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post #394 of (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2013, 04:42 PM
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Re: Official Tournament Winners by Event

Originally Posted by elegos7 View Post
Hi Mark,

I know it is a women's results thread, but have you seen the name of Frank Hadow, the Wimbledon champion of 1878 there? I think he went back to his plantation in Ceylon. I wonder whether he continued to play tennis in tournaments there.
Hi, Karoly,

The Ceylon Championships began in 1884, when the main event was a men's singles. The name of Frank Hadow isn't on the list of winners, which I saw in "Ayres' Lawn Tennis Almanack" for 1912. I've never seen Frank Hadow's name in the draw of any event at any tournament, except for Wimbledon in 1878.

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