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Old 02-26-2013, 03:49 AM   #59
Carlo Giovanni Colussi
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Hello newmark401,

I made the template of Wilding's titles in Wikipedia as early as 2007 and the main source I used then to publish all Anthony's victories, was the one I indicated at the beginning of the chapter : "Anthony Wilding, A Sporting Life by Len and Shelley Richardson, (2005 Canterbury University Press)". By the way a superb book very detailed with only a few mistakes (sometimes years of events are wrong) while On the Court and Off and Captain Anthony Wilding that I also used then, aren't detailed at all about Wilding's results. And as Wolbo explained the original sources shall be cited in Wikipedia.
Perhaps it is mentioned elsewhere but Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack 1913 credited Wilding the 1910 Italian Riveria Champs at San Remo. This is why I put it in the Wikipedia article 5 years and a half ago but Wolbo found in Idzznew's site,, that, according to Lawn tennis and badminton, 7/4/1910, the 1910 event had a 6-man draw with Artimus Holmes as the winner and apparently Wilding didn't enter the tourney :
Round 1
2 players had byes.
Holmes, Artimus d. Wills, Ernest S. (6-1 6-2)
Routledge, H.B. d. Murray, C.W. (6-4 1-6 6-4)
Holmes, Artimus d. Turton, M. (6-1 6-3)
Routledge, H.B. d. Bostwick, A.C. (2-6 6-4 6-2)
Holmes, Artimus d. Routledge, H.B. (6-0 6-1 6-0).

Does anyone else than Idzznew confirm these results which contradict Ayres' assertion ?

Mark, your contribution to Wikipedia would be a blessing as was Elegos7's when he greatly contributed to the "World number 1 male tennis player rankings" wikipedia article a few years ago.

P.S. : if the San Remo event took place really in February 1910 as suggested in Tennis Archives
it is impossible that Wilding entered in it
because he quit Christchurch, New Zealand, around Feb. 3 or 4, depending on the following "to-morrow" if applied to the edition date or the writing date
("Anthony Wilding, the well-known international tennis player, leaves Christchurch to-morrow" from the "Evening Post, Volume LXXIX, Issue 28, 3 February 1910",
and arrived in South Africa a few weeks later
and in particular won the South African Champs, in Johannesburg, held during the week of March 28 - April 3, 1910
so Wilding couldn't be in Italy in February 1910.
Therefore unless the Italian Riviera Champs dates are wrong, Wilding can't have played (and won) the San Remo event that year.

Thank you Wolbo for the above link and the following one as well, the latter listing a summary of Wilding's beautiful career :

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