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1996 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Pete Sampras was the three-time defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Richard Krajicek, in his only loss at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000.

Men's Singles
1996 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionNetherlands Richard Krajicek
Runner-upUnited States MaliVai Washington
Final score6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
Legends men women seniors
WC Doubles men women
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Krajicek defeated MaliVai Washington in the final, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Krajicek had originally been unseeded, but as the 17th ranked player in the Wimbledon seedings he replaced 7th seed Thomas Muster in the draw, when Muster withdrew shortly before the start of the tournament.

For the first time since the 1990 French Open, none of the semifinalists had previously won a Grand Slam title. Of these four, Todd Martin reached the Grand Slam final before.

A number of high-seeded men were eliminated early, including 1992 champion Andre Agassi (No. 3), reigning French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov (No. 5), Michael Chang (No. 6), and 1993 finalist Jim Courier (No. 9), all in the first round. Three-time champion Boris Becker, seeded no. 2, was eliminated in the third round when he withdrew from his match with Neville Godwin with a wrist injury.

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Pete Sampras (Quarterfinals)
02.     Boris Becker (Third round, retired)
03.     Andre Agassi (First round)
04.     Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinals)
05.     Yevgeny Kafelnikov (First round)
06.     Michael Chang (First round)
07.     Thomas Muster (Withdrew)
08.     Jim Courier (First round)
09.     Thomas Enqvist (Second round)
10.     Michael Stich (Fourth round)
11.     Wayne Ferreira (Third round)
12.     Stefan Edberg (Second round)
13.     Todd Martin (Semifinals)
14.     Marc Rosset (Third round)
15.     Arnaud Boetsch (First round)
16.     Cédric Pioline (Fourth round)
17.     Richard Krajicek (Champion)

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

Thomas Muster withdrew due to injury. His spot was replaced in the draw by the highest-ranked non-seeded player Richard Krajicek, who was made a seed without being numbered. Although Krajicek was shown as unseeded in the official souvenir programme during the championships, the committee ruled that he was seeded throughout and this is reflected in the final issue of the programme. He was indeed replaced by lucky loser Anders Järryd in the main draw.[2]

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Pete Sampras 5 634
17   Richard Krajicek 7 77 6
17   Richard Krajicek 7 6 6
  Jason Stoltenberg 5 2 1
4   Goran Ivanišević 3 6377 63
  Jason Stoltenberg 6 77 6377
17   Richard Krajicek 6 6 6
  MaliVai Washington 3 4 3
  Tim Henman 65624
13   Todd Martin 77 77 6
13   Todd Martin 7 4 78 3 8
  MaliVai Washington 5 6 666 10
  MaliVai Washington 6577 5 77 6
  Alex Rădulescu 77 617 632

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   P Sampras 4 6 6 6
  R Reneberg 6 4 3 3 1   P Sampras 77 6 6
  M Philippoussis 7 4 6 6   M Philippoussis 644 4
  J Frana 5 6 3 2 1   P Sampras 6 6 6577
  K Goossens 7 1 2 3   K Kučera 4 1 77 63
  B Black 5 6 6 6   B Black 6 1 7 3 3
  K Alami 3 3 3   K Kučera 4 6 5 6 6
  K Kučera 6 6 6 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
  J Krošlák 6 77 7 16   C Pioline 4 4 2
WC   A Foster 3 645   J Krošlák 1 7 5 6 6
WC   C Wilkinson 6 6 5 6 WC   C Wilkinson 6 5 7 4 3
LL   A Järryd 1 3 7 2   J Krošlák 2 653
LL   L Paes 6 2 4 611 16   C Pioline 6 77 6
WC   M Petchey 1 6 6 713 WC   M Petchey 1 4 2
  J Siemerink 64654 16   C Pioline 6 6 6
16   C Pioline 77 77 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   M Stich 6 3 6 6
  S Schalken 3 6 1 2 10   M Stich 77 6 656
  C Ruud 1 0 2   S Matsuoka 624 77 1
  S Matsuoka 6 6 6 10   M Stich 6 4 6 6
  S Stolle 6 6 6   S Stolle 3 6 2 3
Q   D Nargiso 3 3 1   S Stolle 6 1 77 6
  M Woodforde 3 2 5   M Larsson 2 6 644
  M Larsson 6 6 7 10   M Stich 4 654
Q   D Nestor 64652 17   R Krajicek 6 77 6
  G Rusedski 77 77 6   G Rusedski 676 6122
Q   T Kempers 5 673   B Steven 79 4 714 6
  B Steven 7 79 6   B Steven 6577 4 2
  D Rostagno 6 6 77 17   R Krajicek 77 656 6
  J Van Herck 4 3 64   D Rostagno 4 3 3
  J Sánchez 4 3 4 17   R Krajicek 6 6 6
17   R Krajicek 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   G Ivanišević 6 6 6
LL   D Nainkin 2 0 2 4   G Ivanišević 7 6 6
Q   P Bouteyre 6577 2 6 10 Q   P Bouteyre 5 4 4
  C Moyá 77 656 4 8 4   G Ivanišević 77 7 6
Q   L Manta 4 626 1   A Volkov 635 3
  A Volkov 6 77 1 6   A Volkov 77 4 4 6 6
  O Ogorodov 6 1 4 4   M Damm 646 6 3 4
  M Damm 4 6 6 6 4   G Ivanišević 77 4 79 6
  G Pozzi 6 6 6   P Rafter 646 671
  J Cunha e Silva 2 4 2   G Pozzi 1 5 4
  P Rafter 6 6 77   P Rafter 6 7 6
  D Vacek 2 4 63   P Rafter 4 6 4 6 6
  A Olhovskiy 646 6 6 14   M Rosset 6 3 6 1 3
  H Dreekmann 77 2 2 2   A Olhovskiy 3 644
  S Draper 6 4 3 1 14   M Rosset 6 77 6
14   M Rosset 4 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   S Edberg 77 5 6 6
  G Forget 657 2 2 12   S Edberg 6 4 654
  M Tillström 77 3 6 3 12   M Tillström 4 6 77 6
  M-K Goellner 656 3 6 10   M Tillström 4 6 5 1
  M Tebbutt 6 644 4   J Hlasek 6 3 7 6
  À Corretja 3 77 6 6   À Corretja 6 3 4 4
  A Chesnokov 3 2 3   J Hlasek 4 6 6 6
  J Hlasek 6 6 6   J Hlasek 2 622
Q   J Renzenbrink 652 4   J Stoltenberg 6 77 6
  J Novák 77 6 6   J Novák 651 1
  J Stoltenberg 4 6 5 6 6   J Stoltenberg 77 6 6
  A Voinea 6 4 7 2 0   J Stoltenberg 6 6 6
Q   M Navarra 4 6 6 6 Q   M Navarra 2 2 2
  D Rikl 6 2 2 2 Q   M Navarra 4 78 3 7 9
  A Costa 3 77 77 6   A Costa 6 666 5 7
6   M Chang 6 65614

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Y Kafelnikov 663 77 6 5
  T Henman 78 6 624 7   T Henman 6 636 6
Q   P Tramacchi 5 4 3 WC   D Sapsford 1 77 0 1
WC   D Sapsford 7 6 6   T Henman 6 6 6
  J Björkman 6 1 6 5 4 WC   L Milligan 1 3 4
WC   L Milligan 4 6 2 7 6 WC   L Milligan 6 6 65636
  K Carlsen 636 78 4 4   N Lapentti 4 2 77 77 1
  N Lapentti 77 3 666 6   T Henman 77 6 77
  T Woodbridge 6 6 3 6   M Gustafsson 624 64
Q   S Huet 4 2 6 0   T Woodbridge 653 2
  M Gustafsson 77 6 6   M Gustafsson 77 6 6
Q   A Ilie 643 2   M Gustafsson 77 7 1 5 6
  M Joyce 6 2 7 1 3 11   W Ferreira 645 6 7 1
  A Gaudenzi 1 6 5 6 6   A Gaudenzi 5 5 4
  D Prinosil 663 3 11   W Ferreira 7 7 6
11   W Ferreira 78 6 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   T Martin 6 6 6
  M Ondruska 3 4 3 13   T Martin 6 6 77
  E Sánchez 1 3 3 Q   J Grabb 2 4 65
Q   J Grabb 6 6 6 13   T Martin 77 6 6
  R Furlan 6 3 4 6 6   R Furlan 614 2
  A Medvedev 4 6 6 2 2   R Furlan 6 7 6
WC   C Beecher 6 6 7 WC   C Beecher 4 5 2
WC   N Gould 4 4 5 13   T Martin 3 6 7 6
  H Arazi 4 646 6 6   T Johansson 6 3 5 2
  N Kulti 6 77 4 2 3   H Arazi 4 3 3
  T Johansson 4 77 6 3 6   T Johansson 6 6 6
  J Eltingh 6 603 6 1   T Johansson 6 6 6
Q   J Palmer 6 6 656 Q   D Flach 1 4 3
Q   T Champion 2 4 77 3 Q   J Palmer 6 3 3 4
Q   D Flach 2 77 6 78 Q   D Flach 2 6 6 6
3   A Agassi 6 614 66

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   J Courier 2 4 6 4
  J Stark 6 6 3 6   J Stark 6 6 6
  M Knowles 6 6 6   M Knowles 2 1 2
  J Golmard 3 3 1   J Stark 4 78 1 4
  F Mantilla 7 2 2 2   P Haarhuis 6 666 6
  P Haarhuis 5 6 6 6   P Haarhuis 6 77 77
WC   J Bates 2 3 4   N Pereira 2 6561
  N Pereira 6 6 6   P Haarhuis 3 4 2
  B Ulihrach 1 6 6 6   M Washington 6 6 6
  C Costa 6 3 2 3   B Ulihrach 1 6 6 6
  F Dewulf 3 6 7 6   F Dewulf 6 2 1 4
  V Spadea 6 3 5 4   B Ulihrach 3 3 0
  R Fromberg 3 6677 5   M Washington 6 6 6
  M Washington 6 78 637   M Washington 6 77 6
LL   A Chang 4 2 1 9   T Enqvist 4 653
9   T Enqvist 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   A Boetsch 3 4 77 7 7
  A Rădulescu 6 6 625 9   A Rădulescu 4 6277 6 10
  S Pescosolido 6 3 6 8   S Pescosolido 6 77 641 8
  C Woodruff 3 6 2 6   A Rădulescu 646 6 4 6
  D Wheaton 6 6 6   D Wheaton 77 4 4 6 3
  F Fetterlein 1 4 4   D Wheaton 6 7 77
  G Raoux 6 6 6   G Raoux 4 5 64
  Y El Aynaoui 3 1 3   A Rădulescu 6 6 6
  G Stafford 7 6 6 Q   N Godwin 3 0 4
  S Noszály 5 1 2   G Stafford 4 5 2
Q   N Godwin 6 77 6 Q   N Godwin 6 7 6
  C Caratti 2 641 Q   N Godwin 6
  F Clavet 656 6 4 3 2   B Becker 6r
  T Carbonell 77 4 1 6 6   T Carbonell 6 3 4 2
  J-P Fleurian 0 2 3 2   B Becker 4 6 6 6
2   B Becker 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Wimbledon: The Official History of the Championships. Barrett, John. Collins Willow 2011 ISBN 0-00-711707-8

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