James Anderson (tennis)

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James Anderson
James Anderson at the 1922 Davis Cup.jpg
Anderson during the 1922 Davis Cup
Full name James Outram Anderson
Country  Australia
Born (1895-09-17)17 September 1895
Died 22 December 1973(1973-12-22) (aged 78)
Turned pro 1926
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 2013 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 3 (1923, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1922, 1924, 1925)
Wimbledon SF (1922, 1925)
US Open SF (1921)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1924)
Wimbledon W (1922)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1919)

James Outram Anderson (17 September 1894 in Enfield, New South Wales – 23 December 1973 in Gosford, New South Wales) was an Australian tennis player.

Anderson was the eighth child of James Outram Anderson and his wife Patience. He was educated at Camden Grammar School. He is best remembered for his three victories at his home tournament: the Australasian Championships in 1922, 1924 and 1925.[2] Anderson also won the doubles tournament at the 1922 Wimbledon Championships and 1924 Australian Championships.[3]

Between 1919 and 1925 Anderson played in 15 ties for the Australian Davis Cup team and compiled a record of 28 wins and 8 losses.[4]

He married Maud Irene Whitfield (died 1955) on 24 March 1917. They had five children. He married a widow, Mabel Little, on 18 November 1957. Anderson died on 23 December 1973 at Gosford. He was survived by his second wife.

In 2013 Anderson was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Result
Winner 1922 Australian Championships Australia Gerald Patterson 6–0, 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1924 Australian Championships Australia Richard Schlesinger 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 1925 Australian Championships Australia Gerald Patterson 11–9, 2–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1919 Australian Championships United Kingdom Arthur Lowe Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Ron Thomas
5–7, 1–6, 9–7, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1922 Australian Championships Australia Norman Peach Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
10–8, 0–6, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 1922 Wimbledon United Kingdom Randolph Lycett Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
3–6, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3, 11–9
Winner 1924 Australian Championships Australia Norman Brookes Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1925 Australian Championships Australia Fred Kalms Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
4–6, 6–8, 5–7
Runner-up 1926 Australian Championships Australia Pat O'Hara Wood Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
1–6, 4–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 424.
  2. ^ "Australian Open results archive – James Anderson". Tennis Australia. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – James Anderson". AELTC. 
  4. ^ "Davis Cup player archive". ITF. 
  5. ^ "Congratulations to the Class of 2013!". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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