Tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's doubles

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Men's doubles tennis
at the Games of the I Olympiad
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Doubles final in 1896 Olympic tennis
Venue Neo Phaliron Velodrome
Athens Lawn Tennis Club
Dates April 8 (quarterfinals)
April 9 (semifinals)
April 11 (final)
Competitors 10 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Friedrich Traun and John Pius Boland
 Mixed team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dionysios Kasdaglis and Demetrios Petrokokkinos
 Mixed team
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Edwin Flack and George S. Robertson
 Mixed team
1900 →

The men's doubles was one of two tennis events on the tennis at the 1896 Summer Olympics programme. The six pairs that entered were seeded into a single elimination tournament. Only five actually competed, hailing from four nations but entering as a pair of Greek teams and three mixed teams. It was the only event in the 1896 Summer Olympics which was not contested individually; therefore, it was the only one to allow for mixed teams.


Place Athletes Nation
1  Friedrich Traun (GER) and
 John Pius Boland (GBR)
 Mixed team
2  Dionysios Kasdaglis (GRE) and
 Demetrios Petrokokkinos (GRE)
 Mixed team
3  Edwin Flack (AUS) and
 George S. Robertson (GBR)
 Mixed team
4  Aristidis Akratopoulos (GRE) and
 Konstantinos Akratopoulos (GRE)
 Konstantinos Paspatis (GRE) and
 Evangelos Rallis (GRE)

The doubles team of Kasdaglis and Petrokokkinos appears in the IOC results database as a mixed team. Kasdaglis is listed as Greek in the database for the singles event. Petrokokkinos, not having won a singles medal, is not identified with any nation in the IOC database; however, all sources which do give a nationality for Petrokokkinos give it as Greek. Kasdaglis, a Greek national residing in Alexandria after years in Great Britain, is listed as Egyptian or as British in some sources.

Tennis at the
1896 Summer Olympics
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Singles   men
Doubles men


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
 Flack (AUS) /  Robertson (GBR)
 Flack (AUS) /  Robertson (GBR)
Greece Kasdaglis / Petrokokkinos
Greece Kasdaglis / Petrokokkinos
Greece Paspatis / Rallis
Greece Kasdaglis / Petrokokkinos 7 4 1
 Traun (GER) /  Boland (GBR) 5 6 6
 Traun (GER) /  Boland (GBR)
Greece A. Akratopoulos / K. Akratopoulos
 Traun (GER) /  Boland (GBR)


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