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)
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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Defending champion Pete Sampras defeated Michael Chang in the final, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(7-3) to win the men's singles tennis title at the 1996 US Open.

During Sampras' quarterfinal match against Àlex Corretja, Sampras had a stomach bug and vomited during the fifth set, prompting a warning from the referee for delaying the match. Sampras eventually won the fifth set in a tiebreak, 7-6(9-7).

In the draw for the tournament, there were accusations[] of American favoritism as world No. 3 Michael Chang, world No. 8 Andre Agassi, and world No. 9 Jim Courier (all Americans) were seeded above their world ranking at numbers 2, 6, and 8 respectively. Other players were seeded above their world ranking, including world No. 6 Goran Ivani?evi? (seeded at number 4) and world No. 7 Richard Krajicek (seeded at number 5). Conversely, other players were seeded below their world ranking, including world No. 2 Thomas Muster (seeded at number 3), world No. 5 Boris Becker (seeded at number 6), and world No. 4 Yevgeny Kafelnikov (seeded at number 7). Becker withdrew from the tournament with an injury, and Kafelnikov withdrew from the tournament in protest of the seeding.

This was the last major appearance for Stefan Edberg; 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

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 United States Pete Sampras 77 5 5 6 79
Spain Àlex Corretja 65 7 7 4 67
1 United States Pete Sampras 6 6 69 6
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 62 6

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 65 6 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 67 1 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 66 6 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 63 4 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 63 5 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 64 6 6 6
Zimbabwe B Black 66 6 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 66 6 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 62 3 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 65 3 17 Spain F Mantilla 4 5 3
17 Spain F Mantilla 6 62 77 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? 61 6 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 61 2 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 65 3
14 Spain A Costa 6 4 62 6 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 64 2 3 12 United States T Martin 2 64 4
WC United States D Flach 7 77 2 78 United Kingdom T Henman 6 77 6
Q Italy G Pozzi 5 65 6 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 62 4 4
Netherlands P Haarhuis 65 78 1 6 6 Sweden S Edberg 62 77 6 6
United States M Joyce 77 66 6 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 64 1
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 63 2 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 64 61 6 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 4 2 67
WC United States S Humphries 1 77 77 0 4 Spain C Moyá 62 4 4
Netherlands J Siemerink 4 6 77 6 Netherlands J Siemerink 77 6 6
Germany C-U Steeb 6 1 64 4 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 65 1 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 65 6 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 63 6 3 77 3
Australia T Woodbridge 2 6 2 4 Q Ecuador P Campana 77 3 6 63 6
Q Ecuador P Campana 6 4 6 6 13 Sweden T Enqvist 64 2 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 62 2 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 60 3
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 63 6 3
Australia S Stolle 3 5 64 Spain J Sánchez 6 3 4 6 78
Australia P Rafter 67 3 66 Australia J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 2 66
Denmark K Carlsen 79 6 78 Denmark K Carlsen 3 61 3
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 65 63
Venezuela N Pereira 64 4 5 France A Boetsch 78 6 6
Spain C Costa 5 6 64 3 Sweden M Gustafsson 66 3 1
Sweden M Gustafsson 7 4 77 6 France A Boetsch 6 6 78
United States J Tarango 65 6 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 65 2
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 67 6 6 6 WC United States J Palmer 77 3 64 6 61
Czech Republic M Damm 5 4 5 Argentina H Gumy 65 6 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 65 67 0
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 65 6 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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