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1988 US Open – Men's Singles

Mats Wilander defeated three-time defending champion Ivan Lendl, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1988 US Open.[1] This was the longest US Open men's final in history, clocking in at four hours and fifty-four minutes; this record was matched in 2012 when Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in that year's final.[2] Wilander gained the number 1 ranking for the first time, replacing Lendl.

Men's Singles
1988 US Open
ChampionSweden Mats Wilander[1]
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
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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This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Pete Sampras and Jim Courier competed in the main draw.[3]

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Ivan Lendl (Finalist)
  2.   Mats Wilander (Champion)
  3.   Stefan Edberg (Fourth round)
  4.   Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  5.   Boris Becker (Second round)
  6.   Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Yannick Noah (Second round)
  8.   Miloslav Mečíř (Third round)
  9.   Tim Mayotte (Third round)
  10.   Henri Leconte (Third round)
  11.   Brad Gilbert (Second round)
  12.   Guillermo Pérez Roldán (Third round)
  13.   Jonas Svensson (Second round)
  14.   Andrés Gómez (Third round)
  15.   Anders Järryd (Third round)
  16.   John McEnroe (Second round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
    Derrick Rostagno 2 2 0
1   Ivan Lendl 4 6 6 6
4   Andre Agassi 6 2 3 4
4   Andre Agassi 6 7 6
6   Jimmy Connors 2 6 1
1   Ivan Lendl 4 6 3 7 4
2   Mats Wilander 6 4 6 5 6
    Darren Cahill 6 5 7 5 6
    Aaron Krickstein 2 7 6 7 3
    Darren Cahill 4 4 2
2   Mats Wilander 6 6 6
    Emilio Sánchez 6 6 0 4
2   Mats Wilander 3 7 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   I Lendl 6 6 6 5 6
  A Mansdorf 2 7 1 7 0 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
  J Berger 6 6 6   J Berger 2 4 1
Q   D Cassidy 4 0 2 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
Q   J Brown 6 4 6 7 WC   S Davis 1 4 3
  D Goldie 4 6 3 6 Q   J Brown 3 3 6 3
  J Bates 4 3 1 WC   S Davis 6 6 3 6
WC   S Davis 6 6 6 1   I Lendl 6 5 6 6
  W Masur 6 6 6   J Hlasek 4 7 2 4
Q   R Smith 2 3 4   W Masur 0 3 0
  J Hlasek 6 6 4 6   J Hlasek 6 6 6
  C Pistolesi 2 2 6 3   J Hlasek 6 6 6
  R Reneberg 6 4 6 6 15   A Järryd 3 4 2
  M Vajda 3 6 4 0   R Reneberg 3 5 4
  J Nyström 3 6 3 2 15   A Järryd 6 7 6
15   A Järryd 6 4 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   T Mayotte 6 6 4 5 6
  J Pugh 3 4 6 7 3 9   T Mayotte 7 6 6
Q   G Pozzi 3 6 6 6 Q   G Pozzi 6 4 3
  P Lundgren 6 3 2 3 9   T Mayotte 3 6 4 6 3
  C Motta 7 6 3 4 4   D Rostagno 6 2 6 4 6
  M Davis 5 3 6 6 6   M Davis 4 4 3
  D Rostagno 6 6 6 7   D Rostagno 6 6 6
  Y Doumbia 3 7 3 6   D Rostagno 6 3 6 6
Q   J Palmer 2 4 6 6 6   R Agénor 2 6 1 3
WC   J Tarango 6 6 2 4 0 Q   J Palmer 2 7 1 r
  K Evernden 1 6 3 6 1   R Agénor 6 6 5
  R Agénor 6 3 6 3 6   R Agénor 6 6 2 6
  J Stoltenberg 6 4 6 6 6   J Stoltenberg 3 1 6 0
  M Anger 7 6 3 4 4   J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 6
Q   K Jones 6 4 1 7   Y Noah 6 2 3 4
7   Y Noah 7 6 6

Section 3Edit

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

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   G Pérez Roldán 6 7 3 6 7
  K Flach 7 6 6 1 6 12   G Pérez Roldán 6 6 5 6 6
WC   J Ross 7 6 4 6 WC   J Ross 4 4 7 7 3
  J-P Fleurian 6 4 6 1 12   G Pérez Roldán 4 4 7 6
  J Lozano 6 7 3 7   J Lozano 6 6 5 7
  J Grabb 2 5 6 5   J Lozano 7 6 2 6 6
  M Kures 3 4 3   R Seguso 5 0 6 7 4
  R Seguso 6 6 6   J Lozano 1 2 0
  P Aldrich 7 6 6 6   J Connors 6 6 6
  W Kowalski 5 3 4   P Aldrich 7 6 6
  C Bergström 6 3 2 6 4 Q   G Connell 6 4 3
Q   G Connell 3 6 6 3 6   P Aldrich 3 2 3
  P Korda 6 4 0 r. 6   J Connors 6 6 6
  G Bloom 4 6 3   G Bloom 0 3 6 1
  A Moreno 3 2 2 6   J Connors 6 6 3 6
6   J Connors 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   B Becker 6 6 7
  T Nelson 3 0 6 5   B Becker 3 3 2
  L Duncan 0 2 2   D Cahill 6 6 6
  D Cahill 6 6 6   D Cahill
  H de la Peña 3 6 6 6 2   M Ingaramo w/o
  M Ingaramo 6 3 3 7 6   M Ingaramo 7 6 3 6
  U Riglewski 2 6 6 2 Q   A Burrow 6 1 6 2
Q   A Burrow 6 4 7 6   D Cahill 6 6 6
Q   M Robertson 3 6 3 Q   M Laurendeau 4 4 3
  M Oosting 6 7 6   M Oosting 3 3 2
Q   M Laurendeau 2 6 7 7 Q   M Laurendeau 6 6 6
  J Arias 6 4 6 6 Q   M Laurendeau 4 6 6 7
WC   P Sampras 7 7 4 5 2   J Yzaga 6 2 4 5
  J Yzaga 6 6 6 7 6   J Yzaga 1 6 6 6
  M Šrejber 3 3 2 11   B Gilbert 6 0 4 2
11   B Gilbert 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   A Gómez 6 6 6
  J Sánchez 4 2 2 14   A Gómez 7 2 6 2 6
  S Matsuoka 3 6 6 6   S Matsuoka 6 6 4 6 2
  S Youl 6 4 3 2 14   A Gómez 4 6 4 4
  A Krickstein 7 6 6   A Krickstein 6 4 6 6
  M Schapers 5 3 2   A Krickstein 3 6 6 6
  D Pate 4 6 6 6   D Pate 6 2 4 3
  E Jelen 6 1 4 2   A Krickstein 5 7 7 4 7
  T Svantesson 0 4 6 7 6 3   S Edberg 7 6 6 6 5
  T Carbonell 6 6 1 6 4   T Svantesson 2 3 0
Q   J Carlsson 6 6 6 Q   J Carlsson 6 6 6
  S Živojinović 0 4 4 Q   J Carlsson 0 5 2
  G Forget 5 6 6 6 3   S Edberg 6 7 6
  T Tulasne 7 4 3 4   G Forget 5 1 3
Q   L Pimek 2 2 4 3   S Edberg 7 6 6
3   S Edberg 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   M Mečíř 7 6 6
  T Šmid 5 4 0 8   M Mečíř 6 6 7
  S Giammalva, Jr. 6 6 7   S Giammalva, Jr. 4 1 6
Q   M Nido 4 3 6 8   M Mečíř 3 6 6 1
  E Sánchez 6 6 6   E Sánchez 6 3 7 6
  S Casal 3 4 2   E Sánchez 6 7 6
Q   N Marques 4 7 6 5 1   R Krishnan 2 5 2
  R Krishnan 6 5 3 7 6   E Sánchez 6 6 6
  P Annacone 6 6 2 6   J Frawley 2 3 4
  M Narducci 4 3 6 3   P Annacone 4 6 6 3 6
  J Frawley 5 6 6 6   J Frawley 6 3 4 6 7
  J Rive 7 3 0 3   J Frawley 6 6 6
  L Shiras 3 4 7 6 2 10   H Leconte 3 4 3
LL   B Moir 6 6 5 0 6 LL   B Moir 0 4 4
  J Frana 4 6 3 4 10   H Leconte 6 6 6
10   H Leconte 6 3 6 6

Section 8Edit

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

ReferencesEdit

  • "U.S. Open 1988 - Men's Singles". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2010-12-18.

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