Tennis at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Men's singles

The men's singles was a tennis event held as part of the Tennis at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third time the event was held at the Olympics. There were 27 competitors from 2 nations, with 26 coming from the host United States. The event was won by Beals Wright, with the Americans sweeping the medals. Robert LeRoy finished second, with Alphonzo Bell and Edgar Leonard eliminated in the semifinals.

Men's singles tennis
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Beals C. Wright, Boston. World's Tennis doubles champion with E. W. Leonard at the 1904 Olympics.jpg
Beals Wright
VenueFrancis Field
Dates29 August–3 September
Competitors27 from 2 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Beals Wright
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Robert LeRoy
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Alphonzo Bell
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Edgar Leonard
 United States
← 1900
1908 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the third appearance of the men's singles tennis. The event has been held at every Summer Olympics where tennis has been on the program: from 1896 to 1924 and then from 1988 to the current program. Demonstration events were held in 1968 and 1984.

Beals Wright was one of the 1903 U.S. doubles champions. Robert LeRoy was the 1903 European champion.[1]

No nations made their debut in the event. Germany and the United States both made their second appearance.

Competition formatEdit

The competition was a single-elimination tournament with no bronze medal match (both semifinal losers tied for third). All matches, including the final, were best-of-three sets.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
Monday, 29 August 1904
Tuesday, 30 August
Wednesday, 31 August
Thursday, 1 September
Friday, 2 September
Saturday, 3 September
Round of 64
Round of 32
Round of 16
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final

DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
               
  Beals Wright (USA) 6 6
  John Neely (USA) 0 2
  Beals Wright (USA) 6 6
  Alphonzo Bell (USA) 3 4
  Alphonzo Bell (USA) 6 6
  Semp Russ (USA) 3 1
  Beals Wright (USA) 6 6
  Robert LeRoy (USA) 3 4
  Wilfred Blatherwick (USA) 2 0
  Edgar Leonard (USA) 6 6
  Edgar Leonard (USA) 3 3
  Robert LeRoy (USA) 6 6
  Charles Cresson (USA) 4 6
  Robert LeRoy (USA) 6 8

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  B Wright (USA) 6 6
  F Montgomery (USA) 3 1
  B Wright (USA) 6 6
  H Hardy (GER) 2 1
  H Hardy (GER)
  F Eberhardt (USA) w/o
  B Wright (USA) 6 6
  J Neely (USA) 0 2
  J Neely (USA) 6 6
  M MacDonald (USA) 1 1
  J Neely (USA) 6 6
  F Feitshans (USA) 0 2
  F Feitshans (USA) 8 6
  J Charles (USA) 6 1

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  A Bell (USA) 6 6
  O Vernon (USA) 3 2
  A Bell (USA)
  D Davis (USA) w/o
  D Davis (USA) 6 6
  S Tritle (USA) 2 1
  A Bell (USA) 6 6
  S Russ (USA) 3 1
  H Jones (USA) 6 6
  A Drew (USA) 4 1
  H Jones (USA) 1 2
  S Russ (USA)   S Russ (USA) 6 6
  NM Smith (USA) w/o   S Russ (USA) 6 6
  D Turner (USA)   D Turner (USA) 2 1
  J Eberhardt (USA) w/o

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  N Semple (USA) 6 6
  G Stadel (USA) 2 1   N Semple (USA) 6 4 1
  W Blatherwick (USA)   W Blatherwick (USA) 4 6 6
  M Bergfeld (USA) w/o   W Blatherwick (USA) 6 0 6
  H Jacobs (USA)   J Cunningham (USA) 2 6 4
  J Benger (USA) w/o   H Jacobs (USA) w/o
  J Cunningham (USA)
  W Blatherwick (USA) 2 0
  E Leonard (USA) 6 6
  W Easton (USA) 2 2
  R McKittrick (USA) 6 6
  R McKittrick (USA) 4 4
  E Leonard (USA) 6 6
  C Forney (USA) 1 1
  E Leonard (USA) 6 6

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  F Rahe (GER) w/o
  H Holland (USA)
  H Holland (USA) w/o
  C Cresson (USA)
  F Wheaton (USA) 2 4
  C Cresson (USA) 6 6
  C Cresson (USA) 4 6
  R LeRoy (USA) 6 8
  J Elliott (USA) w/o
  F Sanderson (USA)
  F Sanderson (USA) 3 3
  R LeRoy (USA) 6 6
  T Holland (USA) w/o
  R LeRoy (USA)

Results summaryEdit

Rank Player Nation Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Beals Wright   United States Bye   Montgomery (USA)
W 6–3, 6–1
  Hardy (GER)
W 6–2, 6–1
  Neely (USA)
W 6–0, 6–2
  Bell (USA)
W 6–3, 6–4
  LeRoy (USA)
W 6–3, 6–4
  Robert LeRoy   United States Bye   T Holland (USA)
W w/o
  Sanderson (USA)
W 6–3, 6–3
  Cresson (USA)
W 6–4, 8–6
  Leonard (USA)
W 6–3, 6–3
  Wright (USA)
L 6–3, 6–4
  Alphonzo Bell   United States Bye   Vernon (USA)
W 6–3, 6–2
  Davis (USA)
W w/o
  Russ (USA)
W 6–3, 6–1
  Wright (USA)
L 6–3, 6–4
Did not advance
Edgar Leonard   United States Bye   Forney (USA)
W 6–1, 6–1
  McKittrick (USA)
W 6–2, 6–2
  Blatherwick (USA)
W 6–2, 6–0
  LeRoy (USA)
L 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance
5 Wilfred Blatherwick   United States   Bergfeld (USA)
W w/o
  Semple (USA)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
  Cunningham (USA)
W 6–2, 0–6, 6–4
  Leonard (USA)
L 6–2, 6–0
Did not advance
Charles Cresson   United States Bye   Wheaton (USA)
W 6–2, 6–4
  H Holland (USA)
W w/o
  LeRoy (USA)
L 6–4, 8–6
Did not advance
John Neely   United States Bye   MacDonald (USA)
W 6–1, 6–1
  Feitshans (USA)
W 6–0, 6–2
  Wright (USA)
L 6–0, 6–2
Did not advance
Semp Russ   United States   Smith (USA)
W w/o
  Turner (USA)
W 6–2, 6–1
  Jones (USA)
W 6–1, 6–2
  Bell (USA)
L 6–3, 6–1
Did not advance
9 Joe Cunningham   United States Bye   Jacobs (USA)
W w/o
  Blatherwick (USA)
L 6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Did not advance
Dwight F. Davis   United States Bye   Tritle (USA)
W 6–2, 6–1
  Bell (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
Rollin Feitshans   United States Bye   Charles (USA)
W 8–6, 6–1
  Neely (USA)
L 6–0, 6–2
Did not advance
Hugo Hardy   Germany Bye   F. Eberhardt (USA)
W w/o
  Wright (USA)
L 6–2, 6–1
Did not advance
Hugh Jones   United States Bye   Drew (USA)
W 6–4, 6–1
  Russ (USA)
L 6–1, 6–2
Did not advance
Ralph McKittrick   United States Bye   Easton (USA)
W 6–2, 6–2
  Leonard (USA)
L 6–2, 6–2
Did not advance
Fred Sanderson   United States Bye   Elliott (USA)
W w/o
  LeRoy (USA)
L 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance
16 Joseph Charles   United States Bye   Feitshans (USA)
L 8–6, 6–1
Did not advance
Andrew Drew   United States Bye   Jones (USA)
L 6–4, 6–1
Did not advance
William Easton   United States Bye   McKittrick (USA)
L 6–2, 6–2
Did not advance
Chris Forney   United States Bye   Leonard (USA)
L 6–1, 6–1
Did not advance
Malcolm MacDonald   United States Bye   Neely (USA)
L 6–1, 6–1
Did not advance
Forest Montgomery   United States Bye   Wright (USA)
L 6–3, 6–1
Did not advance
Nathaniel Semple   United States   Stadel (USA)
W 6–2, 6–1
  Blatherwick (USA)
L 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Did not advance
Stewart Tritle   United States Bye   Davis (USA)
L 6–2, 6–1
Did not advance
Douglas Turner   United States   J Eberhardt (USA)
W w/o
  Russ (USA)
L 6–2, 6–1
Did not advance
Orien Vernon   United States Bye   Bell (USA)
L 6–3, 6–2
Did not advance
Frank Wheaton   United States Bye   Cresson (USA)
L 6–2, 6–4
Did not advance
27 George Stadel   United States   Semple (USA)
L 6–2, 6–1
Did not advance
Benger   United States   Jacobs (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
M. Bergfeld   United States   Blatherwick (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
H. Holland   United States Bye   Rahe (GER)
W w/o
  Cresson (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
Frank Eberhardt   United States Bye   Hardy (GER)
L w/o
Did not advance
John Eberhardt   United States   Turner (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
J. Elliott   United States Bye   Fred Sanderson (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
Thomas Holland   United States Bye   LeRoy (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
H. W. Jacobs   United States   Benger (USA)
W w/o
  Cunningham (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe   Germany Bye   H. Holland (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance
N. M. Smith   United States   Russ (USA)
L w/o
Did not advance

External linksEdit

  1. ^ "Singles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 18 December 2020.