Arthur Gore (tennis)

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Arthur Gore
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Full name Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore
Country United Kingdom
Born (1868-01-02)2 January 1868
Lyndhurst, England
Died 1 December 1928(1928-12-01) (aged 60)
Kensington, England
Turned pro 1888 (amateur tour)
Retired 1922
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 2006 (member page)
Singles
Career titles 34
Highest ranking No. 1 (1901, Karoly Mazak)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon W (1901, 1908, 1909)
US Open SF (1900)
Other tournaments
WHCC 2R (1912, 1914)
WCCC 1R (1921)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1908)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1909)
Other Doubles tournaments
WHCC F (1914)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1908)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1912)
Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
Gold 1908 London Indoor singles
Gold 1908 London Indoor doubles

Arthur William Charles Wentworth Gore (2 January 1868 – 1 December 1928) was a former World No. 1 male tennis player from Great Britain. He is best known for his two Gold medals at the London Olympics in 1908 winning the Men's Indoor Singles and the Men's Indoor Doubles (with Herbert Barrett). He also competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[2] His Wimbledon win at age 41 in 1909 makes him the oldest player to date to win the Wimbledon Men's Singles final.[3]

Gore won the singles title at the Scottish Championships in 1892 and successfully defended the title in the Challenge Round in 1893.[4] He won the singles title at the Kent Championships on two occasions; in 1900 by defeating Harold Mahoney in the final in straight sets and in 1906 against A.L. Bentley, also in straight sets. In 1900 and 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London. In May 1908 he won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, defeating New Zealander Anthony Wilding in the Challenge Round in four sets.[5]

Gore was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006.

Grand Slam record[edit]

  • Wimbledon
    • Singles champion: 1901, 1908, 1909
    • Singles runner-up: 1899, 1902, 1907, 1910, 1912
    • Men's Doubles champion: 1909
    • Men's Doubles runner-up: 1908, 1910

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles (3)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Result
1901 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reggie Doherty 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–4
1908 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett 6–3, 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–4
1909 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Josiah Ritchie 6–8, 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2

Runners-up (5)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Result
1899 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Reggie Doherty 6–1, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 3–6
1902 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Laurie Doherty 4–6, 3–6, 6–3, 0–6
1907 Wimbledon Australia Norman Brookes 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
1910 Wimbledon New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 5–7, 6–4, 2–6
1912 Wimbledon New Zealand Anthony Wilding 4–6, 4–6, 6–4, 4–6

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents Result
1909 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett Australia Stanley Doust
New Zealand Harry Parker
6–2, 6–1, 6–4

Runners-up (2)[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Result
1908 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Josiah Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 2–6, 6–1, 7–9
1910 Wimbledon United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Herbert Roper Barrett United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Josiah Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
1–6, 1–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazak, Karoly (2010). The Concise History of Tennis, p. 29.
  2. ^ "Arthur Gore Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Wimbledon Men's Trivia". all-about-tennis.com. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Robertson, George (1995). Tennis in Scotland : 100 Years of the Scottish Lawn Tennis Association, 1895-1995. Edinburgh: SLTA. p. 269. ISBN 095257540X. 
  5. ^ "COVERED COURT TENNIS.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 7 May 1908. p. 7. 

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