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Francis Hunter

Frank Hunter
Francis Hunter (left) with Daniel Prenn, 1929.
Full name Francis Townsend Hunter
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1894-06-28)June 28, 1894
New York, NY, USA
Died December 2, 1981(1981-12-02) (aged 87)
Palm Beach, FL, USA
Turned pro 1931 (amateur tour from 1915)
Retired 1944
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF 1961 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 4 (1929, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1929)
Wimbledon F (1923)
US Open F (1928, 1929)
Professional majors
US Pro F (1933)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1924, 1927)
US Open W (1927)
Other doubles tournaments
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open F (1928, 1929)
Wimbledon W (1927, 1929)

Francis "Frank" Townsend Hunter (June 28, 1894 – December 2, 1981) was an American tennis player.

Hunter is best remembered for his gold medal at the 1924 Paris Olympics, in the men's doubles event with partner Vincent Richards. He was ranked World No. 4 in 1929 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and World No. 5 in another Myers list in September the same year.[1][2]

Hunter graduated from Cornell University in 1916, where he was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society.

He turned professional in mid January 1931 joining Bill Tilden.[3]

Contents

  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Singles: 3 runners-up 1.1
    • Doubles: 3 titles 1.2
    • Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up) 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 runners-up

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1923 Wimbledon Grass Bill Johnston 0–6, 3–6, 1–6 [4]
Runner-up 1928 U.S. National Championships Grass Henri Cochet 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6 [5]
Runner-up 1929 U.S. National Championships Grass Bill Tilden 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 2–6, 4–6 [5]

Doubles: 3 titles

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1924 Wimbledon Grass Vincent Richards Watson Washburn
R. Norris Williams
6−3, 3−6, 8−10, 8−6, 6−3 [6]
Winner 1927 Wimbledon Grass Bill Tilden Jacques Brugnon
Henri Cochet
1–6, 4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 6–4 [6]
Winner 1927 U.S. National Championships Grass Bill Tilden R. Norris Williams
Bill Johnston
10–8, 6–3, 6–3 [7]

Mixed doubles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1927 Wimbledon Grass Elizabeth Ryan Kathleen McKane Godfree
Leslie Godfree
8–6, 6–0 [8]
Runner-up 1928 French Championships Clay Helen Wills Eileen Bennett
Henri Cochet
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1929 French Championships Clay Helen Wills Eileen Bennett
Henri Cochet
3–6, 2–6
Winner 1929 Wimbledon Grass Helen Wills Joan Fry
Ian Collins
6–1, 6–4 [8]

References

  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ "Tilden Ranks Fourth in London Telegraph Rankings", The Toledo News-Bee, September 19, 1929.
  3. ^ "History of the Pro Tennis Wars, Chapter 3: Tilden’s Year of Triumph: 1931". Tennis Server. 3 March 2002. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Singles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Open Past Champions / Men's Singles". U.S. Open official website. Retrieved 2015-09-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Gentlemen's Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-09-28. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Open Past Champions / Men's Doubles". U.S. Open official website. Retrieved 2015-09-28. 
  8. ^ a b "Wimbledon Rolls of Honour / Mixed Doubles". Wimbledon official tournament website. Retrieved 2015-09-28. 

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