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Singles, Men

Date16 – 23 August 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationRoyal Beerschot Tennis & Hockey Club, Antwerpen
Participants41 from 14 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament.

The men’s field was somewhat weak, from an international standpoint. The three top players in the world were Gerald Patterson of Australia and Bill Tilden and Bill Johnston of the United States. Patterson entered but withdrew because of business conflicts. Tilden and Johnston never entered, nor did any American, because the Olympic events were scheduled at the same time as the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills. In that event, Tilden defeated Johnston in the finals in five sets. The gold medalist at Antwerp, Louis Raymond, had no significant international record outside of his Olympic title. The Olympics was his first major title but he won the South African championship from 1921-24, and then again in 1930-31.

PosNrPlayerNOC
1Louis RaymondRSAGold
2Ichiya KumagaeJPNSilver
3Charles WinslowRSABronze
4Noel TurnbullGBR
=5Sune MalmströmSWE
=5José Manuel AlonsoESP
=5George DoddRSA
=5Gordon LoweGBR
=9Armand SimonSUI
=9Jacques BrugnonFRA
=9Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA
=9Alfred BeamishGBR
=9Albert LammensBEL
=9Seiichiro KashioJPN
=9Cesare ColomboITA
=9Jean WasherBEL
=17Enrique de SatrústeguiESP
=17Ladislav ŽemlaTCH
=17Maurice Van Den BemdenBEL
=17Alberto ChiesaSUI
=17José Miguel Fernández de LiencresESP1
=17Max WoosnamGBR
=17Karel ArdeltTCH
=17Victor de LaveleyeBEL
=17Carl-Eric von BraunSWE
=17Max DécugisFRA
=17Erik TegnerDEN
=17Avgoustos ZerlentisGRE
=17Jack NielsenNOR
=17Jean-Pierre SamazeuilhFRA
=17Ronald ThomasAUS
=32Albert LindqvistSWE
=32Jaroslav JustTCH
=32Otto WoffekTCH
=32José María AlonsoESP
=32Hans SyzSUI
=32Conrad LangaardNOR
=32Alberto, Count BonacossaITA
=32Henning MüllerSWE
=32Brian NortonRSA
=32Jean-François BlanchyFRA
DNSJ. SchollerSUI
DNSGerald PattersonAUS
DNSLeopold NypelsNED

Round One (16 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to round two.

Match #1 Armand SimonSUI bye
Match #2 Enrique de SatrústeguiESP bye
Match #3 Sune MalmströmSWE bye
Match #4 Ladislav ŽemlaTCH bye
Match #5 Louis RaymondRSA bye
Match #6 Maurice Van Den BemdenBEL bye
Match #7 Jacques BrugnonFRA bye
Match #8 Alberto ChiesaSUI bye
Match #9 Noel TurnbullGBR bye
Match #10 J. SchollerSUI bye
Match #11 José Miguel Fernández de LiencresESP Albert LindqvistSWE 0-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2
Match #12 Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA Gerald PattersonAUS walkover
Match #13 Karel ArdeltTCH Leopold NypelsNED walkover
Match #14 Alfred BeamishGBR Otto WoffekTCH 6-1, 6-3, 6-4
Match #15 José Manuel AlonsoESP Jaroslav JustTCH 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2
Match #16 Max WoosnamGBR Henning MüllerSWE 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3
Match #17 Carl-Eric von BraunSWE Alberto, Count BonacossaITA 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2
Match #18 Albert LammensBEL Hans SyzSUI 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
Match #19 Ichiya KumagaeJPN José María AlonsoESP 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
Match #20 Victor de LaveleyeBEL Conrad LangaardNOR 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Match #21 Max DécugisFRA Brian NortonRSA 6-4, 12-10, 2-6, 8-6
Match #22 George DoddRSA Jean-François BlanchyFRA 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, 9-7
Match #23 Erik TegnerDEN bye
Match #24 Seiichiro KashioJPN bye
Match #25 Avgoustos ZerlentisGRE bye
Match #26 Gordon LoweGBR bye
Match #27 Jack NielsenNOR bye
Match #28 Cesare ColomboITA bye
Match #29 Jean-Pierre SamazeuilhFRA bye
Match #30 Charles WinslowRSA bye
Match #31 Ronald ThomasAUS bye
Match #32 Jean WasherBEL bye

Round Two (16 – 18 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to round three.

Match #1 Armand SimonSUI Enrique de SatrústeguiESP 3-6, 8-6, 6-2, 6-8, 6-2
Match #2 Sune MalmströmSWE Ladislav ŽemlaTCH 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5
Match #3 Louis RaymondRSA Maurice Van Den BemdenBEL 7-5, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
Match #4 Jacques BrugnonFRA Alberto ChiesaSUI 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Match #5 Noel TurnbullGBR J. SchollerSUI walkover
Match #6 Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA José Miguel Fernández de LiencresESP 6-2, 6-4, 6-1
Match #7 Alfred BeamishGBR Karel ArdeltTCH 6-2, 6-4, 6-3
Match #8 José Manuel AlonsoESP Max WoosnamGBR 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
Match #9 Albert LammensBEL Carl-Eric von BraunSWE 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
Match #10 Ichiya KumagaeJPN Victor de LaveleyeBEL 6-0, 6-1, 6-0
Match #11 George DoddRSA Max DécugisFRA 6-2, 6-1, 6-1
Match #12 Seiichiro KashioJPN Erik TegnerDEN 6-3, 6-1, 6-2
Match #13 Gordon LoweGBR Avgoustos ZerlentisGRE 14-12, 8-10, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Match #14 Cesare ColomboITA Jack NielsenNOR 6-2, 6-3, 6-1
Match #15 Charles WinslowRSA Jean-Pierre SamazeuilhFRA 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Match #16 Jean WasherBEL Ronald ThomasAUS 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Round Three (18 – 20 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Sune MalmströmSWE Armand SimonSUI 6-2, 6-2, 6-0
Match #2 Louis RaymondRSA Jacques BrugnonFRA 3-6, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1
Match #3 Noel TurnbullGBR Mino, Count Balbi Di RobeccoITA 3-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-8, 6-2
Match #4 José Manuel AlonsoESP Alfred BeamishGBR 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
Match #5 Ichiya KumagaeJPN Albert LammensBEL 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
Match #6 George DoddRSA Seiichiro KashioJPN 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Match #7 Gordon LoweGBR Cesare ColomboITA 6-4, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5
Match #8 Charles WinslowRSA Jean WasherBEL 8-6, 6-4, 6-1

Quarter-Finals (21 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Louis RaymondRSA Sune MalmströmSWE 6-3, 6-1, 6-1
Match #2 Noel TurnbullGBR José Manuel AlonsoESP 0-6, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Match #3 Ichiya KumagaeJPN George DoddRSA 7-5, 6-1, 6-1
Match #4 Charles WinslowRSA Gordon LoweGBR 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2

Semi-Finals (22 August 1920)

Winner of each match advanced to the final.

Match #1 Louis RaymondRSA Noel TurnbullGBR 2-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
Match #2 Ichiya KumagaeJPN Charles WinslowRSA 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Final Round (23 August 1920)

Match 1/2 Louis RaymondRSA Ichiya KumagaeJPN 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
Match 3/4 Charles WinslowRSA Noel TurnbullGBR walkover