General Dennis Robert (Dinny)
Pails
Male
Australia
1921-03-04
Nottingham, England
1986-11-22
Sydney, Australia


About

"Dinny" was an England born Australian tennis player. He won the men's singles championship at the Australian Championships tennis tournament in 1947. In the Final he defeated John Bromwich in five sets.
Pails played eight Davis Cup matches between 1946 and 1947, winning three matches and losing five.

Pails turned professional and played on the pro tour off and on for many years, Bud Collins ranking him the World No. 4 pro in 1948, whilst he reached as high as World No. 6 in the 1947 amateur rankings.
According to tennis great and long-time promoter Jack Kramer, Pails beat Pancho Segura 41 to 31 matches in the 1948 tour, "but that was when Segoo was still learning how to play fast surfaces." Kramer himself beat Pails "55 times with 1 draw, but somehow we were able to forget that off the court."
In 1954 Pancho Gonzales beat Pails 47 matches to 7.



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Archive statistics 1936 - 1969
17
222
155


Tournament wins 1969 - North Coast Championships (Open)
1947 - Australian Open (Grandslam)
1947 - Central Slopes Championships (Amateur)
1947 - Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament (Amateur)
1947 - Central Southern Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Australian Hard Courts Championship (Amateur)
1946 - Northern Suburbs (Amateur)
1946 - Northern Suburbs Hardcourts (Amateur)
1946 - Manly Seaside Tournament (Open)
1946 - County of Cumberland (Amateur)
1946 - Irish Championships (Amateur)
1946 - Western Australia Championships (Open)
1945 - Manly Seaside Tournament (Open)
1945 - New South Wales Championships (Amateur)
1945 - Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships (Amateur)
1941 - Northern Suburbs (Amateur)
1940 - Sydney Metropolitan Hard Courts (Amateur)


Tournaments Australian Capital Territory Championships - 1969 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1969 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1969 North Coast Championships - 1969 Pro Masters - 1957 World Professional Tournament - 1957 Australian Professionals - 1957 Slazenger Professional - 1953 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1953 Vienna Professional - 1953 Geneva Professional Gold Trophy - 1952 World Professional Indoors - 1949 Slazenger Professional - 1949 US Pro Championships - 1948 South America Pros - 1948 Australian Open - 1947 Wimbledon - 1947 South Australian Championships - 1947 US Open - 1947 Metropolitan Cricket (MCC ) Autumn Tournament - 1947 Central Southern Championships - 1947 Central Slopes Championships - 1947 Australian Open - 1946 Wimbledon - 1946 Victorian Championships - 1946 New South Wales Championships - 1946 Irish Championships - 1946 Queens Club Tournament - 1946 Surrey Championships - 1946 International Club Matches - FRA - 1946 US vs. Australia exhibitions - 1946 Praha (Prague) - 1946 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1946 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1946 Northern Suburbs Hardcourts - 1946 Western Australia Championships - 1946 Bastad - 1946 County of Cumberland - 1946 Northern Suburbs - 1946 Victorian Championships - 1945 New South Wales Championships - 1945 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1945 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1945 New South Wales Championships - 1941 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1941 Northern Suburbs - 1941 Australian Open - 1940 Victorian Championships - 1940 New South Wales Championships - 1940 City of Sydney Championships - 1940 New South Wales Hard Court Championships - 1940 Western Australia Championships - 1940 Sydney Metropolitan Hard Courts - 1940 Northern Suburbs - 1940 Australian Open - 1939 Victorian Championships - 1939 New South Wales Championships - 1939 City of Sydney Championships - 1939 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1939 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1939 Manly Seaside Tournament - 1939 Australian Open - 1938 Victorian Championships - 1938 New South Wales Championships - 1938 City of Sydney Championships - 1938 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1938 County of Cumberland - 1938 Brisbane Exhibition - 1938 muswellbrook - 1938 Australian Open - 1937 New South Wales Championships - 1937 City of Sydney Championships - 1937 Sydney Metropolitan Grasscourt Championships - 1937 South Australian Centenary Championships - 1937 New South Wales Championships - 1936

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