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1996 US Open – Men's Singles

Pete Sampras successfully defended his title, defeating Michael Chang 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3) in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1996 US Open.

Men's Singles
1996 US Open
ChampionUnited States Pete Sampras
Runner-upUnited States Michael Chang
Final score6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
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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Sampras' run was highlighted by a memorable quarterfinal match against unseeded Àlex Corretja. Sampras had a stomach bug and actually threw up in the fifth set, prompting a warning from the referees for delaying the match. Corretja nearly pulled the upset, but Sampras won 7–6(9–7) in the fifth set tiebreak.

In the draw for the tournament, there were accusations of American favouritism as world number 3, Michael Chang, and world number 8, Andre Agassi, were seeded above their world ranking at numbers 2 and 6 respectively. Other players seeded above their world ranking included world number 6, Goran Ivanišević, being seeded at number 4, Richard Krajicek, the world number 7, being seeded at number 5, and another American Jim Courier, the world number 9, being seeded at number 8.

Some other players were seeded below their world ranking, including world number 2, Thomas Muster, who was seeded at number 3, Boris Becker, the world number 5, seeded at number 6, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the world number 4, seeded at number 7. Becker pulled out of the tournament with an injury and Kafelnikov was so angry at his seeding demotion that he withdrew from the tournament in protest.

This was the last Grand Slam that Stefan Edberg competed in. He lost to Ivanišević in the quarterfinals.

SeedsEdit

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

01.     Pete Sampras (Champion)
02.     Michael Chang (Final)
03.     Thomas Muster (Quarterfinals)
04.     Goran Ivanišević (Semfinals)
05.     Richard Krajicek (First round)
06.     Andre Agassi (Semifinals)
07.     Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Withdrew)
08.     Jim Courier (Withdrew)
09.     Wayne Ferreira (First round)
10.     Marcelo Ríos (Second round)
11.     MaliVai Washington (Second round)
12.     Todd Martin (Third round)
13.     Thomas Enqvist (Fourth round)
14.     Albert Costa (First round)
15.     Marc Rosset (First round)
16.     Cédric Pioline (Third round)
17.     Félix Mantilla (Second round)

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

Final eightEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Pete Sampras 77 5 5 6 79
  Àlex Corretja 657 7 4 67
1   Pete Sampras 6 6 696
4   Goran Ivanišević 3 4 711 3
4   Goran Ivanišević 6 6 711
  Stefan Edberg 3 4 69
1   Pete Sampras 6 6 77
2   Michael Chang 1 4 63
6   Andre Agassi 6 7 4 6
3   Thomas Muster 2 5 6 2
6   Andre Agassi 3 2 2
2   Michael Chang 6 6 6
  Javier Sánchez 5 3 77 3
2   Michael Chang 7 6 626

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   P Sampras 6 6 6
LL   J Szymanski 2 2 1 1   P Sampras 6 1 6 4 6
  J Novák 6 6 6   J Novák 3 6 3 6 4
Q   B Ellwood 2 4 3 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
  M Larsson 77 4 2r   A Volkov 3 4 2
  A Volkov 656 5   A Volkov 1 6 6 4 710
  M Tillström 1 79 6 3 6   M Tillström 6 4 1 6 68
Q   T El-Sawy 6 671 6 4 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
Q   P Cash 4 3 2   M Philippoussis 3 3 4
  A Olhovskiy 6 6 6   A Olhovskiy 3 4 2
  M Woodforde 78 3 3 3   M Philippoussis 6 6 6
  M Philippoussis 666 6 6   M Philippoussis 6 6 6
  R Carretero 6 4 6 1 16   C Pioline 3 2 4
  J Burillo 3 6 0 0r   R Carretero 6 2 2 1
  F Clavet 4 634 16   C Pioline 4 6 6 6
16   C Pioline 6 77 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   W Ferreira 4 4 6 5
Q   D Nainkin 6 6 2 7 Q   D Nainkin 4 1 1
  K Kučera 2 7 635   J Björkman 6 6 6
  J Björkman 6 5 77 7   J Björkman 2 6 6 4 3
Q   F Veglio 1 6 6 6   A Corretja 6 4 4 6 6
  C Ruud 6 2 4 4 Q   F Veglio 77 4 4 0
  A Corretja 78 3 6 6   A Corretja 646 6 6
  B Black 666 2 2   A Corretja 6 6 77
  D Rikl 6 7 6   G Forget 4 3 65
  H Arazi 4 5 2   D Rikl 2 4 4
  S Schalken 6 6 666   S Schalken 6 6 6
  G Schaller 3 4 78 3   S Schalken 2 5 6 6 0
  G Stafford 6 6 4 623   G Forget 6 7 4 4 6
  G Forget 3 2 6 77 6   G Forget 6 7 6
  F Meligeni 1 77 653 17   F Mantilla 4 5 3
17   F Mantilla 6 6277 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   G Ivanišević 1 6 6 6
  A Chesnokov 6 2 4 4 4   G Ivanišević 616 6 6
  S Draper 6 7 6   S Draper 77 3 4 4
  G Blanco 3 5 3 4   G Ivanišević 6 6 713
  R Furlan 6 6 5 1 5   H Dreekmann 3 2 611
  T Johansson 4 2 7 6 7   T Johansson 612 6 1
  H Dreekmann 6 6 6   H Dreekmann 77 6 4 6
  G Rusedski 2 4 2 4   G Ivanišević 6 3 6 77
  A Medvedev 6 6 6   A Medvedev 4 6 3 62
  J-P Fleurian 2 0 1   A Medvedev 6 6 6
  J Krošlák 2 6 3 6 7   J Krošlák 4 3 2
  C Woodruff 6 4 6 2 6   A Medvedev 6 6 6
Q   D Caldwell 3 6 3 5   P Korda 2 4 3
  P Korda 6 3 6 7   P Korda 6 67 6
  B Ulihrach 2 6 77 3 6   B Ulihrach 0 253
14   A Costa 6 4 626 1

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   T Martin 6 6 4 6
  Y El Aynaoui 3 2 6 4 12   T Martin 6 6 6
  A Gaudenzi 77 6 6   A Gaudenzi 3 2 2
  S Matsuoka 642 3 12   T Martin 2 644
WC   D Flach 7 77 2 78   T Henman 6 77 6
Q   G Pozzi 5 656 66 WC   D Flach 3 4 2
LL   R Jabali 2 3 4   T Henman 6 6 6
  T Henman 6 6 6   T Henman 77 624 4
  P Haarhuis 6578 1 6 6   S Edberg 6277 6 6
  M Joyce 77 666 2 2   P Haarhuis 1 6 6 6
  M Tebbutt 3 6 3 7 6   M Tebbutt 6 2 2 3
  R Reneberg 6 1 6 5 3   P Haarhuis 4 641
  J Stark 5 3 7 5   S Edberg 6 77 6
  B Karbacher 7 6 5 7   B Karbacher 6 3 3 0 r
  S Edberg 6 6 6   S Edberg 3 6 6 1
5   R Krajicek 3 3 3

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   A Agassi 6 6 6
  M Hadad 3 3 2 6   A Agassi 3 6 6 6
  M Ondruska 632 5 LL   L Paes 6 4 1 0
LL   L Paes 77 6 7 6   A Agassi 6 6 79
  C Moyá 6 64616 6   J Siemerink 4 2 67
WC   S Humphries 1 77 77 0 4   C Moyá 624 4
  J Siemerink 4 6 77 6   J Siemerink 77 6 6
  C-U Steeb 6 1 644 6   A Agassi 4 6 6 6
Q   F Vitoux 6 6 77 WC   D Wheaton 6 2 3 4
Q   R Delgado 4 4 63 Q   F Vitoux 4 4 6 64
WC   D Wheaton 6 6 6 WC   D Wheaton 6 6 4 77
WC   K Kim 3 2 3 WC   D Wheaton 1 7 6 6
  N Lapentti 4 6 4 3 WC   A O'Brien 6 5 1 2
WC   A O'Brien 6 1 6 6 WC   A O'Brien 6 6 5 3 6
  K Alami 2 6 651 11   M Washington 3 4 7 6 3
11   M Washington 6 2 77 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   T Enqvist 6 6 6
  S Simian 3 1 4 13   T Enqvist 6 6 6
  G Raoux 77 3 1 6 7   G Raoux 3 2 3
  F Dewulf 656 6 3 5 13   T Enqvist 6 6 6
  M Knowles 6 7 6 Q   P Campana 4 4 2
  M Filippini 3 5 1   M Knowles 636 3 77 3
  T Woodbridge 2 6 2 4 Q   P Campana 77 3 6 636
Q   P Campana 6 4 6 6 13   T Enqvist 642 6 1
  K Goossens 2 0 61 3   T Muster 77 6 4 6
  S Bruguera 6 6 77   S Bruguera 6 6 6
Q   T Haas 3 6 1 5   M Stich 3 2 4
  M Stich 6 1 6 7   S Bruguera 2 4 3
Q   D Dier 6 2 6 6 3   T Muster 6 6 6
  C Adams 4 6 4 4 Q   D Dier 3 2 4
  J Frana 1 622 3   T Muster 6 6 6
3   T Muster 6 77 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
LL   D Škoch 2 603
  J Sánchez 6 77 6   J Sánchez 6 77 2 6
WC   J Grabb 6 7 77 WC   J Grabb 2 636 3
  S Stolle 3 5 64   J Sánchez 6 3 4 6 78
  P Rafter 673 66   J Stoltenberg 4 6 6 2 66
  K Carlsen 79 6 78   K Carlsen 3 613
  J Stoltenberg 7 6 6   J Stoltenberg 6 77 6
  S Pescosolido 5 4 1   J Sánchez 6 77 77
  A Boetsch 77 6 7   A Boetsch 4 6563
  N Pereira 644 5   A Boetsch 78 6 6
  C Costa 5 6 643   M Gustafsson 663 1
  M Gustafsson 7 4 77 6   A Boetsch 6 6 78
  J Tarango 656 6 3   J Tarango 4 2 66
  A Rădulescu 77 4 1 1r   J Tarango 6 4 77 6
Q   A Pavel 6 1 4 2 10   M Ríos 4 6 652
10   M Ríos 4 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   M Rosset 79 4 4 3
WC   J Palmer 676 6 6 WC   J Palmer 77 3 646 61
  M Damm 5 4 5   H Gumy 656 77 0 77
  H Gumy 7 6 7   H Gumy 5 1 2
  N Kulti 3 4 6 4   J Hlasek 7 6 6
  J Hlasek 6 6 4 6   J Hlasek 77 79 6
WC   C Mamiit 1 4 0   A Berasategui 65670
  A Berasategui 6 6 6   J Hlasek 3 4 2
  V Spadea 6 3 6 6 2   M Chang 6 6 6
  D Vacek 2 6 3 2   V Spadea 6 1 6 6
  D Prinosil 6 6 3 656   D Prinosil 2 6 2 4
Q   P Tramacchi 3 2 6 77 1   V Spadea 4 7 6 5 3
Q   N Godwin 6 6 3 6 2   M Chang 6 5 2 7 6
  T Carbonell 4 2 6 1 Q   N Godwin 1 3 1
Q   J Oncins 6 1 0 66 2   M Chang 6 6 6
2   M Chang 3 6 6 78

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