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1997 Australian Open – Men's Singles

World No. 1 and top-seeded Pete Sampras defeated Carlos Moyà in the final, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1997 Australian Open. Boris Becker was the defending champion, but lost in the first round to Moyà.

Men's Singles
1997 Australian Open
ChampionUnited States Pete Sampras
Runner-upSpain Carlos Moyà
Final score6–2, 6–3, 6–3
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
← 1996 · Australian Open · 1998 →

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Lleyton Hewitt competed in the main draw. He went on to compete in the national championships for an unprecedented twenty consecutive years, culminating in 2016.[1][2]

SeedsEdit

  1.   Pete Sampras (Champion)
  2.   Michael Chang (Semifinals)
  3.   Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Withdrew)
  5.   Thomas Muster (Semifinals)
  6.   Boris Becker (First round)
  7.   Thomas Enqvist (Fourth Round)
  8.   Wayne Ferreira (Fourth Round)
  9.   Marcelo Ríos (Quarterfinals)
  10.   Albert Costa (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Jim Courier (Fourth Round)
  12.   Magnus Gustafsson (Second Round)
  13.   Jan Siemerink (First Round)
  14.   Félix Mantilla (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Michael Stich (Second Round)
  16.   Alberto Berasategui (Third Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
1   Pete Sampras 6 656 3 6
10   Albert Costa 3 77 1 6 2
1   Pete Sampras 6 77 6
5   Thomas Muster 1 633
3   Goran Ivanišević 4 2 3
5   Thomas Muster 6 6 6
1   Pete Sampras 6 6 6
    Carlos Moyà 2 3 3
    Carlos Moyà 7 6 656
14   Félix Mantilla 5 2 77 2
    Carlos Moyà 7 6 6
2   Michael Chang 5 2 4
9   Marcelo Ríos 5 1 4
2   Michael Chang 7 6 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   P Sampras 6 6 6
Q   D Pescariu 2 4 2 1   P Sampras 3 6 6 6
    A Voinea 6 6 4 6     A Voinea 6 2 3 2
    H Dreekmann 2 1 6 4 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
  M Woodforde 6 6 7     M Woodforde 1 0 1
WC   M Tebbutt 4 4 5     M Woodforde 6 6 7
    H Gumy 6 6 6     H Gumy 0 1 5
    O Stanoytchev 4 4 4 1   P Sampras 646 6 3 6
    S Stolle 6 5 5 77 1     D Hrbatý 77 3 4 6 4
    D Hrbatý 1 7 7 646     D Hrbatý 6 6 6
    N Kulti 6 6 6     N Kulti 2 1 2
    K Alami 4 2 4     D Hrbatý 6 77 642
    T Carbonell 6 77 7 16   A Berasategui 3 6377 0 r
    D Vacek 2 655     T Carbonell 3 5 4
WC   T Larkham 1 2 4 16   A Berasategui 6 7 6
16   A Berasategui 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   A Costa 7 6 7
    P Rafter 5 2 5 10   A Costa 6 77 77
    J Krošlák 4 6 6 6     J Krošlák 1 6260
    A Gaudenzi 6 4 2 2 10   A Costa 6 6 7
    A Rădulescu 2 4 77 3     S Draper 4 2 5
    S Draper 6 6 646     S Draper 77 7 6
    F Dewulf 6 6 7     F Dewulf 655 0
Q   F Wibier 4 2 5 10   A Costa 6 6 3
WC   P Tramacchi 666 6 3 8   W Ferreira 3 2 2 r
    J Van Herck 78 3 4 2 r WC   P Tramacchi 6177 2 64
Q   A Cherkasov 4 6 3 4     R Furlan 77 636 77
    R Furlan 6 4 6 6     R Furlan 4 4 77 1
WC   P Cash 4 4 3 8   W Ferreira 6 6 636
    J Frana 6 6 6     J Frana 3 6 2 1
    C Costa 3 2 2 8   W Ferreira 6 3 6 6
8   W Ferreira 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
3   G Ivanišević 6 7 6
WC   B Ellwood 2 5 3 3   G Ivanišević 6 6 6
    P Haarhuis 1 6 3 6 4     K Kučera 4 2 2
    K Kučera 6 2 6 4 6 3   G Ivanišević 6 656 6
Q   L Jonsson 3 3 2     C Woodruff 3 77 3 1
    J Novák 6 6 6     J Novák 2 662
    C Woodruff 6 6 6     C Woodruff 6 78 6
    M Norman 4 1 1 3   G Ivanišević 4 6 676 6
    M Tillström 5 696 4     C Ruud 6 2 79 3 3
    G Kuerten 7 711 3 6     G Kuerten 77 3 1 0
    A Chesnokov 1 3 6 1     N Godwin 656 6 6
    N Godwin 6 6 3 6     N Godwin 6677 2 65
WC   L Paes 6 6 6     C Ruud 78 636 77
WC   J Crabb 4 3 4 WC   L Paes 2 2 2
    C Ruud 3 4 7 6 10     C Ruud 6 6 6
13   J Siemerink 6 6 5 2 8

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   J Courier 646 4 6 8
    S Schalken 77 3 6 1 6 11   J Courier 4 6 3 6 6
    G Forget 2 6 3 4     S Doseděl 6 2 6 4 4
    S Doseděl 6 3 6 6 11   J Courier 6 77 6
    M Rosset 6 79 6     J Tarango 1 633
    J Sánchez 4 671     M Rosset 4 1 1
    J Tarango 2 77 77 6     J Tarango 6 6 6
Q   B Shelton 6 61622 11   J Courier 2 6 643
    JP Fleurian 7 6 6 5   T Muster 6 3 77 6
    H Arazi 5 0 3     JP Fleurian 2 655
Q   J Knippschild 6 6277 6 Q   J Knippschild 6 77 7
    S Lareau 2 77 653 Q   J Knippschild 4 623
    J Burillo 0 1 0 r 5   T Muster 6 77 6
    G Stafford 6 6 3     G Stafford 3 2 2
Q   G Grant 3 4 2 5   T Muster 6 6 6
5   T Muster 6 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
6   B Becker 7 646 1 4
    C Moyà 5 77 2 6 6     C Moyà 3 6 6 6
    P McEnroe 77 6 6     P McEnroe 6 0 3 1
    A Olhovskiy 642 4     C Moyà 6 6 6
    T Johansson 6 6 1 626     B Karbacher 2 2 2
    M Damm 4 2 6 77 2     T Johansson 3 2 65
    B Karbacher 6 77 1 6     B Karbacher 6 6 77
    M Aurelio Gorriz 4 646 3     C Moyà 6 1 3 6 6
    MK Goellner 6 6 626     J Björkman 3 6 6 2 4
    K Carlsen 4 1 77 4     MK Goellner 4 6 4 1
    B Ulihrach 6 1 4 2     J Björkman 6 3 6 6
    J Björkman 1 6 6 6     J Björkman 6 77 6
Q   K Braasch 3 6 6 7 Q   K Braasch 4 653
    A O'Brien 6 3 4 5 Q   K Braasch 3 78 6 6
WC   G Doyle 77 3 5 1 12   M Gustafsson 6 664 4
12   M Gustafsson 626 7 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
14   F Mantilla 6 5 7 6
    G Rusedski 4 7 5 2 14   F Mantilla 6 6 6
    D Prinosil 7 6 1 5 7     F Meligeni 2 4 0
    F Meligeni 5 1 6 7 9 14   F Mantilla 6 1 77 6
    A Boetsch 6 6 6     A Boetsch 3 6 644
Q   D Caldwell 0 0 2     A Boetsch 6 6 6
    L Roux 1 4 77 6 13     L Roux 4 4 1
    J Stark 6 6 642 11 14   F Mantilla 7 6 6
    M Washington 6 666 6     M Washington 5 2 1
Q   J Eltingh 3 78 3 2     M Washington 6 6 6
    M Ondruska 665 6 2     S Sargsian 1 0 2
    S Sargsian 78 7 4 6     M Washington 4 6 6 6
    G Blanco 4 2 4     T Woodbridge 6 2 3 1
    S Simian 6 6 6     S Simian 3 3 65
    T Woodbridge 6 6 6     T Woodbridge 6 6 77
LL   M Knowles 4 2 1

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   T Enqvist 6 6 6
    N Pereira 1 2 4 7   T Enqvist 6 6 7
    B Steven 6 6 5 3 1     R Fromberg 4 4 5
    R Fromberg 4 2 7 6 6 7   T Enqvist 710 7 6
Q   L Hewitt 3 4 3     S Bruguera 685 2
    S Bruguera 6 6 6     S Bruguera 4 6 6 77
    M Larsson 6 6 77     M Larsson 6 3 4 60
    J A Viloca 3 3 63 7   T Enqvist 6 4 6477 3
Q   A Reichel 4 3 2 9   M Ríos 4 6 77 656
    G Schaller 6 6 6     G Schaller 4 6 6 4 6
Q   T Mitchell 620 2     À Corretja 6 3 3 6 3
  À Corretja 77 6 6     G Schaller 6 621 1
    M Joyce 6 77 6 9   M Ríos 4 77 6 6
    R Carretero 1 641     M Joyce 0 4 2
    P Korda 643 3 9   M Ríos 6 6 6
9   M Ríos 77 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
15   M Stich 6 6 6
    P Fredriksson 3 2 2 15   M Stich 6 1 2 6 7
    T Champion 5 2 2     A Medvedev 4 6 6 4 9
    A Medvedev 7 6 6     A Medvedev 6 6 6
Q   J Gimelstob 3 646 4     D van Scheppingen 1 4 1
Q   E Ran 6 77 3 6 Q   E Ran 2 2 2
    D van Scheppingen 77 77 6     D van Scheppingen 6 6 6
    B Black 65634     A Medvedev 6 2 2 1
    G Raoux 77 6 6 2   M Chang 4 6 6 6
    D Nestor 632 2     G Raoux 3 3 4
LL   A Pavel 5 4 2     T Henman 6 6 6
    T Henman 7 6 6     T Henman 1 633
    R Reneberg 2 2   M Chang 6 77 6
Q   O Burrieza 2 r     R Reneberg 2 5 1
LL   K Goossens 0 3 1 2   M Chang 6 7 6
2   M Chang 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rusty pauses to reflect, Australian Open official website, 8 January 2014
  2. ^ "Lleyton Hewitt to retire from tennis after 2016 Australian Open, Pat Rafter stands down as Davis Cup captain". abc.net.au.

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