Tennis at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles

The men's doubles event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the tennis program was held in the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre from 20 to 27 September 2000. There were 29 pairs from 29 nations, with each nation limited to one pair (two players).[1] The event was won by Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor of Canada, defeating defending champions Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde of Australia in the final. It was Canada's first men's doubles medal. The Woodies were the first pair to win multiple medals in the event, and the second and third individuals to do so (Reginald Doherty had earned two golds with different partners in 1900 and 1908). Spain earned its first medal in the event when Àlex Corretja and Albert Costa prevailed in the bronze medal match over South Africa's David Adams and John-Laffnie de Jager.

Men's doubles
Tennis at the 2000 Summer Olympics
Champions Sébastien Lareau
Canada Daniel Nestor (CAN)
Runners-up Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde (AUS)
Final score5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 1996 · Summer Olympics · 2004 →
Men's doubles
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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Tennis at the 2000 Olympics
VenueSydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Dates20–27 September
Competitors29 teams (58 players) from 29 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Sébastien Lareau
Daniel Nestor
 Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
 Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Àlex Corretja
Albert Costa
 Spain
← 1996
2004 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 11th appearance of men's doubles tennis. 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. A demonstration event was held in 1968.

Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde were the defending champions, host nation heroes, number one seeds, and favorites. 1996 bronze medalist David Prinosil of Germany returned, now partnered with Tommy Haas.[1]

Belarus made its debut in the event. Russia made its first separate appearance since 1912. Great Britain made its ninth appearance in the event, most of any nation.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was a single-elimination tournament with a bronze medal match. All matches except the final were best-of-three sets; the final was best-of-five. Tiebreaks were used for any set before the third (fifth in the final) that reached 6–6.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 20 September 2000
Thursday, 21 September 2000
Friday, 22 September 2000
11:00 Round of 32
Friday, 22 September 2000
Saturday, 23 September 2000
11:00 Round of 16
Monday, 24 September 2000
Tuesday, 25 September 2000
Wednesday, 26 September 2000
11:45 Quarterfinals
Wednesday, 25 September 2000 11:00 Semifinals
Friday, 27 September 2000 11:00 Bronze medal match
Final

SeedsEdit

The top three seeds received byes into the second round.

  1.   Todd Woodbridge / Mark Woodforde (AUS) (Final, Silver Medalists)
  2.   Alex O'Brien / Jared Palmer (USA) (Second round)
  3.   Jiří Novák / David Rikl (CZE) (Second round)
  4.   Sébastien Lareau / Daniel Nestor (CAN) (Champions, Gold Medalists)
  5.   David Adams / John-Laffnie de Jager (RSA) (Semifinalists, Fourth Place)
  6.   Nicklas Kulti / Mikael Tillström (SWE) (First round)
  7.   Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) (First round)
  8.   Massimo Bertolini / Cristian Brandi (ITA) (Second round)

CompetitorsEdit

Players Nation
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
  Australia
Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
  India
Andrei Pavel
Gabriel Trifu
  Romania
Satoshi Iwabuchi
Thomas Shimada
  Japan
Dominik Hrbatý
Karol Kučera
  Slovakia
Gábor Köves
Attila Sávolt
  Hungary
Massimo Bertolini
Cristian Brandi
  Italy
Jiří Novák
David Rikl
  Czech Republic
Juan Ignacio Chela
Mariano Zabaleta
  Argentina
Álex Corretja
Albert Costa
  Spain
Arnaud Clément
Nicolas Escudé
  France
Dušan Vemić
Nenad Zimonjić
  Yugoslavia
Max Mirnyi
Vladimir Voltchkov
  Belarus
Nicklas Kulti
Mikael Tillström
  Sweden
Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
  Zimbabwe
Tommy Haas
David Prinosil
  Germany
Lee Hyung-taik
Yoon Yong-Il
  South Korea
Nicolás Massú
Marcelo Ríos
  Chile
José de Armas
Jimy Szymanski
  Venezuela
Mario Ančić
Goran Ivanišević
  Croatia
Gustavo Kuerten
Jaime Oncins
  Brazil
Sébastien Lareau
Daniel Nestor
  Canada
David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
  South Africa
Enrique Abaroa
Alejandro Hernández
  Mexico
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Marat Safin
  Russia
Barry Cowan
Kyle Spencer
  Great Britain
Nuno Marques
Bernardo Mota
  Portugal
Mark Knowles
Mark Merklein
  Bahamas
Alex O’Brien
Jared Palmer
  United States

DrawEdit

FinalsEdit

Semifinals Finals
            
1   Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
  Mark Woodforde (AUS)
6 77
    Àlex Corretja (ESP)
  Albert Costa (ESP)
3 65
1   Todd Woodbridge (AUS)
  Mark Woodforde (AUS)
7 3 4 62
4   Sébastien Lareau (CAN)
  Daniel Nestor (CAN)
5 6 6 77
4   Sébastien Lareau (CAN)
  Daniel Nestor (CAN)
6 6
5   David Adams (RSA)
  John-Laffnie de Jager (RSA)
1 2 Third place
    Àlex Corretja (ESP)
  Albert Costa (ESP)
2 6 6
5   David Adams (RSA)
  John-Laffnie de Jager (RSA)
6 4 3

Top HalfEdit

1st round 2nd round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1   T Woodbridge (AUS)
  M Woodforde (AUS)
6 77
    M Bhupathi (IND)
  L Paes (IND)
6 6     M Bhupathi (IND)
  L Paes (IND)
3 61
    A Pavel (ROU)
  G Trifu (ROU)
3 4 1   T Woodbridge (AUS)
  M Woodforde (AUS)
77 6
    S Iwabuchi (JPN)
  T Shimada (JPN)
4 3     D Hrbatý (SVK)
  K Kučera (SVK)
654
    D Hrbatý (SVK)
  K Kučera (SVK)
6 6     D Hrbatý (SVK)
  K Kučera (SVK)
6 656
    G Köves (HUN)
  A Sávolt (HUN)
6 2 2 8   M Bertolini (ITA)
  C Brandi (ITA)
4 77 3
8   M Bertolini (ITA)
  C Brandi (ITA)
3 6 6 1   T Woodbridge (AUS)
  M Woodforde (AUS)
6 77
    À Corretja (ESP)
  À Costa (ESP)
3 65
3   J Novák (CZE)
  D Rikl (CZE)
78 5 4
    JI Chela (ARG)
  M Zabaleta (ARG)
3 4     À Corretja (ESP)
  À Costa (ESP)
667 6
    À Corretja (ESP)
  À Costa (ESP)
6 6     À Corretja (ESP)
  À Costa (ESP)
646 7
    A Clément (FRA)
  N Escudé (FRA)
6 6     M Mirnyi (BLR)
  V Voltchkov (BLR)
77 3 5
    D Vemić (YUG)
  N Zimonjić (YUG)
2 2     A Clément (FRA)
  N Escudé (FRA)
4 64
    M Mirnyi (BLR)
  V Voltchkov (BLR)
6 4     M Mirnyi (BLR)
  V Voltchkov (BLR)
6 77
6   N Kulti (SWE)
  M Tillström (SWE)
3 4 r

Bottom HalfEdit

1st round 2nd round Quarterfinals Semifinals
7   W Black (ZIM)
  K Ullyett (ZIM)
1 4
  T Haas (GER)
  D Prinosil (GER)
6 6   T Haas (GER)
  D Prinosil (GER)
6 7
  H-T Lee (KOR)
  Y-I Yoon (KOR)
6 6   H-T Lee (KOR)
  Y-I Yoon (KOR)
4 5
  N Massú (CHI)
  M Ríos (CHI)
3 4   T Haas (GER)
  D Prinosil (GER)
0 4
  J Armas (VEN)
  J Szymanski (VEN)
6 77 4   S Lareau (CAN)
  D Nestor (CAN)
6 6
  M Ančić (CRO)
  G Ivanišević (CRO)
2 63   J Armas (VEN)
  J Szymanski (VEN)
3 4
  G Kuerten (BRA)
  J Oncins (BRA)
1 4 4   S Lareau (CAN)
  D Nestor (CAN)
6 6
4   S Lareau (CAN)
  D Nestor (CAN)
6 6 4   S Lareau (CAN)
  D Nestor (CAN)
6 6
5   D Adams (RSA)
  J-F de Jager (RSA)
6 77 5   D Adams (RSA)
  J-F de Jager (RSA)
1 2
  E Abaroa (MEX)
  A Hernández (MEX)
4 64 5   D Adams (RSA)
  J-F de Jager (RSA)
6 3 9
  Y Kafelnikov (RUS)
  M Safin (RUS)
77 6   Y Kafelnikov (RUS)
  M Safin (RUS)
3 6 7
  B Cowan (GBR)
  K Spencer (GBR)
624 5   D Adams (RSA)
  J-F de Jager (RSA)
4 6 14
  N Marques (POR)
  B Mota (POR)
79 4 5   M Knowles (BAH)
  M Merklein (BAH)
6 2 12
  M Knowles (BAH)
  M Merklein (BAH)
676 7   M Knowles (BAH)
  M Merklein (BAH)
6 6
2   A O'Brien (USA)
  J Palmer (USA)
2 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Doubles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 December 2020.