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Horace "Horrie" Rice (1872 – 1950) was an Australian tennis player.

Horace Rice
Horace Rice 1913.jpg
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1872-09-05)5 September 1872
Sydney, Australia
Died18 January 1950(1950-01-18) (aged 77) [1]
Roseville,Sydney, Australia
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record284-129 (68.7%) [2]
Career titles26 [3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1907)
Wimbledon2R (1913)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1910, 1915)
Wimbledon2R (1913)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1923)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (1913)
McLoughlin and Rice during the quarter-finals of the 1913 International Lawn Tennis Challenge

The left-handed Rice, who played in knickerbockers and long black socks, won the Men's Singles title at the 1907 Australasian Championships, beating Harry Parker in the final.[4] He was also runner-up 3 times (in 1910, 1911 and 1915). He won the Men's Doubles title at the 1915 Championships, partnering Clarence Todd.

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Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1907 Australasian Championships Grass   Harry Parker 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1910 Australasian Championships Grass   Rodney Heath 4–6, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 1911 Australasian Championships Grass   Norman Brookes 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Loss 1915 Australasian Championships Grass   Gordon Lowe 6–4, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1923 Australasian Championships Grass   Sylvia Lance Harper   Margaret Molesworth
  Bert St. John
2–6, 6–4, 6–4

At the time of winning his last Grand Slam title and his only one mixed doubles title (on 18 August 1923), he was 50 years and 347 days, which is the all-time record for men in tennis history.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b db4tennis
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Horace Rice: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Horace Rice: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Horrie Rice". Grand Slam Tennis Archive.

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