Sydney Howard Smith

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Sydney Smith
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Full name Sydney Howard Smith
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Born (1872-02-03)3 February 1872
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Died 27 March 1947(1947-03-27) (aged 75)
Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
Turned pro 1891 (amateur tour)
Retired 1906
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 2 (1899, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1899, 1900Ch, 1905)
US Open 2R (1904)
Other tournaments
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1902, 1906)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1905, 1906)

Sydney Howard Smith (3 February 1872 in Stroud, Gloucestershire – 27 March 1947 in Stroud) was an English tennis and badminton player.

Sydney Smith was the first All England Badminton Men's Singles champion in 1900 (in the same year he played in the Men's Singles at Wimbledon, losing to Reggie Doherty). 1897 – 1906 he was Welsh tennis champion. He and Frank Riseley won the doubles in Wimbledon in 1902 and 1906. In 1905 and 1906 he was member of the British Davis Cup team. Tennis analyst Karoly Mazak ranked Smith as the World No. 2 player in 1899.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1902 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Riseley United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 11–9
1906 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Frank Riseley United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence 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 Frank Riseley 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 Frank Riseley 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 Frank Riseley 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. 27.

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