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Singles, Covered Courts, Men

Date5 – 12 May 1912
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.

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 DecugisFRA
DNSJosef ŠebekBOH

Round One

Date5 – 6 May 1912
FormatWinner of each match advanced to round two.
Match #1Charles DixonGBRbye
Match #2Theodore MavrogordatoGBRbye
Match #3Karel FuchsBOHbye
Match #405 May 13:15Jaroslav JustBOHMax DecugisFRAwalkover
Match #505 May 13:15Torsten GrönforsSWEJosef ŠebekBOHwalkover
Match #605 May 14:30Tony WildingANZ6-0, 6-1, 6-1Lennart SilfverstolpeSWE
Match #705 May 14:30George CaridiaGBR6-2, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4Frans MöllerSWE
Match #805 May 15:30Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR7-5, 6-4, 7-5Hakon LefflerSWE
Match #905 May 15:30Arthur LoweGBR5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4Wollmar BoströmSWE
Match #1006 May 16:00Maurice GermotFRA4-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4Alfred BeamishGBR
Match #1105 May 17:00André GobertFRA8-6, 6-1, 5-7, 8-6Erik LarsenDEN
Match #1205 May 13:15Carl KempeSWE6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3Jaroslav HainzBOH
Match #13Roper BarrettGBRbye
Match #14Gunnar SetterwallSWEbye
Match #15Gordon LoweGBRbye
Match #16Charles WennergrenSWEbye

Round Two

Date5 – 8 May 1912
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #106 May 11:00Charles DixonGBR6-2, 9-7, 4-6, 10-8Theodore MavrogordatoGBR
Match #2Karel FuchsBOHJaroslav JustBOHwalkover
Match #306 May 13:00Tony WildingANZ6-3, 6-3, 6-3Torsten GrönforsSWE
Match #408 May 14:30George CaridiaGBR6-2, 9-7, 7-5Arthur Wentworth GoreGBR
Match #508 May 12:00Arthur LoweGBR6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4Maurice GermotFRA
Match #608 May 15:00André GobertFRA6-1, 6-2, 7-5Carl KempeSWE
Match #706 May 15:15Gunnar SetterwallSWE4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-8, 6-4Roper BarrettGBR
Match #805 May 13:15Gordon LoweGBR6-4, 6-1, 6-4Charles WennergrenSWE


Date8 – 9 May 1912
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #108 MayCharles DixonGBR6-2, 6-4, 6-1Karel FuchsBOH
Match #209 May 15:00Tony WildingANZ6-1, 6-2, 6-2George CaridiaGBR
Match #309 May 12:00André GobertFRA6-1, 6-1, 6-3Arthur LoweGBR
Match #408 MayGordon LoweGBR6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 8-6Gunnar SetterwallSWE


FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final.
Match #110 May 14:30Charles DixonGBR6-0, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4Tony WildingANZ
Match #210 May 13:00André GobertFRA6-4, 10-8, 2-6, 2-6, 6-2Gordon LoweGBR

Final Round

Date11 – 12 May 1912
Match 1/212 May 13:15André GobertFRA8-6, 6-4, 6-4Charles DixonGBR
Match 3/411 May 15:30Tony WildingANZ4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-0Gordon LoweGBR