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Tennis at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games:

Men's Singles, Covered Courts

Tennis at the 1912 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue(s): Royal Tennis Halls, Stockholm
Date Started: May 5, 1912
Date Finished: May 12, 1912
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: FRA André Gobert
Silver: GBR Charles Dixon
Bronze: ANZ Tony Wilding

Summary

The 1912 Olympic Games began at 1315 on 5 May when Sweden’s Carl Kempe hit his first serve in his match with Jaroslav Hainz of Bohemia. The covered court competition had a much stronger field than the lawn tennis event which would occur almost two months later. The covered court event was not hampered by the concurrent competition at Wimbledon, which greatly weakened the lawn tennis events. In fact, the Stockholm covered court singles could claim one of the top international fields to date in men’s tennis. Although Tony Wilding was considered the top player in the world (see his record under lawn tennis men’s singles), he was defeated in the semi-finals by the British player, Charles Dixon. Dixon was favored in the final, but fell in straight sets to André Gobert of France. Gobert was the top French player in 1912, having replaced Max Décugis. Gobert was French singles champion in 1911 and 1920 and won the indoor French title in 1911-13 and again in 1920.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 André Gobert 21 France FRA Gold
2 Charles Dixon 39 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Tony Wilding 28 Australasia ANZ Bronze
4 Gordon Lowe 27 Great Britain GBR
5T George Caridia 43 Great Britain GBR
5T Gunnar Setterwall 30 Sweden SWE
5T Karel Fuchs 23 Bohemia BOH
5T Arthur Lowe 26 Great Britain GBR
9T Theodore Mavrogordato 28 Great Britain GBR
9T Torsten Grönfors 23 Sweden SWE
9T Arthur Wentworth Gore 44 Great Britain GBR
9T Maurice Germot 29 France FRA
9T Carl Kempe 27 Sweden SWE
9T Roper Barrett 38 Great Britain GBR
9T Charles Wennergren 23 Sweden SWE
16T Lennart Silfverstolpe 23 Sweden SWE
16T Frans Möller 25 Sweden SWE
16T Hakon Leffler 25 Sweden SWE
16T Wollmar Boström 33 Sweden SWE
16T Alfred Beamish 32 Great Britain GBR
16T Erik Larsen 31 Denmark DEN
16T Jaroslav Hainz 28 Bohemia BOH