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    Surface of original French Championships (1891-1925)

    Update French National Championships (1891-1914) The increasing availability during the past decade of relevant sources, in particular French-language newspapers and sports magazines, has made possible the collection of additional results and other information from the early years of the...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    Appendix II Obituary of Eustratius E. Mavrogordato From The Times, November 8, 1946 Eustratius Emmanuel Mavorgordao, son of Mr Antonio Emmanual Mavrogordato, was born on February 21, 1870 [in Kensington, London]. He was educated at Winchester College, and from there went up to New College...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    Appendix I The men’s singles draw at Wimbledon in 1920 129 players (including the holder) First round William Tilden (USA) d. Henry Fussell 6-3 6-2 6-1 Edward Franklin d. Sirdar Dass (IND) default William Johnston (USA) d. John Flavelle 6-2 6-4 6-2 James Parke d. Donald Kingdon 6-4 6-2...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Monday, July 5, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Gerald Patterson fails at Wimbledon – The first American champion – Well-deserved victory Long before the beginning of the first match on Saturday at Wimbledon the gangways were thick with...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Saturday, July 3, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Today’s great match – Mr Gerald Patterson v. Mr William Tilden There remains for today the Challenge Round of the gentlemen’s singles – the culminating point of the championships. This meeting...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Thursday, July 1, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato David and Goliath – Mr William Tilden beats Mr Zenzo Shimidzu We should not have heard so much about David’s slaying Goliath if a good big ‘un did not usually beat a good little ‘un. Tall...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Wednesday, June 30, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Mr William Tilden and Mr Zenzo Shimidzu in the final tie The fine weather continued yesterday at Wimbledon. It seems captious to say so, but in one respect it has not been a boon. It was...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Tuesday, June 29, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Yesterday there was another fine afternoon at Wimbledon. When play began the following eight were left in the men’s singles, the first-named of each pair winning his match and so reaching the...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Monday, June 28, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato At Wimbledon on Saturday, the weather was overcast, and at one time threatened a cloudburst. However, there was no rain to speak of, and the murkiness did not affect the quality of the lawn...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Saturday, June 26, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato In their capacity as showmen, the Wimbledon authorities could be content with the first four days of their meeting. Perfect weather relieved them of many anxieties, and the complicated initial...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Friday, June 25, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato In the first match on the Centre Court at Wimbledon yesterday Mr Richard Norris Williams II beat his countryman Mr Axel Gravem. Mr Williams is one of the American Davis Cup team; and he was also...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Thursday, June 24, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Defeat of M. André Gobert There was a large crowd round the Centre Court when play was begun at 2 o’clock yesterday at Wimbledon, for Mr William Tilden was to make his [first ever] appearance...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Wednesday, June 23, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Wimbledon was blessed yesterday with perfect weather; and play, which was begun at two, lasted for six hours. The unprotected side courts had made a wonderful recovery from Sunday’s rain and...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    From The Times, Tuesday, June 22, 1920 Lawn Tennis – The Championships By Eustratius Mavrogordato Wimbledon is itself again. Last year, we were supplied with all the necessary ingredients for the national dish – competitors, crowds, sagacious veterans from these islands – but there was...
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    The story of the men’s singles event at Wimbledon in 1920

    The men’s singles event Monday, June 21 – Most of the 64 first-round matches were played off (there were several defaults) -- Tuesday, June 22 – The remaining first-round matches, and about half of the 32 second-round matches, were played off -- Wednesday, June 23 – The remaining second-round...
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