Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

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Men's singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates 6 July (rounds 1–3)
7 July (rounds 2 and 3)
8 July (round 3)
9 July (quarterfinals)
10 July (semifinal)
11 July (semifinal, final, bronze match)
Competitors 31 from 9 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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Tennis at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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Outdoor
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    
Indoor
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    

The men's singles (outdoor) was one of six lawn tennis events on the Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. The tournament was played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It was held from 6 July through 11 July 1908 and 31 competitors from nine nations took part although leading players such as Norman Brookes, Laurence Doherty, Bill Larned and Anthony Wilding were absent.

Results[edit]

Standings[edit]

Place Name Nation
1st Josiah Ritchie Great Britain Great Britain
2nd Otto Froitzheim Germany Germany
3rd Wilberforce Eaves Great Britain Great Britain
4th John Richardson Great Britain South Africa
5th Charles Brown Canada Canada
George Caridia Great Britain Great Britain
Charles Dixon Great Britain Great Britain
Maurice Germot France France
9th Moritz von Bissing Germany Germany
Walter Crawley Great Britain Great Britain
James F. Foulkes Canada Canada
Bohuslav Hykš Bohemia Bohemia
James Cecil Parke Great Britain Great Britain
Robert Powell Canada Canada
David Slíva Bohemia Bohemia
17th Victor Gauntlett Great Britain South Africa
Harold Kitson Great Britain South Africa
Oscar Kreuzer Germany Germany
Dezső Lauber Hungary Hungary
Roelof van Lennep Netherlands Netherlands
Heinrich Schomburgk Germany Germany
Ede Tóth Hungary Hungary
Arthur Zborzil Austria Austria
Ladislav Žemla Bohemia Bohemia
Jenő Zsigmondy Hungary Hungary
27th Rolf Kinzl Austria Austria
Christiaan van Lennep Netherlands Netherlands
Jozef Micovský Bohemia Bohemia
Felix Pipes Austria Austria
Kenneth Powell Great Britain Great Britain
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe Germany Germany

Finals[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                                   
    Josiah Ritchie (GBR) 6 4  
  Maurice Germot (FRA) 0 0 r  
   United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 2 6 6 6  
   United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 6 1 4 1  
  Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 6 7 6
    Charles P. Dixon (GBR) 3 5 3  
     United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 7 6 6
   Germany Otto Froitzheim 5 3 4
    Otto Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 5 6  
  George Caridia (GBR) 4 1 7 1  
 Germany Otto Froitzheim 2 6 6 6
   United Kingdom John Richardson 6 1 4 4  
  John Richardson (RSA) 6 6 6
    Charles Brown (CAN) 3 1 0  

There was no match for third place. A bronze medal was awarded to Wilberforce Eaves, who had lost to Ritchie in the semifinals.

Section 1[edit]

First round Second round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
 Josiah Ritchie (GBR)
bye United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6 6 6
 Victor Gauntlett (RSA) United Kingdom Victor Gauntlett 1 4 1
bye United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6 6 6
 Walter Crawley (GBR) United Kingdom Walter Crawley 1 4 1
bye United Kingdom Walter Crawley
  Bye
  United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6 4
 Maurice Germot (FRA) France Maurice Germot 0 0 r
bye France Maurice Germot 7 6 6
 Heinrich Schomburgk (GER) Germany Heinrich Schomburgk 5 4 2
bye France Maurice Germot
  Bye
   
   
 

Section 2[edit]

First round Second round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
 Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 6 6 6
 Rolf Kinzl (AUT) 3 1 0 United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves
  Bye
  United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 8 7 7
 Moritz von Bissing (GER) Germany Moritz von Bissing 6 5 5
Bye Germany Moritz von Bissing 6 6 6
 Arthur Zborzil (AUT) Austrian Empire Arthur Zborzil 1 4 4
Bye United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 6 7 6
 Charles P. Dixon (GBR) 6 7 6 United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon 3 5 3
 Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe (GER) 2 5 4 United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon 6 6 6
 Dezső Lauber (HUN) Hungary Dezső Lauber 1 0 0
Bye United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon 6 6 6
 Bohuslav Hykš (BOH) Bohemia Bohuslav Hykš 1 2 3
 Ödön Schmid (HUN)[1] w/o Bohemia Bohuslav Hykš 7 6 3 6
 Jenő Zsigmondy (HUN) Hungary Jenő Zsigmondy 5 4 6 0
 László Ivánka (HUN)[1] w/o

Section 3[edit]

First round Second round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
 Otto Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 6
 Kenneth Powell (GBR) 3 1 4 Germany Otto Froitzheim 6 6 6
 Oscar Kreuzer (GER) 6 6 6 Germany Oscar Kreuzer 2 3 3
 Felix Pipes (AUT) 3 1 4 Germany Otto Froitzheim 6 11 6
 James Cecil Parke (GBR) United Kingdom James Cecil Parke 4 9 4
Bye United Kingdom James Cecil Parke 6 6 6
 Ede Tóth (HUN) 6 2 Hungary Ede Tóth 1 3 2
 Josef Mičovský (BOH) 3 1 r Germany Otto Froitzheim 6 6 5 6
 George Caridia (GBR) United Kingdom George Caridia 4 1 7 1
Bye United Kingdom George Caridia 6 6 6
 Harold Kitson (RSA) United Kingdom Harold Kitson 1 3 1
Bye United Kingdom George Caridia 6 3 6 6
 Robert Powell (CAN) 6 6 6 Canada Robert Powell 4 6 4 2
 Christiaan van Lennep (NED) 4 1 2 Canada Robert Powell 2 6 6 6
 Ladislav Žemla (BOH) Bohemia Ladislav Žemla 6 0 4 1
Bye

Section 4[edit]

First round Second round 3rd Round Quarterfinals
 John Richardson (RSA)
Bye United Kingdom John Richardson
 Max Decugis (FRA) France Max Decugis w.o.
Bye United Kingdom John Richardson 6 6 6
 James F. Foulkes (CAN) Canada James F. Foulkes 2 4 3
Bye Canada James F. Foulkes 6 6 6
 Roelof van Lennep (NED) Netherlands Roelof van Lennep 2 4 3
Bye United Kingdom John Richardson 6 6 6
 Charles Brown (CAN) Canada Charles Brown 3 1 0
Bye Canada Charles Brown
  Bye
  Canada Charles Brown 6 6 6
 David Slíva (BOH) Bohemia David Slíva 2 1 2
Bye Bohemia David Slíva
  Bye
 

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Tennis 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 21 May 2006. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tennis event at the 2008 Olympic Games Media Guide" (pdf). itftennis.com. London, United Kingdom: International Tennis Federation. 2008. p. 105. Retrieved 2014-02-17.