The Vall d’Hebron Tennis Centre was selected as the venue for the Olympic Tennis Event. Modified in 1991, the centre had 17 courts, though only the 9 biggest were used for the event. The matches were all played on red clay.
In the final of the men’s singles, unseeded Marc Rosset of Switzerland defeated sixteenth seed Jordi Arrese of Spain in a thrilling encounter 76(2) 64 36 46 86. Rosset was in tremendous form throughout the tournament, having already removed top seed Jim Courier and fourth seed Goran Ivanisevic in earlier rounds.
There was a slight upset in the women’s singles event as top seed Steffi Graf, returning champion and going for a hat-trick of gold medals, was defeated by number three seed Jennifer Capriati of the USA 36 63 64.
German pairing Boris Becker and Michael Stich overcame South African duo Wayne Ferreira and Pieter Norval 76(5) 46 76(5) 63 to claim gold in the men's doubles. And in the women’s doubles, there was more heartache for Spain as the American pairing of Gigi Fernandez and Mary Joe Fernandez upset top seeds Conchita Martinez and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 75 26 62.
- Gold: Marc Rosset (SUI)
- Silver: Jordi Arrese (ESP)
- Bronze: Andrei Cherkasov (EUN) and Goran Ivanisevic (CRO)
- Gold: Boris Becker / Michael Stich (GER)
- Silver: Wayne Ferreira / Piet Norval (RSA)
- Bronze: Javier Frana / Cristian Miniussi (ARG) and Goran Ivanisevic / Goran Prpic (CRO)
- Gold: Jennifer Capriati (USA)
- Silver: Steffi Graf (GER)
- Bronze: Mary Joe Fernandez (USA) and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP)
- Gold: Gigi Fernandez / Mary Joe Fernandez (USA)
- Silver: Conchita Martinez / Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (ESP)
- Bronze: Rachel McQuillan / Nicole Provis (AUS) and Leila Meskhi / Natalia Zvereva (EUN)