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George Caridia

Full name: George Aristides Caridia (Karidias-)
Gender: Male
Born: February 20, 1869 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Died: April 21, 1937 in Marylebone, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

A specialist on wooden courts, stockbroker George Caridia was an expert at the half volley and made many winning shots by playing it as an attacking shot. Now very much part of the modern game it was innovative at the turn of the 20th century. Caridia made his Wimbledon début in 1898 and reached the men’s doubles semi-final with [George Simond], a performance the pair repeated 12 months later. Caridia’s best performance in the singles was also in reaching the semi-final of the all-comers competition in 1903 when he lost to [Josiah Ritchie]. He played in the Welsh covered court championship at Llandudno for more than 20 years and won the title nine times between 1899-1909, and he was still playing in the tournament in the mid-1920s. Although he won the Welsh title nine times, his best performance was probably in winning the French covered court title in 1900. He twice got beat in the final of all-comers competition at the British covered court championship; by [Josiah Ritchie] in 1905 and by [Tony Wilding] in 1907.

Caridia won two silver medals in covered court events at the 1908 Olympics. He lost to [Arthur Gore] in three straight sets in the singles and partnered by George Simond, lost to Gore and Herbert Roper Barrett in the doubles in four sets. Caridia took part in his second Olympics in 1912 but came home without a medal. After he retired from playing, George served as a council member on the Lawn Tennis Association and also Honorary Treasurer of the All-England Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 5T
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Men's Singles, Covered Courts Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Men's Doubles, Covered Courts Great Britain-2 GBR 2 Silver
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles, Covered Courts Great Britain GBR 5T
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Men's Doubles, Covered Courts Great Britain-1 GBR 7T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1908-07-09 Froitzheim (GER) 3, Caridia (GBR) 1 1
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Three Match #6 1 1908-07-08 Caridia (GBR) 3, Powell (CAN) 1 3
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #11 1 1908-07-07 Caridia (GBR) 3, Kitson (RSA) 0 3

Men's Singles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-05-11 Gore (GBR) 3, Caridia (GBR) 0 0
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-05-09 Caridia (GBR) won by default, Eaves (GBR) DNF won by default
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1908-05-08 Caridia (GBR) 3, Setterwall (SWE) 0 3
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1912-05-09 Wilding (ANZ) 3, Caridia (GBR) 0 0
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #4 1 1912-05-08 Caridia (GBR) 3, Gore (GBR) 0 3
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 1 1912-05-05 Caridia (GBR) 3, Möller (SWE) 1 3

Men's Doubles, Covered Courts

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR George Simond Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-05-09 GBR-1 3, GBR-2 1 1
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR George Simond Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-05-07 GBR-2 3, SWE 1 3
1908 Summer 39 London Tennis Great Britain-2 GBR George Simond Round One Match #1 1 1908-05-06 GBR-2 3, GBR-4 2 3
1912 Summer 43 Stockholm Tennis Great Britain-1 GBR Theodore Mavrogordato Round One Match #7 2 1912-05-07 SWE-2 3, GBR-1 2 2
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