1996 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

Men's Singles
1996 Wimbledon Championships
ChampionNetherlands Richard Krajicek
Runner-upUnited States MaliVai Washington
Final score6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Details
Draw128 (16Q / 8WC)
Seeds16
Events
Singlesmenwomenboysgirls
Doublesmenwomenmixedboysgirls
Legendsmenwomenseniors
WC Doublesmenwomen
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Pete Sampras was the three-time defending champion but lost in the quarterfinals to Richard Krajicek, in his only loss at Wimbledon between 1993 and 2000.

Krajicek defeated MaliVai Washington in the final, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships.[1] Krajicek had originally been unseeded, but as the 17th ranked player in the Wimbledon seedings he replaced 7th seed Thomas Muster in the draw, when Muster withdrew shortly before the start of the tournament.

A number of high-seeded men were eliminated early, including 1992 champion Andre Agassi (No. 3), reigning French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov (No. 5), Michael Chang (No. 6), and 1993 finalist Jim Courier (No. 9), all in the first round. Three-time champion Boris Becker, seeded no. 2, was eliminated in the third round when he withdrew from his match with Neville Godwin with a wrist injury.

Seeds

01.   United States Pete Sampras (Quarterfinals)
02.   Germany Boris Becker (Third round, retired)
03.   United States Andre Agassi (First round)
04.   Croatia Goran Ivanišević (Quarterfinals)
05.   Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov (First round)
06.   United States Michael Chang (First round)
07.   Austria Thomas Muster (Withdrew)
08.   United States Jim Courier (First round)
09.   Sweden Thomas Enqvist (Second round)
10.   Germany Michael Stich (Fourth round)
11.   South Africa Wayne Ferreira (Third round)
12.   Sweden Stefan Edberg (Second round)
13.   United States Todd Martin (Semifinals)
14.   Switzerland Marc Rosset (Third round)
15.   France Arnaud Boetsch (First round)
16.   France Cédric Pioline (Fourth round)
17.   Netherlands Richard Krajicek (Champion)

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

Thomas Muster withdrew due to injury. His spot was replaced in the draw by the highest-ranked non-seeded player Richard Krajicek, who was made a seed without being numbered. Although Krajicek was shown as unseeded in the official souvenir programme during the championships, the committee ruled that he was seeded throughout and this is reflected in the final issue of the programme. He was indeed replaced by lucky loser Anders Järryd in the main draw.[2]