Tennis has a long history with the Olympic games with it being included as a sport in the inaugural Summer Olympics in Athens in 1896.
Tennis would continue to be included as an Olympic sport until after the 1924 Olympic Games when it was dropped after a dispute between the IOC and ITF over the definition of amateur tennis players.
Tennis would not make a full return to the Olympics until 1988 in Seoul, South Korea and since then it has been included as a sport in each subsequent games and will also be included in the Paris Games in 2024.
Olympics – Tennis Medal Winners
Below is a list of medal winners from the Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Women’s Singles, and Women’s Doubles events played between 1896 and 2021.
Men’s Tennis Olympic Gold Medal Winners (Singles)
The current men’s singles Olympic champion is Alexander Zverev who won the gold medal after defeating Karen Khachanov 6–3, 6–1 in the men’s singles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games – see match highlights below.
Zverev also defeated Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, who at the time was going for a Golden Grand Slam i.e. winning all four grand slams in the same year as winning Olympic gold as he had already won the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon in 2021.
The Golden Grand Slam term was coined after Steffi Graf won all four grand slam events and the Olympic gold in tennis singles in 1988.
|2020 Tokyo||Alexander Zverev (DE)||Karen Khachanov (RU)||Pablo Carreño Busta (ES)|
|2016 Rio||Andy Murray (GB)||Juan Martín del Potro (AR)||Kei Nishikori (JP)|
|2012 London||Andy Murray (GB)||Roger Federer (CH)||Juan Martín del Potro (AR)|
|2008 Beijing||Rafael Nadal (ES)||Fernando González (CL)||Novak Djokovic (RS)|
|2004 Athens||Nicolás Massú (CL)||Mardy Fish (US)||Fernando González (CL)|
|2000 Sydney||Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RU)||Tommy Haas (DE)||Arnaud Di Pasquale (FR)|
|1996 Atlanta||Andre Agassi (US)||Sergi Bruguera (ES)||Leander Paes (IN)|
|1992 Barcelona||Marc Rosset (CH)||Jordi Arrese (ES)||Andrei Cherkasov (RU) and Goran Ivanišević (HR)|
|1988 Seoul||Miloslav Mečíř (CZ)||Tim Mayotte (US)||Stefan Edberg (SE) and Brad Gilbert (US)|
|1924 Paris||Vincent Richards (US)||Henri Cochet (FR)||Umberto De Morpurgo (IT)|
|1920 Antwerp||Louis Raymond (ZA)||Ichiya Kumagae (JP)||Charles Winslow (ZA)|
|1912 Stockholm||Charles Winslow (ZA)||Harold Kitson (ZA)||Oscar Kreuzer (DE)|
|1908 London||Josiah Ritchie (GB)||Otto Froitzheim (DE)||Wilberforce Eaves (GB)|
|1904 St. Louis||Beals Wright (US)||Robert LeRoy (US)||Alphonzo Bell and Edgar Leonard (US)|
|1900 Paris||Laurence Doherty (GB)||Harold Mahony (GB)||Reginald Doherty and Arthur Norris (GB)|
|1896 Athens||John Pius Boland (GB)||Dionysios Kasdaglis (GR)||Momčilo Tapavica (HU) and Konstantinos Paspatis (GR)|
Men’s Doubles Medal Winners
The current Men’s Doubles Olympic champions are Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić who beat Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig 6–4, 3–6, 10–6 in the men’s doubles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
|2020 Tokyo||Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić (HR)||Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig (HR)||Marcus Daniell and Michael Venus (NZ)|
|2016 Rio||Marc López and Rafael Nadal||Florin Mergea and Horia Tecău (RO)||Steve Johnson and Jack Sock (US)|
|2012 London||Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (US)||Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FR)||Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet (FR)|
|2008 Beijing||Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka (CH)||Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson (SE)||Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (US)|
|2004 Athens||Fernando González and Nicolás Massú (CL)||Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler (DE)||Mario Ančić and Ivan Ljubičić (HR)|
|2000 Sydney||Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor (CA)||Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (AU)||Àlex Corretja and Albert Costa (ES)|
|1996 Atlanta||Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (AU)||Neil Broad and Tim Henman (GB)||Marc-Kevin Goellner and David Prinosil (DE)|
|1992 Barcelona||Boris Becker/Michael Stich (DE)||Wayne Ferreira and Piet Norval (ZA)||Javier Frana/Christian Miniussi (AR) and Goran Ivanišević/Goran Prpić (HR)|
|1988 Seoul||Ken Flach and Robert Seguso (US)||Emilio Sánchez and Sergio Casal (ES)||Miloslav Mečíř/Milan Šrejber (CZ) and Stefan Edberg/Anders Järryd (SE)|
|1924 Paris||Vincent Richards and Francis Hunter (US)||Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet (FR)||Jean Borotra and René Lacoste (FR)|
|1920 Antwerp||Oswald Turnbull and Maxwell Woosnam (GB)||Ichiya Kumagae and Seiichiro Kashio (JP)||Max Décugis and Pierre Albarran (FR)|
|1912 Stockholm||Harry Kitson and Charles Winslow (ZA)||Arthur Zborzil and Fritz Pipes (AT)||Albert Canet and Edouard Mény de Marangue (FR)|
|1908 London||George Hillyard and Reginald Doherty (GB)||Josiah Ritchie and James Parke (GB)||Clement Cazalet and Charles Dixon (GB)|
|1904 St. Louis||Edgar Leonard and Beals Wright (US)||Alphonzo Bell and Robert LeRoy (US)||Joseph Wear/Allen West (US) and Clarence Gamble/Arthur Wear (US)|
|1900 Paris||Laurence Doherty and Reginald Doherty (GB)||Max Décugis (FR) and Basil Spalding de Garmendia (US)||Guy de la Chapelle/André Prévost (FR) and Harold Mahony/Arthur Norris (GB)|
|1896 Athens||John Pius Boland (GB) and Friedrich Traun (DE)||Demetrios Petrokokkinos and Dionysios Kasdaglis (GR)||Edwin Flack (AU) and George Robertson (GB)|
Mixed Doubles Medal Winners
The current Mixed Doubles Olympic champions are Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev who beat Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev 6–3, 6–7, 13–11 in the mixed doubles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
|2020 Tokyo||Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev (RU)||Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev (RU)||Ashleigh Barty and John Peers (AU)|
|2016 Rio||Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock (US)||Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram (US)||Lucie Hradecká and Radek Štěpánek (CZ)|
|2012 London||Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi (BY)||Laura Robson and Andy Murray (GB)||Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan (US)|
|1924 Paris||Hazel Wightman and Norris Williams (US)||Marion Jessup and Vincent Richards (US)||Kornelia Bouman and Hendrik Timmer (NL)|
|1920 Antwerp||Suzanne Lenglen and Max Decugis (FR)||Kitty McKane and Maxwell Woosnam (GB)||Milada Skrbková and Ladislav Žemla (CZ)|
|1912 Stockholm||Dorothea Köring and Heinrich Schomburgk (DE)||Sigrid Fick and Gunnar Setterwall (SE)||Marguerite Broquedis and Albert Canet (FR)|
|1900 Paris||Charlotte Cooper and Reginald Doherty (GB)||Helene Prevost (FR) and Harold Mahony (GB)||Marion Jones (US) and Laurence Doherty (GB) / Hedwiga Rosenbaumová (Bohemia) and Archibald Warden (GB)|
Women’s Singles Medal Winners
The current Women’s Singles Olympic champion is Belinda Bencic who beat Markéta Vondroušová 7–5, 2–6, 6–3 in the women’s singles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
|2020 Tokyo||Belinda Bencic (CH)||Markéta Vondroušová (CZ)||Elina Svitolina (UA)|
|2016 Rio||Monica Puig (PR)||Angelique Kerber (DE)||Petra Kvitová (CZ)|
|2012 London||Serena Williams (US)||Maria Sharapova (RU)||Victoria Azarenka (BY)|
|2008 Beijing||Elena Dementieva (RU)||Dinara Safina (RU)||Vera Zvonareva (RU)|
|2004 Athens||Justine Henin (BE)||Amélie Mauresmo (FR)||Alicia Molik (AU)|
|2000 Sydney||Venus Williams (US)||Elena Dementieva (RU)||Monica Seles (US)|
|1996 Atlanta||Lindsay Davenport (US)||Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ES)||Jana Novotná (CZ)|
|1992 Barcelona||Jennifer Capriati (US)||Steffi Graf (DE)||Mary Joe Fernández (US) and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ES)|
|1988 Seoul||Steffi Graf (DE)||Gabriela Sabatini (AG)||Zina Garrison (US) and Manuela Maleeva (BG)|
|1924 Paris||Helen Wills (US)||Julie Vlasto (FR)||Kitty McKane (GB)|
|1920 Antwerp||Suzanne Lenglen (FR)||Dorothy Holman (GB)||Kitty McKane (GB)|
|1912 Stockholm||Marguerite Broquedis (FR)||Dorothea Köring (DE)||Molla Bjurstedt (NO)|
|1908 London||Dorothea Lambert Chambers (GB)||Dora Boothby (GB)||Ruth Winch (GB)|
|1900 Paris||Charlotte Cooper (GB)||Hélène Prévost (FR)||Marion Jones (US) and Hedwiga Rosenbaumová (Bohemia)|
The current Women’s Doubles Olympic champions are Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková who beat Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic 7–5, 6–1 in the women’s doubles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
|2020 Tokyo||Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková (CZ)||Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic (CH)||Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani (BR)|
|2016 Rio||Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (RU)||Timea Bacsinszky and Martina Hingis (CH)||Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová (CZ)|
|2012 London||Serena Williams and Venus Williams (US)||Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká (CZ)||Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova (RU)|
|2008 Beijing||Serena Williams and Venus Williams (US)||Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual (ES)||Yan Zi and Zheng Jie (CN)|
|2004 Athens||Li Ting|
Sun Tiantian (CN)
|Conchita Martínez and Virginia Ruano Pascual (ES)||Paola Suárez and Patricia Tarabini (AR)|
|2000 Sydney||Serena Williams and Venus Williams (US)||Kristie Boogert and Miriam Oremans||Els Callens and Dominique Van Roost|
|1996 Atlanta||Gigi Fernández and Mary Joe Fernández (US)||Jana Novotná and Helena Suková (CZ)||Conchita Martínez and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ES)|
|1992 Barcelona||Gigi Fernández and Mary Joe Fernández (US)||Conchita Martínez and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (ES)||Rachel McQuillan/Nicole Bradtke (AU) and Leila Meskhi|
Natasha Zvereva (RU)
|1988 Seoul||Pam Shriver and Zina Garrison (US)||Jana Novotná|
Helena Suková (CZ)
|Elizabeth Smylie/Wendy Turnbull (AU) and Steffi Graf/Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (DE)|
|1924 Paris||Hazel Wightman and Helen Wills (US)||Phyllis Covell and Kitty McKane (FR)||Dorothy Shepherd-Barron and Evelyn Colyer (GB)|
|1920 Antwerp||Margaret McNair and Kitty McKane (GB)||Geraldine Beamish and Dorothy Holman (GB)||Suzanne Lenglen and Élisabeth d’Ayen (FR)|