Anthony Wilding

New Zealand Olympian: 6

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Anthony Wilding won tennis fame because of his eight Wimbledon titles - four singles and four doubles - and brilliant record in Davis Cup. However, he earned Olympic honours, too, claiming a bronze medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

The dashing New Zealander, tennis' first matinee idol, had female spectators swooning at Wimbledon because of his "manly brand of tennis", as contemporary reports described it. He was handsome, chivalrous and ever on the lookout for adventure.

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