Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Royal Beerschot Tennis & Hockey Club, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 17, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
In mixed doubles, Suzanne Lenglen teamed with Max Décugis to win the title with the loss of only one set. Decugis had also won bronze in the men’s doubles, teaming with Pierre Albarran. For Max Décugis it was the end of the most distinguished Olympic tennis career ever. It began in 1900 when the Olympics were held in his hometown of Paris and he won a silver medal in the doubles. He did not travel to St. Louis in 1904, but he competed at the Olympic tennis events in 1906, winning a gold medal in all three events, singles, doubles, and mixed. Decugis entered the Olympic tennis events in both 1908 and 1912, but he did not compete in 1912 and although he entered in 1908, he withdrew. His 1920 medals closed his Olympic tennis career with six medals, four of them gold, both of which are Olympic records. At the 1924 Olympic tennis event in Paris, the last held as a medal sport prior to 1988, he was an honored spectator. Between 1902 and 1920, Décugis won 33 titles (8 singles, 11 doubles, 14 mixed) at the French Championships, in those days closed to French players. He reached the semi-finals of the All-Comers Singles at Wimbledon in 1911-12 and won the Wimbledon doubles title in 1911 with André Gobert.