1996 Italian Open – Men's Doubles

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1996 Italian Open
Champions   Zimbabwe Byron Black
Canada Grant Connell
Runners-up   Belgium Libor Pimek
South Africa Byron Talbot
Final score   6–2, 6–3
Events
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men   women

Cyril Suk and Daniel Vacek were the defending champions but they competed with different partners that year, Suk with Hendrik Jan Davids and Vacek with Richey Reneberg.

Davids and Suk lost in the first round to Mark Keil and Peter Nyborg, as did Reneberg and Vacek to Emilio Sánchez and Christo van Rensburg.

Byron Black and Grant Connell won in the final 6–2, 6–3 against Libor Pimek and Byron Talbot.

Seeds[edit]

  1. The Bahamas Mark Knowles / Canada Daniel Nestor (First Round)
  2. United States Patrick Galbraith / Russia Andrei Olhovskiy (Semifinals)
  3. Zimbabwe Byron Black / Canada Grant Connell (Champions)
  4. South Africa Ellis Ferreira / Netherlands Jan Siemerink (Semifinals)
  5. France Guy Forget / Switzerland Jakob Hlasek (First Round)
  6. United States Todd Martin / United States Alex O'Brien (Second Round)
  7. Argentina Luis Lobo / Spain Javier Sánchez (Quarterfinals)
  8. Spain Tomás Carbonell / Spain Francisco Roig (First Round)

Draw[edit]

Key[edit]

Final[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                         
     Belgium Libor Pimek
 South Africa Byron Talbot
6 6 6  
4  South Africa Ellis Ferreira
 Netherlands Jan Siemerink
4 7 3  
     Belgium Libor Pimek
 South Africa Byron Talbot
2 3  
  3  Zimbabwe Byron Black
 Canada Grant Connell
6 6  
3  Zimbabwe Byron Black
 Canada Grant Connell
6 4
  2  United States Patrick Galbraith
 Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
4 3r  

Top Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
1  The Bahamas M Knowles
 Canada D Nestor
6 3 6  
   United States K Kinnear
 United States D Randall
3 6 7        United States K Kinnear
 United States D Randall
7 6 6  
   Italy A Gaudenzi
 Croatia G Ivanišević
7 4 6      Italy A Gaudenzi
 Croatia G Ivanišević
6 7 4  
   South Africa D Adams
 Australia W Arthurs
5 6 1          United States K Kinnear
 United States D Randall
5 6    
   Netherlands P Haarhuis
 Netherlands S Schalken
6 6 6          Belgium L Pimek
 South Africa B Talbot
7 7    
WC  Italy O Camporese
 Italy D Nargiso
4 7 4        Netherlands P Haarhuis
 Netherlands S Schalken
6 2 6
   Belgium L Pimek
 South Africa B Talbot
6 3 6      Belgium L Pimek
 South Africa B Talbot
4 6 7  
8  Spain T Carbonell
 Spain F Roig
4 6 4          Belgium L Pimek
 South Africa B Talbot
6 6 6
4  South Africa E Ferreira
 Netherlands J Siemerink
6 3 6       4  South Africa E Ferreira
 Netherlands J Siemerink
4 7 3
Q  Spain J Arrese
 South Africa B Haygarth
3 6 1     4  South Africa E Ferreira
 Netherlands J Siemerink
6 6 6  
   Netherlands H J Davids
 Czech Republic C Suk
6 4        United States M Keil
 Sweden P Nyborg
7 4 3  
   United States M Keil
 Sweden P Nyborg
7 6         4  South Africa E Ferreira
 Netherlands J Siemerink
7 7  
Q  United States K Jones
 Netherlands S Noteboom
6 3 6          Australia J Eagle
 Australia A Florent
5 5    
   United States T Kronemann
 Australia D Macpherson
4 6 3     Q  United States K Jones
 Netherlands S Noteboom
1 6  
   Australia J Eagle
 Australia A Florent
2 7 6      Australia J Eagle
 Australia A Florent
6 7    
5  France G Forget
 Switzerland J Hlasek
6 6 4  

Bottom Half[edit]

First Round   Second Round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals
6  United States T Martin
 United States A O'Brien
7 6    
   United Kingdom N Broad
 South Africa P Norval
5 4       6  United States T Martin
 United States A O'Brien
4 6 5  
   South Africa W Ferreira
 Russia Y Kafelnikov
6 6        South Africa W Ferreira
 Russia Y Kafelnikov
6 2 7  
   South Africa J-L de Jager
 Australia M Philippoussis
3 4            South Africa W Ferreira
 Russia Y Kafelnikov
5 2    
   Netherlands T Nijssen
 Netherlands M Oosting
1 4         3  Zimbabwe B Black
 Canada G Connell
7 6    
   Sweden S Edberg
 Czech Republic P Korda
6 6          Sweden S Edberg
 Czech Republic P Korda
3 6 4
WC  Italy C Brandi
 Italy C Caratti
3 4     3  Zimbabwe B Black
 Canada G Connell
6 3 6  
3  Zimbabwe B Black
 Canada G Connell
6 6         3  Zimbabwe B Black
 Canada G Connell
6 4  
7  Argentina L Lobo
 Spain J Sánchez
6 6 7       2  United States P Galbraith
 Russia A Olhovskiy
4 3r
WC  France A Boetsch
 Switzerland M Rosset
3 7 6     7  Argentina L Lobo
 Spain J Sánchez
6 6 6  
   South Africa M Barnard
 United States G Van Emburgh
6 6        South Africa M Barnard
 United States G Van Emburgh
2 7 3  
WC  Chile M Ríos
 United States M Washington
4 4         7  Argentina L Lobo
 Spain J Sánchez
6 4 4
   United States R Reneberg
 Czech Republic D Vacek
4 2         2  United States P Galbraith
 Russia A Olhovskiy
3 6 6  
   Spain E Sánchez
 South Africa C van Rensburg
6 6          Spain E Sánchez
 South Africa C van Rensburg
7 3 5
   Netherlands T Kempers
 United States J Waite
3 2     2  United States P Galbraith
 Russia A Olhovskiy
5 6 7  
2  United States P Galbraith
 Russia A Olhovskiy
6 6    

References[edit]