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This is a list of the main career statistics of American former [[tennis]] player '''[[Bill Tilden]]'''  (1893–1953) whose amateur and professional career spanned three decades from the early 1910s to the mid 1940s. Click on ['''<span style="color:blue">Expand</span>'''] wherever you see it in order to open tables with complete information.
 
This is a list of the main career statistics of American former [[tennis]] player '''[[Bill Tilden]]'''  (1893–1953) whose amateur and professional career spanned three decades from the early 1910s to the mid 1940s. Click on ['''<span style="color:blue">Expand</span>'''] wherever you see it in order to open tables with complete information.
  

Latest revision as of 18:27, 13 September 2019

This is a list of the main career statistics of American former tennis player Bill Tilden (1893–1953) whose amateur and professional career spanned three decades from the early 1910s to the mid 1940s. Click on [Expand] wherever you see it in order to open tables with complete information.

Major titles

Performance timeline

Bill Tilden joined professional tennis in 1931 and was unable to compete in the amateur Grand Slam tournaments from that year onward.

Titles / Played Career Win-Loss Career Win %
Grand Slam Amateur career 10 / 23 114–13 89.76
1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Australian A Not Held A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
French Not Held Only for players of French clubs A A F A SF F 0 / 3 14–3 82.35
Wimbledon Not Held A W W A A A A A SF SF SF W 3 / 6 31–3 91.18
U.S. A 1R 3R F F W W W W W W QF F A W SF 7 / 14 69–7 90.79
Pro Slam Professional career 4 / 19 36–17 67.92
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
French Pro A A W W SF A SF F SF Not Held 2 / 6 10–4 71.43
Wembley Pro Not Held 3rd F N.H. F N.H. 3rd Not Held 0 / 4 8–6 57.14
U.S. Pro W SF A A W A A A SF SF QF A QF N.H. SF 1R 2 / 9 18–7 72.00
Total: 14 / 42 150–30 83.33

Grand Slam tournaments

Singles : 10 titles, 5 runners-up
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1918 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon R. Lindley Murray 3–6, 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1919 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1920 Wimbledon Grass Template:Flagicon Gerald Patterson 2–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1920 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 6–1, 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 1921 Wimbledon (2) Grass Template:Flagicon Brian Norton 4–6, 2–6, 6–1, 6–0, 7–5
Winner 1921 U.S. Championships (2) Grass Template:Flagicon Wallace F. Johnson 16–18, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1922 U.S. Championships (3) Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1923 U.S. Championships (4) Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1924 U.S. Championships (5) Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 6–1, 9–7, 6–2
Winner 1925 U.S. Championships (6) Grass Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston 4–6, 11–9, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1927 French Championships Clay Template:Flagicon René Lacoste 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 9–11
Runner-up 1927 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon René Lacoste 9–11, 3–6, 9–11
Winner 1929 U.S. Championships (7) Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1930 French Championships Clay Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet 6–3, 6–8, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1930 Wimbledon (3) Grass Template:Flagicon Wilmer Allison 6–3, 9–7, 6–4
Doubles: 6 titles, 2 runners-up
Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1918 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards Template:Flagicon Fred Alexander
Template:Flagicon Beals Wright
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1919 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards Template:Flagicon Norman Brookes
Template:Flagicon Gerald Patterson
6–8, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 1921 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards Template:Flagicon Watson Washburn
Template:Flagicon Richard Norris Williams
13–11, 12–10, 6–1
Winner 1922 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards Template:Flagicon Pat O'Hara Wood
Template:Flagicon Gerald Patterson
4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1923 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Brian Norton Template:Flagicon Richard Williams
Template:Flagicon Watson Washburn
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 1926 U.S.Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards
Template:Flagicon R. Norris Williams
4–6, 9–6, 9–11, 3–6
Winner 1927 Wimbledon Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter Template:Flagicon Jacques Brugnon
Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet
1–6, 4–6, 8–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1927 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter Template:Flagicon Richard Norris Williams
Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston
10–8, 6–3, 6–3
Mixed doubles: 5 titles, 6 runners-up
Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
Winner 1913 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Mary K. Browne Template:Flagicon Dorothy Green
Template:Flagicon C.S. Rogers
7–5, 7–5
Winner 1914 U.S. Championships (2) Grass Template:Flagicon Mary K. Browne Template:Flagicon Margaretta Myers
Template:Flagicon J. R. Rowland
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1916 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Florence Ballin Template:Flagicon Eleonora Sears
Template:Flagicon Willis E. Davis
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 1917 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Florence Ballin Template:Flagicon Molla Bjurstedt
Template:Flagicon Irving Wright
12–10, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1919 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Florence Ballin Template:Flagicon Marion Zinderstein
Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards
6–2, 9–11, 2–6
Runner-up 1921 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Molla Mallory Template:Flagicon Bill Johnston
Template:Flagicon Mary Browne
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 1922 U.S. Championships (3) Grass Template:Flagicon Molla Mallory Template:Flagicon Howard Kinsey
Template:Flagicon Helen Wills
6–4, 6–3
Winner 1923 U.S. Championships (4) Grass Template:Flagicon Molla Mallory Template:Flagicon John Hawkes
Template:Flagicon Kitty McKane
6–3, 2–6, 10–8
Runner-up 1924 U.S. Championships Grass Template:Flagicon Molla Mallory Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards
Template:Flagicon Helen Wills
8–6, 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 1927 French Championships Clay Template:Flagicon Lilí Álvarez Template:Flagicon Marguerite Broquedis
Template:Flagicon Jean Borotra
4–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 1930 French Championships Clay Template:Flagicon Cilly Aussem Template:Flagicon Eileen Bennett
Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet
6–4, 6–4

Pro Slam

Singles : 4 titles, 4 runners-up
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1931 U.S. Championship Grass Template:Flagicon Vinnie Richards 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 1933 French Championship Clay Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1934 French Championship Clay Template:Flagicon Martin Plaa 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1935 Wembley Championship Indoors Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines 1–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 1935 U.S. Championship Clay Template:Flagicon Karel Kozeluh 0–6, 6–1, 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1937 Wembley Championship Indoors Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 1938 French Championship Clay Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein 0–6, 1–6, 2–6

Career titles

Amateur Professional
1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938
5 9 6 4 8 8 11 15 11 13 2 5 18 3 0 2 4 3 0 2 1

Amateur era

According to Bud Collins, as an amateur (1912–1930) Tilden won 138 of 192 tournaments, lost 28 finals and had a 907–62 match record, a 93.60% winning percentage. Only known titles are detailed here.

Singles (1918–1930) : 128+ titles
No. Date Tournament Country Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1 1915–5–? Philadelphia District, Germantown, PA [1][2] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Stanley W. Pearson 4–6, 6–0, 5–7, 9–7, 6–0
1915–6–12 Pennsylvania Invitational, St Martins, PA [2] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Craig Biddle 0–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
1915–7–17 Schuylkill Valley, PA [2] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Norman Swayne 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
1915–9–11 Western New Jersey Championship, Moorestown, NJ [2] United States Grass Template:Flagicon E.C. Hall 11–9, 6–4, 0–6, 4–6, 6–4
1916 Schuylkill Valley, PA [1] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Philip B. Hawk
1916–7–22 Beach Haven, NJ [3] United States Template:Flagicon Norman Swayne 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
1916 Point Pleasant, PA (Memorial Day) [1] United States Template:Flagicon Paul W. Gibbons
1916 Point Pleasant, PA (Labor Day) [1] United States Template:Flagicon Hammett Norton
1916 Western New Jersey Championship, NJ [1] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Norman Swayne
1916 Camden County, NJ [1][3] United States Template:Flagicon Philip B. Hawk 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–8, 6–1
June 1917 Delaware State Patriotic Tournament [1][4] United States Template:Flagicon P.S. Osborne 6–1, 6–2, 6–0
1917–7–21 Beach Haven, NJ [4] United States Template:Flagicon Norman Swayne 6–3, 1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–0
1918–05–18 New York Harlem Tennis Club [5] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Henry Bassford 6–2, 7–5, 6–0
1918–06–9 Bronxville Championships, New York [6] United States  ? Template:Flagicon S.Howard Voshell 6–4, 4–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
1918–06–15 Pennsylvania Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia [7] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Philip B. Hawk 6–2, 6–0, 6–0
1918–06–22 Western Pennsylvania Championships, Pittsburgh [8] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Charles Garland 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–3
1918–07–06 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Chicago [9] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Charles Garland 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2
1918–08–24 Meadow Club Invitational, Southampton [10] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Theodore Pell 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
1919–03-01 Middle States Indoor, Philadelphia [11] United States Wood Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
1919–04-19 North & South Tournament, Pinehurst [12] United States  ? Template:Flagicon Ichiya Kumagae 1–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1919–05-19 Harlem Tennis Club, New York United States Clay Template:Flagicon Ichiya Kumagae 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1919–06–01 Plymouth Cup, Plymouth United States Grass Template:Flagicon Wallace Johnson 6–1, 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
1919–06–18 Pennsylvania Grass Court Championships, Philadelphia United States Grass Template:Flagicon Wallace Johnson 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–8, 6–2
1919–06–28 Delaware Championships, Wilmington [13] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Richard Norris Williams 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1919–07–10 Western Pennsylvania, Philadelphia United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
1919–08–01 Seabright Invitational, New Jersey United States Grass Template:Flagicon Leonard Beekman 6–3, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
1919–08–09 Newport Casino Trophy, Newport United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 7–5, 8–6, 6–1
1920-03-28 U.S. Indoor Championships, New York United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 10–8, 6–3, 6–1
1920-04-14 North & South Tournament, Pinehurst United States Clay Template:Flagicon S.Howard Voshell 6–4, 11–13, 6–3, 6–4
1920-06–23 Wimbledon United Kingdom Grass Template:Flagicon Gerald Patterson 2–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1920-07–26 Midland Counties' Championships, Edgbaston [14] England  ? Template:Flagicon Charles Winslow 6–4, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
1920-09–18 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 6–1, 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–3
1920–12 New Zealand Championships, Auckland [15] New Zealand Grass Template:Flagicon Gerald Patterson 6–3, 6–3, 6–1
1921-04-07 Pennsylvania Invitational, Philadelphia [16] United States Wood Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
1921-05-05 World Hard Court Championships, Paris France Clay Template:Flagicon Jean Washer 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
1921-07–02 Wimbledon England Grass Template:Flagicon Brian Norton 4–6, 2–6, 6–1, 6–0, 7–5
1921-09–19 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon Wallace Johnson 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
1922-5-30 Philadelphia Districts, Philadelphia United States Clay Template:Flagicon Wallace Johnson 2–6, 2–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
1922-06–05 Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia United States Clay Template:Flagicon Phil Bettens 6–4, 5–7, 6–0, 6–0
1922-06–19 Rhode Island Clay Court, Providence United States Clay Template:Flagicon Arnold Jones 7–5, 6–4, 6–0
1922-06–26 Illinois State Championships, Skokie United States Grass Template:Flagicon Walter T. Hayes 6–3, 6–3, 6–3
1922-07–10 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Indianapolis United States Clay Template:Flagicon Zenzo Shimizu 7–5, 6–3, 6–1
1922-07–15 Providence Rhode Island State United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–3, 6–1, 6–0
1922-07–23 Longwood Bowl, Brookline [17][18] United States Grass Template:Flagicon Richard Norris Williams 6–1, 6–3, 7–5
1922-09–16 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
1923-02-12 Buffalo Indoor Championships [19] United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–1
1923-05-31 Philadelphia City Championships [20] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Wallace Johnson 3–6, 6–3, 11–9, 7–5
1923-06–02 Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 1–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–3
1923-06–17 New England Championships, Hartford United States Grass ? Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 7–5, 7–5, 6–8, 6–3
50 1923-06–24 Great Lakes Championships, Buffalo [21] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 7–5, 6–3, 6–3
1923-07-16 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Chicago United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–2, 6–8, 6–1, 7–5
1923-07–29 Southern California, Los Angeles United States Hard ? Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 9–7, 6–4, 6–2
1923-07–16 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 6–4, 6–1, 6–4
1924-04-06 South Atlantic Championships, Augusta United States Clay Template:Flagicon Lawrence Rice 6–1, 6–3, 6–4
1924-05-03 Middle States Clay Court, Philadelphia United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 3–6, 6–2, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
1924-06–02 New Jersey Orange Club, Mountain Station United States Grass Template:Flagicon Dean Mathey 4–6, 7–5, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
1924-06–06 Rhode Island State, Providence United States Clay Template:Flagicon Nathaniel Niles 6–0, 6–4, 6–1
1924-06–14 New England Championships, Hartford United States Clay Template:Flagicon Nathaniel Niles 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
1924-06–20 Great Lakes Championships, Buffalo United States Clay Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 3–6, 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 8–6
1924-07–06 Western Championships, Indianapolis United States Clay Template:Flagicon John Hennessey 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
1924-07–14 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Saint-Louis United States Clay Template:Flagicon Harvey Snodgrass 6–2, 6–1, 6–1
1924-07–21 Illinois State Championships, Glencoe United States Grass Template:Flagicon Robert Kinsey 6–1, 0–6, 6–4, 6–3
1924-08–08 Southern California, Los Angeles United States Hard Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin  ?
1924-09–03 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 6–1, 9–7, 6–2
1925-02-14 Heights Casino Indoor, Brooklyn United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Dean Mathey 6–2, 6–1, 6–8, 7–5
1925-02-23 Indoor Championships, Buffalo United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Lawrence Rice 6–0, 6–4, 6–2
1925-03-16 Florida Championships, Palm Beach United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–3, 7–9, 6–1, 6–4
1925-03-21 Southeastern Championships, Jacksonville United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 7–5, 6–1, 6–4
1925-04-25 White Sulphur Springs Invitational United States Hard Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1925-05-22 Pennsylvania & Middle States, Philadelphia United States Grass Template:Flagicon Richard Norris Williams 0–6, 6–2, 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
1925-06–13 New England Championships, Hartford United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–4, 6–4, 6–1
1925-06–21 Metropolitan Clay Court, New York City United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
1925-06–27 Eastern New York, New Rochelle [22] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 8–6, 6–4, 6–1
1925-07–04 Nassau Bowl, Glen Cove United States Grass Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 6–4, 6–0, 6–0
1925-07–09 Maryland Championships, Chevy Chase United States  ? Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 5–7, 6–1, 7–5, 6–0
1925-07–11 Rhode Island State, Providence United States Clay Template:Flagicon Arnold Jones 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1925-07–19 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Saint-Louis United States Clay Template:Flagicon George Lott 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2, 8–6
1925-07–26 Illinois State Championships, Skokie United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 6–4, 6–3, 9–7
1925-09–20 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon William Johnston 4–6, 11–9, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1926–02-06 Heights Casino Indoor, Brooklyn United States Wood Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
1926–04-03 South Atlantic Championships, Augusta United States Clay Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 6–3, 6–8, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
1926–04-10 Blue Ridge Championships, Asheville United States Clay Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 6–4, 4–6, 12–10, 4–6, 9–7
1926–06–13 New England Championships, Hartford United States Clay Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 6–3, 10–8, 9–7
1926–06–20 Middle States Championships, Philadelphia [23] United States Grass ? Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
1926–07–12 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Detroit [24] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Brian Norton walkover
1926–07–24 Longwood Bowl, Brookline United States Grass Template:Flagicon Lewis White 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
1926–08–15 Southern New York, Rye United States Clay Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
1926–08–21 New York Meadow Club, Southampton United States Grass Template:Flagicon Brian Norton 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
1926–08–28 Newport Casino Trophy United States Grass Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin 3–6, 6–4, 6–0, 8–6
1926–12–19 Pennsylvania AC Tournament, Philadelphia United States Wood Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–1, 6–3, 6–4
1927–03-06 South Florida, Miami Beach [25] United States Clay Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 6–3, 7–9, 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
1927–03-12 Florida Championships, Palm Beach United States  ? Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 7–5, 6–8, 3–6, 6–0, 6–4
1927–03-18 Southeastern Championships, Ortega United States Clay Template:Flagicon George Lott 6–4, 6–1, 6–3
1927–04-01 South Atlantic Championships, Augusta United States Clay Template:Flagicon George Lott 11–9, 0–6, 6–2, 6–1
1927–04-07 Blue Ridge Championships, Asheville United States Clay Template:Flagicon George Lott 4–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
1927–04-15 North & South Tournament, Pinehurst United States Clay Template:Flagicon George Lott 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
1927–07–24 U.S. Clay Court Championships, Detroit United States Clay Template:Flagicon John Hennessey 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
1927–08–01 Illinois State Championships, Chicago United States Grass Template:Flagicon John Hennessey 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 8–6
1927–08–06 Seabright Invitational United States Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 6–4, 6–1, 8–6
100 1927–08–13 New York Meadow Club, Southampton United States Grass Template:Flagicon George Lott 6–2, 7–5, 6–2
1927–08–27 Newport Casino Trophy United States Grass Template:Flagicon Manuel Alonso 5–7, 6–3, 9–7, 6–2
1927–10–09 Pacific Southwest Championships, Los Angeles United States Hard ? Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
1927–10–28 Pennsylvania AC Tournament, Philadelphia United States Wood Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 8–6, 5–7, 2–1, ret.
1928–04-29 Ojai Valley California Championships United States  ? Template:Flagicon John Hennessey 6–2, 6–1, 6–0
1928–06–23 Queen's (London Grass Court) England Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
1929–06–09 Swiss Championships, Zurich [26] Switzerland Clay Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
1929–06–16 Dutch Championships, Noordwijk Netherlands Clay Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 7–5, 6–3, 6–4
1929–08–17 Eastern Grass Court, Rye United States Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 6–2, 6–2, 10–8
1929–08–23 Newport Casino Trophy United States Grass Template:Flagicon George Lott 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
1929–09–15 U.S. Championships United States Grass Template:Flagicon Francis Hunter 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
1930-01-13 Monte-Carlo Country Club Tournament Monaco Clay Template:Flagicon George Lyttleton-Rogers 7–5, 6–1, 6–8, 6–0
1930-01-25 New Courts Championships, Cannes France Clay Template:Flagicon Giorgio De Stefani 6–1, 6–4, 6–1
1930-02-02 Galia Championships, Cannes France Clay Template:Flagicon Herman Von Artens 6–0, 6–2, 6–0
1930-02-18 South of France Championships, Nice France  ?Clay Template:Flagicon George Lyttleton-Rogers 4–6, 8–6, 6–1, 5–7, 6–0
1930-03-02 Butler Trophy Cup, Monte-Carlo Monaco Clay Template:Flagicon Bunny Austin 6–4, 6–1, 6–1
1930-03-09 Riviera Championships, Menton France  ?Clay Template:Flagicon Jacques Brugnon 10–8, 7–5, 3–6, 4–6, 6–1
1930-03-16 Nice First Meeting France Clay Template:Flagicon Giorgio De Stefani 6–0, 6–4, 6–2
1930-03-24 Côte d'Azur Championships, Cannes France Clay Template:Flagicon Giorgio De Stefani 6–4, 6–3, 6–4
1930-04-06 Saint-Raphaël Championships [27] France Clay Template:Flagicon Wilbur Coen Not played
1930-04-13 Juan-les-Pins Championships France Clay ? Template:Flagicon Wilbur Coen 4–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1930-04-21 Beaulieu Second Meeting [28] France Clay ? Template:Flagicon Wilbur Coen Walkover
1930-04-27 Monte-Carlo Third Meeting Monaco Clay Template:Flagicon Daniel Lesueur 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
1930-05-04 Italian Championships, Milan Italy Clay Template:Flagicon Umberto de Morpurgo 6–1, 6–1, 6–2
1930-05-11 Austrian Championships, Vienna [29] Austria Clay Template:Flagicon Franz Matejka 6–3, 6–1, 8–6
1930-06–09 German Championships, Berlin Germany Clay Template:Flagicon Daniel Prenn 7–5, 8–6, 1–6, 7–5
1930-07–04 Wimbledon England Grass Template:Flagicon Wilmer Allison 6–3, 9–7, 6–4
1930-07–13 Dutch Championships, Noordwijk Netherlands Clay Template:Flagicon Roderich Menzel 8–6, 6–8, 6–3, 6–4
128+ 1930-08–23 Newport Casino Trophy, Newport United States Grass Template:Flagicon Wilmer Allison 6–1, 0–6, 5–7, 6–2, 6–4

Professional era

Singles (1931–1940) : 15+ titles
No. Date Tournament Location Surface Runner-up Score in final
1 1931-05-17 U.S. Pro Indoor Philadelphia, United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–4, 5–7, 7–5, 6–2
2 1931-05-31 Longwood Bowl Round Robin Boston, United States Wood  ?  ?
3 1931-07-12 U.S. Pro Championships Forest Hills, United States Grass Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
4 1933-09-24 Paris First Meeting Paris, France Clay Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
5 1933-12-31 U.S. Pro Indoor Philadelphia, United States Wood ? Template:Flagicon Vincent Richards 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
6 1934-06-24 Great Lakes Pro Detroit, United States  ? Template:Flagicon Karel Koželuh  ?
7 1934-09-16 Pro Championships Lyon, France  ? Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet  ?
8 1934-09-23 French Pro Championship Paris, France Clay Template:Flagicon Martin Plaa 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
9 1934-09-30 Pro Championship of Britain Southport, England Grass Template:Flagicon Martin Plaa N.A. (Round robin)
10 1935-06-02 American Pro South Orange, United States  ? Template:Flagicon George Lott 8–6, 6–1, 6–2
11 1935–08 Pro Championships Le Touquet, France Clay ?  ?  ?
12 1935-09-16 U.S. Pro Championships Brooklyn, United States Grass Template:Flagicon Karel Koželuh 0–6, 6–1, 6–4, 0–6, 6–4
13 1937-07-30 Pro Championships La Baule, France Clay ? Template:Flagicon Robert Ramillon  ?
14 1937-09-19 German Pro Championships Berlin, Germany Clay Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein round-robin
15 1938-07-10 Scottish Pro Championships Glasgow, Scotland Grass Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein  ?

Davis Cup

Tilden won 34 out of 41 Davis Cup matches; 25 of his 30 singles matches and 9 out of 11 doubles. He was a member of the victorious United States Davis Cup teams in 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926.

Davis Cup: 7 titles
Edition Zone Round Date Opponents Tie score Location Surface Match Opponent Template:Tooltip Rubber score
1920 Template:Tooltip QF 8–10 Jul 1920 Template:Davis
3–0
Eastbourne Grass Singles 2 William Laurentz W 4–6, 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
Doubles (Johnston) André Gobert
William Laurentz
W 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Template:Tooltip SF 16–19 Jul 1920 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 London Grass Singles 2 Algernon Kingscote W 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Doubles (Johnston) Algernon Kingscote
James Cecil Parke
W 8–6, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Singles 5 James Cecil Parke W 6–2, 6–3, 7–5
Template:Tooltip F 30 Dec 1920 – 1 Jan 1921 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Auckland Grass Singles 1 Norman Brookes W 10–8, 6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Doubles (Johnston) Norman Brookes
Gerald Patterson
W 8–6, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Singles 4 Gerald Patterson W 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
1921 Template:Tooltip F 2–5 Sep 1921 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 New York City Grass Singles 2 Zenzo Shimizu W 5–7, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2, 6–1
Singles 4 Ichiya Kumagae W 9–7, 6–4, 6–1
1922 Template:Tooltip F 1–5 Sep 1922 Template:Davis <center> 4–1 New York City Grass Singles 1 Gerald Patterson W 7–5, 10–8, 6–0
Doubles (Richards) Pat O'Hara-Wood
Gerald Patterson
L 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Singles 4 James Anderson W 6–4, 5–7, 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
1923 Template:Tooltip F 31 Aug – 1 Sep 1923 Template:Davis <center> 4–1 New York City Grass Singles 2 John Hawkes W 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
Doubles (Williams) James Anderson
John Hawkes
W 17–15, 11–13, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Singles 5 James Anderson W 6–2, 6–3, 1–6, 7–5
1924 Template:Tooltip F 11–13 Sep 1924 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Philadelphia Grass Singles 1 Gerald Patterson W 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
Doubles (Johnston) Pat O'Hara-Wood
Gerald Patterson
W 17–15, 11–13, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Singles 4 Pat O'Hara-Wood W 6–2, 6–1, 6–1
1925 Template:Tooltip F 11–13 Sep 1925 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Philadelphia Grass Singles 1 Jean Borotra W 4–6, 6–0, 2–6, 9–7, 6–4
Singles 4 René Lacoste W 3–6, 10–12, 8–6, 7–5, 6–2
1926 Template:Tooltip F 9–11 Sep 1926 Template:Davis <center> 4–1 Philadelphia Grass Singles 2 Jean Borotra W 6–2, 6–3, 6–3
Singles 5 René Lacoste L 6–4, 4–6, 6–8, 6–8
1927 Template:Tooltip F 8–10 Sep 1927 Template:Davis <center> 2–3 Philadelphia Grass Singles 2 Henri Cochet W 6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 8–6
Doubles (Hunter) Jean Borotra
Jacques Brugnon
W 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Singles 4 René Lacoste L 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
1928 Template:Tooltip QF 9–11 Apr 1928 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Mexico City Clay Singles 2 Robert Kinsey W 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Doubles (Jones) Robert Kinsey
Alfonso Unda
W 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Template:Tooltip SF 25–27 May 1928 Template:Flagicon China <center> 5–0 Kansas City Clay Doubles (Coen) Paul Kong
Pao-Hua Lum
W 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
Template:Tooltip F 1–3 Jun 1928 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Chicago Clay Singles 1 Tamino Abe W 6–2, 6–3, 6–0
Doubles (Lott) Tamino Abe
Teizo Toba
W 6–1, 10–8, 6–2
Singles 5 Yoshiro Ota W 6–8, 6–3, 6–1, 6–0
Template:Tooltip F 27–29 Jul 1928 Template:Davis <center> 1–4 Paris Clay Singles 1 René Lacoste W 1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Doubles (Hunter) Jean Borotra
Henri Cochet
L 4–6, 8–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6
Singles 4 Henri Cochet L 7–9, 6–8, 4–6
1929 Template:Tooltip F 19–21 Jul 1929 Template:Davis <center> 5–0 Berlin Clay Singles 1 Hans Moldenhauer W 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Singles 4 Daniel Prenn W 6–1, 6–4, 6–1
Template:Tooltip F 26–28 Jul 1929 Template:Davis <center> 2–3 Paris Clay Singles 1 Henri Cochet L 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Singles 4 Jean Borotra W 4–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–5
1930 Template:Tooltip F 25–27 Jul 1930 Template:Davis <center> 1–4 Paris Clay Singles 1 Jean Borotra W 2–6, 7–5, 6–4, 7–5
Singles 5 Henri Cochet L 6–4, 3–6, 1–6, 5–7

Professional tours

Singles (1931–1941) : 14 tours
No. Date Tour Standings
1 1931
February 18 – August 16
World Pro Tour (1)
1) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden 50–17
2) Template:Flagicon Karel Koželuh 17–50
2 1932
January 4 – July
World Pro Tour (2)

Incomplete tour results. As of early April 1932, Tilden led Nüsslein 32 matches to 12.

1) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
2) Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein
3 1933
January 24 – May
World Pro Tour (3)

Incomplete tour results. As of early May 1933, data from more than half their matches indicated that Tilden won two-thirds of the matches.

1) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
2) Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein
4 1934
January 10 – May 13
World Pro Tour (4)

The results are not known definitively. However, American Lawn Tennis reported that Vines had an edge of 11–9 in the first phase of their tour from January 10 through February 16 and that Vines led Tilden by a 19-match margin after the second phase of their tour, played from March 21 through May 13. Tilden had won 17 times for the entire year, per an Associated Press report,[30] so a probable win-loss record at tour's end on May 13 was 36–17 in Vines' favor (slightly over 50 matches would have been played, per Ray Bowers).

1) Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines
2) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
5 1934
February 19 – March 19
Professional Tour – France vs. United States

Tilden defeated Cochet 8–2.
Tilden defeated Plaa 10–0.
Vines defeated Cochet 10–0.
Vines defeated Plaa 8–2.

Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines
Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet
Template:Flagicon Martin Plaa
6 1935
January 9 – April 29
Professional Tour

Vines edged Tilden 9–3.[31]
Final results are unknown for the Tilden/Lott series, but through April 4 Tilden held an edge of 35–6.[32]

1) Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines
?) Template:Flagicon Lester Stoefen
?) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
?) Template:Flagicon George Lott
7 1936
January – June
Professional Tour

Near the end of February Tilden held a 19–4 edge over Barnes.

1) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
2) Template:Flagicon Bruce Barnes
8 1936
October – November
Professional Tour

The final standings of this tour of Japan, China and the Philippines are unknown, but at the end of the Japanese part of the tour, Vines led Tilden 8–1.

1) Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines
2) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
9 1937
January – March (?)
Professional Tour

Final standings of this North American tour are unknown, but Ray Bowers reports that Tilden was the overall winner.

Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
Template:Flagicon Martin Plaa
Template:Flagicon Hytaro Satoh
Template:Flagicon Alfred Chapin
10 1937
March 24 – April 5
Professional Tour

Perry edged Tilden 4–1 in their own H2H series. They also met on two other occasions (April 9 and 10) when Tilden substituted for an injured Ellsworth Vines on the main World Pro Tour; Tilden won both times.

1) Template:Flagicon Fred Perry
2) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
11 1937-38
December 19 – January 31
Professional Tour

Final results for this tour of India are not known. Per Ray Bowers, on January 19 Tilden and Cochet had split their meetings with each other 7–7 while Ramillon had an edge over Burke. The tour continued into March in Ceylon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Java, with unknown results.

Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet
Template:Flagicon Robert Ramillon
Template:Flagicon Albert Burke
12 1939
May 16 – August 26
Professional Tour

Final standings in this tour of Europe are unknown but Budge finished with an 8–2 edge over Tilden,[33][34] who finished with a margin of 4 or 5 wins over Stoefen.[35]

Template:Flagicon Don Budge
Template:Flagicon Ellsworth Vines
Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
Template:Flagicon Lester Stoefen
Template:Flagicon Hans Nüsslein
Template:Flagicon Henri Cochet
13 1939-40
October 1939 – January 1940
Professional Tour

Final standings in this tour of the United States and Mexico are unknown.[36][37]

Template:Flagicon Fred Perry
Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden
Template:Flagicon Lester Stoefen
Template:Flagicon Ben Gorchakoff
Template:Flagicon Bruce Barnes
14 1941
January 6 – May 10
World Pro Tour (5)

Complete results of this North American tour are not known with certainty, but 49 of the matches are fully documented by Ray Bowers. In those matches, Budge prevailed 43–5 with one tie. The final outcome of the tour was probably 46–7 plus one tie.

1) Template:Flagicon Don Budge
2) Template:Flagicon Bill Tilden

Records

  • Winning streak of Grand Slam events: 8 titles (1920–1926). Including 6 U.S. titles and 2 Wimbledon titles.
  • Winning streak in single matches at Grand Slam events: 51 (1920–1926)
  • Second best match winning % in Grand Slam events: 89.76%, with a record of 114–13 (1916–1930). Notice that Björn Borg has a winning percentage of 89.81% with a record of 141–16 (1974–1981) in a span time of about the half of Tilden. This highlights the astonishing longevity of Tilden.
  • Winning streak in single matches at U.S. Championships: 42 (1920–1926)
  • Most single titles at U.S. Championships: 7 (1920–1925, 1929)
  • Most single finals at U.S. Championships: 10 (1918–1925, 1927, 1929)
  • Won single + doubles + mixed doubles titles at same U.S. Championships event (1922, 1923)
  • Winning streak in single matches: 98 (1924–1925)
  • Best match winning % in one season: 98.73%, with a record of 78–1 (1925)
  • Most appearances in final of Davis Cup: 11 with a record of 21–7 in singles (1920–1930)

Career performance year on year

1912-1951
Year Won Lost  % Ref
1912 2 1 66.67% [38]
1913 3 2 60.00% [38]
1914 9 2 81.82% [38]
1915 10 3 76.92% [38]
1916 9 4 69.23% [38]
1917 10 3 76.92% [38]
1918 42 2 95.45% [38]
1919 65 4 94.20% [38]
1920 57 2 96.61% [38]
1921 31 3 91.18% [38]
1922 59 5 92.19% [38]
1923 59 1 98.33% [38]
1924 66 1 98.51% [38]
1925 89 1 98.89% [38]
1926 89 8 91.75% [38]
1927 100 5 95.24% [38]
1928 26 5 83.87% [38]
1929 58 9 86.57% [38]
1930 120 6 95.24% [38]
1931 63 16 79.75% [38]
1932 92 23 80.00% [38]
1933 38 8 82.61% [38]
1934 70 41 63.06% [38]
1935 59 19 75.64% [38]
1936 47 31 60.26% [38]
1937 39 17 69.64% [38]
1938 8 3 72.73% [38]
1939 27 32 45.76% [38]
1940 7 5 58.33% [38]
1941 9 33 21.43% [38]
1943 1 1 50.00% [38]
1945 5 2 71.43% [38]
1946 22 27 44.90% [38]
1951 2 4 33.33% [38]
Total 1393 329 80.89% [38]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Spaldings Lawn Tennis Annual, 1917. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (1916) Spalding's Lawn Tennis Annual. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 (1917) Spalding Lawn Tennis Annual 1917. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 (1918) Spaldings's Lawn Tennis Annual. 
  5. Tilden pounds way to tennis victory, NY Times, May 19, 1918. Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  6. Bronx County Net Laurels to Tilden, The New York Times, June 10, 1918.
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  8. (1919) Samuel Hardy: Spalding's Lawn Tennis Annual 1919. 
  9. (1919) Samuel Hardy: Spalding's Lawn Tennis Annual 1919, 61–67. 
  10. (1919) Samuel Hardy: Spalding's Lawn Tennis Annual 1919. 
  11. Tilden Triumphs in Tennis Final, The Sun, March 1, 1919, p. 15.
  12. The Pinehurst Outlook: Tilden beats Kumagae, April 19, 1919. Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  13. Tilden Captures Delaware Title, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 29, 1919, p. 23.
  14. Lawn Tennis – Midlands Counties' Championships, Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, British Newspaper Archive, 26 July 1920.
  15. Tennis, Hawera & Normanby Star, National Library of New Zealand, January 4, 1921, p. 7.
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  17. Tilden Wallops Norris Williams by Great Playing, Buffalo Courier, July 23, 1922.
  18. Tilden wins Title From Boston Star in Straight Sets, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 23, 1922.
  19. Syracuse NY Journal. Fultonhistory (February 13, 1923). Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  20. Bill Tilden Wins Another Title. Vancouver Daily World (May 31, 1923). Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  21. William T. Tilden II defeats Alonso for Great Lakes title in final championships match. The Niagara Falls Gazette (June 25, 1923). Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  22. Ho, Hum! Tilden Again Wins From Richards. Chicago Tribune (June 29, 1925). Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  23. Tilden Takes Two Tennis Titles. The Saratogian (June 21, 1926). Retrieved on 10 May 2015.
  24. Tilden Retains Clay Court Tennis Crown, Ludington Daily News, July 12, 1926.
  25. Tilden Defeats Spanish Champ, St. Petersburg Times, March 7, 1927, p. 1 (Section 2).
  26. Tilden Wins Swiss Title From Hunter, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 10, 1929, p. 22.
  27. The Listening Post, The Milwaukee Journal, April 14, 1930.
  28. Double for Tilden in Riviera Tennis, Ottawa Citizen, April 21, 1930, p. 10.
  29. Another Title for Tilden, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 12, 1930, p. 20.
  30. Stahr, John. "Big Bill Tilden, Prodigy Picker, Clips Coupons On Vines Venture", June 3, 1934.
  31. Kieran, John. "Sports of the Times", April 29, 1935.
  32. Currie, George. "Tilden Troupe of Net Stars Due Here Soon", April 15, 1935.
  33. Tilden II, William T. "Pro Tourists—and the War", September 20, 1939.
  34. Parrott, Harold. "Riggs Mediocre Champ—Tilden", March 7, 1940.
  35. Considine, Bob. "Budge To Quit Pro Tennis To Play Piano", September 27, 1939.
  36. Tilden, Perry, Stoefen Slate Matches Here, December 5, 1939.
  37. Perry Beats Tilden in Five-Set Match, January 18, 1940.
  38. 38.00 38.01 38.02 38.03 38.04 38.05 38.06 38.07 38.08 38.09 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18 38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26 38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 38.33 38.34 Bill Tilden: Career match record-year-on-year-results 1912-1951. The Tennis Base. Retrieved on 23 October 2017.

General sources

  • World Tennis Magazines.
  • Bud Collins, The Bud Collins History of Tennis, 2008.
  • Joe McCauley, The History of Professional Tennis, London 2001.