Robert Howe (tennis)

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Bob Howe
Full name Robert Neville Howe
Country  Australia
Born (1925-08-03) 3 August 1925 (age 89)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Height 1.77 metres (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1949)
Retired 1971
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Singles
Career record 41–51
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1958, 1963)
French Open 3R (1957)
Wimbledon 4R (1956, 1962, 1965)
US Open 4R (1957)
Doubles
Career record 208–94
Career titles 18
Highest ranking No. 12 (30 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1959)
French Open F (1958, 1961)
Wimbledon SF (1956, 1957)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1958)
French Open W (1960, 1962)
Wimbledon W (1958)

Robert (Bob) Howe (born 3 August 1925 in Sydney) is an Australian former tennis player. His main successes were achieved in the doubles competition. He won four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, including the Wimbledon mixed doubles championship in 1958.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (4)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1958 Australian Championships Australia Mary Bevis Hawton United Kingdom Angela Mortimer Barrett
United Kingdom Peter Newman
9–11, 6–1, 6–2
1958 Wimbledon Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson United States Althea Gibson
Denmark Kurt Nielsen
6–3, 13–11
1960 French Championships Brazil Maria Bueno United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones
Australia Roy Emerson
1–6, 6–1, 6–2
1962 French Championships South Africa Renee Schuurman Haygarth Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
Australia Fred Stolle
3–6, 6–4, 6–4

Men's doubles[edit]

Runner-ups (3)[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1958 French Championships South Africa Abe Segal Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
6–3, 6–8, 3–6, 5–7
1959 Australian Championships Australia Don Candy Australia Rod Laver
Australia Bob Mark
7–9, 4–6, 2–6
1961 French Championships Australia Bob Mark Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–3, 1–6, 1–6, 4–6

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