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1980 French Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded Björn Borg was the two-time defending champion of the Men's Singles event at the French Open tennis tournament. Seeded first he successfully defended his title at the 1980 French Open, defeating Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 6–1, 6–2 in the final to win his fifth French title after 1974, 1975, 1978 and 1979. Borg went through the entire tournament, which featured 17 of the top 20 players, without dropping a set; this would not be achieved by a man again until Roger Federer at the 2007 Australian Open.[1][2]

Men's Singles
1980 French Open
ChampionSweden Björn Borg
Runner-upUnited States Vitas Gerulaitis
Final score6–4, 6–1, 6–2
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
← 1979 · French Open · 1981 →

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.   John McEnroe (Third round)
  3.   Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  4.   Guillermo Vilas (Quarterfinals)
  5.   Vitas Gerulaitis (Final)
  6.   Harold Solomon (Semifinals)
  7.   Eddie Dibbs (Third round)
  8.   Víctor Pecci, Sr. (Second round)
  9.   Ivan Lendl (Third round)
  10.   Peter Fleming (Second round)
  11.   José Higueras (First round)
  12.   Hans Gildemeister (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Wojtek Fibak (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Victor Amaya (Second round)
  15.   Manuel Orantes (Fourth round)
  16.   José Luis Clerc (Second round)

DrawEdit

 
Björn Borg won his third consecutive French singles title and fifth in total.

KeyEdit

Final EightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
  Corrado Barazzutti 0 3 3
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
6   Harold Solomon 2 2 0
4   Guillermo Vilas 6 4 6 5
6   Harold Solomon 1 6 7 7
1   Björn Borg 6 6 6
5   Vitas Gerulaitis 4 1 2
12   Hans Gildemeister 4 0 0
3   Jimmy Connors 6 6 6
3   Jimmy Connors 1 6 7 2 4
5   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6 6
5   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 5 6 3 6
13   Wojtek Fibak 3 7 4 6 3

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Borg 6 6 6
  Fillol 3 1 4 1   Borg 6 6 6
  González 6 3 1 3   Gómez 2 2 1
  Gómez 3 6 6 6 1   Borg 6 6 6
  Stevaux 6 3 3 3   Portes 3 0 1
  Ostoja 3 6 6 6   Ostoja 1 3 4
  Portes 6 6 3 6   Portes 6 6 6
  Cortes 4 3 6 3 1   Borg 6 6 6
  Moretton 5 6 4 3   Taróczy 2 2 0
  Waltke 7 3 6 6   Waltke 3 3 3
  Taróczy 6 6 6   Taróczy 6 6 6
  Davis 2 0 4   Taróczy 6 6 6
  Günthardt 4 6 1 6 6   Günthardt 2 3 4
  Fritz 6 3 6 0 1   Günthardt 7 4 6 6
  Freyss 3 5 5 14   Amaya 6 6 3 4
14   Amaya 6 7 7

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   Higueras 2 4 4
  McNamara 6 6 6   McNamara 6 6 6
  Ismail 3 0 6 6 6   Ismail 4 1 2
  Molina 6 6 3 4 4   McNamara 6 6 7 6
  Roger-Vasselin 4 6 6 5 6   Roger-Vasselin 7 2 6 4
  Deblicker 6 4 1 7 4   Roger-Vasselin 3 6 6 3 6
  Šmid 7 6 6   Šmid 6 0 4 6 3
  Cahill 5 2 3   McNamara 4 2 6
  Case 2 4 1   Barazzutti 6 6 7
  Barazzutti 6 6 6   Barazzutti 6 6 6
  Gullikson 6 6 6   Gullikson 3 2 1
  Gauvain 1 2 3   Barazzutti 6 6 6
  Prajoux 1 6 6 4 6   Prajoux 2 4 3
  Franulović 6 2 4 6 2   Prajoux 7 6 6 7
  Moore 2 6 2 0 8   Pecci, Sr. 5 4 7 6
8   Pecci, Sr. 6 4 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Vilas 6 6 6
  Damiani 2 2 0 4   Vilas 6 6 6
  Motta 7 3 6 2 3   Koch 2 2 3
  Koch 6 6 4 6 6 4   Vilas 6 6 6
  Sanders 6 6 6 6 6   Mottram 2 2 3
  Simpson 1 7 7 4 4   Sanders 3 4 1
  Giménez 2 3 2   Mottram 6 6 6
  Mottram 6 6 6 4   Vilas
  Johansson 1 2 6 3 15   Orantes W/O
  Manson 6 6 3 6   Manson 7 7 6
  Martin 4 0 0   Bedel 5 5 3
  Bedel 6 6 6   Manson 6 0 3
  Složil 6 7 7 15   Orantes 7 6 6
  Foxworth 4 5 5   Složil 4 2 1
  Maze 5 6 5 2 15   Orantes 6 6 6
15   Orantes 7 1 7 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   Lendl 7 6 6
  Mayer 6 2 3 9   Lendl 6 3 6 7
  López-Maeso 4 6 2   Eberhard 4 6 4 6
  Eberhard 6 7 6 9   Lendl 6 6 6 5 3
  Mir 4 0 4   Gottfried 2 7 1 7 6
  Gottfried 6 6 6   Gottfried 6 7 6
  Giammalva, Jr. 3 2 2   Luna 3 5 1
  Luna 6 6 6   Gottfried 0 1 3
  Haillet 1 4 2 6   Solomon 6 6 6
  Casa 6 6 6   Casa 6 7 5 2 2
  Sadri 4 4 4   Winitsky 4 6 7 6 6
  Winitsky 6 6 6   Winitsky 7 4 5 4
  Maurer 6 6 5 2 6   Solomon 6 6 7 6
  Lewis 4 7 7 6   Lewis 3 3 3
  Masters 6 3 4 6   Solomon 6 6 6
6   Solomon 7 6 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   Dibbs 6 6 6
  Gattiker 2 1 2 7   Dibbs 6 6 7
  Tulasne 7 7 4   Tulasne 4 2 5
  Boileau 5 5 3 r 7   Dibbs 3 5 2
  Simonsson 2 1 1   Ramírez 6 7 6
  Yuill 6 6 6   Yuill 4 5 0
  Ocleppo 2 r   Ramírez 6 7 6
  Ramírez 5   Ramírez 6 3 6 3 8
  Soares 6 6 6 12   Gildemeister 3 6 3 6 10
  Segărceanu 4 2 4   Soares 6 6 3 1 2
  Van Dillen 6 6 4 4   Gehring 4 4 6 6 6
  Gehring 4 7 6 6   Gehring 6 1 2 1
  Lutz 6 6 6 12   Gildemeister 3 6 6 6
  Dowdeswell 3 2 1   Lutz 6 7 6 6 3
  Carter 4 1 2 12   Gildemeister 3 6 7 7 5
12   Gildemeister 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   Clerc 6 6 7
  Pierola 1 0 5 16   Clerc 4 7 4 6 3
  Vizcaíno 0 5 5   Noah 6 6 6 1 6
  Noah 6 7 7   Noah 6 6 7
  Edmondson 4 6 3 0   Teltscher 3 0 6
  Teltscher 6 3 6 6   Teltscher 6 5 6 7
  Jauffret 2 1 2   Warwick 4 7 4 6
  Warwick 6 6 6   Noah 5 4 r
  Leconte 0 6 6 0 3   Connors 7 6
  Simonsson 6 3 7 6   Simonsson 5 0 r
  Zugarelli 6 6 6   Zugarelli 7 3
  James 2 4 2   Zugarelli 5 4 5
  Hocevar 1 4 4 3   Connors 7 6 7
  Caujolle 6 6 6   Caujolle 6 6 5 1 1
  Panatta 4 6 2 6 3   Connors 3 2 7 6 6
3   Connors 6 4 6 7

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Gerulaitis 1 6 5 6 6
  Elter 6 1 7 2 2 5   Gerulaitis 6 6 6
  Buehning 6 2 6 7 6   Buehning 1 2 1
  Hardie 7 6 2 6 3 5   Gerulaitis 6 4 6 6
  Mayotte 6 4 4 4   Birner 1 6 2 1
  Kodeš 4 6 6 6   Kodeš 2 2 3
  Birner 6 6 6   Birner 6 6 6
  Glickstein 2 2 2 5   Gerulaitis 6 7 6
  McNair 1 3 6 6 2   Taygan 3 5 1
  Rocavert 6 6 4 4 6   Rocavert 4 4 6 0
  Naegelen 7 7 6   Naegelen 6 6 2 6
  Hřebec 6 5 1   Naegelen 6 6 2 4 9
  Taygan 6 7 6   Taygan 4 3 6 6 11
  Goven 3 5 4   Taygan 6 3 6 7
  Bertram 3 3 2 10   Fleming 3 6 3 5
10   Fleming 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   Fibak 6 7 6
  Ilin 2 6 0 13   Fibak 6 6 6
  Moor 3 3 1   Gullikson 3 4 1
  Gullikson 6 6 6 13   Fibak 6 7 7
  Parun 3 7 5 0   Bertolucci 1 5 5
  Mitton 6 5 7 6   Mitton 7 3 6 6 3
  Pfister 4 4 7 7 5   Bertolucci 5 6 7 3 6
  Bertolucci 6 6 6 6 7 13   Fibak 6 6 6 6
  McNamee 7 6 7   McNamee 4 4 7 3
  Proisy 6 2 6   McNamee 6 6 6
  Delaney 4 6 4 2   Grant 3 4 1
  Grant 6 3 6 6   McNamee 7 6 7 7
  Maher 7 4 5 2 2   McEnroe 6 7 6 6
  Hjertquist 5 6 7 6   Hjertquist 4 6 0
  Dominguez 6 0 0 2   McEnroe 6 7 6
2   McEnroe 7 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 200–203, 390. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ Martin Parry (20 January 2008). "Federer rattled at Australian Open". Mail & Guardian.

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