1989 US Open – Men's Singles

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1989 US Open
Champion   West Germany Boris Becker
Runner-up   Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score   7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad
US Open
 < 1988 1990 > 

Boris Becker defeated Ivan Lendl 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1989 US Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Finalist)
  2. West Germany Boris Becker (Champion)
  3. Sweden Stefan Edberg (Fourth round)
  4. United States John McEnroe (Second round)
  5. Sweden Mats Wilander (Second round)
  6. United States Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Michael Chang (Fourth round)
  8. United States Brad Gilbert (First round)
  1. United States Tim Mayotte (Quarterfinalist)
  2. Argentina Alberto Mancini (Fourth round)
  3. United States Jay Berger (Quarterfinalist)
  4. Spain Emilio Sánchez (Third round)
  5. United States Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  6. United States Aaron Krickstein (Semifinalist)
  7. West Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb (Third round)
  8. Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 6      
9  United States Tim Mayotte 4 0 1      
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 6 3 6    
  6  United States Andre Agassi 6 1 6 1    
13  United States Jimmy Connors 1 6 6 3 4
  6  United States Andre Agassi 6 4 0 6 6  
    1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 3 6  
  2  West Germany Boris Becker 7 1 6 7  
  11  United States Jay Berger 6 4 2 0 r  
14  United States Aaron Krickstein 3 6 6 1    
14  United States Aaron Krickstein 4 3 4    
  2  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6      
 France Yannick Noah 3 3 2    
  2  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 7 6
Uruguay Pérez 1 6 4 1 Lendl 6 6 6
Australia Fitzgerald 7 5 7 5 6 Fitzgerald 2 1 1
Australia Kratzmann 6 7 6 7 4 1 Lendl 6 6 6
Sweden Svensson 6 6 2 6 Courier 1 2 3
United States Courier 3 7 6 7 Courier 6 6 6
WC United States Palmer 7 7 6 WC Palmer 1 3 3
United States Arias 5 6 3 1 Lendl 6 4 1 6 6
West Germany Stich 5 2 6 6 4 16 Chesnokov 3 6 6 4 3
United States Tarango 7 6 4 1 6 Tarango 6 3 6 2 6
Italy Nargiso 4 4 6 1 Sznajder 3 6 4 6 3
Canada Sznajder 6 6 4 6 Tarango 4 4 2
United States Davis 6 7 6 16 Chesnokov 6 6 6
United States Seguso 4 6 4 Davis 6 3 3 2
Sweden Gustafsson 6 1 5 4 16 Chesnokov 1 6 6 6
16 Soviet Union Chesnokov 3 6 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 United States Mayotte 6 6 6
Q United States Flur 1 3 2 9 Mayotte 6 6 7
South Africa van Rensburg 6 6 7 van Rensburg 2 2 6
Sweden Carlsson 2 2 5 9 Mayotte 6 7 6
United States Duncan 6 6 6 6 Agénor 1 6 3
United States Kriek 7 3 2 1 Duncan 4 3 4
WC United States Adams 3 5 6 Agénor 6 6 6
Haiti Agénor 6 7 7 9 Mayotte 7 6 1 6
United States Layendecker 1 6 6 3 6 7 Chang 5 1 6 3
South Africa Aldrich 6 4 4 6 7 Aldrich 6 7 6
Q United States Boytim 6 3 7 3 5 WC Washington 3 5 2
WC United States Washington 4 6 6 6 7 Aldrich 0 6 4
Canada Laurendeau 6 4 6 3 7 Chang 6 7 6
Sweden Högstedt 7 6 2 6 Högstedt 1 3 3
United States Wilkison 5 3 2 7 Chang 6 6 6
7 United States Chang 7 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Sweden Edberg 7 6 7
Argentina Frana 6 2 5 3 Edberg 6 6 6
Q South Africa Campbell 3 6 3 6 1 Lundgren 2 2 2
Sweden Lundgren 6 4 6 3 6 3 Edberg 6 1 6 6
Spain Sánchez 7 7 6 Šrejber 2 6 2 1
United States Chamberlin 6 6 3 Sánchez 7 6 4 3
Czechoslovakia Šrejber 6 2 7 6 Šrejber 6 7 6 6
Q Israel Bloom 2 6 5 3 3 Edberg 2 3 1
Venezuela Pereira 6 1 6 6 4 13 Connors 6 6 6
South Africa Visser 3 6 7 3 6 Visser 6 3 4 4
Ecuador Gómez 6 6 6 7 Gómez 3 6 6 6
France Fleurian 7 3 2 6 Gómez 1 6 2 0
Q United States Shelton 6 7 6 13 Connors 6 4 6 6
France Potier 4 6 3 Q Shelton 7 2 2 2
Netherlands Nijssen 2 1 2 13 Connors 6 6 6 6
13 United States Connors 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Spain Sánchez 6 6 5 6
WC United States Leaycraft 4 2 7 2 12 Sánchez 6 6 6 6
Australia Cahill 7 6 6 Cahill 3 7 4 4
United States Brown 5 1 2 12 Sánchez 6 3 6 7 4
WC United States Grabb 5 7 6 7 WC Grabb 4 6 7 6 6
Australia Stoltenberg 7 6 3 6 WC Grabb 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivanišević 6 1 6 6 Ivanišević 1 4 2
Senegal Doumbia 2 6 2 0 WC Grabb 1 5 3
Q United States Johnson 6 7 6 6 Agassi 6 7 6
Brazil Motta 2 5 2 Q Johnson 6 2
Czechoslovakia Vajda 5 4 7 4 Järryd 1 0 r
Sweden Järryd 7 6 6 6 Q Johnson 1 5 2
South Africa Broad 6 7 6 6 Agassi 6 7 6
Netherlands Schapers 4 6 3 Broad 3 2 3
Q United States Weiss 3 6 0 6 Agassi 6 6 6
6 United States Agassi 6 7 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Sweden Wilander 6 6 6
Austria Skoff 1 3 1 5 Wilander 7 3 6 1 4
Q Mexico Moreno 3 7 4 1 Sampras 5 6 1 6 6
United States Sampras 6 5 6 6 Sampras 4 6 6 6
Japan Matsuoka 6 4 2 Yzaga 6 4 3 2
United States Davis 7 6 6 Davis 2 1 r
Peru Yzaga 6 4 6 6 Yzaga 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 0 6 4 2 Sampras 5 2 1
United States Annacone 6 6 4 3 11 Berger 7 6 6
WC United States Flach 7 2 6 6 WC Flach 6 6 6 6 6
Australia Limberger 7 5 7 2 2 WC Leach 1 7 7 4 2
WC United States Leach 5 7 6 6 6 WC Flach 7 6 2 3 4
United States Reneberg 6 7 6 11 Berger 6 4 6 6 6
Austria Antonitsch 4 6 4 Reneberg 3 2 1
Soviet Union Cherkasov 3 6 2 2 11 Berger 6 6 6
11 United States Berger 6 2 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United States Krickstein 6 6 6
United States Matuszewski 3 2 4 14 Krickstein 2 6 7 6
United States Pugh 7 6 5 3 6 Masur 6 4 6 3
Australia Masur 5 4 7 6 7 14 Krickstein 3 3 6 6 6
United States Shiras 6 2 6 4 6 Volkov 6 6 4 2 3
Spain Bruguera 1 6 3 6 4 Shiras 2 4 4
Soviet Union Volkov 6 7 6 Volkov 6 6 6
Q United States Robertson 1 6 3 14 Krickstein 6 6 7
Australia Drewett 1 4 4 Q Haarhuis 2 4 5
Canada Michibata 6 6 6 Michibata 4 6 4 3
Q United States Schmidt 6 6 5 1 1 Q Nido 6 4 6 6
Q Puerto Rico Nido 1 3 7 6 6 Q Nido 5 6 0
New Zealand Evernden 6 6 6 4 Q Haarhuis 7 7 6
Q Netherlands Haarhuis 7 3 7 6 Q Haarhuis 6 4 6 7
France Winogradsky 1 4 4 4 McEnroe 4 6 3 5
4 United States McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Gilbert 6 6 6 3 2
United States Witsken 4 7 4 6 6 Witsken 2 3 4
France Noah 6 6 6 Noah 6 6 6
Q United States Rive 3 2 2 Noah 3 3 7 7 6
France Delaître 7 7 6 Mansdorf 6 6 6 5 2
United States Cassidy 6 6 1 Delaître 3 4 6
Israel Mansdorf 3 6 6 6 Mansdorf 6 6 7
Q Italy Pozzi 6 2 3 3 Noah 6 3 6 6 6
Brazil Mattar 4 6 5 10 Mancini 3 6 7 3 3
United States Wheaton 6 7 7 Wheaton 2 2 5
Argentina Jaite 7 6 6 Jaite 6 6 7
Argentina Pérez-Roldán 5 3 1 Jaite 5 6 1 4
West Germany Jelen 6 6 2 6 2 10 Mancini 7 3 6 6
Q Soviet Union Olhovskiy 4 4 6 7 6 Q Olhovskiy 7 6 5 6
Q United States Canter 6 6 3 3 3 10 Mancini 6 7 7 7
10 Argentina Mancini 3 2 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 West Germany Steeb 7 6 6
Argentina de la Peña 6 3 1 15 Germany Steeb 6 6 6
Finland Rahnasto 6 5 4 6 6 Finland Rahnasto 2 3 3
Italy Camporese 4 7 6 3 3 15 Germany Steeb 5 6 5 4
Australia Frawley 3 6 5 4 SwedenPernfors 7 4 7 6
Netherlands Koevermans 6 3 7 6 Netherlands Koevermans 2 4 2
Sweden Pernfors 1 4 6 6 6 United StatesPernfors 6 6 6
WC United States Bryan 6 6 2 1 1 Sweden Pernfors 7 3 2 1
Mexico Lavalle 7 4 4 3 2 Germany Becker 5 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia Mečíř 6 6 6 6 Czech Republic Mečíř 6 6 7
Australia Woodforde 6 6 5 6 Australia Woodforde 3 0 6
Spain Carbonell 0 2 7 2 Czech Republic Mečíř 4 6 4 3
United States Rostagno 7 6 6 2 Germany Becker 6 3 6 6
India Krishnan 5 3 3 United States Rostagno 6 7 3 6 3
United States Pate 1 3 1 2 Germany Becker 1 6 6 7 6
2 West Germany Becker 6 6 6

Matches[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Sept 10, 1989 - Boris Becker becomes the first German man to win the U.S. Open, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final. Lendl appears in his eighth straight U.S. Open final, which ties him with Bill Tilden for the all-time record.[1]

Semi-Final[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

  • Agassi-Connors[2]

Played on Stadium Court, National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York. Originally shown by USA Network with play by play commentators: Ted Robinson and Vitas Gerulaitis

Start End Duration
3:50pm EST 7:07pm EST 3 hours 17 minutes
  • 19yr old Andre Agassi with long flowing hair and jean shorts wearing a Nike shirt playing with a Donnay racquet. being Coached by Nick Bollettieri.
  • 37yr old Jimmy Connors with a white bandana around his neck wearing a Slazenger "Triangle" shirt playing with a Slazenger racquet.

After a solid opening set, Agassi loses the next two, with Connors winning the third 6-0. Agassi then has to save three break points to win the fourth set to tie the match. The fifth starts in Agassi's favor, breaking twice and jumping to a 5-1 lead, but Connors rallies back with a break to 5-4. Finally, with double match point, Agassi misses a backhand down the line, but then pulls off a backhand dropshot which Connors hits long. Agassi would be a semi-finalist for the 2nd straight year (and again win 1990).

Early Rounds[edit]

  • Down match point in his 2nd round match, Boris Becker benefits from a net-cord passing shot just out of the reach of Derrick Rostagno in his come-from-behind victory. Also on the stadium, qualifier Paul Haarhuis stuns number four seed John McEnroe in one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history. In the next match on the stadium court, 18-year old Pete Sampras upsets defending champion and number five seed Mats Wilander.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "This day in US Open History". Sports Illustrated. 1998-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  2. ^ From ESPN Classic re-broadcast on 8/12/2009 "US Open Tribute"

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