Harold Nisbet

Harold Adair Nisbet (22 June 1873 – 12 March 1937) was a British lawn tennis player who was active at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.

Harold Nisbet
Full nameHarold Adair Nisbet
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1873-06-22)22 June 1873
Kilburn, England
Died12 March 1937(1937-03-12) (aged 63)
London, England
Singles
Career record77–34 (69.3%) [1]
Career titles5 [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1896, 1900)
US OpenF (1897)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonF (1896, 1898, 1899, 1900)
US OpenF (1897)

During his career he reached four doubles finals at the Wimbledon Championships (1896, 1898, 1899, 1900) as well as the doubles final at the U.S. National Championships in 1897. In singles, Nisbet reached the all-comers final of the U.S. National Championships in 1897 (losing to Wilberforce Eaves) and the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1896 (losing in five sets to Harold Mahony) and 1900 (losing to Sydney Smith in straight sets).[2]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 final)Edit

All-ComersEdit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1897 U.S. Championships Grass   Wilberforce Eaves 5–7, 3–6, 2–6

Doubles (5 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1896 Wimbledon Grass   Reginald Doherty   Wilfred Baddeley
  Herbert Baddeley
6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 1897 U.S. Championships Grass   Harold Mahony   Leo Ware
  George Sheldon
13–11, 2–6, 7–9, 6–1, 1–6
Loss 1898 Wimbledon Grass   Clarence Hobart   Reginald Doherty
  Laurence Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 1899 Wimbledon Grass   Clarence Hobart   Reginald Doherty
  Laurence Doherty
5–7, 0–6, 2–6
Loss 1900 Wimbledon Grass   Herbert Roper Barrett   Reginald Doherty
  Laurence Doherty
7–9, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Harold Nisbet: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennismem SL.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.