Frank Riseley

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Frank Riseley
Frank Riseley.jpg
Full name Frank Lorymer Riseley
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1877-07-06)6 July 1877
Clifton, Bristol, UK
Died 6 February 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 (6 July 1877 – 6 February 1959) was a British tennis player.

Career[edit]

Frank L Riseley beginning of service

Riseley won the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles title twice, in 1902 and 1906, partnering with Sydney Smith. He lost the singles finals three times against Laurence Doherty in 1903, 1904 and 1906.[2]

He played for the Great Britain 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 with 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]

Singles: 3 runners-up[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 5–7, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 1–6, 5–7, 6–8
Runner-up 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 4–6, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1902 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 11–9
Runner-up 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1905 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
2–6, 4–6, 8–6, 3–6
Winner 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
6–8, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–3

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.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. pp. 416, 417, 435. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  3. ^ "Davis Cup Player Profile - Frank Riseley". International Tennis Federation (ITF). Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung. 1 Jul 1906. p. 821. 

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