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Tennis at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Royal Beerschot Tennis & Hockey Club, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 16, 1920
Date Finished: August 23, 1920
Format: Single-elimination tournament.

Gold: RSA Louis Raymond
Silver: JPN Ichiya Kumagae
Bronze: RSA Charles Winslow


The men’s field was somewhat weak, from an international standpoint. The three top players in the world were Gerald Patterson of Australia and Bill Tilden and Bill Johnston of the United States. Patterson entered but withdrew because of business conflicts. Tilden and Johnston never entered, nor did any American, because the Olympic events were scheduled at the same time as the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills. In that event, Tilden defeated Johnston in the finals in five sets. The gold medalist at Antwerp, Louis Raymond, had no significant international record outside of his Olympic title. The Olympics was his first major title but he won the South African championship from 1921-24, and then again in 1930-31.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Louis Raymond 24 South Africa RSA Gold
2 Ichiya Kumagae 29 Japan JPN Silver
3 Charles Winslow 31 South Africa RSA Bronze
4 Noel Turnbull 29 Great Britain GBR
5T Sune Malmström 22 Sweden SWE
5T Manuel Alonso 24 Spain ESP
5T George Dodd 37 South Africa RSA
5T Gordon Lowe 35 Great Britain GBR
9T Armand Simon Switzerland SUI
9T Jacques Brugnon 24 France FRA
9T Mino, Count Balbi Di Robecco 24 Italy ITA
9T Alfred Beamish 40 Great Britain GBR
9T Albert Lammens Belgium BEL
9T Seiichiro Kashio 28 Japan JPN
9T Cesare Colombo Italy ITA
9T Jean Washer 25 Belgium BEL
17T Enrique de Satrústegui 23 Spain ESP
17T Ladislav Žemla 32 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Maurice Van Den Bemden Belgium BEL
17T Alberto Chiesa Switzerland SUI
17T José Miguel Fernández de Liencres 21 Spain ESP
17T Max Woosnam 27 Great Britain GBR
17T Karel Ardelt 31 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Victor de Laveleye 25 Belgium BEL
17T Carl-Eric von Braun 23 Sweden SWE
17T Max Décugis 37 France FRA
17T Erik Tegner 23 Denmark DEN
17T Avgoustos Zerlentis 33 Greece GRE
17T Jack Nielsen 23 Norway NOR
17T Jean-Pierre Samazeuilh 29 France FRA
17T Ronald Thomas 31 Australia AUS
32T Albert Lindqvist 32 Sweden SWE
32T Jaroslav Just 37 Czechoslovakia TCH
32T Otto Woffek Czechoslovakia TCH
32T José María Alonso 30 Spain ESP
32T Hans Syz 28 Switzerland SUI
32T Conrad Langaard 29 Norway NOR
32T Alberto, Count Bonacossa 36 Italy ITA
32T Henning Müller 23 Sweden SWE
32T Brian Norton 20 South Africa RSA
32T Jean-François Blanchy 33 France FRA