Otto Froitzheim

OTTO FROITZHEIM (GERMANY)

Born: 24/4/1884 Died: 27/10/1962

World Hard Court (Clay) 1912

Otto Froitzheim was the top German player from the Edwardian era to the 1920s. Norman Brookes said that Froitzheim was the equal of von Cramm, who came later. Like Brookes, Froitzheim's day job often took priority over his tennis. Froitzheim was the chief of Police in Wiesbaden and later government vice president in Aachen. He was also a committee member of the DTB. He represented his country in their first challenge for the Davis Cup in 1913 and was still representing Germany fifteen years later. In 1912 Froitzheim triumphed at the World Hard Court Championships in Paris beating Max Decugis and Oskar Kreuzer. The following year he lost in the semis to Andre Gobert. Froitzheim made his debut at Wimbledon in 1910 and reached the quarters and reached the all comer's final in 1914, where he narrowly lost to Norman Brookes. After the war, Froitzheim's day job took priority and he didn't enter a Grand Slam event until 1927, when he reached the quarters of the French on the same courts that he won the world hard court championship on at St. Cloud fifteen years earlier. Froitzheim died in 1962 aged 78 after a long period of ill health.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: N.Brookes 0-1, H.Cochet 0-1, C.Parke 1-0, A.Wilding 0-1

GRAND SLAM RECORD
1910 Wimbledon 5 1912 World Hard Court 8 1912 Wimbledon 3 1913 World Hard Court 6 1914 Wimbledon 7 1927 French 5 1927 Wimbledon 3


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