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Men's Singles

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Stone Mountain Tennis Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: August 3, 1996
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Andre Agassi
Silver: ESP Sergi Bruguera
Bronze: IND Leander Paes

Summary

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 is one of only five men to have won all four of the Grand Slam championships. Although he struggled to reach the final, there he easily dispatched Spain's Sergi Bruguera, 6-2, 6-3, and 6-1.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Andre Agassi 26 United States USA Gold
2 Sergi Bruguera 25 Spain ESP Silver
3 Leander Paes 23 India IND Bronze
4 Fino Meligeni 25 Brazil BRA
5T Wayne Ferreira 24 South Africa RSA
5T Renzo Furlan 26 Italy ITA
5T MaliVai Washington 27 United States USA
5T Andrey Olkhovsky 30 Russia RUS
9T Andrea Gaudenzi 22 Italy ITA
9T Todd Woodbridge 25 Australia AUS
9T Thomas Enqvist 22 Sweden SWE
9T Marc Rosset 25 Switzerland SUI
9T Greg Rusedski 22 Great Britain GBR
9T Kenneth Carlsen 23 Denmark DEN
9T Mark Philippoussis 19 Australia AUS
9T Christian Ruud 23 Norway NOR
17T Albert Costa 21 Spain ESP
17T Arnaud Boetsch 27 France FRA
17T Byron Black 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
17T Daniel Vacek 25 Czech Republic CZE
17T Frederik Fetterlein 26 Denmark DEN
17T Jason Stoltenberg 26 Australia AUS
17T Karol Kučera 22 Slovakia SVK
17T Magnus Gustafsson 29 Sweden SWE
17T Marcelo Filippini 28 Uruguay URU
17T Marcos Ondruska 23 South Africa RSA
17T Nicolás Pereira 25 Venezuela VEN
17T Oleg Ogorodov 24 Uzbekistan UZB
17T Oscar Ortíz 23 Mexico MEX
17T Sargis Sargsyan 23 Armenia ARM
17T Tim Henman 21 Great Britain GBR
17T Wayne Black 22 Zimbabwe ZIM
33T Alejandro Hernández 18 Mexico MEX
33T Andrei Pavel 22 Romania ROU
33T Brett Steven 27 New Zealand NZL
33T Carlos Costa 18 Spain ESP
33T Daniel Nestor 23 Canada CAN
33T David Prinosil 23 Germany GER
33T Dinu Pescariu 22 Romania ROU
33T Dmitry Tomashevich 22 Uzbekistan UZB
33T Gastón Etlis 21 Argentina ARG
33T Goran Ivanišević 24 Croatia CRO
33T Guillaume Raoux 26 France FRA
33T Hernán Gumy 24 Argentina ARG
33T Hicham Arazi 22 Morocco MAR
33T Jacco Eltingh 25 Netherlands NED
33T Ján Krošlák 21 Slovakia SVK
33T Jan Siemerink 26 Netherlands NED
33T Javier Frana 29 Argentina ARG
33T Jimy Szymanski 20 Venezuela VEN
33T Jiří Novák 21 Czech Republic CZE
33T Jonas Björkman 24 Sweden SWE
33T Luis Morejón 23 Ecuador ECU
33T Marc-Kevin Goellner 25 Germany GER
33T Mark Knowles 24 Bahamas BAH
33T Nicolás Lapentti 19 Ecuador ECU
33T Paul Haarhuis 30 Netherlands NED
33T Richey Reneberg 30 United States USA
33T Ronald Agénor 31 Haiti HAI
33T Sándor Noszály 24 Hungary HUN
33T Sébastien Lareau 23 Canada CAN
33T Shuzo Matsuoka 28 Japan JPN
33T Stefano Pescosolido 25 Italy ITA
33T Sule Ladipo 22 Nigeria NGR