Arthur O'Hara Wood

ARTHUR O'HARA WOOD (AUSTRALIA)

Born: 10/1/1890 Died: 4/10/1918

Australian Open 1914

Arthur O'Hara Wood was a promising Australian player who emerged just before the First World War. Arthur's younger brother was Pat O' Hara Wood, who took two Australian titles in the 1920s. Arthur was Victorian Schoolboy Champion in 1909 and by 1911 had emerged on the Australian tournament circuit. At the 1911 Australian Open Arthur reached the semis, where he lost to Horrie Rice. Three years later he made it through to the final, where he faced teenager Gerald Patterson. O' Hara Wood blocked Patterson's cannonball serves and used a variety of pace and spins to break up Patterson's rhythm. He won in four sets to take his only Grand Slam title. Arthur O' Hara Wood was killed in battle during the First World War and was greatly mourned.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: G.Patterson 1-0, H.Rice 0-1

GRAND SLAM RECORD
1911 Australian 6 1914 Australian 8


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