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2008 US Open – Men's Singles

Four-time defending champion Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in the final 6–2, 7–5, 6–2 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2008 US Open. It was Federer's 13th Grand Slam title and his only successful title defense in majors that year, after losing the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles, now moved to second place on the all time men's singles Grand Slam wins list, passing Roy Emerson.[1]

Men's Singles
2008 US Open
ChampionSwitzerland Roger Federer
Runner-upUnited Kingdom Andy Murray
Final score6–2, 7–5, 6–2
Details
Draw128
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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Murray became the first British man to reach the Grand Slam final since Bunny Austin in the 1938 Wimbledon, as he was attempting to become the first British player to win a Grand Slam title since Fred Perry in 1936, but lost to Federer in the final. Murray would eventually win the title at this event four years later.

Rafael Nadal had a chance to win Grand Slam tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts in the same calendar year, after having won the French Open and Wimbledon, and could have become the first man to win the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open since Rod Laver did it in 1969, but he lost to Murray in the semifinals.

This was Juan Martín del Potro's first appearance as a seeded player in a Grand Slam. He lost in the quarterfinals against Murray ending his 23 match winning streak. He would go on to win the title the following year. Another future champion, Marin Čilić, appeared in the main draw of the US Open for the first time.

SeedsEdit

  1.   Rafael Nadal (Semifinals)
  2.   Roger Federer (Champion)
  3.   Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
  4.   David Ferrer (Third round)
  5.   Nikolay Davydenko (Fourth round)
  6.   Andy Murray (Final)
  7.   David Nalbandian (Third round)
  8.   Andy Roddick (Quarterfinals)
  9.   James Blake (Third round)
  10.   Stanislas Wawrinka (Fourth round)
  11.   Fernando González (Fourth round)
  12.   Richard Gasquet (First round)
  13.   Fernando Verdasco (Third round)
  14.   Ivo Karlović (Third round)
  15.   Tommy Robredo (Fourth round)
  16.   Gilles Simon (Third round)
  17.   Juan Martín del Potro (Quarterfinals)
  18.   Nicolás Almagro (Third round)
  19.   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Third round)
  20.   Nicolas Kiefer (First round, retired)
  21.   Mikhail Youzhny (withdrew due to illness, replaced by Flavio Cipolla)
  22.   Tomáš Berdych (First round)
  23.   Igor Andreev (Fourth round)
  24.   Paul-Henri Mathieu (Second round)
  25.   Philipp Kohlschreiber (Second round, retired)
  26.   Dmitry Tursunov (Third round)
  27.   Feliciano López (First round)
  28.   Radek Štěpánek (Third round)
  29.   Juan Mónaco (First round)
  30.   Marin Čilić (Third round)
  31.   Andreas Seppi (Third round)
  32.   Gaël Monfils (Fourth round)

Qualifying drawEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

 
Second seeded Roger Federer won the tournament for the fifth year in a row.
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Rafael Nadal 3 6 6 6
  Mardy Fish 6 1 4 2
1   Rafael Nadal 2 656 4
6   Andy Murray 6 77 4 6
17   Juan Martín del Potro 62616 5
6   Andy Murray 77 77 4 7
6   Andy Murray 2 5 2
2   Roger Federer 6 7 6
8   Andy Roddick 2 3 6 65
3   Novak Djokovic 6 6 3 77
3   Novak Djokovic 3 7 5 2
2   Roger Federer 6 5 7 6
Q   Gilles Müller 654 65
2   Roger Federer 77 6 77

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Nadal 78 6 78
Q   B Phau 663 66 1   R Nadal 6 6 6
Q   R DeHeart 77 5 6 3 6 Q   R DeHeart 1 2 4
  O Rochus 647 4 6 4 1   R Nadal 6 6 6
  V Troicki 7 6 6   V Troicki 4 3 0
WC   C Ball 630 1   V Troicki 2 6 6 3
  L Horna 2 3 2 25   P Kohlschreiber 6 3 4 0 r
25   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 6 1   R Nadal 6 5 77 6
22   T Berdych 3 1 2   S Querrey 2 7 623
  S Querrey 6 6 6   S Querrey 78 6 4 6
  P Andújar 4 2 2   N Devilder 664 6 3
  N Devilder 6 6 6   S Querrey 77 77 6
  R Schüttler 680 0 r 14   I Karlović 65652
  F Serra 710 6 2   F Serra 654 2
Q   J Minář 5 1 4 14   I Karlović 77 6 6
14   I Karlović 7 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Blake 6 3 6 4 6
  D Young 1 6 1 6 4 9   J Blake 4 6 1
  D Gremelmayr 1 78 644   S Darcis 6 3 0 r
  S Darcis 6 6677 6 9   J Blake 3 3 64
  M Fish 77 636 6   M Fish 6 6 77
Q   R Smeets 6477 3 4   M Fish 6 3 6 6
  S Grosjean 77 653 2 24   P-H Mathieu 2 6 3 4
24   P-H Mathieu 647 6 6   M Fish 7 6 6
32   G Monfils 6 6 6 32   G Monfils 5 2 2
Q   P Cuevas 4 4 1 32   G Monfils 6 6 3 6
  E Korolev 77 6 711   E Korolev 2 3 6 4
  R Söderling 643 69 32   G Monfils 6 6 6
LL   A Golubev 6 6 6 7   D Nalbandian 3 4 2
WC   B Evans 4 3 2 LL   A Golubev 2 4 2
  M Daniel 1 2 4 7   D Nalbandian 6 6 6
7   D Nalbandian 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   D Ferrer 77 6 6
  M Vassallo Argüello 612 2 4   D Ferrer 4 7 6 77
Q   A Beck 77 6 77 Q   A Beck 6 5 3 65
  J Isner 654 63 4   D Ferrer 4 4 6 6 5
Q   R Sweeting 5 5 6 2   K Nishikori 6 6 3 2 7
  R Karanušić 7 7 3 6   R Karanušić 1 5 r
  K Nishikori 6 6 5 6   K Nishikori 6 7
29   J Mónaco 2 2 7 2   K Nishikori 3 4 3
17   JM del Potro 4 77 6 6 17   JM del Potro 6 6 6
  G Cañas 6 604 1 17   JM del Potro 4 6 7 6
  Ó Hernández 3 77 4 5   T Bellucci 6 1 5 3
  T Bellucci 6 656 7 17   JM del Potro 6 646 3 6
  M Berrer 4 2 2 16   G Simon 4 77 1 6 3
  J Acasuso 6 6 6   J Acasuso 4 1 4
  M Granollers 4 3 7 2 16   G Simon 6 6 6
16   G Simon 6 6 5 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   S Wawrinka 77 6 6
  S Bolelli 653 3 10   S Wawrinka 6 78 6
  W Odesnik 2 6 4 6 6   W Odesnik 4 662
  F Fognini 6 0 6 3 4 10   S Wawrinka 5 646 6 6
  N Lapentti 4 6 6 4 3 LL   F Cipolla 7 77 4 0 4
  Y-h Lu 6 1 4 6 6   Y-h Lu 1 6 624
Q   J Hernych 77 4 6 6064LL   F Cipolla 6 4 77 6
LL   F Cipolla 626 2 77 77 10   S Wawrinka 1 3 3
27   F López 6 652 6 4 6   A Murray 6 6 6
  J Melzer 4 77 6 2 6   J Melzer 6 6 6
  J Vaněk 3 6 6 7   J Vaněk 0 2 2
Q   S Bohli 6 3 2 5   J Melzer 77 6 651 3
  T Gabashvili 3 7 6564 6   A Murray 654 77 6 6
  M Llodra 6 5 77 77   M Llodra 4 6 5 67
  S Roitman 3 4 0 6   A Murray 6 1 7 79
6   A Murray 6 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   A Roddick 6 6 6
  F Santoro 2 2 2 8   A Roddick 3 7 6 7
  E Gulbis 7 6 77   E Gulbis 6 5 2 5
  T Johansson 5 1 63 8   A Roddick 6 7 77
  G García López 4 6 6 6 31   A Seppi 2 5 64
PR   D Hrbatý 6 3 4 4   G García López 2 6 2 2
  H-t Lee 3 5 6 6 3 31   A Seppi 6 4 6 6
31   A Seppi 6 7 3 3 6 8   A Roddick 6 6 6
20   N Kiefer 6 1 4 1 r 11   F González 2 4 1
  I Minář 4 6 6 4   I Minář 77 6 4 3 2
WC   S Jenkins 3 3 5   J Nieminen 623 6 6 6
  J Nieminen 6 6 7   J Nieminen 5 4 77 1
  B Reynolds 6 632 6 77 11   F González 7 6 636
Q   T Zíb 4 77 6 4 64   B Reynolds 664 4
  I Navarro 633 6 65 11   F González 78 6 6
11   F González 77 6 4 77

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
15   T Robredo 77 6 6
  M Zverev 642 1 15   T Robredo 4 77 6 6
  V Spadea 6 2 3 6 4   M Safin 6 644 0
  M Safin 3 6 6 4 6 15   T Robredo 77 6 6
LL   A-u-H Qureshi 4 77 622 19   J-W Tsonga 622 3
  C Moyá 6 6577 6   C Moyá 6 3 4 4
  S Ventura 77 4 2 3 19   J-W Tsonga 4 6 6 6
19   J-W Tsonga 636 6 6 15   T Robredo 6 2 3 7 3
30   M Čilić 4 7 6 676 3   N Djokovic 4 6 6 5 6
  J Benneteau 6 5 3 79 2 30   M Čilić 6 2 6 7
  R Ginepri 6 6 77   R Ginepri 4 6 2 5
WC   A Delic 1 2 65 30   M Čilić 79 5 4 60
Q   R Kendrick 77 6 5 7 3   N Djokovic 677 6 77
  N Mahut 634 7 5 Q   R Kendrick 684 4
  A Clément 3 3 4 3   N Djokovic 710 6 6
3   N Djokovic 6 6 6

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   N Davydenko 6 6 6
  D Sela 3 3 3 5   N Davydenko 6 6 77
WC   A Krajicek 2 2 1   A Calleri 4 4 62
  A Calleri 6 6 6 5   N Davydenko 6 77 6
  A Montañés 653 6 3 26   D Tursunov 2 643
  V Hănescu 77 6 2 6   V Hănescu 77 3 4 2
  E Schwank 5 6 5 65 26   D Tursunov 626 6 6
26   D Tursunov 7 4 7 77 5   N Davydenko 4 6 3 610
18   N Almagro 6 6 7 Q   G Müller 6 4 6 712
  F Dancevic 3 4 5 18   N Almagro 6 6 6
WC   S Warburg 6 1 WC   S Warburg 3 4 4
  J Tipsarević 2 0 r 18   N Almagro 77 6 65665
WC   L Recouderc 4 0 6 4 Q   G Müller 633 77 78 7
Q   G Müller 6 6 4 6 Q   G Müller 2 2 77 6 6
  T Haas 636 5 7 6   T Haas 6 6 653 3
12   R Gasquet 77 4 7 5 2

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   F Verdasco 6 6 6
  I Kunitsyn 3 4 1 13   F Verdasco 6577 6 666
Q   R Machado 6 79 6 Q   R Machado 77 654 78 0
Q   R de Voest 4 671 13   F Verdasco 2 4 4
  F Gil 6 3 2 3 23   I Andreev 6 6 6
  J Chardy 3 6 6 6   J Chardy 634 3
  M Gicquel 634 4 23   I Andreev 77 6 6
23   I Andreev 77 6 6 23   I Andreev 77 653 6 3
28   R Štěpánek 7 6 6 2   R Federer 6577 6 3 6
  P Starace 5 3 1 28   R Štěpánek 6 6 636
WC   J Levine 3 6 6666   C Guccione 4 4 77 2
  C Guccione 6 3 78 78 28   R Štěpánek 3 3 2
Q   T Alves 4 1 6 77 6 2   R Federer 6 6 6
Q   P Capdeville 6 6 1 624 Q   T Alves 3 5 4
  M González 3 0 3 2   R Federer 6 7 6
2   R Federer 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Federer rolls past Murray to win 13th Grand Slam title". ESPN Tennis. 13 September 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2013.

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