2021 Australian Open – Men's Singles

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Men's Singles
2021 Australian Open
Champion Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic
Runner-up Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev
Final score7–5, 6–2, 6–2
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
  2020  · Australian Open ·  2022  

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic [1] defeated Daniil Medvedev in the final, 7–5, 6–2, 6–2, [2] to claim his record extending ninth Australian Open Men's Singles tennis title, and his 18th major singles title overall. [3] With his fourth round win against Milos Raonic, Djokovic joined Roger Federer as only the second male player to win 300 or more matches in Grand Slam singles competitions. [4] [5] Federer's withdrawal meant that this was his first time since 1999 not to feature in the tournament.

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Aslan Karatsev became the first qualifier to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since Vladimir Voltchkov in the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, and the first since Bob Giltinan in December 1977 to do so at the Australian Open. [6] He is also the lowest-ranked player to reach a semifinal since Goran Ivanišević (ranked 125) at Wimbledon 2001, the lowest ranked to do so at the Australian Open since Patrick McEnroe (also ranked 114) in 1991, and the first male player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal in the Open Era on their main draw debut. [7]

This is the first Grand Slam in the Open Era to feature three Russian men in the quarterfinals, that being Karatsev, Medvedev and Andrey Rublev. Medvedev went on to become the first Russian man to reach an Australian Open final since Marat Safin in 2005.

Seeds

All seedings per ATP rankings. [8]

0 1.   Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic (Champion)
0 2.   Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal (Quarterfinals)
0 3.   Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem (Fourth round)
0 4.   Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev (Final)
0 5.   Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas (Semifinals)
0 6.   Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev (Quarterfinals)
0 7.   Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev (Quarterfinals)
0 8.   Flag of Argentina.svg Diego Schwartzman (Third round)
0 9.   Flag of Italy.svg Matteo Berrettini (Fourth round, withdrew)
10.   Flag of France.svg Gaël Monfils (First round)
11.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Denis Shapovalov (Third round)
12.   Flag of Spain.svg Roberto Bautista Agut (First round)
13.   Flag of Belgium (civil).svg David Goffin (First round)
14.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Milos Raonic (Fourth round)
15.   Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Carreño Busta (Third round, retired)
16.   Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini (Fourth round)
17.    Flag of Switzerland.svg   Stan Wawrinka (Second round)
18.   Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov (Quarterfinals)
19.   Flag of Russia.svg Karen Khachanov (Third round)
20.   Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Félix Auger-Aliassime (Fourth round)
21.   Flag of Australia (converted).svg Alex de Minaur (Third round)
22.   Flag of Croatia.svg Borna Ćorić (Second round)
23.   Flag of Serbia.svg Dušan Lajović (Fourth round)
24.   Flag of Norway.svg Casper Ruud (Fourth round, retired)
25.   Flag of France.svg Benoît Paire (First round)
26.   Flag of Poland.svg Hubert Hurkacz (First round)
27.   Flag of the United States.svg Taylor Fritz (Third round)
28.   Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Krajinović (Third round)
29.   Flag of France.svg Ugo Humbert (Second round)
30.   Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dan Evans (First round)
31.   Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo Sonego (Second round)
32.   Flag of France.svg Adrian Mannarino (Third round)

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

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 666678
6 Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Zverev 782 4 66
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 666
Q Flag of Russia.svg Aslan Karatsev 3 4 2
18 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Grigor Dimitrov 64 1 2
Q Flag of Russia.svg Aslan Karatsev 2 666
1 Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 766
4 Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev 5 2 2
7 Flag of Russia.svg Andrey Rublev 5 3 2
4 Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev 766
4 Flag of Russia.svg Daniil Medvedev 667
5 Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas 4 2 5
5 Flag of Greece.svg Stefanos Tsitsipas 3 2 7767
2 Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal 66644 5

Top half

Section 1

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
1 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 666
Flag of France.svg J Chardy 3 1 2 1 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 663776
Flag of the United States.svg F Tiafoe 7766 Flag of the United States.svg F Tiafoe 3 77623
Flag of Italy.svg S Travaglia 652 2 1 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 7763 4 6
Flag of the United States.svg R Opelka 677627 Flag of the United States.svg T Fritz 614 662
PR Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Y-h Lu 3 623 Flag of the United States.svg R Opelka 66677652
Flag of Spain.svg A Ramos Viñolas 6662 6627 Flag of the United States.svg T Fritz 4 7864776
27 Flag of the United States.svg T Fritz 783 6781 Flag of Serbia.svg N Djokovic 774 66
17   Flag of Switzerland.svg   S Wawrinka 66614 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg M Raonic 6461 4
Flag of Portugal.svg P Sousa 3 2 4 17   Flag of Switzerland.svg   S Wawrinka 5 1 6669
Flag of Hungary.svg M Fucsovics 4 66636 Flag of Hungary.svg M Fucsovics 764 2 711
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg M Polmans 63 1 773 Flag of Hungary.svg M Fucsovics 6272 2
Flag of France.svg C Moutet 6643 6614 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg M Raonic 775 66
Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Millman 4 7762 3 Flag of France.svg C Moutet 771 1 4
Flag of Argentina.svg F Coria 3 3 2 14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg M Raonic 61666
14 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg M Raonic 666

Section 2

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
10 Flag of France.svg G Monfils 64 5 63
Flag of Finland.svg E Ruusuvuori 3 673 6 Flag of Finland.svg E Ruusuvuori 63 2 65
Flag of Japan.svg Y Nishioka 771 1 1 Flag of Spain.svg P Martínez 1 6677
Flag of Spain.svg P Martínez 63666 Flag of Spain.svg P Martínez 785 1 4
Flag of Slovenia.svg A Bedene 4 5 74 23 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 66766
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 675 6 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg A Bublik 4 6463
Q Flag of Ukraine.svg S Stakhovsky 74 3 74 23 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 6774 6
23 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 5 665 623 Flag of Serbia.svg D Lajović 4 653
32 Flag of France.svg A Mannarino 66776 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 6776
Flag of Austria.svg D Novak 2 4 6232 Flag of France.svg A Mannarino 666
Flag of Serbia.svg M Kecmanović 666 Flag of Serbia.svg M Kecmanović 1 2 4
Flag of Poland.svg K Majchrzak 2 4 3 32 Flag of France.svg A Mannarino 3 3 1
LL Flag of Japan.svg T Daniel 61634 6 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 666
Q Flag of the United States.svg M Cressy 77776Q Flag of the United States.svg M Cressy 5 4 3
Flag of the United States.svg M Giron 710653 2 6 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 766
6 Flag of Germany.svg A Zverev 687766

Section 3

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
3 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 7766
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg M Kukushkin 622 3 3 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 666
Flag of Germany.svg D Koepfer 766 Flag of Germany.svg D Koepfer 4 0 2
LL Flag of Bolivia.svg H Dellien 5 2 4 3 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 4 4 666
Q Flag of Portugal.svg F Ferreira Silva 4 4 4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg N Kyrgios 663 4 4
Flag of Australia (converted).svg N Kyrgios 666 Flag of Australia (converted).svg N Kyrgios 5 63 776
Flag of Japan.svg Y Uchiyama 3 4 773 29 Flag of France.svg U Humbert 74 6624
29 Flag of France.svg U Humbert 666363 Flag of Austria.svg D Thiem 4 4 0
18 Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 667718 Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 666
Flag of Croatia.svg M Čilić 4 2 6518 Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 7766
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Bolt 664 6WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Bolt 611 2
Flag of Slovakia.svg N Gombos 2 2 63 18 Flag of Bulgaria.svg G Dimitrov 61
Q Flag of Belgium (civil).svg K Coppejans 4 6773 3 15 Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 0 0r
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg J Veselý 63 6366 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg J Veselý 3 6364
Flag of Japan.svg K Nishikori 5 642 15 Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 6772 6
15 Flag of Spain.svg P Carreño Busta 7776

Section 4

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg D Shapovalov 3 664 6
Flag of Italy.svg J Sinner 63 2 64 11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg D Shapovalov 666
Flag of Japan.svg Y Sugita 61 1rQ Flag of Australia (converted).svg B Tomic 1 3 2
Q Flag of Australia (converted).svg B Tomic 3 64 11 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg D Shapovalov 5 5 3
LL Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg D Džumhur 3 2 4 20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg F Auger-Aliassime 776
Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Duckworth 666 Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Duckworth 4 1 2
LL Flag of Germany.svg C-M Stebe 2 4 2 20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg F Auger-Aliassime 666
20 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg F Auger-Aliassime 66620 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg F Auger-Aliassime 663 3 4
25 Flag of France.svg B Paire 2 6655 Q Flag of Russia.svg A Karatsev 3 1 666
Flag of Belarus.svg E Gerasimov 62 777 Flag of Belarus.svg E Gerasimov 0 1 0
Flag of Italy.svg G Mager 3 3 4 Q Flag of Russia.svg A Karatsev 666
Q Flag of Russia.svg A Karatsev 666Q Flag of Russia.svg A Karatsev 666
LL Flag of France.svg A Müller 4 6668 Flag of Argentina.svg D Schwartzman 3 3 3
Flag of Argentina.svg JI Londero 63 0 3 LL Flag of France.svg A Müller 2 0 3
Q Flag of Sweden.svg E Ymer 634 62 8 Flag of Argentina.svg D Schwartzman 666
8 Flag of Argentina.svg D Schwartzman 7762 6

Bottom half

Section 5

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
7 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 666
Flag of Germany.svg Y Hanfmann 3 3 4 7 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 66710
Flag of Brazil.svg T Monteiro 7866 Flag of Brazil.svg T Monteiro 4 4 68
Flag of Slovakia.svg A Martin 661 2 7 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 766
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg L Tu 774 644 Flag of Spain.svg F López 5 2 3
Flag of Spain.svg F López 616776 Flag of Spain.svg F López 5 3 676
Flag of the United States.svg S Querrey 5 4 4 31 Flag of Italy.svg L Sonego 763 5 4
31 Flag of Italy.svg L Sonego 7667 Flag of Russia.svg A Rublev 6770
24 Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 662 24 Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 2 630r
Flag of Australia (converted).svg J Thompson 3 3 1r24 Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 3 667
Flag of Georgia.svg N Basilashvili 4 604 Flag of the United States.svg T Paul 62 4 5
Flag of the United States.svg T Paul 677624 Flag of Norway.svg C Ruud 65 66
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg C O'Connell 77776 Flag of Moldova.svg R Albot 1 74 4
Flag of Germany.svg J-L Struff 62651 WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg C O'Connell 2 5 68
Flag of Moldova.svg R Albot 616677 Flag of Moldova.svg R Albot 67710
12 Flag of Spain.svg R Bautista Agut 770 4 65

Section 6

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
13 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg D Goffin 64 77663
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Popyrin 3 664786WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Popyrin 2 63 773
Flag of South Africa.svg L Harris 4 666 Flag of South Africa.svg L Harris 61 6656
LL Flag of Denmark.svg M Torpegaard 63 2 2 Flag of South Africa.svg L Harris 671 4
PR Flag of the United States.svg M McDonald 3 666PR Flag of the United States.svg M McDonald 7966
Flag of Italy.svg M Cecchinato 63 2 2 PR Flag of the United States.svg M McDonald 664 6
Flag of Argentina.svg G Pella 3 655 22 Flag of Croatia.svg B Ćorić 4 2 64
22 Flag of Croatia.svg B Ćorić 6777PR Flag of the United States.svg M McDonald 4 2 3
28 Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 7764 64 Flag of Russia.svg D Medvedev 666
LL Flag of the Netherlands.svg R Haase 643 62 28 Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 65 66
Flag of Spain.svg P Andújar 677 Flag of Spain.svg P Andújar 2 71 4
Q Flag of France.svg Q Halys 4 5 5 28 Flag of Serbia.svg F Krajinović 3 3 660
Flag of Spain.svg R Carballés Baena 73 664 Flag of Russia.svg D Medvedev 664 3 6
Flag of Hungary.svg A Balázs 5 62 3 Flag of Spain.svg R Carballés Baena 2 5 1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg V Pospisil 2 2 4 4 Flag of Russia.svg D Medvedev 676
4 Flag of Russia.svg D Medvedev 666

Section 7

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 666
Flag of France.svg G Simon 1 2 1 5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 6566656
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg T Kokkinakis 666WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg T Kokkinakis 774 1 774
Flag of South Korea.svg S-w Kwon 4 1 1 5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas 666
Q Flag of the Netherlands.svg B van de Zandschulp 1 4 4 Flag of Sweden.svg M Ymer 4 1 1
Q Flag of Spain.svg C Alcaraz 666Q Flag of Spain.svg C Alcaraz 64 4 65
Flag of Sweden.svg M Ymer 3 63 76 Flag of Sweden.svg M Ymer 2 6677
26 Flag of Poland.svg H Hurkacz 63 65 3 5 Flag of Greece.svg S Tsitsipas w/o
19 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 6647769 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini
WC Flag of Australia (converted).svg A Vukic 3 77624 19 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 666
Flag of Lithuania.svg R Berankis 676 Flag of Lithuania.svg R Berankis 2 4 4
WC Flag of India.svg S Nagal 2 5 3 19 Flag of Russia.svg K Khachanov 616565
Q Flag of the Czech Republic.svg T Macháč 65763 9 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini 777777
Q Flag of Spain.svg M Vilella Martínez 775 0 0rQ Flag of the Czech Republic.svg T Macháč 3 2 63
Flag of South Africa.svg K Anderson 695 3 9 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini 664 6
9 Flag of Italy.svg M Berrettini 71176

Section 8

First Round Second Round Third Round Fourth Round
16 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 666
Flag of France.svg P-H Herbert 4 2 3 16 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 4 62 6714
Q   Flag of Switzerland.svg   H Laaksonen 2 4 3 Flag of Italy.svg S Caruso 62 63 612
Flag of Italy.svg S Caruso 66616 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 666
Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 64 6621 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A de Minaur 4 3 4
Flag of Italy.svg A Seppi 4 62 2 Flag of Uruguay.svg P Cuevas 3 3 5
Flag of the United States.svg T Sandgren 5 1 1 21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A de Minaur 667
21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg A de Minaur 76616 Flag of Italy.svg F Fognini 3 4 2
30 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg D Evans 4 64 5 2 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg C Norrie 64 67 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg C Norrie 3 7677
Flag of Belarus.svg I Ivashka 4 3 4 Q Flag of Russia.svg R Safiullin 65 3 63
Q Flag of Russia.svg R Safiullin 666 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg C Norrie 5 2 5
Q Flag of the United States.svg M Mmoh 77633 7772 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 767
Q Flag of Serbia.svg V Troicki 63776635 Q Flag of the United States.svg M Mmoh 1 4 2
Flag of Serbia.svg L Đere 3 4 1 2 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666
2 Flag of Spain.svg R Nadal 666
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Preceded by
2020 French Open – Men's Singles
Grand Slam men's singles Succeeded by
2021 French Open – Men's Singles