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Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
(November 23, 1878 – January 23, 1967) was an American tennis player who was active during the last years of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th. He won the US National Championships singles title in 1904 and additionally won six doubles titles at the Grand Slam event.

Contents

1 Biography 2 Grand Slam finals

2.1 Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up) 2.2 Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runners-up)

3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Ward is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at the US National Championships in 1904 after defeating William Clothier
William Clothier
in straight sets in the all-comer's final.[2] He graduated from Harvard University.[3] In 1905 Ward won the London Grass Court Championships, now known as Queen's Club Championships, after a walkover in the final against compatriot Beals Wright.[4] Ward was a member of the USA Davis Cup
Davis Cup
Team in 1900, 1902, 1905 and 1906. In 1900 and 1902 he played the doubles match in the challenge round which the US team won against the British Isles. In total Ward played 14 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
matches in seven ties and compiled a 7–7 win-loss record.[5] After his active career Ward became President of the USLTA (U.S. Lawn Tennis
Tennis
Association) from 1937 to 1947.[6] Grand Slam finals[edit] Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score Ref

Winner 1904 U.S. National Championships Grass William Clothier 10–8, 6–4, 9–7 [7]

Runner-up 1905 U.S. National Championships Grass Beals Wright 2–6, 1–6, 9–11 [7]

Doubles: 9 (6 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score Ref

Runner-up 1898 U.S. National Championships Grass Dwight F. Davis George Sheldon Leo Ware 6–1, 5–7, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7 [8]

Winner 1899 U.S. National Championships Grass Dwight F. Davis George Sheldon Leo Ware 6–4, 6–4, 6–3 [8]

Winner 1900 U.S. National Championships Grass Dwight F. Davis Fred Alexander Raymond Little 6–4, 9–7, 12–10 [8]

Runner-up 1901 Wimbledon Grass Dwight F. Davis Laurence Doherty Reginald Doherty 6–4, 2–6, 3–6, 7–9 [9]

Winner 1901 U.S. National Championships Grass Dwight F. Davis Leo Ware Beals Wright 6–3, 9–7, 6–1 [8]

Runner-up 1902 U.S. National Championships Grass Dwight F. Davis Laurence Doherty Reginald Doherty 9–11, 10–12, 4–6 [8]

Winner 1904 U.S. National Championships Grass Beals Wright Kreigh Collins Raymond Little 1–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1 [8]

Winner 1905 U.S. National Championships Grass Beals Wright Fred Alexander Harold Hackett 6–4, 6–4, 6–1 [8]

Winner 1906 U.S. National Championships Grass Beals Wright Fred Alexander Harold Hackett 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3 [8]

References[edit]

^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 32. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis
Tennis
(2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 456. ISBN 978-0942257700.  ^ https://www.tennisfame.com/hall-of-famers/inductees/holcombe-ward/ ^ McKelvie, Roy (1986). The Queen's Club Story, 1886-1986. London: Stanley Paul. p. 32. ISBN 0091660602.  ^ " Davis Cup
Davis Cup
- Profile Holcombe Ward". ITF. Retrieved April 18, 2012.  ^ "Hall of Famers - Profile Holcombe Ward". International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012.  ^ a b "US Open Past Champions / Men's Singles". US Open official website. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2015.  ^ a b c d e f g h "US Open Past Champions / Men's Doubles". US Open official website. Archived from the original on October 25, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2015.  ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 

External links[edit]

Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Hall of Fame Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
at the International Tennis
Tennis
Federation Holcombe Ward
Holcombe Ward
at the Davis Cup

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US Open men's singles champions

(1968) Arthur Ashe (1969) Rod Laver (1970) Ken Rosewall (1971) Stan Smith (1972) Ilie Năstase (1973) John Newcombe (1974) Jimmy Connors (1975) Manuel Orantes (1976) Jimmy Connors (1977) Guillermo Vilas (1978) Jimmy Connors (1979) John McEnroe (1980) John McEnroe (1981) John McEnroe (1982) Jimmy Connors (1983) Jimmy Connors (1984) John McEnroe (1985) Ivan Lendl (1986) Ivan Lendl (1987) Ivan Lendl (1988) Mats Wilander (1989) Boris Becker (1990) Pete Sampras (1991) Stefan Edberg (1992) Stefan Edberg (1993) Pete Sampras (1994) Andre Agassi (1995) Pete Sampras (1996) Pete Sampras (1997) Patrick Rafter (1998) Patrick Rafter (1999) Andre Agassi (2000) Marat Safin (2001) Lleyton Hewitt (2002) Pete Sampras (2003) Andy Roddick (2004) Roger Federer (2005) Roger Federer (2006) Roger Federer (2007) Roger Federer (2008) Roger Federer (2009) Juan Martín del Potro (2010) Rafael Nadal (2011) Novak Djokovic (2012) Andy Murray (2013) Rafael Nadal (2014) Marin Čilić (2015) Novak Djokovic (2016) Stan Wawrinka (2017) Rafael Nadal

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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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