1979 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

1979 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1979 Wimbledon Championships
Champion Björn Borg
Runner-up Roscoe Tanner
Final score 6–7, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Roscoe Tanner 6–7, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles title at the 1979 Wimbledon Championships. This edition was also the first to introduce the tie-break with the scores at 6–6 instead of 8–8.[1]

Seeds

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 (Fourth round)
  3. Jimmy Connors (Semifinalist)
  4. Vitas Gerulaitis (First round)
  5. Roscoe Tanner (Finalist)
  6. Guillermo Vilas (Second round)
  7. Arthur Ashe (First round)
  8. Victor Pecci Sr. (Third round)
  1. Brian Gottfried (Third round)
  2. Wojtek Fibak (First round)
  3. John Alexander (Third round)
  4. José Higueras (Second round)
  5. Manuel Orantes (Second round)
  6. José Luis Clerc (Fourth round)
  7. Tim Gullikson (Quarterfinalist)
  8. Corrado Barazzutti (First round)

Draw

Key

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

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Björn Borg 6 6 6      
  Tom Okker 2 1 3      
  1  Björn Borg 6 6 6      
  3   Jimmy Connors 2 3 2      
3   Jimmy Connors 6 4 7 6  
    Bill Scanlon 3 6 6 4    
    1  Björn Borg 6 6 3 6 6
  5   Roscoe Tanner 7 1 6 3 4
    Adriano Panatta 6 4 7 4 3  
  Pat Dupre 3 6 6 6 6  
  Pat Dupre 3 6 3    
  5   Roscoe Tanner 6 7 6      
5   Roscoe Tanner 6 6 6 6  
  15   Tim Gullikson 1 4 7 2    

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Borg 3 6 7 6
Gorman 6 4 5 1 1 Borg 2 6 4 7 6
Edmondson 7 6 3 2 2 Amritraj 6 4 6 6 2
Amritraj 6 4 6 6 6 1 Borg 6 6 6
Pfister 6 3 7 7 Pfister 4 1 3
Kodeš 3 6 6 6 Pfister 6 6 3 6
Fillol Sr. 6 3 2 4 Fleming 1 3 6 4
Fleming 3 6 6 6 1 Borg 6 5 6 7
Schneider 6 7 6 Teacher 4 7 4 5
Carmichael 4 6 1 Schneider 4 4 4
Teacher 6 3 6 7 Teacher 6 6 6
Dibley 4 6 3 5 Teacher 6 7 5 6
Kronk 2 2 4 9 Gottfried 3 5 7 3
Borowiak 6 6 6 Borowiak 6 4 4
WC Jarrett 2 6 1 9 Gottfried 7 6 6
9 Gottfried 6 7 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11 Alexander 6 7 4 7
Stockton 1 6 6 5 11 Alexander 6 3 5 6
Günthardt 6 6 6 Günthardt 3 6 7 3
Mitton 4 1 3 11 Alexander 4 4 4
Lloyd 2 6 5 3 Mayer 6 6 6
Q Parun 6 4 7 6 Q Parun 4 1 2
Mayer 3 6 6 7 Mayer 6 6 6
Amaya 6 3 4 5 Mayer 6 7 4 4
Okker 6 7 6 Okker 7 5 6 6
Guedes 1 5 1 Okker 7 6 3 6
Drysdale 2 6 3 Austin 6 4 6 2
Austin 6 7 6 Okker 7 7 6
Wilkison 6 6 6 Wilkison 5 5 4
LL Phillips 2 2 2 Wilkison 5 6 6 7
WC Taylor 3 2 4 6 Vilas 7 2 1 6
6 Vilas 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Connors 6 6 7 6
Caujolle 2 7 5 3 3 Connors 6 6 7 6
Q Eriksson 3 4 5 Riessen 7 3 6 0
Riessen 6 6 7 3 Connors 6 6 7
Kriek 6 6 6 Kriek 4 1 6
Feigl 3 3 0 Kriek 6 6 6
LL Fillol 5 1 6 3 Q Norback 1 3 1
Q Norback 7 6 3 6 3 Connors 6 6 6
Crawford 2 2 4 Cox 2 1 1
Taróczy 6 6 6 Taróczy 4 6 3 6
Cox 7 6 6 Cox 6 4 6 7
Meiler 5 3 3 Cox 3 6 6 7 7
Q Cortes 5 7 2 0 r Q Moretton 6 7 1 6 5
Q Moretton 7 6 6 1 Q Moretton 7 3 7 3 6
Moore 6 7 6 6 4 13 Orantes 6 6 6 6 1
13 Orantes 7 6 7 4 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Barazzutti 3 4 7 6 4
Pattison 6 6 5 4 6 Pattison 6 6 6
Q Fitzgerald 4 7 6 2 Dowdeswell 3 4 0
Dowdeswell 6 6 7 6 Pattison 6 6 4 2
González 4 6 6 6 Scanlon 7 4 6 6
Q Beven 6 2 2 4 González 6 4 4
WC Drysdale 3 3 5 Scanlon 7 6 6
Scanlon 6 6 7 Scanlon 6 6 6 7
Marks 5 6 6 2 Q Drewett 4 4 7 5
Q Drewett 7 2 7 6 Q Drewett 7 7 6
Iskersky 2 1 4 James 5 5 3
James 6 6 6 Q Drewett 4 7 7 6
Q Fisher 5 1 6 8 Pecci Sr. 6 6 6 4
Dent 7 6 7 Dent 4 6 3
Stewart 5 2 3 8 Pecci Sr. 6 7 6
8 Pecci Sr. 7 6 6

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7 Ashe 4 6 3
Kachel 6 7 6 Kachel 5 3 6 7 4
WC Lloyd 3 4 1 Bengtson 7 6 0 6 6
Bengtson 6 6 6 Bengtson 6 6 6
Gardiner 6 6 3 2 4 Panatta 7 7 7
WC Smith 1 4 6 6 6 WC Smith 6 2 7 5 3
Panatta 6 6 6 Panatta 2 6 6 7 6
Giménez 3 3 4 Panatta 7 6 7
Mayer 6 6 6 6 Mayer 6 3 6
Q Pasarell 1 7 3 3 Mayer 6 7 4 7
Andrew 2 3 1 Ramírez 3 6 6 6
Ramírez 6 6 6 Mayer 6 7 7 6
WC El Shafei 6 3 6 7 4 Sadri 7 5 6 2
Sadri 3 6 7 6 6 Sadri 6 5 6 7
LL Yuill 2 5 7 6 4 12 Higueras 3 7 4 5
12 Higueras 6 7 5 3 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Fibak 6 7 4 2 7
Manson 4 6 6 6 9 Manson 7 4 6 6
Q Buehning 6 6 6 Q Buehning 6 6 4 4
Q Meyer 3 4 4 Manson 7 4 3 2
Lutz 6 6 6 Lutz 6 6 6 6
Genois 3 2 2 Lutz 6 6 6
Ycaza 6 1 6 6 Ycaza 0 3 2
Q Whyte 4 6 2 0 Lutz 6 5 6 4 6
Noah 7 6 7 Dupre 3 7 4 6 8
Krishnan 6 3 5 Noah 6 6 7
Saviano 6 6 6 Saviano 3 4 5
Fagel 0 1 2 Noah 5 6 3 1
Kirmayr 6 4 3 6 6 Dupre 7 1 6 6
WC Feaver 1 6 6 3 4 Kirmayr 6 6 3 4
Dupre 7 6 3 3 6 Dupre 4 7 6 6
4 Gerulaitis 6 3 6 6 3

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Tanner 6 6 6
Winitsky 1 4 4 5 Tanner 6 7 6
McNamara 6 6 6 McNamara 1 6 4
Lendl 3 2 3 5 Tanner 6 7 7
Portes 1 6 6 6 Case 4 5 6
Taygan 6 4 4 4 Portes 2 1 5
Martin 5 7 2 6 2 Case 6 6 7
Case 7 6 6 4 6 5 Tanner 6 7 6 6
Q Motta 5 3 4 14 Clerc 7 6 4 1
Damiani 7 6 6 Damiani 3 2 6
Carter 1 6 4 1 Smith 6 6 7
Smith 6 2 6 6 Smith 7 6 3 5
Collings 6 3 6 5 14 Clerc 6 7 6 7
Muñoz 7 6 3 7 Muñoz 1 3 4
Q Giltinan 4 6 3 6 3 14 Clerc 6 6 6
14 Clerc 6 3 6 3 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Gullikson 6 6 6
Cahill 4 2 4 15 Gullikson 7 6 6 6
Ismail 5 6 2 Šmid 5 7 2 4
Šmid 7 7 6 15 Gullikson 6 6 6
Warwick 6 1 6 6 Q Letcher 0 4 1
Q Letcher 7 6 2 7 Q Letcher 6 3 6 6
Dominguez 6 6 6 Dominguez 1 6 3 4
Hutka 3 3 4 15 Gullikson 6 6 6
Amritraj 3 6 6 2 McEnroe 4 2 4
Maurer 6 7 7 Maurer 1 4 4
Složil 6 2 1 6 1 Gullikson 6 6 6
Gullikson 4 6 6 3 6 Gullikson 4 4 6
WC Lewis 4 3 5 2 McEnroe 6 6 7
Mottram 6 6 7 Mottram 7 2 6 2
Moor 5 1 4 2 McEnroe 6 6 7 6
2 McEnroe 7 6 6

References

  1. ^ The Tie-break, retrieved on 9 July 2010

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) draw