George Caridia

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George Caridia
George a caridia, making a backhand.jpg
George Aristides Caridia, English tennis player, making a backhand (before 1908)
Full name George Aristides Caridia
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1869-02-20)20 February 1869
Calcutta, India
Died 21 April 1937(1937-04-21) (aged 68)
London, England
Singles
Career record 126-60 (67.7%) [1]
Career titles 12 [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon SF (1903)
Other tournaments
WHCC 1R (1912)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1904)[3]
Other doubles tournaments

George Aristides Caridia (greek : Γεώργιος Αριστείδης Καρυδιάς) (20 February 1869 – 21 April 1937) was a male tennis player from Great Britain and a two-time Olympic silver medalist.

Career[edit]

At the 1908 London Olympics Caridia won those medals in the men's singles and doubles (with George Simond) event (both were contested indoor). In both finals he lost to fellow British player Arthur Gore.[4] Caridia reached the singles semifinals of Wimbledon in 1903 (losing to Major Ritchie)[5] and the quarterfinals in 1904 and 1909.

Caridia was reportedly best on covered courts which suited his strong half-volley, he won the Welsh Covered Court Championships nine times between 1899 and 1909, playing at Craigside, Llandudno, Wales for 20 consecutive years.

Caridia later became a member of the committee of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Association. He died in 1937 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "George Caridia: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "George Caridia: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon players archive – George Caridia". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC. 
  4. ^ "George Caridia Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  5. ^ "Wimbledon 1903". www.tennis.co.nf. 

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