Eustace Fannin

Eustace Fannin
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1919-01-01) 1 January 1919 (age 100)
Ixopo, South Africa
Plays Right-handed
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1947)
Wimbledon 3R (1937, 1949)
US Open 1R (1949)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open W (1947)
Wimbledon QF (1947)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 4R (1947)

Eustace Fannin (born 1 January 1919) is a retired South African male tennis player. He was educated at Hilton College.

In 1947 he won the doubles title at the French Championships with compatriot Eric Sturgess defeating American Tom Brown and Australian Bill Sidwell in four sets. Two years later, in 1949, they again reached the doubles final but this time lost to the American team of Pancho Gonzales and Frank Parker in four sets.[1][2]

In 1947 he lost the final of the Netherlands Championships to Frenchman Henri Cochet.

Between 1937 and 1949 Fannin played seven times for the South African Davis Cup team and compiled a record of nine wins and seven losses.[3]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1947 French Championships Clay South Africa Eric Sturgess United States Tom Brown
Australia Bill Sidwell
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1949 French Championships Clay South Africa Eric Sturgess United States Pancho Gonzales
United States Frank Parker
3–6, 6–8, 7–5, 3–6


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  2. ^ "South Africans Cop Net Crown". The Windsor Daily Star. 28 July 1947 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile". International Tennis Federation (ITF). Retrieved 10 February 2017.

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