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2018 Australian Open – Men's Singles

Roger Federer was the defending champion and successfully defended his title, defeating Marin Čilić in the final, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1. It was Federer's 20th Grand Slam singles title and record-equalling sixth Australian Open men's singles title (tied with Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic).[1] With the win, Federer became the first male player to win at least six titles at two Grand Slam tournaments (six at the Australian Open and eight at Wimbledon). Federer became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era since Ken Rosewall in 1972.[2] The time span between Federer's first Grand slam win at Wimbledon and this latest, almost 15 years, is an Open era record in the men's singles field.[3] This was also the 10th time that Federer has defended a Grand Slam title, with the previous time being at the 2008 US Open. Čilić became the first Croatian player to reach a singles final at the Australian Open.[4]

Men's Singles
2018 Australian Open
ChampionSwitzerland Roger Federer
Runner-upCroatia Marin Čilić
Final score6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
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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Federer and Rafael Nadal were in contention for the ATP no. 1 singles ranking at the start of the tournament. Nadal ensured he would retain the top ranking by reaching the fourth round. It was the first time since the 2011 Australian Open that Federer and Nadal were the top 2 seeds at a grand slam.

This was the first time since the 2008 Wimbledon Championships that two unseeded players (Chung Hyeon and Kyle Edmund) reached the semifinals of the men's singles event at a Grand Slam tournament, and the first time at the Australian Open since 1999.[5] Chung became the first South Korean player to reach the quarterfinals and semifinals of a Grand Slam event.[6]

Djokovic's fourth-round loss to Chung was his first straight-sets loss at the Australian Open since 2007.[7]

Contents

SeedsEdit

01.     Rafael Nadal (Quarterfinals, retired)
02.     Roger Federer (Champion)
03.     Grigor Dimitrov (Quarterfinals)
04.     Alexander Zverev (Third round)
05.     Dominic Thiem (Fourth round)
06.     Marin Čilić (Final)
07.     David Goffin (Second round)
08.     Jack Sock (First round)
09.     Stan Wawrinka (Second round)
10.     Pablo Carreño Busta (Fourth round)
11.     Kevin Anderson (First round)
12.     Juan Martín del Potro (Third round)
13.     Sam Querrey (Second round)
14.     Novak Djokovic (Fourth round)
15.     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Third round)
16.     John Isner (First round)
17.     Nick Kyrgios (Fourth round)
18.     Lucas Pouille (First round)
19.     Tomáš Berdych (Quarterfinals)
20.     Roberto Bautista Agut (First round)
21.     Albert Ramos-Viñolas (Third round)
22.     Milos Raonic (First round)
23.     Gilles Müller (Third round)
24.     Diego Schwartzman (Fourth round)
25.     Fabio Fognini (Fourth round)
26.     Adrian Mannarino (Third round)
27.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (First round)
28.     Damir Džumhur (Third round)
29.     Richard Gasquet (Third round)
30.     Andrey Rublev (Third round)
31.     Pablo Cuevas (Second round)
32.     Mischa Zverev (First round, retired)

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

QualifyingEdit

WildcardsEdit

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1   Rafael Nadal 6 3 77 2 0r
6   Marin Čilić 3 6 656 2
6   Marin Čilić 6 77 6
  Kyle Edmund 2 642
3   Grigor Dimitrov 4 6 3 4
  Kyle Edmund 6 3 6 6
6   Marin Čilić 2 77 3 6 1
2   Roger Federer 6 656 3 6
    Tennys Sandgren 4 653
  Chung Hyeon 6 77 6
  Chung Hyeon 1 2r
2   Roger Federer 6 5
19   Tomáš Berdych 613 4
2   Roger Federer 77 6 6

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1   R Nadal 6 6 6
  V Estrella Burgos 1 1 1 1   R Nadal 6 6 77
  N Jarry 2 613   L Mayer 3 4 64
  L Mayer 6 77 6 1   R Nadal 6 6 6
PR   J Millman 7 6 6 28   D Džumhur 1 3 1
  B Ćorić 5 4 1 PR   J Millman 5 6 4 1
  P Lorenzi 6 6 652 4 28   D Džumhur 7 3 6 6
28   D Džumhur 3 2 77 6 6 1   R Nadal 6 646 6
24   D Schwartzman 2 6 5 6 11 24   D Schwartzman 3 77 3 3
  D Lajović 6 3 7 4 9 24   D Schwartzman 6 6 6
Q   C Ruud 6 3 657 11 Q   C Ruud 4 2 3
Q   Q Halys 3 6 77 5 9 24   D Schwartzman 616 6 6
  A Dolgopolov 77 6 6   A Dolgopolov 77 2 3 3
PR   A Haider-Maurer 633 4   A Dolgopolov 77 6 6
  M Ebden 6 3 6 6   M Ebden 603 4
16   J Isner 4 6 3 3

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10   P Carreño Busta 7 4 7 6
WC   J Kubler 5 6 5 1 10   P Carreño Busta 6 3
  G Simon 7 6 6   G Simon 2 0r
  M Copil 5 4 3 10   P Carreño Busta 77 4 7 7
Q   S Caruso 77 6 3 5 3 23   G Müller 646 5 5
  M Jaziri 623 6 7 6   M Jaziri 5 4 77 6 2
  F Delbonis 5 4 3 23   G Müller 7 6 653 6
23   G Müller 7 6 6 10   P Carreño Busta 77 3 6063
31   P Cuevas 79 6 7 6   M Čilić 626 77 77
  M Youzhny 673 5 31   P Cuevas 4 654
  D Sela 3 7 6 5 2   R Harrison 6 77 6
  R Harrison 6 5 3 7 6   R Harrison 643 64
Q   D Brown 4 3 6 77 1 6   M Čilić 77 6 77
  J Sousa 6 6 4 646   J Sousa 1 5 2
Q   V Pospisil 2 2 6 65 6   M Čilić 6 7 6
6   M Čilić 6 6 4 77

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3   G Dimitrov 6 6 6
Q   D Novak 3 2 1 3   G Dimitrov 4 6 6 0 8
Q   M McDonald 6 6 4 6 Q   M McDonald 6 2 4 6 6
Q   E Ymer 4 3 6 1 3   G Dimitrov 6 4 6 6
  M Baghdatis 77 6 6 30   A Rublev 3 6 4 4
Q   Y Bhambri 644 3   M Baghdatis 4 77 4 2
  D Ferrer 5 78 2 78 2 30   A Rublev 6 656 6
30   A Rublev 7 666 666 3   G Dimitrov 77 77 4 77
17   N Kyrgios 6 6 6 17   N Kyrgios 63646 64
  R Dutra Silva 1 2 4 17   N Kyrgios 7 6 77
  V Troicki 624 6 6 6   V Troicki 5 4 62
WC   A Bolt 77 6 2 3 4 17   N Kyrgios 77 4 78 77
  S Tsitsipas 1 3 65 15   J-W Tsonga 656 6665
  D Shapovalov 6 6 77   D Shapovalov 6 3 6 645
Q   K King 4 4 1 15   J-W Tsonga 3 6 1 77 7
15   J-W Tsonga 6 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11   K Anderson 77 3 6 3 4
  K Edmund 646 3 6 6   K Edmund 6 6 6
  P-H Herbert 2 1 7 63   D Istomin 2 2 4
  D Istomin 6 6 5 77   K Edmund 77 3 4 6 7
  G Melzer 3 4 6 3   N Basilashvili 606 6 0 5
  N Basilashvili 6 6 2 6   N Basilashvili 7 6 6
Q   R Bemelmans 6 6 6478 Q   R Bemelmans 5 1 3
18   L Pouille 4 4 77 66   K Edmund 647 6 6
27   P Kohlschreiber 3 6 0 6 2   A Seppi 77 5 2 3
PR   Y Nishioka 6 2 6 1 6 PR   Y Nishioka 1 3 4
  A Seppi 3 6 6 6   A Seppi 6 6 6
WC   C Moutet 6 4 2 2   A Seppi 6 77 63659
  I Karlović 77 6 77   I Karlović 3 6477 77 7
  L Đere 633 62   I Karlović 77 637 4 12
  Y Sugita 6 77 5 6   Y Sugita 6377 5 6 10
8   J Sock 1 647 3

Bottom halfEdit

Section 5Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5   D Thiem 6 6 6
  G Pella 4 4 4 5   D Thiem 663 6 6 6
  S Johnson 77 3 632 Q   D Kudla 78 6 3 2 3
Q   D Kudla 656 77 6 5   D Thiem 6 6 7
Q   V Šafránek 4 3 3 26   A Mannarino 4 2 5
  J Veselý 6 6 6   J Veselý 3 647 3
LL   M Berrettini 4 4 4 26   A Mannarino 6 77 5 6
26   A Mannarino 6 6 6 5   D Thiem 2 6 6479 3
20   R Bautista Agut 1 5 5   T Sandgren 6 4 77 676
  F Verdasco 6 7 7   F Verdasco 4 6 656 3
  C-M Stebe 0 3 4   M Marterer 6 4 77 3 6
  M Marterer 6 6 6   M Marterer 7 3 5 65
  J Chardy 4 622   T Sandgren 5 6 7 77
  T Sandgren 6 77 6   T Sandgren 6 6 6
PR   R Berankis 3 4 6 62 9   S Wawrinka 2 1 4
9   S Wawrinka 6 6 2 77

Section 6Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
14   N Djokovic 6 6 6
  D Young 1 2 4 14   N Djokovic 4 6 6 6
  G Monfils 6 77 6   G Monfils 6 3 1 3
Q   J Munar 3 654 14   N Djokovic 6 6 6
WC   T Smyczek 6 6146 6 21   A Ramos Viñolas 2 3 3
WC   A Popyrin 3 716 3 3 WC   T Smyczek 4 2 62
  J Donaldson 2 3 4 21   A Ramos Viñolas 6 6 77
21   A Ramos Viñolas 6 6 6 14   N Djokovic 645 63
32   M Zverev 2 1r   H Chung 77 7 77
  H Chung 6 4   H Chung 77 6 6
WC   T Kokkinakis 2 78 684   D Medvedev 641 1
  D Medvedev 6 66710 6   H Chung 5 77 2 6 6
  M Kukushkin 3 3 1 4   A Zverev 7 636 3 0
  P Gojowczyk 6 6 6   P Gojowczyk 1 3 6 3
  T Fabbiano 1 655 4   A Zverev 6 6 4 6
4   A Zverev 6 77 7

Section 7Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7   D Goffin 636 6 6
Q   M Bachinger 77 3 2 4 7   D Goffin 6 651 64
  J Benneteau 6677 6 6   J Benneteau 1 77 6 77
  T Daniel 78 604 1   J Benneteau 6 2 1 6 3
  E Donskoy 6 6 6 25   F Fognini 3 6 6 4 6
  F Mayer 4 4 4   E Donskoy 6 3 4 1
  H Zeballos 4 4 5 25   F Fognini 2 6 6 6
25   F Fognini 6 6 7 25   F Fognini 1 4 4
19   T Berdych 6 3 6 6 19   T Berdych 6 6 6
WC   A de Minaur 3 6 0 1 19   T Berdych 6 2 6 6
  G García López 6 646 6   G García López 3 6 2 3
  B Paire 0 77 1 4 19   T Berdych 6 6 6
  K Khachanov 77 77 6 12   JM del Potro 3 3 2
LL   P Polansky 63624   K Khachanov 4 6477 4
  F Tiafoe 3 4 3 12   JM del Potro 6 77 606
12   JM del Potro 6 6 6

Section 8Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13   S Querrey 6 6 6
  F López 3 4 2 13   S Querrey 4 666 2
  R Albot 2 3 6 5   M Fucsovics 6 78 4 6
  M Fucsovics 6 6 4 7   M Fucsovics 6 6 6
  N Kicker 6 6 4 3 6   N Kicker 3 3 2
  J Thompson 3 1 6 6 3   N Kicker 6 7 1 7
  L Lacko 657 6 77   L Lacko 2 5 6 5
22   M Raonic 77 5 4 64   M Fucsovics 4 632
29   R Gasquet 6 6 7 2   R Federer 6 77 6
  B Kavčič 1 4 5 29   R Gasquet 6 6 6
Q   L Sonego 6 7 667 Q   L Sonego 2 2 3
  R Haase 3 5 78 5 29   R Gasquet 2 5 4
WC   S-w Kwon 1 2 4 2   R Federer 6 7 6
  J-L Struff 6 6 6   J-L Struff 4 4 64
  A Bedene 3 4 3 2   R Federer 6 6 77
2   R Federer 6 6 6

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "Roger Federer wins sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title". BBC Sport. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Federer wins record 20th Grand Slam title with five-set win over Cilic". tennis.com. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Roger Federer wins Australian Open and 20th major after beating Marin Cilic". CNN.com. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic to win Australian Open 2018 men's singles final – as it happened". Guardian. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ "From Milan To Melbourne, Chung Keeps Surging". atpworldtour.com. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  6. ^ Ryan, Peter (2018-01-23). "Hyeon Chung takes South Korean tennis to the world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-01-24.
  7. ^ "Five takeaways from Hyeon Chung's Aussie Open win over Novak Djokovic". Tennis.com. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
Preceded by
2017 US Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
2018 French Open – Men's Singles