Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups (Male)-From 1979-1970

John Newcombe, Wimbledon Open Winners and Runner-Ups Male, From 1979-1970

Wimbledon since its start from 1877 is one of the four Grand Slam Tournaments which are highly reputed and premium tournaments.  Wimbledon is chronologically third Grand Slam of the calendar year. The first men’s singles was contested in 1877 with largely varied rules which then later changed in the open era. The tie breaker was introduced in Wimbledon in 1971, initially for the first four sets and all eight games but it was later reduced to sex games all in 1979. Since 1949, the Wimbledon Men’s Singles champion receives a miniature replica of event’s trophy with engraved inscription “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Champion of the World” in silver gilt. In year 2009, the Gentlemen’s Singles winner received prize money of £850,000. The era of 1979-1970 produced some famous tennis player names from around the globe. Bjorn Borg is one top name of that era, who one the title for four consecutive years from 1976-1979. Other names include John Newcombe, who won twice, and Alex Metreveli who has the honor to be the only Russian tennis player to appear in the final in that era.

The list of male winners and runner-ups of Wimbledon Open tennis championship during 1979-1970 is as follow:

Year 1979-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Roscoe Tanner

Year 1978-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1977-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1976-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Bjorn Berg
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1975-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Arthur Ashe
  • Runner-Up: Jimmy Connors

Year 1974-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jimmy Connors
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

Year 1973-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Jan Kodes
  • Runner-up: Alex Metreveli

Year 1972-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: Stan Smith
  • Runner-up: Ilie Nastase

Year 1971-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Stan Smith

Year 1970-Wimbledon Open and runner-up

  • Winner: John Newcombe
  • Runner-up: Ken Rosewall

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