Frank Riseley

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Frank Riseley
Frank Riseley.jpg
Full nameFrank Lorymer Riseley
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1877-07-06)6 July 1877
Clifton, Bristol, UK
Died6 February 1959(1959-02-06) (aged 81)
Torquay, UK
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record174/72 (70.7%) [1]
Career titles7 [2]
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonF (1903Ch, 1904Ch, 1906Ch)
Other tournaments
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1902, 1906)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1919)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1904)

Frank Lorymer Riseley (6 July 1877 – 6 February 1959) was a British tennis player.

Career[edit]

Frank L Riseley beginning of service

Riseley won the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles title twice, in 1902 and 1906, partnering with Sydney Smith. His singles career at Wimbledon was impressive, though he never won the title. In 1903 Riseley beat Smith and Major Ritchie before losing in the Challenge Round to Laurence Doherty.[3] In 1904 Riseley beat Harold Mahony, Arthur Gore, Smith and Ritchie before losing in the challenge round to Laurence Doherty.[3] In 1906 Riseley beat Smith and Gore before losing to Laurence Doherty.[3]

He played for the Great Britain Davis Cup team in 1904 against Belgium and won both his singles matches. His second and last Davis Cup appearance came 18 years later, in 1922, when he won the doubles match partnering with Algernon Kingscote.[4]

Riseley won the 1902 edition of the Scottish Championships, held in Moffat, and the Irish Championships in 1906. In June 1906 he won the singles event at the short-lived Championships of Europe tournament, held in Leicester that year. In the final he was leading the Irishman George Ball-Greene, 4–6, 6–1, 5–1 when the latter retired.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 runners-up[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 5–7, 3–6, 0–6
Loss 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 1–6, 5–7, 6–8
Loss 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 4–6, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1902 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 11–9
Loss 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 1905 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
2–6, 4–6, 8–6, 3–6
Win 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
6–8, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frank Lorymer Risley: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Frank Lorymer Risley: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennis Base. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Wimbledon player profile – Frank Riseley". AELTC.
  4. ^ "Davis Cup Player Profile - Frank Riseley". International Tennis Federation (ITF). Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung. 1 Jul 1906. p. 821.

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