Oliver Campbell

February 25, 1871
July 11, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
United States
United States
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Highest Ranking
U.S. Singles Ranking: 1

While a student at Columbia University, Oliver Campbell was the United States singles Champion for three years in succession. At 19, he was the youngest male to win that title until Pete Sampras surpassed him exactly 100 years later. The first American to start employing net-rushing tactics, he exploited his talent in the forecourt to capture three U.S. Doubles Championships. A New Yorker of considerable drive and determination, he garnered a top-ten American ranking five years in a row and was No. 1 from 1890-92 in singles.

Grand Slam Record

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1890-92
  • Doubles Champion 1888, 1891-92