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Old 12-17-2012, 06:56 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by treblings View Post
ive found some results and will post them as soon as im through checking all the years.
i have a question. i found a newspaper article about 1924, that mentioned a R D Good as winner of the international austrian championships. have you heard that name before and is it maybe an alias for de morpurgo?

Well, from the available information, it seems very likely that Umberto de Morpurgo won the men's singles title at the International Austrian Championships in 1924. Although some players sometimes used to use pseudonyms, I don't recall any cases where Umberto de Morpurgo did so, which is not to say that he never did.

However, the practice of using pseudonyms was, fortunately, dying out by the beginning of the 1920s. This makes it easier for people who are interested in tennis history to dig up information on past players.

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