Former British Davis Cup player Bobby Wilson is dying at 844 years of age.


As his family confirmed Wednesday, four-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist and British Davis Cup star Bobby Wilson died at the age of 84.

He was British junior champion at 15, captured the Wimbledon junior title a year later, and eventual runner-up Jaroslav Drobny was also defeated in the second round in the senior event.

He reached his first quarterfinal at the All England Club in 1958, losing to world number one Ashley Cooper in five sets, and was defeated by Roy Emerson at the same venue a year later.

Two years later, Wilson was beaten at the US Nationals by Rod Laver in the last eight. He reached the quarterfinals at the French, U.S. and Wimbledon Championships in 1963, where he later faced John McEnroe as a 41-year-old in 1977 in the first round of mixed doubles.

In 12 years, he also played 61 matches in the Davis Cup and had a record of 16-12 in singles and 25-8 in doubles.


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