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Oskar Kreuzer

Full name: Oskar Kreuzer
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1887 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Died: May 3, 1968 in Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Affiliations: SC Frankfurt 1880, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Tennis

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Oskar Kreuzer first featured at the German International Championships in 1906, when he won the mixed doubles title, partnered by Nelly Schmöller, and made the final of the men’s doubles. Kreuzer was German Champion in singles in 1920 and in doubles in 1920 (with [Ludwig, Count von Salm-Hoogstraeten]) and 1922 and 1925, both with [Otto Froitzheim]. Kreuzer played Wimbledon in 1907-08, 1913, and 1927, also entering in 1910. In 1908 he won the All-England Plate, the consolation tournaments for those who lost in the first and second rounds. At the 1912 Stockholm Olympics he won a bronze medal and, partnered by Otto Froitzheim, the World Championship on hard courts in 1912 and 1913. He played three Davis Cup ties in 1913-14 for Germany, winning one of five matches.

Kreuzer also played top level rugby, winning the 1910 German title with SC 1880 Frankfurt. In 1914 Kreuzer was playing a Davis Cup match for Germany in Pittsburgh (USA) when World War I erupted. On his return, along with Otto Froitzheim, their ship was stopped by the British Navy near Gibraltar, and the two were taken prisoner. They were kept in Gibraltar for several months before being sent to Britain as prisoners-of-war, where they remained until the war’s end. In marked contrast to his countryman, however, who had the privilege of being interned at Donnington Hall in Herefordshire, Kreuzer had to bide his time at a POW camp near Leeds.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Men's Singles Germany GER 16T
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Men's Doubles Germany-2 GER 11T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Men's Singles Germany GER 3 Bronze

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Germany GER Round Two Match #9 2 Froitzheim (GER) 3, Kreuzer (GER) 0 0
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Germany GER Round One Match #9 1 1908-07-06 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Piepes (AUT) 0 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Final Round Match 3/4 1 1912-07-04 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Žemla (BOH) 1 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1912-07-03 Winslow (RSA) 3, Kreuzer (GER) 0 0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1912-07-02 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Zborzil (AUT) 0 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Four Match #8 1 1912-07-01 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Sumarokov-Elston (RUS) 1 3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Three Match #16 AC Kreuzer (GER) walkover
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Tennis Germany GER Round Two Match #32 1 1912-06-29 Kreuzer (GER) 3, Bjørklund (NOR) 0 3

Men's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1908 Summer 20 London Tennis Germany-2 GER Friedrich-Wilhelm Rahe Round One Match #1 2 1908-07-06 GER-1 3, GER-2 0 0
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