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Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

The men's singles competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics was part of the tennis program for the games, and was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Athens, Greece.

Men's singles
Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics
Champion Nicolás Massú (CHI)
Runner-up Mardy Fish (USA)
Final score6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
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Yevgeny Kafelnikov was the defending gold medalist. He won in 2000 and retired in 2003. Nicolás Massú of Chile defeated Mardy Fish of the United States 6–3, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 in the final to win the Gold Medal in Men's Singles at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Only the final match was best-of-five; all others were best-of-three. Fish won two of the first three sets in the gold medal match.

The major upset in the first round came when Jiří Novák took advantage of Tim Henman's inconsistent play this year, beating him in straight sets. The second round saw some more shock wins, none bigger than world number one Roger Federer's defeat at the hands of world 74th ranked Czech Tomáš Berdych. Former world number one players Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marat Safin's hopes of gold also disappeared as they both made early exits.

MedalistsEdit

SeedsEdit

  1.   Roger Federer (SUI) (Second Round)
  2.   Andy Roddick (USA) (Third Round)
  3.   Carlos Moyá (ESP) (Quarterfinals)
  4.   Tim Henman (GBR) (First Round)
  5.   Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) (Second Round)
  6.   David Nalbandian (ARG) (Withdrew)
  7.   Rainer Schüttler (GER) (First Round)
  8.   Sébastien Grosjean (FRA) (Quarterfinals)
  9.   Marat Safin (RUS) (Second Round)
  10.   Nicolás Massú (CHI) (Champion, Gold Medalist)
  11.   Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) (First Round)
  12.   Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) (First Round)
  13.   Andrei Pavel (ROM) (First Round)
  14.   Nicolas Kiefer (GER) (Third Round)
  15.   Tommy Robredo (ESP) (Third Round)
  16.   Fernando González (CHI) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)

DrawEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold Medal Match)
                 
    Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 4 1  
    Taylor Dent (USA) 6 6  
    Taylor Dent (USA) 651  
10   Nicolás Massú (CHI) 77 6  
3   Carlos Moyà (ESP) 2 5  
10   Nicolás Massú (CHI) 6 7  
10   Nicolás Massú (CHI) 6 3 2 6 6
    Mardy Fish (USA) 3 6 6 3 4
    Mardy Fish (USA) 6 6  
    Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 3 4  
    Mardy Fish (USA) 3 6 6 Bronze Medal Match
16   Fernando González (CHI) 6 3 4
8   Sébastien Grosjean (FRA) 2 6 2     Taylor Dent (USA) 4 6 14
16   Fernando González (CHI) 6 2 6 16   Fernando González (CHI) 6 2 16

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

1st round 2nd round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   R Federer (SUI) 6 5 6
  N Davydenko (RUS) 3 7 1 1   R Federer (SUI) 6 5 5
  T Berdych (CZE) 6 7   T Berdych (CZE) 4 7 7
  F Mayer (GER) 3 5   T Berdych (CZE) 77 4 8
  F Santoro (FRA) 6 6 15   T Robredo (ESP) 626 6
  F Volandri (ITA) 1 2   F Santoro (FRA) 6 3 4
  L Ouahab (ALG) 3 4 15   T Robredo (ESP) 1 6 6
15   T Robredo (ESP) 6 6   T Berdych (CZE) 4 1
12   P Srichaphan (THA) 2 3   T Dent (USA) 6 6
  J Johansson (SWE) 6 6   J Johansson (SWE) 634
  S Sargsian (ARM) 3 2   I Ljubičić (CRO) 77 6
  I Ljubičić (CRO) 6 6   I Ljubičić (CRO) 4 4
  D Hrbatý (SVK) 6 6   T Dent (USA) 6 6
  Y El Aynaoui (MAR) 3 4   D Hrbatý (SVK) 643
  T Dent (USA) 6 3 6   T Dent (USA) 77 6
Alt   F Niemeyer (CAN) 2 6 4

Section 2Edit

1st round 2nd round Third Round Quarterfinals
3   C Moyà (ESP) 710 679
  T Enqvist (SWE) 6879 7 3   C Moyà (ESP) 6 77
  M Philippoussis (AUS) 6 0 1   O Rochus (BEL) 0 63
  O Rochus (BEL) 3 6 6 3   C Moyà (ESP) 4 77 6
  A Clément (FRA) 77 6   I Karlović (CRO) 6 634
  N Lapentti (ECU) 652   A Clément (FRA) 646 4
  I Karlović (CRO) 6 6106   I Karlović (CRO) 77 4 6
13   A Pavel (ROU) 4 712 2 3   C Moyà (ESP) 2 5
10   N Massú (CHI) 6 5 6 10   N Massú (CHI) 6 7
  G Kuerten (BRA) 3 7 4 10   N Massú (CHI) 77 6
  J Melzer (AUT) 0 1   V Spadea (USA) 632
  V Spadea (USA) 6 6 10   N Massú (CHI) 6 646
  A Calleri (ARG) 2 6 8   I Andreev (RUS) 3 77 4
  K Beck (SVK) 6 3 6   A Calleri (ARG) w/o
  I Andreev (RUS) 6577 6   I Andreev (RUS)
7   R Schüttler (GER) 77 622

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

1st round 2nd round Third Round Quarterfinals
5   JC Ferrero (ESP) 6 6
  H Arazi (MAR) 3 1 5   JC Ferrero (ESP) 6 654
  M Fish (USA) 79 1   M Fish (USA) 4 77 6
  J Björkman (SWE) 670 r   M Fish (USA) 6 4 6
  J Nieminen (FIN) 6 6   M Mirnyi (BLR) 3 6 1
  Y-h Lu (TPE) 3 3   J Nieminen (FIN) 3 4
  M Mirnyi (BLR) 3 77 6   M Mirnyi (BLR) 6 6
11   JI Chela (ARG) 6 604   M Fish (USA) 6 6
14   N Kiefer (GER) 6 6   M Youzhny (RUS) 3 4
  V Voltchkov (BLR) 2 4 14   N Kiefer (GER) 6 3 6
  G Carraz (FRA) 7 655   M Baghdatis (CYP) 2 6 3
  M Baghdatis (CYP) 5 77 7 14   N Kiefer (GER) 3 6 2
  M Youzhny (RUS) 6 6   M Youzhny (RUS) 6 2 6
  X Malisse (BEL) 2 2   M Youzhny (RUS) 6 6
  J Novák (CZE) 6 6   J Novák (CZE) 4 3
4   T Henman (GBR) 3 3

Section 4Edit

1st round 2nd round Third Round Quarterfinals
8   S Grosjean (FRA) 6 7
  L Horna (PER) 2 5 8   S Grosjean (FRA) 77 6
  V Hănescu (ROU) 4 64   W Arthurs (AUS) 623
  W Arthurs (AUS) 6 77 8   S Grosjean (FRA) 646 6
  R Söderling (SWE) 3 6 4   F López (ESP) 77 4 0
  F López (ESP) 6 3 6   F López (ESP) 77 6
  K Kučera (SVK) 0 4 9   M Safin (RUS) 643
9   M Safin (RUS) 6 6 8   S Grosjean (FRA) 2 6 4
16   F González (CHI) 77 6 16   F González (CHI) 6 2 6
  K Economidis (GRE) 622 16   F González (CHI) 7 6
  M Zabaleta (ARG) 6 3 2   H-t Lee (KOR) 5 2
  H-t Lee (KOR) 4 6 6 16   F González (CHI) 6 6
  M Ančić (CRO) 1 5 2   A Roddick (USA) 4 4
  T Haas (GER) 6 7   T Haas (GER) 6 3 7
  F Saretta (BRA) 3 64 2   A Roddick (USA) 4 6 9
2   A Roddick (USA) 6 77

ReferencesEdit