André Gobert

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André Gobert
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Full nameAndré Maurice Henri Gobert
Country (sports) France
Born(1890-09-30)30 September 1890
Paris, France
Died6 December 1951(1951-12-06) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Turned pro1909 (amateur tour)
Retired1926
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record168-53 (76%) [1]
Career titles26 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 3 (1919, A. Wallis Myers)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1925)
WimbledonF (1912)
Other tournaments
WHCCF (1913, 1920)
WCCCW (1919)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonW (1911)

André Henri Gobert (30 September 1890 – 6 December 1951) was a male tennis player from France. Gobert is a double Olympic tennis champion of 1912. At the Stockholm Games he won both the men's singles and doubles indoor Gold medals.

He was born and died in Paris.

Career[edit]

Gobert first started playing tennis at age eleven.[4]

He was a 2-time winner of the French Championships in 1911 and 1920, when the tournament was only open to amateur tennis players who had a membership with a French tennis club. He also won the International Lawn Tennis Federation's World Covered Court Championship (Indoor Wood) in 1919. Also twice runner-up at the World Hard Court Championships on Clay (1913 & 1920). He won the indoor tennis Gold medal at the 1912 Olympic Games.[5][6] Gobert reached the Wimbledon all comers final in 1912, beating James Cecil Parke and Max Decugis before losing to Arthur Gore.[7]

He won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships, played at the Queen's Club in London, five times; in 1911, 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1922.[8][9][10] In 1910 he won the All England Plate at Wimbledon, the competition for players who were defeated in the first and second rounds of the singles competition.[11]

Between 1912 and 1922 Gobert played for the French Davis Cup team in five ties and compiled a record of three wins and eleven losses.[12]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1911 Wimbledon Grass France Max Decugis United Kingdom Major Ritchie
New Zealand Anthony Wilding
9–7, 5–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Runner-up 1912 Wimbledon Grass France Max Decugis United Kingdom Charles P. Dixon
United Kingdom Herbert Roper-Barrett
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 5–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Andre Gobert: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Andre Gobert: Career match record". thetennisbase.com. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  3. ^ United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 423.
  4. ^ "A.H. Gobert – French Champion". Hawera & Normanby Star. 17 November 1923.
  5. ^ "OLYMPIC GAMES". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 May 1912. p. 9 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "André Gobert Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Wimbledon 1912". www.tennis.co.nf.
  8. ^ "WILDING DEFEATED". The Border Watch. Mount Gambier, SA. 1 May 1912. p. 3 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 19 April 1920. p. 6 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". Western Argus. Kalgoorlie, WA. 25 April 1922. p. 26 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "LAWN TENNIS". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 May 1911. p. 9 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Davis Cup – Player Profile Andre Gobert". ITF.

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