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1981 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Fourth-seeded Johan Kriek defeated Steve Denton 6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1981 Australian Open. Brian Teacher was the defending champion, but did not compete this year.

Men's Singles
1981 Australian Open
ChampionSouth Africa Johan Kriek
Runner-upUnited States Steve Denton
Final score6–2, 7–6(7–1), 6–7(1–7), 6–4
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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Contents

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Guillermo Vilas (Third Round)
  2.   Peter McNamara (Quarterfinals)
  3.   Roscoe Tanner (Second Round)
  4.   Johan Kriek (Champion)
  5.   Kim Warwick (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Mark Edmondson (Semifinals)
  7.   Fritz Buehning (First Round)
  8.   Tim Mayotte (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Shlomo Glickstein (Quarterfinals)
  10.   John Sadri (First Round)
  11.   Chris Lewis (Third Round)
  12.   Hank Pfister (Semifinals)
  13.   Pat DuPré (Third Round)
  14.   Kevin Curren (Second Round)
  15.   Peter Rennert (Second Round)
  16.   John Fitzgerald (First Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
12   Hank Pfister 6 4 6 6
5   Kim Warwick 1 6 4 3
12   Hank Pfister 6 7 1 6 3
  Steve Denton 7 6 6 3 6
9   Shlomo Glickstein 4 6 6 0
  Steve Denton 6 3 7 6
  Steve Denton 2 6 7 4
4   Johan Kriek 6 7 6 6
8   Tim Mayotte 6 3 5
4   Johan Kriek 7 6 7
4   Johan Kriek 6 7 7
6   Mark Edmondson 0 6 5
6   Mark Edmondson 7 7 6
2   Peter McNamara 5 6 3

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   G Vilas 6 6 7
  J Nyström 4 2 6 1   G Vilas 6 6 6 6
Q   W Masur 6 4 6 2 6   L Stefanki 7 3 4 4
  L Stefanki 4 6 2 6 7 1   G Vilas 3 4 4
  H Simonsson 6 7 6 6 12   H Pfister 6 6 6
  R Hightower 4 6 7 3   H Simonsson 2 0 2
  L Bourne 6 6 3 6 1 12   H Pfister 6 6 6
12   H Pfister 3 7 6 2 6 12   H Pfister 6 4 6 6
16   J Fitzgerald 7 6 6 3 4 5   K Warwick 1 6 4 3
  P Dent 5 3 7 6 6   P Dent 7 6 7
  C Fancutt 3 6 6 6   C Fancutt 6 4 6
  C Johnstone 6 4 3 0   P Dent 3 3 0
  J Gurfein 6 7 6 5   K Warwick 6 6 6
  W Pascoe 3 6 3   J Gurfein 5 2 5
  B Drewett 4 1 2 5   K Warwick 7 6 7
5   K Warwick 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   R Tanner 6 6 6
  G Whitecross 3 3 3 3   R Tanner 3 6 4 3 3
  R Frawley 2 6 6 3 6   R Frawley 6 4 6 6 6
  A Järryd 6 2 1 6 3   R Frawley 2 3 2
  D Siegler 6 6 3 3 3 9   S Glickstein 6 6 6
  J Potier 3 1 6 6 6   J Potier 3 4 2
  C Dunk 4 6 5 9   S Glickstein 6 6 6
9   S Glickstein 6 7 7 9   S Glickstein 4 6 6 0
14   K Curren 6 6 6   S Denton 6 3 7 6
  S Krulevitz 2 2 1 14   K Curren 7 6 3 2 2
  E Edwards 6 7 3 6 3   S Denton 6 3 6 6 6
  S Denton 7 6 6 4 6   S Denton 6 4 7 7 7
  T Tulasne 6 6 7   J Alexander 7 6 6 5 6
  O Parun 3 4 5   T Tulasne 4 1 3
  J Alexander 2 6 3 6 7   J Alexander 6 6 6
7   F Buehning 6 4 6 1 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   T Mayotte 6 6 6
  E Sherbeck 2 3 1 8   T Mayotte 7 6 6
  R Van't Hof 6 6 1 4 6   R Van't Hof 6 3 3
  T Wilkison 3 3 6 6 3 8   T Mayotte 7 7 6
  R Simpson 6 7 6 6 6 13   P DuPré 6 5 4
  D Collings 7 5 7 4 4   R Simpson 4 4 2
  B Guan 4 7 6 3 3 13   P DuPré 6 6 6
13   P DuPré 6 6 4 6 6 8   T Mayotte 6 3 5
11   C Lewis 6 6 6 4   J Kriek 7 6 7
  I Năstase 4 3 2 11   C Lewis 6 6 6
  J Smith 2 6 7 4 1   M Davis 4 3 3
  M Davis 6 7 6 6 6 11   C Lewis 5 5 6 6 4
  T Högstedt 7 6 6 4   J Kriek 7 7 3 2 6
  S McCain 5 4 2   T Högstedt 2 4 6
  D Gitlin 2 5 1 4   J Kriek 6 6 7
4   J Kriek 6 7 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   M Edmondson 6 6 6
  P Cash 1 2 3 6   M Edmondson 5 1 7 7 6
  S Ball 6 6 4 7   S Ball 7 6 5 5 4
  S Meister 2 4 6 6 6   M Edmondson 6 6 6
  J Delaney 6 3 6 7   C Letcher 2 0 3
  M Mitchell 4 6 3 6   J Delaney 6 6 6 6 4
  C Letcher 3 6 6 6   C Letcher 7 7 4 3 6
10   J Sadri 6 3 4 4 6   M Edmondson 7 7 6
15   P Rennert 6 6 3 6 2   P McNamara 5 6 3
  CA Miller 2 2 6 3 15   P Rennert 6 1 3
  P Kronk 3 6 6 7   P Kronk 7 6 6
  M Wilander 6 3 4 5   P Kronk 6 2 2 6 3
  R Lewis 7 6 6 2   P McNamara 1 6 6 4 6
  C Wittus 6 4 0   R Lewis 6 6 5 4 2
  D Carter 0 2 2 2   P McNamara 3 4 7 6 6
2   P McNamara 6 6 6

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