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Doubles, Men

Date8 – 11 April 1896
StatusOlympic
LocationPodilatodromio Neou Falirou, Peiraias / Homilos Antisfairiseos Athinon, Athina
Participants10 from 4 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

Fritz Traun was supposed to enter the tennis doubles with a partner whose name has not survived, but who withdrew from an injury. He then competed with John Pius Boland, who had defeated him in the singles, and they won the championship. No records of any of the match results, other than the final, exist.

Traun was a good German athlete, but primarily as a runner. Between 1893 and 1894 he set several German records at distances from 880 yards up to 2 miles. He competed in the 100 metres and 800 metres in Athens but did not qualify for the finals.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1John Pius Boland (GBR) / Fritz Traun (GER)MIXGold
2Demetrius Casdagli / Dimitrios PetrokokkinosGRESilver
3Teddy Flack (AUS) / George Stuart Robertson (GBR)MIXBronze
=4Evangelos Rallis / Konstantinos PaspatisGRE
=4Aristidis Akratopoulos / Kostas AkratopoulosGRE
DNSFrank Marshall / George MarshallGBR
DNSJ. Defert / André VacherotFRA

Round One (8 – 9 April 1896)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Teddy Flack (AUS) / George Stuart Robertson (GBR)MIX Frank Marshall / George MarshallGBR walkover
Match #2 Demetrius Casdagli / Dimitrios PetrokokkinosGRE Evangelos Rallis / Konstantinos PaspatisGRE
Match #3 John Pius Boland (GBR) / Fritz Traun (GER)MIX Aristidis Akratopoulos / Kostas AkratopoulosGRE

Semi-Finals (9 April 1896 — 09:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Demetrius Casdagli / Dimitrios PetrokokkinosGRE Teddy Flack (AUS) / George Stuart Robertson (GBR)MIX
Match #2 John Pius Boland (GBR) / Fritz Traun (GER)MIX bye

Final Round (11 April 1896 — 14:00)

Match 1/2 1 John Pius Boland (GBR) / Fritz Traun (GER)MIX 2Demetrius Casdagli / Dimitrios PetrokokkinosGRE 5-7, 6-3, 6-3