Brian Norton

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Brian Norton
Full name Brian Ivan Cobb Norton
Country South Africa South Africa
Born (1899-10-10)10 October 1899
Robben Island, South Africa
Died 16 July 1956(1956-07-16) (aged 56)
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Singles
Highest ranking No. 7 (1921, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon F (1921Ch)
US Open SF (1923)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1923)

Brian Ivan Cobb Norton (10 October 1899 – 16 July 1956), nicknamed "Babe", was a South African male tennis player. He was born in Cape Province, South Africa, and died in Santa Clara, California, United States. He was runner-up to Bill Tilden in the 1921 Wimbledon Championships final, and won the 1923 U.S. National Championships doubles, alongside Tilden.

He competed in the singles and doubles events at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[2] Norton was ranked World No. 7 by A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph in 1921 and 1922.[1][3]

Grand Slam record[edit]

Wimbledon championships[edit]

  • Singles finalist: 1921

U.S. National championships[edit]

  • Doubles champion: 1923

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Date Tournament Partner Opponents Score
1923 U.S. National Championships, Forest Hills United States Bill Tilden United States Richard Williams
United States Watson Washburn
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 5–7, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tilden First on Tennis Star List", The Pittsburgh Press, 4 December 1921.
  2. ^ "Olympics – Players – Brian Norton". SportsReference. 
  3. ^ "Half World's Best Racqueteers Yankees Says British Expert", The Deseret News, 12 April 1922.

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