1996 Australian Open - Men's Singles
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1996 Australian Open %E2%80%93 Men's Singles
Men's Singles
1996 Australian Open
ChampionGermany Boris Becker
Runner-upUnited States Michael Chang
Final score6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Details
Draw128
Seeds16
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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Fourth-seeded Boris Becker defeated Michael Chang 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 Australian Open.

Andre Agassi was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Michael Chang.

Seeds

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

  1. United States Pete Sampras (Third round)
  2. United States Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  3. Austria Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  4. Germany Boris Becker (Champion)
  5. United States Michael Chang (Finalist)
  6. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinalist)
  7. Sweden Thomas Enqvist (Quarterfinalist)
  8. United States Jim Courier (Quarterfinalist)
  9. South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Second round)
  10. Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? (Third round)
  11. Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Third round)
  12. France Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  13. Switzerland Marc Rosset (Withdrew)
  14. Ukraine Andriy Medvedev (Second round)
  15. United States Todd Martin (Third round)
  16. Netherlands Paul Haarhuis (First round)

Qualifying

Draw

Key

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

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
Australia Mark Woodforde 6 6 6
7 Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4 4 4
Australia Mark Woodforde 4 2 0
4 Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6
4 Germany Boris Becker 6 711 6
6 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 69 1
4 Germany Boris Becker 6 6 2 6
5 United States Michael Chang 2 4 6 2
5 United States Michael Chang 6 6 6
Sweden Mikael Tillström 0 2 4
5 United States Michael Chang 6 6 77
2 United States Andre Agassi 1 4 61
8 United States Jim Courier 79 6 3 4 2
2 United States Andre Agassi 67 2 6 6 6

Section 1

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1 United States P Sampras 7 6 6
Australia R Fromberg 5 3 2 1 United States P Sampras 3 6 6 6
United States M Joyce 6 6 6 United States M Joyce 6 3 4 4
Belgium K Goossens 4 4 3 1 United States P Sampras 4 69 63
Q Germany N Kiefer 63 0 1 Australia M Philippoussis 6 711 77
Australia M Philippoussis 77 6 6 Australia M Philippoussis 2 6 6 6
Q Russia A Cherkasov 1 3 1 LL Israel E Ran 6 4 4 2
LL Israel E Ran 6 6 6 Australia M Philippoussis 2 2 2
Germany M Sinner 5 3 6 7 6 Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6
WC Australia A Belobrajdic 7 6 4 5 3 Germany M Sinner 4 1 4
Japan S Matsuoka 1 r Australia M Woodforde 6 6 6
Australia M Woodforde 2 Australia M Woodforde 4 78 6 6
Spain E Sánchez 0 3 3 Spain F Clavet 6 66 2 4
Spain F Clavet 6 6 6 Spain F Clavet 2 7 6 6
Belgium F Dewulf 6 6 6 Belgium F Dewulf 6 5 3 2
16 Netherlands P Haarhuis 4 4 4

Section 2

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 6 711 6
Germany B Karbacher 4 69 3 10 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 6 6 6
Denmark K Carlsen 6 6 3 4 5 Q Canada S Lareau 4 4 4
Q Canada S Lareau 4 4 6 6 7 10 Croatia G Ivani?evi? 2 6 4 2
Spain A Costa 4 4 7 3 Italy R Furlan 6 3 6 6
Brazil F Meligeni 6 6 5 0 r Spain A Costa 6 64 1 3
Italy R Furlan 2 6 77 5 9 Italy R Furlan 1 77 6 6
Australia S Draper 6 3 65 7 7 Italy R Furlan 5 0 3
WC Australia J Morgan 2 4 5 7 Sweden T Enqvist 7 6 6
United States D Wheaton 6 6 7 United States D Wheaton 3 77 4 5
Morocco K Alami 6 2 0 1 Argentina H Gumy 6 63 6 7
Argentina H Gumy 4 6 6 6 Argentina H Gumy 2 63 6 1
France L Roux 66 77 6 1 5 7 Sweden T Enqvist 6 77 3 6
Romania A Voinea 78 62 3 6 7 Romania A Voinea 4 4 1
Germany M-K Goellner 3 2 4 7 Sweden T Enqvist 6 6 6
7 Sweden T Enqvist 6 6 6

Section 3

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4 Germany B Becker 6 3 4 6 6
United Kingdom G Rusedski 4 6 6 3 3 4 Germany B Becker 4 3 6 6 6
Netherlands J Eltingh 4 3 1 Sweden T Johansson 6 6 2 1 4
Sweden T Johansson 6 6 6 4 Germany B Becker 77 6 6
Sweden H Holm 3 2 4 Sweden M Larsson 65 3 3
Zimbabwe B Black 6 6 6 Zimbabwe B Black 3 6 4 4
Ecuador N Lapentti 77 3 63 3 Sweden M Larsson 6 3 6 6
Sweden M Larsson 61 6 77 6 4 Germany B Becker 1 6 6 6
Q United States B MacPhie 7 6 6 New Zealand B Steven 6 4 3 2
Sweden J Apell 5 4 4 Q United States B MacPhie 1 7 66 4
Portugal N Marques 3 5 5 New Zealand B Steven 6 5 78 6
New Zealand B Steven 6 7 7 New Zealand B Steven 6 6 63 6
LL Italy D Nargiso 6 77 4 2 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 1 4 77 2
Germany D Prinosil 4 63 6 6 3 LL Italy D Nargiso 6 7 2 68 1
Netherlands J Siemerink 4 77 77 7 Netherlands J Siemerink 1 5 6 710 6
Austria G Schaller 6 64 63 5

Section 4

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12 France A Boetsch 4 77 6 6
France G Forget 6 65 3 3 12 France A Boetsch 4 1 6 1
United States M Washington 6 6 4 6 United States M Washington 6 6 3 6
Spain J Sánchez 4 2 6 2 United States M Washington 6 6 6
Chile M Ríos 3 4 3 Colombia M Hadad 4 2 3
Australia P Rafter 6 6 6 Australia P Rafter 65 4 2 r
Colombia M Hadad 4 6 6 6 Colombia M Hadad 77 6 2
Russia A Chesnokov 6 4 2 2 United States M Washington 3 2 4
Australia M Tebbutt 6 3 6 6 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
Germany C-U Steeb 3 6 1 4 Australia M Tebbutt 6 6 7
WC Australia P Tramacchi 77 77 6 WC Australia P Tramacchi 3 4 5
Hungary S Noszály 63 63 2 Australia M Tebbutt 5 7 4 2
Spain À Corretja 6 6 6 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 7 5 6 6
LL Sweden L Jonsson 3 3 0 Spain À Corretja 1 2 3
France F Santoro 1 1 5 6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 6
6 Russia Y Kafelnikov 6 6 7

Section 5

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5 United States M Chang 6 6 6
Czech Republic D Rikl 2 1 2 5 United States M Chang 6 6 6
Switzerland J Hlasek 6 6 6 Switzerland J Hlasek 1 3 3
Belgium D Norman 4 1 1 5 United States M Chang 6 6 78
France O Delaître 2 2 1 France G Raoux 2 2 66
WC Australia B Ellwood 6 6 6 WC Australia B Ellwood 3 4 65
France G Raoux 6 77 6 France G Raoux 6 6 77
Q Sweden M Norman 3 62 1 5 United States M Chang 6 6 6
Czech Republic J Novák 66 5 6 7 1 Q France J-P Fleurian 2 3 4
Sweden S Edberg 78 7 3 5 6 Sweden S Edberg 4 6 6 2 3
Q France J-P Fleurian 6 4 77 2 Q France J-P Fleurian 6 2 4 6 6
Netherlands S Schalken 3 6 61 1 r Q France J-P Fleurian 4 6 2
Germany H Dreekmann 0 2 6 6 4 11 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 3 2 r
Denmark F Fetterlein 6 6 1 3 6 Denmark F Fetterlein 2 4 4
Australia J Stoltenberg 1 3 2 11 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 6 6
11 Netherlands R Krajicek 6 6 6

Section 6

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14 Ukraine A Medvedev 6 7 2 79
Spain C Moyà 4 5 6 67 14 Ukraine A Medvedev 6 6 2 3 2
Q Sweden P Fredriksson 6 2 1 64 United States P McEnroe 3 2 6 6 6
United States P McEnroe 3 6 6 77 United States P McEnroe 6 1 65 3
Q France R Gilbert 6 4 68 7 1 Sweden M Tillström 1 6 77 6
Norway C Ruud 4 6 710 5 6 Norway C Ruud 3 6 4 6 4
Sweden M Tillström 6 6 1 5 6 Sweden M Tillström 6 3 6 4 6
United States A Krickstein 4 4 6 7 2 Sweden M Tillström 7 4 6 6
Q Sweden N Kulti 5 77 6 6 3 Austria T Muster 5 6 3 2
Italy A Gaudenzi 7 64 4 2 Q Sweden N Kulti 6 6 6
Spain C Costa 1 6 0 7 6 Spain C Costa 3 2 2
Russia A Volkov 6 4 6 5 4 Q Sweden N Kulti 4 69 4
Q Canada D Nestor 4 4 4 3 Austria T Muster 6 711 6
Argentina J Frana 6 6 6 Argentina J Frana 4 4 6 64
Q France T Guardiola 3 3 2 3 Austria T Muster 6 6 1 77
3 Austria T Muster 6 6 6

Section 7

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8 United States J Courier 7 77 6
Belgium J Van Herck 5 61 4 8 United States J Courier 7 62 6 6
WC Australia P Kilderry 2 2 4 United States J Tarango 5 77 4 3
United States J Tarango 6 6 6 8 United States J Courier 6 62 77 3 8
Uzbekistan O Ogorodov 5 4 4 Australia T Woodbridge 3 77 63 6 6
Australia T Woodbridge 7 6 6 Australia T Woodbridge 6 4 6 6
Czech Republic B Ulihrach 6 710 1 Czech Republic B Ulihrach 3 6 2 4
Italy S Pescosolido 4 68 0 r 8 United States J Courier 7 2 4 6 6
United States C Adams 6 64 62 6 9 South Africa M Ondruska 5 6 6 4 2
WC Australia T Larkham 4 77 77 3 7 United States C Adams 5 63 6 0
United States D Rostagno 77 1 2 5 South Africa M Ondruska 7 77 3 6
South Africa M Ondruska 65 6 6 7 South Africa M Ondruska 6 4 6 6
Slovakia K Ku?era 7 6 6 Slovakia K Ku?era 2 6 3 0
Q South Africa D Adams 5 0 0 Slovakia K Ku?era 6 6 6
United States J Stark 2 1 6 6 5 9 South Africa W Ferreira 1 3 0
9 South Africa W Ferreira 6 6 3 3 7

Section 8

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15 United States T Martin 6 65 6 6
Czech Republic D Vacek 4 77 3 4 15 United States T Martin 6 7 3 77
United States R Reneberg 6 63 6 1 6 United States R Reneberg 2 5 6 65
Czech Republic M Damm 3 77 3 6 2 15 United States T Martin 3 6 3 6 1
Sweden J Björkman 7 6 60 63 6 Sweden J Björkman 6 3 6 2 6
WC Australia A Ilie 5 3 77 77 1 Sweden J Björkman 6 6 6
United Kingdom T Henman 5 77 6 6 United Kingdom T Henman 1 3 2
Czech Republic P Korda 7 64 3 4 Sweden J Björkman 6 2 6 1 2
Q Australia H Denman 3 2 4 2 United States A Agassi 4 6 4 6 6
Q United States S Bryan 6 6 6 Q United States S Bryan 6 79 6
Peru J Yzaga 3 5 4 WC Australia S Stolle 3 67 1
WC Australia S Stolle 6 7 6 Q United States S Bryan 6 0 2 1
Q South Africa D Nainkin 2 0 1 2 United States A Agassi 4 6 6 6
United States V Spadea 6 6 6 United States V Spadea 4 2 3
Q Argentina G Etlis 6 62 6 65 3 2 United States A Agassi 6 6 6
2 United States A Agassi 3 77 4 77 6

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