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Tennis at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Singles

Tennis at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

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 14, 2016
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Andy Murray
Silver: ARG Juan Martín del Potro
Bronze: JPN Kei Nishikori

Summary

For the singles qualification, the world ranking list was used with a maximum of four players per nation. The 56 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 16 players, thus making it impossible for them to meet until the semi-finals.

Serbian [Novak Đoković], the number one ranked player, lost his first round match against Argentinian [Juan Martín del Potro], leaving the way clear for [Andy Murray] to defend his title. Del Potro had already beaten Đoković in the bronze medal match in London 2012, and now won against [Rafael Nadal] in the semi-final in Rio, but lost the final against Murray 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 5-7. This made Murray the first ever tennis player to win two consecutive singles gold medals. For Del Potro, it was a major comeback, as he had been out of high-level competition most of the last Olympiad with wrist problems, having undergone multiple surgeries.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Andy Murray 29 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Juan Martín del Potro 27 Argentina ARG Silver
3 Kei Nishikori 26 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Rafael Nadal 30 Spain ESP
5T Roberto Bautista 28 Spain ESP
5T Thomaz Bellucci 28 Brazil BRA
5T Gaël Monfils 29 France FRA
5T Steve Johnson 26 United States USA
9T Taro Daniel 23 Japan JPN
9T Gilles Müller 33 Luxembourg LUX
9T Gilles Simon 31 France FRA
9T David Goffin 25 Belgium BEL
9T Marin Čilić 27 Croatia CRO
9T Andrej Martin 26 Slovakia SVK
9T Yevgeny Donskoy 26 Russia RUS
9T Fabio Fognini 29 Italy ITA
17T João Sousa 27 Portugal POR
17T Kyle Edmund 21 Great Britain GBR
17T Paolo Lorenzi 34 Italy ITA
17T Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 31 France FRA
17T Andreas Seppi 32 Italy ITA
17T Yuichi Sugita 27 Japan JPN
17T Pablo Cuevas 30 Uruguay URU
17T Dudi Sela 31 Israel ISR
17T Rogério Dutra 32 Brazil BRA
17T Radu Albot 26 Moldova MDA
17T Philipp Kohlschreiber 32 Germany GER
17T John Millman 27 Australia AUS
17T David Ferrer 34 Spain ESP
17T Gastão Elias 25 Portugal POR
17T Benoît Paire 27 France FRA
17T Juan Mónaco 32 Argentina ARG
33T Novak Đoković 29 Serbia SRB
33T Robin Haase 29 Netherlands NED
33T Jordan Thompson 22 Australia AUS
33T Jack Sock 23 United States USA
33T Andrey Kuznetsov 25 Russia RUS
33T Lu Yen-Hsun 32 Chinese Taipei TPE
33T Jerzy Janowicz 25 Poland POL
33T Malek Jaziri 32 Tunisia TUN
33T Federico Delbonis 25 Argentina ARG
33T Illia Marchenko 28 Ukraine UKR
33T Brian Baker 31 United States USA
33T Borna Ćorić 19 Croatia CRO
33T Nikoloz Basilashvili 24 Georgia GEO
33T Dustin Brown 31 Germany GER
33T Damir Džumhur 24 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
33T Sam Groth 28 Australia AUS
33T Vasek Pospisil 26 Canada CAN
33T Thomas Fabbiano 27 Italy ITA
33T Teymuraz Gabashvili 31 Russia RUS
33T Grigor Dimitrov 25 Bulgaria BUL
33T Guido Pella 26 Argentina ARG
33T Denis Kudla 23 United States USA
33T Ričardas Berankis 26 Lithuania LTU
33T Alberto Ramos 28 Spain ESP
33T Denis Istomin 29 Uzbekistan UZB
33T Jan-Lennard Struff 26 Germany GER
33T Thanasi Kokkinakis 20 Australia AUS
33T Darian King 24 Barbados BAR
33T Lukáš Rosol 31 Czech Republic CZE
33T Víctor Estrella 36 Dominican Republic DOM
33T Mirza Bašić 25 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
33T Viktor Troicki 30 Serbia SRB