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Singles, Men

Date6 – 11 July 1900
StatusOlympic
LocationSociété des sports de l'île de Puteaux, Puteaux
Participants13 from 3 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

In the men’s singles, the question was only which Doherty brother – Reggie or Laurie – would win. In fact, after winning their first round matches, they were to play each other in the semi-finals, but refused to do so, stating that they only did that in major championships, i.e., Wimbledon. Reggie withdrew in favor of his brother, and Laurie advanced to the final, where, under a bright sun, he easily defeated Harold Mahony (1896 Wimbledon singles champion and the 1899 European champion), three sets to love.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Laurie DohertyGBRGold
2Harold MahonyGBRSilver
=3Reggie DohertyGBRBronze
=3Arthur NorrisGBRBronze
=5Spalding de GarmendiaUSA
=5Paul LecaronFRA
=5Archibald WardenFRA
=8Charles VoigtFRA
=8Paul LebretonFRA
=8Étienne DurandFRA
=8Albert LippmannFRA
=8André PrévostFRA
=8Charles SandsFRA
DNSMax DécugisFRA
DNSWylie GrantUSA

Round One (—)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Spalding de GarmendiaUSA Charles VoigtFRA 6-1, 6-3
Match #2 Laurie DohertyGBR Paul LebretonFRA 6-2, 6-3
Match #3 Reggie DohertyGBR Étienne DurandFRA 6-1, 6-3
Match #4 Paul LecaronFRA Albert LippmannFRA 6-0, 6-1
Match #5 Arthur NorrisGBR André PrévostFRA 6-4, 6-4
Match #6 Archibald WardenFRA Wylie GrantUSA
Match #7 Harold MahonyGBR Charles SandsFRA 6-2, 6-3
Match #8 Max DécugisFRA bye

Quarter-Finals (—)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Laurie DohertyGBR Spalding de GarmendiaUSA 6-2, 8-6
Match #2 Reggie DohertyGBR Paul LecaronFRA 6-2, 6-1
Match #3 Arthur NorrisGBR Archibald WardenFRA 6-4, 6-2
Match #4 Harold MahonyGBR walkover

Semi-Finals (—)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 1 Laurie DohertyGBR 2walkover
Match #2 Harold MahonyGBR Arthur NorrisGBR 8-6, 6-1

Final Round (—)

Match 1/2 Laurie DohertyGBR Harold MahonyGBR 6-4, 6-2, 6-3