Anthony Wilding

1883 - 1915

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Anthony Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915), often known as Tony Wilding, was a New Zealand world No. 1 tennis player and soldier who was killed in action during World War I. Considered the world's first tennis superstar, Wilding was the son of wealthy English immigrants to Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand and enjoyed the use of private tennis courts at their home. He obtained a legal education at Trinity College, Cambridge and briefly joined his father's law firm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Wilding has received more than 97,471 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony Wilding is the 130th most popular tennis player (down from 111th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 30th in 2019) and the most popular New Zealander Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Anthony Wilding ranks 130 out of 1,148Before him are Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer, Pancho Segura, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Bill Johnston, and Louise Brough. After him are Sergi Bruguera, Sigrid Fick, Jana Novotná, Gaël Monfils, Cilly Aussem, and Ana Ivanovic.

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Among people born in 1883, Anthony Wilding ranks 182Before him are Jonathan M. Wainwright, Hjalmar Bergman, Alexander Fersman, Charles Sheeler, Fred Pentland, and Sax Rohmer. After him are Marcus Hurley, Pencho Zlatev, Abdul Muis, Lajos Werkner, Victor Johnson, and Baltasar Brum. Among people deceased in 1915, Anthony Wilding ranks 79Before him are Paul Eyschen, Christian Wilhelm Allers, Richard Lydekker, Guillermo Billinghurst, Ferdinand Sarrien, and George Nares. After him are Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Édouard Vaillant, Charles Walter De Vis, Karol Olszewski, Kálmán Széll, and Antonio Flores Jijón.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Anthony Wilding ranks 48 out of 206Before him are Janet Frame (1924), Wallace Fard Muhammad (null), Howden Ganley (1941), Ronald Syme (1903), Jean Batten (1909), and Temuera Morrison (1960). After him are Kevin Smith (1963), Jonah Lomu (1975), Lee Tamahori (1950), Raymond Firth (1901), Fran Walsh (1959), and John Nicholson (1941).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In New Zealand

Among tennis players born in New Zealand, Anthony Wilding ranks 1After him are Onny Parun (1947), Chris Lewis (1957), and Michael Venus (1987).