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2008 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Roger Federer was the two-time defending champion, but was defeated in the semifinals by eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Men's Singles
2008 Australian Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upFrance Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Final score4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2)
Details
Seeds32
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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Djokovic won in the final 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–2), against an unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ranked no. 38) playing in his first ATP final. It was the first Grand Slam title of Djokovic's career, and the first of his eventual seven Australian Open titles. Djokovic became the first Serbian player to win a Grand Slam men's singles title. It was also the first Grand Slam final since the 2005 Australian Open that did not feature either Federer or Rafael Nadal, who were beaten by Djokovic and Tsonga, respectively, in the semi-finals.[1][2]

This event marked the end of Federer's record 10 straight Grand Slam finals (of which he won 8). Still, he became the first man to reach 15 consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinals (streak started at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships), surpassing Roy Emerson and Ivan Lendl. This was the only Grand Slam tournament where Federer failed to reach the final between the 2005 Wimbledon Championships and the 2010 Australian Open, a span of 19 Grand Slam tournaments. He would go on to reach the next 8 Grand Slam finals in a row (winning four of them) before losing in the quarterfinals at the 2010 French Open.

Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Roger Federer (Semifinals)
  2.   Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
  3.   Novak Djokovic (Champion)
  4.   Nikolay Davydenko (Fourth round)
  5.   David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Andy Roddick (Third round)
  7.   Fernando González (Third round)
  8.   Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
  9.   Andy Murray (First round)
  10.   David Nalbandian (Third round)
  11.   Tommy Robredo (Second round)
  12.   James Blake (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Tomáš Berdych (Fourth round)
  14.   Mikhail Youzhny (Quarterfinals)
  15.   Marcos Baghdatis (Third round)
  16.   Carlos Moyá (First round)
  17.   Ivan Ljubičić (First round)
  18.   Juan Ignacio Chela (First round)
  19.   Lleyton Hewitt (Fourth round)
  20.   Ivo Karlović (Third round)
  21.   Juan Mónaco (Third round)
  22.   Juan Carlos Ferrero (Fourth round)
  23.   Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fourth round)
  24.   Jarkko Nieminen (Quarterfinals)
  25.   Fernando Verdasco (Second round)
  26.   Stanislas Wawrinka (Second round)
  27.   Nicolás Almagro (First round)
  28.   Gilles Simon (Third round)
  29.   Philipp Kohlschreiber (Fourth round)
  30.   Radek Štěpánek (First round)
  31.   Igor Andreev (Third round)
  32.   Dmitry Tursunov (Second round)

QualifyingEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Roger Federer 7 77 6    
12   James Blake 5 654    
1   Roger Federer 5 3 65   
3   Novak Djokovic 7 6 77    
3   Novak Djokovic 6 6 7    
5   David Ferrer 0 3 5    
3   Novak Djokovic 4 6 6 77  
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 4 3 62 
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7 6 78    
14   Mikhail Youzhny 5 0 66   
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6 6 6    
2   Rafael Nadal 2 3 2    
24   Jarkko Nieminen 5 3 1    
2   Rafael Nadal 7 6 6    

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Federer 6 6 6    
    D Hartfield 0 3 0     1   R Federer 6 6 6    
    F Santoro 6 6 6         F Santoro 1 2 0    
    J Isner 2 2 4     1   R Federer 6577 5 6 10
    J Tipsarević 7 6 660 6     J Tipsarević 77 617 1 8
WC   J Sirianni 5 2 78 6 0     J Tipsarević 7 77 77    
    T Ascione 4 0 3     25   F Verdasco 5 6363   
25   F Verdasco 6 6 6     1   R Federer 6 79 6    
21   J Monaco 77 7 6     13   T Berdych 4 673    
    C Berlocq 655 1     21   J Monaco 6 78 5 688
    R Kendrick 4 5 2     Q   A Delic 3 667 710 6
Q   A Delic 6 7 6     21   J Monaco 6 3 652  
    Ó Hernández 1 77 6 6   13   T Berdych 3 6 77 6  
    I Minář 6 652 1       Ó Hernández 2 1 3    
    W Eschauer 4 4 4     13   T Berdych 6 6 6    
13   T Berdych 6 6 6    

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   J Blake 6 6 6    
    N Massú 3 2 2     12   J Blake 6 6 6    
    M Russell 6 4 6 3 6     M Russell 3 2 2    
    F Fognini 1 6 2 6 3 12   J Blake 4 2 6 77 6
    S Grosjean 77 6 77         S Grosjean 6 6 0 652
    F Volandri 633 60        S Grosjean 4 6 6 646
Q   R Haase 626 6 77   Q   R Haase 6 4 0 77 4
17   I Ljubičić 77 3 0 61  12   J Blake 6 6 6    
27   N Almagro 645 2         M Čilić 3 4 4    
    M Čilić 77 7 6         M Čilić 6 6 6    
    J Vaněk 3 4 4         J Melzer 4 3 4    
    J Melzer 6 6 6         M Čilić 6 646 6  
    H-t Lee 78 6 6     7   F Gonzalez 2 77 3 1  
    C Guccione 663 4         H-t Lee 6 3 2 4  
Q   K Economidis 4 621     7   F Gonzalez 4 6 6 6  
7   F Gonzalez 6 77 6    

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   N Djokovic 6 6 77    
    B Becker 0 2 65    3   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
Q   R Ram 656 4 6 3     S Bolelli 1 2 2    
    S Bolelli 77 3 6 2 6 3   N Djokovic 6 6 6    
    S Querrey 6 6 7         S Querrey 3 1 3    
    O Rochus 3 2 5         S Querrey 77 4 6 6  
PR   X Malisse 77 7 2 1 3 32   D Tursunov 656 4 2  
32   D Tursunov 615 6 6 6 3   N Djokovic 7 6 6    
19   L Hewitt 6 6 6     19   L Hewitt 5 3 3    
    S Darcis 0 3 0     19   L Hewitt 77 6 5 6  
WC   D Istomin 6 6177 6   WC   D Istomin 653 7 1  
Q   L Lacko 3 77 641   19   L Hewitt 4 7 7 646
    E Gulbis 0 4 62    15   M Baghdatis 6 5 5 77 3
    M Safin 6 6 77         M Safin 4 4 6 6 2
    T Johansson 602 6 3   15   M Baghdatis 6 6 2 3 6
15   M Baghdatis 77 6 3 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   D Nalbandian 6 6 77    
WC   R Smeets 1 1 63    10   D Nalbandian 4 7 6 6  
    M Zabaleta 1 77 3 4       P Luczak 6 5 4 1  
    P Luczak 6 626 6   10   D Nalbandian 1 2 3    
WC   A Jones 6 6 3 6   22   JC Ferrero 6 6 6    
    A Montañés 4 3 6 2   WC   A Jones 4 4 2    
    N Kiefer 4 3 1     22   JC Ferrero 6 6 6    
22   JC Ferrero 6 6 6     22   JC Ferrero 5 6 4 1  
30   R Štěpánek 6 6 5 2 3 5   D Ferrer 7 3 6 6  
    V Spadea 2 2 7 6 6     V Spadea 4 6 6 2 9
Q   D Gremelmayr 6 0 6 7   Q   D Gremelmayr 6 2 3 6 7
    S Roitman 1 6 4 5       V Spadea 3 3 2    
    S Ventura 3 1 3     5   D Ferrer 6 6 6    
    JM del Potro 6 6 6         JM del Potro 3 4 0r   
    É Roger-Vasselin 2 2 1     5   D Ferrer 6 6 0    
5   D Ferrer 6 6 6    

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   R Gasquet 6 6 3 6  
WC   N Lindahl 0 1 6 2   8   R Gasquet 6 6 6    
    F López 78 6 6         F López 2 1 3    
Q   W Odesnik 661 4     8   R Gasquet 6 6 4 6  
    K Vliegen 6 6 77     31   I Andreev 3 2 6 4  
    O Patience 0 1 63        K Vliegen 5 5 2    
    A Pavel 7 2 643   31   I Andreev 7 7 6    
31   I Andreev 5 6 77 6   8   R Gasquet 2 77 663  
18   JI Chela 4 2 6 2       J-W Tsonga 6 6578 6  
    G García López 6 6 1 6       G García López 6 5 6 78  
    A Falla 5 7 686 7     A Falla 4 7 4 66 
Q   K Anderson 7 5 710 2 5     G García López 3 4 2    
Q   S Warburg 2 6 6 2 6     J-W Tsonga 6 6 6    
    JP Brzezicki 6 2 3 6 4 Q   S Warburg 4 642    
    J-W Tsonga 7 6 0 77       J-W Tsonga 6 77 6    
9   A Murray 5 4 6 65 

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   M Youzhny 6 6 77    
WC   M Montcourt 0 2 63    14   M Youzhny 4 7 6 77  
Q   H Levy 4 2 1         A Seppi 6 5 3 64 
    A Seppi 6 6 6     14   M Youzhny 6 6 6    
    D Sela 6 6 6     20   I Karlović 2 4 2    
Q   M Slanar 2 4 2         D Sela 77 4 3 1  
Q   J Baker 4 4 77 4   20   I Karlović 656 6 6  
20   I Karlović 6 6 616   14   M Youzhny 77 6 6    
26   S Wawrinka 6 6 6     4   N Davydenko 623 1    
    J Benneteau 3 3 3     26   S Wawrinka 2 6 651r
    Y-h Lu 3 6 78 4 2     M Gicquel 6 3 77 2  
    M Gicquel 6 4 666 6     M Gicquel 3 2 3    
    N Mahut 77 5 6 3 7 4   N Davydenko 6 6 6    
    J Acasuso 627 2 6 5     N Mahut 4 0 3    
    M Llodra 5 5 3     4   N Davydenko 6 6 6    
4   N Davydenko 7 7 6    

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
6   A Roddick 6 6 7    
Q   L Dlouhý 3 4 5     6   A Roddick 6 6 6    
    D Young 77 643 65      M Berrer 2 2 4    
    M Berrer 6577 6 77   6   A Roddick 4 6 6977 6
    E Korolev 7 6 6     29   P Kohlschreiber 6 3 711 638
Q   M Granollers 5 2 0         E Korolev 4 2 1 r  
Q   R Karanušić 4 651     29   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 0    
29   P Kohlschreiber 6 77 6     29   P Kohlschreiber 6 67693  
24   J Nieminen 6 6 5 2 6 24   J Nieminen 3 79 711 6  
    F Dancevic 3 1 7 6 1 24   J Nieminen 6 7 77    
WC   J Levine 6 7 6     WC   J Levine 2 5 62   
    M Vassallo Argüello 1 5 1     24   J Nieminen 3 77 6 6  
    M Fish 6 6 3 6       M Fish 6 643 1  
    B Pašanski 2 3 6 3       M Fish 6 6 6    
    M Zverev 6 6 624 5 11   T Robredo 1 2 3    
11   T Robredo 4 2 77 6 7

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   C Moyá 6577 5 4  
    S Koubek 77 627 6       S Koubek 6 78 77    
    L Horna 4 78 3 4       A Calleri 3 6665   
    A Calleri 6 666 6       S Koubek 6 646 5 6
    P Capdeville 6 7 6     23   P-H Mathieu 4 77 2 7 8
WC   B Klein 4 5 4         P Capdeville 77 0 4 4  
    V Hănescu 1 642     23   P-H Mathieu 656 6 6  
23   P-H Mathieu 6 77 6     23   P-H Mathieu 4 0r    
28   G Simon 4 6 6 646 2   R Nadal 6 3      
    B Reynolds 6 4 2 77 4 28   G Simon 6 6 6    
    A Clément 4 2 77 4       R Schüttler 2 2 1    
    R Schüttler 6 6 636   28   G Simon 5 2 3    
    F Serra 6 77 77     2   R Nadal 7 6 6    
    F Mayer 3 6265        F Serra 0 2 2    
Q   V Troicki 635 1     2   R Nadal 6 6 6    
2   R Nadal 77 7 6    

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 365. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive – 2008 Men's Singles". Tennis Australia. Retrieved 8 August 2012.

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