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Tennis at the 1900 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Sport Society of Puteaux Island, Puteaux
Date Started: July 6, 1900
Date Finished: July 11, 1900
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Laurie Doherty
Silver: GBR Harold Mahony
Bronze: GBR Reggie Doherty
GBR Arthur Norris

Summary

In the men’s singles, the question was only which Doherty brother – Reggie or Laurie – would win. In fact, after winning their first round matches, they were to play each other in the semi-finals, but refused to do so, stating that they only did that in major championships, i.e., Wimbledon. Reggie withdrew in favor of his brother, and Laurie advanced to the final, where, under a bright sun, he easily defeated Harold Mahony (1896 Wimbledon singles champion and the 1899 European champion), three sets to love.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Laurie Doherty 24 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Harold Mahony 33 Great Britain GBR Silver
3T Reggie Doherty 27 Great Britain GBR Bronze
3T Arthur Norris Great Britain GBR Bronze
5T Spalding de Garmendia 40 United States USA
5T Paul Lecaron France FRA
5T Archibald Warden 31 Great Britain GBR
8T Charles Voigt 31 United States USA
8T Pierre Lebréton France FRA
8T Étienne Durand France FRA
8T Albert Lippmann France FRA
8T André Prévost 40 France FRA
8T Charles Sands 34 United States USA