| Event type

Singles, Men

Date23 July – 3 August 1996
LocationStone Mountain Tennis Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Participants64 from 36 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Andre Agassi was the son of an Olympian, Emanoul Aghasi, who boxed for Iran at the 1948 and 1952 Olympic Games. A child prodigy, Andre reached the semi-finals of the 1988 French and US Opens when he was 18. Early in his career he was a controversial figure, and was known more for his flamboyance, his long, wild hair, and his many endorsements, earning millions off the court. He embraced a rebel image and made a series of television commercials, proclaiming, “Image is everything.“ He was briefly married to actress Brooke Shields. But Agassi would settle down and carved out one of the great singles careers in tennis. He eventually won 60 professional titles, and eight Grand Slams. He was, at the time, one of only five men to have won all four of the Grand Slam championships (since also done by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Đoković). Although he struggled to reach the final, there he easily dispatched Spain’s Sergi Bruguera, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-1.

1Andre AgassiUSAGold
2Sergi BrugueraESPSilver
3Leander PaesINDBronze
4Fino MeligeniBRA
=5Wayne FerreiraRSA
=5Renzo FurlanITA
=5MaliVai WashingtonUSA
=5Andrey OlkhovskyRUS
=9Andrea GaudenziITA
=9Todd WoodbridgeAUS
=9Thomas EnqvistSWE
=9Marc RossetSUI
=9Greg RusedskiGBR
=9Kenneth CarlsenDEN
=9Mark PhilippoussisAUS
=9Christian RuudNOR
=17Albert CostaESP
=17Arnaud BoetschFRA
=17Byron BlackZIM
=17Daniel VacekCZE
=17Frederik FetterleinDEN
=17Jason StoltenbergAUS
=17Karol KučeraSVK
=17Magnus GustafssonSWE
=17Marcelo FilippiniURU
=17Marcos OndruskaRSA
=17Nicolás PereiraVEN
=17Oleg OgorodovUZB
=17Óscar OrtizMEX
=17Sargis SargsyanARM
=17Tim HenmanGBR
=17Wayne BlackZIM
=33Alejandro HernándezMEX
=33Andrei PavelROU
=33Brett StevenNZL
=33Carles CostaESP
=33Daniel NestorCAN
=33David PrinosilGER
=33Dinu PescariuROU
=33Dmitry TomashevichUZB
=33Gastón EtlisARG
=33Goran IvaniševićCRO
=33Guillaume RaouxFRA
=33Hernán GumyARG
=33Hicham AraziMAR
=33Jacco EltinghNED
=33Ján KrošlákSVK
=33Jan SiemerinkNED
=33Javier FranaARG
=33Jimy SzymanskiVEN
=33Jiří NovákCZE
=33Jonas BjörkmanSWE
=33Luis MorejónECU
=33Marc-Kevin GoellnerGER
=33Mark KnowlesBAH
=33Nicolás LapenttiECU
=33Paul HaarhuisNED
=33Richey RenebergUSA
=33Ronald AgénorHAI
=33Sándor NoszályHUN
=33Sébastien LareauCAN
=33Shuzo MatsuokaJPN
=33Stefano PescosolidoITA
=33Sule LadipoNGR

Round One

Date23 – 24 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #1Andre Agassi (1)USA7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)Jonas BjörkmanSWE
Match #2Karol KučeraSVK6-2, 2-6, 6-0Dmitry Tomashevich (WC)UZB
Match #3Óscar Ortiz (A)MEX6-2, 6-2Dinu Pescariu (WC)ROU
Match #4Andrea GaudenziITA6-3, 6-2Carles Costa (15)ESP
Match #5Todd WoodbridgeAUS6-2, 6-4Jan Siemerink (9)NED
Match #6Tim HenmanGBR7-6 (7-4), 6-3Shuzo MatsuokaJPN
Match #7Byron BlackZIM6-3, 3-6, 6-2Guillaume Raoux (A)FRA
Match #8Wayne Ferreira (5)RSA6-4, 6-3Gastón Etlis (WC)ARG
Match #9Thomas Enqvist (3)SWE7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4Marc-Kevin Goellner (A)GER
Match #10Sargis Sargsyan (WC)ARM6-4, 6-4Daniel Nestor (WC)CAN
Match #11Nicolás Pereira (A)VEN6-4, 6-0Hernán GumyARG
Match #12Leander Paes (WC)IND6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (9-7)Richey Reneberg (11)USA
Match #13Renzo Furlan (14)ITA4-6, 6-4, 6-3Jiří NovákCZE
Match #14Marcelo Filippini (A)URU6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-1Luis Morejón (WC)ECU
Match #15Frederik Fetterlein (A)DEN6-4, 4-6, 8-6Jacco EltinghNED
Match #16Marc Rosset (8)SUI6-2, 6-3Hicham Arazi (WC)MAR
Match #17Arnaud Boetsch (7)FRA6-2, 7-6 (7-2)Brett StevenNZL
Match #18Sergi BrugueraESP2-6, 6-1, 8-6Andrei Pavel (WC)ROU
Match #19Greg RusedskiGBR4-6, 7-5, 6-3Javier FranaARG
Match #20Magnus Gustafsson (13)SWE6-2, 6-4Ronald Agénor (WC)HAI
Match #21Jason Stoltenberg (10)AUS7-6 (7-4), 7-3Sule Ladipo (WC)NGR
Match #22Kenneth CarlsenDEN7-5, 6-3Mark Knowles (A)BAH
Match #23Oleg Ogorodov (A)UZB7-5, 7-6 (7-6)Sándor Noszály (A)HUN
Match #24MaliVai Washington (4)USA6-3, 7-6 (7-3)Ján Krošlák (A)SVK
Match #25Albert Costa (6)ESP7-6 (13-11), 6-4Sébastien Lareau (WC)CAN
Match #26Fino Meligeni (A)BRA6-4, 6-2Stefano PescosolidoITA
Match #27Wayne Black (WC)ZIM6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3Jimy Szymanski (WC)VEN
Match #28Mark PhilippoussisAUS7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)Paul Haarhuis (12)NED
Match #29Daniel Vacek (16)CZE6-4, 2-6, 6-4David PrinosilGER
Match #30Andrey Olkhovsky (WC)RUS6-1, 3-6, 8-6Nicolás Lapentti (A)ECU
Match #31Christian RuudNOR6-3, 2-6, 8-6Alejandro Hernández (WC)MEX
Match #32Marcos Ondruska (A)RSA6-2, 6-4Goran Ivanišević (2)CRO

Round Two

Date25 – 26 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round three.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #1Andre Agassi (1)USA6-4, 6-4Karol KučeraSVK
Match #2Andrea GaudenziITA6-1, 7-6 (7-5)Óscar Ortiz (A)MEX
Match #3Todd WoodbridgeAUS7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)Tim HenmanGBR
Match #4Wayne Ferreira (5)RSA6-2, 7-5Byron BlackZIM
Match #5Thomas Enqvist (3)SWE4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4Sargis Sargsyan (WC)ARM
Match #6Leander Paes (WC)IND6-2, 6-3Nicolás Pereira (A)VEN
Match #7Renzo Furlan (14)ITA7-5, 6-2Marcelo Filippini (A)URU
Match #8Marc Rosset (8)SUI7-6 (7-5), 7-5Frederik Fetterlein (A)DEN
Match #9Sergi BrugueraESP7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-2Arnaud Boetsch (7)FRA
Match #10Greg RusedskiGBR6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3Magnus Gustafsson (13)SWE
Match #11Kenneth CarlsenDEN6-2, 3-6, 6-3Jason Stoltenberg (10)AUS
Match #12MaliVai Washington (4)USA6-3, 6-4Oleg Ogorodov (A)UZB
Match #13Fino Meligeni (A)BRA7-6 (7-5), 6-4Albert Costa (6)ESP
Match #14Mark PhilippoussisAUS6-4, 6-2Wayne Black (WC)ZIM
Match #15Andrey Olkhovsky (WC)RUS6-3, 7-6 (7-1)Daniel Vacek (16)CZE
Match #16Christian RuudNOR7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1)Marcos Ondruska (A)RSA

Round Three

Date27 – 28 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
MatchDate/TimeCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #1Andre Agassi (1)USA2-6, 6-4, 6-2Andrea GaudenziITA
Match #2Wayne Ferreira (5)RSA7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)Todd WoodbridgeAUS
Match #3Leander Paes (WC)IND7-5, 7-6 (7-3)Thomas Enqvist (3)SWE
Match #4Renzo Furlan (14)ITA6-0, 4-2Marc Rosset (8)SUI
Match #5Sergi BrugueraESP7-6 (9-7), 6-3Greg RusedskiGBR
Match #6MaliVai Washington (4)USA6-7 (8-10), 6-0, 6-2Kenneth CarlsenDEN
Match #7Fino Meligeni (A)BRA7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 8-6Mark PhilippoussisAUS
Match #8Andrey Olkhovsky (WC)RUS6-4, 6-3Christian RuudNOR


Date30 July 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #130 Jul 13:00Centre CourtAndre Agassi (1)USA7-5, 4-6, 7-5Wayne Ferreira (5)RSA
Match #230 Jul 13:00Court #1Leander Paes (WC)IND6-1, 7-5Renzo Furlan (14)ITA
Match #330 Jul 11:00Centre CourtSergi BrugueraESP7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 7-5MaliVai Washington (4)USA
Match #430 Jul 15:00Court #1Fino Meligeni (A)BRA6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3Andrey Olkhovsky (WC)RUS


Date1 August 1996
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final.
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match #101 Aug 13:00Centre CourtAndre Agassi (1)USA7-6 (7-5), 6-3Leander Paes (WC)IND
Match #201 Aug 11:00Centre CourtSergi BrugueraESP7-6 (11-9), 6-2Fino Meligeni (A)BRA

Final Round

Date3 August 1996
MatchDate/TimeLocationCompetitor (Seed)NOCResultCompetitor (Seed)NOC
Match 1/203 Aug 13:00Centre CourtAndre Agassi (1)USA6-2, 6-3, 6-1Sergi BrugueraESP
Match 3/403 Aug 11:00Centre CourtLeander Paes (WC)IND3-6, 6-2, 6-4Fino Meligeni (A)BRA