1976 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1976 Australian Open
ChampionAustralia Mark Edmondson
Runner-upAustralia John Newcombe
Final score6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
Details
Draw64
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women mixed
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
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Unseeded Mark Edmondson upset defending champion John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1976 Australian Open. Ranked 212 in the world at the time, Edmondson is still the lowest ranked player ever to win a Grand Slam tournament since the rankings were introduced in 1973. Edmondson is also the most recent Australian player to win the Australian Open Men's singles title.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Australia Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)
  2. Australia John Newcombe (Final)
  3. Australia Tony Roche (Quarterfinals)
  4. United States Stan Smith (Third Round)
  5. Australia Phil Dent (Second Round)
  6. Australia Geoff Masters (Second Round)
  7. Australia Ross Case (Quarterfinals)
  8. Australia Allan Stone (Second Round)
  9. Australia Bob Carmichael (First Round)
  10. United States Charlie Pasarell (Third Round)
  11. Australia Ray Ruffels (Semifinals)
  12. New Zealand Brian Fairlie (Third Round)
  13. Australia Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals)
  14. Australia Kim Warwick (Third Round)
  15. South Africa Ray Moore (Third Round)
  16. Australia Syd Ball (Third Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eight[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1 Australia Ken Rosewall 6 3 6 6
  Australia Brad Drewett 4 6 2 2
1 Australia Ken Rosewall 1 6 2 4
  Australia Mark Edmondson 6 2 6 6
13 Australia Dick Crealy 5 6 2
  Australia Mark Edmondson 7 7 6
Australia Mark Edmondson 6 6 7 6
2 Australia John Newcombe 7 3 6 1
11 Australia Ray Ruffels 7 2 6 7 6
3 Australia Tony Roche 6 6 7 6 4
11 Australia Ray Ruffels 4 4 6
2 Australia John Newcombe 6 6 7
7 Australia Ross Case 4 4 1
2 Australia John Newcombe 6 6 6

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
Australia G Braun 3 1 4 1 Australia K Rosewall 6 6 6
United Kingdom R Lewis 1 6 7 2 United Kingdom R Lewis 2 1 1
Australia J Trickey 6 7 5 1r 1 Australia K Rosewall 6 7 6
16 Australia S Ball 6 7 6 16 Australia S Ball 3 6 0
United States GR Reid 2 6 2 16 Australia S Ball 6 6 6 6
Australia W Coghlan 3 2 6 6 6 Australia W Coghlan 2 4 7 3
Australia J Bartlett 6 6 3 2 4 1 Australia K Rosewall 6 3 6 6
8 Australia A Stone 7 6 7 Australia B Drewett 4 6 2 2
Australia P McNamee 6 0 6 8 Australia A Stone 3 4 6 5
Australia B Drewett 6 6 6 Australia B Drewett 6 6 4 7
West Germany H Elschenbroich 1 4 4 Australia B Drewett 6 6 5 6
9 Australia B Carmichael 5 4 6 1 Australia M Anderson 4 3 7 3
United Kingdom J Lloyd 7 6 4 6 United Kingdom J Lloyd 5 4 6 5
Australia J Marks 6 4 3 4 Australia M Anderson 7 6 4 7
Australia M Anderson 3 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4 United States S Smith 7 6 6
Australia C Letcher 6 2 2 4 United States S Smith 7 4 5 6 6
Australia J James 6 6 6 Australia J James 5 6 7 1 3
Australia R Rheinberger 1 1 0 4 United States S Smith 6 5 1 4
13 Australia D Crealy 6 7 7 13 Australia D Crealy 3 7 6 6
United Kingdom J Smith 4 5 6 13 Australia D Crealy 7 6 6
Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 6 4 6 6 Soviet Union T Kakoulia 6 3 1
Italy G Marchetti 4 0 6 7 1 13 Australia D Crealy 5 6 2
5 Australia P Dent 6 6 6 Australia M Edmondson 7 7 6
New Zealand R Simpson 4 4 4 5 Australia P Dent 0 4 6 3
Austria P Feigl 6 4 7 4 1 Australia M Edmondson 6 6 4 6
Australia M Edmondson 1 6 6 6 6 Australia M Edmondson 3 6 6 6
12 New Zealand B Fairlie 4 6 6 6 12 New Zealand B Fairlie 6 3 1 4
Australia A Gardiner 6 4 1 1 12 New Zealand B Fairlie 6 6 6
Australia S Wright 4 2 3 Australia F Sedgman 4 2 1
Australia F Sedgman 6 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
United Kingdom R Drysdale 2 6 4 4
Australia B Giltinan 6 3 6 6 Australia B Giltinan 4 6 4
Italy E Vattuone 1 4 5 11 Australia R Ruffels 6 7 6
11 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 7 11 Australia R Ruffels 6 6 7
Australia S Clarke 6 1 4 2 France P Hagelauer 0 4 6
France P Hagelauer 4 6 6 6 France P Hagelauer 6 6 4 5 7
Australia P Campbell 6 1 2 6 Australia G Masters 4 1 6 7 6
6 Australia G Masters 7 6 6 11 Australia R Ruffels 7 2 6 7 6
Brazil J Soares 6 1 2 3 Australia T Roche 6 6 7 6 4
West Germany U Marten 7 6 6 Germany U Marten 4 7 4 3
Australia C Kachel 3 6 3 4 14 Australia K Warwick 6 6 6 6
14 Australia K Warwick 6 3 6 6 14 Australia K Warwick 1 2 6
Australia P McNamara 1 1 4 3 Australia T Roche 6 6 7
Australia T Little 6 6 6 Australia T Little 6 1 2
West Germany W Zirngibl 3 1 2 3 Australia T Roche 7 6 6
3 Australia T Roche 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
Australia W Durham 6 7 3 6
Australia E Ewert 3 5 6 2 Australia W Durham 4 2 4
Australia C Dibley 3 4 4 10 United States C Pasarell 6 6 6
10 United States C Pasarell 6 6 6 10 United States C Pasarell 3 3 4
Australia D Carter 6 6 3 6 7 Australia R Case 6 6 6
Australia G Busby 2 3 6 2 Australia D Carter 4 3 2
Australia K Hancock 3 6 2 4 7 Australia R Case 6 6 6
7 Australia R Case 6 4 6 6 7 Australia R Case 4 4 1
New Zealand C Lewis 6 6 6 2 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
Austria G Wimmer 1 2 4 New Zealand C Lewis 2 6 6 2
Australia G Thomson 2 3 2 15 South Africa R Moore 6 7 3 6
15 South Africa R Moore 6 6 6 15 South Africa R Moore 6 4 2
Czechoslovakia J Kukal 7 7 7 2 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 6
Sweden U Eriksson 5 5 5 Czech Republic J Kukal 3 4 2
West Germany R Gehring 6 1 6 2 Australia J Newcombe 6 6 6
2 Australia J Newcombe 7 6 7

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1975 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1976 French Open