2004 Athens. Olympic Summer Games

The 2004 Olympic Gold Medalists

The 2004 Summer Games were remarkable for Chilean tennis fans. Nicolas Massu earned Gold, while Fernando Gonzalez picked-up Bronze. The two then teamed to earn Doubles Gold over Germans Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuttler. Team USA fared well in the Men’s Draw: Mardy Fish earned Silver, while Taylor Dent fell in the Bronze Medal match. On the ladies side, Justine Henin found the top of the podium at week’s end, as did the Chinese tandem of Li Ting and Sun Tiantian.

Men’s Singles
Gold: (CHI) Nicolas Massu [10]
Silver: (USA) Mardy Fish
Bronze: (CHI) Fernando Gonzalez [16] (defeated Taylor Dent)

Women’s Singles
Gold: (BEL) Justine Henin [1]
Silver: (FRA) Amelie Mauresmo [2]
Bronze: (AUS) Alicia Molik

Men’s Doubles
Gold: (CHI) Nicolas Massu / Fernando Gonzalez
Silver: (GER) Nicolas Kiefer / Rainer Schuttler
Bronze: (CRO) Mario Ancic / Ivan Ljubicic

Women’s Doubles
Gold: (CHN) Li Ting / Sun Tiantian [8]
Silver: (ESP) Conchita Martinez / Virginia Ruano Pascual [2]
Bronze: (ARG) Paola Suarez / Patricia Tarabini [7]

Tournament Format: For both the men and women, it was the best of 3-sets, without a tie-break in the 3rd and deciding set. In the men’s singles and doubles finals, however – it became the best of 5-sets, without a tie-break in the 5th and deciding set. Players and teams that fell in the Semifinals played an additional best of 3-sets match to determine the bronze medalist. No Mixed Doubles Competition.