Herbert Roper Barrett

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Herbert Barrett
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Full name Herbert Roper Barrett
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1873-11-24)24 November 1873
Upton, Essex, England
Died 27 July 1943(1943-07-27) (aged 69)
Horsham, West Sussex, England
Singles
Career record 85.29% (232-40) [1]
Career titles 41 [2]
Highest ranking No. 4 (1911, Karoly Mazak)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1908AC, 1909AC, 1911Ch)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1909, 1912, 1923)

Herbert Roper Barrett, KC (24 November 1873 – 27 July 1943) was a tennis player from Great Britain.

Biography[edit]

Roper Barrett with C.P. Dixon in the 1913 Davis Cup

Barrett was born on 24 November 1873 in Upton, Essex.

At the London Olympics in 1908 Barrett won a gold medal in the men's indoor doubles event with Arthur Gore.[4][5] 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.[6]

He participated in the first Davis Cup in 1900 and was the non-playing captain of the winning British Davis Cup team in 1933.

His most successful tournament wins were at the Suffolk Championships at Saxmundham which he won 17 times between 1898 and 1921.[7]

He died on 27 July 1943.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1908 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Gore 3–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 1911 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Anthony Wilding 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 2–6 ret.

Doubles (3 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1908 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Gore United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
Australia Anthony Wilding
1–6, 2–6, 1–6, 7–9
Winner 1909 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Gore Australia Stanley Doust
New Zealand Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1910 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Arthur Gore United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Major Ritchie
Australia Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1912 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Charles P. Dixon France Max Decugis
France Andre Gobert
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1913 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Charles P. Dixon Germany Heinrich Kleinschroth
Germany Friedrich Wilhelm Rahe
6–2, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1914 Wimbledon Championships Grass United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Charles P. Dixon Australia Norman Brookes
Australia Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 7–5, 6–8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herbert Roper-Barrett player profile". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Herbert Roper-Barrett player profile". tennisarchives.com. Tennis Archives. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 39.
  4. ^ "London 1908". ITF. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Herbert Roper Barrett Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  6. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  7. ^ "Roper Barrett-Biography". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 

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