Originally Posted by hoodjem
Very interesting: no Wimbledon among the top four.
Boycott that year. Very few of the top players competed. That's why it was won by Jan Kodes.
I don't think players like Stan Smith (top player at that point), Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall, Arthur Ashe competed.
The top seed was Nastase, followed by Kodes, Roger Taylor, Metreveli and Jimmy Connors.
Nastase was upset by Alex Mayer and Connors was defeated by Metreveli. Would Kodes have won if a full field competed? Perhaps but I think not.