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Henk Timmer

Full name: Hendrik "Henk" Timmer
Gender: Male
Born: February 8, 1904 in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: November 13, 1998 in Bilthoven, Utrecht, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The best male pre-War tennis player from the Netherlands, Henk Timmer twice reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon (1927, 1929). His top world ranking was 6th, in 1930. Timmer had a 43-22 Davis Cup record, playing the 1925 final (a 0-4 loss to France) and the 1923 and 1928 semi-finals. In national championships, he won 23 titles, including 9 in men's singles. At the 1924 Olympics, Timmer was eliminated in the early rounds of singles and doubles play, but in mixed doubles he reached the semi-finals with [Kea Bouman]. After losing to [Marion Jessup] and [Vinnie Richards], they won the match for bronze in a walk-over. Timmer missed the opportunity to play at the 1928 Olympics when the IOC suspended tennis from the Games in a dispute over professionalism just before the Olympics. Apart from tennis, Henk Timmer was also a good squash player; in 1941 he became the inaugural Dutch champion. Timmer, who was also a decent golf player and speed skater, worked as an insurance agent. He died in 1998, just four days before his 1924 doubles partner Bouman.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Netherlands NED 17T
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Mixed Doubles Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Netherlands NED 29T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round Three Match #3 2 1924-07-15 Fukuda (JPN) 3, Timmer (NED) 1 1
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round Two Match #5 1 Timmer (NED) 3, Ulrich (DEN) 2 3
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Round One Match #9 AC 1924-07-13 Timmer (NED) bye

Mixed Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Kea Bouman Final Round Match 3/4 AC 1924-07-21 NED walkover
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Kea Bouman Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-20 USA-2 2, NED 0 0
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Kea Bouman Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 NED 2, GBR-2 0 2
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Kea Bouman Round Two Match #4 1 NED 2, HUN 0 2
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Kea Bouman Round One Match #9 1 NED 2, SWE-1 0 2

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 20 Paris Tennis Netherlands NED Christiaan, Jonkheer van Lennep Round One Match #17 2 1924-07-14 JPN-1 3, NED 2 2
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