1908 Australasian Championships

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1908 Australasian Championships
Date 7 December – 12 December
Edition 4th
Category Grand Slam
Surface Grass
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Venue Sydney Cricket Ground
Double Bay Grounds
Men's Singles
United States Fred Alexander
Men's Doubles
United States Fred Alexander / Australia Alfred Dunlop
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The 1908 Australasian Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on outdoor grass courts in Sydney, Australia. The preliminary rounds were played at the Sydney Cricket Ground while the final took place on the Double Bay Grounds.[1][2][3][4] It was the fourth edition of the Australasian Championships (now known as the Australian Open), the first held in Sydney and the third Grand Slam tournament of the year. It consisted of a men's singles and doubles event. Fred Alexander won the singles event and became the first non-Australasian to win the title.


Men's singles

United States Fred Alexander defeated Australia Alfred Dunlop 3–6, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2, 6–3

Men's Doubles

United States Fred Alexander / Australia Alfred Dunlop defeated Australia Granville G. Sharp / New Zealand Anthony Wilding 6–3, 6–2, 6–1


  1. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Argus (19, 468). Melbourne. 10 December 1908. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Lawn Tennis". The Argus (19, 469). Melbourne. 11 December 1908. p. 4 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Lawn Tennis". Kalgoorlie Miner. 14 (4122). Western Australia. 14 December 1908. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Tennis". The Referee (1154). Sydney. 16 December 1908. p. 10 – via National Library of Australia.

External links

  • Australian Open official website
Preceded by
1907 U.S. National Championships
Grand Slams Succeeded by
1908 Wimbledon Championships
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