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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