Wilfred Baddeley

January 11, 1872
January 24, 1929
Place of Birth:
Bromley, England
Induction Category:
Master Player
Year of Induction:
Along with his identical twin brother Herbert, England’s Wilfred Baddeley emerged late in the 19th Century, and became unmistakably a figure of deep prominence and unmistakable stature. In 1891, he claimed the Wimbledon singles title at the age of 19 years and five months, standing as the youngest of all male champions until an exuberant Boris Becker stepped forward to prevail on those hallowed lawns in 1985 at age 17. Baddeley—described by British historian John Barrett as “a sound rather than a spectacular player”—made it to six consecutive finals at Wimbledon and collected the title thrice (1891, 1892, and 1895), and secured four doubles titles alongside his brother (1891, 1894, 1895, and 1896). He was one of the most intimidating competitors of his time.

Grand Slam Record


  • Singles Champion - 1891, 1892, 1895
  • Doubles Champion - 1891, 1894, 1895, 1896