1996 Italian Open – Men's Doubles

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Men's Doubles
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
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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  

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