1988 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1988 Australian Open
ChampionSweden Mats Wilander
Runner-upAustralia Pat Cash
Final score6–3, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 6–1, 8–6
Details
Draw128
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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Third-seeded Mats Wilander defeated Pat Cash 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 6–1, 8–6 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1988 Australian Open. Stefan Edberg was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Wilander.

Seeds[edit]

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

01.   Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Semifinals)
02.   Sweden Stefan Edberg (Semifinals)
03.   Sweden Mats Wilander (Champion)
04.   Australia Pat Cash (Finals)
05.   France Yannick Noah (Fourth round)
06.   Sweden Anders Järryd (Quarterfinals)
07.   France Henri Leconte (Third round)
08.   Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović (Third round)
09.   Switzerland Jakob Hlasek (First round)
10.   Israel Amos Mansdorf (First round)
11.   Sweden Peter Lundgren (Second round)
12.   South Africa Christo van Rensburg (Third round)
13.   United States Paul Annacone (First round)
14.   Sweden Jonas Svensson (Fourth round)
15.   New Zealand Kelly Evernden (First round)
16.   Australia Wally Masur (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying[edit]

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 7
  United States Todd Witsken 2 1 6
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 6 2 6 2
4 Australia Pat Cash 6 2 6 4 6
4 Australia Pat Cash 6 6 6
  Netherlands Michiel Schapers 1 4 2
4 Australia Pat Cash 3 77 6 1 6
3 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 63 3 6 8
6 Sweden Anders Järryd 6 2 3
3 Sweden Mats Wilander 7 6 6
3 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 6 6 3 6
2 Sweden Stefan Edberg 0 7 3 6 1
Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 6 6 4 4
2 Sweden Stefan Edberg 4 7 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 7 6
Q Australia B Roe 3 6 2 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
  United Kingdom A Castle 3 1 4   United States M Anger 0 1 1
  United States M Anger 6 6 6 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
  Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6   Australia M Woodforde 4 3 1
  Australia J Fitzgerald 4 3 3   Australia M Woodforde 7 6 6
  United States M Flur 2 7 0 6 4 WC Australia R Fromberg 5 0 2
WC Australia R Fromberg 6 6 6 4 6 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 7 6 6
  Australia B Drewett 4 2 5 16 Australia W Masur 5 4 4
  United States J Pugh 6 6 7   United States J Pugh 6 4 2 4
  India R Krishnan 6 3 6 4 6   India R Krishnan 4 6 6 6
Q South Korea B-s Kim 3 6 4 6 4   India R Krishnan 3 2 6 1
  Sweden H Sundström 6 3 4 0 16 Australia W Masur 6 6 3 6
  West Germany P Baur 3 6 6 6   West Germany P Baur 5 6 4
  Sweden T Högstedt 3 4 6 1 16 Australia W Masur 7 7 6
16 Australia W Masur 6 6 3 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 Switzerland J Hlasek 3 3 4
Australia B Dyke 6 6 6 Australia B Dyke 6 6 3 1
Netherlands M Oosting 6 7 6 Netherlands M Oosting 7 0 6 6
France T Tulasne 2 6 3 Netherlands M Oosting 7 4 6 6
Q Italy O Camporese 2 1 7 2 South Africa D Visser 5 6 1 4
South Africa D Visser 6 6 6 6 South Africa D Visser 3 6 3 7 8
Argentina R Saad 5 7 6 6 Argentina R Saad 6 3 6 5 6
United States L Scott 7 6 4 3 Netherlands M Oosting 1 2 2
WC Australia S Barr 1 3 6 1 United States T Witsken 6 6 6
Australia D Cahill 6 6 4 6 Australia D Cahill 4 5 2
Q Japan S Matsuoka 7 5 3 2 United States T Witsken 6 7 6
United States T Witsken 5 7 6 6 United States T Witsken 6 6 6
Australia P Doohan 6 7 6 7 France H Leconte 4 3 4
Q New Zealand S Guy 3 6 3 Australia P Doohan 5 2 2
LL Australia P Carter 1 6 1 4 7 France H Leconte 7 6 6
7 France H Leconte 6 3 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Australia P Cash 7 6 6
Austria T Muster 5 1 4 4 Australia P Cash 6 7 6
Q Australia A Lane 5 0 1 Australia C Limberger 1 6 3
Australia C Limberger 7 6 6 4 Australia P Cash 6 6 6
United States T Wilkison 2 4 4 Australia P McNamee 1 2 1
United States S Giammalva Jr. 6 6 6 United States S Giammalva Jr. 7 6 2 1 r
Australia P McNamee 6 6 6 Australia P McNamee 6 7 6 4
United States B Scanlon 3 3 3 4 Australia Cash 6 6 6
Canada G Michibata 3 6 7 6 14 Sweden J Svensson 1 4 1
Netherlands T Nijssen 6 4 5 2 Canada G Michibata 6 2 3
Italy C Pistolesi 4 6 1 Sweden N Kroon 7 6 6
Sweden N Kroon 6 7 6 Sweden N Kroon 2 7 4 3
United States J Ross 4 7 6 2 3 14 Sweden J Svensson 6 6 6 6
Sweden M Tideman 6 6 4 6 6 Sweden M Tideman 2 3 3
New Zealand B Derlin 0 1 0 14 Sweden J Svensson 6 6 6
14 Sweden J Svensson 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 South Africa C van Rensburg 6 7 6 6
  United States K Jones 2 6 7 3 12 South Africa C van Rensburg 6 6 6
  United States CB Cox 3 3 3   Nigeria T Mmoh 4 3 2
  Nigeria T Mmoh 6 6 6 12 South Africa C van Rensburg 6 3 3 4
  United States D Rostagno 6 7 7   Netherlands M Schapers 2 6 6 6
  South Africa G Muller 4 6 5   United States D Rostagno 4 6 5 6 3
Q West Germany I Werner 6 6 5 3 10   Netherlands M Schapers 6 4 7 4 6
  Netherlands M Schapers 3 4 7 6 12   Netherlands M Schapers 2 7 6 7
WC Australia R Rasheed 6 5 6 5 6 5 France Y Noah 6 6 3 6
  Soviet Union A Võsand 4 7 4 7 1 WC Australia R Rasheed 4 7 4 4
  South Africa E Edwards 6 6 6   South Africa E Edwards 6 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom D Felgate 1 1 1   South Africa E Edwards 3 7 6 4
  Italy M Narducci 7 6 3 4 7 5 France Y Noah 6 6 7 6
  United States M Bauer 5 4 6 6 5   Italy M Narducci 7 2 2 1
  The Bahamas R Smith 7 7 4 2 14 5 France Y Noah 6 6 6 6
5 France Y Noah 6 5 6 6 16

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 Sweden A Järryd 6 6 6
Q Australia C Eagle 0 2 2 6 Sweden A Järryd 6 7 6
Italy G Pozzi 2 6 6 4 Italy G Pozzi 4 6 3
Australia CA Miller 6 4 3 2 r 6 Sweden A Järryd 7 6 6
West Germany P Kühnen 6 7 4 6 6 United States P Chamberlin 5 1 2
LL South Africa C Steyn 2 5 6 7 2 Germany P Kühnen 4 6 4 6
Q West Germany T Theine 4 3 2 United States P Chamberlin 6 3 6 7
United States P Chamberlin 6 6 6 6 Sweden A Järryd 3 6 6 7 6
France G Forget 6 6 6 Australia J Frawley 6 1 7 6 2
Canada G Connell 2 3 4 France G Forget 4 5 7 7 5
United States J Grabb 3 6 6 6 United States J Grabb 6 7 5 6 7
Q United States H Pfister 6 3 4 0 United States J Grabb 3 2 7 4
Australia J Frawley 6 6 3 Australia J Frawley 6 6 6 6
United States B Schultz 3 0 1 r Australia J Frawley 6 6 6
Q United States C Kennedy 5 1 2 11 Sweden P Lundgren 1 3 3
11 Sweden P Lundgren 7 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 United States P Annacone 6 6 3 5 4
France J Potier 3 4 6 7 6 France J Potier 7 6 6
Canada C Pridham 7 6 6 Canada C Pridham 6 3 2
United States C Hooper 5 3 2 France J Potier 2 1 5
United States T Nelson 6 2 6 3 West Germany C Saceanu 6 6 7
West Germany C Saceanu 2 6 7 6 West Germany C Saceanu 6 6 6
WC Australia A Anderson 3 3 3 South Africa B Moir 4 4 4
South Africa B Moir 6 6 6 Germany C Saceanu 2 4 3
Sweden M Gustafsson 3 6 6 6 3 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
WC Australia J Anderson 6 4 1 2 Sweden M Gustafsson 6 6 6
Q United Kingdom C Bailey 3 3 7 2 United States J Kriek 3 1 4
United States J Kriek 6 6 5 6 Sweden M Gustafsson 1 4 1
Australia S Youl 3 6 6 1 6 3 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
Sweden C Bergström 6 3 4 6 1 Australia S Youl 4 2 4
United States R Reneberg 6 1 3 3 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
3 Sweden M Wilander 7 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 4 7 7 6
Q United States R Schmidt 6 6 6 1 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 6 6 6 6
United Kingdom S Shaw 7 7 6 United Kingdom S Shaw 4 4 7 3
WC Australia C Turich 5 6 3 8 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 4 5 6 6 3
West Germany C-U Steeb 6 6 6 West Germany C-U Steeb 6 7 2 1 6
Q Australia R Barlow 0 1 1 West Germany C-U Steeb 6 6 3 5 6
United States R Leach 6 6 6 United States R Leach 4 2 6 7 2
Soviet Union A Olhovskiy 3 2 4 West Germany C-U Steeb 1 4 2
Italy P Canè 6 7 6 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 6
West Germany A Maurer 3 6 1 Italy P Canè 6 3 1 2
Australia M Kratzmann 6 6 7 Australia M Kratzmann 4 6 6 6
Netherlands H van Boeckel 3 3 6 Australia M Kratzmann 5 6 2
Austria H Skoff 3 6 6 5 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 7 7 6
France T Benhabiles 6 3 7 7 France T Benhabiles 1 5 6
Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 4 7 6 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 7 7
10 Israel A Mansdorf 3 6 5 2

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 New Zealand K Evernden 5 7 1 7 3
United Kingdom J Bates 7 5 6 6 6 United Kingdom J Bates 7 1 2 4
United States J Rive 2 6 6 6 United States J Rive 5 6 6 6
Italy D Nargiso 6 1 1 2 United States J Rive 2 2 2
United States J Levine 1 3 1 WC Australia J Stoltenberg 6 6 6
WC Australia J Stoltenberg 6 6 6 WC Australia J Stoltenberg 6 6 6
Q United States J Letts 2 0 1 WC Australia T Woodbridge 3 2 4
WC Australia T Woodbridge 6 6 6 WC Australia J Stoltenberg 3 3 4
Canada M Laurendeau 6 6 4 4 9 2 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6
United States D Cassidy 4 3 6 6 7 Canada M Laurendeau 4 3 1
United States D Goldie 6 6 4 6 United States D Goldie 6 6 6
West Germany D Keretić 3 4 6 3 United States D Goldie 4 5 6 3
West Germany A Mronz 6 6 3 6 6 2 Sweden S Edberg 6 7 2 6
Soviet Union A Volkov 3 2 6 7 4 Germany A Mronz 4 3 1
United States M Davis 6 2 2 5 2 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6
2 Sweden S Edberg 4 6 6 7

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1987 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1988 French Open