|Died||November 1958 (aged 57) |
|US Pro||QF (1931, 1932)|
|Wembley Pro||QF (1935)|
|French Pro||2nd (1930)|
Albert Burke (1901–1958) was an Irish professional tennis player based in France. Albert Burke was the son of Thomas Burke. Thomas Burke was a professional tennis player when professional tennis began in the late 19th century and Albert Burke's brother Edmund Burke was also a professional tennis player. Albert Burke won the Bristol Cup in France - the top professional tournament in the world in the 1920s - in 1924 and 1925, beating Roman Najuch in both finals. He was also losing finalist in the Bristol Cup in 1926, 1929 and 1931, losing all three finals to Karel Koželuh. Burke finished second in the 1930 French Pro Championship round robin, while Karel Koželuh was the winner. At the US Pro Tennis Championships Burke was a quarter finalist in 1931 (losing to Howard Kinsey) and 1932 (losing to Bill Tilden). At the Wembley Championships Burke lost in the quarter finals in 1935 against Ellsworth Vines.
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