Ronald Thomas (tennis)

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Ronald Thomas
Full name Ronald Victor Thomas
Country (sports)  Australia
Born 7 August 1888
Hammond, South Australia
Died 30 December 1936(1936-12-30) (aged 48)
Adelaide
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1920)
Wimbledon QF (1919)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1919, 1920)
Wimbledon W (1919)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1919)

Ronald Victor Thomas (7 August 1888 – 30 December 1936) was an Australian tennis player.[1]

Thomas won two doubles titles at the Australasian Championships (now the Australian Open), in 1919 and 1920, and one doubles title at the 1919 Wimbledon Championships. Thomas also finished as runner-up to Pat O'Hara Wood in men's singles at the 1920 Australasian Championships.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 runner-up[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1920 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Pat O'Hara Wood 3–6, 6–4, 8–6, 1–6, 3–6 [3]

Doubles: 3 titles[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1919 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Pat O'Hara Wood Australia James Anderson
Australia Arthur Lowe
7–5, 6–1, 7–9, 3–6, 6–3 [4]
Winner 1919 Wimbledon Grass Australia Pat O'Hara Wood Australia Rodney Heath
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
6–4, 6–2, 4–6, 6–2 [5]
Winner 1920 Australasian Championships Grass Australia Pat O'Hara Wood Australia Horace Rice
Australia Roy Taylor
6–1, 6–0, 7–5 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ronald Thomas' profile at Sports Reference.com
  2. ^ "History of the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific". australianopen.com. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Singles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Australian Open Results Archive / 1920 Men's Doubles". Australian Open official website. Retrieved 24 September 2015.