1976 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1976 Australian Open
Champion Australia Mark Edmondson
Runner-up Australia John Newcombe
Final score 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
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
← 1975 · Australian Open · 1977 →

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
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 Brown 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
New Zealand S Clark 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 7 Australia G Masters 4 1 6 7 6
7 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 6 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 6 Australia R Case 6 6 6
6 Australia R Case 6 4 6 6 6 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

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