1996 US Open - Men's Singles
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1996 US Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1996 US Open
ChampionUnited States Pete Sampras
Runner-upUnited States Michael Chang
Final score6-1, 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 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 Àlex 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 7-6(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 Ivani?evi?, 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 Ivani?evi? in the quarterfinals.

Seeds

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

01.   United States Pete Sampras (Champion)
02.   United States Michael Chang (Final)
03.   Austria Thomas Muster (Quarterfinals)
04.   Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? (Semifinals)
05.   Netherlands Richard Krajicek (First round)
06.   United States Andre Agassi (Semifinals)
07.   Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Withdrew)
08.   United States Jim Courier (Withdrew)
09.   South Africa Wayne Ferreira (First round)
10.   Chile Marcelo Ríos (Second round)
11.   United States MaliVai Washington (Second round)
12.   United States Todd Martin (Third round)
13.   Sweden Thomas Enqvist (Fourth round)
14.   Spain Albert Costa (First round)
15.   Switzerland Marc Rosset (First round)
16.   France Cédric Pioline (Third round)
17.   Spain Félix Mantilla (Second round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Final eight

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1 United States Pete Sampras 77 5 5 6 79
Spain Àlex Corretja 657 7 4 67
1 United States Pete Sampras 6 6 696
4 Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 3 4 711 3
4 Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 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 6 626

Top half

Section 1

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 2r Russia A Volkov 3 4 2
Russia A Volkov 656 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 6 671 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 666 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 0r Spain R Carretero 6 2 2 1
Spain F Clavet 4 634 16 France C Pioline 4 6 6 6
16 France C Pioline 6 77 6

Section 2

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 Ku?era 2 7 635 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 646 6 6
Zimbabwe B Black 666 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 6 666 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 4 623 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 77 653 17 Spain F Mantilla 4 5 3
17 Spain F Mantilla 6 6277 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 1 6 6 6
Russia A Chesnokov 6 2 4 4 4 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 616 6 6
Australia S Draper 6 7 6 Australia S Draper 77 3 4 4
Spain G Blanco 3 5 3 4 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 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 612 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 Ivani?evi? 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 Kro?lák 2 6 3 6 7 Slovakia J Kro?lák 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 77 6
Czech Republic B Ulihrach 2 6 77 3 6 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 0 653
14 Spain A Costa 6 4 626 1

Section 4

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 642 3 12 United States T Martin 2 644
WC United States D Flach 7 77 2 78 United Kingdom T Henman 6 77 6
Q Italy G Pozzi 5 656 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 77 624 4
Netherlands P Haarhuis 6578 1 6 6 Sweden S Edberg 6277 6 6
United States M Joyce 77 666 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 4 641
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

Section 5

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 632 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 Moyá 6 64616 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 4 2 67
WC United States S Humphries 1 77 77 0 4 Spain C Moyá 624 4
Netherlands J Siemerink 4 6 77 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 77 6 6
Germany C-U Steeb 6 1 644 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 6 651 11 United States M Washington 3 4 7 6 3
11 United States M Washington 6 2 77 6

Section 6

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 656 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 636 3 77 3
Australia T Woodbridge 2 6 2 4 Q Ecuador P Campana 77 3 6 636
Q Ecuador P Campana 6 4 6 6 13 Sweden T Enqvist 642 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 1 622 3 Austria T Muster 6 6 6
3 Austria T Muster 6 77 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL Czech Republic D ?koch 2 603
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 2 636 3
Australia S Stolle 3 5 64 Spain J Sánchez 6 3 4 6 78
Australia P Rafter 673 66 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 2 66
Denmark K Carlsen 79 6 78 Denmark K Carlsen 3 613
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 6563
Venezuela N Pereira 644 5 France A Boetsch 78 6 6
Spain C Costa 5 6 643 Sweden M Gustafsson 663 1
Sweden M Gustafsson 7 4 77 6 France A Boetsch 6 6 78
United States J Tarango 656 6 3 United States J Tarango 4 2 66
Germany A R?dulescu 77 4 1 1r United States J Tarango 6 4 77 6
Q Romania A Pavel 6 1 4 2 10 Chile M Ríos 4 6 652
10 Chile M Ríos 4 6 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 Switzerland M Rosset 79 4 4 3
WC United States J Palmer 676 6 6 WC United States J Palmer 77 3 646 61
Czech Republic M Damm 5 4 5 Argentina H Gumy 656 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 United States C Mamiit 1 4 0 Spain A Berasategui 65670
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 3 656 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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