Harold Nisbet

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Harold Nisbet
Full name Harold Adair Nisbet
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1873-06-22)22 June 1873
Kilburn, England
Died March 12, 1937(1937-03-12) (aged 63)
London, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon SF (1896, 1900)
US Open F (1897)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1896, 1898, 1899, 1900)
US Open F (1897)

Harold Adair Nisbet (22 June 1873 – 12 March 1937[1]) was a British lawn tennis player who was active at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.

During his career he reached four doubles finals at the Wimbledon Championships (1896, 1898, 1899, 1900) as well as the doubles final at the U.S. National Championships in 1897. In singles, Nisbet reached the all-comers final of the U.S. National Championships in 1897 and the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1896 and 1900, losing to Sydney Smith in the latter in straight sets.[2]

Grand Slam Results[edit]

Singles[edit]

All-Comers finals (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1897 U.S. Championships Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wilberforce Eaves 5–7, 3–6, 2–6

Doubles[edit]

Runner-ups (5)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1896 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reggie Doherty United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Wilfred Baddeley
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Baddeley
6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 1–6
1897 U.S. Championships United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Harold Mahony United States Leo Ware
United States George Sheldon
13–11, 2–6, 7–9, 6–1, 1–6
1898 Wimbledon Championships United States Clarence Hobart United Kingdom Reggie Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 2–6
1899 Wimbledon Championships United States Clarence Hobart United Kingdom Reggie Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
5–7, 0–6, 2–6
1900 Wimbledon Championships United Kingdom Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom Reggie Doherty
United Kingdom Lawrence Doherty
7–9, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennis Archives
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.