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Jack Edwin Harper (8 April 1914 – 17 January 2005) was an Australian amateur tennis player who competed mainly in the 1930s and 1940s. He reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Championships in 1946 and was runner-up in the men's doubles in 1937 partnering John Bromwich.

Jack Harper
Full nameJack Edwin Harper
Country (sports) Australia
Born8 April 1914
Melbourne, Australia
Died17 January 2005(2005-01-17) (aged 90)
Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1946)
Wimbledon4R (1948)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1937)[1]
WimbledonSF (1948)[2]
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1935)[1]
Wimbledon3R (1946, 1947)[2]

In April 1946 Harper lost just a single point when he defeated J. Sandiford 6–0, 6–0 at the Surrey Open Hard Court Championships in a match that lasted 18 minutes, the shortest singles match on record.[3][4]


Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1937 Australian Championships Grass   John Bromwich   Adrian Quist
  Don Turnbull
2–6, 7–9, 6–1, 8–6, 4–6


  1. ^ a b Australian Open Results Archive
  2. ^ a b Wimbledon Results Archive
  3. ^ Seddon, Peter (2001). Tennis's Strangest Matches. London: Robson. ISBN 978-1861053794.
  4. ^ Tingay, Lance (1983). The Guinness Book of Tennis : Facts & Feats. Enfield: Guinness Superlatives. p. 27. ISBN 9780851122687.

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