1988 US Open - Men's Singles
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1988 US Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's singles
1988 US Open
ChampionSweden Mats Wilander
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women mixed
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Mats Wilander defeated the three-time defending champion Ivan Lendl in a rematch of the previous year's final, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 1988 US Open.[1] It was the longest US Open men's singles final in history, lasting 4 hours and 54 minutes.[2] With the win, Wilander gained the world No. 1 ranking for the first time, replacing Lendl.

This was the first major in which future 14-time major champion Pete Sampras and future four-time major champion Jim Courier competed in the main draw.[3]

Seeds

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

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (finalist)
  2. Sweden Mats Wilander (champion)
  3. Sweden Stefan Edberg (fourth round)
  4. United States Andre Agassi (semifinalist)
  5. West Germany Boris Becker (second round)
  6. United States Jimmy Connors (quarterfinalist)
  7. France Yannick Noah (second round)
  8. Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í? (third round)
  9. United States Tim Mayotte (third round)
  10. France Henri Leconte (third round)
  11. United States Brad Gilbert (second round)
  12. Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán (third round)
  13. Sweden Jonas Svensson (second round)
  14. Ecuador Andrés Gómez (third round)
  15. Sweden Anders Järryd (third round)
  16. United States John McEnroe (second round)

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
  United States Derrick Rostagno 2 2 0
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 6 6 6
4 United States Andre Agassi 6 2 3 4
4 United States Andre Agassi 6 7 6
6 United States Jimmy Connors 2 6 1
1 Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4 6 3 7 4
2 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 4 6 5 6
  Australia Darren Cahill 6 5 7 5 6
  United States Aaron Krickstein 2 7 6 7 3
  Australia Darren Cahill 4 4 2
2 Sweden Mats Wilander 6 6 6
  Spain Emilio Sánchez 6 6 0 4
2 Sweden Mats Wilander 3 7 6 6

Top half

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6 5 6
Israel A Mansdorf 2 7 1 7 0 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
United States J Berger 6 6 6 United States J Berger 2 4 1
Q United States D Cassidy 4 0 2 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 6 6
Q United States J Brown 6 4 6 7 WC United States S Davis 1 4 3
United States D Goldie 4 6 3 6 Q United States J Brown 3 3 6 3
United Kingdom J Bates 4 3 1 WC United States S Davis 6 6 3 6
WC United States S Davis 6 6 6 1 Czechoslovakia I Lendl 6 5 6 6
Australia W Masur 6 6 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 4 7 2 4
Q The Bahamas R Smith 2 3 4 Australia W Masur 0 3 0
Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 4 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 6
Italy C Pistolesi 2 2 6 3 Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 6
United States R Reneberg 6 4 6 6 15 Sweden A Järryd 3 4 2
Czechoslovakia M Vajda 3 6 4 0 United States R Reneberg 3 5 4
Sweden J Nyström 3 6 3 2 15 Sweden A Järryd 6 7 6
15 Sweden A Järryd 6 4 6 6

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9 United States T Mayotte 6 6 4 5 6
United States J Pugh 3 4 6 7 3 9 United States T Mayotte 7 6 6
Q Italy G Pozzi 3 6 6 6 Q Italy G Pozzi 6 4 3
Sweden P Lundgren 6 3 2 3 9 United States T Mayotte 3 6 4 6 3
Brazil C Motta 7 6 3 4 4 United States D Rostagno 6 2 6 4 6
United States M Davis 5 3 6 6 6 United States M Davis 4 4 3
United States D Rostagno 6 6 6 7 United States D Rostagno 6 6 6
Senegal Y Doumbia 3 7 3 6 United States D Rostagno 6 3 6 6
Q United States J Palmer 2 4 6 6 6 Haiti R Agénor 2 6 1 3
WC United States J Tarango 6 6 2 4 0 Q United States J Palmer 2 7 1 r
New Zealand K Evernden 1 6 3 6 1 Haiti R Agénor 6 6 5
Haiti R Agénor 6 3 6 3 6 Haiti R Agénor 6 6 2 6
Australia J Stoltenberg 6 4 6 6 6 Australia J Stoltenberg 3 1 6 0
United States M Anger 7 6 3 4 4 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 6
Q United States K Jones 6 4 1 7 France Y Noah 6 2 3 4
7 France Y Noah 7 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 United States A Agassi 7 6 6
Q United States P Johnson 6 3 3 4 United States A Agassi 4 6 6 6
WC United States S Melville 7 5 1 6 WC United States R Leach 6 2 3 4
WC United States R Leach 6 7 6 7 4 United States A Agassi 6 6 2 6
Argentina M Jaite 6 6 1 6 United States J Kriek 3 1 6 0
France T Champion 1 4 6 0 Argentina M Jaite 4 2 6 6
WC United States T Ho 4 6 6 United States J Kriek 6 6 3 7
United States J Kriek 6 7 7 4 United States A Agassi 7 6 6
United Kingdom A Castle 1 7 2 5 United States M Chang 5 3 2
Switzerland C Mezzadri 6 5 6 7 Switzerland C Mezzadri 6 2 2
West Germany R Osterthun 6 2 1 2 United States T Wilkison 7 6 6
United States T Wilkison 3 6 6 6 United States T Wilkison 6 6 3 4 5
United States M Chang 6 6 7 United States M Chang 4 3 6 6 7
Brazil L Mattar 4 3 5 United States M Chang 5 6 2 6 6
United States T Witsken 3 3 4 13 Sweden J Svensson 7 4 6 1 4
13 Sweden J Svensson 6 6 6

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 Argentina G Pérez Roldán 6 7 3 6 7
United States K Flach 7 6 6 1 6 12 Argentina G Pérez Roldán 6 6 5 6 6
WC United States J Ross 7 6 4 6 WC United States J Ross 4 4 7 7 3
France J-P Fleurian 6 4 6 1 12 Argentina G Pérez Roldán 4 4 7 6
Mexico J Lozano 6 7 3 7 Mexico J Lozano 6 6 5 7
United States J Grabb 2 5 6 5 Mexico J Lozano 7 6 2 6 6
United States M Kures 3 4 3 United States R Seguso 5 0 6 7 4
United States R Seguso 6 6 6 Mexico J Lozano 1 2 0
South Africa P Aldrich 7 6 6 6 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Poland W Kowalski 5 3 4 South Africa P Aldrich 7 6 6
Sweden C Bergström 6 3 2 6 4 Q Canada G Connell 6 4 3
Q Canada G Connell 3 6 6 3 6 South Africa P Aldrich 3 2 3
Czechoslovakia P Korda 6 4 0 r 6 United States J Connors 6 6 6
Israel G Bloom 4 6 3 Israel G Bloom 0 3 6 1
Mexico A Moreno 3 2 2 6 United States J Connors 6 6 3 6
6 United States J Connors 6 6 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 West Germany B Becker 6 6 7
United States T Nelson 3 0 6 5 West Germany B Becker 3 3 2
United States L Duncan 0 2 2 Australia D Cahill 6 6 6
Australia D Cahill 6 6 6 Australia D Cahill
Argentina H de la Peña 3 6 6 6 2 Argentina M Ingaramo w/o
Argentina M Ingaramo 6 3 3 7 6 Argentina M Ingaramo 7 6 3 6
West Germany U Riglewski 2 6 6 2 Q South Africa A Burrow 6 1 6 2
Q South Africa A Burrow 6 4 7 6 Australia D Cahill 6 6 6
Q South Africa M Robertson 3 6 3 Q Canada M Laurendeau 4 4 3
Netherlands M Oosting 6 7 6 Netherlands M Oosting 3 3 2
Q Canada M Laurendeau 2 6 7 7 Q Canada M Laurendeau 6 6 6
United States J Arias 6 4 6 6 Q Canada M Laurendeau 4 6 6 7
WC United States P Sampras 7 7 4 5 2 Peru J Yzaga 6 2 4 5
Peru J Yzaga 6 6 6 7 6 Peru J Yzaga 1 6 6 6
Czechoslovakia M ?rejber 3 3 2 11 United States B Gilbert 6 0 4 2
11 United States B Gilbert 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Ecuador A Gómez 6 6 6
Spain J Sánchez 4 2 2 14 Ecuador A Gómez 7 2 6 2 6
Japan S Matsuoka 3 6 6 6 Japan S Matsuoka 6 6 4 6 2
Australia S Youl 6 4 3 2 14 Ecuador A Gómez 4 6 4 4
United States A Krickstein 7 6 6 United States A Krickstein 6 4 6 6
Netherlands M Schapers 5 3 2 United States A Krickstein 3 6 6 6
United States D Pate 4 6 6 6 United States D Pate 6 2 4 3
West Germany E Jelen 6 1 4 2 United States A Krickstein 5 7 7 4 7
Sweden T Svantesson 0 4 6 7 6 3 Sweden S Edberg 7 6 6 6 5
Spain T Carbonell 6 6 1 6 4 Sweden T Svantesson 2 3 0
Q Sweden J Carlsson 6 6 6 Q Sweden J Carlsson 6 6 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia S ?ivojinovi? 0 4 4 Q Sweden J Carlsson 0 5 2
France G Forget 5 6 6 6 3 Sweden S Edberg 6 7 6
France T Tulasne 7 4 3 4 France G Forget 5 1 3
Q Belgium L Pimek 2 2 4 3 Sweden S Edberg 7 6 6
3 Sweden S Edberg 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 Czechoslovakia M Me?í? 7 6 6
Czechoslovakia T ?mid 5 4 0 8 Czechoslovakia M Me?í? 6 6 7
United States S Giammalva, Jr. 6 6 7 United States S Giammalva, Jr. 4 1 6
Q Puerto Rico M Nido 4 3 6 8 Czechoslovakia M Me?í? 3 6 6 1
Spain E Sánchez 6 6 6 Spain E Sánchez 6 3 7 6
Spain S Casal 3 4 2 Spain E Sánchez 6 7 6
Q Portugal N Marques 4 7 6 5 1 India R Krishnan 2 5 2
India R Krishnan 6 5 3 7 6 Spain E Sánchez 6 6 6
United States P Annacone 6 6 2 6 Australia J Frawley 2 3 4
Italy M Narducci 4 3 6 3 United States P Annacone 4 6 6 3 6
Australia J Frawley 5 6 6 6 Australia J Frawley 6 3 4 6 7
United States J Rive 7 3 0 3 Australia J Frawley 6 6 6
United States L Shiras 3 4 7 6 2 10 France H Leconte 3 4 3
LL South Africa B Moir 6 6 5 0 6 LL South Africa B Moir 0 4 4
Argentina J Frana 4 6 3 4 10 France H Leconte 6 6 6
10 France H Leconte 6 3 6 6

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16 United States J McEnroe 6 6 6
Q Mexico L Lavalle 3 4 4 16 United States J McEnroe 5 6 7 3 1
Belgium E Masso 3 0 7 6 3 Australia M Woodforde 7 4 6 6 6
Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6 1 6 Australia M Woodforde 6 5 6 6
Sweden N Kroon 4 6 5 2 Italy D Nargiso 1 7 3 0
West Germany P Kühnen 6 2 7 6 West Germany P Kühnen 3 5 4
Italy D Nargiso 7 7 7 Italy D Nargiso 6 7 6
Canada C Pridham 5 6 6 Australia M Woodforde 3 2 2
Austria T Muster 6 2 6 1 2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6
Sweden M Pernfors 7 6 3 6 Sweden M Pernfors 6 6 6
United States J Courier 7 6 6 United States J Courier 3 4 4
Austria H Skoff 5 4 3 Sweden M Pernfors 4 0 5
United States K Curren 6 6 6 2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 7
WC United States R Weiss 4 4 4 United States K Curren 6 3 2 6 3
United States G Holmes 2 1 4 2 Sweden M Wilander 3 6 6 3 6
2 Sweden M Wilander 6 6 6

References

  1. ^ Alfano, Peter (1988-09-12). "Wilander Outlasts Lendl to Win U.S. Open". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  2. ^ 4 Things We Learned at the 2012 US Open | Bleacher Report
  3. ^ Counting Down: Greatest US Open Champions: #3 Pete Sampras

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