Louis Raymond (tennis)

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Louis Raymond
Full nameLouis Bosman Raymond
Country (sports)South Africa
Born(1895-06-28)28 June 1895
Pretoria, South African Republic
Died30 January 1962(1962-01-30) (aged 66)
Johannesburg, South Africa
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Career record14–8
Grand Slam singles results
French OpenQF (1927)
WimbledonSF (1924)
Other tournaments
WHCCQF (1920)
Grand Slam doubles results
WimbledonSF (1924, 1927)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonSF (1927)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (1919)
Medal record
Olympic Games – Tennis
Gold medal – first place 1920 Antwerp Singles

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.[1][2]

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.[3] In 1927 he reached the quarterfinal of the French Championship in which he was defeated by Bill Tilden.

Between 1919 and 1931, Raymond played in ten ties for the South African Davis Cup team and has a record of ten wins and eleven losses.[4]

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".[5]


  1. ^ "Tennis on the Podium - Take-off". Retrieved 2 October 2006.
  2. ^ "Louis Raymond". Olympedia. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon draws archive – 1924 Gentlemen's Singles". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  4. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile". ITF.
  5. ^ Tilden, William T. The Art of Lawn Tennis. New York: George H. Doran, 1922.

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