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Frank Riseley

English tennis player
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Occupation Tennis player Association football player
Country United Kingdom
Date of birth Clifton
Date of death Feb 06, 1959 Torquay
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Biography

Frank Lorymer Riseley (6 July 1877 – 6 February 1959) was a British tennis player.

Career

Frank L Riseley beginning of service

Riseley won the Wimbledon Gentlemen's Doubles title twice, in 1902 and 1906, partnering with Sydney Smith. He lost the singles finals three times against Laurence Doherty in 1903, 1904 and 1906.

He played for the Great Britain Davis Cup team in 1904 against Belgium and won both his singles matches. His second and last Davis Cup appearance came 18 years later, in 1922, when he won the doubles match partnering with Algernon Kingscote.

Riseley won the 1902 edition of the Scottish Championships, held in Moffat, and the Irish Championships in 1906. In June 1906 he won the singles event at the short-lived Championships of Europe tournament, held in Leicester that year. In the final he was leading the Irishman George Ball-Greene, 4–6, 6–1, 5–1 when the latter retired.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 runners-up

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 5–7, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 1–6, 5–7, 6–8
Runner-up 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Laurence Doherty 4–6, 6–4, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1902 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 11–9
Runner-up 1903 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1904 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1905 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
2–6, 4–6, 8–6, 3–6
Winner 1906 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Sydney Smith United Kingdom Laurence Doherty
United Kingdom Reginald Doherty
6–8, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
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