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Singles, Men

Date23 July – 3 August 1996
StatusOlympic
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.

PosNrPlayerNOC
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 (23 – 24 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Andre AgassiUSA 1Jonas BjörkmanSWE 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)
Match #2 Karol KučeraSVK Dmitry TomashevichUZB WC6-2, 2-6, 6-0
Match #3 Óscar OrtizMEX ADinu PescariuROU WC6-2, 6-2
Match #4 Andrea GaudenziITA Carles CostaESP 156-3, 6-2
Match #5 Todd WoodbridgeAUS Jan SiemerinkNED 96-2, 6-4
Match #6 Tim HenmanGBR Shuzo MatsuokaJPN 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
Match #7 Byron BlackZIM Guillaume RaouxFRA A6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Match #8 Wayne FerreiraRSA 5Gastón EtlisARG WC6-4, 6-3
Match #9 Thomas EnqvistSWE 3Marc-Kevin GoellnerGER A7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4
Match #10 Sargis SargsyanARM WCDaniel NestorCAN WC6-4, 6-4
Match #11 Nicolás PereiraVEN AHernán GumyARG 6-4, 6-0
Match #12 Leander PaesIND WCRichey RenebergUSA 116-7 (2-7), 7-6 (9-7) DNF
Match #13 Renzo FurlanITA 14Jiří NovákCZE 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Match #14 Marcelo FilippiniURU ALuis MorejónECU WC6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-1
Match #15 Frederik FetterleinDEN AJacco EltinghNED 6-4, 4-6, 8-6
Match #16 Marc RossetSUI 8Hicham AraziMAR WC6-2, 6-3
Match #17 Arnaud BoetschFRA 7Brett StevenNZL 6-2, 7-6 (7-2)
Match #18 Sergi BrugueraESP Andrei PavelROU WC2-6, 6-1, 8-6
Match #19 Greg RusedskiGBR Javier FranaARG 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
Match #20 Magnus GustafssonSWE 13Ronald AgénorHAI WC6-2, 6-4
Match #21 Jason StoltenbergAUS 10Sule LadipoNGR WC7-6 (7-4), 7-3
Match #22 Kenneth CarlsenDEN Mark KnowlesBAH A7-5, 6-3
Match #23 Oleg OgorodovUZB ASándor NoszályHUN A7-5, 7-6 (–-6)
Match #24 MaliVai WashingtonUSA 4Ján KrošlákSVK A6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
Match #25 Albert CostaESP 6Sébastien LareauCAN WC7-6 (13-11), 6-4
Match #26 Fino MeligeniBRA AStefano PescosolidoITA 6-4, 6-2
Match #27 Wayne BlackZIM WCJimy SzymanskiVEN WC6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3
Match #28 Mark PhilippoussisAUS Paul HaarhuisNED 127-6 (7-4), 7-6 (–-2)
Match #29 Daniel VacekCZE 16David PrinosilGER 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Match #30 Andrey OlkhovskyRUS WCNicolás LapenttiECU A6-1, 3-6, 8-6
Match #31 Christian RuudNOR Alejandro HernándezMEX WC6-3, 2-6, 8-6
Match #32 Marcos OndruskaRSA AGoran IvaniševićCRO 26-2, 6-4

Round Two (25 – 26 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 Andre AgassiUSA 1Karol KučeraSVK 6-4, 6-4
Match #2 Andrea GaudenziITA Óscar OrtizMEX A6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
Match #3 Todd WoodbridgeAUS Tim HenmanGBR 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5)
Match #4 Wayne FerreiraRSA 5Byron BlackZIM 6-2, 7-5
Match #5 Thomas EnqvistSWE 3Sargis SargsyanARM WC4-6, 7-6 (–-2), 6-4
Match #6 Leander PaesIND WCNicolás PereiraVEN A6-2, 6-3
Match #7 Renzo FurlanITA 14Marcelo FilippiniURU A7-5, 6-2
Match #8 Marc RossetSUI 8Frederik FetterleinDEN A7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Match #9 Sergi BrugueraESP Arnaud BoetschFRA 77-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-2
Match #10 Greg RusedskiGBR Magnus GustafssonSWE 136-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Match #11 Kenneth CarlsenDEN Jason StoltenbergAUS 106-2, 3-6, 6-3
Match #12 MaliVai WashingtonUSA 4Oleg OgorodovUZB A6-3, 6-4
Match #13 Fino MeligeniBRA AAlbert CostaESP 67-6 (7-5), 6-4
Match #14 Mark PhilippoussisAUS Wayne BlackZIM WC6-4, 6-2
Match #15 Andrey OlkhovskyRUS WCDaniel VacekCZE 166-3, 7-6 (7-1)
Match #16 Christian RuudNOR Marcos OndruskaRSA A7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-1)

Round Three (27 – 28 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Andre AgassiUSA 1Andrea GaudenziITA 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Match #2 Wayne FerreiraRSA 5Todd WoodbridgeAUS 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)
Match #3 Leander PaesIND WCThomas EnqvistSWE 37-5, 7-6 (–-3)
Match #4 Renzo FurlanITA 14Marc RossetSUI 86-0, 4-2 DNF
Match #5 Sergi BrugueraESP Greg RusedskiGBR 7-6 (9-7), 6-3
Match #6 MaliVai WashingtonUSA 4Kenneth CarlsenDEN 6-7 (8-10), 6-0, 6-2
Match #7 Fino MeligeniBRA AMark PhilippoussisAUS 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 8-6
Match #8 Andrey OlkhovskyRUS WCChristian RuudNOR 6-4, 6-3

Quarter-Finals (30 July 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Andre AgassiUSA 1Wayne FerreiraRSA 57-5, 4-6, 7-5
Match #2 Leander PaesIND WCRenzo FurlanITA 146-1, 7-5
Match #3 Sergi BrugueraESP MaliVai WashingtonUSA 47-6 (10-8), 4-6, 7-5
Match #4 Fino MeligeniBRA AAndrey OlkhovskyRUS WC6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-3

Semi-Finals (1 August 1996)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Andre AgassiUSA 1Leander PaesIND WC7-6 (7-5), 6-3
Match #2 Sergi BrugueraESP Fino MeligeniBRA A7-6 (11-9), 6-2

Final Round (3 August 1996)

Match 1/2 Andre AgassiUSA 1Sergi BrugueraESP 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
Match 3/4 Leander PaesIND WCFino MeligeniBRA A3-6, 6-2, 6-4