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Boris Becker defeated Ivan Lendl 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1989 US Open. It was Lendl's eighth consecutive singles final reached. Mats Wilander was the defending champion but lost in the second round to 18-year-old and future world No. 1 Pete Sampras.

Men's Singles
1989 US Open
ChampionWest Germany Boris Becker
Runner-upCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Final score7–6(7–2), 1–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
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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SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Ivan Lendl (Finalist)
  2.   Boris Becker (Champion)
  3.   Stefan Edberg (Fourth round)
  4.   John McEnroe (Second round)
  5.   Mats Wilander (Second round)
  6.   Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  7.   Michael Chang (Fourth round)
  8.   Brad Gilbert (First round)
  9.   Tim Mayotte (Quarterfinalist)
  10.   Alberto Mancini (Fourth round)
  11.   Jay Berger (Quarterfinalist)
  12.   Emilio Sánchez (Third round)
  13.   Jimmy Connors (Quarterfinalist)
  14.   Aaron Krickstein (Semifinalist)
  15.   Carl-Uwe Steeb (Third round)
  16.   Andrei Chesnokov (Fourth round)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
9   Tim Mayotte 4 0 1
1   Ivan Lendl 7 6 3 6
6   Andre Agassi 6 1 6 1
13   Jimmy Connors 1 6 6 3 4
6   Andre Agassi 6 4 0 6 6
1   Ivan Lendl 6 6 3 6
2   Boris Becker 7 1 6 7
11   Jay Berger 6 4 2 0 r
14   Aaron Krickstein 3 6 6 1
14   Aaron Krickstein 4 3 4
2   Boris Becker 6 6 6
  Yannick Noah 3 3 2
2   Boris Becker 6 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   I Lendl 6 7 6
  D Pérez 1 6 4 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
  J Fitzgerald 7 5 7 5 6   J Fitzgerald 2 1 1
  M Kratzmann 6 7 6 7 4 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
  J Svensson 6 6 2 6   J Courier 1 2 3
  J Courier 3 7 6 7   J Courier 6 6 6
WC   J Palmer 7 7 6 WC   J Palmer 1 3 3
  J Arias 5 6 3 1   I Lendl 6 4 1 6 6
  M Stich 5 2 6 6 4 16   A Chesnokov 3 6 6 4 3
  J Tarango 7 6 4 1 6   J Tarango 6 3 6 2 6
  D Nargiso 4 4 6 1   A Sznajder 3 6 4 6 3
  A Sznajder 6 6 4 6   J Tarango 4 4 2
  M Davis 6 7 6 16   A Chesnokov 6 6 6
  R Seguso 4 6 4   M Davis 6 3 3 2
  M Gustafsson 6 1 5 4 16   A Chesnokov 1 6 6 6
16   A Chesnokov 3 6 7 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   T Mayotte 6 6 6
Q   M Flur 1 3 2 9   T Mayotte 6 6 7
  C van Rensburg 6 6 7   C van Rensburg 2 2 6
  J Carlsson 2 2 5 9   T Mayotte 6 7 6
  L Duncan 6 6 6 6   R Agénor 1 6 3
  J Kriek 7 3 2 1  L Duncan 4 3 4
WC   C Adams 3 5 6  R Agénor 6 6 6
  R Agénor 6 7 7 9   T Mayotte 7 6 1 6
  G Layendecker 1 6 6 3 6 7   M Chang 5 1 6 3
  P Aldrich 6 4 4 6 7  P Aldrich 6 7 6
Q   J Boytim 6 3 7 3 5 WC  M Washington 3 5 2
WC   M Washington 4 6 6 6 7  P Aldrich 0 6 4
  M Laurendeau 6 4 6 3 7   M Chang 6 7 6
  T Högstedt 7 6 2 6  T Högstedt 1 3 3
  T Wilkison 5 3 2 7  M Chang 6 6 6
7   M Chang 7 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   S Edberg 7 6 7
  J Frana 6 2 5 3   S Edberg 6 6 6
Q   C Campbell 3 6 3 6 1   P Lundgren 2 2 2
  P Lundgren 6 4 6 3 6 3   S Edberg 6 1 6 6
  J Sánchez 7 7 6   M Šrejber 2 6 2 1
  P Chamberlin 6 6 3   J Sánchez 7 6 4 3
  M Šrejber 6 2 7 6  M Šrejber 6 7 6 6
Q   G Bloom 2 6 5 3 3   S Edberg 2 3 1
  N Pereira 6 1 6 6 4 13   J Connors 6 6 6
  D Visser 3 6 7 3 6   D Visser 6 3 4 4
  A Gómez 6 6 6 7   A Gómez 3 6 6 6
  J-P Fleurian 7 3 2 6   A Gómez 1 6 2 0
Q   B Shelton 6 7 6 13   J Connors 6 4 6 6
  J Potier 4 6 3 Q   B Shelton 7 2 2 2
  Nijssen 2 1 2 13   J Connors 6 6 6 6
13   Connors 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   E Sánchez 6 6 5 6
WC   D Leaycraft 4 2 7 2 12   E Sánchez 6 6 6 6
  D Cahill 7 6 6   D Cahill 3 7 4 4
  J Brown 5 1 2 12   E Sánchez 6 3 6 7 4
WC   J Grabb 5 7 6 7 WC   J Grabb 4 6 7 6 6
  J Stoltenberg 7 6 3 6 WC   J Grabb 6 6 6
  G Ivanišević 6 1 6 6   G Ivanišević 1 4 2
  Y Doumbia 2 6 2 0 WC   J Grabb 1 5 3
Q   P Johnson 6 7 6 6   A Agassi 6 7 6
  C Motta 2 5 2 Q   P Johnson 6 2
  M Vajda 5 4 7 4   A Järryd 1 0 r
  A Järryd 7 6 6 6 Q   P Johnson 1 5 2
  N Broad 6 7 6 6   A Agassi 6 7 6
  M Schapers 4 6 3   N Broad 3 2 3
Q   R Weiss 3 6 0 6   A Agassi 6 6 6
6   A Agassi 6 7 6

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   M Wilander 6 6 6
  H Skoff 1 3 1 5   M Wilander 7 3 6 1 4
Q   A Moreno 3 7 4 1   P Sampras 5 6 1 6 6
  P Sampras 6 5 6 6   P Sampras 4 6 6 6
  S Matsuoka 6 4 2   J Yzaga 6 4 3 2
  S Davis 7 6 6   S Davis 2 1 r
  J Yzaga 6 4 6 6   J Yzaga 6 6
  S Živojinović 0 6 4 2   P Sampras 5 2 1
  P Annacone 6 6 4 3 11   J Berger 7 6 6
WC   K Flach 7 2 6 6 WC   K Flach 6 6 6 6 6
  C Limberger 7 5 7 2 2 WC   R Leach 1 7 7 4 2
WC   R Leach 5 7 6 6 6 WC   K Flach 7 6 2 3 4
  R Reneberg 6 7 6 11   J Berger 6 4 6 6 6
  A Antonitsch 4 6 4   R Reneberg 3 2 1
  A Cherkasov 3 6 2 2 11   J Berger 6 6 6
11   J Berger 6 2 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   A Krickstein 6 6 6
  R Matuszewski 3 2 4 14  A Krickstein 2 6 7 6
  J Pugh 7 6 5 3 6  W Masur 6 4 6 3
  W Masur 5 4 7 6 7 14  A Krickstein 3 3 6 6 6
  L Shiras 6 2 6 4 6  A Volkov 6 6 4 2 3
  S Bruguera 1 6 3 6 4  L Shiras 2 4 4
  A Volkov 6 7 6  A Volkov 6 6 6
Q   M Robertson 1 6 3 14  A Krickstein 6 6 7
  B Drewett 1 4 4 Q  P Haarhuis 2 4 5
  G Michibata 6 6 6  G Michibata 4 6 4 3
Q   R Schmidt 6 6 5 1 1 Q  M Nido 6 4 6 6
Q   M Nido 1 3 7 6 6 Q  M Nido 5 6 0
  K Evernden 6 6 6 4 Q  P Haarhuis 7 7 6
Q   P Haarhuis 7 3 7 6 Q  P Haarhuis 6 4 6 7
  E Winogradsky 1 4 4 4  J McEnroe 4 6 3 5
4   J McEnroe 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   B Gilbert 6 6 6 3 2
  T Witsken 4 7 4 6 6  T Witsken 2 3 4
  Y Noah 6 6 6  Y Noah 6 6 6
Q   J Rive 3 2 2  Y Noah 3 3 7 7 6
  O Delaître 7 7 6  A Mansdorf 6 6 6 5 2
  D Cassidy 6 6 1  O Delaître 3 4 6
  A Mansdorf 3 6 6 6  A Mansdorf 6 6 7
Q   G Pozzi 6 2 3 3  Y Noah 6 3 6 6 6
  L Mattar 4 6 5 10  A Mancini 3 6 7 3 3
  D Wheaton 6 7 7  D Wheaton 2 2 5
  M Jaite 7 6 6  M Jaite 6 6 7
  G Pérez Roldán 5 3 1  M Jaite 5 6 1 4
  E Jelen 6 6 2 6 2 10  A Mancini 7 3 6 6
Q   A Olhovskiy 4 4 6 7 6 Q   A Olhovskiy 7 6 5 6
Q   J Canter 6 6 3 3 3 10  A Mancini 6 7 7 7
10   A Mancini 3 2 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   C Steeb 7 6 6
  H de la Peña 6 3 1 15   C Steeb 6 6 6
  O Rahnasto 6 5 4 6 6   O Rahnasto 2 3 3
  O Camporese 4 7 6 3 3 15   C Steeb 5 6 5 4
  J Frawley 3 6 5 4  M Pernfors 7 4 7 6
  M Koevermans 6 3 7 6   M Koevermans 2 4 2
  M Pernfors 1 4 6 6 6  M Pernfors 6 6 6
WC   S Bryan 6 6 2 1 1   M Pernfors 7 3 2 1
  L Lavalle 7 4 4 3 2   B Becker 5 6 6 6
  M Mečíř 6 6 6 6   M Mečíř 6 6 7
  M Woodforde 6 6 5 6   M Woodforde 3 0 6
  T Carbonell 0 2 7 2   M Mečíř 4 6 4 3
  D Rostagno 7 6 6 2   B Becker 6 3 6 6
  R Krishnan 5 3 3   D Rostagno 6 7 3 6 3
  D Pate 1 3 1 2   B Becker 1 6 6 7 6
2   B Becker 6 6 6

MatchesEdit

FinalEdit

  • Sept 10, 1989 - Boris Becker becomes the first German man to win the U.S. Open, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final. Lendl appears in his eighth straight U.S. Open final, which ties him with Bill Tilden for the all-time record.[1]

Semi-FinalEdit

Quarter FinalsEdit

  • Agassi-Connors[2]

Played on Stadium Court, National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, New York. Originally shown by USA Network with play by play commentators: Ted Robinson and Vitas Gerulaitis

Start End Duration
3:50pm EST 7:07pm EST 3 hours 17 minutes
  • 19yr old Andre Agassi with long flowing hair and jean shorts wearing a Nike shirt playing with a Donnay racquet. being Coached by Nick Bollettieri.
  • 37yr old Jimmy Connors with a white bandana around his neck wearing a Slazenger "Triangle" shirt playing with a Slazenger racquet.

After a solid opening set, Agassi loses the next two, with Connors winning the third 6-0. Agassi then has to save three break points to win the fourth set to tie the match. The fifth starts in Agassi's favor, breaking twice and jumping to a 5-1 lead, but Connors rallies back with a break to 5-4. Finally, with double match point, Agassi misses a backhand down the line, but then pulls off a backhand dropshot which Connors hits long. Agassi would be a semi-finalist for the 2nd straight year (and again win 1990).

Early RoundsEdit

  • Down match point in his 2nd round match, Boris Becker benefits from a net-cord passing shot just out of the reach of Derrick Rostagno in his come-from-behind victory. Also on the stadium, qualifier Paul Haarhuis stuns number four seed John McEnroe in one of the biggest upsets in U.S. Open history. In the next match on the stadium court, 18-year old Pete Sampras upsets defending champion and number five seed Mats Wilander.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "This day in US Open History". Sports Illustrated. 1998-08-28. Retrieved 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ From ESPN Classic re-broadcast on 8/12/2009 "US Open Tribute"

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