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Singles, Covered Courts, Men

Date5 – 12 May 1912
StatusOlympic
LocationKungliga tennishallen, Stockholm
Participants22 from 6 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

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.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1André GobertFRAGold
2Charles DixonGBRSilver
3Tony WildingANZBronze
4Gordon LoweGBR
=5George CaridiaGBR
=5Gunnar SetterwallSWE
=5Karel FuchsBOH
=5Arthur LoweGBR
=9Theodore MavrogordatoGBR
=9Torsten GrönforsSWE
=9Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR
=9Maurice GermotFRA
=9Carl KempeSWE
=9Roper BarrettGBR
=9Charles WennergrenSWE
=16Lennart SilfverstolpeSWE
=16Frans MöllerSWE
=16Hakon LefflerSWE
=16Wollmar BoströmSWE
=16Alfred BeamishGBR
=16Erik LarsenDEN
=16Jaroslav HainzBOH
DNSJaroslav JustBOH
DNSMax DécugisFRA
DNSJosef ŠebekBOH

Round One (5 – 6 May 1912)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Charles DixonGBR bye
Match #2 Theodore MavrogordatoGBR bye
Match #3 Karel FuchsBOH bye
Match #4 Jaroslav JustBOH Max DécugisFRA walkover
Match #5 Torsten GrönforsSWE Josef ŠebekBOH walkover
Match #6 Tony WildingANZ Lennart SilfverstolpeSWE 6-0, 6-1, 6-1
Match #7 George CaridiaGBR Frans MöllerSWE 6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
Match #8 Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR Hakon LefflerSWE 7-5, 6-4, 7-5
Match #9 Arthur LoweGBR Wollmar BoströmSWE 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Match #10 Maurice GermotFRA Alfred BeamishGBR 4-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Match #11 André GobertFRA Erik LarsenDEN 8-6, 6-1, 5-7, 8-6
Match #12 Carl KempeSWE Jaroslav HainzBOH 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Match #13 Roper BarrettGBR bye
Match #14 Gunnar SetterwallSWE bye
Match #15 Gordon LoweGBR bye
Match #16 Charles WennergrenSWE bye

Round Two (5 – 8 May 1912)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Charles DixonGBR Theodore MavrogordatoGBR 6-2, 9-7, 4-6, 10-8
Match #2 Karel FuchsBOH Jaroslav JustBOH walkover
Match #3 Tony WildingANZ Torsten GrönforsSWE 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Match #4 George CaridiaGBR Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR 6-2, 9-7, 7-5
Match #5 Arthur LoweGBR Maurice GermotFRA 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4
Match #6 André GobertFRA Carl KempeSWE 6-1, 6-2, 7-5
Match #7 Gunnar SetterwallSWE Roper BarrettGBR 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-8, 6-4
Match #8 Gordon LoweGBR Charles WennergrenSWE 6-4, 6-1, 6-4

Quarter-Finals (8 – 9 May 1912)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Charles DixonGBR Karel FuchsBOH 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Match #2 Tony WildingANZ George CaridiaGBR 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Match #3 André GobertFRA Arthur LoweGBR 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
Match #4 Gordon LoweGBR Gunnar SetterwallSWE 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 8-6

Semi-Finals (—)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Charles DixonGBR Tony WildingANZ 6-0, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match #2 André GobertFRA Gordon LoweGBR 6-4, 10-8, 2-6, 2-6, 6-2

Final Round (11 – 12 May 1912)

Match 1/2 André GobertFRA Charles DixonGBR 8-6, 6-4, 6-4
Match 3/4 Tony WildingANZ Gordon LoweGBR 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-0