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Frederick Beasley Alexander (August 14, 1880 – March 3, 1969) was an American tennis player in the early 20th century. He won the singles title at the 1908 Australasian Championships and six double titles at Grand Slam events.

Contents

1 Career 2 U.S. Indoor Championships 3 Grand Slam finals

3.1 Singles (1 title) 3.2 Doubles (6 titles, 5 runner-ups)

4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] The right-handed Alexander in 1908 became the first foreigner to win the singles title at the Australasian/Australian Championships, the amateur precursor to the Australian Open. He then teamed with the man he defeated in the final, Alfred Dunlop, to win the doubles. Alexander attended Princeton University
Princeton University
and won the Intercollegiate doubles championship in 1900 and the singles in 1901. Between 1904 and 1918, he was a U.S. top ten player at year's end six times and was ranked the U.S. No. 3 in 1908 and the World No. 7 for 1909 by Karoly Mazak.[1] He was a finalist in doubles at the U.S. Championships, precursor to the US Open, seven straight times beginning in 1905. He and partner Harold Hackett won the U.S. doubles each year from 1907 to 1910. At age 37, Alexander won again in 1917, partnering with Harold Throckmorton. In the singles, Alexander reached the all comers final in 1908, beating William Clothier
William Clothier
before losing to Beals Wright.[2] He competed in the USA Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team in 1908 which lost the final against Australia
Australia
at the Albert Ground, Melbourne. Alexander lost both his singles matches against Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
and Anthony Wilding
Anthony Wilding
as well as the doubles match against these two together with his partner Beals Wright.[3] In 1915 he authored How to Play Lawn Tennis, part of the Spalding's athletic library series.[4] Alexander was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame
International Tennis Hall of Fame
in 1961.[5] U.S. Indoor Championships[edit]

Men's Doubles champion: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1917

Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1908 Australasian Championships Grass Alfred Dunlop 3–6, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (6 titles, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1900 US Championships Grass Raymond Little Dwight Davis Holcombe Ward 4–6, 7–9, 10–12

Runner-up 1905 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Holcombe Ward Beals Wright 4–6, 4–6, 1–6

Runner-up 1906 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Holcombe Ward Beals Wright 3–6, 6–3, 3-, 3–6

Winner 1907 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Nat Thornton Bryan M. Grant 6–2, 6–1, 6–1

Winner 1908 Australasian Championships Grass Alfred Dunlop G. G. Sharp Anthony Wilding 6–3, 6–2, 6–1

Winner 1908 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Raymond Little Beals Wright 6–1, 7–5, 6–2

Winner 1909 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett George Janes Maurice McLoughlin 6–4, 6–4, 6–0

Winner 1910 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Tom Bundy Trowridge Hendrick 6–1, 8–6, 6–3

Runner-up 1911 US Championships Grass Harold Hackett Raymond Little Gustav Touchard 5–7, 15–13, 2–6, 4–6

Winner 1917 US Championships Grass Harold Throckmorton Harry Johnson Irving Wright 11–9, 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 1918 US Championships Grass Beals Wright Vincent Richards Bill Tilden 3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6

References[edit]

^ a b Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 37. ^ "U. S. Open 1908". www.tennis.co.nf.  ^ " Davis Cup
Davis Cup
– Player Profile Fred Alexander". International Tennis Federation (ITF). Retrieved 28 October 2016.  ^ "How to play lawn tennis". Open Library.  ^ "Hall of Famers – Fred Alexander". International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
at the Association of Tennis
Tennis
Professionals Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
at the Davis Cup

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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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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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U.S. National Championships men's doubles champions

(1881) Clarence Clark / Frederick Winslow Taylor (1882) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1883) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1884) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1885) Richard Sears / Joseph Clark (1886) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1887) Richard Sears / James Dwight (1888) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Valentine Hall (1889) Henry Slocum / Howard Taylor (1890) Valentine Hall / Clarence Hobart (1891) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1892) Oliver Campbell
Oliver Campbell
/ Bob Huntington (1893) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1894) Clarence Hobart
Clarence Hobart
/ Frederick Hovey (1895) Malcolm Greene Chace
Malcolm Greene Chace
/ Robert Wrenn (1896) Carr Neel
Carr Neel
/ Sam Neel (1897) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1898) Leo Ware
Leo Ware
/ George Sheldon (1899) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1900) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1901) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Dwight F. Davis (1902) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1903) Reginald Doherty
Reginald Doherty
/ Laurence Doherty (1904) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1905) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1906) Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
/ Beals Wright (1907) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1908) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1909) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1910) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Hackett (1911) Raymond Little
Raymond Little
/ Gus Touchard (1912) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1913) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1914) Maurice E. McLoughlin
Maurice E. McLoughlin
/ Tom Bundy (1915) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1916) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1917) Fred Alexander
Fred Alexander
/ Harold Throckmorton (1918) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1919) Norman Brookes
Norman Brookes
/ Gerald Patterson (1920) Clarence Griffin
Clarence Griffin
/ Bill Johnston (1921) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1922) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ Bill Tilden (1923) Brian Norton
Brian Norton
/ Bill Tilden (1924) Howard Kinsey
Howard Kinsey
/ Robert Kinsey (1925) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1926) Vincent Richards
Vincent Richards
/ R. Norris Williams (1927) Francis Hunter
Francis Hunter
/ Bill Tilden (1928) George Lott / John F. Hennessey (1929) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1930) George Lott / Johnny Doeg (1931) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1932) Ellsworth Vines
Ellsworth Vines
/ Keith Gledhill (1933) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1934) George Lott / Lester Stoefen (1935) Wilmer Allison / John Van Ryn (1936) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1937) Gottfried von Cramm
Gottfried von Cramm
/ Henner Henkel (1938) Don Budge
Don Budge
/ Gene Mako (1939) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Adrian Quist (1940) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1941) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1942) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1943) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Frank Parker (1944) Bob Falkenburg / Don McNeill (1945) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1946) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1947) Jack Kramer
Jack Kramer
/ Ted Schroeder (1948) Gardnar Mulloy / Bill Talbert (1949) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Bill Sidwell (1950) John Bromwich
John Bromwich
/ Frank Sedgman (1951) Ken McGregor
Ken McGregor
/ Frank Sedgman (1952) Mervyn Rose
Mervyn Rose
/ Vic Seixas (1953) Rex Hartwig
Rex Hartwig
/ Mervyn Rose (1954) Vic Seixas
Vic Seixas
/ Tony Trabert (1955) Kosei Kamo / Atsushi Miyagi (1956) Lew Hoad
Lew Hoad
/ Ken Rosewall (1957) Ashley Cooper / Neale Fraser (1958) Alex Olmedo / Ham Richardson (1959) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1960) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Neale Fraser (1961) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1962) Rafael Osuna / Antonio Palafox (1963) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1964) Chuck McKinley / Dennis Ralston (1965) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1966) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Fred Stolle (1967) John Newcombe
John Newcombe

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