1990 Australian Open – Men's Singles

First-seeded Ivan Lendl successfully defended his title by defeating Stefan Edberg in the final 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–2 ret., to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1990 Australian Open. Edberg was forced to retire during the third set of the final because of a torn stomach muscle. The Swede's retirement marked the first time since the 1911 Wimbledon Championships that a male player withdrew during the singles' title match of a Grand Slam tournament.[1]

Men's Singles
1990 Australian Open
ChampionCzechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Runner-upSweden Stefan Edberg
Final score4–6, 7–6(7–3), 5–2 retired
Details
Draw128
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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Former world No. 1 John McEnroe created controversy after he was disqualified from his fourth round match for unsportsmanlike conduct. He received a warning for intimidating a linesperson, a point penalty after smashing his racket, and was defaulted for arguing with and abusing the umpire, supervisor and tournament referee.

SeedsEdit

01.    Ivan Lendl (Champion)
02.    Boris Becker (Quarterfinals)
03.    Stefan Edberg (Final, retired because a torn stomach muscle injury)[a]
04.    John McEnroe (Fourth round, defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct)[b]
05.    Aaron Krickstein (Fourth round)
06.    Tim Mayotte (First round)
07.    Emilio Sánchez (First round)
08.    Mats Wilander (Semifinals)
09.    Andrés Gómez (Fourth round)
10.    Carl-Uwe Steeb (First round)
11.    Andrei Chesnokov (Second round)
12.    Yannick Noah (Semifinals)
13.    Sergi Bruguera (Second round)
14.    Jim Courier (Second round)
15.    Thomas Muster (Third round)
16.    Miloslav Mečíř (Fourth round)

Click on the seed number of a player to go to their draw section.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
  Andrei Cherkasov 3 2 3
1   Ivan Lendl 6 6 6
12   Yannick Noah 4 1 2
  Mikael Pernfors 3 5 2
12   Yannick Noah 6 7 6
1   Ivan Lendl[a]4 77 5
3   Stefan Edberg 6 632r
  David Wheaton 5 646 2
3   Stefan Edberg 7 77 3 6
3   Stefan Edberg 6 6 6
8   Mats Wilander 1 1 2
8   Mats Wilander 6 6 6
2   Boris Becker 4 4 2

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   I Lendl 6 6 6
  J Pugh 3 2 4 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
  T Carbonell 6 7 6   T Carbonell 4 2 3
Q   C Suk 4 5 3 1   I Lendl 6 3 6 6
  K Nováček 6 6 2 6   K Nováček 4 6 4 1
Q   M Brown 3 1 6 2   K Nováček 6 6 4 6
  É Winogradsky 6 7 6   É Winogradsky 4 1 6 3
  T Wilkison 2 6 3 1   I Lendl 6 6 6
WC   S Youl 4 7 6 6 WC   S Youl 1 3 1
  M Laurendeau 6 6 2 2 WC   S Youl 6 7 6
Q   C Pioline 7 3 4 7 3 WC   B Drewett 4 6 0
WC   B Drewett 6 6 6 5 6 WC   S Youl 3 6 6 6
  C van Rensburg 6 5 7 6 15   T Muster 6 4 3 2
  J Potier 2 7 5 3   C van Rensburg 6 5 5 6 6
Q   P Vojtisek 3 2 4 15   T Muster 1 7 7 2 8
15   T Muster 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   A Gómez 4 6 1 6 6
  D Cahill 6 3 6 2 3 9   A Gómez 6 3 6 6
  T Witsken 4 1 4   B Orešar 4 6 3 2
  B Orešar 6 6 6 9   A Gómez 6 6 3 7
  M Stich 6 6 6   M Stich 4 3 6 6
Q   P Doohan 3 2 2   M Stich 6 6 2
  J Bates 7 1 4 2   L Lavalle 4 4 0r
  L Lavalle 6 6 6 6 9   A Gómez 6 3 6 6
  A Cherkasov 6 4 4 6 6   A Cherkasov 2 6 7 7
Q   S Matsuoka 2 6 6 0 2   A Cherkasov 6 5 7 6
  G Layendecker 6 7 6   G Layendecker 4 7 5 0
  T Benhabiles 2 6 3   A Cherkasov 6 6 7
  J Brown 3 3 1   J-P Fleurian 4 4 5
  A Volkov 6 6 6   A Volkov 4 6 5 6 2
  J-P Fleurian 6 6 6   J-P Fleurian 6 1 7 2 6
7   E Sánchez 2 4 4

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   J McEnroe 6 6 6
  T Tulasne 2 1 1 4   J McEnroe 6 6 6
  A Mansdorf 6 4 4 7 3   A Antonitsch 1 2 1
  A Antonitsch 4 6 6 6 6 4   J McEnroe 6 6 6
  N Pereira 6 7 4 6   D Goldie 3 2 2
Q   C Pridham 4 6 6 3   N Pereira 2 4 3
  D Goldie 6 6 6   D Goldie 6 6 6
WC   D Patten 3 4 4 4   J McEnroe 6 4 7 2d
  P Korda 7 6 6   M Pernfors[b]1 6 5 4
  J Hlasek 6 0 3   P Korda 2 6 3 4
  H Leconte 6 4 7 6   H Leconte 6 4 6 6
  F Roig 1 6 5 4   H Leconte 4 1 3
  M Pernfors 6 6 6   M Pernfors 6 6 6
  S Živojinović 2 1 2   M Pernfors 6 6 1 6
  L Shiras 1 4 3 13   S Bruguera 4 3 6 4
13   S Bruguera 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   Y Noah 4 7 6 4 7
  G Prpić 6 6 2 6 5 12   Y Noah 7 6 6
  R Reneberg 2 4 6 1   R Agénor 6 3 3
  R Agénor 6 6 3 6 12   Y Noah 6 6 6
  P Aldrich 2 4 2   G Bloom 3 3 3
  C Bergström 6 6 6   C Bergström 6 7 2 4 2
  G Bloom 7 7 3 6   G Bloom 2 5 6 6 6
  J Fitzgerald 6 6 6 2 12   Y Noah 6 6 3 6
Q   N Broad 7 4 4 1   P Sampras 3 4 6 2
  C Pistolesi 5 6 6 6   C Pistolesi 3 2 2
  M Schapers 6 0 3 1   T Woodbridge 6 6 6
  T Woodbridge 4 6 6 6   T Woodbridge 5 4 2
  J Arrese 4 6 6 6   P Sampras 7 6 6
Q   N Brown 6 4 1 3   J Arrese 6 2 6 1 3
  P Sampras 7 6 4 7 12   P Sampras 0 6 3 6 6
6   T Mayotte 6 7 6 5 10

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   A Krickstein 6 6 6 7
Q   G Pozzi 4 7 4 5 5   A Krickstein 6 4 6 6
  R Krishnan 4 7 6 5 6   R Krishnan 1 6 3 1
  M Zoecke 6 5 4 7 1 5   A Krickstein 6 6 6 6
  L-A Wahlgren 6 6 6   L-A Wahlgren 7 2 3 2
  H de la Peña 3 1 3   L-A Wahlgren 4 7 7 6
Q   A Võsand 3 6 3 1   J Wöhrmann 6 5 5 3
  J Wöhrmann 6 2 6 6 5   A Krickstein 6 4 3
  G Ivanišević 5 5 0   D Wheaton 7 6 6
  D Wheaton 7 7 6   D Wheaton 6 6 3 6
Q   M Larsson 6 6 6 Q   M Larsson 3 2 6 1
  M Rosset 4 1 1   D Wheaton[c]6 4
  M Woodforde 2 6 6 6   M Woodforde 3 5r
  JF Altur 6 1 4 4   M Woodforde 6 6 7
  M Kratzmann 6 7 6 3 2 11   A Chesnokov 3 2 5
11   A Chesnokov 3 6 7 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   J Courier 6 6 6
  J Arias 3 3 1 14   J Courier 6 2 3 2
  J Svensson 6 7 7   J Svensson 2 6 6 6
  T Högstedt 2 5 5   J Svensson 6 7 3 4 6
  M Gustafsson 2   L Jonsson 4 5 6 6 2
  N Kulti 2r   M Gustafsson 1 2 2
  T Nijssen 3 2 6   L Jonsson 6 6 6
  L Jonsson 6 6 7   J Svensson 2 2 4
  J Gunnarsson 2 7 0 2 3   S Edberg 6 6 6
Q   S Pescosolido 6 6 6 6 Q   S Pescosolido 7 5 3 4
WC   S Barr 0 7 3 4   P Chamberlin 6 7 6 6
  P Chamberlin 6 6 6 6   P Chamberlin 3 4 1
  P Kühnen 6 6 2 7 6 3   S Edberg 6 6 6
  N Kroon 3 7 6 6 2   P Kühnen 2 2 4
  J Anderson 6 3 4 3   S Edberg 6 6 6
3   S Edberg 7 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   M Wilander 7 7 7
  R Fromberg 6 5 5 8   M Wilander 6 7 6
WC   D Macpherson 3 7 6 1   M Wostenholme 2 5 3
  M Wostenholme 6 5 7 6 8   M Wilander 6 5 6 1 6
Q   N Odizor 6 7 6   W Masur 4 7 4 6 3
WC   I Peter-Budge 2 5 2 Q   N Odizor 6 7 3 1
  W Masur 6 6 6   W Masur 7 6 6 6
  E Jelen 2 1 2 8   M Wilander 7 6 6
  A Rahunen 0 3 1   V Paloheimo 5 4 0
  J Sánchez 6 6 6   J Sánchez 6 7 6
  P Annacone 6 6 6 2 6   P Annacone 1 6 3
  G Muller 3 4 7 6 3   J Sánchez 5 4 6 1
  G Forget 2 6 6 6   V Paloheimo 7 6 3 6
  G Connell 6 4 4 2   G Forget 4 6 3 3
  V Paloheimo 5 6 0 6 6   V Paloheimo 6 3 6 6
10   C-U Steeb 7 3 6 2 2

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   M Mečíř 6 6 7
  M Koevermans 2 4 6 16   M Mečíř 2 6 6 6
Q   L Němeček 6 7 3 6   A Sznajder 6 1 0 2
  A Sznajder 7 6 6 7 16   M Mečíř 6 6 6
WC   N Borwick 6 6 6 Q   U Riglewski 4 2 0
  K Evernden 3 1 1 WC   N Borwick 2 4 2
Q   U Riglewski 6 6 2 6 Q   U Riglewski 6 6 6
  P Canè 2 3 6 2 16   M Mečíř 6 7 4 1 1
  O Delaître 2 6 3 6 6 2   B Becker 4 6 6 6 6
  O Camporese 6 3 6 4 3   O Delaître 6 4 6 6
  K Jones 6 5 2 6 6   K Jones 3 6 3 4
  M Tauson 3 7 6 2 3   O Delaître 3 1 4
  S Davis 6 6 6 2   B Becker 6 6 6
WC   J Morgan 2 2 2   S Davis 3 6 6 2
  P Haarhuis 1 2 1 2   B Becker 6 7 4 6
2   B Becker 6 6 6

NotesEdit

a. ^ ^ No. 1 seed Ivan Lendl won the final after No. 3 seed Stefan Edberg was forced to retire in the third set with a torn stomach muscle injury.[1]
b. ^ ^ Mikael Pernfors advanced to the quarterfinals after No. 4 John McEnroe was defaulted in the fourth set by chair umpire Gerry Armstrong for unsportsmanlike conduct.[2]
c. ^ David Wheaton advanced to the fourth round after Mark Woodforde was forced to retire in the second set with a right ankle injury.[3]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Men's Singles Draw". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  • "Australian Open Australia - Men's Singles". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
Specific

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Preceded by
1989 US Open
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
1990 French Open