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Old 01-05-2013, 04:01 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Wolbo View Post
Found another tournament that can be added to the list (this one is also on tennisarchives).

[Circa 19 – 23 November 1908] Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

FI: Anthony F. Wilding (NZL) d. Fred Alexander (USA) 4–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–2


Sources:
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi....2.55&srpos=82
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi....2.60&srpos=87

Fred Alexander was in Australia for the Davis Cup match against Australasia that directly followed this tournament. He also played in (and won!) the 1908 Australasian Championship in Sydney. For some reason Wilding did not take part in the singles event and only played the doubles.
Added, thanks. Wilding might have felt that he didn't really have much to prove by playing in the singles event at the 1908 edition of the Australasian Championships, which didn't have the status then that the Australian Open has now.
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