Oliver Campbell

OLIVER CAMPBELL (U. S. A.)

Born: 25/2/1871 Died: 11/7/1953

US Open 1890,1891,1892

Oliver Campbell rushed to the net at every opportunity and his volleying skills won him three consecutive U.S. Championships in the 1890s. Campbell was just 15 when he made his Grand Slam debut in the 1886 US Championships, where he lost in the first round to Henry Slocum. The following year he lost in the opening round to Howard Taylor. In 1888 he made it to the semis but lost to Slocum. In 1889 he reached the All Comers final beating Taylor, Joseph Clark and Everston Meers before losing to Quincy Shaw in four sets. In 1890 he beat Slocum in four sets in the Challenge Round to take his first Grand Slam title. Defending his title in the Challenge Round the following year, Campbell beat Clarence Hobart from two sets to one down. Making his first trip overseas to compete at Wimbledon in 1892, Campbell lost in the second round to Arthur Gore. Later in the year he took a hat trick of US titles, beating Fred Hovey in the Challenge Round in four sets. He then retired. Campbell died in 1953 at the age of 82.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: A.Gore 0-1, F.Hovey 1-0, H.Slocum 1-2

Oliver Campbell's Grand Slam record

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