General Francis Townsend (Frank)
Hunter
Male
United States of America
1894-06-28
New York, United States of America
1981-12-04
Palm Beach, Florida, United States of America


About

In the days when lissome stroke players reigned supreme, Frank Hunter, a rugged former captain of the Cornell hockey team, was a noticeable figure on the tennis court. Hunter went out of the 1924 Olympic singles in the third round. In the doubles he was joined by Vinnie Richards and after a five-setter in the semi-final against Jean Borotra and Rene Lacoste of France and a final, which also went the full distance, against two more Frenchmen Jacques Brugnon and Henri Cochet ? the U.S. pairing took the Olympic title. Hunter and Richards had won the Wimbledon doubles earlier in the season and Hunter won again at Wimbledon in 1927 with Bill Tilden as his partner. Hunter and Tilden also won the U.S. doubles in 1927 and they played together in the Davis Cup in 1927 and 1928. Hunter won the mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1927 and 1929 before turning professional in 1931. In World War I he served as a Iieutenant commander in the Navy and was assigned to Admiral Beatty?s flagship when the German fleet surrendered. He later wrote a book about his experience of serving under Beatty. Frank Hunter ultimately prospered in the business world. After involvement in the coal industry and newspaper publishing, he founded, in 1935, \"21\" Brands Inc., and later \"21\" Brands Distillers,and served as president of both corporations.



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Archive statistics 1915 - 1944
24
211
136


Tournament wins 1930 - Brooklyn Indoor (Open)
1930 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1930 - Nassau Bowl (Amateur)
1929 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1928 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1928 - South Florida (Open)
1928 - Scheveningen (Amateur)
1927 - New York Metropolitan Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1926 - Quaker Ridge Invitation (Amateur)
1926 - Metropolitan Clay Court Championships (Amateur)
1925 - West Virginia State Championship (Amateur)
1923 - Greenbrier Spring Tournament (Amateur)
1923 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1923 - Brooklyn Heights Casino Indoor Invitation (Amateur)
1922 - Greenbrier Spring Tournament (Amateur)
1922 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1921 - Frinton-on-Sea (Open)
1921 - Roehampton Grass Courts (Amateur)
1921 - New York Indoor (Amateur)
1920 - Quaker Ridge Invitation (Amateur)
1920 - Westchester Hartsdale (Amateur)
1920 - North Side Tournament (Amateur)
1919 - New York Clay Courts (Amateur)
1919 - Eastern New York Clay Court Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments North and South Professional Tournament - 1944 US Pro Championships - 1942 White Sulphur Springs Open - 1941 White Sulphur Springs Open - 1940 White Sulphur Springs Open - 1938 US Pro Championships - 1935 Atlanta Pros - 1935 US Pro Championships - 1933 US Pro Indoors - 1933 Park Avenue Tennis Club - 1933 US Pro Championships - 1931 Longwood Bowl Pro Championships - 1931 US Open - 1930 Cannes Carlton - 1930 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1930 Nassau Bowl - 1930 Newport Casino Tournament - 1930 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1930 Seabright Invitational - 1930 United North and South tournament - 1930 US International Indoor Championships - 1930 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1930 Brooklyn Indoor - 1930 New York Metropolitan Grass Court Championships - 1930 Wimbledon - 1929 Roland Garros - 1929 US Open - 1929 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1929 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1929 Netherlands International Championships - 1929 US International Indoor Championships - 1929 Florida State Championship - 1929 Zürich Championships - 1929 South Florida - 1929 Wimbledon - 1928 Roland Garros - 1928 US Open - 1928 Mason & Dixon Tournament - 1928 Queens Club Tournament - 1928 Florida State Championship - 1928 South Florida - 1928 Brooklyn Heights Casino Indoor Invitation - 1928 Scheveningen - 1928 Wimbledon - 1927 Roland Garros - 1927 US Open - 1927 Seabright Invitational - 1927 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1927 New York Metropolitan Grass Court Championships - 1927 Pennsylvania Indoor Championships - 1927 US Open - 1926 Seabright Invitational - 1926 Florida State Championship - 1926 Quaker Ridge Invitation - 1926 Metropolitan Clay Court Championships - 1926 US Open - 1925 West Virginia State Championship - 1925 Greenbrier Spring Tournament - 1925 Wimbledon - 1924 US Open - 1924 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1924 US International Indoor Championships - 1924 Wimbledon - 1923 US Open - 1923 US International Indoor Championships - 1923 Florida State Championship - 1923 Greenbrier Spring Tournament - 1923 Brooklyn Heights Casino Indoor Invitation - 1923 US Open - 1922 Nassau Bowl - 1922 US International Indoor Championships - 1922 Greenwich Tennis Club Invitation - 1922 Greenbrier Spring Tournament - 1922 Metropolitan Clay Court Championships - 1922 Wimbledon - 1921 US Open - 1921 World Hardcourt Championships - 1921 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1921 Middlesex Championships - 1921 New York Indoor - 1921 Frinton-on-Sea - 1921 US Open - 1920 Westchester - 1920 North Side Tournament - 1920 Quaker Ridge Invitation - 1920 Brooklyn Net Invitation - 1920 Westchester Hartsdale - 1920 Atlantic Yacht Club - 1920 New York Clay Courts - 1919 Eastern New York Clay Court Championships - 1919 Amackassin Club Invitation - 1919 Quaker Ridge Invitation - 1919 US International Indoor Championships - 1917 US Open - 1916 US Open - 1915

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