1996 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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1996 Australian Open
Champion   Germany Boris Becker
Runner-up   United States Michael Chang
Final score   6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2
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
Australian Open
 < 1995 1997 > 

Boris Becker defeated Michael Chang 6–2 6–4 2–6 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1996 Australian Open.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Third round)
  2. United States Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  3. Austria Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  4. Germany Boris Becker (Champion)
  5. United States Michael Chang (Finalist)
  6. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Sweden Thomas Enqvist (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Jim Courier (Quarterfinalist)
  1. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Second round)
  2. Croatia Goran Ivanišević (Third round)
  3. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Third round)
  4. France Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  5. n/a
  6. Ukraine Andrei Medvedev (Second round)
  7. United States Todd Martin (Third round)
  8. Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (First round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
   Australia Mark Woodforde 6 6 6      
7  Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4 4 4      
   Australia Mark Woodforde 4 2 0      
  4  Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6      
4  Germany Boris Becker 6 711 6    
  6  Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 69 1      
    4  Germany Boris Becker 6 6 2 6  
  5  United States Michael Chang 2 4 6 2  
  5  United States Michael Chang 6 6 6      
 Sweden Mikael Tillström 0 2 4      
5  United States Michael Chang 6 6 77    
  2  United States Andre Agassi 1 4 61      
8  United States Jim Courier 79 6 3 4 2
  2  United States Andre Agassi 67 2 6 6 6  

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States Sampras 7 6 6
Australia Fromberg 5 3 2 1 United States Sampras 3 6 6 6
United States Joyce 6 6 6 United States Joyce 6 3 4 4
Belgium Goossens 4 4 3 1 United States Sampras 4 69 63
Q Germany Kiefer 63 0 1 Australia Philippoussis 6 711 77
Australia Philippoussis 77 6 6 Australia Philippoussis 2 6 6 6
Q Russia Cherkasov 1 3 1 LL Israel Ran 6 4 4 2
LL Israel Ran 6 6 6 Australia Philippoussis 2 2 2
Germany Sinner 5 3 6 7 6 Australia Woodforde 6 6 6
WC Australia Belobrajdic 7 6 4 5 3 Germany Sinner 4 1 4
Japan Matsuoka 1 r Australia Woodforde 6 6 6
Australia Woodforde 2 Australia Woodforde 4 78 6 6
Spain E. Sánchez 0 3 3 Spain Clavet 6 66 2 4
Spain Clavet 6 6 6 Spain Clavet 2 7 6 6
Belgium Dewulf 6 6 6 Belgium Dewulf 6 5 3 2
16 Netherlands Haarhuis 4 4 4

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Croatia Ivanišević 6 711 6
Germany Karbacher 4 69 3 10 Croatia Ivanišević 6 6 6
Denmark Carlsen 6 6 3 4 5 Q Canada Lareau 4 4 4
Q Canada Lareau 4 4 6 6 7 10 Croatia Ivanišević 2 6 4 2
Spain A Costa 4 4 7 3 Italy Furlan 6 3 6 6
Brazil Meligeni 6 6 5 0 r Spain A Costa 6 64 1 3
Italy Furlan 2 6 77 5 9 Italy Furlan 1 77 6 6
Australia Draper 6 3 65 7 7 Italy Furlan 5 0 3
WC Australia Morgan 2 4 5 7 Sweden Enqvist 7 6 6
United States Wheaton 6 6 7 United StatesWheaton 3 77 4 5
Morocco Alami 6 2 0 1 Argentina Gumy 6 63 6 7
Argentina Gumy 4 6 6 6 Argentina Gumy 2 63 6 1
France Roux 66 77 6 1 5 7 Sweden Enqvist 6 77 3 6
Romania Voinea 78 62 3 6 7 Romania Voinea 4 4 1
Germany Goellner 3 2 4 7 Sweden Enqvist 6 6 6
7 Sweden Enqvist 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Germany Becker 6 3 4 6 6
United Kingdom Rusedski 4 6 6 3 3 4 Germany Becker 4 3 6 6 6
Netherlands Eltingh 4 3 1 Sweden Johansson 6 6 2 1 4
Sweden Johansson 6 6 6 4 Germany Becker 77 6 6
Sweden Holm 3 2 4 Sweden Larsson 65 3 3
Zimbabwe Black 6 6 6 Zimbabwe Black 3 6 4 4
Ecuador Lapentti 77 3 63 3 Sweden Larsson 6 3 6 6
Sweden Larsson 61 6 77 6 4 Germany Becker 1 6 6 6
Q United States MacPhie 7 6 6 New Zealand Steven 6 4 3 2
Sweden Apell 5 4 4 Q United StatesMacPhie 1 7 66 4
Portugal Marques 3 5 5 New Zealand Steven 6 5 78 6
New Zealand Steven 6 7 7 New Zealand Steven 6 6 63 6
LL Italy Nargiso 6 77 4 2 6 Netherlands Siemerink 1 4 77 2
Germany Prinosil 4 63 6 6 3 LL Italy Nargiso 6 7 2 68 1
Netherlands Siemerink 4 77 77 7 Netherlands Siemerink 1 5 6 710 6
Austria Schaller 6 64 63 5

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 France Boetsch 4 77 6 6
France Forget 6 65 3 3 12 France Boetsch 4 1 6 1
United States Washington 6 6 4 6 United States Washington 6 6 3 6
Spain J. Sánchez 4 2 6 2 United States Washington 6 6 6
Chile Ríos 3 4 3 Colombia Hadad 4 2 3
Australia Rafter 6 6 6 Australia Rafter 65 4 2 r
Colombia Hadad 4 6 6 6 Colombia Hadad 77 6 2
Russia Chesnokov 6 4 2 2 United States Washington 3 2 4
Australia Tebbutt 6 3 6 6 6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Germany Steeb 3 6 1 4 Australia Tebbutt 6 6 7
WC Australia Tramacchi 77 77 6 WC Australia Tramacchi 3 4 5
Hungary Noszály 63 63 2 Australia Tebbutt 5 7 4 2
Spain Corretja 6 6 6 6 Russia Kafelnikov 7 5 6 6
LL Sweden Jonsson 3 3 0 Spain Corretja 1 2 3
France Santoro 1 1 5 6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 6
6 Russia Kafelnikov 6 6 7

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States Chang 6 6 6
Czech Republic Rikl 2 1 2 5 United States Chang 6 6 6
Switzerland Hlasek 6 6 6 Switzerland Hlasek 1 3 3
Belgium Norman 4 1 1 5 United States Chang 6 6 78
France Delaître 2 2 1 France Raoux 2 2 66
WC Australia Ellwood 6 6 6 WC Australia Ellwood 3 4 65
France Raoux 6 77 6 France Raoux 6 6 77
Q Sweden Norman 3 62 1 5 United States Chang 6 6 6
Czech Republic Novák 66 5 6 7 1 Q France Fleurian 2 3 4
Sweden Edberg 78 7 3 5 6 Sweden Edberg 4 6 6 2 3
Q France Fleurian 6 4 77 2 Q France Fleurian 6 2 4 6 6
Netherlands Schalken 3 6 61 1 r Q France Fleurian 4 6 2
Germany Dreekmann 0 2 6 6 4 11 Netherlands Krajicek 6 3 2 r
Denmark Fetterlein 6 6 1 3 6 Denmark Fetterlein 2 4 4
Australia Stoltenberg 1 3 2 11 Netherlands Krajicek 6 6 6
11 Netherlands Krajicek 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Ukraine Medvedev 6 7 2 79
Spain Moyà 4 5 6 67 14 Ukraine Medvedev 6 6 2 3 2
Q Sweden Fredriksson 6 2 1 64 United States McEnroe 3 2 6 6 6
United States McEnroe 3 6 6 77 United States McEnroe 6 1 65 3
Q France Gilbert 6 4 68 7 1 Sweden Tillström 1 6 77 6
Norway Ruud 4 6 710 5 6 Norway Ruud 3 6 4 6 4
Sweden Tillström 6 6 1 5 6 Sweden Tillström 6 3 6 4 6
United States Krickstein 4 4 6 7 2 Sweden Tillström 7 4 6 6
Q Sweden Kulti 5 77 6 6 3 Austria Muster 5 6 3 2
Italy Gaudenzi 7 64 4 2 Q Sweden Kulti 6 6 6
Spain C Costa 1 6 0 7 6 Spain C Costa 3 2 2
Russia Volkov 6 4 6 5 4 Q Sweden Kulti 4 69 4
Q Canada Nestor 4 4 4 3 Austria Muster 6 711 6
Argentina Frana 6 6 6 Argentina Frana 4 4 6 64
Q France Guardiola 3 3 2 3 Austria Muster 6 6 1 77
3 Austria Muster 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States Courier 7 77 6
Belgium Van Herck 5 61 4 8 United States Courier 7 62 6 6
WC Australia Kilderry 2 2 4 United States Tarango 5 77 4 3
United States Tarango 6 6 6 8 United States Courier 6 62 77 3 8
Uzbekistan Ogorodov 5 4 4 Australia Woodbridge 3 77 63 6 6
Australia Woodbridge 7 6 6 Australia Woodbridge 6 4 6 6
Czech Republic Ulihrach 6 710 1 Czech Republic Ulihrach 3 6 2 4
Italy Pescosolido 4 68 0 r 8 United States Courier 7 2 4 6 6
United States Adams 6 64 62 6 9 South Africa Ondruska 5 6 6 4 2
WC Australia Larkham 4 77 77 3 7 United States Adams 5 63 6 0
United States Rostagno 77 1 2 5 South Africa Ondruska 7 77 3 6
South Africa Ondruska 65 6 6 7 South Africa Ondruska 6 4 6 6
Slovakia Kučera 7 6 6 Slovakia Kučera 2 6 3 0
Q South Africa Adams 5 0 0 Slovakia Kučera 6 6 6
United States Stark 2 1 6 6 5 9 South Africa Ferreira 1 3 0
9 South Africa Ferreira 6 6 3 3 7

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States Martin 6 65 6 6
Czech Republic Vacek 4 77 3 4 15 United States Martin 6 7 3 77
United States Reneberg 6 63 6 1 6 United States Reneberg 2 5 6 65
Czech Republic Damm 3 77 3 6 2 15 United States Martin 3 6 3 6 1
Sweden Björkman 7 6 60 63 6 Sweden Björkman 6 3 6 2 6
WC Australia Ilie 5 3 77 77 1 Sweden Björkman 6 6 6
United Kingdom Henman 5 77 6 6 United Kingdom Henman 1 3 2
Czech Republic Korda 7 64 3 4 Sweden Björkman 6 2 6 1 2
Q Australia Denman 3 2 4 2 United States Agassi 4 6 4 6 6
Q United States Bryan 6 6 6 Q United States Bryan 6 79 6
Peru Yzaga 3 5 4 WC Australia Stolle 3 67 1
WC Australia Stolle 6 7 6 Q United States Bryan 6 0 2 1
Q South Africa Nainkin 2 0 1 2 United States Agassi 4 6 6 6
United States Spadea 6 6 6 United States Spadea 4 2 3
Q Argentina Etlis 6 62 6 65 3 2 United States Agassi 6 6 6
2 United States Agassi 3 77 4 77 6

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