The 1996 US Open was a tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City in New York in the United States. It was the 116th edition of the US Open and was held from August 26 through September 8, 1996.

Seeds

Champion seeds are indicated in bold text while text in italics indicates the round in which those seeds were eliminated.

  1. Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde (Champions)
  2. Byron Black / Grant Connell (First Round)
  3. Mark Knowles / Daniel Nestor (First Round)
  4. Guy Forget / Jakob Hlasek (Semifinals)
  5. Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti (First Round)
  6. Ellis Ferreira / Jan Siemerink (Second Round)
  7. Sébastien Lareau / Alex O'Brien (Quarterfinals)
  8. Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis (Final)
  9. Libor Pimek / Byron Talbot (Second Round)
  10. Petr Korda / Cyril Suk (First Round)
  11. Unknown (Withdrew)
  12. Luis Lobo / Javier Sánchez (Quarterfinals)
  13. Mark Philippoussis / Patrick Rafter (Semifinals)
  14. David Prinosil / Daniel Vacek (First Round)
  15. Trevor Kronemann / David Macpherson (Quarterfinals)
  16. Jiří Novák / David Rikl (First Round)

Draw

Key

Finals

QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal[2]
               
1 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
67
7 Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
35
1 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
666
13 Mark Philippoussis
Patrick Rafter
734
13 Mark Philippoussis
Patrick Rafter
66
  Hendrik Jan Davids
Sjeng Schalken
34
1 Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
477
8 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
666
12 Luis Lobo
Javier Sánchez
766
4 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
677
4 Guy Forget
Jakob Hlasek
66
8 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
77
8 Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
766
15 Trevor Kronemann
David Macpherson
572

Top Half

Section 1

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundQuarterfinals
1 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
637
M Joyce
V Spadea
4651 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
66
J-P Fleurian
G Raoux
76 J-P Fleurian
G Raoux
43
D Johnson
F Montana
631 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
66
S Cannon
R Smith
636 S Cannon
R Smith
23
S Pescosolido
V Santopadre
464 S Cannon
R Smith
66
T Kempers
T Nijssen
626 T Kempers
T Nijssen
41
16 J Novák
D Rikl
3641 T Woodbridge
M Woodforde
67
B MacPhie
M Tebbutt
6367 S Lareau
A O'Brien
35
10 P Korda
C Suk
363 B MacPhie
M Tebbutt
34
M Keil
M Lucena
66 M Keil
M Lucena
66
B Hansen-Dent
TJ Middleton
44 M Keil
M Lucena
173
P Cash
S Stolle
7267 S Lareau
A O'Brien
656
R Bergh
J Waite
664 P Cash
S Stolle
666
7 S Lareau
A O'Brien
667 S Lareau
A O'Brien
477
C Ferreira
A Pavel
43

Section 2

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundQuarterfinals
J-L de Jager
C van Rensburg
77
3 M Knowles
D Nestor
56 J-L de Jager
C van Rensburg
662
JA Conde
À Corretja
617 JA Conde
À Corretja
736
M Barnard
G Van Emburgh
466 JA Conde
À Corretja
36
S Hiršzon
G Ivanišević
63613 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
67
S Davis
D Ekerot
363 S Hiršzon
G Ivanišević
376
13 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
7613 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
667
K Kinnear
D Randall
5313 M Philippoussis
P Rafter
66
L Lavalle
M Ruah
66 HJ Davids
S Schalken
34
P Kühnen
G Muller
44 L Lavalle
M Ruah
474
HJ Davids
S Schalken
376 HJ Davids
S Schalken
666
J Leach
R Leach
664 HJ Davids
S Schalken
67
O Delaître
J Tarango
676 O Delaître
J Tarango
26
M Merklein
B Shelton
763 O Delaître
J Tarango
66
6 E Ferreira
J Siemerink
666 E Ferreira
J Siemerink
14
M Damm
P Nyborg
43

Bottom Half

Section 3

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundQuarterfinals
A Gaudenzi
D Nargiso
366
5 J Björkman
N Kulti
634 A Gaudenzi
D Nargiso
67
M Ondruska
A Richardson
646 M Ondruska
A Richardson
46
N Broad
P Norval
061 A Gaudenzi
D Nargiso
64
T Carbonell
F Roig
7612 L Lobo
J Sánchez
76
N Lapentti
D Orsanic
62 T Carbonell
F Roig
61
12 L Lobo
J Sánchez
6612 L Lobo
J Sánchez
76
J Eagle
A Florent
3312 L Lobo
J Sánchez
766
L Bale
G Köves
664 G Forget
J Hlasek
677
14 D Prinosil
D Vacek
43 L Bale
G Köves
54
K Nováček
N Pereira
66 K Nováček
N Pereira
76
S Draper
K Thorne
24 K Nováček
N Pereira
664
K Jones
C Woodruff
764 G Forget
J Hlasek
476
M Petchey
D Sapsford
52 K Jones
C Woodruff
14
4 G Forget
J Hlasek
624 G Forget
J Hlasek
66
P Pála
P Vízner
30r

Section 4

First RoundSecond RoundThird RoundQuarterfinals
8 J Eltingh
P Haarhuis
66
L Jensen
M Jensen
248 J Eltingh
P Haarhuis
647
P Galbraith
T Henman
77 P Galbraith
T Henman
166
J Gimelstob
S Muskatirovic
658 J Eltingh
P Haarhuis
746
D Adams
M Oosting
566 D Adams
M Oosting
562
K Flach
A Olhovskiy
744 D Adams
M Oosting
666
9 L Pimek
B Talbot
669 L Pimek
B Talbot
373
B Bryan
M Bryan
448 J Eltingh
P Haarhuis
766
15 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
6615 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
572
D Caldwell
C Mamiit
3215 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
66
J Palmer
J Stark
66 J Palmer
J Stark
34
C Clark
J Salzenstein
3415 T Kronemann
D Macpherson
67
D Flach
D Wheaton
366 D Flach
D Wheaton
35
B Haygarth
P Kilderry
643 D Flach
D Wheaton
666
S Noteboom
F Wibier
266 S Noteboom
F Wibier
373
2 B Black
G Connell
643