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 10 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Arthur Gore  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Caridia  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Major Ritchie  Great Britain
1912 →

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




First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
 Anthony Wilding (ANZ) w/o
 Arthur Gore (GBR)
 Arthur Gore (GBR) 4 6 5 6 6
 Major Ritchie (GBR) 6 3 7 1 4
 Les Poidevin (ANZ) w/o
 Major Ritchie (GBR)  Major Ritchie (GBR)
 Herbert Roper Barrett (GBR) w/o  Arthur Gore (GBR) 6 7 6
 Gunnar Setterwall (SWE) 6 6 6  George Caridia (GBR) 3 5 4
 Lionel Escombe (GBR) 2 3 1  Gunnar Setterwall (SWE) 2 1 1
 George Caridia (GBR) 6 6 6
 George Caridia (GBR) 7 0 Bronze medal match
 Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 5 0r
 Wollmar Boström (SWE) 5 2 7  Major Ritchie (GBR)
 Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 7 6 9  Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) w/o

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

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