2008 Australian Open - Men's Singles
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2008 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
2008 Australian Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upFrance Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Final score4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7-2)
Details
Draw128
Seeds32
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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Novak Djokovic defeated unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6(7-2) to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2008 Australian Open.[1] It was the first Grand Slam title of Djokovic's career, and the first of his eventual eight Australian Open titles. Djokovic became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam men's singles title.[2]

It was also the first Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open that did not feature either Federer or Rafael Nadal, who were beaten by Djokovic and Tsonga, respectively, in the semi-finals.[3][4]

Roger Federer was the two-time defending champion, but was defeated in the semifinals by eventual champion Novak Djokovic. This event marked the end of Federer's record 10 straight Grand Slam finals (of which he won 8). Still, he became the first man to reach 15 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals (streak started at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships), surpassing Roy Emerson and Ivan Lendl. This was the only Grand Slam tournament where Federer failed to reach the final between the 2005 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 Australian Open, a span of 19 Grand Slam tournaments. He would go on to reach the next 8 Grand Slam finals in a row (winning four of them) before losing in the quarterfinals at the 2010 French Open.

Seeds

  1. Switzerland Roger Federer (Semifinals)
  2. Spain Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
  3. Serbia Novak Djokovic (Champion)
  4. Russia Nikolay Davydenko (Fourth round)
  5. Spain David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
  6. United States Andy Roddick (Third round)
  7. Chile Fernando González (Third round)
  8. France Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
  9. United Kingdom Andy Murray (First round)
  10. Argentina David Nalbandian (Third round)
  11. Spain Tommy Robredo (Second round)
  12. United States James Blake (Quarterfinals)
  13. Czech Republic Tomá? Berdych (Fourth round)
  14. Russia Mikhail Youzhny (Quarterfinals)
  15. Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis (Third round)
  16. Spain Carlos Moyá (First round)
  17. Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i? (First round)
  18. Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela (First round)
  19. Australia Lleyton Hewitt (Fourth round)
  20. Croatia Ivo Karlovi? (Third round)
  21. Argentina Juan Mónaco (Third round)
  22. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero (Fourth round)
  23. France Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fourth round)
  24. Finland Jarkko Nieminen (Quarterfinals)
  25. Spain Fernando Verdasco (Second round)
  26. Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka (Second round)
  27. Spain Nicolás Almagro (First round)
  28. France Gilles Simon (Third round)
  29. Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber (Fourth round)
  30. Czech Republic Radek ?t?pánek (First round)
  31. Russia Igor Andreev (Third round)
  32. Russia Dmitry Tursunov (Second round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 7 77 6    
12 United States James Blake 5 654    
1 Switzerland Roger Federer 5 3 65   
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 7 6 77    
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 6 6 7    
5 Spain David Ferrer 0 3 5    
3 Serbia Novak Djokovic 4 6 6 77  
  6 4 3 62 
  7 6 78    
14 Russia Mikhail Youzhny 5 0 66   
  6 6 6    
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 2 3 2    
24 Finland Jarkko Nieminen 5 3 1    
2 Spain Rafael Nadal 7 6 6    

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
  Argentina D Hartfield 0 3 0     1 Switzerland R Federer 6 6 6    
  France F Santoro 6 6 6       France F Santoro 1 2 0    
  United States J Isner 2 2 4     1 Switzerland R Federer 6577 5 6 10
  Serbia J Tipsarevi? 7 6 660 6   Serbia J Tipsarevi? 77 617 1 8
WC Australia J Sirianni 5 2 78 6 0   Serbia J Tipsarevi? 7 77 77    
  France T Ascione 4 0 3     25 Spain F Verdasco 5 6363   
25 Spain F Verdasco 6 6 6     1 Switzerland R Federer 6 79 6    
21 Argentina J Monaco 77 7 6     13 Czech Republic T Berdych 4 673    
  Argentina C Berlocq 655 1     21 Argentina J Monaco 6 78 5 688
  United States R Kendrick 4 5 2     Q United States A Delic 3 667 710 6
Q United States A Delic 6 7 6     21 Argentina J Monaco 6 3 652  
  Spain Ó Hernández 1 77 6 6   13 Czech Republic T Berdych 3 6 77 6  
  Czech Republic I Miná? 6 652 1     Spain Ó Hernández 2 1 3    
  Austria W Eschauer 4 4 4     13 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6    
13 Czech Republic T Berdych 6 6 6    

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12 United States J Blake 6 6 6    
  Chile N Massú 3 2 2     12 United States J Blake 6 6 6    
  United States M Russell 6 4 6 3 6   United States M Russell 3 2 2    
  Italy F Fognini 1 6 2 6 3 12 United States J Blake 4 2 6 77 6
  France S Grosjean 77 6 77       France S Grosjean 6 6 0 652
  Italy F Volandri 633 60      France S Grosjean 4 6 6 646
Q Netherlands R Haase 626 6 77   Q Netherlands R Haase 6 4 0 77 4
17 Croatia I Ljubi?i? 77 3 0 61  12 United States J Blake 6 6 6    
27 Spain N Almagro 645 2       Croatia M ?ili? 3 4 4    
  Croatia M ?ili? 77 7 6       Croatia M ?ili? 6 6 6    
  Czech Republic J Van?k 3 4 4       Austria J Melzer 4 3 4    
  Austria J Melzer 6 6 6       Croatia M ?ili? 6 646 6  
  South Korea H-t Lee 78 6 6     7 Chile F Gonzalez 2 77 3 1  
  Australia C Guccione 663 4       South Korea H-t Lee 6 3 2 4  
Q Greece K Economidis 4 621     7 Chile F Gonzalez 4 6 6 6  
7 Chile F Gonzalez 6 77 6    

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 77    
  Germany B Becker 0 2 65    3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6    
Q United States R Ram 656 4 6 3   Italy S Bolelli 1 2 2    
  Italy S Bolelli 77 3 6 2 6 3 Serbia N Djokovic 6 6 6    
  United States S Querrey 6 6 7       United States S Querrey 3 1 3    
  Belgium O Rochus 3 2 5       United States S Querrey 77 4 6 6  
PR Belgium X Malisse 77 7 2 1 3 32 Russia D Tursunov 656 4 2  
32 Russia D Tursunov 615 6 6 6 3 Serbia N Djokovic 7 6 6    
19 Australia L Hewitt 6 6 6     19 Australia L Hewitt 5 3 3    
  Belgium S Darcis 0 3 0     19 Australia L Hewitt 77 6 5 6  
WC Uzbekistan D Istomin 6 6177 6   WC Uzbekistan D Istomin 653 7 1  
Q Slovakia L Lacko 3 77 641   19 Australia L Hewitt 4 7 7 646
  Latvia E Gulbis 0 4 62    15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 5 5 77 3
  Russia M Safin 6 6 77       Russia M Safin 4 4 6 6 2
  Sweden T Johansson 602 6 3   15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 6 6 2 3 6
15 Cyprus M Baghdatis 77 6 3 6  

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Argentina D Nalbandian 6 6 77    
WC Australia R Smeets 1 1 63    10 Argentina D Nalbandian 4 7 6 6  
  Argentina M Zabaleta 1 77 3 4     Australia P Luczak 6 5 4 1  
  Australia P Luczak 6 626 6   10 1 2 3    
WC Australia A Jones 6 6 3 6   22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6    
  Spain A Montañés 4 3 6 2   WC Australia A Jones 4 4 2    
  Germany N Kiefer 4 3 1     22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6    
22 Spain JC Ferrero 6 6 6     22 5 6 4 1  
30 Czech Republic R ?t?pánek 6 6 5 2 3 5 Spain D Ferrer 7 3 6 6  
  United States V Spadea 2 2 7 6 6   United States V Spadea 4 6 6 2 9
Q Germany D Gremelmayr 6 0 6 7   Q 6 2 3 6 7
  Argentina S Roitman 1 6 4 5     United States V Spadea 3 3 2    
  Spain S Ventura 3 1 3     5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6    
  Argentina JM del Potro 6 6 6       Argentina JM del Potro 3 4 0r   
  2 2 1     5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 0    
5 Spain D Ferrer 6 6 6    

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8 France R Gasquet 6 6 3 6  
WC Australia N Lindahl 0 1 6 2   8 France R Gasquet 6 6 6    
  Spain F López 78 6 6       Spain F López 2 1 3    
Q United States W Odesnik 661 4     8 France R Gasquet 6 6 4 6  
  Belgium K Vliegen 6 6 77     31 Russia I Andreev 3 2 6 4  
  France O Patience 0 1 63      Belgium K Vliegen 5 5 2    
  Romania A Pavel 7 2 643   31 Russia I Andreev 7 7 6    
31 Russia I Andreev 5 6 77 6   8 France R Gasquet 2 77 663  
18 Argentina JI Chela 4 2 6 2     6 6578 6  
  6 6 1 6     6 5 6 78  
  Colombia A Falla 5 7 686 7   Colombia A Falla 4 7 4 66 
Q South Africa K Anderson 7 5 710 2 5   3 4 2    
Q United States S Warburg 2 6 6 2 6   France J-W Tsonga 6 6 6    
  Argentina JP Brzezicki 6 2 3 6 4 Q United States S Warburg 4 642    
  France J-W Tsonga 7 6 0 77     France J-W Tsonga 6 77 6    
9 United Kingdom A Murray 5 4 6 65 

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 77    
WC France M Montcourt 0 2 63    14 Russia M Youzhny 4 7 6 77  
Q Israel H Levy 4 2 1       Italy A Seppi 6 5 3 64 
  Italy A Seppi 6 6 6     14 Russia M Youzhny 6 6 6    
  Israel D Sela 6 6 6     20 Croatia I Karlovi? 2 4 2    
Q Austria M Slanar 2 4 2       Israel D Sela 77 4 3 1  
Q United Kingdom J Baker 4 4 77 4   20 Croatia I Karlovi? 656 6 6  
20 Croatia I Karlovi? 6 6 616   14 Russia M Youzhny 77 6 6    
26 Switzerland S Wawrinka 6 6 6     4 Russia N Davydenko 623 1    
  France J Benneteau 3 3 3     26 Switzerland S Wawrinka 2 6 651r
  Chinese Taipei Y-h Lu 3 6 78 4 2   France M Gicquel 6 3 77 2  
  France M Gicquel 6 4 666 6   France M Gicquel 3 2 3    
  France N Mahut 77 5 6 3 7 4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 6    
  Argentina J Acasuso 627 2 6 5   France N Mahut 4 0 3    
  France M Llodra 5 5 3     4 Russia N Davydenko 6 6 6    
4 Russia N Davydenko 7 7 6    

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6 United States A Roddick 6 6 7    
Q Czech Republic L Dlouhý 3 4 5     6 United States A Roddick 6 6 6    
  United States D Young 77 643 65    Germany M Berrer 2 2 4    
  Germany M Berrer 6577 6 77   6 United States A Roddick 4 6 6977 6
  Russia E Korolev 7 6 6     29 6 3 711 638
Q Spain M Granollers 5 2 0       Russia E Korolev 4 2 1 r  
Q Croatia R Karanu?i? 4 651     29 6 6 0    
29 6 77 6     29 6 67693  
24 Finland J Nieminen 6 6 5 2 6 24 Finland J Nieminen 3 79 711 6  
  Canada F Dancevic 3 1 7 6 1 24 Finland J Nieminen 6 7 77    
WC United States J Levine 6 7 6     WC United States J Levine 2 5 62   
  1 5 1     24 Finland J Nieminen 3 77 6 6  
  United States M Fish 6 6 3 6     United States M Fish 6 643 1  
  Serbia B Pa?anski 2 3 6 3     United States M Fish 6 6 6    
  Germany M Zverev 6 6 624 5 11 Spain T Robredo 1 2 3    
11 Spain T Robredo 4 2 77 6 7

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Spain C Moyá 6577 5 4  
  Austria S Koubek 77 627 6     Austria S Koubek 6 78 77    
  Peru L Horna 4 78 3 4     Argentina A Calleri 3 6665   
  Argentina A Calleri 6 666 6     Austria S Koubek 6 646 5 6
  Chile P Capdeville 6 7 6     23 France P-H Mathieu 4 77 2 7 8
WC Australia B Klein 4 5 4       Chile P Capdeville 77 0 4 4  
  Romania V H?nescu 1 642     23 France P-H Mathieu 656 6 6  
23 France P-H Mathieu 6 77 6     23 France P-H Mathieu 4 0r    
28 France G Simon 4 6 6 646 2 Spain R Nadal 6 3      
  United States B Reynolds 6 4 2 77 4 28 France G Simon 6 6 6    
  France A Clément 4 2 77 4     Germany R Schüttler 2 2 1    
  Germany R Schüttler 6 6 636   28 France G Simon 5 2 3    
  France F Serra 6 77 77     2 Spain R Nadal 7 6 6    
  Germany F Mayer 3 6265      France F Serra 0 2 2    
Q Serbia V Troicki 635 1     2 Spain R Nadal 6 6 6    
2 Spain R Nadal 77 7 6    

References

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open". Daily Telegraph. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Australian Open 2008". BBC Sport. 27 January 2008. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 365. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  4. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive - 2008 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 2012.

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