Sam Neel

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Sam Neel
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Full name Samuel Ritchie Neel
Country (sports)  United States
Born December 26, 1875
Died May 9, 1947 (aged 71)
Los Angeles, California
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1896)

Samuel Ritchie Neel was an American male tennis player who was active in the late 19th century.

In 1896, Neel won the men's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with his brother Carr Neel, defeating defending champions Robert Wrenn and Malcolm Chace.[1] The pair also reached the final in 1894. In singles, Neel reached the semifinals of the Western States Championships in 1899.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (1 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1894 U.S. Championships Grass United States Carr Neel United States Clarence Hobart
United States Fred Hovey
3–6, 6–8, 1–6
Winner 1896 U.S. Championships Grass United States Carr Neel United States Malcolm Chance
United States Robert Wrenn
6–3, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–1


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 476. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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