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Olympic medalist
Reginald Doherty (left)
Medal record
Men's Tennis
Gold 1900 Paris Doubles
Gold 1900 Paris Mixed doubles
Gold 1908 London Doubles
Bronze 1900 Paris Singles

Reginald "Reggie" or "R.F." Frank Doherty (14 October 1872 in Wimbledon, Surrey – 29 December 1910 in Kensington, London) was a British male tennis player, and the older brother of Laurie Doherty. He was known in the tennis world as "R.F." rather than "Reggie".[1]

Doherty was educated at the University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall), where he played for the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club.[2]

According to his obituary in The New York Times, Doherty, only 38, had "been ill health for some time". The article further stated, he "held at various times every important championship the world of tennis has for a man to win. He was not beaten until he began to fail in health".[1] Both brothers apparently suffered from respiratory problems throughout their lives[3].

R.F. and his brother had been urged to take up lawn tennis by their father, reportedly for health reasons.[1]

Grand Slam record

  • Wimbledon
    • Singles champion: 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900
    • Singles runner-up: 1901
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1896, 1902, 1906
  • U.S. Championships
    • Singles runner-up: 1902
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1902, 1903
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1902, 1906


  1. ^ a b c "Famous Tennis Player Dead: R.F. Doherty, Once American Champion, Passes Away in London", The New York Times, 30 December 1910
  2. ^ Doherty, Reginald Frank in Venn, J. & J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 10 vols, 1922–1958.
  3. ^ Hugh Laurence Doherty (UK)

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