Tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

Switzerland's Marc Rosset defeated Spain's Jordi Arrese in the final, 7–6(7–2), 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 8–6 to win the gold medal in Men's Singles tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics. Croatia's Goran Ivanišević and the Unified Team's Andrei Cherkasov won the bronze medals. All four nations won medals in men's singles for the first time.

Men's singles
Tennis at the 1992 Summer Olympics
Champion Marc Rosset (SUI)
Runner-up Jordi Arrese (ESP)
Final score7−62, 6−4, 3−6, 4−6, 8−6
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1988 · Summer Olympics · 1996 →
Men's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
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VenueTennis de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Dates28 July–8 August
Competitors64 from 35 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marc Rosset
 Switzerland
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Jordi Arrese
 Spain
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Goran Ivanišević
 Croatia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Andrei Cherkasov
 Unified Team
← 1988
1996 →

The tournament was held at the Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain. There were 64 players from 35 nations.[1] Nations had been limited to three players each since tennis returned to the Olympic program in 1988.

Miloslav Mečíř of Czechoslovakia was the reigning gold medalist from 1988, but he retired from the sport in 1990.

BackgroundEdit

This was the ninth (medal) appearance of the men's singles tennis event. The event has been held at every Summer Olympics where tennis has been on the program: from 1896 to 1924 and then from 1988 to the current program. Demonstration events were held in 1968 and 1984.

The number one seed was Jim Courier of the United States. Stefan Edberg of Sweden was the number two seed, while American Pete Sampras was third.[1] Stedberg and Carl-Uwe Steeb of Germany were the only two quarterfinalists from 1988 that returned.

The Bahamas, Croatia, Indonesia, Morocco, Peru, and Puerto Rico each made their debut in the event. Some former Soviet republics competed as the Unified Team. One Yugoslav player competed as an Independent Olympic Participant. France made its eighth appearance, most among all nations, having missed only the 1904 event.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was a single-elimination tournament. No bronze medal match was held. All matches were best-of-five sets. The 12-point tie-breaker was used in any set, except the fifth, that reached 6–6.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 28 July 1992
Wednesday, 29 July 1992
Round of 64
Thursday, 30 July 1992
Friday, 31 July 1992
Round of 32
Saturday, 1 August 1992
Sunday, 2 August 1992
Round of 16
Monday, 3 August 1992
Tuesday, 4 August 1992
Quarterfinals
Thursday, 6 August 1992 11:00 Semifinals
Saturday, 8 August 1992 14:00 Final

SeedsEdit

  1.   Jim Courier (USA) (Third Round)
  2.   Stefan Edberg (SWE) (First Round)
  3.   Pete Sampras (USA) (Third Round)
  4.   Goran Ivanišević (CRO) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)
  5.   Boris Becker (GER) (Third Round)
  6.   Michael Chang (USA) (Second Round)
  7.   Guy Forget (FRA) (Second Round)
  8.   Michael Stich (GER) (Second Round)
  9.   Wayne Ferreira (RSA) (Second Round)
  10.   Thomas Muster (AUT) (First Round)
  11.   Sergi Bruguera (ESP) (Second Round)
  12.   Emilio Sánchez (ESP) (Quarterfinals)
  13.   Andrei Cherkasov (EUN) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)
  14.   Amos Mansdorf (ISR) (withdrew)
  15.   Jakob Hlasek (SUI) (Third Round)
  16.   Jordi Arrese (ESP) (Final, Silver Medalist)

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
    Marc Rosset (SUI) 6 77 3 711  
12   Emilio Sánchez (ESP) 4 626 69 
    Marc Rosset (SUI) 6 7 6    
4   Goran Ivanišević (CRO) 3 5 2    
4   Goran Ivanišević (CRO) 65616 6 8
    Fabrice Santoro (FRA) 77 77 4 4 6
    Marc Rosset (SUI) 77 6 3 4 8
16/WC   Jordi Arrese (ESP) 624 6 6 6
    Jaime Oncins (BRA) 1 4 77 6 2
13   Andrei Cherkasov (EUN) 6 6 634 6
13   Andrei Cherkasov (EUN) 4 646 3  
16/WC   Jordi Arrese (ESP) 6 77 3 6  
Alt   Leonardo Lavalle (MEX) 1 661    
16/WC   Jordi Arrese (ESP) 6 78 6    

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   J Courier (USA) 6 4 6 6  
WC   R Krishnan (IND) 2 6 1 4   1   J Courier (USA) 6 6 6    
Q   M Vajda (TCH) 671 0     Q   G Bloom (ISR) 2 0 0    
Q   G Bloom (ISR) 79 6 6     1   J Courier (USA) 4 2 1    
Q   K Alami (MAR) 2 6 1 r       M Rosset (SUI) 6 6 6    
    M Rosset (SUI) 6 4 2         M Rosset (SUI) 6 6 6    
    C van Rensburg (RSA) 5 2 6 4   9   W Ferreira (RSA) 4 0 2    
9   W Ferreira (RSA) 7 6 2 6       M Rosset (SUI) 6 77 3 711  
12   E Sánchez (ESP) 6 77 6     12   E Sánchez (ESP) 4 626 69 
    T Woodbridge (AUS) 1 612     12   E Sánchez (ESP) 6 6 6    
    O Camporese (ITA) 6 6 6         O Camporese (ITA) 4 2 1    
Q   J Ríos (PUR) 2 2 0     12   E Sánchez (ESP) 6 77 656  
Alt   M Larsson (SWE) 6 6 6     Alt   M Larsson (SWE) 4 6377 4  
    H Skoff (AUT) 2 3 3     Alt   M Larsson (SWE) 6 6 6    
    C Caratti (ITA) 3 4 2     7   G Forget (FRA) 3 3 1    
7   G Forget (FRA) 6 6 6    

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   G Ivanišević (CRO) 6 6 654 6
LL   B Mota (POR) 2 2 77 6 3 4   G Ivanišević (CRO) 646 1 6 6
    P Haarhuis (NED) 4 6 6 6       P Haarhuis (NED) 77 2 6 3 2
Alt   L Mattar (BRA) 6 3 2 2   4   G Ivanišević (CRO) 3 6 4 77 9
Q   A Sznajder (CAN) 6 6 7     16   J Hlasek (SUI) 6 0 6 617
Q   B Wijaya (INA) 2 4 5     Q   A Sznajder (CAN) 6 4 3 61 
Q   F Maciel (MEX) 3 4 6 2   16   J Hlasek (SUI) 4 6 6 77
16   J Hlasek (SUI) 6 6 4 6   4   G Ivanišević (CRO) 65616 6 8
Alt   J Frana (ARG) 6 6 63636     F Santoro (FRA) 77 77 4 4 6
Alt   P Arraya (PER) 2 0 77 77 2 Alt   J Frana (ARG) 6 2 1 1  
Alt   C Miniussi (ARG) 1 634         F Santoro (FRA) 4 6 6 6  
    F Santoro (FRA) 6 77 6         F Santoro (FRA) 6 3 6 6  
LL   Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 6 6 7     5   B Becker (GER) 1 6 1 3  
LL   C Wilkinson (GBR) 4 1 5     LL   Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 4 7 4 0  
LL   C Ruud (NOR) 6 627 623 5   B Becker (GER) 6 5 6 6  
5   B Becker (GER) 3 77 5 77 6

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6/WC   M Chang (USA) 6 6 3 6  
    A Mancini (ARG) 1 4 6 0   6/WC   M Chang (USA) 2 6 3 3  
    J Oncins (BRA) 77 4 6 4 6     J Oncins (BRA) 6 3 6 6  
Q   S Muškatirović (IOP) 636 1 6 1     J Oncins (BRA) 77 6 77    
Q   S Noszály (HUN) 2 3 6 2   Alt   M Koevermans (NED) 610 62   
Alt   M Koevermans (NED) 6 6 2 6   Alt   M Koevermans (NED) 1 6 6 6  
LL   A Castle (GBR) 1 2 3     11   S Bruguera (ESP) 6 3 3 2  
11   S Bruguera (ESP) 6 6 6         J Oncins (BRA) 1 4 77 6 2
13   A Cherkasov (EUN) 6 6 3 6   13   A Cherkasov (EUN) 6 6 634 6
Q   R Smith (BAH) 1 0 6 1   13   A Cherkasov (EUN) 6 666 6  
Q   K Carlsen (DEN) 4 6 3 5       G Prpić (CRO) 4 78 4 3  
    G Prpić (CRO) 6 4 6 7   13   A Cherkasov (EUN) 671 7 6 6
Q   L Paes (IND) 6 640 0   3   P Sampras (USA) 79 6 5 0 3
    J Yzaga (PER) 1 77 6 6       J Yzaga (PER) 3 0 6 1  
    W Masur (AUS) 1 644     3   P Sampras (USA) 6 6 3 6  
3   P Sampras (USA) 6 77 6    

Section 4Edit

First round Second round 3rd round Quarterfinals
8   M Stich (GER) 6 3 6 3 6
Q   R Fromberg (AUS) 3 6 1 6 3 8   M Stich (GER) 4 2 6 3  
Q   A Pavel (ROM) 5 2 2     WC   C-U Steeb (GER) 6 6 4 6  
WC   C-U Steeb (GER) 7 6 6     WC   C-U Steeb (GER) 4 6 3 2  
Alt   L Lavalle (MEX) 6 6 6     Alt   L Lavalle (MEX) 6 3 6 6  
    J Siemerink (NED) 4 4 2     Alt   L Lavalle (MEX) 6 3 4 6 10
WC   H Leconte (FRA) 77 711 6     WC   H Leconte (FRA) 4 6 6 3 8
10   T Muster (AUT) 65694     Alt   L Lavalle (MEX) 1 661    
16/WC   J Arrese (ESP) 6 6 6     16/WC   J Arrese (ESP) 6 78 6    
Q   E-J Chang (KOR) 4 2 2     16/WC   J Arrese (ESP) 6 4 6 3 9
    M Gustafsson (SWE) 77 6 6         M Gustafsson (SWE) 2 6 1 6 7
LL   O Casey (IRL) 631 4     16/WC   J Arrese (ESP) 6 6 6    
WC   R Furlan (ITA) 6 6 3 6   WC   R Furlan (ITA) 4 3 2    
    S Matsuoka (JPN) 4 3 6 4   WC   R Furlan (ITA) 77 6 6    
WC   A Chesnokov (EUN) 6 6 6     WC   A Chesnokov (EUN) 634 4    
2   S Edberg (SWE) 0 4 4    

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Singles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 22 December 2020.