Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Westend Tennis Hall, Espoo
Date Started: July 25, 1952
Date Finished: July 26, 1952
France and Italy were the main protagonists at the 1950 and 1951 World Championships and had won a title apiece with France being the most recent champions.
It came as a huge surprise when France found themselves eliminated from the tournament after suffering defeats to Hungary and Luxembourg ain the quarter-final.
The Italians, led by the Mangiarotti brothers, won the first of their three successive Olympic titles with minimal difficulty despite the best intentions of Sweden’s [Bengt Ljungquist] who beat all four Italians in the decisive match.
Sweden’s victory over Switzerland guaranteed them the silver medal.
The Mangiarottis, sons of 1908 Olympic fencer [Giuseppe Mangiarotti] won 16 Olympic medals between them.
|3 p1 r2/4||France||FRA|
|3 p2 r2/4||Belgium||BEL|
|3 p3 r2/4||Great Britain||GBR|
|4 p1 r2/4||Finland||FIN|
|4 p2 r2/4||Norway||NOR|
|4 p3 r2/4||United States||USA|
|3 p1 r1/4||Poland||POL|
|3 p2 r1/4||Soviet Union||URS|
|3 p3 r1/4||Brazil||BRA|
|3 p4 r1/4||Portugal||POR|
|3 p5 r1/4||Australia||AUS|
|3 p6 r1/4||Egypt||EGY|
|4 p4 r1/4||Venezuela||VEN|