
  Roscoe Tanner
  John Newcombe
  Kim Warwick
  Brian Gottfried
  Álvaro Fillol
  Jaime Fillol
6–3, 7–6
  Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez

MayEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
1 May Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hard – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Eddie Dibbs
6–7, 6–2, 7–5
  Pat DuPré   John James
  Steve Docherty
  Bruce Manson
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Pancho Walthall
  Dick Stockton
  Van Winitsky
  Russell Simpson
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Ricardo Ycaza
8 May World Doubles WCT
USA
Carpet – $200,000 – D8
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
Nations Cup
Germany
Clay – $200,000 – D8
  Spain
2–1
  Australia
Dallas WCT Finals
Dallas, Texas, USA
Carpet – $200,000 – S8
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 6–2, 6–1
  Eddie Dibbs   Björn Borg
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Dick Stockton
  Raúl Ramírez
  Ilie Năstase
  Brian Gottfried
15 May German Open
Super Series
Hamburg, Germany
Clay – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–2, 6–4, 6–2
  Wojciech Fibak   Manuel Orantes
  Buster Mottram
  Kjell Johansson
  Vladimír Zedník
  Hans Gildemeister
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–2, 6–4
  Antonio Muñoz
  Víctor Pecci
22 May Florence, Italy
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  José Luis Clerc
6–4, 6–2, 6–1
  Patrice Dominguez   Ángel Giménez
  John Alexander
  Jiří Granát
  Rick Fagel
  Lito Alvárez
  Ricardo Ycaza
  Adriano Panatta
  Corrado Barazzutti
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
Italian Open
Rome, Italy
Clay – $148,640 – 64S/32D
  Björn Borg
1–6, 6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
  Adriano Panatta   Eddie Dibbs
  José Higueras
  Harold Solomon
  John Lloyd
  John Alexander
  Victor Amaya
  Belus Prajoux
  Víctor Pecci
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
  Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
Romika Cup
Munich, Germany
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 6–3, 6–3
  Buster Mottram   Balázs Taróczy
  Željko Franulović
  Vladimír Zedník
  Ulrich Pinner
  Karl Meiler
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Guillermo Vilas
  Ion Țiriac
3–6, 6–4, 7–6
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Tom Okker
29 May
5 Jun
French Open
Grand Slam
Paris, France
Clay
  Björn Borg
6–1, 6–1, 6–3
  Guillermo Vilas   Corrado Barazzutti
  Dick Stockton
  Raúl Ramírez
  Eddie Dibbs
  Manuel Orantes
  Hans Gildemeister
  Gene Mayer
  Hank Pfister
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
  José Higueras
  Manuel Orantes
  Renáta Tomanová
  Pavel Složil
7–6, ret.
  Virginia Ruzici
  Patrice Dominguez

JuneEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
12 Jun Brussels, Belgium
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Werner Zirngibl
1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
  Ricardo Cano   Adriano Panatta
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Jiří Granát
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Antonio Muñoz
  Éric Deblicker
  Antonio Zugarelli
  Jean-Louis Haillet
6–3, 4–6, 7–5
  Onny Parun
  Vladimír Zedník
19 Jun Birmingham, England
Grass – $125,000 – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–1, 6–2
  Raúl Ramírez   Roscoe Tanner
  Brian Gottfried
  Ismail El Shafei
  John Newcombe
  Belus Prajoux
  Bernard Mitton
  Dick Stockton
  Erik van Dillen
4–6, 6–1, 3–6. 8–6, 6–3
  José Luis Clerc
  Belus Prajoux
Queen's Club
London, England
Grass – $125,000 – 64S/32D
  Tony Roche
8–6, 9–7
  John McEnroe   Colin Dibley
  Sandy Mayer
  John Alexander
  Tom Gullikson
  Nick Saviano
  John Lloyd
  Frew McMillan
  Bob Hewitt
6–2, 7–5
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
26 Jun Berlin, Germany
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Vladimír Zedník
6–4, 7–5, 6–2
  Harald Elschenbroich   Andreas Maurer
  Peter Elter
  François Jauffret
  Željko Franulović
  Hans Jürgen Pohmann
  Hans Gildemeister
  Jürgen Fassbender
  Colin Dowdeswell
6–3, 6–4
  Željko Franulović
  Hans Gildemeister
26 Jun
3 Jul
Wimbledon
Grand Slam
London, England
Grass
  Björn Borg
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
  Jimmy Connors   Tom Okker
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
  Ilie Năstase
  Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–1, 6–4, 6–2
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
  Frew McMillan
  Betty Stöve
6–1, 14–12
  Ray Ruffels
  Billie Jean King

JulyEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
10 Jul Western Championships
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Clay – $125,000 – 64S/32D
  Eddie Dibbs
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Raúl Ramírez   Harold Solomon
  Terry Moor
  Erick Iskersky
  Hans Gildemeister
  Peter McNamara
  Francisco González
  Raúl Ramírez
  Gene Mayer
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
Forest Hills WCT
Super Series
Forest Hills, New York, USA
Clay – $300,000 – S16/D8
  Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 6–0
  Ilie Năstase   John McEnroe
  Wojciech Fibak
  John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6
  Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
Swiss Open
Gstaad, Switzerland
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 7–6, 6–4
  José Luis Clerc   Jeff Borowiak
  Ulrich Pinner
  Heinz Günthardt
  Belus Prajoux
  Cliff Letcher
  Tom Okker
  Tom Okker
  Mark Edmondson
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Kim Warwick
Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Grass – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Bernard Mitton
8–6, 9–7
  John James   Bob Giltinan
  Tom Gullikson
  Arthur Ashe
  Russell Simpson
  Tim Wilkison
  Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
  Tim Gullikson
6–4, 6–4
  Colin Dibley
  Bob Giltinan
17 Jul Swedish Open
Båstad, Sweden
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Björn Borg
6–1, 6–2
  Corrado Barazzutti   Antonio Muñoz
  Balázs Taróczy
  Chris Lewis
  Kjell Johansson
  Mark Edmondson
  Raymond Moore
  Mark Edmondson
  Bob Carmichael
7–5, 6–4
  Péter Szőke
  Balázs Taróczy
Mercedes Cup
Stuttgart, Germany
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Ulrich Pinner
6–2, 6–2, 7–6
  Kim Warwick   Buster Mottram
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Belus Prajoux
  Željko Franulović
  Klaus Eberhard
  Peter Elter
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Jan Kodeš
6–3, 7–6
  Carlos Kirmayr
  Belus Prajoux
24 Jul Washington Star International
Super Series
Washington, D.C., USA
Clay – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
7–5, 7–5
  Eddie Dibbs   José Higueras
  Manuel Orantes
  Hans Gildemeister
  Harold Solomon
  Wojciech Fibak
  Jaime Fillol
  Arthur Ashe
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
Dutch Open
Hilversum, Netherlands
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Balázs Taróczy
2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
  Tom Okker   Corrado Barazzutti
  Peter Elter
  David Carter
  Ulrich Pinner
  Patrick Proisy
  Buster Mottram
  Balázs Taróczy
  Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
  Bob Carmichael
  Mark Edmondson
Kitzbühel, Austria
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Chris Lewis
6–1, 6–4, 6–0
  Vladimír Zedník   José Luis Clerc
  Jiří Hřebec
  Guillermo Vilas
  Szabolcs Baranyi
  Željko Franulović
  Christophe Roger-Vasselin
  Chris Lewis
  Mike Fishbach
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
  Pavel Hutka
  Pavel Složil
31 Jul Louisville International Tennis Classic
Super Series
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Clay – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Harold Solomon
6–2, 6–2
  John Alexander   Wojciech Fibak
  Eddie Dibbs
  Brian Gottfried
  Manuel Orantes
  Patricio Cornejo
  Nick Saviano
  Víctor Pecci
  Wojciech Fibak
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
  Victor Amaya
  John James
South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 6–3
  José Luis Clerc   Balázs Taróczy
  John McEnroe
  Jeff Borowiak
  Peter Fleming
  John Lloyd
  Deon Joubert
  John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
6–3, 6–3
  Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
Volvo International
Super Series
North Conway, New Hampshire, USA
Clay – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Eddie Dibbs
6–4, 6–4
  John Alexander   Manuel Orantes
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Harold Solomon
  Wojciech Fibak
  Gene Mayer
  Heinz Günthardt
  Van Winitsky
  Robin Drysdale
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Mike Fishbach
  Bernard Mitton

AugustEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
7 Aug New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Carpet – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–5
  Victor Amaya   Brian Teacher
  Brian Fairlie
  Terry Rocavert
  Tom Leonard
  Bill Scanlon
  Dick Stockton
  Erik van Dillen
  Dick Stockton
7–6, 6–3
  Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Arthur Ashe
6–3, 6–4
  Robert Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Eliot Teltscher
  Francisco González
  Iván Molina
  Peter Fleming
  Tom Gullikson
  Bob Giltinan
  Colin Dibley
6–2, 6–3
  Marcello Lara
  Eliot Teltscher
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
Super Series
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Clay – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Jimmy Connors
7–5, 6–1
  José Higueras   Manuel Orantes
  Corrado Barazzutti
  John McEnroe
  Jeff Borowiak
  Kjell Johansson
  Guillermo Vilas
  Hank Pfister
  Gene Mayer
6–3, 6–1
  Jeff Borowiak
  Chris Lewis
14 Aug Canadian Open
Super Series
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clay – $175,000 – S48/D24
  Eddie Dibbs
5–7, 6–4, 6–1
  José Luis Clerc   Chris Lewis
  Paul Kronk
  John McEnroe
  Raúl Ramírez
  Balázs Taróczy
  Iván Molina
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–3, 7–6
  Heinz Günthardt
  Colin Dowdeswell
Stowe, Vermont, USA
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
5–7, 6–3, 6–2
  Tim Gullikson   Robert Lutz
  Eliot Teltscher
  Tom Gullikson
  Cliff Richey
  Tim Gullikson
  Harold Solomon
  Tom Gullikson
  Tim Gullikson
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
21 Aug Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Hard – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Peter Feigl
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Van Winitsky   Mike Cahill
  Dick Stockton
  Christophe Roger-Vasselin
  Erik van Dillen
  Rick Fisher
  Pascal Portes
  Erik van Dillen
  Dick Stockton
6–1, 6–4
  Rick Fisher
  Bruce Manson
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Hard – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Stan Smith
4–6, 6–1, 2-1, ret.
  Eliot Teltscher   Roscoe Tanner
  Butch Walts
  Brian Teacher
  Alvin Gardiner
  John James
  Bruce Manson
  Butch Walts
  John Alexander
3–6, 6–4, 7–6
  Mike Cahill
  Marcello Lara
U.S. Pro Tennis Championships
Super Series
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Clay – $200,000 – 64S/32D
  Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–3
  Harold Solomon   Corrado Barazzutti
  Arthur Ashe
  John McEnroe
  José Higueras
  Wojciech Fibak
  José Luis Clerc
  Balázs Taróczy
  Víctor Pecci
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
  Heinz Günthardt
  Van Winitsky
28 Aug
4 Sep
US Open
Grand Slam
Flushing Meadow, New York, USA
Hard
  Jimmy Connors
6–4, 6–2, 6–2
  Björn Borg   Vitas Gerulaitis
  John McEnroe
  Raúl Ramírez
  Johan Kriek
  Butch Walts
  Brian Gottfried
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
  Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
  Betty Stöve
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
  Billie Jean King
  Ray Ruffels

SeptemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
11 Sep Woodlands Doubles
Woodlands, Texas, USA
Hard – $125,000 – D32
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
18 Sep Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Carpet – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  John McEnroe
6–3, 7–5
  Johan Kriek   Hank Pfister
  Andrew Pattison
  Gene Mayer
  Alvin Gardiner
  Antonio Muñoz
  Bill Scanlon
  Bill Maze
  John McEnroe
6–3, 3–6 7–5
  Mark Edmondson
  Van Winitsky
Pacific Southwest Open
Super Series
Los Angeles, California, USA
Carpet – $200,000 – 64S/32D
  Arthur Ashe
6–2, 6–4
  Brian Gottfried   Harold Solomon
  Peter Fleming
  Dick Stockton
  Jan Norbäck
  John Lloyd
  Cliff Drysdale
  Phil Dent
  John Alexander
6–3, 7–6
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
25 Sep British Hard Court Championships
Bournemouth, England
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  José Higueras
6–2, 6–1, 6–3
  Paolo Bertolucci   Ángel Giménez
  Andrew Jarrett
  John Feaver
  Chris Lewis
  Mark Cox
  Iván Molina
  Rolf Thung
  Louk Sanders
6–3, 6–4
  David Carter
  Rod Frawley
Aix-en-Provence, France
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 6–0, 6–3
  José Luis Clerc   Chris Lewis
  Ivan Lendl
  Patrick Proisy
  Georges Goven
  Éric Deblicker
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Guillermo Vilas
  Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 6–1
  Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
Mexico City, Mexico
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 6–4
  Raúl Ramírez   Jorge Andrew
  Sashi Menon
  Eric Friedler
  Anand Amritraj
  Lito Álvarez
  Roberto Chávez
  Vijay Amritraj
  Anand Amritraj
6–4, 7–5
  Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
Transamerica Open
Super Series
San Francisco, California, USA
Carpet – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
  Dick Stockton   Pat DuPré
  Eddie Dibbs
  Andrew Pattison
  Brian Teacher
  Roscoe Tanner
  Adriano Panatta
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith

OctoberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2 Oct Maui, Hawaii, USA
Hard – $100,000 – 32S/16D
  Bill Scanlon
6–2, 6–0
  Peter Fleming   Raúl Ramírez
  John McEnroe
  Tim Gullikson
  Sandy Mayer
  Roscoe Tanner
  Harold Solomon
  Tom Gullikson
  Tim Gullikson
7–6, 7–6
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
9 Oct Madrid, Spain
Clay – $100,000 – 64S/32D
  José Higueras
6–7, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
  Tomáš Šmíd   Corrado Barazzutti
  Balázs Taróczy
  Pavel Složil
  Hans Gildemeister
  Adriano Panatta
  Jaime Fillol
  Jan Kodeš
  Wojciech Fibak
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
  Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
Trofeo Conde de Godó
Super Series
Barcelona, Spain
Hard – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  Balázs Taróczy
1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
  Ilie Năstase   Ivan Lendl
  Paolo Bertolucci
  Wojciech Fibak
  Ulrich Pinner
  José Higueras
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Hans Gildemeister
  Željko Franulović
6–1, 6–4
  Jean-Louis Haillet
  Gilles Moretton
Brisbane, Australia
Grass – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Mark Edmondson
6–4, 7–6
  John Alexander   Arthur Ashe
  Ken Rosewall
  Allan Stone
  Ross Case
  Tom Gorman
  Phil Dent
  Phil Dent
  John Alexander
6–3, 7–6
  Syd Ball
  Allan Stone
16 Oct Sydney Indoor
Super Series
Sydney, Australia
Hard – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  Jimmy Connors
6–0, 6–0, 6–4
  Geoff Masters   Pat DuPré
  Ken Rosewall
  John Newcombe
  Sherwood Stewart
  Terry Rocavert
  Phil Dent
  Tony Roche
  John Newcombe
6–4, 6–3
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
23 Oct Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 5–7, 7–5, 6–4
  John McEnroe   Wojciech Fibak
  Victor Amaya
  Rolf Gehring
  Ulrich Pinner
  Raymond Moore
  Heinz Günthardt
  John McEnroe
  Wojciech Fibak
7–6, 7–5
  Bruce Manson
  Andrew Pattison
Tokyo Outdoor
Tokyo, Japan
Clay – $125,000 – 64S/32D
  Adriano Panatta
6–3, 6–3
  Pat DuPré   Željko Franulović
  Buster Mottram
  Eddie Dibbs
  Geoff Masters
  Jun Kuki
  Nick Saviano
  Geoff Masters
  Ross Case
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
  Željko Franulović
  Buster Mottram
Vienna Indoor
Vienna, Austria
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Stan Smith
4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
  Balázs Taróczy   Johan Kriek
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Brian Gottfried
  John Austin
  Ove Nils Bengtson
  Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
  Víctor Pecci
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
30 Oct Cologne, Germany
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Wojciech Fibak
6–2, 0-1, ret.
  Vijay Amritraj   John McEnroe
  Heinz Günthardt
  Johan Kriek
  Karl Meiler
  Balázs Taróczy
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–3, 6–2
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
Seiko World Super Tennis
Super Series
Tokyo, Japan
Carpet – $200,000 – 32S/16D
  Björn Borg
6–2, 6–0
  Brian Teacher   Sandy Mayer
  Ilie Năstase
  Arthur Ashe
  Vitas Gerulaitis
  Eddie Dibbs
  Harold Solomon
  Geoff Masters
  Ross Case
6–3, 6–4
  Pat DuPré
  Tom Gorman

NovemberEdit

Week Tournament Champions Runners-up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
6 Nov Bercy
Paris, France
Hard – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Robert Lutz
6–2, 6–2, 7–6
  Tom Gullikson   Brian Gottfried
  Mark Cox
  Robin Drysdale
  Ulrich Pinner
  Patrick Proisy
  John Austin
  Andrew Pattison
  Bruce Manson
7–6, 6–2
  Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
Stockholm Open
Super Series
Stockholm, Sweden
Hard – $175,000 – 64S/32D
  John McEnroe
6–2, 6–2
  Tim Gullikson   Björn Borg
  Wojciech Fibak
  Peter Fleming
  Tom Okker
  Arthur Ashe
  Stan Smith
  Tom Okker
  Wojciech Fibak
6–3, 6–2
  Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
13 Nov Hong Kong
Hard – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–3, 6–2
  Pat DuPré   Hank Pfister
  Ramesh Krishnan
  Butch Walts
  Ken Rosewall
  Geoff Masters
  Terry Moor
  John Marks
  Mark Edmondson
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
  Hank Pfister
  Brad Rowe
Taipei, Taiwan
Carpet – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Brian Teacher
6–3, 6–3, 6–3
  Tom Gorman   Mike Cahill
  Pat DuPré
  Butch Walts
  Steve Docherty
  Yannick Noah
  Pascal Portes
  Butch Walts
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–7, 7–6
  Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
Benson & Hedges Championships
Super Series
London, England
Carpet – $175,000 – 32S/16D
  John McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2
  Tim Gullikson   Arthur Ashe
  Dick Stockton
  Sandy Mayer
  Stan Smith
  Corrado Barazzutti
  Adriano Panatta
  Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
  Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
20 Nov Bogotá, Colombia
Clay – $50,000 – 32S/16D
  Víctor Pecci
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
  Rolf Gehring   José Luis Damiani
  Paul McNamee
  José Higueras
  Jairo Velasco, Sr.
  Chris Lewis
  Andrew Pattison
  Álvaro Fillol
  Jaime Fillol
6–4, 6–3
  Hans Gildemeister
  Víctor Pecci
Manila, Philippines
Clay – $75,000 – 32S/16D
  Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–0
  Peter Feigl   Peter McNamara
  Brian Teacher
  Mike Cahill
  Ángel Giménez
  Terry Moor
  Tom Gorman