Tennis At the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's Doubles
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Tennis At the 1988 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Men's Doubles

Men's doubles
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
DBP 1988 1354 Sporthilfe Tennis.jpg
German stamp commemorating 1988 Olympic tennis
VenueSeoul Olympic Park Tennis Center
Dates23 September - 1 October
Competitors31 teams (62 players)from 31 nations
Medalists

The men's doubles competition was part of the tennis program at the 1988 Summer Olympics. It was held from 23 September to 1 October at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center. There were 62 players (31 pairs) from 31 nations, with the Colombian pair withdrawing.[1] Each nation had only one pair. The event was won by Ken Flach and Robert Seguso of the United States, defeating Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez of Spain in the final. It was the second consecutive American victory in the event, though 64 years came between the two wins, and third overall--matching Great Britain for most among nations. There was no bronze medal match; both Czechoslovakia (Miloslav Me?í? and Milan ?rejber) and Sweden (Stefan Edberg and Anders Järryd) received bronze medals. It was the first medal in the event for each of Spain, Sweden, and Czechoslovakia.

Background

This was the eighth appearance of men's doubles tennis. The event has been held at every Summer Olympics where tennis has been on the program: from 1896 to 1924 and then from 1988 to the current program. A demonstration event was held in 1968.

The top seed and favorite was the American pair, Ken Flach and Robert Seguso, who had just won their second consecutive Wimbledon title (adding to earlier U.S. and French Open wins.[1]

Brazil, the People's Republic of China, West Germany, Indonesia, Israel, New Zealand, Nigeria, Paraguay, South Korea, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe each made their debut in the event. Great Britain made its sixth appearance in the event, most of any nation.

Competition format

The competition was a single-elimination tournament. Unlike the pre-hiatus tournaments, there was no bronze medal match. All matches were best-of-five sets. Tiebreaks were used for any set before the fifth that reached 6-6.

Schedule

All times are Korea Standard Time adjusted for daylight savings (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Friday, 23 September 1988 Round of 32
Monday, 25 September 1988 Round of 16
Tuesday, 27 September 1988 Quarterfinals
Thursday, 29 September 1988 Semifinals
Saturday, 1 October 1988 13:19 Final

Seeds

  1.  Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (USA) (Champions, Gold Medalists)
  2.  Sergio Casal / Emilio Sánchez (ESP) (Final, Silver Medalists)
  3.  Darren Cahill / John Fitzgerald (AUS) (Quarterfinals)
  4.  Guy Forget / Henri Leconte (FRA) (Quarterfinals)
  5.  Stefan Edberg / Anders Järryd (SWE) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalists)
  6.  Grant Connell / Glenn Michibata (CAN) (First Round)
  7.  Jeremy Bates / Andrew Castle (GBR) (First Round)
  8.  Miloslav Me?í? / Milan ?rejber (TCH) (Semifinals, Bronze Medalists)

Draw

Key

Finals

Semifinals Final (Gold Medal Match)
              
1  Ken Flach (USA)
 Robert Seguso (USA)
6 6 6    
8  Miloslav Me?í? (TCH)
 Milan ?rejber (TCH)
2 4 1    
1  Ken Flach (USA)
 Robert Seguso (USA)
6 6 65 61 9
2  Sergio Casal (ESP)
 Emilio Sánchez (ESP)
3 4 77 77 7
5  Stefan Edberg (SWE)
 Anders Järryd (SWE)
4 6 3 2  
2  Sergio Casal (ESP)
 Emilio Sánchez (ESP)
6 1 6 6  

Top Half

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
1  K Flach (USA)
 R Seguso (USA)
6 6 7    
Q 3 1 5     1  K Flach (USA)
 R Seguso (USA)
6 6 6    
   L Lavalle (MEX)
 A Moreno (MEX)
6 3 712 4 4 Q  G Köves (HUN)
 L Markovits (HUN)
4 4 4    
Q  G Köves (HUN)
 L Markovits (HUN)
3 6 610 6 6 1  K Flach (USA)
 R Seguso (USA)
6 7 6    
Q  O Casey (IRL)
 E Collins (IRL)
2 63 6 5     4 5 2    
   G Bloom (ISR)
 A Mansdorf (ISR)
6 77 4 7      G Bloom (ISR)
 A Mansdorf (ISR)
5 3 2    
   M Christensen (DEN)
 M Tauson (DEN)
7 6 65 7     7 6 6    
6/Q  G Connell (CAN)
 G Michibata (CAN)
5 2 77 5   1 6 6 6    
4  G Forget (FRA)
 H Leconte (FRA)
6 6 65 77   8 2 4 1    
WC  T Mmoh (NGR)
 N Odizor (NGR)
3 2 77 65   4  G Forget (FRA)
 H Leconte (FRA)
4 7 6 6  
   R Acioly (BRA)
 L Mattar (BRA)
4 6 6 6    R Acioly (BRA)
 L Mattar (BRA)
6 5 4 1  
Q  S Matsuoka (JPN)
 T Tsuchihashi (JPN)
6 4 2 2   4  G Forget (FRA)
 H Leconte (FRA)
6 6 5 3 7
   B-S Kim (KOR)
 J-S Yoo (KOR)
3 65 2     8  M Me?í? (TCH)
 M ?rejber (TCH)
3 4 7 6 9
   A Amritraj (IND)
 V Amritraj (IND)
6 77 6        A Amritraj (IND)
 V Amritraj (IND)
6 4 6 4 2
LL  S Liu (CHN)
 K Ma (CHN)
5 1 4     8  M Me?í? (TCH)
 M ?rejber (TCH)
4 6 4 6 6
8  M Me?í? (TCH)
 M ?rejber (TCH)
7 6 6    

Bottom Half

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
5  S Edberg (SWE)
 A Järryd (SWE)
6 4 6 6  
   E Jelen (FRG)
 C-U Steeb (FRG)
4 6 4 2   5  S Edberg (SWE)
 A Järryd (SWE)
6 6 6    
   V Caballero (PAR)
 H Chapacu (PAR)
6 3 3 1   Q  M Gurr (ZIM)
 P Tuckniss (ZIM)
0 1 4    
Q  M Gurr (ZIM)
 P Tuckniss (ZIM)
4 6 6 6   5  S Edberg (SWE)
 A Järryd (SWE)
6 6 6    
   J Frana (ARG)
 M Jaite (ARG)
4 1 r     3  D Cahill (AUS)
 J Fitzgerald (AUS)
3 4 3    
   B Derlin (NZL)
 K Evernden (NZL)
6 4          B Derlin (NZL)
 K Evernden (NZL)
78 4 2 6 1
LL 2 6 1 1   3  D Cahill (AUS)
 J Fitzgerald (AUS)
66 6 6 3 6
3  D Cahill (AUS)
 J Fitzgerald (AUS)
6 4 6 6   5  S Edberg (SWE)
 A Järryd (SWE)
4 6 3 2  
7  J Bates (GBR)
 A Castle (GBR)
5 6 3 64   2 6 1 6 6  
  7 2 6 77     6 78 6    
   O Camporese (ITA)
 D Nargiso (ITA)
6 64 3 63      H Günthardt (SUI)
 J Hlasek (SUI)
3 66 3    
   H Günthardt (SUI)
 J Hlasek (SUI)
3 77 6 77     1 63 3    
WC  A Antonitsch (AUT)
 H Skoff (AUT)
w/o         2  S Casal (ESP)
 E Sánchez (ESP)
6 77 6    
Q  L A González (COL)
 Á Jordan (COL)
          WC  A Antonitsch (AUT)
 H Skoff (AUT)
4 2 1    
WC  A Olhovskiy (URS)
 A Volkov (URS)
5 1 2     2  S Casal (ESP)
 E Sánchez (ESP)
6 6 6    
2  S Casal (ESP)
 E Sánchez (ESP)
7 6 6    

References

  1. ^ a b "Doubles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 2020.

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