1977 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

1977 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1977 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Björn Borg
Runner-up Jimmy Connors
Final score 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4

Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1977 Wimbledon Championships.

John McEnroe competed for the first time, entering as a qualifier and reaching the semifinals, losing to Connors, whilst former champion Rod Laver made his final grand slam appearance

Seeds

  1. Jimmy Connors (Finalist)
  2. Björn Borg (Champion)
  3. Guillermo Vilas (Third Round)
  4. Roscoe Tanner (First Round)
  5. Brian Gottfried (Second Round)
  6. Ilie Năstase (Quarterfinals)
  7. Raúl Ramírez (Second round)
  8. Vitas Gerulaitis (Semifinals)
  9. Dick Stockton (Fourth Round)
  10. Adriano Panatta (Second Round)
  11. Stan Smith (Fourth Round)
  12. Wojtek Fibak (Fourth Round)
  13. Phil Dent (Quarterfinals)
  14. Mark Cox (Fourth Round)
  15. Robert Lutz (Third Round)
  16. Harold Solomon (First Round)

Draw

Key

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

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                                   
  1   Jimmy Connors 6 3 6 6  
  Byron Bertram 4 6 4 2  
  1   Jimmy Connors 6 6 4 6  
  Q   John McEnroe 3 3 6 4  
Q   John McEnroe 6 8 4 6 6
  12   Phil Dent 4 9 6 3 4  
    1   Jimmy Connors 6 2 1 7 4
  2  Björn Borg 3 6 6 5 6
  8   Vitas Gerulaitis 6 6 3 6  
  Billy Martin 1 4 6 4  
8   Vitas Gerulaitis 4 6 3 6 6
  2  Björn Borg 6 3 6 3 8  
6   Ilie Năstase 0 6 3
  2  Björn Borg 6 8 6  

Top Half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 J Connors 6 6 6
R Lewis 3 2 4 1 J Connors 6 8 6 8
M Riessen 6 1 8 6 M Riessen 4 9 1 6
C Lewis 3 6 6 1 1 J Connors 6 7 6
J Borowiak 9 3 5 2 C Drysdale 2 5 4
C Drysdale 8 6 7 6 C Drysdale 6 6 6
Q J Granát 3 3 6 9 2 M Estep 3 4 3
M Estep 6 6 4 7 6 1 J Connors 7 6 3 6 6
B Scanlon 3 5 5 11 S Smith 9 2 6 3 3
R Simpson 6 7 7 R Simpson 8 3 4
O Parun 8 7 9 O Parun 9 6 6
B Seewagen 6 5 8 O Parun 3 7 8 5
C Pasarell 6 6 6 11 S Smith 6 5 9 7
B Teacher 2 1 4 C Pasarell 4 3 5
D Crealy 4 2 2 11 S Smith 6 6 7
11 S Smith 6 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 R Lutz 6 6 6
B Mitton 3 4 3 15 R Lutz 5 6 7 6
T Waltke 7 4 2 8 WC D Ralston 7 3 5 2
WC D Ralston 5 6 6 9 15 R Lutz 4 6 4 6 6
WC D Lloyd 6 3 6 3 6 K Warwick 6 3 6 2 8
Q R Ycaza 4 6 3 6 4 WC D Lloyd 6 1 4
K Warwick 6 6 6 K Warwick 8 6 6
G Masters 2 2 3 K Warwick 3 2 5
P Kronk 7 6 3 1 6 B Bertram 6 6 7
J Delaney 5 3 6 6 4 P Kronk 5 6 6 6 6
F Gebert 3 4 1 Q D Palm 7 4 8 3 1
Q D Palm 6 6 6 P Kronk 4 0 2
C Dibley 4 6 6 3 2 B Bertram 6 6 6
B Bertram 6 3 2 6 6 B Bertram 6 4 6 6
R Benavides 3 4 4 5 B Gottfried 2 6 4 3
5 B Gottfried 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 R Tanner 6 4 4 6
J Lloyd 3 6 6 8 J Lloyd 6 6 2 4 7
K Meiler 7 4 6 7 K Meiler 2 3 6 6 9
B Hewitt 5 6 1 5 K Meiler 2 2 7 3
J Feaver 1 6 6 1 3 Q J McEnroe 6 6 5 6
C Dowdeswell 6 2 2 6 6 C Dowdeswell 7 3 1
Q J McEnroe 6 7 6 Q J McEnroe 9 6 6
I El Shafei 0 5 4 Q J McEnroe 7 4 6 6
B Walts 6 9 5 8 8 S Mayer 5 6 3 1
Q J Marks 4 8 7 9 6 B Walts 2 6 4
J Andrew 6 6 6 J Andrew 6 8 6
S Carnahan 4 2 4 J Andrew 4 7 4
S Mayer 6 3 6 8 7 S Mayer 6 9 6
D Joubert 2 6 2 9 5 S Mayer 8 6 6 6
E Van Dillen 4 8 6 3 10 A Panatta 9 0 2 4
10 A Panatta 6 9 4 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Dent 6 6 6
Lofgren 1 2 2 13 Dent 2 9 6 4 6
Mandarino 5 1 2 Amritraj 6 8 3 6 4
Amritraj 7 6 6 13 Dent 8 3 6 7
WC Jarrett 3 3 4 Moore 6 6 4 5
Moore 6 6 6 Moore 6 6 6
Álvarez 6 4 6 6 Álvarez 4 4 3
Q Thung 4 6 3 3 13 Dent 6 3 9 1 9
Fairlie 8 7 8 6 Gullikson 3 6 8 6 7
Amaya 9 5 6 4 Fairlie 8 4 6 6
Machette 6 3 8 3 Carmichael 6 6 4 3
Carmichael 4 6 9 6 Fairlie 8 3 9 3
Gullikson 6 6 6 Gullikson 9 6 8 6
Krulevitz 2 4 3 Gullikson 6 6 3 8 6
Fleming 4 6 2 3 7 Ramírez 3 4 6 9 4
7 Ramírez 6 3 6 6

Bottom Half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Gerulaitis 6 9 6
Gorman 1 8 3 8 Gerulaitis 6 6 6
Mayer 6 6 6 Mayer 3 1 1
Q Holladay 4 2 4 8 Gerulaitis 6 8 6
WC Smith 6 6 6 WC Smith 3 6 4
Prinsloo 4 4 2 WC Smith 6 7 1 6
Bunis 8 6 6 9 8 Bunis 3 5 6 4
Q Reid 9 4 8 8 6 8 Gerulaitis 6 6 3 6
Gildemeister 4 6 6 6 6 9 Stockton 1 4 6 4
Prajoux 6 4 8 4 3 Gildemeister 3 8 2 5
McNair 6 4 6 8 16 McNair 6 6 6 7
Saviano 3 6 3 9 14 McNair 4 3 2
Q Sorensen 0 2 2 9 Stockton 6 6 6
Laver 6 6 6 Laver 6 7 4 5
WC Drysdale 3 8 3 9 Stockton 3 9 6 7
9 Stockton 6 9 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Cox 6 7 8
Chappell 4 5 6 14 Cox 8 6 7
Alexander 6 6 6 Alexander 6 4 5
WC T. Lloyd 3 4 2 14 Cox 6 6 8
Bohrnstedt 8 9 6 6 WC Dominguez 4 1 6
Q Gardiner 9 8 4 4 Bohrnstedt 2 8 3
WC Dominguez 6 4 6 6 WC Dominguez 6 9 6
Menon 4 6 2 4 14 Cox 6 3 4 6 7
Martin 6 6 6 Martin 3 6 6 0 9
Schneider 4 4 1 Martin 3 2 9 6 10
Ruffels 7 8 2 9 Ruffels 6 6 8 2 8
Taylor 5 6 6 7 Martin 6 6 6
Yuill 6 6 6 3 Vilas 2 4 2
Betancur 3 4 3 Yuill 3 2 6 6
Kodeš 8 5 4 3 Vilas 6 6 3 8
3 Vilas 9 7 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Năstase 6 6 3 6
Gullikson 2 1 6 3 6 Năstase 7 3 7 8 6
Montano 1 4 4 Pattison 9 6 5 6 3
Pattison 6 6 6 6 Năstase 6 6 6
Letcher 3 6 3 2 Q Teltscher 4 3 1
Q Teltscher 6 0 6 6 Q Teltscher
Du Pré 6 6 5 8 Du Pré W/O
Q Šmid 4 4 7 6 6 Năstase 6 6 6 6
Fisher 3 3 4 Okker 8 4 4 4
Q Kachel 6 6 6 Q Kachel 2 6 3
Stone 9 7 6 Stone 6 8 6
Kirmayr 8 5 2 Stone 6 6 8 5 4
Okker 6 6 6 Okker 4 2 9 7 6
Case 2 1 1 Okker 8 7 6 7
Docherty 6 4 7 7 Docherty 9 5 3 5
16 Solomon 4 6 5 5

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Fibak 6 4 4 9 6
Fillol, Sr. 3 6 6 8 4 12 Fibak 6 6 6
Q McManus 1 6 4 2 Norback 3 0 2
Norback 6 3 6 6 12 Fibak 3 9 6 3 6
McMillan 6 6 6 Mottram 6 8 3 6 2
Fassbender 4 4 4 McMillan 4 5 5
Mottram 4 6 6 6 Mottram 6 7 7
Hagey 6 4 4 2 12 Fibak 5 4 2
Pilić 6 6 6 2 Borg 7 6 6
Pfister 4 4 1 Pilić 9 6 6
Amritraj 4 6 6 7 Amritraj 8 3 2
Stewart 6 4 3 5 Pilić 7 5 3
Wayman 4 6 4 9 5 2 Borg 9 7 6
Edmondson 6 2 6 8 7 Edmondson 6 9 2 4 1
Zugarelli 4 2 7 2 Borg 3 7 6 6 6
2 Borg 6 6 9

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) draw