Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Tennis Center, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016
Format: Single-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 menâs doubles for health reasons, Spainâs [Rafael Nadal] won his second Olympic gold medal when he partnered [Marc LÃ³pez] to victory over the Romanian pair [Florin Mergea] and [Horia TecÄu] 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 SebastiÃ¡n Cabal] and [Robert Farah]. Also, the number two seeds, brothers [Andy] and [Jamie Murray] surprisingly lost their first round match to the host nationâs duo of [Thomaz Bellucci] and [AndrÃ© SÃ¡] by two tie-breaks.