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Tennis at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Tennis Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 13, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Vinnie Richards
Silver: FRA Henri Cochet
Bronze: ITA Umberto De Morpurgo

Summary

Overshadowed by Big Bill Tilden and Little Bill Johnston in the early 20s, Vinnie Richards was one of the original young phenoms of tennis. With Tilden he won the US Doubles championship in 1918, when he was only 15 years old. Tilden and Johnston did not play in Paris, which opened up the tournament. In one semi-final, Henri Cochet defeated one of his fellow Four Musketeers, Jean Borotra, to meet Richards in the final. The final was a closely-fought 5-setter, Richards winning, 6-4, 6-4, 5-7, 4-6, 6-2.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vinnie Richards 21 United States USA Gold
2 Henri Cochet 22 France FRA Silver
3 Umberto De Morpurgo 28 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Jean Borotra 25 France FRA
5T Dick Williams 33 United States USA
5T Sydney Jacob 44 India IND
5T Takeichi Harada 24 Japan JPN
5T René Lacoste 19 France FRA
9T Béla von Kehrling 33 Hungary HUN
9T Masanosuke Fukuda 27 Japan JPN
9T Algernon Kingscote 36 Great Britain GBR
9T Watty Washburn 29 United States USA
9T Jean Washer 29 Belgium BEL
9T Brian Gilbert 36 Great Britain GBR
9T Pat Spence 26 South Africa RSA
9T Manuel Alonso 28 Spain ESP
17T Pavel Macenauer Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Charles Aeschlimann 27 Switzerland SUI
17T Henk Timmer 20 Netherlands NED
17T Ivie Richardson 29 South Africa RSA
17T Runar Granholm 34 Finland FIN
17T Jack Nielsen 27 Norway NOR
17T Jim Willard 31 Australia AUS
17T Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep 37 Netherlands NED
17T Frank Hunter 29 United States USA
17T Avgoustos Zerlentis 37 Greece GRE
17T James Bayley 24 Australia AUS
17T Maurice Cousin France FRA
17T Mohammed Sleem 32 India IND
17T Guillermo Robson 19 Argentina ARG
17T Jan Koželuh 20 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Max Woosnam 31 Great Britain GBR
33T Albert Lammens Belgium BEL
33T S. M. Hadi 24 India IND
33T Alexandru Roman Romania ROU
33T Carlos Dumas Argentina ARG
33T Einer Ulrich 27 Denmark DEN
33T Patrick Wheatley 25 Great Britain GBR
33T Francisco Sindreu 20 Spain ESP
33T Henning Müller 27 Sweden SWE
33T Luis Torralva Chile CHI
33T Erik Tegner 27 Denmark DEN
33T Maurice Ferrier 22 Switzerland SUI
33T Joseph Halot Belgium BEL
33T Héctor Cattaruzza Argentina ARG
33T Gheorghe Lupu Romania ROU
33T Arturo Hortal Argentina ARG
33T Eduardo Flaquer 29 Spain ESP
33T Athar Ali Fyzee 40 India IND
33T Pablo Debran Switzerland SUI
33T Gerard Leembruggen 27 Netherlands NED
33T Einar Bache 26 Denmark DEN
33T Charles Wennergren 35 Sweden SWE
33T Ladislav Žemla 36 Czechoslovakia TCH
33T Lajos Göncz 36 Hungary HUN
33T Sunao Okamoto 29 Japan JPN
33T Hanns Syz Switzerland SUI
33T Bjørn Thalbitzer 28 Denmark DEN
33T Maas van der Feen 36 Netherlands NED
33T Victor de Laveleye 29 Belgium BEL
61T Friedrich Rohrer Czechoslovakia TCH
61T Asaji Honda Japan JPN
61T Aurél von Kelemen 36 Hungary HUN
61T Ernst Schybergson 33 Finland FIN
61T Raimundo Morales 25 Spain ESP
61T William Ireland Ireland IRL
61T Louis Raymond 28 South Africa RSA
61T Pantelis Papadopoulos Greece GRE
61T Arne Grahn 22 Finland FIN
61T Domingo Torralva Chile CHI
61T Nicolae Mişu 31 Romania ROU
61T Conrad Langaard 33 Norway NOR
61T Edwin McCrea Ireland IRL
61T Camille Wolff 29 Luxembourg LUX
61T Clemente Serventi 34 Italy ITA
61T Felipe del Canto Mexico MEX
61T Rodrigo Pereira 36 Portugal POR
61T Aleksander Ðurđenski Yugoslavia YUG
61T Boris Schildt 34 Finland FIN
61T Maríano Lozano Mexico MEX
61T Jack Condon 20 South Africa RSA
61T Kálmán Kirchmayer 26 Hungary HUN