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Doubles, Men

Date28 July – 4 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationAll-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London
Participants64 from 25 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

With many of the top regular partnerships on the ATP Tour split up because the pairs are of mixed nationalities, the Olympic tournament can sometimes appear foreign to regular observers of tennis. The most successful team eligible to attend London were the Bryan twins, Bob and Mike, who were representing the USA, and they were seeded first ahead of a couple of irregular pairings of doubles experts and highly ranked singles players with limited doubles experience. After a scare against Brazilian opponents in the first round, the Bryans moved smoothly through the top half of the draw and reached the final where they would meet the second seeds from France, Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The American pairing ran out comfortable winners possibly as the Frenchmen were still suffering from their exertions in the semi-final where they won 18-16 in the final set. The Bryans became the first pairing to win a golden slam of all 4 major championships and the Olympic title although Daniel Nestor had already achieved this feat with different partners. The record for the longest three set match in Olympic history was set in the second round when the Brazilian pairing of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares upset 5th seeds Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek of the Czech Republic 6-1 4-6 24-22.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSAGold
2Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRASilver
3Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRABronze
4David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP
=5Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR
=5Janko Tipsarević / Nenad ZimonjićSRB
=5Marin Čilić / Ivan DodigCRO
=5Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA
=9Nikolay Davydenko / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS
=9Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI
=9Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN
=9Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan BopannaIND
=9Johan Brunström / Robert LindstedtSWE
=9Jürgen Melzer / Alexander PeyaAUT
=9Tomáš Berdych / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE
=9Leander Paes / Jagadeesan VishnuvardhanIND
=9Thomaz Bellucci / André SáBRA
=9Christopher Kas / Philipp PetzschnerGER
=17Marcel Granollers / Marc LópezESP
=17Kei Nishikori / Go SoedaJPN
=17Martin Kližan / Lukáš LackoSVK
=17Horia Tecău / Adrian UngurROU
=17Colin Fleming / Ross HutchinsGBR
=17Aliaksandr Bury / Max MirnyBLR
=17Novak Đoković / Viktor TroickiSRB
=17Juan Sebastián Cabal / Santiago GiraldoCOL
=17Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR
=17Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL
=17Daniele Bracciali / Andreas SeppiITA
=17John Isner / Andy RoddickUSA
=17Robin Haase / Jean-Julien RojerNED
=17David Nalbandian / Eduardo SchwankARG

Round One (—)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSA Thomaz Bellucci / André SáBRA 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Match #2 Nikolay Davydenko / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS Christopher Kas / Philipp PetzschnerGER 7-5, 7-5
Match #3 Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR Marcel Granollers / Marc LópezESP 7-6, 7-6
Match #4 1Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI Kei Nishikori / Go SoedaJPN 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
Match #5 2Janko Tipsarević / Nenad ZimonjićSRB Martin Kližan / Lukáš LackoSVK 6-3, 6-3
Match #6 3Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN Horia Tecău / Adrian UngurROU 6-3, 7-6
Match #7 Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRA Colin Fleming / Ross HutchinsGBR 7-5, 6-3
Match #8 4Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan BopannaIND Aliaksandr Bury / Max MirnyBLR 7-6, 6-7, 8-6
Match #9 Johan Brunström / Robert LindstedtSWE Novak Đoković / Viktor TroickiSRB 7-6, 6-3
Match #10 5Marin Čilić / Ivan DodigCRO Juan Sebastián Cabal / Santiago GiraldoCOL 6-3, 6-4
Match #11 Jürgen Melzer / Alexander PeyaAUT Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR 5-7, 7-6, 7-5
Match #12 David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin MatkowskiPOL 7-6, 6-7, 8-6
Match #13 Tomáš Berdych / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE Daniele Bracciali / Andreas SeppiITA 4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Match #14 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA John Isner / Andy RoddickUSA 6-2, 6-4
Match #15 6Leander Paes / Jagadeesan VishnuvardhanIND Robin Haase / Jean-Julien RojerNED 7-6, 4-6, 6-2
Match #16 Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA David Nalbandian / Eduardo SchwankARG 6-3, 7-5

Round Two (—)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSA Nikolay Davydenko / Mikhail YuzhnyRUS 7-6, 7-6
Match #2 7Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR Roger Federer / Stanislas WawrinkaSUI 1-6, 7-6, 6-3
Match #3 Janko Tipsarević / Nenad ZimonjićSRB Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN 6-4, 6-7, 11-9
Match #4 Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRA Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan BopannaIND 6-3, 6-4
Match #5 8Marin Čilić / Ivan DodigCRO Johan Brunström / Robert LindstedtSWE 6-3, 6-2
Match #6 David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP Jürgen Melzer / Alexander PeyaAUT 6-3, 3-6, 11-9
Match #7 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA Tomáš Berdych / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE 1-6, 6-4, 24-22
Match #8 9Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA Leander Paes / Jagadeesan VishnuvardhanIND 7-6, 4-6, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSA Jonathan Erlich / Andy RamISR 7-6, 7-6
Match #2 Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRA Janko Tipsarević / Nenad ZimonjićSRB 6-4, 7-6
Match #3 David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP Marin Čilić / Ivan DodigCRO 6-4, 6-4
Match #4 Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA 6-4, 6-2

Semi-Finals (—)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSA Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRA 6-4, 6-4
Match #2 Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP 6-3, 4-6, 18-16

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Mike Bryan / Bob BryanUSA Michaël Llodra / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA 6-4, 7-6
Match 3/4 Julien Benneteau / Richard GasquetFRA David Ferrer / Feliciano LópezESP 7-6, 6-2