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Tennis at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Center, Seoul
Date Started: September 20, 1988
Date Finished: September 30, 1988
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: TCH Miloslav Mečíř
Silver: USA Tim Mayotte
Bronze: SWE Stefan Edberg
USA Brad Gilbert

Summary

The favorite in the men's singles was Sweden's Stefan Edberg, who had won the 1984 Olympic demonstration singles, and the 1988 Wimbledon Championship. Edberg won through to the semis, where he faced Czechoslovakia's Miloslav Mečíř, who he had defeated at the Wimbledon semi-finals. But in Seoul, Mečíř turned the tables on Edberg, and then went on to win the gold medal the next day in four sets over Tim Mayotte of the United States. Mečíř won nine professional championships but never a Grand Slam title, although he made the final of the 1986 US Open and the 1989 Australian Open.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Miloslav Mečíř 24 Czechoslovakia TCH Gold
2 Tim Mayotte 28 United States USA Silver
3T Stefan Edberg 22 Sweden SWE Bronze
3T Brad Gilbert 27 United States USA Bronze
5T Paolo Canè 23 Italy ITA
5T Michiel Schapers 28 Netherlands NED
5T Martín Jaite 23 Argentina ARG
5T Carl-Uwe Steeb 21 West Germany FRG
9T Jakob Hlasek 23 Switzerland SUI
9T Javier Sánchez Vicario 20 Spain ESP
9T Guy Forget 23 France FRA
9T Sergio Casal 26 Spain ESP
9T Robert Seguso 25 United States USA
9T Kim Bong-Su 26 South Korea KOR
9T Anders Järryd 27 Sweden SWE
9T Amos Mansdorf 22 Israel ISR
17T Agustín Moreno 21 Mexico MEX
17T Zeeshan Ali 18 India IND
17T Grant Connell 22 Canada CAN
17T Emilio Sánchez Vicario 23 Spain ESP
17T Jeremy Bates 26 Great Britain GBR
17T Slobodan Živojinović 25 Yugoslavia YUG
17T Leonardo Lavalle 21 Mexico MEX
17T Tony Mmoh 30 Nigeria NGR
17T Andrey Cherkasov 18 Soviet Union URS
17T Darren Cahill 22 Australia AUS
17T Javier Frana 21 Argentina ARG
17T Henri Leconte 25 France FRA
17T Andrew Castle 24 Great Britain GBR
17T Wally Masur 25 Australia AUS
17T Kelly Evernden 26 New Zealand NZL
17T Diego Nargiso 18 Italy ITA
33T Horst Skoff 20 Austria AUT
33T Toshihisa Tsuchihashi 21 Japan JPN
33T Víctor Caballero 28 Paraguay PAR
33T Steve Alger 30 Bermuda BER
33T John Fitzgerald 27 Australia AUS
33T Sadiq Abdullahi 28 Nigeria NGR
33T Milan Šrejber 24 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Shuzo Matsuoka 20 Japan JPN
33T Eric Jelen 23 West Germany FRG
33T Gilad Bloom 21 Israel ISR
33T Omar Camporese 20 Italy ITA
33T Morten Christensen 23 Denmark DEN
33T Ronald Agénor 23 Haiti HAI
33T Mark Gurr 22 Zimbabwe ZIM
33T Wojtek Kowalski 20 Poland POL
33T Andrey Chesnokov 22 Soviet Union URS
33T Michael Tauson 22 Denmark DEN
33T Hugo Chapacú 26 Paraguay PAR
33T Nduka Odizor 30 Nigeria NGR
33T Alex Antonitsch 22 Austria AUT
33T Chris Pridham 23 Canada CAN
33T Shahar Perkiss 25 Israel ISR
33T Georgios Kalovelonis 29 Greece GRE
33T Vijay Amritraj 34 India IND
33T Martin Laurendeau 24 Canada CAN
33T Clément N'Goran 19 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
33T Aleksandr Volkov 21 Soviet Union URS
33T Luiz Mattar 25 Brazil BRA
33T Yu Jin-Seon 26 South Korea KOR
33T Goran Ivanišević 17 Yugoslavia YUG
33T Francisco Maciel 24 Mexico MEX
33T Song Dong-Uk 26 South Korea KOR