By winning gold in this Beijing Olympics, Rafael Nadal cemented his place in tennis history by winning gold in his first try. In the calendar year preceding the 2008 Olympics, there was a shift at the hierarchy of men's tennis as Rafael Nadal displaced Roger Federer as the world number one, after his record consecutive 237-week stay at the top of the rankings.
Spain 's Rafael Nadal defeated Chile 's Fernando González in the final, 6–3, 7–6 (7–2), 6–3 to win the gold medal in Men's Singles tennis at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The win gave him the third of five components of the career Golden Slam, having already won the French Open and Wimbledon.
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Tennis Doubles Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - SUI, SWE, USA By teaming with Stanilas Wawrinka, Roger Federer finally captures a gold medal to add to his trophy collection. Wawrinka and Federer triumph over Swedes Thomas Johansson and Simon Aspelin 3-1 in the men's doubles final.
The Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match was held on 16/08/2008 at the Olympic Green Tennis Centre. Federer/Warinka (SUI) claimed the Gold with a 4-set victory over Johansson/Aspelin (SWE) Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match | Beijing 2008 Replays
#OnThisDay in 2008, @RafaelNadal capped off a fine year by winning gold at the Beijing @Olympics 🥇#MyOlympicMemory #Tokyo2020 #OneYearToGo pic.twitter.com/V4y0jcj62T — ITF (@ITFTennis) August ...
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United States at 2008 Olympics The United States sent a total of 596 athletes to Beijing (310 men and 286 women), and participated in all sports except handball. It was the first time that the U.S. did not win the most gold medals in Summer Olympics since 1992.
A player who wins an Olympic or Paralympic gold medal and all four majors in the same year is said to have won a Golden Slam. As of 2021, Steffi Graf is the only player to done so through the Olympic gold. In 2021, wheelchair tennis players Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott did so through Paralympic gold.