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1986 US Open - Men's Singles

1986 US Open
Champion   Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
Runner-up   Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Final score   6–4, 6–2, 6–0
Events
Singles   men   women       boys   girls
Doubles   men   women   mixed   boys   girls
Other events
Legends    men    women    mixed
WC Singles    men    women    quad
WC Doubles    men    women    quad

Ivan Lendl defeated Miloslav Mečíř 6–4, 6–2, 6–0 in the final to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 1986 US Open.

This tournament was notable for being the first Grand Slam in which Andre Agassi competed in the main draw. He would go on to play an Open Era record 21 consecutive US Open tournaments, right up until his retirement in 2006.[1]

Seeds

The seeded players are listed below. Ivan Lendl is the champion; others show the round in which they were eliminated.

  1. Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl (Champion)
  2. Sweden Mats Wilander (Fourth round)
  3. West Germany Boris Becker (Semifinalist)
  4. Sweden Stefan Edberg (Semifinalist)
  5. France Yannick Noah (Third round)
  6. United States Jimmy Connors (Third round)
  7. Sweden Joakim Nyström (Quarterfinalist)
  8. France Henri Leconte (Quarterfinalist)
  1. United States John McEnroe (First round)
  2. Ecuador Andrés Gómez (Second round)
  3. Sweden Mikael Pernfors (Second round)
  4. France Thierry Tulasne (First round)
  5. Sweden Anders Järryd (Third round)
  6. United States Tim Mayotte (First round)
  7. United States Brad Gilbert (Fourth round)
  8. Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř (Finalist)

Draw

Key

  • Q = Qualifier
  • WC = Wild Card
  • LL = Lucky Loser
  • r. = retired

Final Eight

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 6 1 6    
8  France Henri Leconte 6 1 6 1    
  1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7 6 6      
  4  Sweden Stefan Edberg 6 2 3      
4  Sweden Stefan Edberg 6 6 6    
     United States Tim Wilkison 3 3 3      
    1  Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6 6 6    
  16  Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 4 2 0    
     Czechoslovakia Milan Šrejber 3 2 1      
3  West Germany Boris Becker 6 6 6      
3  West Germany Boris Becker 6 3 4 6 3
  16  Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 4 6 6 3 6  
7  Sweden Joakim Nyström 4 2 6 2  
  16  Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6 6 3 6    

Section 1

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
1  Czechoslovakia Lendl 6 6 6      
 United States Layendecker 3 2 0         1  Lendl 6 6 6      
WC  United States Pearce 4 3 2        Seguso 3 1 2      
 United States Seguso 6 6 6           1  Lendl 6 6 6      
 United Kingdom Bates 7 6 4 6          Svensson 3 3 4      
WC  United States Agassi 6 3 6 4        Bates 4 2 0    
WC  United States Flach 4 2 4        Svensson 6 6 6      
 Sweden Svensson 6 6 6           1  Lendl 7 6 6    
Q  New Zealand Evernden 7 2 6 6         15  Gilbert 5 1 2    
 United States Sadri 5 6 7 7        Sadri 3 3 4      
 United States Kriek 7 6 3 3 6    Kriek 6 6 6      
 Australia Kratzmann 5 4 6 6 4        Kriek 2 5 2    
 Nigeria Odizor 3 7 6 7         15  Gilbert 6 7 6      
 Brazil Kirmayr 6 5 1 6        Odizor 7 2 4 2  
Q  United States Warneke 6 4 3 3     15  Gilbert 5 6 6 6    
15  United States Gilbert 2 6 6 6    

Section 2

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
9  United States McEnroe 6 1 3 3    
 United States Annacone 1 6 6 6        Annacone 6 6 3 4 6  
 United States Krickstein 5 4 7 6 6    Krickstein 4 4 6 6 7  
 Czechoslovakia Nováček 7 6 6 1 3        Krickstein 6 6 6      
 United States Green 3 3 6 6 7        Purcell 3 2 1      
Q  South Africa Campbell 6 6 4 4 5      Green 3 4 2    
 United States Purcell 6 6 6        Purcell 6 6 6      
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Živojinović 4 2 1            Krickstein 3 5 4    
 Czechoslovakia Šmid 4 6 3           8  Leconte 6 7 6    
 Israel Mansdorf 6 7 6          Mansdorf 7 6 6      
 Poland Fibak 6 4 6 1      Maciel 5 0 0      
 Mexico Maciel 3 6 7 6          Mansdorf 6 3 5 2  
 West Germany Schwaier 6 7 3 3         8  Leconte 4 6 7 6    
 Argentina de la Peña 7 6 6 6        de la Peña 1 2 0    
 Argentina Jaite 3 4 4       8  Leconte 6 6 6      
8  France Leconte 6 6 6      

Section 3

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
4  Sweden Edberg 6 6 6      
 Canada Bonneau 0 3 0         4  Edberg 7 3 4 6 6  
 Austria Muster 0 7 3 5      Curren 6 6 6 3 2  
 United States Curren 6 5 6 7         4  Edberg 7 3 6 4 6  
Q  United States Bauer 6 2 5            Krishnan 6 6 4 6 4  
 India Krishnan 7 6 7          Krishnan 6 6 6    
 Australia Cash 4 7 4 6 3    Lavalle 2 4 3      
 Mexico Lavalle 6 5 6 1 6       4  Edberg 6 6 6    
 United States Brown 3 6 6 4         WC  Goldie 3 2 2    
Q  United States Hooper 6 4 7 6       Q  Hooper 7 2 4 5    
 South Africa Moir 6 6 6        Moir 5 6 6 7    
 Sweden Eriksson 3 1 2            Moir 0 6 7 1 2
WC  United States Goldie 3 6 6 3 7       WC  Goldie 6 4 6 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia Vajda 6 4 3 6 5     WC  Goldie 7 4 6 6 7
 United States Canter 6 4 7 6 6    Canter 6 6 3 7 6  
14  United States Mayotte 7 6 6 1 3  

Section 4

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
11  Sweden Pernfors 6 6 6      
 Sweden Gunnarsson 4 3 3         11  Pernfors 4 6 6 3 4  
 West Germany Osterthun 4 5 3        Chesnokov 6 4 4 6 6  
 Soviet Union Chesnokov 6 7 6            Chesnokov 1 6 4 6 6  
 United States Schultz 4 6 1            Freeman 6 3 6 1 3  
 United States Freeman 6 7 6          Freeman 7 6 6    
 South Africa Steyn 3 6 7 6      Steyn 5 2 2      
 United States Leach 6 3 6 4          Chesnokov 0 2 3    
 Australia McNamee 7 5 2 6 6        Wilkison 6 6 6    
 Argentina Vilas 5 7 6 1 3      McNamee 1 2 1      
 Austria Skoff 6 2 0        Wilkison 6 6 6      
 United States Wilkison 7 6 6            Wilkison 7 3 4 6 6
 Argentina Ingaramo 7 6 6 6         5  Noah 6 6 6 1 4  
 Brazil Mattar 6 3 7 3        Ingaramo 4 1 2    
 United States Davis 3 3 1       5  Noah 6 6 6      
5  France Noah 6 6 6      

Section 5

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
6  United States Connors 6 6 6      
 Sweden Sundström 2 2 2         6  Connors 7 6 7      
 Sweden Stenlund 1 4 4       Q  Pistolesi 6 4 5      
Q  Italy Pistolesi 6 6 6           6  Connors 2 4 5      
 United States Witsken 6 6 6 7          Witsken 6 6 7      
 Australia Fitzgerald 4 7 3 5        Witsken 7 6 6    
Q  Israel Glickstein 2 6 0 7 6    Bengoechea 6 1 1      
 Argentina Bengoechea 6 4 6 6 7        Witsken 7 6 1 4  
 United States Arias 5 0 3            Šrejber 6 7 6 6  
 Czechoslovakia Šrejber 7 6 6          Šrejber 2 6 6 6    
 Australia Dyke 6 3 6 6      Dyke 6 3 4 4    
 United States Teacher 4 6 4 4          Šrejber 3 6 6 6  
 Peru Yzaga 7 6 7            Yzaga 6 1 4 2    
Q  Sweden Bergström 6 4 6          Yzaga 6 3 5 6 6
 United States Pate 3 6 6 5 6    Pate 4 6 7 2 3  
12  France Tulasne 6 3 1 7 4  

Section 6

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
13  Sweden Järryd 6 6 6      
WC  United States Parker 4 2 2         13  Järryd 6 6 6      
Q  United States Jensen 7 6 6       Q  Jensen 0 3 1      
 United States Testerman 6 2 4           13  Järryd 3 7 1 3    
 United States Teltscher 6 6 6           Q  Donnelly 6 5 6 6    
 United States Scanlon 2 4 1          Teltscher 3 2 0    
 Switzerland Hlasek 2 3 6 3     Q  Donnelly 6 6 6      
Q  United States Donnelly 6 6 3 6         Q  Donnelly 4 3 7 4  
 United States Wilder 3 6 3           3  Becker 6 6 6 6  
 South Africa Visser 6 7 6          Visser 2 1 3      
 Spain Casal 6 3 7 6      Casal 6 6 6      
 Australia Cahill 1 6 6 2          Casal 5 4 2    
 Brazil Motta 2 7 5 7 6       3  Becker 7 6 6      
Q  Brazil Acioly 6 5 7 6 2      Motta 3 0 2    
 Canada Michibata 2 7 4 2     3  Becker 6 6 6      
3  West Germany Becker 6 5 6 6    

Section 7

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
7  Sweden Nyström 6 6 6      
 United States Giammalva, Jr. 1 4 2         7  Nyström 6 6 6      
 Czechoslovakia Složil 7 6 6        Složil 2 1 0      
 Sweden Carlsson 6 2 3           7  Nyström 5 4 6 6 6  
 West Germany Jelen 6 4 2 6 6        Jelen 7 6 3 0 2  
 Australia Woodforde 3 6 6 4 4      Jelen 3 1 7 6 6
Q  United States Rostagno 3 6 3        Davis 6 6 5 2 3  
 United States Davis 6 7 6           7  Nyström 7 6 6    
Q  Paraguay González 2 2 2            Anger 6 2 2    
 Australia Masur 6 6 6          Masur 6 3 5      
 Peru Arraya 6 2 1 5      Anger 7 6 7      
 United States Anger 3 6 6 7          Anger 3 6 4 6 6
 United States Holmes 6 6 7 6 6       WC  Gullikson 6 4 6 4 4  
WC  United States Gullikson 7 7 6 0 7     WC  Gullikson 3 6 7 6 6
 Uruguay Pérez 3 6 1       10  Gómez 6 7 6 3 4  
10  Ecuador Gómez 6 7 6      

Section 8

First round   Second round   Third round   Fourth round
16  Czechoslovakia Mečíř 7 7 6      
WC  United States Gullikson 5 6 4         16  Mečíř 7 6 6      
Q  United States Flur 4 3 5        Forget 5 4 1      
 France Forget 6 6 7           16  Mečíř 6 6 6      
 South Africa Edwards 6 6 6            Edwards 0 3 3      
 Czechoslovakia Pimek 3 1 0          Edwards 3 6 6 3 6
 Sweden Lundgren 2 6 3 6     Q  Acuña 6 1 4 6 3  
Q  Chile Acuña 6 2 6 7         16  Mečíř 6 6 6 6  
WC  United States Berger 6 6 7           2  Wilander 7 3 3 4  
 Haiti Agénor 4 3 5         WC  Berger 2 1 0      
Q  United States Pugh 3 4 4        van Rensburg 6 6 6      
 South Africa van Rensburg 6 6 6            van Rensburg 7 3 4 4  
 France Champion 1 6 5 6 7       2  Wilander 5 6 6 6    
 Spain Sánchez 6 1 7 1 5      Champion 1 5 4    
 United States Nelson 3 1 6 4     2  Wilander 6 7 6      
2  Sweden Wilander 6 6 4 6    

References

External links

  • 1986 US Open on ATPtennis.com
  • 1986 US Open on tenniscorner.net
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