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Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

Tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Champion    Rafael Nadal (ESP)
Runner-up    Fernando González (CHI)
Final score   6–3, 7–6(7–2), 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women  

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.

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 World No. 1 in the ATP rankings for the first time ending Roger Federer's 237 week streak.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Calendar 2
  • Seeds 3
  • Draw 4
    • Key 4.1
    • Finals 4.2
    • Top Half 4.3
      • Section 1 4.3.1
      • Section 2 4.3.2
    • Bottom Half 4.4
      • Section 3 4.4.1
      • Section 4 4.4.2
  • External links 5
  • References 6

Medalists

Gold  Rafael Nadal
Spain (ESP)
Silver  Fernando González
Chile (CHI)
Bronze  Novak Djokovic
Serbia (SRB)

Calendar

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

Seeds

  1.  Roger Federer (SUI) (Quarterfinals)
  2.  Rafael Nadal (ESP) (Champion, Gold Medalist)
  3.  Novak Djokovic (SRB) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalist)
  4.  Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) (Second Round)
  5.  David Ferrer (ESP) (First Round)
  6.  Andy Murray (GBR) (First Round)
  7.  David Nalbandian (ARG) (Third Round)
  8.  James Blake (USA) (Semifinals, Fourth Place)
  9.  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)

Draw

Key

Finals

  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 62 3    
  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
  2   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 1 6     Bronze Medal Match
    Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 0 4  
  2   Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6 6       8   James Blake (USA) 3 64  
  3   Novak Djokovic (SRB) 6 77  

Top Half

Section 1

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 2 r       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    
    D Hrbatý (SVK) 2 6 6         D Hrbatý (SVK) 63 6 3
    C Guccione (AUS) 3 63     8   J Blake (USA) 77 4 6  
8   J Blake (USA) 6 77    

Section 2

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) 64 2             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 64 6  
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 65 6       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) 65 3 r  
5   D Ferrer (ESP) 68 2    

Bottom Half

Section 3

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) 60 1    
    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) 63 3  
    R Schüttler (GER) 6 65 6       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 4

First Round   Second Round   Third Round   Quarterfinals
6   A Murray (GBR) 65 4    
    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) 69 6 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 65 9       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 links

  • Draw

References

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