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Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

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The Men's Singles tennis competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held from August 10 to August 17 at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre. The DecoTurf surface rendered the event a hardcourt competition. Matches were in best-of-3 sets, except for the final which was in best-of-5 sets. No tiebreak was played in the final set.

Men's singles
Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Champion Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Runner-up Fernando González (CHI)
Final score6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women
← 2004 · Summer Olympics · 2012 →
Men's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Tennis Centre
Date10 to 17 August
Competitors64 from 33 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Rafael Nadal  Spain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Fernando González  Chile
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Novak Djokovic  Serbia
← 2004
2012 →

Nicolás Massú was the reigning gold medalist won in 2004 Olympics in Athens. He lost to David Nalbandian in the second round. Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated Fernando González of Chile 6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3 in the final. As a result, Gonzalez became the first male tennis player to win a medal in the event in consecutive Olympiads since the reintroduction of the sport in 1988. The last Olympian to accomplish the feat was Charles Winslow, although his medals were 8 years apart, due to the cancellation of the 1916 Summer Olympics. Nadal entered the World No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time ending Roger Federer's 237 week streak.[1]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

CalendarEdit

August 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Morning 10.30 10.30 10.30
Afternoon 17.00 17.00 17.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00
Round of 64 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze Final

SeedsEdit

01.     Roger Federer (SUI) (Quarterfinals)
02.     Rafael Nadal (ESP) (Champion, gold medalist)
03.     Novak Djokovic (SRB) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
04.     Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) (Second round)
05.     David Ferrer (ESP) (First round)
06.     Andy Murray (GBR) (First round)
07.     David Nalbandian (ARG) (Third round)
08.     James Blake (USA) (Semifinals, fourth place)
09.     Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) (Second round)
10.     Gilles Simon (FRA) (Third round)
11.     Nicolás Almagro (ESP) (First round)
12.     Fernando González (CHI) (Final, silver medalist)
13.     Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) (Third round)
14.     Ivo Karlović (CRO) (Withdrew because of a stomach illness)
15.     Nicolas Kiefer (GER) (Third round)
16.     Radek Štěpánek (CZE) (First round)
17.     Tomáš Berdych (CZE) (Third round)

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

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold Medal Match)
                 
1   Roger Federer (SUI) 4 62 
8   James Blake (USA) 6 77  
8   James Blake (USA) 6 5 9
12   Fernando González (CHI) 4 7 11
    Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 4 4  
12   Fernando González (CHI) 6 6  
12   Fernando González (CHI) 3 623    
2   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 77 6    
    Gaël Monfils (FRA) 6 1 4
3   Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4 6 6
3   Novak Djokovic (SRB) 4 6 4 Bronze Medal Match
2   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 1 6
    Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 0 4   8   James Blake (USA) 3 64 
2   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 6   3   Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6 77  

Top HalfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1   R Federer (SUI) 6 6  
    D Tursunov (RUS) 4 2   1   R Federer (SUI) 6 6  
    H-t Lee (KOR) 6 3 4 INV   R Arevalo (ESA) 2 4  
INV   R Arevalo (ESA) 4 6 6 1   R Federer (SUI) 6 77  
    T Robredo (ESP) 4 6 6 17   T Berdych (CZE) 3 64 
    A Seppi (ITA) 6 4 8     A Seppi (ITA) 3 64 
Alt   X Yu (CHN) 1 2   17   T Berdych (CZE) 6 77  
17   T Berdych (CZE) 6 6   1   R Federer (SUI) 4 62 
10   G Simon (FRA) 6 6   8   J Blake (USA) 6 77  
    R Söderling (SWE) 4 4   10   G Simon (FRA) 7 6  
Alt   F Niemeyer (CAN) 6 2r     G Cañas (ARG) 5 1  
    G Cañas (ARG) 3 4   10   G Simon (FRA) 4 2  
    T Bellucci (BRA) 6 4 2 8   J Blake (USA) 6 6  
PR   D Hrbatý (SVK) 2 6 6 PR   D Hrbatý (SVK) 636 3
    C Guccione (AUS) 3 63  8   J Blake (USA) 77 4 6
8   J Blake (USA) 6 77  

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
4   N Davydenko (RUS) 6 6  
    E Gulbis (LAT) 4 2   4   N Davydenko (RUS) 5 3  
    P-H Mathieu (FRA) 77 6       P-H Mathieu (FRA) 7 6  
    N Lapentti (ECU) 642       P-H Mathieu (FRA) 6 7  
INV   K Loglo (TOG) 3 2   15   N Kiefer (GER) 3 5  
IP   K Anderson (RSA) 6 6    IP   K Anderson (RSA) 4 77 4
IP   M Mirnyi (BLR) 3 1   15   N Kiefer (GER) 6 646
15   N Kiefer (GER) 6 6       P-H Mathieu (FRA) 4 4  
12   F González (CHI) 6 6   12   F González (CHI) 6 6  
IP   P Sun (CHN) 4 4   12   F González (CHI) 6 6  
    M Čilić (CRO) 6 656     M Čilić (CRO) 4 2  
    J Mónaco (ARG) 4 77 3 12   F González (CHI) 6 6  
    O Rochus (BEL) 6 3 6     O Rochus (BEL) 0 3  
    I Minář (CZE) 3 6 3     O Rochus (BEL) 77 2  
    J Tipsarević (SRB) 710 6       J Tipsarević (SRB) 653 r
5   D Ferrer (ESP) 682  

Bottom HalfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
7   D Nalbandian (ARG) 6 6  
Alt   S Zeng (CHN) 2 1   7   D Nalbandian (ARG) 77 6  
IP   N Massú (CHI) 6 7   IP   N Massú (CHI) 601  
    S Darcis (BEL) 4 5   7   D Nalbandian (ARG) 4 4  
    S Bolelli (ITA) 5 6 4     G Monfils (FRA) 6 6  
    V Hănescu (ROU) 7 3 6     V Hănescu (ROU) 4 65 
    G Monfils (FRA) 6 3 6     G Monfils (FRA) 6 77  
11   N Almagro (ESP) 4 6 3     G Monfils (FRA) 6 1 4
13   M Youzhny (RUS) 6 6   3   N Djokovic (SRB) 4 6 6
    J Vaněk (CZE) 4 1   13   M Youzhny (RUS) 7 6  
    J Nieminen (FIN) 6 4 4     T Johansson (SWE) 5 2  
    T Johansson (SWE) 4 6 6 13   M Youzhny (RUS) 633  
    R Schüttler (GER) 6 656 3   N Djokovic (SRB) 77 6  
IP   K Nishikori (JPN) 4 77 3     R Schüttler (GER) 4 2  
    R Ginepri (USA) 4 4   3   N Djokovic (SRB) 6 6  
3   N Djokovic (SRB) 6 6  

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6   A Murray (GBR) 654  
    Y-h Lu (TPE) 77 6       Y-h Lu (TPE) 6 6  
    A Calleri (ARG) 6 6       A Calleri (ARG) 4 4  
Alt   D Mullings (BAH) 1 1       Y-h Lu (TPE) 2 4  
    M Daniel (BRA) 711 1 6     J Melzer (AUT) 6 6  
    J Melzer (AUT) 696 8     J Melzer (AUT) 6 6  
    F Dancevic (CAN) 6 3 2  9   S Wawrinka (SUI) 4 0  
9   S Wawrinka (SUI) 4 6 6     J Melzer (AUT) 0 4  
16   R Štěpánek (CZE) 6 659 2   R Nadal (ESP) 6 6  
    M Llodra (FRA) 4 77 11     M Llodra (FRA) 4 6 1
    S Querrey (USA) 4 4       I Andreev (RUS) 6 3 6
    I Andreev (RUS) 6 6       I Andreev (RUS) 4 2  
    L Hewitt (AUS) 7 77   2   R Nadal (ESP) 6 6  
IP   J Björkman (SWE) 5 62      L Hewitt (AUS) 1 2  
    P Starace (ITA) 2 6 2 2   R Nadal (ESP) 6 6  
2   R Nadal (ESP) 6 3 6

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gonzalez locks consecutive Olympic medal". The official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. 2008-08-15. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2008-08-17.