1981 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1981 Australian Open
Champion South Africa Johan Kriek
Runner-up United States Steve Denton
Final score 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4
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

Brian Teacher was the defending champion, but did not compete this year.

Johan Kriek defeated Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1981 Australian Open.

This was where future champion Mats Wilander made his first appearance in the main draw of a grand slam.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Argentina Guillermo Vilas, (Third Round)
  2. Australia Peter McNamara, (Quarterfinals)
  3. United States Roscoe Tanner, (Second Round)
  4. South Africa Johan Kriek, (Champion)
  5. Australia Kim Warwick, (Quarterfinals)
  6. Australia Mark Edmondson, (Semifinals)
  7. United States Fritz Buehning, (First Round)
  8. United States Tim Mayotte, (Quarterfinals)
  1. Israel Shlomo Glickstein, (Quarterfinals)
  2. United States John Sadri, (First Round)
  3. New Zealand Chris Lewis, (Third Round)
  4. United States Hank Pfister, (Semifinals)
  5. United States Pat Du Pré, (Third Round)
  6. South Africa Kevin Curren, (Second Round)
  7. United States Peter Rennert, (Second Round)
  8. Australia John Fitzgerald, (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final Eight[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  12  United States Hank Pfister 6 4 6 6    
5  Australia Kim Warwick 1 6 4 3    
  12  United States Hank Pfister 6 7 1 6 3  
   United States Steve Denton 7 6 6 3 6  
9  Israel Shlomo Glickstein 4 6 6 0  
   United States Steve Denton 6 3 7 6    
     United States Steve Denton 2 6 7 4  
  4  South Africa Johan Kriek 6 7 6 6  
  8  United States Tim Mayotte 6 3 5      
4  South Africa Johan Kriek 7 6 7      
4  South Africa Johan Kriek 6 7 7    
  6  Australia Mark Edmondson 0 6 5      
6  Australia Mark Edmondson 7 7 6    
  2  Australia Peter McNamara 5 6 3      

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 7
Sweden J Nyström 4 2 6 1 Argentina G Vilas 6 6 6 6
Q Australia W Masur 6 4 6 2 6 United States L Stefanki 7 3 4 4
United States L Stefanki 4 6 2 6 7 1 Argentina G Vilas 3 4 4
Sweden H Simonsson 6 7 6 12 United States H Pfister 6 6 6
United States R Hightower 4 6 7 Sweden H Simonsson 2 0 2
United States L Bourne 6 6 3 6 1 12 United States H Pfister 6 6 6
12 United States H Pfister 3 7 6 2 6 12 United States H Pfister 6 4 6 6
16 Australia J Fitzgerald 7 6 6 3 4 5 Australia K Warwick 1 6 4 3
Australia P Dent 5 3 7 6 6 Australia P Dent 7 6 7
Australia C Fancutt 3 6 6 6 Australia C Fancutt 6 4 6
Australia C Johnstone 6 4 3 0 Australia P Dent 3 3 0
United States J Gurfein 6 7 6 5 Australia K Warwick 6 6 6
Australia W Pascoe 3 6 3 United States J Gurfein 5 2 5
Australia B Drewett 4 1 2 5 Australia K Warwick 7 6 7
5 Australia K Warwick 6 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3 United States R Tanner 6 6 6
Australia G Whitecross 3 3 3 3 United States R Tanner 3 6 4 3 3
Australia R Frawley 2 6 6 3 6 Australia R Frawley 6 4 6 6 6
United Kingdom A Jarrett 6 2 1 6 3 Australia R Frawley 2 3 2
United States D Siegler 6 6 3 3 3 9 Israel S Glickstein 6 6 6
France J Potier 3 1 6 6 6 France J Potier 3 4 2
United States C Dunk 4 6 5 9 Israel S Glickstein 6 6 6
9 Israel S Glickstein 6 7 7 9 Israel S Glickstein 4 6 6 0
14 South Africa K Curren 6 6 6 United States S Denton 6 3 7 6
United States S Krulevitz 2 2 1 14 South Africa K Curren 7 6 3 2 2
South Africa E Edwards 6 7 3 6 3 United States S Denton 6 3 6 6 6
United States S Denton 7 6 6 4 6 United States S Denton 6 4 7 7 7
France T Tulasne 6 6 7 Australia J Alexander 7 6 6 5 6
New Zealand O Parun 3 4 5 France T Tulasne 4 1 3
Australia J Alexander 2 6 3 6 7 Australia J Alexander 6 6 6
7 United States F Buehning 6 4 6 1 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
8 United States T Mayotte 6 6 6
United States E Sherbeck 2 3 1 8 Australia T Mayotte 7 6 6
United States R Van't Hof 6 6 1 4 6 United States R Van't Hof 6 3 3
United States T Wilkison 3 3 6 6 3 8 Australia T Mayotte 7 7 6
New Zealand R Simpson 6 7 6 6 6 13 United States P Du Pré 6 5 4
Australia D Collings 7 5 7 4 4 New Zealand R Simpson 4 4 2
Australia B Guan 4 7 6 3 3 13 United States P Du Pré 6 6 6
13 United States P Du Pré 6 6 4 6 6 8 Australia T Mayotte 6 3 5
11 New Zealand C Lewis 6 6 6 4 South Africa J Kriek 7 6 7
Romania I Năstase 4 3 2 11 New Zealand C Lewis 6 6 6
United Kingdom J Smith 2 6 7 4 1 United States M Davis 4 3 3
United States M Davis 6 7 6 6 6 11 New Zealand C Lewis 5 5 6 6 4
Sweden T Högstedt 7 6 6 4 South Africa J Kriek 7 7 3 2 6
United States S McCain 5 4 2 Sweden T Högstedt 2 4 6
United States D Gitlin 2 5 1 4 South Africa J Kriek 6 6 7
4 South Africa J Kriek 6 7 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6 Australia M Edmondson 6 6 6
Australia P Cash 1 2 3 6 Australia M Edmondson 5 1 7 7 6
Australia S Ball 6 6 4 7 Australia S Ball 7 6 5 5 4
United States S Meister 2 4 6 6 6 Australia M Edmondson 6 6 6
United States J Delaney 6 3 6 7 Australia C Letcher 2 0 3
United States M Mitchell 4 6 3 6 United States J Delaney 6 6 6 6 4
Australia C Letcher 3 6 6 6 Australia C Letcher 7 7 4 3 6
10 United States J Sadri 6 3 4 4 6 Australia M Edmondson 7 7 6
15 United States P Rennert 6 6 3 6 2 Australia P McNamara 5 6 3
Australia CA Miller 2 2 6 3 15 United States P Rennert 6 1 3
Australia P Kronk 3 6 6 7 Australia P Kronk 7 6 6
Sweden M Wilander 6 3 4 5 Australia P Kronk 6 2 2 6 3
United Kingdom R Lewis 7 6 6 2 Australia P McNamara 1 6 6 4 6
United States C Wittus 6 4 0 United Kingdom R Lewis 6 6 5 4 2
Australia D Carter 0 2 2 2 Australia P McNamara 3 4 7 6 6
2 Australia P McNamara 6 6 6

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