List of Australian Open men's singles champions

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Australian Open Men's Singles Champions
Location Melbourne
Australia
Venue Melbourne Park
Governing body Tennis Australia
Created 1905 (established)
Editions Tournaments staged: (106 editions)
Open Era: 1969 (50 editions)
Surface Grass (1905–1987)
Rebound Ace (1988–2007)
Plexicushion
(2008–present)
Prize money A$ 2,300,000 (2012)[1]
Trophy Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
Website www.australianopen.com/en_AU/event_guide/history/men_s_singles.html
Most titles
Amateur era 6: Roy Emerson
Open era 6: Novak Djokovic
6: Roger Federer
Most consecutive titles
Amateur era 5: Roy Emerson
Open era 3: Novak Djokovic
Current champion
Roger Federer
(sixth title)

The Australian Open[a][b] is an annual tennis tournament created in 1905 and played on outdoor hardcourts[c][d] at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.[2] The Australian Open is played over a two-week period beginning in mid-January and has been chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments each year since 1987. The event was not held from 1916 to 1918 because of World War I, from 1941 to 1945 because of World War II and in 1986.[3][4] The timing of the Australian Open has changed several times. In 1977, the date of the final moved from January to December, which resulted in having two Australian Opens in 1977; there was a January edition and a December edition that year.[5] The originally planned December 1986 edition was moved forward to January 1987, resulting in no Australian Open in 1986.[6][7] The Australian Open was an Open Era event for the first time in 1969. One year previously in 1968 the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open were Open Era events for the first time.

History[edit]

Christchurch and Hastings, New Zealand, and Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, have hosted the men's singles event. The event switched cities every year before it settled in 1972 in Melbourne. The event was held at the Kooyong Stadium before moving to Melbourne Park in 1988.[3]

The Australian Open court surface changed once, from grass courts to hardcourts in 1988.[3][8][9] Mats Wilander was the only tennis player to win the event on grass and on Rebound Ace surfaces; he won twice on grass and once on the Rebound Ace. Roger Federer is the only player to have won on both the Rebound Ace and Plexicushion surfaces.[10]

The men's singles rules have undergone several changes since the first edition. This event has always been contested in a knockout format, and all matches have been best-of-five sets except in 1970, 1973, and 1974, when the first round was best-of-three sets, and in 1982, when the third and fourth round were best-of-three sets.[2] Since 1905, all sets have been decided in the advantage format. The lingering death best-of-twelve points tie-break was introduced in 1971 and has been used for the first four sets since then, except from 1980 to 1982, when the tie-break was also played in fifth sets.[2][11]

The champion receives a miniature replica of the silver-gilt Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, named after the 1911 champion and former Lawn Tennis Association of Australia (LTAA) president, and modeled after the Warwick Vase.[12] In 2010, the winner received prize money of A$2,100,000.[13]

In the Australasian Championships, James Anderson holds the records for most titles with three (1922, 1924–1925), and the most consecutive titles with two (1924–1925). In the Australian Championships, Roy Emerson holds the records for most titles with six (1961, 1963–1967) and most consecutive titles with five (1963–1967).[4] The inclusion of professional tennis players in 1969 marked the competition's entry into the Open Era, in which Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011–2013, 2015–2016) and Roger Federer (2004, 2006–2007, 2010, 2017–2018) hold the record for most titles with six. The Open Era record for most consecutive titles is three by Djokovic (2011–2013).[4] This event was won without losing a set during the Open Era by Rosewall in 1971 and Federer in 2007.

Champions[edit]

Australasian Championships[edit]

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James Anderson clinched three titles in the Australasian Championship.
Year[f] Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final[4][14]
1905  AUS Rodney Heath  AUS Albert Curtis 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1906  NZL Anthony Wilding  NZL Francis Fisher 6–0, 6–4, 6–4
1907  AUS Horace Rice  NZL Harry Parker 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
1908  USA Fred Alexander  AUS Alfred Dunlop 3–6, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–3
1909  NZL Anthony Wilding  AUS Ernie Parker 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
1910  AUS Rodney Heath  AUS Horace Rice 6–4, 6–3, 6–2
1911  AUS Norman Brookes  AUS Horace Rice 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1912  BRI[j] James Cecil Parke  BRI Alfred Beamish 3–6, 6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 7–5
1913  AUS Ernie Parker  NZL Harry Parker 2–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
1914  AUS Arthur O'Hara Wood  AUS Gerald Patterson 6–4, 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
1915  BRI Gordon Lowe  AUS Horace Rice 4–6, 6–1, 6–1, 6–4
1916 No competition (due to World War I)
1917
1918
1919  BRI Algernon Kingscote  AUS Eric Pockley 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
1920  AUS Pat O'Hara Wood  AUS Ronald Thomas 6–3, 4–6, 6–8, 6–1, 6–3
1921  AUS Rhys Gemmell  AUS Alf Hedeman 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
1922  AUS James Anderson  AUS Gerald Patterson 6–0, 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
1923  AUS Pat O'Hara Wood  AUS Bert St. John 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
1924  AUS James Anderson  AUS Richard Schlesinger 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3
1925  AUS James Anderson  AUS Gerald Patterson 11–9, 2–6, 6–2, 6–3
1926  AUS John Hawkes  AUS James Willard 6–1, 6–3, 6–1

Australian Championships[edit]

A man in a white clothing with a wooden tennis racket
Jack Crawford titled in 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1935.
Year[f] Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final[4][14]
1927  AUS Gerald Patterson  AUS John Hawkes 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 18–16, 6–3
1928  FRA Jean Borotra  AUS Jack Cummings 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 5–7, 6–3
1929  GBR John Colin Gregory  AUS Richard Schlesinger 6–2, 6–2, 5–7, 7–5
1930  AUS Edgar Moon  AUS Harry Hopman 6–3, 6–1, 6–3
1931  AUS Jack Crawford  AUS Harry Hopman 6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
1932  AUS Jack Crawford  AUS Harry Hopman 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1933  AUS Jack Crawford  USA Keith Gledhill 2–6, 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
1934  GBR Fred Perry  AUS Jack Crawford 6–3, 7–5, 6–1
1935  AUS Jack Crawford  GBR Fred Perry 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1936  AUS Adrian Quist  AUS Jack Crawford 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 3–6, 9–7
1937  AUS Vivian McGrath  AUS John Bromwich 6–3, 1–6, 6–0, 2–6, 6–1
1938  USA Don Budge  AUS John Bromwich 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
1939  AUS John Bromwich  AUS Adrian Quist 6–4, 6–1, 6–3
1940  AUS Adrian Quist  AUS Jack Crawford 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
1941 No competition (due to World War II)[n]
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946  AUS John Bromwich  AUS Dinny Pails 5–7, 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 6–2
1947  AUS Dinny Pails  AUS John Bromwich 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 8–6
1948  AUS Adrian Quist  AUS John Bromwich 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
1949  AUS Frank Sedgman  AUS John Bromwich 6–3, 6–2, 6–2
1950  AUS Frank Sedgman  AUS Ken McGregor 6–3, 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
1951  USA Dick Savitt  AUS Ken McGregor 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 6–1
1952  AUS Ken McGregor  AUS Frank Sedgman 7–5, 12–10, 2–6, 6–2
1953  AUS Ken Rosewall  AUS Mervyn Rose 6–0, 6–3, 6–4
1954  AUS Mervyn Rose  AUS Rex Hartwig 6–2, 0–6, 6–4, 6–2
1955  AUS Ken Rosewall  AUS Lew Hoad 9–7, 6–4, 6–4
1956  AUS Lew Hoad  AUS Ken Rosewall 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
1957  AUS Ashley Cooper  AUS Neale Fraser 6–3, 9–11, 6–4, 6–2
1958  AUS Ashley Cooper  AUS Malcolm Anderson 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
1959  PER[g] Alex Olmedo  AUS Neale Fraser 6–1, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
1960  AUS Rod Laver  AUS Neale Fraser 5–7, 3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 8–6
1961  AUS Roy Emerson  AUS Rod Laver 1–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
1962  AUS Rod Laver  AUS Roy Emerson 8–6, 0–6, 6–4, 6–4
1963  AUS Roy Emerson  AUS Ken Fletcher 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
1964  AUS Roy Emerson  AUS Fred Stolle 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
1965  AUS Roy Emerson  AUS Fred Stolle 7–9, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–1
1966  AUS Roy Emerson  USA Arthur Ashe 6–4, 6–8, 6–2, 6–3
1967  AUS Roy Emerson  USA Arthur Ashe 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1968  AUS William Bowrey  ESP Juan Gisbert 7–5, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4

Australian Open[edit]

A man in white and blue shorts and T-shirt with a white baseball cap, raises his right arm, holding a modern version of a tennis racket, as he prepares to serve the unseen tennis ball
American Andre Agassi won four singles titles.
A brown-haired man in a light blue polo shirt and both white wristband and bandanna with a light blue nike logo, who is hitting a backhand with the tennis ball in the foreground
Roger Federer is one of the two players in the Open Era to win 6 singles Australian Open titles.
Year[f] Country Champion Country Runner-up Score in the final[4][14]
1969  AUS Rod Laver[b]  ESP Andrés Gimeno 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1970  USA Arthur Ashe  AUS Dick Crealy 6–4, 9–7, 6–2
1971  AUS Ken Rosewall  USA Arthur Ashe 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
1972  AUS Ken Rosewall  AUS Malcolm Anderson 7–6(7–2), 6–3, 7–5
1973  AUS John Newcombe  NZL Onny Parun 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 6–1
1974  USA Jimmy Connors  AUS Phil Dent 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
1975  AUS John Newcombe  USA Jimmy Connors 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 7–6(9–7)
1976  AUS Mark Edmondson  AUS John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
1977 (1)  USA Roscoe Tanner[h]  ARG Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
1977 (2)  USA Vitas Gerulaitis[h]  GBR John Lloyd 6–3, 7–6(7–1), 5–7, 3–6, 6–2
1978  ARG Guillermo Vilas  AUS John Marks 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
1979  ARG Guillermo Vilas  USA John Sadri 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–2
1980  USA Brian Teacher  AUS Kim Warwick 7–5, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
1981  RSA Johan Kriek  USA Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4
1982  USA[m] Johan Kriek  USA Steve Denton 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
1983  SWE Mats Wilander  TCH Ivan Lendl 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
1984  SWE Mats Wilander  RSA Kevin Curren 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–2
1985  SWE Stefan Edberg  SWE Mats Wilander 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1986 No competition (due to date change)[e]
1987  SWE Stefan Edberg  AUS Pat Cash 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3
1988  SWE Mats Wilander  AUS Pat Cash 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 6–1, 8–6
1989  TCH Ivan Lendl  TCH Miloslav Mečíř 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1990  TCH Ivan Lendl  SWE Stefan Edberg 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–2 retired[k]
1991  GER Boris Becker  TCH Ivan Lendl 1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1992  USA Jim Courier  SWE Stefan Edberg 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1993  USA Jim Courier  SWE Stefan Edberg 6–2, 6–1, 2–6, 7–5
1994  USA Pete Sampras  USA Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–4
1995  USA Andre Agassi  USA Pete Sampras 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(8–6), 6–4
1996  GER Boris Becker  USA Michael Chang 6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2
1997  USA Pete Sampras  ESP Carlos Moyá 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1998  CZE Petr Korda  CHI Marcelo Ríos 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
1999  RUS Yevgeny Kafelnikov  SWE Thomas Enqvist 4–6, 6–0, 6–3, 7–6(7–1)
2000  USA Andre Agassi  RUS Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4
2001  USA Andre Agassi  FRA Arnaud Clément 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
2002  SWE Thomas Johansson  RUS Marat Safin 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2003  USA Andre Agassi  GER Rainer Schüttler 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
2004   SUI Roger Federer  RUS Marat Safin 7–6(7–3), 6–4, 6–2
2005  RUS Marat Safin  AUS Lleyton Hewitt 1–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
2006   SUI Roger Federer  CYP Marcos Baghdatis 5–7, 7–5, 6–0, 6–2
2007   SUI Roger Federer  CHI Fernando González 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 6–4
2008  SRB Novak Djokovic  FRA Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
2009  ESP Rafael Nadal   SUI Roger Federer 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6, 6–2
2010   SUI Roger Federer  GBR Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
2011  SRB Novak Djokovic  GBR Andy Murray 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
2012  SRB Novak Djokovic  ESP Rafael Nadal 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
2013  SRB Novak Djokovic  GBR Andy Murray 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3, 6–2
2014   SUI Stan Wawrinka  ESP Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
2015  SRB Novak Djokovic  GBR Andy Murray 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 6–0
2016  SRB Novak Djokovic  GBR Andy Murray 6–1, 7–5, 7–6(7–3)
2017   SUI Roger Federer  ESP Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
2018   SUI Roger Federer  CRO Marin Čilić 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

Statistics[edit]

Multiple champions[edit]

A brown-haired man in a white tennis shirt with light blue sections and red stripes with the trophy
Open Era six-time champion Novak Djokovic hoisting the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after his second win in 2011. Djokovic is one of the two players in the Open Era to win 6 Australian Open titles and the only player in the Open Era to win 3 consecutive titles. He is undefeated in finals.
Player Amateur Era Open Era All-time Years
 Roy Emerson (AUS) 6 0 6 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967
 Roger Federer (SUI) 0 6 6 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) 0 6 6 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
 Jack Crawford (AUS) 4 0 4 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935
 Ken Rosewall (AUS) 2 2 4 1953, 1955, 1971, 1972
 Andre Agassi (USA) 0 4 4 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003
 James Anderson (AUS) 3 0 3 1922, 1924, 1925
 Adrian Quist (AUS) 3 0 3 1936, 1940, 1948
 Rod Laver (AUS) 2 1 3 1960, 1962, 1969
 Mats Wilander (SWE) 0 3 3 1983, 1984, 1988
 Boris Becker (GER) 0 2 2 1991, 1996
 John Bromwich (AUS) 2 0 2 1939, 1946
 Ashley Cooper (AUS) 2 0 2 1957, 1958
 Jim Courier (USA) 0 2 2 1992, 1993
 Stefan Edberg (SWE) 0 2 2 1985, 1987
 Rodney Heath (AUS) 2 0 2 1905, 1910
  Johan Kriek (RSA) (USA)[m] 0 2 2 1981, 1982
 Ivan Lendl (TCH) 0 2 2 1989, 1990
 John Newcombe (AUS) 0 2 2 1973, 1975
 Pete Sampras (USA) 0 2 2 1994, 1997
 Frank Sedgman (AUS) 2 0 2 1949, 1950
 Guillermo Vilas (ARG) 0 2 2 1978, 1979
 Anthony Wilding (NZL) 2 0 2 1906, 1909
 Pat O'Hara Wood (AUS) 2 0 2 1920, 1923

Champions by country[edit]

Australian Open men's singles champions by country
Country Amateur Era Open Era All-time First title Last title
 Australia (AUS) 44 6 50 1905 1976
 United States (USA) 3 15 18 1908 2003
  Switzerland (SUI) 0 7 7 2004 2018
 Sweden (SWE) 0 6 6 1983 2002
 Serbia (SRB) 0 6 6 2008 2016
 United Kingdom (UK/GBR)[l] 5 0 5 1912 1934
 Argentina (ARG) 0 2 2 1978 1979
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)[m] 0 2 2 1989 1990
 Germany (GER) 0 2 2 1991 1996
 New Zealand (NZL) 2 0 2 1906 1909
 Russia (RUS) 0 2 2 1999 2005
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 1 1981 1981
 Czech Republic (CZE)[n] 0 1 1 1998 1998
 France (FRA) 1 0 1 1928 1928
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 1 2009 2009
 Peru (PER) 1 0 1 1959 1959

See also[edit]

Australian Open other competitions

Grand Slam men's singles

Notes[edit]

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