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Tennis at the 1906 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Doubles

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Athens Lawn Tennis Club, Athina
Date Started: April 23, 1906
Date Finished: April 25, 1906
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: GRE Greece-1
Bronze: BOH Bohemia

Summary

The final, between the French tandem of Decugis and Germot and the Greek pair of Ballis and Kasdaglis, was a tremendous match, going five sets, although the last two sets were both won at love. Decugis' record is noted above. Maurice Germot was the French singles champion in 1905-06, and 1910. Together, Decugis and Germot won the French doubles title in 1904, 1906-09, 1911-14, and 1920 - 10 titles in all. They had also won the German doubles title in 1902, and the French covered court doubles in 1910-12.

The top doubles' team in 1906 was still probably Britain's redoubtable Doherty brothers, Laurie and Reggie, who had been Wimbledon champions in 1897-1901, 1903-05, and were runners-up in 1906. In 1906 they had lost at Wimbledon to Britain's Frank Riseley and Sydney Smith, who had been runners-up to the Dohertys in 1903-05.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 France FRA Gold
2 Greece-1 GRE Silver
3 Bohemia BOH Bronze
4 Greece-2 GRE
5T Netherlands NED
5T United States USA
5T Greece-3 GRE