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1978 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1978 Australian Open
Champion Guillermo Vilas
Runner-up John Marks
Final score 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3

Vitas Gerulaitis was the defending champion, but did not compete this year.

Guillermo Vilas defeated John Marks 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1978 Australian Open.

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Guillermo Vilas is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.
  1. Guillermo Vilas, (Champion)
  2. José Luis Clerc, (First Round)
  3. Arthur Ashe, (Semifinals)
  4. Tim Gullikson, (Second Round)
  5. Wojtek Fibak, (Third Round)
  6. John Alexander, (Quarterfinals)
  7. Ken Rosewall, (Third Round)
  8. Victor Amaya, (Second Round)
  1. Hank Pfister, (Semifinals)
  2. Yannick Noah, (First Round)
  3. Tony Roche, (Quarterfinals)
  4. Peter Feigl, (Quarterfinals)
  5. Kim Warwick, (Third Round)
  6. Geoff Masters, (First Round)
  7. Bernard Mitton, (Second Round)
  8. Allan Stone, (Third Round)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1   Guillermo Vilas 3 6 3 6 6  
11   Tony Roche 6 1 6 3 2  
  1   Guillermo Vilas 6 6 6      
  9   Hank Pfister 2 0 4      
  Paul Kronk 5 3 3    
  9   Hank Pfister 7 6 6      
    1   Guillermo Vilas 6 6 3 6  
    John Marks 4 4 6 3  
  12   Peter Feigl 6 2 6 2 7  
3   Arthur Ashe 4 6 4 6 9  
3   Arthur Ashe 4 2 6 6 7
    John Marks 6 6 2 1 9  
6   John Alexander 4 4 5    
    John Marks 6 6 7      

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 G Vilas 6 6 6 7
T Rocavert 3 7 3 6 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
B Drewett 4 6 6 6 B Drewett 4 4 3
R Ruffels 6 4 2 1 1 G Vilas 6 6 6
M Edmondson 3 6 6 7 16 A Stone 4 4 4
B Fairlie 6 2 1 6 M Edmondson 4 6 3 4
T Wilkison 3 2 3 16 A Stone 6 3 6 6
16 A Stone 6 6 6 1 G Vilas 3 6 3 6 6
11 T Roche 6 6 6 11 T Roche 6 1 6 3 2
I Ţiriac 3 0 3 11 T Roche 6 6 6
G Hardie 6 6 6 6 G Hardie 3 4 4
A Gardiner 7 2 4 1 11 T Roche 6 6 6
D Collings 6 4 6 6 D Collings 1 2 3
G Moretton 4 6 4 3 D Collings 6 3 6 7
S Menon 6 6 2 8 V Amaya 4 6 3 6
8 V Amaya 7 7 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 T Gullikson 6 6 7
P McNamee 2 2 6 4 T Gullikson 2 3 6
C Kachel 2 7 2 2 P McNamara 6 6 7
P McNamara 6 5 6 6 P McNamara 2 2 5
J Dilouie 6 6 6 P Kronk 6 6 7
R Frawley 3 2 1 J Dilouie 6 5 4 6 1
P Kronk 7 2 6 6 P Kronk 2 7 6 4 6
14 G Masters 5 6 3 1 P Kronk 5 3 3
9 H Pfister 6 6 6 9 H Pfister 7 6 6
J Smith 3 2 2 9 H Pfister 7 6 4 3 8
R Drysdale 3 2 4 S Docherty 5 3 6 6 6
S Docherty 6 6 6 9 H Pfister 6 7 6
D Carter 4 0 7 6 2 5 W Fibak 3 6 1
J James 6 6 6 4 6 J James 2 2 6 3
D Whyte 4 1 2 5 W Fibak 6 6 4 6
5 W Fibak 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7 K Rosewall 6 6 6
C Stansbury 2 4 3 7 K Rosewall 2 7 7 7
R Lewis 7 2 1 4 S Stewart 6 6 5 6
S Stewart 6 6 6 6 7 K Rosewall 6 6 5 4 8
I El Shafei 7 4 3 7 7 12 P Feigl 2 4 7 6 10
B Giltinan 6 6 6 6 9 B Giltinan 2 6 5 1
C Dibley 4 6 4 6 12 P Feigl 6 3 7 6
12 P Feigl 6 1 6 7 12 P Feigl 6 2 6 2 7
13 K Warwick 6 6 6 3 A Ashe 4 6 4 6 9
C Freyss 4 4 4 13 K Warwick 7 6 6
D Crealy 6 7 6 D Crealy 6 1 3
W Maher 4 5 3 13 K Warwick 6 2 5 6 3
R Moore 7 4 6 6 3 A Ashe 2 6 7 4 6
R Krishnan 5 6 2 2 R Moore 4 4 3
B Kleege 3 3 6 3 A Ashe 6 6 6
3 A Ashe 6 6 7

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 J Alexander 6 7 6
P Campbell 4 6 4 6 J Alexander 6 6 6
DR Bohrnstedt 2 2 3 R Simpson 3 3 4
R Simpson 6 6 6 6 J Alexander 6 6 6
A Jarrett 2 3 2 B Carmichael 3 2 2
B Carmichael 6 6 6 B Carmichael 6 2 7 6
C Letcher 3 3 7 1 15 B Mitton 4 6 6 3
15 B Mitton 6 6 5 6 6 J Alexander 4 4 5
10 Y Noah 6 6 3 3 1 J Marks 6 6 7
R Case 4 4 6 6 6 R Case 1 4 1
J Sadri 6 7 6 J Sadri 6 6 6
N Phillips 3 6 4 J Sadri 2 2 6 4
P Dent 7 2 1 6 6 J Marks 6 6 4 6
P Portes 6 6 6 2 1 P Dent 7 3 2 2
J Marks 6 J Marks 6 6 6 6
2 JL Clerc 7 r.

External links

  • Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) – 1978 Australian Open Men's Singles draw


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