Louis Raymond (tennis)
|Full name||Louis Bosman Raymond|
|Country (sports)||/ South Africa|
28 June 1895|
Pretoria, South Africa
|Died||30 January 1962
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Plays||Left-handed (1-handed backhand)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||QF (1927)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||SF (1924, 1927)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||SF (1919)|
Louis Bosman Raymond (28 June 1895 – 30 January 1962) was a male tennis player from South Africa. At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, he defeated Ichiya Kumagai in the finals to win the gold medal.
He won the South African Championships six times; four consecutive titles from 1921 through 1924 as well as victories in 1930 and 1931.
In 1924 he made it to the semifinal of the singles event at the Wimbledon Championships, losing to eventual champion Jean Borotra in straight sets. In 1927 he reached the quarterfinal of the French Championship in which he was defeated by Bill Tilden.
In Tilden's book, The Art of Lawn Tennis, Raymond is described as a "hard working and deserving player" and someone who "attains success by industry rather than natural talent".
- "Tennis on the Podium - Take-off". Retrieved 2006-10-02.
- "Wimbledon draws archive – 1924 Gentlemen's Singles". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
- "Davis Cup – Player Profile". ITF.
- Tilden, William T. The Art of Lawn Tennis. New York: George H. Doran, 1922.