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1978 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating Jimmy Connors in a repeat of the previous year's final, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1978 Wimbledon Championships.[1]

Men's Singles
1978 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upUnited States Jimmy Connors
Final score6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
← 1977 · Wimbledon Championships · 1979 →

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Björn Borg (Champion)
02.     Jimmy Connors (Final)
03.     Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
04.     Guillermo Vilas (Third round)
05.     Brian Gottfried (Quarterfinals)
06.     Roscoe Tanner (Fourth round)
07.     Raúl Ramírez (Quarterfinals)
08.     Sandy Mayer (Quarterfinals)
09.     Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
10.     Dick Stockton (First round)
11.     John McEnroe (First round)
12.     Buster Mottram (Second round)
13.     Wojciech Fibak (Fourth round)
14.     John Alexander (Fourth round)
15.     Arthur Ashe (First round)
16.     John Newcombe (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Björn Borg 7 6 6
8   Sandy Mayer 5 4 3
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
  Tom Okker 4 4 4
  Tom Okker 7 6 2 6
9   Ilie Năstase 5 1 6 3
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
2   Jimmy Connors 2 2 3
5   Brian Gottfried 5 6 7 2
3   Vitas Gerulaitis 7 4 9 6
3   Vitas Gerulaitis 7 2 1
2   Jimmy Connors 9 6 6
7   Raúl Ramírez 4 4 2
2   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   B Borg 8 6 1 6 6
  V Amaya 9 1 6 3 3 1   B Borg 6 6 6
  C Roger-Vasselin 6 3 7 3   P McNamara 2 2 4
  P McNamara 8 6 5 6 1   B Borg 6 6 6 6
  J Fillol 6 6 2   J Fillol 4 2 8 4
  J Kodeš 2 1 0r   J Fillol 6 6 6
  R Drysdale 2 2 6 6 6   R Drysdale 3 3 2
  J Hřebec 6 6 4 3 2 1   B Borg 6 6 8
  O Bengtson 6 6 7   G Masters 2 4 6
WC   F Stolle 4 4 5   O Bengtson 0 8 8 4
  W Scanlon 5 8 3 2   G Masters 6 6 9 6
  G Masters 7 6 6 6   G Masters 6 7 6
  F McMillan 6 6 6   F McMillan 3 5 1
  R Fagel 1 1 2   F McMillan 9 6 6
LL   D Palm 5 2 2 12   C Mottram 8 4 3
12   C Mottram 7 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   W Fibak 6 7 7
  JL Clerc 3 5 5 13   W Fibak 8 4 6 6
Q   J Kriek 6 7 6 Q   J Kriek 6 6 2 4
  T Wilkison 4 5 3 13   W Fibak 6 4 7 9
WC   J Paish 3 4 2   T Moor 1 6 5 7
  R Ruffels 6 6 6   R Ruffels 5 5 8
  M Lara 2 4 8   T Moor 7 7 9
  T Moor 6 6 9 13   W Fibak 4 2 8 6 5
  V Winitsky 6 6 4 6 8   A Mayer 6 6 6 1 7
LL   B Manson 1 3 6 3   V Winitsky 3 2 6 7
  M Fishbach 1 2 2   M Riessen 6 6 4 9
  M Riessen 6 6 6   M Riessen 6 5 3
Q   M Edmondson 3 2 6 6 6 8   A Mayer 8 7 6
  R Moore 6 6 4 2 4 Q   M Edmondson 4 2 6 2
  T Šmid 5 4 3 8   A Mayer 6 6 4 6
8   A Mayer 7 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   G Vilas 6 6 6
  S Smith 4 3 3 4   G Vilas 6 2 6 6
WC   J Feaver 6 6 6 WC   J Feaver 3 6 4 3
Q   J Bailey 4 4 4 4   G Vilas 3 4 2
  O Parun 8 3 3 2   T Okker 6 6 6
  T Okker 6 6 6 6   T Okker 6 6 6
  Y Noah 8 3 6 6 10   Y Noah 2 3 2
  R Ycaza 9 6 2 1 8   T Okker 6 9 6
  A Zugarelli 7 4 2 9 6   T Leonard 1 8 1
Q   C Kachel 5 6 6 8 1   A Zugarelli 2 4 8
  P McNamee 3 4 3   T Leonard 6 6 9
  T Leonard 6 6 6   T Leonard 6 4 8 6
  S Krulevitz 3 3 5   B Fairlie 2 6 6 3
  B Fairlie 6 6 7   B Fairlie 6 6 6
  S Docherty 8 9 6 5 7   S Docherty 3 4 3
15   A Ashe 9 8 3 7 5

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   I Năstase 6 6 5 6
  J Yuill 2 2 7 3 9   I Năstase 6 6 9
LL   S Birner 3 6 4 6   G Ocleppo 3 4 7
  G Ocleppo 6 4 6 8 9   I Năstase 6 6 1 6
  V Zedník 7 6 3 3   To Gullikson 4 3 6 3
LL   M Machette 9 4 6 6 LL   M Machette 4 4 2
Q   R Carmichael 3 4 6   To Gullikson 6 6 6
  To Gullikson 6 6 8 9   I Năstase 2 6 6 6
  J Granát 8 8 4 6   R Tanner 6 4 2 3
  P Fleming 9 9 6   P Fleming 8 8 6 6 3
  C Letcher 3 5 4 Q   F McNair 9 6 4 8 6
Q   F McNair 6 7 6 Q   F McNair 4 2 2
  R Giltinan 6 6 9 6   R Tanner 6 6 6
WC   D Lloyd 2 1 8   R Giltinan 2 2 4
  I El Shafei 9 6 2 7 2 6   R Tanner 6 6 6
6   R Tanner 8 1 6 9 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   B Gottfried 6 6 8 6
  J Lloyd 1 8 6 4 5   B Gottfried 6 7 6
  B Teacher 6 6 3 6   B Teacher 2 5 3
  R Lutz 4 4 6 1 5   B Gottfried 6 9 6 6
  T Rocavert 1 4 4   A Stone 8 7 2 1
  A Stone 6 6 6   A Stone 6 2 6 6 10
Q   M Farrell 1 7 1 4   B Mitton 1 6 8 1 8
  B Mitton 6 5 6 6 5   B Gottfried 6 6 6
Q   J Simbera 7 8 3 6   Ti Gullikson 2 4 2
WC   A Jarrett 5 6 6 3 Q   J Simbera 2 3 4
  A Pattison 4 6 1 0   Ti Gullikson 6 6 6
  Ti Gullikson 6 3 6 6   Ti Gullikson 6 9 7
  W Martin 5 6 6 6   W Martin 3 7 5
  J Borowiak 7 4 4 4   W Martin 5 7 6 6 7
Q   E van Dillen 7 1 8 6 6 Q   E van Dillen 7 5 8 4 5
11   J McEnroe 5 6 9 4 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   R Stockton 2 8 5
Q   J Marks 6 9 7 Q   J Marks 3 2 3
  N Saviano 6 6 3 6   N Saviano 6 6 6
WC   C Bradnam 4 2 6 1   N Saviano 7 9 2 2
  H Pfister 6 6 6   H Pfister 9 8 6 6
Q   Á Fillol 1 1 2   H Pfister 6 6 9
LL   D Carter 8 6 9 LL   D Carter 3 4 8
  R Lewis 6 4 8   H Pfister 3 6 2 3
Q   M Wayman 4 8 3 3   V Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6
  S Stewart 6 9 6   S Stewart 6 9 9
  R Fisher 6 6 6   R Fisher 4 7 7
  J-F Caujolle 3 3 1   S Stewart 8 0 2
Q   J Royappa 2 6 6 6 3   V Gerulaitis 9 6 6
  G Halder 6 3 2 2 Q   J Royappa 3 5 2
  H Günthardt 2 2 6 1 3   V Gerulaitis 6 7 6
3   V Gerulaitis 6 6 4 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   R Ramírez 9 9 6
  C Dibley 7 8 3 7   R Ramírez 6 6 6
  R Crealy 2 4 8 Q   D Schneider 1 0 2
Q   D Schneider 6 6 9 7   R Ramírez 6 7 6
  I Țiriac 6 3 4 4 Q   R Frawley 4 5 3
Q   R Frawley 3 6 6 6 Q   R Frawley 7 6 6 6
  É Deblicker 6 8 6 3 6   É Deblicker 9 0 0 3
  L Sanders 2 9 3 6 3 7   R Ramírez 6 9 6
  P Dent 6 7 4 4 7 16   J Newcombe 2 8 3
  A Roche 4 5 6 6 5   P Dent 3 6 6 4 7
  V Amritraj 6 6 9   V Amritraj 6 3 3 6 5
  C Kirmayr 1 3 8   P Dent 1 6 4 4
  R Case 7 4 7 6 6 16   J Newcombe 6 1 6 6
  B Prajoux 5 6 9 1 4   R Case 4 2 8
Q   D Collings 6 5 5 3 16   J Newcombe 6 6 9
16   J Newcombe 4 7 7 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   J Alexander 7 4 9 8 12
  V Pecci 5 6 8 9 10 14   J Alexander 5 6 7 6
WC   J Smith 3 0 4   A Amritraj 7 3 5 2
  A Amritraj 6 6 6 14   J Alexander 8 0
  G Hardie 6 7 4 3 2 WC   R Hewitt 6 0r
WC   R Hewitt 3 5 6 6 6 WC   R Hewitt 6 4 6 6
  C Dowdeswell 5 6 6 4 6   C Dowdeswell 4 6 2 4
  R Taylor 7 3 4 6 2 14   J Alexander 2 2 4
  C Lewis 6 2 6 5 3 2   J Connors 6 6 6
  T Gorman 0 6 4 7 6   T Gorman 4 8 8 7
  M Cox 6 3 6 6   M Cox 6 6 6 5
  J James 4 6 4 4   T Gorman 4 6 9 3
  K Warwick 7 0 6 2 6 2   J Connors 6 8 8 6
  E Mayer 5 6 0 6 4   K Warwick 3 5 6 4
  R Simpson 5 8 1 2   J Connors 6 7 2 6
2   J Connors 7 9 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.

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