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Singles, Men

Date6 – 14 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Tênis, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants64 from 34 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

For the singles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of four players per nation. The 56 best players qualified for Rio with eight more places being awarded by the International Tennis Federation. No two players from the same country started within the same section of the draw, which consisted of four sections of 16 players, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

Serbian Novak Đoković, the number one ranked player, lost his first round match against Argentinian Juan Martín del Potro, leaving the way clear for Andy Murray to defend his title. Del Potro had already beaten Đoković in the bronze medal match in London 2012, and now won against Rafael Nadal in the semi-final in Rio, but lost the final against Murray 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 5-7. This made Murray the first ever tennis player to win two consecutive singles gold medals. For Del Potro, it was a major comeback, as he had been out of high-level competition most of the last Olympiad with wrist problems, having undergone multiple surgeries.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Andy MurrayGBRGold
2Juan Martín del PotroARGSilver
3Kei NishikoriJPNBronze
4Rafael NadalESP
=5Roberto BautistaESP
=5Thomaz BellucciBRA
=5Gaël MonfilsFRA
=5Steve JohnsonUSA
=9Taro DanielJPN
=9Gilles MüllerLUX
=9Gilles SimonFRA
=9David GoffinBEL
=9Marin ČilićCRO
=9Andrej MartinSVK
=9Yevgeny DonskoyRUS
=9Fabio FogniniITA
=17João SousaPOR
=17Kyle EdmundGBR
=17Paolo LorenziITA
=17Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA
=17Andreas SeppiITA
=17Yuichi SugitaJPN
=17Pablo CuevasURU
=17Dudi SelaISR
=17Rogério DutraBRA
=17Radu AlbotMDA
=17Philipp KohlschreiberGER
=17John MillmanAUS
=17David FerrerESP
=17Gastão EliasPOR
=17Benoît PaireFRA
=17Juan MónacoARG
=33Novak ĐokovićSRB
=33Robin HaaseNED
=33Jordan ThompsonAUS
=33Jack SockUSA
=33Andrey KuznetsovRUS
=33Lu Yen-HsunTPE
=33Jerzy JanowiczPOL
=33Malek JaziriTUN
=33Federico DelbonisARG
=33Illia MarchenkoUKR
=33Brian BakerUSA
=33Borna ĆorićCRO
=33Nikoloz BasilashviliGEO
=33Dustin BrownGER
=33Damir DžumhurBIH
=33Sam GrothAUS
=33Vasek PospisilCAN
=33Thomas FabbianoITA
=33Teymuraz GabashviliRUS
=33Grigor DimitrovBUL
=33Guido PellaARG
=33Denis KudlaUSA
=33Ričardas BerankisLTU
=33Alberto RamosESP
=33Denis IstominUZB
=33Jan-Lennard StruffGER
=33Thanasi KokkinakisAUS
=33Darian KingBAR
=33Lukáš RosolCZE
=33Víctor EstrellaDOM
=33Mirza BašićBIH
=33Viktor TroickiSRB

Round One (6 – 7 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Juan Martín del PotroARG Novak ĐokovićSRB 17-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2)
Match #2 João SousaPOR Robin HaaseNED 6-1, 7-5
Match #3 Kyle EdmundGBR Jordan ThompsonAUS 6-4, 6-2
Match #4 Taro DanielJPN Jack SockUSA 146-4, 6-4
Match #5 Roberto BautistaESP 10Andrey KuznetsovRUS 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 0-0 DNF
Match #6 Paolo LorenziITA Lu Yen-HsunTPE 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #7 Gilles MüllerLUX Jerzy JanowiczPOL 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (12-10)
Match #8 Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA 5Malek JaziriTUN 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Match #9 Rafael NadalESP 3Federico DelbonisARG 6-2, 6-1
Match #10 Andreas SeppiITA Illia MarchenkoUKR 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Match #11 Yuichi SugitaJPN Brian BakerUSA 5-7, 7-5, 6-4
Match #12 Gilles SimonFRA 15Borna ĆorićCRO 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #13 Pablo CuevasURU 11Nikoloz BasilashviliGEO 6-3, 6-7 (8-10), 6-3
Match #14 Thomaz BellucciBRA Dustin BrownGER 4-6, 5-4 DNF
Match #15 Dudi SelaISR Damir DžumhurBIH 6-4, 6-4
Match #16 David GoffinBEL 8Sam GrothAUS 6-4, 6-2
Match #17 Gaël MonfilsFRA 6Vasek PospisilCAN 6-1, 6-3
Match #18 Rogério DutraBRA Thomas FabbianoITA 7-6 (7-4), 6-1
Match #19 Radu AlbotMDA Teymuraz GabashviliRUS 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match #20 Marin ČilićCRO 9Grigor DimitrovBUL 6-1, 6-4
Match #21 Philipp KohlschreiberGER 13Guido PellaARG 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Match #22 Andrej MartinSVK Denis KudlaUSA 6-0, 6-3
Match #23 John MillmanAUS Ričardas BerankisLTU 6-0, 6-0
Match #24 Kei NishikoriJPN 4Alberto RamosESP 6-2, 6-4
Match #25 David FerrerESP 7Denis IstominUZB 6-2, 6-1
Match #26 Yevgeny DonskoyRUS Jan-Lennard StruffGER 6-3, 6-4
Match #27 Gastão EliasPOR Thanasi KokkinakisAUS 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3)
Match #28 Steve JohnsonUSA 12Darian KingBAR 6-3, 6-2
Match #29 Benoît PaireFRA 16Lukáš RosolCZE 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Match #30 Fabio FogniniITA Víctor EstrellaDOM 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
Match #31 Juan MónacoARG Mirza BašićBIH 6-2, 6-2
Match #32 Andy MurrayGBR 2Viktor TroickiSRB 6-3, 6-2

Round Two (8 – 9 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round three.

Match #1 Juan Martín del PotroARG João SousaPOR 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
Match #2 Taro DanielJPN Kyle EdmundGBR 6-4, 7-5
Match #3 Roberto BautistaESP 10Paolo LorenziITA 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Match #4 Gilles MüllerLUX Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA 56-4, 6-3
Match #5 Rafael NadalESP 3Andreas SeppiITA 6-3, 6-3
Match #6 Gilles SimonFRA 15Yuichi SugitaJPN 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
Match #7 Thomaz BellucciBRA Pablo CuevasURU 116-2, 4-6, 6-3
Match #8 David GoffinBEL 8Dudi SelaISR 6-3, 6-3
Match #9 Gaël MonfilsFRA 6Rogério DutraBRA 6-2, 6-4
Match #10 Marin ČilićCRO 9Radu AlbotMDA 6-3, 6-4
Match #11 Andrej MartinSVK Philipp KohlschreiberGER 13walkover
Match #12 Kei NishikoriJPN 4John MillmanAUS 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
Match #13 Yevgeny DonskoyRUS David FerrerESP 73-6, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5
Match #14 Steve JohnsonUSA 12Gastão EliasPOR 6-3, 6-4
Match #15 Fabio FogniniITA Benoît PaireFRA 164-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #16 Andy MurrayGBR 2Juan MónacoARG 6-3, 6-1

Round Three (11 August 2016)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 1Juan Martín del PotroARG Taro DanielJPN 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-2
Match #2 2Roberto BautistaESP 10Gilles MüllerLUX 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
Match #3 3Rafael NadalESP 3Gilles SimonFRA 157-6 (7-5), 6-3
Match #4 4Thomaz BellucciBRA David GoffinBEL 87-6 (12-10), 6-4
Match #5 5Gaël MonfilsFRA 6Marin ČilićCRO 96-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4
Match #6 6Kei NishikoriJPN 4Andrej MartinSVK 6-2, 6-2
Match #7 7Steve JohnsonUSA 12Yevgeny DonskoyRUS 6-1, 6-1
Match #8 8Andy MurrayGBR 2Fabio FogniniITA 6-1, 2-6, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Juan Martín del PotroARG Roberto BautistaESP 107-5, 7-6 (7-4)
Match #2 Rafael NadalESP 3Thomaz BellucciBRA 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match #3 Kei NishikoriJPN 4Gaël MonfilsFRA 67-6 (7-4), 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)
Match #4 Andy MurrayGBR 2Steve JohnsonUSA 126-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)

Semi-Finals (13 August 2016)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 Juan Martín del PotroARG Rafael NadalESP 35-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #2 Andy MurrayGBR 2Kei NishikoriJPN 46-1, 6-4

Final Round (14 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Andy MurrayGBR 2Juan Martín del PotroARG 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Match 3/4 Kei NishikoriJPN 4Rafael NadalESP 36-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-3