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Anthony "Tony" Frederick Wilding
Frederick Wilding
(31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was a former world No. 1 tennis player from Christchurch, New Zealand, and a soldier killed in action during World War I.[3] Wilding was the son of wealthy English immigrants to New Zealand
New Zealand
and enjoyed the use of private tennis courts at their home. He obtained a legal education at Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College, Cambridge
and briefly joined his father's law firm. Wilding was a first-class cricketer and a keen motorcycle enthusiast. His tennis career started with him winning the Canterbury Championships aged 17. He developed into a leading tennis player in the world during 1909–1914 and is considered to be a former world No. 1. He won 11 Grand Slam tournament titles, six in singles and five in doubles, and is the first and to date only player from New Zealand to have won a Grand Slam singles title.[a] He also won three ILTF World Championships; the World Hard Court Championships twice and the World Covered Court Championships
World Covered Court Championships
once. Wilding won the Davis Cup
Davis Cup
four times playing for Australasia, and won a bronze medal at the indoor singles tennis event of the 1912 Olympics which made him the first and to date only player from New Zealand
New Zealand
to win an Olympic medal in tennis in the Summer Olympics. He still holds a number of all time singles tennis records, namely 75 career clay court titles (1900–15), 23 titles won in a single season (1906) and 114 career outdoor titles (shared with Rod Laver). In his ranking list of greatest tennis players compiled in 1950, Norman Brookes, winner of three Majors and president of the Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association of Australia, put Wilding in fourth place. Shortly after the outbreak of World War I
World War I
he enlisted and was killed on 9 May 1915 during the Battle of Aubers Ridge at Neuve-Chapelle, France. In 1978 Wilding was inducted into the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Tennis
Tennis
career

2.1 British tournaments and Wimbledon debut 2.2 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
debut and first European tour 2.3 Riviera circuit and Wimbledon semifinal 2.4 Triple World Champion

3 Other sports 4 Major finals

4.1 Grand Slam singles 4.2 World Championships singles

5 Military service and death 6 Legacy and honours 7 Records

7.1 All time

8 See also 9 Notes 10 References

10.1 Sources

11 External links

Early life[edit]

Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
at four years old.

Wilding was the second of five children of Frederick Wilding
Frederick Wilding
and Julia Anthony and was named after both parents.[4] Cora Wilding was a younger sister.[5] Wilding's parents emigrated from Herefordshire, England to Christchurch
Christchurch
after their marriage in 1879. His father was a well-to-do lawyer in Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand
who also played tennis and won several doubles championships of New Zealand. His mother was the daughter of Alderman Charles Anthony, mayor of Hereford.[4] At their farmlet, situated on the banks of the Heathcote River
Heathcote River
to the south of the town, they had two tennis courts; one asphalt court for use in the winter and one grass court for summer play.[6][7] Wilding started playing tennis in 1889, at age six, after receiving a racquet from manufacturer Ralph Slazenger.[8] He was first educated at William Wilson's private school for boys in Cranmer Square, where he was captain of the school football team at age 12.[9][8] Wilding passed his matriculation in 1901 after failing at his first attempt in 1900.[10][11] He attended a term at the Canterbury University College for six months prior to departing on his seven-week sea voyage to England in July 1902 where he first stayed at a cramming school at Hunstanton
Hunstanton
before passing his entrance examination for Trinity College, Cambridge University to study law.[12][13] There he developed his tennis game as a member of the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. In March 1904, during his second year, he became honorary secretary of the club and managed to popularize the game.[14][15] He visited the 1903 Wimbledon Championships to see former champion Harold Mahony play.[16] Although Wilding did not excel academically he passed the law examination and graduated B.A. in June 1905 after which he returned to New Zealand
New Zealand
to join his father's law practice.[17] Finishing his education, he was called to the English Bar
English Bar
at the Inner Temple in June 1906.[17] Tennis
Tennis
career[edit] British tournaments and Wimbledon debut[edit] In October 1901 at the age of 17 Wilding won his first singles title at the Canterbury Championships.[18][19][20] In July 1903, during his first summer vacation at Trinity College, Wilding entered his first English public tournament at Sheffield and Hallamshire. He reached the semifinal of the singles event, defeating English top-10 player F.W. Payn in the second round, before losing to G.C. Allen.[21][22][23] At the 1903 Brighton tournament he won the mixed doubles partnering Dorothea Douglass, the reigning Wimbledon ladies champion.[24] Wilding worked diligently on improving his backhand during the winter of 1903–04.[25] He made his first appearance at the Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
in June 1904, defeating Albert Prebble in the first round of the singles event before losing to Harold Mahony
Harold Mahony
in four sets.[26] Shortly afterwards, at the Welsh Championships, he reached his first singles final which he lost in straight sets to S.H. Smith.[27] He won his first title in England at the Championships of Shropshire followed by a win at the Thompson Challenge Cup in Redhill; both relatively new and minor events on the tennis circuit.[28] In August 1904 Wilding won the Scottish national championships in Moffat, defeating C.J. Glenny in the final.[29] At his second Wimbledon appearance he came back from two-sets down to defeat William Clothier
William Clothier
in the fourth round but lost in the quarterfinal against the experienced Arthur Gore.[30] Davis Cup
Davis Cup
debut and first European tour[edit] In July 1905 he made his first Davis Cup
Davis Cup
appearance as part of the Australasia
Australasia
team[b] in the semifinal against Austria, played at the Queen's Club, London. Australasia
Australasia
won 5–0 and Wilding won both his singles matches but in the final they were defeated 5–0 by the United States
United States
and Wilding admitted to have been outclassed in his straight-sets defeats by William Larned
William Larned
and Beals Wright.[31][32] After two tournament victories at minor events in New Barnet
New Barnet
and Redhill Wilding went on his first tour of the European circuit which brought him into contact with the European upper class and aristocracy who frequented these tournaments.[33][34] In August he won the Pöseldorf Cup in Hamburg
Hamburg
followed by a title win at the Championship of Europe in Homburg which were both, as almost all tournaments on the European mainland, played on clay.[35][36][37] Riviera circuit and Wimbledon semifinal[edit] Starting in February 1906 Wilding toured during almost the entire year across continental Europe and England, sometimes travelling by train but most often on his beloved motorcycle. For the first time he played the Riviera circuit and won tournaments in cities throughout Europe including Cannes, Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, Wiesbaden, Reading, Prague, Bad Homburg and Vienna. At some of the tournaments in England and Europe he was accompanied by his father with whom he played in various doubles competitions.[c] Together they won the doubles title at the Sheffield and Hallamshire tournament in June 1906. Wilding's run at the 1906 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
ended, as it had done the previous year, with a straight-sets defeat against the veteran Arthur Gore, this time in the semifinal.[39] After winning the singles title at the London Covered Courts Championships in October, beating George Caridia in the final,[40] he travelled by boat to New Zealand[d] and in late December in his native Christchurch
Christchurch
won the singles title at the Australasian Championships, defeating Francis Fisher
Francis Fisher
in the final, and doubles title, partnering compatriot Rodney Heath.[42] A week later he also won the New Zealand
New Zealand
Championship against Harry Parker in the final.[43] At the 1907 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
Wilding had the misfortune to be drawn in the same section[e] as tournament favorite and eventual champion Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
who defeated him in their second-round match in five sets.[f][45] Reluctant to return to New Zealand to practise law, as he originally intended, Wilding instead decided to play a circuit of European tournaments. During the 1907–08 winter, when tennis activity was at a low, he generated income as an English teacher and tennis trainer for aristocratic families in Bohemia
Bohemia
and Hungary. In March 1908 he partnered Major Ritchie to win the doubles title at the South of France
France
tournament against multiple Wimbledon champions Lawrence and Reginald Doherty.[46] Wilding won the 1908 Victorian Championships singles title after defeating Fred Alexander.[47]

Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
dressed in tennis attire, ca 1912

Between 1907 and 1909 he helped the Australasian team win three consecutive Davis Cups, the first against the British Isles at Wimbledon and the last two against the United States.[48] He won his second Australasian Championships in 1909, with his remorseless drives proving too much for Ernie Parker to handle in the final.[49] The same year he qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor at the Supreme Court of New Zealand. Focusing on his tennis game, he won the Wimbledon singles title for four straight years between 1910 and 1913. In 1910 and 1912 he defeated Arthur Gore in the final, both times in four sets. In 1911 his opponent Herbert Roper Barrett
Herbert Roper Barrett
retired in the final at two sets all. In 1913 at Wimbledon tennis player and author A. Wallis Myers says that he played "the best game of his life", beating American Maurice McLoughlin, the 1912 U.S. National Championships winner, in three straight sets.[50][51] In 1914 he narrowly missed winning his fifth title in a row, losing in the final to Norman Brookes. In addition, he won four men's doubles titles at Wimbledon, in 1907 and 1914 with Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
and in 1908 and 1910 partnering with Major Ritchie.[52][53] He missed the 1908 Olympics in London because of an administrative error in which the Australasia
Australasia
Olympic committee forgot to officially nominate any tennis players, but at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm won a bronze medal in the men's indoor singles for Australasia.[54][55] During the 1911 Riviera season Wilding defeated Max Decugis
Max Decugis
in the final of three tournaments in Monte Carlo, Menton and Nice.[56] Triple World Champion[edit] Wilding won a unique World Championships triple in 1913:[57]

The World Hard Court Championship (Paris, clay) The World Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Championship (Wimbledon, London, grass) The World Covered Court Championship (Stockholm, indoor wood)

At the time these were all three of the official World Championships events (Major tennis titles) as designated by the International Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Federation (ILTF).[58][g] In 1914 Wilding retained his World Hard Court Championship title in Paris without losing a single set, defeating Ludwig von Salm-Hoogstraeten
Ludwig von Salm-Hoogstraeten
in the final.[59] In 1914, after a five-year absence, he returned to Davis Cup
Davis Cup
play, and together with Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
lead the Australasian team to another championship, defeating the United States
United States
team in the Challenge round before their home crowd at the West Side Tennis
Tennis
Club in Forest Hills, New York.[60] This turned out to be his final tournament. Wilding had entered the 1914 U.S. Championships which followed later in August but withdrew due to the outbreak of World War I
World War I
and returned to England.[61][62][63] Wilding was a leading tennis player in the world during 1909–1914 and is considered a former world No. 1. Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
in 1950 compiled a ranking list of greatest tennis players and put Wilding fourth behind Bill Tilden
Bill Tilden
and the Dohertys, and ahead of Budge, Kramer, Lacoste and Perry.[64] Other sports[edit]

Tony Wilding on a BAT motorcycle off to John o' Groats from Land's End in 1908

He also played for the Canterbury cricket team
Canterbury cricket team
in the early 1900s where he participated in two first-class matches as a lower middle-order medium-pace batsman and change bowler.[65][66] During his first summer at Cambridge in 1903 he focused almost exclusively on cricket before switching to tennis.[67] Wilding also played rugby at Trinity College, mainly to keep fit during the winter months, and was part of the Trinity team that competed against Racing Club de France.[68][69] He was a keen motorcycle (with sidecar) rider with many long trips in Europe, New Zealand
New Zealand
and America. In July 1908 he won a gold medal in a 1,437 kilometres (893 mi) reliability trial from Land's End to John o' Groats
Land's End to John o' Groats
on his BAT-JAP motorcycle.[70] Several "mighty rides" (Myers) in Europe in 1910 included London to Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva
and back, some 4,800 kilometres (3,000 mi), including 560 kilometres (350 mi) from Évian-les-Bains
Évian-les-Bains
to Paris in one day. He ventured into places with poor roads like Hungary and Serbia. Wilding frequently used a motorcycle to travel between tennis tournaments on the European continent.[71] Major finals[edit] Main article: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
career statistics Grand Slam singles[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1906 Australasian Championships Grass Francis Fisher 6–0, 6–4, 6–4

Winner 1909 Australasian Championships Grass Ernie Parker 6–1, 7–5, 6–2

Winner 1910 Wimbledon Grass Arthur Gore 6–4, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Winner 1911 Wimbledon Grass Herbert Roper Barrett 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 6–2 ret.

Winner 1912 Wimbledon Grass Arthur Gore 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Winner 1913 Wimbledon Grass Maurice McLoughlin 8–6, 6–3, 10–8

Runner-up 1914 Wimbledon Grass Norman Brookes 4–6, 4–6, 5–7

World Championships singles[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1913 World Hard Court Championships Clay André Gobert 6–3, 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Winner 1913 World Covered Court Championships Wood Maurice Germot 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–1

Winner 1914 World Hard Court Championships Clay Ludwig von Salm-Hoogstraeten 6–0, 6–2, 6–4

Military service and death[edit]

Wilding in his armoured car in Paris in January 1915

Shortly after the outbreak of World War I, Wilding joined the Royal Marines on advice of Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
who was then First Lord of the Admiralty.[72] He was gazetted a second lieutenant in early October 1914.[73] Wilding remained in the Marines for just a few days and was then attached to the Intelligence Corps due to his intimate knowledge of the continent and his skills as a motorist.[73][74] At the end of October he joined the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division
Royal Naval Armoured Car Division
in the battlefields of northern France
France
where he had thirty men, three guns and armoured cars under his command. After a week's leave in London in February 1915 he returned to France
France
on 16 March 1915 and was posted to a new squadron made up of armoured Rolls Royce cars under the command of the Duke of Westminster.[73] He was ranked a lieutenant. Before long the squadron was moved near the front and on 2 May Wilding received notice of his promotion to captain. In his last letter dated 8 May he wrote "For really the first time in seven and a half months I have a job on hand which is likely to end in gun, I, and the whole outfit being blown to hell. However if we succeed we will help our infantery no end.".[75][76] The next day, 9 May, he was killed in action at 4:45 in the afternoon during the Battle of Aubers Ridge
Battle of Aubers Ridge
at Neuve-Chapelle, France
France
when a shell exploded on the roof of the dug-out he was sheltering in.[17][64][77] Wilding was buried the next day at the front but was later re-interred at the Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery in Richebourg-l'Avoué, Pas-de-Calais, France.[78][79] He had been dating and was about to marry Broadway star Maxine Elliott, 15 years his senior.[80] Legacy and honours[edit] In 1978, he was inducted into the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame.[81] Wilding Park, the principal venue for tennis in Christchurch, New Zealand, was named after his father, Frederick, but in the public perception became associated with him.[82] He was inducted into the New Zealand
New Zealand
Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.[83] The New Zealand Post issued a stamp of Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
in 1992 as part of the Health Stamps series to support children with emotional and behavioural problems.[84] Wilding Foundation, that grants scholarships, was set up in 2009 in part to honour Anthony Wilding. The Wilding Foundation was active in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes that destroyed the city, raising and donating money to local causes. In mid 2013 it was discovered that Wilson Tennis
Tennis
Rackets sold and made, without permission, a line of "Wilding" tennis rackets for a period spanning 20 years after Wilding's death.[85] Shortly after Wilding's death the sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy
Paolo Troubetzkoy
made a bronze statuette based on him called Physical Energy.[86][87] Records[edit] All time[edit]

Tournament Since Record accomplished Players matched

All tournaments 1877 114 career outdoor titles won (1900–1915)[88] Rod Laver

All tournaments 1877 75 career clay court titles won (1900–1915)[88] Stands alone

All tournaments 1877 23 titles won in a single season (1906)[88] Stands alone

See also[edit]

Tennis
Tennis
male players statistics List of Olympians killed in World War I

Notes[edit]

^ Wilding is also the first player from New Zealand
New Zealand
to win a Grand Slam doubles title and also the first player from New Zealand
New Zealand
to win a Grand Slam title. ^ Between 1905 and 1914 Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
entered the Davis Cup competition as a combined Australasia
Australasia
team. During this period Wilding was the only New Zealander to play for the team. ^ Anthony and his father entered the doubles competitions in Prague, Franzensbad, Carlsbad, Baden-Baden and Sheffield.[38] ^ Wilding made a stopover in Melbourne on invitation of Norman Brookes in order to practice with his prospective 1907 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
doubles partner and play the Victorian Championships. Wilding lost the Victorian singles final in straight sets to Brookes but together they won the doubles title against Dunlop and Heath.[41] ^ During Wilding's career the draws at Wimbledon did not have seeded players which meant that the strongest players could be drawn against each other in the early rounds. A simplified system of seeding was introduced during the 1924 Wimbledon Championships
Wimbledon Championships
when up to four players from a country were drawn in the four different quarters of the draw. The current merit–based seeding based on rankings was introduced in 1927.[44] ^ Wilding won the All England Plate, a Wimbledon competition for players who were defeated in the first or second round of the singles event at the Wimbledon Championships. ^ The current four majors were only made officially so from 1924/1925

References[edit]

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Sources[edit]

Books

Wilding, Anthony F. (1913). On the Court and Off. New York: Doubleday. OL 7144244M.  Wallis Myers, A. (1916). Captain Anthony Wilding. London: Hodder and Stoughton. OCLC 1203033. OL 6611035M.  Richardson, Len; Richardson, Shelley (2005). Anthony Wilding, A Sporting Life. Canterbury: Canterbury University Press. ISBN 978-1-877257-01-8. 

Online biographies

New Zealand
New Zealand
Olympic Committee The Encyclopedia of New Zealand Christchurch
Christchurch
City Libraries

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Australasian and Australian Championships men's singles champions

(1905) Rodney Heath (1906) Anthony Wilding (1907) Horace Rice (1908) Fred Alexander (1909) Anthony Wilding (1910) Rodney Heath (1911) Norman Brookes (1912) James Parke (1913) Ernie Parker (1914) Arthur O'Hara Wood (1915) Gordon Lowe (1916–1918) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Algernon Kingscote (1920) Pat O'Hara Wood (1921) Rhys Gemmell (1922) James Anderson (1923) Pat O'Hara Wood (1924) James Anderson (1925) James Anderson (1926) John Hawkes (1927) Gerald Patterson (1928) Jean Borotra (1929) John Colin Gregory (1930) Edgar Moon (1931) Jack Crawford (1932) Jack Crawford (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Fred Perry (1935) Jack Crawford (1936) Adrian Quist (1937) Vivian McGrath (1938) Don Budge (1939) John Bromwich (1940) Adrian Quist (1941–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) John Bromwich (1947) Dinny Pails (1948) Adrian Quist (1949) Frank Sedgman (1950) Frank Sedgman (1951) Dick Savitt (1952) Ken McGregor (1953) Ken Rosewall (1954) Mervyn Rose (1955) Ken Rosewall (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Ashley Cooper (1958) Ashley Cooper (1959) Alex Olmedo (1960) Rod Laver (1961) Roy Emerson (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Roy Emerson (1964) Roy Emerson (1965) Roy Emerson (1966) Roy Emerson (1967) Roy Emerson (1968) William Bowrey

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's singles champions

(1877) Spencer Gore (1878) Frank Hadow (1879) John Hartley (1880) John Hartley (1881) William Renshaw (1882) William Renshaw (1883) William Renshaw (1884) William Renshaw (1885) William Renshaw (1886) William Renshaw (1887) Herbert Lawford (1888) Ernest Renshaw (1889) William Renshaw (1890) Willoughby Hamilton (1891) Wilfred Baddeley (1892) Wilfred Baddeley (1893) Joshua Pim (1894) Joshua Pim (1895) Wilfred Baddeley (1896) Harold Mahony (1897) Reginald Doherty (1898) Reginald Doherty (1899) Reginald Doherty (1900) Reginald Doherty (1901) Arthur Gore (1902) Laurence Doherty (1903) Laurence Doherty (1904) Laurence Doherty (1905) Laurence Doherty (1906) Laurence Doherty (1907) Norman Brookes (1908) Arthur Gore (1909) Arthur Gore (1910) Anthony Wilding (1911) Anthony Wilding (1912) Anthony Wilding (1913) Anthony Wilding (1914) Norman Brookes (1915–18) No competition (due to World War I) (1919) Gerald Patterson (1920) Bill Tilden (1921) Bill Tilden (1922) Gerald Patterson (1923) Bill Johnston (1924) Jean Borotra (1925) René Lacoste (1926) Jean Borotra (1927) Henri Cochet (1928) René Lacoste (1929) Henri Cochet (1930) Bill Tilden (1931) Sidney Wood (1932) Ellsworth Vines (1933) Jack Crawford (1934) Fred Perry (1935) Fred Perry (1936) Fred Perry (1937) Don Budge (1938) Don Budge (1939) Bobby Riggs (1940–45) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Yvon Petra (1947) Jack Kramer (1948) Bob Falkenburg (1949) Ted Schroeder (1950) Budge Patty (1951) Dick Savitt (1952) Frank Sedgman (1953) Vic Seixas (1954) Jaroslav Drobný (1955) Tony Trabert (1956) Lew Hoad (1957) Lew Hoad (1958) Ashley Cooper (1959) Alex Olmedo (1960) Neale Fraser (1961) Rod Laver (1962) Rod Laver (1963) Chuck McKinley (1964) Roy Emerson (1965) Roy Emerson (1966) Manuel Santana (1967) John Newcombe

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Australasian and Australian Championships men's doubles champions

1905: Randolph Lycett / Tom Tachell 1906: Rodney Heath
Rodney Heath
/ Anthony Wilding 1907: Bill Gregg / Harry Parker 1908: Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Alfred Dunlop 1909: J. P. Keane / Ernie Parker 1910: Ashley Campbell / Horace Rice 1911: Rodney Heath
Rodney Heath
/ Randolph Lycett 1912: James Parke / Charles Dixon 1913: A. Hedeman / Ernie Parker 1914: Ashley Campbell / Gerald Patterson 1915: Horace Rice
Horace Rice
/ C. V. Todd 1916–1918: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Ronald Thomas 1920: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Ronald Thomas 1921: S. H. Eaton / Rhys Gemmell 1922: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1923: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Bert St. John 1924: James Anderson / Norman Brookes 1925: Pat O'Hara Wood
Pat O'Hara Wood
/ Gerald Patterson 1926: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1927: John Hawkes / Gerald Patterson 1928: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1929: Jack Crawford / Harry Hopman 1930: Jack Crawford / Harry Hopman 1931: Charles Donohoe / Roy Dunlop 1932: Jack Crawford / Edgar Moon 1933: Keith Gledhill / Ellsworth Vines 1934: Pat Hughes / Fred Perry 1935: Jack Crawford / Vivian McGrath 1936: Adrian Quist
Adrian Quist
/ Don Turnbull 1937: Adrian Quist
Adrian Quist
/ Don Turnbull 1938: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1939: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1940: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1941–1945: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1947: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1949: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1950: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1951: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Ken McGregor 1952: Frank Sedgman
Frank Sedgman
/ Ken McGregor 1953: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1954: Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Rex Hartwig 1955: Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1957: Neale Fraser
Neale Fraser
/ Lew Hoad 1958: Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser 1959: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1960: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1961: Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Bob Mark 1962: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1963: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1964: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1965: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1966: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle 1967: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1968: Dick Crealy / Allan Stone

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Pre Open Era Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles champions

1884: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1885: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1886: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1887: Herbert Wilberforce / Patrick Bowes-Lyon 1888: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1889: William Renshaw
William Renshaw
/ Ernest Renshaw 1890: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1891: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1892: Ernest Lewis
Ernest Lewis
/ Harry S. Barlow 1893: Joshua Pim
Joshua Pim
/ Frank Stoker 1894: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1895: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1896: Wilfred Baddeley
Wilfred Baddeley
/ Herbert Baddeley 1897: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1898: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1899: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1900: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1901: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1902: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1903: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1904: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1905: Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty 1906: Sydney Smith / Frank Riseley 1907: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1908: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1909: Arthur Gore / Herbert Barrett 1910: Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
/ Major Ritchie 1911: André Gobert
André Gobert
/ Max Decugis 1912: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1913: Herbert Barrett / Charles Dixon 1914: Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Anthony Wilding 1915–18: No competition (due to World War I) 1919: R. V. Thomas / Pat O'Hara Wood 1920: R. Norris Williams
R. Norris Williams
/ Chuck Garland 1921: Randolph Lycett / Max Woosnam 1922: James Anderson / Randolph Lycett 1923: Leslie Godfree / Randolph Lycett 1924: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Vincent Richards 1925: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ René Lacoste 1926: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1927: Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden 1928: Jacques Brugnon
Jacques Brugnon
/ Henri Cochet 1929: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1930: Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn 1931: George Lott / John Van Ryn 1932: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1933: Jean Borotra
Jean Borotra
/ Jacques Brugnon 1934: George Lott / Lester Stoefen 1935: Jack Crawford / Adrian Quist 1936: Pat Hughes / Raymond Tuckey 1937: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1938: Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako 1939: Elwood Cooke
Elwood Cooke
/ Bobby Riggs 1940–45: No competition (due to World War II) 1946: Tom Brown / Jack Kramer 1947: Bob Falkenburg / Jack Kramer 1948: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman 1949: Pancho Gonzales
Pancho Gonzales
/ Frank Parker 1950: John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist 1951: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1952: Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman 1953: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1954: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose 1955: Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Lew Hoad 1956: Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall 1957: Budge Patty
Budge Patty
/ Gardnar Mulloy 1958: Sven Davidson / Ulf Schmidt 1959: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1960: Rafael Osuna / Dennis Ralston 1961: Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser 1962: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1963: Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox 1964: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Fred Stolle 1965: John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1966: Ken Fletcher
Ken Fletcher
/ John Newcombe 1967: Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Frew McMillan

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World Hard Court men's singles champions

1912: Otto Froitzheim 1913: Anthony Wilding 1914: Anthony Wilding 1915–19: not held – World War I 1920: William Laurentz 1921: Bill Tilden 1922: Henri Cochet 1923: Bill Johnston 1924: not held – Olympics

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World Covered Court men's singles champions

1913: Anthony Wilding 1914–18: not held – World War I 1919: André Gobert 1920: Gordon Lowe 1921: William Laurentz 1922: Henri Cochet 1923: Henri Cochet 1924: not held – tournament ended

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1912 Australasian Olympic team

Athletics

George Hill† William Murray Stuart Poulter Claude Ross William Stewart

Rowing

Roger Fitzhardinge Simon Fraser Henry Hauenstein Cecil McVilly Sydney Middleton Thomas Parker Harry Ross-Soden John Ryrie Robert Waley Hugh Ward

Swimming

Leslie Boardman Malcolm Champion† Fanny Durack Harold Hardwick Cecil Healy William Longworth Frank Schryver Theo Tartakover Mina Wylie

Tennis

Anthony Wilding†

New Zealand
New Zealand
nationals

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 46174504 LCCN: n2005076026 ISNI: 0000 0000 4120 6671 SUDOC: 183650069 BNF: cb1497

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