|Full name||Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves|
10 December 1867|
Melbourne, NSW, Australia
|Died||10 February 1920
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (1897, Karoly Mazak)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||F (1895, 1896, 1897)|
|US Open||F (1897Ch)|
|Olympic Games||Bronze Medal (1908)|
|Last updated on: September 11, 2012.|
|Olympic medal record|
Dr. Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves MBE (10 December 1867 – 10 February 1920) was a former co-World No. 1 male tennis player from the United Kingdom. At the 1908 London Olympics he won a bronze medal in the Men's Singles tournament.
He reached the Men's Singles All-Comers' final at the Wimbledon Championships in 1895 and lost against Wilfred Baddeley despite having had a matchpoint in the third set. In 1897 he became the first non-American to reach the final in the US National Singles Championships. He lost the final in five sets to American Robert Wrenn.
He served as a civil surgeon in the Boer War, and took a temporary commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the first week of World War I, on August 10, 1914, being promoted to Captain after a year's service.
Grand Slam singles finals
|1897||U.S. Championships||Robert Wrenn||6–4, 6–8, 3–6, 6–2, 2–6|
- Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 25.
- "Wilberforce Eaves Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 415, 455, 688. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- "Obituary" (PDF). British Medical Journal. Feb 21, 1920. p. 276. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
- "Commemorative Roll - Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
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