Edgar Moon

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Edgar Moon
Edgar Moon.jpg
Full name Edgar Forest Moon
Country  Australia
Born (1904-12-03)3 December 1904
Forest Hill, NSW Australia
Died 26 May 1976(1976-05-26) (aged 71)
Greenslopes, Brisbane, Australia [1]
Turned pro 1925 (amateur tour)
Retired 1940
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1930)
French Open QF (1930)
Wimbledon 4R (1928)
US Open 1R (1928)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1932)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1929, 1934)
US Open F (1928)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SFEu (1930)

Edgar "Gar" Moon (3 December 1904 – 26 May 1976) was a tennis player from Australia who was best known for winning the 1930 Australian Championships Men's Singles title. He also won the 1932 Men's Doubles title with Jack Crawford. He won all three Men's titles at the Australian Championships.

Moon was introduced to tennis by his parents at an early age. He went to the Brisbane Grammar School where he was encouraged to play cricket but he preferred to play tennis on his parents' clay court. Moon was largely self-taught and practised his skills playing against family in Cabooltura where his father had a dairy farm.[2]

Moon won his first national title at the 1929 Open when he teamed up with Daphne Akhurst to win the Mixed Doubles championship. In 1934, he won the Mixed Doubles title for a second time with partner Joan Hartigan.

In 1930, Moon won the Australian Open Men's Singles championship defeating Harry Hopman in the final 6–3, 6–1, 6–3. In 1932 the native of Queensland completed the triple, capturing the Men's Doubles title with partner Jack Crawford.[3]

He played in two Davis Cup ties for the Australia Davis Cup team in 1930, against Switzerland and Ireland, and won all four of his singles matches.[4]

Moon enlisted in the Australian Army on 17 March 1942 and reached the rank of corporal. He was discharged on 12 November 1945.[5]


Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Wins (1)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1930 Australian Championships Australia Harry Hopman 6–3, 6–1, 6–3

Doubles[edit]

Wins (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1932 Australian Championships Australia Jack Crawford Australia Harry Hopman
Australia Gerald Patterson
12–10, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-ups (3)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
1928 Australian Championships Australia Jim Willard France Jean Borotra
France Jacques Brugnon
2–6, 6–4, 4–6, 4–6
1929 Australian Championships Australia Jack Cummings Australia Jack Crawford
Australia Harry Hopman
1–6, 8–6, 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
1933 Australian Championships Australia Jack Crawford United States Keith Gledhill
United States Ellsworth Vines
4–6, 8–10, 2–6


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis death.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) (ACT: National Library of Australia). 28 May 1976. p. 18. 
  2. ^ "LAWN TENNIS.". Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 13 February 1930. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "Australian Open players – Edgar Moon". Tennis Australia. 
  4. ^ "Davis Cup – Player profile". ITF. 
  5. ^ "World War Two service record". Commonwealth of Australia. 

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