1988 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1988 US Open
Champion Sweden Mats Wilander[1]
Runner-up Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Details
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

Mats Wilander defeated three time defending champion Ivan Lendl, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles title at the 1988 US Open.[1] This was the longest US Open men's final in history, clocking in at four hours and fifty-four minutes; this record was matched in 2012 when Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in that year's final.[2]

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Pete Sampras and Jim Courier competed in the main draw.[3]

Seeds[edit]

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

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 6      
 United States Derrick Rostagno 2 2 0      
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 6 6 6    
  4  United States Andre Agassi 6 2 3 4    
4  United States Andre Agassi 6 7 6    
  6  United States Jimmy Connors 2 6 1      
    1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 6 3 7 4
  2  Sweden Mats Wilander 6 4 6 5 6
   Australia Darren Cahill 6 5 7 5 6  
 United States Aaron Krickstein 2 7 6 7 3  
 Australia Darren Cahill 4 4 2    
  2  Sweden Mats Wilander 6 6 6      
 Spain Emilio Sánchez 6 6 0 4  
  2  Sweden Mats Wilander 3 7 6 6    

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6 5 6
Israel A Mansdorf 2 7 1 7 0 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
United States J Berger 6 6 6 United States J Berger 2 4 1
Q United States D Cassidy 4 0 2 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
Q United States J Brown 6 4 6 7 WC United States S Davis 1 4 3
United States D Goldie 4 6 3 6 Q United States J Brown 3 3 6 3
United Kingdom J Bates 4 3 1 WC United States S Davis 6 6 3 6
WC United States S Davis 6 6 6 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 5 6 6
Australia W Masur 6 6 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 4 7 2 4
Q The Bahamas R Smith 2 3 4 Australia W Masur 0 3 0
Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 6
Italy C Pistolesi 2 2 6 3 Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 6
United States R Reneberg 6 4 6 6 15 Sweden A Järryd 3 4 2
Czechoslovakia M Vajda 3 6 4 0 United States R Reneberg 3 5 4
Sweden J Nyström 3 6 3 2 15 Sweden A Järryd 6 7 6
15 Sweden A Järryd 6 4 6 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 United States T Mayotte 6 6 4 5 6
United States J Pugh 3 4 6 7 3 9 United States T Mayotte 7 6 6
Q Italy G Pozzi 3 6 6 6 Q Italy G Pozzi 6 4 3
Sweden P Lundgren 6 3 2 3 9 United States T Mayotte 3 6 4 6 3
Brazil C Motta 7 6 3 4 4 United States D Rostagno 6 2 6 4 6
United States M Davis 5 3 6 6 6 United States M Davis 4 4 3
United States D Rostagno 6 6 6 7 United States D Rostagno 6 6 6
Senegal Y Doumbia 3 7 3 6 United States D Rostagno 6 3 6 6
Q United States J Palmer 2 4 6 6 6 Haiti R Agénor 2 6 1 3
WC United States J Tarango 6 6 2 4 0 Q United States J Palmer 2 7 1 r
New Zealand K Evernden 1 6 3 6 1 Haiti R Agénor 6 6 5
Haiti R Agénor 6 3 6 3 6 Haiti R Agénor 6 6 2 6
Australia J Stoltenberg 6 4 6 6 6 Australia J Stoltenberg 3 1 6 0
United States M Anger 7 6 3 4 4 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 6
Q United States K Jones 6 4 1 7 France Y Noah 6 2 3 4
7 France Y Noah 7 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States A Agassi 7 6 6
Q United States P Johnson 6 3 3 4 United States A Agassi 4 6 6 6
WC United States S Melville 7 5 1 6 WC United States R Leach 6 2 3 4
WC United States R Leach 6 7 6 7 4 United States A Agassi 6 6 2 6
Argentina M Jaite 6 6 1 6 United States J Kriek 3 1 6 0
France T Champion 1 4 6 0 Argentina M Jaite 4 2 6 6
WC United States T Ho 4 6 6 United States J Kriek 6 6 3 7
United States J Kriek 6 7 7 4 United States A Agassi 7 6 6
United Kingdom A Castle 1 7 2 5 United States M Chang 5 3 2
Switzerland C Mezzadri 6 5 6 7 Switzerland C Mezzadri 6 2 2
West Germany R Osterthun 6 2 1 2 United States T Wilkison 7 6 6
United States T Wilkison 3 6 6 6 United States T Wilkison 6 6 3 4 5
United States M Chang 6 6 7 United States M Chang 4 3 6 6 7
Brazil L Mattar 4 3 5 United States M Chang 5 6 2 6 6
United States T Witsken 3 3 4 13 Sweden J Svensson 7 4 6 1 4
13 Sweden J Svensson 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Argentina G Pérez-Roldán 6 7 3 6 7
United States K Flach 7 6 6 1 6 12 Argentina G Pérez-Roldán 6 6 5 6 6
WC United States J Ross 7 6 4 6 WC United States J Ross 4 4 7 7 3
France J-P Fleurian 6 4 6 1 12 Argentina G Pérez-Roldán 4 4 7 6
Mexico J Lozano 6 7 3 7 Mexico J Lozano 6 6 5 7
United States J Grabb 2 5 6 5 Mexico J Lozano 7 6 2 6 6
United States M Kures 3 4 3 United States R Seguso 5 0 6 7 4
United States R Seguso 6 6 6 Mexico J Lozano 1 2 0
South Africa P Aldrich 7 6 6 6 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Poland W Kowalski 5 3 4 South Africa P Aldrich 7 6 6
Sweden C Bergström 6 3 2 6 4 Q Canada G Connell 6 4 3
Q Canada G Connell 3 6 6 3 6 South Africa P Aldrich 3 2 3
Czechoslovakia P Korda 6 4 0 r. 6 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Israel G Bloom 4 6 3 Israel G Bloom 0 3 6 1
Mexico A Moreno 3 2 2 6 United States J Connors 6 6 3 6
6 United States J Connors 6 6 6

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 West Germany B Becker 6 6 7
United States T Nelson 3 0 6 5 West Germany B Becker 3 3 2
United States L Duncan 0 2 2 Australia D Cahill 6 6 6
Australia D Cahill 6 6 6 Australia D Cahill
Argentina H de la Peña 3 6 6 6 2 Argentina M Ingaramo w/o
Argentina M Ingaramo 6 3 3 7 6 Argentina M Ingaramo 7 6 3 6
West Germany U Riglewski 2 6 6 2 Q South Africa A Burrow 6 1 6 2
Q South Africa A Burrow 6 4 7 6 Australia D Cahill 6 6 6
Q South Africa M Robertson 3 6 3 Q Canada M Laurendeau 4 4 3
Netherlands M Oosting 6 7 6 Netherlands M Oosting 3 3 2
Q Canada M Laurendeau 2 6 7 7 Q Canada M Laurendeau 6 6 6
United States J Arias 6 4 6 6 Q Canada M Laurendeau 4 6 6 7
WC United States P Sampras 7 7 4 5 2 Peru J Yzaga 6 2 4 5
Peru J Yzaga 6 6 6 7 6 Peru J Yzaga 1 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia M Šrejber 3 3 2 11 United States B Gilbert 6 0 4 2
11 United States B Gilbert 6 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Ecuador A Gómez 6 6 6
Spain J Sánchez 4 2 2 14 Ecuador A Gómez 7 2 6 2 6
Japan S Matsuoka 3 6 6 6 Japan S Matsuoka 6 6 4 6 2
Australia S Youl 6 4 3 2 14 Ecuador A Gómez 4 6 4 4
United States A Krickstein 7 6 6 United States A Krickstein 6 4 6 6
Netherlands M Schapers 5 3 2 United States A Krickstein 3 6 6 6
United States D Pate 4 6 6 6 United States D Pate 6 2 4 3
West Germany E Jelen 6 1 4 2 United States A Krickstein 5 7 7 4 7
Sweden T Svantesson 0 4 6 7 6 3 Sweden S Edberg 7 6 6 6 5
Spain T Carbonell 6 6 1 6 4 Sweden T Svantesson 2 3 0
Q Sweden J Carlsson 6 6 6 Q Sweden J Carlsson 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 0 4 4 Q Sweden J Carlsson 0 5 2
France G Forget 5 6 6 6 3 Sweden S Edberg 6 7 6
France T Tulasne 7 4 3 4 France G Forget 5 1 3
Q Belgium L Pimek 2 2 4 3 Sweden S Edberg 7 6 6
3 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia T Šmid 5 4 0 8 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 6 7
United States S Giammalva, Jr. 6 6 7 United States S Giammalva, Jr. 4 1 6
Q Puerto Rico M Nido 4 3 6 8 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 3 6 6 1
Spain E Sánchez 6 6 6 Spain E Sánchez 6 3 7 6
Spain S Casal 3 4 2 Spain E Sánchez 6 7 6
Q Portugal N Marques 4 7 6 5 1 India R Krishnan 2 5 2
India R Krishnan 6 5 3 7 6 Spain E Sánchez 6 6 6
United States P Annacone 6 6 2 6 Australia J Frawley 2 3 4
Italy M Narducci 4 3 6 3 United States P Annacone 4 6 6 3 6
Australia J Frawley 5 6 6 6 Australia J Frawley 6 3 4 6 7
United States J Rive 7 3 0 3 Australia J Frawley 6 6 6
United States L Shiras 3 4 7 6 2 10 France H Leconte 3 4 3
LL South Africa B Moir 6 6 5 0 6 South Africa B Moir 0 4 4
Argentina J Frana 4 6 3 4 10 France H Leconte 6 6 6
10 France H Leconte 6 3 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States J McEnroe 6 6 6
Q Mexico L Lavalle 3 4 4 16 United States J McEnroe 5 6 7 3 1
Belgium E Masso 3 0 7 6 3 Australia M Woodforde 7 4 6 6 6
Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6 1 6 Australia M Woodforde 6 5 6 6
Sweden N Kroon 4 6 5 2 Italy D Nargiso 1 7 3 0
West Germany P Kühnen 6 2 7 6 West Germany P Kühnen 3 5 4
Italy D Nargiso 7 7 7 Italy D Nargiso 6 7 6
Canada C Pridham 5 6 6 Australia M Woodforde 3 2 2
Austria T Muster 6 2 6 1 2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
Sweden M Pernfors 7 6 3 6 Sweden M Pernfors 6 6 6
United States J Courier 7 6 6 United States J Courier 3 4 4
Austria H Skoff 5 4 3 Sweden M Pernfors 4 0 5
United States K Curren 6 6 6 2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 7
WC United States R Weiss 4 4 4 United States K Curren 6 3 2 6 3
United States G Holmes 2 1 4 2 Sweden M Wilander 3 6 6 3 6
2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6

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