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Anthony Wilding

1883 - 1915

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Anthony Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915), also 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 156,053 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Anthony Wilding is the 198th most popular tennis player (down from 130th in 2019), the 60th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 48th in 2019) and the most popular New Zealander Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Anthony Wilding ranks 198 out of 1,148Before him are Toni Nadal, Harold Mahony, Tomáš Šmíd, Mary Browne, Virginia Wade, and Zsuzsa Körmöczy. After him are Marguerite Broquedis, Ivan Ljubičić, Art Larsen, Dorothy Cheney, Gunnar Setterwall, and Dominic Thiem.

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Among people born in 1883, Anthony Wilding ranks 213Before him are Pietro Bianchi, Henry Robertson Bowers, Joseph Perotaux, Charles Sheeler, Lloyd Fredendall, and Albert Oldman. After him are Maude Fealy, Gaston Amson, Anders Hylander, Gyula Juhász, Paul Pilgrim, and Daniel Kelly. Among people deceased in 1915, Anthony Wilding ranks 99Before him are Daniel Giraud Elliot, Kálmán Széll, Karol Olszewski, Marcelo Azcárraga Palmero, Kolos Ferenc Vaszary, and Nikolay Umov. After him are Greene Vardiman Black, Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Solomon Schechter, Béla Las-Torres, Antonio Flores Jijón, and Lajos Gönczy.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Anthony Wilding ranks 60 out of 248Before him are Martin Henderson (1974), Fran Walsh (1959), John Nicholson (1941), Melanie Lynskey (1977), Vaughan Jones (1952), and Yvette Williams (1929). After him are Rupert Julian (1879), Margaret Mahy (1936), John Key (1961), Terence Bayler (1930), Bill English (1961), and Lawrence Makoare (1968).

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), Michael Venus (1987), and Marcus Daniell (1989).