Roland Roberts was an American male tennis player.

Roland Roberts
Country (sports) United States
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open4R (1920)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US OpenF (1920)

Tennis careerEdit

In 1918 he became the Pacific Coast lawn tennis champion. In a tournament that lacked most of the top class players who were drafted into service due to World War I he defeated Victor Breeden in the final in straight sets.[1]

In 1920 he reached the final of the men's doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships together with Willis E. Davis which they lost to Clarence Griffin and Bill Johnston in three straight sets.[2]

In July 1920 he won the National Clay Court Tennis Championship, played at the South Side Tennis Club in Chicago, after beating Vincent Richards in three straight sets.[3]

Grand Slam finalsEdit


Runners-up (1)Edit

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
1920 U.S. National Championships Grass   Willis E. Davis   Clarence Griffin
  Bill Johnston
2–6, 2–6, 3–6


  1. ^ Samual Hardy, ed. (1919). Spalding's Official Lawn Tennis Annual 1919. New York: American Sports Publishing Company. pp. 151–153.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ "Roberts Wins Clay Court Tennis Title" (PDF). The New York Times. July 19, 1920. Retrieved 28 July 2012.