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1998 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Sixth-seeded Petr Korda defeated Marcelo Ríos in the final 6–2, 6–2, 6–2, to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1998 Australian Open. This would be Korda's only Grand Slam title, and Ríos' only Grand Slam final.

Men's Singles
1998 Australian Open
ChampionCzech Republic Petr Korda
Runner-upChile Marcelo Ríos
Final score6–2, 6–2, 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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Pete Sampras was the defending champion, but lost to Karol Kučera in the quarterfinals.

SeedsEdit

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

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Pete Sampras 4 2 77 3
    Karol Kučera 6 6 656
    Karol Kučera 1 4 6 2
6   Petr Korda 6 6 1 6
4   Jonas Björkman 6 7 3 4 2
6   Petr Korda 3 5 6 6 6
6   Petr Korda 6 6 6
9   Marcelo Ríos 2 2 2
    Nicolas Escudé 4 3 6 6 6
    Nicolas Kiefer 6 6 4 1 2
    Nicolas Escudé 1 3 2
9   Marcelo Ríos 6 6 6
9   Marcelo Ríos 666 6 6
    Alberto Berasategui 78 4 4 0

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
1   P Sampras 7 6 6
  S Schalken 5 4 2 1   P Sampras 6 6 6
  A Martín 0 6 683   D Sanguinetti 2 1 2
  D Sanguinetti 6 3 710 6 1   P Sampras 7 6 6
  M Gustafsson 6 6 6   M Gustafsson 5 3 4
Q   D van Scheppingen 4 3 0   M Gustafsson 4 6 6 6
  S Doseděl 6 3 6 77   S Doseděl 6 2 1 3
  A Boetsch 4 6 3 62 1   P Sampras 711 6 6
  F Clavet 2 6 6 6   H Arazi 694 4
Q   L Burgsmüller 6 2 3 4   F Clavet w/o
  R Vašek 2 4 6 5   M Washington
  M Washington 6 6 4 7   F Clavet 6 4 6 2 1
  H Dreekmann 623 2   H Arazi 4 6 3 6 6
  H Arazi 77 6 6   H Arazi 1 6 4 6 9
  Á Calatrava 604 64 15   M Philippoussis 6 2 6 1 7
15   M Philippoussis 77 6 77

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
10   S Bruguera 6 5 1 r
  K Kučera 3 7 6   K Kučera 77 652 6 6
  D Vacek 6 6 1 2 6   D Vacek 6477 6 0 1
WC   L Hewitt 2 4 6 6 3   K Kučera 6 77 6
  G Schaller 3 0 66   D Nestor 2 631
  D Nestor 6 6 78   D Nestor 5 7 6 6
  M Damm 6 77 3   M Damm 7 5 2 1
  M Woodforde 4 630 r   K Kučera 6 3 6 7
  M Tillström 6 6 6   R Fromberg 2 6 2 5
WC   L Paes 3 2 2   M Tillström 77 3 3 6 4
Q   S Lareau 6 6578 647 Q   S Lareau 616 6 4 6
  M Norman 4 77 6677 5 Q   S Lareau 0 2 6 3
  R Fromberg 2 6 6 3 6   R Fromberg 6 6 4 6
WC   T Larkham 6 3 4 6 3   R Fromberg 4 6 77 6
WC   P Tramacchi 4 3 78 63 7   C Moyà 6 4 624
7   C Moyà 6 6 6677

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
4   J Björkman 2 6 6 6
WC   A Belobrajdic 6 1 1 1 4   J Björkman 634 6 6 6
  W Ferreira 6 3 6 6   W Ferreira 77 6 4 2 3
  J Krošlák 4 6 2 3 4   J Björkman 7 6 6
  N Lapentti 5 6 6 636   F Santoro 5 3 4
  JA Viloca 7 3 4 77 1   N Lapentti 4 6 6 2 4
  E Benfele Álvarez 6 0 3 7 4   F Santoro 6 3 3 6 6
  F Santoro 4 6 6 5 6 4   J Björkman 6 6 6
  J Gimelstob 6 3 6 3 4   B Black 2 1 4
Q   S Campbell 3 6 3 6 6 Q   S Campbell 6 6 6
Q   J-M Gambill 6 5 1 3   A O'Brien 4 3 4
  A O'Brien 3 7 6 6 Q   S Campbell 4 0 2
  A Clément 4 6 7 2 4   B Black 6 6 6
  G Pozzi 6 4 5 6 6   G Pozzi 2 0 r
  B Black 6 6 4 6   B Black 6 5
14   F Mantilla 4 0 6 4

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
11   À Corretja 6 7 2 6
  L Arnold Ker 4 5 6 3 11   À Corretja 6 6 6
  D Prinosil 3 626 6 6   D Prinosil 4 3 0
  J Van Herck 6 77 1 4 1 11   À Corretja 2 1 4
  F Meligeni 4 6 5 r   C Pioline 6 6 6
  C Pioline 6 1 6   C Pioline 6 7 3 6
  S Sargsian 3 4 6 6 7   J Burillo 3 5 6 3
  J Burillo 6 6 1 3 9   C Pioline 4 4 6 3
Q   B MacPhie 4 6 4 6 4 6   P Korda 6 6 3 6
  M Rosset 6 0 6 3 6   M Rosset 3 6 4 3
  V Spadea 646 6 636   V Spadea 6 4 6 6
WC   J Stasiak 77 1 4 77 3   V Spadea 2 682
  S Draper 6 7 7 6   P Korda 6 710 6
  D Hrbatý 4 5 5   S Draper 633 3
  A Portas 3 6 1 4 6   P Korda 77 6 6
6   P Korda 6 4 6 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 5Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
5   G Rusedski 77 6 6
Q   D Witt 643 4 5   G Rusedski 6 6 1
  J Stark 6 4   J Stark 4 4 0 r
  C Costa 3 1 r 5   G Rusedski 654 2
  T Woodbridge 7 6 7   T Woodbridge 77 6 6
  F Dewulf 5 3 5   T Woodbridge 6 4 6 6
  C Ruud 646 6 4 3 Q   C Van Garsse 4 6 3 4
Q   C Van Garsse 77 4 1 6 6   T Woodbridge 643 2
  T Johansson 4 6 3 78 6   N Escudé 77 6 6
  F Squillari 6 2 6 668   F Squillari 0 4 6 6 3
  M Ondruska 3 1 1   R Reneberg 6 6 1 4 6
  R Reneberg 6 6 6   R Reneberg 6 77 2 5 4
  N Escudé 5 4 7 6 10   N Escudé 1 606 7 6
  M Larsson 7 6 5 1 8   N Escudé 5 6 6 7
Q   J Díaz 3 6 3 2 12   G Kuerten 7 3 1 5
12   G Kuerten 6 3 6 6

Section 6Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
13   G Ivanišević 2 636 4
  J Siemerink 6 77 3 6   J Siemerink 625 77 6 1
Q   J Golmard 6 636 3 11 Q   J Golmard 77 7 653 6
  T Henman 3 77 2 6 9 Q   J Golmard 5 0 r
  M Craca 4 6 3 3   N Kiefer 7 4
Q   D Wheaton 6 3 6 6 Q   D Wheaton 6 6 2 632
  N Kiefer 6 6 6   N Kiefer 2 1 6 77 6
Q   M Draper 4 4 0   N Kiefer 6 6 7
WC   M Tebbutt 7 7 656   G Raoux 3 4 5
  M Filippini 5 5 77 4 WC   M Tebbutt 2 4 7 4
  W Black 6 6 6   W Black 6 6 5 6
  B Steven 4 2 2   W Black 3 2 5
  G Raoux 2 6 4 6 6   G Raoux 6 6 7
  S Stolle 6 3 6 2 0   G Raoux 6 77 77
  K Carlsen 3 627 3 3   M Chang 4 6465
3   M Chang 6 77 5 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
8   T Muster 4 655
Q   J Apell 6 77 7 Q   J Apell 3 77 3 6 3
  T Nydahl 3 653   L Roux 6 656 3 6
  L Roux 6 77 6   L Roux 77 6 6
  A Rădulescu 607 3 2   K Alami 622 4
  K Alami 77 5 6 6   K Alami 656 77 6
  R Furlan 692 6 2   J Alonso 77 3 644
  J Alonso 711 6 2 6   L Roux 2 6 2 4
  J Stoltenberg 6 9   M Ríos 6 4 6 6
  G Blanco 2 r   J Stoltenberg 3 2 66
Q   A Ilie 6 6 6 Q   A Ilie 6 6 78
  J Knippschild 4 2 3 Q   A Ilie 2 3 2
  T Enqvist 6 6 6 9   M Ríos 6 6 6
  JA Marín 3 4 3   T Enqvist 4 646 4
  G Stafford 1 3 3 9   M Ríos 6 77 4 6
9   M Ríos 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
16   A Costa 77 6 6
  T Haas 652 4 16   A Costa 4 4 6 5
Q   M Martelli 6 632 2   A Agassi 6 6 2 7
  A Agassi 3 77 6 6   A Agassi 6 6 6
  O Gross 710 6 6   A Gaudenzi 2 2 0
  M-K Goellner 684 2   O Gross 6 1 4 4
  A Gaudenzi 6 4 6 6   A Gaudenzi 4 6 6 6
  D Pescariu 2 6 2 2   A Agassi 6 6 2 3 3
  A Berasategui 3 6 6 6   A Berasategui 3 3 6 6 6
Q   K Braasch 6 3 4 3   A Berasategui 6 77 6
WC   L Smith 2 0 2   A Medvedev 4 614
  A Medvedev 6 6 6   A Berasategui 6 7 6 7
  J Sánchez 1 4 1 2   P Rafter 7 6 2 6
  T Martin 6 6 6   T Martin 6 6277 4 3
  J Tarango 646477 5 2   P Rafter 2 77 646 6
2   P Rafter 77 77 647

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