1988 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

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1988 Wimbledon Championships
Champion   Sweden Stefan Edberg
Runner-up   West Germany Boris Becker
Final score   4–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–2
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    seniors
WC Doubles    men    women  
Wimbledon Championships
 < 1987 1989 > 

Stefan Edberg defeated Boris Becker 4–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–2 in the final to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1988 Wimbledon Championships. The final was completed on Monday 4 July since rain had continually stopped play on the Sunday.

Seeds[edit]

The seeded players are listed below. Stefan Edberg is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Semifinalist)
  2. Sweden Mats Wilander (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Sweden Stefan Edberg (Champion)
  4. Australia Pat Cash (Quarterfinalist)
  5. United States Jimmy Connors (Fourth round)
  6. West Germany Boris Becker (Finalist)
  7. France Henri Leconte (Fourth round)
  8. United States John McEnroe (Second round)
  1. Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř (Semifinalist)
  2. United States Tim Mayotte (Quarterfinalist)
  3. Sweden Anders Järryd (Second round)
  4. Sweden Jonas Svensson (Third round)
  5. Spain Emilio Sánchez (Second round)
  6. Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov (First round)
  7. Israel Amos Mansdorf (Second round)
  8. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 7 6      
10  United States Tim Mayotte 6 6 3      
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 3 7 4    
  6  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6 6    
4  Australia Pat Cash 4 3 4    
  6  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6      
    6  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 4 2  
  3  Sweden Stefan Edberg 4 7 6 6  
     West Germany Patrik Kühnen 3 6 1 6    
3  Sweden Stefan Edberg 6 4 6 7    
3  Sweden Stefan Edberg 4 2 6 6 6
  9  Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6 6 4 3 4  
9  Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6 6 6    
  2  Sweden Mats Wilander 3 1 3      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 6 6
WC United Kingdom Felgate 4 1 3 1 Czechoslovakia Lendl 5 6 6 6
South Africa Muller 7 2 2 0 Australia Cahill 7 2 4 4
Australia Cahill 6 6 6 6 1 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 7 6 6 6
Sweden Lundgren 4 4 6 7 6 Netherlands Schapers 7 6 4 7 1
Sweden Kroon 6 6 4 6 0 Sweden Lundgren 5 2 2
Austria Antonitsch 6 4 4 6 Netherlands Schapers 7 6 6
Netherlands Schapers 4 6 6 7 1 Czechoslovakia Lendl 7 6 6 7 10
Canada Connell 2 4 7 6 5 Australia Woodforde 5 7 7 5 8
India Krishnan 6 6 5 1 7 India Krishnan 7 4 3 3
United States Kriek 6 3 4 Australia Woodforde 6 6 6 6
Australia Woodforde 7 6 6 Australia Woodforde 6 6 6
Q Italy Nargiso 6 6 7 Q Italy Nargiso 3 4 3
WC United Kingdom Goodall 2 3 6 Q Italy Nargiso 6 3
Q Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivanišević 3 2 6 1 15 Israel Mansdorf 3 0 r
15 Israel Mansdorf 6 6 1 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 United States Mayotte 6 6 6
United States Anger 4 4 3 10 United States Mayotte 6 6 6
United States Holmes 6 3 6 6 United States Holmes 3 3 4
WC United Kingdom Fulwood 3 6 1 3 10 United States Mayotte 6 4 6 6
Sweden Nyström 2 6 6 6 Sweden Nyström 4 6 2 4
United States Pugh 6 4 4 3 Sweden Nyström 6 3 6 6 6
Sweden Gunnarsson 6 7 6 Sweden Gunnarsson 4 6 3 7 1
WC United Kingdom Bailey 3 6 4 10 United States Mayotte 6 7 4 6
Q South Africa Moir 6 6 4 6 7 France Leconte 4 6 6 2
Spain Casal 2 3 6 1 Q South Africa Moir 7 6 4 6
WC United Kingdom Petchey 3 5 4 Q Germany Moraing 6 3 6 3
Q West Germany Moraing 6 7 6 Q South Africa Moir 6 1 6 1
Q United States Layendecker 5 6 4 2 7 France Leconte 3 6 7 6
United States Chang 7 1 6 6 United States Chang 6 6 2 3
Q Sweden Svantesson 4 2 2 7 France Leconte 2 7 6 6
7 France Leconte 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Australia Cash 6 6 6
Q Australia Woodbridge 1 1 2 4 Australia Cash 6 4 3 6 6
Argentina Frana 4 3 6 6 6 Argentina Frana 2 6 6 1 4
Q United States Scanlon 6 6 3 3 2 4 Australia Cash 6 6 6
Italy Cancellotti 3 6 1 4 AustraliaFitzgerald 1 2 4
Australia Fitzgerald 6 3 6 6 Australia Fitzgerald 6 4 7 6
Czechoslovakia Pimek 1 4 1 Sweden Bergström 4 6 5 3
Sweden Bergström 6 6 6 4 Australia Cash 6 6 6
Q Soviet Union Olhovskiy 6 6 6 Q Soviet Union Olhovskiy 3 3 3
Czechoslovakia Šmid 4 4 4 Q Soviet Union Olhovskiy 6 6 6
South Africa Aldrich 6 6 6 4 6 South Africa Aldrich 4 4 2
Peru Arraya 7 4 4 6 2 Q Soviet Union Olhovskiy 3 6 6 6
Canada Pridham 6 6 6 Canada Pridham 6 3 4 3
Q South Africa Fichardt 3 4 4 Canada Pridham 6 7 6 7
West Germany Riglewski 7 6 6 Germany Riglewski 7 5 3 5
14 Soviet Union Chesnokov 5 4 4

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Sweden Svensson 6 7 6
United States Wilkison 1 6 3 12 Sweden Svensson 6 6 6
France Benhabiles 3 4 4 Sweden Gustafsson 1 2 4
Sweden Gustafsson 6 6 6 12 Sweden Svensson 4 2 6 4
Czechoslovakia Stankovic 6 2 6 6 United States Annacone 6 6 3 6
United States Nelson 3 6 3 4 Czechoslovakia Stankovic 4 2 4
United States Annacone 6 6 6 United States Annacone 6 6 6
LL Canada Laurendeau 0 2 3 United States Annacone 3 4 4
United States Giammalva, Jr. 6 6 6 4 6 6 West Germany Becker 6 6 6
West Germany Osterthun 7 2 1 6 4 United States Giammalva, Jr. 1 6 6 1 6
Czechoslovakia Šrejber 6 7 4 6 Czechoslovakia Šrejber 6 1 2 6 3
LL Nigeria Odizor 3 6 6 3 United States Giammalva, Jr. 6 4 4
Czechoslovakia Nováček 6 6 7 6 West Germany Becker 7 6 6
Sweden Lindgren 2 4 6 Czechoslovakia Nováček 3 4 4
Australia Frawley 3 1 2 6 West Germany Becker 6 6 6
6 West Germany Becker 6 6 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States Connors 6 7 6
United States Shiras 3 6 1 5 United States Connors 7 6 6
Q Australia Stoltenberg 6 6 6 Q Australia Stoltenberg 6 3 3
Senegal Doumbia 4 4 3 5 United States Connors 7 4 4 6 7
Peru Yzaga 0 3 5 United States Rostagno 5 6 6 2 5
United States Rostagno 6 6 7 United States Rostagno 6 6 6 4 16
United States Davis 5 7 7 7 United States Davis 2 3 7 6 14
Australia Dyke 7 5 6 5 5 United States Connors 7 6 6 7 3
United States Goldie 3 6 4 5 West Germany Kühnen 5 7 7 6 6
Switzerland Hlasek 6 4 6 7 Switzerland Hlasek 6 7 6 1 4
West Germany Kühnen 6 6 6 West Germany Kühnen 7 5 4 6 6
Q Netherlands Van Boeckel 3 2 4 West Germany Kühnen 6 6 6
United States Grabb 6 6 6 United States Grabb 1 4 4
Czechoslovakia Čihák 0 3 4 United States Grabb 3 7 6 6
Netherlands Nijssen 2 0 2 11 Sweden Järryd 6 6 3 0
11 Sweden Järryd 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Spain Sánchez 6 6 6
Spain Sánchez 3 3 4 13 Spain Sánchez 6 3 6 6 1
Italy Narducci 3 6 3 2 Czechoslovakia Korda 7 6 3 0 6
Czechoslovakia Korda 6 3 6 6 Czechoslovakia Korda 4 6 0
Czechoslovakia Navrátil 4 4 3 Australia Youl 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom Botfield 6 6 6 WC United Kingdom Botfield 2 3 4
West Germany Steeb 6 3 6 2 4 Australia Youl 6 6 6
Australia Youl 2 6 4 6 6 Australia Youl 2 4 4
Australia Doohan 5 6 3 3 Sweden Edberg 6 6 6
United States Flach 7 7 6 United States Flach 7 6 6
United States Berger 6 7 6 United States Berger 5 1 4
Spain Luna 1 6 0 United States Flach 2 5 6 5
West Germany Saceanu 5 6 3 5 3 Sweden Edberg 6 7 2 7
United States Reneberg 7 2 6 7 United States Reneberg 3 6 7 2
France Forget 4 6 3 4 3 Sweden Edberg 6 7 5 6
3 Sweden Edberg 6 3 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States McEnroe 6 7 6
Austria Skoff 1 5 1 8 United States McEnroe 5 6 3
WC United Kingdom Shaw 3 6 6 1 Australia Masur 7 7 6
Australia Masur 6 7 4 6 Australia Masur 6 6 6 6
United Kingdom Bates 2 1 6 7 6 United States Seguso 4 4 7 1
South Africa van Rensburg 6 6 3 5 4 United Kingdom Bates 7 3 2 4
United States Seguso 6 6 6 6 United States Seguso 6 6 6 6
Q Australia Barr 2 7 4 3 Australia Masur 6 2 4 2
United States Pate 6 6 6 6 9 Czechoslovakia Mečíř 4 6 6 6
Sweden Stenlund 2 3 7 2 United States Pate 6 7 6 6 4
United States Curren 6 7 6 4 Q Chile Acuña 3 5 7 7 6
Q Chile Acuña 7 6 7 6 Q Chile Acuña 3 4 2
Soviet Union Volkov 4 7 3 6 7 9 Czechoslovakia Mečíř 6 6 6
France Champion 6 6 6 4 5 Soviet Union Volkov 2 4 4
Mexico Moreno 6 6 2 9 Czechoslovakia Mečíř 6 6 6
9 Czechoslovakia Mečíř 7 7 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 5 7 6 6
Argentina de la Peña 7 6 4 4 16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 6 6 6
United States Ross 6 6 6 3 6 United States Ross 4 4 4
Italy Canè 7 2 1 6 1 16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 3 6 7 6
WC United Kingdom Whichello 7 6 5 2 Germany Jelen 6 3 6 3
West Germany Meinecke 5 7 7 6 West Germany Meinecke 1 1 4
West Germany Jelen 6 3 6 6 West Germany Jelen 6 6 6
Israel Bloom 3 6 4 3 16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 4 6 5
New Zealand Evernden 7 6 6 2 Sweden Wilander 6 7 7
France Potier 6 4 2 New Zealand Evernden 6 6 4 6 1
Netherlands Oosting 7 6 6 Netherlands Oosting 4 7 6 3 6
Q Australia Limberger 5 1 3 Netherlands Oosting 1 4 4
United Kingdom Castle 4 5 4 2 Sweden Wilander 6 6 6
Q Canada Michibata 6 7 6 Q Canada Michibata 2 6 4
Belgium Masso 3 4 6 2 Sweden Wilander 6 7 6
2 Sweden Wilander 6 6 7

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