Herbert Baddeley

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Herbert Baddeley
Herbert Baddeley Wilfred Baddeley.jpg
Herbert Baddeley (left) with twin brother Wilfred Baddeley (right)
Country (sports)United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Born(1872-01-11)11 January 1872
Bromley, England
Died20 July 1931(1931-07-20) (aged 59)
Cannes, France
Turned pro1887 (amateur tour)
Retired1897
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
WimbledonSF (1894, 1895, 1896)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1891, 1894, 1895, 1896)

Herbert Baddeley (born 11 January 1872 in Bromley – 20 July 1931 in Cannes, France) was a British male tennis player and the younger of the Baddeley twins.

Herbert reached the singles semi finals at Wimbledon three times. In 1894 he beat Harry S. Barlow before losing to Ernest Lewis.[1]. In 1895 he beat Reginald Doherty before handing a walkover to his brother.[2]. In 1896 he beat William Larned before losing to Wilberforce Eaves.[3]. In 1891 and 1894–1896 he and his twin brother Wilfred won the Wimbledon doubles championship four times.[4] When Wilfred was beaten in the 1896 singles Challenge Round by Harold Mahony, they both retired from lawn tennis to concentrate on their law career.

In February 1895 the brothers qualified in London as solicitors. They joined their uncle and father Thomas and E. P. Baddeley in Leadenhall Street at the family firm, founded by their great grandfather in 1790. The brothers remained partners in the firm until 1919, when they retired leaving their cousin, Cyril Baddeley, to carry on in the family name.

Grand Slam doubles finals[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1891 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Joshua Pim
United Kingdom Frank Stoker
6-1, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2
1894 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow
United Kingdom Charles Martin
5–7, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 8–6
1895 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Ernest Lewis
United Kingdom Herbert Wilberforce
8–6, 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
1896 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Harold Nisbet
1–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–1

Runners-up (2)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1892 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Ernest Lewis
United Kingdom Harry S. Barlow
6–4, 2–6, 6–8, 4–6
1897 Wimbledon United Kingdom Wilfred Baddeley United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
4–6, 6–4, 6–8, 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wimbledon 1894". www.tennis.co.nf.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon 1895". www.tennis.co.nf.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon 1896". www.tennis.co.nf.
  4. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 435. ISBN 978-0942257700.