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Jimmy Connors was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to John McEnroe. Connors' loss broke a string of five consecutive men's finals reached, a record since broken by Ivan Lendl.

Men's Singles
1979 US Open
ChampionUnited States John McEnroe
Runner-upUnited States Vitas Gerulaitis
Final score7–5, 6–3, 6–3
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
← 1978 · US Open · 1980 →

During the second round Ilie Nastase was defaulted from his match against John McEnroe. The umpire had docked Nastase a point in third set and then a game in the fourth for arguing and stalling. A near riot followed as the crowd disagreed with the umpire's decision, by throwing beer cans and cups on court. The match was eventually restarted with the umpire being replaced before McEnroe ran out the winner.[1][2][3][4]

John McEnroe defeated Vitas Gerulaitis 7–5, 6–3, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1979 US Open.

Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Björn Borg (Quarterfinalist)
  2.   Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  3.   John McEnroe (Champion)
  4.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Finalist)
  5.   Roscoe Tanner (Semifinalist)
  6.   Guillermo Vilas (Fourth round)
  7.   Harold Solomon (Fourth round)
  8.   Victor Pecci Sr. (Third round)
  9.   Eddie Dibbs (Quarterfinalist)
  10.   José Luis Clerc (Fourth round)
  11.   Brian Gottfried (Fourth round)
  12.   Wojtek Fibak (Second round)
  13.   Gene Mayer (Third round)
  14.   Tim Gullikson (Fourth round)
  15.   Adriano Panatta (First round)
  16.   John Alexander (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 2 6 2 62
5   Roscoe Tanner 6 4 6 77
5   Roscoe Tanner 6 6 653 3
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 3 2 77 6 6
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 5 6 6 6
  Johan Kriek 7 3 4 3
4   Vitas Gerulaitis 5 3 3
3   John McEnroe 7 6 6
9   Eddie Dibbs 1r
3   John McEnroe 2
3   John McEnroe 6 6 7
2   Jimmy Connors 3 3 5
  Pat Dupre 2 1 1
2   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 6 6
  Mitchell 1 1 2 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Cox 6 3 7 2 1 Q Carter 1 1 1
Q   Carter 0 6 5 6 6 1 Borg 6 6 6
  Fleming 7 6 0 6 Fillol Sr. 0 3 2
  Okker 6 4 6 3 Fleming 1 7 2 2
  Bedel 6 1 6 2 Fillol Sr. 6 5 6 6
  Fillol Sr. 4 6 7 6 1 Borg 6 1 7 7
  Rennert 4 3 4 Stockton 4 6 6 5
Q   Foxworth 6 6 6 Q Foxworth 3 6 3 6
  Ycaza 1 2 0 Stockton 6 4 6 7
  Stockton 6 6 6 Stockton 7 6 6
  Richardson 3 6 6 1 6 Richardson 6 3 3
Q   Siegler 6 3 1 6 3 Richardson 7 6 7
  Curren 6 7 7 Curren 5 4 5
15   Panatta 3 5 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Gullikson 6 3 6 6
  Teltscher 4 6 4 4 14 Gullikson 6 6 7
Q   Garcia 6 4 5 Pattison 3 2 6
  Pattison 7 6 7 14 Gullikson 3 6 6 6
  Mottram 4 7 6 7 Mottram 6 3 4 2
Q   Van't Hof 6 5 4 6 Mottram 6 7 6
  Schneider 6 7 4 3 1 Kodeš 3 6 2
  Kodeš 3 5 6 6 6 14 Gullikson 3 4 5
  Drewett 3 2 3 5 Tanner 6 6 7
  James 6 6 6 James 3 7 4 6
  Saviano 6 4 7 0 4 Saviano 6 5 6 7
  Teacher 1 6 6 6 4 Saviano 4 4 6 3
  Van Patten 4 1 0 5 Tanner 6 6 3 6
  Lendl 6 6 6 Lendl 3 2 1
  Marks 4 2 0 5 Tanner 6 6 6
5   Tanner 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Gerulaitis 6 6 7
  Edmondson 3 2 5 4 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Taygan 7 6 6 Taygan 2 3 3
Q   Leonard 6 4 3 4 Gerulaitis 7 7 6
  Martin 5 1 6 7 4 Smith 6 6 3
  Simpson 7 6 1 5 6 Simpson 2 1 3
  Portes 2 3 4 Smith 6 6 6
  Smith 6 6 6 4 Gerulaitis 7 6 6
  Fisher 6 3 2 4 10 Clerc 6 2 2
Q   Trogolo 1 6 6 6 Q Trogolo 6 2 6 6
Q   Norbäck 7 6 6 7 Q Norbäck 4 6 2 2
  Kleege 6 7 1 6 Q Trogolo 6 1 1 1
  Purcell 5 6 6 6 10 Clerc 4 6 6 6
  Moretton 7 2 4 3 Purcell 2 6 4
Q   Nichols 1 0 4 10 Clerc 6 7 6
10   Clerc 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   Fibak 7 7 6
  Carmichael 6 5 2 12 Fibak 4 4 6
  Noah 6 6 4 7 Noah 6 6 7
Q   Cramer 3 0 6 6 Noah 7 6 6
  Dominguez 0 1 6 Walts 6 3 2
  Krulevitz 6 6 7 Krulevitz 3 6 6 0 2
  Lewis 3 2 1 Walts 6 3 4 6 6
  Walts 6 6 6 Noah 3 6 6 6 4
  Krishnan 6 6 6 Kriek 6 7 4 1 6
  Dent 3 0 3 Krishnan 5 2 3
  Kriek 6 6 4 0 6 Kriek 7 6 6
  Molina 0 4 6 6 3 Kriek 6 6 6
  Gómez 3 3 6 6 6 8 Pecci Sr. 3 2 0
  Lapidus 6 6 3 4 2 Gómez 2 2 4
  Kohlberg 6 4 7 3 4 8 Pecci Sr. 6 6 6
8   Pecci Sr. 3 6 5 6 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   Vilas 6 6 7
  Parun 1 2 6 6 Vilas 6 6 6
  Lutz 6 6 1 r Benavides 1 1 0
  Benavides 1 7 2 6 Vilas 2 7 6 6 6
  Bailey 6 5 6 3 6 Van Dillen 6 5 7 2 1
  Bengtson 4 7 4 6 4 Bailey 3 4 2
  Dowdeswell 7 4 6 3 4 Van Dillen 6 6 6
  Van Dillen 6 6 2 6 6 6 Vilas 3 7 5 1
  Mitton 6 6 6 9 Dibbs 6 5 7 6
  Amaya 2 1 4 Mitton 6 6 6
  Crawford 6 4 3 3 Stewart 1 3 2
  Stewart 4 6 6 6 Mitton 4 2 3
Q   Molin 0 7 0 4 9 Dibbs 6 6 6
  Malin 6 6 6 6 Malin 1 6 5 2
  Wilkison 6 6 5 2 3 9 Dibbs 6 1 7 6
9   Dibbs 4 2 7 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Alexander 6 7 7
  Schoenfield 1 5 5 16 Alexander 3 4 6 6 1
  Pfister 6 6 6 Pfister 6 6 3 4 6
  Docherty 4 3 3 Pfister 6 4 3 4
  Rocavert 6 6 7 Gorman 4 6 6 6
  Warwick 0 1 6 Rocavert 1 2 2
  Gorman 6 7 6 Gorman 6 6 6
  Owens 2 5 4 Gorman 2 4 1
Q   Pasarell 1 3 7 1 3 McEnroe 6 6 6
  Lloyd 6 6 6 6 Lloyd 5 6 7 7 7
  Barbosa 4 0 4 McNamee 7 7 5 6 6
  McNamee 6 6 6 Lloyd w/o
  Năstase 7 7 3 McEnroe
Q   Palin 5 5 r Năstase 4 6 3 2
  Složil 1 2 4 3 McEnroe 6 4 6 6
3   McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Solomon 6 6 6
  Damiani 4 0 3 7 Solomon 6 6 6
  Austin 2 7 7 1 6 Austin 3 0 4
Q   Mayotte 6 6 5 6 3 7 Solomon 6 6 7
  Moore 4 Moore 3 0 5
  Borowiak 3 r Moore 7 5
  Hřebec 6 7 7 Hřebec 6 0 r
  Álvarez 1 5 5 7 Solomon 6 3 2 6 4
  Dupre 7 7 0 6 Dupre 3 6 6 4 6
  Ramírez 6 5 6 2 Dupre 6 6 1 6
  Scanlon 3 3 6 3 3 Šmid 2 2 6 3
  Šmid 6 6 2 6 6 Dupre 7 6 6
  Gullikson 6 6 6 13 Mayer 5 2 3
  Prinsloo 3 4 2 Gullikson 4 5 1
  Shore 1 3 0 13 Mayer 6 7 6
13   Mayer 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   Gottfried 6 6 6
  Winitsky 4 2 4 11 Gottfried 6 5 7 5 6
  Gardiner 5 2 3 Riessen 3 7 5 7 4
  Riessen 7 6 6 11 Gottfried 6 4 7 6 6
  Sadri 6 7 6 Amaya 7 6 5 1 4
  Fromm 1 5 3 Sadri 4 1 4
  Amaya 7 6 6 Amaya 6 6 6
  Buehning 5 1 2 11 Gottfried 2 6 4 5
  Fagel 6 6 0 3 3 2 Connors 6 1 6 7
  Manson 4 4 6 6 6 Manson 2 6 6 6
  Case 7 6 2 5 2 González 6 2 2 3
  González 5 3 6 7 6 Manson 3 0 3
  Meyer 3 4 1 2 Connors 6 6 6
  Amritraj 6 6 6 Amritraj 6 5 r
  Amritraj 2 4 4 2 Connors 7 7
2   Connors 6 6 6

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