Tony Wilding

Born:
October 31, 1883
Died:
May 19, 1915
Place of Birth:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Citizenship:
New Zealand
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
1978

The winner of six major titles in singles, and a player who could alter his game markedly to give himself the best possible chance against daunting adversaries, Tony Wilding stepped up boldly to win Wimbledon four years in a row (1910-13). Also the victor twice at the Australian Championships, he did not lose a match at that event during his career. A spirited man who thrived when competing in Davis Cup, Wilding led the Australasian squad to four triumphs in that forum. Wilding lost his life fighting in World War I at the age of 31.

Grand Slam Record

Australasian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1906, 1909
  • Doubles Champion 1906

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1910-13
  • Doubles Champion 1907-08, 1910, 1914

Career Achievements

  • Davis Cup Team Member 1905-09, 1914