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2012 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Novak Djokovic was the defending champion[1] and successfully defended his title against Rafael Nadal in the final. The final took 5 hours and 53 minutes to complete, which was the longest match in duration in Australian Open history and the longest Grand Slam singles final in duration in the Open Era.[2] This match is considered by many to be among the greatest in tennis history, and marked Nadal's third consecutive Grand Slam final loss against Djokovic, with Nadal becoming the first and thus far only player to lose three Grand Slam finals in a row in the Open Era.[3]

Men's Singles
2012 Australian Open
ChampionSerbia Novak Djokovic
Runner-upSpain Rafael Nadal
Final score5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
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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Contents

SeedsEdit

  1.   Novak Djokovic (Champion)
  2.   Rafael Nadal (Final)
  3.   Roger Federer (Semifinals)
  4.   Andy Murray (Semifinals)
  5.   David Ferrer (Quarterfinals)
  6.   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fourth round)
  7.   Tomáš Berdych (Quarterfinals)
  8.   Mardy Fish (Second round)
  9.   Janko Tipsarević (Third round)
  10.   Nicolás Almagro (Fourth round)
  11.   Juan Martín del Potro (Quarterfinals)
  12.   Gilles Simon (Second round)
  13.   Alexandr Dolgopolov (Third round)
  14.   Gaël Monfils (Third round)
  15.   Andy Roddick (Second round, Retired because of a hamstring injury)[h]
  16.   John Isner (Third round)
  17.   Richard Gasquet (Fourth round)
  18.   Feliciano López (Fourth round)
  19.   Viktor Troicki (Second round)
  20.   Florian Mayer (Withdrew because of a hip strain, replaced by Rik de Voest)[4]
  21.   Stanislas Wawrinka (Third round)
  22.   Fernando Verdasco (First round)
  23.   Milos Raonic (Third round)
  24.   Kei Nishikori (Quarterfinals)
  25.   Juan Mónaco (First round)
  26.   Marcel Granollers (Second round)
  27.   Juan Ignacio Chela (Third round)
  28.   Ivan Ljubičić (First round)
  29.   Radek Štěpánek (First round)
  30.   Kevin Anderson (Third round)
  31.   Jürgen Melzer (First round)
  32.   Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (Second round)

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Novak Djokovic 6 77 6
5   David Ferrer 4 641
1   Novak Djokovic 6 3 646 7
4   Andy Murray 3 6 77 1 5
4   Andy Murray 6 6 6
24   Kei Nishikori 3 3 1
1   Novak Djokovic 5 6 6 657
2   Rafael Nadal 7 4 2 77 5
11   Juan Martín del Potro 4 3 2
3   Roger Federer 6 6 6
3   Roger Federer 77 2 654
2   Rafael Nadal 656 77 6
7   Tomáš Berdych 77 664 3
2   Rafael Nadal 6578 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  P Lorenzi 2 0 0 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  S Giraldo 6 6 6   S Giraldo 3 2 1
Q   M Viola 4 2 1 1   N Djokovic 6 6 6
WC   T Ito 6 4 6 6   N Mahut 0 1 1
  P Starace 3 6 3 4 WC   T Ito 6 662 2
  N Mahut 7 7 6   N Mahut 1 78 6 6
29   R Štěpánek 5 5 3 1   N Djokovic 6 6 4 6
23   M Raonic 6 6 6 WC   L Hewitt 1 3 6 3
  F Volandri 4 0 2 23   M Raonic 6 5 6 7
  L Rosol 0 0 2   P Petzschner 4 7 2 5
  P Petzschner 6 6 6 23   M Raonic 6 3 653
  C-M Stebe 5 4 6 5 WC   L Hewitt 4 6 77 6
WC   L Hewitt 7 6 3 7 WC   L Hewitt[h]3 6 6 0
  R Haase 3 4 1 15   A Roddick 6 3 4 0r
15   A Roddick 6 6 6

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
9   J Tipsarević 5 714 6 6
  D Tursunov 7 6123 4 9   J Tipsarević 3 6 77 6
Q   J Zopp 3 4 4 WC   J Duckworth 6 2 654
WC   J Duckworth 6 6 6 9   J Tipsarević 3 3 1
  M Youzhny 5 77 4 6 3 17   R Gasquet 6 6 6
Q   A Golubev 7 646 4 6 Q   A Golubev 4 2 0r
  A Seppi 3 6 3 1 17   R Gasquet[g]6 6 3
17   R Gasquet 6 3 6 6 17   R Gasquet 4 4 1
27   JI Chela 77 6 6 5   D Ferrer 6 6 6
  M Russell 633 4 27   JI Chela 6 6 6
  I Kunitsyn 1 6120   P Andújar 4 4 3
  P Andújar 6 714 6 27   JI Chela 5 2 1
  M Bachinger 4 4 2 5   D Ferrer 7 6 6
  R Sweeting 6 6 6   R Sweeting 77 2 6 2 3
  R Machado 1 4 2 5   D Ferrer 646 3 6 6
5   D Ferrer 6 6 6

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
4   A Murray 4 6 6 6
  R Harrison 6 3 4 2 4   A Murray 6 6 6
  X Malisse 660r   É Roger-Vasselin 1 4 4
  É Roger-Vasselin[c]78 0 4   A Murray 6 6 6
  M Llodra 2 6 6 6   M Llodra 4 2 0
  E Gulbis 6 1 2 2   M Llodra 6 6 4 5 6
  D Gimeno-Traver 3 2 4 32   A Bogomolov, Jr. 1 3 6 7 4
32   A Bogomolov, Jr. 6 6 6 4   A Murray[i] 6 6 1
19   V Troicki 4 636 77 6   M Kukushkin 1 1 0r
  JC Ferrero 6 77 2 632 19   V Troicki 7 4 2 6 3
  G García-López 4 3 0   M Kukushkin 5 6 6 4 6
  M Kukushkin 6 6 6   M Kukushkin 6 7 5 1 6
  T Bellucci 77 6 6 14   G Monfils 2 5 7 6 4
  D Sela 654 3   T Bellucci 6 0 4 2
WC   M Matosevic 653 3 14   G Monfils 2 6 6 6
14   G Monfils 77 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
12   G Simon 6 3 656 6
Q   D Udomchoke 1 6 77 3 2 12   G Simon 5 686 6 2
  J Benneteau 6 6 7   J Benneteau 7 710 1 3 6
  K Beck 4 2 5   J Benneteau 6 63643
  J Souza 3 612 24   K Nishikori 4 77 77 6
  M Ebden 6 77 6   M Ebden 6 6 4 1 1
  S Robert 1 670 24   K Nishikori 3 1 6 6 6
24   K Nishikori 6 79 6 24   K Nishikori 2 6 6 3 6
26   M Granollers 6 77 5 5 6 6   J-W Tsonga 6 2 1 6 3
WC   J Levine 0 647 7 3 26   M Granollers 3 6 4 3
  F Gil[d]2 6 6 4   F Gil 6 4 6 6
  I Dodig 6 1 1 1r   F Gil 2 2 2
Q   R Bautista-Agut 4 4 5 6   J-W Tsonga 6 6 6
  R Mello 6 6 7   R Mello 5 4 4
  D Istomin 4 6 2 5 6   J-W Tsonga 7 6 6
6   J-W Tsonga 6 3 6 7

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
8   M Fish 6 6 6
  G Müller 4 4 2 8   M Fish 643 66
  A Falla 6 6 3 6   A Falla 77 6 78
  F Fognini 3 2 6 1   A Falla 3 2 63
  A Montañés 626 4 65   P Kohlschreiber 6 6 77
  P Riba 77 2 6 77   P Riba 0 0r
  P Kohlschreiber 7 4 6 646   P Kohlschreiber[e] 6 4
25   J Mónaco 5 6 3 77 0   P Kohlschreiber 4 2 1
LL   R de Voest 4 6 1 6 3 11   JM del Potro 6 6 6
  Y-h Lu 6 3 6 3 6   Y-h Lu 7 6 6
Q   F Serra[a]633 5 Q   F Serra 5 2 2
  S Darcis 77 6 4r   Y-h Lu 2 3 0
Q   J Ward 4 3 4 11   JM del Potro 6 6 6
  B Kavčič 6 6 6   B Kavčič 4 5 3
  A Mannarino 6 1 5 4 11   JM del Potro 6 7 6
11   JM del Potro 2 6 7 6

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   A Dolgopolov 1 4 6 6 6
WC   G Jones 6 6 1 1 2 13   A Dolgopolov 4 6 6 3 8
  T Kamke 6 6 6   T Kamke 6 1 1 6 6
  V Hănescu 2 1 2 13   A Dolgopolov 6 60666 3
WC   K de Schepper 3 2 2   B Tomic 4 77 78 2 6
  S Querrey 6 6 6   S Querrey 6 3 633
  B Tomic 4 636 6 7   B Tomic 3 6 77 6
22   F Verdasco 6 77 4 2 5   B Tomic 4 2 2
31   J Melzer 635 3 3   R Federer 6 6 6
  I Karlović 77 7 6   I Karlović 77 3 6 6
  C Berlocq 2 6 77 6   C Berlocq 646 3 4
Q   J Huta Galung 6 3 633   I Karlović 665 3
  É Prodon 4 2 6 5 3   R Federer 78 7 6
  A Beck 6 6 4 7   A Beck
Q   A Kudryavtsev 5 2 2 3   R Federer[f]w/o
3   R Federer 7 6 6

Section 7Edit

First round Second round Third round Fourth round
7   T Berdych 7 4 6 6
  A Ramos 5 6 2 3 7   T Berdych 6 6 77
  O Rochus 6 6 6   O Rochus 1 0 64
Q   B Phau 1 4 0 7   T Berdych 77 77 6
  S Stakhovsky 6 694 6 7 30   K Anderson 65611
Q   I Marchenko 3 711 6 3 5   S Stakhovsky 6 1 633
Q   F Nielsen 1 2 4 30   K Anderson 3 6 77 6
30   K Anderson 6 6 6 7   T Berdych 4 77 77 77
21   S Wawrinka 6 6 7 10   N Almagro 6 656362
  B Paire 1 1 5 21   S Wawrinka 77 6 5 6
  M Baghdatis 6 77 6   M Baghdatis 634 7 1
PR   B Becker 1 652 21   S Wawrinka 622 4
  J Chardy 6 3 6 4 4 10   N Almagro 77 6 6
  G Dimitrov 4 6 3 6 6   G Dimitrov 6 3 77 4 0
  Ł Kubot 6 5 3 5 10   N Almagro 4 6 646 6
10   N Almagro 1 7 6 7

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16   J Isner 6 6 77
WC   B Mitchell 4 4 61 16   J Isner 4 6 2 77 10
  J Nieminen 4 2r   D Nalbandian 6 3 6 658
  D Nalbandian[b]6 4 16   J Isner 3 77 4 77 1
  F Cipolla 6 4 3 6 6 18   F López 6 636 606
  N Davydenko 4 6 6 2 1   F Cipolla 5 642
  L Mayer 653 62 18   F López 7 77 6
18   F López 77 6 77 18   F López 4 4 2
28   I Ljubičić 6 6 3 4 4 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
Q   L Lacko 3 4 6 6 6 Q   L Lacko 6 6 3 6
Q   P Gojowczyk 1 2 6 6 2   D Young 3 1 6 3
  D Young 6 6 4 1 6 Q   L Lacko 2 4 2
PR   T Haas 77 3 6 7 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
Q   D Kudla 656 0 5 PR   T Haas 4 3 4
Q   A Kuznetsov 4 1 1 2   R Nadal 6 6 6
2   R Nadal 6 6 6

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • [1] Source for the draw at australianopen.com
  • "Australian Open 2012 Men's Singles – Main Draw". itftennis.com. ITF Licensing (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
Specific
  1. ^ Flory, Kate (30 January 2011). "Djokovic Captures Second Grand Slam Title; Murray Beaten at Third Attempt". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Djokovic wins epic final". ABC Radio Grandstand. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  3. ^ Passa, Dennis (28 January 2012). "Nadal won't be swayed by Djokovic breathing issues". sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. ^ "20th-seeded Mayer pulls out of Aussie". Fox Sports. Associated Press (AP). 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  5. ^ O'Brien, Bren (16 January 2012). "Cramp rules need reviewing". sportal.com.au. Sportal. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Nieminen retires in Australian opener". YLE/Reuters. YLE. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  7. ^ Newman, Paul (18 January 2012). "France's softly-spoken 'English gentleman' next hurdle for Scot". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Karlović advances to second round; Martić, Dodig and Ljubičić ousted". croatiansports.com. CroatianSoccerReport.com. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  9. ^ Pye, John (18 January 2012). "Clijsters hits high note". boston.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  10. ^ Blake, Martin (19 January 2012). "Walkover gives Fed the inside running". smh.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Djokovic and Tsonga breeze into third round". espn.co.uk. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Hewitt moves ahead as Roddick retires". australianopen.com. IBM Corp., Tennis Australia. 19 January 2012. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Nishikori Stuns Tsonga To Make History; Murray Up Next". atpworldtour.com. ATP Tour, Inc. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.

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