Robert Wrenn

ROBERT WRENN (U. S. A.)

Born: 20/9/1873 Died: 12/11/1925

US Open 1893,1894,1896,1897

Robert Wrenn was a good all round sportsman. He played football, hockey and baseball at Harvard. Wrenn was athletic, quick around the court and a good defensive player. He made his Grand Slam debut at the US Championships in 1892, losing in the semis to Fred Hovey. In 1893 Wrenn beat Fred Hovey in the All Comers final because Hovey failed to deal with Wrenn's excellent defensive lobs. He then took the Challenge Round by default. In 1894 he successfully defended his title over Manliffe Goodbody in four sets. In 1895 he lost in the Challenge Round to Fred Hovey in straight sets. In 1896 Wrenn beat his brother Everts Wrenn in the third round, his other brother George Wrenn in the quarters and Bill Larned in the All Comers final. In the Challenge round he faced Fred Hovey and triumphed in five sets. In 1897 he retained his title, beating Wilberforce Eaves in the Challenge Round in five sets. He made his final appearance three years later and lost to his brother George in straight sets at the quarter final stage. Wrenn served as USTA president from 1912-1916. He died in 1925 at the age of 52.

GRAND SLAM TENNIS ARCHIVE

HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: F.Hovey 2-2, B.Larned 1-0

GRAND SLAM RECORD
1892 US 6 1893 US 8 1894 US 8 1895 US 7.5 1896 US 8 1897 US 8 1900 US 5


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