1908 Australasian Championships

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1908 Australasian Championships
Date7–12 December
Edition4th
CategoryGrand Slam
SurfaceGrass
LocationSydney, New South Wales, Australia
VenueSydney Cricket Ground
Double Bay Grounds
Champions
Singles
United States Fred Alexander
Doubles
United States Fred Alexander / Australia Alfred Dunlop
← 1907 · Australasian Championships · 1909 →

The 1908 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor grass courts in Sydney, Australia. The preliminary rounds were played at the Sydney Cricket Ground while the final took place on the Double Bay Grounds.[1][2][3][4] It was the fourth edition of the Australasian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the first held in Sydney and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It consisted of a men's singles and doubles event. Fred Alexander won the singles event and became the first non-Australasian to win the title.

Finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

United States Fred Alexander defeated Australia Alfred Dunlop 3–6, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

United States Fred Alexander / Australia Alfred Dunlop defeated Australia Granville G. Sharp / New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6–3, 6–2, 6–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Argus. Melbourne. 10 December 1908. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Argus. Melbourne. 11 December 1908. p. 4 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Kalgoorlie Miner. Western Australia. 14 December 1908. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Tennis". The Referee. Sydney. 16 December 1908. p. 10 – via National Library of Australia.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1908 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1909 Wimbledon Championships