1996 US Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
1996 US Open
Champion United States Pete Sampras
Runner-up United States Michael Chang
Final score 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
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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Pete Sampras was the defending champion, and successfully defended his title, defeating Michael Chang 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3) in the final to win the men's singles tennis title at the 1996 US Open.

Sampras' run was highlighted by a memorable quarterfinal match against unseeded Alex Corretja. Sampras had a stomach bug and actually threw up in the fifth set, prompting a warning from the referees for delaying the match. Corretja nearly pulled the upset, but Sampras won 9-7 in the fifth set tiebreak.

In the draw for the tournament, there were accusations of American favouritism as world number 3, Michael Chang, and world number 8, Andre Agassi, were seeded above their world ranking at numbers 2 and 6 respectively. Other players seeded above their world ranking included world number 6, Goran Ivanišević, being seeded at number 4, Richard Krajicek, the world number 7, being seeded at number 5, and another American Jim Courier, the world number 9, being seeded at number 8.

Some other players were seeded below their world ranking, including world number 2, Thomas Muster, who was seeded at number 3, Boris Becker, the world number 5, seeded at number 6, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the world number 4, seeded at number 7. Becker pulled out of the tournament with an injury and Kafelnikov was so angry at his seeding demotion that he withdrew from the tournament in protest.

This was the last Grand Slam that Stefan Edberg competed in. He lost to Ivanišević in the quarterfinals.

Seeds[edit]

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

  1. United States Pete Sampras (champion)
  2. United States Michael Chang (finalist)
  3. Austria Thomas Muster (quarterfinalist)
  4. Croatia Goran Ivanišević (semifinalist)
  5. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (first round)
  6. United States Andre Agassi (semifinalist)
  7. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (withdrew)
  8. United States Jim Courier (withdrew)
  9. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (first round)
  1. Chile Marcelo Ríos (second round)
  2. United States MaliVai Washington (second round)
  3. United States Todd Martin (third round)
  4. Sweden Thomas Enqvist (fourth round)
  5. Spain Albert Costa (first round)
  6. Switzerland Marc Rosset (first round)
  7. France Cédric Pioline (third round)
  8. Spain Félix Mantilla (second round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

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

Final eight[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                         
1 United States Pete Sampras 77 5 5 6 79
Spain Àlex Corretja 65 7 7 4 67
1 United States Pete Sampras 6 6 69 6
4 Croatia Goran Ivanišević 3 4 711 3
4 Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6 6 711
Sweden Stefan Edberg 3 4 69
1 United States Pete Sampras 6 6 77
2 United States Michael Chang 1 4 63
6 United States Andre Agassi 6 7 4 6
3 Austria Thomas Muster 2 5 6 2
6 United States Andre Agassi 3 2 2
2 United States Michael Chang 6 6 6
Spain Javier Sánchez 5 3 77 3
2 United States Michael Chang 7 6 62 6

Top half[edit]

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States P Sampras 6 6 6
LL Venezuela J Szymanski 2 2 1 1 United States P Sampras 6 1 6 4 6
Czech Republic J Novák 6 6 6 Czech Republic J Novák 3 6 3 6 4
Q Australia B Ellwood 2 4 3 1 United States P Sampras 6 6 6
Sweden M Larsson 77 4 2 r Russia A Volkov 3 4 2
Russia A Volkov 65 6 5 Russia A Volkov 1 6 6 4 710
Sweden M Tillström 1 79 6 3 6 Sweden M Tillström 6 4 1 6 68
Q Egypt T El Sawy 6 67 1 6 4 1 United States P Sampras 6 6 6
Q Australia P Cash 4 3 2 Australia M Philippoussis 3 3 4
Russia A Olhovskiy 6 6 6 Russia A Olhovskiy 3 4 2
Australia M Woodforde 78 3 3 3 Australia M Philippoussis 6 6 6
Australia M Philippoussis 66 6 6 6 Australia M Philippoussis 6 6 6
Spain R Carretero 6 4 6 1 16 France C Pioline 3 2 4
Spain J Burillo 3 6 0 0 r Spain R Carretero 6 2 2 1
Spain F Clavet 4 63 4 16 France C Pioline 4 6 6 6
16 France C Pioline 6 77 6

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 South Africa W Ferreira 4 4 6 5
Q South Africa D Nainkin 6 6 2 7 Q South Africa D Nainkin 4 1 1
Slovakia K Kučera 2 7 63 5 Sweden J Björkman 6 6 6
Sweden J Björkman 6 5 77 7 Sweden J Björkman 2 6 6 4 3
Q Switzerland F Veglio 1 6 6 6 Spain A Corretja 6 4 4 6 6
Norway C Ruud 6 2 4 4 Q Switzerland F Veglio 77 4 4 0
Spain A Corretja 78 3 6 6 Spain A Corretja 64 6 6 6
Zimbabwe B Black 66 6 2 2 Spain A Corretja 6 6 77
Czech Republic D Rikl 6 7 6 France G Forget 4 3 65
Morocco H Arazi 4 5 2 Czech Republic D Rikl 2 4 4
Netherlands S Schalken 6 6 66 6 Netherlands S Schalken 6 6 6
Austria G Schaller 3 4 78 3 Netherlands S Schalken 2 5 6 6 0
South Africa G Stafford 6 6 4 62 3 France G Forget 6 7 4 4 6
France G Forget 3 2 6 77 6 France G Forget 6 7 6
Brazil F Meligeni 1 77 65 3 17 Spain F Mantilla 4 5 3
17 Spain F Mantilla 6 62 77 6

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Croatia G Ivanišević 1 6 6 6
Russia A Chesnokov 6 2 4 4 4 Croatia G Ivanišević 61 6 6 6
Australia S Draper 6 7 6 Australia S Draper 77 3 4 4
Spain G Blanco 3 5 3 4 Croatia G Ivanišević 6 6 713
Italy R Furlan 6 6 5 1 5 Germany H Dreekmann 3 2 611
Sweden T Johansson 4 2 7 6 7 Sweden T Johansson 61 2 6 1
Germany H Dreekmann 6 6 6 Germany H Dreekmann 77 6 4 6
United Kingdom G Rusedski 2 4 2 4 Croatia G Ivanišević 6 3 6 77
Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 6 Ukraine A Medvedev 4 6 3 62
France J-P Fleurian 2 0 1 Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 6
Slovakia J Krošlák 2 6 3 6 7 Slovakia J Krošlák 4 3 2
United States C Woodruff 6 4 6 2 6 Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 6
Q United States D Caldwell 3 6 3 5 Czech Republic P Korda 2 4 3
Czech Republic P Korda 6 3 6 7 Czech Republic P Korda 6 67 6
Czech Republic B Ulihrach 2 6 77 3 6 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 0 25 3
14 Spain A Costa 6 4 62 6 1

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 United States T Martin 6 6 4 6
Morocco Y El Aynaoui 3 2 6 4 12 United States T Martin 6 6 6
Italy A Gaudenzi 77 6 6 Italy A Gaudenzi 3 2 2
Japan S Matsuoka 64 2 3 12 United States T Martin 2 64 4
WC United States D Flach 7 77 2 78 United Kingdom T Henman 6 77 6
Q Italy G Pozzi 5 65 6 66 WC United States D Flach 3 4 2
LL Brazil R Jabali 2 3 4 United Kingdom T Henman 6 6 6
United Kingdom T Henman 6 6 6 United Kingdom T Henman 77 62 4 4
Netherlands P Haarhuis 65 78 1 6 6 Sweden S Edberg 62 77 6 6
United States M Joyce 77 66 6 2 2 Netherlands P Haarhuis 1 6 6 6
Australia M Tebbutt 3 6 3 7 6 Australia M Tebbutt 6 2 2 3
United States R Reneberg 6 1 6 5 3 Netherlands P Haarhuis 4 64 1
United States J Stark 5 3 7 5 Sweden S Edberg 6 77 6
Germany B Karbacher 7 6 5 7 Germany B Karbacher 6 3 3 0 r
Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6 Sweden S Edberg 3 6 6 1
5 Netherlands R Krajicek 3 3 3

Bottom half[edit]

Section 5[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6 United States A Agassi 6 6 6
Colombia M Hadad 3 3 2 6 United States A Agassi 3 6 6 6
South Africa M Ondruska 63 2 5 LL India L Paes 6 4 1 0
LL India L Paes 77 6 7 6 United States A Agassi 6 6 79
Spain C Moyà 6 64 61 6 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 4 2 67
WC United States S Humphries 1 77 77 0 4 Spain C Moyà 62 4 4
Netherlands J Siemerink 4 6 77 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 77 6 6
Germany C-U Steeb 6 1 64 4 6 United States A Agassi 4 6 6 6
Q France F Vitoux 6 6 77 WC United States D Wheaton 6 2 3 4
Q Paraguay R Delgado 4 4 63 Q France F Vitoux 4 4 6 64
WC United States D Wheaton 6 6 6 WC United States D Wheaton 6 6 4 77
WC United States K Kim 3 2 3 WC United States D Wheaton 1 7 6 6
Ecuador N Lapentti 4 6 4 3 WC United States A O'Brien 6 5 1 2
WC United States A O'Brien 6 1 6 6 WC United States A O'Brien 6 6 5 3 6
Morocco K Alami 2 6 65 1 11 United States M Washington 3 4 7 6 3
11 United States M Washington 6 2 77 6

Section 6[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13 Sweden T Enqvist 6 6 6
France S Simian 3 1 4 13 Sweden T Enqvist 6 6 6
France G Raoux 77 3 1 6 7 France G Raoux 3 2 3
Belgium F Dewulf 65 6 6 3 5 13 Sweden T Enqvist 6 6 6
The Bahamas M Knowles 6 7 6 Q Ecuador P Campana 4 4 2
Uruguay M Filippini 3 5 1 The Bahamas M Knowles 63 6 3 77 3
Australia T Woodbridge 2 6 2 4 Q Ecuador P Campana 77 3 6 63 6
Q Ecuador P Campana 6 4 6 6 13 Sweden T Enqvist 64 2 6 1
Belgium K Goossens 2 0 61 3 Austria T Muster 77 6 4 6
Spain S Bruguera 6 6 77 Spain S Bruguera 6 6 6
Q Germany T Haas 3 6 1 5 Germany M Stich 3 2 4
Germany M Stich 6 1 6 7 Spain S Bruguera 2 4 3
Q Germany D Dier 6 2 6 6 3 Austria T Muster 6 6 6
United States C Adams 4 6 4 4 Q Germany D Dier 3 2 4
Argentina J Frana 1 62 2 3 Austria T Muster 6 6 6
3 Austria T Muster 6 77 6

Section 7[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL Czech Republic D Škoch 2 60 3
Spain J Sánchez 6 77 6 Spain J Sánchez 6 77 2 6
WC United States J Grabb 6 7 77 WC United States J Grabb 2 63 6 3
Australia S Stolle 3 5 64 Spain J Sánchez 6 3 4 6 78
Australia P Rafter 67 3 66 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 2 66
Denmark K Carlsen 79 6 78 Denmark K Carlsen 3 61 3
Australia J Stoltenberg 7 6 6 Australia J Stoltenberg 6 77 6
Italy S Pescosolido 5 4 1 Spain J Sánchez 6 77 77
France A Boetsch 77 6 7 France A Boetsch 4 65 63
Venezuela N Pereira 64 4 5 France A Boetsch 78 6 6
Spain C Costa 5 6 64 3 Sweden M Gustafsson 66 3 1
Sweden M Gustafsson 7 4 77 6 France A Boetsch 6 6 78
United States J Tarango 65 6 6 3 United States J Tarango 4 2 66
Germany A Rădulescu 77 4 1 1 r United States J Tarango 6 4 77 6
Q Romania A Pavel 6 1 4 2 10 Chile M Ríos 4 6 65 2
10 Chile M Ríos 4 6 6 6

Section 8[edit]

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Switzerland M Rosset 79 4 4 3
WC United States J Palmer 67 6 6 6 WC United States J Palmer 77 3 64 6 61
Czech Republic M Damm 5 4 5 Argentina H Gumy 65 6 77 0 77
Argentina H Gumy 7 6 7 Argentina H Gumy 5 1 2
Sweden N Kulti 3 4 6 4 Switzerland J Hlasek 7 6 6
Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 77 79 6
WC Philippines C Mamiit 1 4 0 Spain A Berasategui 65 67 0
Spain A Berasategui 6 6 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 3 4 2
United States V Spadea 6 3 6 6 2 United States M Chang 6 6 6
Czech Republic D Vacek 2 6 3 2 United States V Spadea 6 1 6 6
Germany D Prinosil 6 6 3 65 6 Germany D Prinosil 2 6 2 4
Q Australia P Tramacchi 3 2 6 77 1 United States V Spadea 4 7 6 5 3
Q South Africa N Godwin 6 6 3 6 2 United States M Chang 6 5 2 7 6
Spain T Carbonell 4 2 6 1 Q South Africa N Godwin 1 3 1
Q Brazil J Oncins 6 1 0 66 2 United States M Chang 6 6 6
2 United States M Chang 3 6 6 78

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