1989 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1989 US Open
ChampionWest Germany Boris Becker
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
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
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Boris Becker defeated Ivan Lendl 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1989 US Open. It was Lendl's eighth consecutive singles final at the US Open. Mats Wilander was the defending champion but lost in the second round to 18-year-old and future world No. 1 Pete Sampras.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Finalist)
  2. West Germany Boris Becker (Champion)
  3. Sweden Stefan Edberg (Fourth round)
  4. United States John McEnroe (Second round)
  5. Sweden Mats Wilander (Second round)
  6. United States Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  7. United States Michael Chang (Fourth round)
  8. United States Brad Gilbert (First round)
  9. United States Tim Mayotte (Quarterfinalist)
  10. Argentina Alberto Mancini (Fourth round)
  11. United States Jay Berger (Quarterfinalist)
  12. Spain Emilio Sánchez (Third round)
  13. United States Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  14. United States Aaron Krickstein (Semifinalist)
  15. West Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb (Third round)
  16. Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov (Fourth round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Finals[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
9 United States Tim Mayotte 4 0 1
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 6 3 6
6 United States Andre Agassi 6 1 6 1
13 United States Jimmy Connors 1 6 6 3 4
6 United States Andre Agassi 6 4 0 6 6
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 3 6
2 West Germany Boris Becker 7 1 6 7
11 United States Jay Berger 6 4 2 0 r
14 United States Aaron Krickstein 3 6 6 1
14 United States Aaron Krickstein 4 3 4
2 West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6
France Yannick Noah 3 3 2
2 West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 7 6
Uruguay D Pérez 1 6 4 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
Australia J Fitzgerald 7 5 7 5 6 Australia J Fitzgerald 2 1 1
Australia M Kratzmann 6 7 6 7 4 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
Sweden J Svensson 6 6 2 6 United States J Courier 1 2 3
United States J Courier 3 7 6 7 United States J Courier 6 6 6
WC United States J Palmer 7 7 6 WC United States J Palmer 1 3 3
United States J Arias 5 6 3 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 4 1 6 6
West Germany M Stich 5 2 6 6 4 16 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 3 6 6 4 3
United States J Tarango 7 6 4 1 6 United States J Tarango 6 3 6 2 6
Italy D Nargiso 4 4 6 1 Canada A Sznajder 3 6 4 6 3
Canada A Sznajder 6 6 4 6 United States J Tarango 4 4 2
United States M Davis 6 7 6 16 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 6 6 6
United States R Seguso 4 6 4 United States M Davis 6 3 3 2
Sweden M Gustafsson 6 1 5 4 16 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 1 6 6 6
16 Soviet Union A Chesnokov 3 6 7 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 United States T Mayotte 6 6 6
Q United States M Flur 1 3 2 9 United States T Mayotte 6 6 7
South Africa C van Rensburg 6 6 7 South Africa C van Rensburg 2 2 6
Sweden J Carlsson 2 2 5 9 United States T Mayotte 6 7 6
United States L Duncan 6 6 6 6 Haiti R Agénor 1 6 3
United States J Kriek 7 3 2 1 United StatesL Duncan 4 3 4
WC United States C Adams 3 5 6 HaitiR Agénor 6 6 6
Haiti R Agénor 6 7 7 9 United States T Mayotte 7 6 1 6
United States G Layendecker 1 6 6 3 6 7 United States M Chang 5 1 6 3
South Africa P Aldrich 6 4 4 6 7 South AfricaP Aldrich 6 7 6
Q United States J Boytim 6 3 7 3 5 WC United StatesM Washington 3 5 2
WC United States M Washington 4 6 6 6 7 South AfricaP Aldrich 0 6 4
Canada M Laurendeau 6 4 6 3 7 United States M Chang 6 7 6
Sweden T Högstedt 7 6 2 6 SwedenT Högstedt 1 3 3
United States T Wilkison 5 3 2 7 United StatesM Chang 6 6 6
7 United States M Chang 7 6 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3 Sweden S Edberg 7 6 7
Argentina J Frana 6 2 5 3 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6
Q South Africa C Campbell 3 6 3 6 1 Sweden P Lundgren 2 2 2
Sweden P Lundgren 6 4 6 3 6 3 Sweden S Edberg 6 1 6 6
Spain J Sánchez 7 7 6 Czechoslovakia M Šrejber 2 6 2 1
United States P Chamberlin 6 6 3 Spain J Sánchez 7 6 4 3
Czechoslovakia M Šrejber 6 2 7 6 CzechoslovakiaM Šrejber 6 7 6 6
Q Israel G Bloom 2 6 5 3 3 Sweden S Edberg 2 3 1
Venezuela N Pereira 6 1 6 6 4 13 United States J Connors 6 6 6
South Africa D Visser 3 6 7 3 6 South Africa D Visser 6 3 4 4
Ecuador A Gómez 6 6 6 7 Ecuador A Gómez 3 6 6 6
France J-P Fleurian 7 3 2 6 Ecuador A Gómez 1 6 2 0
Q United States B Shelton 6 7 6 13 United States J Connors 6 4 6 6
France J Potier 4 6 3 Q United States B Shelton 7 2 2 2
Netherlands Nijssen 2 1 2 13 United States J Connors 6 6 6 6
13 United States Connors 6 6 6

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Spain E Sánchez 6 6 5 6
WC United States D Leaycraft 4 2 7 2 12 Spain E Sánchez 6 6 6 6
Australia D Cahill 7 6 6 Australia D Cahill 3 7 4 4
United States J Brown 5 1 2 12 Spain E Sánchez 6 3 6 7 4
WC United States J Grabb 5 7 6 7 WC United States J Grabb 4 6 7 6 6
Australia J Stoltenberg 7 6 3 6 WC United States J Grabb 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia G Ivanišević 6 1 6 6 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia G Ivanišević 1 4 2
Senegal Y Doumbia 2 6 2 0 WC United States J Grabb 1 5 3
Q United States P Johnson 6 7 6 6 United States A Agassi 6 7 6
Brazil C Motta 2 5 2 Q United States P Johnson 6 2
Czechoslovakia M Vajda 5 4 7 4 Sweden A Järryd 1 0 r
Sweden A Järryd 7 6 6 6 Q United States P Johnson 1 5 2
South Africa N Broad 6 7 6 6 United States A Agassi 6 7 6
Netherlands M Schapers 4 6 3 South Africa N Broad 3 2 3
Q United States R Weiss 3 6 0 6 United States A Agassi 6 6 6
6 United States A Agassi 6 7 6

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
Austria H Skoff 1 3 1 5 Sweden M Wilander 7 3 6 1 4
Q Mexico A Moreno 3 7 4 1 United States P Sampras 5 6 1 6 6
United States P Sampras 6 5 6 6 United States P Sampras 4 6 6 6
Japan S Matsuoka 6 4 2 Peru J Yzaga 6 4 3 2
United States S Davis 7 6 6 United States S Davis 2 1 r
Peru J Yzaga 6 4 6 6 Peru J Yzaga 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S Živojinović 0 6 4 2 United States P Sampras 5 2 1
United States P Annacone 6 6 4 3 11 United States J Berger 7 6 6
WC United States K Flach 7 2 6 6 WC United States K Flach 6 6 6 6 6
Australia C Limberger 7 5 7 2 2 WC United States R Leach 1 7 7 4 2
WC United States R Leach 5 7 6 6 6 WC United States K Flach 7 6 2 3 4
United States R Reneberg 6 7 6 11 United States J Berger 6 4 6 6 6
Austria A Antonitsch 4 6 4 United States R Reneberg 3 2 1
Soviet Union A Cherkasov 3 6 2 2 11 United States J Berger 6 6 6
11 United States J Berger 6 2 6 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 United States A Krickstein 6 6 6
United States R Matuszewski 3 2 4 14 United StatesA Krickstein 2 6 7 6
United States J Pugh 7 6 5 3 6 AustraliaW Masur 6 4 6 3
Australia W Masur 5 4 7 6 7 14 United StatesA Krickstein 3 3 6 6 6
United States L Shiras 6 2 6 4 6 Soviet UnionA Volkov 6 6 4 2 3
Spain S Bruguera 1 6 3 6 4 United StatesL Shiras 2 4 4
Soviet Union A Volkov 6 7 6 Soviet UnionA Volkov 6 6 6
Q United States M Robertson 1 6 3 14 United StatesA Krickstein 6 6 7
Australia B Drewett 1 4 4 Q NetherlandsP Haarhuis 2 4 5
Canada G Michibata 6 6 6 CanadaG Michibata 4 6 4 3
Q United States R Schmidt 6 6 5 1 1 Q Puerto RicoM Nido 6 4 6 6
Q Puerto Rico M Nido 1 3 7 6 6 Q Puerto RicoM Nido 5 6 0
New Zealand K Evernden 6 6 6 4 Q NetherlandsP Haarhuis 7 7 6
Q Netherlands P Haarhuis 7 3 7 6 Q NetherlandsP Haarhuis 6 4 6 7
France E Winogradsky 1 4 4 4 United StatesJ McEnroe 4 6 3 5
4 United States J McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States B Gilbert 6 6 6 3 2
United States T Witsken 4 7 4 6 6 United StatesT Witsken 2 3 4
France Y Noah 6 6 6 FranceY Noah 6 6 6
Q United States J Rive 3 2 2 FranceY Noah 3 3 7 7 6
France O Delaître 7 7 6 IsraelA Mansdorf 6 6 6 5 2
United States D Cassidy 6 6 1 FranceO Delaître 3 4 6
Israel A Mansdorf 3 6 6 6 IsraelA Mansdorf 6 6 7
Q Italy G Pozzi 6 2 3 3 FranceY Noah 6 3 6 6 6
Brazil L Mattar 4 6 5 10 ArgentinaA Mancini 3 6 7 3 3
United States D Wheaton 6 7 7 United StatesD Wheaton 2 2 5
Argentina M Jaite 7 6 6 ArgentinaM Jaite 6 6 7
Argentina G Pérez Roldán 5 3 1 ArgentinaM Jaite 5 6 1 4
West Germany E Jelen 6 6 2 6 2 10 ArgentinaA Mancini 7 3 6 6
Q Soviet Union A Olhovskiy 4 4 6 7 6 Q Soviet Union A Olhovskiy 7 6 5 6
Q United States J Canter 6 6 3 3 3 10 ArgentinaA Mancini 6 7 7 7
10 Argentina A Mancini 3 2 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 West Germany C Steeb 7 6 6
Argentina H de la Peña 6 3 1 15 West Germany C Steeb 6 6 6
Finland O Rahnasto 6 5 4 6 6 Finland O Rahnasto 2 3 3
Italy O Camporese 4 7 6 3 3 15 West Germany C Steeb 5 6 5 4
Australia J Frawley 3 6 5 4 SwedenM Pernfors 7 4 7 6
Netherlands M Koevermans 6 3 7 6 Netherlands M Koevermans 2 4 2
Sweden M Pernfors 1 4 6 6 6 SwedenM Pernfors 6 6 6
WC United States S Bryan 6 6 2 1 1 Sweden M Pernfors 7 3 2 1
Mexico L Lavalle 7 4 4 3 2 West Germany B Becker 5 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 6 6 6 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 6 6 7
Australia M Woodforde 6 6 5 6 Australia M Woodforde 3 0 6
Spain T Carbonell 0 2 7 2 Czechoslovakia M Mečíř 4 6 4 3
United States D Rostagno 7 6 6 2 West Germany B Becker 6 3 6 6
India R Krishnan 5 3 3 United States D Rostagno 6 7 3 6 3
United States D Pate 1 3 1 2 West Germany B Becker 1 6 6 7 6
2 West Germany B Becker 6 6 6

Matches[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Sept 10, 1989 - Boris Becker becomes the first German man to win the U.S. Open, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final. Lendl appears in his eighth straight U.S. Open final, which ties him with Bill Tilden for the all-time record.[1]

Semi-Final[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

  • Agassi-Connors[2]

Played on Stadium Court, National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York. Originally shown by USA Network with play by play commentators: Ted Robinson and Vitas Gerulaitis

Start End Duration
3:50pm EST 7:07pm EST 3 hours 17 minutes
  • 19yr old Andre Agassi with long flowing hair and jean shorts wearing a Nike shirt playing with a Donnay racquet. being Coached by Nick Bollettieri.
  • 37yr old Jimmy Connors with a white bandana around his neck wearing a Slazenger "Triangle" shirt playing with a Slazenger racquet.

After a solid opening set, Agassi loses the next two, with Connors winning the third 6-0. Agassi then has to save three break points to win the fourth set to tie the match. The fifth starts in Agassi's favor, breaking twice and jumping to a 5-1 lead, but Connors rallies back with a break to 5-4. Finally, with double match point, Agassi misses a backhand down the line, but then pulls off a backhand dropshot which Connors hits long. Agassi would be a semi-finalist for the 2nd straight year (and again win 1990).

Early Rounds[edit]

  • Down match point in his 2nd round match, Boris Becker benefits from a net-cord passing shot just out of the reach of Derrick Rostagno in his come-from-behind victory. Also on the stadium, qualifier Paul Haarhuis stuns number four seed John McEnroe in one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history. In the next match on the stadium court, 18-year old Pete Sampras upsets defending champion and number five seed Mats Wilander.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "This day in US Open History". Sports Illustrated. 1998-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ From ESPN Classic re-broadcast on 8/12/2009 "US Open Tribute"

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