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Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's Singles

The men's singles tennis tournament of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was held at the Olympic Tennis Centre in the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the west zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The final was played on 14 August 2016.

Men's Singles
Tennis at the 2016 Summer Olympics
ChampionUnited Kingdom Andy Murray
Runner-upArgentina Juan Martín del Potro
Final score7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Events
Singles men women
Doubles men women mixed
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Men's singles tennis
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueOlympic Tennis Centre
Date6–14 August 2016
Competitors64 from 34 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andy Murray  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Juan Martín del Potro  Argentina
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kei Nishikori  Japan
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2020 →

Top seed and world number-one Novak Djokovic was defeated in the first round by Juan Martín del Potro with two consecutive tie-breaking sets. Djokovic was attempted to complete the career Golden Slam, however, this was the first time since 2009 Brisbane International that Djokovic lost in the opening round. This was the second time that del Potro had beaten Djokovic in Olympic competition, following his victory in the bronze medal match in 2012.[1]

Andy Murray defended his 2012 Olympic title by defeating del Potro in the final 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5, becoming the first tennis player ever, male or female, to win two Olympic singles gold medals.[2][3]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

August
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 12:00
Round of 64 Round of 32 Play cancelled due to rain Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Bronze medal match
Gold medal match

SeedsEdit

Seeds were based on ATP rankings as of 1 August 2016.[4]

01.     Novak Djokovic (SRB) (First round)
02.     Andy Murray (GBR) (Champion, gold medalist)
03.     Rafael Nadal (ESP) (Semifinals, fourth place)
04.     Kei Nishikori (JPN) (Semifinals, bronze medalist)
05.     Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) (Second round)
06.     Gaël Monfils (FRA) (Quarterfinals)
07.     David Ferrer (ESP) (Second round)
08.     David Goffin (BEL) (Third round)
09.     Marin Čilić (CRO) (Third round)
10.     Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) (Quarterfinals)
11.     Pablo Cuevas (URU) (Second round)
12.     Steve Johnson (USA) (Quarterfinals)
13.     Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) (Second round, withdrew due to foot injury)
14.     Jack Sock (USA) (First round)
15.     Gilles Simon (FRA) (Third round)
16.     Benoît Paire (FRA) (Second round)

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

DrawEdit

Players placement onto the table is such that no two players from the same country start within the same quarter section of the table, hence making it impossible for them to meet until the semifinals. This is enabled by the qualification rule that states that no country can bring more than four players for each of the singles tournament.[5] The countries bringing the maximum of four players are Argentina, Australia, France, Italy, Spain and United States.

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
                 
PR   Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 7 77
10   Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) 5 64
PR   Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 5 6 77
3   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7 4 65
3   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2 6 6
  Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) 6 4 2
PR   Juan Martín del Potro (ARG) 5 6 2 5
2   Andy Murray (GBR) 7 4 6 7
6   Gaël Monfils (FRA) 646 66
4   Kei Nishikori (JPN) 77 4 78
4   Kei Nishikori (JPN) 1 4 Bronze medal match
2   Andy Murray (GBR) 6 6
12   Steve Johnson (USA) 0 6 623   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 2 77 3
2   Andy Murray (GBR) 6 4 77 4   Kei Nishikori (JPN) 6 616

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
1   N Djokovic (SRB) 6462
PR   JM del Potro (ARG) 77 77 PR   JM del Potro (ARG) 6 1 6
  J Sousa (POR) 6 7   J Sousa (POR) 3 6 3
  R Haase (NED) 1 5 PR   JM del Potro (ARG) 646 6
  J Thompson (AUS) 4 2 IP   T Daniel (JPN) 77 1 2
  K Edmund (GBR) 6 6   K Edmund (GBR) 4 5
IP   T Daniel (JPN) 6 6 IP   T Daniel (JPN) 6 7
14   J Sock (USA) 4 4 PR   JM del Potro (ARG) 7 77
10   R Bautista Agut (ESP) 646 0 10   R Bautista Agut (ESP) 5 64
  A Kuznetsov (RUS) 77 2 0r10   R Bautista Agut (ESP) 77 6
  Y-h Lu (TPE) 6 3 4   P Lorenzi (ITA) 622
  P Lorenzi (ITA) 3 6 6 10   R Bautista Agut (ESP) 6 77
  G Müller (LUX) 5 6 712   G Müller (LUX) 4 64
PR   J Janowicz (POL) 7 1 610   G Müller (LUX) 6 6
  M Jaziri (TUN) 6 5 3 5   J-W Tsonga (FRA) 4 3
5   J-W Tsonga (FRA) 4 7 6

Section 2Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
3   R Nadal (ESP) 6 6
  F Delbonis (ARG) 2 1 3   R Nadal (ESP) 6 6
  A Seppi (ITA) 6 3 78   A Seppi (ITA) 3 3
  I Marchenko (UKR) 3 6 663   R Nadal (ESP) 77 6
PR   B Baker (USA) 7 5 4 15   G Simon (FRA) 653
IP   Y Sugita (JPN) 5 7 6 IP   Y Sugita (JPN) 632
  B Ćorić (CRO) 4 61 15   G Simon (FRA) 77 6
15   G Simon (FRA) 6 77 3   R Nadal (ESP) 2 6 6
11   P Cuevas (URU) 6 686   T Bellucci (BRA) 6 4 2
  N Basilashvili (GEO) 3 710 3 11   P Cuevas (URU) 2 6 3
  D Brown (GER) 6 4r   T Bellucci (BRA) 6 4 6
  T Bellucci (BRA) 4 5   T Bellucci (BRA) 712 6
  D Džumhur (BIH) 4 4 8   D Goffin (BEL) 6104
  D Sela (ISR) 6 6   D Sela (ISR) 3 3
IP   S Groth (AUS) 4 2 8   D Goffin (BEL) 6 6
8   D Goffin (BEL) 6 6

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
6   G Monfils (FRA) 6 6
  V Pospisil (CAN) 1 3 6   G Monfils (FRA) 6 6
  R Dutra Silva (BRA) 77 6   R Dutra Silva (BRA) 2 4
IP   T Fabbiano (ITA) 641 6   G Monfils (FRA) 666 6
IP   R Albot (MDA) 4 6 6 9   M Čilić (CRO) 78 3 4
  T Gabashvili (RUS) 6 4 4 IP   R Albot (MDA) 3 4
  G Dimitrov (BUL) 1 4 9   M Čilić (CRO) 6 6
9   M Čilić (CRO) 6 6 6   G Monfils (FRA) 646 66
13   P Kohlschreiber (GER) 4 6 6 4   K Nishikori (JPN) 77 4 78
  G Pella (ARG) 6 1 2 13   P Kohlschreiber (GER)
  D Kudla (USA) 0 3 IP   A Martin (SVK) w/o
IP   A Martin (SVK) 6 6 IP   A Martin (SVK) 2 2
  R Berankis (LTU) 0 0 4   K Nishikori (JPN) 6 6
  J Millman (AUS) 6 6   J Millman (AUS) 644
  A Ramos Viñolas (ESP) 2 4 4   K Nishikori (JPN) 77 6
4   K Nishikori (JPN) 6 6

Section 4Edit

First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
7   D Ferrer (ESP) 6 6
  D Istomin (UZB) 2 1 7   D Ferrer (ESP) 6 615
  E Donskoy (RUS) 6 6   E Donskoy (RUS) 3 77 7
  J-L Struff (GER) 3 4   E Donskoy (RUS) 1 1
  G Elias (POR) 77 77 12   S Johnson (USA) 6 6
PR   T Kokkinakis (AUS) 6463   G Elias (POR) 3 4
TRI   D King (BAR) 3 2 12   S Johnson (USA) 6 6
12   S Johnson (USA) 6 6 12   S Johnson (USA) 0 6 62
16   B Paire (FRA) 3 6 6 2   A Murray (GBR) 6 4 77
  L Rosol (CZE) 6 3 4 16   B Paire (FRA) 6 4 65
  F Fognini (ITA) 2 77 6   F Fognini (ITA) 4 6 77
  V Estrella Burgos (DOM) 6 640   F Fognini (ITA) 1 6 3
PR   J Mónaco (ARG) 6 6 2   A Murray (GBR) 6 2 6
TRI   M Bašić (BIH) 2 2 PR   J Mónaco (ARG) 3 1
  V Troicki (SRB) 3 2 2   A Murray (GBR) 6 6
2   A Murray (GBR) 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Novak Djokovic beaten by Juan Martín Del Potro in first round". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2016/08/andy-murray-juan-martin-del-potro-gold-medal-rio-olympic-2016/59955/
  3. ^ "Andy Murray beats Juan Martín del Potro to win second Olympic gold". Guardian. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Seeds announced for Olympic Tennis Events". ITF. 3 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Murray and Williams prepare to defend Olympic titles in Rio". ITF. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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