Gustave F. Touchard
|Full name||Gustave Fitzhugh Touchard, Jr.|
|Born||January 11, 1888
|Died||September 5, 1918 (aged 30)
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (U.S. ranking)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||SF (1909, 1911)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1911)|
Gustave "Gus" Fitzhugh Touchard, Jr. (or "Gustav") (January 11, 1888 – September 5, 1918) was an American tennis player in the early part of the 20th century. He was ranked as high as No. 4 in the United States during his career.
He was born in New York on January 11, 1888.
In July 1915 Touchard confessed to a charge of stealing 24 dozen golf balls from the sporting goods store where he was employed.
He won the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships title three consecutive years (1913, 1914 & 1915) and won the singles title at the New Jersey state championship in 1915. In 1912, he reached the final of the US Clay Court Championship, losing to Richard Norris Williams.
Grand Slam tournament performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Grand Slam finals
|1911||U.S. Championships||Raymond Little|| Fred Alexander
|7–5, 13–15, 6–2, 6–4|
- "Touchard Held for Trial". Boston Evening Transcript. Jul 1, 1915.
- "Lawn Tennis Champion and Aviator is Dead". Toronto World. September 6, 1918. Retrieved August 20, 2010. "... by the Toronto tennis players and members of the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club At ... been transferred to Leaside Camp Toronto Lieut Touchard had competed at ..."
- "Died". Time magazine. August 8, 1932. Retrieved August 20, 2010. "Raymond D. Little, 52, publisher, sportsman, onetime (1906) Davis Cup tennist, with Gustave F. Touchard national doubles champion in 1911; by his own hand (shotgun) in Manhattan."
- "M'Elroy Meets G.F. Touchard". Christian Science Monitor. July 5, 1913. Retrieved August 20, 2010. "W.S. McElroy of Pittsburgh meets G.F. Touchard of New York in the challenge round of the annual tri-state lawn tennis championship tournament today."