General Frederick Beasley (Fred)
Alexander
Male
United States of America
1880-08-14
Seabright, United States of America
1969-03-03
Beverly Hills, United States of America


About

Alexander attended Princeton University and won the Intercollegiate doubles championship in 1900 and the singles in 1901.
In 1908 Fred Alexander became the first foreigner to win the singles title at the Australasian Championships the amateur precursor to the Australian Open.
He then teamed with the man he defeated in the final, Alfred Dunlop, to win the doubles. Still in his most successful year (1908), he reached the final in the all-comers at the U.S. National Championships. Alexander won no fewer than five U.S.
National Championships in doubles (1907-10, 1917) and appeared in the final (U.S. National Championships) for seven consecutive years (record in doubles). He and partner Harold Hackett won the U.S. doubles each year from 1907 to 1910. At age 37, Alexander won again in 1917, partnering with Harold Throckmorton.
Between 1904 and 1918, he was a U.S. top ten player at year\'s end six times and attained a career high ranking in 1908 of U.S. No. 3.

He competed in the USA Davis Cup team in 1908 which lost the final against Australia at the Albert Ground, Melbourne. Alexander lost both his singles matches against Norman Brookes and Tony Wilding as well as the doubles match against these two together with his partner Beals Wright.

Alexander was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1961.



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Archive statistics 1895 - 1920
7
115
81


Tournament wins 1909 - Monte Carlo (Grand Prix Circuit)
1909 - Riviera Championships (Amateur)
1909 - South of France Championships (Amateur)
1909 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)
1908 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1906 - New York Metropolitan Championships (Amateur)
1905 - Nice (Grand Prix Circuit)


Tournaments US Open - 1920 US Open - 1919 US Open - 1918 US International Indoor Championships - 1918 US Open - 1917 US Open - 1916 US Open - 1915 Monte Carlo - 1909 Cannes Championships - 1909 Riviera Championships - 1909 Nice - 1909 South of France Championships - 1909 Long Island Championships - 1909 Australian Open - 1908 US Open - 1908 Victorian Championships - 1908 New York Metropolitan Championships - 1908 New York Lawn Tennis Club Amateur Tournament - 1908 Davis Cup - Challenge Round - 1908 Western States Championships - 1907 US Open - 1906 New York Metropolitan Championships - 1906 US Open - 1905 Nice - 1905 US Open - 1904 US Open - 1901 Cincinnati - 1901 Niagara International Tournament - 1901 US Open - 1900 Southern Championships - 1900 Cincinnati - 1900 Western States Championships - 1900 New Jersey State Championships - 1900 New York State Championships - 1900 New York Metropolitan Championships - 1900 Niagara International Tournament - 1900 New Jersey State Championships - 1899 Lenox Tournament - 1899 Intercollegiate Championships - 1899 Seabright Invitational - 1895

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