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Frederick Beasley Alexander (Sea Bright, New Jersey, August 14, 1880 – March 3, 1969 in Beverly Hills, California) was a top-ranked tennis player in the early 20th century.

The right-handed Alexander in 1908 became the first foreigner to win the singles title at the Australian Championships, the amateur precursor to the Australian Open. He then teamed with the man he defeated in the final, Alfred Dunlop, to win the doubles.

Alexander attended Princeton University and won the Intercollegiate doubles championship in 1900 and the singles in 1901. Between 1904 and 1918, he was a U.S. top ten player at year's end six times and attained a career high ranking in 1908 of U.S. No. 3 (world rankings were not kept at the time). He was a finalist in doubles at the U.S. Championships, precursor to the US Open, seven straight times beginning in 1905. He and partner Harold Hackett won the U.S. doubles each year from 1907 to 1910. At age 37, Alexander won again in 1917, partnering with Harold Throckmorton.

Alexander was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1961.

U.S. Indoor Championships

  • Men's Doubles champion: 1906, 1907, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1917




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