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Second-seed Jimmy Connors defeated first-seeded Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 US Open. The final was watched by a sell-out crowd of 19,537 spectators.[1] Guillermo Vilas was the defending champion but lost in the fourth round to Butch Walts.

Men's Singles
1978 US Open
ChampionUnited States Jimmy Connors
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Details
Draw128 (14Q)
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
← 1977 · US Open · 1979 →

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Björn Borg (Finalist)
  2.   Jimmy Connors (Champion)
  3.   Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  4.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinalist)
  5.   Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  6.   Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Corrado Barazzutti (Second round)
  8.   Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Manuel Orantes (First round)
  10.   Sandy Mayer (First round)
  11.   Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
  12.   Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  13.   José Luis Clerc (Third round)
  14.   Wojtek Fibak (Third round)
  15.   John McEnroe (Semifinalist)
  16.   Arthur Ashe (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 666 6 6
8   Raúl Ramírez 78 4 4 0
1   Björn Borg 6 6 77
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 3 2 63
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Johan Kriek 2 1 2
1   Björn Borg 4 2 2
2   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
15   John McEnroe 6 6 7
  Butch Walts 1 2 6
15   John McEnroe 2 2 5
2   Jimmy Connors 6 6 7
6   Brian Gottfried 2 601
2   Jimmy Connors 6 77 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 6
  Hewitt 0 2 1 Borg 6 6
  Günthardt 6 7 Günthardt 2 4
  Masters 3 6 1 Borg 4 6 6
  Leonard 5 6 Mitton 6 4 2
  Mitton 7 7 Mitton 6 7
  Cox 6 6 Cox 4 5
  Birner 3 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Muñoz 6 3 12 Solomon 2 2 0
  Ocleppo 7 6 Ocleppo 6 6
  Borowiak 6 6 Borowiak 4 0
  Lara 4 3 Ocleppo 2 1
Q   Menon 0 6 2 12 Solomon 6 6
  Mayer 6 3 6 Mayer 4 2
  Hardie 3 1 12 Solomon 6 6
12   Solomon 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Ashe 4 7 6
  Case 6 6 1 16 Ashe 6 6
  McMillan 5 1 Granát 2 3
  Granát 7 6 16 Ashe 6 6
Q   Malin 6 4 Moor 3 4
Q   Graham 7 6 Q Graham 6 4 2
  Noah 7 6 5 Moor 4 6 6
  Moor 6 7 7 16 Ashe 4 6 6 6 2
  Gullikson 4 2 8 Ramírez 6 4 3 7 6
  Moore 6 6 Moore 4 3
  Lloyd 6 3 6 Lloyd 6 6
  Mottram 1 6 1 Lloyd 2 3
  Ruffels 2 2 8 Ramírez 6 6
  Carter 6 6 Carter 3 1
  Alexander 6 6 3 8 Ramírez 6 6
8   Ramírez 3 7 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Gerulaitis 7 7
  Portes 5 5 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Amaya 7 4 6 Amaya 2 7 3
  Richey 5 6 3 4 Gerulaitis 6 3 7
  Crealy 6 7 6 Pattison 4 6 5
  Martin 7 5 0 Crealy 7 6 2
  Okker 6 6 3 Pattison 4 7 6
  Pattison 7 4 6 4 Gerulaitis 4 6 6 6
  Acuña 0 3 Lutz 6 4 3 4
  Pfister 6 6 Pfister 4 2
  Lewis 0 1 Lutz 6 6
  Lutz 6 6 Lutz 6 6
Q   Curren 6 6 13 Clerc 3 2
  Collings 4 1 Q Curren 6 3
  Cahill 6 6 1 13 Clerc 7 6
13   Clerc 7 3 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   Mayer 6 2
  Génois 7 6 Génois 6 6
  Betancur 6 6 6 Betancur 2 3
  Saviano 7 1 4 Génois 2 6
Q   Fagel 7 5 3 Kriek 6 7
Q   Feigl 6 0 2r Q Fagel 2 7 3
  Kriek 7 7 Kriek 6 6 6
Q   DiLouie 6 6 Kriek 7 6 7
  Joubert 5 0 Teacher 6 3 6
  Teacher 7 6 Teacher 6 6
Q   Manson 4 7 6 Q Manson 4 4
Q   Turpin 6 5 3 Teacher 6 5 6
  Taróczy 6 6 5 Dibbs 2 7 3
  Amaya 2 2 Taróczy 6 6 3
  Fishbach 6 2 5 Dibbs 7 4 6
5   Dibbs 7 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Barazzutti 6 6
  Simpson 0 4 7 Barazzutti 5 6 2
  Sadri 6 6 Sadri 7 4 6
  Benavides 4 2 Sadri 2 6 3
  Warwick 7 6 3 Dowdeswell 6 3 6
  Dowdeswell 6 7 6 Dowdeswell 6 3 6
  Purcell 5 0 Q Waltke 4 6 3
Q   Waltke 7 6 Dowdeswell 6 3 3
  Šmid 4 6 6 15 McEnroe 7 6 6
  Giltinan 6 3 0 Šmid 7 4 0
  Pasarell 1 1 Fleming 6 6 6
  Fleming 6 6 Fleming 4 1
  Fillol, Sr. 6 6 6 15 McEnroe 6 6
  Johansson 1 7 4 Fillol, Sr. 4 7 1
  Stewart 6 4 15 McEnroe 6 6 6
15   McEnroe 7 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Fibak 6 6
  González 3 3 14 Fibak 6 6
  Amritraj 6 1 Drysdale 4 2
  Drysdale 7 6 14 Fibak 4 5
  Moretton 4 2 Walts 6 7
  Walts 6 6 Walts 7 7
Q   Fisher 6 6 Q Fisher 5 5
  Friedler 3 3 Walts 6 7 4 6 6
  Dowlen 4 4 3 Vilas 4 6 6 7 2
  Bengtson 6 6 Bengtson 2 2
Q   Yuill 6 4 Smith 6 6
  Smith 7 6 Smith 4 6 3
  Goven 4 4 3 Vilas 6 3 6
  Scanlon 6 6 Scanlon 7 4 3
  Drysdale 5 2 3 Vilas 5 6 6
3   Vilas 7 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Gottfried 7 7
  Dent 5 5 6 Gottfried 6 6
  Winitsky 3 7 3 Van Dillen 1 0
  Van Dillen 6 6 6 6 Gottfried 6 6
  Stockton 6 6 6 Stockton 3 1
  Amritraj 3 7 4 Stockton 6 7
  Prinsloo 6 6 Prinsloo 1 5
  Garcia 4 3 6 Gottfried 6 6 6
  Teltscher 6 6 11 Tanner 2 4 1
  Halder 1 0 Teltscher 4 6 6
  Iskersky 6 6 Iskersky 6 3 4
  Ycaza 4 2 Teltscher 6 2
  Taygan 3 3 11 Tanner 7 6
  Pecci, Sr. 6 6 Pecci, Sr. 3 6 6
Q   Schneider 1 4 11 Tanner 6 4 7
11   Tanner 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   Orantes 1r
  Panatta 4 Panatta 6 6
  Gorman 6 6 4 Q Nichols 2 4
Q   Nichols 4 7 6 Panatta 3 6 7
  Edmondson 1 4 Riessen 6 3 5
  James 6 6 James 1 6 3
  Riessen 3 6 7 Riessen 6 3 6
  Wilkison 6 4 6 Panatta 6 4 1 6 5
  DuPré 6 6 2 Connors 4 6 6 1 7
  Dibley 4 4 DuPré 6 6
  Freyss 6 6 Freyss 2 3
  Dominguez 4 4 DuPré 5 6 3
  Fillol 2 0 2 Connors 7 4 6
  Docherty 6 6 Docherty 1 3
  Gullikson 0 2 2 Connors 6 6
2   Connors 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harvey Araton (August 23, 2018). "The stories that would have been: the 1978 U.S. Open". The New York Times.

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