Frank Riseley

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Frank Riseley
Frank Riseley.jpg
Full name Frank Lorymer Riseley
Country United Kingdom
Born (1877-07-06)July 6, 1877
Clifton, Bristol, UK
Died February 6, 1959(1959-02-06) (aged 81)
Torquay, UK
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1906, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1903Ch, 1904Ch, 1906Ch)
Other tournaments
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1902, 1906)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 2R (1919)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1904)

Frank Lorymer Riseley (born 6 July 1877 in Clifton, Bristol – 6 February 1959 in Torquay) was a British male tennis player who was active in the early 20th century.

Career[edit]

Frank L Riseley beginning of service

Riseley won the Wimbledon Double Championships twice, in 1902 and 1906, partnering Sidney Smith. He lost the singles finals three times against Lawrence Doherty in 1903, 1904 and 1906.[2]

He played for the Great British Davis Cup team in 1904 against Belgium and won both his singles matches. His second and last Davis Cup appearance came 18 years later, in 1922, when he won the doubles match partnering Algernon Kingscote.[3]

Riseley won the 1902 edition of the Scottish Championships, held in Moffat, and the Irish Championships in 1906. In June 1906 he won the singles event at the short-lived Championships of Europe tournament, held in Leicester that year. In the final he was leading the Irishman George Ball-Greene, 4–6, 6–1, 5–1 when the latter retired.[4]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1902 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sidney Smith United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lawrence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 11–9
1906 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sidney Smith United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Lawrence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
6–8, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–3

Runner-ups (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1903 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sidney Smith United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
1904 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sidney Smith United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
1–6, 2–6, 4–6
1905 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Sidney Smith United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
2–6, 4–6, 8–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 34.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 416, 417, 435. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Davis Cup Player Profile - Frank Riseley". ITF. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung. 1 Jul 1906. p. 821. 

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