Frank Herbert David Wilde (1 March 1911 – 6 February 1982) was a British tennis and table tennis player who played in the Davis Cup. He reached the final of the Wimbledon Championships on three occasions, twice in the men's doubles and once in mixed doubles.
Wilde in 1933
|Full name||Frank Herbert David Wilde|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||1 March 1911|
|Died||6 February 1982 (aged 70)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1934)|
|French Open||4R (1933)|
|US Open||3R (1933, 1934)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||F (1936, 1939)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
Wilde was born in Wimbledon, London on 1 March 1911.
A right-handed player, Wilde represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 1937 to 1939. He featured mostly in doubles rubbers, of which he won two out of six. One of the four losses was in the final of the 1937 tournament, against the United States in London, partnering Raymond Tuckey. The British, who had won the last four titles, lost the tie 1-4.
The first of his Wimbledon finals was in 1936 when he and partner Charles Hare lost a five set final. At the 1939 Wimbledon Championships he again finished runner up with Hare and also lost the mixed doubles final, with Nina Brown.
His career was interrupted by World War II, after his success at Wimbledon in 1939 he didn't reappear at the tournament until 1946.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles (2 runner-ups)Edit
|Runner-up||1936||Wimbledon||Grass||Charles Hare|| Pat Hughes
|4–6, 6–3, 9–7, 1–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||1939||Wimbledon||Grass||Charles Hare|| Elwood Cooke
|3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 7–9|
Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1939||Wimbledon||Grass||Nina Brown|| Bobby Riggs
Table tennis careerEdit
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- "Miss Helen Jacobs' Victory Thrilling to 20,000 Spectators". The Sunday Morning Star. 5 July 1936. p. 23. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "Wimbledon Tennis". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 10 July 1939. p. 2. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "California's Wimbledon". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 11 July 1939. p. 15. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "French Tennis". Sydney Morning Herald. NSW: National Library of Australia. 2 June 1933. p. 11. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
- "Profile". Table Tennis Guide.
- "Table Tennis World Championship medal winners". Sports123.