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1996 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Fourth-seeded Boris Becker defeated Michael Chang 6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 Australian Open.

Men's Singles
1996 Australian Open
ChampionGermany Boris Becker
Runner-upUnited States Michael Chang
Final score6–2, 6–4, 2–6, 6–2
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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Andre Agassi was the defending champion, but lost in the semifinals to Michael Chang.

SeedsEdit

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

  1.   Pete Sampras (Third round)
  2.   Andre Agassi (Semifinalist)
  3.   Thomas Muster (Fourth round)
  4.   Boris Becker (Champion)
  5.   Michael Chang (Finalist)
  6.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Quarterfinalist)
  7.   Thomas Enqvist (Quarterfinalist)
  8.   Jim Courier (Quarterfinalist)
  9.   Wayne Ferreira (Second round)
  10.   Goran Ivanišević (Third round)
  11.   Richard Krajicek (Third round)
  12.   Arnaud Boetsch (Second round)
  13.   Marc Rosset (Withdrew)
  14.   Andrei Medvedev (Second round)
  15.   Todd Martin (Third round)
  16.   Paul Haarhuis (First round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

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

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  Mark Woodforde 6 6 6
7   Thomas Enqvist 4 4 4
  Mark Woodforde 4 2 0
4   Boris Becker 6 6 6
4   Boris Becker 6 711 6
6   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4 691
4   Boris Becker 6 6 2 6
5   Michael Chang 2 4 6 2
5   Michael Chang 6 6 6
  Mikael Tillström 0 2 4
5   Michael Chang 6 6 77
2   Andre Agassi 1 4 61
8   Jim Courier 79 6 3 4 2
2   Andre Agassi 672 6 6 6

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   Sampras 7 6 6
  Fromberg 5 3 2 1   Sampras 3 6 6 6
  Joyce 6 6 6   Joyce 6 3 4 4
  Goossens 4 4 3 1   Sampras 4 6963
Q   Kiefer 630 1   Philippoussis 6 711 77
  Philippoussis 77 6 6   Philippoussis 2 6 6 6
Q   Cherkasov 1 3 1 LL   Ran 6 4 4 2
LL   Ran 6 6 6   Philippoussis 2 2 2
  Sinner 5 3 6 7 6   Woodforde 6 6 6
WC   Belobrajdic 7 6 4 5 3   Sinner 4 1 4
  Matsuoka 1 r   Woodforde 6 6 6
  Woodforde 2   Woodforde 4 78 6 6
  E. Sánchez 0 3 3   Clavet 6 662 4
  Clavet 6 6 6   Clavet 2 7 6 6
  Dewulf 6 6 6   Dewulf 6 5 3 2
16   Haarhuis 4 4 4

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   Ivanišević 6 711 6
  Karbacher 4 693 10   Ivanišević 6 6 6
  Carlsen 6 6 3 4 5 Q   Lareau 4 4 4
Q   Lareau 4 4 6 6 7 10   Ivanišević 2 6 4 2
  A Costa 4 4 7 3   Furlan 6 3 6 6
  Meligeni 6 6 5 0 r   A Costa 6 641 3
  Furlan 2 6 77 5 9   Furlan 1 77 6 6
  Draper 6 3 657 7   Furlan 5 0 3
WC   Morgan 2 4 5 7   Enqvist 7 6 6
  Wheaton 6 6 7  Wheaton 3 77 4 5
  Alami 6 2 0 1   Gumy 6 636 7
  Gumy 4 6 6 6   Gumy 2 636 1
  Roux 6677 6 1 5 7   Enqvist 6 77 3 6
  Voinea 78 623 6 7   Voinea 4 4 1
  Goellner 3 2 4 7   Enqvist 6 6 6
7   Enqvist 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   Becker 6 3 4 6 6
  Rusedski 4 6 6 3 3 4   Becker 4 3 6 6 6
  Eltingh 4 3 1   Johansson 6 6 2 1 4
  Johansson 6 6 6 4   Becker 77 6 6
  Holm 3 2 4   Larsson 653 3
  Black 6 6 6   Black 3 6 4 4
  Lapentti 77 3 633   Larsson 6 3 6 6
  Larsson 616 77 6 4   Becker 1 6 6 6
Q   MacPhie 7 6 6   Steven 6 4 3 2
  Apell 5 4 4 Q  MacPhie 1 7 664
  Marques 3 5 5   Steven 6 5 78 6
  Steven 6 7 7   Steven 6 6 636
LL   Nargiso 6 77 4 2 6   Siemerink 1 4 77 2
  Prinosil 4 636 6 3 LL   Nargiso 6 7 2 681
  Siemerink 4 77 77 7   Siemerink 1 5 6 710 6
  Schaller 6 64635

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   Boetsch 4 77 6 6
  Forget 6 653 3 12   Boetsch 4 1 6 1
  Washington 6 6 4 6   Washington 6 6 3 6
  J. Sánchez 4 2 6 2   Washington 6 6 6
  Ríos 3 4 3   Hadad 4 2 3
  Rafter 6 6 6   Rafter 654 2 r
  Hadad 4 6 6 6   Hadad 77 6 2
  Chesnokov 6 4 2 2   Washington 3 2 4
  Tebbutt 6 3 6 6 6   Kafelnikov 6 6 6
  Steeb 3 6 1 4   Tebbutt 6 6 7
WC   Tramacchi 77 77 6 WC   Tramacchi 3 4 5
  Noszály 63632   Tebbutt 5 7 4 2
  Corretja 6 6 6 6   Kafelnikov 7 5 6 6
LL   Jonsson 3 3 0   Corretja 1 2 3
  Santoro 1 1 5 6   Kafelnikov 6 6 6
6   Kafelnikov 6 6 7

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   Chang 6 6 6
  Rikl 2 1 2 5   Chang 6 6 6
  Hlasek 6 6 6   Hlasek 1 3 3
  Norman 4 1 1 5   Chang 6 6 78
  Delaître 2 2 1   Raoux 2 2 66
WC   Ellwood 6 6 6 WC   Ellwood 3 4 65
  Raoux 6 77 6   Raoux 6 6 77
Q   Norman 3 621 5   Chang 6 6 6
  Novák 665 6 7 1 Q   Fleurian 2 3 4
  Edberg 78 7 3 5 6   Edberg 4 6 6 2 3
Q   Fleurian 6 4 77 2 Q   Fleurian 6 2 4 6 6
  Schalken 3 6 611 r Q   Fleurian 4 6 2
  Dreekmann 0 2 6 6 4 11   Krajicek 6 3 2 r
  Fetterlein 6 6 1 3 6   Fetterlein 2 4 4
  Stoltenberg 1 3 2 11   Krajicek 6 6 6
11   Krajicek 6 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   Medvedev 6 7 2 79
  Moyà 4 5 6 67 14   Medvedev 6 6 2 3 2
Q   Fredriksson 6 2 1 64   McEnroe 3 2 6 6 6
  McEnroe 3 6 6 77   McEnroe 6 1 653
Q   Gilbert 6 4 687 1   Tillström 1 6 77 6
  Ruud 4 6 710 5 6   Ruud 3 6 4 6 4
  Tillström 6 6 1 5 6   Tillström 6 3 6 4 6
  Krickstein 4 4 6 7 2   Tillström 7 4 6 6
Q   Kulti 5 77 6 6 3   Muster 5 6 3 2
  Gaudenzi 7 644 2 Q   Kulti 6 6 6
  C Costa 1 6 0 7 6   C Costa 3 2 2
  Volkov 6 4 6 5 4 Q   Kulti 4 694
Q   Nestor 4 4 4 3   Muster 6 711 6
  Frana 6 6 6   Frana 4 4 6 64
Q   Guardiola 3 3 2 3   Muster 6 6 1 77
3   Muster 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   Courier 7 77 6
  Van Herck 5 614 8   Courier 7 626 6
WC   Kilderry 2 2 4   Tarango 5 77 4 3
  Tarango 6 6 6 8   Courier 6 6277 3 8
  Ogorodov 5 4 4   Woodbridge 3 77 636 6
  Woodbridge 7 6 6   Woodbridge 6 4 6 6
  Ulihrach 6 710 1   Ulihrach 3 6 2 4
  Pescosolido 4 680 r 8   Courier 7 2 4 6 6
  Adams 6 64626 9   Ondruska 5 6 6 4 2
WC   Larkham 4 77 77 3 7   Adams 5 636 0
  Rostagno 77 1 2 5   Ondruska 7 77 3 6
  Ondruska 656 6 7   Ondruska 6 4 6 6
  Kučera 7 6 6   Kučera 2 6 3 0
Q   Adams 5 0 0   Kučera 6 6 6
  Stark 2 1 6 6 5 9   Ferreira 1 3 0
9   Ferreira 6 6 3 3 7

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   Martin 6 656 6
  Vacek 4 77 3 4 15   Martin 6 7 3 77
  Reneberg 6 636 1 6   Reneberg 2 5 6 65
  Damm 3 77 3 6 2 15   Martin 3 6 3 6 1
  Björkman 7 6 60636   Björkman 6 3 6 2 6
WC   Ilie 5 3 77 77 1   Björkman 6 6 6
  Henman 5 77 6 6   Henman 1 3 2
  Korda 7 643 4   Björkman 6 2 6 1 2
Q   Denman 3 2 4 2   Agassi 4 6 4 6 6
Q   Bryan 6 6 6 Q   Bryan 6 79 6
  Yzaga 3 5 4 WC   Stolle 3 671
WC   Stolle 6 7 6 Q   Bryan 6 0 2 1
Q   Nainkin 2 0 1 2   Agassi 4 6 6 6
  Spadea 6 6 6   Spadea 4 2 3
Q   Etlis 6 626 653 2   Agassi 6 6 6
2   Agassi 3 77 4 77 6

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