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Henry Slocum (tennis)
|Full name||Henry Warner Slocum, Jr.|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||(1862-05-28)May 28, 1862
Syracuse, New York, United States
|Died||January 22, 1949(1949-01-22) (aged 86)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Turned pro||1884 (amateur tour)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||1955 (member page)|
|Career record||112-57 (66.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (1888, ITHF)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||W (1888, 1889)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||W (1889)|
Slocum graduated from Yale University in 1883 and started playing tennis in 1884 although he entered few prominent tournaments until the spring of 1886. Slocum won the 1888 Men's Singles title at the U.S. National Championships' in Newport against defending champion and compatriot Howard Taylor in straight sets. The next year he successfully defended his title in the Challenge Round with a victory over Quincy Shaw.
He was president of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) in 1892 and 1893.
Slocum was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1955. In 1890 he published a book titled Lawn Tennis in Our Own Country.
Grand Slam finals
Singles (2 titles, 2 runners-up)
|Loss||1887||U.S. Championships||Grass||Richard Sears||1–6, 3–6, 2–6|
|Win||1888||U.S. Championships||Grass||Howard Taylor||6–4, 6–1, 6–0|
|Win||1889||U.S. Championships||Grass||Quincy Shaw||6–3, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2|
|Loss||1890||U.S. Championships||Grass||Oliver Campbell||2–6, 6–4, 3–6, 1–6|
Doubles (1 title, 2 runners-up)
|Loss||1885||U.S. Championships||Grass||Percy Knapp|| Joseph Clark
|3–6, 0–6, 2–6|
|Loss||1887||U.S. Championships||Grass||Howard Taylor|| James Dwight
|4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6|
|Win||1889||U.S. Championships||Grass||Howard Taylor|| Valentine Hall
|14–12, 10–8, 6–4|
- "Henry Slocum: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Tennismem SL.
- International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Page
- "H. W. Slocum Dies. Once Tennis Star. National Lawn Champion In '88 And '89 Was Twice Head Of Governing Association". New York Times. January 23, 1949.
- Hall, Valentine G. (1889). Lawn tennis in America. New York: D. W. Granbery & Co. pp. 1, 2. hdl:2027/loc.ark:/13960/t1fj3bd46. OCLC 15175498.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 454. ISBN 978-0942257700.
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