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1981 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

John McEnroe defeated his rival, the five-time defending champion Björn Borg in the final, 4–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4), 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1981 Wimbledon Championships. Borg was attempting to equal William Renshaw's sixth consecutive Wimbledon title and Roy Emerson's all time record of 12 Grand Slam titles.[1]

Men's Singles
1981 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionUnited States John McEnroe
Runner-upSweden Björn Borg
Final score4–6, 7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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It was this tournament where John McEnroe shouted the now-famous "You cannot be serious!" to the chair umpire in response to a serve being called "out." The disagreement took place on June 22 during the first round match against Tom Gullikson.[2]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Björn Borg (Final)
02.     John McEnroe (Champion)
03.     Jimmy Connors (Semifinals)
04.     Ivan Lendl (First round)
05.     Gene Mayer (Withdrew before the tournament began)
06.     Brian Teacher (Second round)
07.     Brian Gottfried (Second round)
08.     Roscoe Tanner (Second round)
09.     José Luis Clerc (Third round)
10.     Guillermo Vilas (First round)
11.     Víctor Pecci (First round)
12.     Peter McNamara (Quarterfinals)
13.     Yannick Noah (First round)
14.     Wojciech Fibak (Fourth round)
15.     Balázs Taróczy (Third round)
16.     Vitas Gerulaitis (Fourth round)

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

Gene Mayer withdrew due to injury. He was replaced in the draw by Lucky Loser Mike Estep.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Björn Borg 77 6 6
12   Peter McNamara 622 3
1   Björn Borg 0 4 6 6 6
3   Jimmy Connors 6 6 3 0 4
3   Jimmy Connors 2 5 6 6 6
  Vijay Amritraj 6 7 4 3 2
1   Björn Borg 6 61644
2   John McEnroe 4 77 77 6
  Rod Frawley 4 77 77 6
  Tim Mayotte 6 65643
  Rod Frawley 624 5
2   John McEnroe 77 6 7
  Johan Kriek 1 5 1
2   John McEnroe 6 7 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   B Borg 77 6 6
  P Rennert 623 1 1   B Borg 6 6 6
Q   D Collings 4 3 3   M Purcell 4 1 3
  M Purcell 6 6 6 1   B Borg 6 7 6
  F Taygan 7 6 6   R Gehring 4 5 0
  N Saviano 5 1 2   F Taygan 5 1 6
LL   U Marten 6 2 7 0   R Gehring 7 6 7
  R Gehring 7 6 6 6 1   B Borg 77 7 78
  V Amaya 6 7 6 7 16   V Gerulaitis 645 66
  P Feigl 4 6 7 6   V Amaya 6 6 6
  C Mottram 6 6 4 6   C Mottram 3 4 2
WC   R Drysdale 1 4 6 3   V Amaya 6 4 6 3 5
Q   J Bailey 7 6 3 6 4 16   V Gerulaitis 4 6 3 6 7
  K Curren 6 4 6 7 6   K Curren 3 7 3 3
Q   G Holroyd 3 4 6 16   V Gerulaitis 6 6 6 6
16   V Gerulaitis 6 6 7

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   P McNamara 6 6 2 7
  H Günthardt 1 2 6 5 12   P McNamara 6 6 6
  J Delaney 5 3 7 3   S Stewart 4 0 1
  S Stewart 7 6 6 6 12   P McNamara 6 6 7
  Á Giménez 6 7 6   A Pattison 1 0 5
Q   J Windahl 3 5 2   Á Giménez 6 6 7 1 4
  S Giammalva 3 7 3 6   A Pattison 4 7 6 6 6
  A Pattison 6 6 6 7 12   P McNamara 7 6 7
  Ti Gullikson 6 6 6   J Borowiak 6 0 6
  G Rinaldini 1 2 3   Ti Gullikson 3 7 7 6
  P Fleming 7 6 2 7   P Fleming 6 6 6 3
  S Docherty 6 2 6 6   Ti Gullikson 3 6 6 3
Q   E van Dillen 2 4 6 2   J Borowiak 6 7 4 6
  J Borowiak 6 6 4 6   J Borowiak 6 7 6
  K Walts 3 3 2 7   B Gottfried 4 6 4
7   B Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   J Connors 6 6 6
  R Stockton 1 2 4 3   J Connors 7 7 6
  C Lewis 6 7 0 6 6   C Lewis 6 6 3
Q   C Dunk 7 6 6 4 4 3   J Connors 6 6 6
  T Šmid 5 3 6 2   A Giammalva 4 4 0
  P DuPré 7 6 3 6   P DuPré 3 4 6 3
  A Giammalva 6 7 6   A Giammalva 6 6 1 6
LL   S Davis 2 6 2 3   J Connors 6 6 6
Q   C Wittus 6 6 6 14   W Fibak 3 2 4
  E Edwards 4 4 4 Q   C Wittus 3 0 4
  B Drewett 7 4 6 6   B Drewett 6 6 6
  M Hocevar 6 6 4 3   B Drewett 6 1 6 6 4
Q   M Davis 7 5 2 7 6 14   W Fibak 7 6 3 3 6
  S Glickstein 5 7 6 5 4 Q   M Davis 4 4 2
  M Doyle 4 7 4 5 14   W Fibak 6 6 6
14   W Fibak 6 6 6 7

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   JL Clerc 3 6 2 6 9
LL   Á Fillol 6 3 6 4 7 9   JL Clerc 4 6 7 6
WC   J Lloyd 6 3 4 6 6 WC   J Lloyd 6 3 6 4
  P Dent 4 6 6 3 4 9   JL Clerc 6 4 1 6
  P Portes 7 6 2 6   P Kronk 2 6 6 7
Q   W Pascoe 5 7 6 7 Q   W Pascoe 5 3 4
  P Kronk 6 6 3 6   P Kronk 7 6 6
  W Martin 2 3 6 3   P Kronk 3 3 2
  R Van't Hof 6 6 6   V Amritraj 6 6 6
  K Eberhard 4 4 4   R Van't Hof 3 4 2
  T Okker 5 7 4 6   T Wilkison 6 6 6
  T Wilkison 7 5 6 7   T Wilkison 3 2 6 4
  V Amritraj 6 6 7   V Amritraj 6 6 3 6
WC   J Kodeš 0 1 5   V Amritraj 6 2 2 6 6
  R Stadler 6 0 3 3 6   B Teacher 4 6 6 2 1
6   B Teacher 4 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   R Tanner 6 6 6
  B Manson 1 4 4 8   R Tanner 4 4 6 2
  C Kirmayr 6 6 6 6   C Kirmayr 6 6 3 6
WC   M Cox 3 7 4 4   C Kirmayr 6 3 3
  L Stefanki 1 6 3   R Frawley 7 6 6
Q   C Letcher 6 7 6 Q   C Letcher 3 1 3
  R Frawley 4 6 6 6   R Frawley 6 6 6
  T Tulasne 6 2 3 0   R Frawley 6 6 7
  J Austin 7 2 2 2   J Fitzgerald 4 3 6
Q   M Wilander 6 6 6 6 Q   M Wilander 4 6 6 6
WC   J Alexander 4 6 4 2 LL   H Leconte 6 4 2 2
LL   H Leconte 6 2 6 6 Q   M Wilander 0 6 2 2
  J Fitzgerald 5 7 6 6   J Fitzgerald 6 4 6 6
Q   S McCain 7 6 2 3   J Fitzgerald 6 6 6
  W Scanlon 7 6 6   W Scanlon 1 2 2
11   V Pecci 6 0 0

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   G Vilas 4 1 6 6 3
  M Edmondson 6 6 1 4 6   M Edmondson 4 3 7 5
WC   R Lewis 5 6 4 4   F Buehning 6 6 5 7
  F Buehning 7 4 6 6   F Buehning 4 6 6 7 1
  S Krulevitz 6 6 4 4 3   A Mayer 6 2 7 5 6
  H Simonsson 4 2 6 6 6   H Simonsson 2 1 6
  I Năstase 4 6 6 4 4   A Mayer 6 6 7
  A Mayer 6 4 4 6 6   A Mayer 3 4 6
WC   A Jarrett 3 7 3 6   T Mayotte 6 6 7
  J Sadri 6 6 6 7   J Sadri 7 6 6 6
  C Roger-Vasselin 6 6 7   C Roger-Vasselin 6 7 3 4
  J López-Maeso 4 4 6   J Sadri 6 3 5
  T Mayotte 6 6 6   T Mayotte 7 6 7
  B Mitton 3 4 2   T Mayotte 4 6 7 6
Q   C Fancutt 4 6 6 1 6 Q   C Fancutt 6 4 6 3
4   I Lendl 6 3 4 6 3

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
LL   M Estep 0 3 7 3
  J Kriek 6 6 6 6   J Kriek 6 6 6
Q   S Menon 4 0 6 4 LL   J Nyström 2 4 4
LL   J Nyström 6 6 3 6   J Kriek 7 3 6 7
  R Simpson 7 6 7   R Simpson 6 6 2 5
LL   S Denton 6 3 6   R Simpson 6 6 3 6
Q   G Moretton 4 6 6 6 Q   G Moretton 4 4 6 3
  J Fillol 6 3 2 3   J Kriek 3 6 7 6
  P Složil 3 4 2   F González 6 3 6 1
  P McNamee 6 6 6   P McNamee 6 6 6
LL   C Johnstone 6 6 4 4 6 LL   C Johnstone 2 1 2
Q   C Miller 4 1 6 6 3   P McNamee 4 2 2
  F González 6 7 6   F González 6 6 6
  C Freyss 0 5 2   F González 6 6 7 6
  E Fromm 6 6 6   E Fromm 3 7 5 3
13   Y Noah 4 4 3

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   B Taróczy 7 6 6
  A Järryd 6 4 3 15   B Taróczy 7 6 7
  R Hightower 2 2 4   R Meyer 6 3 6
  R Meyer 6 6 6 15   B Taróczy 3 2 3
  H Ismail 3 1 3   S Smith 6 6 6
  S Smith 6 6 6   S Smith 6 7 7
  R Fagel 1 2 1   R Case 3 6 6
  R Case 6 6 6   S Smith 5 6 1 2
  D Carter 3 7 6 1 3 2   J McEnroe 7 3 6 6
  R Lutz 6 6 4 6 6   R Lutz 6 7 6
  F Maynetto 6 2 1 WC   J Feaver 3 5 1
WC   J Feaver 7 6 6   R Lutz 4 2 0
  R Moore 4 5 2 2   J McEnroe 6 6 6
  R Ramírez 6 7 6   R Ramírez 3 78 3 66
  To Gullikson 655 3 2   J McEnroe 6 666 78
2   J McEnroe 77 7 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ransFQVzf6c

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