Herbert Roper Barrett
|Full name||Herbert Roper Barrett|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
24 November 1873|
Upton, Essex, England
|Died||27 July 1943
Horsham, West Sussex, England
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (1911, Karoly Mazak)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Wimbledon||F (1908, 1909, 1911Ch)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||W (1909, 1912, 1923)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Gold Medal (1908In)|
|Other mixed doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Silver Medal (1912In)|
|Olympic medal record|
|1908 London||Indoor doubles|
|1912 Stockholm||Indoor mixed doubles|
At the London Olympics in 1908 Barrett won a gold medal in the men's indoor doubles event with Arthur Gore. They also won the doubles in Wimbledon in 1909. In 1912 and 1913 he won the Wimbledon doubles title with Charles Dixon.
He played his first Wimbledon singles' competition in 1898, reaching the second round in which he lost to eventual finalist Lawrence Doherty. He achieved his best Wimbledon singles result in 1911 when he won the All-Comers final against compatriot Charles P. Dixon before losing in the Challenge Round to Anthony Wilding from New Zealand due to a retirement. Over the following years he would make regular appearances at Wimbledon until his final participation in 1921.
He participated in the first Davis Cup in 1900 and was the non-playing captain of the winning British Davis Cup team in 1933.
He died on 27 July 1943.
Grand Slam Results
- Runner–ups (2)
|1908||Wimbledon Championships||Arthur Gore||3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 4–6|
|1911||Wimbledon Championships||Anthony Wilding||4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 2–6 ret.|
- Titles (3)
|1909||Wimbledon Championships||Arthur Gore|| Stanley Doust
|6–2, 6–1, 6–4|
|1912||Wimbledon Championships||Charles P. Dixon|| Max Decugis
|3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5|
|1913||Wimbledon Championships||Charles P. Dixon|| Heinrich Kleinschroth
Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
|6–2, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2|
- Runner–ups (3)
|1908||Wimbledon Championships||Arthur Gore|| Major Ritchie
|1–6, 2–6, 1–6, 7–9|
|1910||Wimbledon Championships||Arthur Gore|| Major Ritchie
|1–6, 1–6, 2–6|
|1914||Wimbledon Championships||Charles P. Dixon|| Norman Brookes
|1–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–8|
- Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 39.
- "London 1908". ITF. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "Herbert Roper Barrett Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
- Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700.