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Tennis at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): New South Wales Tennis Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 19, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Silver: GER Tommy Haas
Bronze: FRA Arnaud Di Pasquale


[Pete Sampras] had been the top player in the world for over 6 years, but had not played as well in 2000, and did not enter the Olympic tournament, which was marked by most of the seeded players losing early on. The final matched Germany's [Tommy Haas] and Russia's [Yevgeny Kafelnikov]. Kafelnikov had a good record in Australia, having won the 1999 Australian Open and losing in the final of that event earlier in 2000. The final match was the longest ever Olympic final, taking 3 hours and 35 minutes for Kafelnikov to prevail, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 26 Russia RUS Gold
2 Tommy Haas 22 Germany GER Silver
3 Arnaud Di Pasquale 21 France FRA Bronze
4 Roger Federer 19 Switzerland SUI
5T Juan Carlos Ferrero 20 Spain ESP
5T Karim Alami 27 Morocco MAR
5T Max Mirnyi 23 Belarus BLR
5T Guga Kuerten 24 Brazil BRA
9T Alex Corretja 26 Spain ESP
9T Daniel Nestor 28 Canada CAN
9T Fabrice Santoro 27 France FRA
9T Ivan Ljubičić 21 Croatia CRO
9T Magnus Norman 24 Sweden SWE
9T Mariano Zabaleta 22 Argentina ARG
9T Mark Philippoussis 23 Australia AUS
9T Mikael Tillström 28 Sweden SWE
17T Andreas Vinciguerra 19 Sweden SWE
17T Arnaud Clément 22 France FRA
17T Fernando Vicente 23 Spain ESP
17T Gianluca Pozzi 35 Italy ITA
17T Jeff Tarango 31 United States USA
17T Jiří Vaněk 22 Czech Republic CZE
17T Juan Ignacio Chela 21 Argentina ARG
17T Karol Kučera 26 Slovakia SVK
17T Kevin Ullyett 28 Zimbabwe ZIM
17T Kristian Pless 19 Denmark DEN
17T Nicolás Massú 22 Chile CHI
17T Paradorn Srichaphan 21 Thailand THA
17T Pat Rafter 27 Australia AUS
17T Rainer Schüttler 24 Germany GER
17T Sébastien Lareau 27 Canada CAN
17T Vladimir Volchkov 22 Belarus BLR
33T Albert Costa 25 Spain ESP
33T Andrei Pavel 26 Romania ROU
33T Andrew Ilie 24 Australia AUS
33T Attila Sávolt 24 Hungary HUN
33T Barry Cowan 26 Great Britain GBR
33T Christian Ruud 28 Norway NOR
33T Christophe Pognon 23 Benin BEN
33T David Prinosil 27 Germany GER
33T Diego Camacho 17 Bolivia BOL
33T Dominik Hrbatý 22 Slovakia SVK
33T Franco Squillari 25 Argentina ARG
33T Gastón Gaudio 21 Argentina ARG
33T Goran Ivanišević 29 Croatia CRO
33T Greg Rusedski 27 Great Britain GBR
33T Jiří Novák 25 Czech Republic CZE
33T Juan Antonio Marín 25 Costa Rica CRC
33T Leander Paes 27 India IND
33T Lee Hyeong-Taek 24 South Korea KOR
33T Lleyton Hewitt 19 Australia AUS
33T Marat Safin 20 Russia RUS
33T Marcelo Ríos 24 Chile CHI
33T Michael Chang 28 United States USA
33T Nicolas Escudé 24 France FRA
33T Nicolas Kiefer 23 Germany GER
33T Sargis Sargsyan 27 Armenia ARM
33T Slava Doseděl 30 Czech Republic CZE
33T Thomas Johansson 25 Sweden SWE
33T Tim Henman 26 Great Britain GBR
33T Todd Martin 30 United States USA
33T Vince Spadea 26 United States USA
33T Wayne Black 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
33T Wayne Ferreira 28 South Africa RSA