General Henry Bernard Mansell
Knight
Male
Argentina
1882-00-00
Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina


About

Henry Knight was one of the four sons of Albert Alfred Knight, an employee of the Central Argentine Railway, the company in charge of constructing the railway line that would initially connect the cities of Rosario and Córdoba. Albert Knight was born in Morden, London, but later moved to Argentina. He married Rosario Magdalena Joulet on 3 April 1873, when he was 24 and she was just 14. The four Knight brothers were born in the city of Rosario, in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, but subsequently moved to the capital Buenos Aires.

Albert Knight introduced his sons to lawn tennis and, seeing how enthusiastic they were becoming at the sport, later had a court built on his property, where he taught his children the basics of the game. Henry was to first to enjoy success in tournament competition – he won the men’s singles title at the River Plate Championships in Buenos Aires in the years 1897 and 1898 and 1900-02. His brothers Edward and Lionel later succeeded him as champion. The fourth brother, called Albert after his father, didn’t play much competitive lawn tennis.



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Archive statistics 1897 - 1918
5
18
9


Tournament wins 1902 - River Plate Championships (Amateur)
1901 - River Plate Championships (Amateur)
1900 - River Plate Championships (Amateur)
1898 - River Plate Championships (Amateur)
1897 - River Plate Championships (Amateur)


Tournaments City of Buenos Aires Championships - 1918 Wimbledon - 1909 Queens Club Tournament - 1909 Kent Championships - 1909 Surrey Championships - 1909 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1909 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1909 River Plate Championships - 1908 River Plate Championships - 1902 River Plate Championships - 1901 River Plate Championships - 1900 River Plate Championships - 1899 River Plate Championships - 1898 River Plate Championships - 1897

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