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1979 French Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded Björn Borg successfully defended his title, defeating Víctor Pecci, Sr. 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 French Open.

Men's Singles
1979 French Open
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upParaguay Víctor Pecci, Sr.
Final score6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6–8), 6–4
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.   Jimmy Connors (Semifinals)
  3.   Guillermo Vilas (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
  5. n/a
  6.   Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  7.   Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinals)
  8.   José Higueras (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Arthur Ashe (Third round)
  10.   Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  11.   José Luis Clerc (Second round)
  12.   Wojtek Fibak (Fourth round)
  13.   Manuel Orantes (Fourth round)
  14.   Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  15.   Corrado Barazzutti (Third round)
  16.   Adriano Panatta (Third round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 6 6 7
  Hans Gildemeister 4 1 5
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 2 1 0
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6
8   José Higueras 1 6 4 4
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6 6
  Víctor Pecci, Sr. 3 1 7 4
  Víctor Pecci, Sr. 6 6 7
3   Guillermo Vilas 0 2 5
  Víctor Pecci, Sr. 7 6 5 6
2   Jimmy Connors 5 4 7 3
7   Eddie Dibbs 2 6 4 2
2   Jimmy Connors 6 2 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 5 6 6
  Šmid 1 7 4 4 1 Borg 6 7 5 6
  Gullikson 5 7 6 6 Gullikson 3 6 7 4
Q   Gauvain 7 5 4 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Amritraj 3 5 3 Moore 3 1 0
  Moore 6 7 6 Moore 6 6 4 6
  Zirngibl 7 6 0 6 Zirngibl 3 4 6 3
  Winitsky 5 2 6 3 1 Borg 7 6 6
  González 6 7 7 Moretton 5 4 2
  Špear 2 6 6 González 6 4 3 4
Q   Damiani 6 3 3 6 Q Granát 2 6 6 6
Q   Granát 4 6 6 7 Q Granát 6 6 6 4
  Moretton 3 6 7 6 Moretton 2 7 7 6
  Elter 6 1 6 2 Moretton 6 6 6
  Stockton 7 3 6 2 3 11 Clerc 4 2 3
11   Clerc 5 6 3 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Gullikson 6 6 6
  Andrew 4 3 1 14 Gullikson 6 6 7 6 6
  Borowiak 6 3 2 6 6 Borowiak 3 7 6 7 2
  Kary 4 6 6 2 3 14 Gullikson 6 6 6 6
Q   Norbäck 4 6 5 Amaya 7 3 1 4
  Amaya 6 7 7 Amaya 6 7 7
  Kriek 6 0 6 3 Hutka 3 6 5
  Hutka 7 6 3 6 14 Gullikson 7 3 6 1 3
  Gildemeister 6 6 7 Gildemeister 6 6 4 6 6
  Pfister 4 4 6 Gildemeister 6 6 6
  Fagel 4 3 2 Scanlon 3 4 4
  Scanlon 6 6 6 Gildemeister 6 6 6
  McNamara 3 6 1 6 3 Sanders 3 2 3
  Sanders 6 2 6 3 6 Sanders 7 6 7 6
  Pattison 6 6 3 6 Pattison 6 7 6 2
LL   Montaño 2 4 6 2

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Gerulaitis 2 2 6 6 6
  Walts 6 6 3 2 2 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Q   Rowe 2 6 6 6 Q Rowe 4 1 2
  Kronk 6 3 4 1 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Mayer 7 6 6 Mayer 1 1 2
  Ramírez 6 4 0 Mayer 6 6 6
  Muñoz 4 4 6 Du Pré 2 1 2
  Du Pré 6 6 7 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Proisy 4 4 7 6 Lendl 2 1 3
  Dominguez 6 6 6 7 Dominguez 6 2 5 2
  Lendl 7 6 4 6 Lendl 3 6 7 6
  Fillol, Sr. 6 3 6 3 Lendl 5 7 6 6
  Molina 6 6 1 3 9 Ashe 7 6 2 3
  Lewis 7 2 6 6 Lewis 6 3 4 2
  Soler 4 2 3 9 Ashe 3 6 6 6
9   Ashe 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Panatta 6 6 6
  Giménez 3 3 3 16 Panatta 6 6 6
  Kodeš 7 6 3 6 7 Kodeš 1 2 4
  Crealy 6 7 6 4 5 16 Panatta 6 6 4 2 3
  Crawford 2 6 4 1 Teltscher 3 3 6 6 6
Q   Motta 6 4 6 6 Q Motta 6 2 7 0 1
  Taygan 1 3 7 6 5 Teltscher 3 6 6 6 6
  Teltscher 6 6 5 2 7 Teltscher 3 4 6 6 3
  Manson 6 6 7 8 Higueras 6 6 3 1 6
  Brunet 3 2 6 Manson 2 6 6 7
  Ocleppo 6 4 6 7 Ocleppo 6 3 4 5
  Goven 4 6 2 5 Manson 2 6 3 2
  Prajoux 1 3 4 8 Higueras 6 2 6 6
  Cahill 6 6 6 Cahill 6 6 5 5
  Edmondson 3 6 6 1 2 8 Higueras 4 7 7 7
8   Higueras 6 4 4 6 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Solomon 6 6 7
Q   Van Dillen 3 2 5 6 Solomon 6 6 6
  Kirmayr 5 4 2 Portes 2 1 1
  Portes 7 6 6 6 Solomon 3 1 6 6 8
  Simpson 6 1 7 2 3 Smith 6 6 3 1 6
  Yuill 3 6 5 6 6 Yuill 0 2 1
  Franulović 3 2 6 Smith 6 6 6
  Smith 6 6 7 6 Solomon 1 4 3
  Marks 2 1 6 Pecci, Sr. 6 6 6
  Složil 6 6 7 Složil 3 6 3 4
  Jauffret 7 4 5 1 Pecci, Sr. 6 2 6 6
  Pecci, Sr. 6 6 7 6 Pecci, Sr. 7 6 7
Q   Velasco, Sr. 2 2 1 15 Barazzutti 5 3 6
  Dowdeswell 6 6 6 Dowdeswell 7 1 2 6 3
  Deblicker 4 2 5 15 Barazzutti 6 6 6 4 6
15   Barazzutti 6 6 7

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   Gottfried 7 6 6
  Génois 5 2 4 10 Gottfried 6 6 6
  Maurer 1 1 6 Warwick 2 0 4
  Warwick 6 6 7 10 Gottfried 6 7 6 3 2
Q   Svensson 7 2 1 3 Mayer 1 6 7 6 6
  Mayer 6 6 6 6 Mayer 3 0 6 6 6
  Noah 7 6 6 6 6 Noah 6 6 3 4 3
  Martin 5 7 2 7 3 Mayer 5 6 7 1 2
  Teacher 6 6 4 6 3 Vilas 7 1 6 6 6
Q   López-Maeso 2 3 6 2 Teacher 6 6 2 5
  Caujolle 7 6 6 Caujolle 7 1 6 7
  Haillet 6 2 2 Caujolle 3 1 3
  Joubert 3 6 6 4 5 3 Vilas 6 6 6
Q   Roger-Vasselin 6 0 2 6 7 Q Roger-Vasselin 4 5 3
  Dent 1 0 7 1 3 Vilas 6 7 6
3   Vilas 6 6 5 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Dibbs 6 6 4 6
  Saviano 3 3 6 2 7 Dibbs 6 6 6
  Freyss 6 6 6 Freyss 0 4 3
Q   Álvarez 3 2 4 7 Dibbs 6 6 6
  Carter 4 3 6 7 6 Mottram 3 3 2
Q   Maze 6 6 2 6 2 Carter 3 2 0
  Mottram 1 6 6 7 Mottram 6 6 6
  Johansson 6 1 1 6 7 Dibbs 4 6 6 1 6
  Hřebec 5 2 3 12 Fibak 6 4 1 6 4
  Bedel 7 6 6 Bedel 6 6 6
  Fritz 3 6 2 7 3 Lloyd 2 1 4
  Lloyd 6 3 6 6 6 Bedel 7 6 5 2
Q   Maher 6 5 6 6 12 Fibak 5 7 7 6
Q   Wünschig 3 7 0 4 Q Maher 2 0 1
  Günthardt 1 6 5 4 12 Fibak 6 6 6
12   Fibak 6 4 7 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   Orantes 4 6 6 6
  Năstase 6 4 1 2 13 Orantes 7 6 6
  Bertolucci 0 2 r Taróczy 6 4 2
  Taróczy 6 6 13 Orantes 6 6 6
  Gardiner 4 6 2 Gehring 2 1 2
Q   Guedes 6 7 6 Q Guedes 4 1 3
  Soares 4 2 7 2 Gehring 6 6 6
  Gehring 6 6 6 6 13 Orantes 6 1 3 1
  Cano 4 7 7 4 4 2 Connors 4 6 6 6
  Case 6 6 6 6 6 Case 6 6 7
  James 6 7 6 James 1 3 6
  Ycaza 2 6 1 Case 6 2 5
  Fleming 4 3 4 2 Connors 7 6 7
  Krishnan 6 6 6 Krishnan 1 1 4
  Moor 1 2 3 2 Connors 6 6 6
2   Connors 6 6 6

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