1976 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Unseeded Mark Edmondson upset defending champion John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1 in the final to win the men's singles title at the 1976 Australian Open. Ranked 212 in the world at the time, Edmondson is still the lowest ranked player ever to win a Grand Slam tournament since rankings were introduced in 1973. Edmondson is also the most recent Australian player to win the Australian Open men's singles title.

Men's Singles
1976 Australian Open
ChampionAustralia Mark Edmondson
Runner-upAustralia John Newcombe
Final score6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
Details
Draw64
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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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Ken Rosewall (Semifinals)
  2.   John Newcombe (Final)
  3.   Tony Roche (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Stan Smith (Third Round)
  5.   Phil Dent (Second Round)
  6.   Geoff Masters (Second Round)
  7.   Ross Case (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Allan Stone (Second Round)
  9.   Bob Carmichael (First Round)
  10.   Charlie Pasarell (Third Round)
  11.   Ray Ruffels (Semifinals)
  12.   Brian Fairlie (Third Round)
  13.   Dick Crealy (Quarterfinals)
  14.   Kim Warwick (Third Round)
  15.   Ray Moore (Third Round)
  16.   Syd Ball (Third Round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • L = Loser
  • r. = retired

Final eightEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                     
1   Ken Rosewall 6 3 6 6
    Brad Drewett 4 6 2 2
1   Ken Rosewall 1 6 2 4
    Mark Edmondson 6 2 6 6
13   Dick Crealy 5 6 2
    Mark Edmondson 7 7 6
  Mark Edmondson 6 6 7 6
2   John Newcombe 7 3 6 1
11   Ray Ruffels 7 2 6 7 6
3   Tony Roche 6 6 7 6 4
11   Ray Ruffels 4 4 6
2   John Newcombe 6 6 7
7   Ross Case 4 4 1
2   John Newcombe 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   K Rosewall 6 6 6
  G Braun 3 1 4 1   K Rosewall 6 6 6
  R Lewis 1 6 7 2   R Lewis 2 1 1
  J Trickey 6 7 5 1r 1   K Rosewall 6 7 6
16   S Ball 6 7 6 16   S Ball 3 6 0
  GR Reid 2 6 2 16   S Ball 6 6 6 6
  W Coghlan 3 2 6 6 6   W Coghlan 2 4 7 3
  J Bartlett 6 6 3 2 4 1   K Rosewall 6 3 6 6
8   A Stone 7 6 7   B Drewett 4 6 2 2
  P McNamee 6 0 6 8   A Stone 3 4 6 5
  B Drewett 6 6 6   B Drewett 6 6 4 7
  H Elschenbroich 1 4 4   B Drewett 6 6 5 6
9   B Carmichael 5 4 6 1   M Anderson 4 3 7 3
  J Lloyd 7 6 4 6   J Lloyd 5 4 6 5
  J Marks 6 4 3 4   M Anderson 7 6 4 7
  M Anderson 3 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
4   S Smith 7 6 6
  C Letcher 6 2 2 4   S Smith 7 4 5 6 6
  J James 6 6 6   J James 5 6 7 1 3
  R Rheinberger 1 1 0 4   S Smith 6 5 1 4
13   D Crealy 6 7 7 13   D Crealy 3 7 6 6
  J Smith 4 5 6 13   D Crealy 7 6 6
  T Kakoulia 6 6 4 6 6   T Kakoulia 6 3 1
  G Marchetti 4 0 6 7 1 13   D Crealy 5 6 2
5   P Dent 6 6 6   M Edmondson 7 7 6
  R Simpson 4 4 4 5   P Dent 0 4 6 3
  P Feigl 6 4 7 4 1   M Edmondson 6 6 4 6
  M Edmondson 1 6 6 6 6   M Edmondson 3 6 6 6
12   B Fairlie 4 6 6 6 12   B Fairlie 6 3 1 4
  A Gardiner 6 4 1 1 12   B Fairlie 6 6 6
  S Wright 4 2 3   F Sedgman 4 2 1
  F Sedgman 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
  R Drysdale 2 6 4 4
  B Giltinan 6 3 6 6   B Giltinan 4 6 4
  E Vattuone 1 4 5 11   R Ruffels 6 7 6
11   R Ruffels 6 6 7 11   R Ruffels 6 6 7
  S Clarke 6 1 4 2   P Hagelauer 0 4 6
  P Hagelauer 4 6 6 6   P Hagelauer 6 6 4 5 7
  P Campbell 6 1 2 6   G Masters 4 1 6 7 6
6   G Masters 7 6 6 11   R Ruffels 7 2 6 7 6
  J Soares 6 1 2 3   T Roche 6 6 7 6 4
  U Marten 7 6 6   U Marten 4 7 4 3
  C Kachel 3 6 3 4 14   K Warwick 6 6 6 6
14   K Warwick 6 3 6 6 14   K Warwick 1 2 6
  P McNamara 1 1 4 3   T Roche 6 6 7
  T Little 6 6 6   T Little 6 1 2
  W Zirngibl 3 1 2 3   T Roche 7 6 6
3   T Roche 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
  W Durham 6 7 3 6
  E Ewert 3 5 6 2   W Durham 4 2 4
  C Dibley 3 4 4 10   C Pasarell 6 6 6
10   C Pasarell 6 6 6 10   C Pasarell 3 3 4
  D Carter 6 6 3 6 7   R Case 6 6 6
  G Busby 2 3 6 2   D Carter 4 3 2
  K Hancock 3 6 2 4 7   R Case 6 6 6
7   R Case 6 4 6 6 7   R Case 4 4 1
  C Lewis 6 6 6 2   J Newcombe 6 6 6
  G Wimmer 1 2 4   C Lewis 2 6 6 2
  G Thomson 2 3 2 15   R Moore 6 7 3 6
15   R Moore 6 6 6 15   R Moore 6 4 2
  J Kukal 7 7 7 2   J Newcombe 7 6 6
  U Eriksson 5 5 5   J Kukal 3 4 2
  R Gehring 6 1 6 2   J Newcombe 6 6 6
2   J Newcombe 7 6 7

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1975 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1976 French Open