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James Anderson (tennis)

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James Anderson
James Anderson at the 1922 Davis Cup.jpg
Anderson during the 1922 Davis Cup
Full nameJames Outram Anderson
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1894-09-17)17 September 1894
Enfield, Australia
Died22 December 1973(1973-12-22) (aged 79)
Gosford, Australia
Turned pro1926
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF2013 (member page)
Career record159-35 (81.9%) [1]
Career titles15 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 3 (1923, A. Wallis Myers)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1922, 1924, 1925)
WimbledonSF (1922, 1925)
US OpenSF (1921)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1924)
WimbledonW (1922)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1919)

James Outram Anderson (17 September 1894 – 22 December 1973) was an Australian tennis player.

Anderson was the eighth child of James Outram Anderson and his wife Patience. He was educated at Camden Grammar School. Anderson's best shot was his forehand drive, which he hit with very little topspin.[4] He is best remembered for his three victories at his home tournament: the Australasian Championships in 1922, 1924 and 1925.[5] Anderson also won the doubles tournament at the 1922 Wimbledon Championships and 1924 Australian Championships.[6]

Between 1919 and 1925 Anderson played in 15 ties for the Australian Davis Cup team and compiled a record of 28 wins and 8 losses.[7]

He married Maud Irene Whitfield (died 1955) on 24 March 1917. They had five children. He married a widow, Mabel Little, on 18 November 1957. Anderson died on 22 December 1973 at Gosford. He was survived by his second wife.

In 2013 Anderson was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[8]

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 titles

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1922 Australian Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson 6–0, 3–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1924 Australian Championships Grass Australia Richard Schlesinger 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 1925 Australian Championships Grass Australia Gerald Patterson 11–9, 2–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1919 Australian Championships Grass United Kingdom Arthur Lowe Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Ronald Thomas
5–7, 1–6, 9–7, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1922 Australian Championships Grass Australia Norman Peach Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
10–8, 0–6, 0–6, 5–7
Winner 1922 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Randolph Lycett Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
3–6, 7–9, 6–4, 6–3, 11–9
Winner 1924 Australian Championships Grass Australia Norman Brookes Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1925 Australian Championships Grass Australia Fred Kalms Australia Pat O'Hara Wood
Australia Gerald Patterson
4–6, 6–8, 5–7
Runner-up 1926 Australian Championships Grass Australia Pat O'Hara Wood Australia John Hawkes
Australia Gerald Patterson
1–6, 4–6, 2–6


  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "James Outram Anderson: Career match record". Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel (2018). "James Outram Anderson: Career match record". Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SAL. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 424.
  4. ^ "James Anderson".
  5. ^ "Australian Open results archive – James Anderson". Tennis Australia.
  6. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – James Anderson". AELTC.
  7. ^ "Davis Cup player archive". International Tennis Federation (ITF).
  8. ^ "Congratulations to the Class of 2013!". International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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