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Reginald Doherty

tennis player
Full name: Reginald Frank Doherty
Nickname: Reggie
Born October 14, 1872 in Wimbledon, England, UK
Died October 29, 1910 in Kensington, London, England, UK
Class of HOF 1980
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight 140 lbs (64 kg)
Plays Right-handed
Bio Reginald "Reggie" or "R.F." Frank Doherty was a World No. 1 British male tennis player, and the older brother of Laurence Doherty. He was known in the tennis world as "R.F."
Doherty was born at Beulah Villa in Wimbledon, Surrey, the oldest son of William Doherty, a printer, and his wife, Catherine Ann Davis. Doherty began tennis early in life and as a boy at Westminster School showed great promise. At age 14 he won the boys' singles title at an open championship in Llandudno.

Doherty was educated at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall), where he played for the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. In 1895 and 1895 he was part of the Cambridge team that beat Oxford and won the Scottish and Essex championships.

A chronic victim of poor health, Reggie Doherty was three years older than his brother Laurie but died nine years sooner at 38.
Together they formed a dynasty for British tennis supremacy. Reggie won four consecutive Wimbledon Singles Championships (1897-1900) before another Englishman, Arthur Gore, interrupted for one year. Then Laurie took over, wining five in a row on the lawns. Reggie formed an excellent doubles partnership with his brother, and they were a prodigious Davis Cup duo.

He won the doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris next to the bronze medal in men's single. In the 1908 Olympics in London he won the doubles title.

Reggie was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1980.
Misc He suffered from respiratory problems throughout his life and he died at his home in Kensington shortly after returning from a convalescence stay in a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland.
Tournament AO RG W US Win-Loss
1894 A A R32 A 0-1
1895 A A QF A 2-1
1896 A A R32 A 0-1
1897 A A CH A 6-0
1898 A A CH A 1-0
1899 A A CH A 1-0
1900 A A CH A 1-0
1901 A A RU A 0-1
1902 A A R64 RU 7-2
1903 A A A QF 4-1
1904 A A R64 A 0-1
1905 A A R128 A 0-1
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 11-7 11-2 22-9