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Takeichi Harada

Full name: Takeichi Harada
Original name: 原田 武一
Gender: Male
Born: May 16, 1899 in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Died: June 12, 1978 in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Tennis

Biography

Takeichi Harada was Japanese but played tennis world-wide, and was likely one of the first players to compete at all four recognized Grand Slam Championships. Harada was Japanese doubles champion in 1923 and then moved to the United States to study at Harvard. He won titles in 1926 at the Florida State Championships, the 1929 Koshien Invitational (in Japan), and was 1929 Japanese champion in singles and doubles. Harada also made the finals of the 1926 Jamaican Championships and the 1930 Japan International.

Harada played at Wimbledon in 1924, 1927, and 1930, making the third round of singles in 1924 and 1930, and the third round of doubles in 1927. He played the US Championships from 1924-27, with a best finish in singles of the third round in 1925. He also competed at Roland Garros in 1930 and the Australian Championships in 1932. Harada played Davis Cup for Japan in 16 ties between 1924-30. He won 27 of 39 matches.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Men's Singles Japan JPN 5T
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Men's Doubles Japan-2 JPN 16T

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan JPN Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1924-07-17 De Morpurgo (ITA) 3, Harada (JPN) 0 0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan JPN Round Four Match #6 1 Harada (JPN) 3, Gilbert (GBR) 1 3
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan JPN Round Three Match #12 AC 1924-07-15 Harada (JPN) walkover
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan JPN Round Two Match #24 1 Harada (JPN) 3, Žemla (TCH) 1 3
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan JPN Round One Match #17 AC 1924-07-13 Harada (JPN) bye

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan-2 JPN Sunao Okamoto Round Two Match #11 2 ESP-2 3, JPN-2 1 1
1924 Summer 24 Paris Tennis Japan-2 JPN Sunao Okamoto Round One Match #28 1 1924-07-14 JPN-2 3, DEN-1 0 3
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