Percival Davson

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Percival Davson
Full name Percival May Davson
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Born (1877-09-30)30 September 1877
Demerara, Guyana
Died 5 December 1959(1959-12-05) (aged 82)
Paddington, London, England
Turned pro 1906 (amateur tour)
Retired 1926
Highest ranking No. 8 (1919, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon QF (1914, 1922)
Other tournaments
WHCC 1R (1920)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1920)
Other doubles tournaments
WCCC W (1920)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1921)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1919Ch)
Percival Davson

Percival May Davson (30 September 1877 – 5 December 1959) was a British fencer and tennis player. He won a silver medal in the team épée event at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[2][3] He also competed in the Davis Cup in 1919.[3]

In April 1913 Percival won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships after defeating Erik Larsen in the final in four sets.[4]

Davson was ranked World No. 8 in 1919 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph.[1]


  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 422.
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Percival Davson". Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Percival Davson Olympic Results". Retrieved 4 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lawn Tennis – Covered Courts Championship". Dublin Daily Express. British Newspaper Archive. 28 April 1913. p. 9. (Subscription required (help)). 

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