Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's indoor singles

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Men's indoor singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Queen's Club
Dates 6–11 May
Competitors 7 from 2 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Arthur Gore  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Caridia  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Josiah Ritchie  Great Britain
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Tennis at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    
Singles   men   women
Doubles   men    

The indoor men's singles was one of six lawn tennis events on the Tennis at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.



Place Name Nation
1st Arthur Gore Great Britain Great Britain
2nd George Caridia Great Britain Great Britain
3rd Josiah Ritchie Great Britain Great Britain
4th Wilberforce Eaves Great Britain Great Britain
5th Wollmar Boström Sweden Sweden
Gunnar Setterwall Sweden Sweden
7th Lionel Escombe Great Britain Great Britain


1st round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Finals
       United Kingdom Arthur Gore 4 6 5 6 6  
       United Kingdom Josiah Ritchie 6 3 7 1 4  
       United Kingdom Arthur Gore 6 7 6
       United Kingdom George Caridia 3 5 4
     United Kingdom George Caridia 6 6 6  
 Sweden Gunnar Setterwall 6 6 6      Sweden Gunnar Setterwall 2 1 1  
 United Kingdom Lionel Escombe 2 3 1        United Kingdom George Caridia 7
       United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 5 r  
     United Kingdom Wilberforce Eaves 7 6 9
     Sweden Wollmar Boström 5 2 7  

There was no match for third place. Eaves, described in the Official Report as "obviously out of condition",[1] had not finished his semifinal match after a tight first set played in great heat. Ritchie, therefore, was awarded the bronze medal.


  1. ^ Cook, p. 221


  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.