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Singles, Covered Courts, Men

Date6 – 11 May 1908
LocationQueen's Club, West Kensington
Participants7 from 2 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

There were only six players who ended up competing in this event, but it was significant in that the top singles player was one of them, Arthur “Wentworth” Gore. He survived a very difficult semi-final against Josiah Ritchie, who would win the Olympic lawn tennis outdoors later in the year, and then won easily in the final, winning in three sets over George Caridia, representing Britain although he was of Greek origin (né Georgios Karidias).

1Arthur Wentworth GoreGBRGold
2George CaridiaGBRSilver
3Josiah RitchieGBRBronze
4Wilberforce EavesGBR
=5Gunnar SetterwallSWE
=5Wollmar BoströmSWE
7Lionel EscombeGBR
DNSTony WildingNZL
DNSLeslie PoidevinNZL
DNSRoper BarrettGBR

Round One

Date6 May 1908
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
Match #1Tony WildingNZLbye
Match #2Arthur Wentworth GoreGBRbye
Match #3Leslie PoidevinNZLbye
Match #406 MayJosiah RitchieGBRRoper BarrettGBRwalkover
Match #506 MayGunnar SetterwallSWE6-2, 6-3, 6-1Lionel EscombeGBR
Match #6George CaridiaGBRbye
Match #7Wollmar BoströmSWEbye
Match #8Wilberforce EavesGBRbye


Date7 – 8 May 1908
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #1Josiah RitchieGBRTony WildingNZLwalkover
Match #2Arthur Wentworth GoreGBRLeslie PoidevinNZLwalkover
Match #308 May 12:00George CaridiaGBR6-2, 6-1, 6-1Gunnar SetterwallSWE
Match #407 May 12:00Wilberforce EavesGBR7-5, 6-2, 9-7Wollmar BoströmSWE


Date8 – 9 May 1908
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final.
Match #108 May 15:30Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-4Josiah RitchieGBR
Match #209 May 12:00George CaridiaGBR7-5Wilberforce EavesGBR

Final Round

Date11 May 1908
Match 1/211 MayArthur Wentworth GoreGBR6-3, 7-5, 6-4George CaridiaGBR