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Doubles, Men

Date6 – 12 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationCentro Olímpico de Tênis, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants64 from 26 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

For the doubles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of two pairs per nation. The 24 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 eight pairs, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

As Bob and Mike Bryan withdrew from the men’s doubles for health reasons, Spain’s Rafael Nadal won his second Olympic gold medal when he partnered Marc López to victory over the Romanian pair Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. The French pair Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut were the number one seeds but lost in the first round to Colombians Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah. Also, the number two seeds, brothers Andy and Jamie Murray surprisingly lost their first round match to the host nation’s duo of Thomaz Bellucci and André Sá by two tie-breaks.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Marc López / Rafael NadalESPGold
2Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROUSilver
3Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSABronze
4Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN
=5Roberto Bautista / David FerrerESP
=5Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA
=5Oliver Marach / Alexander PeyaAUT
=5Fabio Fognini / Andreas SeppiITA
=9Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert FarahCOL
=9Łukasz Kubot / Marcin MatkowskiPOL
=9Novak Đoković / Nenad ZimonjićSRB
=9Santiago González / Miguel Ángel ReyesMEX
=9Juan Martín del Potro / Máximo GonzálezARG
=9Brian Baker / Rajeev RamUSA
=9Gastão Elias / João SousaPOR
=9Thomaz Bellucci / André SáBRA
=17Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas MahutFRA
=17Julio Peralta / Hans PodlipnikCHI
=17Rohan Bopanna / Leander PaesIND
=17Lukáš Rosol / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE
=17Sanchai Ratiwatana / Sonchat RatiwatanaTHA
=17Marin Čilić / Marin DraganjaCRO
=17Colin Fleming / Dom InglotGBR
=17Federico Delbonis / Guillermo DuránARG
=17Robin Haase / Jean-Julien RojerNED
=17Chris Guccione / John PeersAUS
=17Aliaksandr Bury / Max MirnyBLR
=17Gaël Monfils / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA
=17Marcus Daniell / Michael VenusNZL
=17Andrej Martin / Igor ZelenaySVK
=17Illia Marchenko / Denys MolchanovUKR
=17Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR

Round One (6 – 7 August 2016)

Winners advanced to round two.

Match #1 Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert FarahCOL Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas MahutFRA 17-6 (7-4), 6-3
Match #2 Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSA Julio Peralta / Hans PodlipnikCHI 6-2, 6-2
Match #3 Łukasz Kubot / Marcin MatkowskiPOL Rohan Bopanna / Leander PaesIND 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
Match #4 Roberto Bautista / David FerrerESP 8Lukáš Rosol / Radek ŠtěpánekCZE 6-1, 6-4
Match #5 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA 3Sanchai Ratiwatana / Sonchat RatiwatanaTHA 6-0, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #6 Novak Đoković / Nenad ZimonjićSRB Marin Čilić / Marin DraganjaCRO 6-2, 6-2
Match #7 Santiago González / Miguel Ángel ReyesMEX Colin Fleming / Dom InglotGBR 6-3, 6-0
Match #8 Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROU 5Federico Delbonis / Guillermo DuránARG 6-3, 6-2
Match #9 Marc López / Rafael NadalESP 6Robin Haase / Jean-Julien RojerNED 6-4, 6-4
Match #10 Juan Martín del Potro / Máximo GonzálezARG Chris Guccione / John PeersAUS 6-4, 7-5
Match #11 Oliver Marach / Alexander PeyaAUT Aliaksandr Bury / Max MirnyBLR 7-6, 7-5 (7-4)
Match #12 Brian Baker / Rajeev RamUSA Gaël Monfils / Jo-Wilfried TsongaFRA 46-1, 6-4
Match #13 Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN 7Marcus Daniell / Michael VenusNZL 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Match #14 Gastão Elias / João SousaPOR Andrej Martin / Igor ZelenaySVK 6-4, 6-2
Match #15 Fabio Fognini / Andreas SeppiITA Illia Marchenko / Denys MolchanovUKR 6-4, 6-3
Match #16 Thomaz Bellucci / André SáBRA Andy Murray / Jamie MurrayGBR 27-6 (8-6), 7-6 (16-14)

Round Two (8 August 2016)

Winners advanced to quarter-finals.

Match #1 Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSA Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert FarahCOL 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #2 Roberto Bautista / David FerrerESP 8Łukasz Kubot / Marcin MatkowskiPOL 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #3 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA 3Novak Đoković / Nenad ZimonjićSRB 6-4, 6-4
Match #4 Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROU 5Santiago González / Miguel Ángel ReyesMEX 6-3, 7-6 (11-9)
Match #5 Marc López / Rafael NadalESP Juan Martín del Potro / Máximo GonzálezARG 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Match #6 Oliver Marach / Alexander PeyaAUT Brian Baker / Rajeev RamUSA 6-4, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3
Match #7 Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN Gastão Elias / João SousaPOR 6-1, 6-4
Match #8 Fabio Fognini / Andreas SeppiITA Thomaz Bellucci / André SáBRA 5-7, 7-5, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (9 August 2016)

Winners advanced to semi-finals.

Match #1 Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSA Roberto Bautista / David FerrerESP 86-4, 6-2
Match #2 Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROU 5Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresBRA 36-4, 5-7, 6-2
Match #3 Marc López / Rafael NadalESP 6Oliver Marach / Alexander PeyaAUT 6-3, 6-1
Match #4 Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN 7Fabio Fognini / Andreas SeppiITA 6-3, 6-1

Semi-Finals (11 August 2016)

Winners advanced to final round.

Match #1 1Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROU 5Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSA 6-3, 7-5
Match #2 2Marc López / Rafael NadalESP 6Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN 77-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-4)

Final Round (12 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Marc López / Rafael NadalESP 6Florin Mergea / Horia TecăuROU 56-2, 3-6, 6-4
Match 3/4 Steve Johnson / Jack SockUSA Daniel Nestor / Vasek PospisilCAN 76-2, 6-4