1929 French Championships – Men's Doubles


Jean Borotra and Jacques Brugnon were the defending champions but they split up and Borotra teamed up with René Lacoste and Brugnon partnered with Henri Cochet. The final saw the encounter of these teams known altogether as the Four Musketeers with the former pair clinching the title.

Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet (up), the runner-up for the event; Jean Borotra (down-left) and René Lacoste (down-right) the triumphant doubles players

Seeds

Every but 16 teams (neither the third and four seeds) received a bye into the second round.

  1. Bill Tilden / Frank Hunter (Semifinal)
  2. Henri Cochet / Jacques Brugnon (Final)
  3. Leonardo Bonzi / Clemente Serventi (Second Round)
  4. André Roche / Pierre Joba (Second Round)
  5. René Lacoste / Jean Borotra (Champions)
  6. Roderich Menzel / Josef Malacek(Third Round)
  7. Emanuelle du Plaix / Raymond Rodel (Third Round)
  8. René de Buzelet / Christian Boussus (Quarterfinal)

Draw

Key

Finals

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                     
1 Tilden
Hunter
3 6 6 6
Kehrling
Kleinschroth
6 3 1 4
1 Tilden
Hunter
3 2 6 3
5 Lacoste
Borotra
6 6 3 6
5 Lacoste
Borotra
2 6 1 6 6
De Morpurgo
del Bono
6 2 6 4 3
5 Lacoste
Borotra
6 3 6 3 8
2 Cochet
Brugnon
3 6 3 6 6
Gregory
Collins
6 2 6 6
8 de Buzelet
Boussus
3 6 2 3
Gregory
Collins
3 4 3
2 Cochet
Brugnon
6 6 6
Timmer
O. von Salm-Hoogstraeten
2 2 7
2 Cochet
Brugnon
6 6 9

Top Half

Section 1
First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
1 Tilden
Hunter
6 6 6
Rasmussen
Nielsen
0 1 0
1 Tilden
Hunter
6 4 6 6
É Borotra
Coen
1 6 2 2
É Borotra
Coen
6 11 8
Zahar
Danon
2 9 6
1 Tilden
Hunter
3 6 6 6
Kehrling
Kleinschroth
6 3 1 4
Kehrling
Kleinschroth
w/o
Zerlendis
Zafiropoulo
Kehrling
Kleinschroth
2 6 9 6 6
7 du Plaix
Rodel
6 1 11 2 4
Olliff
Austin
8 7 7 3 2
7 du Plaix
Rodel
10 5 5 6 6
Section 2
First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
5 Lacoste
Borotra
6 6 6
Fyzee
Misu
0 3 2
5 Lacoste
Borotra
2 7 5 6 6
Moldenhauer
Prenn
6 5 7 2 2
Moldenhauer
Prenn
4 6 6 4 6
Benny Berthet
Jean Lesueur
6 3 3 6 1
5 Lacoste
Borotra
2 6 1 6 6
Umberto De Morpurgo
Alberto del Bono
6 6 6 De Morpurgo
del Bono
6 2 6 4 3
Edmond-Blanc
Nicolas Magaloff
3 2 4 De Morpurgo
del Bono
6 6 6
Henri Reynaud
Denis Laurent
6 6 6 Reynaud
Laurent
3 4 1
Charles Aeschlimann
Ernst
2 1 3 De Morpurgo
del Bono
6 5 6 6
Domingo Torralva-Ponsa
Luis Torralva-Ponsa
3 6 7 7 D Torralva-Ponsa
L Torralva-Ponsa
3 7 2 3
Jean Augustin
Francois Terrier
6 4 5 5 D Torralva-Ponsa
L Torralva-Ponsa
4 2 7 7 6
Arthur Wallis Myers
Hunt
2 2 6 7 1 4 Roche
Joba
6 6 5 5 1
4 André Roche
Pierre Joba
6 6 1 5 6

Bottom Half

Section 3
First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
3 Leonardo Bonzi
Clemente Serventi
6 8 6
E. Goldschmidt
J. Converse
1 6 3 3 Bonzi/Serventi 2 5 13
Georges Glasser
André Martin-Legeay
1 4 2 Gregory
Collins
6 7 15
Colin Gregory
Ian Collins
6 6 6 Gregory
Collins
6 6 0 6
A.G. Rawlins
Homer Levinson
7 2 3 4 Gallepe
Aslangul
1 2 6 2
Paul Féret
Marcel Cousin
5 6 6 6 Féret
Cousin
2 2 6 6 3
Jean Pastré
Jacques Deniau
0 4 3 Gallepe
Aslangul
6 6 2 1 6
René Gallepe
Leonce Aslangul
6 6 6 Gregory
Collins
6 2 6 6
8 de Buzelet
Boussus
3 6 2 3
Robbins
Salm-Hoogstraeten
Danet
George
w/o
Danet
George
5 1 4
8 de Buzelet
Boussus
7 6 6
Fuchs
Wetzel
4 1 2
8 de Buzelet
Boussus
6 6 6
Section 4
First Round Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals
6 Menzel
Malaček
6 6 6
Thurneyssen
Gentien
1 2 1
6 Menzel
Malacek
4 3 3
Timmer
O. von Salm-Hoogstraeten
6 6 6
de Borman
Toussaint
Timmer
O. von Salm-Hoogstraeten
w/o
Timmer
O. von Salm-Hoogstraeten
2 2 7
2 Cochet
Brugnon
6 6 9
Landau
Broquedis
4 4 1
Grandguillot
Covington
6 6 6
Grandguillot
Covington
2 4 4
2 Cochet
Brugnon
6 6 6
Matejka
Artens
4 4 4
2 Cochet
Brugnon
6 6 6

Sources

Béla Kehrling, ed. (10 June 1929). "A férfi páros mezőnye [The doubles draw]" (in Hungarian) (pdf). Tennisz és Golf. I (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor Irod. és Nyomdai RT) 3: 67. Retrieved September 22, 2012.