1988 Lipton International Players Championships – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1988 Lipton International Players Championships
Champion Sweden Mats Wilander
Runner-up United States Jimmy Connors
Final score 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1987 · Lipton International Players Championships · 1989 →

Miloslav Mečíř was the defending champion but lost in the semifinals to Jimmy Connors.

Mats Wilander won in the final 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 against Connors.

Seeds[edit]

  1. Sweden Mats Wilander (Champion)
  2. United States Jimmy Connors (Final)
  3. Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř (Semifinals)
  4. United States Tim Mayotte (Fourth Round)
  5. Ecuador Andrés Gómez (Second Round)
  6. France Yannick Noah (Semifinals)
  7. Sweden Anders Järryd (Quarterfinals)
  8. Argentina Martín Jaite (Third Round)
  9. United States Andre Agassi (Third Round, retired)
  10. Sweden Joakim Nyström (Second Round)
  11. Spain Emilio Sánchez (Fourth Round)
  12. South Africa Christo van Rensburg (First Round)
  13. United States David Pate (First Round)
  14. Sweden Mikael Pernfors (Fourth Round)
  15. Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán (First Round)
  16. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović (Third Round)
  17. Israel Amos Mansdorf (Fourth Round)
  18. United States Kevin Curren (Second Round, retired)
  19. Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov (Quarterfinals)
  20. Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea (First Round)
  21. Australia John Fitzgerald (Third Round)
  22. Netherlands Michiel Schapers (Second Round)
  23. Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri (Second Round)
  24. Sweden Peter Lundgren (Second Round)
  25. Australia John Frawley (Third Round)
  26. India Ramesh Krishnan (Fourth Round)
  27. Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd (Third Round)
  28. United States Jimmy Arias (First Round)
  29. United States Paul Annacone (Third Round)
  30. United States Dan Goldie (Third Round)
  31. West Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb (Second Round)
  32. Brazil Luiz Mattar (Second Round)

Main draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                         
1 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 6 6    
  United States Aaron Krickstein 1 2 0    
1 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 6 6    
6 France Yannick Noah 4 4 3    
19 Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 1 4 4    
6 France Yannick Noah 6 6 6    
1 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 4 6 6  
2 United States Jimmy Connors 4 6 4 4  
  United States Jay Berger 1 6 3 6  
3 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6 2 6 7  
3 Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 3 6 5 3  
2 United States Jimmy Connors 6 3 7 6  
7 Sweden Anders Järryd 5 3 1    
2 United States Jimmy Connors 7 6 6    

Top Half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 7    
Q Mexico L Lavalle 3 2 5     1 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6    
  United States T Witsken 6 6 7       United States T Witsken 3 4 4    
  United States J Ross 3 2 6     1 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6 6  
  Soviet Union A Volkov 6 6 6       Soviet Union A Volkov 3 7 4 2  
  West Germany A Maurer 2 4 4       Soviet Union A Volkov 7 6 6    
Q United States M Dickson 6 6 4 6   31 West Germany C-U Steeb 5 2 1    
31 West Germany C-U Steeb 7 4 6 7   1 Sweden M Wilander 7 6 6    
18 United States K Curren 7 6 6       Australia M Woodforde 6 2 1    
  Austria H Skoff 6 2 4     18 United States K Curren 6 3 6 2 1r
  United States M Davis 4 1 3       Austria T Muster 3 6 4 6 0
  Austria T Muster 6 6 6       Austria T Muster 2 6 6 5  
  Czechoslovakia K Nováček 3 0 6 2     Australia M Woodforde 6 7 3 7  
  Canada G Connell 6 6 4 6     Canada G Connell 2 1 1    
  Australia M Woodforde 4 6 2 7 6   Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6    
15 Argentina G Pérez Roldán 6 3 6 5 2

Section 2[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9 United States A Agassi 6 6 6    
  United Kingdom J Bates 2 1 0     9 United States A Agassi 6 6 6    
  Netherlands T Nijssen 3 7 6 6     Netherlands T Nijssen 4 3 3    
  Peru P Arraya 6 5 3 2   9 United States A Agassi 6 6 3 5 0r
  West Germany R Osterthun 4 2 4       United States A Krickstein 4 4 6 7 1
  United States A Krickstein 6 6 6       United States A Krickstein 4 7 2 7 7
  Australia P Doohan 5 6 3 4   24 Sweden P Lundgren 6 5 6 5 5
24 Sweden P Lundgren 7 4 6 6     United States A Krickstein 6 2 6 3 7
26 India R Krishnan 7 6 6     26 India R Krishnan 2 6 3 6 5
Q Australia M Kratzmann 6 4 3     26 India R Krishnan 6 6 6    
Q United States J Canter 6 3 6 6   Q United States J Canter 3 4 4    
  Austria A Antonitsch 1 6 3 2   26 India R Krishnan 3 6 6 6  
  West Germany D Keretić 2 1 6 7 4 8 Argentina M Jaite 6 3 3 3  
  Belgium L Pimek 6 6 3 6 6   Belgium L Pimek 4 0 3    
  South Africa B Moir 6 2 0 3   8 Argentina M Jaite 6 6 6    
8 Argentina M Jaite 4 6 6 6  

Section 3[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4 United States T Mayotte 7 6 7    
  Spain S Casal 6 3 5     4 United States T Mayotte 5 6 6 6  
  Sweden N Kroon 6 7 6       Sweden N Kroon 7 2 3 3  
  New Zealand K Evernden 1 6 3     4 United States T Mayotte 7 6 6    
Q Canada G Michibata 1 3 2     29 United States P Annacone 6 3 3    
Q United States J Courier 6 6 6     Q United States J Courier 6 4 4 6 4
  United States M Anger 1 2 2     29 United States P Annacone 4 6 6 4 6
29 United States P Annacone 6 6 6     4 United States T Mayotte 0 7 2 6 3
19 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 6     19 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 6 4 6
  Sweden C Bergström 3 4 2     19 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 3 6  
  Australia D Cahill 7 6 6 6     Australia D Cahill 2 4 6 4  
  United States T Wilkison 5 4 7 3   19 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 6    
  West Germany T Meinecke 3 4 2       United States R Reneberg 3 2 3    
Q The Bahamas R Smith 6 6 6     Q The Bahamas R Smith 6 2 4 3  
  United States R Reneberg 6 7 6       United States R Reneberg 4 6 6 6  
13 United States D Pate 4 5 4    

Section 4[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 South Africa C van Rensburg 2 3 3    
  United States S Davis 6 6 6       United States S Davis 3 7 4 4  
  United States J Rive 6 2 6 6     United States J Rive 6 6 6 6  
  United States S Giammalva, Jr. 3 6 4 1     United States J Rive 6 6 7 7  
  Israel G Bloom 6 6 6     21 Australia J Fitzgerald 2 7 5 5  
Q France O Delaître 4 4 1       Israel G Bloom 6 4 6 6  
  Sweden M Gustafsson 1 2 4     21 Australia J Fitzgerald 7 6 4 7  
21 Australia J Fitzgerald 6 6 6       United States J Rive 2 3 2    
27 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 6 6 6     6 France Y Noah 6 6 6    
  Sweden J Gunnarsson 4 0 3     27 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 6 6 6    
  West Germany P Kühnen 4 1r         France T Benhabiles 2 4 3    
  France T Benhabiles 6 4       27 Czechoslovakia T Šmíd 6 2 2    
  Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Orešar 7 6 6     6 France Y Noah 7 6 6    
  United States J Pugh 5 2 2       Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia B Orešar 1 5 2    
Q United States P Chamberlin 6 1 6 6 2 6 France Y Noah 6 7 6    
6 France Y Noah 2 6 3 7 6

Bottom Half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Ecuador A Gómez 6 2 6 6  
  United States D Cassidy 2 6 3 2   5 Ecuador A Gómez 4 4 7 3  
  United States J Kriek 2 4 1       United States J Berger 6 6 6 6  
  United States J Berger 6 6 6       United States J Berger 6 6 6    
  Italy P Canè 7 6 6 3 6   Italy P Canè 3 0 2    
Q Argentina R Saad 6 7 4 6 3   Italy P Canè 3 6 6 6 7
  Peru J Yzaga 6 6 7 6     Peru J Yzaga 6 1 7 3 6
28 United States J Arias 7 3 6 4     United States J Berger 6 7 6    
22 Netherlands M Schapers 6 6 7     11 Spain E Sánchez 4 5 4    
  United States J Brown 4 2 5     22 Netherlands M Schapers 6 3 4    
Q United States J Gurfein 6 6 6 6   Q United States J Gurfein 7 6 6    
Q United States R Leach 2 2 7 4   Q United States J Gurfein 6 3 6 2 4
  Czechoslovakia M Vajda 4 1 6 6 4 11 Spain E Sánchez 3 6 3 6 6
  United States K Flach 6 6 3 4 6   United States K Flach 6 3 1    
  Nigeria N Odizor 6 2 6 3   11 Spain E Sánchez 7 6 6    
11 Spain E Sánchez 7 6 3 6  

Section 6[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Sweden M Pernfors 3 6 6 6  
  Uruguay D Pérez 6 2 3 0   14 Sweden M Pernfors 6 6 6    
  South Africa D Visser 4 3 3       United States M Flur 4 3 4    
  United States M Flur 6 6 6     14 Sweden M Pernfors 6 6 6    
  Argentina H de la Peña 6 6 2 4 2 WC United States R Seguso 2 0 4    
WC United States R Seguso 3 4 6 6 6 WC United States R Seguso 6 3 6 6  
  United States J Grabb 6 6 6       United States J Grabb 2 6 4 2  
20 Argentina E Bengoechea 1 3 1     14 Sweden M Pernfors 5 0 1    
30 United States D Goldie 7 4 1 7 7 3 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 7 6 6    
  West Germany C Saceanu 6 6 6 5 6 30 United States D Goldie 4 7 1 6 6
Q United States M Basham 7 4 4 5     Czechoslovakia M Šrejber 6 6 6 2 4
  Czechoslovakia M Šrejber 5 6 6 7   30 United States D Goldie 2 2 3    
  Argentina J Frana 6 3 6     3 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 6 6    
Q United States G Layendecker 7 6 7     Q United States G Layendecker 2 2 2    
Q United States G Bezecny 4 7 4 4   3 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 6 6    
3 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 5 6 6  

Section 7[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Sweden A Järryd 6 6 6    
  France T Champion 2 1 2     7 Sweden A Järryd 7 4 6 6  
  South Africa P Aldrich 6 6 6       South Africa P Aldrich 5 6 1 2  
  Uruguay M Filippini 1 2 1     7 Sweden A Järryd 6 6 6    
  Canada C Pridham 6 2 6 6 7 25 Australia J Frawley 3 2 4    
  France E Winogradsky 1 6 7 3 5   Canada C Pridham 6 5 6    
  Haiti R Agénor 4 4 3     25 Australia J Frawley 7 7 7    
25 Australia J Frawley 6 6 6     7 Sweden A Järryd 6 1 6 7  
23 Switzerland C Mezzadri 7 4 6 5 6   France G Forget 2 6 4 6  
  United States B Scanlon 6 6 3 7 4 23 Switzerland C Mezzadri 6 6 3 3  
  France G Forget 6 6 6       France G Forget 7 4 6 6  
  France J Potier 3 2 4       France G Forget 6 6 6    
  Argentina G Vilas 2 4 2       United States M Purcell 3 4 4    
  United States M Purcell 6 6 6       United States M Purcell 6 4 3 6 7
  West Germany E Jelen 1 1 6 2   10 Sweden J Nyström 1 6 6 0 5
10 Sweden J Nyström 6 6 4 6  

Section 8[edit]

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 6 6 6    
  United States G Holmes 3 3 4     16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 6 6 6    
  France T Tulasne 6 6 6 4 7   France T Tulasne 3 2 3    
  Czechoslovakia P Korda 3 7 4 6 6 16 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 4 7 3 1  
  Italy F Cancellotti 6 6 6     17 Israel A Mansdorf 6 6 6 6  
  Mexico J Lozano 1 2 4       Italy F Cancellotti 1 4 3    
  South Africa G Muller 3 3 1     17 Israel A Mansdorf 6 6 6    
17 Israel A Mansdorf 6 6 6     17 Israel A Mansdorf 3 4 3    
32 Brazil L Mattar 6 6 6     2 United States J Connors 6 6 6    
Q United States K Jones 3 3 2     32 Brazil L Mattar 4 6 3    
  Czechoslovakia B Stanković 3 2 0       Spain J Sánchez 6 7 6    
  Spain J Sánchez 6 6 6       Spain J Sánchez 1 4 4    
  Australia W Masur 4 4 4     2 United States J Connors 6 6 6    
  Czechoslovakia J Navrátil 6 6 6       Czechoslovakia J Navrátil 0 4 4    
  Australia B Dyke 2 2 0     2 United States J Connors 6 6 6    
2 United States J Connors 6 6 6    

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