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    Anyone going to Eastbourne can do research?

    Calling all willing researchers. @NoMercy continues to gather up missing results from the old pro tour and I was wondering if anyone visiting Eastbourne in the near future was willing to go to the local library there, to dig up some missing results. Online newspaper archives are very useful...
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    All 100 Wimbledon Championship points from the Open era

    Published today, enjoy!
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    1938 H2H tours (Vines and Perry)

    Below are all known results and scores for the 1938 championship tour between Vines and Perry, a rematch of their ’37 tour. The ’37 tour was easy to document because American Lawn Tennis published a full list of the matches. In ’38 ALT published a lot of material about the rematch tour...
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    1941 H2H tour - Marble, Hardwick, Budge, Tilden

    The following are my results for this 1941 tour featuring Alice Marble, Mary Hardwick, Don Budge and Bill Tilden. STOP #1 January 6 in New York MSG Marble d. Hardwick 8-6, 8-6 Budge d. Tilden 6-3, 6-4 STOP #2 January 8 in Chicago Chicago Stadium Marble d. Hardwick 4-6, 7-5, 9-7 Budge d...
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    Pro TV series

    I figured this topic deserved its own thread. It's a part of the old pro tour for which we have few results. The "TV series" or "television tournaments" on the old pro tour are a bit of a mystery because newspapers, at the request of promoters, tended not to report results. So we're left with...
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    1939 European tour (Budge, Vines, Tilden, Stoefen, Nusslein)

    In summer of '39 Budge, Vines, Tilden and Stoefen embarked on a tour that was to take them to Europe, South Africa, Egypt, India and eventually Australia over the course of ten months. The outbreak of war on September 1 forced them to return to the States, having completed only their tour of...
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    Pancho Gonzalez career stats

    As promised, the career record I've been compiling. Some of this is still rough, in terms of presentation. For the pro period I will not have detailed round-by-round information (scores, opponents' names, etc.), but I will have that for the amateur period, since American Lawn Tennis provided...
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    Career percentages of 17 alltime greats

    These are career percentages as well as I have been able to document them, for these 17 alltime greats, through 2015. I've put them together using a number of sources. For the Open-Era greats, I've gone with the ATP's stats, though I'd be happy to have more complete records from anyone who...
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    1954 pro tour of Asia (Sedgman, Gonzalez, Segura, Kramer)

    Below are my results for this tour of Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong. Sept. 25 in Tokyo Denen Coliseum (probably on clay) Sedgman d. Gonzalez 7-5, 6-4 Segura d. Kramer 9-7, 6-2 Kramer/Segura defeated Sedgman/Gonzalez 8-6, 3-6, 6-3 Sept. 27 in Tokyo Denen Coliseum (probably on...
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    1959 world series (Gonzalez, Hoad, Cooper, Anderson)

    Here are my results for this tour. Feb. 20 in San Francisco Hoad d. Anderson 6-2, 6-5 (pro set) Gonzalez d. Cooper 6-2, 6-3 Gonzalez/Anderson defeated Hoad/Cooper 6-4, 7-5 Feb. 21 in San Francisco at Cow Palace Anderson d. Cooper 3-6, 6-5, 6-2 Gonzalez d. Hoad 6-4, 6-2 Gonzalez/Anderson...
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    Match statistics 1959-present

    Moose Malloy and I have recently had a request from another poster for links to all of the match statistics we've posted here over the years. So here they are, in chronological order. I'll have to spread them out over a few posts because there are so many...
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    1960 world series (Gonzalez, Rosewall, Segura, Olmedo, Trabert)

    Below I’ll be posting all the known results for the 1960 world series involving Gonzalez, Rosewall, Segura, Olmedo and Trabert. In putting this together, I worked with a list of Rosewall’s results documented some years ago by @AndrewTas. I’ve added some new results, especially in the European...
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    Don Budge 1937-38 seasons

    Below I have full results for Budge’s 1937-38 seasons. I am missing only a couple of exos, but his record in tournaments, Davis Cup and Test Matches is fully accounted for. This includes Budge’s streak of 92 straight wins in tournament/Davis Cup play (14 straight tournament titles). Up till...
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    Ellsworth Vines 1931 season

    I mentioned in another thread that I'd been able to get a full record of this particular season. Nearly full, anyway. I'm missing the scores for two matches at the LA Closed (February); and I may not have all of the exos. But apart from that this is a full record of the matches that Vines...
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    1935 pro tours (Vines, Stoefen, Tilden, Nusslein, Lott)

    I've collected many of the results of the 1935 pro tennis season, enough to start posting them piecemeal. I'll start with the winter tour. Vines had won the pro championship tour over Tilden the previous winter. But Vines was now considered too strong for Tilden, particularly indoors, to make...
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    World Series of tennis

    In making my Vines/Perry thread I noticed that the world championship tours (aka "World Series") were quite competitive for three consecutive years (1937-39). Those 3 tours among Vines, Perry and Budge finished with some of the closest H2H tallies in the history of this particular format...
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    4 straight winners in a return game

    We've already posted a list of these instances, where someone breaks serve with 4 straight winners. We posted these, in the Krajicek-Sampras thread: Now let me go back just a few years. 1914 Davis Cup Challenge Round, fifth rubber, on grass at Forest Hills. From American Lawn Tennis...
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    1937 H2H tours (Vines and Perry)

    Below are the complete results for the 70 matches played by Vines and Perry in their H2H tours in 1937. The main tour, for the world championship, was in North America, followed by a short tour of Europe. Vines was defending champion, in a sense, having won the world title over Tilden in '34...
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    1936 tour of Asia-Pacific (Tilden and Vines)

    Below are the results for this tour of the Pacific, which began in Hawaii and extended into Japan, China and the Philippines. I believe that I have all the matches now. All dates below are local. Sept. 24 in Honolulu Outdoors at the Beretania Tennis Club, probably on cement Vines d. Tilden...
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    1934 Vines-Tilden tour

    I've found many of the scores for the '34 Vines/Tilden tour, published in American Lawn Tennis. ALT provided, in fact, a full list of results for the first phase of the tour. I'll list the matches in a separate post. There are conflicting figures for the Vines/Tilden H2H in '34. The most...
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    1936 wembley

    As you all know there has been a long-running debate about whether the Wembley Pro championships of '36 were ever held. Ray Bowers has long argued that Wembley did not take place that year. The only score or result available for the '36 Wembley is for the final: it's given as Vines d...
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    Ellsworth Vines' 5 set record

    Below I've compiled a list of Vines' 5-set matches, using Ray Bowers' work, the Tennis Archives website and my own research. [I am editing this list with new results from other posters.] It's a complete list as far as Davis Cup, Grand Slam events and the three tournaments generally regarded as...
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    Straight set losses in majors

    We hear a lot about five-set matches and many of those records have been compiled, including an excellent one here: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=335267. In this thread I want to start a list of straight-set defeats and see what, if anything, it tells us. I've bolded those...
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    Mistaken memories, and Don Budge

    In the last few days, prompted by the Brian Williams controversy, there have been a lot of articles in the media about false memories; I'm sure many of you have seen at least a few. Some of the articles have been specifically about the possibility that Brian Williams had a false memory, but...
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    Budge/Vines tour of 1939 (US)

    This was Budge’s first pro tour, and one of Vines' last. It was the last time Vines participated in what might be termed a H2H tour, in which the same two players faced off against each other at every stop on the tour. Vines did take on Budge again a couple of months later in a so-called 4-man...
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    Budge/Perry tour of 1939

    This was Budge’s second H2H pro tour. After beating Vines 22-17 in his first tour, Budge took on Fred Perry. They had not played each other since 1936. Below I’ve compiled a full record of the tour, taken from news reports and other sources including American Lawn Tennis. The number on...
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    Budge-Tilden H2H

    As requested, these are all the Budge-Tilden matches I know of before U.S. entry into WW2. Most of these results are not new -- though I had not seen the Palm Beach match from Feb. 1940 in any source before; and I found a sixth Tilden victory over Budge during their 1941 tour. Bordeaux in '39...
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    1957 tour of South America

    This was a month-long tour of Central and South America by Rosewall, Segura, Kramer and Pails. There are no results published anywhere but I've been able to find many of the results in various sources online. I don't yet have a complete list of the matches, but we can say definitively that...
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    1957 four-man tours (Rosewall, Hoad, Kramer, Segura)

    Below are the results, as far as we have them, of the worldwide tour of '57. This was known as Hoad's "warmup" tour because its purpose, according to Kramer, was to introduce Hoad to the pro game and get him ready for a showdown with Pancho Gonzalez in '58. So this tour was not for the world...
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    Rosewall and Hoad in Saudi Arabia

    With a bit of luck I've found the matches that Jack Kramer's troupe played in Saudi Arabia back in '57. Kramer, Rosewall, Hoad and Segura played 3 days of matches in Dhahran, Sept. 12-14. That was right in the middle of their tour of Europe. Rosewall defeated Hoad in a marathon match that was...
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