2002 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

World No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt defeated David Nalbandian in the final, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships.[1] It was Hewitt's second Grand Slam title, after winning the 2001 US Open. Hewitt was also the first Australian to win the title since Pat Cash in 1987. Goran Ivanišević was the defending champion, but withdrew due to a shoulder surgery and he would not return until 2004. When Hewitt next played at Wimbledon, as defending champion in 2003, he lost in the first round.[2]

Men's Singles
2002 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionAustralia Lleyton Hewitt
Runner-upArgentina David Nalbandian
Final score6–1, 6–3, 6–2
Details
Draw128 (16 Q / 8 WC )
Seeds32
Events
Singles men women boys girls
Doubles men women mixed boys girls
WC Singles men women quad
WC Doubles men women quad
Legends men women seniors
← 2001 · Wimbledon Championships · 2003 →

The 2002 Championships made history due to the unprecedentedly poor results of the top players. With the exception of Lleyton Hewitt and world No. 4 Tim Henman, the top 17 seeds were knocked out before the fourth round. This granted relatively unknown players an unusually high chance of success, especially as Hewitt and Henman were in the same half of the draw and played each other in the semi-finals.

In one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history, seven-time Champion Pete Sampras was eliminated by George Bastl of Switzerland in the second round. It would be Sampras' final appearance ever at Wimbledon. The 1992 champion Andre Agassi suffered a second-round defeat to unseeded Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, while future eight-time champion Roger Federer was defeated in the first round by Croatian qualifier Mario Ančić, his last defeat at Wimbledon before his record-tying five straight Wimbledon-titles between 2003 and 2007.

This was the last Grand Slam tournament for 1997 Wimbledon Finalist and former world No. 4 Cédric Pioline, losing in the first round against second seed Marat Safin, and the last appearance for 1996 Wimbledon Champion Richard Krajicek, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Xavier Malisse of Belgium.

SeedsEdit

01.     Lleyton Hewitt (Champion)
02.     Marat Safin (Second round)
03.     Andre Agassi (Second round)
04.     Tim Henman (Semifinals)
05.     Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Third round)
06.     Pete Sampras (Second round)
07.     Roger Federer (First round)
08.     Thomas Johansson (First round)
09.     Juan Carlos Ferrero (Second round)
10.     Guillermo Cañas (Second round)
11.     Andy Roddick (Third round)
12.     Jiří Novák (Second round)
13.     Younes El Aynaoui (First round)
14.     Thomas Enqvist (Second round)
15.     Andrei Pavel (Third round)
16.     Nicolas Escudé (Third round)
17.     Rainer Schüttler (Third round)
18.     Sjeng Schalken (Quarterfinals)
19.     Juan Ignacio Chela (First round)
20.     Tommy Robredo (First round)
21.     Max Mirnyi (First round)
22.     Nicolás Lapentti (Quarterfinals)
23.     Greg Rusedski (Fourth round)
24.     Gastón Gaudio (Second round)
25.     Fabrice Santoro (Second round)
26.     Todd Martin (Second round)
27.     Xavier Malisse (Semifinals)
28.     David Nalbandian (Final)
29.     James Blake (Second round)
30.     Ivan Ljubičić (Second round)
31.     Stefan Koubek (Second round)
32.     Jarkko Nieminen (Second round)

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

The original #5 seed Tommy Haas withdrew due to personal reasons before the tournament draw was made. All original seeds from 6-32 moved up one place, and a new #32 seed was added.

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Lleyton Hewitt 6 6 651 7
18   Sjeng Schalken 2 2 77 6 5
1   Lleyton Hewitt 7 6 7
4   Tim Henman 5 1 5
4   Tim Henman 6 5 6 6
  André Sá 3 7 4 3
1   Lleyton Hewitt 6 6 6
28   David Nalbandian 1 3 2
27   Xavier Malisse 6 4 6 3 9
PR   Richard Krajicek 1 6 2 6 7
27   Xavier Malisse 624 6 6 2
28   David Nalbandian 77 6 1 2 6
28   David Nalbandian 6 6 4 4 6
22   Nicolás Lapentti 4 4 6 6 4

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   Lleyton Hewitt 6 7 6
  Jonas Björkman 4 5 1 1   L Hewitt 6 77 6
Q   Grégory Carraz 6 6 657 Q   G Carraz 4 652
  Cecil Mamiit 2 4 77 5 1   L Hewitt 6 6 6
  Julian Knowle 3 6 6 3 6   J Knowle 2 1 3
  Michaël Llodra 6 4 3 6 3   J Knowle 6 6 6
WC   Alan Mackin 653 3 32   J Nieminen 3 4 3
32   Jarkko Nieminen 77 6 6 1   L Hewitt 6 6 7
24   Gastón Gaudio 6 6 6   M Youzhny 3 3 5
Q   Juan Pablo Guzmán 3 4 3 24   G Gaudio 0 6 627 4
LL   Brian Vahaly 3 6 3 2   M Youzhny 6 1 77 5 6
  Mikhail Youzhny 6 1 6 6   M Youzhny 6 1 6 6
  José Acasuso 3 641 16   N Escudé 2 6 3 3
  Marc Rosset 6 77 6   M Rosset 2 7 5 4
WC   Alex Bogdanovic 6 4 4 4 16   N Escudé 6 5 7 6
16   Nicolas Escudé 4 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   Juan Carlos Ferrero 656 6 6
  Neville Godwin 77 3 3 3 9   JC Ferrero 3 5 65
  Noam Okun 3 632 LL   J Morrison 6 7 77
LL   Jeff Morrison 6 77 6 LL   J Morrison 4 670
  Michael Chang 6 77 6 18   S Schalken 6 79 6
  Lars Burgsmüller 3 644   M Chang 623 6 1
  Kristian Pless 3 3 5 18   S Schalken 77 6 4 6
18   Sjeng Schalken 6 6 7 18   S Schalken 6 7 7
25   Fabrice Santoro 2 77 6 4 6   J Vacek 2 5 5
  Agustín Calleri 6 644 6 3 25   F Santoro 2 4 6 3
  Nicolas Coutelot 641 3   A Voinea 6 6 3 6
  Adrian Voinea 77 6 6   A Voinea 1 6 3 4
  Jérôme Golmard 2 662r   J Vacek 6 4 6 6
  Jan Vacek 6 78 3   J Vacek 6 6 7
Q   Mario Ančić 6 77 6 Q   M Ančić 4 4 5
7   Roger Federer 3 623

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   Tim Henman 6 6 6
Q   Jean-François Bachelot 1 3 2 4   T Henman 3 6 6 6
Q   Cristiano Caratti 3 6 4 5 Q   S Draper 6 3 4 3
Q   Scott Draper 6 4 6 7 4   T Henman 78 3 710 6
  Albert Portas 653 77 3   W Ferreira 666 681
  Wayne Ferreira 77 6 646   W Ferreira 6 6 3 4 6
  Ramón Delgado 2 4 5 30   I Ljubičić 4 4 6 6 3
30   Ivan Ljubičić 6 6 7 4   T Henman 77 624 6 6
20   Tommy Robredo 1 4 4   M Kratochvil 6577 6 3 2
  Raemon Sluiter 6 6 6   R Sluiter 3 77 3 3
Q   Radek Štěpánek 7 6 77 Q   R Štěpánek 6 656 6
Q   Cyril Saulnier 5 2 65 Q   R Štěpánek 2 3 3
  Nikolay Davydenko 4 2 4   M Kratochvil 6 6 6
  Michel Kratochvil 6 6 6   M Kratochvil 3 6 77 77
  Irakli Labadze 4 77 6 77   I Labadze 6 0 6465
13   Younes El Aynaoui 6 643 62

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   Guillermo Cañas 7 6 6
  Michael Kohlmann 5 4 4 10   G Cañas 6 6 675 8
  Feliciano López 6 3 4 77 11   F López 4 2 79 7 10
Q   Konstantinos Economidis 3 6 6 629   F López 3 79 6 6
  Fernando Vicente 6 633 2 17   R Schüttler 6 674 4
  Sargis Sargsian 4 77 6 6   S Sargsian 3 0 1
  Hicham Arazi 634 4 17   R Schüttler 6 6 6
17   Rainer Schüttler 77 6 6   F López 3 5 6 3
31   Stefan Koubek 6 3 6 4 6   A Sá 6 7 4 6
Q   Justin Bower 3 6 2 6 3 31   S Koubek 6 635 3
  Antony Dupuis 3 6 4 7 3   A Sá 3 77 7 6
  André Sá 6 4 6 5 6   A Sá 2 6 6 1 6
Q   Alexander Waske 77 77 626   F Saretta 6 4 3 6 1
  Andrea Gaudenzi 646377 1 Q   A Waske 77 4 4 5
  Flávio Saretta 626 77 3 12   F Saretta 646 6 7
8   Thomas Johansson 77 4 646 10

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 77 79
  Dominik Hrbatý 1 6467 5   Y Kafelnikov 710 6 6
Q   Nicolas Thomann 6 77 3 4 11 Q   N Thomann 682 2
  Markus Hipfl 1 636 6 9 5   Y Kafelnikov 645 1
  Vince Spadea 3 77 626 6 27   X Malisse 77 7 6
  Magnus Larsson 6 6477 4 1   V Spadea 5 2 2
  Galo Blanco 3 3 3 27   X Malisse 7 6 6
27   Xavier Malisse 6 6 6 27   X Malisse 3 6 3 6 6
23   Greg Rusedski 6 6 7 23   G Rusedski 6 3 6 3 4
Q   Jürgen Melzer 1 4 5 23   G Rusedski 6 6 5 6
Q   Hyung-taik Lee 6 6 4 4 6 Q   H-t Lee 1 4 7 2
  Andrei Stoliarov 3 2 6 6 2 23   G Rusedski 6 6 6
  Alberto Martín 6 77 6 11   A Roddick 3 4 2
  Stefano Galvani 4 634   A Martín 1 2 2
  Bohdan Ulihrach 1 1r 11   A Roddick 6 6 6
11   Andy Roddick 6 3

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   Thomas Enqvist 6 6 6
WC   Arvind Parmar 1 4 4 14   T Enqvist 5 3 4
WC   Mark Philippoussis 6 3 6 6 WC   M Philippoussis 7 6 6
  Julien Boutter 3 6 1 2 WC   M Philippoussis 3 6 6 6
  Joan Balcells 3 6 7 5 3   N Kiefer 6 3 4 2
  Nicolas Kiefer 6 2 5 7 6   N Kiefer 7 6 6
  Fernando González 6 3 1 7 6   F González 5 3 0
19   Juan Ignacio Chela 3 6 6 5 3 WC   M Philippoussis 77 6477 654
29   James Blake 6 6 0 PR   R Krajicek 6277 6177 6
  Mariano Zabaleta 2 2 0r 29   J Blake 3 4 6 6 9
PR   Richard Krajicek 6 7 77 PR   R Krajicek 6 6 3 4 11
  Franco Squillari 2 5 65 PR   R Krajicek 77 6 6
  Paradorn Srichaphan 6 6 3 5 6   P Srichaphan 654 2
Q   Jack Brasington 4 3 6 7 4   P Srichaphan 6 77 6
  Harel Levy 0 4 4 3   A Agassi 4 652
3   Andre Agassi 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   Pete Sampras 6 77 6
  Martin Lee 3 613 6   P Sampras 3 2 6 6 4
LL   George Bastl 6 6 77 LL   G Bastl 6 6 4 3 6
LL   Denis Golovanov 4 2 65 LL   G Bastl 2 2 2
WC   Paul-Henri Mathieu 6 7 6 28   D Nalbandian 6 6 6
  Francisco Clavet 4 5 3 WC   P-H Mathieu 63673
  David Sánchez 4 3 6 5 28   D Nalbandian 77 79 6
28   David Nalbandian 6 6 4 7 28   D Nalbandian 6 77 2 79
21   Max Mirnyi 6 4 634   W Arthurs 4 646 67
  Taylor Dent 4 6 77 6   T Dent 6 7 77
  Nicolás Massú 3 693   J-M Gambill 4 5 64
  Jan-Michael Gambill 6 711 6   T Dent 626377 65
  Michael Russell 4 4 3   W Arthurs 77 77 6477
  Wayne Arthurs 6 6 6   W Arthurs 6 711 6
  Fernando Meligeni 6 0 4 4 12   J Novák 3 693
12   Jiří Novák 2 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   Andrei Pavel 6 6 3 6
  Kenneth Carlsen 4 1 6 3 15   A Pavel 3 6 77 6
  Alexandre Simoni 77 6 652 2 Q   K Beck 6 1 624
Q   Karol Beck 634 77 6 6 15   A Pavel 6 6 624 2
WC   Barry Cowan 636 6 6 22   N Lapentti 3 3 77 6 6
  Attila Sávolt 77 3 3 3 WC   B Cowan 6 4 3 2
WC   Jamie Delgado 3 2 78 6 5 22   N Lapentti 4 6 6 6
22   Nicolás Lapentti 6 6 664 7 22   N Lapentti 3 7 2 7 6
26   Todd Martin 6 6 77   A Clément 6 5 6 5 3
  Davide Sanguinetti 3 4 61 26   T Martin 3 4 62
  Arnaud Clément 6 6 6   A Clément 6 6 77
  Albert Montañés 3 4 0   A Clément 6 7 6
  Christophe Rochus 2 6 660   O Rochus 0 5 3
  Olivier Rochus 6 3 78 6   O Rochus 6 6 3 77
  Cédric Pioline 672 3 2   M Safin 2 4 6 61
2   Marat Safin 79 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Barrett, John (2014). Wimbledon: The Official History (4th ed.). Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 9-781909-534230.
  2. ^ Harman, Neil (2004). The Official Wimbledon Annual 2004. 2 Puddle Dock, London: Hazleton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-903135 39 7.

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