Josiah Ritchie

Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
gold">Gold 1908 London Singles
Silver 1908 London Doubles
Bronze 1908 London Indoor singles

Major Josiah George Ritchie (18 October 1870 – 28 February 1955) was a male tennis player from Great Britain.

He was born in Westminster and died in Ashford, Middlesex.

Educated at Brighton College, he is best remembered for being a three time medalist at the 1908 London Olympics. At the Games he won a Gold (Men's Singles), Silver (Men's Doubles) and Bronze (Men's Indoor Singles) medal. He remained the last British player to win an Olympic medal in singles until Andy Murray won Gold in the 2012 games, also in London. In 1908 and 1910 he and Tony Wilding won the doubles in Wimbledon. In 1909 he reached the Wimbledon singles Challenge Round, losing to Arthur Gore. He also reached the All-Comers final in 1902, 1903 and 1904. He also won the Irish championships in 1907 and the Championships of Germany in 1903 - 1906 and 1908 (in 1904 and 1906 also the doubles there). In 1908 he was member of the British Davis Cup team. He won three consecutive titles at the Surrey Championships from 1908–1910.

In 1911 Ritchie won the Queen's Club Covered Courts Championship, defeating Wilding in five sets.

Major was his first name, not a military title. There is no contemporary evidence that he was known as Josiah Ritchie.

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