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Doubles, Men

Date11 – 16 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Aolinpike Gongyuan Wangqiuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants64 from 24 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The top doubles team in the world was the American pair of twin brothers, Mike and Bob Bryan. Since 2003 they had won five Grand Slam doubles titles, and been runner-up seven times. In the semi-finals they met the Swiss team of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka. On paper they looked formidable as Federer was the best player in the world, some saying the greatest of all-time, and Wawrinka was ranked #10 in singles, but Federer virtually never played doubles and was doing so at the Olympics only out of his loyalty to Switzerland, and the pair was only seeded #4. The Bryans were upset by the Swiss team in straight sets, after losing the first set tiebreaker.

Federer/Wawrinka advanced to the final to face the Swedish team of Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson, who were unseeded. And they had to be tired, having survived a marathon semi-final victory over France’s Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 19-17. The final match was close, but Federer/Wawrinka prevailed in four sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3, to give Federer his first ever Olympic gold medal.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUIGold
2Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWESilver
3Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSABronze
4Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA
=5Chris Guccione / Lleyton HewittAUS
=5Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander PaesIND
=5Igor Andreyev / Nikolay DavydenkoRUS
=5Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL
=9Julian Knowle / Jürgen MelzerAUT
=9Rafael Nadal / Tommy RobredoESP
=9Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS
=9Marcelo Melo / André SáBRA
=9Steve Darcis / Olivier RochusBEL
=9Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR
=9Nicolás Almagro / David FerrerESP
=9Martin Damm / Pavel ViznerCZE
=17Mark Knowles / Devin MullingsBAH
=17Nicolas Kiefer / Rainer SchüttlerGER
=17Agustín Calleri / Juan MónacoARG
=17Jonas Björkman / Robin SöderlingSWE
=17Simone Bolelli / Andreas SeppiITA
=17Fernando González / Nicolás MassúCHI
=17Tomáš Berdych / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE
=17Gaël Monfils / Gilles SimonFRA
=17James Blake / Sam QuerreyUSA
=17Willy Cañas / David NalbandianARG
=17Daniel Nestor / Fred NiemeyerCAN
=17Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR
=17Kevin Anderson / Jeff CoetzeeRSA
=17Paul Hanley / Jordan KerrAUS
=17Yu Xinyuan / Zeng ShaoxuanCHN
=17Novak Đoković / Nenad ZimonjićSRB
DNSIvan Ljubičić / Marin ČilićCRO1

Round One (11 – 12 August 2008)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSA Mark Knowles / Devin MullingsBAH 6-2, 6-1
Match #2 Julian Knowle / Jürgen MelzerAUT Nicolas Kiefer / Rainer SchüttlerGER 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-1
Match #3 Chris Guccione / Lleyton HewittAUS Agustín Calleri / Juan MónacoARG 4-6, 7-6 (–-4), 18-16
Match #4 Rafael Nadal / Tommy RobredoESP Jonas Björkman / Robin SöderlingSWE 6-3, 6-3
Match #5 Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Simone Bolelli / Andreas SeppiITA 7-5, 6-1
Match #6 Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS Fernando González / Nicolás MassúCHI 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Match #7 Marcelo Melo / André SáBRA Tomáš Berdych / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE 5-7, 6-2, 8-6
Match #8 Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander PaesIND Gaël Monfils / Gilles SimonFRA 6-3, 6-3
Match #9 Igor Andreyev / Nikolay DavydenkoRUS James Blake / Sam QuerreyUSA 6-3, 6-4
Match #10 Steve Darcis / Olivier RochusBEL Willy Cañas / David NalbandianARG 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Match #11 Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR Daniel Nestor / Fred NiemeyerCAN 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #12 Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR 6-4, 6-4
Match #13 Nicolás Almagro / David FerrerESP Kevin Anderson / Jeff CoetzeeRSA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #14 Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWE Paul Hanley / Jordan KerrAUS 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
Match #15 Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL Yu Xinyuan / Zeng ShaoxuanCHN 6-3, 6-4
Match #16 Martin Damm / Pavel ViznerCZE Novak Đoković / Nenad ZimonjićSRB 3-6, 6-0, 6-2

Round Two (13 August 2008)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSA Julian Knowle / Jürgen MelzerAUT 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
Match #2 Chris Guccione / Lleyton HewittAUS Rafael Nadal / Tommy RobredoESP 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #3 Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Dmitry Tursunov / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS 6-4, 6-3
Match #4 Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander PaesIND Marcelo Melo / André SáBRA 6-4, 6-2
Match #5 Igor Andreyev / Nikolay DavydenkoRUS Steve Darcis / Olivier RochusBEL 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
Match #6 Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR 6-1, 6-3
Match #7 Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWE Nicolás Almagro / David FerrerESP 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Match #8 Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL Martin Damm / Pavel ViznerCZE 1-6, 7-6 (–-3), 7-5

Quarter-Finals (14 – 15 August 2008)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSA Chris Guccione / Lleyton HewittAUS 6-4, 6-3
Match #2 Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Mahesh Bhupathi / Leander PaesIND 6-2, 6-4
Match #3 Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA Igor Andreyev / Nikolay DavydenkoRUS 6-2, 6-7 (6-7), 6-4 (–-–)
Match #4 Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWE Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

Semi-Finals (15 August 2008)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSA 7-6 (8-6), 6-4
Match #2 Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWE Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 19-17

Final Round (16 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Simon Aspelin / Thomas JohanssonSWE 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
Match 3/4 Bob Bryan / Mike BryanUSA Arnaud Clément / Michaël LlodraFRA 3-6, 6-3, 6-4