|Residence||Kingston upon Thames, England|
25 April 1955 |
Kingston upon Thames, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 15 (7 February 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||4R (1977)|
|US Open||4R (1980)|
|Highest ranking||No. 164 (3 January 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||3R (1981, 1983)|
|US Open||3R (1973)|
|Last updated on: 24 August 2012.|
Christopher "Buster" Mottram (born 25 April 1955 in Kingston upon Thames) is a former English tennis player and British No. 1 who achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 15 in February 1983.
Mottram represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup eight times. His father, Tony Mottram, was a leading British tennis player in the 1950s.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||19 April 1975||Johannesburg||Hard||Tom Okker||6–4, 6–2|
|2.||18 April 1976||Palma||Clay||Jun Kuki||7–5, 6–3, 6–3|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||21 April 1974||Charlotte||Unknown||Raúl Ramírez|| Owen Davidson
|6–3, 1–6, 6–3|
|2.||17 July 1977||Kitzbühel||Clay||Roger Taylor|| Colin Dowdeswell
|3.||30 October 1977||Basle||Carpet||Mark Cox|| John Feaver
|7–5, 6–4, 6–3|
|4.||29 March 1981||Stuttgart||Carpet||Nick Saviano|| Craig Edwards
|3–6, 6–1, 6–2|
|5.||25 April 1982||Bournemouth||Clay||Paul McNamee|| Henri Leconte
|3–6, 7–6, 6–3|
While Mottram was still playing professionally, he became well-known for his right-wing views. He expressed support for the National Front, supported the policies of Enoch Powell, and applied, unsuccessfully, for the Conservative parliamentary candidacy in several constituencies. He subsequently formed a songwriting partnership with the black entertainer Kenny Lynch.
In November 2008, he was expelled from the UK Independence Party (UKIP) after attempting to broker an electoral pact with the British National Party. UKIP leader Nigel Farage called Mottram's offer "astonishing", declaring the party to be "non-racist".