General Rolf
Kinzl
Male
Austria
1878-10-19
Praha (Prague), Austria
1938-11-14
Wien (Vienna), Austria


About

In 1898 he reached the final of the Austrian Championship but lost in four sets to Jorge André.[citation needed] In 1901 he won the Adriatic Championships in Triest in a three-set match. His opponent in the final had been Miklós Horthy who later became the Regent of Hungary.[2][3]

In 1903 he won the international tournament of the Magyar Athletikai Club in Budapest with a victory over Josiah Ritchie.[4] With his compatriot Kurt von Wessely he celebrated his first important doubles title in the German International Championships.[5] In 1904 he was defeated in the semifinals of the Austrian Championship by Josiah Ritchie in straight sets. He and von Wessely also lost the doubles final to Herbert Roper-Barrett and B.W. Frost.[6]

Kinzl played for the Austrian Davis Cup team during the 1905 World Group semifinal against Australasia. He lost both his singles matches against Norman Brookes and Anthony Wilding as well as the doubles match with his partner Kurt von Wessely.[7] His best result at a Grand Slam tournament was reaching the third round at the 1907 Wimbledon Championships. In 1907 he was the finalist of the Budapest International Doubles Championships partnering von Wessely but eventually lost it to Tony Wilding and Oscar Kreuzer.[8]

In May 1908 he was runner-up at the Wiesbaden Cup having lost the final in straight sets to Anthony Wilding.[9][10] In July he participated in the singles event at the Summer Olympics but lost in the first round to Wilberforce Eaves.[11] In 1912 he clinched the title of the inaugural Academic Sports Association international tournament in Wawel.[12]

In 1913 he captured his second German International Championships doubles trophy in Hamburg alongside von Wessely.[5] The same year they reached the semifinals of the World Hard Court Championships.[13]



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Archive statistics 1898 - 1928
10
144
94


Tournament wins 1923 - Yugoslavian International Championships (Amateur)
1914 - Tyrol Championships (Amateur)
1909 - Baden General Tournament (Amateur)
1908 - Championships of Lower Austria (Amateur)
1908 - Prussian Championships (Amateur)
1906 - Championships of Lower Austria (Amateur)
1901 - Praha (Prague) (Open)
1901 - Trieste (Amateur)
1898 - Bohemian Championships (Amateur)
1898 - Praha (Prague) (Open)


Tournaments Austrian International Championships - 1928 Salzburg championships - 1924 Austrian International Championships - 1923 Austrian National Championships - 1923 Austrian International Championships - 1922 Austrian International Championships - 1920 Wien (Vienna) - 1914 Karlsbad Cup - 1914 Tyrol Championships - 1914 German International Championships - 1913 World Hardcourt Championships - 1913 Championships of Hamburg - 1913 Wien (Vienna) - 1911 Brussel International Matches - 1910 Wiesbaden Cup - 1909 Wiesbaden Championships - 1909 Baden General Tournament - 1909 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1908 Prussian Championships - 1908 French Switzerland Championships - 1908 Wiesbaden Cup - 1908 Homburg - 1908 Baden-Baden - 1908 Luzern - 1908 Wiesbaden Championships - 1908 Championships of Lower Austria - 1908 Wimbledon - 1907 Queens Club Tournament - 1907 Austrian International Championships - 1906 Championships of Lower Austria - 1906 Davis Cup - Semi-Finals - 1905-b Austrian International Championships - 1905 Wien (Vienna) - 1905 Gipsy - 1905 Wimbledon - 1904 Austrian International Championships - 1904 Championships of Berlin - 1904 Gipsy - 1904 Praha (Prague) - 1904 Austrian International Championships - 1903 South of France Championships - 1903 German International Championships - 1903 Championships of Hamburg - 1903 Praha (Prague) - 1903 Pöseldorf Prize - 1903 Budapest Championship - 1903 Austrian International Championships - 1902 Homburg - 1902 Homburg Coronation Cup - 1902 Austrian International Championships - 1901 Praha (Prague) - 1901 Trieste - 1901 Austrian International Championships - 1898 Championships of Berlin - 1898 Bohemian Championships - 1898 Praha (Prague) - 1898

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