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

The men's outdoor singles 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.

Men's outdoor singles tennis
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueAll England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Dates6 July (rounds 1–3)
7 July (rounds 2 and 3)
8 July (round 3)
9 July (quarterfinals)
10 July (semifinal)
11 July (semifinal, final)
Competitors45 from 9 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Major Ritchie  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Otto Froitzheim  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wilberforce Eaves  Great Britain
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DrawEdit

KeyEdit

FinalsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (Gold medal match)
                     
  Maurice Germot (FRA) 0 0r
  Major Ritchie (GBR) 6 4
  Major Ritchie (GBR) 2 6 6 6
  Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 6 1 4 1
  Charles Dixon (GBR) 3 5 3
  Wilberforce Eaves (GBR) 6 7 6
  Major Ritchie (GBR) 7 6 6
  Otto Froitzheim (GER) 5 3 4
  Otto Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 5 6
  George Caridia (GBR) 4 1 7 1
  Otto Froitzheim (GER) 2 6 6 6
  John Richardson (RSA) 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.

Top halfEdit

Section 1Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  V Károly (BOH)
  H Suckling (CAN) w/o
  V Károly (BOH) w/o
  M Germot (FRA)
  M Germot (FRA) 7 6 6
  H Schomburgk (GER) 5 4 2
  M Germot (FRA) 0 0r
  M Ritchie (GBR) 6 4
  M Ritchie (GBR) 6 6 6
  V Gauntlett (RSA) 1 4 1
  M Ritchie (GBR) 6 6 6
  W Crawley (GBR) 1 4 1
  W Crawley (GBR)
  G Hillyard (GBR) w/o

Section 2Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  D Lauber (HUN) 1 0 0
  C Dixon (GBR) 6 7 6   C Dixon (GBR) 6 6 6
  F Rahe (GER) 2 5 4   C Dixon (GBR) 6 6 6
  B Hykš (BOH)   B Hykš (BOH) 1 2 3
  O Schmid (HUN) w/o   B Hykš (BOH) 7 6 3 6
  J Zsigmondy (HUN)   J Zsigmondy (HUN) 5 4 6 0
  L Ivánka (HUN) w/o   C Dixon (GBR) 3 5 3
  M von Bissing (GER)   W Eaves (GBR) 6 7 6
  G Ball-Greene (GBR) w/o   M von Bissing (GER) 6 6 6
  A Zborzil (AUT)   A Zborzil (AUT) 1 4 4
  A Gore (GBR) w/o   M von Bissing (GER) 6 5 5
  K von Wessely (AUT)   W Eaves (GBR) 8 7 7
  HR Barrett (GBR) w/o   K von Wessely (AUT) w/o
  W Eaves (GBR) 6 6 6   W Eaves (GBR)
  R Kinzl (AUT) 3 1 0

Bottom halfEdit

Section 3Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  E Tóth (HUN) 6 2
  J Mičovský (BOH) 3 1r   E Tóth (HUN) 1 3 2
  JC Parke (GBR)   JC Parke (GBR) 6 6 6
  J Rössler-Ořovský (BOH) w/o   JC Parke (GBR) 4 9 4
  O Kreuzer (GER) 6 6 6   O Froitzheim (GER) 6 11 6
  F Pipes (AUT) 3 1 4   O Kreuzer (GER) 2 3 3
  O Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 6   O Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 6
  K Powell (GBR) 3 1 4   O Froitzheim (GER) 6 6 5 6
  R Powell (CAN) 6 6 6   G Caridia (GBR) 4 1 7 1
  C van Lennep (NED) 4 1 2   R Powell (CAN) 2 6 6 6
  L Žemla (BOH)   L Žemla (BOH) 6 0 4 1
  L Doherty (GBR) w/o   R Powell (CAN) 4 6 4 2
  G Caridia (GBR) 6 3 6 6
  G Caridia (GBR) 6 6 6
  H Kitson (RSA) 1 3 1

Section 4Edit

First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
  J Foulkes (CAN) 6 6 6
  R van Lennep (NED) 2 4 3
  J Foulkes (CAN) 2 4 3
  J Richardson (RSA) 6 6 6
  J Richardson (RSA)
  M Decugis (FRA) w/o
  J Richardson (RSA) 6 6 6
  C Brown (CAN) 3 1 0
  D Slíva (BOH)
  J Žemla (BOH) w/o
  D Slíva (BOH) 2 1 2
  C Brown (CAN) 6 6 6
  C Brown (CAN)
  Z Žemla (BOH) w/o

External linksEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (May 1909). The Fourth Olympiad London 1908 Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. Retrieved 8 May 2008.
  • ITF, 2008 Olympic Tennis Event Media Guide