John Doeg

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John Doeg
Full name John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg
Country  United States
Born (1908-12-07)December 7, 1908
Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Died April 27, 1978(1978-04-27) (aged 69)
Redding, CA, USA
Turned pro 1927 (amateur tour)
Retired 1940
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 1962 (member page)
Highest ranking No. 4 (1930, A. Wallis Myers)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon SF (1930)
US Open W (1930)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1930)
US Open W (1929, 1930)
Last updated on: 7 June 2012.

John Thomas Godfray Hope Doeg (December 7, 1908 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico – April 27, 1978) was a male tennis player from the United States.

He won one major singles tournament, the 1930 U.S. National Championships at Forrest Hills, defeating Frank Shields in the final in four sets. He reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 in 1930.[1]

In August 1929 he won the singles title at the Seabright Invitational defeating Richard Norris Williams in three straight sets.[2]

In 1962, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[3]

John Doeg was the son of tennis player Violet Sutton and the nephew of Wimbledon and U.S. National singles tennis champion May Sutton.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Wimbledon Championships[edit]

  • Doubles finalist: 1930

U.S. Championships[edit]

  • Singles champion: 1930
  • Doubles champion: 1929, 1930

Grand Slam finals[edit]


Titles (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent Score
1930 U.S. Championships United States Frank Shields 10–8, 1–6, 6–4, 16–14


Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
1929 U.S. National Championships Grass United States George Lott United States Berkely Bell
United States Lewis White
10–8, 16–14, 6–1
1930 U.S. National Championships Grass United States George Lott United States John Van Ryn
United States Wilmer Allison
8–6, 6–3, 4–6, 13–15, 6–4


  1. ^ a b Béla Kehrling, ed. (November 20, 1930). "tennis and golf" (PDF). Tennisz és Golf (in Hungarian) (Budapest, Hungary: Bethlen Gábor irod. és Nyomdai RT) II (21). Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Doeg Becomes One of Tennis Ranking Stars". The Miami News. Aug 3, 1929. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers – John Doeg". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 

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