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Patrick Rafter won his maiden Grand Slam title, defeating unseeded Greg Rusedski, also in his first Grand Slam final, with a score of 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1997 US Open. Rafter became the first Australian to win the title since John Newcombe in 1973.[1] Pete Sampras was the two-time defending champion, but he was defeated in the fourth round by Petr Korda.

Men's Singles
1997 US Open
ChampionAustralia Patrick Rafter
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Greg Rusedski
Final score6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 7–5
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 · US Open · 1998 →

SeedsEdit

  1.   Pete Sampras (Fourth Round)
  2.   Michael Chang (Semifinals)
  3.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Second Round)
  4.   Goran Ivanišević (First Round)
  5.   Thomas Muster (First Round)
  6.   Àlex Corretja (Third Round)
  7.   Sergi Bruguera (Fourth Round)
  8.   Carlos Moyà (First Round)
  9.   Gustavo Kuerten (Third Round)
  10.   Marcelo Ríos (Quarterfinals)
  11.   Thomas Enqvist (Withdrew)
  12.   Félix Mantilla (Fourth Round)
  13.   Patrick Rafter (Champion)
  14.   Mark Philippoussis (Third Round)
  15.   Petr Korda (Quarterfinals)
  16.   Albert Costa (First Round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
15   Petr Korda 632 0 r
    Jonas Björkman 77 6 1
    Jonas Björkman 1 6 6 3 5
    Greg Rusedski 6 3 3 6 7
    Greg Rusedski 7 77 78
    Richard Krajicek 5 6566
    Greg Rusedski 3 2 6 5
13   Patrick Rafter 6 6 4 7
    Magnus Larsson 644 2
13   Patrick Rafter 77 6 6
13   Patrick Rafter 6 6 6
2   Michael Chang 3 3 4
10   Marcelo Ríos 5 2 6 6 3
2   Michael Chang 7 6 4 4 6

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   P Sampras 6 6 6
Q   T Larkham 3 1 3 1   P Sampras 7 6 6
Q   P Baur 4 3 6 6 6 Q   P Baur 5 4 3
Q   J Oncins 6 6 4 3 3 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
  R Fromberg 6 6 686   A Rădulescu 3 4 4
  P McEnroe 2 2 710 3   R Fromberg 6 4 3 6 4
  A Rădulescu 3 6 77 6   A Rădulescu 3 6 6 3 6
Q   O Ogorodov 6 4 651 1   P Sampras 77 5 626 63
  J A Viloca 6 2 1 2 15   P Korda 647 77 3 77
  B Steven 4 6 6 6   B Steven 4 4 6 64
Q   T Ho 3 4 77 4   M Damm 6 6 3 77
  M Damm 6 6 656   M Damm 6 3 4 5
  M Martelli 6 77 6 15   P Korda 4 6 6 7
  H Dreekmann 1 653   M Martelli 3 6465
  V Spadea 6 5 614 15   P Korda 6 77 77
15   P Korda 2 7 77 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
9   G Kuerten 6 3 646 6
Q   G Grant 4 6 77 2 3 9   G Kuerten 6 6 6
  D van Scheppingen 4 3 4   S Schalken 4 4 2
  S Schalken 6 6 6 9   G Kuerten 3 1 5
  F Clavet 2 4 4   J Björkman 6 6 7
  J Björkman 6 6 6   J Björkman 7 6 6
  T Martin 3 6 6 6   T Martin 5 4 0
  J Courier 6 3 4 2   J Björkman 6 6 1 78
  J Novák 5 6 711 6   S Draper 3 3 6 66
  D Sanguinetti 7 2 692   J Novák 5 646 3
WC   J-M Gambill 4 3 611   S Draper 7 77 3 6
  S Draper 6 6 713   S Draper 78 3 2 6 6
  D Prinosil 4 2 5   J Tarango 666 6 4 4
  J Tarango 6 6 7   J Tarango 6 66636 6
  G Raoux 6 77 6   G Raoux 4 78 77 2 4
8   C Moyà 4 622

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   G Ivanišević 6 5 1 63
  D Pescariu 4 7 6 77   D Pescariu 3 5 1
  J Knippschild 7 5 6 656   J Knippschild 6 7 6
  S Doseděl 5 7 4 77 4   J Knippschild 653 1
  F Santoro 7 4 6 2 3   G Rusedski 77 6 6
  M Ondruska 5 6 4 6 6   M Ondruska 634 1
  G Rusedski 6 6 6   G Rusedski 77 6 6
WC   D Wheaton 2 3 3   G Rusedski 77 6 6
Q   L Tieleman 6 4 6 3 2   D Vacek 622 2
  D Vacek 4 6 1 6 6   D Vacek 4 77 6 6
Q   M Sell 6 3 6 7 Q   M Sell 6 651 2
WC   C Mamiit 3 6 4 5   D Vacek 77 7 6
  J Golmard 6 1 77 4 7 14   M Philippoussis 645 2
  H Arazi 4 6 646 5   J Golmard 652 0 r
  K Alami 3 4 6 4 14   M Philippoussis 77 6 1
14   M Philippoussis 6 6 3 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
12   F Mantilla 77 6 6
  J Stoltenberg 643 2 12   F Mantilla 7 6 6
  J Sánchez 7 6 7   J Sánchez 5 4 2
  A Portas 5 2 5 12   F Mantilla 616 4 77 6
Q   J van Lottum 6 6 2 6 Q   J van Lottum 77 2 6 652
  R Reneberg 1 4 6 4 Q   J van Lottum 6 6 6
  J Van Herck 6 4 77 77   J Van Herck 3 4 4
  F Dewulf 4 6 6365 12   F Mantilla 5 3 4
  M Filippini 6 6 6   R Krajicek 7 6 6
  A O'Brien 2 4 4   M Filippini 642 5
Q   W Black 4 2 2   R Krajicek 77 6 7
  R Krajicek 6 6 6   R Krajicek
WC   R Rake 2 3 2 6   À Corretja w/o
  B Ulihrach 6 6 6   B Ulihrach 5 4 6 4
  M Rosset 6 3 2 2 6   À Corretja 7 6 3 6
6   À Corretja 4 6 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   T Muster 3 636 4
  T Henman 6 77 4 6   T Henman 3 2 4
  A Berasategui 77 6 3 1 3   W Ferreira 6 6 6
  W Ferreira 602 6 6 6   W Ferreira 5 77 6 6
  J Gimelstob 79 636 6   J Gimelstob 7 633 0
Q   D Nestor 6777 3 2   J Gimelstob 6 3 77 4 6
  J Stark 3 2 5   M Gustafsson 3 6 646 1
  M Gustafsson 6 6 7   W Ferreira 3 653
  C Ruud 6 4 1 6 6   M Larsson 6 77 6
  M-K Goellner 4 6 6 4 3   C Ruud 3 4 3
  F Meligeni 6 6 6   F Meligeni 6 6 6
Q   J Szymanski 2 2 1   F Meligeni 2 4 3
  J Siemerink 4 2 3   M Larsson 6 6 6
  M Larsson 6 6 6   M Larsson 6 6 77
WC   M Joyce 656 3 1 LL   N Escudé 4 2 63
LL   N Escudé 77 4 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   P Rafter 6 6 7
  A Medvedev 3 4 5 13   P Rafter 6 6 6
  K Kučera 77 4 2 3   M Norman 2 1 2
  M Norman 656 6 6 13   P Rafter 6 6 6
  P Haarhuis 78 6 65636   L Roux 1 1 2
  G Blanco 660 77 77 3   P Haarhuis 653 77 77 4
  G Schaller 6 6 3 2 1   L Roux 77 6 65636
  L Roux 4 0 6 6 6 13   P Rafter 6 77 4 6
  R Furlan 77 654 77 3   A Agassi 3 646 3
  A Voinea 6277 6 646   A Voinea 0 2 2
WC   S Campbell 1 1 6 3   A Agassi 6 6 6
  A Agassi 6 6 4 6   A Agassi 6 6 6
  M Woodforde 77 6 6   M Woodforde 2 2 4
  B Black 633 2   M Woodforde 6 6 77
Q   C Caratti 2 4 64 3   Y Kafelnikov 3 4 64
3   Y Kafelnikov 6 6 77

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   S Bruguera 3 4 6 6 6
Q   M Tebbutt 6 6 3 2 2 7   S Bruguera 6 6 77
  G Stafford 6 6 6   G Stafford 4 2 63
  E Benfele Álvarez 4 2 2 7   S Bruguera 6 6 5 3 6
  H Gumy 666 696 6   H Gumy 1 4 7 6 4
  D Hrbatý 78 3 711 3 2   H Gumy 7 6 6
  T Woodbridge 77 6 4 6   T Woodbridge 5 4 2
  J A Marín 633 6 1 7   S Bruguera 5 2 4
  J Krošlák 3 77 6 6 10   M Ríos 7 6 6
  A Volkov 6 640 1   J Krošlák 4 1 2
  T Haas 6 6 2 6   T Haas 6 6 6
  O Gross 3 4 6 4   T Haas 4 6 3 6 1
  K Carlsen 6 6 6 10   M Ríos 6 3 6 1 6
Q   T Ketola 2 3 1   K Carlsen 4 7 6 1 63
WC   L Smith 1 1 4 10   M Ríos 6 5 3 6 77
10   M Ríos 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   A Costa 2 4 4
  A Boetsch 6 6 6   A Boetsch 4 0 1 r
  C Costa 1 5 4   L Paes 6 6 2
  L Paes 6 7 6   L Paes 6 656 3 4
  C Pioline 6 6 6   C Pioline 3 77 1 6 6
Q   P Wessels 4 2 2   C Pioline 6 6 6
  A Pavel 4 0 r   N Lapentti 0 4 2
  N Lapentti 6 5   C Pioline 3 6 7 5 1
  J Alonso 6 6 0 4 4 2   M Chang 6 0 5 7 6
  S Sargsian 2 0 6 6 6   S Sargsian
  T Johansson 3 0 6 0   C Woodruff w/o
  C Woodruff 6 6 3 6   S Sargsian 1 3 5
WC   J Salzenstein 6 1 77 7 2   M Chang 6 6 7
  M Tillström 4 6 655 WC   J Salzenstein 6 2 3 4
  P Fredriksson 3 4 2 2   M Chang 4 6 6 6
2   M Chang 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 464. ISBN 978-0942257700.

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