1996 Panasonic German Open
|1996 Panasonic German Open|
|Date||6 – 12 May|
|Surface||Clay / Outdoor|
|Venue||Rothenbaum Tennis Center|
|Roberto Carretero |
|Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor |
The 1996 Panasonic German Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts. It was the 89th edition of the Hamburg Masters and was part of the Mercedes Super 9 of the 1996 ATP Tour. It took place at the Am Rothenbaum in Hamburg in Germany from 6 May through 12 May 1996.
The singles field was headlined by ATP No. 5, 1995 Tour Championships winner, Australian Open and 1991 Hamburg runner-up Boris Becker, Zagreb, Dubai, Milan, Rotterdam and Grand Slam Cup champion Goran Ivanišević and Adelaide winner and Rotterdam and St. Petersburg finalist Yevgeny Kafelnikov. Other top seeds competing were Indian Wells winner Wayne Ferreira, Monte Carlo and Indian Wells semifinalist Marcelo Ríos, Sergi Bruguera, Arnaud Boetsch and Marc Rosset.
- It was Carretero's 1st title of the year and the 1st of his career. It was his 1st Masters title of the year and his 1st overall.
- It was Knowles' 4th title of the year and the 8th of his career. It was Nestor's 3rd title of the year and the 5th of his career.