Horace Rice

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Horace Rice
Horace Rice 1913.jpg
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1872-09-05)5 September 1872
Sydney, Australia
Died 18 January 1950(1950-01-18) (aged 77) [1]
Roseville,Sydney, Australia
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 137–50 (73.26%)
Career titles 24
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1907)
Wimbledon 2R (1913)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1910, 1915)
Wimbledon 2R (1913)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1923)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (1913)
McLoughlin and Rice during the quarter-finals of the 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

Horace "Horrie" Rice (1872 – 1950) was an Australian tennis player.

The left-hander won the Men's Singles title at the 1907 Australasian Championships. He was also runner-up 3 times. He won the Men's Doubles title at the 1915 Championships, partnering Clarence Todd.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1907 Australasian Championships Grass New Zealand Harry Parker 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1910 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Rodney Heath 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1911 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Norman Brookes 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1915 Australasian Championships Grass United Kingdom Gordon Lowe 6–4, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1923 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Sylvia Lance Harper Australia Margaret Molesworth
Australia Bert St. John
2–6, 6–4, 6–4

At the time of winning his last Grand Slam title and his only one mixed doubles title (on 18 August 1923), he was 50 years and 347 days, which is the all-time record for men in tennis history.[1]


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